Lego releases massive 'Star Wars' UCS Republic Gunship with 3,292 pieces

After a fierce battle against the separatist droid armies, the Jedi Knights are left battered and bruised. They form a desperate defensive circle with Anakin Skywalker, Obi Wan Kenobi and Padm Amidala at the Petranaki arena's center. Death seems certain when hundreds of battle droids B1 and B2 surround you. Then suddenly, a few heavily armed Republic Gunships drop from the sky, dropping a barrage with covering blaster fire. This gives our heroes an opportunity to escape and jump on board.The best prequel to "Star Wars" is "Attack of the Clones". It features the Republic Gunships (or Low Altitude Assault Transports), in action for the first time. This is similar to Air Cavalry Bell Hueys' appearance in the Vietnam War epic movie. These iconic vehicles were also featured in "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" animated series.Now you can also own the massive Lego Ultimate Collectors Series version this iconic ground support gunship. This set measures 13 inches (33cm) wide, 29cm (74cm) long, 27cm (68cm) high, and has 3,292 pieces. You'll need to leave some space on your shelf to accommodate it. This set is larger than the Gunship set of 2013 and has 2,117 additional pieces. The set will include minifigures of Jedi Master Mace Windu, Clone Trooper Commander and Lego Star Wars "Star Wars" minifigures.$349.99 at Lego.comThis Ultimate Collector Series model of a Republic Gunship allows you to recreate the historic Battle of Geonosis from "Star Wars: The Clone Wars". View the 3,292-piece building set View DealImage 1 of 4. Image credit to Lego. Image 2 of 4. Image credit to Lego. Image 3 of 4. Image credit to Lego. Image 4 of 4. Image credit to Lego. Image 5 of 4. Image 6 of 5. Image 7 of 6. Image 8 of 7. Image 9 of 8. Image 10 of 10. Image 11 of 14. Image 12 of 14. Image 13 of 15. Image 14 of 16. Image 15 of 17. Image 16 of 18. Image 17 of 20 (Image credit Lego). Image 12 of 14. Image credit Lego. Image 13 of 14. Image 3 of 24 (Image Credit: Lego).Even though it looks a bit bigger than a minifigure, this set is extremely detailed. This set also has some of the most complex moving parts ever seen in a Lego Star Wars set. Hans Schlmer, a veteran designer who designed the UCS Millennium Falcon (and UCS A-wing) and has created a total 37 Lego sets, was responsible for creating this set.Lego enthusiasts have been sharing their love for Star Wars with Denmark-based Lego since more than 20 years. They invited Lego Ideas fans to vote on the top three sets they wanted via the Lego Ideas website. The Republic Gunship won 58% of all votes and received over 30,000 votes.Related: Star Wars Lego Sets 2021 Best Deals and More"Our fans are constantly coming up with ideas and concepts for Lego Star Wars so it was great that they had the opportunity to let them know and vote on the next UCS set," Jens Krunvold Frederiksen (creative lead of Lego Star Wars), said in a statement sent to' set is a great example of how it is possible to deliver quality designs. Kronvold said that while we knew our fans would love to see this model, we didn't want it to be smaller than the possibility of displaying it. I can't wait for the fans to incorporate the set into their Star Wars collections.Image 1 of 7, Image credit to Lego. Image 2 of 7. Image 3 of 7. Image 4 of 7. Image 5 of 7. Image 6 of 7. Image 7 of 7. Image credit to Lego. Image 7 of 7. Image 7 of 8. Image credit to Lego.Lego will release the Ultimate Collector Series Star Wars Republic Gunship Lego Set (75309) on August 1, for $349.99.Follow Scott Snowden via Twitter. Follow us @Spacedotcom on Twitter and Facebook.