LEGO 75309 UCS Republic Gunship Review

After having several playscale smaller Republic Gunships over the years, LEGO fans finally got their say after the Episode II Republic Gunship won the 2021 fan vote for the next Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) set release. Prequel sets seem to not get too much love from the LEGO designers, so it’s nice to see such a well designed UCS set from the prequel era. In addition, the white, lime green, and maroon color scheme is a welcome change from the typical “gray, black, and more gray” Star Wars ship we frequently see.

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In typical UCS fashion, this set comes with a nice, detailed plaque and a sturdy technic stand. This ship displays phenomenally well, and is surprisingly big – with a wingspan of 29 inches!

More Star Wars trivia: while this ship is known to most as simply the “Republic Gunship”, the technical model name for it is the Low Altitude Assault Transport (LAAT), and it features many details that are faithful to the original:

  • Dual domed pilot cockpits
  • Swing-out spherical gun turrets
  • 2 cannons on top
  • Swivel gun turrets
  • Rear hatch


While this ship is NOT minifigure scale, it still comes with 2 figures, most noticeably an exclusive redesigned Mace Windu with his trusty purple lightsaber.

Since this is advertised as an Episode II set from the Battle of Geonosis, I would have expected it to also include Episode II versions of Anakin and Padme, since they were also heavily featured on this ship. But, we’ll take what we can get, and since this is a non-minifigure scaled ship, it should be solely judged on the quality of the ship’s build itself, which it scores practically flawlessly in.

Minifigures include:

  • Jedi Mace Windu
  • Clone Commander
Lego 75309 Republic Gunship UCS plaque

LEGO UCS Republic Gunship 75309 Stats:

Release Date1 August 2021
Piece Count3,292
Set Dimensions29 x 27 x 13 in.

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