Win the battle for the Empire with the awesome Death Star!
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Reenact amazing scenes from the Star Wars saga with the Empire’s ultimate planet-zapping weapon—the Death Star! With over 4,000 pieces, this fantastic model has a galaxy of intricate and authentic environments, including a superlaser control room, Imperial conference chamber, hangar bay with moving launch rack and Lord Vader’s TIE Advanced with space for Vader inside, Emperor Palpatine’s throne room, Droid maintenance room, detention block, trash compactor, tractor beam, cargo area, turbo laser with spring-loaded shooters and seats for the 2 Death Star Gunners, and 2 movable turbo laser towers. This fantastic set also includes 23 iconic minifigures and 2 Droids to ensure hours of Star Wars battle fun.
Includes 23 minifigures: Grand Moff Tarkin, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Imperial Navy Officer, Imperial Officer, 2 Stormtroopers, 2 Death Star Troopers, 2 Emperor's Royal Guards, 2 Death Star Gunners, Death Star Droid, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, C-3PO, Han Solo, Han Solo (disguise), Luke Skywalker (Tatooine), Luke Skywalker (disguise) and Luke Skywalker (final duel), plus R2-D2, an Imperial Astromech and a Dianoga trash compactor monster.
Features a superlaser control room, Imperial conference chamber, hangar bay with moving launch rack and detachable TIE Advanced with space for Lord Vader inside, Emperor Palpatine’s throne room, Droid maintenance room, detention block, trash compactor, tractor beam, cargo area, turbo laser with spring-loaded shooters and seats for the 2 Death Star gunners, and 2 movable turbo laser towers.
Weapons include 3 Lightsabers, 4 blasters, 3 blaster pistols, 4 blaster rifles, 2 force pikes, 2 Force Lightning elements and a bowcaster.
Load up and fire the turbo laser’s spring-loaded shooters to keep the rebels at bay.
Maneuver Lord Vader’s TIE Advanced into position and prepare for launch.
Battle the Royal Guard in the throne room and then take on Palpatine himself!
Help Leia escape from the detention block and swing to safety with Luke across the chasm!
Will Obi-Wan shut down the tractor beam and help the rebels defeat the Empire?
Can you spot the Dianoga trash compactor monster?
Recreate other unforgettable scenes from the classic Star Wars films.
The perfect addition to any LEGO® Star Wars collection.
This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 14 and over.
Measures over 16” (41cm) high, and 16” (42cm) wide.
Rated 5 out of
He’s headed for that small moon!It does at times feel like a small moon! You really don’t get the scale of how big this one is until you’re about half way through, it widens and widens as you go.
Such a lovely build, instructions are like you’re building a car, perfectly broken down and illustrated with some nice touches in there. Although doesn’t mean it’s an easy one, I’ve made a few mistakes along the way, and it takes a fair bit to resolve, trust me!
But, to Lego’s credit, all the bits are there, well organised and numbered, it was a genuine pleasure and delight to build. Spent 2 days with nothing but music and this for company...flew by!
Price wise, yes, it’s expensive...but then again, it’s a frigging Death Star! The gold standard of Star Wars Lego! And when you consider all the bits and all the time and effort that went into designing it...totally worth it. If you’re going to get hung up on the price, I would say get something a little cheaper, but if you can look past it and enjoy it for what it is, you won’t be disappointed. One slight thing I’m not a fan of, however, is it being one of the Ulimate Collector pieces...it’s not, I wouldn’t display it. It’s got plenty of play value if you like to play with your sets...but I think I’ll deconstruct in the next few days. Spend the time boxing it up nicely for a bank holiday weekend to enjoy again! Go on...treat yourself!
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of
LEGO Star Wars: UCS Death Star ReviewAfter I found out the original Death Star was a retired product, I was upset. I was just about to see if they had to set in stock but it wasn't. All it had was 'Retired Product'. However, the next day I look on YouTube and I see a video from Just2Good about new set pictures of this Death Star and I instantly knew I will be getting my hands on this set. Which of course, I did! Here is my review on this UCS Death Star.
First of all, let me start on the minifigures! The new Han Solo hair piece was great (much better than that other one), the new Grand Moff Tarkin was brilliant and the rest of the figures are your standard ones. The Dianoga build was good too.
Next up is the set itself. The new TIE Advanced is good with great sizing for the hangar bay included. All the rooms are different and have their own play features in them which is cool. There are lots of new things you will find as you play with the set more and more. The sizing could be a little bit bigger for a £410 price tag but still good sizing.
Final part is about the building experience. I found the set quite easy to build but challenging at some points. The use of new pieces that having been seen in any other set is cool too. The whole set in a nutshell is not flimsy at all apart from the super-laser. That is the most annoying part of the whole set!
In conclusion, the set is pretty awesome. As I don't really play with it, it's still cool. I'm more of a collector! If you like playing with sets, collecting them or just like building big sets then this is the set for you! Thanks
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 3 out of
Great Play at a Steep PriceThis set is a minor upgrade of the previous Death Star, with one of the biggest updates being in the form of updated minifigures. The set itself has incredible play value!
Display value is okay, but since the original set's release many years ago, lots of new parts and building techniques have been implemented, and things like the stair-stepping could have been minimized. Being able to remove modules would have helped with play a bit, too.
The major issue with this set is the price point. With fewer parts than the recently released Disney Castle, this set costs $200 CAD more. I'm aware that themes, other sets, and piece counts are not directly comparable, but this price point is still significantly higher than it seems like it should be.
Over the previous iteration of this set, factoring inflation and the new updates, this price point still doesn't seem to stick.
This set comes with a lot of minifigures, most of which are not exclusive to this set (or won't remain so). The parts aren't all that unique... lots of common grey and black. Nothing wrong with that, but again takes away from the justification of the price-point.
It's a wonderful set. It's just seems overpriced.
Side note: personally, I'd prefer if the UCS label was used for models that have more display value than visible play value. It seems like there's been a shift to brand all of the higher priced sets as UCS this year, and I wish there could be a shift back. Just one ultimate collector's opinion!
If you have the money, by all means, buy this set!
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 4 out of
Better than the old oneTLDR:scroll to the bottom for pros and cons
I just recently got this set two or three days ago and I'm still building it. One of the things I've noticed is that it fixed the problems the previous death star had. Vader actually fits in the tie fighter now and they have a little opening and a platform under it for the dionaga so it doesn't take up space in the trash compactor. Another thing to point out is the minifigures. The set's minifigure's are now much more detailed than the previous one. My only two complaints about the Death Star is the fact it's $100 more than the old one and I still feel that they should've rebranded the UCS Falcon instead and release this one later.
Fixed problems of the old death star
Lot's of play value
$100 more than previous one
Released exact year old one retired, so it kinda upset people like me who had the old one.