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.
Build the giant, super-detailed ultimate battle station of the evil Empire
Includes key locations and features from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
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 (disguised), Luke Skywalker (Tatooine), Luke Skywalker (disguised) and Luke Skywalker (Final Duel), plus R2-D2, an Imperial Astromech and a buildable Dianoga trash compactor monster
LEGO Star Wars building toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building
Measures over 16” high and 16” wide
4,016 pieces – For boys and girls 14 years and older
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 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 4 out of
Very well done!I was only missing one piece!!! I love buliding Lego star wars sets, or and Lego set. First of all, I think you get a great money's worth. You can clearly see how much time went into desinging this set. Second, easy to buliding of you commit, lots of different pieces! Good set!
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 4 out of
All this bickering is pointlessI have just completed my construction of the Death Star and much like Galen Erso I have mixed feelings.
I very much enjoyed the build, so much so I deliberately took as long as I possibly could.
This was mostly down to the fact that I wanted to feel like I was getting value for money. I purchased the set with the 3x VIP points so it wasn't all bad. However, upon reflection the price for this set is high, although I totally accept it was my decision to make the purchase.
Given a second chance, would I buy this set?
Yes I would.
It's a Death Star! Every Lego Star Wars fan needs one.
I never had the opportunity to purchase the previous version and so cannot comment in that respect, however as my old manager would have said "it is what it is" and if you can justify (or even if you can't) this amount of money on a Lego set, I say turn to the dark side and join the Empire now.