The Lego Star Wars Death Star is, as you could expect from such a title, a Lego-made Death Star (not to scale, obviously), where you can reenact some of your favourite scenes from the films.
You can order the destruction of any planet you want from the Superlaser control room, with Darth Vader and Grand Moff Tarkin, or rescue Lego Leia from her detention cell, only to find yourself trapped in the trash compactor. It also has, in its many rooms the target monitor, droid room, and the Imperial conference chamber. Although my favourite ones is the Emperor's throne room, where the climactic battle took place. Outside is a TIE fighter hangar bay with a launch rack near it.
The Lego Death Star, 16 inches tall more or less, features a load of cool little things, including the destructive laser (now in Lego!), TIE fighters (which stand at about three and a half inches tall) and plenty of little droids (some of them I barely remember at all from the film), storm troopers and characters from the series. There are even a few cool storm trooper costumes for Han and Luke.
The set looks a bit like if a dollhouse suddenly became a lot more threatening and infinitely more bad ass. No tea parties over here, just the destruction of countless civilizations. You can even reenact the final scenes of Star Wars and smash the thing into a thousand pieces, but I wouldn't recommend it.
All in all, it's a great playset, with approximately 3,800 pieces so you'll definitely have your hands full building it, if you can get your hands on it that is, I heard they are quite hard to come by now.
The Lego Star Wars Collector Series Death Star is an amazing set ... not only does it look fantastic but it provides endless opportunities for recreating your favourite scenes from the Original Star Wars Trilogy (Episodes 4 to 6). You can rescue Princess Leia, disable the Death Star's Tractor Beam, escape from the Trash Compactor and explore the Control Room. You can even recreate the final duel between Luke and Darth Vader in the Emperor's Throne Room.
The set is massive ... and sits on an impressive rotating base. The Death Star itself is packed with rooms, zones and hidden features ... including it's very own hangar bay with mini Tie Fighter !!!
This set also contains an impressive 24 Lego mini figures INCLUDING Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO, R2-D2, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight), Darth Vader, Grand Moff Tarkin, Emperor Palpatine, 2 Stormtroopers, 2 Emperor's Royal Guards, R2-Q5, and a mouse droid !!!
There are also 6 new and exclusive mini figures only found in this set:
Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper outfit)
Han Solo (Stormtrooper outfit)
Death Star Droid
Death Star Trooper
This is a must have set for all Star Wars fans ... costly YES but the fact that it has so many play and display possibilites (plus the large number of mini figs) makes this good value for money (when compared to some of the other larger Star Wars Lego sets). Also unlike many of the Star Wars Lego Vehicles this set is actually well designed for displaying ... a sturdy base allows you to rotate the entire Death Star to reveal all the areas and details.
It looks amazing, it is huge ... and it is a lot of fun too !!!
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