Lego Death Star – Review – Lego 10188
If you are a Lego Star Wars than there is one Lego set that you probably dream about above all others and that is the Lego death Star! The Lego death Star is not only one of the largest, but also one of the most expensive Lego Star Wars sets available at the moment.
So let’s take an in-depth look at the Lego Star Wars death Star, which is also known as Lego 10188.
The first thing you will notice when you see this Lego set in the flesh just how big the packaging box is, it really does blow you away. On the top side of the box you get to see a full rundown of images of each of the many Lego mini figures that are included with this amazing Lego set.
This set really is an absolute monster of a Lego set, in order to fully build this Lego death Star you will have to piece together over 3803 different Lego pieces and put together around 24 different Star Wars Lego mini figures. In fact everything about this Lego set is on a grand scale including the instruction booklet that looks like a full-blown novel, it really is that big, on the plus side is very well put together and as long as you take enough time it really is very easy to read.
Now let me just say this straightaway, the Lego death Star is not really the children, now don’t get me wrong, this will go absolutely crazy for this set, but this really is one for the true collector and fan. The build alone will take you pretty much the entire day, it really is that big and complex.
So let’s start with the Lego mini figs that come with this set, as I’ve just mentioned you get a total of 24 mini figures which is an insane amount, running through them you get a Star Wars episode four Hans Solo, Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper outfit), Han Solo (Stormtrooper outfit), Assassin Droid, Interrogation Droid (which is exclusive to this set), Death Star Droid (also exclusive to this set) and 2 Death Star Troopers! Also included with this amazing set are another Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO, R2-D2, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight), Darth Vader, Grand Moff Tarkin, Emperor Palpatine (which comes with his Emperor lightening), 2 Stormtroopers, 2 Emperor’s Royal Guards, R2-Q5, and mouse droid!.
Now let’s take a look at the different rooms that make up this death Star Lego set starting off at the very top of this set is the conference room which is from Star Wars episode four, included in this section of the Lego set are a number of different twirly chairs and a table, this is from the scene where Darth Vader ends up choking one of the emperors guards, just below this scene in the middle section of the death Star is the detention block which again is from episode four and is in the scene where Luke skywalker and Hans Solo along with the help of Chewbacca attempt to rescue Princess Leia from her prison cell. There are some great features with this room including the opening of not only the prison cell but also the opening to the trash compactor where you can recreate that infamous scene. The trash compactor opening allows your figures to actually drop down into the trash compactor which is the next room on the Lego death Star and is situated at the very bottom. There are some really great features in the trash compactor room including the ability to actually close the walls just like in the movie. Another great piece is that you actually also get the trash compactor monster which adds even more realism to the set.
Next to the trash compactor room is the tractor beam control deck, you may remember this in episode four featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi turning off the tractor beam controls so that the millennium Falcon can escape from the docking bay. Just on the other side of that room is yet another episode four scene, where Luke and Princess Leia swing across the bridge while trying to escape from the incoming stormtroopers, here you actually get the rope and cable to allow your mini figures to swing across the ravine.
Now above this we get to another room set but this time it features the final scene on board the death Star two in episode six return of the Jedi where Jedi Knight Luke skywalker comes face-to-face with his father Darth Vader in a duel to the end while the Emperor watches on. This set includes some great features such as, the emperors swivelling chair, a breakable platform where Darth Vader throws his lightsabre at Luke and the ground gives way. Moving on from this we have Darth Vader’s tie fighter which is suspended in one of the hangers, the tie fighter is in scale to the death Star, the front of Darth Vader’s tie fighter actually opens up and a mini figure can fit inside. The tie fighter can easily be removed from the hanger, there is also a moving hanger door do you get to see working in the movies, it is these little touches that really do make this a truly exceptional Lego set.
The really is one of the most iconic Lego sets available and this is a must buy if you are a true Star Wars Lego collector, I cannot recommend this set any more highly!
After reviewing the amazing new Lego Pirates of the caribbean queen anne’s revenge set last week and getting some amazing feedback we thought that the only Lego Star Wars set that we could review that had the same sort of scale would be the Death Star so we hope you enjoyed this review and insight.
If you would like to find out more about this Lego star wars death Star set including where you can get the cheapest UK prices just click here…
These Christmas gift baskets and holiday gift ideas make great presents.
Online education is also a great invention which comes with the help of information technology and online degree programs.