Star Wars fans can surely name plenty of different Star Wars ships and bases in the franchise’s history, but even non-fans can recognize the Death Star. Rather than provide builders with a few scene and details for one movie set, the new 2016 LEGO Star Wars Death Star 75159 gives fans and keen LEGO collectors the chance to own the whole ship and all its sets in all their glory.
Recreate Star Wars Scenes Like Never Before With The 2016 LEGO Star Wars Death Star Set 75159
This is more about scene recreation than building a display piece, although the building project is substantial.
The most exciting thing about this set is the chance to recreate so many different scenes from the iconic movies. The three dimensional build of the full Death Star base means that every single level and room has been considered here. There is the detention block where our heroes rescue Princess Leia, the trash compactor where they nearly meet an unfortunate end, Emperor Palpatine’s throne room, the conference chamber where Darth Vader plans his next move and much more. Fans can act out large portions of the films or create new adventure across the many rooms.
As you would expect given the complexity of the project, there is a slightly higher recommended age on the box of 14+. This is a build for older players and keen fans of the series that are prepared to put in the time and effort to make a perfect model that follows the story as best they can. There are more than 4000 pieces here, which means some careful, precision works to put all the elements in the right place. A lot of this comes down to the amount of detail in the small parts. Lightsabers, force effects and other accessories add to the action. There is also plenty of weaponry on-board in the form of spring-loaded shooters and turbo lasers – proving that this really is the most fearsome ship in the whole universe. There is even a detachable TIE fighter for Vader so the action can continue outside the ship.
With the addition of the minifigures, this 2016 LEGO Star Wars model really does come to life
The other critical element to this LEGO star wars set is the use of minifigures that builders can play with. LEGO Star Wars kits are usually impressive when they have half a dozen characters and a droid. This set has 23 characters and 2 droids. For the heroes we have (among others) Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Obi-wan Kenobi and three different versions of Luke Skywalker. On the Imperial side there is Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Imperial Navy Officer and a series of troopers and guards. There is even a Dianoga trash compactor monster.
The amount of work that has gone into the updated 2016 LEGO Star Wars Death Star 75159 highlights its appeal to fans and the importance of this set in the Star Wars range. This set brings the action to life to a level that others cannot achieve and is highly engaging for it. With all those rooms, tools and characters fighting out those iconic scenes, players can never get bored.
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