Lego UCS Death Star is 4000 pieces of Star Wars bliss

first_imgWhich side are you on? <> The 3,800-piece Death Star that Lego launched way back in 2008 was one of the most amazing sets they’ve ever released. Now they want to sell you an even better one.Feast your eyes on set number 75159, Lego geeks! This bad boy smashes through the 4,000 brick barrier and hits your wallet with all the planet-obliterating force of the Death Star’s superlaser. When it’s up for order, the UCS Death Star will go for $499.99. Yes, that’s a lot of money… but it’s pretty typical per-brick pricing for a licensed Lego set.Lego’s giving you plenty of bang for your buck, too. The UCS Death Star comes with a whopping 25 minifigs– that’s one more than the previous set and the new versions are wonderfully detailed.Lego went all out with the detailing on the new minifigsWho’s included? You get Luke and Han in both their default dress and their Stromtrooper disguises, and another Luke dressed for his showdown with Vader. You also get Vader himself, Obi-Wan, Leia, Chewbacca, R2D2, C-3PO, Emperor Palpatine, Grand Moff Tarkin, and a whole assortment of Death Star crewmen.There are mixed feelings from Lego fans about the new set. Some feel that it’s far too similar to the original and that Lego missed an opportunity to do something really exciting with it. Others (like me) enjoy the minor tweaks and are glad that they’ve got a second chance to add a big-ass Lego Death Star to their collection. Outsiders, meanwhile, are screaming “$500 for a Lego set? Are you nuts?!”last_img

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