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Review Lego Star Wars 75159 Death Star. Re-enact Star Wars movies

By Site editors - Update: 23 May 2019 -

The perfect addition to every Lego Star Wars collection

Play breathtaking scenes from the Star Wars story with the ultimate, planet-zapping weapon of the Empire: the Death Star! With more than 4000 parts this fantastic model offers a vast amount of detailed, realistic environments such as: super laser control room, imperial meeting room, hangar with movable launch frame and Lord Vader's TIE Advanced with place for Father, throne room of Emperor Palpatine, Droid workshop, prison wing, garbage press, search radius, cargo hold, turbo laser with spring mechanism-shooters and seats for the 2 Death Star Gunners, and 2 movable turbo laser towers. This fantastic play set includes 23 well-known minifigures and 2 Droids, for hours of Star Wars fun.

IN THE BOX

  • Includes 23 minifigures: Grand Moff Tarkin, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Imperial Navy Officer, Imperial Officer, 2 Stormtroopers, 2 Death Star Troopers, 2 Emperors Royal Guards, 2 Death Star Gunners, Death Star Droid, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, C-3PO, Han Solo, Han Solo disguise, Luke Skywalker Tatooine, Luke Skywalker disguise and Luke Skywalker final duel, plus R2-D2, an Imperial Astromech and a Dianoga trash compactor monster.
  • Features a superlaser control room, Imperial conference chamber, hangar bay with moving launch rack and detachable TIE Advanced with space for Lord 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.
  • Weapons include 3 Lightsabers, 4 blasters, 3 blaster pistols, 4 blaster rifles, 2 force pikes, 2 Force Lightning elements and a bowcaster.
  • Load up and fire the turbo laser’s spring-loaded shooters to keep the rebels at bay.
  • Maneuver Lord Vader’s TIE Advanced into position and prepare for launch.
  • Measures over 16 inches - 41 centimeters high, and 16 inches - 42 centimeters wide.

What is the expert's opinion?

Quotes from other experts:

Toys R Us:
Review Lego 75159 Death Star
His set is the best of all time. It shows many different scenes from the Death Stars in episodes 4 through 6. I had to get a shelf that was 16" wide just because of the size and it is a great part of my room. It works as a great conversation starter too. I liked building all of it except when it came to the string parts where it was difficult. I think they could of shown it better in the manuel. Other than that I LOVE it!
Score: 8.0
Lego:
Review Lego 75159 Death Star
This set is amazing! It draws you in from every angle. It comes with a great selection of minifigs, and you can't help but add even more. Its fun to recreate scenes from A New Hope, and think of your own stories. There is loads of room in the hanger bay to include other ships, containers and figures. It is a robust and very well put together piece. It is easy to turn around but I would recommend placing it on a 'lazy Susan' (spinning plate) to make it even easier.
Score: 7.8
Brickset:
Review Lego 75159 Death Star
Death Star is a thoroughly impressive set on the whole, with enormous play value and a fantastic selection of detailed minifigures. I was incredibly excited to receive 10188 when I was younger and I can only imagine that this offering will prove similarly popular with new fans. However, the Lego Star Wars design team had an unprecedented opportunity to greatly improve upon an already fantastic set and this has not been exploited.
Score: 8.7
Jay's Brick Blog:
Review Lego 75159 Death Star
Very, very disappointing on LEGOs part and Im not even the biggest LEGO Star Wars fan. This just made me go meh. Dont get me wrong, Im not opposed to re-releases, in fact, I welcome them when done for the right reasons such as to address scarcity issues I loved 10249 Winter Toy Shop despite owning the original. I just feel that a set that has barely been retired for a year warranted such a quick re-release.
Score: 8.0


Conclusion

The Lego Death Star is an impressive set, you get a high play and value set with a selection of detailed minifigures. The format is just right. It is fun to put together and shows multiple scenes from the Death Stars in episode 4. There is enough space inside for ships, containers and figures. The only drawback is that the set has not changed very much in terms of design. There was a great opportunity for the design team to further expand the design and improve it. Just a missed opportunity.

8.1
  • Detailed minifigures • Big • Challenging to build
  • Manual not clear • Design not innovative
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    Specifications

    General

    Modelnumber 75159
    Age 14+

    Features

    Theme Star Wars
    Total minifigures 23
    Pieces 4016

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    Lego Star Wars - 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...

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