If you are a die hard fan of Star Wars, the Lego 10188 Death Star playset will reignite the Star Wars conquest and experience in you all over again just in a different way. This thoroughly designed playset will amaze you with fine tuned and intricate details that have been put together to present the theme to be as alive and as real as it can be despite the reality. It was released in 2008 and is considered the flagship of Lego’s Star Wars collection. It is truly a unique playset and it is one of the most popular sets with a seven year availability.
It borrows characters, scenes and additions from Episodes IV and VI on several decks. All of which you will be familiar with including the Death Star Control room, rotating turbloblaster turrets, hangar bay with TIE advanced Starfighter, tractor beam controls, Emperor’s throne room, detention block, firing laser cannon, imperial conference chamber, droid mainenance facility, the Death Star superlaser and many more. What is exciting is that the set contains 24 minifigures and droids, plus all-new Dianoga™ trash compactor monster which is a lot more than any other Star Wars theme, non-Chess or community Lego set has ever offered, not forgetting 6 exclusive and new minifigures and droids only available in this set like Luke Skywalker™ , Han Solo™ , Assassin Droid™, Interrogation Droid, Death Star Droid and 2 Death Star Troopers™.
One of the things that makes the 10188 Death Star extraordinary is the size of the set which measures a gross 16” (41cm) tall and 16 ½” (42cm) wide. With 3804 pieces, it scores a place of the fourth largest set presently in existence. It is no surprise if you follow math that a big set plus a large index of minifigures equal a heavy price of $400 for the 10188 Death Star masterpeice. However, it is still considered great value of investment and bargain if you compare it to the 10211 set at the same price but with 3152 pieces and only 5 minifigures of which is another reason why the set is still being produced. Other minifigures you won’t miss includes Chewbacca™, Princess Leia™, Obi Wan Kenobi™ , Darth Vader™, Grand Moff Tarkin™, Emperor Palpatine™, 2 Stormtroopers, 2 Emeror’s Royal Guards™, R2-Q5™ and mouse droid.
From saving Princess Leia from the detention block cell to wiping out the danger through the thrash compactor and sword combating Darth Vader to change the destiny of the galaxy with Luke, there’s nothing you couldn’t do with it. The masterpiece has been coined as a “Dollhouse” by a wife of a Brickset reviewer which is a charming and serious compliment to take for a non-AFOL (Adult Fan Of Lego) which assures it’s sturdy playability and striking resemblance to the Star Wars’ characters and settings in brick forms. Today Lego appears to be the number 1 toy brand in the world. In February 2015, Lego has taken over Ferrari’s position as Brand’s Finance “world’s most powerful brand.”