Ratings and Reviews for 10188-1: Death Star

10188-1: Death Star

Overall Score

9.00
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 10
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 10
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 8.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 9.00
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 10
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 8.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 9.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 6.00
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 10
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 10
Review from: gregory atkinson
Reviewed on: Jun 21, 2014
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 10

When I first got the set in it's box, it really did wow me with it's sheer size alone. when I spotted it on the Lego shop, I imediately started to save up for the set, knowing it would be iconic in a few years as it is such a uniqe and large set by Lego. Upon opening it, I was greeted with the sad sight of no numbered baggs, meaning I had to sort through almost 4000 bricks to build it! but the end result was well worth the effort!

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 10

This set features a rather large 24 minifigures. including a never before seen trash compactor monster. It also includes six exclusive minifigures, Luke Skywalker in his Stormtrooper outfit, Han Solo in  his Stormtrooper outfit, Assassin Droid, Interrogation Droid, Death Star Droid and 2 Death Star Troopers, all never before seen. In terms of parts, this set contains some rare transparent green pieces to make the main laser on the model. I t also includes a never before seen stickered screen in the command room, and all new stickered wall pannels with the classic death star wall lights seen throughout the movie.

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 8

The playability of this set is incredible! there is so much to do and so many things to mve and play with in this set, the four levels are all accesed by minifigures through a central elevator. Almost each corner on every level has something interactive to play with, from elevator doors to a TIE fighter crane in the hanger bay! the reason I scored this section an 8 is because of the momentous task of putting it all together, no numbered baggs ment 4 days of sifting through 4000 bricks, some not to be used up untill the very end of the model, looking for smaller pieces sometimes turmed into a nighmare. however, with perseverance, it can be quickly built for a model of it's size. 

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 9

Overall, the set is expensive, at just over £300 upon it's release, it could break the bank. however, that bieng said, it is an  extreamely large set, size and minifigures and other items like the mini TIE fighter all add to the value for money. it could have done with bieng a little cheaper though. 

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 10

The Lego starwars theme is one of the largest themes Lego have ever produced, so I believe it was a good addition to the theme. overall the market for such a set is quite large, and will definately lead to growth within Lego

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 8

Simply due to this set's size I personaly would rate it as a quite exclusive set.

PACKAGING | Score: 9

This box's only uniqe feature as with the set itself, is it's size, the box, other than that was printed with standard starwars themed decoration, however inside it did come in four seperate, plain white boxes cotaining the parts.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 6

This set unfortunately has the slight problem chance of becoming drastically more expencive as it getts older and rarer, causing possible buyers to say no.

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 10

This set has attracted may comments from my friends, mostly on it's size, but some have comented on the detail and playability of it, the set stands on it's own large base (not a decorative display base) and provides a sturdy support, to date the model has never once fallen over or even wobbled.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 10

Overall, this set has huge playability potential, and is a great piece to display, the exclucive mimifigures and extreme detail in the interior all throughout makes this a truely special set