Ratings and Reviews for 10188-1: Death Star

10188-1: Death Star

Overall Score

8.66
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  • First Impression Feelings after first look? 9.86
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 8.14
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 8.43
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 8.29
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 9.57
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 6.71
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 8.43
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 8.43
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 9.57
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 9.14

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Review from: Z6E1Z9O
Reviewed on: Aug 14, 2014
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Overall Personal Score

9.40

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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 10

just MASSIVE!

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 9

A lot of minifigures and a lot of rare ones

the Luke and Han solo with storm troopwe outfit

the assassin droid

and more!

and now let's go to the pieces 

man it's 3803 !!!! and a lot of it are big! Not life any other "big lego sets"

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 10

This set has 16 rooms and 4 rooms are big to put your minifigures in but has no playable bricks in it

but all of the 12 rooms has playable bricks than any another set 

the playability of this set is MASSIVE!

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 9

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 10

starwars is soooo popular!

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 7

It's not retired

PACKAGING | Score: 10

4 box in a box

thats MASSIVE!

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 10

idk about this

but I bought it for 640$

Because of no lego in my country and I came to malaysia and bought it

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 9

MASSIVE!

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 10

It's the BEST LEGO SET EVER (and the massivest)


Review from: gregory atkinson
Reviewed on: Jun 21, 2014
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Overall Personal Score

9.00

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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


Review from: builderboy64
Reviewed on: Feb 9, 2014
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Overall Personal Score

9.50

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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 10

This set is mind-blowingly huge. Being instantly recognizable thanks to the green superlaser. Most minds are blown instantly upon sight. This huge build of the iconic space station is bound for plenty of "WOW!'s" from visitors.

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 7

Though none of the pieces are exclusives, there are 4 exclusive minifigures:

-Stormtrooper Han and Luke

-Black protocol droid

-White assasian droid

 

The Death Star also includes an exclusive Diagona trash compactor monster.

 

Overall, the exclusive minifigures are pretty cool, especially Stormtrooper Han and Luke. The Diagona fills up the seemingly empty trash compactor, and gives it a better feeling of it overall.

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 10

The build is fun and challenging, and the reward for such patience is an amazing model with tons of playability, tons of minifigures, and even a small TIE Advanced. Bound to get "WOW's" from pretty much anyone, it makes a great display piece, and giving it to a child to play with is like giving a homeless man a hundered dollar bill.

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 10

Huge value for $400. You get a nice collectors item, a great display piece, and busy children. Despite the PPP ratio being a little on the higher side, it's still a great value.

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 10

Star Wars is one of LEGO's most popular themes, and I think even their most popular licensed theme. Being their first license, dating back to 1999, we have gotten many iconic starfighters, characters, and more made of our favorite plastic building brick

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 8

Listed as an exclusive and hard to find on the lego website, this is not produced in limited quanity, but is still very hard to find. Good luck trying to get your hands on it.

PACKAGING | Score: 10

The packaging is an enormous box that displays the Death Star in action, with many scenes you can re-create being made, as well as the TIE Advanced flying by. Some of the best packaging I've ever come across, not only for LEGO, but toys in general

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 10

This set would be a good one to invest in. It's kind of hard to explain, but I can see the demand getting higher than the supply in the future, because not as many people own it, so definetly invest!

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 10

I don't know where to even begin. Friends will be overloaded with the tremendous amount of rooms with famous scenes, including the Imperial throne room, trash compactor, and the prison cell Princess Leia was rescued from.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 10

Definetly one of the best sets I own. If you have the money, definetly get it! You won't regret it.


Review from: idunno101
Reviewed on: Jul 23, 2013
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Overall Personal Score

8.30

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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 10

My first impression when I first saw this set was, "I'm getting this set no matter what I have to do." This was just a set that one had to have! It had everything a LEGO fan like me wanted. It was big, it had many features on it, and it was one of the most popular ships on Star Wars. The features looked really cool because they were details from the actual movie that they threw into the set to make it seem even more real. This was a must have set for me and probably for many others, it was like there was some kind of impulse to get this.

Overall, this set stood out because it was big, it had many features, and it was based on a popular ship from Star Wars.

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 8

I did not find any noticeable parts that had not been used before the set was released or have not been used after the release of the set. 

With this set, the parts aren't the main draw, it's the minifigures.

24 minifigures, which is the most found in a non-minifigure generic set ever. Below I will list the minifigures found in 1 set other than the Death Star and minifigures that are exclusive to the Death Star.

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The only sets this mouse droid is in are,  the Imperial Star Destroyer and the Death Star. The mouse droid may only be a few bricks but it's counted as a minifigure.

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Grand Moff Tarkin, the commander of the Death Star is only found in the Imperial Star Destroyer and the Death Star.

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Han Solo disguised as a strormtrooper is only found in a collectable display from 2009 and the Death Star.

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This 2007 version of Luke Skywalker is found in the UCS Millennium Falcon and the Death Star.

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The stormtrooper version of Luke Skywalker is only found in a collectable display from 2009 and the Death Star.

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The Death Star Protocol Droid is only found in the Death Star.

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This version of Obi-Wan Kenobi is only found in the Death Star.

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This version of Emperor Palpatine is only found in Emperor Palpatine's Shuttle and the Death Star.

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The Imperial Trooper is only found in The Battle Of Endor and the Death Star.

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The Interrogation Droid minifigure is only found in the Death Star.

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The 2008 version of R2-Q5 is found in the Death Star and the 2011 Star Wars Advent Calendar

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This Jedi Knight version of Luke Skywalker is found in the Death Star and in a collectable display from 2009.

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 The white version of the Assassin Droid is only found in the Death Star.

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The Trash Compactor Monster is only found in the Death Star.

Overall, there aren't any unique pieces that I could find but there are several special and unique minifigures in this set.

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 10

The build for this set is a long one. I built it for about 6 hours each day for about 3 days. This set is fun to build because of all the little features that you find out during the build. When you build the Death Star, it's divided into sections so that it seems like you are making really good progress on the build which makes you want to keep going until the build is done. Also everything you build onto the set has purpose since almost every brick in this set is visible which makes you want to get everything right and it keeps you building.

Overall, the build is a long one but it's a fun build for every age.

There are many features on this set which makes it fun to play with for young and for old LEGO fans. There is a feature on pretty much every room of the Death Star set.

I'll list a few below.

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A heavily armed gun that can swivel about 70 degrees on the mount and it can be aimed up or down. It also has a big flick missile that can be fired.

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The trash compactor, which has an opening door at the back. The compactor can operate by pushing the red button at the top of the picture to crush whatever is inside.

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The famous Death Star superlaser can rotate about 40 degrees and can be aimed up and down by twisting the red and gray cylinder at the top of the picture.

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The hangar bay contains a TIE Advanced starfighter which can be removed to fly around. There is also an elevator that R2 and C-3PO are on which goes down to the lower floor.

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The rotating turbolaser turrets can rotate simultaneously with the gray piece that sticks out below the floor in the picture. They can be angled up and down separately by the black gear on the side of them.

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In the middle of the Death Star is an elevator that goes from the top of the ship to the bottom.

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Here is the hatch that can cover and uncover the hole that leads to the trash compactor below.

There are many, many other features with this set that I didn't show here, but you get the picture. There is A LOT  of features to play with.

Overall there are several features that people can play with to reenact the scenes from the actual movies or, they can make their own story.

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 8

The price for this set may seem high to many and some may think it's a rip-off. But, this is a really big set with many pieces so, the price has to be high. The price per piece is $0.11 which is right at the price per piece average for 2008 and, the set won't disappoint you. There are a few minifigures that are exclusive to this set or, they are not found in many sets and there are many large pieces which is why the price per piece is not lower then the average. If you see this set at a discount then I recommend that you pick it up because it is a big and awesome set to have.

For investors this set, in my opinion, will most likely grow in value over time. I wouldn't predict that it will reach the same value as the UCS Millennium Falcon but younger people will get older and see this and they WILL want it. You may catch a desperate fan of this set who will pay anything for it and you could get a good profit out of the sale.

Overall, this set may seem pricy at first but for the builder and the investor, this set is a win.

 

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 9

Many people have said that the Star Wars theme is the most popular theme that LEGO has. It's also backed by LEGO themselves in their quarterly statement from 2012 where it was said, "[LEGO's] sales leapt by a quarter in 2012, helped by the popularity of its Star Wars-themed toy sets." So, it is clear that there are many fans out there that are crazy for the Star Wars theme. The CAGR of Star Wars is 9.27% which is below the CAGR average of 11.36%. This may not seem to  be the best but, the CAGR includes the whole theme (from the big sets to the small sets). With the Star Wars theme it's usually the big sets that go above and beyond the expectations as seen in the picture below.

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I will include the CAGR for the sets in the chart that are retired since that shows a better indication for the Death Star when it hits it's EOL.

UCS Millennium Falcon CAGR = 31.81%

Death Star (still on the market)

Death Star II CAGR = 17.54%

Super Star Destroyer (still on the market)

Imperial Star Destroyer CAGR = 12.59%

This shows that the bigger sets usually have the bigger value later on because people want them. The Death Star is one of the biggest sets ever produced by LEGO, so based on the past examples for big sets in the Star Wars theme the Death Star should do good in the secondary market.

Overall, the Star Wars theme is very popular and it only helps the Death Star to increase in value later on.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 4

The Death Star has been out for several years and it will probably be available for several more months since LEGO hasn't made any hints about it's EOL. The set was released during the summer of 2008 and it is still available today (as of July 2013). This isn't the best scenario for a set because when a set has been out for a few years then more people have had a chance to pick one up. The one thing that keeps this set sort of exclusive is that it has a high price so people might be turned off to that set once they see the price.

Overall, this set has been out for a few years and there has been no indication, so far, about an EOL for this set.

PACKAGING | Score: 8

First off, the box for this set is huge and catches your attention right away. The box is like most other LEGO boxes which shows the piece count, characters, functions, etc.

Below are some pictures of the box.

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Front of the box.

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Back of the box.

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Top of the box.

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Bottom of the box.

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Right side of the box.

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Left side of the box.

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Box size compared to a minifigure (bottom left, where yellow arrow is pointing)

 

When you open up the box you are greeted with 4 smaller white boxes each marked with a number from 1 to 4 (minifigure on the top right of box 2 for size comparison).

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Also, inside the box  is a 262 page instruction book.

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Front of the instruction book compared to a minifigure (bottom left).

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Back of the instruction book.

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Thickness of the instruction book compared to a minifigure.

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Pages of the instruction book.

 Inside the 4 white boxes are bags of pieces and some loose pieces too big to fit in the bags. There's nothing really special about the bags, they're just like the numbered bags in most sets but there are a lot of them (over 40).

Overall, there is nothing really special about the packaging except the 4 white boxes and that everything is pretty big and that gets people's attention.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 8

The Death Star will most likely grow in value over the years once it hits it's EOL since this set is a popular ship, from a popular LEGO theme, and it is an excellent set that people will want to buy. The Death Star probably won't reach the same value as the Millennium Falcon since it has been on the market for several years so the secondary market will be watered down with many people trying to sell Death Stars at the same time. But, if the set is kept for a few years after it's EOL then you may be able to get a higher profit for it since there will be less sets on the secondary market. Also, years after the set's EOL it will be harder and harder to get the set so the set will be on sale for more money and people will pay for it since they can't get it anywhere else.

Here's a little chart that I found on Brickpicker and I thought it was interesting. Over the past 2 years the value for a new Death Star has gone down while the value for a used Death Star has gone up. This could be because people don't want all the packaging that comes with new sets, new Death Stars have been put on the secondary market for less money just to get a quick sale, or people drive up the prices on auctions for a used set. These may be factors and they may not be factors, we can't be entirely sure what other people are looking for when they buy. This may or may not have an effect for used sets of the Death Star when it hits it's EOL but it should be noted and monitored.

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Overall, the value of this set will most likely increase significantly several years after the Death Star's EOL.

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 10

This set is a great display piece which will catch a person's eye when they walk in the room. It's large, which is always a good thing, and it's easily recognizable as the Death Star which will make people want to take a closer look at it and see all of the details on it. Also, since all of the rooms are visible that means that you can position the minifigures in different action poses from a scene in the movie or you can create your own scene. Making scenes will make the Death Star an even better display piece that people will like.

Overall, this set is a great display piece that can show scenes from the movie or you can make your own scenes to show off.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 8

I give this set an 8 because....

Pros

-This set gives a great first impression and you just want to buy it right when you see it. 

-It has several minifigures that are not found in other sets or are not found in many other sets.

-It is an excellent build and there are many functions that will keep you busy with this set.

-The Star Wars theme is one of the most popular themes that LEGO has and big sets in this theme appreciate well in the secondary market because of this.

-It will most likely grow in value a few years after it hits it's EOL.

-It is a great display piece that people will like.

Cons

-Watered down secondary market because the set has been on the market for several years

-Packaging is just like any other LEGO set except for the 4 white boxes

Overall, the Death Star is a great set for someone to own and build, and it will make a great investment a few years after it's EOL.


Review from: colton
Reviewed on: Jul 20, 2013
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Overall Personal Score

8.20

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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 10

At first I found this set to be an eye opener, over 3000 pieces and 24 figs wow! But it's like a hot girl, you can drool all you want but you'll probably never get ahold of it unless u work at it.

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 5

At the time the minifigures in this set would have been super rare but with all the new sets there're a dime a dozen except for a few.

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 3

The build was not hard but it was long and boring. And as far as unique parts it doesn't have any

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 9

This set is really hard to get your hands on especially for younger kids but it does give u real bang for your buck.

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 10

Star Wars is hugely popular and it doesn't just come and go like all the others. A bonus is that Death Star is hugely popular as well 

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 7

Big set exlusive set

PACKAGING | Score: 10

Really cool box and there are boxes inside of the box to hold the bags 4 manuals

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 10

Just like the falcon

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 9

Is displayed very well and all the Rooms connect one way or another

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 9

Great set, big set,cool set,pricy set


Review from: MartinP
Reviewed on: Jul 3, 2013
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8.20

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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 10

WOW! This is one of the biggest Lego Star Wars sets I have ever seen. The set has three thousand eight hundred three pieces and twenty-four minifigures. That is the most minifigures I have seen in a single Lego set. The set reallyed wowed me and I think that it will become an iconic set. Here are the various rooms inside the Death Star:

  • Trash compactor
  • Tractor beam generator room
  • Detention Block
  • Conference chamber.
  • Superweapon firing room.
  • Room that C-3PO and R2-D2 spent much of their time on the Death Star in Episode IV
  • Droid maintenance room
  • Emperor's throne room
  • Hangar bay with a mini model of Darth Vader's TIE Advanced
  • Room with crane, R2-Q5 and Death Star Protocol Droid
  • Chasm that Luke and Leia swing across in Episode IV
  • Room that contains two turrets
  • Room that has a missile launcher and various guns located under the super-weapon itself

Here is what Lego.com said about the set:

Battle inside the Death Star™!

Recreate the action and adventure of the Star Wars™ movies with the ultimate Death Star playset! This amazingly detailed battle station features an incredible array of minifigure-scale scenes, moving parts, characters and accessories from Episodes IV and VI on its multiple decks, including the Death Star control room, rotating turbolaser turrets, hangar bay with TIE Advanced starfighter, tractor beam controls, Emperor’s throne room, detention block, firing laser cannon, Imperial conference chamber, droid maintenance facility, and the powerful Death Star superlaser…plus much more! Swing across the chasm with Luke and Leia, face danger in the crushing trash compactor, and duel with Darth Vader for the fate of the galaxy!

  • Includes 24 minifigures and droids, plus all-new Dianoga™ trash compactor monster!
  • Includes 6 new and exclusive minifigures and droids only found in this set: Luke Skywalker™ (Stormtrooper™ outfit), Han Solo™ (Stormtrooper outfit), Assassin Droid™, Interrogation Droid, Death Star Droid and 2 Death Star Troopers™!
  • Also includes Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi™, C-3PO™, R2-D2™, Princess Leia™, Chewbacca™, Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight), Darth Vader™, Grand Moff Tarkin™, Emperor Palpatine™, 2 Stormtroopers, 2 Emperor's Royal Guards™, R2-Q5™, and mouse droid!.
  • Movie-authentic Death Star environments include the Superlaser control room and target monitor, Imperial conference chamber, TIE Advanced hangar bay with moving launch rack, Emperor's throne room, droid maintenance room, detention block, trash compactor, and much more!
  • Rescue Princess Leia from the detention block cell, then escape through the secret hatch to the trash compactor below!
  • Reenact the final duel between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader in the Emperor's Throne Room!
  • Death Star measures 16” (41cm) tall and 16½” (42cm) wide!
  • TIE Advanced measures 3½" (9cm) wide!

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 10

There are twenty-four minifigures in this set. That is a whole lot. here they are:

 

Luke Skywalker (Tatooine, new hair)
Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)
Han Solo (Brown legs)
Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise)
Princess Leia (Senator)
Ben Kenobi
Darth Vader (New torso)
Chewbacca
R2-D2 (New design)
C-3PO (New design)
Palpatine (New face)
Grand Moff Tarkin
Assassin Droid
R2-Q5
Stormtrooper (2)
Royal Guard (2)
Mouse Droid
IT-O
Death Star Droid
Death Star Trooper (2)
Dianoga

There are also many rare piece in this set. Most of which are used to make the minifigures.

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 10

The set is very fun to play with. You can reanact all the scence from the Star Wars films that took place in the different Death Stars. Also, the set has about thirty-eight hundred pieces. That would take me about nine to ten hours to build the whole set. Building a big set is always fun. When playing with this set, it is endless.

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 6

The Death Star has a retail price of $399.99 USD. There are three thousand eight hundred three pieces. That means the CAGR PPP ratio for this set is eleven cents ($0.11 USD) per piece. I would consider that a higher PPP ratio. I like PPP ratios that are at or below ten cents per piece. This set does not fit in that category. Let's compare this set to other sets from the UCS.

Note: The values and data are from May 2013 and they are in USD

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (USD)  Pieces Price Per Piece (USD) Current Value (USD)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000 $149.99 1,300 $0.12 $776.80 13.49%
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000 $99.99  703 $0.14 $432.67 11.93%
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001 $199.99 1,747 $0.11 $761.07 11.78%
 10018 Darth Maul 2001 $149.99 1,868 $0.08 $727.33 14.06%
 7194 Yoda 2002 $99.99 1,075 $0.09 $334.40  11.06%
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002 $298.99  3,096 $0.10 $1,065.73 12.25%
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002 $39.99 187 $0.21 $279.40 19.33%
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003 $129.99 1,455 $0.09 $896.60  21.30%
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004 $119.99 1,473 $0.08 $574.53 19.01%
 10143 Death Star II 2005 $298.99 3,441 $0.09 $1,006.12 16.38%
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006 $99.99 1,212 $0.08 $345.27 19.37%
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006 $79.99 1,068 $0.07 $215.38 15.20%
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007 $499.99 5,195 $0.10 $2736.44 32.75%
 10188  Death Star 2008 $399.99 3,803 $0.11 $390.02 -0.50%
 10186 General Grievous 2008 $89.99 1,085 $0.08 $147.59 10.40%
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010 $99.99 676 $0.15 $98.44 -0.52%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010 $259.99 2,503 $0.10 $343.88 9.77%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011 $399.99 3,152 $0.13 $401.68 0.21%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012 $199.99 1,487 $0.13 $182.82 -8.58%
 10225  R2-D2 2012 $179.99 2,127 $0.08 $189.50 5.28%

According to the chart, there is one set has the same PPP ratio. That set is the 10019 Rebel Blockade Runner.

Now, the data in other currencies.

UK

In the Uk, the retail price of this set is 274.99. Since there is three thousand eight hundred three pieces in the set, the PPP ratio is eleven cents per piece. Let's compare this set to other sets from the UCS.

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (UK Pound)  Pieces Price Per Piece (UK Pound) Current Value (UK Pound)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000  N/A 1,300 N/A 495.77 N/A
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000  N/A 703 N/A 157.99 N/A
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001  N/A 1,747 N/A 486.85 N/A
 10018 Darth Maul 2001  N/A 1,868 N/A 435.62 N/A
 7194 Yoda 2002  79.99 1,075 0.11 191.37 8.25%
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002  249.99  3,096 0.12 725.31 10.17%
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002  N/A 187 N/A 285.56 N/A
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003  N/A 1,455 N/A 501.39 N/A
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004  109.99 1,473 0.11 N/A  N/A
10143 Death Star II 2005  249.99 3,441 0.11 651.94 12.73%
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006  79.99 1,212 0.10 215.49 15.21%
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006  58.69 1,068 0.08 128.85 11.89%
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007  342.49 5,195 0.10 1694.12 30.53%
 10188  Death Star 2008  274.99 3,803 0.11 253.66 -1.60%
 10186 General Grievous 2008  63.59 1,085 0.09 103.01 10.13%
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010  94.99 676  0.21 61.74 -13.38%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010  245.99 2,503 0.15 275.18 3.81%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011  349.99  3,152 0.17 307.54 -6.26%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012  169.99 1,487 0.17 150.93 -11.21%
 10225  R2-D2 2012 149.99 2,127 0.11 130.13 -13.24%

According to the chart, there are several sets that have the same PPP ratio. Those sets are the 10225 R2-D2, 10143 Death Star II, 10134 Y-Wing Attack Starfighter, and 7194 Yoda.

AU

In Australia, the retail price for this set is 699.99. Since there is three thousand eight hundred three pieces in the set, the PPP ratio is eighteen per piece. Let's compare this sett to other sets from the UCS.

Note: The data values are from May 2013 and are in the Australian Dollar. Some data values are not available.

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (Australian Dollar)
 Pieces Price Per Piece (Australian Dollar) Current Value (Australian Dollar)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000  N/A 1,300 N/A 1,315.75 N/A
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000  N/A 703 N/A 289.51 N/A
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001  N/A 1,747 N/A 1,474.51 N/A
 10018 Darth Maul 2001  N/A 1,868 N/A 705.61 N/A
 7194 Yoda 2002  N/A 1,075 N/A N/A N/A
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002  N/A 3,096 N/A 1706.43 N/A
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002  N/A 187 N/A  500.15 N/A
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003  N/A 1,455 N/A 1138.31 N/A
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004  N/A 1,473 N/A N/A N/A
10143 Death Star II 2005  N/A  3,441 N/A 947.73 N/A
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006  N/A 1,212 N/A 369.41 N/A
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006  N/A 1,068 N/A 261.49 N/A
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007  N/A 5,195 N/A378.75 3064.21 N/A
 10188  Death Star 2008  699.99 3,803 0.18 588.57 -3.41%
 10186 General Grievous 2008  N/A 1,085 N/A 261.65 N/A
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010  174.99 676 0.25 116.52 -12.68%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010  449.99 2,503 0.17 434.50 -1.16%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011  699.99 3,152 0.21 555.35 -10.93%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012  349.99 1,487 0.23  378.75 8.22%
 10225  R2-D2 2012  249.99 2,127 0.11 261.98 4.80%

According to the chart, there are no sets that have the same PPP ratio as the Death Star.

EU

In the european Union, the set has a retail price of 419.99. Since there is three thousand eight hundred three pieces in the set, the PPP ratio is fourteen per piecs. Let's compare this set to other sets from the UCS.

Note: The data values are from May 2013 ar are in the German Euro. Some data values may not be available.

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (German Euro)
 Pieces Price Per Piece (German Euro) Current Value (German Euro)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000  N/A 1,300 N/A 304.03 N/A
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000  N/A 703 N/A 202.17 N/A
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001  N/A 1,747 N/A 653.70 N/A
 10018 Darth Maul 2001  N/A 1,868 N/A 480.80 N/A
 7194 Yoda 2002  N/A 1,075 N/A 405.37 N/A
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002  N/A  3,096  N/A  965.72 N/A
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002  N/A 187 N/A 92.06 N/A
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003  N/A 1,455 N/A 909.76 N/A
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004 N/A 1,473 N/A 447.92 N/A
10143 Death Star II 2005  N/A  3,441 N/A 1091.09 N/A
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006  N/A 1,212 N/A 312.02 N/A
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006  N/A 1,068 N/A 204.44 N/A
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007  N/A 5,195 N/A 2150.62 N/A
 10188  Death Star 2008  419.99 3,803 0.14  358.71  -3.11%
 10186 General Grievous 2008  N/A 1,085 N/A 154.33 N/A
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010  99.99 676 0.19 72.61 -10.12%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010  259.99 2,503 0.13 294.13 4.20%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011  399.99 3,152 0.16 364.37 -4.56%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012  199.99 1,487 0.17 187.17 -6.41%
 10225  R2-D2 2012  179.99 2,127  0.11 142.91 -20.60%

According to the chart, there are no sets that have the same PPP ratio as the Death Star.

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 10

The Death Star set comes from the Star Wars theme. The set is under the Ultimate Collectors Series sub theme. These sets are the best sets, in my opinion, ever made by Lego. There are also some of the largest sets ever created. The Star wars theme is a very popular theme. Many of the set sell well in the primary market and there are often people scouring eBay to find a set at a better price or they are looking to get a set because it EOL before they could get it. Either way, Star wars sets sell very in both the primary market and the secondary market. Because of all the people who want these sets, the values for these sets will go up.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 7

The Death Star is very exclusive. Because the set is a UCS, only a limited amount of stores sold these other than the Lego stores or online. The set was no in limited production. The set is not from any Lego trade shows that I know of. The set is sold in the primary market, so you can get this set in the primary and secondary market.

PACKAGING | Score: 5

There is no unique packaging or special markings on this set that would differentiate this set from other Lego sets.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 6

The Death Star has a retail price of $399.99 USD. Since the current value of this set is $390.02 USD, the CAGR for the set is -0.50%. That is a bad CAGR. Let's compare this set to other sets from the UCS.

Note: The values and data are from May 2013 and they are in USD

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (USD)  Pieces Price Per Piece (USD) Current Value (USD)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000 $149.99 1,300 $0.12 $776.80 13.49%
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000 $99.99  703 $0.14 $432.67 11.93%
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001 $199.99 1,747 $0.11 $761.07 11.78%
 10018 Darth Maul 2001 $149.99 1,868 $0.08 $727.33 14.06%
 7194 Yoda 2002 $99.99 1,075 $0.09 $334.40  11.06%
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002 $298.99  3,096 $0.10 $1,065.73 12.25%
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002 $39.99 187 $0.21 $279.40 19.33%
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003 $129.99 1,455 $0.09 $896.60  21.30%
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004 $119.99 1,473 $0.08 $574.53 19.01%
 10143 Death Star II 2005 $298.99 3,441 $0.09 $1,006.12 16.38%
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006 $99.99 1,212 $0.08 $345.27 19.37%
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006 $79.99 1,068 $0.07 $215.38 15.20%
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007 $499.99 5,195 $0.10 $2736.44 32.75%
 10188  Death Star 2008 $399.99 3,803 $0.11 $390.02 -0.50%
 10186 General Grievous 2008 $89.99 1,085 $0.08 $147.59 10.40%
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010 $99.99 676 $0.15 $98.44 -0.52%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010 $259.99 2,503 $0.10 $343.88 9.77%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011 $399.99 3,152 $0.13 $401.68 0.21%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012 $199.99 1,487 $0.13 $182.82 -8.58%
 10225  R2-D2 2012 $179.99 2,127 $0.08 $189.50 5.28%

According to the chart, there is only one set that has a similar CAGR. That set is the 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter.

Now, the data in other currencies.

UK

In the UK, the set retails for 274.99. Since the current value of the set is 253.66, the CAGR for this set is-1.60%. That is a bad CAGR. Let's compare this set to other sets from the UCS.

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (UK Pound)  Pieces Price Per Piece (UK Pound) Current Value (UK Pound)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000  N/A 1,300 N/A 495.77 N/A
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000  N/A 703 N/A 157.99 N/A
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001  N/A 1,747 N/A 486.85 N/A
 10018 Darth Maul 2001  N/A 1,868 N/A 435.62 N/A
 7194 Yoda 2002  79.99 1,075 0.11 191.37 8.25%
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002  249.99  3,096 0.12 725.31 10.17%
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002  N/A 187 N/A 285.56 N/A
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003  N/A 1,455 N/A 501.39 N/A
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004  109.99 1,473 0.11 N/A  N/A
10143 Death Star II 2005  249.99 3,441 0.11 651.94 12.73%
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006  79.99 1,212 0.10 215.49 15.21%
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006  58.69 1,068 0.08 128.85 11.89%
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007  342.49 5,195 0.10 1694.12 30.53%
 10188  Death Star 2008  274.99 3,803 0.11 253.66 -1.60%
 10186 General Grievous 2008  63.59 1,085 0.09 103.01 10.13%
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010  94.99 676  0.21 61.74 -13.38%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010  245.99 2,503 0.15 275.18 3.81%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011  349.99  3,152 0.17 307.54 -6.26%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012  169.99 1,487 0.17 150.93 -11.21%
 10225  R2-D2 2012 149.99 2,127 0.11 130.13 -13.24%

According to the chart, there is no set that has a similar CAGR or value.

AU

In Australia, the set retails for 699.99. Since the current value of this set is 588.57, the CAGR for the set would be -3.41%. That is a bad CAGR. Let's compare this set to other sets from the UCS.

Note: The data values are from May 2013 and are in the Australian Dollar. Some data values are not available.

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (Australian Dollar)
 Pieces Price Per Piece (Australian Dollar) Current Value (Australian Dollar)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000  N/A 1,300 N/A 1,315.75 N/A
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000  N/A 703 N/A 289.51 N/A
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001  N/A 1,747 N/A 1,474.51 N/A
 10018 Darth Maul 2001  N/A 1,868 N/A 705.61 N/A
 7194 Yoda 2002  N/A 1,075 N/A N/A N/A
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002  N/A 3,096 N/A 1706.43 N/A
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002  N/A 187 N/A  500.15 N/A
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003  N/A 1,455 N/A 1138.31 N/A
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004  N/A 1,473 N/A N/A N/A
10143 Death Star II 2005  N/A  3,441 N/A 947.73 N/A
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006  N/A 1,212 N/A 369.41 N/A
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006  N/A 1,068 N/A 261.49 N/A
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007  N/A 5,195 N/A 3064.21 N/A
 10188  Death Star 2008  699.99 3,803 0.18 588.57 -3.41%
 10186 General Grievous 2008  N/A 1,085 N/A 261.65 N/A
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010  174.99 676 0.25 116.52 -12.68%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010  449.99 2,503 0.17 434.50 -1.16%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011  699.99 3,152 0.21 555.35 -10.93%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012  349.99 1,487 0.23  378.75 8.22%
 10225  R2-D2 2012  249.99 2,127 0.11 261.98 4.80%

According to the chart, there are no sets that have a similar CAGR or value.

EU

In the European Union, the set retails for 419.99. Since the set has a current value of 358.71, the CAGR for the set is -3.11%. That is a bad CAGR. Let's compare this set to other sets from the UCS.

Note: The data values are from May 2013 ar are in the German Euro. Some data values may not be available.

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (German Euro)
 Pieces Price Per Piece (German Euro) Current Value (German Euro)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000  N/A 1,300 N/A 304.03 N/A
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000  N/A 703 N/A 202.17 N/A
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001  N/A 1,747 N/A 653.70 N/A
 10018 Darth Maul 2001  N/A 1,868 N/A 480.80 N/A
 7194 Yoda 2002  N/A 1,075 N/A 405.37 N/A
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002  N/A  3,096  N/A  965.72 N/A
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002  N/A 187 N/A 92.06 N/A
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003  N/A 1,455 N/A 909.76 N/A
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004 N/A 1,473 N/A 447.92 N/A
10143 Death Star II 2005  N/A  3,441 N/A 1091.09 N/A
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006  N/A 1,212 N/A 312.02 N/A
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006  N/A 1,068 N/A 204.44 N/A
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007  N/A 5,195 N/A 2150.62 N/A
 10188  Death Star 2008  419.99 3,803 0.14  358.71  -3.11%
 10186 General Grievous 2008  N/A 1,085 N/A 154.33 N/A
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010  99.99 676 0.19 72.61 -10.12%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010  259.99 2,503 0.13 294.13 4.20%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011  399.99 3,152 0.16 364.37 -4.56%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012  199.99 1,487 0.17 187.17 -6.41%
 10225  R2-D2 2012  179.99 2,127  0.11 142.91 -20.60%

According to the chart, there is only one set that has a similar CAGR. That set is the 10221 Super Star Destroyer.

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 10

The set has many display attributes. The set has many rooms which can be viewed and all of those rooms have intricate details.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 8

I think that this is an amazing set. Let's look at the pros and cons of this set.

Pros:

  • Lots of minifigures.
  • Great set to play with.
  • Exclusive set.
  • Comes from a popular theme.
  • Many display features.

Cons:

  • Bad PPP ratio.
  • Bad CAGR.

Overall, I think that this set is amazing. The set is very big, it is fun to play with, and it is fun to build. 


Review from: comicblast
Reviewed on: Mar 15, 2013
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 9

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 8

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 8

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 7

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 8

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 6

PACKAGING | Score: 7

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 9

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 9

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 9