LEGO Star Wars Death Star Review

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Updated June 27, 2022
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The brand new LEGO Star Wars Death Star is a fantastic choice for all Star Wars fans. This great set looks great because it’s extremely detailed and comes with a wide range of characters including Han Solo, Emperor Palpatine, and minor characters like the Death Star Droid. It made our Star Wars gifts list because of its collectibility.

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Why We Like It – LEGO Star Wars Death Star

The LEGO Star Wars Death Star is an intricately detailed set with an authentic representation of the real Death Star. There’s a trash compactor with moveable walls, a throne room, and it even comes with minifigures of your favorite characters like Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker.

  • 23 minifigures
  • Amazing attention to detail
  • UCS Series
  • Not for small kids
  • Complicated to build
  • Expensive

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The Star Wars Death Star Set is part of the UCS (Ultimate Collectors Series) LEGO sets which means it has collector-grade quality. This set combines features from the original Death Star from A New Hope with Death Star II from Return of the Jedi. The LEGO Star Wars Death Star features areas like the detention block and control room, as well as the tractor beam. The Star Wars Death Star LEGO set even includes a whopping 23 different minifigures of your favorite characters. If you like this set, you’ll love the Xbox 360 Star Wars Limited Edition.


This LEGO set has a fantastic design that pays homage to one of the most iconic movie bases. It comes with a massive 4014 pieces that create a fantastic representation of the Death Star including laser turrets that swivel, the superlaser planet destroyer, and even Lord Vader’s TIE Advanced fighter. The LEGO Death Star also comes with 23 minifigures with some of them having multiple outfits. One could let Luke SkyWalker fight Darth Vader in his final dual outfit, or use the Tatooine one instead. Collectors may want to check out the Luke Skywalker Force FX Lightsaber Replica.


Considering the scale and detail of this set, it offers incredible value. A lot of work was put in to make it special, with each area amazingly intricate. Also, there aren’t many Star Wars toys that come with so many minifigures. The fact that nearly all your favorite characters are included is another bonus. Being part of the UCS series also means that it has a high collectibility value and there’s a chance that its value will shoot up in the United States once it’s discontinued. This set offers great value, just like Star Wars The Complete Saga.

LEGO Star Wars Death Star Wrap Up

The LEGO Death Star is a must-have set for any true fan. This set has an incredible scale and fantastic attention to detail. It also comes with all the main characters from the movie in various guises. It may be expensive, but that’s what you have to pay for this level of quality. The price will undoubtedly go up in the future.