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How best to build the Death Star?

Jonn420Jonn420 Member Posts: 267
edited March 2012 in Building and Techniques
i just got my DS today, and im ready to tear into the question is, do i go with the numbered bags and modular build it, or just dump them all and sort the pieces and build it old school?.....i dont particularly like the mod/# bags...i like doing it the way ive done for years, by separating each piece into piles of like pieces. but if this is too overwhelming of a set to do it that way, please stop opening box 1 of 4 as we


  • samiam391samiam391 Member Posts: 4,506
    It's a large set with LOTS of different pieces in my opinion. Keep with the numbered bags, build yourself a Death Star, and ENJOY!
  • Jonn420Jonn420 Member Posts: 267
    thank you sam, after opening the boxes i agree, itll go much smoother using the numbered we go.....
  • vader34mtvader34mt Member Posts: 88
    enjoy it! took me somewhere between 13-15 hours i believe spread over 5 days

    it was awesome and is now the crown jewel in my Lego collection
  • legoDadlegoDad Member Posts: 529
    Play A New Hope on your TV for some background atmosphere and build!!!
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Administrator Posts: 6,756
    My favourite set ever I think - fantastic fun to build !
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited March 2012
    I have been building mine just this week, and only have the last few rooms at the top to build. I was a bit disappointed that the chrome sabres have been removed, and Han Solo has had a head replacement incongruous with the rest of the figs, but this is small fry to the sheer delight of the set.

    I must have spent between 3 to 4 sunlit hours each day that i have been building it, per section, per box. Plus with a few days break in the mix, and can say i've enjoyed it immensely. Watching it slowly come together over the past week and a half has been an absolute Lego joy. You definitely get to admire the set as you see it part built, stage by stage - something you just don't experience with smaller build-in-one-sitting sets.

    So my strongest recommendation would be this: Here, the journey is the thing. Don't rush to the destination. If you reach a stage where you're eager to see the end results of a particular section, call it a day right there. This really is a set to take time over, to savour each step. Avoid impatience and don't build at all if you don't feel excited by it. You want to enjoy this as long as possible.

    Also: Play the film soundtracks (and any other soundtrack) in the background for the full on 'I am the Emperor' feel.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    Or as others have said:

    Just enjoy it.

  • Jonn420Jonn420 Member Posts: 267
    thanks everyone for the input, im having a blast building this set, im glad i decided to just use the bags,id still be sorting now if i did it oldschool.right now, im at bags 3, step 54 or so....i do have to slow down, so i think ill take a break for the night, and start over in the morning. i feel a blueray Star Wars saga marathon coming on too...
  • Jonn420Jonn420 Member Posts: 267
    ps. i think my set has the chrome sabers..they are pretty silver, but i dont have anything to compair them to.
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