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Speculation on the upcoming Death Star

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  • miamibearmiamibear OhioMember Posts: 14

    I bought my first Lego set 1 year ago, so I feel that I've missed out on some of the better Star Wars sets, so I would be fine if it was an updated version of 10188. I should have bought one when it was still $400 on Amazon, but I kept putting it off and now they're pushing $600.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,842
    @miamibear Yeah, 10188 was just one of those sets I kept pushing off as well, but it was one that I just wanted to build to see it in person, so I went out and bought one right  before it retired. I then turned around and sold it for more used than I bought it new.

    It's a cool set, but it needed to be a center piece on a table rather than a shelf piece, I just didn't have the space for it.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,078
    Oh, and I also want a small Vader-helmet-shaped tub filled with tears from an angel.

    IF they do all that, then I may - MAY - be partially satisfied. Maybe.
    Angel tears? Get a grip. No-one is going to do Angel tears any more it's so 2000-2010 (do we call that the 00's?) it's all about the Unicorn Tears these days. If you want Angel tears just go off to Ebay and you have to pay the after shelf price mind you need to be of legal drinking age for that Vodka in whichever location you happen to be in.
    I shed many angel tears over my buggy whip collection.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,078
    I would not recommend reading too much into my comments as some Eurobricks members are. I won't say any more for fear of influencing people's opinions prior to the set's reveal.
    I can read between the lines.  It will be a fully operational battle station.  With 101 minifgures, including a Captain Rex exclusive Rogue One minifigure?

    I'm on to you.  It comes with a gold C-3PO, digested Boba Fett and Boss Nass.

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  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,842
    SumoLego said:

     It comes with a gold C-3PO, digested Boba Fett and Boss Nass.

    This set is gonna be a mess...
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  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 786
    Mid september VIP's will get acces to TWO new LEGO sets... Will this include the new death star (and what might the other set be?)
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  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 2,064
    edited July 2016
    ^ Winter Train, so two sets I cant wait to see.
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  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 786
    @SMC thanks! That's awesome!
  • brickupdatebrickupdate Member Posts: 1,020
    Okay, second time I've said this in the last day: I have clearly been living under a rock. I hadn't realized that 10188 finally retired!!!! Yay! 


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  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 945
    SumoLego said:
    I would not recommend reading too much into my comments as some Eurobricks members are. I won't say any more for fear of influencing people's opinions prior to the set's reveal.
    I can read between the lines.  It will be a fully operational battle station.  With 101 minifgures, including a Captain Rex exclusive Rogue One minifigure?

    I'm on to you.  It comes with a gold C-3PO, digested Boba Fett and Boss Nass.


    101 minifigures? Is this some kind of Smurf crossover? Maybe 100 imperial Smurfs and 1 imprisoned Smurfette.
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    Okay, second time I've said this in the last day: I have clearly been living under a rock. I hadn't realized that 10188 finally retired!!!! Yay! 


    Good; you have been updated ;)
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  • DougoutDougout Member Posts: 888
    pics or it didn't happen
  • DougoutDougout Member Posts: 888
    @miamibear Yeah, 10188 was just one of those sets I kept pushing off as well, but it was one that I just wanted to build to see it in person, so I went out and bought one right  before it retired. I then turned around and sold it for more used than I bought it new.

    It's a cool set, but it needed to be a center piece on a table rather than a shelf piece, I just didn't have the space for it.
    You didn't miss much.  That is one of my most disliked builds.  So many bricks and so plain and boring.
  • MATHU83MATHU83 Sydney, AustraliaMember Posts: 1
    I have said all that I am going to say but my comment above that opinion of the set will probably be divided should be telling :o)

    Meaning it will either be a playset like #10188 or another disaster like #75098 Assault on hoth UCS. Both of these are unacceptable
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  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 681
    Oh, and I also want a small Vader-helmet-shaped tub filled with tears from an angel.

    IF they do all that, then I may - MAY - be partially satisfied. Maybe.
    Angel tears? Get a grip. No-one is going to do Angel tears any more it's so 2000-2010 (do we call that the 00's?) it's all about the Unicorn Tears these days. If you want Angel tears just go off to Ebay and you have to pay the after shelf price mind you need to be of legal drinking age for that Vodka in whichever location you happen to be in.
    Ahem, angels from Iego, I think...
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 2,064
    So going by the Disney Castle Monday could be the reveal day of the Death Star, maybe that's just wishful thinking. I have heard from a couple of people that it does not have an outer shell but who knows we will find out soon.
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 906
    ^which means we can expect the first leaks later today, followed by someone ignoring the rules and posting shortly after, then the inevitable removal etc!
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  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 2,064
    ^ Yes this is what makes me think its not Monday as no leaks yet!
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,686
    I reckon it will be unveiled by the end of next week for sure, maybe they didn't want the press releases clashing with each other for this and the #10254 - Winter Holiday Train.
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,270
    May I point out that as it is in the trailer, the set is inevitable? :P
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,364

    Found a leaked image of the new box art!
    Whoa how did you find this??? ;O
  • Final_SignFinal_Sign KentuckyMember Posts: 101
    I got it from a friend that works at a Lego store of course!
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  • InfinitymanInfinityman United StatesMember Posts: 119
    Sure looks like the set number is pasted on the pic... 
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,011
    CM4S said:

    Found a leaked image of the new box art!
    Whoa how did you find this??? ;O
    2 droids showed him what it looked like via hologram projection after he said he was Obi Wan Kenobi. R2D2 sussed him out before he handed over the "plans" (the PDF instructions).
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  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,686
    Anyone else clicking this thread each time a new comment is added to see if any pictures have been leaked yet?
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  • empireempire BC, CanadaMember Posts: 43
    This reminds me of that Simpsons episode where all the girls go crazy for the new Malibu Stacy doll, even though it's just the same normal doll but with a new hat. Maybe they'll just slap a different hairpiece on Luke and call it a new set.
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  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,842
    @adzbadboy Yup gotta download the pictures quickly before they get taken down, ha ha.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,318
    @empire - Would a box branded with 'includes new hat' be more or less insulting than the UCS branding on #75098 Assault on Hoth? :o)
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  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
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  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,686
    Promobricks has posted further details on the new model #75159

    http://www.promobricks.de/6-dinge-zum-neuen-lego-star-wars-todesstern-75159/18555
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  • thedingman5thedingman5 Great Lakes, USAMember Posts: 280
    So, awkward Google translation aside, this sounds like a 95%+ remake of #10188. As speculated. As feared.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Here's the portent of doom that I extracted from that "review":

    Many there have already suspected: The new Death Star is a set of the Ultimate Collector Series (UCS). But do not rejoice too soon, because it behaves here like the LEGO® Star Wars ™ Assault on Hoth (75098) Set. For me, this is certainly not a reason to celebrate.

    There's more there to read, if you wish to be sad.
  • DougTemplarDougTemplar Edinburgh, ScotlandMember Posts: 614
    Just checking but has someone started to run a book on how long this set will be available, with side bets on how many times it will be set to "retiring soon"?


  • Final_SignFinal_Sign KentuckyMember Posts: 101
    Hmm, that review is still a bit confusing.  They say it is similar to 10188 but also like Assault on Hoth.  IMHO, those two descriptions are vastly different from each other.  Is it a big sphere?  Or is it a bunch of tiny "sets" that could've been sold separately?
  • GremerGremer The Commonwealth of VirginiaMember Posts: 183
    edited August 2016
    @Final_Sign I'm guessing it's like AoH in that it's just a copy of 10188, just like AoH was a copy of previous Hoth sets.

    From the translation, it sounds like a 10188 with 200 more pieces but the price has been raised $100. I thought 10188 was ugly and overpriced, so this should be an easy pass.
  • SamJSamJ West Yorkshire, UK Member Posts: 118
    Doesn't sound very promising. Could be a few Final Duels added together? I imagine the leak will be coming very soon! 
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    Can't be long till the press release 
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,011
    edited August 2016
    If this is as crap as expected (based on the information that seems to be available,and taking into account that I already own #10188, TLG will have dropped the ball twice in a row for the kind of sets I (and many SW mad AFOLs) usually wait all year for.
  • ISDAvengerISDAvenger Member Posts: 205
    Someone got a look at it on EB. He said it is a huge disappointment as it is essentially a rehash of the 10188. Guess we will see, but I'm rapidly losing my excitement.
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 781
    I would bet on a photographic leak by the 26th.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,842
    I really hope this set is better than what these sites have been saying or UCS is going to quickly become the Uninspired Crap Series...
    monkeyhanger
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    It seems clear Lego continues to follow the money on these UCS sets. Anecdotal evidence strongly suggests the UCS models most of us want just dont sell as well as the large playsets they keep giving us instead.
    I wish it weren't true, but all evidence suggests it is
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  • Final_SignFinal_Sign KentuckyMember Posts: 101
    Reading the thread over on EB I think I was actually pretty accurate with my above leaked pic . . .
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  • ISDAvengerISDAvenger Member Posts: 205
    Reading the thread over on EB I think I was actually pretty accurate with my above leaked pic . . .
    As much as I hate to admit it, I think you are too. Its sad. No one was impressed with my comment either.
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,078
    Perhaps we should all be thankful for the Ewok Village.  One of those crappy, non-UCS playsets...
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  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    SumoLego said:
    Perhaps we should all be thankful for the Ewok Village.  One of those crappy, non-UCS playsets...
    I agree. Hopefully they give a Cloud City UCS Playset some love like that soon.
    stlux
  • Ferus_OlinFerus_Olin CanadaMember Posts: 8
    First Cap'n Rex tells us that opinions will be divided (Which most likely means it will appeal to some but not others) and now everyone says it's the same as the old one? Come on people, which is it? Or is it both? 
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