Lego Super Star Destroyer 10221 (Executor)
Ages 16+ 3,152 pieces, US $399.99, CA $499.99, €399.99, UK £349.99.
Includes four minifigures: Darth Vader, Admiral Piett, Dengar and Bossk
Also includes IG-88 figure
Features over 3,000 pieces
Measures nearly 50 inches (124.5 cm) long and weighs nearly 8 pounds (3.5kg)
Includes display stand and data sheet label
Centre section lifts off to reveal command centre
One of the largest and most powerful vessels in the Star Wars™ universe has been created as a LEGO® Exclusive model. The Super Star Destroyer™ Executor served as command ship at the Battle of Endor and as the personal flagship of Darth Vader.
It is the first time that the classic dagger-shaped design has been produced as an official LEGO model.
“The thing I was trying to accomplish with this model was to get as close as possible to the original, both with angles and the whole profile of the model from the side,” says LEGO senior designer Kurt Kristiansen.
His biggest challenge with this model was the sheer size. It is the longest Star Wars model made in LEGO bricks, measuring 124.4 centimetres (50 inches). It consists of 3,152 elements and weighs 3.5kg (8 pounds).
“When I was first given this challenge, my first thought was ‘this is going to be a tough one’,” he said. He planned the model by dividing it into separate sections before beginning to build at all.
The build also posed a few problems, though: “When you are developing a model, if you change something at one end of, you have to change it all the way down to make it fit. That’s a challenge on something this big.
“I think Star Wars fans will love this model because it is the first time ever that the Super Star Destroyer has been made as an official model. The thing that makes this model authentic with the movies is the shape, but also the detail on the top. It is like a small city with streets and alleys.”
A section of the top of the model can be removed to show a representation of the command bridge where Darth Vader and the other minifigures can be displayed. The model includes four minifigures: Darth Vader, Admiral Piett, Dengar, Bossk and an extra figure, IG-88.
The Super Star Destroyer is on sale from September 1, 2011 via Lego Shop Online or LEGO Brand Retail Stores.
Posted by Dave at 7:22 AM
Collectors will find this rendition of Boba Fett’s ship from Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back to be the best one yet when compared to previous incarnations of Slave I. It’s bigger than the original Lego model (7144), which was released in 2000, and its bricks have truer colors. In addition, this version has about 100 more pieces than the 2002 release (7153) and is offered at a lower price point, plus has a much sturdier chassis. Features of this Slave I include a rotating and self-leveling cockpit and foils, a trap door that opens up to drop space mines, a top hatch that opens and launches a large missile, two side cargo compartments that store and drop rockets, and a cargo rack door that opens to fit a stenciled brick of Han Solo frozen in carbonite (a favorite piece among collectors). Other minifigs in this set include Boba Fett, a Bespin guard (with African-American skin tone), and two new figures--bounty hunters, IG-88 and Dengar--who are not found in any other Lego sets. The 537-piece Slave I takes anywhere from three to five hours to build with some help from the illustrated instructions. The manual also contains a full inventory of all pieces with part numbers in case a piece is lost and builders need to order a replacement.
Fearsome bounty hunter Boba Fett is back, stalking the space ways in his ship, the Slave I. The sophisticated anti-detection gear and stealth hardware make sure that his quarry never sees him coming until is too late. The Slave I can take on any foe with its bombs, blasters and launchers that really fire. Han Solo is trapped in carbonite and locked in the storage hold, but you can save him. Cockpit and wings rotate for flight and landing. It includes Boba Fett, Han Solo in carbonite, Bespin Guard, Dengar and IG-88. Also, it includes 537 Lego pieces.
This LEGO Death Star is $400 and totally cool. It comes with 25 Star Wars characters LEGO-style, including the “TK-421! Why aren’t you at your post?” Stormtrooper clad Han and Luke. It even has the trash compactor monster that nearly killed Luke in Episode IV.
You won’t find a better way to relive your childhood by reenacting the final duel between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader in the Emperor’s throne room. Oh and remember to always let the Wookiee win.
Posted by Dave at 11:21 AM