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LEGO 75055 Imperial Star Destroyer Retiring

LEGO 75055 Imperial Star Destroyer retiring at the end of this year is highly likely. This medium sized Star Wars set is approaching the end of its lifespan and is unlikely to be produced again soon. The previous Star Destroyer, set 6211, was released eight years before 75055, so it would seem unlikely that we will see a new Imperial Star Destroyer set in the near future.

Set 75055 is an impressive build featuring 1359 pieces and seven minifigures, including Darth Vader, an Imperial officer, an Imperial navy trooper, an Imperial crew member, a mouse droid and two Imperial stormtroopers. Also included is an exclusive, translucent blue hologram of the emperor as seen in The Empire Strikes Back when Darth Vader communicates with him. This Star Destroyer has an intricate exterior, in addition to a detailed interior where the minifigures can be placed. All in all, 75055 is a compelling set with excellent reviews.

When is LEGO 75055 Imperial Star Destroyer Retiring?

So when is LEGO 75055 Imperial Star Destroyer retiring? Medium-sized, non-exclusive Star Wars sets like 75055 typically have a lifespan of approximately a year and a half, and this set was released in mid-2014. In addition, with the release of Episode 7: The Force Awakens sets, there is uncertainty about the future of older, original trilogy Star Wars sets. It is reasonable to expect that retailers will sell through their existing stock of the 75055 Imperial Star Destroyer in the fall and it will not be restocked. So if you’re looking to purchase 75055, you may want to do it sooner than later, or risk missing out on a great set for both collection and investment.

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6 Comments

  1. With the new LEGO Star Wars series now available I think it’s quite reasonable that Original Trilogy models will be retired soon. So I decided to get one of these now before it’s retired.

  2. I think there’s a strong likelihood that this set will not retire. TLG may just rebox it with a new box picture

  3. @FAHAD I don’t think TLG will simply do a new box and keep the same model. There are rumours a newly designed The Force Awakens version ISD will be revealed in 2016…

  4. I agree, I think a new FA ISD is all but certain …. or at least some version of it. Hasbro has a Microfighter version of the FA ISD, so I would imagine that the Lego Group has the ability to do one too 🙂

  5. Well, Return made right call because just now 75055 ISD became officially RETIRED in Lego Shop at Home Europe!

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