LEGO UCS 75159 Death Star is a giant, super-detailed Star Wars set! This set faithfully recreates the Empire’s ultimate planet-zapping weapon from the original Star Wars saga! It includes key locations and features from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. A super laser control room, Imperial conference chamber, hangar bay with moving launch rack and Lord Vader’s TIE Advanced with space for Vader inside, Emperor Palpatine’s throne room, Droid maintenance room, detention block, trash compactor, tractor beam, cargo area, turbo laser with spring-loaded shooters and seats for the 2 Death Star Gunners, and 2 movable turbo laser towers.
It includes a whopping 23 minifigures: Grand Moff Tarkin, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Imperial Navy Officer, Imperial Officer, 2 Stormtroopers, 2 Death Star Troopers, 2 Emperor’s Royal Guards, 2 Death Star Gunners, Death Star Droid, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, C-3PO, Han Solo (disguised), 3 Luke Skywalker (Tatooine, Disguised and Final Duel), R2-D2, an Imperial Astromech, and a buildable Dianoga trash compactor monster.
This set measures over 16” high × 16” wide and contains 4,016 pieces.
Will 75159 Death Star Retire This Year?
In general, sets in Ultimate Collector Series have about 2 to 4 years lifespan. 75159 Death Star was released in October 2016 and it’s in the market for about 3 and a half years. So it is very possible for this set to reach the end of its lifespan.
Currently, the LEGO online store has marked the Death Star’s status as “Temporarily out of stock”. In other words, it looks like this is a scenario that some LEGO enthusiasts call “the dance”. The dance means a set will go out of stock and becomes available again multiple times. Eventually, it will go out of stock one last time before it retires.
So if you like this set, act now! This set is so good that even Spider-Man loves it!