Many collectors have been asking for years now, is the LEGO Death Star retiring? Set 10188 has had a seven year lifespan so far which is unheard of for any LEGO set, especially one this large. But the Death Star is finally marked as Sold Out on LEGO Shop at Home, which is nearly always an indicator of upcoming retirement for any set that has been available for a long time. Released in 2008, the 10188 LEGO Death Star has 3803 pieces, a whopping 24 minifigures, and is currently LEGO’s largest set. It is the flagship of LEGO’s Star Wars collection and truly a one of a kind set. As shown by its lengthy seven year availability, 10188 has been a very popular and profitable set for LEGO. With the LEGO Death Star retiring soon, it will be interesting to see what new set will take its place at the top of LEGO’s Star Wars lineup. There are rumours of a UCS Hoth Echo Base being released in fall 2015 but that seems unlikely to be as iconic as the 3800 piece Death Star.