LEGO Death Star: 13 Answers You Should Know!

LEGO Death Star is based on the Death Star: a fictional mobile space station and galactic superweapon featured in the Star Wars space opera franchise.

Since its appearance, the Death Star has become a cultural icon and a widely recognized element of the Star Wars franchise, inspiring numerous superweapons in fiction, as well as in other Star Wars works.

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What is LEGO Death Star?

The LEGO Death Star sets are part of the Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s Series sets and allow fans to recreate the action and adventure of the Star Wars movies and feature an incredible array of Minifigure scale scenes, moving parts, and characters.

LEGO Death Star sets include many pieces and many Minifigures and have a galaxy of authentic and intricate environments including a super laser control room, and imperial conference chamber, plus other cool features to ensure Star Wars Battle fun.

How Many Death Star LEGO Sets Are There?

There are 3 Death Star LEGO sets. However, there are also 3 other Star Wars Sets that feature scenes from the film, plus one other set that includes two joining mini Death Star planet pieces:

  • 9676 TIE Interceptor & Death Star (Mini model included made of two parts)
  • 10143 Death Star II (2006)
  • 10188 Death Star (2008)
  • 75159 Death Star (2016)
  • LEGO STAR WARS Death Star Final Duel 75093
  • LEGO Star Wars: Return of The Jedi Death Star Final Duel 75291
  • LEGO Star Wars Death Star Trench Run Diorama 75329

Death Star 75159

Death Star 75159 is a 4,000-piece model and allows you to build the giant, super-detailed battle station of the evil Empire.

It measures over 16” high and 16” wide and includes key locations and features from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. 

The set includes 23 Minifigures and 2 Droids including Grand Moff Tarkin, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Imperial Navy Officer, Imperial Officer, 2 Stormtroopers, and 2 Death Star Troopers, 2 Emperor’s Royal Guards, 2 Death Star Gunners, Death Star Droid, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and more.

Death Star 10188

 Death Star 10188 includes 3,808 pieces, measures 23.15 x 6.93 x 19.76 inches.

The set features an incredible array of Minifigure-scale scenes, moving parts, characters, and accessories from Episodes IV and VI to allow you to recreate the action and adventures of the Star Wars movies.

It includes 24 Minifigures and Droids, plus an all-new Diagona Trash compactor monster, and also includes Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO, R2-D2, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight), Darth Vader, Grand Moff Tarkin, Emperor Palpatine, 2 Stormtroopers, 2 Emperor’s Royal Guards, R2-Q5, and mouse droid.

Death Star 10143 II

Death Star 10143 II is an incredibly detailed and faithful replica of the Deat Star II from Star Wars: Episode Vi Return of the Jedi.

The set measures a full 25 inches (65 cm) high and 19 inches (50 cm) wide (including the stand) and includes 3,449 pieces, more than any other set at that time.

Includes a miniature model of the Executor, the Death Star II itself, a display stand with further information, and an Imperial Star Destroyer to scale.

LEGO STAR WARS Death Star Final Duel 75093 The death Star Final Duel 75093 lets you play out the epic final duel in Palpatines’throne room and reenact the final duel between Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Emperor Palpatine from the movie Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.

The throne comes with amazing features including a throne room that features swing-out side sections, a Force jump function, opening entrance doors, collapsing chairs and bridge, a reactor shaft, and a detachable throne section with a rotating throne and hidden Lightsaber pop-up function.

The Death Star Final Duel 75093 includes 724 pieces and 5 Minifigures with assorted weapons including 2 Lightsabers, 2 Force pikes, and 2 Force Lightning elements.

LEGO Star Wars: Return of The Jedi Death Star Final Duel 75291

LEGO Star Wars: Return of The Jedi Death Star Final Duel 75291 is perfect for fun, everyday play sessions alone or with friends, and will make the best birthday present, holiday gift, or special reward.

The set includes 775 pieces, 2 Minifigures, and weapons storage, and also includes a speeder with 2 stud shooters and another speeder with a clip blaster for added play possibilities.

The Jedi Death Star Final Duel 75291 has adjustable wings for landing/flight modes, 2 spring-loaded shooters, and a dorsal fin that lifts for easy access to the detailed cabin and dual LEGO Minifigure cockpit.

LEGO Star Wars Death Star Trench Run Diorama 75329

 Death Star Trench Run Diorama (75329) allows you to summon up your creative Force and recapture the drama of an iconic Star Wars: A New Hope scene.

The set is designed to inspire nostalgic memories and focuses on the intricate details to recreate the surface of the Death Star and the pursuit of Luke Skywalker’s X-wing by Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced fighter and 2 TIE fighters.

The Death Star Trench Run Diorama is part of a collectible series of LEGO Star Wars build-to-display diorama models, depicting a memorable Star Wars moment, and will make a great birthday gift or holiday present to an adult Star Wars fan or experienced LEGO builder. 

How Many Pieces Are in the LEGO Death Star?

  • 10143 Death Star II: 3,449
  • 10188 Death Star: 3,803 pieces
  • 75159 Death Star: 4,016 pieces

How Much Does the LEGO Death Star Cost?

LEGO Star Wars Death Star (10188) currently costs $1,045 on Amazon and $1,749.97 on Walmart.

How Much Does the LEGO Death Star Weights?

LEGO Star Wars Death Star 10188 weighs 21 pounds while Death Star 75159 weighs 18.63 pounds.

When Was the LEGO Death Star Released?

LEGO 10143 Death Star II was released in 2005, Death Star 101889 on June 21, 2008, and Death Star 75159 on September 30th, 2015.

How Many Bags Are in the LEGO Death Star?

LEGO Death Star 10188 comes with 4 boxes and 53 bags: triangle and square boxes include 14 bags each, circle box 10 bags, and Plus box 15 bags.

While the LEGO Death Star 75159 includes 18 bags: 16 marked bags and 2 unmarked. 

How Long Does It Take To Build LEGO Death Star?

With just under 4,000 pieces the LEGO Death Star 10188 takes around 12 to 15 hours to build.

Why Is LEGO Death Star So Expensive?

There are many reasons why the LEGO Death Star is expensive. This can be attributed to:

  • It’s a licensed set
  • Size
  • Number of pieces 
  • Production cost
  • And more

What Characters Come with LEGO Death Star?

Characters in the LEGO Death Star include:

  • Luke Skywalker
  • Han Solo
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • C-3PO
  • R2-D2
  • Princess Leia
  • Chewbacca
  • Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight)
  • Darth Vader
  • Grand Moff Tarkin
  • Emperor Palpatine
  • 2 Stormtroopers
  • 2 Emperor’s Royal Guards
  • R2-Q5, and others

What Is the Biggest LEGO Death Star?

LEGO Star Wars Death Star 75159 is the biggest Death Star set. The set includes 4,016 pieces, 23 Minifigures, measures 23.03 x 19.29 x 7.48 inches, and weighs 18.63 pounds.

Why Was the LEGO Death Star Discontinued?

There are many reasons why LEGO sets are retired, this includes marketability, profitability, and performance. Additionally, LEGO sets usually have an average lifespan of 2 years before they are retired but as we said, it all dep[ends on their performance, profitability, and marketability.

Will There Be a New LEGO Death Star?

There is a rumor that a new LEGO Star Wars Death Star set is rumored for 2022 but this is yet to be confirmed by the LEGO group.

However, LEGO has officially released a 665-piece Star Wars Set: Death Star Trench Run Diorama that recreates the climax of the original 1999 film.

The LEGO Diorama depicts three of the most iconic scenes from the original Star Wars trilogy which include the trash compactor scene and the Death Star trench run from Star Wars: A New Hope and Luke’s first visit to Yoda’s hut from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

Lisa D. Marsh

Hi, my name is Lisa and I'm the editor of BrickMechanics.com LEGO has been part of my life ever since I was young. I have a deep love of LEGO and it has guided me through my early years, through school, and eventually through my degree in Engineering.