LEGO Star Wars 10188 Death Star pics reveal interior and 21+ minifigs [News]

UPDATE: 10188 Death Staricon is now available for preorder from the LEGO Shop.

The intrepid Eurobrickers who comb the LEGO.com image cache for new files have found photos of the upcoming LEGO Star Wars set 10188 Death Star.

The box art:

At least twenty-one (21!) minifigs:

The set even comes with a small TIE Advanced fighter (aka “Darth Vader’s TIE fighter”):

Check out Eurobricks or reader Will’s photoset for a couple more pics.

74 comments on “LEGO Star Wars 10188 Death Star pics reveal interior and 21+ minifigs [News]

  1. TheDeathStarStaff

    They should have add more imperial minifigs such as General Tagge or Admiral Motti.
    The dianoga looks nice!

  2. Andrew Post author

    @Beaker719: Appreciate the update, but we posted about that on June 19. :-) For all of your coming here from search engines, I’ve added a link to the top of this post.

  3. Alldarker

    @Andrew: I think what Beaker719 probably means is that the 10188 Death Star is now also available for pre-order for the European and Australian Lego Shop@Home sites (which it wasn’t on June 19th)… But he could have used a few more words…

  4. Bill the builder

    The set is way overpriced.
    400 dollars!?!?!

    I just never buy their sets at full price. wait till the set is a year or so older, and buy them from retailers that are desperate to move the old stock and inventory from their shelves.

    for 400.00 bucks, you can go get a Playstation 3, that plays Bluray, plays games, gets you on the internet, and you can browse the web, play online movies, music, photos…

    I just follow the golden rule, never pay full price for their products.

  5. Lego Legend.

    This set is surprisingly $629 And yes it comes with 25 Minifigs
    2 Imperial Guards, 2 Clone Troopers and 2 Death Star Troopers, and so on…..

  6. gruntos

    This debuted at £199 ($400) here in the UK, then after a couple of days avaiable for preorder went up to £275 ($550)! not a good start…

  7. Andrew Post author

    @gruntos: Others have noticed that as well, so LEGO Ambassadors asked LEGO about it, and here’s the gist of what they said:

    Unfortunately, LEGO made a mistake when they put 10188 up on the UK LEGO Shop site. The set was originally designed as a £199 set. However, LEGO worked with LucasFilm, and based on LucasFilm’s input, added enough to the set so that they needed to increase the price.

    After the LucasFilm redesign, the planned release price was £275, but this fact was not reflected at first in the UK price on shop.lego.com. For better or for worse, £275 is the correct price — £199 was a mistake.

    (The difference between US and UK prices is a whole separate issue…)

  8. gruntos

    Yes, I thought it was a little too good to be true based on a “brick for brick” or rather “Stars Wars brick for Star Wars brick” basis when I compared it with other sets in the line.
    this was the reply I got from them:

    Thank you for your recent enquiry regarding the price increase of the Death Star, set 10188.

    This price increase reflects a decision made by the Shop@Home Team and is in line with other retailers.

    We appreciate that this is a significant increase and understand the frustration and disappointment that will be felt by all Star Wars fans.

    The Death Star is still a fantastic LEGO set which will enable fans to recreate the action and adventure from the Star Wars movies. Along with 24 mini figures and movie replicas of the Superlaser Control Room, Imperial Conference Chamber and the Tie Advance Hanger Bay, this is a truly magnificent set!

    I just wondered, who the other retailers are, when its a lego shop at home exclusive? I suppose the Lucasarts franchise rights are notoriously high, I suppose, and pity poor Germany who have to pay £317 for the same set.

  9. 7892

    I thought it was 500$ OMG!

    But I still think it is sweet!!!

    Its coming september 16 witch is not too far away and i can save up for it

    I want it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!! =p =0

  10. carel

    hey people!! why would you buy this death star and the mini figs when you can buy the lego mtt troop carrier or the lego gunship, like people im trying to make a point the mtt and gunship costs way
    less or other sets, and the mini figs in the death star set, you could just buy the lego battle packs!!! like i think that this set maybe smaller than it seems and the tie fighter is one of the mini sets that come from the dollor store.

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  13. Damon Poole

    I think their idea is great, but they should make a smaller and less expensive version. It would fly (ha,ha) off the shelves! I made a small portable version of it and my son loves it! Parts for this one are easily under $50 and you can run around with it which is something you can’t do with the big one. By the way, the big one probably really is worth the $400. It is bigger than it looks in the pictures. But $400 is just too big of an investment. See my version here: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/72791 .

  14. Paul Weston

    Yes, an awesome set, but too rich for my blood. They want $500 cdn for it up here in Canada.

    Starting a year or two ago, I began collecting megabloks aircraft carriers, and have been using them to build my own gargantuan death star set. Although maybe not quite as perfectly round or as accurate on the outside as it could be, it hinges open and stacks up and thus creates a dozen or so individual playsets when all taken apart. Inside are many cool features from the movies, many of which ended up in this new LEGO model they are now selling. Guess I had ESP or something…

    Anyhow, come see the many pics I have of my death star at: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/30635. Thanks!

  15. colin

    Does this hing even have a cover to make it look like the Death star?And gabriel raises a good piontabout Luke’s hair.I just found out ihave the(hopefully) 150 buks to buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!

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