As everyone is posting, the official press release for 75159, the new Lego Death Star has been announced. To me, it is a repeat with an extra 200 pieces. However, it does come with a whole bunch of new minifigures as you can see below! So, it may still be worth it, especially if you do not have the original.
I added the press release to the bottom of the post.
Here are all of the figures and the box art as well! I already have the original, so I will probably grab my figures off of eBay once we figure out which ones are new.
75159 Death Star
US $499.99 – CA $599.99 – DE 499.99€ – UK £399.99 – DK 4499.00 DKK. Available on 15th September to VIPs, 30th September everyone else.
Win the battle for the Empire with the awesome Death Star!
Re-enact amazing scenes from the Star Wars saga with the Empire’s ultimate planet-zapping weapon—the Death Star!
With over 4,000 pieces, this fantastic model has a galaxy of intricate and authentic environments, including 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.
This fantastic set also includes 23 iconic minifigures and 2 Droids to ensure hours of Star Wars battle fun.
Includes 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, Han Solo (disguise), Luke Skywalker (Tatooine), Luke Skywalker (disguise) and Luke Skywalker (final duel), plus R2-D2, an Imperial Astromech and a Dianoga trash compactor monster.
Features a superlaser control room, Imperial conference chamber, hangar bay with moving launch rack and detachable TIE Advanced with space for Lord 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.
Weapons include 3 Lightsabers, 4 blasters, 3 blaster pistols, 4 blaster rifles, 2 force pikes, 2 Force Lightning elements and a bowcaster.
Load up and fire the turbo laser’s spring-loaded shooters to keep the rebels at bay.
Maneuver Lord Vader’s TIE Advanced into position and prepare for launch.
Battle the Royal Guard in the throne room and then take on Palpatine himself!
Help Leia escape from the detention block and swing to safety with Luke across the chasm!
Will Obi-Wan shut down the tractor beam and help the rebels defeat the Empire?
Can you spot the Dianoga trash compactor monster?
Recreate other unforgettable scenes from the classic Star Wars films.
The perfect addition to any LEGO® Star Wars collection.
This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 14 and over.
Measures over 16” (41cm) high, and 16” (42cm) wide.
However, I have been lucky enough to have a reader send me some pictures of this rare and exclusive minifigure. This minifigure is actually one of the rarest Lego Star Wars Minifigures ever produced as only one of them was ever given away. It is currently number 5 on my list here.
Here is the front
Back in 2007 at the San Diego Comic Con Lego had a raffle to give away the one and only solid bronze Lego C-3PO minifigure ever produced. This raffle was part of the 30th Anniversary Star Wars Celebration. You can see a picture of the raffle sign here on Jedi Temple Archives here. You can see the full archive of lego pics on the Jedi Temple Archives site here as well.
The person who won this contest recently sent in a few picture of this minifigure to me when he saw that it was number 5 on my list! I was floored and at first I did not believe it as I figured that this figure was already in a permanent collection somewhere and behind about a foot of bullet proof glass.
We can add this figure to the Solid Gold C-3PO that we posted about in April of this year. Another one that I figured would never surface. Now we are just missing the Solid Silver C-3PO that is seen here! If you look at the Gold figure, it appears that the certificate is very similiar to the one that came with the Gold Minifigure.
As always, thanks for looking and please like my page for the latest news about Lego and Lego minifigures.
EDIT: A reader posted that I am missing 2 unique figures – seee comments below. “Thanks Mike!” These are both from the Juniors line and I missed grabbing them when I was putting this together this morning. I am going to add a picture, but at least they will not be missed in the big video now.
Over the past few weeks, I have been trying to get my minifigure collection organized and sorted. I have been working extra hard on the Super Heroes and the Star Wars figures. It turns out that you can run out of room for just minifigures. 🙂
I have been working extra hard on the Super Heroes figures because I would like to do another video of all 300 of them at one time to see how it looks. I have not done a full set in a long time.
In working towards this goal, I have been trying to clean up this years minifigures and fill any missing gaps and I finally finished the summer 2016 wave and I thought I would share the results with you. If anyone seees any figures that I am missing, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will correct the ommission! I think I have them all.
I do not really collect custom minifigures unless I cannot get them any other way, or unless they are promotional material figures of some sort. Or if they are really neat looking! This one hit a few of those targets and as soon as I saw it in a post on Flickr I knew I had to order a set.
I went a head and did a video review of these two figures so that you could take a look at them and the packaging. See it here.
Here is the link to pick these up if you are interested. See here