While we wait for LEGO to officially announce 75159 The Death Star, we can now bring you pictures of the box courtesy of the Arundel Mills LEGO Store in Maryland in which it was being built in full public view yesterday.
At first glance it appears to be 99% identical to the old version which is a huge missed opportunity to produce something better. Of course 10188 Death Star is pretty much a perfect set anyway but in the 8 years since it was released, new parts and building techniques have surfaced which could have been leveraged to improve it.
Although it may well appeal to those that are still looking to buy a UCS Death Star, those that already have the old one, which surely must be a significant number by now, are unlikely to want this one as well.
What's different? There is plenty of discussion in the forum about what changes can be seen on the box but I think it mainly boils down to updated minifigs.
You can view full sized images of the box, the minifigs and, importantly, the box in its public setting, after the break.