75252 Imperial Star Destroyer announced!

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Imperial Star Destroyer

Imperial Star Destroyer

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Following months of speculation and anticipation, the latest Ultimate Collector Series set has been revealed!

75252 Imperial Star Destroyer, 4784 pieces

US $699.99, CA $849.99, DE €699.99, UK £649.99, FR €699.99, DKK 5299.00, $1099.99 AUD

Available from the 1st of October, with VIP early access starting on the 18th of September.

Own the ultimate Imperial Star Destroyer!

Build and display an icon of the Galactic Empire – the Devastator. With over 4,700 LEGO pieces, this Ultimate Collector Series 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer model captures all the authentic details of the starship as it appeared in the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope, including swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, huge engine exhausts, intricate surface detailing and a buildable scale version of the Rebels’ Tantive IV starship to chase down.

This galactic civil war UCS set also includes a display stand with informational fact plaque and 2 Imperial minifigures, making it the perfect LEGO Star Wars collectible for discerning fans.

  • Includes Imperial Officer and Imperial Crew Member minifigures.
  • The Devastator Imperial Star Destroyer model features swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, huge engine exhausts and intricate surface detailing.
  • Also includes an attachable, buildable scale version Tantive IV starship for added Star Wars: A New Hope authenticity.

  • With a display stand with informational fact plaque for the ultimate display piece.
  • Also comes with 2 blaster pistol weapons.
  • This Ultimate Collector Series set has 4,784 pieces.
  • Inspire unforgettable Star Wars: A New Hope moments.

  • The perfect LEGO Star Wars collectible for fans of the Star Wars saga.
  • UCS model on display stand measures over 17” (44cm) high, 43” (110cm) long and 26” (66cm) wide, and over 14” (37cm) high without stand.


You can find additional images on the set details page.

LEGO has now published the designer video, featuring Henrik Andersen:

Are you impressed with 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer? Let us know in the comments.

265 comments on this article

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By in Netherlands,

Looks good, but just too high of a price..

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By in United Kingdom,

I like it, I don’t like the price.. but I’ll still have one!

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By in Germany,

Heavy!

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By in United Kingdom,

Oooh I could do with some more grey bricks.... Said no-one ever

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By in United States,

So let me get this straight, there is no scenes in side? if not, its a giant rip off.

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By in New Zealand,

Impressive. Most impressive. But the price is ludicrous....

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By in United Kingdom,

Amazing! Though the price is a bit too heavy and it’s certainly not as interesting as the Millennium Falcon. I reckon it will still be popular though

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By in United Kingdom,

Same price as the falcon for UK, but 3000 less pieces... no thank you

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By in United Kingdom,

Wow, over 2500 pieces less than the Falcon for the same price.

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By in United Kingdom,

What a rip off.

Those minifigs look boring as well.

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By in Netherlands,

€700 euros for a set that contains a lot of small greebling pieces. On the vague leaks I thought it had more bigger pieces. This is just a way for TLC to test how much we are willing to pay

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By in United States,

I guess we are to believe that the high price per piece count is due to the large number of big pieces/plates?

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By in United States,

Since I already have 10030, I'll be saving my money.

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By in Finland,

Ouchie ouch. That price hurts.

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By in Germany,

Big yikes on that price/price-per-part ratio.

It's a good model overall (not convinced by those main engine, they should be domes and not cones), but 14.9 cents per piece is HARSH.

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By in United States,

So we get central Perk at an extraordinary price per piece, and then this...
Still looks like an awesome set though!

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By in Finland,

Wow! For once we in Finland are not having our pants pulled down price wise compared to other EU countries. €699 in Germany (the benchmark) and €699 in Finland (I was expecting €799 to be honest).

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By in United States,

What a rip off. We should collectively agree not to buy this.

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By in Venezuela,

Too expensive

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By in United States,

Once I heard $700 I went back and totaled what I had spent on lego for the past 3 years and I realized I've bought quite a few sets that I ended up giving away or just parting out. I regret not being able to get the original UCS Star Destroyer so I will go ahead and buy this set but I will definitely be spending less in total dollars from now on.

If this was $550 I wouldn't say a word, but since it's not; "play well" has become "bend over."

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By in United States,

It looks amazing. It's also way too big, IMO. I have no idea where I could put it. At least with the Falcon you could put it on a tilted stand like the Efferman. I'm not sure that will work as well for an ICD.

I'll be interested to see the dimensions of the stand. If it's not too wide from one edge of the model to the opposite edge of the stand (both length and width), maybe it's possible to put it on top of a bookcase with lots of overhang?

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By in United States,

I've been waiting a long time for another UCS ISD, so I'll get it. But phew, it better be really satisfyingly heavy to justify that price.

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By in Romania,

700 euros and 2 figs.... ? A skip for sure.

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By in Ireland,

That's one big grey wedge I won't be buying.

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By in United Kingdom,

Yeesh! 1700 more pieces than 2002 version and costing an extra £400. Has someone got their sums wrong?

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By in United States,

Maybe the two included blaster pistols are real for this price

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By in United States,

I'm sure someone at LEGO in the design phase said "We'll get some backlash for this price". To which the higher ups said, "Just watch. They'll buy it."

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By in United States,

A pass for me, just hoping that the minifigures won't be unique to this set only.

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By in Canada,

I love the Star Destroyer, but wish they could've been more consistent with the tiled pieces. Also for $50 CAD more, you get a thousand pieces more and can get the Falcon instead...I get that larger pieces are more expensive, but it's still ridiculous.

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By in Netherlands,

Impressive, but not in my budget. Only 2 minifigs, but then again its for show, not play. Cannot wait to see the interior.

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By in Denmark,

For the size of the model 110 cm x 66 cm this is a bargain.

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By in Japan,

Man, I want this, but at the same time, I don't see how they can justify this being on 100 dollars cheaper than the UCS MF, but having almost 3000 less pieces.

Will hold off for a year or so, and pick it up when Amazon here drops it down to half off like they did the UCS MF.

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By in France,

UCS Hogwarts - 6020 pieces, 4 minifigures, 430€.
UCS Star Destroyer - 4784 pieces, 2 minifigures, 700€.

This is absolutely ridiculous. And don't come with the "it's the Star Wars tax" bla bla bla BS excuse. There's no excuse for it. They're just taking the chance to milk it as much as they can.

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By in United States,

Very confused as to why LEGO thinks lame minifgures for a big set is okay.

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By in Australia,

This ! This is what I have been waiting for ! It is stunning, beautiful and perfection (and quite costly).

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By in Australia,

They want over $1000 Australian for this?

That's a no from me. A very solid no.

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By in United Kingdom,

Yes, it's awesome. Lack of inner scenes or mini-figures doesn't bother me in the slightest - it might if I were 7 years old, but kids aren't the market here. The price however, is a bridge too far for me. I already have the super star destroyer (which I prefer as a ship/design) - and having vowed never to spend this much on a set again after the Falcon, I think this set will have to remain something I'll admire from afar. I would love to have it though!

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By in Germany,

I had been angry at myself back in the day for not getting the original 10030 when it was still available.

Two years ago I saw Anio's Venator Star Destroyer MOC and thought that would be even more awesome, so I went ahead and somehow managed to source all the needed parts and built it.
It is now sitting proudly on my LEGO building table and has satisfied my need for oversized Star Wars UCS ships.

So this time I will skip the new Star Destroyer and NOT ever be angry at myself for not paying a totally ridiculous price. Those marketing guys at TLG must have gone insane. This is at most a 499 Euro set and even then I would have a hard time swallowing that pill. At its suggested RRP it is so insanely overprized that I don't shed a single tear.

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By in United Kingdom,

@behmothjush My thoughts exactly. I was just going to comment. What or earth on the Lego Sales and Marketing people on. Its almost as if they are having personal bets as to what they can get people to buy. £650 for the largest set ever with 1500 pieces more than anything else, and 2400 more than the previous iconic Falcon was too much for most, yet it sold. But this is another level. Grey parts to make a big model significantly less impressive than the Falcon. I think it will sell as a lot of people want one, but £450 would have been more realistic.

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By in United States,

That display stand looks rather flimsy to be supporting such a large set...

I was hoping the rumors of $700 were not true; I really can't justify spending over $500 on a single set.

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By in Canada,

You know, you'd think people would understand that bigger pieces cost more. Analyzing Lego sets on a Price / Part Count is silly.

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By in Spain,

The main selling point for me: "Also comes with 2 blaster pistol weapons"....

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By in Italy,

700€ for... an empty shell with only 2 minifigures. this is what i see from the video on youtube.

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By in Norway,

That price must be a typo

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By in Australia,

Yeah I agree with the others on price. If you had to chose this or the millennium falcon for AUD 200 more, there’s no contest.

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By in United Kingdom,

For those thinking about how to display it, could you just build one side of it hence cutting the width in half? :)

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By in United States,

For the size (almost four feet long), the price is about right, but it feels like there's such a lack of detail on the hull that I'm having a hard time justifying it. Granted, the hull of a Star Destroyer is kind of plain to begin with, but this just doesn't feel like a $700 set from the pictures.

Also, we're getting this, while the poor A-Wing waits patiently for a UCS release.

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By in United States,

Finally a use for the SWMF-1 Falcon I have :)

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By in Sweden,

Haven't bought a Lego set at retail for over five years, surely not gonna start now, my wallet's gonna be resting like Rees-Mogg on this one.

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By in United Kingdom,

@ChunkyKong
And then sell the unused half to another Brickset member for £325?

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By in United Kingdom,

Not bad, a bit too studdy for my liking but as others have stated there is no way this should cost the same as the Falcon (even if it does use bigger parts).
Still not entirly sure about the long term effects of having no support under the nose of the ship either but I'm sure Lego know what they are doing.

As I was already collecting the parts for Raskolnikov's ISD I can make this an easy pass (unless it comes up in a sale for waaaay less).

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By in United Kingdom,

Just watched the promo designer video - it looks amazing from the side.

That price though.

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By in United States,

Wow, that looks excellent!

...Ouch, that PPP is horrible...

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By in United States,

And speaking of the IP licensing fee for Star Wars getting ridiculous...

Lego Death Star, 3803 piece, 24 minifigs...$400.
Imperial Star Destroyer, 4784 pieces, 2 minifigs...$700.

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By in United States,

Way too expensive for me.

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By in Canada,

Not for me although it is pretty cool. Too much grey and too few a number of minifigs.

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By in United Kingdom,

Um... what is it?

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By in United States,

The Upside Down, Treehouse, Tantive IV, and Ford Mustang vs. Imperial $tar De$troyer. Hmmm...
Looks great, though.

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By in Canada,

Absolutely gorgeous set but just WAY too expensive. I’d love to buy more UCS Star Wars sets but they just cost too much relative to what you’re getting.

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By in Australia,

1100 dollarydoos! Geez Louise! I mean it's a beautiful thing, but it's not an $1100 beautiful thing!

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks nothing like an AT-AT

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By in United States,

If the goal was to make the UCS Millennium Falcon seem like a better deal, than they have succeeded. I don't need to echo everyone else when it comes to the price vs. pieces you get, but it's quite obvious.

@bcontant, I think most all of us understand that bigger pieces mean a higher price point. That's why you see sets like Big Ben that have a ton of pieces but aren't as expensive as other similar sized sets. But that doesn't mean we can't dislike the set due to the size/price count. No matter how many big pieces are in this set, it feels like a bad value for what you get. Had there been some type of interior or more mini-figures people might have been a little more forgiving.

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By in Australia,

It's better than I imagined, pretty much perfect.

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By in United States,

Hard pass.

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By in United Kingdom,

Completely blows the old model away. Price is slightly above expectations but still way, way better than forking out god knows how much for the 10030.

Must buy for UCS Collectors :D

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By in United Kingdom,

As pricey as it is... still much cheaper than what the scalpers ask for 10030... what will happen to all these investors who paid 1k+ in the past hoping to make millions lol
I guess millions won’t come their way after all ...

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By in United Kingdom,

No room for it, no money for it. Will buy it.

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By in United States,

Looks fantastic, but the price and minifig selection make this an easy pass for me.

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By in Canada,

Lego knows only core enthusiasts are going to buy and they dont need to sell large quantities. With profits down, sets like this help their bottom line.

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By in United States,

Someone has one listed on eBay for $1,500.

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By in Hungary,

Hey, it comes with not 1, but 2 blaster pistols!

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By in United States,

Hoo buddy, that price is something on the other side of ludicrous. Wow.

It's Star Wars' fans' own fault. They've proven time and time again they'll whine and gnash their teeth about overpriced sets, rehashed sets, and lackluster sets that exist just to sell a new minifig.... and then they'll buy them all anyways.

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By in Poland,

Ow my dear god, it's so amazing so beautiful and huge, I love it. Just if I would have 700€ and space to place such a big model.

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By in United States,

What I want to know is: Will it come with the wheel cart to get it home like the Falcon? That will decide if I get one or not!

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By in United States,

Should come with more minifigs!

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By in United States,

Made the mistake of buying the MF for full price to get the black card, which was a complete failure, then watched a ton of sales (and occasional price mistakes) go by where I could have saved lots of my money and gotten it for a more reasonable price. No rush this time, I'll pick it up when the discount is right.

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By in United States,

"Also comes with two blaster pistol weapons."

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By in France,

Whatever, 700 Euros for a set of 4800 pieces with two minifigs?? That's the worst ratio per piece I've seen in a long time. One has the impression that they regret not having charged more for the MF 75192 (which cost only 800 Euros for 7500 pieces and 8 minifigs), and that they try to make up for it! We can also compare with the Death Star: 500 Euros for 4000 pieces and 25 minifigs ... I had not hesitated to buy these last two, but I will clearly pass on this Destroyer. My 75055 is enough anyway for my display, and at the time it had cost me only a hundred euros for 1300 pieces and 6 minifigs :-)

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By in Belgium,

There is a ringing instruction and there are four printed boxes in the box.

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By in United States,

I have 10030. I'm interested in the building techniques for this set and look into improving some areas of my set. This is just too expensive. I had to get the Falcon and I love it. This is just too close to the original without adding any interior elements and lack of minifigures.

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By in France,

One day, I'll be rich enough to get one UCS set. On discount because prices are steep, but even the art box is magnificent. I just have 10188 Death Star for the moment, but I still have in a corner of my mind the will to get 75192. Hope it will be available long enough for me to spare and get it. On discount. This new UCS is great (and grey too), but once more far too expensive for me.

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By in United Kingdom,

13.5 pence per piece, for mostly grey, should be half the price

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By in United Kingdom,

So the Falcon has 55% more pieces and 4x the minifigures for the same price?

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By in Portugal,

Another masterpiece from TLG, they just can't do things bad do they?? My only concern regarding this model is in fact as previously mentioned by other users, the price per part racio, which in direct comparison with the UCS Falcon make it looks more expensive. Also, the Falcon is a more popular/famous/loved model, which I believe because of the "small" difference in price between them, 100,00€, will make the lego fans buy it instead of the Destroyer... Looks more valuable at least. But great set however, wish I had space and money to buy one lol

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By in Canada,

@bcontant- Yes, larger pieces cost more. However, giant Star Wars sets like this one also include hundreds or more very small pieces used for detailing. Hogwarts had many large pieces and many small pieces and cost $400 for 6020 pieces. The ISD definitely has more large parts but not enough to account for a $200 price difference between what it costs and what it should cost based on piece count.

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By in United Kingdom,

“Also comes with 2 blaster pistol weapons.”

.....well that justifies the price!!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

I need to see a review. At present I’m having Falcon flashbacks, i.e. I’m really trying to like it, but it’s not instinctively making me like it and instantly want it. Anyone else have the same vibe?

I’ve put cost/value thoughts to the back of my mind ‘cos I wanted to just see if I got a good feeling from the model itself without those prejudices. As Imperial models usually get my vote over Rebel stuff I’m still going to give this serious consideration.

Unfortunately UCS sets are no longer in the territory of impulse buys so you really need to scrutinise them and hence that’s where a lot of the negative comments comes from. Same could be said for many new sets, not just SW.

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By in United Kingdom,

I love this version but that price brings me to tears... so I,ll wait n see if a polybag equivalent comes out or the key chain lol..

I look forward to seeing a UCS imperial shuttle and Sith infiltrator next...

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By in United States,

I love the use of existing pieces to create texture on the outside. Pieces like roller skates and frying pans.

However, it kills me that there are no walls that open to show internal rooms. Due to the scale a larger room like a hanger or landing bay would have been great.

But in reality this one will never make it onto my wishlist. The overall price combined with the size kills it off. I just can't dedicate a 43" by 23" long shelf to store/display the thing.

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By in United Kingdom,

110 cm is the length of my coffee table!!!!!, i would love to get it though.

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By in Canada,

Friendly reminder that price per piece is not an accurate assessment of a LEGO set's value and we should be looking at the price per weight instead

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By in United Arab Emirates,

Maybe Lego will sweeten the deal with a bogus year long promotion of semi-exclusive offers and occasionally lame deals on extra VIP reward points with a new Grey VIP card...

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By in Australia,

It’s a whopping 1.1 meters long!! And 66cm wide!! Holy cow, that’s huge!
Bigger than the 2002 model?
Just gorgeous, and i desperately want one .... but that price!! Of course the Aussie dollar has to be at close to record lows vs US dollar ($1,099 vs $699!!)....

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By in United Kingdom,

Will it be available at Smyths in the UK like the Falcon was? At that price again I think I'll have to wait for one of their offers. Was annoying buying Falcon full RRP and then a couple of weeks later people getting over £100 off.

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By in United Kingdom,

Regarding the the promo video.... it’s a bit disconcerting just how much the front plates move when he grasps the model to attach the Tantive IV on the opposite side.

Eeek!

Again, in time would love to see a build review, but that delicateness gives me the shivers for such a big lump.

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By in Australia,

Less than 5,000 pieces at $1,100 (AUD)
Wow
Wow
Wow
The UCS MF was a dream, a grail set, impossible for me to justify another set at that kind of price.

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By in Germany,

everything is said....

riduculous price tag!!! even half the price would not be a real bargain....

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By in Australia,

The price will drop by $50 when it is finally available for order by VIPs. Yes, $50.

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By in United Kingdom,

Too big to display. Too expensive as a part pack. That's a no

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By in United States,

Looking back on two previous sets, ISD 10030 and 10221 SSD, I was curious about their PPP, number of pieces, and time bewtween them.

10030: RRP £249.99 / $269.99 Pieces - 3096 PRICE PER PIECE - 8.1p / 8.7c Year Released 2002

10220: RRP £349.99 / $399.99 Pieces - 3152 PRICE PER PIECE - 11.1p / 12.7c Year Released 2011

75252: RRP £649.99 / $699.99 Pieces - 4784 PRICE PER PIECE - 13.6p / 14.6c Year Released 2019

Thought I'd throw in 75252 for comparison's sake. I did find the increase in price between 10030 and 10220 with only 56 more bricks in 9 years surprising. Only accounting for inflation, 75252 could have been priced around 16.7 PPP or so. Of course nothing is linear in economics, but as a general rule inflation does drive up prices or everything over time.

Do I think the set is priced way too high? Yup. Just making an observation.

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By in United Kingdom,

Really nice set. Too overpriced to be purchased.

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By in United States,

There is so much to love about this set - the size, the detail, the throwback box art, the 2 blaster pistols...

Then Lego comes in with that $700 price tag. LOL

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By in United Kingdom,

In all honestly what a disappointing set, expected so much more.

Poor value in general, generic figures, boring build, no interior just a big disappointing set.]

The price of £650 is the same as the UCS Millennium Falcon that has around 3000 more parts more detailed better figures and a eye-catching awesome build.

Definitely not getting this disappointment.

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By in Brazil,

Very beautiful set, would love to buy it, but....

$699.99 is insane. Less parts than the Falcon, less figures too (and worse: two random Imperial officers while Falcon had the main characters at least), no interior.

This set is just one huge bruh moment.

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By in Germany,

Easy pass. Very, very, very easy pass.

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By in Germany,

I wonder what the target group for those ridiculous, semi-nice but always overpriced sets they released over the last few years is. Rich Arabs that do not care about the price? Adults that put it on their CEO style desk to let it gather dust?

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By in United States,

The dude above who said "Oooh I could do with some more grey bricks.... Said no-one ever" has me confused. I use grey parts all the time. It's a color that is useful regardless of theme. I mean, I won't be buying this set for my grey parts, but I do buy more every lugbulk order and frequently on Bricklink.

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By in United States,

I can't get behind that price

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By in United Kingdom,

I hate to be that guy but £650 for a big grey triangle doesn't do it for me. The scene in the movie is cool, it's an iconic ship, but as a set this is pretty boring and doesn't seem worth the price to me.

I'm sure a lot of people will like this set, and more power to you, but for me it's an easy pass.

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By in United States,

“Lego Releases New Thing to Complain About”

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By in United States,

$700 USD and no interior details? Go screw, Lego.

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By in United States,

The price would be fine if it just looked better and had an interior with some more good minifigures to put inside of it. The dominating flat stud areas along the top of both sides are disappointing visually. I’ve seen a lot of MOCs that don’t go over the top SNOT but solve that issue well. And I’ve seen decent interiors added to Star Destroyers. I dunno...I think it could have been done. I’d have even paid a hundred more if it blew my mind.

Thing is, when it DOESN’T blow my mind, and I sit here looking for justifications and reasons to figure out why I should buy it quickly? That’s a product that didn’t necessarily succeed right from the jump. Just my opinion.

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By in United Kingdom,

Like nearly every other comment, too expensive and a definite NO from me.

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By in United States,

I was really hoping that this was going to be on par with the UCS Y-wing and falcon, but I’m rather disappointed. OneCase’s ISD shows what I feel this set should have been with it’s level of detail. Or Raskolnikov’s Moderately Sized ISD with its interior details. I would have bought another $700 set, but certainly not this one.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks great, but price means it is a NO.

LEGO are taking the mick with that price. Yes fans sometimes pay over the odds for a great set. But can you push it too far? I think the answer is clearly yes.

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By in United States,

The price for this is ridiculous, especially when compared to the UCS Falcon. It really doesn't make sense.

As Lego fans we need to boycott this set, and show TLG we are not willing to drop $700 just because the box says "Star Wars".

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By in United States,

The set itself is incredible, but the price is ridiculous. WHY DOES LEGO EXPECT FANS TO PAY $700 FOR ONE OF THEIR PRODUCTS? I need explanation. This price is over the top and I will flatly refuse to even think about purchasing the set, and urge my friends to do the same. This is too far, LEGO.

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By in Canada,

WOW Lego you need to check yourself on that price!!!

looks great tho,...

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By in United States,

TBH, though, the set itself is really awesome. I love the amount of detailwork and all the attention they put into the work of it. I'm just mad about the price. I like the model itself.

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By in United States,

Looks cool but a hard pass. No interest in spending 700$ for a gigantic grey wedge. I can't see this selling well... especially if LEGO gives them out free to the youtube hack reviewers.

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By in United States,

ouch waaay too steep for me, no matter how gorgeous. i'll have to stick with my 30056 micro fleet i guess

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By in United States,

What's the weight compared to Falcon? Has to be more plastic from large elements or something to justify price to piece ratio.

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By in United States,

I'm a little disappointed that for the size of this thing, there isn't an interior build out.
Price is a bit staggering as well.

I'll take a hard pass on this.

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By in United States,

This is nice looking, but wow, at that price it should have 1200 more pieces, 4 more minfigs, and an interior with at least a bridge (make it microfig--in fact I'm sure people would go nuts over a microfig Vader) and a hangar full of TIE's.

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By in Canada,

I don't like or purchase Star Wars Lego at all, and this pricing is off the chart and insulting but the biggest problem for me is that the set feels dull. It's quite boring to look at. The size is impressive, I'll give them that, but once you get over the fact that it's large, there isn't much to catch your eye. The falcon was more interesting for me to look at, even as a non SW fan.

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By in United Kingdom,

Has Lego not heard of 'Economies of Scale'..... prices per piece should be lower for larger sets, not higher.
If they are suffering from 'Diseconomies of Scale' then they need to sort themselves out..... that and S@H!

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By in United States,

@blogzilly, you summed up my thoughts PERFECTLY. While the ship itself looks great, there are far more Cons than Pros with this set. For $700 I would have expected some interior detailing and a few more minifigs (no Stormtroopers??)

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By in United States,

I will skip this version...takes up way too much space that I don't have room for.

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By in United States,

Look at the size of that thing......impressive, most impressive

This set is way too expensive, but I have cleared space for it and will buy it because I love LEGO and Star Wars. I stopped buying new shoes and visiting the dentist, but I have a nice collection of LEGO started!

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By in United States,

$700 for 4784 pieces when Ninjago City had 4867 pieces for $300 two years ago? While I understand inflation, licensing, and other expenses, I can't help but feel like this is not really a good deal. Then again, I'm not a Star Wars fan anyway.

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By in Australia,

For once a set that in AUD is comparative to the European prices and actually much better then the USD price, but have to agree with everyone else - just too pricey.

I appreciate that there are a LOT of plates to make the skins but watching the designer video and seeing just how little is on the inside really puts that part to price ratio into perspective more.

Will just do what I usually do with Lego - wait till it's in the retailers here and on sale at at least 20% off (got the USC MF at 25% off, still nearly $1000AUD but worth it, or will be when I get the space to build it lol!!)

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By in United States,

What are they thinking?! This price is ridiculous. No interior, not even one room, and this minifig selection is horrible. It should at LEAST have Darth Vader. The build is impressive, but it needs to be $150 less for me to justify buying it.

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By in United States,

Well, here's an interesting dilemma...I told my wife I wanted this and she said fine, but I'll have to build the UCS MF first which I have had sitting in the box since my day 1 purchase. I guess I better get building...

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By in Germany,

That price. And in half a year Galeria will throw them out for 350€ because nobody is buying them.

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By in United States,

Gutted and relieved to a degree...... This may be the cure for my obsession with UCS and LEGO as a whole. Since my Son had his first set 5 years ago I have invested in 260+ sets at thousands of pounds expenditure and annoyance of my wife. The UCS Falcon was my treat and is waiting in the wings to be built...... currently building 71040 with daughter after returning from holiday. I have wanted a star destroyer in UCS since seeing the first set......well not any more - this really is the LEGO groups Apple Iphone moment. I work as a cost estimator and have always struggled with the growth in set prices based on new parts - but hey I'm an addict or was. Die hard fans will moan that I should just get over it and this is VFM if you look at the scale....... well no it is not and the inflation per part is ridiculous. It has woken me up - This fan has lost his faith, perhaps its time to take up a new hobby :O(

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By in United States,

Insane price + already own the original = will not buy (unless steep discount happens).

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By in United Kingdom,

The price for this is totally rediculous and unjustifiable! Anyone who buys this is telling Lego that it's okay to rip us off! My Lego passion is finally dying because of this and other sets terrible pricing!

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By in United States,

Another remake. I'm bored. The last unique UCS was TIE Fighter in 2015. I don't count the Hoth playset as UCS.

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By in United Kingdom,

Now they are back in production, at least the price of light bluish grey levers will now drop.

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By in Netherlands,

Nice set.
Was hoping this one would be in range of my total 2019 Lego budget. It’s not.
Ah well, both Lunar lander and Mustang Boss become viable targets now.
Better luck next year :-)

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By in United States,

Woah, 2 blaster pistols?!
Instabuy. Hands down best feature of the set.

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By in United Kingdom,

Very expensive but Lego prices their sets by weight, not piece count. So this probably weighs close to the falcon.

Can’t see the point of the tie fighter if it’s not to scale. Would prefer a scale millennium falcon that could be attached to the bridge as in the film.

The biggest set I’ve got is the ucs imperial shuttle. Id love to get both the falcon and this set

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By in Germany,

And at 700 Euro/$ it still uses a sticker for the UCS plague. Wow!

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By in United States,

Hey LEGO, I’d pay $550 for it.

It is a beautiful model, though.

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By in Canada,

This is a little too big and too expensive for my taste. I managed to get 10221 Super Star Destroyer for free (don't ask how, I'm not sure I'm allowed to say), and I've never found a good spot for it. It's so long that it doesn't really fit well on a shelf. The wedge shape is a bit awkward.

The Millennium Falcon is incredible and big, but it's probably the flagship spacecraft of the entire franchise. I picked it up and it's one of those sets that, even if I had to sell every other set I owned, I'd be proud to own and display.

This set doesn't have that same appeal for me.

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By in Portugal,

This model is amazing.

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By in Netherlands,

Such a rip-off

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By in Canada,

Complain about the price all you want, you all know it will be sold out in minutes just like the Millennium Falcon.

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By in United Kingdom,

And it's a no from me.

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By in United Kingdom,

We should be grateful we are getting a UCS Star Destroyer at all. Assault on Hoth and Cloud City come to mind.

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By in Turkey,

I like the engines of the orginal, but I like the turrets of this one. Maybe I can just upgrade the turrets.

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By in United States,

Hmmm if i bought it and put the two blaster pistols up on bricklink for $350 each that should cover it, easy

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By in United Kingdom,

£650 and only two minifigs? Sod off.

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By in United Kingdom,

Double points on the Devastator 18-22 Sept finally something good for VIP early purchasers.

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By in United States,

Its a nice looking model, and I certainly like the printing on the two Imperial Officers included. But boy, I have been spoiled looking at photos of Doomhandle/Razkolnikov's ISD Aggressor MOC with published instructions... its a UCS sized Star Destroyer (about 16 cm shorter in length than the new official Star Destroyer) that does have a fully detailed interior and plenty of play features packed into a display worthy model. I included a link to his video showing off the interior and exterior details of the Aggressor below. I hope somebody makes a side by side comparison of the Aggressor and this UCS model, including size, part count, pricing and stability since as of this moment I am honestly thinking the Aggressor is the better looking/playing/displaying option.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fuzg41bkH7E

I will give Lego this though, the Correlian shipyard art on the back of the box for the UCS set looks stunning!

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By in United Kingdom,

My dreams have come true... But £650 is my worst nightmare.

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By in United States,

After obtaining close to a thousand sets, and really enjoying this hobby, I have to echo the overwhelming sentiment here. A solid let down and overpriced. I thought there would at least be a great selection of unique Minifigures and some interior detail/rooms. A maybe if discounted.

I'm really disappointed after looking forward to this day.

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By in United Kingdom,

^15314 pieces so well over 3x the part count...

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By in Netherlands,

UCS = Ultimate Cashgrab Series
:)

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By in Brazil,

The Star Destroyer is my favorite fictional ship so I was really looking forward to this. Over 1 meter long is very great but the two things I was worried about came true:
- $700 price tag confirmed
- No interior space for the ship

Well, at least I can save for the new episode IX sets that are looking great(Kylo Ren ship and millenium falcon)

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By in Brazil,

The Star Destroyer is my favorite fictional ship so I was really looking forward to this. Over 1 meter long is very great but the two things I was worried about came true:
- $700 price tag confirmed
- No interior space for the ship

Well, at least I can save for the new episode IX sets that are looking great(Kylo Ren ship and millenium falcon)

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By in Netherlands,

At first I was very excited, looked at the pictures and was totally amazed. I was a bit turned down for there only being 2 minifigures in this set. I would have loved to see some prominent imperial officers. I didn't worry too much about the price until I read some comments and discovered this set has no detailed interior. That's a real bummer for me and the fact that for the same price I can get an UCS MF, which has one and a half times the piece count, made me decide not to get this set. At least not for now.

I think my money would be better spent on sets based on the upcoming last season of The Clone Wars series.

I feel a bit conflicted about this set.

I hate to hate it, but I can't love it either.

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By in Poland,

I am disgusted people even consider buying it for this price.
I believe you can bricklink original slowly for waaaay better price

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By in France,

Reading comments I can just agree with many points, such as just two minifig,no details neither scene inside, and for 100 bucks more I get 75192 which almost has aforementioned features, a much larger and better minifig selection and so on... and I still don't understand, not being a great economist, that ppp ratio. For me the bigger the set is the lower goes the ppp. Here it's more than 14 cts per part which is ok for a 30 euros set but not for such a big one IMO. It's beautiful of course for any SW fan,such as i am, but no way I shall spare money for months to spend it all in this one.

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By in United Kingdom,

2757 less pieces than the Millennium Falcon and a far less interesting model and build. It's a sea of grey. And yet it's the same RRP in the UK? MAJOR PASS for me ...

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By in Germany,

So many people have said in recent months
"LEGO, stop making me spend all my money by putting out so many awesome sets."

Well, TLG finally listened...
;-)

On a more serious note, I just watched the video and thought it is incredible how flimsy that Technic interior appears to be. When I compare that to the interior of Anio's Venator with its sturdy structure with tons of Technic bricks there just is no comparison.

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By in United States,

I might be interested in the $150 playset follow-up.

With $700, I could just about clear my entire wishlist.

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By in France,

Designer video comment "....It's not a complicated build, just long...."

That shocks and disappoints me more than the price, lack of interior and only 2 minifigs. If the build is not interesting then what is going for it?

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By in United Kingdom,

Great looking ship but can’t help thinking Lego has gone “what’s the biggest bunch of mugs we can rip off, Star Wars fans”
Easily £200 over priced, unless the inside is bricked with gold. And two figs? No Vader? Still I’m sure there are people that will buy it, good luck to them, I’m not.

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By in United States,

First of all, comparing this to ISD MOC's (those who have seen them will know what I am talking about) is really unfair. The MOC ISD's are far far superior than the UCS ISD and its pretty much a fact rather than opinion since they are more detailed, accurate, and one has superior features. And I do own the 15K piece ISD and I still think this is a good attempt from LEGO.

Critiquing the actual set. I am impressed with how the designer was able to accurately depict the ISD MK1 instead of confusing the MK1 and the MK2. However, I feel like he didn't know because of how he added the "feature" to raise and lower the sensor array. There are two different designs for the sensor array if you know the differences between MK1 & MK2 but average and most hardcore fans won't be able to tell the difference anyway. The minifigs are extremely disappointing, lazy, & cheap but I do like the new ranking officer. The fact there is no interior is pretty expected because one, there is a limit or a budget of pieces and resources for the designer and two I feel like he wouldn't be able to figure out how to put a nice interior to the build. The build itself is pretty good, but still really studdy. The details or greebling are good enough in LEGO standards as it is simplistic and generic. The price... Well all I'll say is that I won't be paying full price ;)
Overall, I don't think this set is any better or worse than the previous UCS sets (Hoth is not a UCS set) but meets the general expectations of a UCS model.

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By in Netherlands,

Lego sucker here. Usually by all the special AFOL sets. But not this time. Don’t like to be robbed.

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By in United States,

Price per piece is such a silly comparison. Are you honestly going to believe that a 1x1 plate costs as much as an 8x12? While this does have some small parts for greebling, the outside seems to be primarily made of large plates, which cost more and the inside is likely long technic bricks with, I'm guessing, little room for an interior.

Price by weight is a much fairer comparison and when you do that, it's a much, much fairer price. It's about 6 kilos to the Falcon's 6.9.

Also, I don't get the need for the interior. I'm pretty sure the only thing we see of an ISD is the bridge, which is incredibly boring. I'm also somewhat biased because I had 75055 and the "bridge" took up most of the interior, so I don't really want it again.

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By in United States,

WOW that’s expensive. Beautiful, but like, Ninjago City had MORE (4800) pieces for only $300...

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By in Ireland,

I am so glad that I am only collecting First Order and Resistance sets!!

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By in United Kingdom,

I think they're charging the price they are, because they know they can - whether confirmed or not, they're creating a more premium brand and the prices are reflecting that.

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By in Australia,

OoO! The all light bluish grey small base with levers!!!!!!

No magnets???!

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By in Portugal,

To my eye's it's a magnificent rendition of an Imperial Star Destroyer.

Yes, there are better design ones out there, but none built with these few pieces.

As other's pointed out, price per piece is not a correct way to assess value for money, despite this it is a steep price. I'll try to get it on discount.

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By in United States,

You always know when there are more comments than there are likes on a Brickset article what the consensus is.... :P

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By in Italy,

I am sooo glad I don't care less about this set: saved a pile of money!

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By in Netherlands,

Impressive, and impressively expensive.
Glad I’m not into SW.

Cool use of the car doors, though!

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By in United Kingdom,

Absolutely no chance I would buy this but it has been entertaining to enjoy the build-up hype, release and backlash!

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By in Canada,

So Lego's response to the after market scalpers is to joint them on the "primary market?"

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By in United States,

Too much money for a rehash product.

The Star Wars universe is massive. I don’t understand why Lego keeps recycling the same stuff over and over while increasing the price at the same time.

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By in United States,

Looks awesome, but at least $200 over-priced. for $100 more, you can get the Falcon and almost 3k more pieces. What are you thinking, LEGO?

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By in United States,

I understand people that say price per piece is a bad measure of value and that you should instead go by weight. I understand that. But, when it comes to Lego sets and perceived value, you also have to take into account the set itself. This is a large, almost entirely grey model with no real play or interesting features, especially any type of interior. It's very well designed and looks good, I can't deny that. But at the end of the day it's hard to get over those facts. In comparison, the Millennium Falcon has many play features, an interior, several figures from both trilogies, and is overall more fun to look at. So while the actual weight-price-value-ratio thing may make it seem a good value, it fails value in all other aspects. And for many AFOL's, that's really where the value lies.

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By in Russian Federation,

Gently speaking, not the best design I ever saw

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By in United States,

There's a sucker born every minute.

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By in United Kingdom,

so whens the review? :)

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By in United States,

I passed on the first one and I'll pass on this one for the same reason. It's just too...well, "gray"...and way too expensive (by about $200). For another $100, the UCS MF set is a better deal (for the price), comes with a lot more pieces, has more interesting minifigures, and would be a much better building experience.

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By in Germany,

I guess it’s a good news for people who were willing to pay way more than $700 for the original model. But, it seems really overpriced to me.

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By in United Kingdom,

Same UK price as the Falcon, with so many less pieces and minifigs - WHAT?
I have the original UCS ISD so it’s a ‘no’ from me.

The Falcon slightly tempted me (even though I have the original of that too) but this set price is just ridiculous.

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By in United States,

I guess as long as people are willing to pay these ludicrous prices, Lego will keep doing what they're doing. I for one have had it with them.

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By in Slovenia,

Folks that will buy it have all the money to aford a big displaying space in their mansions. So lets's face it, we are just poor lads.

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By in United States,

Figure selection is WEAK

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By in United Kingdom,

Seriously, no interior for that price? Thats a hard pass.

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By in United States,

I am torn between this and the Millennium Falcon that bears my last name but the absence of Vader really weight my opinion towards rhe MF.

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By in United States,

No chance of me getting this (not that I think it’s a bad-looking model or anything), but does anyone know how much this thing weighs?

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By in United States,

The figure selection and a lack of some sort of interior make this a total sham for $700. I’d rather go and buy the Falcon for that price and get a much better model with an interior and incredible figures for that price.

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By in United Kingdom,

It’s as good rendition of the ISD as possible at this scale. The designer’s B Wing model is one of my favourite ucs sets.

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By in United States,

Looks great! But I don’t think I can carve out the space for it. I’m maxed out as it is on display space, and it’s time to declutter and reorganize. It’s also pretty pricey.

I think I’ll have to admire from afar.

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By in United States,

I don’t understand the complaints about re-releases. LEGO sets like X Wings sell well, so they try to have at least one on shelves at all times. And everyone complaining- remember that you’ve been begging for a new ISD for years.

It looks nice. It’s out of my budget, but I do think it looks good and for me the value is decent. It’s not great. There is such thing as a middle ground, guys!

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By in Netherlands,

I think you’d be better off buying the 75055 instead. Yes, this has many more pieces and it’s a lot bigger, but compared to the 75055 it doesn’t seem to be much more details. The main structure looks pretty plain tbh. And on top of that the 75055 has an interior! Could have easily been built into the new UCS Star Destroyer, if it were only one section. Just look at the amount of space inside! It’s almost completely hollow

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By in United States,

Wow, I just can't get over the price. Like everyone else, I think it's just way overpriced. I'm not one to shy away from pricey sets; I bought the MF the day it came out. I also have quite a few other expensive sets.

But the perceived value is there with those sets; this one does not look like a $700 set. It's not just the price per piece, but the detail. The UCS MF is VERY VERY detailed. Painstakingly detailed. As much as I love the ISD (my favorite SW ship) there's not a lot a designer can do with detail when compared to a MF.

Sorry LEGO, I'm not going to pay full price for this. I'll wait until Amazon has it on discount like Betrayal at Cloud City.

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By in United States,

I'm a little torn on this. I definitely want it, but from the pictures and video, there are already things I'm not too pleased about with regards to the design. Mainly in the rear, such as the engines (so many exposed anti-studs) and the angled backbone of the bridge no longer being stacked brick elements but instead SNOTed plates. I probably could easily forgive these if the price was cheaper, but as it is (and knowing LEGO's spotty quality control lately with the spelling of words on the sticker plaque), it is a definite "wait" for me. It would've made a great birthday present, otherwise.

Besides, this time, I don't want to contend with the S@H VIP madness. Oh, you know already how horrid it is going to be. Because I guarantee you, even if all 209 comments above me were disdainful of this set and were true to their word on not buying this set on release, there are still double the amount of LEGO "casuals" or generic Star Wars fans to which price is no object, and will snap this up. Just watch. I know Star Wars fans almost as well as I know LEGO fans, and I think a lot of you will agree with me.

My advice: wait on it. Even if you are some mega-rich Brickset user who hides the fact he or she could buy four of these suckers on early release day, you'll be happier if you wait. One way or the other, this set will become more lucrative to obtain. Just. Wait.

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By in United States,

I got the 6 kg figure from an infographic on Eurobricks, and I'm not sure where they got it from. It seems about right, but it may be wrong.

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By in Australia,

No thank you. Too expensive and too boring.

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By in United States,

I’ll be the first to agree that the price of this set is far too expensive. However, something to take note of:

-The original UCS ISD had about 3,000 pieces, and released in 2002 for $300 USD originally (was later lowered to $269).

-This new ISD has 4,700 pieces, so let’s pretend that, had it been released in 2002, it would follow the same price/part ratio and cost about 470 dollars.

Throwing $470 into a USD inflation calculator and calculating the change from 2002 to 2019, you wind up with a whopping $670 dollars. Suddenly that $700 price doesn’t seem all that far off.

Just a little something to think about.

It’s still way out of my budget, but it is something I’d love to own one day.

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By in Canada,

In Canadian dollars....

75252 Imperial Star Destroyer, $ 850 - 4784 pieces
75192 Millennium Falcon, $ 900 - 7541 pieces

Huh??? Only with LEGO can you buy 2,757 pieces for just $ 50!

Seriously, that Star Destroyer needs to be closer to $ 600, just sayin'

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By in United States,

Given that I've been able to resist the UCS MF without difficulty, passing this up will be no problem at all. It would take up too much space on my dining room table to serve as a centerpiece, and I don't have another piece of furniture big enough to support it. The price is hard to swallow, but the sheer size of it is what really turns me off. Turning the Death Star and the Jurassic Park gate into framing devices for vignettes from the relevant movies is a rather cute concept, but even if I wanted such a large LEGO layout this certainly wouldn't be what I chose!

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By in Canada,

As much as I want this to have an interior, any interior details would likely have pushed this one's piece count over 5000pcs and made it more expensive than it already is.

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By in United States,

I’ll get one... on discount. Never pay full price for Lego ever! I got my falcon from Wally World last Xmas for 25% off online sale I foresee this one going on sale frequently. Hell even the y wing which has better value out of the gate has been on sale at least four or five times at 150 between amazon and Walmart. Never pay full price for Lego just wait a year or two (probably less for this one). Seriously if the sales of this set are poor eventually retailers will have to move inventory and I assume Lego will do two production runs even if sales are abysmal.

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By in United States,

Sales down, profits up: This is why. The day is coming, though: sales down enough, profits down, too. The last time Lego was in trouble, it was for giving too much: molded baseplates (baseplates, period). Next time it’ll be for screwing their fans.

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By in New Zealand,

That’s an unnecessarily expensive empty grey bag of air.

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By in United States,

Figured this was coming at some point since they've already rereleased the X-Wing, Snowspeeder, Y-Wing, and Millennium Falcon. While it looks very nice, it's a pass for me. It looks pretty much identical to the original version, which I already own. It appears to be constructed basically the same way, the only reason to get it when I already have the original is that it's probably more stable than the original with the magnets holding it together. However, mine is stable enough and that one was only $300 (a huge amount at the time). At $400 more, there's no way it's worth getting a basically identical model to the one I already have.

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By in United States,

So asides from looking at the terrible price to piece ratio I took a look at the price to mass ratio (dollar to grams) instead and compared with the MF. The ISD has a $0.116 per gram and the MF has a $0.115 per gram ratio. So looking at it like this the ISD is only slightly overpriced. I think this is a better way to analyze the prices with its contents. However, for me, this still does not justify the fact that this set only comes with 2 figures. It should have had at least 4. And big sets like this should have exclusive figures so that the set can be special. A bit off-topic but I can't believe there are people who think expensive sets shouldn't have exclusive figures. Large sets deserve special figures to make it something special and not ordinary like the general sets. Anyhow, looking from a different perspective can show that the $700 price is somewhat not that bad. Minifig selection is still terrible.

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By in United Kingdom,

I love it! What a fantastic model and well done to the design team for all the hard work and development that went in to it. The box art looks great too. Congratulations!

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By in United Kingdom,

Rip off! It's a £350 set.

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By in Poland,

Boring !! Too expensive !! Only two minifigures !!?? MAybe interesting to build but no interior ?! bleeee no way i will buy it for even 200 $
TLC your marketing politics is just weird !

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By in United Kingdom,

The UCS Falcon is the same price and is soooooo much better value for money

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By in Germany,

My only positive takeaway from watching the designer video is the clever way of using Mixel ball joint pieces to connect the large underside panels to the frame of the model. I will adapt this method for my Venator, because I was never too happy about the original solution with the magnets, like on 10030 too.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm a fan of star wars, I read the novels, watch the films, write and read fanfics.

I loved the Death Star set and the x wings and I was tempted by the Tantive, but baulked at the price. If I had more savings, I might have got it. There's still time, but other sets come first. I love the Sandcrawler, Slave I. If I had been a afol when the ewok village was realeased, I might have got that too.

But I'm saying no to this, because of the price. It has no interior, only two mini figures. This is too expensive, just like the Millennium Falcon. I love star wars, but I'm not paying this much for a set.

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By in Netherlands,

Magnificent model but way overpriced... When you buy at S@H that is. I mean, are there still people here who are buying their Lego in an official Lego store?

The last 5 years I've bought my Lego sets mostly at Amazon. You've got to have patience, because their offers come always at least 6 months after the release of a model. Last year I bought the Millennium Falcon for "just" € 570,00 instead of € 799,00 which you've got to pay at S@H. It was really worth the wait. I guss this one will be available for about € 500,00 in the near future.

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By in Netherlands,

When compared side by side to the first release, I actually think that the 10030 ISS looks just as good. Maybe even better in some areas, especially the thrusters.

I don't mind it only has 2 minifigs. You can buy some nice minifigs for a few euros each on bricklink (and at least you won't have to spend a fortune if you only care about the minifigs).
But the price is indeed way over the top, making it really easy to pass. Maybe just design one myself, or bricklink the 10030.

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By in United States,

The Falcon is $100 more for 3,000 more pieces, anyone defending the price is simply out of touch with reality.

This is what I've been complaining about with some of the LEGO 'fans' here being in the cult and thinking LEGO is never wrong. LEGO will take advantage and just charge you more and more and more and more for less and less.

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By in United Kingdom,

Do we really need yet another of these?? The price is ridiculous, especially alongside sets like the Falcon. Come on LEGO Group, give us something special, which we haven't seen umpteen times before...

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By in United States,

I like that it has a sturdy Technic frame, and it looks fantastic.
The price is an outrage. This is clearly a $400 or $500 set, not $700.
LEGO is soaking us.

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By in United Kingdom,

Echoing the above, the price of this, compared to the MF is nuts. IMO, it's clearly a test of, 'who is going to shell out 649 again, and can we get away with again'. If it sells out like the MF, their decision will be justified, but I will be waiting for Smyths to do it with £100 off, like they did the MF 6 months after they are back in stock

Amazing set, dont get me wrong and I am excited for it, just not 649£ excited for it at launch

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By in United Kingdom,

@Wrecknbuild
Good luck Bricklinking 10030.
Depending if you were to go Used / New or Light Grey / Medium Stone Grey this can be a way more expensive project than you think.
Just taking parts 2753, 6205, 30342, 30208, 4424, 2356, 2607 & 73092 (60 parts in total) without shipping, for Used Light Grey parts would set you back approx £133 & for New Light Grey parts it would be approx £280 and it's much the same story for Mediuim Stone Grey. Used Parts would set you back approx £233 and for New parts an eye watering £369 that still leaves over 3000 parts to get, which even at a lowley 0.10p a piece makes the new one not look quite as expensive (Althoughh I still think it's £150 overpriced).

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By in Denmark,

Yes, grey is indeed a strange color choice for the ISD when we all know that the original was rainbow-colored?

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By in Denmark,

I would buy this, if i had the money or the space...

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By in Poland,

How heavy is thata? Enybody knows the weight of it?

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By in United Kingdom,

I wonder if the price has anything to do with the likelihood of smaller interest than the Falcon. I’ll bet Brexit has not helped the UK price.

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By in United States,

If Brickset or anyone gets a chance to interview the designer, I'd really love to hear LEGO actually address the price question (and not dodge it with meaningless fluff). If that's what it costs, fine, but then tell us something about that. Make us partners and advocates. Imagine, from their perspective, how helpful it would be if upon hearing a complaint conversation about price, AFOLs could explain it by pointing to rising costs of plastic or printing or labor or whatever. Something other than greed, right?

I know price-per-piece isn't a great measure, so if we should be using price-per-weight, can LEGO give us the weight (minus packaging) for all sets? I can't imagine anyone reasonably insisting that every set have an equal price-per-whatever, but if the only comparison we have makes this look wildly out of line with other sets, it's understandably hard to accept. In the absence of a good comparison, people will use a bad one (price per piece) which leads to conclusions I can't imagine LEGO intends.

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By in United Kingdom,

No stickers on the model only the plaque it’s a big thumbs up and day one purchase from me ??

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By in United States,

Once the parts list is available (and the recolored pieces are no longer exclusive to the set) it will be interesting to calculate what it would cost to buy all the parts from Bricklink.

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By in United States,

With the double points on the first weekend you should be getting $70 back. $629 is abit more palatable, but still $100 too high imo.

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By in Netherlands,

@bandit778
Thanks for sorting that out! I may have been a little optimistic. However, in light bluish gray and with a little tinkering I believe it could be done for a reasonable price. Actually, I think I'll pick up this challenge. But the Fabuland tub and wheels for the thrusters will be hard to replace without noticing.

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By in United States,

I'm torn on this set, honestly. It's way overpriced, no interior, only two minifigures, it's a big gray triangle, etc. All of the gripes and complaints that have been voiced thus far are certainly spot-on, and I can't disagree with any of them. Plus, it's reached the point of too much: too much money, too much perceived gap between what you pay and what you get, too extortionate, too big to effectively display (26 inches wide means you need a two-foot deep shelf for minimal overhang, plus it's much taller than the Falcon), etc.

Here's my dilemma: yes, it's a big gray triangle, but that's the source material. I have the Super Star Destroyer, which has always been my favorite SW vehicle, and I absolutely love it. I also happen to have a soft spot for giant Lego models, like the SSD, Technic Porsche 911 GTR3 RS and Mercedes AROCS, etc.

The problem is, and this has fallen by the wayside in these comments, is that I really do think it looks good. It seems very close to the ImpStar1's available reference pictures, and as a display piece, it looks like it will be incredibly imposing. I'm sure the first response to this post will be "No one is saying it doesn't look good, we're complaining you don't get enough for the price" - which is true. The thing that concerns me about this set is that if you watch the designer video on Brothers Brick, he says it's not a hard build, just long - and that's more of a big turnoff than any other factor, including size and price. Once the frame is completed, the hull and superstructure which seem to be built as separate modules are attached and it seems to come together all at once and quickly.

This is a set that won't make it onto my wanted list, especially with major house projects that need to be done before our second arrives in March, but this may be one that I keep in the back of my mind for long-term eventual purchase.

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By in United States,

@MrJackson Agreed. It's absolutely gorgeous, and consistent with the source material. Despite the sticker shock, I'm planning to buy it because this is a set I've wanted for a very long time.

I'm also quite content that all of its value (such as it is) has gone into it being a display model. Extra minifigs or an interior wouldn't have done anything for me. I want a big honking ship, and it looks like that's what I'll get!

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By in Netherlands,

@MrJackson

I too agree that it does look good. The 10030 looked impressive in real life, and I imagine this one will have a similar effect.
The fact that the build isn't hard would be okay with me. I rarely find any build from standard sets "hard". But I do find some builds relaxing and interesting, and some somewhat dull.
The Saturn V was not hard imho, but I did find it exciting!

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By in Germany,

This is especially funny when you see how much the competitors have improved the quality of their sets - not only regarding design (their own), but also the pieces themselves. I used to buy a lot of Lego, now I buy some Lego and a lot of other brick sets and still do not spend as much money anymore. It has become very easy to just not get involved anymore and move on and check out other pastures for great sets.

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By in United States,

Even though I *could* get this, I won't. I'd feel icky dropping that much money on such a lop-sided set after the Falcon. This also makes me worry about the future of UCS.

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By in United States,

I admire the sleek, modern design of this rendition, but honestly, I don't think this set will sell nearly as well as the Falcon did. The latter is a much more iconic ship, probably the most iconic in the SW universe, with the additional hype behind it as the largest set ever. Most importantly, it included an almost complete set of minifigures besides Luke. Minifigs are arguably the biggest draw for many SW fans and in this set, there's all of 2 pitiful imperial guards. The other important aspect is the build. Unfortunately, I think the designer's own comment in the designer video, where he stated, "It's not a super hard build, just a big build" was innocent enough, but can also be interpreted as his decision to go for a build philosophy that is more utilitarian in nature than creative, as opposed to a Mike Psiaki design for instance. Hopefully this will be a case where many scalpers makes a loss due to overestimating initial demand and people's willingness to pay 2x more to get the set 1-2 months early. Unfortunately, the high entry price of $700 and likely low stock at release pretty much means scalpers will be buying up this set in droves.

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By in United States,

Too expensive. Should have been $500. For a large set like this, the price should be closer to 10 cents per part. The price per part is way worse than the MF.

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By in Belgium,

After scrolling down the comments I keep thinking of the 'why al the negativity' article :-)

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By in Netherlands,

Maybe the comment section could be kept clearer if we could all just tick off some poll at each article on whether:

- the price/piece ratio is great/okay/bad
- the number of minifigs is high/reasonable/too low
- the minifigs are exciting/so-so/numb
- and how interesting one finds the set in general

?

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By in United Kingdom,

After reading all the comments here’s my take on it.
First of all yes it’s hugely expensive!!! But then you stop and think, this set has lots of large plates and long Technic beams etc which are obviously more expensive to produce than small pieces, if you actually look at the amount of “plastic” you are getting and the weight of it you’ll probably find it’s comparable to the falcon on that front.
When it comes to interior detail you have to remember that the falcon is actually made to mini fig scale whereas the star destroyer isn’t, what they could and should’ve done however is take the Hogwarts castle approach and perhaps gone for micro fig scale and include a bunch of Star Wars micro figs and details which would’ve been awesome, also include some normal mini figs of key characters to display alongside the ship.
I don’t see how anybody can complain that it’s a big grey triangle when that’s exactly what it is in the movies!!!
I had the original 10030 but sold it in a moment of foolishness which I’ve regretted ever since. £650 is a big ask to spend on any Lego set but I really want it and it’ll look great alongside the falcon, I’m just going to have to work lots of overtime and live on jam and bread for a while!!! I don’t know if I dare say this for fear of getting my ass kicked by the purists but at this price I wonder how many people are wishing Lepin were still around to do a cheap knock off version!!!
Another thing is we are long, long overdue the AT-AT to get the UCS treatment, maybe they are working on it and perhaps it will have over 10,000 pieces and will still cost £650 like the falcon and ISD, one can dream...

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By in United Kingdom,

I've owned my copy of 10030 since about the time it was released in 2002. I've never got around to building it, but wasn't one of the criticisms of 10030 that the bow of the ship would eventually start to sag because of the lack of support? This set looks as if it will suffer from the same problem - there's no support at the bow of the ship. It too will eventually sag.

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By in United States,

Very cool set. But for the lack of space and a million bucks, I’d collect Star Wars, Ninjago, and Hidden Side (which I think is cool) in addition to the Marvel & DC Super Hero lines.

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By in United States,

Was thinking about this a bit more. There seems to be a kind of weird price thing that happened. Maybe it’s in response to current or future projections. I’m not talking as much price per piece as price per perception, and I’m sure someone who does data graphing would find some set of info that blows this suggestion to smithereens, but I’ll try to explain using the Creator Expert stuff.

Remember the buildings being 149 for a while? Then 159, then 169? Then Assembly Square hits at 279, people thought it high but it was still perceived as OK...it was kind of a lot of stuff. Many bought it, and were relieved when Diner came out, restored our faith and WHEW, was 169 again.

The out comes the Corner Garage and I’m like Huh? What? 199? And again I’m not talking pieces I’m talking perception...it just doesn’t FEEL like a 200 Modular. What’s weird to me is Diner does. Go figure.

But I’m convinced now that 200 is going to be the new “normal” for these things. I hope I’m wrong because I think perception means a lot. Not a great gauge but look at own/want on Diner and Garage.

So perception, yeah...the perception, flip the conversation to Star Wars UCS. Recent entries are vast, VAST improvements over their original issues. Just by looking at them. Clearly the consensus appears to be that the MF is greater bang for the buck than the giant grey wedgie.

Piece count could have changed that not BECAUSE of piece count...rather more pieces might have allowed the surface not to look so crappy blandoriffic. More pieces might have meant a small interior area to house a complement of the 12-14 unique badass Imperial minifigures that could have come with this thing.

Perception...brought to you by however many pieces you need to make sure you make it the product that you as a company have now taught your Star Wars UCS fans to expect.

I’m not saying this is the Way Things Are, what do I know? Just had some thoughts. I really admire the Brickset people for letting the debate go on. I mean that.

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By in United Kingdom,

When I first heard about the Falcon, and saw the images, I knew that I had to have it and would pay £650 without too much of a thought. It was, and still is, just that good. When I first saw the Tantive IV earlier this year, I knew I would buy that as well, and again it's absolutely amazing. When I first saw this... I must say I was both underwhelmed by the design and overwhelmed by the price. The ISD is less iconic than the Falcon. It's a much less interesting design. The colour scheme is less interesting. There are no interior sections. There are nearly 3000 fewer pieces. There are fewer minifigures. These minifigures are worse than those in the Falcon. And yet they are the same price in the UK. Seriously TLG? It's worse in every respect. Except possibly part size. But even then I doubt the price is justifiable. This is getting ridiculous, and it doesn't seem like TLG is going to get any more reasonable any time soon. What's next? A £1000 UCS AT-AT?

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By in United Kingdom,

^UK and Canadian price ($50 cad less than Falcon) are very similar to the Falcon, whereas the USA and other countries have faired a little better. Given the situation in the UK at the moment it’s not a massive surprise but still...
Let’s face it though, if that’s your niche you’ll probably stump up the cash - take Hot Toys dolls - they are incredibly expensive for what they are, but they still sell and are profitable. The difference with Lego is most of us are quite diverse in what we collect and the nature of the brick means things like price per piece is a measure of value and what we expect to pay. If you are a hardcore SW toy collector that sort of thing is less significant.

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By in United Kingdom,

I like it but it’s still not Minifig scale - *sigh*... one day :)

The officer looks totally wired on caffeine. Maybe he’s one day away from retirement and Vader’s just rocked up for a surprise inspection

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By in United States,

^Are you joking or are you serious?... I'll assume your joking since no one can be that delusional in wanting minifig scale ISD. Just as stupid as a minifig scale death star.

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By in United States,

Does the box give any "clues" as to the next UCS?

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By in United States,

No interactive features, no inside room, and two no-name minifigs instead of Leia/Vader/Tarkin/whatever. Just a huge-ass wedge of grey plastic at 14 cents/piece.

M E H

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By in United States,

Even if I could afford it, for $100 more in the US you could get the Falcon with 3000 more pieces!! Also it only has two pretty bland minifigures .

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