LEGO's newest Imperial Star Destroyer is its longest Star Wars set ever and is magnificent!
LEGO's newest Imperial Star Destroyer is its longest Star Wars set ever and is magnificent
The opening moments of Star Wars: A New Hope, of an Imperial Star Destroyer capturing the blockade runner Tantive IV remains one of film's most iconic moments. Well, cue the The Imperial March theme because LEGO has announced a made-to-scale, 4,784-piece Imperial Star Destroyer, which will also be its longest Star Wars set at 110cm from stern to bow.
Part of the toymaker's prestigious (read: very expensive) Star Wars' Ultimate Collector Series (or UCS), the LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer 75252 is actually a remake of the original UCS Imperial Star Destroyer 10030 that first appeared way back in 2002. The updated set will feature more details, improvements in build and features a full Technic-base build, whilst the original 2002's set had magnets to hold the vessel's hull together.
According to LEGO, this particular Star Destroyer is the infamous Devastator, Darth Vader's personal flagship seen in the above-mentioned openings of A New Hope, and also in the final scenes of Rogue One.
For an eye-watering S$1099.90, you also get a tiny Tantive IV to build and two unique Imperial office and crewmember minifigures. When decked on its display stand, the Imperial Star Destroyer is 44cm high and 66cm at its widest. You're going to need a lot of table or shelf space for this, or else the Emperor will not be pleased.
Look out for it at LEGO retail stores on 1st October.