The Death Star has become a widely recognised element of the Star Wars franchise, with its popularity hardly fizzling out even after decades. In the brick-building scene, the galactic superweapon is known to be a familiar, comforting presence, having spawned three LEGO sets of a different piece count over 11 years. Now, word has it that the collection isn’t complete just yet, as the fourth – and largest – Death Star appears to be ready for landing on Earth.
According to German website Promobricks, the set is rumoured to feature a whopping 11,000 pieces at US$799 and have 75313 as its number. Should the news prove true, it will replace the 10276 Colosseum, which carries 9,036 pieces, as the biggest LEGO kit to date. The previous Death Star iterations, 10143 (3,449 pieces), 10186 (3,806 pieces), and 75159 (4,016 pieces) already take up considerable space, so just imagine how enormous the new set will be.
The other release to keep an eye out for is the LEGO Star Wars 75309 D2C that many speculate to be UCS Republic Gunship. Retail price is believed to be US$349.99, though nothing has been confirmed as of yet.
As with all unverified information, it’d be best to take these rumours with a grain of salt until an official announcement is made. There’s some sense to the guesswork: the UCS Republic Gunship won more than 50 per cent of the popular vote in a LEGO Ideas survey last year asking for the next Star Wars drop, but there’s little to work with beyond that.
Fans will have to wait and see.
Si Jia is a casual geek at heart – or as casual as someone with Sephiroth’s theme on her Spotify playlist can get. A fan of movies, games, and Japanese culture, Si Jia’s greatest weakness is the Steam Summer Sale. Or any Steam sale, really.