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LEGO Creator Winter Holiday Train (10254) and Star Wars Death Star (75159) Now Available for VIPs

LEGO Creator Winter Holiday Train (10254)

The holiday season is slowly creeping up and to kick it off, the LEGO Creator Winter Holiday Train (10254)icon is now available for VIP members on [email protected] and at LEGO Brand Stores. The set contains 734 pieces and retails for $99.99.

Unlike last year when LEGO released the Winter Toy Shop (10249)icon, a lot of people were upset that it was basically just a re-release of a previous set however, the Winter Holiday Train is not a copy of the 10173 set from 2006. This set also has 16 curved train tracks included so you can create a whole circle. You can also motorize the train with Power Functionsicon but they are not included with the set.


LEGO Star Wars UCS Death Star (75159)

The other set is that available for VIPs today is the LEGO Star Wars Death Star (75159)icon. This version of the Death Star has similar features to the previous 10188 version but has slight updates and a couple of new minifigures. Although a lot of Star Wars fans may not like it because it’s pretty much a rehash of the old one, it is geared towards fans who have just started collecting LEGO Star Wars and missed out on the previous version which was recently retired. The Death Star (75159) will have 4,016 pieces and retail for $499.99.

One thing to note is that there aren’t any worthwhile promotions going on at this month so if you can hold off until October, you can get Double VIP points plus the Holiday Countdown Calendar (40222) with the … Continue

LEGO Star Wars UCS Death Star (75159) Officially Announced

LEGO Star Wars UCS Death Star (75159)

LEGO has finally announced the next LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s Series set with the updated Death Star (75159). It hasn’t been much of a secret the past couple of weeks but there are now official details of the set. It will have 4,016 pieces and retails for $499.99 which is 213 pieces and $100 more than the recently retired 10188 version.

Although there are many, many fans that aren’t impressed with it, the main appeal is to those who weren’t able to get the previous version or for new LEGO fans who has just started collecting LEGO Star Wars sets. I do understand the animosity against the new set when it was first “revealed” because there are very minor updates to it but at a higher price point. For those individuals, that means you can save your money and use it on other LEGO sets that interest you more.

One thing to note in the press release notes was that the UCS Death Star (75159) is not an indication of any future re-release or set updates.

LEGO Star Wars UCS Death Star (75159)

LEGO Star Wars UCS Death Star (75159)

75159 Death Star™
Ages 14+. 4,016 pieces.
US $499.99 – CA $599.99 – DE 499.99€ – UK £399.99 – DK 4499.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Win the battle for the Empire with the awesome Death Star!

Reenact 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 superlaser control

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LEGO Star Wars UCS Death Star (75159) Preview

We already know that the not-so-secret LEGO Star Wars UCS Death Star (75159) will be coming next month as a VIP early access set. There are now non-leaked images of the set coming out of the Arundel Mills LEGO Brand Store in Maryland with an employee building the set in full view in front of customers.

While we wait for LEGO to send over the official details of the Death Star, we can see that it’s pretty much the recently retired Death Star (10188) but with small updates. For those who missed out on the previous set, you can now get this new version with updated minifigures being one of the highlights.

We should be getting the official announcement in a few days but rumor has it that the set will go for $499.99. Sound off in the comments below of what you think of the set.

**Via Reddit**

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New UCS LEGO Star Wars Death Star (75159) Coming in 2016

LEGO Star Wars UCS Death Star (75159)

Back in April , there were rumors of a new LEGO Star Wars Death Star set coming im 2016 and it looks like it may be coming true. Brickset has a listing for a new Ultimate Collector Series Death Star with set number 75159. The 10188 version is still available in America but has been recently retired in Europe and has been listed as “Retiring Soon” on [email protected]icon. I’ll have more information as they come.

Update: Apparently, Just2Good posted this info on Eurobricks yesterday but I didn’t see on there as I only saw on Brickset this morning.

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LEGO Star Wars Death Star (10188) Listed as Sold Out on [email protected]

Well it looks like the time is finally here. The iconic LEGO Star Wars Death Star (10188) has finally been listed as “Sold Out” on [email protected]icon. The status was changed from “Call to check product availability” just yesterday so it may seem that the set will be finally retiring after 7 long years on the market. You can still pick up the Death Star Amazon at retail price and some LEGO Brand Stores may still have some left. I did hear from a source that the Death Star will be gone by the end of the year and it looks like it may be happening sooner than we think. If you have been holding off on picking it up, I suggest you drop what you’re doing and go get it.

There was a rumor earlier this year that a new Death Star set would be coming out in 2016 to replace the current one. With the news of set 10188 listed as sold out on [email protected] combined with the rumor, it’s possible that we will actually be seeing a new one next year.

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Rumors of New LEGO Star Wars Death Star Set in 2016

While I was catching up on Eurobricks, I found something interesting on the LEGO Star Wars board by Just2Good. I’m not totally sure if it was an April Fool’s joke but he stated that there will be a new Death Star set coming out in 2016 which will replace the current 10188 set. It does sound pretty fake because there is one that is still currently being sold on [email protected]icon. What if this piece of news was actually real and J2G fooled everyone by posting so close to April Fool’s Day to make it seem like a joke.

There are some things that makes a new Death Star set plausible. First, the current set will be turning 7 years old in a few months and the minifigures are pretty outdated by today’s standards. They are still great minifigures but they could use an update, preferably with some different characters. There’s no other set that’s been sold as long as the 10188 set has been selling. There’s also another rumor that the current Death Star will be retired by the end of the year so a new one to replace the old one as a flagship set seems reasonable. I’ve also heard from a pretty reliable source stating that the Death Star will be gone by the end of 2015 as well.

Again, a new Death Star for 2016 set sounds far-fetched but not out of the realm of possibility. Is Just2Good telling the truth or is this a ruse? From what I’ve seen so … Continue

LEGO Star Wars Miniland Death Star Unveiled at LEGOLAND California

Yesterday, LEGOLAND California opened their doors to the public for to see the new LEGO Star Wars Miniland Death Star model which was created with more than 500,000 LEGO bricks. It is the largest LEGO model in the Miniland standing at 13 feet high, 8 feet wide and weighing more than 1,900 pounds. Check out the video below of Fox 5 giving you a sneak peek of the Death Star.

The unveiling of the Death Star kicks off the weekend early with the LEGO Star Wars Days event being held on March 7 and 8. Local builders will be on hand to display lots of cool MOCs. I’ve seen some early shots of the builds and they look awesome so far. I’ll be at LEGOLAND on Sunday, March 8 to cover Star Wars Days so stay tuned for lots of pictures of the event.

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