Lego Darth Vader's Castle
LEGO, product code 75251
41H x 28W x 23D cm (castle)
Year of release:
£119.99 / $129.99
PRESS RELEASE FROM LEGO
Battle with Darth Vader in his fortified castle!
Set the scene for action on planet Mustafar with LEGO® Star Wars 75251 Darth Vader’s Castle! This building set of Vader’s mysterious stronghold features lots of great details, including a brick-built lava flow, an underground hangar with mouse droid and docking station, ancient Sith shrine with holocron, racks for extra ammunition, and secret compartments hiding more Sith relics.
The hangar also houses a buildable TIE Advanced Fighter model with stud shooters and space to sit the Darth Vader minifigure. There’s also a bacta tank, Darth Vader’s meditation chamber with holographic communication unit, and a meeting platform at the top with a defensive stud-shooter cannon.
As well as classic Darth Vader, the set also includes a bacta tank version of the Dark Lord, plus 2 Royal Guards and an Imperial Transport Pilot.
The Council's thoughts
As you can probably imagine Andy (Mr Lego) and Dave (super collector) are both ridiculously keen on this set. Its available on pre-order as of October 4th 2018 and will be shipped December 1st. Click here to order you set now!
We noticed that the packaging on this set doesn't carry any movie/TV show branding. On previous sets you tend to see an image in the top right corner of the box linking the set to the timing of its release and the current movie or TV show. Sets released earlier this year carried the Solo branding for instance. We are guessing this is because there is no film due out for 14 months , so the Lego Vader image could be the 'generic' branding for this years' sets.
Price-wise its about what we have come to expect - 1060 pieces for £119.99 equates to 11p per brick, a little on the steep side if we are honest. See Andy's recent opinion piece here for his view on the rising cost of Star Wars themed Lego sets. That said, the set looks amazing and contains some seriously cool features including Vader's bacta tank!
What do you, the fans, think? Is this a set you would be after? Is the 11p per brick a premium worth paying? Drop us a line on Twitter and let us know if this set is on your shopping list.