LEGO is releasing a huge Imperial Star Destroyer set for Star Wars fans


LEGO is releasing a new Star Wars set that allows fans to recreate the Devastator, the Imperial Star Destroyer from the beginning of A New Hope.

LEGO already has plenty of expansive sets for Star Wars fans, enabling them to recreate some of their favorite parts of the galaxy from the comfort of their own homes. And the company is releasing another huge set based on an Imperial Star Destroyer called the Devastator — a ship that most fans will recognize from the beginning of A New Hope.

The new 4,700-piece set is a part of the Ultimate Collector Series, and with it, fans can reenact the opening scene from Episode IV. The Devastator model comes with swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, engine exhausts, and carefully designed surface detailing, along with a stand to hold it all up. The set also features a Rebels’ Tantive IV starship for the Imperial Star Destroyer to pursue — and with all the intricate details put into it, it certainly seems like the ship would be capable of doing such a thing.

Check out the full LEGO version of the Devastator:

And of course, a starship is nothing without its crew, so this set also comes with Imperial Officer and Imperial Crewmember figurines. Being part of the Dark Side will feel incredibly satisfying once collectors build their ship and are able to place the figures aboard it. From there? Perhaps they’ll finally catch the filthy rebel scum causing them so much trouble.

This Imperial Officer, on the other hand, does not look like a happy camper:

This new addition to LEGO’s Star Wars fleet hits stores on October 1 (though LEGO VIP members can purchase it early on September 18). It comes with a price tag of $699.99 USD, so it certainly won’t be within everyone’s budget. It will, however, make a stunning gift for the Star Wars fan in your life — or just for yourself! After all, we’d all love to feel like we’re in a galaxy far, far away…even if it’s only through LEGO sets.

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