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Death Star

Death Star is LEGO set 75159-1. It has a score of 87. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 2 reviews, based on 5 scored reviews and 8 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 25.11% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2016, and it is categorised in Star Wars.

75159-1 Death Star

Average rating



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Price Per Part (PPP)

Average PPP for System in 2016 is 0.12. PPP for this set is 0.13, which is worse.

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Price Per Minifig (PPM)

Average PPM for System in 2016 is 15.38. PPM for this set is 19.38, which is worse.

All prices are adjusted for inflation, and this set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price per part comparison.

Review breakdown

Scored reviews

ttpm Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 → 100 / 100

Vaderfan2187's Blog Recommendation: yes 4.3 / 5 → 86 / 100 Recommendation: meh 4.3 / 5 → 86 / 100

LEGO Recommendation: no 4.04 / 5 → 81 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: meh 4 / 5 → 80 / 100

Unscored reviews

Eurobricks Recommendation: meh


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Set information

Set ID: 75159-1
Name: Death Star
Parts: 4016
Minifigs: 27

Retail price (USD):
Original: 499.99
Inflation adjusted: 523.11

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.12
Inflation adjusted: 0.13

Price Per Minifig (USD):
Original: 18.52
Inflation adjusted: 19.38

2016 Star Wars

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Recommendation: yes 5 / 5

Creating one Death Star with famous settings from multiple movies is really unique. The set's figures, like the Emperor and multiple Luke minifigures, also makes it possible to recreate scenes from multiple Star Wars movies for hours of imaginative play. This Death Star is going to be the center piece of any LEGO Star Wars collection.

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Recommendation: yes 4.3 / 5 by Vaderfan2187

I like the Death Star, but I do kind of wish the changes from 10188 were more significant. I like most of the changes, but all the colorful Technic pieces when 10188 had mostly monochromatic ones is definitely a step back. The change I think this set needs the most is to use slopes to create a curved shape for the walls. It would've looked so much better and I would've liked the set even more. I'm sure some people could modify the top half with the current selection of slopes but we don't currently have enough inverted slope designs for the bottom half. [...] As for the set on the whole? If you already own 10188, this set is not (and was never) intended for you. This is intended for people who do not own 10188 and want a new Death Star, like me.

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Recommendation: meh 4.3 / 5 from 94 reviews

Got this for my grandson, he is super excited

This score from is an aggregate of 94 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: no 4.04 / 5 from 105 reviews

This set is amazing! It draws you in from every angle. It comes with a great selection of minifigs, and you can't help but add even more. Its fun to recreate scenes from A New Hope, and think of your own stories. There is loads of room in the hanger bay to include other ships, containers and figures. It is a robust and very well put together piece. It is easy to turn around but I would recommend placing it on a 'lazy Susan' (spinning plate) to make it even easier. Quite a pricey set but you certainly get your monies worth in terms of qty of pieces, minifig selection, and sheer enjoyment it brings to continuously tinker with.

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Recommendation: meh 4 / 5 from 2 reviews

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Recommendation: meh by LEGODrongo01

I think this set is one that both kids and AFOLs can get a kick out of it. Despite what people say, I think it does look good on display, and is less dull than the 10143 Death Star 2. There are some glaring issues, mainly the blockiness of the 'sphere' shape.

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by CapnRex101

I would certainly recommend the set to those of you who do not own 10188, although the high price point is a concern when you consider the comparative cost of other UCS sets. The lack of significant improvement is obviously very disappointing for owners of 10188 Death Star, myself included, but based on its own merits there can be little doubt that 75159 is a worthy addition to the Ultimate Collector's Series.

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