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Darth Vader's Castle

Darth Vader's Castle is LEGO set 75251-1. It has a score of 95. This is good compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 2 reviews, based on 3 scored reviews and 7 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 4.1% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2019, and it is categorised in Star Wars.

75251-1 Darth Vader's Castle

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Recommendations

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Price Per Part (PPP)

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Average PPP for System in 2019 is 0.12. PPP for this set is 0.12, which is average.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPP is a guide, not a rule, and affected by the type of parts included. A set containing small generic parts generally have better PPP than one containing larger specialized parts.

Price Per Minifig (PPM)

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Average PPM for System in 2019 is 16.84. PPM for this set is 21.67, which is worse.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPM only takes the number of minifigs into account and discards everything else. It's a guide, not a rule.

Review breakdown

Scored reviews

Brickset Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 → 100 / 100

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.62 / 5 → 92 / 100

amazon.com Recommendation: meh 4.6 / 5 → 92 / 100

Unscored reviews

Brickset News Recommendation: yes

JANGBRiCKS Recommendation: meh

The Brothers Brick Recommendation: meh

Brick Fanatics Recommendation: meh

Set information

Set ID: 75251-1
Name: Darth Vader's Castle
Parts: 1060
Minifigs: 6

Retail price (USD):
Original: 129.99
Inflation adjusted: 129.99

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

Price Per Minifig (USD):
Original: 21.67
Inflation adjusted: 21.67

2019 Star Wars

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Brickset

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Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 from 3 reviews

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Recommendation: meh 4.62 / 5 from 26 reviews

Honestly one of the greatest sets this year, Darth Vader's Castle is easy and fun to build, has great minifigures, looks awesome on display, and best of all, has amazing playability. The set comes with two exclusive minifigures, Bacta Vader and an Imperial Transport Pilot, who both exceeded my expectations, and although Vader is the same as before, The Guards have better color schemes and look great. The set is much longer than I expected, almost as long as it is wide, and contains six roomy rooms with lots of cool stuff inside of them. All the rooms have interesting and unique stuff in them, I especially like the opening Bacta Tank, The mouse droid charging station, and the Sith Wayfinder is great, and even though it doesn't make an appearance in Rogue One, Ren takes it from the Castle's ruins in Rise Of Skywalker. Vader's Tie Advanced is alright, but I think it is a bit too small and the cockpit is awkwardly long. Still, it needed to be small to fit in the hangar, and the long cockpit makes it easier to hold. Although the piece to price ratio is a bit high, it was definitely worth it, and I would get it if I were you. It was so fun to build I almost took it apart just to do it again, and it is great for people who want to display it and for people who want to play with it. Thank you so much lego for the great set.

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 26 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh 4.6 / 5 from 112 reviews

It's the Christmas season, for goodness sake! Why would you ship a LEGO set without any outer covering or box and leave it on the porch. It was the first thing my grandson saw when he got home from school today, spoiling a Christmas surprise.

This score from amazon.com is an aggregate of 112 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: yes by CapnRex101

75251 Darth Vader's Castle is undoubtedly among the best Star Wars sets that I have constructed in 2018. Its monolithic exterior looks spectacular on display and includes wonderful detail, despite being fairly monochromatic. I am particularly impressed by the trans-red windows and the trans-orange lava flow which really captures attention at the base of the fortress. The small TIE Advanced x1 is also very good, offering excellent play value.

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Recommendation: meh by Jang

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The Brothers Brick

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Recommendation: meh by Andrew

While we were certainly impressed with a few of the building techniques and the many play features of the finished model, at $130 for just over a thousand parts and only one canonical new minifig, 75251 Darth Vader's Castle is not a great value. Most of the parts are black plates, and the minifig selection doesn't quite add up for a true Rogue One scene — a new variant of Orson Krennic or Vader's attendant Vaneé would have made much more sense than a non-canonical blue pilot. Nevertheless, this set did exceed our expectations based on the official photos released several weeks ago, and we were impressed with the improved packaging, excellent naked Vader, and the adorable TIE Advanced.

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Brick Fanatics

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Recommendation: meh by Kat

This is one of those LEGO sets that appears better on the box than in real life. From the front it's a great display piece, but inside it is fragile and difficult to access for play. 75251 Darth Vader's Castle almost feels incomplete – there are too many gaps and open space, conveniently hidden on the box by careful image composition. It is an exciting build, but this set tries to do too much and chokes on its aspirations.

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