LEGO Announces Darth Vader's Castle Amazon-Exclusive
Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at 11:09am by Andrew, BZPower News Manager
Yesterday LEGO announced a new Star Wars set that will be available for the holidays that's interesting in a couple of regards. First, 75251 Darth Vader's Castle is an Amazon-exclusive, which is the first time I can recall Amazon getting an exclusive set. Second while the castle first appeared in 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the announcement of this set was timed to perfectly coincide with the release of the first issue of the Tales from Vader's Castle comic from IDW and also ties into the the current 'Fortress Vader' story arc of the Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith comic by Marvel. Yes, I'm a Star Wars nerd. You can preorder the set now on either Amazon or Shop@Home today. For hi-res pictures and the press release, read on!
75251 Darth Vader's Castle
1060 pieces | Age 9+
Available Exclusively at Amazon.com Holidays 2018; Pre-Order October 4
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.
- Includes 5 minifigures: Darth Vader, Darth Vader (bacta tank), 2 Royal Guards and an Imperial Transport Pilot.
- Features Darth Vader's Castle and a buildable version of Vader's TIE Advanced Fighter.
- Underground hangar with mouse droid and docking station, ancient Sith shrine with holocron, racks for extra ammunition, Sith relics, secret compartments hiding a lightsaber handle and a red kyber crystal element, plus space for Vader's TIE Advanced Fighter.
- Castle also features a side access door, opening bacta tank, a hook for Lord Vader's cape, meditation chamber with space for a minifigure and holographic communication unit, plus a circular meeting area at the top with a defensive stud-shooter cannon.
- TIE Advanced Fighter features 2 stud shooters and an opening minifigure cockpit.
- Weapons include Darth Vader's red lightsaber, the Imperial Transport Pilot's blaster pistol and the Royal Guards' Force pikes.
- Darth Vader's Castle Star Wars building set measures over 16" (41cm) high, 11" (28cm) wide and 9" (23cm) deep.
- TIE Advanced Fighter measures over 2" (6cm) high, 4" (11cm) wide and 3" (9cm) long.
Thanks as always to LEGO for sending us this information about the upcoming set. It certainly isn't cheap, but it does look to have some good play features and great display potential. Is it something you plan on picking up this holiday season? Let us know in the Talkback!
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