Lego’s Finally Doing Something It Should’ve Done With Star Wars Ages Ago

 

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Lego realized that adults collectors don’t like building intricate models. Instead, they love displaying the model on a shelf while admiring from afar. So the latest addition to the toy maker’s Star Wars collection is a series of dioramas that are the perfect build and display models.

They’re not quite as exciting as building aAT-AT Towering AT-6785 Pieces, or a 9,090-piece perfect replica of the Titanic, but Lego has already embraced dioramas before with its Architecture series that recreates iconic skylines, landmarks, and structures from cities around the world, and with more than 30 sets in that line, there’s obviously a demand for that approach to Lego model making.

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Of the first three sets being introduced in Lego’s new Star Wars diorama line (we’re assuming and very much hoping there will be many more to come), the Lego Star Wars Death Star Trench Run Diorama is the smallest and cheapest, but also easily the most dynamic and exciting of the bunch. The 665-piece set will sell for $60 and features Luke’s X-wing being pursued by a trio of TIE Fighters, including Vader’s, through one of the Death Star’s trenches. It is worth the price alone for its detailed detailing and intricate greebling.

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Next up is the $90 802-piece collection Lego Star Wars Death Star Trash Compactor Diorama that recreates the tense moment when Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia find themselves in one of the space station’s trash compactors after springing the princess from her detention cell. The diorama includes a bunch of trash (random Lego parts), a dianoga’s head popping up, and even moving walls so you can choose a different fate for everyone than what played out in A New Hope.

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The largest of the three is the Lego Star Wars Dagobah Jedi Training Diorama, and while it’s assembled from 1,000 pieces it’s slightly cheaper than the Trash Compactor set at $80. (The extensive use of 1×1 tiles in this set helps explain the piece count.) Details include the exposed wing of an X-wing sunken into the swamp, Yoda’s hut and the Jedi Master himself, Luke practicing a hand stand, and a filthed up R2-D2 who would probably be much happier back on an Imperial Star Destroyer.

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You can pre-order the Star Wars dioramas in all three sizes. Lego’s online store starting today, with in-store availability starting on April 26—although the Trash Compactor set will be exclusively available from Lego’s own brick-and-mortar stores and Walmart.

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