This set is an Amazon exclusive and is going to start taking pre-orders from October 4th and will cost US$129.99. There is currently no word if it will be available through LEGO.com but it is expected that it will be. A release date has not been announced – expect to have this confirmed via Amazon when their pre-order page goes live.
Boasting a hanger and a midi-scale TIE Advanced, a holocron chamber, a weapons store, bacta tank, meditation chamber with a micro hologrammatic Emperor and a gunner’s station, Darth Vader’s retreat is an estimated 17″ (43 cm) tall!
As a special treat the set comes with not one but two Darth Vader minifigs – one in his black armour and new one that clearly needs a long soak in a hot tub of bacta – a pair of Royal Guards and an Imperial Transport Pilot. This last minifig is also a new one and comes from a character only seen in the immersive Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire VR experience which is currently touring the US now.
The official product description is as follows:
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.
You can view the grand reveal on the The Star Wars Show channel on Youtube. Expect to see more of this set – and other LEGO coverage – in our New York ComicCon reportage, and get in on the chat via our LEGO forums.
This post originally appeared on Rebelscum.com on the 3rd of October, 2018.
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