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Monday, June 9, 2014

LEGO Star Wars 75055 Imperial Star Destroyer reviewed

Here's my review of the latest LEGO rendition of this most iconic Imperial capital ship.  This is only the third time they've made one large enough to physically fit minifigs inside.  It's only the second of this general size, the first being #6211 from 2006.  The UCS version from 2002 is of course in a completely different class.

Official set description from LEGO: 
Get inside one of the Imperial fleet’s most destructive vessels!
Experience the power of the Empire! The Imperial Star Destroyer™ is the signature vessel of the Imperial fleet. Turn the rear handle to aim the 8 synchronized cannons and unleash the spring-loaded shooters mounted on the superstructure. Remove the top to reveal the stunningly detailed interior with never-before-seen Emperor Palpatine hologram, rotating chairs for the crew, weapons rack, bridge, control panel and more. Recreate scenes featuring the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader™ from the classic Star Wars movies with this iconic model and use the lifting handle for enhanced play and easy transportation.
  • Includes 6 minifigures with assorted weapons: Darth Vader™, Imperial Officer, 2 Stormtroopers™, Imperial Crew, Imperial Navy Trooper™, plus 2 new, unique figures: Emperor Palpatine Hologram and a Mouse Droid™
  • Features a lifting handle, removable top and fold-down sides for easy play, 8 synchronized turning cannons, 2 spring-loaded shooters, storage compartment for 2 spare missiles, 7 powerful blue engines, and a detailed interior including rotating Emperor Palpatine hologram, rotating chairs, turning weapon rack, bridge, blue screen and a control panel
  • Weapons include 2 blaster rifles and 2 blasters
  • Turn the handle to aim the 8 synchronized cannons
  • Fire the spring-loaded shooters
  • Rotate the never-before-seen Emperor Palpatine hologram
  • Play out classic Star Wars scenes with the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader™!
  • Measures over 7” (19cm) high, 19” (50cm) long and 12” (33cm) wide


  1. i saw the reveiw and i wasn't impressed.(not by the reveiw the set) it was really a step down
    from the last one were you could go into the bridge. the out side was good.inside not so much

  2. I second Jangs statement about size becoming a statussymbol. A two meter long star destroyer accomplishes nothing in terms of playability or scale. I like sets which offer ingenious play features. And this set seems to have nice details and playability. So lego nailed it once more.