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LEGO Is Releasing A $700 Star Wars Ship From A New Hope

LEGO Is Releasing A $700 Star Wars Ship From 'A New Hope'Lego

Lego is, primarily, a kids toy. A building tool to help breed creativity, imagination and problem solving skills. However, the new Star Wars set is one for the die-hards.

Their latest block-busting product is an absolute monster: a 4,784-piece Imperial Star Destroyer, as seen in Star Wars: A New Hope.

It puts the Galactic Empire above the Jedi in the Lego rankings; its their largest creation to date, at more than 14 inches high and 43 inches long.

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Its not the first time the company have released the iconic starship: there were two sets in 2007; 2010 saw a Midi-scale set with just 423 pieces, and the most recent was in 2014, with 1,359 pieces.

But this bad boy, part of the Ultimate Collector Series marking the 20th anniversary of the brands partnership with the film franchise, packs in tons more detail – fitted with swivelling guns, the tilting radar dish, hinge engine exhausts and it also comes with a small Tantive IV ship, along with two mini Imperial figurines.

A granddaddy set comes with a granddaddy price: itll cost you a whopping $700 (£650).

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That makes it the same price as their 2017 Millennium Falcon release, which, albeit was smaller, boasted the biggest number of pieces, at 7,541 all together.

If youre wanting to splash the cash, theres plenty more iconic Star Wars builds to choose from; such as a 4,016-piece Death Star, which costs $500 (£410).

If you fancy something a little more modest, you could get an X-wing Starfighter for just $80 (£90 – for some reason).

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