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September 14, 2019

Lego Star Destroyer

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From Ars Technica:

You probably remember the first time you saw Star Wars, the first time you saw that opening crawl give way to a star field above Tatooine as the Tantive IV tried desperately to escape the clutches of an Imperial Star Destroyer as it filled the screen.

I do.

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I remember in particular how the sheer size of it made me feel.

This was one big ship — a mile long from the pointy bit at the front to those three huge engines at the back, I'd later learn.

Afterward, you may have gone straight for the Lego bricks to recreate it.

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If not, now's the chance, because Lego is bringing out a new Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) edition of the Devastator, the Imperial Star Destroyer from the beginning of Star Wars: A New Hope.

The specs are not for the faint-hearted.

Made from 4,784 pieces, the model is 43 inches long (110cm), 26 inches (66cm) wide, and 17 inches (44cm) tall, so it will need a fair amount of room on your shelf (or above your bed).

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Lego says the model features a tilting radar dish and swiveling guns, and as you'll see from the images above and below, the build looks like it involves plenty of greebling to keep you busy for hours.

In addition to the Devastator and its display stand, there are also parts to build the rebel blockade runner the Tantive IV at the same scale, and two minifigs, an Imperial officer and an Imperial crew member.

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