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Battle inside the Death Star™!
Recreate the action and adventure of the Star Wars™ movies with the ultimate Death Star playset! This amazingly detailed battle station features an incredible array of minifigure-scale scenes, moving parts, characters and accessories from Episodes IV and VI on its multiple decks, including the Death Star control room, rotating turbolaser turrets, hangar bay with TIE Advanced starfighter, tractor beam controls, Emperor’s throne room, detention block, firing laser cannon, Imperial conference chamber, droid maintenance facility, and the powerful Death Star superlaser…plus much more! Swing across the chasm with Luke and Leia, face danger in the crushing trash compactor, and duel with Darth Vader for the fate of the galaxy!

Includes 24 minifigures and droids, plus all-new Dianoga™ trash compactor monster!
Includes 6 new and exclusive minifigures and droids only found in this set: Luke Skywalker™ (Stormtrooper™ outfit), Han Solo™ (Stormtrooper outfit), Assassin Droid™, Interrogation Droid, Death Star Droid and 2 Death Star Troopers™!
Also includes Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi™, C-3PO™, R2-D2™, Princess Leia™, Chewbacca™, Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight), Darth Vader™, Grand Moff Tarkin™, Emperor Palpatine™, 2 Stormtroopers, 2 Emperor's Royal Guards™, R2-Q5™, and mouse droid!.
Movie-authentic Death Star environments include the Superlaser control room and target monitor, Imperial conference chamber, TIE Advanced hangar bay with moving launch rack, Emperor's throne room, droid maintenance room, detention block, trash compactor, and much more!
Rescue Princess Leia from the detention block cell, then escape through the secret hatch to the trash compactor below!
Reenact the final duel between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader in the Emperor's Throne Room!
Death Star measures 16” (41cm) tall and 16½” (42cm) wide!
TIE Advanced measures 3½" (9cm) wide!

10188 Death Star is a Star Wars set based on both the Death Star and the Death Star II from the Star Wars Original Trilogy.

Rooms
This set contains rooms from both the Death Star in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and the Death Star II from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Thus, this set is made to replicate a playing experience from both Death Stars. The rooms included in this set are:
Trash compactor
Tractor beam generator room
Detention Block
Conference chamber.
Superweapon firing room.
Room that C-3PO and R2-D2 spent much of their time on the Death Star in Episode IV
Droid maintenance room
Emperor's throne room
Hangar bay with a mini model of Darth Vader's TIE Advanced
Room with crane, R2-Q5 and Death Star Protocol Droid
Chasm that Luke and Leia swing across in Episode IV
Room that contains two turrets
Room that has a missile launcher and various guns located under the super-weapon itself

Features
This product is 41 cm high and 42 cm wide. The set is built around a circular base made up of a triple layer of angular plates, and the lowest level is directly on top of this. One feature of this level include some barrels, many smaller cans, and a pipe. There are two wall pieces with a special sticker on top of which, on another set, shares the same piece. This area spans two levels. The walls around the centre each have a pair of lights and buttons on each side. The second bag is opened on the second level, after the floor for it has been built. There is an elevator area with red lights, a rack of laser guns, and a shaft. In the landing area there is a pair of grey and blue barrels, most likely containing fuel. The exit to this area has a yellow and black "caution symbol" part. On the wall which separates the elevator section from the rest of the floor is a pulley. A piece of string is connected to it, and makes it possible to pull the pair of elevators so that when one goes up the other goes down. This section has walls between rooms, unlike the section below it. Again, the shaft has buttons and lights adjacent to it. Instead of the floor spanning the entire circle, it only spans three-fourths, with one fourth being simply a lon, angled connection, making the room taller. It has multiple entrance and exit spots, each with lights on either side. On one of them is a large cone with transparent green parts at the top which prevents the door of the trash compactor from sliding out of the set. There are many handle "grip" parts but only one ladder.

The entrance and exit to the trash compactor is the shaft. The sides can both open and close. This room spans one-sixth of the circular area. The other side of the elevator is round. On the top of the shaft on that level is a set of red lights. The wall cutting the trash compactor from the shaft is placed on a flat surface so that it can slide out. To open or close the doors of this area, there is a TECHNIC axle which can make these functions possible. There are pieces of trash that are placed in this section as well. A large laser can be found next to the trash compactor, and is composed of two lasers, and a TECHNIC cannon. This part can rotate and angle up and down. The laser is piloted by one minifigure, but has another seat. There is also yellow claw which is also piloted by one minifigure. The next floor has a black area over the elevator area, and serves as the landing pad for the smaller TIE Fighter. There are three boxes and some arrows pointing towards another room, as well as the hole for the elevator.

The doorway to the room has an access panel similar to the one from the Star Wars video games. This doorway contains a door that slides out. The area right next to it has a set of barrels and a tube. There is also a ladder leading up to a control area with some computer screens, and a gear which turns a device. Also occupying this area is a window to view the room. This room also contains the hyper-laser with the control panel array, which can rotate and angle. The room is connected to the next room by a doorway with lights on either side. There is also a hole which drops to the trash compactor and some small steps. A control panel operates a device here. The last fourth of this level has a part which stops minifigures from falling over the edge of the area. A set of openings into the tall room are covered by some "robot arm" parts. The room has a stairway leading up to a viewing area. This place has a chair which can rotate, and a pair of transparent blue lights. The room's only doorway is covered by a large panel with a sticker which represents a long hallway. That doorway in turn is in its own small section.

Leading to the "hallway piece" is a angled part representing the hallway as well. The area has a gear which turns to open the a hole to the trash compactor room covered by a vent. There are two control panels in the area controlling this and the gateway. There is a wall on the other side which can be raised by the turn of another gear. A control panel is right next to this piece. The area is a jail, with lattice. A laser and camera guards this area. On the top floor are sleeping quarters for Imperial Stormtroopers. It contains a bed, a chair, a table, and a rack of equipment. Next to it is a room with two sets of chairs. One of them rotates the super-laser when turned. On its other side is a pair of large double-lasers. It connects to the sleep room with a small doorway too small for a minifigure. There is also a conference room on this floor, with seven rotating chairs and a large table. The central shaft contains an elevator which connects the conference room and the sleeping quarters to the bottom floor.

The Death Star was a large space station with the power to destroy entire planets. The first Death Star was ordered by the Separatists to be built by the Geonosians then construction was later taken over by the newly formed Galactic Empire. After its destruction by the Rebel Alliance, the Empire built another. The purpose of such construction was to instil fear throughout the galaxy. After the completion of the first Death Star, Darth Vader captured Princess Leia and questioned her regarding the secret Death Star plans he believed she had in her possession. This led to Grand Moff Tarkin executing the command to destroy the planet of Alderaan, using the superlaser. Just prior to her capture, Leia secretly had sent her two droids, C-3PO and R2-D2, in an escape pod to later bring Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Ben Kenobi to rescue her. After escaping, Luke Skywalker and other Rebels attacked in X-Wings and Y-Wings, and destroyed the first Death Star. The Empire later created another Death Star, titled the Death Star II, which was much larger than the first. When Rebel forces launched an assault on this Death Star, it was still incomplete; however, its superlaser was operational, and destroyed several Mon Calamari Cruisers. The Second Death Star was finally destroyed by Wedge Antilles, who was piloting an X-Wing, and Lando Calrissian, who was piloting the Millennium Falcon, by flying into the space station and firing concussion missiles and proton torpedoes at the main reactor, which in turn led to its destruction.

NOTES
This set was sold for $399.99 in the United States of America, £274.99 in the UK, €419.99 in Europe and $699.99 in Australia. The product was released 2008 as part of the Star Wars theme under the Ultimate Collector's Series subthemes.
Almost every scene that took place in the Death Star in A New Hope and Return of the Jedi can be reenacted in this playset.
Part 10188stk01 is unique to this set.
This is one of three sets in which Part 59349 is Black.
This is one of two sets in which Part x64 is Black.
This is one of three sets in which Part 30562 is Medium Stone.
This is one of two sets in which Part 30361c is Dark Green.
Part 2454pb25 is unique to this set.
Part 59349pb04 is unique to this set.
Part 3040pb11 is unique to this set.
Part 3039pb46 is unique to this set.
Part 2454pb24 is unique to this set.
Part 2362pb18 is unique to this set.
This set has the most minifigures released in one non-minifigure generic set ever with a total of 24.

Tiny_10188-1 Death Star (All Parts)
Piece Item 1 of 50
Tiny_10188-luke Luke Skywalker (Tatooine, new hair)
Mini-Figure Item 2 of 50
Tiny_10188-luke_skywalker_stormtrooper Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise
Mini-Figure Item 3 of 50
Tiny_10188-jedi_luke_no_cape Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)
Mini-Figure Item 4 of 50
Tiny_10188-han_solo_light_flesh_brown_legs Han Solo (Brown legs)
Mini-Figure Item 5 of 50
Tiny_10188-han_solo_stormtrooper Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise)
Mini-Figure Item 6 of 50
Tiny_10188-princess_leia Princess Leia (Senator)
Mini-Figure Item 7 of 50
Tiny_10188-ben_kenobi_hood Ben Kenobi
Mini-Figure Item 8 of 50
45x45 Ben Kenobi's Lightsaber
Piece Item 9 of 50
Tiny_10188-2009_darth_vader Darth Vader (New torso)
Mini-Figure Item 10 of 50
45x45 Darth Vader's Lightsaber
Piece Item 11 of 50
Tiny_10188-chewie Chewbacca
Mini-Figure Item 12 of 50
Tiny_2570 Minifig Crossbow
Piece Item 13 of 50
Tiny_10188-r2__10188_ R2-D2 (New design)
Mini-Figure Item 14 of 50
Tiny_10188-c3pods C-3PO (New design)
Mini-Figure Item 15 of 50
Tiny_10188-emporer_palpatine__new_face_ Palpatine (New face)
Mini-Figure Item 16 of 50
Tiny_x1789px1.1198966835 Minifig Accessory Lightning with Blended TrPurple
Piece Item 17 of 50
Tiny_10188-moff_tarkin Grand Moff Tarkin
Mini-Figure Item 18 of 50
45x45 Luke Skywalker's Lightsaber
Piece Item 19 of 50
Tiny_10188-ig88 Assassin Droid
Mini-Figure Item 20 of 50
Tiny_10188-black_astro R2-Q5
Mini-Figure Item 21 of 50
Tiny_10188-storm_trooper_ Stormtrooper x2
Mini-Figure Item 22 of 50
Tiny_4498713 Minifig Gun Blaster Pistol x5
Piece Item 23 of 50
Tiny_10188-guard Royal Guard x2
Mini-Figure Item 24 of 50
Tiny_4497 Minifig Spear x2
Piece Item 25 of 50
Tiny_10188-mouse_droid Mouse Droid (All Parts)
Mini-Figure Item 26 of 50
Tiny_10188-imperial_droid IT-O (All Parts)
Mini-Figure Item 27 of 50
Tiny_10188-protocol_droid Death Star Droid
Mini-Figure Item 28 of 50
Tiny_10188-death_star_trooper Death Star Trooper x2
Mini-Figure Item 29 of 50
Tiny_4498712 Minifig Gun Blaster Rifle x5
Piece Item 30 of 50
Tiny_10188-dianoga Dianoga (All Parts)
Mini-Figure Item 31 of 50
Tiny_10188_cart Blue Cart (All Parts)
Piece Item 32 of 50
Tiny_10188_yellow_speeder Yellow Speeder (All Parts)
Piece Item 33 of 50
Tiny_10188stk01 10188 Decals
Decals Item 34 of 50
Tiny_10188 10188 Instructions
Paperwork Item 35 of 50
Tiny_10188-2 10188 Box
Packaging Item 36 of 50
Tiny_6246d Minifig Tool Box Wrench
Piece Item 37 of 50
Tiny_6246b Minifig Tool Hammer
Piece Item 38 of 50
Tiny_6246f Minifig Tool Oilcan
Piece Item 39 of 50
Tiny_6246e Minifig Tool Open End Wrench
Piece Item 40 of 50
Tiny_6246c Minifig Tool Power Drill
Piece Item 41 of 50
Tiny_6246a Minifig Tool Screwdriver
Piece Item 42 of 50
Tiny_10188_tie_advanced Mini TIE Advanced (All Parts)
Piece Item 43 of 50
45x45 Death Star (Some Parts)
(variant a)
Piece Item 44 of 50
45x45 Mouse Droid (Some Parts)
(variant a)
Mini-Figure Item 45 of 50
45x45 IT-O (Some Parts)
(variant a)
Mini-Figure Item 46 of 50
45x45 Dianoga (Some Parts)
(variant a)
Mini-Figure Item 47 of 50
45x45 Blue Cart (Some Parts)
(variant a)
Piece Item 48 of 50
45x45 Yellow Speeder (Some Parts)
(variant a)
Piece Item 49 of 50
45x45 Mini TIE Advanced (Some Parts)
(variant a)
Piece Item 50 of 50
1 Video Review
Reviewer: JANGBRiCKS (Jan 24, 2014)
0 votes +1 / -1

Reviews

0 votes

This set is amazing! Represents the death star very well. You get 24 minifigs! They are all awesome!

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Well this set is the biggest set I own. The play values unreal. The trash compactor design is the best. Also the elevators. But my faorite part is the mini-tie advanced. It's absolutely perfectly built and fits vader too. Not cheap! The instruction is like a text book lol.

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