LEGO seems to get right what most of the adult Star Wars series buyers want. They want something for their display, not for playing. So Lego finally is getting it right with releasing three Dioramas. Hopefully this will be just the start of a bigger series. But as of now there is no indication that more sets are coming.
1. Death Star Trash Compactor
The first step in the new collection is the 802-piece, 89,99€ Lego Star Wars Death Star Trash Compactor Diorama that recreates the tense moment when Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia find themselves in one of the space station’s trash compactors after springing the princess from her detention cell. The diorama includes a bunch of trash (random Lego parts), a Dianoga’s head popping up, and even moving walls so you can choose a different fate for everyone than what played out in A New Hope.
2. Dagoba Jed Training Diorama
The second set, and the largest of the three is the Lego Star Wars Dagobah Jedi Training Diorama, and while it’s assembled from 1,000 pieces it’s slightly cheaper than the Trash Compactor set at 79,99€. Details include the exposed wing of an X-wing sunken into the swamp, Yoda’s hut and the Jedi Master himself, Luke practicing a hand stand, and a filthed up R2-D2 who would probably be much happier back on an Imperial Star Destroyer.
3. Death Star Trench Run Diorama
The Lego Star Wars Death Star Trench Run Diorama is the smallest and cheapest, but also easily the most dynamic and exciting of the bunch. The 665-piece set will sell for 59,99€ and features Luke’s X-wing being pursued by a trio of TIE Fighters, including Vader’s, through one of the Death Star’s trenches. The extensive detailing and greebling alone makes this one a must-have.