For Australian Lego fans, good deals are often hard to find but this is a deal I think I have never seen before…
Fishpond now have Lego Star Wars Set 10188 on sale for $499 with Free Shipping!
This works out to a saving of $200 + shipping (they say it’s a saving of $400 on their website but the retail is $699).
Given that Toyworld stores around the country have been gearing up for their “exclusive” release of the set for a mere $699, I think this is a big deal.
While I have heard Fishpond is slow to ship, I have it from a good source that the sets are actually shipping, it might take a while to arrive as it ships from the US, but if you are prepared to wait a month or so then they do arrive.
If you order now it’s perfect for a Pre-Christmas delivery and if you or your kids are Star Wars fans then the 10188 Death Star is a wonderful to build together as a family on the holidays around the
fire BBQ 🙂
So if you are, or have ever been, on the fence about this legendary set (which I might add is three years into it’s shelf life and must come to an end soon) then I can safely say I have never seen it cheaper locally.
You would be hard pressed to get it from overseas at the same price given the sheer size of the thing – the last shipping quote I received from the US was over $100.
So what’s included? Apart from 3083 pieces and 24 minifigures…
Lego 10188 Details
Lego Death Star Set 10188
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!
Lego 10188 – Stop Motion Build
At 3083 pieces and approximately 12 hours to build, that is a big set!
You can find the Lego Death Star for $499 with Free Shipping here at Fishpond.
I’ve had three Fishpond Lego order’s cancelled in the last two months.
This is after waiting 6-8 weeks. To add insult to injury, straight after they cancel my order, I see the same items at an inflated price pop up on their site and ready for shipping as local stock (not shipped from the US).
I know their game plan ie using other peoples money to buy in stock.
I too have had issues with Fishpond in the past but I do know these are shipping and if it saves $200 off Toyworld’s price I’m happy to wait.