Is it us, or is Darth Vader’s lair having a bit of a moment right now? Only last week, we got our first look at the upcoming Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series inviting us into his terrifying base on Mustafar, and now the LEGO Group are making themselves at home there too.
Fans can pre-order their very own LEGO Darth Vader’s Castle set, which includes 1,060 pieces that allow you to create and enter the depths of the Dark Side. The set is impressively full of gory details, including a brick-built lava flow, an underground hangar with mouse droid and docking station, an ancient Sith shrine with holocron, racks for extra ammunition, and secret compartments hiding more Sith relics.
Fans were re-introduced to Vader’s spectacularly scary lair in Rogue One, where the lava-filled landscape would be enough to put off your most persistent houseguests from knocking at your door. In an interview with StarWars.com, Lucasfilm’s executive creative director Doug Chiang explained that they’d come up with a backstory for the creepy castle, which Vader built on planet Mustafar after he was defeated by Obi-Wan, as a place where he could "heal himself."
“Visually, we’re trying to create a sort of history for the tower,” Chaing said. “The bottom is the most ancient, the lava lake dam part was perhaps what Vader built his foundation on, and then the tower was Vader’s addition."
Well, with that backstory in mind, Star Wars and LEGO fans can now have endless fun and thrills in getting to grips with this sturdy-looking toy version that even includes Vader’s meditation chamber with a holographic communications unit. Just make sure you don’t scare off your friends with the finished product.
The set, which retails for $129.99, will be available in time for the holidays, and you can pre-order it on Amazon tomorrow.
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