Is the Death Star made of Lego, in Spider-Man: Homecoming real product? Or was it created as props only?

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There are actually several variations of the Death Star set.

The one in the movie was around 3800 pieces, so I believe it was intended to be Set 10188.

That modeled was retired a couple years ago and replaced with one that is mostly the same, but has different minifigures and same other minor changes. This review details the differences. This is the set currently visible on LEGO Shop at Home and available at other retailers.

Something worth pointing out though, at least in my opinion, is that there's inconsistenty with the displayed set.

This is the Emperor we actually see on screen:

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But that's from the newer 4000+ piece set. The 3800 hundred piece set has the greyish skinned Emperor instead of the tan one we saw:

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So, there's some inconsistency there. They probably sourced the new set but someone wrote the old set's count into the script. Or, the MCU LEGO set is not the same as reality's.

  • I heard/read that they had 7 prop set for the scene and 7th one made into actual film, maybe they messed up a bit there
    – Ankit Sharma
    Commented Jul 16, 2017 at 20:13
  • @AnkitSharma Unfortunately the only thing that really stood out to me was Palpatine and the piece count number. Once the movie comes out, I might actually be able to use a screenshot to determine which instruction booklet they used (by comparing the visible instructions and page # to the instructions for the two different sets). Not sure I could eyeball which finished set is which, though, as I've only seen each in person once and would have to guess based on images/video reviews.
    – user23604
    Commented Jul 16, 2017 at 22:55
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    I owned this set, it's awesome - gave it away, that was awesome as the recipients loved it, was just something fun to build over Xmas one year! Commented Jul 17, 2017 at 8:09
  • As the linked review mentions: there's an obvious change to the turbolaser on the garbage compactor level between set 10188 and 75159. It's probably obvious enough in a movie still. Except that the still in the question shows the other face of the model. If the movie shows the box, it's visible in the box artwork. I have 10188. Commented Jul 17, 2017 at 14:34
  • @RogerLipscombe No box in the movie, and the instructions are only shown while opened flat, so no cover.
    – user23604
    Commented Jul 17, 2017 at 15:32

There is indeed a LEGO Death Star available in the official LEGO Shop. I'm not sure if it's the same one as in the movie, though (but it seems so).

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(source: official LEGO website)

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    now if I only had those 499 euros....
    – Saariko
    Commented Jul 16, 2017 at 12:32
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    hmm.... "not to scale"
    – Michael
    Commented Jul 16, 2017 at 21:16
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    @Michael I think if it was to mini figure scale it would be about the size of Manhatten.
    – SGR
    Commented Jul 17, 2017 at 7:47
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    @SGR A lego minifig is about 1/44th the size of an adult human (4 cm versus 176 cm). The Death Star is 160 km high. The Death Star on Minifig scale would be 3.64 km high, or roughly the width of Manhattan. Wired has written an article on a minifig sized death star: wired.com/2012/02/…
    – Nzall
    Commented Jul 17, 2017 at 11:28
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    @Reactgular Oh, you definitely could. Don't underestimate how high a number the pieces in a set can amass to. You can easily reach that with a set of this spatial volume. It might weight about 3 kg, but that's not too much for a lap either.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Commented Jul 16, 2020 at 13:34

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