There is a lot of Lego out there in the world, and if the state of my flat is anything to go by there's far too much of it. But the company isn't going to slow down anytime soon, and last night a brand new Star Wars set was announced. It's Darth Vader's castle, as seen in Rogue One.
The 1,060 piece set is naturally a smaller recreation of the fortress built on the planet Mustafar, which is currently the focus of the ongoing Darth Vader comic series. Like most sets the front features the castle's obsidian facade, while the back is opened up to see the interior and give you the chance to play with everything. Inside we have mini versions of Darth Vader's bacta tank meditation chamber, a storage area for his armour, a hangar, and a sentry turret to keep an eye on incoming ships.
The set also comes with a smaller version of Darth Vader's advanced TIE Fighter, which looks to be an upgraded version of the ship that comes with both Death Star playsets. Considering the ship that came with the 2016 Death Star was almost identical to the 2008 model, it's about time it got an upgrade. As I mentioned with 'Betrayal at Cloud City's' Slave I, Lego could do with releasing more ships at this scale. They're better than the tiny microfighters, and don't take up as much space as their larger brethren.
Minifigure wise we have two red-cloaked imperial royal guards, an imperial transport pilot to man the turret, and two versions of Darth Vader. One kitted out in his armour, as usual, and another in his bacta tank-mode. The set also includes a Sith holocron (the first time I've seen one in a Lego set), and some fake lava at the front to complete that Mustafar feel.
Darth Vader's Castle is currently available to pre-order on the Lego website, ready for general release on 1st December. It'll cost £120, and will stand at 41cm high, 28cm wide, and 23cm deep.