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The world had only just gotten a taste of what the Star Wars ultimate collectors series had to offer. Then inthe Lego company released the largest and most expensive set ever at the time. With over pieces, the Imperial Star Destroyer not only helped pioneer the greebling technique, but it also redefined insttructions was possible as a consumer product. The Star Destroyer is one of the most iconic ships in the Star Wars universe, and this UCS set is certainly one of the most impressive Lego sets ever too.

BricksetPeeronBricklinkBrickshelf. When you’re building a monster of a set, you’re going to need a gigantic instruction manual as well. Here we can see the front of this beast – it features the same picture as on the front of the box. The manual measures an incredible 17 inches long and contains pages! The back of the manual features close ups of a handful of notable details including the deflector shield domes, turbo laser turrets, the engines both main and emergencysensor arrays, and ion cannons:.

Here is a random page from within the manual. Thanks to the Lego instruction gods, there are piece call-outs for every instructoons. Colour differentiation, as to be expected from most manuals from the past decade, is poor. It can be a pain to distinguish between black and dark gray, and many of the same pieces come in multiple colours.

Unfortunately, there are also a good half dozen or so mistakes to be found in the instructions. These mistakes can range from the wrong quantity of parts in the piece call-outs, to parts not being placed in the proper spot and there being inconsistencies between steps:.

The Star Destroyer is physically a very large ship, so to be expected, many of the parts are also massive.

Unsurprisingly, there are also large quantities of these massive parts. For example, at the top left of the levo, there are two piles of 6×16 plates that are stacked fifteen high for a total of 30!

There is a whole range of different sized large plates in this set, and you get a whopping amount of all of them:. Here we have many more large parts, as well as some medium sized ones too. At the top left is the makings for the engines of the ship, the wheels are of the giant variety – the largest of that style instructiojs by TLC. There are plenty of technic beams used in this set, as they are needed to make solid framework.

At the top right, I have stacked instructiojs gray 1×16 long technic beams five high, and there are thirteen piles of them note: There are a total of 66 of these beams! Many smaller beams, plates, and wings are also present:. Here we have instructiond display of varied pieces. There are many small plates and tiles, axles and pins, bricks and hinged bricks, bricks with pins, slopped bricks, panels, and even 28 magnets.

There are many colourful pieces here, but they will be used inside the ship were they won’t be seen when instructionw done. These coloured parts make construction flow better as they are easy to find and place:. The greebling technique has since been used on just about every other UCS set, and has even found its way into many system scale sets.

Oddly enough, though all the rest leyo the grays found in the set are of the old variety, two of 110030 four brackets in my kit were the new dark bley. I can only assume this is because I purchased my copy of the Star Destroyer from S H after the shift to the new grays in production and so a pair of pieces in this new colour snuck instructikns my set.


Old dark gray on the left, new dark bley on the right:. Now the real fun can begin – construction of the massive ship. As the ship is going to be ridiculously big, you’re of course going to want a good solid frame for starters.

You begin by building a T shape which will be at the rear of the ship, this is made up of long technic beams that are sandwiched between plates, and then there are pins here and there which will be used for various purposes later on:. Work on the frame continues much in the same way.

You continue to add technic beams, plates, and pins. It does not take long to realize that you’re going to need a very large work area, as the ship is going to be huge:. This is how a completed frame looks. Note the many blue half technic pins around the edge instruftions the frame – greeble covered plates will soon be attached to these pins.

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A number of pego are added along the center of the frame, these will later be used to hold massive panels in place:. Unfortunately, once you have completed the frame, you will encounter a 2x – meaning it’s time to build a second frame. However, at this time you leyo also asked to assemble 16 greeble covered plates. Each of these plates is 10 studs long, and will be covered with 9 pieces. Even more unfortunate is that the 2x mentioned earlier also applies to the greeble covered plates, meaning you’ll have to make a total of 32 of these!

Instead of doing the greebles in two separate batches as per following the instructions, I tackled the greeble madness all at once.

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To make this process easier, I lines up instrutions 1×10 plates on a handful of 2×16 plates and then proceeded to add the greebling. Using this method made keeping track of the proper amount of parts much easier. Note the missing goblet towards the right on the picture, this piece was found and added much later:.

Once you’re done with the greeble madness, they can be attached to the frame.

Instructions For LEGO 10030 Imperial Star Destroyer

Before you know it, you’ll have two identical frames like the one here:. At this point we can make the feet which act as the stand for the model. Here is a walk-through of how a foot is made.

Four of these feet must be made:. One frame is inverted, while the other remains right-side up and then these are placed directly over one another. With the two frames on top of each other, they are secured together using instrutions small block submodels, and the feet can be attached to a pair of short stands:.

Here we have a front view of how the models looks thus far.

With two frames attached together into one, we now have a very solid inner structure for the ship:. Here is an overhead view to give you a better sense of where the feet are placed, as well as the location of the 10 small blocks that are used to secure the two frames together. At this point the whole structure is very nose heavy, but if you’re quite lucky it will stand up straight and not fall forward:.

Support is added for the super structure which will be added much later. Also note that additional magnets have been added to the bottom frame:. It’s time to work on the rear of the ship, and to add engines.

First, 4 of these wedge shaped submodels must be built:. Here is a walk-through for the construction of one of the main engines. The engines can be attached to the jumper plates, and the 2×3 plates at the rear of the ship.


The extra weight from these engines helps to keep the whole models much more balanced on its feet at this point:. Now it’s time to clear an even larger workspace, and to make sure that your thumbs are ready to press lots and lots of plates together.

We can now build one of the large panels which will be attached to the bottom of the ship. During this process, you butt-up large plates next to one another, and then use smaller plates to secure everything together. The length of the panel grows quite quickly, and it is satisfying to see such large results:. At this point we flip the panel over to add pins on which a rear wing will later be attached, and we also add re-enforcements in the form of more plates:.

You now must assemble a second panel which will be attached to the bottom of the ship. This second panel is identical to the first, save that it is mirrored. Once it it complete, the panel is attached to the frame the same way as the first:. Again, an alternate view of the panels attached.

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Now we build one of the top panels for the ship. This is done in basically the same way as the bottom panels, isntructions the shape is slightly different, and some of the instruxtions used are different too such as the large plates with the smooth sections at their center. We can also see the 4 turntables where the heavy turbo lasers will soon be attached.

As before, the whole panels is flipped over to add reinforcements and pins for the leho wing leg to be added. We also 10003 the tip of the panel, and attach it as shown:. The heavy turbolasers are attached to the turntables. Though simple, these lasers look pretty good on the ship. In the Star Wars universe, one of these lasers measures 50 meters in diameter! Around half-way along the panel, a few other details are added as well, such as a defense turret:. The panel is attached to the ship in the 10300 way that the bottom ones were.

This is a tricky process, but you nistructions greatly rewarded when you see the shape of the ship really coming along:. Here is a closer view of the interior of the ship at this point. People often ask if there is any sort of exciting interior to the ship – that’s it, lots of frame work and magnets:. You then build a second panel and attach it to the top of the ship. Looking straight on, the ship has a rather small profile, giving a false impression as to the overall size of the Star Destroyer:.

The side shot gives you a good idea of the shape of the ship, and it’s length. Remember, this ship is more than 3 feet long! This hole will soon be covered over with the super structure. Should you ever want to move the Star Destroyer around, you can grab hold of the group of beams running along the center of the ship and lift it from there. Of course the ship is fairly awkward to move around because of its size, but at least it will hold together fine while carrying it from this point:.

Wow great review of a great set that I unfortunatly missed out on. Now for the construction of the super structure.