New Star Wars Lego set just dropped by surprise, and it's Darth Vader's Super Star Destroyer

The Lego Executor Super Star Destroyer set on its stand on a wooden table, being posed by a woman
(Image credit: Lego)

Another Star Wars Lego set has been revealed by surprise via Lego's official store, and we can expect Darth Vader's Executor Super Star Destroyer to land in May - just in time for Star Wars day, as it happens.

Available to pre-order now for $69.99 direct from Lego, or £59.99 in the UK, this is a smaller kit at 630 pieces in total. It's very much in the style of the Death Star Trench Run diorama that launched last year, and much like that kit, this Star Wars Lego set comes with a special display stand and little accompanying ships on translucent stands to make it seem as if they're flying in formation. (Well, I say 'little' - these are the usually-massive Star Destroyers, showing how enormous Darth Vader's Executor Super Star Destroyer actually is.) 

Fittingly, this set is designed to tied in with Return of the Jedi's 40th anniversary (the ship first appeared in that movie). This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the celebration, because many other companies like Hasbro are getting in on this with special throwback collectibles of their own - like this wearable Scout Trooper helmet.

Lego Executor Super Star Destroyer on a plain background

(Image credit: Lego)

First spotted by BrickFanatics, this kit is due to join Lego Star Wars sets on shelves for May 1. As the site points out, the item number - 75356 - was originally thought to belong to a rumored Jabba's Palace set. Considering how that hasn't materialized, perhaps we can expect it later in the year. (Closer to Star Wars Celebration, maybe?) 

You can pre-order the set below.

Lego Exectutor Super Star Destroyer | $69.99 at LegoAvailable May 1: UK price:

Lego Exectutor Super Star Destroyer | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank">$69.99 at Lego
Available May 1: This kit measures at more than 17 inches (43cm) long, making it ideal for putting on your desk or a shelf - it isn't one of the more ambitious and space-hungry sets that'll take up at least a few feet of real-estate. However, it does still come with a sleek display stand featuring the name of the ship and a commemorative 40th anniversary brick for Return of the Jedi.

UK price: <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank">£59.99 at Lego

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Benjamin Abbott
Tabletop & Merch Editor

As the site's Tabletop & Merch Editor, you'll find my grubby paws on everything from board game reviews to the latest Lego news. I've been writing about games in one form or another since 2012, and can normally be found cackling over some evil plan I've cooked up for my group's next Dungeons & Dragons campaign.