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The Death Star Trash Compactor diorama lets you move the walls to simulate the crushing action.
The Death Star Trash Compactor diorama lets you move the walls to simulate the crushing action.
Photo: Lego

Lego is bringing three new Star Wars diorama sets to a galaxy not at all far away in April, with preorders available now. Aimed at adult fans of the beloved franchise, all three cost under $100 — which is a lot cheaper than some Lego creations.

Lego has done plenty of dioramas, but these Star Wars vignettes are on a smaller, more affordable scale than usual.

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3 new Lego Star Wars diorama sets

As fans of Lego know, sets of Lego bricks for grownups typically cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $300. The biggest Star Wars sets go for up to $800. So it’s nice to see some sophisticated new products in the $60 to $90 range.

Things don't look good for Luke Skywalker in that X-wing fighter.
Things don’t look good for Luke Skywalker in that X-wing fighter.
Photo: Lego

Death Star Trench Run

The least pricey of the three, and the first to arrive in stores, is Lego Star Wars 75329 Death Star Trench Run Diorama. It depicts the scene in A New Hope (1977) where Darth Vader chases Luke Skywalker as he tries to destroy the Death Star. Against a forbidding Death Star exterior, it shows three TIE fighters in pursuit of Luke’s iconic X-Wing craft.

The display piece’s base includes a small plaque that reads, “The Force is strong with this one.” The set includes 665 pieces.

And its price will be $59.99.

Where to preorder: Lego.com or Amazon

The diorama set featuring Yoda's Jedi training is the biggest of the three, with 1,000 pieces.
The diorama set featuring Yoda’s Jedi training for Luke Skywalker is the biggest of the three, with 1,000 pieces.
Photo: Lego

Dabobah Jedi Training

Lego’s second set is Star Wars Dagobah Jedi Training Diorama (75330). From The Empire Strikes Back (1980)this is the scene where Luke crash-lands into the swamp where Yoda dwells, before young Skywalker begins his Jedi training.

The 1,000-piece diorama set is a recreation of Yoda’s hut and a backdrop of trees. It includes figures of Yoda, Luke and R2-D2. It, too, includes a plaque. This one quotes Yoda, so recall the green one’s odd voice in your head as you read it: “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

The set retails for $79.99.

Where to preorder: Lego.com or Amazon

Who can forget this classic scene on the Death Star.
Who can forget this classic scene on the Death Star.
Photo: Lego

Death Star Trash Compactor

The priciest of the three Lego Star Wars sets is the 802-piece Death Star Trash Compactor Diorama (75330). It recreates a scene from A New Hope in which Luke, Leia, Han Solo and Chewbacca find themselves trapped in the Death Star’s trash compactor unit.

The diorama features figures of the four characters along with a whole bunch of Lego pieces posing as trash. It does not appear to include the snake-like monster or any wastewater.

And yes, you can move the walls inwards to recreate the trash compactor’s crushing process. This one’s plaque says, in the words of Han Solo, “One thing’s for sure. We’re all gonna be a lot thinner!”

The set will cost $89.99.

This one does not appear on Amazon for preorder, so click the Lego.com link below.

Lego Star Wars Death Star Trash Compactor Diorama will be exclusive to Lego stores, Lego.com and Walmart stores, while the other diorama sets will be available wherever Lego is sold.

All three sets will become available on April 26. Pre-orders are open now on Lego.com.

Price: $59.99 to $89.99

Where to preorder: Lego.com