I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed this, but I have not seen any commentary or questions about it:

Whatever your top level of your Death Star is, right above it if you continue to scroll, there is a small scene going on outside.

When I first began, there was a small construction droid rolling around what looked like a giant belt sander, and generating sparks. Presumably he was polishing the metal for future construction.

Then, some time around when I built my 5th Imperial level, which I believe to have been the Turbo Laser level, the scene out there changed. Now there are 3 droids, the original guy is welding some structure, there is another droid that looks like the mechanized suit from Avatar (and Aliens if you're as old as I am . . .) who seems to be moving a bunch of pipes around, and there is another droid crawling around some scaffolding.

Does anyone know a) what triggers these scenes to change? b) what the eventual evolution will be? c) If anything ever happens on the bottom of your death star?

This could be a cute little easter egg if there are ever any battles taking place out there, etc.

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    I noticed the change from single robot to 3 robots. I had guessed it was triggered by total number of levels built, but it could just as easily be triggered by total number of imperial levels built or something else.
    – StarPilot
    Nov 29, 2013 at 2:48
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    i believe the scene changes every 25 levels, can anyone else attest to this?
    – char1es
    Nov 29, 2013 at 3:51
  • Sadly, I just built my 50th level, and no change to the scene outside. Perhaps the 51st level or the completion of construction on 50 will trigger it. But, as of now, this is a big negatory!
    – David M
    Nov 29, 2013 at 15:09
  • I think it has something to do with Imperial Inventory?<br> I noticed that my scene up top changed when I hit 55 floors, but the Imperial Quests reset at some point, so I started using my inventory again. Then the scene up top reverted.<br> <br> Of course, I really won't know until I get my inventory back up :)
    – user63920
    Dec 14, 2013 at 17:12

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As far as I can tell, it's related to the total number of floors.

  • 1st change: Around 25th floor
  • 2nd change: 55th floor (two flying droids and a big one)
  • 3rd change: ???

And so far the bottom of the death star remains unchanged.

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    Can anyone else confirm that the 55th floor indeed causes a change?
    – char1es
    Dec 2, 2013 at 19:52
  • I'm at 53 levels. I will probably be able to confirm this in about 2 days or so.
    – David M
    Dec 2, 2013 at 20:44
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    I thought I got it right after the 55th floor, but as it happens I got 75 bitizens almost at the same time. So it might as well be related to the number of workers.
    – dbernard
    Dec 3, 2013 at 0:38
  • dbernard, you are the winner. I built my 55th level, and the scene changed immediately before my eyes.
    – David M
    Dec 4, 2013 at 3:55
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    Woohoo! Now, who's gonna be the first to get the 3rd change? ;)
    – dbernard
    Dec 4, 2013 at 4:06

I got the second change when I reached 35 workers.

Here is a picture of this: enter image description here

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    So, you are sure this didn't happen at 25 levels?
    – David M
    Dec 3, 2013 at 1:45
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    And if you evict one bitizen to go back to 34, does it changed back to the initial?
    – dbernard
    Dec 3, 2013 at 2:31
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    Just tested that out and it stays the same as the picture even when I when went back to 34. Dec 3, 2013 at 13:08
  • Negative at 75 bitizens!
    – David M
    Dec 3, 2013 at 17:59
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    I'm stumped on this one then. Maybe it is random? Dec 3, 2013 at 18:20

Here's the new scene!

Here it is folks. 55 Levels and these guys showed up on my TDS!

  • I have over 55 levels. Do not have this scene. Nov 25, 2014 at 15:32

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