Abstract: Evidence for the existence of Dark Matter from astronomical observations abounds, while experimentalists are still in pursuit of a confirmed particle identity. We are on the brink of a new era of dark matter candidate detection for both canonical weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) and a greater variety of other candidates. The LZ detector will be a liquid xenon time projection chamber designed to have world leading sensitivity to a wide range of WIMP masses. It will follow on the success of the LUX and ZEPLIN projects, but pursue a number of refinements, including a large drift field over more than a meter, requiring extensive testing in the System Test platform under construction at SLAC. The field will not stay still as a LZ result is expected, and I will also preview the exciting dark matter studies to keep one's eyes out for at this start of a new, marvelous era.