The rumor mill has run rampant lately with whispers of a new Master Builder Series Star Wars set. This morning, those rumors can go to bed. The LEGO® Group officially announced the Mos Eisley Cantina is coming soon! Additionally, the set is available to VIP cardholders in advance of the general release. Incidentally, LEGO® Star Wars has seen smaller versions of Mos Eisley in the past. However, this might be the ultimate rendition fans have been waiting for.
In terms of set specifics, fans can expect:
- NAME: Mos Eisley Cantina
- SET #: 75290
- THEME: Star Wars
- COST: $449.99 CAD ($349.99 USD; €349.99; £319.99)
- BRICK COUNT: 3187
- MINIFIGURES: 20
- OF INTEREST: 1 R2-D2 Droid & 1 Dewback figurine
- DIMENSIONS: 19 cm (7.5”) high, 52 cm (20.5”) long, 58 cm (23”) wide
- VIP RELEASE DATE: September 16, 2020
- GENERAL RELEASE DATE: October 1, 2020
Mos Eisley features over 3000 bricks!
The official press release describes the set as follows:
The impressive building kit gives adult LEGO fans the chance to relax and enjoy a mindful building experience as they reconnect with their passion for the original trilogy. Intrepid builders can even open up the set’s removable roof to admire its intricate details and act out their favourite Star Wars: A New Hope scenes, using iconic character mini-figures including Luke Skywalker™, Han Solo™, C-3PO™. Additionally, the set features eight minifigures that have been introduced in LEGO form for the first time, including Ponda Baba™, Dr. Evazan™, Garindan™, and more.
As they embark on their journey to bring Mos Eisley’s quintessential taverna to life, films lovers and Star Wars devotees will be thrilled to discover the set’s special features, such as the attachable buildings, two Landspeeders – one of which has never been built in LEGO before – and a dewback LEGO figure. The LEGO® Star Wars: A New Hope Mos Eisley Cantina™ is also dotted with hidden details throughout, such a “Wanted” poster featuring R2D2 and C-3PO, to the kiber crystals hidden in one of the exterior buildings.
The Mos Eisley Cantina appears hugely impressive. However, the detail that impresses me the most is the Minifigure count. Large sets like this rarely have a good brick-to-fig ratio. However, if you count R2-D2 and the dewback along with the other characters, Mos Eisley has a slightly better than average ratio. I am so happy to see a large set with a decent number of figurines. The Mos Eisley Cantina is coming soon to LEGO® Store near you. What are your thoughts? Reach out in the comments below or on social media.
Until next time,
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