LEGO just announced the coming of a new LEGO Star Wars retail-exclusive, the #75222 LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City. Below is the full press-release, along with pictures, and other details. There is a lot to see here, so look through the information, then let’s discuss! 🙂
Here is the official description of the set: Visit Bespin’s amazing metropolis in the sky—Cloud City! Relive a world of unforgettable moments from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back or add your own fun twists to the story with this #75222 LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City set. The amazingly detailed set is divided into four sections, each depicting scenes from the classic movie. There’s a landing platform complete with Boba Fett’s Slave I ship, a detailed promenade, a dining room with seating for five minifigures, a garbage processing room with incinerator, and a sensor balcony for epic Luke vs. Vader Lightsaber duels. There’s also a carbon freeze chamber with a function to ‘freeze’ Han in carbonite, an interrogation chamber and prison cell, a secondary landing platform for the Twin-Pod Cloud Car, and so much more. Add an astonishing eighteen LEGO minifigures plus two droids to the mix, and you have a set that Star Wars and LEGO fans of any age would be proud to add to their collection.
- Includes 18 minifigures: Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker in Bespin outfits, Chewbacca, C-3PO, Lando Calrissian, Lobot, two Cloud City Guards, two Cloud Car Pilots, Leia and Han in Hoth outfits, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, two Stormtroopers, and an Ugnaught, plus R2-D2 and an IG-88 droid.
- SECTION 1 features a landing platform with a sliding entrance door and Boba Fett’s Slave I ship with an opening minifigure cockpit, movable wings and space underneath to store the Han in carbonite element.
- SECTION 2 features a dining room with a table, seats for five minifigures and a decorative Cloud City micro build; lounge with a transparent sculpture and two chairs; garbage processing room with an incinerator, conveyor belt and a deactivated IG-class droid; and a promenade with tree sculpture, mural relief and opening doorways leading to other parts of the model.
- SECTION 3 features a sensor balcony with railing and swing-out function, plus a maintenance cabin with opening round window for epic Lightsaber duels, plus a carbon freeze chamber with lever-activated ‘freeze’ function.
- SECTION 4 features a dark-red corridor leading to the interrogation chamber with a turning interrogation chair, plus a prison cell, hangar with a secret trapdoor and tool & weapon rack, and space for the Twin-Pod Cloud Car with opening minifigure cockpits and two stud shooters.
- New minifigure details include Leia’s red dress, Han’s Corellian blood stripe, Luke’s dark-tan Dagobah outfit, the Ugnaught’s head decoration and the cloud car pilots.
- Weapons include Han’s blaster pistol, Chewbacca’s bowcaster, Luke’s Lightsaber, Vader’s Lightsaber, Boba Fett’s blaster rifle, IG-88’s blaster rifle, 5 blaster pistols and 4 blasters.
- Accessory elements include a wrench, handcuffs and Lobot’s cybernetic band.
- Stage air-to-air battles between Boba Fett’s Slave I and the Twin-Pod Cloud Car.
- Pull the carbon freeze chamber lever to pretend freeze Han in carbonite!
- Relive unforgettable scenes from the classic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back movie.
- This amazing set is part of the LEGO Star Wars Master Builder Series.
- Cloud City measures over 6” (16cm) high, 22” (58cm) wide and 22” (56cm) deep.
- Slave I measures over 4” (11cm) high, 7” (19cm) long and 7” (18cm) wide.
- Recommended for Ages 14+.
- Includes 2,812 pieces.
The official release date of the #75222 LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City set is October 1st, with LEGO VIP members getting early access on September 13th. Prices are as follows: US $349.99 – CA $399.99 – DE 349.99€ – UK £299.99 – FR 349.99€ – DK 2999DK (Euro pricing varies by country). If you have an official LEGO store near you, you can check out the set there, otherwise you can purchase it at the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.
The #75222 LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City has a similar setup as the LEGO Star Wars Death Star sets with a cutaway view of different parts of the city laid out in a circle. This is a great way to cram in lots of different scenes in one set, and is more interesting than the linear setup of the #10123 LEGO Star Wars Cloud City released in 2003.
Speaking of the earlier set, it came from an era where LEGO Star Wars minifigs still had yellow skins, but it also included the first dark-skinned Star Wars minifig in the form of Lando Calrissian. The set also featured the first Boba Fett with leg-printing – a special feature that was not repeated for another nine years. The #10123 LEGO Star Wars Cloud City is the prized possession of collectors who were lucky enough to get it, it still holds tremendous value on the secondary market, and it has been one of the most requested sets to get a re-release. So, the new #75222 LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City had a lot to live up to.
It’s clear that LEGO designers took the time to fit in as much of the iconic scenes as possible, including an updated version of the Cloud Car, and a small version of Boba Fett’s Slave I. The graphic design on the minifigs is especially nice, including Lando’s two-sided cape, Boba Fett’s cloth pauldron, and Leia’s beautiful dress. While this is a small thing, I also really like the name of the set. The betrayal that happened at Cloud City was so shocking, and adding the word really brings it home what happened at this otherwise beautiful place.
What do you think? How do you like the #75222 LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City? What features do you like or don’t like? And what do you think of the minifigures? Is this a set you are planning to get? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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