As we discussed last week, two new exclusive LEGO sets are now available for LEGO VIP members, ahead of the official release data on October 1st. The sets are the #75222 LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City, and the #10263 LEGO Winter Village Fire Station. For many LEGO fans, one or both of these sets were instant likes, while others want to know more about them before deciding to purchase or pass. If you have a LEGO store near you, I recommend stopping by to check them out on display. And, those of us who don’t have a nearby store, will have to rely on online reviews. Fortunately, one of the best LEGO reviewers, JANGBRiCKS, worked quickly to publish reviews of both sets as soon as possible. Take a look below. 🙂
In the first video, JANG reviews the massive #75222 LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City set. There is a lot to see here, and lots of surprises too! There are two versions of the review (both included in the player below). The first one is a quick walk-through that’s about 6 minutes long – good to watch if you are only mildly interested in the set. The second review is about 43 minutes long, and shows you every nook and corner with all the little details and features. If you have a strong interest in this set, but you haven’t bought it yet, I recommend watching the longer review. Use the drop-down menu in the upper left corner of the player to make a selection.
Here is the official description for the #75222 LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City set: 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 4 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 5 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 18 LEGO minifigures plus 2 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. 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. Includes 18 minifigures: Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker in Bespin outfits, Chewbacca, C-3PO, Lando Calrissian, Lobot, 2 Cloud City Guards, 2 Cloud Car Pilots, Leia and Han in Hoth outfits, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, 2 Stormtroopers and an Ugnaught, plus R2-D2 and an IG-88 droid. 2,812 pieces. Price: $349.99 – BUY HERE
While the #75222 LEGO Star Wars Cloud City is mostly for dedicated Star Wars fans with lots of space and disposable income, the #10263 LEGO Winter Village Fire Station is a more affordable set with a wider appeal. It is the latest in the LEGO Winter Village Collection, and a delightful addition to previous sets in the series, such as the #10254 LEGO Winter Holiday Train from 2016, and the #10259 LEGO Winter Village Station from 2017 (both are still available at the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop). In the video-review below, JANG will show you all the details of the set. And, if you would like to watch the designer video, it is available here.
Here is the official description for the #10263 LEGO Winter Village Fire Station set: Welcome to the snowy #10263 LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Fire Station, where the firefighters are enjoying the calm of the holiday season. This delightful LEGO set features a 2-level, holly-adorned building with an upper-level kitchen, complete with a red telephone, table, fold-down bed and a LEGO light brick. Behind the large red fire station doors, you’ll discover firefighting equipment and a fire pole, while outside there’s an ice rink with a decorative firefighter statue, a decorated Christmas tree with transparent star and gifts, plus a bench and lamppost. This set also features a classic red fire truck with a turntable ladder, hoses, toolbox and deep-tread tires. Gather the family and bring the magic of the holiday season to your home with this festive LEGO Creator Expert set. Fire Station measures over 9” (23cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 5” (14cm) deep. Fire truck measures over 2” (6cm) high, 1” (4cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep. Includes 6 minifigures: 3 firefighters, ice hockey player, musician with saxophone, and a girl with a scarf. It also includes a Dalmatian, brick-built snowman, and a baby figure with a moose sweater. 1,166 pieces. Price: $99.99 – BUY HERE
Hope these reviews help you in making a decision about these two new sets. I know they helped me. If you are a fan of the original Star Wars movies, the #75222 LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City may just be the set for you. And, if you and your family have made it a holiday tradition to build the LEGO Winter Village sets, the #10263 LEGO Winter Village Fire Station is a wonderful addition.
What do you think? How do you like the new LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Winter Village sets? Are you planning to get either of them? What other new sets do you really like and would like to purchase? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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