To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars saga, there was an interesting special-edition LEGO Star Wars set available at the recent Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 event. The LEGO Star Wars Detention Block Rescue depicts the famous scene from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, where Han Solo and Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper uniforms are about to rescue Princess Leia (oddly, no Princess Leia is included).
The LEGO Star Wars Detention Block Rescue is 220 pieces, and doesn’t include any special elements, however, due to its very limited availability, and the difficulty that was involved with getting the set, it is highly sought after by collectors. People didn’t just have to participate at the Orlando event, but also had to get a raffle ticket ahead of time for a chance to purchase the set. There were also a few sets given away during the event via LEGO’s Twitter page to randomly selected people who re-tweeted the announcement.
In the video-review below, Stephen from the Brick Show will show you the set in more detail. As you will see, the most unique part of the set is the really nice and sturdy slip-case box. The rest of the set is pretty standard.
At the Star Wars Celebration event in Orlando, the set was available for $40 to those who were chosen through the raffle. If you weren’t at the event, or you were there, but weren’t chosen through the raffle, you can still get the set on eBay, however expect to pay significantly more. The going price the last time I checked was somewhere between $200-$250. You can see the eBay listings here: LEGO STAR WARS DETENTION BLOCK ON EBAY
If you don’t care for the exclusivity of the set, or the special packaging, you can also build it yourself with the parts you already have. LEGO Digital Designer instructions are available via Eurobricks: LEGO STAR WARS DETENTION BLOCK INSTRUCTIONS
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Star Wars Detention Block Rescue set? Would you like to add it to your collection, or at least build it with the available instructions? What other sets would you like to see to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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