Star Wars fans, film lovers, and builders rejoice! The LEGO Group will soon release the large and highly detailed #75290 LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina from Star Wars: A New Hope. The set will be available for LEGO VIP members starting on September 16th at official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop (wider release will be on October 1st). Below is the press-release with all the currently available info.
Coming from a galaxy far, far away and into to the homes of LEGO enthusiasts and Star Wars fans across the world – the LEGO Group’s new LEGO Star Wars building set, the Mos Eisley Cantina, will dazzle adult builders and film fans alike. Bringing to life one of the Skywalker saga’s most iconic locations, the new set is sure to become an instant classic as rebels immerse themselves in the famous cantina’s world of smugglers, musicians, bounty hunters, and Jedi knights.
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 favorite Star Wars: A New Hope scenes, using iconic character mini-figures including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and C-3PO. Additionally, the set features eight character 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.
Once built, the 3,187-piece LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina construction set makes for an extraordinary display piece, standing at over 7.5” (19cm) high, 20.5” (52cm) wide and 23” (58cm) deep when opened.
Part of the Master Builder series, this new Star Wars building kit is the latest example of how the LEGO Group aims to inspire builders to build, rebuild, and get excited by the process of creation. Speaking about the creative process behind the new building kit, set designer Cesar Soares said:
“The first time I watched the Cantina scene in Star Wars: A New Hope, I was just 12 years old. I remember thinking, ‘this is where the adventure starts!’ Years later, when I became a LEGO Star Wars designer in 2016, this was the first set I built. With this design, we’ve added external buildings like the Jawa shop, refined the details, and chosen an impressive 21 minifigure characters, including all-new alien figures. I love that all Star Wars characters have cool back stories, no matter how briefly they appear, it wasn’t easy to decide which characters to include in the set, but we hope fans will love the entire model and its line-up of heroes and villains.”
There is a huge variety of LEGO Star Wars building sets available to delight fans including the LEGO Star Wars Luke’s Landspeeder helping you reimagine your favorite Star Wars A New Hope scenes, create your own epic stories, or just build and display the awesome models, such as the TIE Fighter Pilot Helmet and A-Wing Starfighter. This set is perfect for those looking for a new building challenge – making it ideal for ages 18+ to enjoy solo or with friends and family.
This is not the first time LEGO tackled the Mos Eisley Cantina. We got the #4501 LEGO Star Was Mos Eisley Cantina in 2004, the #75052 LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina in 2014, the #75205 LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina in 2018, but all of these sets were only snippets of the location. The #75290 LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina comes with 3,187 pieces and give us the entire enclosed building with a full interior, plus 21 minifigs (several of them new), vehicles, and a dewback! There is a lot to like here, and I’m sure that this set will be popular with both young and old LEGO fans.
As I mentioned at the beginning the #75290 LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina will be available for LEGO VIP members on September 16th, and globally on October 1st. Prices are as follows: £319.99, €349.99, $349.99. For further details and to purchase the set, visit the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the new LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina. Is this a set you are interested in? What are your favorite details? And what do you think of the included minifigures? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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