LEGO Announces Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina (75290)

LEGO has announced the Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina set as part of the Master Builder series.

The LEGO Mos Eisley Cantina will have 3187 pieces, can be displayed in either closed or opened and includes a whopping 21 minifigures.

It will release on September 16 for VIP members and October 1 globally. The set retails for $349.99/£319.99/€349.99.

Now I do have my own thoughts after seeing images of this set. Keep in mind images are patient, but that’s what we get and base our opinion on.

To put it blunt, I don’t like this set at all. I feel like the interior is too small and feels cramped. Folded the set looks like a block and folded out it has a weird size. It also has two lost buildings that don’t make much sense. For me this set doesn’t look like I would like the Mos Eisley Cantina to look and has too many elements that scream Mos Eisley…not Cantina.

I might be wrong, but these are official images and often show off sets quite well.

Star Wars fans, film lovers and builders can rejoice as the LEGO Group launches a new out-of-this-world building kit of a classic Star Wars scene – available from 16th September from LEGO.com and LEGO Stores.

Billund, September 9, 2020: 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™ set, 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 fans 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 favourite Star Wars: A New Hope scenes, using iconic character mini-figures including Luke SkywalkerTM, Han SoloTM, C-3POTM. Additionally, the set features eight character mini-figures that have been introduced in LEGO form for the first time, including Ponda BabaTM, Dr. EvazanTM, GarindanTM, 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 Star Wars figure. The LEGO® Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina™ is also dotted with hidden details throughout, such a “Wanted” poster featuring R2-D2 and C-3PO, to the kyber crystals hidden in one of the exterior buildings.Back view of the inside of the cantina LEGO set

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, the 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 then 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 backstories, 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.”Image of minifigures arranged around the bar in the LEGO set

There is a huge variety of LEGO® Star Wars™ building sets available to delight fans, helping them reimagine their favourite scenes, create their own epic stories, or just build and display the awesome models, including the LEGO Star Wars Luke’s Landspeeder, the TIE Fighter Pilot Helmet™ and A-wing Starfighter™ construction sets. The Mos Eisley Cantina 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.

The LEGO® Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina™ construction set will be available for LEGO VIP members from 16th September and then globally from 1st October, directly via LEGO.com and LEGO Stores.

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