10198 Tantive IV available in September – updated with more pics [News]

It’s official, the 10198 Tantive IVicon (Rebel Blockade Runner) playset will be released in September at a reasonable $149.99 for 1,408 pieces and 5 minifigs including the exclusive Captain Antilles.

The page on the LEGO Shop onlineicon is live now, though the set does not appear to be available for preorder yet.

LEGO Star Wars 10198 Tantive IV Rebel Blockade Runner packaging

The Star Wars™ saga begins!

Blasting through space with Darth Vader’s Star Destroyer in pursuit, the Tantive IV blockade runner carries Princess Leia, C-3PO and R2-D2 on a vital mission for the Rebel Alliance. Celebrate the entire Star Wars saga with this all-new version of the very first starship seen in the films! The Tantive IV features an opening cockpit, rotating and elevating turbo laser cannons, rotating radar dish, removable roof section and interior command center. It also includes an opening compartment with removable cargo transport vehicle and 2 detachable escape pods for the droids to make their getaway with the Death Star plans! Includes Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Captain Antilles and Rebel Trooper minifigures. Measures 20.5″ (52 cm) x 7.5″ (19 cm) x 5.5″ (14 cm).

  • Includes 5 minifigures: Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Captain Antilles and a Rebel Trooper!
  • Open the cockpit and place 2 minifigures inside!
  • Turbo laser cannons on top and bottom can rotate and elevate
  • Features a removable roof!
  • Lots of interior details including Leia’s desk and command center with seats for 2 minifigures!
  • Open the storage compartment to reveal the cargo transport vehicle
  • Features rotating radar disc and 2 detachable escape pods!
  • Measures 20.5″ (52 cm) long, 7.5″ (19 cm) wide and 5.5″ (14 cm) tall

UPDATE (AB): The LEGO Group was kind enough to send along a few more details on pricing and a batch of additional photos for us to share with you.

10198 Tantive IV will be available September 1, 2009 at the following price points:

  • United States: USD $149.99
  • Canada: CAD $199.99
  • United Kingdom: GBP £97.86
  • Germany: EUR €149.99

Here’s the famous rear view of the Tantive IV:

LEGO Star Wars 10198 Tantive IV Rebel Blockade Runner rear view

This shot of the cockpit includes a good close-up of Captain Antilles:

LEGO Star Wars 10198 Tantive IV Rebel Blockade Runner cockpit

The command center creates some nice playability in the center of the ship:

LEGO Star Wars 10198 Tantive IV Rebel Blockade Runner command center

And what Rebel Blockade Runner would be complete without two droids aboard an escape pod?

LEGO Star Wars 10198 Tantive IV Rebel Blockade Runner escape pod

17 comments on “10198 Tantive IV available in September – updated with more pics [News]

  1. stephendsdude

    What happened to the old “Tantive IV” set that was the ultimate collector’s set a couple of years ago?

  2. DonSolo

    Congratulation! You’ve killed FBTB.

    Please remote host the images used for your blog post. By embedding that 6648×3867 image, every time someone loads TBB it’s pulling that gargantuan file from the FBTB.net server. :(

  3. Nannan Post author

    Currently Andrew’s the only one who can host pictures on TBB, so I removed the image. A smaller version will be put up tonight.

  4. Andrew

    Indeed, Don, our sincerest apologies. Other sites do this to us, so I feel FBTB’s pain. This is why we’ve been forced to pay heftily for our own unlimited bandwidth, and we try to avoid hotlinking images whenever we highlight items from non-image-hosting sites. Forcing readers to load such huge files isn’t a great experience either.

    I’ll upload a smaller version to our own server when I’m home this evening.

    Oh, and cool set. Not sure I see a need for it myself, but I’m sure it will be popular with Star Wars collectors.

  5. Rens

    ^worker 201, it isn’t that rare (As far as I know). You can get it with the death star, the endor base and this set. And I guess you can also buy them from bricklink.

  6. David4

    God ahead and kill FBTB before they kill themselves….

    Anyways! The ship is nice the minifigures suck. lol

  7. Josh

    @DonSolo – I’ve rehosted the picture and edited the post. Hopefully you can get FBTB back up. Sorry about that.

  8. Andrew

    And I’ve updated the post with a full batch of pictures from TLG, along with pricing details for additional countries.

  9. Thanel

    Back from Comic-Con. Saw it. Cool. Saw the exclusives. Also cool. Took pics. Will take more tomorrow. Will blog tomorrow. Sleep now.

  10. Rens

    @Andrew, you’re right about the sarcasm! :P The new pictures look good! Where is the cargo transport vehicle?

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