First look at the 3,000-piece LEGO Star Wars 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina [News]

Today LEGO gave us our first official look at the next Star Wars set targeted at adult fans, 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina, thanks to this image posted by their official Korean Facebook account, though they’ve since removed the image. The massive 3,187-piece set features a large central building for the infamous Chalmun’s Spaceport Cantina, where Luke and Obi-Wan first meet Han Solo and Chewbacca. The set also has a few smaller outbuildings, along with a few vehicles and a dewback. The bulbous 9000 Z001 landspeeder was featured in 2018’s much smaller 75205 Mos Eisley Cantina set, while the sleek V-35 landspeeder has never appeared in a LEGO set before. There’s no word yet on the set’s price or release date.

The set appears to include more than 20 minifigures, including several who are appearing in minifigure form for the first time. Two notables are Doctor Cornelius Evazan and Ponda Baba, who didn’t “like” Luke. Others minifigures include the famous cantina band, Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes, the bartender Wuher, Labria, Greedo, Momaw Nadon, the Imperial Spy Garindan, two Sandtroopers, a Jawa, and the usual cast of heroes Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and R2-D2. Interestingly, the set also appears to include Lak Sivrak, a pointy-eared Shistavanen who only appeared in the film’s original cut, not the Special Edition where he was digitally replaced by Ketwol.

9 comments on “First look at the 3,000-piece LEGO Star Wars 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina [News]

  1. Purple Dave

    I’m not seeing Lak Sivrak anywhere in this picture. The box photo is tough to decipher, due to the garbage resolution of the image, but here’s who I can identify:

    In the lower left corner, the undersized minifigs are Ponda Baba and Dr. Evazen, and the normal minifigs are Wuher and three of the Bith band members.

    In front of the building are the six Rebels (Luke, Han, Chewie, Ben, R2, 3PO) and Greedo.

    In the lower right are two Sandtroopers and Garindan.

    At the top with the smaller building are Kabe (in the doorway), Momaw Nadon, and a Jawa.

    In the upper right is Labria (aka Kardue’sai’Malloc), and one mystery character. This unidentified minifig could be Elis Helrot. He has a light-colored, bald head, and wears a light-colored vest over a dark outfit. I can’t find any other cantina alien who matches that look, but Helrot doesn’t have a distinctive profile. like some of the other aliens.

  2. Purple Dave

    Look at the loose set on the white background (I can’t find him on the box art). There are two minifigs standing in the gap between the larger cantina and the smaller structure in the back. The minifig on the left is a Jawa. The one on the right is Momaw Nadon. He’s looking towards the lower left corner of the image, and you an just see the hook of his head sticking up on the left.

    Someone should tell the folks in Singapore that when they accidentally leak images two weeks early, they should stick to the high-res versions.

  3. Jawa

    So this seems a little underwhelming considering Harry Potter fans receive 5000+ bricks and Star Wars fans only get 3000+ bricks for the same price. I know licensing costs a lot but they could have added more including Docking Bay 94 and a scaled down Millennium Falcon with 2000+ more bricks. Then they could have named it the LEGO Mos Eisley Spaceport. I’m sure fans appreciate the number of minifigures but there should have been more iconic characters. Considering there are the ones aforementioned why not include alien creatures such as Arleil Schous, Feltipern Trevagg, Hem Dazon, Muftak, Nabrun Leids, Takeel & Zutton? What I don’t understand is including Garindan but not the escape scene? Also, there are some smaller buildings but not sure of the significance other than padding out the brick count. Well LEGO did say it would be a Mos Eisley Cantina and they did fulfil on the promise. I’m sure fans will be happy with all the booths and a full bar. I’m very happy they included a new Ubrikkian 9000 Z001 Pod and V-35 Landspeeder rather than yet another X-34 Landspeeder. It’s a shame a Bantha didn’t make it but then again Tusken Raiders don’t appear in Mos Eisley. I thought a Ronto would be included considering they did include a Jawa, rather than just another Dewback. All in all it looks pretty good and I’ll say most fans will buy this playset because it offers so much more than previous years. Finally in 2020 a decent representation of the LEGO Mos Eisley Cantina!

  4. Merlo

    Can you actually see the whole cantina exterior in the movies?

    Looks great, I just don’t think it’s architecturally interesting enough for me to shell out that amount of cash.

  5. Purple Dave

    Diagon Alley didn’t have an expensive, molded Dewback driving the price up. The cantina does. DA only used two new molds. One is the wand box, which may or may not see use outside of HP. The other is the martini glass, but that was probably created for the CMF line, with the HP team just taking advantage of new element design availability. They didn’t even create any new hairstyles for that set. The cantina, on the other hand, has 4-5 aliens that use brand new sculpts for heads and/or hairstyles, none of which are likely to see any use outside of SW. Even within the SW theme they’re unlikely to see use in more than a few additional sets, so basically this set has to pay for the production of those molds, on top of all the normal expenses that need to be covered before it’ll turn a profit. You want fancy sculpted aliens? It costs money.

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