While a few images of the set were revealed in our article last week, today LEGO is fully revealing the next Star Wars Master Builder Series set, 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina. The newest version of the iconic Star Wars location includes 3,187 pieces. It is accompanied by 21 minifigures (plus Artoo), including many characters that have never appeared in any other LEGO Star Wars set. The set will retail for US $349.99 | UK £319.99 | EUR 349.99 starting sales on September 16 for LEGO VIP members and then globally from October 1, directly via LEGO.com and LEGO Stores.
Mos Eisley Cantina has three predecessors: 4501 from 2004, 75052 from 2014, and 75205 from 2018. Ranging between a mere 193 pieces and 615 pieces, none of them come close to the sheer size of this Master Builder Series set, which bears the new 18+ age bracket.
Once built, the 3,187-piece LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina construction set makes for a very large display piece, standing at over 7.5” (19cm) high, 20.5” (52cm) wide and 23” (58cm) deep when opened.
This building kit opens up and the roof is removable, revealing all the interior details and giving you access to the iconic Star Wars location.
Naturally, the set includes all the main characters.
Let’s start with the usual suspects. Here are the minifigures of Luke, Obi-Wan, Han, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Chewbacca. Out of all these characters, Han is the only one to be featured in all 3 previous versions of the Mos Eisley Cantina. Luke and Obi-Wan have been featured twice and the rest of them are new to the Cantina, but of course, have appeared in many other LEGO Star Wars sets.
Mos Eisley Cantina wouldn’t be complete without the Bith Musician Band (known as The Modal Nodes). Although canonically the band leader is named Figrin D’an, LEGO names all three of these characters as simply Bith Musicians. There’s also Wuher the bartender, Greedo, and a Jawa. Both Wuher and the Bith musicians have been featured in one of the previous versions of Mos Eisley Cantina. Greedo is one of the steady staples who has been featured in all the Mos Eisley Cantina sets.
A whole lot of characters get the LEGO treatment for the first time. LEGO’s press release says there are eight new characters, though we count only seven. We can’t confirm yet if this is an error in the press release or if there’s a secret 22nd minifigure not disclosed on the box art. The new minifigures we do know about are Hrchek Kal Fas, Ponda Baba, Dr. Evazan, Garindan, Labria, Momaw Nadon, and Kabe.
And of course, we cannot forget about the Sandtroopers. These also have been featured in all previous editions of the Cantina and many other sets.
A big Mos Eisley Cantina playset wouldn’t be complete without a spherical Ubrikkian 9000 Z001 landspeeder, a Dewback, and a V-35 Courier landspeeder. The Z001 and the Dewback have appeared in previous sets, but the V-35 is new in LEGO form to this set.
The set will retail for USD $349.99 | EUR 349.99 | GBP £319.99 | BRL 3299.99 | MXN 7499.0 | AUD 529.99 | NZD 599.99. It will be starting sales on September 16 for LEGO VIP members and then globally from October 1, directly via LEGO.com and LEGO Stores.
The complete press release from LEGO, full product details, and an expanded photo gallery are included below.
LEGO STAR WARS MOS EISLEY CANTINA – PRODUCT PRESS RELEASE
THIS PLACE CAN BE A LITTLE ROUGH – THE LEGO GROUP ANNOUNCES LEGO® STAR WARSTM MOS EISLEY CANTINA™ CONSTRUCTION SET FROM STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
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.
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 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 favourite Star Wars: A New Hope scenes, using iconic character mini-figures including Luke Skywalker™, Han Solo™, 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 kyber 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, 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.”
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 favourite Star Wars A New Hope scenes, or create their 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.
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.