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Nick Martin | September 2nd, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Review: 75052 Mos Eisley Cantina

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Ah, the Mos Eisley Cantina… a boil in the middle of a hive of scum and villainy. It’s notable for being the point in Episode IV where it really started to hit you just how… unique… the setting was going to be. Sure, the opening fight was incredible, but it was humans against humans. We liked Jawas, but they were in robes. Here though, we suddenly get dozens of different species, we get the murder of a bounty hunter (because HAN SHOT FIRST!), and we get to see just how cool a lightsaber can be.

Despite being so critical to the entire original trilogy… after all, this was the place that brought everyone together that would pretty much move through the rest of the films… it’s been basically ignored by LEGO. We’ve had exactly two sets that deal with the place, 2004’s absurdly overpriced Mos Eisley Cantina, and this year’s absurdly overpriced remake of the same name. Sure, we’ve gotten a couple of Landspeeders as well, but that’s about it. There are a bunch of similarities, outside of the size between the two sets: both have a Landspeeder with Luke and Obi-Wan, both have a Dewback and a Sandtrooper, and both have Han and Greedo.

At $40 more than the original, there is obviously a whole lot more to this set: 3 Bith, which fall into that “it’s about time” realm of minifigs, and a lot more parts. To be fair, I was excited when we saw the name first leaked, and then very let down when we finally saw this thing. It shows that LEGO knows exactly how to manipulate us AFOL fans with the inclusion of the Bith in the set, since I don’t think Greedo would have been enough by himself to get us to buy it by our first impressions alone. Of course, now that I’ve gotten it in hand, built it, and started reviewing it, the real question is does it line up to those impressions. And if so, what joke I am going to use to make fun of it?

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Ken Robichaud | July 25th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Summer Star Wars Sets Available For Pre-Order On Amazon.com

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A quick break from Comic-Con to bring you a bit of sales news. Forum member psycho013 has alerted us to a pre sale on Amazon for the summer wave of Star Wars sets in the US. The Scout Fighter and Cantina sets are available at about a 15% discount.

75057 B-Wing is still MIA for pre-order.

Toy Fair Report: Set Videos

In case you weren’t aware, FBTB has a YouTube channel. It’s where we stick our video assets. We don’t produce much and I keep threatening to do video reviews but never have the time to get around it. Or the nerve to put myself in front of a camera. Yesterday, I finished editing and uploading video footage I shot of at Toy Fair showing off some play features of some of the upcoming sets. They’re not too long, averaging about a minute and a half each, but you can see bells and whistles of the sets in motion.

Enjoy!

Ace Kim | February 16th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Toy Fair Report: LEGO Star Wars

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With practically every March-release set focusing on Episode III, the August wave gives us OT fans a great selection of sets. If you want to avoid spoilers for the Advent Calendar, they are listed last, so avoid scrolling any further past the Star Destroyer images. I’ll save the commentary for later, for now, enjoy the photo dump.

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Ace Kim | December 31st, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Summer 2014 LEGO Star Wars Set Names Revealed

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Hungarian online toy shop, ILSE LEGO MÁRKABOLT, has posted the set names, numbers, piece counts, and Hungarian pricing for the Summer 2014 LEGO Star Wars sets. No pictures yet, but with the various Toy Fairs around the world happening in the next few months, we should be getting a good look at the sets soon enough. Oddly enough, that site has posted ONLY 2014 sets for all themes. Which makes me question the legitimacy. I’m sure it will get sorted out sooner or later. So with that being said, take the list below with a grain of salt. Summary with estimated Euro prices below:

  • 75048 Phantom 20-30 EUR
  • 75049 Snowspeeder 278 pieces 30-40 EUR
  • 75050 B-wing 448 pieces 50-60 EUR
  • 75051 Jedi Hunter 490 pieces 60-70 EUR
  • 75052 Mos Eisley Cantina 615 pieces 70-80 EUR
  • 75053 The Ghost piece number unknown yet 90-100 EUR
  • 75054 AT-AT 1138 pieces 110EUR
  • 75055 Imperial Star Destroyer 120EUR

With all the money I’m saving by not buying any of the January wave, I can double up on some of the OT goodness.

Thank to Tomas from Groove Bricks for the heads up.