Update: LEGO officially pulled the wraps off this set.
Original post below:
The South Korean LEGO Facebook page apparently accidentally announced the UCS 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina set sometime yesterday. The post has since been removed but the images remain on the internet. The Korean text doesn’t reveal much other than a September 16th VIP Early Access purchase date, which means an official, intentional announcement should be coming on The 15th.
Though blurry, here’s a better composite image:
- The UCS Cantina harkens back to the UCS Ewok Village. The Village was about as complete as it can be. Just about every named Ewok was in the set. So I expect the same from this set, in that it should have just about EVERY alien that was in the Cantina. But we know they won’t and they will probably hang on to the missing few and drip-feed it in various Cantina set rehashes for the next 15 years and force us to buy them again and again.
- There’s only three Bith band members. So already we know it’s going to be incomplete.
- I can make out Labria, Garinden, Momaw Nadon, Kabe, Dr. Evazan, and Ponda Baba. If Ponda Boba has a detachable arm gimmick, that would make up for any other deficiencies in this set.
- There’s a 9000 Z001 Ubrikkian landspeeder as well as a SoroSuub V-35 Courier.
- There doesn’t seem to be roof so keeping the inside dust free will be fun. Fun as in totally not fun.
- Needs more Storm- and Sandtroopers.
- Needs more aliens.
- It looks like it has over 3,000 pieces. So, I’m gonna guess that this set will cost about $900. I’m kidding of course, but if extrapolate using the recently released NES system (2,646 pieces; $229.99), Piano (3,662 pieces; $349.99), and the Four Hundred Dollar set (5,544 pieces; $399.99), 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina should cost around $300-$400.
Hmm, I’m curious to see how this looks “opened up.” Because for the most part that outside doesn’t seem much fun to look at. I find it weird that there’s a separate smaller structure. I guess part of that might be the small room that C-3PO and R2 hid in, but the market/stall seems superfluous, and honestly bigger on its own than any previously released cantina set. The last cantina set was cute, and had some neat touches, but it could’ve been twice its size and still come nowhere near to this!
It’s kinda funny how LEGO’s Star Wars playsets often seem to be: way too few pieces to really capture a scene, OR a set so huge it’s way more than you’d ever possibly want. I get that they want to maximize the cost of the set to prey on the minifig collectors as much as they can, but I miss the days of the last Jabba’s Palace set and the add-on Rancor dungeon. Those effectively captured the scenes, didn’t break the bank, and had a smaller “display footprint.”
Anyway, I do have to say I’m surprised there’s no Luke’s Landspeeder again. Or a Ronto!
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