Following the leak from late last week, LEGO officially revealed 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina. Coming in at 3,187 pieces, this set will cost $349.99. Sounds about right. Other than the price, the other big questions were what minifigs come with it and whether or not there’s a roof.
75290 Mos Eisley Cantina Minifigs
It comes with 21 minifigures, 7 of which are brand new, and 3 have new molds. Here they are:
The two Sandtroopers are slightly different in that one has an orange pauldron, pictured above, and the other has a black one, pictured below. The set also comes with a new Dewback with printing:
75290 Mos Eisley Cantina also comes with 3 Bith band members. You know what it doesn’t come with? 5 Bith band members. I think it’s ridiculous that this set does not come with a full complement of Bith. The last time LEGO released this figure was 6 years ago in 75052 Mos Eisely Cantina and even then that set came with only 3 Bith. LEGO couldn’t just throw in the 2 more Bith in 75290 to make the full band? It’s not like each band member has a uniquely molded head, or different torso print. They are exactly the same. The only thing that differentiates one from the other is the instrument they are holding but even those aren’t molded specialty parts. They’re just scrap pieces cobbled together.
My vision of what an ultimate Cantina set looks like includes EVERY alien. Yes, I realize that’s unrealistic. But I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect that a $349.99 Mos Eisley Cantina set to come with at least a complete 5-member band.
I’m not going to get this set. But if I were, I’d be calling customer service and asking to get two more band members and I wouldn’t be surprised if the call center gets flooded with the exact same request. This is like the Imperial Flagship without the full complement of cannons. Fans shouldn’t have to jump through hoops like this to correct such a glaring deficiency. Ridiculous.
Does 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina come with a roof?
75290 Mos Eisley Cantina Price and Availability
The UCS Mos Eisely Cantina set will cost $349.99 and will be available starting September 16, 2020 for VIP Early Access. General public sales starts on October 1. Buy this set directly from LEGO.com after clicking that link and you’ll help support this site.
75290 Mos Eisley Cantina Official Images
Official Press Release
This Place Can Be A Little Rough – The LEGO Group Announces LEGOÂ® Star Wars™ 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.
Billund, September 9, 2020: Coming from a galaxy far, far away and into to the homes of LEGO enthusiasts and Star Wars fans across the world â€“ the LEGO Groupâ€™s new LEGOÂ® Star Wars building set, the Mos Eisley Cantina™ set, will dazzle adult builders and film fans alike. Bringing to life one of the Skywalker sagaâ€™s most iconic locations, the new set is sure to become an instant classic as fans immerse themselves in the famous cantinaâ€™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 setâ€™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 SkywalkerTM, Han SoloTM, C-3POTM. Additionally, the set features eight character mini-figures that have been introduced in LEGO form for the first time, including Ponda BabaTM, Dr. EvazanTM, GarindanTM, and more.
As they embark on their journey to bring Mos Eisleyâ€™s quintessential taverna to life, films lovers and Star Wars devotees will be thrilled to discover the setâ€™s special features, such as the attachable buildings, two landspeeders â€“ one of which has never been built in LEGO before – and a dewback LEGO Star Wars figure. The LEGOÂ® Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina™ is also dotted with hidden details throughout, such a â€œWantedâ€ poster featuring R2-D2 and C-3PO, to the kyber crystals hidden in one of the exterior buildings.
Once built, the 3,187-piece LEGOÂ® Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina™ construction set makes for an extraordinary display piece, standing at over 7.5â€ (19cm) high, 20.5â€ (52cm) wide and 23â€ (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:
â€œThe first time I watched the cantina scene in Star Wars: A New Hope, I was just 12 years old. I remember thinking, â€˜this is where the adventure starts!â€™ Years later, when I then became a LEGOÂ® Star Wars ™ designer in 2016, this was the first set I built. With this design, weâ€™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 wasnâ€™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.â€
There is a huge variety of LEGOÂ® Star Wars™ building sets available to delight fans, helping them reimagine their favourite scenes, create their own epic stories, or just build and display the awesome models, including the LEGO Star Wars Lukeâ€™s Landspeeder, the TIE Fighter Pilot Helmet™ and A-wing Starfighter™ construction sets. The Mos Eisley Cantina set is perfect for those looking for a new building challenge â€“ making it ideal for ages 18+ to enjoy solo or with friends and family.
The LEGOÂ® 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.
[…] Update: LEGO officially pulled the wraps off this set. […]
I think the Dewback mold is the same from the last cantina set? The printing on the eyes looks a little different, though, and the spots are darker.
That new(?) hood that Obi-Wan has looks kinda weird. Maybe it’s the angle. Hard to say if it’s more screen-accurate, but it looks massive.
I’m still not too crazy about the set as a whole, but I do like the bar and the minifigs (though I also agree about the Bith.)
I think you’re right, the Dewback ain’t all that new. I didn’t look at the old when i posted and just trusted lego’s word when they claimed it as new. Foolish me.
[…] that’s all I got. For a slightly more in depth first impressions, you can check out the 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina official reveal post. tl;dr: I don’t think it’s worth it and it has no roof. But that’s just me. […]
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