The LEGO Group has detailed the launch of its Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina building set, an extension of its popular LEGO Star Wars range that boasts a whopping more than 3,000 pieces and brings to life one of the most iconic locations from the original Star Wars trilogy.
A world of smugglers, musicians, bounty hunters, and Jedi Knights, the new construction kit gives LEGO fans the chance to reconnect with the original Star Wars film series and act out some of their favourite moments from Star Wars: A New Hope with the character minifigures, including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, C-3PO, and the first LEGO form versions of Ponda Baba, Dr Evazan, Garinda, and more.
The Mos Eisley Cantina set also comes with special features, such as the attachable buildings, two landspeeders, and a dewback LEGO Star Wars figure. It is also dotted with hidden details throughout, such as a Wanted poster featuring R2-D2 and C-3PO, or the kyber crystals hidden in one of the exterior buildings.
Once built, the 3,187-piece LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina construction set stands 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.”