When you think of iconic Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina must be among the top five. At Cantina we got our first idea of the destructive properties of a light saber. Cantina introduced us to Han Solo, and the first Star Wars eye mask. Every fan of Star Wars and LEGO should be delighted with the incredibly detailed LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina Construction Set.
That LEGO describes Mos Eisley Cantina as a “kit” should make it clear in advance; this is not a set for your five year olds. It has a rating of 18+ and contains 3187 bits. You build an entire exterior of the Cantina that opens up to reveal several sets. To get into the interior, you can take off the ceiling and look inward, or if you want more access, open it like a book.
Inside, you can recreate the moment when He first shot (yes he did) at the bay windows or when Obi-Wan cut off an arm in the bar. You get to build a land speed and a place to tie up a DewDack. The kit comes with 21 minifigures, including seven new minifigures unique to this set. And that, of course, includes three members of the Cantina band – but not the music, unfortunately.
LEGO contained lots of small accessories, which wanted posters for R2D2 and C-3PO and Kiber crystals embedded in the building’s exterior. You even build a second smaller outpost building that can be attached to the main unit to complete the screen.
LEGO Mos Eisley Cantina will be released globally in October for $ 349.99, and LEGO VIP members can get it early starting September 16th.