Lego Star Wars strikes back with behemoth ‘Betrayal on Cloud City’ set

Lego Star Wars strikes back with behemoth ‘Betrayal on Cloud City’ set

0 comments 📅22 August 2018, 19:02

Finally, you can relive the epic betrayal in the skies above Bespin from The Empire Strikes Back with Lego’s latest addition to the Star Wars Collection — a model of the tibanna gas mining installation Cloud City, where Han Solo’s friend and previous owner of the Millennium Falcon Lando Calrissian makes a deal with Darth Vader to save his own skin.

Fans with cash to spare can expect to pay $349.99 or £299.99 or AurebeshSans-Serif credit1049.97 depending on what part of the galaxy you live in. The sizable set has 2,812 pieces, and includes 18 minifigures, including Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian plus droids and stormtroopers.

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Section 1 features a landing platform with a sliding entrance door and Boba Fett’s Slave I ship with an opening minifigure cockpit, movable wings and space underneath to store the Han in carbonite element.

Section 2 features a dining room with a table, seats for 5 minifigures and a decorative Cloud City micro build; lounge with a transparent sculpture and two chairs; garbage processing room with an incinerator, conveyor belt and a deactivated IG-class droid; and a promenade with tree sculpture, mural relief and opening doorways leading to other parts of the model.

This facility is crude, but it should be adequate to freeze Skywalker for his journey to the Emperor

Section 3 features a sensor balcony with railing and swing-out function, plus a maintenance cabin with opening round window for epic Lightsaber duels, plus a carbon freeze chamber with lever-activated ‘freeze’ function.

Section 4 features a dark-red corridor leading to the interrogation chamber with a turning interrogation chair, plus a prison cell, hangar with a secret trapdoor and tool andf weapon rack, and space for the Twin-Pod Cloud Car with opening minifigure cockpits.

You truly belong here with us among the clouds

It’s perhaps not the best Star Wars set Lego has released, with many fans remarking, “At least the Death Star is a diorama shaped like a Death Star” and “Overall this looks like a total mess. This is just a platform divided into sections.”

Together we can rule the galaxy as father and son

Some have said that fan builds like this one would have been better to develop.

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