Lego 'Star Wars' Strikes Back with Epic 'Betrayal on Cloud City' Set!

Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
A new Lego set depicts four key scenes from "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" (1980). It'll run you $349.99. (Image credit: Lego)

Relive the scene of an epic betrayal on "Star Wars" with Lego's latest addition to the franchise — a model of Cloud City, where hero Han Solo's friend Lando makes a nasty deal with the series villain, Darth Vader. 

After the set hits stores and online shops on Oct. 1, fans will pay $349.99 to construct four key scenes from the 1980 movie "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. The massive set has 2,812 pieces, and includes 18 minifigures. Examples include the heroes Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker; Solo's betraying friend, Lando Calrissian; droids; and Stormtroopers. [25 Lego Sets You Need in Your Collection]

This is what to expect in every section:

  • Section 1: A landing platform, a slave ship run by bounty-hunter Boba Fett, and a spot to store unlucky people who get frozen in carbonite blocks.
  • Section 2: A dining area with room for five minifigures, a garbage-processing room with an incinerator, and a promenade.
  • Section 3: A sensor balcony that includes a swing-out function, a chamber to freeze people into carbonate blocks, and an area where heroes and villains can duel with the weapon of choice in the "Star Wars" universe — lightsabers
  • Section 4: An interrogation chamber, a prison cell, a hanger with a secret trapdoor, and room for a couple of vehicles. 

And here's a closer look at the set. 

Key players come as minifigures in Lego's new "Betrayal on Cloud City" set. (Image credit: Lego)

Another close-up of Lego's "Betrayal on Cloud City" set. (Image credit: Lego)

Frozen in carbonite in Lego's "Betrayal on Cloud City" set. (Image credit: Lego)

An interrupted meal plays out on Lego's "Betrayal on Cloud City" set. (Image credit: Lego)

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Elizabeth Howell
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Elizabeth Howell, Ph.D., is a staff writer in the spaceflight channel since 2022. She was contributing writer for Space.com (opens in new tab) for 10 years before that, since 2012. Elizabeth's reporting includes an exclusive with Office of the Vice-President of the United States, speaking several times with the International Space Station, witnessing five human spaceflight launches on two continents, working inside a spacesuit, and participating in a simulated Mars mission. Her latest book, "Why Am I Taller?", is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada's Carleton University and (soon) a Bachelor of History from Athabasca University. Elizabeth is also a post-secondary instructor in communications and science since 2015. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday. Mastodon: https://qoto.org/@howellspace