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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 (opens in new tab) for 10 years before that, since 2012. As a proud Trekkie and Canadian, she also tackles topics like diversity, science fiction, astronomy and gaming to help others explore the universe. Elizabeth's on-site reporting includes two human spaceflight launches from Kazakhstan, three space shuttle missions in Florida, and embedded reporting from a simulated Mars mission in Utah. She holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, and a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada's Carleton University. Elizabeth is also a post-secondary instructor in communications and science since 2015. Her latest book, Leadership Moments from NASA, is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday.