Lego unveils epic Mos Eisley Cantina set from 'Star Wars'

Lego is launching an epic Mos Eisley Cantina set from "Star Wars: A New Hope" on Oct. 1, 2020. (Image credit: Lego)

The seedy Mos Eisley Cantina is home to some of the most iconic moments in the first "Star Wars" film, and soon you'll be able to recreate them on your own in Lego form.

Coming on Sept. 16 for Lego VIP fans and Oct. 1 for everyone else, the new Mos Eisley Cantina set is available for pre-order on the Lego website and online stores worldwide. It sells for $349.99 USD and comes with an incredible 21 minifigures with names you'll recognize —  Luke Skywalker, Greedo, C-3PO, a Jawa (utini!), Sandtroopers, three members of the Cantina band and more. Even Ponda Baba and Dr. Evazan make an appearance. 

"Bringing to life one of the Skywalker saga’s most iconic locations, the new set is sure to become an instant classic as fans immerse themselves in the famous cantina's world of smugglers, musicians, bounty hunters and Jedi Knights," Lego said in an announcement.

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The most infamous hive of scum and villainy from "Star Wars" can be yours in brick from in this epic Lego set.

"The impressive building kit gives adult Lego fans the chance to relax and enjoy a mindful building experience as they reconnect with their passion for the original trilogy. Intrepid builders can even open up the set's removable roof to admire its intricate details and act out their favorite 'Star Wars: A New Hope' scenes."

One section of the set features the scene where Han Solo faces off with the bounty Greedo, with fatal results for Greedo.

 "Han fired first," Lego said on its website, which is true to the 1977 version of the scene. The 1997 version changed the scene to have Greedo fire first, which is a notable point of contention for fans.

The assembled set includes a few Easter Eggs for fans, including a "Wanted" poster featuring the famous R2-D2 and C-3PO droids, and a kyber crystal that hides in one of the exterior buildings. The set also includes attachable buildings, two landspeeders and a Dewback Lego "Star Wars" figure.

The assembled set includes 3,187 pieces and stands roughly 7 inches high, 20 inches wide and 23 inches deep (19 cm by 52 cm by 58 cm, respectively.) It is recommended for builders 18 years and older.

"I love that all Star Wars characters have cool backstories, no matter how briefly they appear," set designer Cesar Soares said in the same Lego announcement. "It wasn't easy to decide which characters to include in the set, but we hope fans will love the entire model and its lineup of heroes and villains."

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Elizabeth Howell (she/her), Ph.D., is a staff writer in the spaceflight channel since 2022 covering diversity, education and gaming as well. She was contributing writer for for 10 years before joining full-time. Elizabeth's reporting includes multiple exclusives with the White House and Office of the Vice-President of the United States, an exclusive conversation with aspiring space tourist (and NSYNC bassist) Lance Bass, speaking several times with the International Space Station, witnessing five human spaceflight launches on two continents, flying parabolic, 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 a Bachelor of History from Canada's Athabasca University. Elizabeth is also a post-secondary instructor in communications and science at several institutions since 2015; her experience includes developing and teaching an astronomy course at Canada's Algonquin College (with Indigenous content as well) to more than 1,000 students since 2020. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday. Mastodon: