Yesterday we could introduce you the LEGO May the 4th offers for the first time, today we have the first official pictures and all info about the LEGO Star Wars 40451 Tatooine Homestead as an upcoming freebie in the LEGO Shop for you.
Please note: This article was originally written in German and later translated to English. Please let us know if you find any errors or inconstancies.
The small “Gift with Purchase” set is called “Tatooine Homestead” and consists of 271 pieces. The set will be released as a free gift in the LEGO Shop and Brand Stores from May 1, 2021 and will be available until May 5 at the latest. As always, while supplies last.
The minimum purchase value in the United States is the only one that we are sure about at the moment. You have to buy LEGO Star Wars products for at least $85,- US in the LEGO Shop to get the LEGO Star Wars 40451 Tatooine Homestead as a free gift.
In addition to the Lars family’s namesake dwelling, the micro-set includes a Landspeeder, a Sandcrawler and extremely minimalist figures of Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, R2-D2 ,Owen Lars, Aunt Beru and 2 Jawas. Part of the set, judging by the pictures, are not just one, but two printed tiles! On the one hand you get the (almost obligatory) LEGO Star Wars 2021 2×4 tile, but also a small printed 2×2 tile is included, which provides the details on the model of the Sandcrawler.
Even though it is once again surprising in which sets LEGO now manages to include prints and where you have to be satisfied with stickers, it is still nice that for this small LEGO Star Wars Tatooine model LEGO didn’t use any stickers.
The small diorama measures 1.5 in. (4 cm) high, 3.5 in. (9 cm) wide and 6.5 in. (17 cm) deep. Thus, it is oriented to the predecessors of recent years, which had similar dimensions. Since May 2019, scenes from Hoth, Endor and the Death Star II have already appeared in the small series of Gift with Purchase dioramas. The small Tatooine set is now the fourth in the bunch:
We also already have the official description of the small LEGO 40451 Tatooine micro-model for you, which we would like to pass on:
- Spark memories of Star Wars: A New Hope scenes on the desert planet of Tatooine with this LEGO brick diorama featuring the Lars family’s Tatooine Homestead (40451).
- This 217-piece LEGO Star Wars set features micro-builds of a Landspeeder and Sandcrawler, plus studs representing Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, Owen Lars, Aunt Beru, R2-D2 and 2 Jawas.
- Measuring over 1.5 in. (4 cm) high, 3.5 in. (9 cm) wide and 6.5 in. (17 cm) deep, this Tatooine building toy makes a fun display piece and combines nicely with other LEGO Star Wars micro-scenes.
Star Wars fans are transported to the galaxy’s Outer Rim when they build this Tatooine Homestead (40451). This diorama features micro-builds of the Lars family home from Star Wars: A New Hope, a Landspeeder and Sandcrawler, plus studs representing Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, Owen Lars, Aunt Beru, R2-D2 and 2 Jawas. This awesome building toy for kids is the latest in a series of LEGO Star Wars micro-scenes and can be combined with previous scenes to create a delightful display.
Personally, I actually like the LEGO Star Wars 40451 Tatooine Homestead set a bit better than previous years’ sets. The printing on the sand crawler alone allows LEGO to create some detail here that wasn’t possible in the other sets. In addition, the scenery on Tatooine also feels more iconic to me than, for example, the scene around the attack on the second Death Star. However, it’s still a matter of taste and if it were up to me, I’d still rather have special, exclusive minifigures as a free gift for the May the 4th celebrations in the LEGO Shop.
What is your impression of the LEGO Star Wars 40451 Tatooine Homestead gift with purchase? Are you happy about the small diorama, or can you thankfully do without it? Feel free to discuss the pictures and details in the comments!