For many weeks we have been receiving questions about which big LEGO Star Wars set will be released in autumn 2020. And a certain set has been on the rumour mill for a long time. Now we are sure: It won’t be the Imperial Shuttle (as expected by many), but the LEGO Star Wars 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina.
And most likely the Cantina will not be a UCS (“Ultimate Colletor Series”) set, but a part of the MBS, the “Master Builder Series”, which many believed to be dead. But first things first… Let’s start with the rumors around the Imperial Shuttle and then we will talk about the Mos Eisley Cantina.
Please keep in mind: This article was originally posted in German and then translated to English. So there could be some errors, feel free to point them out in the comments! 🙂
Origin of the Shuttle Rumors
Recently we have received many questions in emails and comments why we are not reporting on the UCS set of the 2nd half of 2020. For weeks, rumours have been buzzing around the internet that this should be a re-release of the 2010 LEGO 10212 Imperial Shuttle. These were spread by many well-known and reliable leakers. It seemed almost “safe”.
Even though these rumors were almost everywhere attributed to this article by Brick Fanatics, they originally originated from this article by Rebelscum, which Brick Fanatics also refers to. Both website are actually known for not carelessly spreading rumors and have often been right in the past. But this time this is probably not the case.
We already had heard information from two very reliable sources that these rumours about the shuttle were not true because something else is planned for the second half of the year. That’s why we didn’t write an article about the Imperial Shuttle at that time. I also tried to let people know between the lines in the comments and in the podcast that this rumour should be handled very carefully… 😉
Is the Master Builder Series coming back?
Instead, the big D2C set was to be something from the Original Trilogy (Episodes IV, V, and VI) that we had never had as a set in the Ultimate Collector Series before. And I was quite sure that LEGO hasn’t yet retired the Master Builder Series, which was first introduced in 2018 with the LEGO 75222 Cloud City. At the moment LEGO is releasing like this: Every year in autumn a (very) large and expensive LEGO Star Wars set is released. In 2017 it was a UCS set, in 2018 an MBS set. In 2019 it will be a UCS set and in 2020 it will be a MBS set again – at least that would be logical in my eyes. And with the LEGO Star Wars 75275 UCS A-Wing Fighter we already had a worthy (though not perfect) UCS set for this year.
Whether or not the box of the LEGO Star Wars 75290 D2C set will really say “Master Builder Series”: This year it will probably be a set that is more oriented towards sets like Cloud City, the Ewok Village or (unfortunately) Assault on Hoth. And what could be more iconic and suitable than the Chalmuns Cantina, better known as the Mos Eisley Cantina on Tattooine. As of last night, the first rumors have been circulating on social media that the Cantina on Tattooine is actually going to appear. This is reason enough for us to finally publish this article here.
Previous Mos Eisley Cantina sets from LEGO
So far, LEGO has released the Cantina as a normal play set three times between 2004 and 2018. We have summarized all previous Mos Eisley Cantina sets in a table here:
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The highlight here is certainly the LEGO Star Wars 75052 Mos Eisley Cantina from 2014, which was launched at a price of 79.99 Euro. It comes with 616 parts and 8 minifigures as well as a Dewback, which has become indecently expensive on the market. What can we expect in the new Cantina? Let’s have a look at the minifigures!
In the three previous Mos Eisley Cantina sets the following minifigures were included:
- Han Solo (3x)
- Sandtrooper (3x)
- Greedo (3x)
- Luke Skywalker (2x)
- Obi-Wan Kenobi (2x)
- Wuher (the barkeeper) (1x)
- 3x Musicians of the Cantina Band (1x)
I would assume that all of these figures will also be part of a large cantina as a D2C set. Every single one of them is actually irreplaceable in a Cantina true to the original thing. But there will certainly be some more figures, because for such a set at least 15 (up to a maximum of 25) minifigures will be not unlikely. Possible further figures would be:
- 2x more musicians of the Cantina Band (so maybe 5x in total)
- C-3PO und R2-D2 (won’t be served 😉)
- Cornelius Evazan (“I have the death sentence on twelve systems.“)
- Ponda Baba (the “he” from“he doesn’t like you“)
- Garindan (aka Imperial Spy aka Long-Snoot)
- more Sandtroopers
- some aliens/guests in the cantina
For those who want to get an impression of all the guests visible in the Cantina (and a catchy tune), we have included the whole scene here again:
Facts about LEGO Star Wars 75290 Cantina
Now let’s take a look at the facts we have so far on LEGO Star Wars 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina, because we actually do know at least a little bit apart from the set number. The exclusive set is scheduled for release (like the LEGO Harry Potter 75978 Winkelgasse) in September 2020. A VIP pre-sale could be possible, especially for the LEGO Star Wars releases in autumn. So it is possible that the VIP presale will take place in September and the set might not be officially released until October. And please keep in mind that due to the worldwide pandemic in 2020, such dates may be postponed again and again.
We also know something about the price: The set should cost 349.99 Euro in Germany, so probably (!) it will be the same in USD. Even though we don’t know the piece count, based on the last LEGO Star Wars sets, it’s possible to estimate that there should be 2,500 to 3,500 parts included. The more minifigures, large parts (rather unlikely) or expensive new moulds (e.g. hopefully Dewbacks) are included, the smaller the number of parts will be.
Unfortunately we cannot answer the probably most important question yet: Will the LEGO Star Wars 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina finally include another Landspeeder again? We don’t know yet and will keep you up to date! 😉
As always, please consider this article about the LEGO Star Wars 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina a rumor until the set is officially presented by LEGO. However, if we didn’t consider this rumor to be very credible, we wouldn’t have written this article. 🙂
What do you think about a LEGO Star Wars 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina that will probably be released in the fall? What characters would you like to see and what other requirements would you have for a Cantina in the Master Builder Series? Feel free to discuss in the comments!