Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 29
Rated 5 out of 5 by jelle mos eisley cantina
the figs are awesome and exlusive!
you can play alot of scenes from the movie
and the speeder is lovely if you want a set with some good figs i recomand this one!
15 November 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by WampaHunter Great but...
The set isn't hard to build, it isn't very large, and much like the Hobbit Barrel Escape it'll require a lot of extra building if you want the full Cantina, BUT it's pretty awesome and it's a great update that was much needed.
My largest issue is.... The Mini figures and the land speeder. Whats here is wonderful. and great, but this is the cantina, a place full of aliens and a great opportunity for wild new minifies we've never had.... But instead it feels like it should have been two or even three sets cut down to one. The Landspeeder isn't as cool as other past versions, with stickers (which seems to be the new norm) rather then special bricks, and the Dew Back and Sandtrooper is really awesome but feels like it should be its own set with maybe a scene outside the cantina.
The whole thing just doesn't make a lot of sense, they have the bar - but no bartender, the band - but no stage, the hang out where some of the more odd aliens are drinking when we first see the cantina - but none of those aliens. We get Kenobi but not Ponda or the good Dr he fought with, this feels like a set that had a lot of compromises.
I would have rather seen a land speeder set update with Luke, Kenobi and the gang and the sand trooper with dewback and then a more complete cantina with some of the aliens this set is missing. All in all whats here is fine, if not a little high in price ( the finished set looks a lot smaller when built, I would have been happier if it were priced around $50 or even 60)
Hopefully there a cantina add on set like with Jabbas hangout, otherwise this is only half a set. The Bith are awesome, but with the other figures included it would've made more sense to have some of the aliens they interacted with, rather then just these guys. Ben cape is missing, and the Landspeeder redesign isn't nearly as nice as the old Walmart exclusive.
The Good: Redesigns of Luke (you can get him in the Sandcrawler as well), Kenobi (the face is a little to haggard looking to me, but it looks alright), the Bith look amazing, Han isn't new, he's in a couple other sets with this design, but he looks good and I think this is a redesign of Greedo which apart from the sleeves being completely screwed up and the color being way to bright is pretty good. The design of the updated Dewback is great, and hopefully we get an army builder with these new Sandtrooper designs because it's the best thing in the set when partnered with the dewback ( which is why they sell for $40 on ebay), the tower is nice as it gives you something to display with the redesigned LS outside the Cantina.
The Cantina itself isn't bad, its much smaller then I thought when completed, but if they ever put out extra minifies that are missing this will look great on a shelf. the ability to have the whole thing on a hinge is alright, makes it nice to display by itself.
Basically...... This set is just short of wonderful. It's fresh and a good redesign but missing all the things that made the cantina great. Hopefully we'll get aliens soon to fix this.
I would buy this again (and am doing so), and it's the best version of the set that's been released I think. These redesigns are pretty good and if you want the new Luke you have to go with either this or the $300 Sandcrawler. I'd give it 3.5/5 personally.
03 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PatoSucio Collect the whole set
To complete a Star Wars universe with Lego, you can't miss this set. Mos Eisley is where Luke stopped being a boy and became a fugitive. Dewback included and a renewed version of Luke's landspeeder. The Cantina music band is included and a Greedo minifigure.
06 October 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by BCBrick16 A classic Episode IV set!
After 10 years of waiting we finally get another Lego Mos Eisley Cantina, and it didn't disappoint!
The Dewback is amazing and the most unique part of the set. The landspeeder in this set is possibly the best landspeeder Lego has produced over the years. It has a handy storage compartment and seats for Luke and Obi-Wan, space for C-3PO (if they would have included him) and you could probably squeeze R2-D2 on (again, not included). The landspeeder does have a lot of stickers though.
The Cantina itself is detailed and well-structured, however, I wish they would have made it bigger. There is a well-detailed bar, a spot for the band, a table with seats, and the entrance. Some small details that I love are the sliding door, the droid scanner and the band's instruments. The band's playing spot and the table can slide out for easy access and maximum playability. The biggest flaw is the table area. Instead of a bench that wraps around the table (like in the movie), you're stuck with 2 huge, bulky armchairs, and the table is much too small (2x2 studs) (no room to hide Han's gun).
Most of the minifigures are new to this set. The Bith musicians are finally in minifigure form, and this is the only set in which you can get them. I still don't like the new, ugly, over-detailed Han Solo minifigure, but it is completely made up for by the brilliantly detailed and brand new Greedo and Ben Kenobi minifigs. You also get Luke and a Sandtrooper (both new). My biggest problem with the set is the exclusion of the bartender. You get the bar, and the drinks, and even the bartender's gun, but no bartender!
-best landspeeder yet
-tons of new minifigures
-the cantina band
-big old chairs
-the new Han
-stickers on landspeeder
Overall, Lego did a good job portraying the old, grimy feel of the Mos Eisley Cantina and the "cons" are mostly little things that I can get over. Next to the non-existent bartender, the minifigure selection is excellent. This is a great set that I would recommend to any adult Star Wars fan or to older kids, simply because it does not have any action features (and it shouldn't; it's a cantina) and therefore there isn't a lot of play value for younger kids.
Overall rating: 8.5/10
A MUST-HAVE for any Original Trilogy Lego Star Wars collector!
21 July 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by sandra001 good lego build
as good as lego is although i would recommend it i feel it a bit overpriced for the size but i guess its starwars year and this is what we should expect
05 July 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Zandthium Actually not as much scum as Obi-Wan said...
This was a good set, i just wish there was a little more to it. When i say that i mean the overall cantina was rather small. It just feels like there could have been more to it. But the overall set was good. The sandspeeder could have been a set on its own it was awesome. Plus everyone loves sandtroopers and you get han solo and greedo! But you dont get a bartender :/. Why not? Its a bar, why is there nobody running it? Oh well, at least the cantina band is there! It also would have been cool if you got C-3P0 and R2-D2, but thats definitely not needed and not a dealbreaker. All in all, the only bad parts is the missing bartender and its a little small. Other than that, get it and then figure out that HAN SHOOTS FIRST
28 June 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by charizard1319 Best. Tatooine. Set. Ever.
Out of every Tatooine set that's been for sale since 2012, this one takes the cake. It has 8 minifigures, a dewback, a landspeeder, And a 4-room cantina. The minifigures are awesome, and my only complaint is that Luke can't frown. The dewback is a great addition, and gives an excuse for a pretty cool play feature. The landspeeder is essential an updated one that was released in 2009. And the cantina is awesome, with tons of rare pieces, playability, and décor. But I wasn't able to fit the sliding door in, and I used it in a MOC. I just wish there weremore figures, like Wuher and Ponda Baba. But other than some minor complaints, this set is great!
11 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BrickBaroness Lovely Set!
First of all I am very glad to see a more civilian set in the Lego Star Wars range instead of the usually battle-focused ones.
The cantina set features 3 of the most important characters from Episode IV: Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Han Solo. It also comes with the unfortunate bounty-hunter Greedo (very cute design), 3 cantina musicans and a beautifully printed desert trooper with cloak and backpack riding a dewback. Very nice!
The building itself is instantly recognizable, with every important feature from the film. Especially the bar-area is really a looker! The set can be unfolded and also has the option to slide the floors of the alcovens in and out to make them more easily accessible.
Attached to the outside of the cantina is also a moisture vaporator (consiting largely of technic-parts and rather tricky to build) and trough for the dewback.
Luke's Landspeeder is also encluded. It has two seats and a trunk under the central engine. Neat idea to use two plastic tubes to create its rounded front.
I purchased this set for 41.50 UKP and it offers very good value for the money. Especially considering its a 600+ parts set, which easily takes you more than 2 hours to assemble. It uses some good ideas picked up from the MOC community and is just lovely looking with ample accessories and figures. The only thing I am not so happy with is the use of decals instead of printing directly on the bricks. Apart from that I highly recommend this set!
03 June 2015