Legos New Cloud City Is a SuperSized Reissue of a Rare Star

first_imgStay on target Lego has polished up another classic Star Wars set. Much to your minifig Han Solo’s chagrin, they’ve given the deluxe treatment to the very place he was encased in carbonite: the Cloud City of the planet Bespin.The original Cloud City was released 15 years ago and it’s one of the hardest Lego sets to find. One of the reasons it’s so sought after is the Boba Fett minifig, which was Lego’s first ever with printed arms. In good condition with all the minifigs, you can expect to pay well over $600 if you manage to get your hands on one of the 698-piece sets today.The new set, called Betrayal at Cloud City,  will be significantly easier to track down, at least for the time being. It’s also three times bigger and will only set you back $349.99. That’s right in line with pricing for the similarly massive Death Star.The 2018 edition counts 2,812 pieces and includes a whopping 18 minifigs: Luke Skywalker in Bespin clothes, Han Solo and Princess Leia (in both Bespin and Hoth gear), Chewbacca, C3PO, R2D2, an IG-88, Lando Calrissian, Lobot, Cloud Car pilot and gunner, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, a pair of Cloud City Guards and Stormtroopers and an Ugnaught. The finished build showcases four scenes from the Cloud City. Each one is packed with detail.On the inside, there’s a full dining area with room for 5 figs that features a miniature decorative Cloud City. The attached garbage room has a conveyor belt and incinerator for doing away with expired (or nuisance) droids. A promenade leads your minifigs to other areas of the model.Cloud City wouldn’t be complete without a carbonite freezing chamber (complete with a “freezing” function), or a landing pad. This is where you can load Han’s frozen form into the back of Slave I. There’s also a precarious walkway were Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader can tangle in an epic lightsaber duel and one of those awesome twin-pod Cloud Cars to patrol the skies.If you’re a Lego VIP, you can order Betrayal at Cloud City from the official store starting on September 13. Everyone else has to wait until October 1, so it might be a good idea to snag yourself a VIP membership if you want to make sure you don’t miss out.LEGO is for everyone and everything. Watch this industrial robot turn construction worker, one LEGO brick at a time. There are plenty of Star Wars LEGO sets you can purchase now too. You can even build the Hyperdrive while you wait for Cloud City. Follow the latest in Star Wars news right here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. The New Lego UCS Imperial Star Destroyer Is Nearly Four Feet LongLego Makes Building Sets Accessible to the Blind last_img

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