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Posted:November 28, 2020
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  Other
Building Experience:  Novice LEGO builder
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Lovely set just lacking in a few areas
" Disclaimer: I’m a grown man of 36 and this is the first Lego set I’ve purchased and built for myself in about 25 years!
Pros: the set itself is a good size with lots of detail and little touches that really capture the character of the main bar area of the Mos Eisley Cantina. The hinges and flip-up roofing are a really clever way to open the set out without compromising the solid structure or appearance. The selection of minifigs is perfect and any less would make the Cantina feel a little empty. I like the inclusion of some outdoor elements for decoration.
Cons: for £320 I expected more. The build isn’t particularly complicated and it comes with a few - what I would call - ‘filler’ elements. Let me elaborate...
First the landspeeder could - and should - have been Luke’s model. Instead this is a separate set costing another £25.
Second, and most disappointing, the back of this model is basically a flat wall. In the films you can clearly see other rooms behind the bar (and there is an official ‘cross-sections’ book detailing this part of the Cantina). The instructions make a point of saying that the Lego designers were “given creative liberties” with this area... and all they could come up with was a flat wall. Considering the price (and age rating) I expected a little more from the designers here. The bricks from the Jawa shops should’ve been used to expand the cantina instead of being separate elements.
Overall this is a nice set and I’d recommend it as a good lockdown activity. However, with the lack of extra rooms, it is a little basic so if you’re looking for something more complex or creative maybe give it a miss. "
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From:  United Kingdom
Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  Other
Building Experience:  Novice LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
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