Posted by Jeremy on September 27, 2018 at 08:47 AM CST
Rumours came, leaks went and then the press announcement arrived - and then pondering began: What was a Master Builder Series? How could this be displayed? What were this sets play values? These questions were quickly followed by self-justification: It's the first Master Builder Series set after all! I can mod a stand! It's got all kinds of subtle nods to The Empire Strikes Back hidden in it!
LEGO Star Wars fans got their first chance to reserve a set for themselves on September 13th when regular (note: not holders of the black VIP card) members of the VIP were able to put a pre-order in with the promise of it shipping on October 1st, when the set went global and all interested parties could drop some dough.
Now, four days early, LEGO have moved up the release date of this set and you can order - and have shipped - your very own 5222 Betrayal At Cloud City!
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Alternatively, if you can't wait for it to ship and you live close to a LEGO Brand Store then head out and pick one up for yourself today because these - as evidenced by the photo sent in by Rob S- are on shelves and available to buy now.
Relive a world of unforgettable moments from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back or add your own fun twists to the story with this LEGO® Star Wars 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City set. The amazingly detailed set is divided into 4 sections, each depicting scenes from the classic movie. There’s a landing platform complete with Boba Fett’s Slave I ship, a detailed promenade, a dining room with seating for 5 minifigures, a garbage processing room with incinerator, and a sensor balcony for epic Luke vs. Vader Lightsaber duels. There’s also a carbon freeze chamber with a function to ‘freeze’ Han in carbonite, an interrogation chamber and prison cell, a secondary landing platform for the Twin-Pod Cloud Car, and so much more. Add an astonishing 18 LEGO minifigures plus 2 droids to the mix, and you have a set that Star Wars and LEGO fans of any age would be proud to add to their collection.
Includes 18 minifigures: Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker in Bespin outfits, Chewbacca, C-3PO, Lando Calrissian, Lobot, 2 Cloud City Guards, 2 Cloud Car Pilots, Leia and Han in Hoth outfits, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, 2 Stormtroopers and an Ugnaught, plus R2-D2 and an IG-88 droid.
Section 2 features a dining room with a table, seats for 5 minifigures and a decorative Cloud City micro build; lounge with a transparent sculpture and 2 chairs; garbage processing room with an incinerator, conveyor belt and a deactivated IG-class droid; and a promenade with tree sculpture, mural relief and opening doorways leading to other parts of the model.
Section 3 features a sensor balcony with railing and swing-out function, plus a maintenance cabin with opening round window for epic Lightsaber duels, plus a carbon freeze chamber with lever-activated ‘freeze’ function.
Section 4 features a dark-red corridor leading to the interrogation chamber with a turning interrogation chair, plus a prison cell, hangar with a secret trapdoor and tool & weapon rack, and space for the Twin-Pod Cloud Car with opening minifigure cockpits and 2 stud shooters.
New-for-October-2018 minifigure details include Leia’s red dress, Han’s Corellian blood stripe, Luke’s dark-tan Dagobah outfit, the Ugnaught’s head decoration and the cloud car pilots.