Well this is a nice surprise! There’s been a few rumours flying around, but here’s the official word on 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City.
Clocking in at 2812 pieces, it will be available for VIP Early Access on Thursday September 13th, and for general sale on Monday October 1st.
It’s another pricey set, going for US $349.99 / DE 349.99€ / UK £299.99. Aussies will be paying AU $499.99. Ouch!
The set depicts a number of scenes from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, including the landing pad with a smaller version of Boba Fett’s Slave I, the dining room with five seats, the garbage processing room where Chewy finds C-3PO, and the sensor balcony for Luke and Darth Vader to battle it out.
There’s plenty of detail, and I love the inclusion of the Slave I.
Obviously there’s scale limitations, but they’ve packed in a number of details regardless. It would have been great to have a bit more of a messy garbage processing room, and the inclusion of a smaller Millennium Falcon would have been amazing, as well as Luke having both his hands!
Good thing that can be easily fixed. There’s obvious detail exclusions, but at this scale, I reckon they’ve done pretty well.
There’s also a large selection of minifigures – 18 in fact! There’s Han, Princess Leia and Luke in Bespin outfits, Chewy, C-3PO, Lando, Lobot, two Cloud City Guards, two Cloud Car Pilots, Leia and Han in Hoth gear, Darth, a very snazzy looking Boba Fett, two Stormtroopers, an Ugnaught, and R2-D2 and an IG-88 droid. That’s a large list!
You can read the full press release below, as well as some more images of the minifigures.
75222 Betrayal at Cloud City™
Ages 14+. 2,812 pieces
US $349.99 – CA $399.99 – DE 349.99€ – UK £299.99 – FR 349.99€ – DK 2999DK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Visit Bespin’s amazing metropolis in the sky—Cloud City!
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 1 features a landing platform with a sliding entrance door and Boba Fett’s Slave I ship with an opening minifigure cockpit, movable wings and space underneath to store the Han in carbonite element.
– 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 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.
– Weapons include Han’s blaster pistol, Chewbacca’s bowcaster, Luke’s Lightsaber, Vader’s Lightsaber, Boba Fett’s blaster rifle, IG-88’s blaster rifle, 5 blaster pistols and 4 blasters.
– Accessory elements include a wrench, handcuffs and Lobot’s cybernetic band.
– Stage air-to-air battles between Boba Fett’s Slave I and the Twin-Pod Cloud Car.
– Pull the carbon freeze chamber lever to pretend freeze Han in carbonite!
– Relive unforgettable scenes from the classic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back movie.
– This amazing set is part of the LEGO® Star Wars Master Builder Series.
Cloud City measures over 6” (16cm) high, 22” (58cm) wide and 22” (56cm) deep.
– Slave I measures over 4” (11cm) high, 7” (19cm) long and 7” (18cm) wide.