Star Wars Celebration in Orlando Florida is just a week away and they have finally revealed that we will be getting the LEGO Star Wars Detention Block set as the event exclusive.
The 220pc set depicts the scene in “A New Hope” where Luke and Han are in the detention cell area trying to rescue Princess Leia. It comes with two minifigures of Luke and Han in Stormtrooper outfits and for some reason, Chewbacca is missing from the scene.
Now here is the tricky part, in order to get your hands on one of these you have to enter an online raffle that closes on 12:01AM EST on Thursday, April 6th. If you are one of the randomly selected winners, you can head to the LEGO Booth (#2630) and purchase this set for USD$40. The lucky LEGO fans will be informed by Friday, April 7th.
No doubt that this set will hit the eBay listings faster than the Millennium Falcon made the Kessel run so if you really need to get your hands on it and are unable to attend the event, that would be your best bet.
It looks like Han Solo is sporting a new hair piece and after taking a better look at the set, it doesn’t look like it would be too hard to Bricklink the parts to make your own.
Here are some of the other LEGO related events that will be taking place at Star Wars Celebration this year:
Have you ever wondered what goes into creating LEGO® Star Wars™ sets, packaging and content? 18 year LEGO veteran, former LEGO Star Wars Senior Art Director and current Brand Manager Rob Johnson from The LEGO Group will take you through the design and development process that brings your favourite LEGO Star Wars construction sets to life. The panel will be a deep dive into the LEGO Star Wars design process, from the conceptual stage to sculpting, prototyping, Lucasfilm approval and finally production, and will then cover the packaging development process. Lastly, the presentation will cover content development and wrap up with a Q&A session where there will be a special prize for the attendee with the best question.
Join executive producers Bill Motz and Bob Roth as they share insights into the making of the Emmy nominated series “LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” and give a sneak peek at what’s to come!
GLFUG is an Adult Fan of LEGO organization. We organise displays at events to demonstrate the creativity of the LEGO brick & elements. It is an honour for GFLUG to once again be a part of the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. We were present for SWC V & VI back in 2010 and 2012. Come by and see our display, a mixture of sets and original creations.