10236 Ewok™ Village Unveiled!

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LEGO has just unveiled the new Exclusive Star Wars set: 10236 Ewok Village!

Details and Press Release:

10236 Ewok™ Village

Ages 12+. 1,990 pieces.

Recreate classic scenes at the Ewok™ Village!

US $249.99 CA $299.99 DE 249.99€ UK 199.99 £ DK 2,099.00 DKK

Travel to Endor™ and visit the treetop home of the Ewoks. Just like in Star Wars™: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, this recreation of the Ewoks’ forest dwelling is packed with cool functions, including the treetrunk hideout, secret Lightsaber stash, spider web, net traps, slide, catapults and an elevating throne.

Use the rammer function to take out the Scout Trooper’s speeder − just like in the movie! Realistic details include rope walkways, vine and leaf elements, kitchen, food storage area, bedroom and a planning room. The Ewok Village set is the perfect addition to your LEGO® Star Wars collection. Includes R2-D2™and 16 minifigures with weapons: Luke Skywalker™, Princess Leia™, Han Solo™, Chewbacca™, C-3PO™, 2 Rebel soldiers, 5 Ewoks™ (including Wicket™, Teebo™, Chief Chirpa™ and Logray™), 2 Scout Troopers and 2 Stormtroopers™

• Includes R2-D2™ and 16 minifigures: Luke Skywalker™, Princess Leia™, Han Solo™, Chewbacca™, C-3PO™, 2 Rebel soldiers, 5 Ewoks™, 2 Scout™ Troopers™ and 2 Stormtroopers™

• Features tree-trunk hideout and secret Lightsaber stash, spider web and net traps, slide, catapults, elevating throne, speeder rammer function, kitchen, food storage area, bedroom and a planning room. Speeder also included.

• Weapons include a Lightsaber, 3 blaster pistols, 2 blasters, 2 blaster rifles, 2 spears, bow and a crossbow and also includes 2 staffs

• Collect hard-to-find Endor Princess Leia, C-3PO, Luke, Han Solo and Wicket Ewok minifigures

• Measures over 1" (35cm) high, 21" (55cm) wide and 13" (35cm) deep

Available for sale directly through LEGO® from September 2013 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone.

More images are on the Brickset Flickr Photostream

Designer Video:

It certainly looks impressive doesn't it, though that's one pretty hefty price tag. Will you be buying it?

115 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

O...M...G...it's beautiful!!

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By in China,

Awesome!!!!!

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By in Netherlands,

I will definitely buy this!

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By in Norway,

I was expecting some sort of Endor battle field, but this is real Ewok village! And the set includes all the small details I remember from movies - like the stromtrooper helmets used as a tribal drums, catwalks throne for C-3PO and most importantly Leia in skirt minifig.

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By in United Kingdom,

Damn straight I'll be buying it :-) gonna be epic, it will go great with 8038, can't wait, finally a full structure, not half a tree or one side of a building.

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By in United Kingdom,

EPIC!!

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By in United Kingdom,

It looks great to me, far better than I had expected. The height of the trees is lacking, but somehow it still looks decent and the detail of the village itself makes up for the lack of height in my opinion.

The Minifigures are not bad, I am very much looking forward to the three new Ewoks (one of them says Wicket beneath, but is different to the Minifigure in set 8038, Battle of Endor) and Leia looks quite nice, but the rest are a little too common for my taste, and there are are far too many re-released Minifigures here.

All in all, a mixed bag, the design looks great, the Minifigures are lacking, but I will definitely be purchasing this as £199.99 seems quite reasonable really.

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By in United Kingdom,

£200 ! I like star wars and all, but not that much.

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By in United Kingdom,

Stunning - LEGO have done an excellent job on this I think.

No doubt some will question the price, but £200 for 1990 parts seems reasonable.

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By in United Kingdom,

That looks really good actually. Much better than I expected.

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By in United Kingdom,

Much awesomeness, this one, has!

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By in United Kingdom,

The design is very reminiscent of the old Kenner action figure Playset, but I have to say Marcos has done a fantastic job here - Good value, lots of minifigs and a design which looks a lot of fun. Start saving pennies!!

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By in Taiwan,

I'm not surprised to see a forest Leia, but somehow I'm suspicious if they could had give a diffrent hairpiece to the CMF version.

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By in United States,

"• Measures over 1" high" I would hope it measures over 1 inch high. "Aren't you a bit short for an Endor Treetop Village?" But 35cm is over a foot (1') high so I think that is a typo. :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

I still haven't picked up the Death Star and now probably never will. This has a far more interesting design than a big grey ball. Love it. The minifigures could be better, sure - but I'd rather spend £200 on a decent set than some exclusive minifigures. Should go great with the other Endor stuff, and the presence of Logray means I only need to buy Tokkat and not the entire Ewok Attack set :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks great, decent value, plenty of figures & pieces. Wish there was a ghost figure & the trees slightly taller. Overall initial impressions 8.5/10.

Wish I never sold my battle of endor set!!! This will push the price of the battle of endor set up considerably.
Next year we will get a new AT-ST I think.
Can't wait for September, what's the chances of lego giving away an exclusive poly bag figure when this comes out?

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By in Portugal,

"Will you be buying it?" - Is that even a serious question, Matthew? lol

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By in Australia,

assuming the AU prices will follow Canada, all I can say is 'ouch'.

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By in Netherlands,

I'm sure gonna buy this one! But I haven't got the new X-wing yet... Star Wars rules, but my wallet aches...

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By in Germany,

Well I guess I have nothing to add.
It's incredible, even though I hoped for a few more new minifigure designs (especially for Chewbacca). The Price is high but reasonable, I guess.
So I'll start saving for this one!

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By in United Kingdom,

That is absolutely superb! It answers every worry, brilliant looking brick built trees, coherent, good functions, faithful to the film, and a great selection of minifigures.
I'm thrilled by the price too, it's 10p a piece and has almost one figure for every £10, so still nothing close to good value compared to normal sets, but entirely reasonable unlike the extortionate recent Jabba sets.

The speeder bike is everything I predicted - identical to old versions in all but the colour of a few pieces! But thankfully there's only one, and the new design biker scouts are superb and FINALLY faithful to the film with black limbs!
I am a little disappointed (unlike Huw) there's no AT-ST, because it still means the only decent one we've ever had was in the expensive Endor Bunker. They're understandably going for around £30 on eBay. I wonder if they'd do it as a single set, say the AT-ST with a pilot, stormtrooper and biker scout, in the style of the recent A-Wing set.

My only remaining worry is how it would look next to the Endor Bunker. I've a feeling the bunker will look quite small, at least height-wise.

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By in Norway,

I have never bin a StarWars "geek" or collector of any kind but THIS awesome set might get me closer to be one. No doubt I will get one or two of this set! The trees looks really nice and massive and I love the brigde. Good job Lego/Marco!

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By in United Kingdom,

It is one of those set - expensive but like the Cloud City set, one you may regret not buying later

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By in United Kingdom,

Overall this looks to be a stunning set (I especially like the Biker Scout Troops and Threepio's throne), but I can't help mourning the missed opportunity for the spirit representations of Yoda, Obi-Wan and / or Anakin (or at least have them available in a companion set). Also, is it too much to ask for a trench coat for Endor Han (I know that *technically* he wasn't wearing it when he was in the village, but c'mon!). Not sure about the skirt for Leia (can never get this style to look right on them) and Luke's face looks a bit... vacant.

Other than that... definitely on my must-buy list!

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By in United Kingdom,

Awesome - pretty much exactly what I imagined and wanted.

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By in United Kingdom,

OMG! THAT IS AMAZING.

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By in {Unknown country},

Looks like the next set I'm going to have to save for.

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By in United Kingdom,

This new set looks great. Must admit its a little pricey at £199.99 but though very nice.

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By in Guatemala,

Shut up and take my gold ingot!!!! :O

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By in United States,

I need to start saving up now. :L

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By in United States,

It's amazing! Must have and will have

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By in Australia,

It's expensive ... but my gosh, just look at it. That is AMAZING.

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By in United Kingdom,

Awesome set. £200 is not an excessive price for what this contains. And it will double up for Lothlorien. Definite Christmas present.

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By in Singapore,

Looks really nice with plenty of easy MOC potential. Dat price tag though...I'm keener on Orthanc so this is going to have to go by the wayside for me.

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By in United Kingdom,

I knew this would be good. I'm in love with it so much I'd buy 2 to use. As expected, the trees are "cut off" so that they are tall enough to look right but not tall enough for AT-ST. Can easily fix that though!

Think the price is more than reasonable as well.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm very tempted with this one...maybe if there is a double VIP points event between now and Christmas I may well succumb to temptation.

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By in Germany,

I guess I will buy two, one to keep and one for crazy collectors down the ages. And I WILL evict the ewoks.
More interested in and looking forward to the Sydney Opera, though.

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By in United States,

I've made a conscious effort to not get involved with SW Legos, because it's a slippery slope. But darn, I want this bad. I want it, and I want to go back and get all the other Ewok stuff.

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By in United States,

Awesome set, the only problem I can think of is no ghost figures; it makes sense though because of how hard it would be to make them.

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By in United Kingdom,

200 quid for less than 2000 pieces - that is shocking daylight robbery

the death star was £75 more for nearly twice the pieces

i thought the cost for the tower of orthanc was borderline excessive but compared to this it is a bargain

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By in United States,

I don't like LEGO Star Wars, but... THAT LOOKS AWESOME!!!

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By in United States,

A lot of people were doubting the set right off the bat...
With a price tag that expensive, Lego had to go all out and although it is pricey, I already knew is something I had to get

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By in United States,

Very Cool.

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By in United States,

While I think the set looks very cool, I have to blast the price a bit.
Diagon Alley had a similar piece count (more, actually), and sold for 150. This set does have 7 more figures, but I am not sure 7 more figures equates to a $100 price increase. Once could argue that the 7 extra figures are at least a 50 dollar mark-up. One could argue that perhaps the pieces in this set are worth $50 more than the other set, if this one has larger pieces. One can't argue the difference is license, since HP was licensed also. I suspect 17 figures, though, is a huge part of the price.

Having said that, I could see my non-Star Wars kid loving this set as much as Jabba/Rancor. I like the look of the set.

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By in Canada,

Looks great, but it's gotta be AT LEAST 20% cheaper before I'd pick one up. Why do you hate Canada, TLG?

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By in United Kingdom,

Sadly, this set doesn't do it for me, particularly the price. I already have Orthanc in my sights, and still prefer the Death Star over this (more figures and more pieces but a higher price). Never really been into ROTJ so will have to pass on this.

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By in Canada,

$300? Meh... I'd like to see more green in the trees. Still, I think I'll be buying it. Probably.

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By in Canada,

I love it, but I don't "$300 love it". I'll either have to buy this from the States or wait/hope for a price reduction. I feel, yet again, Lego has blown their budget making a great model so I can't exactly say they've knocked this one out of the park. It's still a tough sell for me.

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By in United States,

I'm gonna buy it but I will wait a month after realease to get double VIP points.
$250 with double VIP points would make someone get 500 points witch would get
$25 off the next purchase.
Still no doubt I'm gonna get it but LEGO why did you not make a glider for the ewoks?
That is my only conplaint about this.
PUT IN A FREAKING EWOK GLIDER!

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By in United States,

Not into Stars Wars but I love this set. Hopefully one of you SW fans will buy the minifigs from me on ebay. I was wondering if TLG is using CUUSOO as a gauge to market all the these new and bigger sets with higher prices since it seems like there are more than the usual higher priced sets this year. I know when I vote for a set on CUUSOO I do state I am willing to pay these prices for them, but that doesn't mean I can afford every one I vote for. That's not a complaint -- I really like the selections. The cinema, Orthanc, and now Ewok village are on my wish list.

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By in United States,

It's beautiful but it's too exspensive for me.If it was in the $150 area I would definitely consider buying it.

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By in Germany,

I love the Design, but i'm a bit disappointed considering the overabundance of non-unique Minifigs. Especially the Rebel Commandos from the 2012 Battle Pack. But the Village itself... glorious. Marcos Bessa sure knows his trade :)

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By in United Kingdom,

This looks like a must have set, even at the price point :-) I will be getting one for sure but it's very tempting to wait for double points in october

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By in United States,

Nice set, however I just do not think it has enough Ewoks, and some are only being redone for this set that were in other sets.
I wonder if this also means some other Ewok sets will be coming out next year to 'add' to it.
It also goes to show that they could easily do a Cloud City playset that would be about the same price and encompass everything at occurs at the Cloud City.

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By in United States,

It looks really good. I'm not sure I can justify dropping $250 on it, but I'm very tempted.

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By in United Kingdom,

^^I guess Cloud City is further down the line for Lego as they have already done it once, even if it was ages ago. If this is replacing the Death Star it should run for a good long while, and who knows if Cloud City won't be the next set of this style they do. I can't think of anything else of a similar size with as much scene/play potential.

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By in United States,

Well, Barney Stinson will be very happy...

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By in United States,

Wow! I can't imagine a much better SW set than this one. Lego have really outdone themselves. I too lament the oversaturation of SW ships/vehicles on the market as opposed to beautiful locales such as the Ewok village. Thanks to LEGO for such a marvelous model, regardless of price. As a matter of fact, I believe that the price is appropriate in keeping with the parts selection, minifigures, and size.

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By in Canada,

well done lego....

I do think a price tag of $250 Canadian would be more appropriate. Canadian and US dollar are on par you know.

But the set, very well done and Totally new, not a rehash of old sets like i was expecting.

It only adds to compliment the other Endor sets like, Battle for Endor and Ewok Attack.

If you never got an 8038 Battle for Endor yet I suggest you get one before this set releases. After which I expect 8038 price to sky rocket on the secondary market.

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By in Puerto Rico,

This serves well for an Ultimate Battle of Endor if you got all previous sets and combine them. The price is the only problem.

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By in United States,

It's definitely an aesthetically pleasing set with some nice play features, and the price-point seems a little more reasonable (relatively speaking) than $250 Euro, which would've been $325 U.S. But I'm not really a fan of Ewoks or their village, so this isn't a set I'm in any rush to purchase.

I wish TLG had instead made a jumbo-sized Jabba's Palace, but given how iconic it is I can see why they'd want that to be less expensive and more widely available.

Looking forward, I would have to think Cloud City is next in line in the "super-deluxe Star Wars" subtheme. We've got the Death Star from Episode IV and now the Ewok Village from Episode VI, so now we need one from Empire Strikes Back. Other than Cloud City, the only ESB scene that would make for a similarly extravagant set is Hoth, but TLG already released an AT-AT and Echo Base within the past couple of years.

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By in United States,

Set looks fantastic! I will definately be buying this. The only thing I would have liked to see them do is create a Han Solo in his Green Endor cloak. I am glad there are alot of minifigures in this set.

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By in United States,

I will defiantly be buying this! I love the playability for the kids, and the vast selection of minifigures. I no if I don't get a chance to buy this, I'll definitely need to get my hands on the new minifigs at Brickworld or something. I also noticed the scout troopers are going to be in the new advent calendar....

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By in United States,

Meh, it seems nice, but I'd rather have a actual GOOD version of the Bunker on Endor. No doubt this will sell well.

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By in Canada,

That's a lot of wood!

"That's what she said"

I am impressed. I thought it would be some cheap gimic like set. For the price, it sure looks like people are going to get bang for their buck.

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By in United States,

Olive drab leaves, sand yellow palm fronds, Han Solo roasting over an open fire, 1x2x2/3 curved slopes in olive drab, snotty trees... Oh yes.

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By in Austria,

Sorry, but am I the only one who is disappointed by this...

It's not too bad overall, but it would have been THE possibility to recreate the endscene of Episode VI. Han, Luke and Leia would have had the same new outfit they have in the actual set as well, but we could have used a non-generic Wedge and an Endor-Lando. The burial ceremony for Vader would have been nice too (and the few parts therefore wouldn't have made a big difference in the huge set). And of course, waht I've been desperately waiting for: the Force Ghosts. Lego proofed with Jek-14's arm that they can produce transparent blue fig(parts). But nooo, we're getting some random Storm- and Scouttroopers and Rebel Commandos. Yeah... In that in a time when Lego already took the hint that most people are in this for the special minifigs, which are today highly promoted on the boxes and (Thank God!) we're getting really every side character by now (f.e.: Max Rebo) with every new set and they let this BIG chance go by?!
Why?! It's a real disappointment for me...

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By in United States,

Man, that's expensive! Lot of minifigures! Wow! I want want want want want want this. But...dang, the price tag is hefty!

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By in United Kingdom,

@stefan251 - Jek-14's arm is something of a one off I believe. The plastic is far more brittle when it is moulded in a translucent shade, and therefore it would be nigh on impossible to create a Minifigure completely made up of translucent parts. I do agree that force ghosts would have been nice, but they would have to be glow in the dark or something of that kind I believe.

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By in United States,

Think I will pass unless I can get it at a discount. I am very grateful that my favorite theme LOTR/Hobbit doesn't have the StarWar premium in the prices. Did LucasFilm drive a harder bargain than Warner Bros? My bucks are going to the 10237 Tower of Orthanc. The trees in the Ewok village feel similar to the 79002 Attack of the Wargs. Very sturdy with revolving feature. When TLG makes a Lothlorien for us LOTR fans I hope it is taller and more ethereal and lighter colors.

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By in Canada,

I have never bought a single Star Wars Lego set in my life, but that is on the verge of changing. Wow. I just think this is a must-have. It's the kind of set that's going to make you look back in 10-15 years from now and say "Damn, should have got that while I had the chance." It would make a great home for Elves, or Forestmen even. The brown/green color scheme is fantastic. The inspiration for "add ons" and mocs is great. So much versatility and possibility with this set.

2013 is a HUGE year in the world of Lego. TLG is certainly blowing the doors wide open with "fantasy-type" sets this year. Tower of Orthanc, 4 new LOTR's sets, new Castle line, now this one. God help me if there are new Hobbit sets in the latter half of the year. Just an incredible time to be a Lego fan. Enjoy the ride !

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By in United States,

This is a great set but I also agree about missed opportunities for the minifigs. Lego needs to make a Chewbacca with Woody's (from Toy Store) tall legs to give him the right height. And they should have made a black Endor Rebel trooper instead of rehashing the same guys from the battle packs. It would have been accurate with the ROTJ Movie. Still a great set, not sure if I will buy it though. May just get Luke on Brinklink.

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By in United Kingdom,

@stefan251, good point on the chance for a few minor figures. It would have been great to get a proper Wedge, which wouldn't have taken much given the orange jumpsuit, and another of the new print (75014) would have been nice. The Endor battle pack is an easy way to get booster figures, but it is a playset so it surely does need a couple, and the scout trooper's new too.

On the Tower of Orthanc comparisons, simple answer - minifigs! 5 v 17, explains the price difference. No?

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By in Australia,

damn you lego...Here I was thinking this is one I can pass on...guess Ill have to come up with whats likely going to be $300 or more AU to buy this

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By in United Kingdom,

Spirit/ghost versions of Yoda, Obi-Wan and Anakin as ltd bonus minifigs when this is released maybe?

This set is ace, best.... set.... ever.....?

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By in United Kingdom,

This is so good! Nobody can complain about that price I mean look at the sheer greatness. Many have been asking for an ewok village for a while now and lego have seriously gone far to make it look perfect. I must say with the new star wars films on the horizon, it seems lego is trying to 'clean up the loose ends' of all of the high demand set ideas for the theme. Hopefully this means the goodness will continue.

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By in United States,

This looks amazing. For some licensed sets it seems like the minifigs are the main priority and the set itself is an after thought. While the mini figs here are great (I love the new Luke and scout trooper) it is apparent that they complement the set, and not the other way around. This is a positive change. There is more detail then I can fathom right now.

I want this set, who would not? But with the price as it is it's just wishful thinking.

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By in United States,

The set looks a lot better then I expected, and I am not even a huge Star Wars Lego fan! The price seems kind of hefty considering that the Town Hall set had around the same amount of pieces and was fifty dollars cheaper, though with the fact that it is licensed, has seventeen minifigs and is an exclusive kind of evens it out, but I still think it should have bee like 229.99$.

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By in United States,

Yoda, Obi-Wan and Anakin ghosts would be nice but I suspect that there would be some conflict since Anakin appears different depending on which version you watch.

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By in United States,

What a wonderful set. This is a must have ten fold. I wonder if they designed it with expansion in mind. Connecting two or three of these would make for one heck of an endor set.

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By in United States,

This set is a hit! Part of me was hoping for the Indiana Jones styled rope bridges. Honestly, I love those single-piece bridges. I could see the "ghost" yoda being a doable model in the future.

TLG could really blow our minds and do a stand-alone "ghost Jedi" set, which could include ghost Yoda, Ghost Obi, Ghost Anakin, re-use the Luke from this set, and then include one tree in the style of this set with a rope bridge to connect to Ewok Village. To be honest, I could see this happening after seeing the combination of Jabba's Palace with Rancor Pit this past season.

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By in Australia,

September release, but im going to the US in August :(

Will have to wait for a discounted Australian price.

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By in United States,

This looks like a great set and great parts pack. Since I don't really collect Star Wars minifigs, maybe I could find one without for $100 cheaper.

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By in United States,

The only thing I hate about the original trilogy are the Ewoks. But I love this set! Awesome awesome awesome!

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By in Australia,

Wow! what an awesome set!!! LEGO is seriously making me consider giving away my other collecting addiction, SW action figures, because they continually top the equivalent HASBRO & vintage KENNER sets. The next few years is going to be collecting mayhem with all the new movies and the recently announced replacement cartoon for the CLONE WARS, REBELS....

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By in Australia,

I think my bank account just went into cardiac arrest. Wow! I never thought I'd be interested when news first broke but how could u not be after looking at it! Dreading the price here in Oz and no doubt it'll be an exclusive to only one retailer here but it's a must buy. With this, Orthanc, Arkym Asylum and PC still to get i might just be tempted to finally pay the U.S. a visit!

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By in Australia,

so i suppose this will cost $500 in Oz?

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By in United Kingdom,

A little adaptation and Robin Hood just got a new home.

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By in Denmark,

The Designer videos has improved! Or is it just that some of the guys are better on screen than others?

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By in United States,

^ I noticed that, too. He was very smooth with his presentation.

As for the Force Ghosts, I'm guessing that the ghosts would've been a solid but ghostly blue, rather than fully transparent or translucent (see, for example, the solid, pale-green dead knights in Pirate Ship Ambush).

If indeed TLG considered including the Ghosts at some point, they probably didn't make the final cut because they're not very fun or playable for kids. Unlike Ewoks, Troopers or the main characters, the Force Ghosts just stand there and don't factor into the action. As Glen Bricker has shown, adding minifigs to a set drives up the cost rather considerably, so to keep the $250 price point some sacrifices had to be made. It may be disappointing to AFOLs, but I can see why TLG would err on the side of a better battle.

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By in United States,

Wait a minute... Luke and Leia are siblings? Thanks for the spoiler alert.

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By in Sweden,

Lovely set. Not something I would buy (unless I win the lottery) but I do love LEGO for doing a set like this. Fingers crossed we get a LOTR Rivendell set of this size some day.

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By in United Kingdom,

looks good

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By in United States,

@MisterFubar, I'm guessing you have not watched episode VI yet?

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By in United Kingdom,

@MisterFurbar - If that's not sarcasm you're only 30 years late! ;)

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By in United States,

Ohhhh yes. This is amazing. I will be pawning off the figures and using this as a wood elf village!

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By in United States,

This set...holy craaaaaaaaap...this definitely goes on my wish list somewhere, but honestly, $250 U.S.???? Ridiculous!

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By in United States,

"It's got 99 comments but a brick ain't one." Seriously I can not wait for this set.

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By in Canada,

Arggg. I do want it, but $300 for less than 2000 pieces. Tower Bridge is $300 and it has over 4000 pieces, what gives?

I do think he did an awesome job. It really is spectacular.

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By in United States,

I'm just throwing this out there but lets say this set did have the force ghosts of Yoda, Obi-Wan, and Anakin, which force ghost Anakin would be used, 1983 ghost Anakin or 1997 remake ghost Anakin. This set is great, except it does not have force ghosts. This set is worth the price although I would never be able to afford this.

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By in Taiwan,

@Kliq - Nice idea. I might sell off the figs and use the rest to make a Wookie village from Kashyyyk. Because nothing says classic SW quite like the Holiday Special.

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By in United States,

The US price is right on. Overseas is another matter!!

At 1990 pieces, using the, .10¢ US, per piece formula, thats $199 US. Minifigs run about $3 US for CMF, 17 times $3 is $51 US. $199 plus $51 is $250.

Minifigs aren't add to piece counts, last I knew.

As for the set itself. I'm already think of getting 2 and adding to it with more bridges. Plus adding some details from the model I did in LDD I put on CUUSOO. Can't wait!!

Jamie

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By in Canada,

The new leia and scout trooper minifigs look awesome, but the scouts should have printing on the arms :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Let's not get carried away here guys, some are saying this set is "more than reasonable"... how exactly? It's over 10p a piece whereas there are a number of much smaller sets which are under 10p a piece. How does it make sense for the value to decrease as the size increases? It appears many are blinded by the set's beauty to consider the pricing issue here... exactly what TLC was going for I'm sure :/

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By in United Kingdom,

^How exactly? Easy, check the usual SW prices. 10p a piece is pretty normal for this particular range, and some sets like the recent Jabba related sets are way over that.
The "more than reasonable" comments you think are ridiculous were made in reaction to the even more ridiculous complaints that £200 is too much to pay for a set, seemingly regardless of its size.

To put the remarks you find strange into context, in response to some who baulk at a Lego set costing so much, given that the Star Wars theme is normally around 10p a piece and that this is a Star Wars model, it actually is more than reasonable for Lego to charge a price as high as £200 for a set, because the set contains enough parts and minifigures to justify it.
And actually, going by Jabba's Palace, the Sailbarge or the Rancor Pit this set should be more like £300, so we're quite glad to be charged £200 all things considered!

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By in United Kingdom,

^ This was probably TLG's plan as well: charge a really really ridiculous price for sets like jabba's palace and the rancor pit and people will be grateful to spend £200 on this. Whilst I agree that Star Wars prices are high normally, I still stick by the fact that for very large sets, the value should be greater than normal sets

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^I guess so, you would assume larger sets should be better value, but then with the volume of sets produced overall and the way sets are not exactly individually made items I imagine it's not as simple as assuming there should be economy of scale.
Once you get bigger than the £10-15 sets I don't really see why we should expect the bigger sets to be better value. Perhaps the assumed economy of scale kicks in at that point, but as a one off step, so it wouldn't necessarily continue. Or maybe it's just present across all of the sets by virtue of the shared moulds and materials and the overall volume produced. I certainly don't think it's a straightforward as more pieces = better value.

And after being so sure in my comment I did check all the price per piece ratios (in case I needed to apologise! I was a bit blunt, so sorry about that!), and a few of this year's SW sets were 9-10p a piece, but most were 10-11 or 11-12, with a couple being above that, so 10.05p is actually at the cheaper end. ;)
But yes, it is a shame that we've been conditioned to accept 10p per piece for this theme. And it is ironic that the disgraceful prices charged for Jabba's Palace and the Rancor sets, that I complained about a lot at the time, make the usual high pricing seem like a good thing!

(I still say though, the comments about the price being reasonable were made in reaction to silly ones about £200 being too much for a Lego set, seemingly with no reference to the size of the set, so they do make a good and valid point.)

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By in Australia,

I am not a SW fan at all - BUT OH! I was 'spellbound' when I saw this. I have yet to see another set with such detail and functionality. Funny thing is, I am now looking at other SW sets...yes, it could be used for other themes...the purist in me resists.
Our currency has hit the lowest since 1994! This is going to cost a small fortune when it gets here - if it gets here!

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By in Canada,

Between this, the USC X-Wing, and the Tower of Orthanc, I'll be the poorst AFOL on Earth... but I'll be happy! :-D

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By in United States,

I am a Star Wars fan and have the entire original series of Star Wars sets but there are just too many for me to buy. I will definitely buy this set for my collection though. It is going to work both in my Star Wars collection and I will also MOD it to be part of my Elven forest village for my LOTR/Castle collection. That's probably more my interest in the set, is to make it part of my medieval/fantasy realm as I am a bigger fan of those themes. This year has been hard on the wallet though with the new Castle sets, LOTR sets, Hobbit sets, and I still have to pick up the Tower of Orthanc and Ewok village!!

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By in United States,

I do believe the pricing on these big sets is much better than the small sets. $60 for the Battle at the Black Gate is a rip off for what you get (really most the LOTR sets have been) so paying big money for sets like this or the Tower of Orthanc is fine with me since I feel like you get more value in these. Although the Tower really is a little light from the mini figure standpoint so out of all the sets this is probably one of the more reasonable price points in my opinion.

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By in United States,

I also noticed on here that a lot of people focus on price per piece with sets. While this gives a guideline, you also need to take into account that other factors come into play with pricing such as how many unique pieces or one of a kind pieces are in a set as well as overhead costs that come with a larger set. Things like warehouse space and shipping expense all go up the larger/heavier a set is. We all know that our Lego sets are expensive but as a 36 year old collector, these are the only toys from my childhood that are still basically in close to original condition. I will pay the price as I always have and take great pleasure from the sets but also knowing that my kids will be able to continue to play with them and that one day their kids might play with them. Long live Lego!!

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By in United Kingdom,

^^^

You are quite right there.
However, TLG price the sets based on the weight and not the piece count.

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