Star Wars Celebration exclusive set revealed!

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Detention Block Rescue

Detention Block Rescue

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Star Wars Celebration Orlando is just over a week away and an exclusive LEGO product, Detention Block Rescue, will be available at the event. This 220-piece set will be priced at $40.00 and contains Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in their Stormtrooper disguises.

The set will be for sale at the LEGO booth but you will need to enter the raffle in advance to be in with a chance of purchasing it. You can find more details and enter the LEGO lottery on the Star Wars Celebration website.

Will you be attending Star Wars Celebration this year and what do you think of the Detention Block Rescue? Let us know in the comments.

51 comments on this article

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By in United States,

This is going to fetch so much on the aftermarket. How many are available for purchase?

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By in United States,

Wow, this set looks awesome! Too bad it's only available at the Lego booth for a high price, because I would definitely buy this if it was a set that was sold in stores.

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By in United Kingdom,

It looks amazing and I love how the wall lights are bricks and not stickers but there is 0% chance me getting it...Id better start saving for the death star.:/

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By in Finland,

Fortunately, it seems to be relatively easy to build it yourself if you aren't able to get your hands on it.

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By in United Kingdom,

I find it offensive that the only Star wars celebration I could go (Europe last year) didn't have an exclusive set :(

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By in United States,

This such a fun set. I wish Lego would make an entire line of little vignettes based on the SW movies. . . I think they would sell a lot of them.

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By in United States,

Things like this really drive me up the wall. LEGO has gotten rid of their 10% off coupons on catalogs years ago, then for awhile didn't allow sales on their exclusive sets, seemingly to try to cut back on reselling.

Yet they make things like this that only 500 will be made (I made up that number.) and will have a resale value 10-20 times the price within minutes.

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By in United States,

Dang son, I want that...
the price is pretty high for only 220 pieces though...

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By in United States,

So let me get this straight, one has to enter a lottery to get a chance to purchase this set? That seems ... opportunistic ...

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By in United States,

Link, it's because LEGO realizes they could charge $100 and still sell out of the set. These super exclusive sets are always $40.

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By in United Kingdom,

This better be released to all customers. If it was released for £20 I would snap it up in a heartbeat

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By in United Kingdom,

I would prefer it if lego would sell 100000 of these sets at different events around the world.
But I can live without it.

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By in United States,

$40 for $20 worth of pieces?
And people complain about the prices of lego city sets

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By in United States,

Why doesn't Lego themselves produce sets like this in their line? They will sell week both as display and as playsets.

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By in Bulgaria,

Turning to the dark side Lego is concentrating the force in Orlando only for many poor souls money.

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By in United States,

This set is so cool but it sucks becuase my parents wont let me go to star wars celebration.

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By in Norway,

aw! :( i want that!

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By in United States,

Too rich for my blood, not the set mind you but the time off from work, plane tickets, hotel, etc. The set is cool, I'd snap it up even for 40.00, although it should include Chewy. It would be really nice for Lego to make enough of these that they could be purchased on the S@H site, maybe with purchases above a certain price range.

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By in United States,

I think it's a cool looking little set, possibly something I would purchase if it was widely available. It never really bothered me that Lego did these exclusive sets, it's cool to have special things for special events. Resale value will be crazy I'm sure, and some people will only get it for that, it is what it is. I'm sure instructions will surface for those that want to build it.

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By in United Kingdom,

Whilst nice enough it doesn't greatly move things much further ahead than is already seen in the Death Star set. Even the detailing and colour seems to be based more on existing Lego portrayals rather than the movie. An easy pass.

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By in United States,

two things. 1) I wish sets like these would be sold during the May 4th promos and other special events so we could all have a chance at them. 2) I think a series of modular sets like these, say 6-8 scenes from the death star, that you could build and connect into one larger set would be really neat. Just my opinion.

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By in United Kingdom,

From the view we have there don't appear to be any exclusive pieces (although I don't have any of those lbg 1x1 teeth plates) so it should be easy to build, most likely without even hitting bricklink.

Hi great would it be if this was the first in a modular series - it reminds me of the old Kenner micro collection a bit.

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By in United States,

I will be in Port Canaveral during the celebration but I can't go to the celebration because I'm not paying $80 to go to a celebration that I just want to go to for a Lego set.
(For those who don't know Port Canaveral is really close to Orlando)

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By in United Kingdom,

That set looks awesome

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm glad Lego finally seems to be starting to get it right with these convention sets. I'm sure these will be sold/bought for many times the retail price for those that care about the packaging. But then anyone else desperate to build but without money to burn can probably source the parts relatively easily and cheaply. So everyone wins!

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By in United Kingdom,

The wall lights are wrong in the set photo.

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By in Hong Kong,

no special brick and color
everyone can build this according to the picture

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By in United Kingdom,

A lottery to buy the set! That sounds a bit like LESTER all over again! They should make enough for everyone at the event and not worry about re-sellers.

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By in United Kingdom,

YES... so glad to see this set, especially for Luke & Han in storm trooper outfits, I,d buy the set just for the minifigs, and I know it says $40 that,'ll be U.S/ Canada, so it will probably be about £30-35 in the u.k
I like Hans New wig I remember the same piece from the updated death star set from a few months back..
Now all lego need to produce is the victory ceremony on endor from return of the jedi with removable medals..

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By in United Kingdom,

@legoavenger14 this wont get a release outside of celebration and if you do want one, expect to pay at least $150. this was my experience when i went to celebration california. if it follows the pattern as before, you will be able to buy them from the resellers about 5 minutes after they have them from the lego stand. oh, and there was nothing at celebration london last year - which was woefully disappointing!

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By in United Kingdom,

Oh dear. The only thing this celebrates is the phrase, "A Fool and His Money Are Soon Parted".
Terribly sorry but this is poor form.

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By in Australia,

When I first saw "exclusive" I thought "booo"
....then I saw the price and thought even if I could buy it I wouldn't at that price

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By in United States,

and...one more set that will keep me from ever being 100% Star Wars Lego complete...

Can't wait until some helpful soul offers up the instructions online!

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By in Canada,

I want it.

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By in United Kingdom,

I don't see the hype for this set. I like Luke and Han as Stormtroopers, but you could just use the more recent faces with Stormtrooper bodies. The build is wall being the highlight, but it's not a 'fantastic' set. Still, it beats some other event exclusives.

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By in United States,

@cakeinmilk Awesome! Might order the parts.

For the set itself, I rally like it. Proves that Lego can make good playset-based designs in SW. Not even going to try to get if off eBay.

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By in United States,

I'm going to Star Wars Celebration - I'm sorta glad that they're doing it via lottery and also sorta pissed, I would gladly head down there at 3AM and wait in line for the doors to open just so I could be the first one in the door and head to the Lego booth. So if I am selected in the lottery and can easily buy one, I'll be glad I didn't have to do that. If I don't get selected, then I'll be extremely disappointed.

I understand the limited nature of the stuff they give away for free, that's fine, but the stuff you pay exaggerated prices for? There should be plenty of those to go around, I'm sure there are local Star Wars/Lego collectors in my neck of the woods that would be very happy for me to pick one up for them. Wouldn't it be better to "flood" the market with lots of $40 sets than to starve the market and have a $40 set go for $200 on the secondary market?

The only thing I can think of is that part of the Lego quarterly bonus program is that employees get 10-20 of these that you can sell on eBay yourself. So the higher the secondary marketing - the higher the bonus.

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By in Singapore,

Fun set! Something I'd certainly buy from a LEGO retail store or ShopAtHome. IMO LEGO really doesn't care about the people who have built their brick empire; dollar for dollar, fraction of a brick by fraction of a brick. As an adult LEGO Star Wars fan, I have easily invested well over $10K USD in the past 5 years and what is my reward if I do not attend Celebration? To overpay on the aftermarket? As someone who specialises in loyalty marketing, they are alienating their fanbase, again. They should have LEGO VIPs declare a theme, based on spend, have access to certain exclusives throughout the year across their own channels.

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By in United States,

@ronvining: Honestly, I don't mind the exclusives like this that can easily be parted out (assuming instructions find their way online). I did that with the limited release Space Slug Escape set last year and it worked just fine for me.

What's REALLY annoying are convention exclusive minifigs... >:-(

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By in United States,

It does appear that this set could be easily Bricklinked, but that's not the point. Ronvining is correct, Lego really doesn't care about the people who built their brick empire.

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By in United States,

@peterjohn0
I'm going too. Good luck to us both winning a lotto ticket for the chance to buy 1 of these. But if not don't be extremely disappointed. The alternative is waiting until 4pm when it's open to the public "if there is remaining inventory available".

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By in Singapore,

@The_Chosen_1 I agree with your points. If had my choice of being able to build myself once instructions are online vs an exclusive mini, say...Luke or Snoke or imagine the whole Knights of Ren... then, I'd really be upset. Point taken and well received. Just annoyed with LEGO, overall, the past couple of years.

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By in United Kingdom,

@PSD77 "Who's the more foolish... the fool or the fool who follows him?"

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By in United Kingdom,

Had such a good time at Celebration last year that we've decided to go crazy and fly to Orlando for this years.

Was sad that there was no exclusive set in London last year, so have entered the raffle for all four days to see if I can get my hands on one of these :-)

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By in United States,

Applied for the lottery, but won't be too terribly disappointed if I don't get a "chance to win" the opportunity to over pay for a small set with seemingly no unique pieces. Last thing on my wishlist is another type of stormtrooper fig. I wasn't planning to buy the duplicate Death Star, so it would be a good way to get the updated figures, but again...not very exciting, especially when there's no guarantee, even with an expensive pass, that I'll be able to get one. This will be my first Star Wars Celebration; I'm only going because my spouse is a major SW fan. I like Star Wars just fine and all, but the anticipation of a Lego exclusive is what had me most interested. Hopefully there will be plenty of other cool stuff to enjoy to make the trip worthwhile.

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By in Germany,

Even though I like the set, I find the pricing (and the probable aftermarket prices) ridiculous. Anyone can easily build this set as it doesn't seem to have any exclusive pieces. Perhaps the minifigs are slightly altered to make them exclusive, but I wouldn't mind using one of my standard figures of the characters.

Was the same with the Space Slug set. I built this with parts from my inventory without any problems, and even if you BL the set it only comes to about 20 USD. So much hype, so little substance.

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By in United Kingdom,

Every LUG member should sign a change.org petition to get the message to Lego that we hate these promotions.

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By in United States,

I'm going! I like this set. I hope I can get it. I don't have anything from Lego that is exclusive to any previous Celebration or any other convention/event.

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