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AFOL Friday: Mos Eisley Cantina

Written by Tim Midura on Friday, October 30 2015 and posted in Features

AFOL Friday: Mos Eisley Cantina

Who shot first? Han or Greedo? It's up to you!

Source: Lego

Welcome to AFOL Friday. What is an AFOL? It stands for Adult Fan Of Lego. Though the box's state that there's an age range, plenty of adults enjoy this highly sophisticated inter-locking brick system as well.


Set Name: Mos Eisley Cantina
Lego Catalog #: 75052-1
Retail Cost: $69.99
Pieces: 616
Release Year: 2014


  • Includes 8 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: Han Solo™, Luke Skywalker™, Obi-Wan Kenobi™, Greedo™, a Sandtrooper™ and 3 Bith™ Musicians

  • Features Mos Eisley Cantina™, a landspeeder, vaporator and a dewback with feeding area

  • Mos Eisley Cantina™ features a dome roof, entrance with sliding door and droid scanner, opening roof, slide-out floors to the middle rooms, bar with shelves, money and bottles, stage for the Bith band, seats, table and windows

  • Landspeeder features a dual cockpit, windscreen, 3 massive engines and a trunk

  • Dewback features an opening mouth, saddle with weapon holster plus brick pieces for when the saddle is removed

  • Weapons include 3 blasters, 2 lightsabers and a blaster rifle

  • Accessories include 3 instruments for the Bith™ band members and electrobinoculars

  • Recreate the famous showdown between Han Solo™ and Greedo™ from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope!

  • Mos Eisley Cantina™ measures over 4" (12cm) high, 6" (17cm) wide and 7" (18cm) deep when closed, and 4" (12cm) high, 12" (32cm) wide and 4" (11cm) deep when opened

  • Landspeeder measures over 1" (4cm) high, 7" (18cm) long and 3" (10cm) wide

  • Dewback measures over 2" (6cm) high, 6" (16cm) long and 1" (4cm) wide



There's two instruction booklets.



There's five numbered polybags, a dewback bag, three outercables, and a sticker sheet.



Start of the landspeeder build. 



Landspeeder from the back.



Luke takes a ride in his landspeeder!



The start of the inside of the cantina.



The start of the back of the cantina. Note the open holes.



The inside of the cantina gets some lighting.



This will eventually go on the back of the cantina.



Part of a sliding mechanism for the cantina.



The sliding mechanism goes into place.



A bone in a bucket takes its place.



The rest of the floor takes shape.



Hey. It's a dewback.



Hey. He's riding a dewback.



A close up on the right side of the cantina coming along.



Both sides of the cantina coming together.



The right side gets a domed roof and the bar is complete.



 Everyone's made it to the cantina!



Luke and Old Ben made it just in time for the band!



The Bith band ready to kick out some bumpin jams!



All in all this was a fun build. It's a hell of a lot more detailed than the 2004 Lego cantina release. There's so many minifigures included in this set. Four are set exclusive, if you count the Bith musicians as the same figure. It's a crucial piece for any Star Wars Lego fan.


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About the Author - Tim Midura

Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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