My first review at EB!
So, I want to introduce you a well-known set from Star Wars series 4501 - Mos Eisley Cantina. I've been dreaming about it since 2004, when I first saw it at the toyshop and finally my dream came true. I got it for 90$ (with an additional stormtrooper minifigure as a gift) - the lowest price at the time of purchase and for now (quite a big difference as for original 30 bucks, right?).
Name: Mos Eisley Cantina
Theme: Star Wars
Pieces count: 193
Minifigures count: 5
Year released: 2004
Links: Brickset, Peeron, BrickLink
I got this set in great condition from adult collector. The set itself was released in 2 editions - Original Trilogy Edition and Blue Edition. I own the second one, but it doesn't affect the contents: the difference is just between box/instructions art.
The set includes Luke's Landspeeder (2-nd edition, 1-st - 7110, 3-rd - 8092), Cantina and Dewback (both released only once in this set).
As far as I don't have a box, let's start the review with the manual:
The art on instruction's cover is the same as on the box:
Minifigures assembly pages:
Random instructions page:
Other sets of 2004 line advertisement and X-Wing pilot telling us to visit Star Wars section at lego.com:
Now let's take a look at minifigs. There are 5 included in this set. 3 of them can be easily found in other sets, but this version of Han Solo is exclusive to 4501. Hope I don't need to remind you that famous Greedo () can be also found in this set only and that he also costs quite a big ammount!
(From left to right: Sandtrooper, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Greedo)
Figures from backside:
Notice that only Sandtrooper has backprinting and Greedo has printed arms:
Now let's move on to Dewback:
(sweet couple )
Next comes Landspeeder X-34:
With Luke and Obi-Wan:
Luke shows his transport:
And it's features (trunk where lightsaber can be stored):
And well-detailed cabin with steering wheel and control panel:
And the final part - Cantina:
Main hall and table for visitors:
Bar stand with drinks:
The entrance and bar stand are linked with the main hall by swivel bricks which gives more playability and lets you "turn in" your facility ( ) for transporting (just like sweets shop from 4756):
Han and Greedo sitting at the table:
Table opens to put a blaster in:
...to act out a scene from Episode IV "The New Hope":
The complete set view:
+ A well-built and playable set
+ Han, Greedo and Dewback minifigures included only in this set
- Inaccessibility. Not because it's rare, but because there aren't much offers to buy this set on BL and E-Bay at reasonable prices. Mostly because of Greedo and Dewback
- Just as many people here and at other sources said, there is probably "a lack of Cantina" in this set
How can we conclude the review without bonuses? Enjoy:
HD photos at Brickshelf
Thank you for reading my review! C&C are welcome