Some of us may resent the fact that LEGO can be cruel when it comes to certain ‘exclusives’ (more so if you’re not one of those blessed souls who managed to get their hands on a Star Wars Celebration limited edition set). However, the appeal of having a very unique set of your own as a memento can sometimes be overwhelming. So what will you do if you were not fortunate enough to be even selected to purchase this exclusive set? Bricklink your way through it. Thanks to Brickfinder, we now have our chance to come up with our own LEGO Star Wars Detention Block Rescue set. For the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars saga and that of Star Wars Episode IV in particular, LEGO opted to come up with a set straight from a scene in Episode IV – A New Hope and offer it exclusively in this year’s Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. An opportunity to own the prized set for non-attendees of the SW Celebrations opened up when LEGO offered a raffle via its Twitter page. Though the response from LEGO Star Wars fans were somehow positive regarding the Detention Block Rescue set, quite frankly, this vignette can easily be built by finding the pieces over at Bricklink.
Thanks to AFOL Steve Peacock, who was kind enough to share the set’s parts list and building instructions, we now have a chance to build this set. As mentioned, the set comes with very common pieces that you can find save for the Flat Tile 1×1 No.166 which can be found on some recent LEGO City sets such as the Pizza Van (60150) and Policeman With Cookie and Stinger (40175) polybag. Check out the list below and see if you can have all the LEGO pieces to build the Detention Block Rescue.
You may download the building instructions in PDF format right here. Stephen was fortunate enough to have this set and offers his review as you can see below.
Were you able to have this LEGO SWCO exclusive? Let us know in the comments below.