It’s an understatement to say that there has been a lot going on at Star Wars Celebration 2019 in Chicago. With the reveal of the first teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode XI: The Rise of Skywalker (now with a mind-boggling 17 million views in just 24 hours), LEGO has also fan the flame for LEGO Star Wars enthusiasts with its own teaser of its May the 4th LEGO offering. I previously reported that this year’s LEGO Star Wars May the 4th offering will be a throw back to one of the franchise’s most iconic ships, introduced in the very first Star Wars film. This time around, LEGO has now officially revealed the LEGO Star Wars Tantive IV (75244), and is now listed at shop.LEGO.com to be made available starting – as you may have known already – on May 4.
This year mark several milestones for LEGO Star Wars fans, with the first LEGO licensed theme celebrating its 20th year. And what better way to celebrate and mark the occasion then through a remake of one of the very first Star Wars ship that we saw on the big screen. To be exact, this is not the first time that the Rebel ship Tantive IV was given the LEGO treatment when the company released an official brick-built version back in 2009. Now after a decade since its first iteration, fans who are looking forward for the return of the iconic Rebel ship now has a chance to bag this impressive LEGO set starting on May the 4th. Though attendees of this year’s Star Wars Celebration in Chicago had the opportunity of being the first owners of this highly anticipated set, the rest of us will just have to wait a few more weeks before we can have our hands on it.
For the meantime, let’s check out these official images of the LEGO Star Wars Tantive IV (75244) together with its product description. Remember to visit your nearest LEGO Store, or keep tabs with LEGO Shop@Home on May 4 to bag your very own set.
LEGO Star War Tantive IV (75244)
Ages 12+. 1768 pieces
US $199.99 – CA $269.99 – DE €199.99 – UK £179.99 – FR €219.99 – DK 1799DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Own an iconic Rebel blockade runner—Tantive IV!
Build, play and display a legendary Star WarsTM starship! This LEGO® Star Wars 75244 interpretation of Tantive IV, seen fleeing from an Imperial Star Destroyer in the opening moments of Star Wars: A New Hope, faithfully recreates all of the Rebel cruiser’s signature details, including an elongated hull, detachable escape pods, elevating gun turrets, cargo hold and 11 massive engines at the back. Remove the hull plating of this fantastic LEGO Star Wars vehicle to reveal a detailed 2-minifigure cockpit, conference area with table, weapon rack and a control console with 2 seats. The radar dish also doubles as a convenient carry handle, which makes it perfect for flying around the room. When the mission is over, this amazing kids’ buildable toy also makes a great centerpiece for any LEGO Star Wars collection. The set also includes 5 minifigures and an R2-D2 droid LEGO figure.
- Includes 5 LEGO® Star WarsTM minifigures: Bail Organa, Princess Leia, Captain Antilles, C-3PO and a Rebel Fleet Trooper, plus an R2-D2 droid LEGO figure.
- Tantive IV LEGO® Star WarsTM construction toy features a radar that doubles as a carry handle, 2 detachable escape pods with space for a minifigure inside, opening cargo hold and removable cargo box, opening 2- minifigure cockpit, rotating and elevating stud-shooting turrets on top and 2 spring-loaded shooters underneath. The top hull detaches to reveal a detailed interior including a conference table, weapon rack and a control console with 2 seats for the minifigures.
- Weapons include a blaster pistol and 3 blasters.
- Also includes a pair of electrobinoculars.
- Captain Antilles minifigure is an updated version from 2009, while Princess Leia’s skirt and Bail Organa are new for April 2019.
- This highly detailed building toy construction set includes over 1,750 pieces.
- Recreate amazing moments from the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope or play out your own exciting adventures!
- LEGO® Star WarsTM starship measures over 5” (14cm) high, 24” (62cm) long and 7” (19cm) wide.