Here’s another surprise from the LEGO Star Wars front. The LEGO Customer Service Portal has been updated to now include a new set of building instructions, inadvertently revealing a new Star Wars set that is still being kept under wraps. Here’s a quick look at the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294).
To be accurate, this is just a single image of the very first brick version of this iconic scene from The Empire Strikes Back. But it’s enough for us to see what to expect from this commemorative set. As the image suggests, LEGO and Disney intend this to be a LEGO Star Wars set that will mark the 40th anniversary of the film’s release. Furthermore, as Brickset reports, LEGO has intended this to be an SDCC 2020 exclusive. But since the annual Comic-Con event as we know it has been effectively canceled, it’s still unknown how and when this commemorative set will be released.
It is also interesting to note that the building instructions have features that may suggest it is a limited edition set. It has a dedicated small space at the bottom right of its first page presumably intended for the SDCC logo. The building instruction also comes with a special message from LEGO Star Wars Creative Director, Jens Kronvold Frederiksen.
LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel
“No. I Am Your Father.”
This Darth Vader reveal quote is probably the most poignant line from any of the Star Wars films; the defining moment when Luke Skywalker learns the devastating truth about his family heritage – and chooses his path.
Now you can build this iconic scene from the Star Wars Saga, released as an official LEGO model for the first time, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.
The set comes in at 295 pieces and includes, of course, minifig versions of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. The set does not seem to offer any significant play feature and is primarily intended to be a display set. As a commemorative set, I just hoped that LEGO opted for a unique printed piece instead of that 4×4 plate with knobs. But for what it is, LEGO opted for a sticker on this one.
For what its worth, I guess its still a good move for LEGO to come up with its first official brick rendition of this classic scene. Let’s just hope that the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294) will eventually land on LEGO stores and LEGO Shop@Home anytime soon. And for the latest, LEGO Star Wars sets that are out now, be sure to check them out right here.
Thanks again to Brickset for this tip.