LEGO reveal massive Star Wars Tantive IV set, due this May

LEGO reveal massive Star Wars Tantive IV set, due this May

Think back to the first time you ever saw Star Wars. And I’m talking the 1977 original.

The opening Fox fanfare.

The STAR WARS title card with that timeless, iconic musical sting.

John Williams’ perfect score playing under the opening crawl.

It’s epic in every sense, and still gives me chills just thinking about it.

After the music dies down and the scroll fades away, though, we’re treated to… space. The inky blackness of outer space, speckled with innumerable stars.

The camera pans down to reveal alien moons and an unknown world, and then…

A spaceship.

Tantive IV. The first ship we see in George Lucas’ space opera.

What better vessel for LEGO to choose, then, to celebrate 20 years of making Star Wars sets? At 1768, the Tantive IV set is one of the LEGO group’s more complex offerings, with tons of play features, minifigures, and more. Available this May, the set includes firing blaster cannons, massive engines, a radar dish (that doubles as a carrying handle!), and beloved characters like Bail Organa and Captain (not Wedge) Antilles.

And also Threepio, Artoo, and Princess Leia. They’re great too.

Check out the details below.

Per LEGO:

75244 Tantive IV™ 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 Wars™ 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 Wars™ 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 Wars™ 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 2minifigure 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 Wars™ starship measures over 5” (14cm) high, 24” (62cm) long and 7” (19cm) wide.

The Tantive IV set will be available in LEGO stores and on shop.lego.com on May 3.

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