The LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina (75290) releases in a few days but we have a chance to get an early look at it. Since there are a whopping 21 minifigures in the set, I’ll be splitting up the review for the minifigures themselves and the build. It has been a while since we had a LEGO set that contains so many minifigures but is it a good selection? I’ll be going through them as they appear in the instructions.
Luke Skywalker is in his white Tatooine outfit that we’ve seen before in the Death Star Escape (75229). The tunic is pretty accurate to the film and he has a double-sided head with a smile on one side and an angry expression on the other. His accessory is his blue lightsaber.
Next up, we have Hrchek Kal Fas who was seen at the bar when Dr. Evazan was harassing Luke. It wears an olive green shirt with a tan vest. The head is like a dinosaur as he is of the Saurin species.
Wuher is the same minifigure as in the smaller previous Mos Eisley Cantina set. He wears a tan shirt with some chest hair showing. He does have a double-sided head with a grumpy expression on one side and an angry expression on the other. The face also has some gray hair showing on the sideburns. He has a blaster for an accessory.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is also a recurring minifigure with the same one also in the Death Star Cannon (75246). He has a tan tunic with some nice detailing on the belt that also shows a pouch on the backside. He only has a single-sided head with it showing a gray bearded face. The brown hood that he has is the newer style where it splits at the middle. Finally, he has a paper cape that completes his look. His accessory is also a blue lightsaber.
Kabe is a new character in LEGO form and she was seen grabbing a drink at the bar. She has on a burnt orange outfit with a white vest and short legs. The head shows her with a rodent face with the flat nose. She also has a separate hair piece for the large ears.
R2-D2 is the same minifigure that we’ve seen before in previous sets with nothing new added to it. The head dome piece is the newer one that was introduced this year. I’m kind of disappointed that there is still no printing on the back of the torso.
Like with Artoo, C-3PO is the same minifigure that we’ve gotten before in many sets that have released since 2016.
The Sandtrooper Squad Leader is somewhat rare as this version of him was only in the Escape Pod vs. Dewback Microfighters (75228) but this one has some updates to the accessories. The armor does have a lot of sand residue on front and back of the torso as well as on the legs. The front of the torso also has printing of a black ammo pouch. Over the shoulder, there is an orange pauldron showing off his rank. Going around the neck is a clear bracket that the backpack is attached on to. It is slightly updated using a cheese slope and clip instead of flat tiles and round tile with shaft and clip instead of a telescope. His accessories also include a blaster and a pair of binoculars.
Two popular characters have made their debut in this set with Dr. Cornelius Evazan and Ponda Baba. Evazan wears a dirtied shirt with a brown vest over it. The vest also shows some signs of it being dirty. The head is double-sided shows him with a blinded right eye and scarred face. One side has a stoic expression while the other has an angry look. The hair is gray and slicked back. His accessory is a blaster.
I will say that the head area for Dr. Evazan doesn’t resemble him that much. I would have preferred that he had a disfigured face with the ugly nose which could have been done similar what Kabe has on the face printing. Also he had mostly light brown hair that is balding with gray patches and not was fully gray like shown on the minifigure.
Ponda Baba has on an orange jacket with brown pants. The torso printing does make him look a bit burly as he was in the movie. He head mold is very accurate with his Aqualish head which shows some black hair on the lower part of the face along with a pair of pink tusks. His accessory is also a blaster.
Next up we have the three Bith musicians which is called Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes. The all have a black jackets with gray legs. The heads are very large with some big black eyes midway down the head. They all look similar to the 2014 version but with updated part numbers. I belive the one with the gray lightsaber instrument is Figrin, the all black instrument is Doikk Na’ts, and the gold telescope instrument is Tedn Dahai. LEGO didn’t really give names for them so I had to compare them on Wookieepedia.
Momaw Nadon is another brand new LEGO minifigure and he was shown for only a few seconds in the movie. He has detailed printing on both the torso and legs showing a brown outfit with a scarf around the neck and a belt with some pouches around the waist. The head mold is very snail like with two eyes like a hammerhead. I believe the head mold is the same one that used in the Jedi Scout Fighter (75051).
Next up, we have the iconic Han Solo and we haven’t seen this version of him since 2016 in the previous Cantina set. The torso shows him with the black vest over a wrinkled shirt. The legs are blue with printing of the holster. He has a double-sided head with with a smile on one side and a frown on the other. His accessory is his blaster.
Greedo is back again as well and he looks similar to before but has updated part numbers. He has on the light blue outfit with an orange vest. Like with Han Solo, his legs also has the belr printing with the holster. The Rodian head is accurate and I also do like the blue eyes with the shine. His accessory is his blaster.
Another brand new LEGO minifigure is Labria, also known as Kardue’sai’Malloc. Like with many of the fairly obscure characters in the cantina, he was literally on screen for a few seconds. He has a dark gray outfit with a scarf around the neck. There is also a black cape that completes his look. He has a double-sided head with a stoic look on one side and the evil looking smile on the other. The hairpiece is a soft, bendy plastic with some horns protruding out.
Chewbacca is pretty much the same one that we’ve gotten before. The torso is the blank brown one with the head/body mold going over it. The face has some lighter brown along with the legs. His accessory is the stud-shooting bowcaster.
Next up, we have the regular Sandtrooper which is the same one as the Squad Leader but with the black pauldron. He is the one that rides the Dewback which I’ll get to when I review the set itself.
The Jawa is another repeat minifigure that have been released in the past. The torso shows it with some tattered clothes with some pouch belts going around the chest. The head is completely back with some yellow eyes. His accessory is a microphone blaster.
Lastly, we have the Imperial spy Garindan who is also a new LEGO minifigure. He has on a mostly gray outfit with a metallic silver belt. The head is completely gray but he does have a face mold that goes between the head and neck. The face shows him with dark goggles and a long snout. The unconnected hood and black cape completes his look. His accessory is a Model 434 blaster.
Overall, there selection of minifigures that are included in the LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina (75290) is very decent. There is a good number of characters that we know as well as some of the more obscure ones that were only on screen for only a few seconds. I will be honest to say that I didn’t know the official names of them until I saw them on the box. These minifigures most likely won’t be in any other sets due to the fact that they aren’t crutial to the movie in any way.
I won’t say that I’m disappointed in some of the reused minifigures from previous sets but I am due to the execution of one particular character which is Dr. Evazan. The version that we got isn’t close to his on-screen counterpart. The facial printing looks nothing like him especially the disfigured nose area. If you put it aside and ask someone who it is, they probably wouldn’t be able to guess it.
I’ll be reviewing the set itself in the next few days and will do a separate post on it so stay tuned for that.
Thank you to LEGO for sending in this set for me to review. The content above represents my own opinion and not the company. Review sets sent in does not guarantee a positive review.