Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 18
Rated 5 out of 5 by ThomaFett Boba Fett...Boba Fett???
AWESOME little set! Anything with a Boba mini fig is good stuff. Not a difficult build at all and super cool design. The best Boba Mini fig, same that comes with my favorite set of all time...UCS Slave 1! Love Lego Star Wars!!! Han in carbonite is great as well and the addition of the Han Solo mini fig is a huge bonus. Love this little set and I feel its reasonably priced.
27 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ryanccs Great Set!
I think this is a great set. I was excited to get a cloud city set. i would suggest this set.
24 April 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by JohnGreenArt Okay But Not Perfect
Cloud City is a highlight of Empire Strikes Back, and this set of the Carbon Freeze Chamber has some decent bits to it, but also misses the mark. The build itself is a good size and a good difficulty level, and the minifigures are good, but the set feels like it is missing a lot. The set feels like half of the set that it should be. A Bespin Leia should be in the set, as her and Han saying "I love you" and "I know" as Han is put into carbonite is integral to this scene. Lando would've been a good fit, of course. And adding Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker so they could duel would've been good, too. And really, the mechanism for putting Han Solo into carbonite is clunky and nothing like what a LEGO version of the contraption should be (Han is already in the carbonite, you just spin him around.) Still, I like the Ugnaught figure, and the set still looks like it comes from the scene, so it's got some value. I hope LEGO does more Bespin sets, because there are some great moments from that movie other than Hoth.
21 April 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by WampaHunter At long last more Empire... But it's not perfect..
First let me say, I'm afraid Lego isn't trying as hard as they were. The new TFA sets, this one... They're half a set. The Battle on Takodana set is just a gate, no ruins, no army, nothing to show us the epic battle that was one of the main scenes in the new film. This was also the case with the Hobbit set of Dale, it's the case with many of the new sets, a small set the almost gives us what we want... This set is sadly no exception.
Now, I love this set, it's the first Cloud city set in a very long time & it's the first Empire set in a good while as well. Empire is my favorite of the SW films, and I'm stoked to see a new set from the film, BUT this set has some HUGE flaws, it also has a few great wins.
The Good: The set look great on a shelf. It's colors really pop and even though it's wildly movie inaccurate, it looks good for the very small set that it is, it also gives us three new MFs none of which you can get in other sets & you get Han frozen. Which is fantastic!
The Bad: The stairs go up, not down like in the movie, it's so small there really isn't any playability, also taking away from the playability - they don't even include a blaster for Han. There's also only one Ugnaught so that limit's your playability there as well as we're unlikely to see more of these little guys anytime soon. The freeze also dips back rather than down, it's doesn't lower all the way either. You also can't get Frozen on off the stand without other pieces coming apart as well. This also leads to another issue... This isn't a stable build. I couldn't give this set to my godson, it would be in pieces.
For one of the most iconic scenes in the films... This set is very underwhelming. Huge missed opportunity here. This should have been on the scale of the Death Star battle we got last year, Darth Vader, Luke, Ugnaught's, Leia... Where are they? This is a great set for a older kid, or a less picky collector that wants it on their shelf, BUT it's another set I've built left feeling like Lego didn't want to commit. It isn't big enough to play with, it isn't stable enough either.
Minifigs: All look great, still no printing on the arms of Fett, but each time we get him he's better than the last. Han looks great but has no blaster (what up Lego??) the Ugnaught is great but comes with nothing and is the only one.
Frozen Han looks great.
Set: It's missing a lot, it's differs a great deal from what see in the movie and isn't as good as I was hoping. It does NOT live up to my excitement when I saw and bought the set, but it's better then never getting the Cloud City sets we've been begging for for years. Hopefully this is just a smaller set to pave the way for the bigger one later, but looking at the Hoth set coming out, I'd say Lego isn't as interested in giving us more fuller sets so much as more smaller sets the show "scenes" from the film.
I suppose we'll just have to see how this plays out. I've collected the SW lego sets for a very long time, I hope they continue to get better and we see more like the Sandcrawler and Death Star, or the X-Wing and Tie, and less little scenes leaving us wanting more. But for now... I'm just happy to have some Cloud City action!
30 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by bdm79 Extra good toy
Bought for my grandson, he is 6,made him follow the instructions and work it out , very good.he loves it.
23 March 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by stevesheriw Nice to have a Cloud City set
At last, there is a chance to purchase a Cloud City themed original series set. It is small, but it offers some nice minifigs in addition to an important setup from The Empire Strikes Back. Most children should find this fairly easy to assemble. The Carbonite Chamber functions are done with some technic parts that allow the user to simulate lowering and raising someone into the chamber and having them emerging "frozen" in a cast. It does seem somewhat limited as a stand alone set, which makes me hope that some other Cloud City sets could be made to augment this in the same way that Jabba's Palace had an expansion.
The minifigs are good. You have a version of Han Solo based on the moment of his freezing. He can be placed in the back of a molded "cast" of him to simulate him frozen in place. There is a chance to have Boba Fett without paying a huge amount for him in the big Slave 1 set. Also, you have an Ugnaught, which is only seen in this set. My son enjoys the minifigs the most. This is not too bad for a set in the smaller price ranges. It is probably best enjoyed in conjunction with other sets as the play feature and scene being depicted can be limiting.
11 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by jedi651 A great original trilogy set!
This set is really great! We finally have gotten another cloud city set for the first time in YEARS. And even though people may have hoped it would've been bigger, I think Lego nailed what we did get.
The set itself has a lot of cool play features, the highlight being the process of freezing Han in carbonite. There is also a mini platform that is supposed to serve as an elevator to take people up to the chamber, plus, below the actual chamber is supposed to be where Han and the others are kept in the movie. There is a small retractable bad you can control with a knob.
The minifigs are also one of the best values of the set. You get Han Solo, who has a double sided face, one looking nervous, the other with his mouth and eyes closed as he is about to go into the freezing chamber. You get Boba Fett, who has an incredible amount of detail and design, plus it's a great way to get him, cause he's in a cheap set for once! The final figure is an ugnaught, who I'm not sure if we've gotten before in lego, but he is awesome! He has a new and unique head mold, plus great printing that really makes him extremely accurate to the ones in the movie. The carbonate piece is also very detailed. The molded outline of Han has the exact same printing as the figure, and again, great opportunity to get this in a cheaper set!
Overall, I think if you are a fan of the original trilogy, you will love this set! Even if your just a star wars or lego fan in general, you will love this set!
08 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by thebrickkid2000 "You're Being Put Into Carbon Freeze."
When I heard that LEGO was going to release a set based off the scene where Han Solo is frozen in carbonite, I was very excited! LEGO hasn't put out a set related to the Cloud City scenes in Episode V since 2003, excluding the Slave I's and Cloud Cars. The scene this set is based off of is one of my personal favorites in all of Star Wars, and to get a LEGO set based off of it is great!
-Han Solo: This variant of Han Solo has dark brown pants, his white shirt, and a double sided head piece (worried and his carbonite face), this variant is movie accurate to the scene, and is very necessary to the set. 9/10.
-Boba Fett: This variant of Boba is new to this set, he has more detailed printing, and his shoulder cape has a design on it, which is very cool. Boba is one of the more popular characters in Star Wars, and it is great to get him in this set. 9/10.
-Ugnaught: The ugnaught minifigure is exclusive to this set, and this is the only way to get him as of now. He has a new molded head, and detailed printing on his torso. 10/10.
The carbon freezing chamber itself is great. The colors of orange, grey, and black look very nice together, and it looks accurate to the movie. 8/10.
As great as this set is, I do have a couple complaints about it. First off, there's a lever that you pull to lower the victim to be frozen in carbonite, when you pull it, instead of lowering them straight down like the film, it lowers them backwards, which to me is disappointing. Second, I really wanted to see some arm printings on Boba, it doesn't hurt the set in any way, but it is just something I would want to see.
Despite those complaints, I am happy with this set, I recommend this set to fans of the Lego Star Wars line, or fans of Star Wars in general.
05 March 2016