Product code: 73250202
- Contains 1768 LEGO Star Wars pieces
- Tantive IV blockade runner comes with 2 detachable escape pods for C-3PO and R2, an opening 2-minifigure cockpit and moveable stud-shooting turrets on the 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
- 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
As seen flying over Tatooine being chased by Vader in the opening to A New Hope, re-create the capture of Leia and the rebels with the legendary Tantive IV spaceship.
Faithfully recreated with all of the Rebel cruiser's signature details, the model includes an elongated hull, detachable escape pods, elevating gun turrets, cargo hold and 11 massive engines at the back. Remove the hull plating to reveal a detailed 2-minifigure cockpit, conference area, weapon racks and a control console.
- Country of Origin
- Czech Republic
- H37 x W58 x D10cm
- Lego Type
- LEGO Star Wars
- Model name / number
- Number of pieces
- Suitable From
- 12 years
- Toy Character
- Star Wars
- Choking hazard - not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts that may cause a choking hazard
The company that was destined to become LEGO started life as being a small workshop that produced wooden toys, run by Ole Kirk Christiansen in 1932. The name ‘LEGO’ was adopted in 1934, coming from the Danish phrase ‘leg godt’, which means ‘play well’. It wasn’t until 1947 that they started producing plastic toys, with the first version of the now infamous interlocking bricks coming in 1949.
They weren’t quite the bricks that people are used to nowadays, being made from a different material and having a slightly different locking system. It was actually Christiansen’s son Godtfred Kirk that saw the potential for the bricks to become a tool for creative play and in 1958, the modern brick design was born. From this date, despite variation in the design and purpose of individual pieces over the years, each remains compatible in some way with previous pieces. So you could have a LEGO set from 1958 and it would still be completely compatible with a modern set.
Since the 1960, thousands of sets have been released covering everything from Aliens to the Wild West. The only area that the company has never tackled directly is military-themed sets, because Ole Kirk set a policy that they must never make war seem like child’s play. The largest ever LEGO set to date is a scale-model of the Taj Mahal, which was made out of 5922 pieces.
The LEGO Group's motto is ‘det bedste er ikke for godt’, which roughly translates to "only the best is the best". Ole Kirk Christiansen came up with this phrase to encourage workers to always produce the highest quality toys possible.
Nowadays, LEGO makes a vast range of toys for all ages, as well as teaching materials for children, which are distributed in over 130 countries. The company has approximately 10,000 employees and is the world's third largest manufacturer of play materials.More from LEGO
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