LEGO Mos Eisley Cantina is a popular Star Wars set, and last call is coming in the near future for this original trilogy model. This set is a highly recognizable depiction of a classic Star Wars scene, and that has always been the recipe for high value after retirement. There is evidence to suggest that waiting to purchase this set may leave some buyers empty handed, because retirement may be coming sooner than many think.
LEGO 75052 is an excellent set with numerous key features that will make it very desirable after retirement. The Mos Eisley Cantina contains 615 pieces, eight minifigures, and a dewback figurine. The 615 pieces construct a reasonably faithful replica of the cantina entrance, the bar, the table where Han Solo and Greedo meet (Han shot first) as well as Luke’s landspeeder. The eight minifigures include Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Greedo, a Sandtrooper, and three Bith musicians which form the infamous cantina band. Greedo, the Sandtrooper, and the Bith musicians are all exclusive to this set. Finally, one of the most significant pieces of the set is the exclusive Dewback figurine, which the Sandtrooper rides.
When is LEGO Mos Eisley Cantina Retiring?
LEGO 75052 Mos Eisley Cantina was released in August of 2014. Non-exclusive Star Wars sets like this one typically have a lifespan of approximately a year and a half. The August 2013 non-exclusive Star Wars sets went out of stock around Christmas 2014 and were retired shortly thereafter. Thus we can expect the LEGO Mos Eisley Cantina to sell out towards the end of 2015 and then retire. Furthermore, with Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens LEGO sets due for release towards the end of the year, there is serious doubt that older Star Wars sets will remain available. For collectors and investors interested in LEGO 75052, it is therefore advisable to purchase now before it’s too late.