LEGO Star Wars 75244 Tantive IV officially announced

The next LEGO Star Wars exclusive set will be 75244 Tantive IV from the opening of the original 1977 movie.

In the 20th year of LEGO Star Wars, the team is going back to the beginning of the story and releasing 75244 Tantive IV. It uses more pieces than the last release of the model, which was 10198 Tantive IV ten years ago. At 1768 pieces, it actually has a slightly higher piece count than the first version of the ship released – 10019 Rebel Blockade Runner.

The set will be released on May 3, in time for this year’s LEGO Star Wars promotional weekend that is typically packed with deals.

As well as giving the iconic Star Wars starship a modern upgrade, the box includes Princess Leia with new dress piece, and Bail Organa, marking the first time Leia’s adoptive father has been available as a minifigure.

Here is the official product description:

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.

And you can check out all of the images below:

LEGO Star Wars 75244 Tantive IV will be available exclusively at from May 3.

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