Build your own Cloud City!Recreate your favorite scenes from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back!
There’s action and danger in Cloud City!Revisit a famous chapter in the Star Wars saga in this exciting set.
LEGO Star Wars Betrayal At Cloud City
Dining with Vader!
What is the Dark Lord’s sinister plan?
A frozen fate!
Can Leia and Chewbacca save Han from the carbonite chamber?
Luke vs. Vader!
It’s the ultimate battle on the sensor balcony!
Beware Slave I!
Boba Fett is on his way to Bespin in his formidable ship.
Friend or foe?
Will Lando Calrissian help the heroes … or betray them?
Patrol in your Twin-Pod Cloud Car!
Keep the skies around Cloud City safe.
Includes 19 minifigures!
- October 13th, 2018Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Great Play Set... and that's a good thing!Denegar | 35-44I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfI have been a fan of both LEGO and Star Wars since I was five. One of my favourite locations in the Star Wars universe is Cloud City, so when this set was announced I was both excited and concerned. Excited because I finally got to have my own Cloud City. Concerned because it was a play set rather than a UCS set like I purchase nowadays. I couldn't resist though, and I am NOT disappointed. Yes, it's a play set, and guess what -- that's what makes it so great! I'm a rather reserved adult who enjoys the build experience of the UCS sets, and have them very nicely displayed in my home office, but with this set I can't help myself from actually playing with it. I'll probably tinker with designing an outer shell for it so it can be displayed more like a model when not being played with, but it's great as-is. It invites play. There are so many areas in one model covering all the key scenes. It is very smartly designed. It also has a generous number of cool and rare minifigs. So, in summary, don't hesitate if you're on the fence about this set. Go ahead and spoil your kids, or your inner child, and enjoy it for what it is -- a fantastic play set of an iconic Star Wars location!Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating3out of 5 stars3.0Value for MoneyAverage rating4out of 5 stars4.0Building Experience: Advanced LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Betrayal at Cloud City™
- October 4th, 2018Average rating2out of 5 stars2.0Display Look + Price = Not a great setSammyD | 35-44Purchased for: SelfAs all of us are I am a huge lego fan -- in particular Star Wars sets. It is a rare miss for lego with big Star Wars set but unfortunately, this is one of them. First, the pros: minifigs are amazingly detailed and really good. The cloud car is pretty cool as well as Slave 1. Lastly, playability is none stop as there are many rooms to play in if you are a younger lego fan or older I guess there is not a problem with playing after all! Now the cons: I am sorry, I know there is a premium on Star Wars branded items but this is not worth $350.00 for me. I really do not know who Lego was targeting here. It is not technically UCS but Master Builder which would justify the price I guess but with this price, I need to be able to display it. It looks horrible on display. It really is just a playset for a younger audience but with a collectors price tag. All my high-end Star Wars sets are able to be displayed and very nicely too. This set is awkward looking and I just do not like it in my opinion. The build itself was also kind of blah for me on a tech aspect, again for it being Master Builder (still not clear on this). Not super impressive but I admit the rooms and scenes are fun to build though. Also, this may be of interest to some but my review of this set may also have something to do with the Harry Potter Hogwarts castle I just purchased. 6000+ pieces for $400.00 (Hogwarts) but when I saw 2000+ for this set at $350.00 it was a huge turn-off. Lego maybe next time space them apart so the huge price per piece ratio is not so glaring. Anyway, this is this Lego collectors opinion and if you do enjoy the set that is awesome! For me, though I really felt like I wasted a lot of money. 1 caveat, If Lego took the Luke vs. Vader part and made that a mini set I would be all over that. Happy BuildingPlay ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating2out of 5 stars2.0Value for MoneyAverage rating2out of 5 stars2.0Building Experience: Expert LEGO builderWas this helpful?25Betrayal at Cloud City™
- December 8th, 2018Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Classic Lego set will all the right elements!LEGOforanEggo | 35-44I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfSet Appearance and Play: I believe there are 3 kinds of people who buy sets at the >$300 price range. a) Adults wanting a model piece to display. The "look upon my works ye mighty and despair" folks b) Adults with kids where the building and playing is an experience. c) Adults who secretly play with the Legos, but say it's a model to their friends. This set is for b/c. It is not a model like the UCS Falcon, or Death Star 2 or the Super Star Destroyer, that should be obvious from the picture. I'm not sure why you'd buy this set and then complain it's not good for displaying...you knew what it looked like before you bought it. I'm fine with it being a play set. It's a lot of fun to play with and put together and the kids love it. I'm not a fan of all higher price sets needing to be good display items. I have enough stuff collecting dust in my house. The sections of Cloud City cover all the major portions seen in the film, and they do so in a way that the minifigs can transverse the scenes. Because the set has such a open floor plan, it invites the customer to play and interact with it. Also, you can easily add on to the platforms. For example, you could remove the carbonite chamber portion and put in the carbonite set (75137). Or you could expand the landing pad for the full Slave 1 (assuming proportions don't matter to you, and honestly nothing Star Wars could ever be proportional anyways). Designing a set for expandability really increases the play value, and especially for children, helps them creatively think about building and designing their own Lego sets. Even though the age is 14+, an 8 year old could easy modify this set once completed and explore new ways to add on to Cloud City. That's why I like it--Lego should be for creative exploration, not just displays and this set is classically Lego. The number of minifigs is really impressive (18 of them) and many of those are unique to this set. Set Price: I gave this a solid 5, which differs from the majority of reviewers and I need to explain why since this is supposed to be a helpful review ;-) I see this again and again in forums and at conventions where Lego fans compare set prices and say "yeah, it's overpriced" or "you could buy X with 1000 more pieces for 50 bucks less." Comments like those speak to a misunderstanding, or no understanding, of how sets are priced. And if you invest in LEGO sets and sell them like I do, you'll quickly see why things are the way they are. So, why is this set of 2812 pieces $350 whereas the Hogwarts Castle is 6000+ pieces and only $400? Two major things to consider, the first I think most people understand and so I'll just state it 1) Licensing costs cut into LEGO's margins, the more they need to pay to license a product, the more they must charge to hit their profit margin. Star Wars is as expensive as a license gets, so everything Star Wars costs more. You cannot compare it to City, or Ninjago or Ghost Busters or even Harry Potter. Star Wars sets are way more popular than Harry Potter so LEGO has more negotiating power with Universal than Disney. 2) Here's the thing no one thinks about: The cost of a brick. A great discussion, which I've summarized below can be found in the Lego Book: Brick by Brick. The average brick mold costs about $50,000-$100,000 depending on the mold complexity and it's good for about 60 million pieces before it needs to be replaced. So, for a simple 2x4 piece, which is in basically every set, the price for that piece is basically zero. Now, for a piece like Vader's helmet? A lot less than 60 million are made, or what about a one-of-a-kind piece like Luke's face that only appears in one set? Lot less than 60 million. A single custom piece could cost over a dollar per piece to manufacture (Indiana Jones' whip comes to mind). My point is that when you look at a set to decide if you're getting a good deal, you must look at the pieces and minfigs you are getting. In Cloud City we have (Data from Brickset) --Darth Vader - Type 2 Helmet, Spongy Cape (75159) Appears in 2 sets --Bespin Guard - Light Flesh Head, Detailed Gold Trim, Furrowed Eyebrows Appears in 2 sets --Han Solo, Dark Brown Legs, Wavy Hair Appears in 2 sets --Ugnaught (75222) Appears in 1 set --Cloud Car Pilot (75222) Appears in 1 set --Princess Leia (Hoth Outfit White, Crooked Smile) Appears in 2 sets --Princess Leia - Bespin Outfit (75222) Appears in 1 set --Luke Skywalker (75222) Appears in 1 set --Bespin Guard - Light Flesh Head, Detailed Gold Trim, Moustache (75222) Appears in 1 set --Lando Calrissian (75222) Appears in 1 set There's more, but I think you get the idea. To make this set, LEGO needed to do a lot of one-off pieces, it's true that they saved costs where they could (Leia has the same face in both minifigs), but it's still expensive doing this. In nearly all cases, minifigs dictate a set's price. There are also some unique pieces in the vehicle construction that aren't used in many sets. So when I crunched the numbers and used Brickset to look at costs for those pieces, $350, is about right. The Hogwarts Castle is a brick castle being made from bricks....there aren't many unique pieces at all. This in combination with nearly no minfigs (they are all nanofigs minus the 4 founders of Hogwarts), is why I believe the Hogwarts castle can be priced so well. With Cloud City you are paying about 12 cents per brick, and the Lego average is about 8-12 cents depending on the set. So it's on the high side, but not ridiculously so. The Hogwarts Castle is only about 6.6 cents per brick, making it one of the cheapest sets and not a fair comparison. Overall, Cloud City is a very playable set with great minifigs.Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Building Experience: Expert LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Betrayal at Cloud City™
- September 20th, 2018Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Betrayal by name only!o31brickbuilder | 35-44I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfBetrayal by name only! I eagerly awaited the release of this set and I was not disappointed. The size is amazing to recreate all the classic scenes from the Empire strikes back. The build is self is fairly straight forward, and very sturdy. The mini figs were very appropriate to the model and the slave and cloud car are a fantastic size that compliments the overall product. The price is a bit steep, however the use of VIP points ensured my hip pocket remained happy. I can not to see what the next master builder sets will detail, maybe time for a Yavin 4 base? Overall I am extremely pleased with this set, thanks Lego team and keep up the good work!Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Value for MoneyAverage rating4out of 5 stars4.0Build Time: 6 hrs 20 minsBuilding Experience: Expert LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Betrayal at Cloud City™