Finally confirmed and launched today is the 5006290 Yoda’s Lightsaber gift with purchase offer that LEGO has attached to the new 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina set, which goes on sale to VIP rewards members today.
This 140 piece set, which recreates Yoda’s lightsaber hilt, was first seen in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones when the gnomelike Jedi Master faced off against Count Dooku (aka Darth Tyrannus) in the opening skirmish of the Clone Wars. This scene was depicted in 7103 Jedi Duel and 75017 Duel on Geonosis, both long since retired.
Readers in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific have reported receiving emails stating that this GWP will be available with online orders until September 30th (or while stocks last). There is no word whether LEGO branded stores will have these available for the 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina VIP early access release.
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Having enjoyed playing with LEGO from his earliest years, Jeremy started collecting LEGO Star Wars in 1999 when the theme was first released. He has shared his thoughts and opinions on LEGO via a number of websites – including starwars.com, rebelscum.com and brickset.com – contributed to the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary series and served the LEGO Ambassador Network as a Recognised LEGO Fan Media representative.