Lego 75265, 75270, and 75271 Tatooine Sets

Given the dearth of new 3 3/4" figures hitting stores, I've been exploring other ways of getting my collecting fix. To that end, my wife and I have been delving more into Lego's Star Wars offerings as of late. We recently picked up a wonderful trio of new Tatooine-themed sets: 75265 T-16 Skyhopper vs Bantha Microfighters, 75270 Obi-Wan's Hut, and 75271 Luke's Skywalker's Landspeeder.

Retailing at $44.99 each, Obi-Wan's Hut and Luke's Landspeeder are designed as a particularly synergistic coupling - the combined pair providing you with the full quartet of Obi-Wan, Luke, C-3PO, and R2-D2 (as well as a second ponchoed Luke for variety). Also included are a pair of native Tatooine denizens - a Tusken Raider in 75270 and a Jawa in 75271. Luke's Landspeeder gives us an incredibly detailed upgrade on previous Lego iterations of this vehicle, complete with a rifle mount and nifty opening cargo compartment.

Yet it's Obi-Wan's hut that's the real standout. The sit is brimming with hidden features and Easter Eggs (did someone say blue milk?) that make the set both a joy to build and to explore upon completion.

While not a direct companion, the simultaneous release of the T-16 Skyhopper vs Bantha Microfighters for $34.99 is fortuitous indeed. While the under-scaled Skyhopper isn't a perfect match, the set is justified on the basis of the adorable brick-built bantha alone. The addition of another Tusken Raider and a Tatooine bush pilot only sweetens the deal even more.

Taken together, these three sets make for a wonderful combined display - and go particularly nicely with the 75136 Droid Escape Pod I gave my wife for Christmas last year.