Like any self-respecting man-child, I’d been lusting after set #75326, Boba Fett’s Throne Room, for some time. To me, it’s Jabba the Hutt’s iconic throne room, just without the lovably disgusting, sluggish crime lord.
Unfortunately, this bad boy MSRPs for a whopping $100. Fortunately, my brother found it at Costco in an example of mercantile serendipity—he didn’t even know I wanted it—for $60. Finding any new LEGO set for 40% off is like, well, finding forty bucks on the ground—it doesn’t really happen.
I finally got around to building this bad boy over the weekend, and it was a pretty fun build. It wasn’t as deeply satisfying as some other sets I’ve done, but it also didn’t become tedious. All in all, it was pretty fun to put together, and I love the variety of mini-figures—especially the porcine Gamorrean Guard and the aquatic Quarren.
The set consists of 732 pieces, with a few neat specialty pieces (in addition to the aforementioned mini-figs). Like the Medieval Blacksmith set, it comes with a very nice instruction booklet, which itself is a joy to hold and use.
The entire build only took a few hours, during which I finally began watching the third season of Stranger Things (unfortunately, Set #75810, The Upside Down, is retired and no longer available from retailers—d’oh!). I probably started around 2 PM on Saturday, and wrapped up a little before 4:30 PM. There are six bags of pieces, so I tried to organize the pictures below by bag, showcasing the end of each step:
There are a few cool moving parts to this set, too, like the palace door with the robot eye that pops out:
Behind the throne, there’s a grill, complete with a spit and a couple of legs of alien chicken:
Being Jabba the Hutt’s former palace, there are plenty of booby traps, like this trick step:
Of course, canon dictates that Bib Fortuna must be deposed. The set makes that possible, too:
If only it were so easy to remove our government officials. Maybe LEGO can figure out a set that does that—ha!