Wednesday, July 3, 2013

LEGO 9516 Jabba's Palace

Leia in Boushh disguise (my favorite)

Gamorrean Guard (Great detail... was surprised by how great the back looks)

Bib Fortuna (Love the sinister grin... had forgotten that he is Twi'Lek like the dancer)

Twi'Lek Dancer (Great detail... would love to see fellow Twi'lek Aayla Secura in another set)

Han Solo with Carbonite (Love this! Minifigure can actually fit onto back of Carbonite by snapping his hands onto pegs)

Salacious B. Crumb (Tiny little guy. Still in sealed bag in photo)

Chewbacca (I think its time for a Chewie sculpt update)

B'omarr Monk (actual monks... Rather the brains of monks are placed in the containers)
Jabba the Hutt (shown in original packaging)

Exterior Views of Jabba's Palace from LEGO set 9516
 I had to borrow the above photo from this link . Structure is a great build. LEGO actually released an additional set with a Rancor that is made to fit underneath the palace so that figures can fall through into the pit.

I was very disappointed to hear that it will be retired in 2014.Some say that there were complaints that the palace resembles Istanbul's Hagia Sophia (source) . This is seen as bad because it is the headquarters of a villain. I wish that someone had pointed out that sources indicate that Jabba's Palace was actually a B'Omarr Monastery that was invaded and used by crimelords (one being Jabba the Hutt). The monastery was later reclaimed by the monks.

LEGO cube dude MOC
 Amazing cube dude MOC by Joel Baker that I discovered here
Great MOC link is shown below

Very detailed MOC that I discovered here

Official LEGO (related set) #75020 Jabba's Sail Barge

Related Official LEGO set #75005 Rancor Pit
Related Official LEGO set #9496 Desert Skiff

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