Location, Location Location: 75326 Boba Fett’s Throne Room

Located on the edge of the Northern Dune Sea just north of Mos Eisley, the palace of the once-mighty Jabba the Hutt has changed hands more times than a second-hand R5 unit with a bad motivator, and now LEGO – in conjunction with its latest owner – has launched The Book of Boba Fett collection with the release of 75326 Boba Fett’s Palace.

This latest iteration has been preceded by five earlier sets, dating as far back as 2003 which took us to Jabba the Hutt’s palace (4480) to deliver a message (4475) and witness his prize possession (4476). An expanded Jabba’s palace (9516) was released in 2012, followed by the addition of the rancor pit (75005) in 2013, a pair of sets that were – for the first and only time n the history of the LEGO Star Wars theme – designed to be a modular accompaniment for one and other.

Combined modular 9516 Jabba’s Palace and 75005 Rancor Pit

Built on a bluff, what was Jabba’s stronghold and seat of his criminal empire, is a stronghold that has a history that stretches back to the earliest days of the Skywalker saga.

Constructed by the B’omarr Order to serve their monks as a monastery, it wasn’t long before it was taken over by a local crime boss who used it as a base of operations to extort moisture farmers for protection money, before being driven out by the up-and-coming gangster Jabba Desilijic Tiure, who needed somewhere safe to run his spice-smuggling, gunrunning, slavery, and piracy enterprises from.

Following the death of the Hutt crimelord, control of the palace fell back into the pincers of the B’omarr Order, who allowed a variety of criminals, including Jabba’s ex-majordomo and illegitimate claimant of his previous employer’s criminal syndicate, Bib Fortuna (reports of whose death was greatly exaggerated), to shelter there.

Built of durasteel and sandrock, the multi-towered castle is protected by its reputation, remote location, well-constructed fortifications, and a variety of technological barriers. With access controlled by a gatekeeper droid, barred by a reinforced door and protected by a sentry turret, the approach to the palace is monitored from the adjacent tower by well-trained guards. Inside, the hallways and lesser chambers of the central rotunda lead to the subterranean levels which include the main throne room that sits atop a pit that once contained a nasty surprise (and may again soon).

While many of these features remain – and some have been left unfulfilled – the palace that Boba Fett took from the hands of Bib Fortuna is one where the new daimyo of Tatooine plans to rule from with respect instead of fear – and a touch of fun.

75326 Boba Fett’s Throne Room

Write new chapters in the Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett saga with this Boba Fett’s Throne Room buildable playset (75326) for fans aged 9 and up. The brick-built palace model opens up for easy access to the detailed throne room, barbecue area and kitchen. There is a throne with a hidden treasure compartment and a pop-up function to eject Bib Fortuna, tilting steps, an opening gate and lots of playful accessories. A top gift for trendsetting kids, the set also includes 7 LEGO® Star Wars™ characters, including new-for-March-2022 Bib Fortuna, Theelin Dancer, Weequay Guard, Gamorrean Guard and Quarren LEGO minifigures, plus assorted weapons. Find step-by-step building instructions in the box and on the free LEGO Building Instructions app.

    • Boba Fett’s Throne Room – Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett fans can recreate authentic details of the throne room and other parts of Jabba the Hutt’s palace with this LEGO® Star Wars™ (75326) set
    • 7 LEGO® Star Wars™ minifigures for creative role play – Boba Fett and Fennec Shand, Bib Fortuna, a Theelin Dancer, Weequay Guard, Gamorrean Guard and a Quarren, plus assorted weapons
    • Playful features – The throne with a pop-up function to eject Bib Fortuna and a secret chamber containing weapons and beskar bar elements, shaking steps to topple a guard, an opening gate and more
    • Opens up for easy access – Fold out the front of the buildable model and open the back to reveal a kitchen and barbecue area with a rotisserie, plus fun accessory elements including spotchka drinks
    • Gift idea for ages 9 and up – Give this fun, 732-piece building toy as a holiday gift, birthday present or special treat to creative kids who are into Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett
    • Display between playtime adventures – The buildable palace playset measures over 6.5 in. (17 cm) high, 12.5 in. (32 cm) wide and 8 in. (20 cm) deep
    • Printed and digital instructions – Find step-by-step illustrated instructions in the box and check out the LEGO® Building Instructions app for digital instructions, plus zoom and rotate viewing tools
    • Construction sets for all ages – Collectible LEGO® Star Wars™ sets allow kids (and adult fans) to recreate memorable scenes, make up new adventures and display the building toys
    • High quality – LEGO® components meet stringent quality standards, ensuring that they connect consistently and strongly
    • Safety first – LEGO® bricks and pieces are dropped, heated, crushed, twisted and carefully analyzed to make sure that they comply with rigorous global safety standards

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With a broad front and a shallow depth, the box that 75326 Boba Fett’s Throne Room comes in contradicts the dimensions and size of the finished set.

The contents are comprised of six bags, a small sticker sheet and the necessary instructions. Starting with the main chamber – and the included Boba Fett minifigure – the build goes on to complete the roof and add the throne room’s accompanying decorations, ceiling and rear wall, before adding the tower and snug (along with the Gamorrean and Weequay Guard, Theelin Dancer and Fennec Shand minifigures, and finally the throne itself with Bib Fortuna and Quarren denizen minifigures.

Taking the experienced LEGO Star Wars fan a relaxed hour and a half to complete, a pair of younger hands wouldn’t find this set a challenge that needed much more than an extra hour to finish.

Once complete, 75326 Boba Fett’s Throne Room captures the post-credit scene that sees Boba Fett and Fennec Shand usurp Bib Fortuna and take control of the remnants of Jabba’s empire.

The build’s main focus is the throne room itself, which comes complete with a barbeque prep area and rotary spit, and a slide-out throne that covers a cash and weapon hidey-hole. The back half of the throne room swings out, giving access to the kitchen area, and the front audience chamber has a large grilled plate that is reminiscent of the one that Jabba and his court watched Luke Skywalker fight the rancor beast in Return of the Jedi.

The set’s main feature is, of course, the prized throne itself. Being the seat of power in one of Tatooine’s primary criminal networks, it gets a lot of attention from the LEGO Star Wars design team, who have embellished it like it could be the last thing they ever produce. With space for one minifigure, it can only aptly accommodate either Bob Fortuna or Boba Fett at one time, and with the concealed action feature it’s not hard to determine the outcome. A goblet, stacked fruit, and an incense vaporizer decorate the small dais, and the throne itself has stickers of rancor heads on the arms and two curved stickers on the backrest.

Curiously though LEGO’s graphic designers did not opt to use the actual text shown on the throne throughout The Book of Boba Fett, which can be translated into “Boba Fett” in the Sith script of Ur-Kittat, but instead made up their own symbols (some of which correspond to Ur-Kittat letters) that don’t spell out anything legible.

To the left of the throne room is a side nook that has acts as a snug for the denizens of the palace, and on the right is the guarded entrance and guard tower. Each of these, like the rear of the throne room, is hinged – like 75052 Mos Eisley Cantina – and helps to create the dark, gloomy, and claustrophobic atmosphere of the palace.

The design incorporates some clever details, including a round printed tile that looks just like the TT-8L/Y7 gatekeeper droid, a hooka near the throne where Jabba on his dais could reach it, a table with a bottle of spotchka, and the two drumsticks on the rotisserie. With the stacked tan and dark tan slopes, the rear of the set does a great job of emulating the B’omarr monk’s design aesthetic, much like 9516 Jabba’s Palace did 10 years ago.

The set is packed with plenty of action features to encourage play: the entrance door has a ball-mounted sentry gun over it and a gatekeeper droid on a stalk sticking out from it, the door itself can be raised and steps down can tilt and cause any unwary guard or guest to fall forward, the throne itself can slide out to reveal a loot box of money and blasters, and has a tilt mechanism that can dethrone an unprepared Twi’lek, while behind it the spit can be rotated.

If that’s not enough, included with the set are seven minifigures – Boba Fett in black garb, a hair-down Fennec Shand, a corpulent Bib Fortuna, a Quarren courtier, Weequay and Gamorrean guards, and the Theelin dancer known as Rystáll Sant.

Oddly, the two primary characters have been given curious skin tones, with the pallid on-screen Boba Fett having a nougat head while the naturally beige Fennec Shand has a light nougat (aka Caucasian) element for her head.

A number of improvements – like a geared mechanism for the door or a bacta tank chamber – could have been included in this set, but in all honesty, the only thing 75326 Boba Fett’s Throne Room lacks is the ability to fully close the two hinged side-chambers.

Striking a balance between play-value and value-for-money, this new set does a great job of providing both – especially considering the bewildering number of all-new minifigures it comes with.

Available now, 75326 Boba Fett’s Throne Room can be purchased through LEGO ( US$99.99 / CA$129.99 / UK£89.99 / DE€99.99 / AU$159.99), Amazon.com, Toys “R” Us (Canada and Australia), Smyths Toys (United Kingdom and Germany), Target (United States and Australia), Walmart, Argos, Mr Toys Toyworld, and Kmart.

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