LEGO Announces 75244 Tantive IV

Star Wars Celebration 2019 is well underway and to celebrate LEGO have today announced 75244 Tantive IV.


The Tantive IV has the honour of being the first ship ever seen on screen, appearing in the opening scene of A New Hope.

This LEGO recreation features 1768 pieces and 5 minifigures – Bail Organa, Princess Leia, Captain Antilles, C-3PO and a Rebel Fleet Trooper, plus an R2-D2.

The biggest point of contention for fans may be the branding behind this set. It’s not marked as UCS or MBS. It also lacks the 20th anniversary branding. It seems a little odd.

The set will officially be available May 3rd for $329.99.

Check out the full gallery and press release below.


Press Release

75244 Tantive IV™
Ages 12+. 1768 pieces

US $199.99 – CA $269.99 – DE €199.99 – UK £179.99 – FR €219.99 – DK 1799DKK – AUD $329.99
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit for regional pricing.

Own an iconic Rebel blockade runner—Tantive IV!

Build, play and display a legendary Star Wars™ starship! This LEGO® Star Wars 75244 interpretation of Tantive IV, seen fleeing from an Imperial Star Destroyer in the opening moments of Star Wars: A New Hope, faithfully recreates all of the Rebel cruiser’s signature details, including an elongated hull, detachable escape pods, elevating gun turrets, cargo hold and 11 massive engines at the back. Remove the hull plating of this fantastic LEGO Star Wars vehicle to reveal a detailed 2-minifigure cockpit, conference area with table, weapon rack and a control console with 2 seats. The radar dish also doubles as a convenient carry handle, which makes it perfect for flying around the room. When the mission is over, this amazing kids’ buildable toy also makes a great centerpiece for any LEGO Star Wars collection. The set also includes 5 minifigures and an R2-D2 droid LEGO figure.

  • Includes 5 LEGO® Star Wars™ minifigures: Bail Organa, Princess Leia, Captain Antilles, C-3PO and a Rebel Fleet Trooper, plus an R2-D2 droid LEGO figure.
  • Tantive IV LEGO® Star Wars™ construction toy features a radar that doubles as a carry handle, 2 detachable escape pods with space for a minifigure inside, opening cargo hold and removable cargo box, opening 2-minifigure cockpit, rotating and elevating stud-shooting turrets on top and 2 spring-loaded shooters underneath. The top hull detaches to reveal a detailed interior including a conference table, weapon rack and a control console with 2 seats for the minifigures.
  • Weapons include a blaster pistol and 3 blasters.
  • Also includes a pair of electrobinoculars.
  • Captain Antilles minifigure is an updated version from 2009, while Princess Leia’s skirt and Bail Organa are new for April 2019.
  • This highly detailed building toy construction set includes over 1,750 pieces.
  • Recreate amazing moments from the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope or play out your own exciting adventures!
  • LEGO® Star Wars™ starship measures over 5” (14cm) high, 24” (62cm) long and 7” (19cm) wide.

10 Responses to LEGO Announces 75244 Tantive IV

  1. Monty says:

    Well… that’s a must buy

    • Mike says:

      Sadly from the perspective of someone who owns the previous version, this one really isn’t much of an improvement. In fact there are aspects of it that are worse, like the fact that it uses stickers on the front (and those white ones NEVER match the colour of the pieces) and that interior is much smaller.

      No denying it looks more sleek and build techniques have improved, but I just wish it’d been something more. Having said that, if I didn’t own the previous version i’d be pumped for this.

      Guess i’ll save for the predicted UCS ISD!

      • Steve says:

        The last system scale version’s ‘head’ section isn’t exactly in proportion and the half-cone pieces they used for it aren’t completely opaque either, so the ‘white’ looks very different from the rest of the solid brick construction.

        The last version’s engines are also very fragile, and the lower ones on mine almost never stay on, anymore. This one has that sleeker profile and looks like they fixed the engines. I’ll be grabbing this too.

  2. Magmafrost says:

    Australian price is yikes. Between that, the horribly out of scale cockpit, and the ugly ass fins, probably wont be picking this one up, especially not at RRP. Gonna build Mortesv’s instead lol.

  3. Mark says:

    Maybe I was just overhyped for a true UCS Tantive IV but this thing is disappointing on many levels. The proportions of the cockpit compared to the rest of the ship are wrong. It uses stickers for the cockpit windscreen whereas the previous version was printed. The box art suggests it was suppose to be a UCS set. By that I mean compare it to the UCS Y-wing or Millennium Falcon box art, it’s almost identical minus the actual “Ultimate Collectors Series” writing. Like Betrayal at Cloud City which was changed from UCS to a ‘Master Builder Series’ with an official press release at the last minute to explain the difference, I strongly suspect they realised (too late) that fans would savage this set either way as it doesn’t really fit either category…except on price. Speaking of price, $330 for something with stud shooters…ouch! If it was suppose to be a remake of the previous non-UCS Tantive IV all along then why wouldn’t they use the beautiful 20th Anniversary packaging and put a throwback collectible minifig in there? Given the last one was a 10th Anniversary edition, and it was the first ship to appear on screen, I would have thought this one would make the most sense as a 20th Anniversary celebration. I know Lego is primarily for kids but how many parents will drop $330 on a set with only 6 minifigs? I’m hoping Lego have just had their Rian Johnson moment but come back strong with a 5000+ piece UCS ISD later this year.

  4. Uathau says:

    This will satisfy me. I’m really very much looking forward to it.

    I recently bought the 20th anniversary Slave 1 and was blown away. In my case I’m limited to shelf space and I really want this one on display. Perhaps I’m biased towards non-UCS sets, but this is exactly what I’ve wanted.

    I only started over the last couple years and this is perfect for me.
    Really hyped for this sucker.

  5. Anon Coward says:

    Even though I’ve the previous version, this is on my list. Will wait for it to be available on eBay though, the price is about $30 more than I’d really want to pay.

  6. I really like it; I have actually owned both previous versions and this is the most accurate of the three (the original UCS has weird proportions).

    Yes, the cockpit is a shade large, but not by much and the old versions was a shade small. And while I first thought some aspects were off proportionally – notably the neck – if you look at reference photos of the original model this is actually correcting a tendency to “compress” the ship in earlier versions. The long, sleek look is actually more accurate.

  7. Matthew says:

    Great review!

    Any idea when this might be available in retailers? Is this an exclusive set?

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