LEGO Star Wars Rancor Pit

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LEGO Star Wars Rancor Pit is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 36.
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Build a famous scene from Star Wars™: Episode VI Return of the Jedi™ with this stackable set! Jedi Master Luke Skywalker is trapped in the Rancor™ Pit beneath Jabba the Hutt’s Palace and must escape. Look for a way out before the gate lifts and the mighty rancor makes an entrance! Battle the rancor with the bone before he eats the Gamorrean guard. Then, find the hidden compartment with a secret key or drop the gate on the space beast before it’s too late! Combine with LEGO® Star Wars™ 9516 Jabba’s Palace for a stackable scene with a trapdoor into the Rancor Pit! Includes rancor, skeleton and 3 minifigures: Luke Skywalker, Malakili and Gamorrean Guard.

Dimensions: 11.00000" H × 2.90000" W × 18.80000" L

Shipping weight: 2.3 lbs.

UPC: 673419191524

Sub-brand: LEGO® Star Wars
Found in: Bricks and Blocks
Appropriate for ages: 8 - 14

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Modular designs are now commonly found in most LEGO themes. From the soaring multi-storey pet shops and period fire stations of City to the set-sprawling schools of witchcraft and wizardry of Harry Potter, LEGO models are now more compatible than ever before, making purchases such as the overpriced but irresistible Rancor Pit set mandatory for Force-sensitive builders everywhere. The set’s greatest attraction is without doubt its titular Rancor creature, who outdoes even impressive offerings like the Wampa when it comes to detail and playability. The ten-centimetre tall monstrosity has jaws that open and shut, allowing its minifigure-prey to hang limp out of its mouth, and its individually-removable claws can be broken off when it’s lost in the reckless zeal of bloodlust. With a broken shackle hanging from one hand and an ill-fated Gamorrean guard clasped in the other, all this megafigure is missing is the stop-motion slaver that burned Return of the Jedi’s subterranean set piece into the minds of two generations’ moviegoers. The rest of the set’s minifigures really are mini in comparison, but it’s still quite apparent that the Rancor is significantly smaller than it would have been had it been accurately produced to scale. However, as the proud owner of a trilogy-spanning Death Star that has fewer rooms than my house and an open-plan Millennium Falcon that only has room for one in its cockpit, it would be a little churlish of me to grumble too much about issues of sizing – particularly when both the Gamorrean (who’s an exact replica of his colleague thrown in with the Jabba’s Palace set, albeit brandishing a drumstick here instead of an axe) and Malakili are such charming little fellows. I’m especially fond of the latter, as LEGO have captured absolutely the character’s defining hang-dog expression, if not his wobbling rolls of fat. In contrast, the blonde and conservative Luke Skywalker doesn’t really measure up. The bone that he clutches in place of his lost lightsaber is certainly movie-accurate, but it would have been nice to have both, and his reversible head is a complete calamity as his hairpiece doesn’t cover his well-defined dimples – whichever mood you choose to fix him with, the poor lad’s got a chin on the back of his head. The pit itself matches the style of Jabba’s palace, and is fleshed out nicely with some deft flashes of finesse such as oversized keys and even festering skeletons. It’s far flimsier though, with only its gate-holding wall complete and its base and roof absent. For those that own it, the latter can be provided by the main body of the Hutt gangster’s palatial gaffe, which rests nicely upon the four small pyramids that crown the pit, but it’s worth noting that the palace’s tower annex, which can be (and invariably is, in mine’s case) connected to the throne room via a handful of interlocking pieces, cannot be attached so readily, despite what the picture on the back of the box implies. Unless you’ve a load of spare sand, grey and brown-coloured bricks, the best that you can hope for is to nestle the tower in next to the rest of the structure, and hope for the best. Ultimately though, any gripes that I had about this set instantly evaporated the very first time that I sent young Skywalker plummeting through Jabba’s trapdoor into the pit waiting below, and I dare say that if you’re interested enough in this set to have read this review, you won’t begrudge a penny of its RRP.
Date published: 2015-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A pitifully good set Although the vehicles and ships represent the essence of Star Wars, it is important to recognize that Star Wars embraces a host of alien species. Ever since the Lego Tauntaun was released, the macrofigures have improved substantially in detail and quality. Similar to the layout of the Hoth Wampa Cave, 75005 embraces a new macrofigure and a new play set. With a unique design, highly detailed figures, and high value, 75005 is an excellent addition to any Star Wars collection. Because the Rancor Pit is nothing like a building and ship, it is up to the designer to envision the shape of the play set. Therefore, 75005 does not accurately delineate every aspect of the rancor pit in the movies. Nevertheless, 75005 has a strong artistic appeal to due the diverse use of coloured bricks; it is clear that the scene is happening underground. What’s more, the strength in 75005’s design is the ability to converge with the Jabba’s Palace set, 9516; this greatly improves the playability of both sets. The ability to combine sets is the primary reason for the success of the modular series. While the clever design will greatly attribute to the 75005’s success, the figures are ultimately the reason why people will purchase the set. Out of the five figures here, Luke, Malakili, and the Rancor are exclusive; the Gamorrean guard is available in 1 expensive set so it is hard to obtain. By being the largest macrofigure, the Rancor has some of the smallest details worth recognizing. Furthermore, the moving jaw and fingers balances the drawback of sessile legs. The Rancor is by far the most functional macrofigure released and will likely retain this reputation throughout the future. Even in the future, 75005 will leave its mark in Lego history and the set will be highly sought after once discontinued. Nevertheless, customers will feel discouraged before they buy 75005 at an opportune time during its run. Because a 380-piece count is extremely low for sets in 75005’s price range, 75005 has a poor price-per-piece ratio. While 75005 has a deficiency in pieces, it has a proficiency in quality and size. Owing to a box size analogous to that of 9493, the larger pieces from 75005 account for an augmented set size. There is definitely a lot of value from 75005. Even though 75005 has many redeeming aspects, it is nonetheless plagued with drawbacks. One notable drawback is that the gate will be restricted when Jabba’s palace is placed above the pit. Another drawback is the lack of playability; the tight space and four pillars restricts the option of playing inside the pit. All in all, the design, figures, and value makes 75005 a better purchase than other sets in its price range..75005 is a unique set that is unlikely to be remade; this outcome alone makes 75005 a worthwhile purchase. Likewise to how a wampa is never seen outside the Hoth Wampa Cave set, the Rancor will likely never be seen outside the Rancor Pit set.
Date published: 2014-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rancor Back with another review. So lets dive in. Starting with the minifigures, Luke has this really weird face. Gamorrean is excellent glad to get another one. Malakilli is cool because of his crying face and cool tool. Skeleton is basic but you can never have to many skeletons. Now to the Rancor. He is amazing and is for sure the best big figure out there. Now onto the set. The set has a hiding function. There is also dropping the gate on the rancor so now onto the final verdict. Overall I give this set an A+
Date published: 2014-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EPIC SET!!!!!!! Awesome set but over priced by a lot ! PROS are the figs and the Rancor !!! The Rancor is just unbelievable Lego did an outstanding job on the mold !!and the Rancor master is cool to see in Lego !! The pit it's self is kind of small and cramped when u try to play with it and the price is to me $20 to much but not a bad set
Date published: 2014-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Oh, no! The Rancor! I would like to start this out by saying what an honor it is to buy and how glad I am they finally came out with a Rancor! After all this time, I did not hesitate for one minute. Bummer, I was walking out of the store when I realized how much money I'd just spent. Sixty dollars? LEGO, you guys have got to stay with the rising debt and economy in our falling country, I get it. This is a VERY new, exclusive, rare, fun set with a never-before-seen, highly coveted Star Wars creature in it. I get it! But you've got to get past all that! If you want to keep more customers, then please lower your prices, by just five-ten bucks each set since about 2012! It's not that bad. There's not a single person I know who doesn't agree with me! Anyway, sorry about that message and I hope I didn't just discourage anyone reading this, because this is a great set to get. THE PIT: The real reason why I'm disappointed in the price. I mean, all it is is a pit. It's got four columns going up to evenly connect with bricks on the new Jabba's Palace so you can recreate the whole scene. The biggest feature besides that is the working cage door, so you can unleash the Rancor and then crush him with the pull of a lever! Nothing much else to say about it, worth about twenty-five or thirty on it's own at the max. RANCOR: Awesome! This thing is twice as big as the Hulk or the Wampa and much cooler! He's brown, and has his own mold that gets him looking just right. He's a chain and cuff on one hand, and both hands have grasping fingers to hold minifigures, and his giant mouth can nearly fit a whole figure inside! Coolest thing since the T-Rex in Dino! He is the only reason anyone would pay sixty bucks for this, but I firmly believe that Amazon could sell it for fifteen bucks by itself, which doesn't really add up with the pit to equal that much bread. MINIFIGURES: -Luke Skywalker: We've all seen Mark Hamill in LEGO many times before, and he's no less greater this time. He's got his Episode VI black robes, a green lightsaber (I don't think I ever got to mention that I LOVE how LEGO switched the green in the blades a few years ago), a face with smiling or bared teeth, and sandy hair. Great Jedi, but if you want him only, get the Skiff. It's cheaper. -Gamorrean Guard: Exclusive to this set and the Palace so far. He has a great slide-on mold to have his armor and piglike head. He's armed with an ax and looks ready to go. Too bad he'll get eaten as soon as he falls through the trap door :P. -Maliki: Did I spell that name right? Anyway, my brothers and I always laughed at the movie when the fat, hairy owner came in to cry over the body of his monster pet, so it's an okay figure to have, even if he's virtually useless. He's got a fat belly printed on him, and a brown hood covering a serious or teared up face. He's armed with a clawed stick thingamajig. Funny guy. -Skeleton: Not sure why these were ever counted as minifigures save for the Ninjago stuff?? Just bones. OVERALL: This is a great set and I absolutely LOVE the Rancor. Please don't decide not to get it just because of the whole price ordeal. I've been holding that in a long time and this was the perfect example. If you've got the extra cash, go for it! To some, it may even be worth more than half a hundred, who knows?
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from releash the rancor this is a awesome set! its not that hard to build at all. rancor is great for big battles. Luke is pretty good he would be better if he had a light-saber bubble sided head is great.now lets get to the rancor keeper. his staff is great bubble sided head is good just like the movie when he cries.now that piggy thing has great detail he would be better if he had his ax.now last the skeleton great fun to play with. now the set, i say the pit is great to have scenes over and over. now here is my results Luke 8/10 rancor 10/10 skeleton 9/10 and piggy thing 6/10
Date published: 2014-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect set :D This dungeon for Jabbas Palace is a wonderful addition :D The Rancor Pit makes playing with Jabbas palance even more fun with the trap door being able to drop minifigs down into the Rancor Pit :D It was sort of random having a care taker for the Rancor because I don't remeber seeing him in movies but I can make use for him :D The Randcor is the biggest minifig I have now and is one of my favorites :D Being able to fit a minifiger inside the mouth of the Rancor is perfect for acting out the part from the movie :D
Date published: 2013-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Release the Rancor! The Rancor Pit scene is very iconic in Star wars: Return of the Jedi. For years us Lego Star Wars fans having been waiting for it to be developed into a set, and Lego had done a good job at that. Let look at the pros… The mini figures aren't too extraordinary- you have a skeleton, a Gamorrean guard, and Luke Skywalker (the only new thing on him is his double sided face). The Malakili gatekeeper figure is awesome and very detailed. The set itself is ok. Some cool features are the opening hiding place in one of the pillars and the raising/lowering gate function. The set can also open out for better playability and more room. However, the center of this entire set is the RANCOR. The creature is very accurately depicted and very detailed. The hand can grasp mini figures and the mouth can open the fit a minifigure in halfway (kids will love that). Lets look at the cons… The only major con is the price. A 380 piece set would only cost about $39.99 to $49.99. This one costs $59.99. However, I guess that's because of the set's large size and the fact that the rancor is a large mold. Another con is the fact that the bone included in the set doesn't fit in the rancor's mouth. In the film, Luke puts the bone between the rancor's jaws to stall it. A final note is that the rancor Pit can fit under the Jabba's Palace set almost perfectly. The trap door function in the Palace can send a mini figure falling down into the Rancor Pit. Little kids will enjoy this function because of the playability, and older kids/adults will enjoy this function because of the homage it pays to the movie. If you can only buy the Rancor Pit OR Jabba's Palace set (one or the other), keep in mind that the Palace is is horrifically overpriced at $120 but is still a good set. Both are compatible with each other, but choose wisely...
Date published: 2013-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Rancor Pit Pretty good. I honestly don't care about the bad price because I got it for $10 at a tag sale, completely sealed and unopened. The Rancor itself is very nice except for it not being poseable. However, Luke's double-sided face still shows a little below his hair. The best part is that it can be connected to Jabba's Palace, which I am SOOO asking for for Christmas.
Date published: 2013-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from really good land star wars set! had an awesome time building it. the rancor is huge and awesome. it was really easy to build but still a blast. its a great for adults and kids the really sturdy so it is fun to play with. 4/5
Date published: 2013-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and Awsome The new Rancor Pit is absolutely amazing. It comes with brand new minifigures like : new Luke Skywalker armed with a bone, Malakili the Rancor Keeper with two faces,Gamorrean Guard with some chicken,a skeleton and the new and awsome Gigantic Rancor with a mouth that opens, movable claws and movable arms, the only problem about Rancor is the legs that don´t move. About the Rancor Pit, is awsome with a new hidding place for Luke, it has a movable gate with a technic piece to holds the gate and the Rancor Pit opens the part of the gate like 90º. I have seen a problem that when you want to put Rancor in is Pit you can´t because Rancor doesn´t fit when he passes trought the gate. That was my review of the Rancor Pit.
Date published: 2013-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The dreaded Rancor has arrived Upon seeing this set I just had to buy it. Now onto the minifigures. Luke Skywalker: Luke has a double sided face with a smile and an angry expression: His accessory is a large bone. Malakili: This figure is new and exclusive. Malakili has a new torso print with hairs and rags. His face also is also double sided with a normal expression and the other is sad. He also wears a hood and carries a vibroblade. Gamorrean Guard: The guard is the same in set 9516 but has a chicken leg instead of an ax. Rancor: The main feature of the entire set. The rancor's arms, hands, fingers and mouth are poseable.He can clutch a figure in his hands and they can fit in his mouth. I also think that is it good that Lego designed another Star Wars animal. Now onto the pit. The pit is a great set when combined with Jabba's Palace allowing the re-enactment of the scene in the movie. There is an opening rock for Luke to hide in. Next is Malakili's room with a key, bucket and a rake. As well as this is the portcullis which can be lifted up and held in position and then dropped down on top of the Rancor. Also there is a crate and a skeleton along with a hidden area on the floor on top of the skull containing several bones. Here is my conclusion: Minifigures: 10/10 Rancor: 100/10 Set: 9/10 Pros: Rancor, figures, features, no stickers. Cons: None
Date published: 2013-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Too small This set was definitely waited for, I think everyone wanted to see a LEGO rancor. All the minifigures are great, the only thing I didn't like was that one side of Luke's face looks weird, I like the older episode VI version of Luke better. I am sorry to say that every single Jabba-themed set (Rancor pit, palace, and sail barge) are WAY too small The palace and sail barge can at least look accurate despite the size, but since the rancor pit is really just a pit, no accuracy is really needed. So I wish LEGO could have at least made this set bigger.
Date published: 2013-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome had a baby!!!! I abosolutely loved this set.everything was awesome!the rancor is cool!lego really needed something like it.only one thing was bad.the spaceing.I know jabbas palace is small(i bought that and the desert skiff,and i'm going to buy the sail barge when it comes out)but why not make the palace itself bigger.
Date published: 2013-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great set Pros Rancor Minis Key Gateway Cons when the gate is opened it sticks out of the top other than that it is a great set
Date published: 2013-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Oh No! The Rancor! While few would argue that "Return of the Jedi" is the weakest film in the original trilogy, everyone agrees that the Jabba segment of the film is amongst the entire series' greatest moments. Naturally I jumped at the chance to own this set and I was not disappointed. Overall this is a great set but there are some minor issues with it. Breakdown: The Minifigs: The Luke minifig is the same one as in the the Dessert Skiff set except that he has a changeable face (normal and scared) and a bone instead of a lightsaber. The Gamorean is the same as the Palace set but has a chicken leg (for some reason). The Malakili figure is exclusive to the set and has two expressions (passive and sobbing). Overall the figures are all great. The Rancor: This figure will more than likely be the main selling point for this set. The legs don't move but that seems to be common with all the larger figures. It makes up for this with its posable fingers and mouth. I wish its mouth could hold a full figure but it can't because of the figure's one fault: its size. If the creaters had just added 1/2 an inch to his height and width it would have been perfectly to scale, but this is just a nitpick. Overall it is a very good figure. The Set: The set itself was a fun build. I will admit I didn't build the first 1/3 of the set because my brother sneakily built it when I wasn't in the room, but that didn't subtract from the experience. The giant, sliding door is a very nice touch. My one complaint is the size of the set itself. I understand its small width because it had to fit with the Palace set (why that set is twice the price despite being the same size baffles me) but it simply isn't tall enough. Even with the rancor being slightly shrunk, it barely fits in the pit. I still love this set despite its size. Summary: Pros: Great minifigs, Posable Rancor, Reasonable price, Fun build Cons: Rancor and set are slightly too small Overall: Buy this set!
Date published: 2013-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST SET EVER THIS SET WITH JABBAS PALACE, DESERT SKIFF, AND THE SOON TO COME NEW JABBAS SAIL BARGE WILL CREAT A PERFECT SEEN IN STARWARS. I HAVE ALL THE SETS EXCEPT FOR THE BARGE, BUT OUT OF THESE THREE THR RANCOR PIT IS THE BEST. THE ONLY BAD THING IS THE LUKES HEAD IS DOUBBLE SIDED, AND THE HAIR DOESN'T COVER THE OTHER SIDE ALL UP. OVER ALL THIS IS A REALLY GREAT SET.
Date published: 2013-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Set This set is brilliant, but it's not really worth it without Jabba's Palace as well. The set - The set looks very good and is very sturdy. It fits underneath the palace perfectly, but, unfortunately, you can't open the gate while the Palace is on top. Still, looks very nice and has a lot of hidden traps and devices. Luke - A good minifigure, but a little bit too similar to the variant found in Desert Skiff for my liking. In any case, he has a completely new head and is a great addition to this set. Gamorrean Guard - Exactly the same as the one found in Jabba's Palace, but still an impressive minifigure. My only disappointment; no axe!! Malakili - A very well made figure. Before I got the set I didn't know his head had two sides to it; only angry and one tearful. He is a very well made and unique minifigure. Skeleton - Just filler, but still a nice figure. I couldn't really find a use for him in this set so instead I put him into other sets, for example as Mace Windu being electrocuted in Palpatine's Arrest. Rancor - The best part of the set. It looks incredible, with an opening mouth that can fit a minifigure inside and hands that are fully posable and can actually grab a minifigure! Overall - This set wasn't too challenging to build, but still took up some time. A great set; I'd definitely recommend this to anyone, as long as they've got the Jabba's Palace set too.
Date published: 2013-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great set This lego set was a reward for my son. He already has Jabba's Palace, so he was working for this one next. We picked it up last night and I was surprised at how easy it was to put together. I am my son's lego builder. It took us only about an hour, and that was only because I couldn't figure out how to get the palace on top? Somehow its up there for now, but it doesn't seem very sturdy so we will have to figure it out. I also want to build on to the bottom of the tower from the Jabba's set so that it stands a little taller when the rancor set is added. I thought something more was added with the Rancor set but I must have seen a lego fan's photo. My son likes me to build these sets, he set them up exactly the way it is on the box and then he just admires each character but just rarely started to really play with his legos. I am so glad he can earn this set- it was a really big deal for him and he worked really hard. To me there's not that much to it for the price, but to him its just perfect!
Date published: 2013-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Glad I purchased Just a quick review. I wasn't that impressed with the overall compatability with the Jabba's Palace set. However, after investing in a duplicate Rancor set, I managed to Modify both sets into a much more pleasing XL set.
Date published: 2013-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Survive the Rancor! And another review from Goldchains! Since I bought Jabba's Palace, I have been waiting to buy this set. So, once I got my 10% off catalog coupon, and saw the 50 VIP bonus point offer, it was an easy decision. On to the review: MINIFIGS: Jedi Luke Skywalker-a good figure, with printing on both sides of the torso and face(grimace and smile). The hair unfortunately does not cover the mouth on the other side, but oh well... Comes with a nice large bone accessory. Malikili(Rancor Keeper)-a really neat figure, with two sided face(sad(with tear-nice!) and normal), printing on the both sides of the torso(love the hair on the chest lol). Great "scythe" accessory. Gamorrean Guard-you can never get enough of these spectacular minifgures. Printing on the legs, a top-notch head/torso piece with great coloring and mold. We need more. Skeleton-If it isn't broke, don't fix it. Rancor-a maxi-fig, he is suitably HUGE and even larger than Jabba himself. Extremely imposing, and you can fit a minifig in his maw easily(mmm...Gamorrean pork). Has articulation in the jaw, shoulders, wrists, and fingers. Lego fans have been clamoring for the Rancor for years, and they did not disappoint. It is completely awesome. FEATURES: The set is large, and has several features, including a large swinging gate section that opens up for more play area. The gate is large enough for the Rancor to fit through, and a nice Technic build holds the gate in place if needed. There is a side door with a key and a fork/shovel accessory and bucket(for cleaning up what exactly? lol) The rest of the set has an opening hidden rock face to hide in, a secret panel that opens to hide bones and a key on one side, and a box for a meat leg. BUILD: The build was fairly easy, and took me about an hour at normal speed. There are six bags in the set. One bag holds the Rancor, and another holds the gate, large baseplates, and long bricks. Bag one holds Luke and the Gamorrean Guard and builds the gate section. Bag two builds the main area base and contains Malikili. Bag three builds the four supports, and Bag four builds the ceiling area. VALUE: While the piece count is fairly small(380 pieces), the result is actually very large and impressive, with lots of large pieces. The Rancor is a massive figure, and worth several tens of pieces in itself, plus you get three other great figures(one exclusive) and a skeleton as well. When combined with Jabba's Palace, it creates one extremely massive playset that is amazing and looks so cool I keep getting compliments on it. While it could be a little cheaper, I still think it isn't that bad at all. In conclusion, especially if you have Jabba's Palace, you must have this set. It is wonderful, and something I have been waiting on. Go buy it.
Date published: 2013-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from dawn of a new monster first, rancor, ever, in, lego! if people say no to that, then they're thinking about the original trilogy rancor. hopefully in the near future, a rancor with pose able legs and feet will come in a force unleashed set or something like that. heck, why not a bull rancor?
Date published: 2013-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from what a set! the rancor pit should have had slave leia just like in the second part of the yoda cronicles other than that it s great
Date published: 2013-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great its a great set. i enjoyed building it. the rancor is beyond explanation. it seems empty without jabbas palace i dont have jappas palace yet 120 is alot. pros:its fun new expeiriance with mini figs caractors are great and a great structure cons:it seems empty with out the $120 jabbas palace it seems like it dosent have enogh space to play, but its fun and its pros make the cons seem like nothing
Date published: 2013-03-15
Rated out of 5 by from Is there any chance this will be back in stock before your sale ends?
Date published: 2013-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Mighty Rancor! Ah, finally, the Lego Rancor! (might be even better than Lego Boba Fett, *gasp*) I have been waiting for this to come to pass. I was even brainstorming about making a Rancor Pit, but here it is! Pros: 1. Brick Seperater (needed one of those) 2. Cool weapons and scenery (pitchfork, pail, 2 keys, chicken leg, Tusken Raider stick, etc.) 2. Extra bones (Thanks Lego!) 3. Cool hidden places (rock piillar and floor piece with skull) 4. Awesome minifigures: the mighty Rancor, Luke Skywalker, Skeleton (the first one I ever got, I'm so pumped!), Malakili (Rancor Keeper), and the Gamorrean Guard 5. Awesome gate piece Cons: 1. Could be a bit bigger (but that would have uped the price) 2. Gamorrean Guard doesn't have vibro-ax (I dug around in my collection and found one) And I believe that's it! This set was amazing! I really liked the gate and gate stopper to smash the Rancor. (*here's a little secret: In the instruction book at the very end, there is a code, type that in the box at the home page of Lego Star Wars.*)
Date published: 2013-03-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Disturbance in the Force Overall, I was a little disappointing with this set. First and foremost, the price. Retailing for about $60 at the Lego shop, and containing 380 pieces, you're looking at over 15 cents per brick! A bit steep if you ask me. The set comes with four mini-figures, three of which are new and hard to find! Those being the Rancor, Luke Skywalker (new design) and the Rancor Keeper. We also have a Garmorrean Gaurd, which we have seen before, in the Jabba's Palace. The set itself is a bit small, and there isn't a great amount of room to play in. The rancor barely fits in the set as well! There are several nice little features that you will encounter while building the set, which can make the construction worth your while. I would recommend this set to any serious Star Wars collector, or if your looking for an addition to the Jabba's Palace.
Date published: 2013-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Too small! It's a cool set in theory but it could have been the coolest set in reality. Rancor is about half the size it should be. Luke should be able to run through its legs and the guard should be able to fit completely in its mouth. The entire pit should be twice the size to fully support Jabba's Palace and tower and also allow the gate to open and have a little room for the Rancor. LEGO, take your time and be as accurate and to scale as possible when you design your sets. It's $60, give us some more cheap little bricks! Overall it's cool and combining it with #9516 is a really nice feature.
Date published: 2013-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good purchase this is a good set. i like the details and how you can connect it to jabbas palace. i think they should have made it so you can open the gate wall its attached to jabbas palace
Date published: 2013-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bring on the Rancor! Now I'll admit that I don't often buy Lego Star Wars sets, and often when I do, it's because there's a minifigure in it I really like. This was one such set, and I simply bought it for the mighty Rancor. When I assembled it though, there was a whole bunch of other cool features in this set. First, the minifigures: You get five, if you count the skeleton. The minifigures are Luke Skywalker, a Garmorrean Guard, the Rancor keeper Malakili and, of course, the Rancor. I'll start with the Rancor. What a great minifigure (if you can call it that!) it is! The Rancor is made up of 19 parts, eight tan colour claws, four articulated fingers, two arms (one with a sort of chain link cuff), chain piece, body piece and jaw piece. The hands can easily hold onto an unfortunate minifigure, and the mouth can just about fit one minifigure into it. They could have articulated the legs, but that's a minor quibble. By far the standout minifigure of the set. I apologise in advance if I don't know a lot about the characters! But anyway, Luke Skywalker and the Rancor keeper have double-printed heads so you can change their expressions. Luke has 'Relaxed' or 'Determined/Scared?', the Rancor keeper has an odd expression and 'Sad'. The Gamorrean Guard is cool but the head and chest is all one piece (you can't turn his head), and he's the only figure that's not exclusive to the set (he also appears in Jabba's Palace). A good point is that most of the figures are set exclusive. Now the pit itself. It's been designed to link onto the Jabba's Palace set (which I don't actually own), which is a nice but rather pricey feature. The trapdoor from the Jabba's Palace set will lead into the Rancor Pit. Don't let the tiny piece count fool you into thinking you're going to get something tiny. I thought this, but you'll actually be quite surprised that it's fairly chunky and large. Still, a few more pieces could have been chucked in to make the set better value! Still, the pit is packed with features. The gate is very cool. There's a function that lets you hold it open, or lets you slam it down. There's a hidden cubby hole with some bones and a key inside, and it's location is marked by a skull. The skull helps you remove the lid of the hole to access the key to get out! The gate wall is also on a hinge which is held in place by a clip. You pull the gate wall gently and it will pop out of a clip. I'm not quite sure what purpose this serves, perhaps it's to open up the pit to let the Rancor move about? Another good thing is that there's absolutely NO STICKERS in this set (but I think you can see that in the picture). Oh yes, and while the Pit is easy to assemble, you should pay close attention to the instructions, it's too easy to misplace a brick when building the pillars! Cons: There isn't enough pieces, and while the Pit is fairly large, it should be far bigger for the hefty price tag attached to the set. Overall, the good just about outweighs the bad on this set, and the Rancor is probably the single strongest selling point. On that reason I recommend this set for anyone's Star Wars, or even just general minifigure collection.
Date published: 2013-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST STARWARS SET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well I don't have much time so let's start off with the good stuff. Lego new what they were duing with this set unlike hulk or goblin king or even are old friend wampa there making a huger bigyfig with kind of demented hands this has to be my 2nd favourite set because the death star so yah. Thanks lego and these are some ideas for other sets I know your already making the sailbarrage cause I saw it wow awesome max rebo! sets - yoda's hut minifigs 3: luke training suit, yoda, and R2-D2. comes with tree, hut, snake, and X-wing with swamp decals and peices.
Date published: 2013-01-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good set but... This set has been awaited for since 1999. The set is great, with a couple of good features like the gate, but there are two main flaws. First, there is hardly any room to fit the rancor. It really just sits in the middle of the set. Flaw two, it is really twice the price it should be. Thanks for taking your time to read this.
Date published: 2013-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Back to the Classics! Hey people it is AnakinSkywalker46 here and I will give my opinion on this unique set. The guard is a nice addition(before he gets eaten) and Luke will fight for his life! The gate is cool and the overall set is sturdy and can withstand heavy play! Awesome set!
Date published: 2013-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rancor Pitt best Starwars figurine ever Very nice set includes a huge cage for the Rancor Pitt, I modified this set and put up walls to enclose the Rancor Pitt then added a roof to it so that the figure will be really trapped I also put in the Luke starwars minfigure into this cage and left it closed overnight. Behold next day I opened this up and the Luke starwars minfigure was gone I cannot find it anywhere I hope Rancor Pitt did not devote this figurine for dinner hopefully I will find it soon.
Date published: 2012-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rancor Pitt is awesome! This was given to my 5 year old son from "Santa Claus". He loves these sets and builds them virtually on his own. A few months back he built the Millennium Falcon, all 1254 pieces all by himself! Nowadays I'm there for the occasional "dad can you make sure these pieces are tight". When we heard this was coming in 2013 we were so excited and he was constantly talking about it. (I was glad it came out before Christmas!) THE MOST AWESOME PART OF THIS SET IS THAT THEY PLANNED FOR IT WELL IN ADVANCE BECAUSE IT IS AN ADD ON TO JABBA'S PALACE. THEY LITERALLY GO TOGETHER ONE ON TOP OF THE OTHER SO THAT THE TRAPDOOR DROPS THE FIGURES INTO THE RANCOR PITT. Detail as always is great he has been playing with it for 2 straight days! (There are still 7 other Lego sets he got for Christmas sitting under the tree waiting to be opened...... I admit that some sets seem higher priced than they should be based on size and piece count when compared to other sets, but not this one. It was half the price of Jabba's Palace, about half the pieces as well. We are huge fans of both Star Wars and Lego! Keep the sets coming! My son is already talking about some of the new sets and can't wait till we visit the Lego store this weekend to spend holiday money!
Date published: 2012-12-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from WAY TO EXPENCIVE!!!! Lego took way to much advantage of Lego Star Wars fans by overpricing a set we've been waiting for since 1999. Stay away until they have it on sale or lower the price.
Date published: 2012-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fully detailed Rancor For the $60 price point this is a great set. Of course it is highlighted by the Rancor monster. I have been highly anticipating a Rancor pit and was going to design my own until I had read the announcement that this one would be made. This one delivers. When you couple it with the Jabba's Palace set you can use the trap door from Jabba's throne room to drop Luke and others into the pit. I would have liked to see the button near the door trigger the cage door to drop, but instead the door is held up by some Technic pieces that are used to manually open the gate. Although I really like the detail of the Rancor, I would have liked to see more points of articulation on him similar to the dinosaurs from the Dino product line. His tail and feet are fixed into position. For those of you that have the T-Rex from the Dino product line, the Rancor is about 1-1.5" shorter than the T-Rex. Pros 1) Rancor monster 2) Connects with the Jabba's Palace set 3) Opens up with hinged pieces 4) New Malakili figure Cons 1) Rancor's legs are not articulated 2) Luke has no lightsaber Overall this is a 5 star must-own set.
Date published: 2012-12-27

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LEGO Star Wars Rancor Pit

by LEGO®

Appropriate for ages: 8 - 14

Dimensions: 11.00000" H × 2.90000" W × 18.80000" L

Shipping weight: 2.3 lbs.

UPC: 673419191524