Lego Jabba's Palace (9516) pictures and hands-on

Yep the Star Wars Lego team-up continues, this time with Jabba's Palace from The Return of the Jedi, and Pocket-lint couldn't resist spending some time building it to show you up close what it is all about - tough life, isn't it?

It retails for £120 - although we've seen it online for around £100 - and Lego has tried its best to recreate Jabba's palace complete with sliding throne, a trap door, Han Solo in Carbonite, Jabba's water pipe and a few other tricks too boot.

Getting past the galactic set for a second, the new creation is likely to be really exciting for Lego Star Wars fans because it contains a number of new characters not previously available.

There are nine minifigs in total: Jabba, Salacious Crumb, Bib Fortuna, Gamorrean Guard, Oola, Han Solo, Princess Leia in Boushh outfit, a B'omarr Monk and Chewbacca, which you might already have.

The palace splits into two sections, the lid comes off so you can get into the set easily, and the back panel behind Jabba opens up so you can access the hidden treasure locker.

Build time is around three hours, although it is likely to be a lot quicker if you are used to building Lego and following the usual instructions.

Criticisms? There isn't as much Lego as we would have expected and the £100 price tag does seem a little steep especially when you consider that the much bigger Millennium Falcon set is about the same price.

If you can afford the outlay you won't be disappointed though, after all this bounty hunter is my kind of scum: fearless and inventive.