New LEGO Set Showcases DUNE’s Coolest Ship, the Atreides Royal Ornithopter

Why should Star Wars be the only epic space fantasy film with a penchant for desert planets that gets all the cool LEGO sets? Not to be outdone by that other space fantasy franchise, Dune receives a new LEGO set this year, showcasing the Atreides Royal Ornithopter. The Ornithopter features in one of the most iconic scenes from Denis Villeneuve’s first chapter of his Dune saga. This premium-quality replica, aimed at the adult collector market, features fold-out, flappable wings, deployable landing gear, and an opening cockpit.

LEGO's Atreides Royal Ornithopter from Dune with minifigures.

The set also includes 8 iconic characters from Dune in LEGO Minifigure form. Included are Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson), Gurney Halleck (Josh Brolin), and Chani (Zendaya). Also Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac), Liet Kynes (Sharon Duncan-Brewster), and Duncan Idaho (Jason Momoa). The coolest of all the Dune LEGO Minifigures, however, is the Baron Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgård) Minifigure in his extremely long robe. The Baron even has a clear plastic stand to make it appear as if he’s floating. You can check out several images from the new Dune LEGO set in our gallery below.

This new 1,369-piece model, with wings folded out, measures over 9 in. (23 cm) high, 22 in. (57 cm) long and 31 in. (79 cm) wide. This LEGO replica has the option for both flight and landing mode displays. Thanks to the use of the LEGO Builder app, owners of the Atreides Royal Ornithopter will be able to access detailed instructions on how to assemble the Dune ship. The set will also include a print version of the manual. There’s no LEGO version of an Arrakis sandworm yet, but who knows what the future holds.

The Dune Atreides Royal Ornithopter LEGO set is already available for pre-order, and it will set you back $164.99. It’s scheduled to start shipping on February 4, 2024, mere weeks before Dune: Part Two hits theaters on March 1.

Editor’s Note: Nerdist is a subsidiary of Legendary Digital Networks.

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