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The secret mission to Tatooine was an operation undertaken by the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War. The mission followed the Rebellion's theft of the plans to the Death Star, the Galactic Empire's planet-destroying deep space mobile battle station from the planet Scarif. Rebel spies Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor transmitted the plans to Admiral Raddus aboard his flagship. As the Battle of Scarif concluded, the plans were nearly reclaimed by Darth Vader, but were successfully transferred to Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan aboard the Tantive IV.
After escaping into hyperspace, Leia and the corvette were pursued by the Star Destroyer Devastator to the planet Tatooine. A fierce battle erupted in orbit between the Tantive IV and the Devastator. The corvette was no match for the immense Devastator and was captured and boarded by Imperial troops, led by Darth Vader, the Dark Lord of the Sith. Organa herself was stunned and captured but not before she uploaded the plans to the astromech droid R2-D2 who, along with his protocol droid companion C-3PO, escaped to Tatooine aboard an escape pod. Artoo's mission was to find Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, for whom the droid had a holographic message from the princess.
Once on the surface, the two droids came into the possession of a group of Jawa scavengers before being sold to moisture farmer Owen Lars and his nephew, Luke Skywalker. The Empire, meanwhile, learned that the droids were likely in possession of the stolen plans and searched the planet for them. Artoo fled from the Lars moisture farm in search of Kenobi. The message, which Artoo delivered to Kenobi with Skywalker's assistance, was the princess' plea for help, asking that the Jedi Master safely deliver the plans to Bail Organa, one of the founders of the Rebel Alliance, on Alderaan.
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Build and play with a fun LEGO® Star Wars™ Microfighters dual pack including C-3PO, R2-D2, a Sandtrooper and a Dewback!
Play out epic LEGO® brick adventures with the LEGO Star Wars™ 75228 Escape Pod vs. Dewback Microfighters dual pack building toy. This set features an escape pod with big engine detailing and space for the C-3PO and R2-D2 building toy LEGO figures, while the buildable Dewback creature has a posable head and tail, clips for attaching weapons and space on top to sit the Sandtrooper. And with separate building instructions for each model, Star Wars fans will love sharing the building experience with their friends and family.