BOBA FETT

LEGO Star Wars (1999-) is a licensed theme based on characters, settings and stories from George Lucas’ fictional Star Wars universe. It was one of the LEGO Group’s first licensed themes and remains one of its most critically and commercially successful franchises. Check out reviewssetsicon, and more about the story.

Nine variants of the Boba Fett minifigure have been released since 2000. You can grab this latest variant in the 2012 Desert Skiff (9496) set which is based on a scene from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

Notable Fett variants include the rare variant from Cloud City (10123) which sells for USD$250+ on the secondary market. LEGO also gave away a prized, cast bronze variant in a 2010 competition.

LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett Minifigure (Front - Posed)BOBA FETT

Mysterious and deadly,  Boba Fett was the bounty hunter par excellence in the Star Wars universe, circa Rise of the Empire and New Republic eras.

Trained as a bounty hunter by his ‘father’ Jengo Fett and fellow hunter, Aurra Sing, the identity and exploits of this ‘faceless enforcer’ quickly passed into legend and myth. Following the death of his father at the hands of Jedi Master Mace Windu, Boba harboured a deep hatred for the Jedi and their allies.

In the Star Wars films, Boba is best known for his role in delivering the smuggler Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt, the subsequent battle at the Pit of Carkoon, and his apparent death via the resident Sarlacc.

This variant comes with sand green Mandalorian helmet with range-finder and visor attachments, sand-green jetpack and tattered pauldron cape, light grey torso, sand blue arms and legs, dark green hips, dark grey hands and a suitably awesome, modified black blaster.

The helmet is incredibly detailed and very accurate to the films. It includes some cool printed battle damage, various coloured markings and some moulded marks at the back. The rangefinder attachment fits snugly into the helmet and looks pretty nice. The jetpack is well moulded and designed. The tattered sand-green pauldron cape is a great addition to the figure and matches the films well.

Under his helmet Boba has a confident but battle-scarred face with a five o’clock shadow for good measure. The face print is detailed although not unique to this figure. On my figure the stubble traces an oddly tapered line up the sides of the face.

The torso design is nothing short of amazing, carefully printed with worn, dark green armour plates, silver Mandalorian insignia, clothing folds, dark brown utility belt with ammo pouches, and the requisite Wookie scalp. The hips are printed with a dark brown belt and almost imperceptible black stripes. The super-cool legs incorporate sand blue pockets, dark green cod-piece, orange battle-damaged knee pads and silver capped boots.

This is the nicest Star Wars minifigure I have come across and shows just how much detail those clever LEGO designers can fit on a 1.5″ figure.

Pure bounty-hunting awesomeness!

You can pick up Boba in the Desert Skiff set. Check out other sets on LEGO Shop at Home: The World’s Biggest LEGO Shop.

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TIE FIGHTER PILOT

LEGO Star Wars (1999-) is a licensed theme based on characters, settings and stories from George Lucas’ fictional Star Wars universe. It was one of the LEGO Group’s first licensed themes and remains one of its most critically and commercially successful franchises. Check out reviewssetsicon, and more about the story.

TIE FIGHTER PILOT

In the Star Wars universe these men in black are the elite pilots of the Galactic Empire’s Imperial Navy, somewhat expendable and always willing to die for the old wrinkly dude Emperor.

This figure comes with black custom-moulded helmet (used on one other Star Wars figure), black torso, legs, hands and hips. The black head represents a balaclava with full face opening. The face print is light-greyish-yellow complete with dot stubble, open mouth smile, black eyebrows and eyes with dark-grey pupils.

The helmet has ridged top and sides, breathing apparatus, vents and solid black eye pieces. The vents and breather tube sockets are are printed in dark grey whilst the circular markings on either side of the top ridge are printed in silver. The torso print displays two dark-grey breather tubes, zipper seal and belt. The rectangular life-support system on the centre-torso is printed in silver, blue, light grey, and red.

The key feature of this figure is the helmet which very detailed and quite accurate to the films. The torso print is simple and this reflects a fairly simple 1970’s space suit design as seen in the IV/V/VI trilogy.

Whilst this figure is quite accurate to the film representations, sans-helmet he is a little average (but don’t tell him that).

Five variants of the TIE Pilot minifigure have been released since 2001. This guy is the most recent version, released in 2012 and available in TIE Fightericon and TIE Interceptor and Death Staricon.

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