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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R2D2 + UCS NEWS

LEGO Star Wars R2D2 Minifigure

R2D2 (Beep Beep Mrrooom)

LEGO Star Wars Logo

Woohoo! Just a small review to celebrate the impending release of LEGO Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2 set, out this May! Check out Brothers Brick for the story and flickr for the pics. But now…on to the review of a slightly

smaller R2-D2. This particular R2-D2 is the 2008 redesign (and I accidentally put his head on backwards in photo!).

R2D2 has had five variations since 1999 and has appeared in 19+ sets. R2-D2 is available in loads of LEGO Star Wars sets; if you are just after the figures, Droid Escape (9490) is a nicely priced set.

Artoo is an ‘astromech’ droid that accompanies several characters throughout the films including Obi-Wan Kenobe, Leia, Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker. He appears throughout all six Star Wars films.

Ultimate Collector Series R2D2

R2-D2 (SW217)

This figure has a white base body and legs with light-bluish-grey head. This figure inherits the original parts first developed for the 1999 R2 minifigure. The main body design is printed in four colours including a small amount of reflective silver detailing. The head has blue, red and black printing on a grey base. The details on this version have been closely matched to that of  the film model.

Good

This is a very nice, non-standard minifigure. The level of detail the designers have managed to print on such a small body is very cool and matches the original trilogy version incredibly well.

Bad

The legs are a bit oversized for the figure but this is probably a structural necessity. No middle leg (must be tucked away!) which is a shame but overall this figure still manages to capture the feel and personality of the character.

Rating

 

STORMTROOPER (2012)

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 reviewssets, and more about the story.

LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper

Tall, dark and stormy

This Imperial Stormtrooper (sw366) is from (deep breath) the 2012 Episode VI Return of the Jedi, LEGO Star Wars Endor Rebel Trooper and Imperial Trooper Battle Pack 9489

For those (gasp!) non-Star Wars fans, the Stormtroopers were soldiers in the Imperial army of the Galactic Empire, under the autocratic rule of the wrinkly  evil Emperor Palpatine, aka Darth Sidious.

The Stormtrooper line has been revised several times and Sw366 is the newest of these redesigns. Indeed, there have been 17 variations of the Stormtrooper minifig (including Han and Luke variants from Ep. IV). Other highly collectible figures include a chrome variant (sw097) and Stormtrooper sw122.

This guy comes with a single-sided black head and grey face with dot stubble; short blaster; black gloves and waist; moulded helmet with blue, grey, black and white markings; unpainted legs; and back / front torso printing.

The Good

Ahh…got somet in me’ eye

This is a beautifully detailed figure. The helmet includes carefully moulded front, side and back details. The helmet printing includes tiny details such a grey mouth grill marked with 0.3mm black stripes and blue stripes running along the lower sides. He sports a grey face with black features and looks appealingly  mischievous

Torso design is a very complex, four-colour scheme, predominantly grey and black with several carefully placed, light blue-grey details. Back and front, the upper-torso includes the usual armour suit markings. The crew neck armour details around the neck reveals a hint of the black under clothes. The torso is finished with rectangular shoulder straps, detailed utility belt on the front and appropriately spacey looking buttons and dials on the back.

The Not So Good

The downside is that the legs are not printed, unlike the sw122 variant and the Clone Trooper lines. Knee or shin plates and boots would balance the overall design of this figure. Due to the scaling of the helmet details, all the Stormtrooper figures channel the bobble-head look – unfortunately, a necessary trade-off.

Being a LEGO minifigure and a brutal Stormtrooper is a tricky job but I think this guy does it pretty well! And…if you have made it all the way through this word-waxy, gushing review…well done!

Rating:
9 out of 10 Shiny Blu-ray Boxsets
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