While the LEGO Star Wars helmet series has been terrific, I also enjoy builds of a smaller scale accomplishing the same thing. Builder George Panteleon provides an excellent example of this scale with his classic take on Boba Fett. The dark green coloration stands out here, especially next to the bits of white and red trim. And I love the shaping, utilizing an array of slopes and curves to get the Mandalorian helmet just right. But the best detail for me has got to be the perfect use of handlebars to create the hexagonal pattern on Boba’s chest. It’s the perfect part for the job.
The Clone Wars era of Star Wars has been a subject of great interest to fans since Old Ben Kenobi first told a young Luke Skywalker about a time when Kenobi fought alongside Luke’s father. The prequel trilogy teased fans with the start and end of the war but left a pretty big gap in between. This year marks the 20-year anniversary of our first glimpse of what happened during the Clone Wars in the form of an animated series that aired on the Cartoon Network in 2003. Long-time fans of the 2008 animated series created by Dave Filoni will be very excited with the latest characters to join the LEGO Star Wars helmet series: Commander Cody and Captain Rex.
The 2008 Clone Wars animated series, which is now streaming on Disney+ included many episodes where these two clone troopers teamed up with Obi-wan Kenobi and Anakin on several missions. Many of the series episodes aired out of order, but Cody and Rex both first appeared chronologically in Season 1, episode 16 titled The Hidden Enemy, which aired on February 6, 2009. Commander Cody has appeared in the new series Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Captain Rex has appeared on Star Wars: Rebels, and Star Wars: The Bad Batch.
LEGO 75349 Captain Rex comes with 854 pieces and 75350: Clone Commander Cody includes 766 pieces. Both will be available on March 1 for US $69.99 | CAN $89.99 | UK £59.99 and US $69.99 | CAN $89.99 | UK £59.99 respectively.
The LEGO Group provided The Brothers Brick with an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.
When LEGO announced the first wave of Star Wars helmets many of our readers may have been scratching their heads over the 18+ age rating and the fancy black packaging as LEGO had only recently begun building their adult portfolio. Also notably absent from this line of iconic helmets was perhaps the most iconic helmet of all, the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, Darth Vader. Well, LEGO has corrected this with wave 2 of the Helmets Collection. It includes the ominous visage of 75304 Darth Vader, along with 75305 Scout Trooper, the Stormtrooper variant first seen on the forest moon of Endor, the lightly armored Scout Trooper. The new helmets include 834 and 471 piece respectively, and have price tags of US $69.99 | CAN $99.99 | UK £59.99 (Darth Vader) and US $49.99 | CAN $69.99 | UK £44.99 (Scout Trooper). Both sets will be available for pre-order from March 25th, 2021 from LEGO.com and other retailers, and on general sale globally from April 26th.
Don’t miss our review of 75306 Imperial Probe Droid as well!
The LEGO Group sent The Brothers Brick an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.
Following the early view of the spring 2021 LEGO Star Wars sets published on Walmart.com this week, LEGO has now officially unveiled these three new sets targeted at adult builders and collectors. In addition to continuing the Star Wars Helmets series with new 75304 Darth Vader Helmet and 75305 Scout Trooper Helmet sets, LEGO will also be releasing a completely new, large-scale 75306 Imperial Probe Droid sculpture.
Last week, we spoke with the LEGO Star Wars design team about all three of these sets, as well as some upcoming sets that have not yet been fully revealed. Read on for some extra info we heard straight from the design team!