Blocks is looking at five sets perfect for building a LEGO Clone Army worthy of the Republic…
Ever since the first LEGO Star Wars Clone Troopers arrived alongside Attack of the Clones in 2002, Clone Trooper army building has been incredibly popular amongst fans. It reached the height of its popularity in the early 2010s, with tons of LEGO Clone army videos posted online. But after the cancellation of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, sets with Clone Troopers in them became rarer and rarer, making Clone Army building difficult.
But there has been a resurgence in LEGO Star Wars sets based on the Clone Wars, which means there are plenty of options for building up a new LEGO Clone Army, from large vehicles to smaller battle packs. But which sets make the best army builders? Blocks, the monthly LEGO magazine, is inspecting the LEGO Clone Trooper ranks to find the five best sets for LEGO Clone army building.
75354 Coruscant Guard Gunship earns points just for being the first minifigure-scale Republic Gunship in a decade. Its existence is enough to get some fans to buy it, but it is good for building a LEGO Clone Army? The Republic Gunship is an iconic ship in the Republic’s fleet, and a must-have for a LEGO Clone Army. 75354’s unique colour scheme does make it a bit more niche than the typical Gunship, but it’s still a solid model and one worth adding to the collection. Two Shock Troopers accompany Commander Fox, making for a decent minifigure lineup as well.
75359 332nd Ahsoka’s Clone Trooper Battle Pack
Battle Packs like 75359 332nd Ahsoka’s Clone Trooper Battle Pack are the foundation on which LEGO Clone armies are built. For a relatively cheap price, you get four troopers and a small vehicle. 75359 is no exception, having a surprisingly solid swamp speeder build with three standard 332nd troopers and Captain Vaughn. A named character in a battle pack isn’t ideal, but Vaughn’s unique detail is subtle enough not to be an issue if you get multiples — the back printing can easily be covered by a jetpack if need be.
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Sets like 75342 Republic Fighter Tank are uncommon in the modern age of LEGO Star Wars — a mid-sized set packed with plenty of minifigures. The 187th Clone Troopers are excellent and sure to stand out in a crowd with their purple detailing. Mace Windu fights alongside them — a great leader for the LEGO Clone Army. The Fighter Tank’s design is a little controversial among fans but makes for a terrific addition to the army. Two Battle Droids are included as well, and well they might stand no chance against the tank, it’s nice to build up the Droid Army a little bit, too.
If the Republic Gunship is the most iconic ship of the Clone Army, the AT-TE is the most iconic ground vehicle, and 75337 AT-TE Walker captures the beloved walker perfectly. The build is similar to 2013’s 75019 AT-TE but has vastly improved interior space with proper seats for the Clone Trooper minifigures, of which there are plenty in the set. The first-ever Phase II Commander Cody leads three 212th troopers and a Clone Gunner into battle against a few battle droids and dwarf spider droid. 75337 is as close to a perfect army builder as you can get — the price is what holds it back, as buying multiples gets prohibitively expensive very quickly.
75345 501st Clone Troopers Battle Pack
75345 501st Clone Troopers Battle Pack is an excellent choice for building your LEGO Clone Army. The set includes an officer, a specialist with a new macrobinocular element, and two heavy troopers. All the figures have excellent printing and work well as army builders — there’s no named characters here. The AV-7 Cannon may be a little undersized, but it’s a great build at this small scale. There really isn’t much to say about 75345, other than that it’s the best set currently on shelves for quickly and cheaply building your LEGO Clone army.
Ready to call in reinforcements for your collection? All the listed sets are available now on LEGO.com.