Thanks to the animated show Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Clone Troopers have become some of the most popular characters in all of Star Wars. Naturally the LEGO Group has produced a large variety of different types of Clones – from commanders to captains, ARC troopers to ARF troopers, the odds are that your favourite clone has been immortalized in the brick. But of all of these LEGO Clone Troopers, which ones stand out from the rest?
Blocks, the magazine for LEGO fans, picks the best LEGO Star Wars Clone Trooper minifigures so far…
It only makes sense that the Clone Trooper minifigure LEGO Star Wars fans have been wanting for years makes this list. 75280 501st Legion Clone Troopers delivered a total of three identical 501st Clone Troopers, which made LEGO Star Wars fans everywhere happy. Prominently featured in Revenge of the Sith as well as The Clone Wars, 501st Troopers have only continued to rise in popularity over the years. An essential element of this new Clone minifigure is the white hip piece – this marks the first time a white hip piece is used instead of a black one.
Airborne Trooper (Geonosis)
The Airborne Trooper’s most distinctive feature is its unique helmet, with its mandible-like shaping. The thin visor on this helmet is also unique, making the Airborne Trooper look just a bit more serious looking than other Clones. What makes the Geonosis version of the Airborne Trooper even better is the awesome camouflage pattern with dark tan and tan printed on top of nougat. Two can be acquired in a single copy of 75089 Geonosis Troopers, and two white and orange variants (212th Legion) can be found in 75036 Utapau Troopers. 75286 General Grievous’s Starfighter includes a single 212th Airborne Trooper.
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The ARC Trooper looks similar to Commander Colt as seen in The Clone Wars. His unique helmet is a cross between a Phase I and Phase II Clone Trooper helmet. It features the visor shape of the Phase II helmet, while keeping the fin only seen on the phase one helmet. Its cloth elements include dual red shoulder pauldrons and a black kama (the skirt). The ARC Trooper is the only minifigure to sport dark red gear and the foot printing gives this minifigure a deluxe feel. It can only be found in 9488 Elite Clone & Commando Droid Battle Pack.
Phase II Commander Gree
Phase II Commander Gree is really unique. Clone Troopers are often associated with either having all white armour, or white armour with a pop of colour. Commander Gree foregoes the white completely, in favour of silver, black, dark green and olive green. The result is a striking minifigure that stands out from the rest of the clone troopers the LEGO Group has made. Two variants of the minifigures exist, but they are almost identical. 75043 AT-AP and 75151 Clone Turbo Tank include the first, while the second is included in 75234 AT-AP Walker.
Phase II Captain Rex
The best LEGO Star Wars Clone Trooper ever made is the Phase II version of Captain Rex. Thanks to the animated show Star Wars: The Clone Wars, as well as Star Wars Rebels, Captain Rex is one of the most, if not the most, popular Clone Trooper characters of all time. That being said, the minifigure itself is absolutely fantastic, and sports unique prints on its legs, torso, and helmet. Some details that can be only found on this figure include the tally marks, as well as the blue Jaig eyes on his helmet, which signify bravery. A printed cloth pauldron and kama round out the minifigure. Phase II Captain Rex can only be found in 75012 BARC Speeder with Sidecar.
LEGO Star Wars Clone Trooper minifigures have gone through numerous changes over the years, including the heads that they use – check out the evolution of the LEGO Star Wars Clone Trooper head here!