After a series of delays, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is slated for release on April 5, 2022. What makes LEGO games a blast for LEGO fans to play is that many of the characters, creatures, locations, and vehicles are created just for the game – ever wonder what your favorite obscure Star Wars sharacter would look like in LEGO form? With 300 playable characters, you will see and be able to play as characters who might never be immortalised as a physical LEGO minifigure. The same goes for creatures that would require special moulds, and sprawling locations that have not been made as sets yet.
Blocks, the magazine for LEGO fans, takes a closer look at some of the best things in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga that LEGO Star Wars fans need in a LEGO set.
The LEGO group has gifted LEGO Star Wars fans with several Dewbacks, but where are all the Banthas? It can be argued that the humble Bantha, another resident of the sandy plant of Tatooine, are as prevalent and popular as Dewbacks if not more. 75265 T-6 Skyhopper vs Bantha Microfighters did include a small brick built Bantha, but the ideal version of the furry creature would be to have a brand-new mould- much life the Bantha seen in the trailer. The Bantha would make the perfect addition to any LEGO Tatooine display. The moulded Womp Rats also seen in the game trailer are also worth a mention…
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Phase II Commander Cody
Even though he was the most prevalent Clone Trooper who appeared in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, an official LEGO minifigure version of Commander Cody in his Phase II armour has yet to be made by the LEGO Group. Perhaps the LEGO Group is simply hanging onto this desired minifigure, as whatever set he is included in will most likely fly off shelves. But until he is released in an actual set, fans will have a video game version of the character to tide them over.
There are many iconic hallways in Star Wars, but one that has never been made is perhaps the most iconic of them all – the Tantive IV hallway. Yes, the opening scene from Star Wars: A New Hope in which Star Wars fans encounter Darth Vader for the first time has never appeared as a physical LEGO set. The game trailer shows what a brick-built representation might look like. An 18+ set, similar to 75296 Darth Vader Meditation Chamber would be the perfect way to capture this scene in an official LEGO set.
The volcanic planet of Mustafar can be spotted multiple times throughout the trailer. From Anakin and Obi-Wan fighting on platforms, to Rose Tico running though some random building, we are reminded that there are not a whole lot of larger LEGO sets based on Mustafar. 75269 Duel on Mustafar does a good job of recreating the climactic duel of Revenge of the Sith, but there are many more structures that could be made. R2-D2 can be spotted fighting a Mustafarian in the trailer.
As previously mentioned, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will feature 300 playable characters. From fan-favourite minor characters to the totally obscure ones only hardcore Star Wars fans will know, here are some of the best in no particular order – Boss Nass, Babu Frik, Aftab Ackbar, Sy Snoodles, Bala-Tik, Capatin Typho, Dexter Jexter, and many more. Perhaps the LEGO Star Wars design team can take inspiration from the game’s character models and make them into minifigure form for future sets.
One of the largest LEGO games ever, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will appeal to not only Star Wars and LEGO fans, especially those who grew up playing LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga. You can check out the funniest moments from the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens game here