Clone Troopers have been a part of LEGO Star Wars battle packs since they first arrived on shelves in 2007. They immediately became a mainstay in the battle pack lineup; it was rare for a year or two to go by without a new legion of Clone Troopers heading off into battle. After a drought in the late 2010s, Clone Trooper battle packs are back in full force in 2023, including 75345 501st Clone Troopers Battle Pack and 75359 332nd Ahsoka’s Clone Trooper Battle Pack. With a variety of new clones on shelves, Blocks, the monthly LEGO magazine, dives into Clone battle packs past and present to find the finest soldiers in the Grand Army of the Republic.
75345 501st Clone Troopers Battle Pack
75345 501st Clone Troopers Battle Pack holds the distinction of being the first proper clone battle pack in half a decade. The set comes with four 501st specialist Clone Troopers — two heavy troopers, a sniper and an officer. The addition of helmet holes may have sparked some controversy, but they enable the phase II clone troopers to be cuboomized in completely new ways. The new macrobinocular mould is long overdue and looks excellent. The miniaturized AV-7 cannon is well-built at this scale and is a top-tier battle pack build.
75035 Kashyyyk Troopers
The 41st Elite Corps made a triumphant return to the brick in 75035 Kashyyyk Troopers in 2014. The Scout Troopers make use of a brand-new mould for their unique helmets and have exceptional printing on the torso and legs. The two troopers with standard helmets may never have appeared in official Star Wars media but are a welcome addition to the LEGO Star Wars universe. The swamp speeder is compact representation of the craft and rounds out the set nicely.
75036 Utapau Troopers
75036 Utapau Troopers released right alongside 75035 and followed a similar format. The two regular 212th Troopers are absolutely wonderful and the first time these troopers were seen in their film-accurate orange. The airborne troopers perfectly represent their on-screen counterparts — impressive considering they’re the first ever LEGO airborne clone troopers. Instead of a vehicle for the clones, 75036 includes a Separatist Tri-Droid for the 212th clone troopers to battle, giving fans a chance to build up their Separatist armies.
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7655 Clone Troopers Battle Pack
The original clone battle pack from 2007, 7655 Clone Troopers Battle Pack is still one of the best, even more than 15 years since its release. The included clone troopers are diverse in their colour schemes, with two regular troopers, a shock trooper, and a 327th Star Corps trooper. The three different styles provide nice variety and each feel like a perfect inclusion in an army-building set. Two builds are included; the speeder bike is a charmingly classic build that holds two minifigures and the turret is still a solid build even by modern standards.
8014 Clone Walker Battle Pack does exactly what fans ask of LEGO battle packs, providing not two, but three plain white Clone Troopers, plus a clone gunner. The Phase I Clone Troopers are in the animated style to match their appearance in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars cartoon. While the faces are certainly dated, the armour designs are still some of the best LEGO Clone Troopers to date. And getting three of them in one box is a dream come true for LEGO Star Wars fans. Not to mention the solid choice of a Clone Gunner for the fourth slot, too. The walker is far from canonically accurate but has that same classic LEGO charm as the speeder in 7655. Despite releasing in 2009, only three years into the age of LEGO Star Wars battle packs, 8014 still holds the title of the best LEGO Clone Trooper battle pack.