The arrival of the first Star Wars Helmets a couple of years ago brought a new way for fans to build ‘serious grown up’ models to display. After an initial run embracing Stormtroopers, Boba Fett and TIE Pilots in 2020, followed by the Scout Trooper and Darth Vader in 2021, it’s about time we had some good to see, rather than just the forces of the Dark Side.
As such, I am delighted that we have Luke Skywalker’s helmet available for the first time, as well as Din Djarin, from the Mandolorian. And just to make sure the Empire is remembered, we have the Dark Trooper Helmet, also from The Mandalorian. These new helmets will go on sale on March 1 2022, and have a RRP of 59.99 EUR/ 59.99 USD / 54.99 GBP / 79.99 CAD / 89.99 AUD. read on for more details
75327 LEGO® Star Wars™ Luke Skywalker™ (Red Five) Helmet
With 676 pieces, and measuring 19cm high, and 12 cm wide, this model brings us the iconic shape of Luke’s helmet from A New Hope. This is the first of the LEGO Star Wars helmets that does not completely cover the head, concealing the face. The goggles are scaled according to the transparent arch element, introduced in 2020, but appearing in transparent orange for the first time. The majority of the detail on the helmet appears to be printed – great news for fans.
The ‘blank face’ underneath seems to be an improvement on the design seen used with the Batman Cowl released last year.
I do wonder if we will see a few people modify it to include Luke’s face?
75328 LEGO® Star Wars™ The Mandalorian™ Helmet
With 585pieces, the Mandalorian’s helmet features a combination of grey and silver metallic elements. It is 18cm high and 11 cm wide. There appear to be a few significant differences compared with Boba Fett’s helmet from 2020. I am curious about how the building experience might differ, although the relative monochromatic colour scheme might influence how people feel about this set.
75343 LEGO® Star Wars™ Dark Trooper™ Helmet
The Dark Trooper helmet is the most mysterious and unknown of these helmets: appearing only in the final episodes of season 2 of the Mandolorian, these robotic soldiers were finally manifested, having been teased at in various shapes and forms since the advent of Dark Forces back in the mid ’90s. Measuring 18cm tall and 12 cm wide, the proportions feel quite different to the others in this wave.
I am intrigues by the use of the transparent red elements used to highlight the eyes and I think. it might be a good way opportunity to install a light kit for the full ‘evil robot’ effect.
Here is the official Press Release:
Whether you prefer to be on team light side or dark side, fans can get excited about the LEGO Group introducing three new character-inspired designs to the Star Wars™ helmet collection. Build and display hero Luke Skywalker’s™ iconic pilot headgear, pay homage to the legendary bounty hunter, Din Djarin™, from The Mandalorian™ or tap into your Imperial side with the Dark Trooper™ Helmet building set.
The new LEGO Star Wars helmet building sets are designed to provide fans with another way of venturing into the galaxy, providing a fully immersive building experience that makes a striking display piece once completed.
Builders can awaken their creative forces and channel their inner Jedi-like focus with the highly detailed LEGO Star Wars Luke Skywalker helmet, which features a brick-built microphone, translucent red visor elements and nameplate. Others may prefer to build the sleek LEGO Star Wars reimagining of the Mandalorian’s iconic helmet, which uses metallic LEGO elements to recreate the shine of beskar.
Those who are enticed by the dark side can show their loyalty to the Imperial Remnant with the LEGO Star Wars Dark Trooper helmet. The model recreates the contours of the helmet in LEGO style and uses a combination of translucent red LEGO elements and white bricks to recreate the Dark Trooper’s shining red eyes.
The new models will be available for pre-order from February 2nd, globally at LEGO.com before launching on March 1st priced at 59.99 EUR/ 59.99 USD / 54.99 GBP / 79.99 CAD / 89.99 AUD at LEGO Stores and all other major retailers.
I am excited to see these helmets, but I suspect I am most keen to see Luke Skywalker/ Red 5: as a kid, this was one of the Kenner Action Figures that I really like the look of, but never managed to add to my collection.
What do you think of these new helmets? do they hold appeal? why not leave your comments below, and until next time,