LEGO announced recently in its Annual Report for 2015 that the company’s Star Wars themed sets has been one of the best selling themes of 2015. Building on the success of the Star Wars franchise, and the very much welcomed release of Episode VII: The Force Awakens, LEGO continues to introduce more play sets as it revealed in this year’s International Toy Fair in New York.
I definitely agree that LEGO has come up with so many LEGO Star War sets that are really impressive. Either owing to their design and playability or to the sheer number of pieces that comprises them, such sets are things of beauty to hold and to play with. Now if you’re like me, you’ll probably want a little bit of this or of that, especially with regards to a set that has a galaxy filled with so many characters and elements. Probably that’s the reason why I am fond of small collectibles from this part of the LEGO Star Wars galaxy, and I have particularly in mind the LEGO Star Wars Microfighters. With three series already comprising of 18 sets under its roster, it’s a great alternative for their larger (and obviously more expensive) siblings of starfighters and vehicles.
One particular LEGO fan probably has the same inclination as much as I do with regards to keeping things small and yet, fun and playable. Nick Chen has a knack in creating tiny LEGO Star Wars ships that are smaller than their Microfighter counterparts – in fact, even smaller than the ones LEGO had before with their LEGO Star Wars Planets back in 2012. Nick came up with a fun idea of having his LEGO Star Wars minifigs donned with their particular ship as costumes, and was kind enough to share his work for the LEGO community to enjoy. The photos below came from Nick’s flickr page. Check some of his minifigs below.
These small minifig creations are cute and fun enough to make up your own dioramas. You may also come up with your own unique scenes, pairing them up with the LEGO Star Wars Microfighters. I personally go for this mini sets because at $10 per set, you can have a cool replica of your favorite Star Wars ship without breaking the bank and it doesn’t require much of your time, and desktop or table space. What do you think? What is your most favorite among Nick’s minifig costumes? What microfighter would you like to pair it up with? Share us what you think in the comments section below.