We’re just less than a month away before Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi debuts in theaters worldwide, and with the first wave of LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi sets out already, there is still one nagging question in every LEGO Star Wars fan: will old man Luke Skywalker ever make an appearance in any particular LEGO Star Wars TLJ set?
We toyed with the idea when Tyler came up with his version of a LEGO Star Wars Rey’s Training MOC a couple of months ago, where we saw how the current Luke may have been rendered as a LEGO minifigure. Additionally, LEGO gave a hint when it unveiled a version of the elder Skywalker on its Russian website, as you can see from the image below.
This time, LEGO dropped another hint on how we can have Luke if he is eventually included in future TLJ sets, and the spill came from an unlikely source. Eurobricks member JACKATTACKS shared an image of his most recent LEGO Life Magazine that he received from the mail. Previously known as the LEGO Club Magazine, the subscription service was recently rebranded as LEGO Life to coincide with its corresponding LEGO Life app. JACKATTACKS shared the front cover over at Eurobricks as you can see from this image.
The latest issue of the LEGO Life Magazine is understandably dedicated to Star Wars Episode VIII, and as the cover makes it clear, Luke Skywalker will certainly make his presence felt in LEGO form. As you may have noticed, this latest rendition of Luke is far different from his minifig version that first appeared on LEGO’s Russian site. I like how Luke has a sullen, more serious look accentuated by his hood.
I know this cover doesn’t say much about the second wave of LEGO TLJ sets which is expected to be available during the first quarter of 2018 (with some said to be released before this year ends), but considering LEGO’s seemingly deliberate concealment of Luke in TLJ, fans such as myself can’t help but wonder what LEGO is trying to pull out. Is it to steadily build the hype over these LEGO tie-ins so as to hopefully increase sales, or they just want to build the mystery behind Luke’s character, we’re not really sure at this time.
We just have to wait and see. So what do you think brick fans? What is your best idea of Luke’s minifigure in TLJ? Share your thoughts in the comments below.