A Closer Look at the LEGO Star Wars DJ (40298) Minifigure Polybag.

Since the latest LEGO Star Wars collectible minifigure is now reportedly out in some parts of the world and over at Toys R Us stores, it is somewhat common that we now see this minifigure iteration of Benicio del Toro’s code breaker character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi strewn all over the Internet. The LEGO Star Wars DJ (40298) minifigure polybag is the next Star Wars collectible minifig in a similar vein such as that of the R3-M2 (40268) and Scarif Stormtrooper (40176) polybags which all comes with a connectible stands and background cards, each representing the most recent Star Wars films that were released. Frankly speaking, I am not very much impressed with DJ’s LEGO minifigure rendition, nor his character in the big screen. Nevertheless, the most dedicated LEGO Star Wars fan will probably appreciate taking a look at this latest LEGO SW collectible. Check out the official image below.

As we can see, the minifigure is at its best, a faithful rendition of DJ’s costume as seen in The Last Jedi, having the same brown-over-black color scheme, particularly on his threadbare trunk coat. The minifigure face printing also tries to capture the rogue code breaker’s rugged, unkempt look. Truth be told, I am not that excited with LEGO’s choice of having DJ as a collectible minifigure considering that there is a lot of candidates in the film that has greater potential as a collectible minifig.  I have in mind Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo (since we only have her in the Resistance Bomber (75188) set) or old man Luke Skywalker now that he is officially deceased from the Star Wars galaxy, or even better, perhaps a minifigure rendition of the Vulptex: one of those Crystal Foxes on planet Crait which was instrumental in the escape the remaining Resistance Forces.

In any case, if you’re out to collect all LEGO Star Wars minifigures that there is (just like Stephen’s 1,400 LEGO minifigure wall), then adding DJ in your roster is definitely a must.

 

Author: Albert Balanza

Teacher, student, dad, AFOL, psych geek & everything in between. :)

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