This piece of news is not entirely about LEGO, but knowing how the LEGO and Star Wars community are all set for the biggest movie of the year, then this is something that will definitely suit our fancy. Entertainment Weekly has just released a collection of new images from Star Wars: The Last Jedi that highlights some of the lead characters of the film, including a closer look at the latest Star Wars creatures to debut on the big screen once the movie lands in theaters on December 15.
These character images highlight Rey, Finn, Poe, Kylo Ren and some never-before-seen critters from the galaxy far away. Check these out.
Rey is seen here probably at the start, or during her training at the Jedi temple ruins of planet Ahch-To, home to the self-exiled Jedi Master, Luke Skywalker. In case you missed it, Tyler created a LEGO Star Wars TLJ MOC that perfectly captures Rey’s training as Luke teaches her the ways of the Force.
Finn is on board on a Resistance Ski Speeder on what seems to be the planet Crait. Based on The Last Jedi’s initial trailer, we saw several of these Speeders as they charge their way towards a confrontation with the First Order’s mammoth Heavy Assault Walkers. These Speeders (or Skimmers) were also perfectly recreated by Tyler which you can see here.
Poe is getting ready for another space dogfight as seen here in this image aboard his X-Wing fighter.
Love him or hate him, Kylo Ren is definitely one of Star Wars most powerful characters – not just in terms of his affinity with the Dark Side of the Force, but also the despicable things that he has done. On a side note, it is interesting to see how this scarred image of Kylo Ren will render in LEGO minifigure form. We just have to wait and see until Force Friday arrives.
Star Wars never seem to run out of elite body guards and specialized warriors – and the film’s main antagonist, Supreme Leader Snoke, is not someone who will settle for anything less. We saw these guys already in their LEGO buildable character form (which we have to remove from the site eventually at the request of LEGO) and now we see them in their actual screen versions. Like any other elite units, these Praetorian Guards are tasked to protect Snoke at all means necessary, and the crimson red color just makes them more deadly serious about doing their task.
We also have a closer look at some other stills released by EW, which includes Kylo Ren’s TIE Striker, the plush, intergalactic casino at Canto Blight, and some particularly interesting critters – the Porg and the amphibious-looking Caretakers. It will be interesting to see if ever LEGO has them on the works as an actual set or as a part of its minifigure series.
So what do you think? What LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi sets are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks to EW for these images.