The latest LEGO Star Wars figures are a little bigger than the previously available ones!
This giant (in LEGO terms) Vader is one of a series of six new buildable figures from their Star Wars line – Jango Fett, Clone Commander Cody, Obi Wan Kenobi (Clone Wars) General Grevious, Luke Skywalker (Return of the Jedi), and Darth Vader.
Unlike the previous LEGO Star Wars sets, which have been in the classic LEGO format, these are more like Bionicle and other similar buildable LEGO figures. When constructed you have a fully poseasble and articulated Star Wars figure.
We chose Darth Vader, as he is probably my daughter’s favourite character after Princess Leia.
The set a seemingly manageable 160 pieces. But this was my first constraction set, and many of the pieces were unfamiliar to me – with only a few seeming LEGO-like. The build was a different experience too.
My daughter and I like building LEGO sets together, even if the recommended age is far older than she is. However, it soon became clear that this was probably going to be something I built myself – which was obviously no great hardship!
This is not a criticism, as the recommended age is 9+, but other sets we’ve built had a similar age recommendation and we were able to collaborate on. This set, with it’s different style, was a more complex proposition, plus it required gross & fine motor skills which she simply does not have at 3 years old.
However, the finished result is a great toy for her.
It has some cool custom features, such as the cape, the lightsaber, and the head is a great Darth Vader sculpt.
We only had access to Vader, one of the six sets, and while it’s pretty cool when constructed, I would say that General Grevious appears to be the most successful. As he is a robot, his body of metal struts and joints suits the style of these sets perfectly.
These sets offer a nice point of difference to LEGO’s Star Wars line, as well as the wider range of Star Wars toys available. This is a far more stylish Darth Vader toy than many of the other official figures you see out there.
Disclaimer: While I was not paid to write this review, we did receive this LEGO set free of charge.
These LEGO Star Wars buildable figures are available from Amazon
- Clone Commander Cody (RRP: £14.99 #75108)
- Obi-Wan Kenobi (RRP: £19.99 #75109)
- Luke Skywalker (RRP: £19.99 #75110)
- Darth Vader (RRP £24.99 #75111)
- General Grievous (RRP: £29.99 #75112)
- Jango Fett (RRP: £14.99 #75107)
Or, enter our giveaway below for your chance to win a Jango Fett figure (UK residents only).
This set of buildable LEGO figures feature a mix of goodies and baddies. Which characters do you or your little ones like best in Star Wars – the heroes or villains?