The Force is strong with Lego’s ever-growing “Star Wars” line of toys, which added several new building sets on Monday (April 26).
An Imperial Probe Droid and two helmets — a Scout Trooper and Darth Vader — are available in stores starting Monday, while a new R2-D2 is coming out May 1 (a few days before “Star Wars Day” on May 4 because of the well-used pun, “May the Fourth be with you.”)
Here are some details about the sets coming Monday:
Lego Darth Vader Helmet
“Pay homage to the Dark Lord of the Sith,” Lego says on its website of the new Darth Vader helmet. “The Darth Vader Helmet is a compact size and has a display stand with a nameplate to complete a striking centerpiece that will enhance the decor of your home or workplace.”
Happily, it will fit in small spaces being only 8 inches (20 cm) high, 5.5 inches (15 cm) wide and 5.5 inches deep. It also includes a display stand with a nameplate.
Scout Trooper Helmet
This is the Stormtrooper type upon which Obi-Wan Kenobi did his famous “Jedi mind trick” during “Star Wars: A New Hope” (1977). “Test your construction skills and recreate memories of epic Star Wars scenes as you build the Scout Trooper Helmet,” Lego says on its website.
The company promises you’ll get a big impact in a small space, as the helmet measures seven inches (18 cm) high, 4.5 inches (11 cm) wide and 4.5 inches (12 cm) deep. It also comes with a display stand and nameplate.
Imperial Probe Droid
We may be past the snowy season and inevitable references to Hoth in most northern regions of the world, but all the same, this Imperial Probe Droid does bring back fun memories of “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” in 1983. “The droid has posable legs and comes with a transparent, brick-built pole to ‘suspend’ it above a buildable snowy scene,” Lego says on its website.
It takes up a reasonable amount of space at 10.5 inches (27 cm) high, 9 inches (24 cm) wide and 4 inches (11 cm) deep. The set also comes with an information plaque to educate all the Padawans in your living quarters.
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