Of Course Lego’s New Star Wars Sets Come With Darth Jar Jar

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The Force Awakens (Again): LEGO Star Wars: Rebuild the Galaxy Gets Its Own Sets

LEGO and Lucasfilm have consistently entertained audiences with their playful takes on the Star Wars universe. From the much-beloved animated specials and video games to the iconic minifigure collections, LEGO has captured the essence of the galaxy far, far away in a way that’s both accessible and undeniably fun. Now, the collaboration is reaching new heights with the upcoming LEGO Star Wars: Rebuild the Galaxy series, a what-if journey through the Star Wars universe, full of wacky twists, and, of course, Jar Jar Binks being a little more "literal" than we ever imagined.

The series, set to premiere on Disney+ on September 13th, promises to be a wild ride, flipping the script on beloved characters and showcasing the chaotic possibilities of a galaxy where heroes become villains and vice versa. Ahead of the series release, LEGO is giving fans a taste of this alternative reality with two new sets, both featuring a unique blend of classic Star Wars references and quirky, what-if scenarios.

The TIE Fighter and X-Wing Mash-Up: A Bold Reimagining

The first set, retailing at $110, presents a unique take on the iconic TIE Fighter and X-Wing battle, blurring the lines between these two legendary spacecraft. This two-pack allows builders to mix and match the S-foils and panels from both ships, resulting in a unique, Frankenstein-style creation that embodies the spirit of "Rebuild the Galaxy."

The set includes four minifigures: a generic X-Wing pilot, a TIE Fighter pilot, Yesi Scala, Sig Greebling (both protagonists from the Rebuild the Galaxy series), and an extra, LEGO-themed Astromech named L3-G0. This set cleverly reflects the topsy-turvy nature of the series, offering a tangible representation of the creative chaos it promises to embrace.

The Dark Falcon: A Sith-ified Classic

The second set, a hefty $180, is sure to capture the attention of Star Wars fans, even those unfamiliar with Rebuild the Galaxy. The Dark Falcon is a complete reimagining of the LEGO Millennium Falcon, inspired by the ‘Rise of Skywalker’ iteration, but sporting a sinister, black-and-red color scheme that evokes the Dark Side of the Force.

The Dark Falcon boasts a transformed interior, featuring a Sith Throne, a prison cell, a command center, and, surprisingly, an entertainment area. This set reminds us that even bad guys need to unwind, highlighting the playful and unexpected twists that are prevalent throughout the Rebuild the Galaxy series.

Minifigures: A Galaxy of What-Ifs

While the Dark Falcon itself is an impressive feat of LEGO engineering, the real star of the show is the collection of minifigures. With a focus on what-if scenarios, this set features a thrilling lineup of beloved Star Wars characters reimagined with a dark twist.

  • Darth Dev: This set introduces the original character Darth Dev, a darker version of the Rebuild the Galaxy protagonist. His presence adds a layer of intrigue and sets the stage for the alternative world the series explores.
  • Beach Luke: The iconic Jedi, Luke Skywalker, gets a beach holiday makeover. This relaxed, sun-kissed version of Luke is a refreshing take on the classic hero, hinting at the playful and absurd tone of the series.
  • Jedi Vader: This minifigure embraces the classic "Star Wars Infinities" concept, featuring a Darth Vader clad in shimmering white armor, contrasting sharply with his typical dark attire. This figure hints at the reimagined mythology the series explores, where even the most iconic villains can be presented in a new light.
  • Bounty Hunter C-3PO: The lovable protocol droid, C-3PO, gets a surprising makeover, joining the ranks of the galaxy’s bounty hunters. This figure encapsulates the series’ playful spirit, highlighting the potential for even the most unexpected characters to take on new roles.
  • Darth Jar Jar: For many Star Wars fans, the epitome of the "what-if" is the possibility of Jar Jar Binks becoming a Sith Lord. This minifigure finally makes that dream a reality, complete with a menacing red lightsaber. This figure is sure to spark plenty of laughs and discussions, further pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the Star Wars universe.
  • Darth Rey: Drawing inspiration from the glimpses of a dark Rey seen in "The Rise of Skywalker," this minifigure serves as a reminder that not even the most beloved heroes are immune to the pull of the Dark Side.

LEGO’s Continued Legacy: Building Beyond the Boundaries

These new LEGO Star Wars: Rebuild the Galaxy sets are more than just toys; they are extensions of the series’ playful spirit, inviting fans to participate in the reimagining of the Star Wars universe. Not only do they offer a unique blend of classic Star Wars references and playful, what-if scenarios, but they also introduce a host of engaging minifigures, each representing a fascinating exploration of the Star Wars galaxy in a way we’ve never seen before.

By embracing the "what-if" concept, the new sets encourage creative play and critical thinking, inviting fans to contemplate the possibilities of a galaxy where heroes become villains and vice versa. Through its commitment to imaginative storytelling, LEGO continues its legacy as a force in the toy industry, not just capturing the essence of beloved franchises, but also pushing the boundaries of what’s possible within them.

As the Rebuild the Galaxy series prepares to launch, these new LEGO sets offer a tangible taste of the wild and unpredictable adventures to come. Whether you’re a seasoned Star Wars fan or a LEGO enthusiast, these sets are sure to bring a fresh perspective to the galaxy far, far away, offering a reminder that even in a universe filled with heroes and villains, there’s always room for a little imagination and a lot of fun.

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