The latest LEGO leak from Star Wars: The Last Jedi highlight a number of mini-figures that will be available with various sets when products are officially available, including new looks at Poe Dameron and General Hux. Lucasfilm's brief official marketing campaign for the film has characteristically kept plot details down to a minimum, but the studio has not been able to put a clampdown on leaks of toys that are part of this year's Force Friday event. Thankfully for fans, they've largely been spoiler free, but numerous rumors and costume descriptions have been confirmed thanks to images of packaging and mini-figures.
A plethora of Episode VIII characters have already been teased in LEGO form, including Finn and Supreme Leader Snoke, as well as Kylo Ren and Rose Tico. Those following the unofficial reveals have gotten a better idea of what to expect than what the actual trailer showcased - including the possibility of a Kylo vs. Luke Skywalker showdown. Now, fans can see a more complete glimpse of the ensemble LEGO is offering later this year when the toys hit retailers in the fall.
Appearing on an Instagram post from Precious Plastics (hat tip Star Wars News Net) is a spread featuring several mini-figures from the Last Jedi cast. Among the bunch are two versions of Resistance hotshot pilot Poe Dameron and First Order leader General Hux. You can take a look at the post in the space below:
SWNN used the resource Brickipedia (a LEGO Wiki) to identify the characters shown. Many of them are your basic First Order stormtrooper and Resistance soldier variations, but there are a number of principal players as well. Rey and Kylo Ren are clearly pictured with lightsabers in hand, plus there's another look Snoke in his fancy gold robes. The newest reveals here are Poe and Hux. Dameron will apparently be going through at lease one wardrobe change during the film, since he's seen in his traditional orange pilot's jumpsuit, as well as his "Captain Poe Dameron" getup. Hux looks to be leading the charge with a blaster at his side, meaning he could see some action at some point in The Last Jedi. As exciting as that prospect is, it's best not to read too much into it. Merchandising partners - some of whom do not know all the twists and turns - use artistic license at times to spice up their products.
For those who are starting to grow tired of these leaks as the main source of their Star Wars 8 updates, Lucasfilm has something a little more official planned this weekend during D23. Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson will be attending, and rumor has it a behind-the-scenes sizzle reel will debut. There are only five months left until the saga continues, so soon the studio will have to ramp up their advertising and set the stage for the next chapter in this legendary story.
Source: Star Wars News Net
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