The latest toy leak from Star Wars: The Last Jedi highlights a small collection of LEGO mini-figures, including main characters like Finn and Supreme Leader Snoke. There are still a few months remaining until collectors will flock to the stores to pick up items on Force Friday, but over the past few weeks, there have been numerous leaks to give fans an idea of what they can expect. Fortunately, no major plot points have been revealed yet, though viewers are having a fun time trying to decrypt the coded names for Hasbro action figures and theorizing what a Luke Skywalker vs. Kylo Ren fight might look like on the big screen. Some of the most notable Episode VIII rumors have been confirmed by leaked LEGO packaging that made its way online.
One of the sets that will be available is a First Order Star Destroyer, which included a Snoke figure among other characters. As was previously reported, the Supreme Leader is wearing a fancy gold robe, which should make quite the visual in live-action. When the packaging came out, fans were only able to see a blurry glimpse of the Snoke toy on the box, but now a clearer look at the villain's LEGO version has been unveiled, along with some other mini-figures.
First appearing on Reddit (hat tip Star Wars News Net), a trio of photos show a basic First Order officer alongside BB-9E (the antagonists' answer to BB-8), Finn, and Supreme Leader Snoke. You can check them out by clicking the link below:
Finn's Last Jedi costume has been highlighted in some of the advertising materials before (including the Vanity Fair photo spread), so this is just a different look at his outfit - complete with Poe's old Episode VII jacket. The stormtrooper-turned-hero has a panicked expression on his face in LEGO form, so this figure is probably from a set based on an action sequence where Finn is on the run from the First Order. He's holding a blaster, so presumably he's on the defense. As for Snoke, it's interesting that his mini-figure appears to be the normal size for LEGO, but it may not be worth reading too much into that. In the past, LEGO has made "smaller" mini-figures for characters like R2-D2 and Yoda, but the tallest people in Star Wars (like Chewbacca) have been regular mini-figures. Rumors have suggested Snoke is around 7-feet tall, and that hasn't been debunked yet.
It's fascinating that writer/director Rian Johnson has included "evil" BB units in his film, and many will be curious to see how they're implemented. Given that Finn's mission allegedly involves him going undercover aboard a Star Destroyer, it would be a fun callback to Star Wars Rebels if the Resistance had to paint BB-8 to match the appearance of BB-9E and infiltrate the ship (the Rebels do this several times with Chopper on the show). Time will tell how everything comes together, but these leaks have arguably been more informative than Lucasfilm's actual promotional efforts so far. Pretty soon, their licensing partners may want to officially reveal their products before more get out.
Source: Star Wars News Net
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