Hey guys! Today we’ll be taking a look at the movie accuracy of the LEGO Star Wars: The Last Jedi sets! We will be taking a look at the official retail sets (excluding CCBS figures and microfighters) and examining their accuracy — naturally this will mean that there will be spoilers for The Last Jedi, but it’s been in cinemas for so long so you probably already have seen it. I mean, it’s on DVD now!
There will be a rating system: (From worst to best) Terrible, Bad, Mediocre, Good, and Great. Let’s jump in!
75176 Resistance Transport Pod
The smallest set of the initial The Last Jedi wave was 75176 Resistance Transport Pod. It retailed for $29.99 (U.S.), £39.99 (UK), $59.99 (Aus), and $69.99 (NZ). You can read my review of it here.The set came with three minifigures — Rose, BB-8, and Finn — along with a small Resistance Transport Pod. This set is accurate to the ship seen in The Last Jedi, and has space for all three figures inside. The ship was used to take Rose, Finn, and BB-8 to Canto Bight, but unfortunately did not get a lot of screen time (and was blown up by the Canto Bight police).
75177 First Order Heavy Scout Walker
The second set is 75177 First Order Heavy Scout Walker. It retailed for £49.99 (UK), $49.99 (U.S.), $99.99 (Aus), and $119.99 (NZ). You can read my review of the set here. The set came with four minifigures and a First Order strandbeest-like vehicle. Astonishingly, the vehicle did not appear in the film at all — the closest we got to it was the AT-HH vehicles that pulled the door cannon along, but those look substantially different.
75179 Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter
The next set is 75179 Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter. It retailed for £74.99 (UK), $79.99 (U.S.), $129.99 (Aus), and $149.99 (NZ). You can read my review of the set here.The set has four minifigures: Kylo Ren, BB-9E, a First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter Pilot, and a First Order Stormtrooper. The build is Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer, which actually appeared in the movie for a pretty decent amount of time. However, BB-9E and stormtroopers were not present in that scene.
Here is 75187 BB-8, an unusual Star Wars set indeed. It retailed for £84.99 (UK), $99.99 (U.S.), $159.99 (Aus), and $179.99 (NZ). You can read my review of the set here. The build of the set is a giant BB-8. He looks good and has a couple of play features, though he can’t roll around. Of note is the fact that the functions are based on those exhibited in The Force Awakens — they included his flame torch thumbs-up (or is it middle-finger?) instead of a coin-shooting mechanism like on Canto Bight. Therefore, while a nice accurate display piece, he’s more accurate to TFA than TLJ.
75188 Resistance Bomber
The largest Resistance vehicle set of The Last Jedi is 75188 Resistance Bomber. It retailed for £99.99 (UK), $109.99 (U.S.), $179.99 (Aus), and $199.99 (NZ). You can read my review of the set here.The set included five minifigures (Resistance Pilot, Resistance Bombardier, Resistance Gunner Paige, Vice Admiral Holdo, Poe Dameron) and a Resistance Bomber ship. The Bomber build is accurate and has a really cool bomb-dropping feature, along with a good interior and nice bubble turrets. However, the minifigs aren’t really accurate — while the two generic pilots and Paige were on a Resistance Bomber, Poe did not wear this outfit (and was in his X-wing), while Holdo did not appear until later on in the film! Nevertheless, they are nice inclusions, even if inaccurate.
75189 First Order Heavy Assault Walker
The second-biggest set of the wave was 75189 First Order Heavy Assault Walker. It retailed for £129.99 (UK), $149.99 (U.S.), $229.99 (Aus), and $259.99 (NZ). You can read my review of the set here. The set included five minifigures, three of which are accurate. Poe, Rey, and the Resistance Trooper appear on Crait in their respective outfits, though the First Order Walker Driver did not appear at all in the film, and the First Order Stormtrooper was not seen on Crait (only Snowtroopers were seen in the movie). Nevertheless, the build is a decent representation of a vehicle which was an important part of the Battle of Crait, even if it has too much light grey.
75190 First Order Star Destroyer
The largest set of the wave was 75190, and it retailed for a whopping £129.99 (UK), $159.99 (U.S.), $229.99 (Aus), and $259.99 (NZ). You can read my review of the set here. The set came with seven minifigures — Snoke, BB-9E, First Order Officer, First Order Stormtrooper, First Order Stormtrooper Captain, First Order Shuttle Pilot, and a medical droid. The build was a First Order Resurgent-class Battlecruiser that could open up to reveal an interior.
The interior had a bridge, a computer room, a conference room, a docking area for the medical droid, and a turbolift that led to Snoke’s chair. While the Star Destroyer model is fun for play and display, it is rather inaccurate as The Last Jedi barely focused on First Order Star Destroyers, mainly focusing on the Supremacy (and a bit of the Dreadnought). Therefore, all the interior scenes are inaccurate. However, the exterior is fantastic and is very accurate to what we see of the ships in the movie.
75197 First Order Specialists Battle Pack
One of the smallest 2018 The Last Jedi sets was 75197 First Order Specialists Battle Pack. It retailed for £12.99 (UK), $14.99 (U.S.), $22.99 (Aus), and $24.99 (NZ). You can read my review of it here. The set came with a small little turret which is, like most Battle pack builds, made up and non-canonical. It’s not a bad build, but it doesn’t appear in the movie. Really, this pack is all about the figures – the First Order Crew barely appears in the movie, though we see two First Order Shuttle Pilots piloting Kylo Ren’s Shuttle so it’s good to get one of them in this set. The two Executioners are nice and accurate except for their arms – there is far too much black, in reality, only the upper parts of the arms should be black and the rest of the lower arm should be white.
75200 Ahch-To Island Training
The next set on the list is 75200 Ahch-To Island Training. It retailed for £25.99 (UK), $29.99 (U.S.), $44.99 (Aus), and $49.99 (NZ). You can read my review of the set here. The set came with three figures – Old Man Luke, Rey, and a brick-built Porg. The build of the set is an Ahch-To hut, which honestly isn’t very accurate – the outside doesn’t get the cylindrical shape very well (though it’s understandable) and the interior is not based on the actual hut Luke stays in (the designer himself explicitly stated this). The boulder feature where Rey practices with her lightsaber was a scene in the film, but the boulder looks completely different and there wasn’t a crystal inside, as this set suggests. This set is a fun set with good value, but it’s not very accurate.
75201 First Order AT-ST
When you thought no set could be worse than 75177 First Order Heavy Scout Walker, enter 75201 First Order AT-ST. It retailed for £54.99 (UK), $39.99 (U.S.), $89.99 (Aus), and $109.99 (NZ). You can read my scathing review of the set here. The builds are a weird-ass half-destroyed AT-ST and a rudimentary Technic elevator. Despite them being absolutely terrible, I have to begrudgingly admit the set is pretty accurate – the four minifigures were all important parts of the scene and the half-destroyed AT-ST was used in the scene (though it did have the full cockpit before that). The elevator, though, is inaccurate – it should start at ground level and go below – so that Finn can fall to his seeming death, before rising up again and whacking Phasma with his baton.
75202 Defense of Crait
The biggest set so far from the 2018 The Last Jedi wave is 75202 Defense of Crait. It retails for £74.99 (UK), $84.99 (U.S.), $119.99 (Aus), and $149.99 (NZ). You can read my review of the set here. The set comes with three builds and five minifigures. The minifigures – Poe with headset, Admiral Ematt, a Resistance Trooper, and two First Order Snowtroopers – are all accurate and appeared on Crait, even if the two Snowtroopers didn’t actually do much fighting at all. The Ski Speeder build is very detailed and accurate, and the Crait sidebuilds are alright – the tower build is nice and is based off the turrets we see in the film, though unfortunately the crucial cannons themselves have been left out. The trench is also sloped downwards which is sadly inaccurate, earning this only a ‘Good’ rating instead of ‘Great’.
75216 Snoke’s Throne Room
There will also be a Snoke’s Throne Room set in the summer, though we haven’t seen official images of it yet. It’s rumored to come with Snoke, Kylo Ren, Rey, and two Praetorian Guards, though unfortunately not much else is known. I hope it’s a good, accurate set!
Anyways, that is it for this post! I hope you enjoyed reading that, and let me know what you think in the comments section below! 🙂
VaderFan2187 out! 😀