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These New Lego Star Wars Sets Are the Perfect At-Home Build Project

To celebrate Star Wars Day.
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Ahead of Star Wars Day (that’s May 4, aka May the Fourth, in case you forgot), Lego has unveiled three new Star Wars construction sets featuring three symbols of the Dark Side. 

The first two are additions to the Star Wars helmets collection, including a bust inspired by Darth Vader, and a Scout (or Storm?) Trooper. The last is a new model of the Imperil Probe Droid.

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Lego might known as a toy for kids, but these new sets appeal to the kids-at-heart, too.

The Darth Vader helmet has 834 pieces, while the Scout Trooper has 471 pieces. Both can be built and displayed in a prominent part of the house once they’re done.

The Imperial Probe Droid, meanwhile, has 683 pieces, and features the droid that made an appearance on the ice planet Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back. The set also has a transparent pole to ‘suspend’ the droid over the buildable snowy scene.

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“Some of our favourite Star Wars characters have the most profound, intimidating on-screen presences, despite the fact that you can’t see their facial expressions,” says Jens Kronvold Frederiksen, creative director of Lego Star Wars. “In recreating the sinister helmets of Darth Vader and the Scout Trooper, it was important to capture the details and essential features that people around the world will recognise, even those who aren’t too familiar with the Star Wars galaxy. I think all three display sets are extremely cool and I hope fans will enjoy the building process and be thrilled to display them once complete.”

When done with the build, the models come with a bespoke plaque. Obviously, it needs to be displayed in a place of honor in the home of the the Star Wars fan.

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The Lego Star Wars Darth Vader Helmet and Imperial Probe Droid are priced at P4,999.75 while the Scout Trooper Helmet is priced at P3,499.75. All three items are available in all Lego Certified Stores and on bankeebricks.ph starting April 26. These sets are also available on Lazada, Shopee, Dotcom, and Zalora.

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