Possibly the single most iconic helmet in the entire Star Wars universe is the Stormtrooper Helmet. And LEGO has been so kind to create one as a display piece. But is it any good? From the set of three, Boba Fett and the Tie Fighter Pilot being the other two, the Lego Stormtrooper Helmet got most of the criticism (if there was any). And I’m not sure if it deserved that. The only critique I have to the people who created the box art. More on that later…
Set Number: 75276
Year of Release: 2020
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Same as with the Boba Fett Helmet, this set has five bags and a nice instruction booklet with some background information about the Stormtrooper. As if we didn’t know the original guys weren’t able to hit anything 🙂
All jokes aside, you will start building the inside first in order to add more and more bricks all over the top and sides of the model. In this case, you can already see the build developing in a mirrored fashion. Not the biggest surprise of course as this helmet is exactly the same on both sides.
Next, the stand needs to be created. And contrary to the Boba Fett helmet, this stand is integrated into the helmet. Unfortunately, you can’t take it off. I say, unfortunately, but in this case, it needed to be done as you will need some different blocks on the lower part of the helmet later in the build.
I probably liked building this helmet even more than Boba Fett´s. There are some really interesting techniques used and I just love the bulky design these helmets have. It just oozes Star Wars and creating this iconic helmet from top to bottom is just so satisfying.
I particularly liked the eyes and the mouthpiece of the build. Especially in the mouth area the connections are very well thought out. And the overall look and feel are way better than I expected after reading and watching a couple of reviews.
The Boba Fett helmet had quite some features. Well, I considered them to be features anyway. The LEGO Stormtrooper helmet doesn’t have a range finder. The stand can’t be detached and it does have stickers. These were all things I considered to be features before.
Does this mean the Stormtrooper has only one? (this being the nameplate) Yes! I do think so. Is that a bad thing? Nope! Not at all. This is a display piece and doesn’t need to have any features at all in my opinion. It just needs to look good on a shelf. And that’s what it does!
The LEGO Stormtrooper helmet looks so much better in real life than the pictures on the box. Especially the main image looks weird. This helmet has been displayed too much from the top. The angle you should be looking at it is slightly more from the bottom up. Or at the very least full frontal.
This has to do with the general design of the helmet. And I don’t mean the LEGO design, but the actual original Stormtrooper design. Most of those guys were tall (aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper?) and we are kind of used to looking up slightly at these helmets. Which gives you a different perspective.
LEGO has done a much much better job creating the Stormtrooper helmet than I initially thought. The main box art doesn’t do the model justice. It’s awesome! It looks the part, it’s iconic, and building it is just fun. It has some really good techniques and it’s nice and bulky. I think it rivals Boba Fett’s helmet in every way.
- Great for displaying
- Solid build
- Not a playset
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