Star Wars is full of iconic characters and scenes that have stayed with fans since childhood and become important aspects of popular culture. While some may say that it the Darth Vader mask that is the most well-known shape and prop of the original series, others would say it is the Stormtrooper costume. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that these heavily-armored soldiers are highly sought after in toys and collectibles. With the 2016 LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper build-able 75114 action figure, collectors get something familiar but also completely new.
Carefully build the new LEGO Stormtrooper so he is ready to defend Kylo Ren and the First Order.
Critics of Star Wars memorabilia may ask just how many models of Stormtroopers one fan can have, posing the question of ‘don’t they all look the same?’. The answer that is no and there is no better example of an interesting, new model than the 2016 LEGO Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper 75114. For a start, the look of the Stormtrooper has changed for this new movie so there is a whole new model to admire and compare against the classic figure. This new, chunkier Stormtrooper with the broad jaw and stylized helmet has not won everyone over, because it does immediately look so much different, but others appreciate the way that the designers updated this iconic army for a modern audience. The detail and shape of this new suit has been replicated in this new model and there is plenty to admire in each separate part as buyers build the kit.
For some it will be enough to keep this model out on display as a collectible but it does have the added benefit of being a moving model to play with – one that is completely posable for battle. Articulation is sometimes limited in action figures and LEGO models but here the designers have been careful to make the joints as flexible as possible and make sure that the model is highly poseable for play. Move the feet and knees for a strong battle stance and arrange the arms so that he is ready to fire his weapon on any Resistance fighters that cross his path. That weapon just happens to be an attractive looking red blaster gun that looks great against the white suit. With this firepower, players can set this LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper up against some of the bravest heroes in the range for some tough gun fights between the First Order and the Resistance.