Advent Day 22 - Star Wars

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I have awaited today's Minifigure with some excitement, as it has been staring out of the front of the box for twenty-two days now. Boba Fett is among my favourite characters, and so to get an updated version of him as a boy is very welcome. He appeared in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones in this form, where he was living on Kamino with Jango, before watching his father perish at the hands of Mace Windu.

A Minifigure of young Boba has only appeared once before, in set 7153 Jango Fett's Slave I from 2002. That Minifigure now commands a fairly high price to buy, and is far surpassed by this version of him, as one might expect given how much Minifigures have advanced since 2002. His hair is jet black and looks very accurate to the film, as do his simple blue tunic and belt, which are printed on both the front and back of the torso. Some flesh is visible around his neck, and I like the addition of some creasing on his shirt too. This is only the third appearance of these short legs in dark azure, which looks lovely, and the dark blue arms contrast very nicely with the shade of his torso and legs.

My favourite component however is the head, which is printed with two expressions. The first of these is a serious expression, useful for the moment of Jango's death, while the other is a cruel grin, which reminded me of Boba's excitement at seeing the apparent destruction of Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter during the pursuit through the Geonosian asteroid field.

This Minifigure will obviously go very nicely with the new Jango Fett from set 75015 Corporate Alliance Tank Droid, but equally works well alone. If you have not been able to purchase the entire LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar this year, I recommend buying this Minifigure loose.

Overall - 5 - A superb and highly desirable Minifigure, with no improvements to be made that I can see.

12 comments on this article

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By in United States,

I wasn't gonna get this set till I read this I don't have a Geonosian or Young jangofett and I love the other two santa figures must have!!!!!!!

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By in United States,

Man, I really like this fig. I'll have to try and get the calendar on clearance or something, cause I $40-$50 for this calendar is just too much for me.

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By in United Kingdom,

Agreed, he is quality and was certainly due a make over.

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By in Indonesia,

Are you sure no improvement at all is possible? In my opinion, making the skin tone a few shades darker would make the figure extremely similar to the movies. I remember Boba in the Prequel Trilogy as to looking sort of rather tanned. Of course, it's very wishful to think they'll introduce a new color just for one minifgure, but they've done it before...(S2's Witch) That's sort of a different case than this, though.

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By in United States,

Beautiful minifigure. I hadn't even thought about that this set was this figure's first appearance. It's definitely a good likeness, and his face is perfect for the character. I agree with fikko3107, though — a darker skin tone would not have been bad for Boba or Jango, though. Regular Nougat (Bricklink's Flesh) rather than Light Nougat (Light Flesh) would have been perfectly satisfactory. Of course, the same could be said for Han Solo.

In truth, sometimes it bothers me that the LEGO Group seems to avoid using darker skintones for licensed figs unless they are explicitly non-Caucasian. Not only does it send a bad message — that in licensed themes, skin color is purely a measure of a character's race — but it contributes to the dearth of darker-colored figs in these themes.

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By in United Kingdom,

If they changed Young Boba's skin tone, they'd have to change it for Jango, Old Boba and all the Clone Troopers, as they should all have the same tone. Not saying its right, but at least they are consistent either way.

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By in United Kingdom,

See why that used to be my profile pic on Eurobricks? That minifig's so darn cool!

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By in United States,

I think the perfect hair for him would be the 2012 Luke Skywalker hair in dark brown.

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By in United States,

they have in indiana jone and in the hobbit with those odd tan orcs so its not ridiculous to think that. It probably is easier to have them in the same colored skin. But hey at least its not the yellow color like in the older starwars sets.

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By in United Kingdom,

You could use the head to make a better Loki...

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By in United States,

This minifigure was the single biggest reason for me buying this year's advent calendar. Granted, I had hoped to see a young Boba included in either a new Kamino or Slave I set, but that no longer seems like a possibility. Great minifigure, though, and it was long overdue for an upgrade.

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By in United States,

Should've included an extra Jango head-in-helmet for him to hold. Alas, poor Dadclone, I knew him well. The game on Lego.com in which the calendar codes have been unlocking extra characters has been pretty cool too.

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