LEGO Star Wars designers must often rely upon concept artwork and information that is subject to change when creating new sets. Inaccuracies are therefore inevitable, especially in sets which are based upon recent movies.
On that basis, 75188 Resistance Bomber is very accurate on the whole, although its pilot wore a helmet with yellow decoration and his skin tone was incorrect in relation to the film.
Such issues would typically be ignored so the recent revelation that a new pilot minifigure, representing Finch Dallow, has been designed was met with surprise. Nevertheless, I always appreciate new Star Wars minifigures so was eager to add this one to my collection.
The designs on the torso and legs remain unchanged, incorporating a detailed flak vest and ejection harness that cover a dark orange flight suit. However, there is a small reddish brown area around the neck. The same detail appeared on the previous minifigure, as demonstrated above, but only came to my attention while assembling this one. Of course, it may represent a shirt underneath the flight suit but the matching skin tone between the torso and Finch Dallow's head is noticeable.
A brand new head has been produced for this figure, featuring a neutral expression on one side while the other includes a breathing mask. Furthermore, the helmet has been updated. This is now decorated with some diagonal blue stripes and Aurebesh letters reading 'STELE' which is interesting as the letters on Dallow's helmet read 'STELLA' in the film.
Accuracy is an important consideration for the LEGO Star Wars theme and this minifigure is superb in that regard, despite the incorrect lettering. It looks good when compared with Star Wars: The Last Jedi and I am pleased to complete the crew of the Cobalt Hammer, comprising Nix Jerd, Finch Dallow and Page Tico. Even so, redesigning such a minor character is unusual, especially since 75188 Resistance Bomber has been retired in some regions.
Such curiosities are certainly interesting though. 75188 Resistance Bomber remains available in North America and reports have suggested that an updated version of the set, containing this minifigure, can be found on shelves. Furthermore, some people have been successful in contacting LEGO customer service for a replacement, although that is inconsistent.
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