75227 Darth Vader Bust revealed!

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Darth Vader Bust

Darth Vader Bust

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Star Wars Celebration will soon be coming to Chicago, Illinois in April, and LEGO is getting in on the galactic fun with the limited release of 75227 Darth Vader Bust, designed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of LEGO Star Wars!

The set will also be available as a Target exclusive. We will give a release date once it is discovered.

What do you think? Catch a box image after the break, and leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Via starwars.com.

78 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Awful !!!!

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By in France,

I like it

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By in United States,

I think it looks great! But Target exclusive? Probably at least $49.99, then. :(

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By in France,

Nice!

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By in United States,

Glad I will be glad up pick this up at Target! Hopefully it won't be limited to 5000....

What am I saying? This is 2019. Of course it will.

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By in United States,

I read a price tag of $49.99

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By in United States,

I like it, I think it looks good but if the supposed price points I'm seeing here are correct, this is way overpriced.

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By in Norway,

I don’t care anymore, sooooo sick of all the exclusives. TLG have lost a huge collector. Sayonara.

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By in United States,

'Way overpriced' is the new slogan for LEGO in 2019.

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By in Germany,

The lenses are much too small and look extremely weird. And they should have been trans-red on black.

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By in United States,

So it will be exclusively over priced at Target and I will likely need a Red Card to boot probably to even be considered to possibly make the limited release/cutoff window!? OR, I can buy it the same day on eBay for 5 times the cost. Welcome back to the idiotic Lego Movie 2 Brickhead release. No thanks.

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By in United States,

The eyes are a bit lost on here, which is a shame as that's his coolest feature, but otherwise looks great!

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By in United States,

meh... something to sit and collect dust

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By in United Kingdom,

Let me guess is it not going to be available worldwide like the those LEGO Movie Brickheadz

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By in Sweden,

The BrickHeadz Darth Vader looks better.

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By in United States,

These kind of sculpture pieces aren't really my thing, so I'll pass. Use of a textured brick between the eyes makes it look more like Kylo Ren than Darth Vader. Maybe the eyes should be trans red with a black piece behind them. I guess I'm nit picking a set I don't plan on getting.

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By in Canada,

I like this bust a lot. I also loved the Ant-Man one from Comic-Con last year. This is one of those sets where I wouldn’t be super upset if it was a convention exclusive (like the Ant-Man bust was), but if I have the opportunity to get it at retail I’ll gladly pick it up. $50 seems a bit expensive, though. I was expecting $30-40. Might wait for a sale.

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By in United States,

This looks like an unreleased 80’s set

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By in United States,

Undecided on the set, hope to see some more photos before it goes on sale.

Since it will be a "Target exclusive", I hope they DO make it a RedCard exclusive with a low purchase maximum to make it more difficult for the industrial scalpers that buy up the Black Friday deals for resale (looking at you, ToyWiz).

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By in United States,

Nice, really nice.

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By in United States,

I never bought the Yoda or Darth Maul busts, when I was in my prime of SW Lego collecting. And now that I'm pretty much done with the theme, I'm really not getting this one (even though it's probably the best-looking of the three and the most appropriate of the three to be represented by a bust model).

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By in United States,

Seems like a $30 set that’ll have an MSRP of $50 and go for $100+ on eBay, haha.

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By in Denmark,

Exclusive items aren’t funny anymore..

And how can it get a normal number if it’s not available worldwide?

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By in Germany,

Do we really need another Vader after 2 almost identical Buildable figures, countless Minifigures and Merchandise? The bust looks really weird with the edged head and without the bulky eyes (could have put those Porsche headlights to good use for once). Maybe in a much larger scale it would have looked acceptable... These anniversary sets are all kinda useless and boring.

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By in United Kingdom,

I FIND YOUR LACK OF ENTHUSIASM ON THIS DISTURBING lol..
looks like a brickhead tbh,
Good for parts i think, but lego try doing Bobba fett or 3PO...

Who agrees?

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By in France,

Not a bad set, a fairly good rendition, but even as a long and huge Lego and SW fan and collectioner, I would not buy it, would it be available everywhere. But it's out of what I like in lego (minifigs, ships, vehicles, locations, and a few buildable figures). And I am now really, really fed up with exclusive sets, available at a small scale for a few people. I'm even getting somehow "angry" with exclusives, even when they don't interest me. I think it's not fair. Keep my hard earned money for 2 new Ties (from Resistance) released in April.

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By in Hungary,

At first I thought it was a MOC.. :D But then I realised it's just another thing I won't get my hands on and will not regret to do so

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By in Hungary,

Merges the two old maul and yoda sculpture sets into one, perfect anniversary piece.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm not a SW fan but I think it looks really good.

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By in United States,

GOOD NEWS! It’s only $40.

Bad news: you need to have a Target RedCard...

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By in Australia,

Meh.

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By in United States,

Couldn't we have gotten something more similar to the darth maul bust?

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By in Portugal,

I would like to see a full series of star wars characters Busts! Something like the Brickheadz but more realistic!

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By in United States,

Small, overpriced and meh!

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By in United States,

Don’t like it. It is a total bust.

(Hope no one else already said that. If they did sorry I missed it. ;-)

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By in United Kingdom,

At least it’s small...

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By in France,

Not bad. Doesn’t look like it will be too hard to build from instructions and private piece collection. No need to spend 40$ on it

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By in Serbia,

Quite lame indeed

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By in United States,

To those saying it should have red eye lenses, he only had that in Episode 4 of the original trilogy. His costume was tweaked in Episodes 5 and 6, where his lenses were no longer red.

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By in United States,

I just read on another site that it will be limited availability at Target, April 11th as a RedCard exclusive.

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By in Canada,

The eyes do get lost, but I can't imagine doing much better at this scale with the parts available. Immediately recognizable. Also, I'm glad I don't have to worry about Target exclusivity in Canada

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By in United Kingdom,

Ummm, what is this for? One of the most weird, pointless, will-be-a-pain-and-expensive-to-try-and-get, not-actually-any-good-anyway and worse sets seen in a long time sadly...

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By in United States,

Pretty cool.
Definitely buying this if I can get my hands on it, and assuming this won't be treated like the lego movie birckheads.

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By in New Zealand,

Too ugly. Too pricey. Too exclusive.

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By in Canada,

This exclusivity for certain sets is super annoying. It makes it pretty much impossible for many of us to obtain these things. I guess when your making billions LEGO don't give to hoots.

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By in New Zealand,

I wonder what colourful bricks they used inside.

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By in Canada,

I'm sorry, but I think I'm just done with STAR WARS.

I didn't hate the new movies, didn't love them either, but somehow, Disney has just sort of killed the whimsy and fun for me. I know I would have liked this 5 or 10 years ago, but I suppose I'm just tired of feeling like Friar Tuck to Disney's Sheriff of Nottingham; squeezing every single last cent out of my pockets...

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By in Spain,

Im in two minds. I don't know if I love it or I hate it...

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By in United States,

@Phathead the Redcard can either be a credit card or a debit card tied to your checking account. If you have a checking account you won’t be denied a card, unless you committed fraud there or something. There aren’t quite as many Targets as Walmarts, but there are still tons. How is this any worse than a Lego Store exclusive?

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By in United Kingdom,

As has been said another thing a very high percentage of people may be interested in, My daughter is 6 and she loves Star wars / Vader, I'm 44 and do too, everyone in the middle may too, most people have heard of him, and if you like Lego.... its seems a perfect match. Give us ALL a choice, rather than the 1000% mark up on Ebay. And as people say having to apply for some kind of card to get one is shocking. Whats next 2020 Technic sets are only available in Target stores if you have a $1000 owing on your credit card.

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By in Netherlands,

So... does this mean there is no chance of getting it in Europe except if you can afford the (probably ridiculous) price on the second hand market?

I'd planned to purchase all 20th anniversary sets, but I guess I can give up on that now. I'm getting tired of all those exclusives.

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By in United Kingdom,

Why are lego only making these sets available in the usa? They are creating resellers market. Next lepin and similar will be selling these worldwide.

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By in Germany,

So after the flop that was 40 years of Technic, we have an utterly "Meh" Stars anniversary so far. A completely unremarkable set that is exclusive, too. Way to go.

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By in New Zealand,

^ C’mon, 40 years of Technic wasn’t that bad...we did get a printed piece, right?

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By in United Kingdom,

As I live in the UK I was initially disappointed, but then realised I'm going to be in Chicago with work when the show is on! But that excitement didn't last long - it looks like the show is sold out all days except the Monday, when I won't be there any more...

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By in United Kingdom,

exclusive BrickHeadz. exclusive BRICKTOBER. exclusive Chinese New Year. exclusive Target sets
exclusive Darth Vader Bust.

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By in United Kingdom,

Another "Target Exclusive". Right. Thanks LEGO. It's a small mercy that it's crap.

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By in United Kingdom,

lol

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By in United States,

Only with a Redcard? Nope. I'm done shopping at Target.

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By in United Kingdom,

I really think lego should start dropping "building toy" from the front of some sets. False advertising really.
A toy is defined as an object for a child to play with.
This is just a $50 collector / scalpers piece.

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By in United States,

Darth Vader BUST is right! looks terrible, helmet is way too blocky and the eyes are not even close

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By in United States,

Not sure why people are getting mad at Target over a simple Lego set that most people don't even like and wouldn't buy anyways...

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By in Canada,

So, as there is no more Target in Canada it will not be available here. Thanks lego!

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By in United States,

The nose and eyes seem a little odd, but other than that it looks great! Much better than the Maul one from way back in the day (and, dare I say it, the Yoda one.) I haven't gotten much LEGO Star Wars in a while, but I might make an exception for something like this (assuming it isn't $50 like everyone is saying it'll be!)

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By in United Kingdom,

I don't see the point in designing a product and then limiting its availability, it only helps scalpers on the secondary market. As I can't get to US conventions and target doesn't exist in UK that's a large volume of customers to whom this is unavailable except on secondary market at a huge mark up.

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By in United States,

@andyh1984, while most of us probably don't like exclusives, it's something easy for Lego to do. They don't have to make a large number of sets, and it's a good way for them to get publicity. Plus, being an exclusive, they're able to charge a little more than normal. The mere idea that something is exclusive helps drive sales, even if the object isn't that great. It does lend itself to scalpers and inflated prices on the secondary market, but that doesn't hurt Lego financially, since they've already gotten the money they're asking for.

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By in United States,

monkyby87 is 100% right. But forgot that if LEGO knows a set will be scalped that would make them increase the price of other sets. Just look at the corner garage modular being $20 more than it should be. They know in 5 years it will be $300 anyways.

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice! Another set we Europeans can never get!!!

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By in United States,

Do you not notice that everyone the is a higher priced set is a Disney one? They are probably laying off the extra cost of doing business with them.

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By in United Kingdom,

Thats really nice. What are the chances it will be available on this side of the pond?

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By in Singapore,

I like it. Quite fitting for the 20th... Not for my collection, however, but a nice display piece for many, I presume. Wish all of the ComicCon and Celebration sets would also be more widely available... HINT: Death Star Dention Block, Falcon Cockpit, etc...

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By in United States,

Not interested. It's a mediocre set among hundreds of better SW sets.

Easily forgettable.

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By in United Kingdom,

Great I love it but why does have to be exclusive to US market?!? Make it so that everyone can buy it

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By in United States,

Wow, seems like a blatant rip-off of MOC artist Tyler Clites (Build Better Bricks)

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By in United States,

Surprised about the eyes...they really don’t look good. I’m not at all shocked at pricing. Lego is starting to take the fun outta this.

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By in United States,

I don’t think it looks TOO bad, and I will most likely pick it up some point.... praying this isn’t exclusive to red card holders....

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By in United States,

This seems like a bust...

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By in United States,

Weird thing to devote a whole article to, but you do you.

I think that it’ll look better in person than it does in the photos. It seems to me like the photographer was trying really hard to get the black to read well; I think that models mostly made from black pieces are hard to get good images of. The real life version might be quite appealing.

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