LEGO Star Wars books usually contain exclusive minifigures and the latest edition of the LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary features one such character. This version of Finn sports an unusual bacta suit, corresponding with his appearance at the beginning of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Choosing to produce this minifigure during the twentieth anniversary of LEGO Star Wars seems odd in my opinion. However, he is quite unlikely to appear in a standard set so I am delighted to add another unique minifigure to my collection.
After being defeated in a lightsaber duel against Kylo Ren, Finn wakes up wearing a bacta suit during Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This minifigure therefore looks slightly strange, wearing a white medical suit which leaves several sections of his torso and legs visible. I am impressed with this effect and like the tubes that connect different areas of the bacta suit as this closely resembles his onscreen attire.
Printed arms would have been welcome but the new head is excellent, especially since this is the first reddish brown head to include a sleeping face. I appreciate the worried expression on the reverse too as this accurately captures the character's emotions upon waking up at the beginning of the film. This textured hair piece is similarly impressive when compared with the source material.
Numerous important characters remain absent from the LEGO Star Wars range and Finn wearing his bacta suit is not the minifigure that I would have chosen for the book. Nevertheless, I am pleased with this rendition of the Resistance hero as the bacta suit is intricately detailed and the unique head could prove useful beyond the Star Wars range.
Furthermore, the latest edition of the LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary is very enjoyable. It contains plenty of interesting information about the Star Wars theme and encompasses almost every set which has been produced during the last two decades. I would therefore recommend this book to LEGO Star Wars fans, particularly following a discount.
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