LEGO Star Wars Species

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LEGO has produced more than 1000 Star Wars minifigures since 1999, encompassing a broad range of different alien species. Participants in our LEGO Star Wars Trivia Challenge might recall how many have been produced and now we have prepared a comprehensive list.

Our list provides the year that sentient species was introduced and a representative character for each species. Several have appeared on multiple occasions, in which case we have chosen the earliest or most prominent example.

  • Human - 1999 - Luke Skywalker
  • Zabrak - 1999 - Darth Maul
  • Gungan - 1999 - Jar Jar Binks
  • Dug - 1999 - Sebulba
  • Xexto - 1999 - Gasgano
  • Wookiee - 2000 - Chewbacca
  • Glymphid - 2000 - Aldar Beedo
  • Toydarian - 2001 - Watto
  • Yoda's Species - 2002 - Yoda
  • Tusken Raider - 2002 - Tusken Raider
  • Clawdite - 2002 - Zam Wesell
  • Ewok - 2002 - Wicket W. Warrick
  • Twi'lek - 2003 - Bib Fortuna
  • Gamorrean - 2003 - Gamorrean Guard
  • Geonosian - 2003 - Geonosian Warrior
  • Hutt - 2003 - Jabba the Hutt
  • Rodian - 2004 - Greedo
  • Kaleesh - 2005 - General Grievous
  • Mirialan - 2005 - Luminara Unduli
  • Jawa - 2005 - Jawa
  • Sullustan - 2006 - Ten Numb
  • Nautolan - 2007 - Kit Fisto
  • Togruta - 2008 - Ahsoka Tano
  • Kel Dor - 2008 - Plo Koon
  • Dianoga - 2008 - Dianoga
  • Weequay - 2009 - Hondo Ohnaka
  • Mon Calamari - 2009 - Admiral Ackbar
  • Neimodian - 2009 - Nute Gunray
  • Talz - 2010 - Thi-Sen
  • Trandoshan - 2010 - Bossk
  • Duros - 2010 - Cad Bane
  • Kyuzo - 2011 - Embo
  • Palliduvan - 2011 - Aurra Sing
  • Iktotchi - 2011 - Saesee Tiin
  • Cerean - 2011 - Ki-Adi-Mundi
  • Kiffar - 2011 - Quinlan Vos
  • Klatooinian - 2012 - Kithaba
  • Lannik - 2012 - Even Piell
  • Besalisk - 2013 - Pong Krell
  • Umbaran - 2013 - Umbaran Soldier
  • Tholothian - 2013 - Stass Allie
  • Vurk - 2013 - Coleman Trebor
  • Gran - 2013 - Ree-Yees
  • Ortolan - 2013 - Max Rebo
  • Nikto - 2013 - Nikto Guard
  • Ithorian - 2014 - Ithorian Jedi Master
  • Bith - 2014 - Bith Musician
  • Lasat - 2014 - Garazeb Orrelios
  • Pau'an - 2015 - The Grand Inquisitor
  • Shozer - 2015 - Goss Toowers
  • Ugnaught - 2016 - Ugnaught
  • Maz Kanata's Species - 2016 - Maz Kanata
  • Crolute - 2016 - Unkar Plutt
  • Teedo - 2016 - Teedo
  • Iakaru - 2016 - Bistan
  • Drabatan - 2016 - Pao
  • Fifth Brother's Species - 2016 - The Fifth Brother
  • Chiss - 2017 - Grand Admiral Thrawn
  • Gigoran - 2017 - Moroff
  • Snoke's Species - 2017 - Supreme Leader Snoke
  • Grindalid - 2018 - Moloch
  • Pyke - 2018 - Quay Tolsite
  • Ardennian - 2018 - Rio Durant
  • Hylobon - 2018 - Dryden's Enforcer
  • Gand - 2019 - Zuckuss

We have only included alien species which are confirmed to be sentient, according to the definition provided within the Star Wars universe. Animals such as the Rancor or Tauntaun are therefore excluded while the Dianoga is included as they are considered sentient in the modern canon.


What is your favourite alien species from Star Wars? Let us know in the comments.

53 comments on this article

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By in Denmark,

Gungan. What else?

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By in United States,

Teedo is also the name of the species?
Talk about a dog named Dog.

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By in United States,

What a lovely long list of gibberish :)

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By in Netherlands,

Moroff is listed twice, erroneously as Grindalid when that should be something from Solo: A Star Wars Flop

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By in Netherlands,

My favorites are Togruta (Ahsoka Tano) and
Kel Dor (Plo Koon). A unique mould is a requirement for a good representation of a species in my opinion.

I'm hoping for a specialized mould for a Sullustan species to be released in the future.

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By in United States,

Thanks for this! Pretty cool to see how many there have been.
One note: you have Moroff listed twice under two different species names: Gigoran and Grindalid. I'm guessing you meant Moloch for the Grindalid.

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By in United States,

@Trigger_ agreed

I don't think I ever really stopped to appreciate just how many aliens LEGO Star Wars has given us, probably 'cause most species start and stop at one member.

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By in United States,

Great timing! I just started this collection. Thanks!

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By in United States,

We are certainly lucky to have all of these, thanks for compiling the list! Sure wish we had a Quarren mold for Tessek though

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By in United States,

Thrawn!!!! The only minifigure I have ever gone out of my way to get! Best star wars character ever!! Fingers crossed he's in episode 9...

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By in United States,

So what about the Kowakian-Monkey Lizard? They're half sentient. I'm pretty sure that's confirmed in canon, maybe that's still Legends. https://brickset.com/sets/9516-1/Jabba-s-Palace

Also, do we count a difference between the male and female Twi'leks? The only reason is because of the way they differ when you want to have a minifigure because of the ears and foreheads. https://brickset.com/sets/8098-1/Clone-Turbo-Tank

Oh, and we did get Umbarans with the Umbaran MHC. https://brickset.com/sets/75013-1/Umbaran-MHC

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By in United Kingdom,

@Golem25 and @TeaWeevil - Thanks. That has been corrected.

@MCLegoboy - Kowokian Monkey-Lizards are non-sentient and semi-sentient creatures, including the Rancor, are not included. I have not separated male and female characters, although some differ quite considerably as you mention.

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By in United States,

Not at all a correction, more a point of discussion.
Although I think Maul was a Zabrak, but I read something about the males taken to Dathomir being referred to as Dathomirian because the Night Sisters changed them. Maybe that’s what made their skin change colors. Can’t remember.

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By in United States,

Can we get more Ithorians please!? I need an army to make an ithorian compound moc from kotor 2!

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By in United Kingdom,

@nashikens and @MCLegoboy - I did consider separating Iridonian and Dathomirian Zabraks but they are both subspecies of Zabrak and including subspecies has the potential to confuse matters. Thank you for the suggestion though.

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By in United States,

Excellent article. The real question is how many more need to be made to get them all!

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By in France,

So at least one new species per year. Interesting!

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By in United Kingdom,

Just got to be the Ewok.

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By in United States,

@CapnRex101 But Asajj Ventress is Dathomirian, not a Zabrak, I was glad that he brought up Dathomir because I went looking and Dathomirian was missing from the list.

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By in United States,

*grumble* I can't dispute official canon.

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By in United States,

Awesome article!!

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By in United States,

Wow, did not realize there was no Neimoidian minifigure until as late as 2009. I would certainly like to see an Aqualish minifigure though.

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By in Poland,

Wait, I thought Snoke was human, A mutilated, disfigured, but human...

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By in United States,

Based on the fact that we don't know what the name of Yoda's species is, I'd like to pose that maybe he was the one that was influenced by the midi-chlorians. ;)

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By in United States,

Star Wars really does have - hands down - the best range of aliens in any sci-fi fandom. All so diverse and recognizable, and yet they all have that Star Wars feel to them.

Also, @Pekingduckman W H A T T H E H E L L I S T H A T ?

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By in Greece,

That's why I love brickset. Because you guys can and do post such articles that enhance our overall LEGO involvement (regarding SW in this occasion).
And by reading this article, I am in the verge of abandon my promise (to obviously myself and my wallet) to refrain from buying licensed sets and start collecting all those separate species... Ghaaaaa!

P.S: IS it possible for one of our esteemed readers to create a brickset list with all the above characters?

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By in United Kingdom,

I don't know about in star wars but in the real world classification, dog cats etc are all sentient but humans are sapient.

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By in Canada,

*cries in beast mode*
Salacious Crumb, dewback, Wampa, Tauntaun, and other species of space animal

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By in United States,

Trandoshan! Bossk rules! A lizard in a yellow flight suit- too cool!

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By in United States,

So how did Quinlan Vos end up being Kiffar instead of Human? (In Canon, I mean)

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By in Denmark,

Count: 65

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By in United Kingdom,

Interesting list, but most of these probably weren't even referred to by name in the movies, never mind species. When did it become necessary to give every minor background character their own back story? Seems a very "Star Wars" thing too, I can't think of any other series/franchise that does this. I guess a lot of it stems from the extended universe stuff like games/comics etc.

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By in United States,

Thanks for this wonderful list. I keep planning on one day making a proper Cantina MOC to fill full w/my collection of colorful aliens! A proper hive of scum and villainy it will be :)

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By in United States,

Angry/Sick Clones: Clones and StormTroopers. Awesome lists.

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By in Brazil,

Great list, loved It! Just to add something, you may also include B'Omarr Monks since they're sentient beings (not sure if they're classified as a race though).

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By in United Kingdom,

Wookiees all the way. So iconic, from the first cute looking Chewie and the generic Wookiee Warrior to the more recent, really scary looking ones. Pong Krell and now Rio Durrant are awesome figures as well, real triumphs in design. Love Kit Fisto too because the head mold is so different and again, a truly great representation.

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By in United Kingdom,

Do we really not know what species Yoda is? I never looked it up in detail but it’s quite interesting if we don’t know for certain. Snoke perhaps wasn’t revealed as a species in case it’s referenced in Episode IX.

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By in United States,

@The Rancor

Yoda's species has never been confirmed.

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By in Australia,

Great article! Gran and Ithorian are cool species and the minifigs are amazing!

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By in Netherlands,

My favorite species is Human. Or is that rasist to say. ;) Okay I like the Ewoks as well.

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By in Germany,

As much as I love Star Wars as well as Star Trek, every time I read lists of species names in those franchises, I start to question my sanity for being interested in such nerdfests. Then again, I like The Big Bang Theory too. Talk about self-reflection ;-)

And my favorite species? Mog of course. Oh wait, wrong movie...

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By in United Kingdom,

@The Rancor & @ewokswithbricks: I think that's actually true in-canon as well. It's not just that we, the fans don't know, no characters know either. Except Yoda, and presumably Yaddle. Whatever that was about.

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By in United Kingdom,

Just a thought: wasn't the first Asajj Ventress minifigure made before the retcon that said she was Dathomiri? So teeeeeechnically wouldn't her first minifigure still count as a Rattataki?

...or is that just wishful thinking on my part? xD

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By in United States,

Forgot the George Lucas species.

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By in United States,

Wait, Snoke isn't just a scarred human?!

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By in United States,

Oh my goodness, the lore nerds strike! I am one, so I don't mean any disrespect. Great article and list, I had no idea there were so many species represented in Lego form.

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By in United Kingdom,

The novelisation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and many other materials have confirmed that Supreme Leader Snoke belongs to an unknown alien species.

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By in United States,

Interesting list. I’d love to see another one of these, but listing various droids, such as the astromechs, protocol droids, battle droids, and super battle droids.

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By in Norway,

Unfortunately I have to agree with Iwybs here, this is pretty much a long list of gibberish. Why isn't it illustrated with pics of the figures (or at the very least having links to the minifig page), so even us filthy casuals also would have an idea what is what? Maybe you should follow it up with a series of articles, with pictures, a short description and maybe links to the corresponding Wookiepedia articles?

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