What is your favourite May the Fourth item?

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LEGO has produced new promotional items in celebration of May the Fourth every year since 2011, encompassing exclusive minifigures and miniature models. Frequent debate surrounds what might be released next.

May the Fourth has passed for 2019 and yielded another exclusive set. Now therefore seems like an appropriate opportunity to ask Brickset readers the following question: What is your favourite May the Fourth promotional item? Cast your vote after the break...

This poll includes the nine minifigures and sets which have been produced for May the Fourth since 2011 and have been available with qualifying purchases at shop.LEGO.com. Items that were only available by invitation, such as 6176782 Escape the Space Slug, are excluded.

What is your favourite May the Fourth promotional item?

2856197 Shadow ARF Trooper
5000063 TC-14
5001621 Han Solo (Hoth)
5002123 Darth Revan
5002947 Admiral Yularen
30602 First Order Stormtrooper
30611 R2-D2
40288 BB-8
40333 Battle of Hoth - 20th Anniversary Edition


Which promotional item did you vote for? Let us know in the comments.

67 comments on this article

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By in Netherlands,

Darth Revan. Still a bit sore about that one being in my Dark Ages.

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By in United Kingdom,

Close run thing between a decent minifigure (TC-14) and a nice little set (R2-D2). Although the Hoth set is not bad at all, better than Hoth Han.

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By in Netherlands,

I'm suprised some people have the FO Stormie as their favorite

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By in Finland,

Shadow ARF trooper because it's something unique we wouldn't get in a normal set

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By in Portugal,

Is 40333 Battle of Hoth - 20th Anniversary Edition that good or is the current result because of the recency effect?

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By in United States,

Darth Revan. One of the rare Expanded Universe figures.

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By in United Kingdom,

The midi-scale BB-8 has a special place in my heart; it's just big enough to capture the character where the tiny minifig-scale version doesn't quite.

And I do like a build over just a figure!

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By in United Kingdom,

Torn between a fig and a build. I wanted Hoth Han when it came out and TC-14 and Yularen are good figs but I I picked up BB-8 at the Lego store for a few quid last year and it was definitely worth it. Very nice little build.

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By in United Kingdom,

I like them all, but I'd have to say R2-D2 probably my favourite.

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By in Germany,

I love chrome pieces, so TC-14 is my favorite (before the poll I didn't even know this figure existed).
Also love the R2-D2 and BB8 sets, perhaps because those two are the only ones I actually own from that list. The latest set, while nice, just doesn't interest me all that much, so I didn't spend way too much money over the May the Fourth weekend just to get one, unlike in the previous two years.

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By in France,

Revan like most people. Also, I'm pretty sure the results wouldn't be the same if 40333 didn't just release. Of course I'd put it in the three first places, but it's not as good as Revan or TC-14.

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By in Australia,

A little off-topic perhaps, but the May The Fourth promotion in the Australia Lego Store was essentially worthless, at least to me.

All of the 20th Anniversary models had “out of stock” status in the Store from 3rd to 6th May, and so were not able to even be back-ordered. (I have not bothered to check their status, subsequently.)

I would have hoped Lego would serve its Australia and New Zealand customers a little better, by anticipating that some of us may have wanted to take advantage of this Star Wars promotion: but, apparently not.

Disappointing.

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By in United Kingdom,

TC-14. Didn't even have to think about it. I was so excited about that little guy becoming available. Still waiting for an updated chrome 3PO.

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By in Belgium,

What about the 30408 Friends Tulips polybag ???

At least that is what I got, since May 4th morning the Hoth micro builds were already out of stock over here...

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By in United States,

I'll always take a build over a minifig, even with some of the minifigs represented here being desirable for various reasons. 20th Anniversary Hoth, as a 195-piece build that will look good on display, wins easily.

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By in United States,

Well, I like Darth Raven because he's pretty valuable right now. But I really like TC-14. He's such an amazing figure that I always wished I had. So, he overrules all the other options.

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By in United States,

I'm hesitant to select a minifigure as a favorite because often they are Troopers that we all want a squad of. A unique figure or a small build are fantastic, especially when combined like the recent Avengers Tower with Tony. I picked the Hoth Battle scene because it's a nice little unique micro build, more fun than a simple figure.

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By in United States,

why does anyone like the hoth set? they've been spamming hoth for so long i almost didn't pick it up

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By in United States,

Of course, Darth Revan would be the top result. I'm surprised The Battle of Hoth is second.

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By in Latvia,

Not surprised about the Stormtrooper and the droids you're not looking for

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By in United States,

My favorite was the battle of hoth. Great sleek looking microbuild that I would like to see more of. Kinda want more diorama type things.

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By in United Kingdom,

Darth Revan. Pretty much top of my list for figures I'd love to see them make redo. Lego would make an absolute fortune if they ever made a set featuring him again.

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By in United States,

The Shadow ARF trooper is my favorite. I don't have it, but it looks so awesome.

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By in United Kingdom,

Is Darth Revan winning just because he (or she) is valuable? I don't even know who he (or she) is.

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By in Canada,

Hoth set is very nice, in fact, nicer than expected, so well done Lego!!!

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By in United States,

I don’t know how those ugly droid builds are so popular...

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By in United States,

TC-14, without question. Such a great minifig!

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By in United States,

Personally I prefer exclusive minifigures that would not be included in your typical set. Would love to see Lego put Boss Nass or Taun We into one of these. Also I think the mini builds should be left to the little $3.99 polybags that can be found at any retail store. BB-8 and R2 gave me zero motivation to make a purchase the last two years.

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By in United States,

I actually prefer promotional sets over minifigures, but my favorite of the options above was probably Admiral Yularen.

I would love to get my hands on a Darth Revan though.

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By in United States,

Tough tie between R2, BB-8, and the 20th Anniversary Hoth set. Ended up going with R2. I hope next year we get a version of the new Droid appearing in Rise of Skywalker similar to the other droids for the promotion.

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By in United Kingdom,

R2-D2!!!!!!!!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

Not sure what to pick to be honest. I don’t have any.
On a side note, I just wish TLG would make the qualifying purchase threshold a bit lower. These things are beyond the reach of most kids and seem to be aimed at afol, afos (is that an acronym) and scalpers.

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By in United States,

TC-14. I love protocol droids and have a ton of nostalgia for it from the games.

I'm surprised anyone has Hoth Han or the Stormtrooper as their favorite. The Stormtrooper wasn't unique and an incredibly similar Han came in other sets.

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By in Netherlands,

R2-D2, because R2 rules all.

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By in Ireland,

I gave my sealed Darth Revan polybag to my nephew just after I got it. D'oh!

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By in United Kingdom,

I am amazed how much people are asking for these on Ebay but there we go, I struggle to justify a Lego.com purchase if all you get is 4-7pcs in an exclusive figure. Id much rather have 70-200 pieces in a display piece. I did however buy some of these on Bricklink etc much later when I was getting other bits and bobs and they were reasonable. Sadly Lego.com vs amazon etc means its sometimes cheaper to pay amazon + some bloke from Ebay than Lego.com to get the same things.... faster.

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By in United States,

I was really torn between Darth Revan and TC-14, both being excellent exclusives. Darth Revan is a character I didn't expect LEGO to make, and don't expect a remake of. TC-14 won my vote though, simply due to super sweet shininess. He's my only "chrome" fig (except the red chrome Minifigure keychain). He's also got some detailed printing and just stands out among his droid counterparts. I've skipped out on the May the 4th promo's these last couple years though, nothing struck me as "must have." Of course w/TLG producing so many other great sets in so many other themes, it makes collecting SW sets even tougher. My LEGO budget has already stretched beyond any reasonable breaking point, but yet they still come up w/crazy new stuff (like an official Stranger Things set! What!?).

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By in United States,

I went with Revan, he’s a great looking minifig & cool character(as I learned thanks to this minifig). I was a bit torn between Shadow ARF & TC-14 though. Went with Revan because he’s the more original of the bunch.

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By in United Kingdom,

What about the 30383 Naboo Starfighter? Or does that not count because it was running alongside the Battle of Hoth set?
Has to be Battle of Hoth for me by a mile. Hope we get more mini dioramas in the future... At least one for each of the main saga films!

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By in United States,

UCS B-Wing, 50% off. Oh, or did you mean this year? This year, eh...

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By in Netherlands,

Well if the rumours about the next trilogy of Star Wars films are correct, I think we will all be very familiar with Darth Revan soon.

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By in United States,

Great to get some exclusive figs but I'm a sucker for dioramas so Battle of Hoth is my fav so far.
Reminded me of the great Rod Gillies mini dioramas he does.
Darth Revan and TC-14 are a close second and third.

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By in United Kingdom,

I’ll never understand why so many soil their panties due to Darth Revan - it’s such a dull minifig

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By in United States,

I'm pretty sure a good lot of people will vote for Revan.

I chose Admiral Yularen because, other than a Death Star related set, he's a figure we otherwise would never have gotten. Somewhat obscure, but if you're a die-hard LEGO Star Wars fan you'll put down a little extra to get him.

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By in United States,

As a fan of exclusive minifigs, and especially the ones with the stands, I was disappointed Lego decided not to go that route this year. Keeping my fingers crossed for Christmas.

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By in United States,

Darth Revan, he was so clos to be in an episode of the Clone Wars!!!!!

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By in United States,

Shadow ARF Trooper – I was torn when I first got it, knowing that it's "value" was greatly larger in the unopened polybag, but it was so cool looking that I had to open it up. It is now proudly front and center in my minifigure display case.

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By in United States,

They all are neat but I choose the Hoth Battle as it is also a neat build and the packaging depicts it as a Twentieth Anniversary issue.

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By in Germany,

I am amazed about the popularity of Darth Revan. The figure doesn't look particularly special to me, and I haven't got the slightest clue who he is supposed to be anyway. Was he in any of the films?
And while we're at it, what is a Shadow ARF Trooper? In which film did he appear?

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By in United States,

@AustinPowers
I believe Darth Revan is considered the first Sith Lord?
He was popular in the video game Knights of the Old Republic.
Shadow ARF Troopers are elite, highly trained stormtrooper/Advanced Recon Force with stealth armor. They're from the Star Wars Battlefront game.

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By in United Kingdom,

For all of the above who don't know who Darth Revan is / was, basically he was a Jedi and a Sith who primarily stared as the player characters in the Bioware video games Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. He appears about 4000 years before the time period of the Star Wars films and was a Jedi who went to fight in the Mandolorian Wars and was courrupted to the Dark Side, but later then was brainwashed by the Jedi back into being one of them. Esentially both Jedi and Sith hold him in high reguard. He was going to appear in the Clone Wars TV series, but Lucas cut him last minute.

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By in United States,

It was a toss up for me between Darth Revan and Admiral Yularen since i have both but I like Revan better :)

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By in Canada,

Darth Revan. Because -duh- he's DARTH REVAN!
Old Republic figures are the bestest.

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By in United States,

Not much love for Admiral Yularen.

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By in Netherlands,

I picked Darth Revan because I like the minifigure and it made a lot of sense to have been released as a GWP.

The brick-build droids and the micro-diorama like the most recent Battle of Hoth make more sense for a GWP for May the 4th in my opinion even though I really like the exclusive minifigures. It has more pieces than a minifigure (obviously) so it feels a bit more special for the occasion.

I think it would be better to release an exclusive minifigure as GWP for other events. Stopping with making exclusive minifigures would make it impossible for fans to obtain more obscure but beloved characters and making an entire set just for the opportunity to make a new minifigure character would be insensible especially if the character is less known to the bigger audience like Revan.

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By in United States,

Revan is by far the best. Both the KOTOR games are masterpieces of storytelling, arguably better than the prequels and sequels.

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By in Australia,

Admiral Yularen. It’s the only one I have.

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By in Norway,

I too voted for Yularen, partly cause it's the only one I have, and partly cause it's just a nice figure. The TC-14 is nice too, but I'll guess I'd just think of it as "chrome C-3PO". R2-D2, BB-8 and particularly Hoth are nice for being actual builds - I think Lego focuses way too much on desirable minfigs over good models these days, particularly for licensed themes.

But this Darth's so Revan character? Not having the flakiest idea who he is and why he's so popular - making him fit squarely into the "I'm getting too old for this shit" category. Upon checking Wookieepedia it at least seems like he has appeared in a few comic books (and not just being part of some MMO nonsense), unfortunately comic books are no longer sold around here - while Scandinavia traditionally had a great comic book market (selling both US and French/Belgian comics in regular grocery stores), a series of publisher acquisitions has led to the same bad situation as in the US, with comics mostly being limited to capeshit in specialty stores.

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By in United States,

Shadow ARF

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By in United States,

Not recency effect- builds are better than minifigs. They are uniquely what make Lego.. Lego. 200 pieces covering an iconic scene? For free? Win.

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By in United States,

I think Battle of Hoth is the most appropriate choice, and it's the format I'd hope future promotional sets would follow. It's a very unique build but since they're available in other scales you're missing a build and a set more than scene/vehicle/character.

All that said, I am grateful the exclusive minifigs brought us some characters we might not have seen otherwise - I always wish I'd picked up a TC-14 minifigure and Admiral Yularen is one of my favorite polybag minifigs and those had more personal interest to me than a mini Hoth, but I also feel like TC might've been well fit into a new TPM set.

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By in Germany,

@legoDad42 and @GrizBe: thanks for the heads-up.
You know it's funny, I played KotOR for hours on end back in the day, just like the Jedi Knight series of games before that, yet now I can hardly remember any details. Call it old age ;-)

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By in United Kingdom,

Revan has to win, because a) (s)he's an objectively cool-looking character, b) (s)he's got deep personal meaning to anyone who played (and remembers!) KOTOR and c) (s)he was released after Disney reset the canon, so it was a real surprise and a treat for those of us who fondly remember (some elements of) the old EU. God I'd love an Ebon Hawk or a Moldy Crow.

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By in Netherlands,

This year's Hoth set. Give me a cool diorama mini-build over a non-alien minifig any day.

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By in Singapore,

Great Poll!!!

I voted for 5002123 Darth Revan because he's a rare mini figure that it unlikely to appear in a set until say 2022, 2024 or 2026... LOL.

While I don't mind 40333 Battle of Hoth - 20th Anniversary Edition, I am TOTALLY OPPOSED to it, because it DOES NOT contain a minifigure. This was an excellent opportunity for us to have received a 7th, collectable, classic mini with a yellow head, with printed back and base to correspond with the 6 x 20th Anniversary sets. A missed opportunity!

While I feel that May The Fourth promos should be rare / exclusive minifigures, I do like 30611 R2-D2 & 40288 BB-8. Though not in scale to the (canceled) Buildable Figures, they are a great compliment. I would have liked to see a C-3PO, to conclude the series this past May 4th...

While on the subject of Premium with Purchase exclusives, look at the awesome 4 packs that came out in 2018 / 2019 for Harry Potter, Jurassic World, Marvel and Ninjago. IMO, I'd have like to see those who purchased the UCS Falcon or a high spend threshold, receive a pack of the SW figures we didn't get... This could have been a range from either A New Hope or Return of The Jedi...as the set, itself, featured The Empire Strikes Back and The Force Awakens. Imagine if they had multiple packs? There are so many booster or upgrade kits LEGO could offer as up-sells...

Again...I've complained about this before, I don't get the thinking of the person who manages the SW IP. I do a lot of work in IP and I just see so many lost opportunities.

Back on track! Give me more exclusive mini figures!!!

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By in United States,

Now that I got 40333 Battle of Hoth, I'm even more certain it's the best of the lot. At retail, this set would probably be $15.99 to $19.99, so it's great value to get it for free (of course, with purchase), much more so than a minifig*. And it's a fun, clever little build in nice packaging. It has more in common with an Architecture set than a polybag.

Sure, it would have been nice if it included a minifig, but it would also be nice to get the Millennium Falcon for free. How much can you really expect for free?

* I suppose if you are thinking about the secondary market value of an exclusive minifig, they could be more valuable. But I enjoy LEGO for building and collecting, not as an investment, so aftermarket value is of no consequence to me.

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By in Germany,

I prefer the minifigures, and the Hoth Han was the first correctly colored Hoth Han, it's still the only one to get with the scarf print, which I really like. Hoth Han.

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