#CollectionCorner – Lego Spring 2022 Reveals

It’s been a long time coming, but finally all of the Spring Lego sets have been revealed (in some way). This wave has a heavy focus on the buildable helmets but we’re getting a great looking scene build and a decent sized set to round it out.

First up, the first two helmet reveals, The Mandalorian helmet and Luke Skywalker’s Red 5 helmet.

Now, I’ve not held back about my thoughts on this series of builds. The first wave which had Boba Fett, Stormtrooper and TIE Fighter Pilot was a bit lacklustre for me and didn’t look great (well, in terms of the promotional pictures). The second wave which had Darth Vader and the Scout Trooper were a vast improvement and I can say that these two have improved the range once again.

The Mandalorian helmet is a great upgrade for the Boba Fett helmet, and despite it being pretty much grey all over, it has a great amount of detail, as I said in a recent podcast episode, as much as this one looks great, and as much as I love ‘The Mandalorian’ I think I’ll still skip this one because I don’t want to trigger the completionist in me.

Luke’s Red 5 Helmet looks stunning. The level of detail that’s included is just mind blowing.

Unfortunately though, the recently revealed ‘Dark Trooper’ helmet just doesn’t match up for the previous reveals for me. Something about it feels off, I think it looks too compacted, almost as if this is actually the one that was crushed by Luke on his way to the bridge.

First up for the play-sets is the ‘Dark Trooper Attack’ which is being billed as a Battle Pack but I’d class it more in line with the ‘Duel on…’ range of sets.

Coming with three Dark Trooper Mini-Figs and a brand new Luke Skywalker Mini-Fig, this set gives us a section of the now infamous hallway scene from ‘The Rescue’. It features a rotating elevator to emulate the rounded elevator door and a sliding feature to give the impression that Luke is Force Pushing one of his foes.

The detail of the corridor is well done and the play features are on point. The Dark Trooper Mini-Figs look great (and are the same as we got in ‘Moff Gideon’s Light Cruiser’).

At an RRP of £24.99 for 166 pieces and four Mini-Figs, is a bit pricey for what you get really, however, it’s a very nice looking set so I’ll probably overlook the price and dive right in for this one on release. One other note is the box art is great. I love the Lego Mando and Grogu on the front.

The final set from this wave (barring any surprises) is ‘Boba Fett’s Throne Room’. Well, I think this has been named wrong. It really should be ‘Bib Fortuna’s Throne Room’ given the scene that is being portrayed on the art, which comes straight out of the Post-Credits Scene from ‘The Rescue’

Essentially we are getting an updated version of the ‘Jabba’s Palace’ set from 2012 so it’s overdue a remake. The detail looks pretty good, and looks just like the location from ‘The Mandalorian’ and the Mini-Fig selection does a great job of setting that scene, with the exception of the red-headed lab-coat wearing Mini-Fig who is stood just behind Bib’s Throne. Who is that meant to be? Some of the listings are saying it’s Rystáll Sant, but I’m sure she wasn’t in that scene or in ‘The Book of Boba Fett’.

Other than Bib, Boba and Fennec and Rystáll, the rest of the Mini-Fig selection is a group of the usual suspects in the underworld, a Quarren, a Gamorrean and a Weequay.

It’s a pretty pricey set, around £99 for a 732 piece count. I would say that there’s a price increase across the board but the three helmets are all priced at £54.99 and their piece counts range from 584 to 693, so that rules a general price increase out. Maybe the “adult” sets get a different price structure to the all-ages range.

Overall, a pretty cheap March/April for me (well in theory), hopefully I’ll be able to snatch both of the play sets up before the August wave arrives… well, fingers crossed I can.

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