The Best and Worst LEGO Star Wars Minifigures
Hello everyone, it's Noel from TheCancrizans. You know, for some time now I've received a ton of requests to showcase my various Star Wars collections – whether it be action figures, building sets, novels and other bits and bobs. So after years of somewhat dodging the question, I've finally decided to show you all my assortment of LEGO Star Wars minifigures. However, rather than going through every single character because... (no explanation needed) I thought it would be a cool little idea to show you my awesome and not so awesome figures. Without any further ado, here are some of the best and worst Star Wars minifigures LEGO has to offer.
Awesome Figure #1
We kick off today’s video with a figure that somehow managed to top the First Order flametrooper, the shoretrooper from Rogue One, the Imperial snowtrooper, and also the Kashyyyk-esque scout trooper. Now, you can tell I’m a fiend for helmets - unique helmets. I just fall for them. They’re awesome. But what sets the Senate Commando apart is the blue - and maybe I’m being a bit biased here; blue is my favourite colour – and also the white markings. He just looks like a badass. He looks very ceremonial, and he’s someone that I just have to have at the very front of my display shelf.
Not so Awesome Figure #1
*Sigh* This figure legitimately gets me down. You can clearly tell when they were designing Count Dooku’s solar sailer, they had this one minifigure to complete. And what do you know; it was Friday night; it was 5 o’clock; everyone was wanting to go home; and they didn’t have a head. So what do they do?! They just stick a skeleton’s foot on it – and, I guess, no one will notice. Well, guess what? I noticed. But if the head wasn’t bad enough, the legs are also extremely wrong. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen Count Dooku’s pilot, but it doesn’t have those legs. This figure just doesn’t look like a Star Wars character. It just doesn’t look good, let’s be fair.
Awesome Figure #2
Now, this might surprise some of you – but when The Phantom Menace came out, I was only around four or five-years-old. Meaning, I actually enjoyed the film. And I remember two things sticking out: A – Darth Maul (who very nearly made today’s video), because look at him! He’s awesome. He has horns. Anyone with horns is cool in my book. But also droidekas. Now, because when you’re a kid you don’t have much money, you can’t get awesome sets until Christmas or whatever. Let’s be fair, if you do have money and you’re a kid, then is there something you’re doing on the side that we should maybe know about? Anyway, I made my very own droideka, and here it is! Now, hold your applause... I’m joking. This is awful. It’s like the Mega Blocks version, isn’t it? A better example: this is you, and this is the guy she tells you not to worry about. I mean, A for creativity. But the actual real deal droideka – what more is there to say? It can even roll about. It just looks like a badass.
Not so Awesome Figure #2
We finish off today’s little look at the best and worst [LEGO] Star Wars figures with a figure that somehow managed to defeat the First Order crewman. Without the helmet, this figure is fine. It looks good. It looks like a normal officer or whatever. But look at that helmet. Overkill comes to mind. Also… HOW DO YOU SEE! Do you have tinted glass panes? I don’t know… Anyway, that’s not our worry. What is our worry is this A-wing pilot. Now, there’s a reason why I’m showing you from the torso down… Because his face is horrifying! You can clearly tell this is kinda similar to the pilot droid I showed you earlier. They had budget cuts, maybe? I don’t know, but they gave us the classic 1980’s spaceman face. You know the face I’m on about. Well, you know the face I’m on about because you’re looking at that face. Fun fact: I showed my brother this figure yesterday - preparing for today’s video – and he legitimately thought this was from the 80’s. You should have seen his shock when I told him it was from the 2009 Home One Mon Calamari Cruiser set. Everything about the figure is cool, but the face just lets it down. And that’s why it makes the not so awesome list.
So there we have it; a brief glimpse into my LEGO Star Wars minifigure collection. But now I want to see from you. Yes, you heard right. Not too long ago I came across an online community and marketplace for serious collectors called Gemr. To be honest, I was blow away by how easy it was to categorize and definitively showcase my multiple collections, because – you know – collecting can get a bit messy. Not only that, Gemr have kindly offered to sponsor this very YouTube channel. So if you check out the link on-screen, which I'll also link in the description, and go through the sign up process, you can discover unique items, display your own collections, discuss all of your interests, and even buy and sell. What's more, you can follow me to check out my LEGO Star Wars minifigure collection in its entirety. The site and the iOS and Android app, which is actually my preferred mode of using the platform, are completely free to use. However, by using the link down below you will be helping out this channel. Once again, go crazy with your own collections and clubs, make sure to come and say hi, and thanks for watching!
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