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April 2020 saw the release of the first wave of the LEGO Star Wars Helmets series which included a TIE Fighter Pilot, Stormtrooper, and Boba Fett. The second wave was released one year later on April 26th. The second wave included Darth Vader and a Scout Trooper. The helmet series is a unique way for builders to collect some of the more memorable helmets from the Star Wars Universe. I recently rounded off my collection and decided to rank all of the helmets 1-5 based on the following criteria: ease and enjoyability of the build, price, and aesthetics.
The Stormtrooper is one of the most recognizable helmets in all of Star Wars but as far as a LEGO build it fell a little flat. The build was more on the difficult side as far as getting pieces to fit where they were supposed to without causing damage to other parts of the build.
The eyepieces and the round bits on the bottom of the helmet were the biggest issues. As I was assembling the face of the helmet the black eyepieces repeatably fell off. There is very little room for those pieces as is and trying to build around them is nearly impossible. Those two pieces must have popped off at least 5 times during the course of the build.
Once I finally got them secured on the bottom round pieces became my archrival. The bottom round pieces end up going on at a slight angle. It took a few times for them to go on properly. These two factors along with the majority of the pieces being white made the build difficult and not entirely enjoyable.
The Stormtrooper helmet (set number 75276) retails for $59.99. The total piece count for this set is 647 which comes out to about .09 per piece. The price point for this set isn’t bad for what you get. For me it comes down to two things do I want all of the helmets? or do I really like Stormtroopers? If you can answer yes to at least one of those questions then this set is for you.
All of the LEGO Star Wars Helmets are great display pieces. On the back of the box, there is a screenshot from one of the Star Wars movies and a picture of the finished LEGO helmet. So as far as screen accuracy the LEGO helmet checks a lot of the boxes so aesthetically this set is spot on. As a display piece, this set is great.
4. Scout Trooper
Scout Troopers are just a type of Stormtrooper so honestly, the white helmet even though it is shaped differently could just be recognized by most people as just as Stormtrooper. The most iconic scene to feature these troopers is the speeder chase on Endor in Return of the Jedi.
The Scout Trooper Helmet was easy to build but I didn’t find it to be that enjoyable. Out of all of the helmets, I was least excited about the one. The build was straightforward forward and the instructions were easy to follow. I didn’t run into any major build issues with this one like with the Stormtrooper helmet. The majority of the pieces are white. The most enjoyable part of the build was the hood on the helmet. I was really happy with the final result.
The Scout Trooper helmet (set number 75305) retails for $49.99. The total piece count for this set is 471 which comes out to about .10 per piece. The price point for this set isn’t bad for what you get. For me it comes down to two things just like with the Stormtrooper helmet do I want all of the helmets? or do I really like Scout Troopers or Return of the Jedi? If you can answer yes to at least one of those questions then this set is for you. For me, I want all of the helmets. I’m not a huge Scout Trooper fan. I personally get confused between the different types of Stormtroopers.
This helmet is a great display piece just like the other LEGO Star Wars helmets. If you are a big fan of the original trilogy especially Return of the Jedi then this set is definitely a must-have. The screenshot on the back of the box matches the build almost exactly. If you are a fan of Return of the Jedi especially the speeder chase scene then this set is perfect for you.
3. TIE Fighter Pilot
The TIE Fighter Pilot helmet is highly recognizable. These faceless characters in the movies have one of the most unique helmets. The long black tubes the come out of the bottom of the helmet and resemble the breathing mask of fighter pilots really add to the helmet’s look.
The TIE Fighter Pilot helmet with a challenging build. This was the first helmet I built from the series. Maybe that’s part of the reason that I found it to be harder. I enjoyed building this helmet very much. I remember feeling a sense of accomplishment when I was done.
I made some mistakes on this one. Somehow a piece came loose and it bangs around the inside when I move the helmet. The only way to fix it would be to take the entire thing apart and figure out where the piece goes by flipping through the instruction manual.
The TIE Fighter Pilot helmet (set number 75274) retails for $59.99. The total piece count for this set is 724 which comes out to about .08 per piece. The price point for this set isn’t bad for what you get. The TIE Fighter Pilot is a very memorable helmet style. This one is more unique than the Stormtrooper but not as recognizable. In my opinion, if you are a fan of The Empire this helmet is a must-have.
This helmet is a great display piece just like the other LEGO Star Wars helmets. If you are a big fan of The Empire then this set is definitely for you. The screenshot on the back of the box matches the build almost exactly. I highly recommend this set just based on looks alone.
2. Boba Fett
The Boba Fett helmet is certainly one of the most popular helmets in the Star Wars Universe. Boba Fett is the bounty hunter that everyone loves to hate. Now that Boba Fett was featured in the hit Disney+ series The Mandalorian and will soon have his own Disney+ series The Book of Boba Fett this iconic character is even more relevant.
The Boba Fett helmet was an easy build. It did have some repetition because of symmetry but overall it was a fun build. There is a lot of extra detail in this set and it was much appreciated while I was building it.
The Boba Fett helmet (set number 75277) retails for $59.99. The total piece count for this set is 625 which comes out to about .09 per piece. Honestly, this set is definitely worth the money. Boba Fett is a highly recognizable character and his helmet is a great addition to the LEGO Helmet Series. In my opinion, if you are a fan of Boba Fett, bounty hunters, or Star Wars in general I’d say this is a great display piece for your collection.
The Boba Fett helmet has incredible details. Everything from the colors chosen to the t-bar on the mask is spot on. The curves are well done as well. For an added bonus the antenna is moveable which was a nice added surprise. The accuracy of the screenshot on the back of the box is remarkable. Overall, this helmet is an excellent display piece whether you are a collector or just a fan.
1. Darth Vader
Darth Vader is my absolute favorite character but that is not why I chose this helmet as my top pick. The Darth Vader helmet just checks all of the boxes for me. It looks great, the build was pretty straightforward, and the accuracy is spot on.
The build for the Darth Vader helmet was pretty easy and enjoyable. Darth Vader is my favorite character so building his helmet was even more fun for me. I have the Celebration exclusive Darth Vader Bust so seeing the difference between those sets was interesting and definitely added to the build experience.
The Darth Vader helmet (set number 75304) retails for $69.99. The total piece count for this set is 834 which comes out to about .08 per piece. This helmet has the most pieces of all the LEGO helmets. The price point for this set is perfect for what you get for your money.
The Darth Vader Helmet is the most iconic and identifiable of all of the LEGO helmets. In my opinion, if you are a fan of Star Wars, the Empire, or Darth Vader this helmet is a must-have for your collection. If your budget is limited and you can only choose one helmet definitely pick this one up.
The Darth Vader LEGO Helmet aesthetically is spot on. The screenshot on the box from the movies and the end result of the build as almost identical. In my opinion, this helmet is the best looking and most screen accurate of all of the helmets.