Originally meant to release in in 2020 (!!), the development of the most ambitious LEGO Star Wars game yet have been plagued by all sort of issues, but we’re finally here, and long-suffering fans can finally boot it up on their console of choice and play.
I picked up my copy for the Nintendo Switch earlier today from my local EB Games, and like most LEGO video games, you get a small pre-order bonus for your troubles.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga’s pre-order bonus (also included in the Deluxe Edition) is the 300625 Luke Skywalker with Blue Milk polybag.
I can’t even remember the last time we got an exclusive LEGO Star Wars miniifigure in a polybag (Brickset says 2019’s 20th Annivesary Obi Wan was the last), so this feels like a throwback to simpler times when SW minifigure polybags were a more common occurrence.
Here’s the manual, which got a bit of a chuckle out of me, and is indicative of the game’s delays… every set featured here is now retired!
And here’s a look at the Luke Skywalker minifigure included. It’s an “exclusive” minifigure, in the sense that he has an exclusive dual-sided face print, with a Blue Milk moustache on it, and comes with an exclusive Blue Milk carton.
First seen in A New Hope, Blue Milk comes from Banthas and is Luke’s favourite beverage.
Here’s a look at Luke’s alternate face, which has a more quizzical look.
I’m not sure if this was just my copy, but there are very noticeable print lines on the hairpiece, which wasn’t present on the Advent Calendar version!
Here’s a closer look at the Blue Milk carton, which is printed on a 1×1 brick.
There’s a Bantha illustrated on the carton, which is a twist on the regular LEGO Milk carton!
And here’s the Blue Milk Luke Skywalker minifigure alongside some other Luke Skywalker Variants, and of course his dad, Anakin.
Overall, I’m pleased to see exclusive LEGO Star Wars minifigures make a return in these polybags. Pre-orders and Deluxe Editions have sold out, so this will be quite a rare minifigure given how popular the game is, and given the positive critics reviews.
Kinda scary seeing the prices people are paying on eBay… so hopefully as more people receive theirs, the price will fall, but LEGO Star Wars minifigure collecting is all sorts of crazy now, so who knows?
If you want to get one, try finding a Deluxe Edition, or check your local game store for any cancelled pre-orders. It’s pretty slim, but you might just get one out of luck.
To everyone playing The Skywalker Saga, I hope you have a fantastic time!
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