Fans of the LEGO Star Wars Helmet collection are in for a treat in 2022, with three all-new helmets to add to their collection, and in the next few days, I’ll be reviewing them all on the blog!
To kick off this series of reviews, we have the 75327 Luke Skywalker’s Red Five Helmet, one of the most interesting, and visually interesting helmets making its debut, and the first Rebel one to boot!
All three 2022 LEGO Star Wars Helmets will be released on 1 March 2022, and will retail for US$59.99 / AU$89.99 / £54.99.
Let’s check out Luke’s iconic Red Five X-Wing helmet!
Special thanks to the LEGO Group for providing this set for review
75327 Luke Skywalker (Red Five) Helmet Set Details
Name: Luke Skywalker (Red Five) Helmet
Set Number: 75327
Price: AU$89.99 | US$59.99 | £54.99 – Buy from LEGO.com [AUS] [USA] [UK]
Exclusive to: N/A
Theme: Star Wars Helmet Collection
Release Date: 1 March 2022
Luke Skywalker’s Red Five Helmet is the smallest (by piece count) helmet on the wave, at only 675 pieces, and it’s not a particularly lengthy or tedious build – it took me about 2 hours of leisurely building, so it’s an ideal set to build over a lazy afternoon.
There is a lovely foreword and introduction by LEGO Star Wars Creative Director, Jens Kronvold Frederiksen, and the iconic shot of the X-Wings on the Death Star trench run.
Unfortunately, there is a sticker sheet included, as the markings on the side of the helmet are curved, and something that LEGO can’t quite print on those elements just yet.
The build was quite enjoyable, almost feeling too short but I loved seeing how the helmet came together, as there were some really ingenious techniques that felt quite seamless.
Check out a speed build to see the helmet come together.
This is LEGO’s first Rebel and open-face helmet, as previous inclusions have mostly been Imperial-flavoured, but it instantly makes a huge impact when you see it.
The bright colours, and contrasty pops of red, yellow and white detail look great against the mostly white helmet, and like others in the collection, the helmet is perched on a sturdy stand.
Luke’s Red Five Helmet is one of the most iconic Rebel helmets in the Original trilogy, and you’re treated to many scenes with it in the cockpit of the X-Wing, and LEGO have done a remarkable job adapting it into its buildable Helmet collection.
Here’s a look on the sides, where the Red and Yellow V symbols are prominently displayed – which I believe are killcounts, in the style of fighter pilots.
The Red Rebel symbols on top of the helmet are printed, as is the red and white-striped fin that runs along the back.
The open face nature of the helmet is brand new territory for LEGO, and they’ve done a decent job here with it, and it doesn’t feel as empty like the LEGO Batman cowls.
The orange visor is probably the least accurate, as the dip in the middle feels too deep, but I learned from the designers that this was a particularly challenging part of the model, as they needed to use trans-orange elements, that were as clear as possible, and many iterations led to this one.
It might be hard to make out, but there is also grey padding on each side of the inside of the helmet, which was a really nice touch.
I didn’t really like the chin strap, and the microphone/communicator, as they’re quite flimsy, and I found them constantly dislodging themselves while I was handling the helmet. I actually think the helmet looks better without them.
And here’s a look at the printed plaque at the base of the stand.
When I first saw the helmet, and it being an open helmet, I was quite excited as I was hoping it would fit the Wooden LEGO Originals minifigure, but alas, it’s just a tad too large! It would’ve made such a brilliant accessory for it!
What I liked:
- A really fun and engaging build with great techniques
- Lots of printed elements
- Looks incredible on display
What I didn’t like:
- A few stickers
- Chin strap and microphone are very floppy
Luke Skywalker’s Red Five helmet is a superb addition to the LEGO Star Wars Helmet collection, and one that would look incredible displayed alongside the other helmets, or next to a LEGO X-Wing. Ideally the UCS Red Five X-Wing Starfighter.
The bright colours, and the fact that it’s a Rebel helmet also add to the uniqueness, and I was very impressed by how well the LEGO designers translated one of the most iconic helmets in Star Wars, and also made it so much fun to build.
If you’re a Star Wars fan, and looking for a great display piece that isn’t a ship, or large UCS model, I can highly recommend this set, especially if you have the other Helmets from the collection.
The details are spot-on, and despite some minor niggles like the fidgety chin strap, this is by far one of my favourite LEGO Star Wars helmets yet, as it looks great displayed on its own, or with the other helmets in the collection.
Now that we have Rebel helmets, I can’t wait to see more of these – maybe we’ll get those aerodynamic Rebel Helmets soon!
Rating and score: 4/5 ★★★★✰
Build  – Build was engaging, with plenty of fun and interesting techniques employed
Real Value  – LEGO have harmonised prices of the range, and I think they’re bang for your buck, especially with all the printed elements/
Innovation  – It’s a great achievement to translate Luke’s Helmet in such a recognisable way
Coolness  – Looks awesome on display, and such an iconic piece of Star Wars history
Keepability  – With a vastly expanding collection, these are sure to be collector’s items and will maintain their value
Thanks for reading my review of the LEGO Luke Skywalker Red Five Helmet!
Be sure to also check out my review of the Dark Trooper Helmet and Mandalorian Helmet next!
75327 Luke Skywalker’s Red Five Helmet will be released on 1 March 2022 from LEGO.com.
I’d love to know what you think of the new Luke Skywalker Red Five Helmet, and what other Rebel helmets you’d like to see
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Special thanks to the LEGO Group for providing this set for review
The yellow piping was super frustrating to get fixed properly. I started from the top first to stabilize it, then bent the piping backwards to fix it to the back of the helmet. Otherwise a great build !
Yeah, piping and tubes are always so tricky to get right, especially as they’re quite rare elements to be used in builds. Glad you enjoyed the build!
Ian Hazlehurst says
I love this, as I made my own for a Comic Convention in Liverpool 2018, so I might buy this. I laso cant wait to see the Mandalorian one too.
Thanks for the review, love your blog!