May 88th

Another month, another LEGO Star Wars magazine. Yepp, that’s how quickly a month passes.

LEGO Magazine, Star Wars, May 2019, Cover

First, as usual, let’s have a look at the included extra. This time we’re getting an IG-88 droid, otherwise known as the bounty hunter that’s barely in any of the Star Wars films, yet somehow managed to become quite popular on its own. I could perhaps get behind one of those collectible larger sculptures out there, but otherwise it’s probably safe to say that I don’t care much. The LEGO version looks okay-ish, being based on standard droid parts. However the separate pieces will likely be more useful to me. People who are into minifigs are going to love it, though. They even included two blasters and you can never have enough of those.

The comics are great, with one playing out on Dagobah with Yoda and the other on some unnamed rather colorful jungle planet. The environments alone make for a nice change from the usual desert, rock and “muddy clay lump in space” planets used so often in these comics and they also offer some good inspiration. I can’t vouch for how much Yoda‘s adventures training Luke might deviate from the canon that may have been explained to death in some books that I never read, though.

The posters are kind of okay this time, though we’ve seen similar ones a million times. It seems they’re simply running out of ideas…