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Fun with the LEGO Star Wars Microfighters

Large LEGO Star Wars sets and custom models are definitely impressive, but you can have Star Wars fun in a small scale too. LEGO knows this as well, and in 2012-2013 they released twelve sets in the LEGO Star Wars Planets series, which was replaced with the LEGO Star Wars Microfighters in 2014. While LEGO Star Wars Planets was definitely an interesting idea, the LEGO Star Wars Microfighters series is better received because of their cuteness, and because the included minifigs can actually ride the miniature vehicles. So far three waves of LEGO Star Wars Microfighters have been released, with a total of eighteen sets. 🙂

LEGO Star Wars Microfighters Scene by Boba-1980 LEGO Star Wars Microfighters Details by Boba-1980

And the LEGO Star Wars Microfighters sets are not just for collecting. You can also create whole scenes for them as well. LEGO fan Boba-1980 did just that, and built a LEGO Star Wars rebel base under attack, featuring the miniature #75035 LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon, the #75032 LEGO Star Wars X-wing Fighter, and the #75031 LEGO Star Wars TIE Interceptor. And another scene with the #75035 LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon and the #75075 LEGO Star Wars AT-AT in a cave. Notice how both setting have an overall cute vibe, not just the vehicles. Small dioramas like this are excellent both for play and display, and they don’t take up so much space and parts as building big Star Wars models. See more at Boba-1980’s flickr gallery.

LEGO Star Wars Microfighters by Boba-1980

Going even further with the cuteness, LEGO fan Nick Chen, created a series of tiny LEGO Star Wars ships that are worn as costumes by minifigs. Below I have included a couple of pictures of the Star Wars costumes, and you can see more at Nick’s flickr gallery.

LEGO Star Wars Costumes Details by solscud LEGO Star Wars Costumes by solscud

If you like to play around with small LEGO sets, the LEGO Star Wars Microfighters selection is an excellent choice. They give you tiny versions of iconic Star Wars ships, a good selection of parts, and great minifigs – all for just $10 each. And they may even inspire you to build whole scenes around them, like the examples above. It is a lot easier to work with small models like this, as they don’t require so much commitment in building time and parts. If you would like to give it a try, you can find the current wave of Microfighters under the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO Star Wars Microfighters

So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO Star Wars Microfighters? Do you just collect them or expand them too? And what do you think of the rebel base and the costumes featured here? Are there any other small LEGO Star Wars models that you really like? Feel free to share in the comment section below! 😉

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  • Håkan March 3, 2016, 10:08 AM

    Nick Chen’s AT-ST is a bit creepy, though… Has the pilot had leg surgery?

    • admin March 3, 2016, 10:35 AM

      I wouldn’t call it surgery, just maybe extreme modding. The original legs were popped out, and the robot arms are attached to the hips. It is legit as far as I’m concerned. 🙄

      • BLProductions March 3, 2016, 2:15 PM

        It’s definitely legit, but it isn’t extreme. Normal minifig legs don’t have that kind of hip. It’s just this piece: http://brickset.com/parts/6051090 with the robot arms attached the same way Maul’s legs are in the set. 🙂
        His costume builds are very neat, he made good use of those new neck bracket pieces from 2015.
        I also like the Microfighter scenes. Really nice rock-work and scenery.

        • admin March 3, 2016, 3:25 PM

          Oh! I didn’t think of that piece! You are right!

  • Tom March 3, 2016, 9:40 PM

    I love these.

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