Closer look at new LEGO Star Wars Yoda 2023 minifigure – and his unsettling legs

A Lucasfilm employee has shared a closer look at the new LEGO Star Wars Yoda minifigure in hand – and the Jedi Master’s dual-moulded legs aren’t quite what we expected from the rendered image…

Initially revealed earlier this week, 6471930 Lucas Yoda Fountain is an exclusive gift for Lucasfilm employees from the LEGO Group for May the 4th. The 152-piece model recreates the iconic fountain at Lucasfilm’s offices in San Francisco, complete with a minifigure of Yoda to represent the real-life statue. But at first glance, this Yoda minifigure wasn’t quite like the others before it.

That’s thanks to the inclusion of dual-moulded legs, which in the rendered image on the front of the set’s packaging appear to combine two different shades of brown. That moulding technique is typically used to represent boots, which Yoda isn’t exactly known for wearing, so it was already a pretty strange decision. But seeing the set in the flesh (pun intended – you’ll see) is even more unsettling.

Lucasfilm’s Vice President of Franchise Assets & Publicity Chris Argyropoulos tweeted an image of the model fully built, revealing that Yoda’s dual-moulded legs are actually borrowed straight from Bilbo Baggins in 10316 The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell. You know, the hobbit. Who definitely isn’t whatever species Yoda is… and that’s how the Jedi Master has ended up with light flesh-coloured feet.

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This isn’t just Argyropoulos messing with us, either: Disney’s Vice President of Digital Marketing Dustin Sandoval tweeted a similar image, doubly confirming Yoda’s freakish limbs. Just try to imagine Yoda (or indeed, Yoda’s species) with human legs poking out from under his beige robe. Grogu’s not looking quite so cute now, is he?

Reactions to the reveal on reddit have ranged from ‘chaotic’ and ‘cursed’ to ‘comical’ and simply ‘very unsettling’, and we’re inclined to agree. Exactly why the LEGO Group chose to give Yoda these legs rather than the plain tan short legs he’s been using since 2002 is anyone’s guess, but fingers crossed we don’t see the same solution for the rumoured 75360 Yoda’s Jedi Starfighter later this summer.

(Update: hats off to the suggestion from one of our Twitter followers that the light flesh section is actually Frank Oz’s arm, if only because it makes this minifigure that bit less weird.)


If you want to get your hands on a copy of 6471930 Lucas Yoda Fountain, you’re going to need to hope that someone at Lucasfilm has bought into late-stage capitalism enough to flog theirs on the aftermarket. But the set isn’t even listed on BrickLink at the time of writing, so you might be waiting a while…

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Chris Wharfe
I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then.

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