LEGO Star Wars 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet review

75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet feels like the low-hanging fruit of the LEGO Star Wars Helmet Collection, but there’s still plenty to admire in how this Clone Wars set comes together.

Of all Star Wars’ very many Clone Trooper and Stormtrooper designs, from Attack of the Clones right the way through to The Rise of Skywalker, the Phase I helmet is perhaps the one best-suited to LEGO bricks: it’s all sharp angles and clean lines, with bold distinctions in colour and – above all – instantly recognisable iconography.

A standard shiny helmet would ironically have been a bit too dull, though – and another entirely monochromatic build following 75276 Stormtrooper Helmet – so the LEGO Star Wars team has wisely opted to depict Commander Cody’s orange-tinted armour instead. The 212th leader joins 75349 Captain Rex Helmet on shelves on March 1, and between them these two characters were probably the most obvious candidates for prequel-era helmets.

And yet none of that means that the pressure is off 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet. This is still another fan-favourite character, leading a set that will come under immense scrutiny from the community, so the LEGO Group needed to get it right from top to bottom. The good news is that it has – for the most part.

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— LEGO Star Wars 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet set details —

Theme: LEGO Star Wars Set name: 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet Release: March 1, 2023

Price: £59.99 / $69.99 / €69.99 Pieces: 766

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— Where to buy LEGO Star Wars 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet —

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— LEGO Star Wars 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet build —

Let’s quickly cover what 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet doesn’t quite get right (and there isn’t much of it). Before we get to the build, though, there’s the box art. This is not a flattering angle for Cody’s helmet, and it only exacerbates the first real issue with the helmet: the white gap between black viewport and orange visor is just a little too thick, using a slope turned on its side where a single plate (or at most two plates) would have been a better fit.

You won’t really know it’s an issue unless you’re comparing it side-by-side with the source material, which the back of the box for 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet very helpfully includes – but while it’s frustrating, it’s not what you’d call a dealbreaker. Viewed from above, you can barely tell it’s a problem at all.

The same can be said for Cody’s antenna, which uses a 1×10 slope to simulate the Clone Trooper’s slightly thicker helmet attachment. But it’s almost too simplistic a solution, especially next to the rest of the helmet, which mostly uses smaller pieces to achieve those aforementioned clean lines and sharp angles. (More on that in a moment.) Again, it’s really not enough to call 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet a misfire, and maybe offers a quick entry point into modifying the set to make it your own.

And beyond those two immediate niggles, there’s very little to find fault with in 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet. It’s much easier to talk about what works well (always a relief in any LEGO set), from the bold distinction of black, white and orange – with shaping that almost perfectly matches the ‘real’ helmet, achieved without a single new element – to the way it captures the subtle contours and tapered edges that sit in contrast to its hard lines.

In fact, there’s actually more curvature in this helmet than you might initially remember from The Clone Wars – but not enough that 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet has to resort to the polarising base of 75276 Stormtrooper Helmet and, now, 75349 Captain Rex Helmet. Instead, the jawline is captured with a mix of slopes, all created through sub-assemblies that are attached to a core of brackets. (So many brackets.)

Cody’s helmet also borrows a technique from 75328 The Mandalorian Helmet – one of the best sets in this subtheme – to recreate the slight change in width from top to bottom on either side, with a pair of separate sub-assemblies that clip on to the main structure. That’s just one example of how 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet maintains the standard of build we’ve come to expect from this range, which – as discussed in our review of 75349 Captain Rex Helmet – is genuinely unlike anything else in the LEGO Star Wars portfolio.

It makes for a build packed with more ‘aha’ moments than you’d initially expect, and one of the most complex and challenging construction processes you’ll find at this price point. True of all the helmets, perhaps, but it never makes them any less fun to put together. You’ll have a good time with Cody, too.

— LEGO Star Wars 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet characters —

The LEGO Star Wars Helmet Collection has always been absent minifigures, and 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet is no exception. Our last Phase I Commander Cody minifigure came along in 2011’s 7959 Geonosian Starfighter, so we’re long overdue another one, but you can pick up the Phase II variant in 75337 AT-TE Walker.

— LEGO Star Wars 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet price —

75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet falls in line with the updated prices of last year’s helmets – and 75349 Captain Rex Helmet – at £59.99 / $69.99 / €69.99. And like all the helmets, the value is best felt in the building experience, because the final model isn’t what you’d call massive. Still, we’re grateful the price has at least held firm given the slight bump in piece count over the 2022 range…

— LEGO Star Wars 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet pictures —

— LEGO Star Wars 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet pros and cons —

Of the first two Clone Wars helmets for 2023, 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet feels like an easier win for the LEGO Star Wars team. But even with those sharper angles to enjoy, this is still an expertly-designed build that, like the rest of the LEGO Star Wars Helmet Collection, offers a far more engaging experience for your money than similarly-priced playsets and vehicles.

And perhaps more importantly, it captures Commander Cody pretty well, too. It works best from certain angles (read: those that mask the gap between visor and viewport), and you might feel the urge to build a better antenna, but the general shaping, colours and details are all what you’d expect from a LEGO Star Wars Phase I helmet. Job done.

75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet pros75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet cons
Angular design suits this subtheme wellAntenna solution feels a little half-hearted
Subtle shaping captured with surprising precisionGap between visor and viewport is slightly too large
You won’t get bored with the build

This set was provided for review by the LEGO Group.

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— Alternatives to LEGO Star Wars 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet —

If you’re angling for a LEGO Star Wars helmet – whether to grow your collection or dive in for the first time – 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet is a fine shout, but there are other options too. 75349 Captain Rex Helmet also deserves your attention, while 75304 Darth Vader Helmet, 75327 Luke Skywalker (Red Five) Helmet and 75328 The Mandalorian Helmet represent the best of what this series has to offer right now.

— LEGO Star Wars 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet FAQs —

How long does it take to build LEGO Star Wars 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet?

LEGO Star Wars 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet takes around 90 minutes to assemble, which is ample time to watch four episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

How many pieces are in LEGO Star Wars 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet?

LEGO Star Wars 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet includes 766 pieces. We like to think that’s an intentional nod to Order 66, but who’s to say?

How big is LEGO Star Wars 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet?

LEGO Star Wars 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet measures 21cm tall (to the tip of the antenna), 12cm wide and 14cm deep. It maintains the general size of the other LEGO Star Wars helmets, making for a compact display piece.

How much does LEGO Star Wars 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet cost?

LEGO Star Wars 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet is available now, and retails for £59.99 in the UK, $69.99 in the US and €69.99 in Europe.

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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.