LEGO responds to requests for C-3PO in the Star Wars Helmet Collection

The LEGO Star Wars design team says 75343 Dark Trooper Helmet doesn’t open the door to C-3PO in the Helmet Collection.

While the entire LEGO Star Wars Helmet Collection to date focuses on helmets for human characters – from 75277 Boba Fett Helmet through to 75304 Darth Vader Helmet – the newly-unveiled wave of buckets upends that notion through 75343 Dark Trooper Helmet, the series’ first droid character.

That means it’s technically not a helmet in the traditional sense of the word, but is actually more like a head – even if it’s a droid head. And while there are still plenty of options for more traditional helmets (here’s a few to start with, and here’s a few more), that could expand the collection’s remit even further to characters like C-3PO or Battle Droids.

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It could – but according to LEGO Star Wars Creative Lead Jens Kronvold Frederiksen, it won’t.

“We’re not going to do that,” Jens told Brick Fanatics and other LEGO Fan Media in a recent roundtable interview. “We call it the Dark Trooper Helmet. It’s hard to explain: is it a head or is it a helmet? We see it as a helmet, and part of our Helmet Collection. It’s a little bit in between, and we were also talking about [that distinction], but it just looks super cool.

“And it’s definitely not a human head inside or anything, so from there and then to go to something like C-3PO, or something that really has personality, will probably not happen within this concept.”

LEGO Star Wars 75327 Luke Skywalker Red Five Helmet 75328 The Mandalorian Helmet 75343 Dark Trooper Helmet featured

To be fair, the Dark Troopers are specifically designed to be emotionless, characterless robots, devoid of any kind of personality beyond dealing death, so they do sort of fit in with the rest of the helmets. And that answer doesn’t make it sound like a C-3PO bust is off the table altogether: just don’t expect to see it as part of the LEGO Star Wars Helmet Collection. 

75327 Luke Skywalker (Red Five) Helmet, 75328 The Mandalorian Helmet and 75343 Dark Trooper Helmet will join the collection on March 1. You can pre-order them from LEGO.com right now.

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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. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

8 thoughts on “LEGO responds to requests for C-3PO in the Star Wars Helmet Collection

  • 27/03/2022 at 23:24
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    We need C-3P0. Why not?? It’s a win win for everyone. LEGO, please!

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  • 11/02/2022 at 05:49
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    I would’ve seen the logic in that if they hadn’t released the Venom and Carnage heads. I know they aren’t Star Wars but if they wouldn’t have released them; they would have a good argument since Batman’s two masks and Iron Man’s are head coverings.

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  • 11/02/2022 at 05:33
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    But C-3PO’s head is a helmet, to Anthony Daniels.

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  • 10/02/2022 at 23:08
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    I get Lego’s reasoning behind no to C3P0. BUT maybe they will say yes to Clone troopers?

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  • 10/02/2022 at 22:10
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    Any chance you’d do a Frankenstein head or any other monster head?

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  • 10/02/2022 at 21:57
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    I think another reason is that the gold coat on the pieces is significantly more than a regular piece because of the process it involves in order to maintain the luster, durability, etc. I whole set with almost all of the pieces being gold like that would be expensive and probably not sell well to justify the expense.

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  • 10/02/2022 at 17:06
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    Lego getting to big for its boots?? Don’t listen to it consumers and a dark trooper is a droid not a man?? I don’t see a human body in it c-3PO is a legendary character to the star wars saga shame on lego??

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  • 10/02/2022 at 11:26
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    I would like to see a UCS C3PO to go alongside the Lego R2. Amd I say a UCS version so he stands taller than the R2 (75308) which is a decent size.

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