The LEGO Star Wars 2022 Easter egg you might not have noticed

A 2022 LEGO Star Wars set may feature an Easter egg hidden in plain sight, potentially referencing a major event in a galaxy far, far away.

One of two new LEGO Star Wars minifigures packs released in 2022 is 40558 Clone Trooper Command Station. It includes three minifigures of Clone Troopers and a small model of a command station, as explained in the name. It also has a piece count of 66 pieces, a total to be expected with minifigure packs.

However, Twitter user Justin Bolger believes that this might be a reference hidden in plain sight.

As for what the number 66 could have to do with an Easter Egg with the Star Wars universe, one major event in the franchise shares that designation. The piece count in 40558 Clone Trooper Command Station, whether intentionally or unintentionally, shares the same number as Order 66 – the command that forced Clone Troopers across the galaxy to turn on their Jedi allies given by the Emperor.

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Given the nature of this command, it’s unlikely that the LEGO Group would ever admit to this being an Easter egg in 40558 Clone Trooper Command Station, and it’s entirely possible that the piece count is just a coincidence given that this is a minifigure pack, though it will likely only add value to the set for army builders.

Anyone aiming to expand their Clone Trooper collection with 40558 Clone Trooper Command Station can find the minifigure pack on LEGO.com, apart from in the US where it is currently out of stock. You can keep track of when it returns using our LEGO Stock Alerts and pass the time by reading our detailed review of the model.

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