All three new LEGO Star Wars helmets required serious attention-to-detail
Some serious attention-to-detail was required when it came to creating the latest additions to the LEGO Star Wars Helmet Collection.
There are three new LEGO Star Wars helmet sets available right now, with the models reflecting the look of headgear worn by iconic characters in The Clone Wars and Return of the Jedi. 75349 Captain Rex Helmet, 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet and 75351 Princess Leia (Boushh) Helmet are the latest additions to the LEGO Star Wars Helmet Collection, with each build representing a unique challenge for its creators.
Brick Fanatics recently talked to the LEGO Star Wars design team about the new sets and what went into the look of each model. One question asked during the interview related to the details and markings on each clone’s helmet and how challenging it was to incorporate those into the final appearance of the builds.
“The hardest part of (Captain Rex’s helmet) was actually the whole front section,” said designer César Soares, “both the mouth area and the blue markings on the forehead. Those were pretty tricky to incorporate. It was by far the part of the helmet that took me the longest to be fairly happy with and then a lot of the welding markings here and there. I had to use some stickers too, so yeah, there are a lot of details. The back of the helmet is pretty straightforward. But definitely the front of the helmet was very tricky to reveal the angles and all that’s going on there.”
Michael Lee Stockwell, Design Manager and Associate Lead on the LEGO Star Wars theme also revealed how challenging it was to achieve the angles for Clone Commander Cody’s visor.
“Well, that wasn’t the worst part, (not that there were any bad parts),” said Stockwell. “It took me a while to create the helmet at the right scale. I remember the first couple of iterations were a little too large and too wide. It actually surprised me how far I had to move inward with it, to get it the right scale and also to get it to integrate with the rest of the build, because I was changing direction quite a lot. From the top of the head to the visor, both sides and the top. So getting all of that to follow our system and not create any unsightly gaps and whatnot – that was where the real challenge was.”
For more information on the latest LEGO Star Wars Helmet Collection sets, check out our 75349 Captain Rex Helmet review here, 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet here and 75351 Princess Leia (Boushh) Helmet here.
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