When initial rumours of a LEGO Kaminoan minifigure surfaced earlier this year, a prolific Instagram user (who later turned out to be a false prophet) published images of a Kaminoan mini-doll they’d created in Blender. At the time, it seemed like a radical idea – the LEGO Group has only ever mixed minifigures and mini-dolls in The LEGO Movie 2 – but not one beyond the realm of possibility.
That’s because Kaminoans are an especially tall and slender species, so the build of Friends’ mini-dolls is genuinely very fitting for their slim frames. And the colours, prints and detailing in the mock-up were all realistic enough to have an air of credibility, even if the entire concept later turned out to be completely fabricated.
For a moment, we wanted to believe that the LEGO Star Wars team might be so daring to deliver a Kaminoan mini-doll, breaking the boundaries of traditional minifigures – but the actual Taun We minifigure arriving in this summer’s 75333 Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Jedi Starfighter is, in the end, as straight and true as you’d otherwise expect of a LEGO Star Wars character.
That means a classic minifigure torso, dress piece and, of course, a unique head and neck piece. Given we’ve waited a full two decades for a LEGO representation of a Kaminoan from the first time they appeared on screens, and that Taun We is so readily available in an affordable and accessible set, it’s difficult to find fault: the minifigure fits in with the LEGO Star Wars style, and ticks pretty much every box you could ask for.
But still, now we’ve seen what could have been – even if only through a fan design – it’s hard to unsee the opportunity for a LEGO Star Wars mini-doll. Would it actually have been better? That’s entirely up to you – it’s a subjective question with a subjective answer, so you’ll have to arrive at your own conclusions. All we’ll say is that it’s an interesting idea, for sure.