The LEGO Star Wars summer 2022 box art may be misleading

A new rumour suggests we aren’t getting a red-eyed LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader minifigure this summer – despite newly-revealed box art indicating otherwise.

The packaging for 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe features stylised interpretations of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader minifigures locking lightsabers in the bottom-left corner, and there’s a notable difference between that Dark Lord and the one we’ve seen in recent sets: he’s got red eye lenses.

It’s a shift in design we’ve already seen borne out in 40547 Obi-Wan Kenobi & Darth Vader, a BrickHeadz double-pack launching in August, leading to speculation that we might be seeing the same stylistic choice applied to a future Darth Vader minifigure, too – such as the one expected to appear in the rumoured diorama set based on the Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series.

According to Instagram user childish_landino_chronicles, however (and as reported by previously reliable sources no_one_of_importance73 and 1414falconfan), the Darth Vader minifigure included in that particular rumoured set won’t have red eyes. If that’s the case, it’s safe to assume we’ll just be getting the standard two-piece Vader helmet we’ve seen plenty of times before.

That’s not to say the particular Darth Vader variant pictured on the box of 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe will never come to fruition, of course – but if it is in the works, you’d expect it to be for the only Obi-Wan Kenobi set thought to include the Sith Lord, rather than another set further down the line. As is, it sounds like the red-eyed Vader teased on the box will exist only as artwork for now.

75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe launches on August 1 for £89.99 / $99.99 / €99.99, with pre-orders already live at LEGO.com.

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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.

One thought on “The LEGO Star Wars summer 2022 box art may be misleading

  • 28/05/2022 at 11:27
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    Lego miskeads with everything tip buy fake its cheaper and far more accurate than official lego sets and hell of a lot cheaper

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