Somehow, Palpatine has returned for Issue 69 of the LEGO Star Wars magazine

The dead speak! Or at least they do in Issue 69 of the LEGO Star Wars magazine, which will include a free Emperor Palpatine minifigure.

Unfortunately, it’s not a brand new – and much-requested – rendition of old Sheev as he appears in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, all red-robed and reanimated, but the version that arrived in 2020’s 75291 Death Star Final Duel.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though, because it means you can pick up a minifigure previously walled off behind an £89.99 set – one that you probably won’t have been fussed about picking up if you own the very similar 2015 version – for just £3.99.

Issue 69 of Immediate Media’s LEGO Star Wars magazine will arrive on shelves on March 17. The current issue includes a free Mandalorian warrior minifigure from 75267 Mandalorian Battle Pack, while last month’s featured a buildable TIE Interceptor.

This also means we’re getting two minifigures in a row, where normally they’d be broken up with mini-models. We’ll just have to wait and see whether that sets a precedent for the LEGO Star Wars magazine going forward.

You can take a closer look at this month’s foil-bagged freebie by clicking here, or peek inside the pages of Issue 68 – which will be available at all good retailers until March 16, or while stocks last – by heading here.

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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.

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