This LEGO Stormtrooper has seen some things

This misprinted LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper from 75300 Imperial TIE Fighter has clearly seen some things.

LEGO misprints are nothing new: every now and then, a minifigure or piece slips through the cracks of LEGO quality control, horrifying children or causing consternation for adults. And while they generally run the gamut from slightly unfortunate to downright creepy, some of them are actually genuinely brilliant.

Just take reddit user noonelikesadampsock’s Stormtrooper, for instance, who left factory lines before receiving his standard-issue eyebrows. The result is a trooper who looks alarmingly neutral, or maybe just like he’s seen some stuff he’ll never talk about to anyone. (The horrors of intergalactic war would probably do that to you.)

LEGO Star Wars 75300 Imperial TIE Fighter misprinted Stormtrooper

It’s the rare kind of misprint that still makes for a serviceable LEGO piece (unlike, say, reverse Chewie), and also makes us wonder what effect removing eyebrows from other characters would have. Probably a lot of open-mouthed stares, based on how angry a lot of minifigures tend to be, but no doubt a lot of these weirdly neutral expressions, too.

While your chances of scoring a similar head in 75300 Imperial TIE Fighter are probably pretty slim, you can roll those dice right now with the smaller, more affordable rendition of the iconic ship at And if you do only cop the standard print, there’s always Brasso…

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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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