The Super Cool Lego Characters of Star Wars A New Hope Lego

Almost every major character in any successful film franchise has a toy version, yet nothing is cooler than these Star Wars A New Hope Lego mini figures. 

Princess Leia (Ceremonial)

Included in the 9495 Gold Leader’s Y-wing Starfighter set released in 2012, this version of Princess Leia mini figure depicts the character in all her glory wearing a ceremonial outfit. She wears the fancy dress during a celebration on Yavin IV, following the destruction of the first Death Star. There have been multiple variations of the Rebel leader since the first version came out in 2000, such as the Senator, the Slave, the Hoth, and the Bespin figures. Finally in 2012, a proper Princess Leia Organa saw the light of day.


Many alien species in Star Wars only play small roles that most fans wouldn’t consider purchasing any of their merchandise, let alone spend money on toys depicting the characters. Things are a little bit different with the Jawas, who despite appearing in few scenes in A New Hope, draws notable attention. Jawas spend their time cruising the deserts of Tatooine to locate and capture lost droids as well as all kinds of space junk that has crashed on the planet. The iconic species are included as Lego mini figures for the first time in the 10144 Sandcrawler set (2005). There are three identical Jawas in the set. 

Death Star Droid

In the massive 10188 Death Star set (2008), there are 25 mini figures including one peculiar Death Star Droid. Thanks to the low-level intelligence droids, many officers under the Galactic Empire failed to accomplish their objectives. The most interesting part of the mini figure is the unique head mold, instead of the typical Lego protocol droid shape. The 2008 version implies that the droid is a 3PO rather than an RA-7 unit as the film suggests. Lego makes corrections with the release of 75159 Death Star set in 2016. The revised version is a depiction of droid 5D6-RA-7, first seen in A New Hope

Bith Musicians

The Bith from a planet of the same name only have negligible roles when they first appear in A New Hope, before the Battle of Yavin. There are three Bith individuals included in the 75052 Mos Eisley Cantina set (2014) including Tech Mo’r, Figrin D’an, and Doikk Na’ts; all are musicians. They wear grey pants as mini figures, although in the movie the pants are black. Bith musicians admittedly have little correlation to the larger theme of the franchise, but it only makes them more interesting. 

Admiral Yularen

Serving the Republic as an admiral under General Anakin Skywalker during the Clone Wars, Wulff Yularen oversees the Resolute. The formation of the Galactic Empire leads Admiral Yularen into the Naval Service as the deputy director of intelligence. He meets his demise aboard the Death Star when the Rebel Alliance destroys the super weapon. A set containing his mini figure comes out of the factory as the 5002947 Admiral Yularen polybag in May 2015 as part of the “May the Fourth Be With You” campaign. The mini figure has white legs, but he wears black trousers in the film just like any other Imperial officer in A New Hope. 

Dutch Vander

Jon Vander, or more commonly referred to as “Dutch Vander,” is a pilot for the Rebel. During the battle on Yavin 4, he is the gold leader in the first run, with Tiree and Pops Krail under his command. Darth Vader kills all three of them. The first version of the Dutch Vander mini figure is available in the 7150 TIE Fighter & Y-Wing set released in 1999. He has a typical technician build, orange legs, orange body, and a helmet with special graphic. One can almost say it is a generic mini figure, making it much more versatile.

Skyhopper Pilot

The 2013 variant of the Skyhopper Pilot mini figure – included in the 4477 T-16 Skyhopper set – features striking red-colored legs, body, and helmet along with yellow face and dark visor. Although it does look like a generic character, his bold colors and unique face design give him the power to bring more dynamics into an otherwise typical play set. The LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary says that the character behind the uniform and visor could actually be Luke Skywalker. The set also includes a blaster and electrobinoculars.

Luke Skywalker (in a stormtrooper disguise)

In the same set as the Death Star Droid mentioned earlier, Lego includes a Luke Skywalker mini figure disguised as a stormtrooper. The body and legs have normal color schemes, featuring white legs, white torso, black hip joint, and black hands. Dark-colored printing outlines the belt, armor, thermal detonator, and a back plate. The head and facial feature are similar to those of a 2007 version Luke Skywalker mini figure. It comes equipped with a stormtrooper helmet (swappable with the hair) and a blaster.

R2-D2 and 3-CPO

A Classic Star Wars 7106 Droid Escape set (2001) contains only two characters, yet presumably the most iconic Star Wars A New Hope Lego mini figures: R2-D2 and 3-CPO. The set is based on a scene in which they manage to escape Tantive IV and crash land on Tatooine. They can turn any play set into a Star Wars scenario.

Royal Guard

Two mini figures of Emperor Palpatine personal guards come along in the 10188 Death Star set. These two characters feature red dress and each holds a force pike. As opposed to R2-D2 and 3-CPO, the personal guards bring a taste of the Dark Ages into the space opera theme. 

Emperor Palpatine

The Emperor himself is included in the same set. The mini figure is meant to depict Palpatine as Darth Sidious, with black leg piece and arm piece. He has bigger yellow face and wrinkles compared to the previous versions. His black robe is more prominent thanks to better graphics. The set provides a black hood, a black cape, and another set of hands for the Emperor as well.

Too bad I’m an oldie, lol. Oh, to be a kid growing up in today’s world of movies, TV shows and toys! I know I’m weird, but my favorite Lego character is Emperor Palpatine. Who is yours? Drop a line. We’d love to hear from you.

Other things you might want to know about.

What are the most valuable LEGO Star Wars Minifigures between 2010-2020?

According to here are the most valuable:

  1. 2020-Ariel Crynyd (Rebel Pilot A-Wing) $45.67
  2. 2019-Yuletide Squadron $403.38
  3. 2018-Finch Dallow (Resistance Bomber Pilot) $522.67
  4. 2017-LEGO Star Wars Jedi Starfighter with Hyperdrive (75191) $143.24
  5. 2016-Ahsoka Tano (Adult Version) with Tunic, Armor, and Belt $153.80
  6. 2015-Boba Fett with Pauldron, Helmet, Jet Pack, Printed Arms, and Legs $130.92
  7. 2014-Darth Revan $183.08
  8. 2013-Yoda with NYI Heart Torso $1000
  9. 2012-Pre Vizsla $149.93
  10. 2011-Shadow ARF Tropper $177.07
  11. 2010-Boba Fett-White $195.29

What LEGO characters are worth good money?

According to here are the top five rare LEGO minifigures that are worth thousands of dollars.

5. LEGO minifigure series 10, Mr. Gold $1,786

4. LEGO Exclusive Minifigures Iron Man and Captain America $1900

3. Black Suit Superman $2117

2. 14K Gold C-3PO $10,000 to $15,000

1.The Boba Fett Collection (14K) $20,000

What is the best LEGO Star Wars set?


  1. Millennium Falcon
  2. The Razor Crest Microfighter
  3. Ultimate Collector Millennium Falcon
  4. Darth Vader Helmet
  5. Mos Easley Cantina
  6. Baby Yoda (the Child)