New Star Wars: The Force Awakens LEGOs Reveal Black X-Wing and New Character

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 - 4:34PM
Star Wars
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 - 4:34PM
New Star Wars: The Force Awakens LEGOs Reveal Black X-Wing and New Character
We thought Poe Dameron's X-Wing in the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer was white, but apparently it's black, at least according to new Star Wars toys from LEGO:

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Legos Reveal Black X-Wing, New Character

The pictures come from FBTB, who claim that the pictures "landed in [their] inbox." This is sketchy, but the toys look pretty legitimate, so we'll assume for now that they're real. 

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Legos Reveal Black X-Wing, New Character

The other toy, which features the Millennium Falcon, also shows us LEGO versions of new and old characters from the Star Wars franchise. There's Chewie, a gray-haired Han Solo, the adorable BB-8, our next-generation protagonists, Finn and Rey, and then two characters we've never seen before. One is called "Kanjiklub Gang Member," so it's not exactly a specific character, but it alerts us to a faction in the Star Wars mythology that we've never heard of before. "Kanji" is a Japanese word for a type of lettering, so it's possible that the Kanjiklub will be associated with Asian culture, hopefully in a non-racist way.

The other character is not only significant enough to have a name, but to be placed right next to Han Solo, and we've never heard of him either. His name is "Tasu Leech," and none of the rumors we've heard so far have given insight as to his identity or role in the plot. There are still several high-profile actors who are playing significant but as-yet-unnamed roles, such as Simon Pegg, Greg Grunberg, and especially Max von Sydow, who was one of the first cast members announced but still doesn't have a name attached to his role. And yet, Tasu Leech doesn't look anything like any of those actors, so it's possible he will be played by a relative unknown.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out in theaters on December 18.

Via Slashfilm.
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