Sure, last week we got a brand new look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens with an awesome behind-the-scenes preview, which promised plenty of cool scenes while introducing some new characters and giving us quite a lot of never-before-scene footage. But if two new LEGO sets are any indication, the long-awaited sequel still has plenty of surprises awaiting us this December. A few of those surprises are revealed here, in these latest photos. We finally get a good look at Poe Dameron's (Oscar Isaac) black and orange X-Wing as well as a modified (if ever so slightly) take on take on the iconic Millennium Falcon.
These are the first LEGO images to be revealed for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And with them comes some never-before-seen characters and character names, even if they do happen to be in LEGO mini-fig form. We'll take what we can get. Originally premiering on From Bricks to Bothams, these sets offer a look at two of the main new vehicles in director J.J. Abrams sci-fi fantasy adventure. But these alone are not the real news. The Millennium Falcon was seen early on in the production process. And the black X-Wing was first revealed in set photos from 2014, which were captured by civilian-owned drones.
The most interesting thing about these sets are the mini-figs that they come packaged with. Poe Dameron's X-Wing comes with 4 characters who make their debut appearance here, in plastic. We get Poe, along with the first-ever female X-Wing pilot seen on the big screen. Though, she won't be the first female pilot in the timeline of the galaxy, as the first spinoff, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, is focused on Felicity Jones' main character, who helps retrieve plans for the Death Star and deliver them to the Rebels.
We also get to see an unidentified alien who is serving as part of Poe's pit team. He is labeled as a member of the Resistance Ground Crew, and is obviously responsible for fixing the ships when they get damaged, and getting Poe a nice frosty beverage after he's been out battling the Starkiller space station all day. Along with these three characters, we also get our first look at the LEGO version of scene-stealer BB-8. And we learn that, like R2-D2 and other Atromech droids, BB-8 can definitely co-pilot an X-Wing.
This LEGO look at the Millennium Falcon proves that the iconic ship that made the Kessel Run in 12 Parsecs has been remodeled, updated, though not necessarily improved. The big difference is that this Falcon has a rectangular radar dish, which might rankle some fans. But we must remember that the classic circular radar dish met it's untimely demise when Lando and Nien Nunb flew the ship through the heart of the Death Star in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.
Once again, the most interesting thing about this particular set is the characters it comes with. We've actually seen the main group in the second trailer. As we might expect with the Falcon, we get the older gray-haired Han Solo and a new version of Chewbacca. We also get new characters Rey, who will come to co-pilot the Falcon and may even become it's new owner, and Finn, who is believed to be a Jedi in training. Then there is BB-8 again. If you collect these toys, you may end up with quite a few of these particular mini-figs. The big news here comes with the reveal of never-before-heard of character Tasu Leech. And he arrives alongside what is called a Kanjiklub Gang Member. The Falcon box clearly shows Jakku in the background, so it's expected that's where these two hail from.
It has long been rumored that Han and Chewbacca have lost the Millennium Falcon to an unknown faction. Is Tasu Leech the new owner of this ship? Do Han and Chewbacca come to Jakku to save their beloved 'home'? We don't have those answers yet, and we may not know more until a much later date. We don't even have confirmation on who is playing Tasu Leech, but he certainly seems like an interesting addition to the saga. The first wave of LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys will hit store shelves everywhere this September. And it's then that we'll have another giant push of new information. Until that time arrives, enjoy these latest reveals.