Though they didn’t bring any new footage from the movie to San Diego Comic-Con, the cast and crew of ;Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ still pulled the curtain back on the next adventure from a galaxy far, far away thanks to an amazing behind the scenes reel. However, a toy company may have recently jumped the gun and revealed a little bit more than Disney and Lucasfilm would have liked to share this week.
Earlier this week, Fbtb.net posted images of the packaging for some upcoming Star Wars Lego sets, including two from ‘Episode VII’ that might give us some new details about J.J. Abrams’ next film. The first one features Poe Dameron’s black X-Wing Fighter, which we have previously seen in the pictures and trailers for the movie. The box also seems to suggest that the already beloved BB-8 becomes the droid of Oscar Isaac’s character. You can check out the picture of the packaging below:
But the bigger reveal comes from the latest building toy incarnation of one of the most iconic vehicles in all of cinematic history. On the packaging for the new Millennium Falcon Lego set, it includes pictures of the mini-figs that come with it. Familiar faces like Han Solo and Chewbacca are included, along with new heroes Finn, Rey, and BB-8, however, two new characters accompany the latest piece of ‘Star Wars’ merch: a Kanjiklub gang member and Tasu Leech. You can see them both right here:
So who exactly are Tasu Leech and the Kanjiklub? No further details are known beyond their names, but their inclusion in this set suggests that they’re involved in an action sequence with the Falcon. We recently heard that Han and Chewie lost their ship at some point after ‘Return of the Jedi’, so could the Kanjiklub be the intergalactic faction that came to possess it? Maybe we’ll find out in the months leading up to the film’s release.
As for Tasu Leech, even less is known about him. Notice that the heroes are grouped to the right, but Leech is further left next to the gang member. Does this place him on the Dark Side? One can’t even be sure. Although, we can speculate who plays the character’s non-Lego form. Some outlets have guessed that this could be Miltos Yerolemou, who is best known as Arya Stark’s dancing master from Bravos Syrio Forel from ‘Game of Thrones’, but judging by the braids and the beard, we’re thinking that Yayan Ruhian of ‘The Raid: Redemption’ and ‘The Raid 2’ is the best fit. Of course, it could be an actor that hasn’t been announced yet or one that isn’t listed on the film’s IMDB page, so feel free to let the speculation begin.
What do you think about the latest Lego sets for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments.