Update (June 2, 2016): We received the following notice from LEGO:
“We have become aware that non-released, confidential and copyrighted LEGO® building instructions have been published on your website. The publication of this copyrighted material has not been authorized and we must therefore request that you immediately remove and delete the content from your website.”
2nd update (June 3, 2016): While Stormtrooper Larry slept, LEGO got impatient and filed a DMCA notice with WordPress. Hence, the images were removed. Please scroll to the bottom to find the link to the images.
But it turns out we not only get new Legos — we get a new trooper as well.
(Scroll to the end for the link to the image)
Mini figure 75154 is the controversial Shore Trooper, who sounds like he lounges by the beach drinking Mai Tais all day long.
But then, who’s Mini figure 75152?
They’re actually these guys:
Bucketheads 1 and 2 have a different helmet. They lack the Scout Trooper-like “snout” of the Shore Trooper, and their armor is white rather than beach tan.
Here’s a clearer look from the Edelweiss catalog leak of the Official Visual Story Guide:
And a side-by-side comparison with the Shore Trooper from the Celebration Europe poster:
So no, the tank troopers (or whatever they’re called) are different from the Shore Troopers. Though both seem to like doing YMCA poses.
So we’re actually getting four trooper classes in Rogue One:
- The original stormtrooper
- The black-clad Death Troopers
- The coastal Shore Troopers
- And the unnamed vehicle crew trooper
Still, here’s the biggest, baddest trooper of all:
We ridin’ thru the hood with the laser moon, motherfucker.
It’s said that the Death Star plans only got stolen because he was taking a leak.
Update: While Stormtrooper Larry slept, LEGO got impatient and filed a DMCA takedown request with WordPress. The image of the mini figures is gone.
But you can still see it here. You’re welcome!