Under The Spotlight: 75318 The Child

With all the attention that The Child has got since his first appearance in The Mandalorian’s premiere episode, you’d be pardoned from thinking that ABY – the nominated Star Wars calendar era timeline origin – actually means After Baby Yoda.

Such has been the effect that The Child has had on fandom that the little big-eared alien has had more products made in its likeness than Jar-Jar Binks! While a number of companies have shamelessly jumped on The Child bandwagon, LEGO has demonstrated restraint and has only delivered up three versions of the character – including the most recent addition: 75318 The Child.

So let’s hear it for the only Post Disney Purchase addition to the Star Wars galaxy that hasn’t divided the fans, been the reason for online bullying, or caused mass debate. This is not the way.

75318 The Child

Turn the cuteness factor up to the max with this LEGO® Star Wars™ The Child (75318) build-and-display model. Authentic details of this popular character, affectionately known as Baby Yoda, are recreated in LEGO style, with posable head, ears and mouth for different expressions, plus the Child’s favorite toy – a gearshift knob (element included) – for it to hold just like it does in Star Wars: The Mandalorian.

Totally charming
A super gift idea for kids aged 10+ and any Star Wars fan, it includes clear building instructions so even LEGO beginners can enjoy the fun, creative process. This buildable model also comes with an information sign and the Child LEGO minifigure to complete a charming display.

LEGO Star Wars for all!
The LEGO Group has been recreating iconic starships, vehicles, locations and characters from the legendary Star Wars universe since 1999. LEGO Star Wars has become a hugely successful theme, with a wide range of sets for play and display to excite fans of all ages.

  • Fans can build their own charming, brick-built toy model of The Child (75318) from Star Wars: The Mandalorian, reproducing authentic details in LEGO® style to create a delightful display piece.
  • This new-for-November-2020 buildable model captures all the cute features of this hugely popular little Star Wars™ character, including a posable head, movable ears and an adjustable mouth for different expressions.
  • The set includes a gearshift knob element – the Child’s favorite toy – which can be placed in its hand, plus an information sign and the Child LEGO® minifigure to complete a delightful display.
  • This 1,073-piece, collectible LEGO® Star Wars™ building toy makes the best birthday gift, Christmas or holiday present or special occasion surprise for kids aged 10+ and all Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans.
  • Measuring over 7.5” (19cm) high, 8.5” (21cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep, this brick-built model of the Child won’t take up too much space, but is sure to make a big visual impact wherever it is displayed.
  • Piecing together this battery-free building toy is a great way to relax on your own or with family and friends. So take your time and enjoy creating a fantastic Star Wars™ build-and-display model.
  • Thinking of buying this for a Star Wars™ fan who is new to LEGO® building kits? No worries. It comes with step-by-step, illustrated instructions so they can take on this challenge with confidence.
  • There are LEGO® Star Wars™ sets to thrill fans of all ages, whether they want to recreate famous scenes, role-play their own stories or simply build and display the authentic replica construction models.
  • No need to summon the Force to connect or pull apart LEGO® bricks! They meet the highest industry standards to ensure consistency and a perfect, easy connection.
  • LEGO® bricks and pieces are comprehensively tested and analyzed so you can be sure that this collectible LEGO Star Wars™ construction toy meets the highest safety standards on Earth – and in galaxies far, far away!
Test your construction skills and recreate memories of epic Star Wars™ scenes as you build the Scout Trooper Helmet (75305). A complex LEGO® Star Wars building set offering a fun, creative way to unwind, every contour and detail of the helmet is beautifully recreated with LEGO bricks. This Star Wars collectible has a display stand with a nameplate to complete an eye-catching centerpiece for the home or office. And look out for the other new-for-May-2021 LEGO Star Wars build-to-display helmet: Darth Vader Helmet (75304). Part of an exciting collection of LEGO Star Wars building sets for adults, this premium-quality set makes a perfect gift for yourself, a Star Wars fan, experienced LEGO builder or any adult who enjoys a hands-on, DIY challenge.

    • Take time out and challenge your building skills to create a wonderfully detailed LEGO® brick interpretation of a Star Wars™ Scout Trooper Helmet (75305).
    • The distinctive look of a Scout Trooper’s helmet is recreated in LEGO® style, inspiring memories of Star Wars™ saga scenes, and the stand with a nameplate completes a cool display piece.
    • This premium-quality set is part of a series of collectible LEGO® Star Wars™ build-to-display helmet models – check out the new-for-May-2021 Darth Vader Helmet (75304).
    • Offering a challenging building experience, this 471-piece set makes a super birthday present, holiday gift or surprise treat for any Star Wars™ fan, experienced LEGO® builder or hobbyist.
    • Measuring over 7 in. (18 cm) high, 4.5 in. (11 cm) wide and 4.5 in. (12 cm) deep, this buildable model doesn’t take up much space, but it is sure to catch the eye of every passerby.
    • Buying this impressive set for a Star Wars™ memorabilia collector who is a LEGO® beginner? No worries. It comes with step-by-step instructions so they can take on the complex build with confidence.
    • Collectible LEGO® Star Wars™ sets designed for adults like you who love Star Wars and enjoy the fun of a hands-on, creative project in your spare time.
    • LEGO® components meet stringent industry standards to ensure that they are compatible for a simple, secure connection every time.
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First things first, let’s address the elephant in the room – this is not an Ultimate Collector Series set. While it ticks all the boxes – which are “a display model on a stand with a data label” according to Star Wars team leader Jens Kronvold Frederiksen – 75318 The Child is part of the Sculptures subtheme.

Build-wise, this set follows the same strategy as those that came before it – the skeleton, followed by the panels that make up the clothing (which are sublime), then the hands, and finally the little gremlin’s head.

As fun as the build is, it’s the ears and face – with its emotive eyes, articulated mouth, and positionable ears – that is the crowning glory of the build process.

Color matching-wise, the selection of sand green and dark tan elements is spot on and a year ago LEGO aficionados went loco for all these rare colored bricks – until 75255 Yoda came along.

Don’t expect the details on the data plate to include The Child’s homeworld or species – it simply lists them as “unknown” – and when these do get revealed it will be Disney actual that gets the honor. The inclusion of The Child’s favorite toy – the gear shift knob from The Razor Crest – is a cute one, and the notation of the creature’s height (34 cm) should serve to inspire creative builders to buy a second set to double up on the original model (at 19 cm) to create a lifesize version.

The only tweak that this set needs are four 2 x 2 plates with rounded bottoms attached to The Child’s base to give it the levitating nun effect. No doubt some ingenious builder will figure out howto incorporate a remote control S-Brick unit so The Child can be propelled across the floor.

This +1000 piece set – which retails for $79.99 (RRP) – is available at the LEGO website and brand stores, Amazon.com, Walmart and Target now. Be warned though, it’s going in and out of stock fast.

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