40539 Ahsoka Tano Under Review

Long time friend of the Skywalker family, Ahsoka “Snips” Tano was Anakin’s first Padawan and fought at his side during the Clone Wars, survived Order 66, and took on a personal quest to the Unknown Regions as the galaxy came under the control of the Galactic Empire. Ultimately guided by the Force, Ahsoka’s wandering eventually led her to cross paths with The Mandalorian and counseled him in finding proper care for Grogu.

Now, this brave Jedi, powerful Togruta female and wise leader has been commemorated as the 150th addition to the BrickHeadz theme and joins the other 18 characters (contained in 16 sets) in the BrickHeadz subtheme within the Star Wars license.

Finding her way to this auspicious position in the BrickHeadz lineup came via a LEGO Ideas poll in November 2020, when the Star Wars license was pitted against Minecraft, Disney’s Lilo & Stitch and Jaws. Once the 130,000 votes were tallied the announcement that Star Wars was the winner didn’t come as a surprise, but the announcement that Ahsoka Tano had been selected as the BrickHeadz 150th character was a surprise – but, looking back, with her return to the small screen in The Mandalorian and a limited live-action TV series on Disney+, it’s clear that her growing importance deserves more attention.

40539 Ahsoka Tano

Pay tribute to a brave Jedi with this 150th edition LEGO® BrickHeadz™ style buildable figure of Star Wars: The Clone Wars character Ahsoka Tano (40539). It’s a super gift idea for kids aged 10 and up, who will love authentic details such as the Star Wars: The Clone Wars outfit and 2 blue lightsabers. With a baseplate for display, this awesome little construction toy would make an eye-catching addition to any Star Wars™ fan’s collection.

    • Ahsoka Tano in LEGO® BrickHeadz™ style – A buildable LEGO BrickHeadz figure of Jedi hero Ahsoka Tano (40539) in a Star Wars: The Clone Wars outfit with 2 blue lightsabers
    • Colourful display piece – This 164-piece LEGO® Star Wars™ building toy for kids aged 10 and up comes with step-by-step building instructions and includes a baseplate for display
    • Gift idea – This creative building toy measures over 3.5 in. (9 cm) high, 2 in. (5 cm) wide and 2.5 in. (7 cm) deep. Give it to a Star Wars™ fan as a birthday or holiday gift or surprise treat

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Arriving in a stumpy, not-quite-cubic box, 40539 Ahsoka Tano is the first BrickHeadz from a galaxy far, far away in nearly eighteen months. A builder with experienced hand-eye coordination could complete this model in a quarter of an hour, while one with less experience could knock this out in just under 30 minutes.

Typical of the BrickHeadz subtheme, the instructions start with the torso, before adding the head (which has the standard 2×2 pink brain brick). The external details are the next step, and refreshingly there are only two printed elements – aside from the standard BrickHeadz eyes – that display Ahsoka’s facial markings. Though the lack of printed elements is a bonus commemorative BrickHeadz 150 tile would have been a nice touch.

While the build includes some interesting construction techniques and details – like the side-by-side plates and belt buckle – the most striking aspect of this BrickHeadz design is the montrals. Using a variety of white and blue bricks, slopes and tiles her Togrutan sensory organs are replicated with cunning accuracy.

It is also worth noting that 40539 Ahsoka Tano pairs well with 75317 The Mandalorian & the Child set, released in 2020 and is still available to add to your collection. No doubt a BrickHeadz Luke Skywalker in Jedi robes is coming, but if you can’t wait then head to Rebrickable where instructions for a custom model can be found.

As impressive as this BrickHeadz caricature is, it does come attached with some negativity, with some LEGO fans upset that a different theme – or a completely new IP – wasn’t selected and crying that the result was a foregone conclusion, given how universally popular the LEGO Star Wars theme is.

Perhaps this was a missed chance for LEGO to be more creative; while we’ve got an Ideas activity entry of how one fan designer envisaged the other options, we’ll never know what their designers could have produced given the opportunity to make a BrickHeadz based on Jaws, Lilo & Stich or Minecraft. Hopefully, there will be another chance at the next BrickHeadz milestone release.

Available now, priced US$9.99/CA$12.99/UK£9.99/DE€9.99/AU$15.99, this set is exclusive to LEGO brand stores and its online shopping portal.

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