Lego Stormtrooper incorrect helmet

Just a very quick post to let you know about an issue with the Lego Stormtrooper helmets.

I ordered 10 Lego Stormtroopers from Bricklink.com specifcally LEGO SW036. They came from the Netherlands so it took just over week to arrive so my anticipation was palpable.

Upon arrival I hastily ripped open the small cardboard box and inside were my Lego Stormtroopers in various pieces. I put them all together, lined them all up and I felt a very silly smile across my face.

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This is how my Lego Stormtroopers arrived

I wanted to photograph my latest Lego haul so I got out my macro lens and shot various close ups and scenes and duly posted them up on my photography blog which you can see here. I must point out I have digitally corrected those images on that page.

However it wasn’t until I shared the link on a Lego group page on Facebook that the helmets look odd; in fact he described the Lego Stormtroopers has having “French mustaches”, upon a much closer look he was right!! Once you see it, you can’t “un-see it”

Lego Stormtrooper with French mustache.
Lego Stormtrooper with French mustache.
Left Stormtrooper has correct helmet, the other two are incorrect
Left Stormtrooper has correct helmet, the other two are incorrect

You could argue that it is such a minor detail that it isn’t worth raising, but to me Star Wars Episode 3, 4 & 5 Stormtroopers are as iconic as Vader and Skywalker! So it is important to have them look right.

Lego Stormtrooper with correct helmet
Lego Stormtrooper with correct helmet

I have contacted the seller from the Netherlands and we are working towards a solution; she says she has sold many Lego Stormtroopers without issue; I do believe her but Stormtroopers with French mustaches just doesn’t work for me!!

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10 Lego Stormtroopers posing

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What do you think? Am I making a Montagne out of a taupinière? Comment below, let me know!

It has been brought to my attention that the French mustache Stormtroopers are possibly fake. Can anyone comment and let me know? I paid £4 (€5.5) for each Lego minifigure.

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