Thanks to the free foil bags included with Lego star wars Magazine, fans were able to add a number of rare figures to their collections.

Official Lego magazines have proven to be a useful resource for collectors over the years, alternating between giving away free figures and mini-builds, many of which are exclusive to print titles. With immediate media Lego star wars Magazine, fans looking to fill out their galactic forces have long had a much cheaper method of acquiring certain characters compared to purchasing larger, more expensive sets.

The same goes for a number of rare figures that appeared as gifts in foil bags with the magazine. In fact, some of the characters listed below were only ever included with one or two Lego sets, making them highly sought after items by those who may have missed purchasing more expensive models. Here is our list of five rare figure foil bags included with Lego star wars Magazine, complete with current market value prices (at the time of this writing):

5 – 912281 501st Legion Clone Trooper

Theme: star wars Price: £5 / $6 / €6 Rooms: 5 Published: 2022

Indispensable for building an army, the 501st Legion clone trooper appeared as a free gift with Lego star wars Magazine issue 86. The character was previously exclusive to 75280 501st Legion Clone Troopersa set that only exists due to fan voice request.

4 – 912289 Princess Leia

Theme: star wars Price: £6 / $7 / €7 Rooms: 5 Published: 2022

Must be attached to the front of Lego star wars Magazine issue 89 arriving this week, this original trilogy version of Princess Leia should prove quite popular. The figure variant last appeared in 2019 75244 Tantive IV and 2021 75301 Luke Skywalker’s X-wing Fighter.

3 – 912286 Mandalorian Loyalist

Theme: star wars Price: £6 / $7 / €7 Rooms: seven Published: 2022

Included with Lego star wars Magazine issue 86, The Mandalorian Loyalist (or Warrior) was previously only available in one set to date – 75316 Mandalorian Starfighter. This is another character perfect for building an army and filling in the gaps in figure collections.

2 – 912065 Bespin Luke Skywalker

Theme: star wars Price: £7 / $8 / €8 Rooms: seven Published: 2020

Appearing as a free gift with Lego star wars Magazine issue 65, this variation of Bespin Luke Skywalker last appeared on short notice 75294 Bespin Duel and 75222 Cloud Betrayal Townmaking the character a must-have for collectors.

1 – 912169 Emperor Palpatine

Theme: star wars Price: £7 / $8 / €8 Rooms: seven Published: 2021

Released as a freebie in a foil bag with Lego star wars Magazine issue 69, the sinister Emperor Palpatine comes with a unique gold-hilted lightsaber. The figure itself was only included with the much more expensive figure 75291 Death Star Final Duel.

Five rare minifigures included with the LEGO Star Wars Magazine

Position Theme Set name Price Number of pieces
5 star wars 912281 501st Legion Clone Trooper £5 / $6 / €6 5
4 star wars 912289 Princess Leia £6 / $7 / €7 5
3 star wars 912286 Mandalorian Loyalist £6 / $7 / €7 seven
2 star wars 912065 Bespin Luke Skywalker £7 / $8 / €8 seven
1 star wars 912169 Emperor Palpatine £7 / $8 / €8 seven

Lego star wars Issue 89 of the magazine will be published in the UK on November 16 and will be available on newsstands for £4.25.

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