75351: Princess Leia Boushh Helmet Review

This year marks the 40th anniversary since Star Wars Return of the Jedi arrived in cinemas. The film concluded the original Star Wars trilogy and for a long time, it was considered the end of the Star Wars saga. So it seems only fitting that one of the new LEGO Star Wars Helmet Collection sets has a connection to the 1983 Star Wars adventure. That helmet is inspired by the mysterious bounty hunter known as Boushh. A shandy character who arrives at Jabba’s palace to collect the bounty on a most wanted Wookie. But it’s a ruse to break out Han Solo and Boussh isn’t who they seem. But does this bounty hunter’s lid make for a good LEGO set? Here’s a closer look at the Boushh Helmet.

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Product Details

Pay homage to a legendary character with this LEGO® Star Wars™ Princess Leia (Boushh) Helmet (75351) build-and-display model for adults. Channel your creative Force to recreate the bounty hunter helmet worn by Princess Leia as a disguise to enter Jabba the Hutt’s palace in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. A buildable stand with a nameplate completes an admirable centrepiece.

  • Set Name: Princess Leia (Boushh)
  • Set Number: 75351
  • Pieces: 670
  • RRP: £59.99/$69.99/69.99€
  • Number of Bags: Bags x 5
  • Stickers: Sheet x 1
  • Instructions: Booklet x 1
  • Availability: LEGO Stores, LEGO Online & General Retail from March 1st

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Despite the film being 40 years old this year, this next section will contain spoilers for the Return of the Jedi. Episode VII opens with a trip back to Jabba’s Palace on Tatooine. A mysterious character arrives with the fearsome Wookie, Chewbacca in chains. The mysterious character is known as Boushh. In the context of the film, it’s Princess Leia in disguise. But Boushh is a known bounty hunter, whose armour is stolen by Leia after a run-in with the Princess, Artoo and Maz Katana. Leia’s use of the armour is why her name is attracted to the set, even though it’s technically not her helmet. Regardless of it’s, it nice to have a helmet from outside the Imperial ranks.

Boushh SVS

Each of the LEGO Star Wars Helmet Collection sets has a similar design standard. The actual helmets are the same scale and sit atop a black display stand. This uniform display plinth makes each set feel part of the same range, despite the vastly different helmets they hold. Although the build begins with the core of Boushh’s unique helmet, it doesn’t have the same connection method as others have had. This means the middle of the helmet has quite a large area of space where there are no elements. This gives the set a lighter feel, which also helps with the way it’s attached to the display stand.

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The stand is built in the exact same easy as other sets, including a pair of long Technic beams running through the center of it. This still acts as a method to connect the helmet to the stand but in a much simpler way. It’s also done once most of the helmet has been built. So you’re not really building around the stand, you just connect the two sections together.

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One thing which always impresses me with the Star Wars Helmet Collection sets is the way in which detail is achieved on them. Unlike almost every other set in the range, Boushh’s helmet is quite angular and doesn’t require the creation of curved surfaces to match its appearance. This means the set has far fewer studded surfaces, which adds to the style of the helmet. I particularly like the way the ‘mouth’ section has been recreated. It’s a separate piece, which is connected via a pair of Technic axles, allowing it to sit at a sloped angle but it’s still perfectly married to the rest of the set.

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Unfortunately, some of the detail is achieved with stickers. The parts they are applied to in this set could have been printed. If it can be done with a 4+ set, there should be no reason it can’t be done with a high-end displayable set like this. I appreciate some elements can’t be printed on, but it would not seem the elements which require stickers in this set, fall into that category.

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It seems every time I build and reviews a Star Wars Helmet Collection set, I have the same complaint – stickers. This is definitely the case with this set as the elements they are applied to are easily printed on. Thankfully, they aren’t as noticeable as the stickers apply to white surfaces, however, the sheet I had in the set does sport an unfortunate production error. This is not something I would see being widespread. The set itself is one of my favourites in the range yet. It’s already an odd helmet, to begin with, but this means the set and its build feel a little more unique compared to the various Imperial helmets. I still think it would have been nice to have the relevant minifigure incorporated into the display plinth, but it’s easy enough to add one yourself, should you own them. It makes another great display piece, especially next to other helmets in the range. I’d certainly like to see more unusual helmets become part of the range in the future. Please note this set does not include a Boushh minifigure.

You can check out my review of the other two new LEGO Star Wars Helmet Collection sets also being released on March 1st here. They can be pre-ordered in most regions now.

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This set was provided by the LEGO Group for purposes of review. The thoughts within this review are that of BricksFanz and do not reflect those of the LEGO Group or Disney. Providing a set for free does not guarantee a favourable opinion of the set.

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Author: Adam White

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