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Build Darth Vader's helmet, an Imperial Droid and more in these new Lego Star Wars sets

The Force is strong with Lego's ever-growing "Star Wars (opens in new tab)" line of toys, which added several new building sets on Monday (April 26).

An Imperial Probe Droid and two helmets — a Scout Trooper and Darth Vader — are available in stores starting Monday, while a new R2-D2 (opens in new tab) is coming out May 1 (a few days before "Star Wars Day" on May 4 because of the well-used pun, "May the Fourth be with you.")

Related: These Lego 'Star Wars' helmets are perfect for your Dark Side life (opens in new tab)

Here are some details about the sets coming Monday:

Lego Darth Vader Helmet 

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"Pay homage to the Dark Lord of the Sith," Lego says on its website (opens in new tab) of the new Darth Vader helmet. "The Darth Vader Helmet (opens in new tab) is a compact size and has a display stand with a nameplate to complete a striking centerpiece that will enhance the decor of your home or workplace." 

Happily, it will fit in small spaces being only 8 inches (20 cm) high, 5.5 inches (15 cm) wide and 5.5 inches deep. It also includes a display stand with a nameplate.

Lego "Star Wars" Darth Vader Helmet | $69.99 on Lego.com (opens in new tab)
834 pieces, ages 18+

Scout Trooper Helmet 

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This is the Stormtrooper type upon which Obi-Wan Kenobi did his famous "Jedi mind trick" during "Star Wars: A New Hope" (1977). "Test your construction skills and recreate memories of epic Star Wars scenes as you build the Scout Trooper Helmet (opens in new tab)," Lego says on its website (opens in new tab)

The company promises you'll get a big impact in a small space, as the helmet measures seven inches (18 cm) high, 4.5 inches (11 cm) wide and 4.5 inches (12 cm) deep. It also comes with a display stand and nameplate.

Lego "Star Wars" Scout Trooper Helmet | $49.99 on Lego.com (opens in new tab)
471 pieces, ages 18+ 


Imperial Probe Droid 

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We may be past the snowy season and inevitable references to Hoth in most northern regions of the world, but all the same, this Imperial Probe Droid (opens in new tab) does bring back fun memories of "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" in 1983. "The droid has posable legs and comes with a transparent, brick-built pole to 'suspend' it above a buildable snowy scene," Lego says on its website (opens in new tab)

It takes up a reasonable amount of space at 10.5 inches (27 cm) high, 9 inches (24 cm) wide and 4 inches (11 cm) deep. The set also comes with an information plaque to educate all the Padawans in your living quarters.

Lego "Star Wars" Imperial Probe Droid | $59.99 on Lego.com (opens in new tab)
683 pieces, ages 18+ 

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Elizabeth Howell, Ph.D., is a contributing writer for Space.com (opens in new tab) since 2012. As a proud Trekkie and Canadian, she tackles topics like spaceflight, diversity, science fiction, astronomy and gaming to help others explore the universe. Elizabeth's on-site reporting includes two human spaceflight launches from Kazakhstan, and embedded reporting from a simulated Mars mission in Utah. She holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc (opens in new tab). in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, and a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada's Carleton University. Her latest book, NASA Leadership Moments, is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday.