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" 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 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

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 of the new Darth Vader helmet. "The Darth Vader Helmet 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 "Star Wars" Darth Vader Helmet | $69.99 on
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," Lego says on its website

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 "Star Wars" Scout Trooper Helmet | $49.99 on
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 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

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 "Star Wars" Imperial Probe Droid | $59.99 on
683 pieces, ages 18+ 

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Elizabeth Howell
Staff Writer, Spaceflight

Elizabeth Howell (she/her), Ph.D., is a staff writer in the spaceflight channel since 2022 covering diversity, education and gaming as well. She was contributing writer for for 10 years before joining full-time. Elizabeth's reporting includes multiple exclusives with the White House and Office of the Vice-President of the United States, an exclusive conversation with aspiring space tourist (and NSYNC bassist) Lance Bass, speaking several times with the International Space Station, witnessing five human spaceflight launches on two continents, flying parabolic, working inside a spacesuit, and participating in a simulated Mars mission. Her latest book, "Why Am I Taller?", is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada's Carleton University and a Bachelor of History from Canada's Athabasca University. Elizabeth is also a post-secondary instructor in communications and science at several institutions since 2015; her experience includes developing and teaching an astronomy course at Canada's Algonquin College (with Indigenous content as well) to more than 1,000 students since 2020. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday. Mastodon: