The little puffin-like critters are adored by stars – including Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill – and fans alike. Based on the abundant sea birds of Skelling Michael and created by The Last Jedi’s director, Rian Johnson, they are only currently available in two LEGO Star Wars sets – the near-on-impossible-to-find 75192 UCS Millennium Falcon and affordable and accessible 75200 Acho-to Island Training.
Just ten of the Porgs have been created – specially built by LEGO and Bright Bricks, a LEGO Certified Professional (LCP) company – for the launch of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
LEGO PORGS – BUILDING FACT-FILE:
- Each Porg took 20 hours to build, and contains over 8,000 bricks
- Creating a combined build time of 200 hours for all 10 Porgs
- The LEGO Porgs weigh approximately 16.5kg each
- There are 8 different LEGO brick colours in each model, with each one standing 60cm tall
“It’s safe to say that film fans of all ages are going crazy for Porgs. We’ve not seen this much excitement for a new addition to the Star Wars universe for decades, so to bring the Porgs to life in brick form was a no-brainer for us here at LEGO,” said Alistair Galletly, Brand Manager. “The reaction from the public to these furry sea birds was incredible to see, and we can’t wait for three of these unique birds to go to happy homes in 2018.”
From today until the 15th of January, members of LEGO’s free VIP loyalty scheme that buy a LEGO Star Wars set via shop.LEGO.com will automatically be entered into a ballot to be in with a chance to receive their very own LEGO Porg in the new year.
And with the current 10% off sale now is the perfect time to get your order in!
This post originally appeared on Rebelscum.com on the 21st of December, 2017.
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Having enjoyed playing with LEGO from his earliest years, Jeremy started collecting LEGO Star Wars in 1999 when the theme was first released. He has shared his thoughts and opinions on LEGO via a number of websites – including starwars.com, rebelscum.com and brickset.com – contributed to the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary series and served the LEGO Ambassador Network as a Recognised LEGO Fan Media representative.