|Clone Trooper Lieutenant
|[List of appearances]
Description[edit | edit source]
The first version of the Clone Trooper Lieutenant minifigure features white legs with a black leg joint, and a white torso with black hands and blue arms, the blue being used in on the figure to denote the trooper's rank of lieutenant. The torso's front printing includes black for outlining the various plates and parts of the armour, including a belt at the base of the piece. Also, on the left chest plate, four blue dots in a horizontal line are present. This minifigure has a flesh-coloured headpiece that features printing for several facial features- black eyes with white irises, downturned black eyebrows, a mouth outlined with black and filled with white, depicting gritted teeth, and darker flesh printing for outlining and wrinkles.
The trooper's helmet piece is white, with a predominant crest at the top, typical for Phase I clone trooper armour. Black and grey printing is used to represent the visor and other aspects of the helmet. A vertical blue stripe also runs down the centre of this piece, from the base of the crest to the bottom of the helmet. Blue is also present below the bottom of the whole visor section. Along with the helmet, the trooper comes with one other accessory- a black blaster rifle.
Two years later, a second variant was released. This Lieutenant is identical in every way except for the leg piece, which is still white with a black leg joint, but features black and grey printing on the legs for detailing the armour, including the knee plates. The minifigure comes armed with a black blaster.
Background[edit | edit source]
Clone trooper lieutenant were clone troopers who were placed in command of platoons of 36 troops. The rank of lieutenant was one the two ranks indicated by blue armour flashes painted on a clone trooper's armour during the start of the Clone Wars. Lieutenants were ranked directly between 2nd lieutenant and captain, the former of which also had blue armour flashes.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- This original minifigure is exclusive to the polybag 5001709 Clone Trooper Lieutenant. It was first given away to volunteers at the June Star Wars Weekend in California, but will later be available as a promotion in September and October at LEGO Stores and the official online shop.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Gallery of Variants[edit | edit source]