- This article is about the snowtroopers affiliated with the Galactic Empire. For the snowtroopers affiliated with the First Order, see First Order Snowtrooper.
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An Imperial Snowtrooper, also referred to as just a Snowtrooper, is a minifigure first released in 2003, based on the cold-weather specialised stormtroopers of the Galactic Empire from the Star Wars universe.
The first Snowtrooper minifigure was released in the 2003 set, 4483 AT-AT. This minifigure has plain white legs with a grey leg joint, and a white torso piece. The torso has printing on the front area, depicting a white belt which is outlined in black and grey, the Snowtrooper's armoured chest plate with grey detailing along with red and black buttons, and black outlining of the plate at the top of the piece. This Snowtrooper's head piece is plain black, but wears a white helmet and backpack piece specially designed for this minifigure over the head. Two eye holes are present on this helmet piece so that part of the headpiece shows through, giving the impression of a black visor. This original Snowtrooper variant came with one other accessory- a blaster which was made up of a black megaphone piece with a transparent reddish-orange stud attached to the end of it.
The next variant, released in 2004, was largely the same as the original variant except that the grey parts of the Snowtrooper were changed to a new grey, reflecting a change in LEGO's colour palette across all sets. This variant appeared in several sets released between 2004 and 2011, and typically came armed with a black blaster or blaster rifle. The most recent variant in 2020 no longer comes with a cloth kama or backpack.
Video game variants
In LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Snowtrooper appears under the name "Snowtrooper (Classic)". Its abilities consist of the following:
- Can shoot LEGO targets
- Can bypass Cold areas
Snowtroopers were Imperial stormtroopers trained to operate in freezing environments, and wore specialised armour suited to their cold surroundings. When the Galactic Empire discovered the location of the Rebel Alliance's secret base on Hoth, snowtroopers under the command of Darth Vader were deployed to the planet and fought in the battle against Rebel forces.
- 3866 The Battle of Hoth (Microfigure)
- 4483 AT-AT (2003 variant: two)
- 4504 Millennium Falcon (2004 variant)
- 7666 Hoth Rebel Base (2004 variant: two)
- 7749 Echo Base (2004 variant: two)
- 7879 Hoth Echo Base (2004 variant: two)
- 8084 Snowtrooper Battle Pack (2004 variant: two)
- 8129 AT-AT Walker (2004 variant: two)
- 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar (2012 variant)
- 10178 Motorized Walking AT-AT (2004 variant)
- 75014 Battle of Hoth (2013 variant: two)
- 75049 Snowspeeder (2014 variant)
- 75054 AT-AT (2014 variant: two)
- 75056 Star Wars Advent Calendar (2013 variant)
- 75098 Assault on Hoth (2016 variant: two)
- 75146 Star Wars Advent Calendar (2016 variant, no kama)
- 852715 Star Wars Magnet Set (2004 variant)
- LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 5 (2004 variant)
Video game appearances
- LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
- LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Gallery of variants
Video game variants
2012 Advent Calendar Snowtrooper (Face)
- First Order Snowtrooper (2015)