LEGO Star Wars BD-1 Set Impressions – The Best Buddy Droid?

LEGO and Star Wars often feel like a perfect match made in heaven. There are many different LEGO sets that are based in the Star Wars universe that look fantastic. Some of the larger LEGO sets are often elaborate in design, with tons of pieces to put together to make something truly amazing. But is the set based on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from Respawn Entertainment a good addition to the ongoing legacy of bricks from a galaxy far, far away? Should LEGO and Star Wars fans be eager to pick up their own BD-1 droid?

For anyone who’s never played through Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, BD-1 is the droid companion of the main character, Cal Kestis. He’s a short but excited droid that helps Cal throughout the story, leading to some pretty heartwarming moments between the two. The LEGO Star Wars BD-1 set is a full build of the little droid. Not only does it have features that are authentic to the character, but it’s also a set that is actually to scale.

When fully built, the model stands at 12.5 inches (31cm) tall and can be posed in different ways. There’s a total of 1062 pieces that make up BD-1, with some of them being accents on the main model. Putting the droid together isn’t as complicated as it sounds though, especially with the detailed guide that comes with the set. LEGO does a great job with their manuals that give a step-by-step illustrated guide on how to put the model together, with extra help on some of the more complex portions of the building process. Even if you’re not used to building things with LEGO, you can definitely catch on pretty quickly.

As far as features with BD-1, there are only a few things the little guy can do when fully built. The headpiece is pose-able, along with joints that can be bent for specific looks when on display. Fans of the game Jedi Fallen Order will also appreciate the details that went into BD-1, including a compartment that holds stim packs inside the droid. While the stims are one bundle of LEGO pieces instead of individual stims, they fit comfortably into a sliding compartment on BD-1’s head, exactly how it’s shown in the game. It’s not a big detail when looking at the model from a distance, but definitely one that goes a long way for fans of the game.

Beyond that, BD-1 is just a good display piece for nearly any location. If you have a shelf or mantle where you place figures or other LEGO model builds, BD-1 will fit nicely there. Not only is the model stable when standing, but is also stable when you move the head and other joints around for different poses. Provided you have a stable ground for BD-1 to stand on, you won’t see the droid tipping over easily. After going through over 1,000 LEGO pieces for the model, it’s good to know they won’t be easily broken apart.

The only thing that this BD-1 set lacks is any other additional features or add-ons to further accent its presentation. There are wires on BD-1 around the legs, but they aren’t for any function beyond looking like the character. The same goes for the eyepieces on BD-1, which are translucent LEGO pieces. It would’ve been a great idea for LEGO to have an extra bundle of lights or electronics to add on BD-1 if possible, allowing owners to go even further with the build. There are third-party kits that one can buy that do this exact thing, which highlights the eyes and other parts on BD-1. However, it would be much better to see LEGO themselves come up with something that takes this BD-1 model to the next level, especially for big fans of Jedi Fallen order who love the character.

For display, BD-1 comes with a LEGO sign that can be put at the base of the legs. The display sign has bits of information about BD-1, such as the in-universe manufacturer and equipment, and a blue illustration. The sign also needs to be put together, which is not complicated at all. In addition, the sign also comes with a minifigure version of BD-1 that is scaled to other LEGO Star Wars minifigures.

What would’ve made a lot of sense to also include in the set is a figure of Cal Kestis in LEGO form. Not only would this have been a great pairing with the minifigure of BD-1 but also a nod to Jedi Fallen Order, since both characters are always seen together. It doesn’t take away from what’s in the box already, but it definitely would’ve made this set even more special for Star Wars fans.

As a total package, the LEGO BD-1 set is a great build for LEGO fans and Star Wars fans who enjoy playing Jedi Fallen Order. As one of the few LEGO sets that have a droid built to scale, it helps BD-1 stand out among the other droids that one can build in LEGO form. While this set is based on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, it would be great to see a variant of BD-1 that offers a different color scheme to the droid and takes inspiration from the sequel, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Hopefully, LEGO has already thought of that one, because this little buddy droid definitely looks good when displayed, and would be even better to have a friend standing alongside him.

What do you think of the LEGO Star Wars BD-1 set? Are you a big fan of Jedi Fallen Order? What other LEGO Star Wars sets do you want to see made? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comment section below! strives to be an apolitical, balanced and based pop culture news outlet. However, our contributors are entitled to their individual opinions. Author opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of our video hosts, other site contributors, site editors, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. This website contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. We disclaim products or services we have received for review purposes, as well as sponsored posts.

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Jakejames Lugo
Jakejames Lugo
Jakejames Lugo is a writer and content creator that has been covering video games, movies, and various sides of entertainment for over a decade. He has published reviews and articles on many different outlets and continues to make content for different platforms. Jakejames also makes video content regularly for places like YouTube and TikTok, and share daily posts about gaming on social media.

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