CLONE COMMANDER CODY
LEGO STAR WARS: CONSTRACTION FIGURES
Alright, let’s start off week three of the post-Christmas reviews by looking at…something from the same line as yesterday. It’s like something different, only the exact opposite! Like yesterday’s review, today’s subject comes from the somewhat contested Star Wars prequel trilogy. In fact, he’s even the same actor as yesterday’s character, thanks to the wonders of cloning! Yes, it’s everyone’s favorite clone commander who tried to kill Obi-Wan in Episode III, Clone Commander Cody!
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Commander Cody was another figure from the first assortment of Lego Star Wars: Constraction Figures, released during 2015’s Force Friday event. Amazingly enough, Cody was the only Storm/Clone Trooper variant available in the first assortment. The figure is assembled from 82 pieces and, like Jango, stands about 9 1/2 inches tall. In terms of construction Cody is very similar to Jango, using most of the same basic pieces. Upon closer inspection, several of the body pieces are clearly designed to be Clone Trooper armor, and it seems they were rather hastily refitted to be Jango’s distinctive Mandalorian togs. That being the case, a lot of the pieces work a lot better for this guy, and he makes for a more faithful recreation of his on-screen counterpart. The helmet, while still not as spot-on a recreation like K-2’s head, it’s more complex design makes for a more interesting sculpt than Jango’s. I personally could still stand to have a little more detail present, but I definitely like this one. Of the three Constraction figures I’ve looked at so far, Cody has the best paintwork by far. Not only is the white and orange nice and vibrant, but he’s also got a ton of great detail work, especially on the torso. There’s some fantastic weathering going on here. Cody includes his larger blaster rifle, which is a surprisingly good recreation of the rifle seen in the movies. That’s it. No action feature for this guy.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Like Jango, Cody was a Christmas present from Super Awesome Girlfriend’s parents, picked up during the same Walgreens sale. Cody’s not my first choice of Clone Commander (Rex would be first, followed closely by Gree), but he’s not a bad character, and I’d be more inclined to pick him up than Jango. The end result is definitely a superior figure to Jango, and probably one of the better Constraction figures Lego’s put out. K-2’s still my favorite, but this guy’s a solid follow-up!