Han Solo is a Star Wars minifigure first introduced in 2000. Since then, a total of seventeen versions of the minifigure have been made, along with two different pieces representing Han frozen in carbonite, and one microfigure for the LEGO Games theme. He is also a playable character in four video games to date.
Three variants of Han Solo were released in 2000. In the 7190 Millennium Falcon, Han had a blue leg piece, with black silver and brown printing on the top of the hip joint representing a belt, which continnued down the right leg for a blaster holster. The front of the torso piece has a white open-necked shirt and a black sleeveless jacket printed on it, with black also used for outlining. The hands and head piece are yellow for skin, and printed on the head piece is are black two dot-eyes, brown eyebrows and a black mouth shaped into a lopsided smile. A common hairpiece is used for Han's hair, coloured brown.
The second variant in 2000 for the 7104 Desert Skiff is based on the clothes Han wore shortly before and after being in carbonite. It features Han with a plain brown leg piece, and a white torso piece with black printing for outlining of the white shirt and yellow to depict skin. The hands are once again yellow, and the head and hair pieces are the same as the other variant released in this year. This version of Han Solo comes with a black spear, representing the force pike that Han used to save Lando Calrissian from the Sarlacc and accidentally set off Boba Fett's jetpack on Tatooine.
The final version of Han released in 2000 is the same as the first, except his legs are brown instead of blue, though the leg printing is still identical. This variant was also used in 2003 in the set 10123 Cloud City.
Also released in 2000 was a black brick with silver printing on it, which is used to represent Han Solo frozen in carbonite. The silver printing shows his arms held out, and a pained expression on his face. This brick was also used in sets released in 2003 and 2006.
In 2004, Han was once again re-released in two forms. The first one released was again the same as two of his variants released in 2000, with a white shirt, black jacket and printed holster pattern on the legs, however the legs this time around were recoloured to be a dark blue. He was also released in the remake of the Millennium Falcon, 4504. This version has tan legs with a dark blue hip joint and the same holster and belt printing on the legs as most of his other variants. The torso piece is dark blue, with printing on the front for snowgear. Black printing is used for outlining, the coat's zipper and backing of rank insignia. Grey printing is used to represent electrobinoculars, while brown printing is used for the strap for the binoculars and extra clothing. A layer of fur clothing is also depicted at the top of the torso piece. This was the first Han Solo minifigure to have flesh-coloured skin (shown on the hands and head piece), replacing the yellow when it was decided that licensed minifigures would have a different skin colour. The face printing remains similar to the other variants, however brown was also changed over to a new reddish brown in 2004, resulting in slightly different eyebrows, and also a different coloured hair piece.
It wasn't until 2006 that a new Han Solo minifigure was released. One variant was released in the set 6212 X-Wing Fighter, which was very similar to the variant released in 2004 in snowgear, however this version came with reddish brown legs instead of tan. A new version of Han Solo was also released for the 6210 Jabba's Sail Barge, which was similar to his original variant in clothing he wore around the time of going into carbon freeze. The major differences between this one and the original is that the yellow skin was replaced with flesh-coloured, and the brown hair, legs and eyebrow printing was replaced with reddish brown.
One variant was produced in 2007, which once again featured Solo's black vest, white shirt and printed belt, but the legs this time around for this minifigure were made reddish brown, and had flesh-coloured skin. In 2008, a Han Solo in a Stormtrooper disguise was released for the 10188 Death Star. This minifigure has the body and legs of a normal Stormtrooper- white legs with a black hip joint, and a white torso with black hands. Black and grey printing is also present on the front and back of the torso for outlining of the armour, belt, backplate and thermal detonator. However, the head is flesh-coloured with Han's face design printed on it, and he has interchangeable reddish brown hair and Stormtrooper helmet. This version of Han Solo comes armed with a blaster.
In 2009, another Hoth-based variant of Han was released, which was similar to the original Hoth version with tan legs, except he was released with a dark blue parka hood. The hood has printing around the part where the head piece shows through, the pattern resembling fur. This version of Han came with a blaster and a pair of electrobinoculars.
For 2010, Han's head piece received it's first major update since the original design pattern. The eyes were changed to have white irises, and the right eyebrow was turned down slightly more than the left. The mouth was also changed, instead of being made up of lines, it was changed to one, but still depicting a lopsided smile. Darker flesh printing is also used beneath the mouth for extra detail. Two versions of Han were released in this year. One of these is yet another Hoth variant, but the torso features an open dark blue jacket with pockets printed on it in black, and a white shirt and skin showing underneath. The legs are brown (with the belt and holster pattern), and he comes armed with a blaster. The other variant for 2010 is the third incarnation of a minifigure depicting Han in the clothing around the time of being put into carbonite, included in the set 8097 Slave I. This variant once again has plain brown legs, but the torso printing was altered to provide more detail. Black printing is once again used for outlining the shirt, but grey printing is also used to symbolise creases. Flesh printing is also used at the top of the piece for skin, and dark flesh for detailing in this area.
Also released in 8097 was a new carbonite piece. This piece is much larger than the original, and allows for a minifigure to fit inside the back of the block by holding on to it with its hands. The block itself is a dark silver, and is moulded to have a shape resembling a minifigure with its hands up coming out from the piece. Black printing is used to give detail to the block, and also to the minifigure shape itself, with a Han Solo face in a pained expression and for the outlining of the shirt. The block also has sections on both ends so that clips and minifigure hands can grab onto it.
In 2011, four versions of Han were made. In the latest version of the Millennium Falcon, Han has dark blue legs, but with a newly designed print, featuring a more prominent belt buckle, dark brown printing, and a wider holster, with the strap at the bottom being almost horizontal instead of angling down. For the torso piece, Han's white shirt is open-necked as many other versions, but the black jacket doesn't go all the way down to the bottom of the piece, so the shirt is printed right to the bottom. The headpiece similar to the one from 2010, and the hairpiece is still of the standard mould. He also comes armed with a blaster in this set.
A Hoth version of Han was released, with the same tan legs (with the older holster pattern) and torso in snow gear as the previous Han wearing a parka hood, however a new parka hood piece was made which didn't cover as much of the torso and had more prominent printing around the front of the hood. It also featured Han's new head piece. This version of Han came armed with a blaster pistol.
An exclusive Han Solo minifigure was released in the 5000214 LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, based Han after he received the Medal of Bravery after helping to destroy the first Death Star. This minifigure was similar to the one released in the 2011 Falcon, but it had the Medal of Bravery printed in gold with a brown ribbon and black outlining. The jacket was also slightly altered, with not falling so far down, and the shirt collar was changed to be higher, reflecting the ceremonial attire Han wore to the awards ceremony.
The other Han Solo released in 2011 was also not from a standard LEGO set. The final one was included in a Blu-Ray version of LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace. This minifigure depicted a young Han Solo, with short, unposeable dark tan legs, the same torso piece as the latest version of Han in the clothes he wore during his time in carbonite, and a new face print with a more detailed mouth. The hair piece is also one not used on other variants of Solo- it is longer and is parted on the right side.
A microfigure of Han Solo was released in 2012 for the Games set, 3866 The Battle of Hoth. This microfigure is dark blue, and has printing on the leg and torso areas resembling the minifigure variants of Han in snowgear with tan legs, complete with printing for electrobinoculars. The head area depicts Han in a parka hood, with goggles placed over his face that has a happy expression on it.
The second wave of 2012 will see the release of yet another Han Solo minifigure- the fourth version based on the time surrounding his enclosure in carbonite. This minifigure will have the same torso, legs and hair as his previous carbonite version, but the headpiece will be lacking a trademark lopsided smile- instead the mouth will be in a relatively straight line and curved down slightly on the right to help give off a serious expression. Darker flesh printing will also be used below the mouth, while black eyes with white irises and brown eyebrows will still be featured.
In the first wave of 2013, Han Solo appears in the set 75003 A-wing Starfighter. In this version, he has brown legs with a gun holster, which looks identical to ceremonial Luke's legs. His torso has sand yellow arms and flesh-colored hands. His torso now features pockets, and he has a less loose shirt. His face looks identical to more recent versions. He has the same hair. He now features a small pistol with a scope.
Another Hoth version of Han will appear in the 2013 "May the Fourth" promotion. It will feaure Han with interchangeable hair and a light brown hood, with brown clothing. The head piece will be double-sided, one showing Han with goggles and the lower half of his face covered up, and the other depicting Han with a grimace.
In the Video Games Edit
In LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, three Han Solo characters were made. "Han Solo" is based upon Han's 2004 minifigure with dark blue legs, and white shirt with black jacket. This character is armed with a grey gun piece, commonly used as a revolver. "Han Solo (Hoth)" is also armed with this gun, and is similar in appearance to the Hoth variant released in physical form four years later, with an open blue jacket and brown legs. "Han Solo (Endor)" is the same as "Han Solo" in every way, except he wears a green camouflage cloak over his jacket. "Han Solo (Skiff)" is also armed with a grey pistol, and his appearance is based upon the first variants featuring Solo as he came out of carbonite. "Han Solo (Stormtrooper)" features Han in Stormtrooper armour, much like the stormtrooper diguise variant released in 2008. This version of Han comes armed with a megaphone that has a transparent orange stud on the end, representing what was used for guns in the Star Wars theme prior to 2007. In the game, all three characters have the ability to shoot, grapple and build objects. Also playable by turning on extra toggle is "Han Solo (frozen in carbonite)", which is based upon the original carbonite block. This character has no abilites and is unable to attack- it is simply able to move by hopping around. These characters all returned for LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga with the same abilities and weapons.
In LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, Han Solo is a secret unlockable character, and is based on his main variant in LEGO Star Wars II. Also based on this form of the character is "Han Solo (Classic)" from LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars. In this game, Han can be unlocked either by collecting all ten minikits in one of the levels, making him available for purchase, or the code "KFDBXF" can be entered.
Han Solo was a smuggler, pilot of the Millennium Falcon, and a good friend of Chewbacca. In Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Solo is revealed to have a debt to Jabba the Hutt, and in desperation Solo accepted 17,000 credits for transporting Ben Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, C-3PO and R2-D2 to Alderaan on their quest to help Princess Leia. When they arrived, Alderaan had been destroyed by the Death Star's Super Laser and the Millennium Falcon was captured by the Galactic Empire. Inside the Death Star, Han Chewbacca and Luke Skywalker managed to avoid notice by security, and rescue Princess Leia from the Empire. Prior to their escape, they noticed Ben Kenobi dueling with Darth Vader, resulting the physical death of Ben Kenobi. After escaping the Death Star, they proceeded to the Rebel Base on Yavin IV, where Solo realised the the Rebel's plan to attack the Death Star was a "suicide". However, Solo soon had a change of heart, and returned to aid in the attack. The result was the destruction of the First Death Star. After this, Han accepts a position as general with the Rebel Alliance.
When the secret Rebel Base on the planet of Hoth was discovered by the Empire, Han, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Princess Leia escaped in the Millenium Falcon, but were pursued by several Imperial Star Destroyers after realisation that the hyperdrive aboard the Falcon was malfunctioning. After shaking the Imperial pursuit, Han went to Cloud City for repairs for the Millenium Falcon. There, Han meets his old friend and former owner of the Millennium Falcon, Lando Calrissian. But what Han doesn't know is that he was being tracked by the legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett by orders of Darth Vader, that there is a detachment of Imperial Stormtroopers on Cloud City, and that Calrissian, the administrator of Cloud City, was threatened into setting a trap for Solo. After being captured, Princess Leia and Han confess their mutual love. Darth Vader froze Han in carbonite but the reals intention of Darth Vader was to cause a disturbance in the Force, knowing that Luke Skywalker would come to his friends' aid. Unfortunately, Han's frozen body was taken away before his friends could save him by Boba Fett in the Slave I to Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine.
On Tatooine, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca made a plan to infiltrate Jabba's Palace and rescue Han, but after Han was unfrozen from the carbonite, Jabba the Hutt discovered them. However, they did have a second plan formulated with the now Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker, and they managed to escape. Later Han, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian and later Luke Skywalker reunite with the Rebel Alliance. Han leads a covert mission on the Forest Moon of Endor to deactivate the shield generator of the Second Death Star, where Han and the other members of the Rebel assault force destroyed the shield bunker, allowing the destruction of the Second Death Star by the Rebellion's Star Fleet. After the fall of the Empire, Han went on to serve the New Republic and later the Galactic Alliance.
In the LEGO universe, Han appeared as a boy who escaped from an orphanage in LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace, and assisted Jedi Master Yoda in a mission for the Jedi. His name was revealed at the end of the film, when he fixed the letters he hastily placed on his shirt as a nametag, rotating the "I" to an "H".
- Han Solo is played by Harrison Ford, who also played Indiana Jones. This fact has been used as the source of several jokes in various movies and video games produced by LEGO.
- In LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, he has two holsters, whereas he actually only has one.
- 3341 Star Wars#2 (Brown legs)
- 3866 The Battle of Hoth (Microfigure)
- 4501 Mos Eisley Cantina (Dark blue legs)
- 4504 Millennium Falcon (Hoth, tan legs, hair)
- 4476 Jabba's Prize (Carbonite version 1- not a minifigure)
- 6209 Slave I (Carbonite version 1- not a minifigure)
- 6210 Jabba's Sail Barge (Carbonite clothes, version 2)
- 6212 X-wing Fighter (Hoth, reddish brown legs)
- 7104 Desert Skiff (Carbonie clothes, version 1)
- 7144 Slave I (Carbonite version 1- not a minifigure)
- 7190 Millennium Falcon (Blue legs)
- 75003 A-wing Starfighter (2013)
- 7749 Echo Base (Hoth, tan legs, original parka hood)
- 7879 Hoth Echo Base (Hoth, tan legs, redesigned parka hood)
- 7965 Millennium Falcon (Dark Blue Legs, Flesh, Pupils)
- 8038 The Battle of Endor (Reddish brown legs)
- 8097 Slave I (Two- carbonite clothes, version 3 and carbonite version 2- not a minifigure)
- 8129 AT-AT Walker (Hoth, blue jacket)
- 9516 Jabba's Palace (Two- carbonite clothes, version 4 and carbonite version 2- not a minifigure)
- 10123 Cloud City (Two - Brown legs and carbonite version 1- not a minifigure)
- 10179 Millennium Falcon (Reddish brown legs)
- 10188 Death Star (Two- Stormtroper disguise and reddish brown legs)
- 66221 X-Wing Fighter and Luke Pilot Maquette Co-Pack (Hoth, reddish brown legs)
- K10131 Battle of Yavin Collection
- 75003 A-Wing Starfighter (2013 Version)
Magnet and Watch Appearances Edit
Video Game Appearances Edit
- LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
- LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
- LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (Carbonite, cameo)
- LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
Movie Appearances Edit
- LEGO Star Wars: The Han Solo Affair (Carbonite)
- Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Brick (Cameo)
- The Quest for R2-D2 (Carbonite)
- LEGO Star Wars: Bombad Bounty
- LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace (Young)
- LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out
- The Yoda Chronicles
Book Appearances Edit
- 5000214 LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia (Yavin 4 Celebration)
Gallery of Variants Edit
Gallery of Video Game Characters Edit