Luke Skywalker is a minifigure introduced in 1999 as part of the Classic Star Wars line. He is the main protagonist of the Original Trilogy and one of its major characters. Luke is also the son of Anakin Skywalker, the main protagonist of the Prequel Trilogy. He is first ever licensed minifigure and has had 29 versions made since 1999.
Luke Skywalker was the son of Queen/Senator Padme Amidala of Naboo and Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker (later Sith Lord Darth Vader) of Tatooine, and twin brother of Leia Organa. When his Mother died (of injuries caused by Anakin) after giving birth to him and Leia, He was taken to Tatooine where he lived and grew up on his Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen's Moisture Farm on Tatooine for the next 19 years of his life. He owned a Landspeeder, and is known to have raced T-16 Skyhoppers with his best friend Biggs Darklighter. He and his uncle later purchased two droids which were R2-D2, and C-3PO. After Owen and Beru were killed by the Empire's Stormtroopers, he went with former Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, who told him his father was a Jedi Knight, and gave him his father's lightsaber. After Obi-Wan's death at the hands of Luke's father Darth Vader, Luke helped destroy the Death Star, with the help of Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, R2-D2, C-3PO, and all of the Rebel Alliance in the Battle of Yavin and became a known leader in the Rebel Alliance. He then helped in the Battle of Hoth but the Empire forces outmatched the Rebels and the Rebels scattered across the galaxy, eager to escape the Empire's attack. He flew to Dagobah and was trained by Jedi Master Yoda. His training was interrupted when Luke sets off to Bespin to save his friends, and Han Solo was frozen in carbonite. When dueling with Darth Vader, the Sith Lord cut off Luke's right hand, and he lost his lightsaber along with it. It was then that Darth Vader revealed to Luke that he was his father. Luke escaped, and after going to other adventures, he created his own green lightsaber. He went back to Tatooine to save Han Solo from the hands of Jabba the Hutt. Eventually, Luke visited Yoda on Dagobah again but while there, Yoda died of old age. Soon Luke dueled his father again on the second Death Star above the forest moon of Endor, and though he defeated him, he refused to finish him off, knowing it would turn him to the dark side. The furious Emperor Palpatine unleashed his force lightning upon Luke. Because of this, his father came back to the light side and threw Palpatine into the core of the Death Star, killing him and saving Luke. However, Anakin's suit was badly damaged by the force lightning of the Dark Lord and he soon died in Luke's hands. Luke burned his father's remains in a fire in a Jedi tradition, but later saw Obi-Wan, Yoda, and his redeemed father Anakin Skywalker as Force spirits.
He later trained Ben Solo, Han and Leia's son but went into hiding after he turned to the dark side. Later he was located by the Resistance and visited by Rey who returned his father's lightsaber, original thought lost at Cloud City but later obtained by Maz Kanata.
Gallery of Variations
Video Game Variants
- In 7201 Final Duel II, the Jedi Luke has a black right hand, which is the only Yellow Jedi Luke variation with a black right hand.
- In 7879 Hoth Echo Base, the Hoth Bacta tank Luke is the first Star Wars minifigure not to have a top on.
- Luke's actor was Mark Hamill, who also voiced Von Nebula in Hero Factory and Evil Guy in Adventure Time. Hamil also portrayed the James Jesse version of The Trickster both television adaptions of The Flash in addition to LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom! and Justice League: Unlimited.
- The T-16 Skyhopper Pilot could be Luke Skywalker in a T-16 Pilot outfit.
- The Luke Skywalker which appears in the Rancor Pit set has a new flip-face. One side is a new face with raised eyebrows and slightly different eyes, and the other side features a new determined/angry expression.
- There are two variations of Ceremonial Luke; one with black eyes and the other with black eyes with white pupils. They both are only found in the LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary.
- Luke makes a cameo in LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures where he is one of five characters hidden throughout the game which must be found to unlock Han Solo.
- In LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game and LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy Tatooine Luke has a different appearance than any of his physical variants. He has the flesh-tone version of Luke's Return of the Jedi face and hands that became Luke's default face for a time, while his body and legs are the versions from the original Landspeeder set from 1999.
- 3341 Star Wars#2 (Jedi Knight)
- 4483 Imperial AT-AT (Pilot)
- 4500 Rebel Snowspeeder (Pilot)
- 4501 Mos Eisley Cantina (Tatooine)
- 4502 X-wing Fighter (Dagobah)
- 4480 Jabba's Palace (Jedi Knight with cape and hood)
- 6210 Jabba's Sail Barge (Jedi Knight)
- 6212 X-Wing Fighter (Pilot)
- 7104 Desert Skiff (Jedi Knight)
- 7110 Landspeeder (Tatooine)
- 7128 Speeder Bikes (Endor)
- 7130 Snowspeeder (Pilot)
- 7140 X-Wing Fighter (Pilot)
- 7142 X-Wing Fighter (Pilot)
- 7190 Millennium Falcon (Tatooine)
- 7201 Final Duel II (Jedi Knight)
- 7666 Hoth Rebel Base (Pilot)
- 8092 Luke's Landspeeder (Tatooine, new design)
- 8089 Hoth Wampa Cave (Hoth)
- 9493 X-Wing (Pilot)
- 9496 Desert Skiff (Jedi Knight)
- 75005 Rancor Pit (Jedi Knight)
- 75014 Battle of Hoth (Pilot)
- 10123 Cloud City (Bespin)
- 10178 Motorized Walking AT-AT (Pilot)
- 10179 Millennium Falcon (Tatooine (New hair))
- 10188 Death Star (Three- Tatooine (New hair), Stormtrooper disguise, Jedi Knight)
- 10212 Imperial Shuttle (Jedi Knight, newest redesign)
- 65145 X-Wing Fighter/TIE Fighter & Y-Wing Collector Set (Pilot)
- 7879 Hoth Echo Base (Bacta)
- 66221 X-Wing Fighter and Luke Pilot Maquette Co-Pack (Pilot)
- 78744 Star Wars Value Pack (Pilot)
- 853419 LEGO® Star Wars™ Magnet Set: Luke Skywalker, Emperor Palpatine and General Veers
- 10236 Ewok Village(Jedi Knight)
- 75056 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar(Tatooine (2014 redesign))
- 75049 Snowspeeder (Pilot)
- 75059 Sandcrawler(Tatooine (2014 redesign with lightsaber))
- 75098 Assault on Hoth (Hoth outfit)
Video Game Appearances
- LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (Appears in a cutscene as a baby)
- LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
- LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (as one of the five characters you have to find to unlock Han Solo)
- LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
- LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- LEGO Star Wars: The Han Solo Affair
- LEGO Star Wars: Bombad Bounty
- LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace (Appears as a live-action cameo along with C-3P0 in a hologram of archive footage from the Star Wars films)
- LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out (Appears in pilot outfit and Vader's costume)
- The Yoda Chronicles
- 2853402 LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary (Yavin 4 Celebration)