A Tusken Raider is a Minifigure released as a part of the Star Wars theme. To date, Tusken Raiders have made one set appearance in the Attack of the Clones subtheme, and all four currently released LEGO Star Wars video games.
The Tusken Raider Minifigure is composed of leg, torso and head pieces. The leg piece is tan and the dark gray colour used prior to the colour change in gray pieces, while the torso piece is predominantly tan with black and brown printing to represent the clothing commonly worn by Tusken Raiders in the films, and the hands are coloured dark gray. Like the rest of the figure, the head piece is mainly tan coloured, but has white, black, dark gray and brown printing to depict the masks worn by the Tuskens.
In the Video Games
Tusken Raiders have appeared as enemies in all three released LEGO Star Wars video games on levels set on Tatooine. The video game model appears to be based off the physical Minifigure. "Tusken Raider" is a playable character in Free Play in LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy and LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, with their weapon being a gun. The Tusken Raider is also playable in the LEGO Star Wars III:The Clone Wars, as a minikit character;you have to acquire all ten minikits in the bonus level Hostage Crisis.
Tusken Raiders, also known as Sand People were a nomadic sentient species native to the planet of Tatooine. Tusken Raiders were often hostile to others who inhabited the planet. In the year 22 BBY, a clan of Tuskens captured Anakin Skywalker's mother Shmi. Anakin went to Tatooine to rescue her from the Tuskens, arriving to see his mother one last time before she succumbed to her injuries. Anakin then proceeded to eliminate the group of Tusken Raiders who captured Shmi. Many years later, his son, Luke Skywalker, encountered a Tusken Raider that attacked him. Obi-Wan Kenobi appeared and used a jedi mind trick on the Raiders who were scavanging Luke's landspeeder. Thinking they were hearing a Krayt dragon, they quickly left.
Video Game Appearances
- LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (Non-playable, Gameboy Advance only)
- LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga