LEGO marked the 30th anniversary of the first "Star Wars" movie in 2007 by producing 10,000 gold chrome minifigures of C-3PO. The company sealed each figure in a white plastic bag and then randomly inserted them in "Star Wars" play sets. The figure is one of the rarest and most valuable "Star Wars" figures, demanding a premium on the secondary market as long as it is still in its original white bag.
The gold chrome C-3PO from 2007 is actually paint on plastic. A much rarer version from the same year is real 14 karat gold. There are only five of these valuable figures in existence, so it is important that consumers do not confuse them with the more common painted version.
Only one version of the Boba Fett minifigure features printed arms and legs. This rare minifigure is exclusive to the discontinued 2003 Cloud City play set and is now a coveted prize for collectors.
In May 2013, a life-sized X-Wing made from LEGO bricks went on display in Times Square. At the same time, the local Toys 'R' Us store gave away an exclusive Yoda minifigure with purchases of the X-Wing construction set. The figure, depicting Yoda in an "NY I love" shirt had a limited run of just 1,000 pieces.
Although there are several versions of Lando Calrissian available, only one of them features him in his Cloud City outfit. This desirable minifigure is from the 2003 Cloud City play set, which also contains the rare Boba Fett figure.
Princess Leia Organa has appeared in many play sets, but often with exclusive printing, such as the 2002 Jabba's Palace set, where she wears her iconic slave outfit. In the 2009 Battle for Endor set, she appears in the combat outfit worn by Carrie Fisher in the dramatic conclusion to "Return of the Jedi."
The TC-4 Protocol Droid looks like C-3PO except it is red instead of gold. This is a Toys 'R' Us promotional figure that is not available in any play sets.
Darth Revan is a Sith Lord who retrained as a Jedi after losing his memory. He has never appeared in a "Star Wars" construction set and was only available on the LEGO online store through May in 2014 to celebrate "Star Wars" Day.
In addition to the rare Boba Fett figure from the Cloud City play set, there is also an all-white version. This exclusive minifigure had a limited run of 10,000 pieces in 2010 and it has never appeared in any play sets. In the same year, LEGO produced two all-bronze Boba Fett figures.