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LEGO statement regarding 75345 501st Clone Troopers Battle Pack

Ever-astute LEGO Star Wars fans noted an error when the much-anticipated 75345 501st Clone Troopers Battle Pack was announced, since the Clone Trooper Officer's rangefinder is misplaced in official images.

Inevitable conspiracy theories quickly arose, as the position shown on the packaging is more accurate than that on the physical minifigure.

Jens Kronvold Frederiksen, the Creative Lead for LEGO Star Wars, has therefore issued this statement:

"Creating new sets involves a number of different teams working together in parallel, and unfortunately in this case the printed box art for 75345 features a computer render of a Phase 2 Clone Trooper helmet that doesn’t reflect the final finished physical element and positioning of the range finder on the figure.

"In the final design of the physical helmet element, the visor dictates where holes for extra attachments need to be placed for them to sit. This is slightly higher than the position where the range finder is on the render found on the 75345 box."

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