Why LEGO needs to create a Vulptex


While Porgs and BB-8 make adorable and fun LEGO sets there is one I hope to see on store shelves soon. Hopefully, LEGO can make the Vulptex soon.

The Vulptex appeared in Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi towards the end of the film on the mineral planet Crait. Before the battle between the Resistance and the First Order, we were introduced to these very striking and, dare I say, cute-looking creatures for a brief moment.

At first glance, I assumed the planet was ice and thus these were some kind of ice foxes. In actuality, the planet is covered in white salt over red soil. These Vulptices definitely have a similar form to a fox; four-legged, skinny, a full tail and quite clever. Their coat of white crystalline was an immediate eye-catcher.

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I cannot express enough how beautiful they looked, especially when they stepped into the light. The very gentle, wind chime-like sounds from their fur coat was music to my ears. Any previous scenes with the Porgs instantly left my memory and I became transfixed on these CGI animals. Before you ask, I did emit the predictable “Aw”, in the movie theater.

Upon doing some independent research after watching the film, I came to find some interesting facts about the Vulptices.  Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi was not their first appearance. According to their Star Wars Wikia page,

"The vulptices made their first appearance in the Crait sequence of Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, Disney’s simulator ride theme park attraction, which debuted at Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on November 17, 2017."

Though their screen time was short-lived compared to the other cuddly creatures, Porgs, I had hoped to obtain a LEGO set and create my own. LEGO does have the Porg and BB-8 amongst their Star Wars products but unfortunately no Vulptex. I did find a Vulptex (Crystal Fox) Funko Pop! which looks even more adorable than I thought it would.

I do hope LEGO decides to create a Vulptex set or figure in the near future. Perhaps we will see them in another Star Wars film, if not necessarily the next one. Arguably the Porgs did grab more attention and can be seen as more popular however I’d like to think a Vulptex set would be a competitor and nice addition to any Star Wars LEGO collection. They are the perfect contrast to Porgs, coming off are more elegant and mysterious.

In the meantime, I will keep my eye out for a Vulptex LEGO set as well as more information on Star Wars: Episode IX.

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Which Star Wars character would you like to see as a LEGO set? Which Star Wars LEGO set is your favorite? Leave your answers in the comment section below! I’d love to read them!