Everyone seems to love Porgs, the puppy-eyed, bird-like species first introduced in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. That is, except actor John Boyega, whose disdain for the creatures is known — and the manufacturer of LEGO has thrown some shade his way because of it.
In an interview with reporter Jake Hamilton, Boyega revealed a life-size LEGO Porg statue residing in his home, sent to him by none other than the LEGO Group itself. “LEGO sent it to me after I tweeted that I hated Porgs,” Boyega said.
Boyega has in fact previously stated his dislike of the creatures, describing them as “cute” and “interesting,” but also acknowledging having a “love/hate” relationship with them.
Boyega plays Stormtrooper-turned-Resistance fighter and officer Finn in the latest Star Wars trilogy. In The Last Jedi, Porgs were a species native to the planet Ahch-To, home to the self-exiled Luke Skywalker. The creatures were also edible, at least to the Wookiee Chewbacca — much to the surviving Porgs’ horrified dismay.
The species also made a cameo appearance near the end of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
LEGO had marketed an actual 811-piece Porg kit, available to consumers. The statue sent to Boyega, though, appears to be custom-made and more authentically detailed than the commercial version.
Star Wars' John Boyega is no fan of Porgs, and LEGO acknowledged that by sending him a special gift.