Boarding Party is the first story mission in LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga’s Episode IV: A New Hope. Here we have prepared a complete guide on how to complete Boarding Party and all its challenges. Learn everything from how to complete the three Boarding Party challenges, collect all five Minikits, and even achieve the True Jedi Rank by reaching 100% completion of the level.
To reach this rank you must complete many different tasks during the level some of which may not be so obvious. Here we have prepared a list of everything you must complete to 100% of the Boarding Party mission. These are all of the tasks listed off in order of difficulty:
- Level Challenges:
#1: Sometimes I Amaze Myself – Defeat an enemy with an explosive canister
#2: Vacuumed Up – Flush Stormtroopers out into space
#3: Suggest a New Strategy – Defeat a Stormtrooper with their own weapon
- Collect all 5 Minikits
- Earn True Jedi Rank by collecting 100000 studs
Each of these can be completed during your first playthrough of the game, as long as you pay attention to what you are doing.
Boarding Party Story Walkthrough
Here are all the tasks you need to achieve 100% on the Boarding Party story mission in order. Just remember that it is best to do them as you come across them to make the process much easier to track.
After the easily recognizable and outright stunning Star Wars text crawl you are immediately thrown into action. After a few short cutscenes, you learn that you are on Princess Leia Organa’s starship, the Tantive IV. The ship is currently being chased by an Imperial Star Destroyer. The Princess who has just come into possession of schematics of the Death Star is rushing toward safety. Your party for this mission is comprised of Princess Leia Organa and Captain Antilles, captain of the Tantive IV. These two Hero type characters are played exactly the same making this level quite simple.
Challenge #1: Sometimes I Amaze Myself
As the mission starts your party has only one path to go through to progress forward. It is important to note that even since this point you should keep an eye out for destructible boxes and consoles to collect studs. This is because a whopping 100000 are required to achieve the True Jedi Rank, so starting early can’t hurt. Make sure to keep this in mind as you go through the rest of the mission. As you progress through the mission you will ascend stairs and will be met by three doorways at the top.
The door on the right will be locked and inaccessible right now. While the door on the left leads to a small room with a few boxes you can break for some studs. You will want to head through the middle door where you will be met with your first combat encounter. Many stormtroopers will flood the room and take cover, shooting at you periodically. As they come out take cover behind the wall to your right.
The Boarding Party challenge Sometimes I Amaze Myself can be earned by defeating an enemy with an explosive canister. Take note of the stormtrooper’s cover and if there is an explosive canister near one. Once you locate the canister simply shoot it with your blaster to defeat the stormtroppers and complete this challenge. If you miss the canister or have already cleared the room don’t worry since you will have other opportunities up ahead. Just make sure to keep an eye out for more red explosive barrels during your following combat encounters.
Challenge #2: Vacuumed Up
Upon defeating the first group of stormtroopers you will feel the presence of Darth Vader as he will force push you out of the room. This will give you ample time to run away by repairing a nearby Hero console. Upon rebuilding the console interact with it and unlock an opening into the mechanism of the previously locked door on the right. Once the mechanism is open simply grapple the power core out and shoot it, which will unlock the door. This will lead you closer to completing the second of the Boarding Party challenges.
Inside you will face two stormtroopers in melee combat, this fight serves as the melee tutorial. The important mechanic to note is the melee combo tracked on the right side of your screen. This gauge can be a great way to earn additional studs based on the complexity of the combo and multiplier. Upon defeating the two stormtroopers reinforcements will quickly come to fight you. Immediately take cover and try to shoot out the LEGO cover of the stormtroopers to leave them out in the open. Before leaving this area make sure to collect studs that are lying around waiting to be collected.
Moving on you will head toward the Hero console at the end of the hall only to realize that it is trapped. Just before you reach the console the floor collapses under you, dropping you to one level down. As you find yourself in a room with an electrified floor you must quickly make your way to the lever to turn off the electricity. With the electricity off switch to your second character and locate the second lever to permanently turn off the electricity. This allows your party to leave the room and continue forward with escaping the spaceship.
From here you will head down a glass hallway through which you see Darth Vader to decimate any rebels in his path. To door you are met with requires a Jedi/Dark Side character, so you must head elsewhere for now. Next to the door a pipe will burst and cause a large fire, by interacting with the prompt you will access a bunch of LEGO pieces. You can choose to build either a water cannon or a laser turret. Each has its benefits but the laser turret does take out some stormtroppers on the other side as well. However, to earn the Vacuumed Up challenge you will need to flush the stormtroppers out to space. To do this you must build the water cannon and put out the fire.
Upon doing this move over to the Hero console and interact with it to send the stormtroopers out to space. Just be careful because when you do this a Quick Time Event will determine if you join them.
True Jedi Rank
If you have been actively collecting studs you should have about 100000 by this point. If not there are still a few segments of the mission in which you can collect the remaining studs to achieve a True Jedi Rank at Boarding Party.
With the first challenge done don’t progress any further because you have your first Minikit nearby. Take note of the power droid wandering around, as he will be necessary in a little bit. To the right of the space vacuum, there will be another door. Head through it by destroying two power cells to unlock it. In this room, you will fight five stormtroopers who you can easily fend off with your blaster. Upon doing this rebuild a hologram of Admiral Ackbar and interact with it. By navigating it to the left and right you can jump up to two switches to open the path forward.
As you do this more stormtroopers will attack but the doorway they entered from the left will stay open. Head through that path and you will find your first Minikit behind a glass door. This door is controlled by four buttons on the ground. Take control of the previously mentioned power droid and stand it on one of the buttons alongside the droid in the room. Lastly, place two of your characters on the two last buttons to unlock the door. Once the door is open simply go inside and collect the Minikit.
Challenge #3: Suggest a New Strategy
Upon collecting the Minikit return to the room with the Admiral Ackbar hologram and head through the previously opened door. In the next room, there will be two stormtroopers to deal with. After you defeat them continue down the linear path until R2-D2 and C-3PO catch your attention. Quickly chase after the Astromech Droid to start a cutscene of Princess Leia giving the droids an important message for Obi-Wan Kenobi.
From here till the end of Boarding Party your party will shift to R2-D2 and C-3PO. This changes up the abilities of your party and teaches you the basics of droids. The path onward is straightforward just make sure to avoid the hanging electrified wires or burning pipes that damage you. As you reach the next area, a group of stormtroopers will laugh at your party from behind the glass. To take your revenge and complete the third challenge you must defeat them with their own weapon. Take control of C-3PO and use the Protocol Droid console in the room to access the turret in their room. Dispose of them to complete the challenge and move on to the next room.
Once you reach the next room switch to R2-D2 and use the Astromech droid console to open the path onward. After this, a linear path will open where you will encounter hazards just like before. Once you reach the escape pod hallway there will be a number of pods that you can enter. Some pods have comedic scenes of stormtroopers and valuables inside so they are well worth exploring. The last pod on the right side will have a bunch of junk, in here swap to C-3PO. Using the droid clear the junk and rebuild it into the second Minikit in Boarding Party.
To complete the mission simply use the Astromech Drid Console with R2-D2 to activate the escape pod.
Boarding Party Free Play Walkthrough
For this free play segment, you will have Minikits and Supercountes to collect. To do this and reach 100% on the Boarding Party mission you will need a few character types. The character types required are Hero, Jedi/Dark Side, and finally Scoundrel.
Once you start the mission head to the area where you can choose to build either a water cannon or laser turret. Here turn left and use a Jedi or Dark Side character to open the door. Following this path will completely avoid the electricity and allow you to find the third Minikit. Simply jump across the large gaps until you reach the Minikit.
Immediately upon collecting the third Minikit Follow the path Further forward until you can grapple back up. For this, you will need a Hero character. Once you get back up go through the first door on your left to find a dance party. By using a Jedi or Dark Side character you can force-push the Death Star disco ball, revealing the fourth Minikit.
This Minikit is a bit tougher than the previous four since it has multiple steps to acquire. It requires that you find and defeat four flying Supercounters hidden throughout the mission. Here is the order as you would encounter them from the start of Boarding Party:
The first Supercounter can be found right after you defeat the second group of stormtroopers. It will be located directly above a grapple point. To find it simply jump up and avoid the electricity to find it flying around next to a tent. Here destroy it and move on to the next.
Upon defeating the first Supercounter jump back down and continue forward with the mission making sure to avoid the collapsing floor. Go to the Hero console with a Hero character and defeat the second Supercounter on the other side of the now-opened door. This must be done as it falls from the ceiling so make sure to keep an eye out.
The thor Supercounter is located in the area where you must choose to build either a water cannon or laster turret. Once you reach this area completely ignore the prompt and switch to a Scoundrel character. Keep an eye out for a purple wire and prompt that will reveal a new grapple point above you. Just grapple up and defeat the two stormtroopers in your way, and the Supercounter will be located on the right.
Finally, the last Supercounter in Boarding Party is located near the dance party room where Minikit 4 was located. From here exit and turn right following the hall until you drop down. In this area, you will find the final Supercomputer again falling from the ceiling like the previous one. Once all four are defeated the final Minikit will be awarded. With this, you have completed Boarding Party with the True Jedi Rank.