Sunday, August 14, 2011

Star Wars Lego: Obi-Wan Aging through Lego

One of the attractive features to collecting Star Wars Lego minifigures is that you can see the changes in the characters through the movies. Sure, us geeks & nerds know what the characters look like as they change through the movies but there is another quirk added when Lego has a hand at depicting it. In this post I'll show the changes in Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Grievous Chase Kenobi.

Close up of Grievous.

In my collection I have 5 different Obi-Wans. These five come from Episdes I, II, III, and IV. The first comes from the Jedi Defense I set (7203), released in 2002 and comes with 2 destroyer droids. The second comes from the Bounty Hunter Pursuit set (7133), also released in 2002 and comes with an Annikan, the bounty hunter Zam Wessel, and two ships. The third comes from the Jedi Starfighter set (7143), released in 2002 and included Obi and his ship. The fourth comes from the General Grievous Chase set (7255), released in 2005 and includes General Grievous with his wheel bike and Obi-Wan with a creature called a Varactyle (named Boga) that he rode during the chase scene in the third movie. The final Obi-Wan is ironically the first Obi-Wan produced by Lego. This minifigure was included in the Land Speeder set (7110), released in 1999 and included Luke Skywalker, Obi-wan, and the Land Speeder they road to a place where "you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy"; the Mos Eisley Cantina.

Starfighter Kenobi

Starfighter Kenobi.

For the most part the differences are readily apparent between the Obi-Wan Kenobis. However there are two important distinctions to remember. The first is that all but the General Grievous Chase Kenobi have silver handled light sabers. This Kenobi instead has a gray handled light saber. The second distinction is that the Bounty Hunter Pursuit and Jedi Starfighter Kenobi's are virtually identical except that a headset is printed on his head of the Starfieghter Kenobi. Besides these two distinctions just remember that capes are part of the Jedi Defense I and Pursuit Kenobi minifigures.

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