We could put it to a vote, but I’d wager a bet that the majority would rule podracing as the best part of The Phantom Menace. LEGO has made a good number of podracers so far, but there are two that have been made numerous times. Sebulba’s pod with its starkly contrasting orange and black colors has been put in four sets: 7171 Mos Espa Podrace, 4485 Sebulba’s Podracer & Anakin’s Podracer, 7962 Anakin’s & Sebulba’s Podracers, and 9675 Sebulba’s Podracer & Tatooine.
- Episode I The Phantom Menace
- Chapter 4 Mos Espa Pod Race
- Pieces: 32
- Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 4.5 studs
This is the first officially created mini-scale vehicle to become a minikit. Although the order of the steps is different, the model is actually built identical to set 4485 minus the parts for the stand. However, this exclusion – while not needed for a digital model – makes it impossible to display the minikit. The cockpit and engines have no other way of connecting. Therefore in order to complete the model we recommend the use of the following parts:
- 30359b Trans-Clear Bar 1 x 8 with Brick 1 x 2 Curved Top End (Axle Holder Inside Small End) x 1
- 4740 Trans-Clear Dish 2 x 2 Inverted (Radar) x 2
- 2555 Light Bluish Gray Tile, Modified 1 x 1 with Clip x 1
Since the game was released in 2005, the model has been updated with light bluish gray and dark bluish gray parts to be consistent with the color change that occurred. Overall this is a quick build that can be pieced together using all common elements.Sebulba’s Pod Minikit
Players able to find all ten minikit canisters in the Mos Espa Pod Race level in LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game are rewarded with Sebulba’s Pod. This 32-piece version is almost identical to the one included in 4485 Sebulba’s Podracer & Anakin’s Podracer released two years earlier. Zip file includes PDF instructions and Bricklink XML inventory.
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Getting in at the ground floor when the LEGO Star Wars theme first launched, Kevin has been collecting ever since. He is a self-proclaimed minifigure guru and has a passion for tracking down and cataloging every minifig variation – no matter how obscure. He has assisted Rebrickable and Bricklink in maintaining their set inventories, helped overhaul the rebelscum.com LEGO forum, and created the LSW Collector mobile app.