Dad, Taun We’s Here: 75333 Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Jedi Starfighter Review

It’s highly appropriate that LEGO selected the Jedi Starfighter that Obi-Wan Kenobi flew when he went on his voyage of discovery to Kamino as the representative set for the 20th anniversary of Attack on the Clones because, way back in 2002, this was the very first set released based on the latest Star Wars movie.

Initially released in 2002 to coincide with the build-up to the premiere of the second episode of the Prequel Trilogy, the first set – 7143 Jedi Starfighter – actually arrived in late February/early March to tie in with the Sneak Preview wave of action figures that Hasbro produced at the tail-end of their Power of the Jedi (2000 to 2002) line to help build up hype for the movie.

Simply labelled as a Jedi Starfighter, it came at a time before LEGO had started producing realistic flesh-toned minifigures and so included a yellow-faced Obi-Wan Kenobi with a printed headset and armed with a chrome-plated lightsaber handle – one of the last vac-metalled pieces.

Lacking the ability to travel through hyperspace, the Delta-7 Aethersprite-class light interceptor made use of a hyperdrive ring, an addition that LEGO included in 75191 Jedi Starfighter with Hyperdrive, released in 2017.

Favored by Jedi pilots, the sleek, arrow-like form has been represented in 11 different sets so far, ranging in scale from mini (4487 Jedi Starfighter & Slave I) to Ultimate Collector Series (10215 Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter) – including this latest version which, notwithstanding the double-decade birthday of Attack of the Clones, is clearly timed to coincide with the release of the Obi-Wan Kenobi live-action series.

75333 Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Jedi Starfighter

Star Wars: Attack of the Clones fans may use the Force to build this LEGO® brick model of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Jedi Starfighter (75333). An exciting gift for kids aged 7 and up, it features an opening minifigure cockpit for Obi-Wan, 2 stud shooters, retractable landing gear, lightsaber storage clips and an attachment point on the wing for droid R4-P17’s head. This buildable toy playset includes 2 LEGO Star Wars™ minifigures: Obi-Wan and, for the first time ever, the Kaminoan Taun We, plus the R4-P17 LEGO astromech droid figure to inspire creative role play. Interactive construction Step-by-step building instructions are included with this set. And check out the LEGO Building Instructions app, which has intuitive zoom and rotate viewing tools to enhance the creative experience. Cool building toys The LEGO Group has been recreating iconic starships, vehicles, locations and characters from the Star Wars universe since 1999, and there is a huge assortment of sets to delight fans of all ages.
  • Brick-built model of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Jedi Starfighter (75333) – Fans can relive epic Star Wars: Attack of the Clones scenes as they build and play with this LEGO® Star Wars™ starfighter
  • 2 LEGO® minifigures – Obi-Wan Kenobi with a lightsaber and, for the first time, Taun We, plus an R4-P17 LEGO astromech droid figure
  • Built to inspire play – The starfighter has an opening minifigure cockpit, 2 stud shooters, retractable landing gear, lightsaber storage clips and an attachment point on the wing for R4-P17’s head
  • Gift idea for fans aged 7 and up – Give this 282-piece building toy as a birthday present or holiday gift to Star Wars: Attack of the Clones fans and LEGO® Star Wars™ collectors
  • For play and display – The brick-built Star Wars™ starfighter measures over 2.5 in. (7 cm) high, 10 in. (25 cm) long and 5 in. (13 cm) wide and can be displayed between playtime adventures
  • App-assisted building – Instructions are included and, using the LEGO® Building Instructions app, builders can zoom, rotate and visualize a digital version of the construction model as they build
  • Creative fun for all ages – LEGO® Star Wars™ building toys allow kids (and adult fans) to recreate iconic scenes, make up their own unique stories or simply display the construction models
  • High quality – LEGO® bricks and pieces meet stringent quality standards, ensuring that they connect simply and securely
  • Safety assurance – LEGO® components are dropped, heated, crushed, twisted and carefully analyzed to make sure they comply with rigorous global safety standards
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Depicting the stilted complex of Tipoca City, home to the secret cloning facilities that created the Grand Army of the Republic, Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter is shown in flight over the tempestuous seas of Kamino.

Three bags containing 282 pieces see the fuselage and wings assembled in 30 to 45 minutes of fun building. If there is a downside to this set it’s its reliance on stickers – 13 in total – to add the extra detailing.

A tilt-up canopy covers the cockpit, which has a small console and a brick-built flight seat for the pilot. In front of this is a storage compartment for the included astromech’s body and legs. The dome of said droid has a small turntable on the wings, and an attachment point for a Holonet communication dish to allow Obi-Wan to send messages to the Jedi Council on Coruscant. The set’s official description includes retractable landing gear, which in reality is nothing more than a folding nose leg.

With three minifigures that are exclusive to this set, the selection is outstanding. Piloting the sleek craft is Obi-Wan Kenobi who has both a hair piece and a hood, acting as the starfighter’s navigator is R4-P17, and showing the curious Jedi their state-of-the-art cloning facilities is Taun We, who has never been realized in minifigure form before.

With its dark red wings, white fuselage and lime green accent bricks, the new Jedi Starfighter is highly accurate in color, shape and form, and comes with a selection of minifigures that will catch the eye of the builder, the collector as well as the minifigure connoisseur. One of the better-valued sets of the Summer wave, this new LEGO Star Wars set is definitely a must-have addition to any collection.

Globally available at (US$29.99 / CA$39.99 / UK£29.99 / DE€34.99 / AU$49.99) as well as Target in the United States and Australia, Walmart, Toys “R” Us (Australia and Canada), Argos, and Smyths Toys (in Germany and the United Kingdom).

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