On the planet of Mapuzo, Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi are about to have another showdown. Captured through 75334 Obi-Wan Kenobi vs Darth Vader, it looks like Obi-Wan really could have used the high ground. Thankfully he has some newfound friends to give him some help.
This set comes with a total of four minifigures all of which are brand new. Let’s take a look at who all is included!
During Revenge of the Sith, we watch as the fallen Jedi knight Anakin Skywalker is transformed into the Sith Lord Darth Vader. Vader will be the villainous focus in the Original Trilogy before he saves Luke Skywalker and is deemed good again.
Darth Vader is one of the most iconic characters in all of science fiction; even those who aren’t Star Wars fans can recognize him. LEGO has featured him in numerous sets, and there are now 27 recognized variants making him one of the most released minifigures.
On the outside, this version is identical to the one found in 75294 Bespin Duel and 75296 Darth Vader Meditation Chamber. It features printed legs, printed arms, a firmer “starched” cape, and the Type 2 Helmet. What sets this version apart from the previous one is the head under the helmet. Once again a flesh-colored head with Anakin’s face printed on it has been selected which differs from the white one that has been used on most recent versions. As always he comes equipped with his red lightsaber.
NED-B is a type of industrial droid known as a Loader Droid who was part of The Path and helped to protect Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Very little is documented about Loader Droids as this is the first time they have appeared on screen. However, the character was too iconic in the series for him not to be included.
NED-B stood taller than both Obi-Wan and Tala Durith, so his unique headpiece gives him some extra height. It’s molded in bright light orange giving it an awesome pop of color in an otherwise drab set. It has two studs on the back which allows the printed brick – which spells out NED in Aurebesh – to attach. The torso is plain black with two different colored arms. The legs are also bright light orange and have wonderful hip, leg, and toe printing to show his mechanical construction.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is a Jedi Master and member of the Jedi High Council and would be a major player throughout The Clone Wars before settling into life as a hermit on Tatooine.
Having the third most variants of any LEGO Star Wars character, fans have had ample opportunity to acquire Obi-Wan minifigures across his lifespan. With the release of Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series even more options are now possible.
Hot on the heels of the 75333 Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Jedi Starfighter minifig focus, another Obi-Wan Kenobi version has been released. This version comes with a unique torso and leg printing which once again features his brown robes. This time, however, his tan clothing underneath is worn and sloppy compared to his neater days as a Jedi. The head is also dual-sided with another set of new prints. Obi-Wan should feel quite proud because he has received a unique hairpiece that fits with the longer hair that he has in the Disney+ series. Ready to take on Darth Vader, he comes with his blue lightsaber.
Previously a Captain in the Imperial Army, Tala decided to join The Path and use her position in the Empire to help further their cause.
Although we don’t know much about her past, it is revealed to us that she spent time on the planet Garel during which she was part of a mission to round up Force-sensitive individuals who, at the time, she thought had been evading taxes. It was this mission that would turn her away from the Empire.
She comes with the same Imperial cap that has been in use since 2014 and plain dark bluish gray legs. The torso comes with a unique print that features her rank badge and code cylinder which is the first with this particular Captain designation. Her head features a unique one-sided print on a dark tan piece. She is equipped with a short blaster.
There are a lot of negative feelings towards 75334 Obi-Wan Kenobi vs Darth Vader as a whole, but it does have a decent minifigure selection although these don’t make up for the price. NED-B is a must-have and the Obi-Wan version is a nice addition as well. The others can probably be a miss unless you want them for a specific purpose.
As founding partner and the chief archivist, Kevin Downard maintains and curates the library catalog.
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.