A new LEGO Star Wars set is dividing fans

LEGO 75334 Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader recreates a pivotal scene from the new Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show, but some LEGO fans remain unimpressed.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is a new Disney+ limited series, focusing on the adventures of Obi-Wan before Star Wars Episode IV. The show brings back a few familiar faces from the Star Wars universe, including (spoilers, we guess) Darth Vader, with James Earl Jones and Hayden Christiansen reprising their roles for the show.

The show has already inspired several LEGO sets, with the latest one (75334 Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader) taking inspiration from the show’s third episode. The set recreates a dramatic showdown between Kenobi and Vader on the planet Mapuzo. Supporting characters Tala Durith and NED-B can also be found here, with the latter character using an impressive new torso piece.

However, the set itself – a stretch of rocky terrain – is proving divisive. While it contains various hidden play features (like rotating sections and an interactive mining cart) some LEGO fans seem to feel it’s poor value for money – or an odd choice of subject matter.

Other LEGO fans are expressing their opinion of the set in (shall we say) a more creative manner:

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However you feel about it, 75334 Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader is the cheapest way to get a LEGO Obi-Wan from this specific era. Its exclusive characters may also prove a draw, as it’s possible this will be their only appearance in LEGO form. Add in the various play features, and this is a better set than initial impressions would suggest.

If you’re interesting in picking this set up, you can now pre-order 75334 Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader (and the other new LEGO Star Wars sets) from Zavvi.

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5 thoughts on “A new LEGO Star Wars set is dividing fans

  • 10/06/2022 at 17:18
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    this has to be a joke of some sort .
    taking out the mini figs the rock is $30-$35 ?
    i get the license cost but come on. 50 pieces are 1*1s nothing in there makes it special or anything. worst battle back ever

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  • 10/06/2022 at 03:12
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    I doubt I could care less about anything related to the Obi Wan series at this point (sorry folks, not impressed). But I will say, typical Lego including an officer but no troopers. Other than that, nice display base for my microfighters.

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  • 09/06/2022 at 23:29
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    Is there a Lego set that’s not a rip-off nowadays? I remember when Lego was for kids – it was affordable. Now collectors with more money than sense have ruined Lego as a toy and turned it into a luxury! Shame on Lego for their profiteering through film and TV franchises!

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  • 09/06/2022 at 19:13
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    I love when AFOLs comment on new LEGO sets. They seem to forget who the primary target audience is for many of these sets – kids. In this case, 8 and up.

    Kids want to recreate scenes from the show. They want to see this kind of stuff. This set wasn’t made for you as adults. Sure, collect it, play with it. But remember it’s for kids. It’d be like complaining that Barbie doesn’t have enough “points of articulation” to be worth the money.

    Similarly, I love when adults complain about push tabs on boxes. Yes, it breaks the box. But it doesn’t happen (typically) and big budget collectors sets. Usually on SETS FOR KIDS, that are a toy. Not a collectors piece.

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  • 09/06/2022 at 19:12
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    I love when AFOLs comment on new LEGO sets. They seem to forget who the primary target audience is for many of these sets – kids. In this case, 8 and up.

    Kids want to recreate scenes from the show. They want to see this kind of stuff. This set wasn’t made for you as adults. Sure, collect it, play with it. But remember it’s for kids. It’d be like complaining that Barbie doesn’t have enough “points of articulation” to be worth the money.

    Similarly, I love when adults complain about push tabs on boxes. Yes, it breaks the box. But it doesn’t happen (typically) and big budget collectors sets. Usually on SETS FOR KIDS, that are a toy. Not a collectors piece.

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