LEGO Star Wars 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe review

Striking by design, LEGO Star Wars set 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe is an eye-catching Imperial transport ship, with an added bonus of some great minifigures.

Where 75334 Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader struggles to live beyond its Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi source material and that somewhat hefty price tag, the twice-as-expensive 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe flies in with style and presence to showcase exactly what a fun and engaging LEGO Star Wars set can be.

— LEGO Star Wars 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe set details —

Theme: LEGO Star Wars Set name: 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe Release: August 1, 2022

Price: £89.99 / $99.99 / €99.99 Pieces: 924 Minifigures: 4

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LEGO Star Wars 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe review 1

— LEGO Star Wars 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe build —

75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe is the latest in an increasingly long line of Imperial transport ships that have made the jump to LEGO sets. Focusing just on original trilogy-era material, recent years have seen the likes of 75094 Imperial Shuttle Tydirium, 75156 Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle, 75221 Imperial Landing Craft, 75314 The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle and 75302 Imperial Shuttle swoop menacingly on to LEGO shelves. There’s something about these tri-winged transport ships that is so intrinsically Star Wars (and by extension now, LEGO Star Wars) that Lucasfilm and Disney know just changing a few dimensions here, a colour of a cockpit there or something like the length of the central body creates a credible and still highly-welcome addition to the collection.

It may have only briefly appeared on screen a few times during the first half of Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, but the Scythe is now the latest addition to that collection, in the form of 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe. Used by the Inquisitors to hop from planet to planet and to intimidate the locals, its design sits as both unique and familiar in equal measure, mimicking a number of stylistic cues from Director Krennic’s shuttle as seen in Rogue One (and so, 75156 Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle), at the same time as really exaggerating its bodywork with striking effect – its first appearance on screen memorably includes a wonderful shot of its pointed shadow flying over the streets of Tatooine.

With such a long line of similar-but-different-enough shuttles that have each made for large and sometimes innovative LEGO sets, and with such a clear design language transmitted through its appearance in Obi-Wan Kenobi, 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe has particular expectations to meet. Could this be the time we build a LEGO Imperial transport ship and it turns out to be boring?

Pleasingly, that’s not the case – 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe certainly takes its lead from the other, recent transport and shuttle ships LEGO Star Wars has created, but in offering a build that is true to the particular details and style points of the source material, it also stands as a unique and interesting LEGO Star Wars set to construct in its own right.

Indeed, this is one of those LEGO Star Wars builds that teaches you yet another way to understand the particular mathematics around how various LEGO pieces can interact with each other. Such is the level of LEGO building and design that we have in 2022 and for how spoiled we are as a result, the reveal of 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe came without much focus on how the ship’s quite particular and angled bodywork has been so accurately captured in LEGO form.

As soon as you build the set, though, you’ll have a newfound appreciation for exactly that, and yet another new idea and understanding for how angles can be created to perfectly interact with each other.

It’s design like this that helps make 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe a better ship than its otherwise relatively simple and minimalistic play features suggest – the Scythe doesn’t need to do much other than look like the on-screen version, have space for the three villains to sit inside it and for the walkway to raise and lower from the front. 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe does all that but chases (and catches) accuracy in appearance beyond what many of us would otherwise have been happy to accept from this LEGO Star Wars set.

75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe embraces all the subtleties and details of its source material that it has you taking it in so much more than the source material even had you do.

— LEGO Star Wars 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe characters —

If you are going to do a LEGO Star Wars set based on the main villains’ mode of transport from a show named after one of the most iconic characters in all of Star Wars, you are safest including in that set all of the bad guys and that iconic character too. The LEGO Star Wars team also knows this, and so 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe includes a fantastic and highly-desirable quartet of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Grand Inquisitor, Reva (Third Sister) and Fifth Brother.

Obi-Wan is here in desert wear as we first see him in the Disney+ show, referred to on the box as Ben Kenobi, and complete with a new and very apt hairpiece, and a new poncho. Star Wars and LEGO Star Wars loves a good poncho, but if we were to rate them all, this latest one wouldn’t score too highly, primarily for the choice of softer cape material meaning that it doesn’t quite sit as flat as you would want it to.

Reva is an intriguing character with a solid story to tell in Obi-Wan Kenobi, and her minifigure is very true to her appearance on the show – simple but specifically-designed to her character, even if admittedly a different hairpiece could have been more appropriate.

The Grand Inquisitor and Fifth Brother are both redesigns of their appearances from the Rebels wave of LEGO Star Wars sets from a few years back and are both notable for smartly hitting all the same points of detail as those first iterations, while managing to successfully capture the particular interpretations and designs of the characters as they now appear in Obi-Wan Kenobi. All three Inquisitors also come with their double lightsaber, complete with a unique hilt design that was faultless six years ago in the Rebels sets and remains so today.

— LEGO Star Wars 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe price —

75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe is strong in design, appearance and minifigure selection, and comes very close to offering some of the best value we have seen recently for a LEGO Star Wars set priced at £89.99 / $99.99 / €99.99.

That being said, we have mentioned how intricately-designed the Scythe feels, beyond the expectations we would otherwise have placed on such a set. It makes for a build and final model experience worthy of such a higher price point, but also triggers the thought – if the piece count was a little lower, the build a little lighter and the price a little lower, would we have noticed or complained too much?

As it is, the LEGO Star Wars team needs to hit different price points with particular sets and 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe very much hits its price point with a LEGO Star Wars experience that delivers in many ways.

— LEGO Star Wars 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe pictures —

— LEGO Star Wars 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe summary —

75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe is a way better LEGO Star Wars set than we would expect it to be. Although light on play features, everything that you would expect to move does so, with space and functionality achieved through smart design that doesn’t compromise proportionality or scale. 

Likewise, it’s a beautiful-looking final model with an eye-catching, angular design that looks great from more than one angle. Combined with a quartet of exclusive minifigures, there’s little to criticise in 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe.

This set was provided for review by the LEGO Group.

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— FAQs —

How long does it take to build LEGO Star Wars 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe?

75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe takes about an hour to put together, across a build split between eight sets of numbered bags.

How many pieces are in LEGO Star Wars 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe?

There are 924 pieces in 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe, including minifigures for Ben Kenobi, the Grand Inquisitor, Reva (Third Sister) and the Fifth Brother.

How big is LEGO Star Wars 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe?

75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe measures 38cm in length and has a wingspan also of 38cm. In landing mode, the tips of the wings fold up and are the tallest points from the ground at 14.5cm.

How much does LEGO Star Wars 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe cost?

75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe comes in at £89.99 in the UK, $99.99 in the US and is priced from €99.99 in Europe.

Rob Paton

As one half of Tiro Media Ltd, I mix a passion for print and digital media production with a deep love of LEGO and can often be found on these pages eulogising about LEGO Batman, digging deeper into the LEGO Group’s inner workings, or just complaining about the price of the latest LEGO Star Wars set. Make a great impression when you meet me in person by praising EXO-FORCE as the greatest LEGO theme of all time. Follow me on Twitter @RobPaton or drop me an email at [email protected]

2 thoughts on “LEGO Star Wars 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe review

  • 08/07/2022 at 21:33
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    Really interesting and informative review. The pictures are excellent. Please could you let me know where you got the clear stand from?

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    • 08/08/2022 at 08:44
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      Excellent article one remark please can you also tell me where you got the clear stand from?

      Reply

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