New LEGO Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi minifigure printing is pretty poor

Three new LEGO Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi minifigures are debuting later this summer, but the printing on one of them leaves a lot to be desired.

Between the latest Disney+ series and August’s 75333 Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Jedi Starfighter, 75334 Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader and 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe, summer 2022 is well and truly Kenobi season. And scattered across those three brand new LEGO Star Wars sets are three completely new versions of Obi-Wan Kenobi minifigures, each bringing something different to the portfolio.

Two of them correspond to Obi-Wan’s (or Ben’s) outfits in Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, the finale of which aired last week, while the third depicts the Jedi Master as he appeared in Attack of the Clones. We’ve now got our hands on all three sets for early reviews ahead of their release, and while we’re still putting the finishing touches on those, it’s worth pointing out an issue with one minifigure in particular.

LEGO Star Wars 75334 Obi Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader minifigures

We’re talking specifically about Kenobi’s brown-robed appearance in 75334 Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader, a 408-piece set that recreates the two iconic characters’ mid-series showdown on the mining world of Mapuzo. The minifigure as depicted on the box art features detailed printing across both legs and hips, representing the continuation of the Jedi’s open robe from his torso.

On the physical minifigure we received in our copy of 75334 Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader, however, the central section of that print is positioned way too low, and therefore completely out of line with the rest of the lighter tan section. The effect is unfortunate, but also way below the standard we’ve come to expect from the LEGO Group.

It’s possible that this is an issue that will be corrected in later production runs, but for now, we know that it’s at least not isolated to our minifigure: YouTuber David Hall has also encountered the same problem with his review copy of 75334 Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader.

All three new sets starring Obi-Wan are available to pre-order from now, with a release date of August 1. Snap them up before end of play June 30, and you’ll also secure double VIP points – equivalent to 10% cashback to spend on future purchases.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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