Every LEGO Star Wars Sith Infiltrator, from 1999 to 2024

Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator has been a staple of the LEGO Star Wars line-up since 1999. With a new version imminent, here’s a deep dive into every Scimitar so far…

Back when the concept of a character getting cut in half and coming back to life with robot legs was still just a twinkle in George Lucas’s eye, the LEGO Group and Lucasfilm teamed up to debut the first-ever wave of LEGO Star Wars sets. Among the launch sets that year was 7151 Sith Infiltrator, arriving on shelves roughly a month before The Phantom Menace debuted in cinemas, and introducing kids everywhere to Maul’s sleek personal transport.

Except that very first version of the Scimitar in LEGO worked hard to shake off any notions of sleekness, restricted as it was by the 1999 parts library and design language. Twenty-five years later, the LEGO Group is revisiting the iconic bad guy ship in 75383 Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator – but there have been plenty of these things in the decades between. Let’s chart a course for Tatooine to check them all out…

7151 Sith Infiltrator

Price: $29.99 Pieces: 244 Release date: April 1, 1999

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Recreating a ship as curvaceous as the Scimitar was tricky given curves weren’t part of the LEGO vocabulary in 1999, so 7151 Sith Infiltrator now comes off like a pixelated version of Darth Maul’s ship. And it did at the time, too: this was a bit ugly even by 20th century standards. But there’s something charming about the Bloodfin speeder and its big ‘90s elements, and the LEGO Star Wars team’s fixation with blue in inappropriate places (here, TIE Fighters) is already a thing to behold.

4493 Sith Infiltrator

Price: £6.99 / $6.99 Pieces: 55 Release date: January 1, 2004

The LEGO Group didn’t attempt a minifigure-scale Sith Infiltrator again for another eight years – more on that in a second – but we did get this really cool mini version in 2004. It’s a little larger than what you might get in a polybag in 2024, and puts its size to good use with smart use of wedge plates to get a little closer to the ship’s sleek lines. Its curved S-foils are still elusive, but at least the blue is toned down to sand blue, and peep that printed dish for cockpit detailing…

7663 Sith Infiltrator

Price: £24.99 / $29.99 Pieces: 310 Release date: August 1, 2007

Now we’re getting somewhere, and that place is the land of overcompensation. Where angles, slopes and curves were like a foreign language to 7151 Sith Infiltrator, they’re here in abundance. Too much abundance, you might say. The huge slope elements that make up the bulk of 7663 Sith Infiltrator’s hull leave little room for detail (but a lot of room for gaps), though that big printed dish and the curved S-foils – even if they are a single piece each – are novel. Like the original, this one only includes a single Darth Maul minifigure.

7961 Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator

Price: £59.99 / $69.99 Pieces: 479 Release date: June 1, 2011

The LEGO Group remembered that there were other minifigures relevant to a Scimitar in 2011, and so 7961 Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator branched out with Qui-Gon Jinn, Padmé Amidala and Captain Panaka. (The set title was there to remind you which one was supposed to be flying this thing.) The ship, for its part, does a neat job of carving out its own identity, swapping out its predecessor’s giant slopes for plates and hinges. The transition between hull and cockpit is pretty much non-existent, though, and it completely abandons the curved S-foils. 

COMCON019 Darth Maul’s Mini Sith Infiltrator

Pieces: 84 Availability: San Diego Comic-Con 2012

Somewhere in between its two most imposing minifigure-scale sets, the Sith Infiltrator became the testing ground for a new subtheme of LEGO Star Wars sets. The first 200 visitors to the LEGO booth each day at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 walked away with COMCON019 Darth Maul’s Mini Sith Infiltrator, a precursor to the LEGO Star Wars Microfighters in pretty much every way. It’s a neat little build, complete with one of the coolest Maul minifigures to date.

75096 Sith Infiltrator

Price: £84.99 / $89.99 / €99.99 Pieces: 662 Release date: August 1, 2015

The most expensive LEGO Star Wars Sith Infiltrator to date, 75096 Sith Infiltrator was also arguably the theme’s most accomplished Scimitar in 2015. The parts catalogue had come a long way in the 16 years prior, to the point that the design team could now offer something that better blends its library of slopes and plates to maintain the ship’s silhouette without sacrificing its integrity. (There are far fewer gaps to contend with here.)

It’s pretty large to say it only has 662 pieces – a quality reflected in its price tag – and risks verging on cumbersome, not least for its relatively messy mix of greys. But there’s good stuff here, and the minifigure line-up throws a surprise contender into the ring with a new and updated Watto. We would never see him again.

75224 Sith Infiltrator Microfighter

Price: £8.99 / $9.99 / €9.99 Pieces: 92 Release date: January 1, 2019

Seven years after the LEGO Group gave a lucky 1,000 SDCC attendees a taste of a chibi Sith Infiltrator, it rolled out the miniaturised model to the masses with 75224 Sith Infiltrator Microfighter. This one is a bit smaller than the original convention exclusive, and the Maul minifigure is above all else a bit daft, but as a complete package it was alright for less than a tenner.

912058 Sith Infiltrator

Pieces: 34 Availability: Included with the LEGO Star Wars magazine in 2020

The smallest LEGO Sith Infiltrator to date, this LEGO Star Wars magazine freebie again exposes the struggle to communicate the shaping of Darth Maul’s ship – and in particular the curved cut-outs where the body of the craft meets the cockpit. It’s tricky to achieve with hundreds of pieces, and even more difficult to recreate at this scale. Still, it’s surprisingly recognisable to say it only uses 34 parts.

75383 Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator

Price: £59.99 / $69.99 / €69.99 Pieces: 640 Release date: May 1, 2024

The latest version of this ship at minifigure scale arrives nine years after the last, and swaps out Watto in the minifigure line-up (remember, we’ll never see him again) for Saw Gerrera as a 25th-anniversary character. The core components of the set – the Scimitar, probe droids and Bloodfin speeder – are otherwise present and correct, as they have been since 1999. They’re all a lot smaller here than they were in 2015, though.

That’s reflected in the price of 75383 Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator, which has come back down to somewhere more sensible for a ship that only really popped up briefly in The Phantom Menace. And while the LEGO Star Wars team has once again not even tried to replicate the curvature of the S-foils, this is arguably the best take yet on the precise silhouette of the Sith Infiltrator.

You’ll be able to get your hands on 75383 Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator – complete with Darth Maul, Qui-Gon Jinn, Anakin Skywalker and Saw Gerrera – from May 1, 2024.

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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.

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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.

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