Among the massive character roster of “Star Wars”, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi is easily a universal fan favorite. After all, he was mentor to Anakin Skywalker before he became Darth Vader. Kenobi would do the same for Anakin’s son Luke, before sacrificing himself in battle against Vader. Media-wise he is the first instance of the “Star Wars” spiritual guide called the “Force Ghost”. Franchise followers tend to wonder what his character did between the prequel films and original trilogy. Disney+ obliged with the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” miniseries which started last month, starring Kenobi’s prequel actor Ewan MacGregor. True to fashion, this “Star Wars” spinoff is getting merchandise, LEGO sets among them.
Brickset brings to us word of the first LEGO Star Wars “Obi-Wan Kenobi” tie-in set. This is the epic battlefield piece Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader (75334), depicting a key event from episode 3. Before the fateful Death Star duel, Kenobi and Vader (post-Anakin) have already encountered each other. Watch our heroic Jedi Master as he takes on his corrupted former Padawan, alongside Imperial double-agent Tala. Droid NED-B also joins the rumble. Prop functions replicate burning embers and Kenobi doing Force jumps (via transparent elements).
“Obi-Wan Kenobi” will conclude on Disney+ later this month with two episodes left to go. Meanwhile, you may preorder Obi-Wan vs. Vader (75334) now. It won’t arrive until the first of August however. Anyway, here’s the LEGO.com product listing blurb:
Age 8+ | 408 pieces | 4 minifigures | $49.99 | Preorder available; Coming August 1
- Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader battle set (75334) – Recreate an epic lightsaber duel from Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi with this action-packed LEGO® Star Wars™ buildable toy playset for kids
- 4 LEGO® minifigures – Obi-Wan Kenobi with a blue lightsaber, Darth Vader with a red lightsaber, Tala Durith with a blaster pistol and droid NED-B with a power hammer and backpack accessory element
- Play-inspiring features – 2 rotating battle platforms, a translucent stand for Obi-Wan Force-jumps, a fire pop-up function, an opening furnace and a mining cart that can be flipped over and detached