Monday, September 7th, 2015 at 10:26am by Andrew, BZPower News Manager
Today we continue our LEGO Star Wars Buildable Figure reviews with 75109 Obi-Wan Kenobi. BZPower Forum Assistant Sisen takes a look at this Jedi Master, decked out in his Clone Wars armor and ready to take on some Separatists. Should you pick up this hero of the Light Side or avoid him like a Jedi after Order 66? Read on and watch our review to find out!
From the design of the box to the instruction manual, these are the first things you see before building the set.
It's nice to see boxes being used for the Star Wars sets. Re-sealable plastic bags are nice but it's not quite the same feeling as popping open a nice box and getting a whiff of that traditional cardboard smell. The front and back of the box feature the one and only Obi-Wan Kenobi. There aren't a lot of poses or great shots on the box showcasing what the figure is capable of, so let's delve into the build itself.
Half the fun is had building the set. How fun is it to build and how easy or challenging is it?
Building Obi-Wan was not a very difficult experience. It's a fairly straightforward Hero Factory build. There's nothing too wildly different or challenging to put together. It is a fun experience building a figure from a franchise you grew up with though. While Bionicle was present throughout various stages of my life, Star Wars has been around since before I was born. It might not be the Old Ben you meet in A New Hope, but the Clone Wars variant is quite an eye-catcher.
Now that the set is complete, we can critique how it looks from every angle. New or interesting pieces can also be examined here.
Standing before you at a whopping nine inches is the one and only Obi-Wan Kenobi; donning the ever popular Jedi battle armor modified from clone trooper armor during the Clone Wars. The attention to detail overall is stunning. It appears as if Obi-Wan force jumped right out of the animated series. He has a very cool aesthetic with his battle worn armor and billowing cape. There's armor on his back and it's not just an empty open space concealed by a cape, which is a huge design plus. He looks great with or without the cape.
The other half of the fun is in playing with the set. How well does the set function and is it enjoyable to play with?
Has it occurred to anyone else that Edna Mode might need to lecture Obi-Wan about capes, since he's part of the Disney universe now?
There is a lot of potential playability with this set, and even more options arise once you introduce some of the other figures that were launched with it. There are countless poses and scenarios you can run just for some fun. Whether he's adorning one of my shelves, on my desk at work, or being played with, Obi-Wan is by far one of my favorites.
Once it's all said and done, how does the set stack up? Should I get it?
What's to like?
- Cool new armor
- It's a buildable Star Wars figure!
- Excellent design overall
What's not to like?
- What's not to like?
- Red axle in lightsaber?
There are no Jedi mind tricks or Sith force chokes required to pick up this set. Maybe you don't fancy yourself a Sith or a Jedi, there's a bounty hunter out there and even a clone commander to pick up. I cannot speak for anyone else, but I know I'll be picking up a couple more of these guys.
Many thanks to Sisen for putting this review together. Make sure you thank him in the Talkback where you can also ask any questions you might have. We've got two more sets in the Star Wars Buildable Figures line to review, so keep checking back for them and all the latest LEGO news, right here on BZPower!
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