3. The Jar Jar Binks Mini-figure in Episode One –
The Character – He was originally banished from his homeland on the planet Naboo for his cluminess, but the goofy Gungan later was the first Gungan to represent his people in the Galactic Senate, first serving as a Junior Representative along with Senator Padme Amidala, and then, after her death, serving as full Senator.
In LEGO – Jar Jar Binks was the first LEGO Mini-figure ever to have a unique sculpted head. He appeared in five Episode One sets in 1999-2000 and came back in 2011 with a slightly different look, his head now has printing on it.
The printed version:
- The new Jar Jar Binks can be assembled in 3 pieces.
- He has flat eyes, painted yellow with black pupils.
- He has mottled skin good for camouflage.
- There are only two variations of Jar Jar Binks so far.
2. The Obi-Wan Kenobi Mini-figure in Episode One
The Character – As a youngling he was trained under Grand Master Yoda. He later became apprentice to Jedi Mater Qui-Gon Jinn. and mentor of Anakin and Luke Skywalker training both in the ways of the force. He became the first Jedi in approximately 1,000 years to defeat a Sith Lord in combat when he defeated Darth Maul.
In LEGO -The young version of Obi-Wan Kenobi appears in four different LEGO Star Wars sets although each mini-figure has a slight variation. One of these earlier versions of young Obi-Wan Kenobi has a Jedi braid over his right shoulder in Jedi Defense set 7203. This variant is unique to that set and his torso pieces in this set are not used on any other minifigures.
One side of Obi-Wan’s head looks relaxed with a smile while the other side is more serious.
His most recent Episode One variation comes with:
- Brown Jedi Hood
- Blue Lightsaber
- Tan legs and torso with trusty utility belt.
- Jedi cape.
1. The Qui-Gon Jinn LEGO Mini-figure in Episode One
The Character– Qui-Gon Jinn was a widely respected Jedi Master. He was Padawan to Count Dooku, Master to Obi-Wan Kenobi and briefly Anakin Skywalker after discovering him. Jinn served the Galactic Republic for his entire life.
In LEGO – He was first introduced to LEGO Star Wars in 1999 and has made a total of 7 appearances in Star Wars sets. Four different variations have been created. He was finally redesigned for the 7961 Sith Infiltrator set in 2011 ( which also has Queen Amidala in disguise! )
It is expected that the Qui-Gon Jinn Mini-figure will make another slight change in the later half of 2012 adding a smile to his face 🙂
His most recent variation comes with:
- Updated Jedi Tunic and utility belt.
- Green Lightsaber blade with Silver hilt.
- Jedi Cape.