4. The Padme Naberrie ( Queen Amidala ) Mini-figure in Episode One.
Character – Padme Naberrie also known as Queen Amidala of Naboo and Senator Amidala of the Galactic Republic. Later in her life, Amidala became the secret wife of Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and the mother of Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa Solo ( Princess Leia ), two of the most important figures in Galactic history.
In LEGO – The origianl Padme Naberrie minifigure has yellow flesh, and slightly different printing on her torso she appears in Anakin’s podracer (7131) and Mos Espa Podrace (7171) dressed as one of her handmaidens to avoid detection. She was redesigned for (7961) Sith Infiltrator in 2011. She has never appeared as Queen Amidala wearing her royal robes, although we hope to see her in the later half of 2012.
Padme has two faces, one is smiling and the other has a look of concern.
The redesigned variation of Padme can be seen with:
- A short blaster to protect herself
- Gray vest with Blue undershirt.
- Red-jeweled Belt
- Braided long hair at the top and flows down her back.
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.
I am very passionate about all things art and craft related! One of our largest collections at home is LEGO. I enjoy trying to find new uses for things I have lying around, it helps me feel less wasteful and also inspires my creative side! So here are just some of the cool things you can do with your LEGOS lying around at home…
I love the idea of mixing toys and art, I think it’s amazing what some people can do. Artist’s from all over can make a living from selling their impressive artworks on websites such as Society6, Etsy, eBay, ClickforArt, Artfire and many more. I think it’s worth browsing all these websites for unique handmade gifts and craft/art inspiration!
Reusing old toys is also a cheap way to have some fun! You can use LEGO in your home decor, digital art and design practice, painting and illustrating or just create entirely new models to display suitable to your tastes.
If you don’t consider yourself an artist it’s still very fun to practice. Anyone with a little artistic or crafting skill can make something wonderful and unique.
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I’m sure a lot of you will have spare LEGO mini-figures lying around and depending on what image or design you want to make they are not very expensive to buy on websites like eBay or Amazon.
You can base your artwork on your own photography and manipulate it in software like PhotoShop, Gimp and ArtRage. You can also build your own scene to use as a reference in illustrations, and of course you could craft something using bricks and mini-figures or just re-paint and decal them and come up with a creative way to display your work.
The options are plentiful… so get creative!
I love the idea of mixing art with LEGOS. New artist’s are popping up everywhere using LEGO mini-figures and blocks to make sculptures, photography, illustrations, paintings, mosaics and other artworks.
LEGO is definitely not just for children, anyone with a creative side can use LEGO as their new medium. Many people are successful in selling their LEGO inspired artworks on popular websites such as Etsy Society6 Artfire.com eBay Zazzle and many more. If you take the time to look at some of the wonderful artwork created, the LEGO brand is definitely worth investing in, just a few mini-figures and a theme in mind you can re-create a famous scene like the link here or make your own themes. With just a few bricks you can make a LEGO heart necklace, cuff-links or earrings. With your own photographs you can use programs like photoshop to completely transform the look or use it as a reference to paint your own depiction. Making your own artwork also means you will have something no one else does, something unique and one of a kind. Have old LEGOS lying around not being used. Make your own Wall Art or something completely different…