Hey there! Today I have a review of 75169 Duel on Naboo for you guys! This is a 2017 LEGO Star Wars set and retails for $24.99 in the US, £19.99 in the UK, $44.99 in Australia and $49.99 in New Zealand. But before we start, play the Duel of the Fates theme song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzVBqBosf5w it is SUCH a good piece of music! 😍
Anyway, let’s begin with what made me buy this set: the minifigures!
From left to right: Darth Maul, Qui-Gon Jinn, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Darth Maul is a good minifigure overall, except for one huge flaw. His robes are printed very nicely, and I like his Zabrak horn headgear, but his face has the ridiculous smile that the 2015 variant had. It kinda stinks because it ruins an otherwise great minifigure.
Qui-Gon is a good minifigure as well. He is new because now he has grey highlights in his beard and has a reversible head with this expression: 😯 I like the brown pants but the color bleeds through the tan printing a bit. Qui-Gon’s skin at the top of his torso is also too dark, and doesn’t match his head. Qui-Gon’s a great figure but these little bad parts kind of spoil the overall quality.
Obi-Wan is a decent figure as well, but has his own problems too. First, he has the same skin problem as Qui-Gon (they must go to the same tanning place). He doesn’t have the leg robes problem that Qui-Gon has, but his hairpiece is completely inappropriate to him and I think it’s about time LEGO creates a new Padawan hairpiece. It would work for Obi-Wan and Anakin. Again, he’s a good figure but the little problems let down the overall quality.
Despite this, it’s nice to get 3 main characters in a set of this price point. I just wish they were done a bit better.
Let’s let the minifigures battle amongst themselves first while we take a look at the build.
The build is… okay I guess. The Theed Generator (or Plasma Refinery Complex) in the film is large and grand, and there is no way a set at this price point can meet that grandeur. This build represents the final duel near the reactor shaft, where Qui-Gon and Maul meet defeat.
This set has a few play features that make it a rather fun little set.
First, there are the laser gates, which are represented by 4L trans red bars. It’s nice to get more LEGO lightsaber blades. Solid panels would’ve represented the laser gates better, but the Technic pieces holding the blades actually are fairly accurate. The play feature (slide the axle in and out to open and close the laser gates) is actually pretty fun. Unfortunately it does obstruct a portion of the platform around the build when opened, but it can be modified to open towards the catwalk.
There’s also a catapult feature. Slamming the lever down sends Obi-Wan flying into the air to chop Darth Maul in half. It uses a translucent 6×6 radar dish piece, so it still looks like a pit. Unfortunately the catapult is hard to control, but it’s a fun feature nonetheless.
Sale at the Maul! Everything half off!
Overall, I think this is a decent set. You should only get it for the minifigures, but even the minifigures have some minor flaws. Personally, I feel it’s a good set to get Maul, Qui-Gon, and Padawan Obi-Wan, but you should save the money to buy 75183 Darth Vader Transformation in the summer.
That’s just my thoughts, though, so what do YOU think? Let me know in a comment below, and be sure to like the review if you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading, see you in the next post! 🙂
VaderFan2187 out! 😀