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LEGO Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi (part 1)

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

LegoLee continues to break down every LEGO Star Wars ser ever made, this week focusing on the products from the iconic conclusion of the original trilogy in Return of the Jedi, specifically focusing on the first decade of products made from the years 1999-2009. 

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, whenever wherever you're listening. Thank you so much making me a part of your day. My name is Leeparm. You might know me as Lego Lee or Lego lie three to nine from facebook, instagram, twitter, Youtube, Patren name it. I'm all over the Internet and you are listening to the brick oology podcast, the study of small plastic bricks. How are you doing today? I sincerely hope you're doing as well as my noisy neighbors who won't shut the heck up. I have no idea what's going on. It is forty four am on a Thursday and they are blasting music like it's Saturday night. I don't know why. Hopefully I can do some adobe editing magic to get rid of that background noise, but I am on a tight schedule today. I don't have any other time that I can record this podcast. I need to get it done or right now. So if there's some very unfortunate background noise, I apologize. It's not my fault. My neighbors are just being extremely obnoxious. Okay, I'm sorry, I got a little bit heated there. I'M gonna get that on my system. It's bacology. Welcome back to the show. We talked about freaking toys. This is a fun, family friendly show. I will try and not get that ticked off in later episodes, but welcome them back to brick oology. I hope you've been enjoying the show. We are halfway through season five of this podcast and I am super excited with how things have been going. We just passed twenty threezerod streams, which is super exciting. Another thing that's super exciting is this episode of Brick Oology is brought to you by someone. Yes, I have a sponsor for brick ology and for the lego Lee brand in general, and that is comin no bricks. Now I'm really excited to have a sponsor. Obviously that is great for the show and normally, you know, I feel like when you listen to podcast, the sponsors are all these like random things that you really couldn't care less about. This is something I'm excited about because it's legitimately a product that relates to Barcology and something that I think the brick ology listeners will really enjoy, and that is comino bricks. Comino bricks is a website, wwcommuno Brickscom, where you can buy custom Lego Star Wars figures and they have some dope ascience. They specialize in clone troopers. They have printed helmets, special decalcu these figures, custom weapons, full figures, you name it. They've got all the fun custom clone army stuff. It is really great. So, like I said, find them online at Camino Briscom and when you're checking out your order use discount code lego Lee in all caps, lego Li in all caps, of sated once again Lego Lee and all caps, to get five percent off your order. So definitely go check out Camino bricks. They get my highest recommendation. They make some awesome stuff. If you're Lego Star Wars Fan, Lego Star Wars the clone wars fan, definitely go check them out. They are worth looking into. And speaking of Star Wars, it is star wars week once again and like the past few star wars episodes, this is the first part of a two parter. I actually announced this episode on my instagram a couple of months ago. And, speaking of my instagram, it's time to plug my various social media pages. Go follow me on Instagram, like my facebook page, follow me on twitter, subscribe to my Youtube Channel. Maybe consider becoming a patreon supporter. Any donation, literally one dollar month, goes a long way to supporting this podcast. And I also have a couple of other podcasts. I have the are you not podcast, where I talk about entertainment and pop culture, including more star wars, mcu, marvel stuff, DC, all of that jazz. Go check out the are you not podcast. It's Super Fun and I'm very proud of it. And I have an additional podcast that I host with a buddy of mine from college called the very manly muppet show, and yes, we talked about the muppets at that podcast. That is fun as well. And those podcasts are streaming on apple podcast and spotify, just like this podcast. And if you're listening on spotify, follow me. I have a very disproportion fortunately low amount of followers and spotify compared to the streams that I've got, so hit me with a follow. Or if you're listening on apple podcast, maybe consider subscribing and writing and leaving a five star review. That definitely helps out the show as well. Okay, all of those shameless plugs out of the way, let's transition into this week's topic and I've been doing two episodes about Lego Star Wars as season since the very inception, the beginning of this show, and this is going to be the ten star wars property I've covered and, I believe, the twelve star...

...wars episode over all. This is episode fifty four and we've done twelve star wars episodes by far more than any other theme. I believed in Jago is like the second highest right now with five episodes. So Star Wars has really dominated a lot of brick ology and we have been chronicling star wars in chronological order. So we started off with episode one, then we did two, three, I did the spin off movies and now I am working my way through the original trilogy. Last season we covered a new hope. The beginning of this season we talked about the empire strikes back, which of course means it's the end of the Ot the end of the original star wars trilogy, and that means we are talking about return of the Jedi. Now this is a two part episode. There's over forty lego star wars return of the Jedi set. If I talked about all them today, this would be a twohour long episode and I also love want you guys to come back and listen to more episodes of the show. So the will be a part two next week. This week, specifically, we'll be talking about the first decade or so of return of the Jedi sets, so starting off with the first year of Lego Star Wars, ever in one thousand nine hundred and ninety nine, and then going to the end of the two thousands with two thousand and nine, and then next week we'll talk about two in ten through modern day, which is two and twenty one, of course. Also, one quick thing before we actually jump into this topic is, if you have not streamed them yet, definitely go check out my other star wars episodes of Rick Ology, because I really dive deep into the history of Star Wars, the history of Star Wars Toys and, of course, the history of Lego Star Wars itself. And I don't want to reiterate all of my points from those episodes and of course I want you to stream more episodes of the show. So if you want to learn more, if you're interested in learning more about this subject matter, go check out those episodes to kind of be up to date and be hip with what's going on with this episode, because I'll definitely reference things of that sort throughout today's show. All Right, I think we got everything out of the way. I'm sorry for the long Intro, but it's finally time of transition and talk about Lego Star Wars episode six, return of the Jedi. Now, as is tradition, of course, here a brick ology when I'm covering a license theme. We talked about out well, the license before we actually jump into the Lego theme itself, and I give you a brief, little abridged history of Said License. Now you guys know what's going on here. We're talking about return of the Jedi. This movie was released in one thousand nine hundred and eighty three. Is the conclusion of the original star wars trilogy. And Fun fact which honestly, most of you probably already know this fun fact, but for the few of you who might not, I'll still say it. The Og original name of this movie was actually revenge of the Jedi, but George Lucas felt that revenge was kind of a violent word. It didn't vibe super well with the heroes of the film, obviously being the Jedi, so they eventually changed the name to return of the Jedi, which I think really fits. And then, of course, later on George did use revenge for revenge of the Sith, and that's also a fantastic name for the conclusion of the prequel trilogy. So Fun little, you know, kind tying factors between the two star wars trilogies. there. And obviously this is a classic film. It was a humongous hit at the time of its release. Now, well, it was a big box office success, it actually wasn't the biggest critical success. It's still very well reviewed and held an extremely high regard as one of the greatest blockbushers of all time. I mean, I still freaking love this movie and so many people do too. However, it's generally considered to be the worst of the original trilogy. Now that's not really a bad thing. That's like saying Chris Bosh is the worst of the Miami heats big three, like he's still a hall of fame NBA player. He's just not as good as Dwayne Wade or Lebron James. Like, who cares, you're the worst of the best. It's still a fantastic movie. It's definitely a slight step down then the last two mainly because of kind of the boring segments on indoor and come very strange kind of kitty stuff involving the e walks, which honestly kind of feels like a precursor to George Lucas kind of injecting kind of dumb kitty stuff like jarge are banks into the prequel trilogy a couple of decades later. But it's still a fantastic movie, a beloved film that tons of people love, and I actually I feel like randomly a lot of times, there's like a weird sect of Star Wars fans who considers to be the Best Star Wars movie. I don't know why, but I think my brother is actually one of those people where I've talked to him he's like yeah, I'm trying to die, it's my favorite star wars movie, and he's not the only one. So there is a group of fans who actually hold this movie at a higher pedestal than some of the other star wars films, which I find very, very interesting. And of course it's a star wars movie and that means it's spawn a bunch of toys, even...

...spawn some spinoff movies and spinoff cartoons about the e walks that we're not going to talk about that here today because Lego has never touched them and Lucas film doesn't really seen him what touch those properties either. But of course tons of toys were made after this film and then Lego introduce star wars into its catalog of products in the year one thousand nine hundred and ninety nine, which is also the same year we got our first ever returned learn of the Jedi set. Just one but there is a return of the Jedi set from the year one thousand nine hundred and ninety nine, and let's talk about that set here now. So kicking off with our only set from the s from Rotj, that is the set known as speeder bikes. This was a ten dollar Lego Star Wars set that had ninety three different pieces in the figures. Included here were two scout troopers. Of course, this was the first year of Lego Star Wars. Return the Jedi is the first year the Scout Trooper was introduced into Star Wars Cannon, which means obviously this is the first ever appearance of the Scout Trooper in Lego form. And interestingly, they actually made the Scout Trooper before they made a stormtrooper. kind of a weird little fact. Not really sure how that happened, but that is true and how that actually went down with the history of Lego Star Wars. Very very strange fact there. and honestly, these original Scout Trooper figures. Obviously the new ones look better, but these ones hold up really, really well. They have an interesting helmet mold where the visor in the helmet is actually like an indent that goes through and it shows the face of the figure. But rather than having like a blank black head, these figures had these weird printed yellow faces with big visors that were the exact same shape as the visor on the helmet. So we put the helmet over this said minifigure head. It looked black but if you took it off he had little smile and actually was a figure that looked like it was wearing gigantic sun glasses. Very very strange figure design. Not entirely sure why Lego did that, but I also have some kind of ironic nostalgia for that design. Additionally, in this set, of course, to kind of complete the scene from the movie, you get Luke skywalker in his indoor outfit wielding his Green Lightsaber, which is one of the first ever appearances, along with Quigon gin from the Phantom Mina sets, of a green lightsaber in Lego star wars form. As for the build of this set, well, the set is called speeder bikes and you do get to speeder bikes, so plural speeder bikes, which is great to get and honestly, these look great. I mean, obviously they're little bit blocky, but I think for the time these speeder bikes looked very, very good, very solid design. And you also got a side build of a tree. Now, this tree was an extremely simple side build, but it is based off indoor. Indoor is full of trees and it definitely helps set the scene for this set and is a good place to pose your Luke Skywalker minifigure. and honestly, this set was pretty fantastic. First off, ten dollars for two speeder bikes, aside tree, three desirable minifigures. That is a great value. It's extremely accurate to the film and we just don't really get sets like this for this kind of price anymore. This is a really, really solid set and I think like I did a fantastic job with it. Now that is it. One thousand nine hundred and ninety nine, there were tons of Lego Star Wars sets, most of them based on the Phantom minace or the other movies from the original trilogy. Not sure why we're turning to Jedi. Only got one set that year, but it's going to get a lot more through the rest of today's episode and next week as well, and we can move on and talk about the sets a year later from two thousand. So the first set from two thousand four ROTJ is the desert skiff, our first ever appearance of this vehicle from the film. This set was a very small set at only six dollars and it had fifty five pieces. It include the figures here of Luke Skywalker, the first ever appearance in his black robes from the beginning of the film, and you also get Hans Solo. No, obviously Han Solo have been made into a mini figure, but this was a new version of Hans Solo wearing that white shirt and the Brown pants that you see him in when he comes out of the carbon freezing chamber in the film. Those are the only two figures included with this set. The desert skiff from the movie is populated with a very diverse group of characters. So a little bit on the disappointing side. We only got two figures with this set, but they were good and exclusive figures at the time, which was nice to see. As for the build of this set, of course you get the desert skiff itself and you actually only get the desert skiff it Selt as compared to the more recent versions of those vehicle that have come with the SARLAC pit. This one does not, which is kind of lame because on the box they actually have like the desert skiff photo shot over the SARLAC pit itself, but no starlock pit of any kind is included here. But I can definitely see a kid back in the days saying this boxing be like Oh cool, there a scar like pit, and then you get this set and it's just this skiff...

...and you're like, Oh, where's the pit? That is a little bit of a disappointment to me, but honestly this was a six dollar set and the build. Want to take away the minifigure parts, had less than fifty pieces and it was pretty solid. It's a pretty solid design for how small it is. Now there is a plank, of course, for Han Solo to walk off and very typical like pirate ship fashion, the plank is literally just like one very thin like it's a one by six tile piece. It doesn't look great and it's hard to pose a figure on it. So I think that was a bit of a Misstep, and obviously not having as additional figures or the starlack pit was also a misstep in my opinion. But for a six dollar set and for the time over two two decades ago, I think this was a pretty solid build. Luckily, that year, though, actually gave us more than one set, based off return of the Jedi and the next set here is the fifteen dollar, one hundred and twenty five piece set, the first ever appearance of the iconic a wing fighter. This sad included the figures, of course, of an a wing pilot who used the basic lego pilot helmet mode that they still use in like city sets to this day, with the visor not exactly an accurate shape, but it did have some cold printing. He also had a green jumpsuit and a smiley face, a completely generic smiley face underneath. Also included with this set here was a rebel engineer and kind of a Tan jumpsuit with a fun little cap piece and he had a pretty fantastic mustache on his face. Printing the build of this set here, like I said, is the first ever appearance of the a wing and like a lot of old Lego Star Wars vehicles, this one was in gray. Now, in my past couple episodes about star wars on brick Ology I have complained about the xwing and the snow speeders originally being gray and then Lego updated their designs and made them white. I believe the exwing is kind of in the middle but honestly might lean a little bit gray in the films, and I believe the snow speeders unequivocally should be gray, but Leo keeps making them in a white the a wing is the same thing here, where the original version was gray and then they had made the newer versions in white. However, unlike those, I'm not upset because the a wings in universe are very clearly white. So this a wing being gray just is not accurate. It is not accurate whatsoever. Additionally, the red details on this a wing are just like the normal base red, where they should be dark red. Lego definitely had some color limitations at the time, so I get why it's not quite the accurate color scheme, but it definitely does not hold up colorwise compared to the more recent version of the starfighter, including one we'll talk about later in today's episode. And the build here. It has an age super well. It's pretty blocky. There are some very sharp edges to the design, but it doesn't look awful and there is some very good play value with this set. The guns can rotate up and down on the sides of either side of the ship. In the back does open up and you can put a storage crate inside, which I always love little details like that on ships. So not the best a wing, but it was decent enough and solid for its time and obviously fifteen was a really hard price to beat for this kind of ship back in the day. And there's one more set from the year two thousand and that is the other iconic ship introduced to us in return of the Jedi and that, of course, is the bee wing. And this sit is actually called bee wing at rebel control center. It was a thirty dollar set with three hundred and thirty eight pieces. It included the figures here of a bee wing pilot, so very similar design to the awing pilot. Just had a red jumpsuit but yet again had a generic yellow smiley face, because this was before Lego changed these star wars figures to being flesh colored in two thousand and four and we'll talk about that later in today's episode. And he had the same kind of helmet mold with a slightly different print. You also got the exact same rebel engineer do with the mustache from the last set and this set also included an astor mcdroid kind of on the side. That was our D Four A, a red astromach droid printing, and this was a pretty cool set. The build here now, the first build, is actually the rebel control center itself, which, honestly, for a side build at the time, was pretty solid. It was a decent size, it has an opening up door play feature. It had an awesome great printed kind of screen piece with the desk start on it. I really liked that part. There also was kind of some control stations with some printed panel pieces, which are always nice to get, and there's an additional little moving vehicle, but you're going to hear about tons of those through the today's episode. In this vehicle has a couple different sections. The back section has some storage with a crane. It also has some tools to work on the...

...bee wing itself. That was all very cool and the best part about this was it could fold open or fold close and when it was closed you could take the bee wing and kind of prop it up on this little base build. That was a cool play feature. And obviously the beating doesn't quite land like other vehicles in the Star Wars universe. Kind of struggles to land and I'm really glad Lego was able to find a clever way to display this ship with a cool side build. That is one of the better parts about this set, if you ask me. But of course there's the main build, and that is the bee wing itself. This is the first ever appearance of this ship in Lego form and for the time I think it looks solid. The design was a bit Spinley if you ask me. It had very thin wings and the wings could fold out, which was cool, but they just kind of look like they're going to break off at any time. It wasn't the most stable thing and the cockpit was pretty cool. It could spin around with gravity like the actual thing does in universe, which was a great play feature, but kind of Similard like the original Millennium Falcon set back in the day. There were some kind of ugly exposed colors here and there that I was not crazy about with this design. So overall I think this be wing has held up pretty well, but definitely wasn't the best. At the same time, jumping forward a year, it is now the year two thousand and one, which was twenty years ago. So these sets here are still two decades old, which is just blowing my mind. That is absolutely insane. And these sets are the first one is the imperial Atst, which was a ten dollar set with one hundred and seven pieces. Crazy. The first ever at St set was only ten bucks, because the most recent one that we got with the man Lauren and late two thousand and nineteen, was a fifty set. So that has quint tuppled in price over the years, which is wild to me. The figuere one figure included with this small set was Chewbacca, which it's fair dis AP pointing to me that this at St set did not include the likes of, I don't know, an at St pilot. The definitely seems like something that should come with an ATS t set, but I think like a kind of dropped the ball here with not including that figure. And speaking of drop the ball, this set is not very good. Of course the you only get one build, No side budds of this set and is the ATST. And this Atst, I think, is one of the worst original Lego Star Wars designs. It's just not very good. There's tons of weird accents of Tan and Brown all throughout this vehicle that just stick out like a sore thumb. They look completely out of place and I hate it. It's also very small. The legs had this weird kind of technic feature where they're supposed to move, but it's in a moving they more so kind of slid back and forth and it looks very awkward and made this thing kind of loose and hard to prop up. Was Not a fan of that playability feature. The cockpit head looked okay, but it's really small and thin and didn't have super interesting techniques. Of course it could fit the likes of your Chewbacca minifigure. There were some guns that could move up and down, which is okay, I guess, but all around, I think this original at St set has not aged well at all and they have greatly improved on its design throughout the years, thankfully, because this version was just straight up honestly bad and my opinion, but a much better set from two thousand and one is the first ever version of the imperial shuttle. This was a thirty five dollar set with two hundred and thirty eight pieces and the figures here the first ever appearance of the emperor, and Lego form was included with this set. Interesting thing to note the emperor's skin tone here was actually yellow. They eventually would change that to gray and now it's kind of a weird like mid between gray and yellow sort of skin tone. But I think the Yellow Emperor is just a funny looking figure because that's a very inaccurate color for this character. But I also have a lot of nostalgia for this original emperor figure. We also got two royal guards and this set who have a fantastic headdress piece that they still use to this day. And, of course, to pilot the shuttle, we got an imperial pilot figure as well. As for the build of this set, it's our first ever version of the iconic imperial shuttle and this one unlet. The atst I think, has held up pretty well to this day and of course, has a wing folding play feature. There's no clever mechanism or anything, but the wings can fold down and it was pretty well done. The cockpit can fit the pilot of this vehicle. I believe it had a new cockpit piece at the time that was also used with some Arctic sets. Very cool looking cockpit piece and the back section can also open up and there's like a platform that slides out and you can put all...

...of your minifigures, including the guards with their Cape, the emperor with his Cape, and you can slide them into the inside with some small details on that piece as well. There was a great interior to this ship and on a slee the set holds up really well to this day. I know my older brother has a ton of nostalgia for this Oge and pretty a shell design and I think it still looks really solid, especially for being twenty years old. This was a very nice set back in the day and that is it for the year two thousand and one. Where now in two thousand and two when attack of the clones came out, but we actually got some sets based off of return the Jedi this year as well, and our first set here is a thirteen dollar set with one hundred and twenty one pieces known as e walk attack. This it include the figures here of a Scou trooper, the exact same as the last version, and finally get a storm trooper in it. Or turn the Jedi set, which was very nice to get as well. And we got our first ever appearances of the e walks in Lego mini figure form, with wicket honestly the most iconic e walk, play by Warwick Davits in the film. Great looking mini figure. He had a really cool looking mold for his head piece. It was all one color, kind of similar to Chewbacca. There was no printing but the molding was very well done and he used the fairly new at the time short leg pieces as well. We also got pat blue, another e walk who uses the exact same pieces as wicket, besides the fact that his head piece is in ten as opposed to Brown for wicket. Now the built of this set here. First off, you get a speeder bike once again, which is not the exact same version. It's a more updated version of that speeder by using that newer slope piece that was introduced around this time. Very very good looking speeder bike included with this set. You also got a glider for your ewalk, the first ever appearance of an e walk vehicle, which was very cool. Wi could could hold on to it to use some knives vinyl pieces for the wings that looked really good and had some fantastic printing on them, and it could kind of spin around with wicked in Ithyu Swich it about. This was a pretty cool looking collider piece. And finally we got a catapult for the e walks as well. Very simple, used a castle catapult piece, but of course it worked pretty efficiently and you could fire some stones at your imperial figures, which added some really good playability to this set also. I think if you had this set and the original speeder bike set for running nine, put them together and you actually got a pretty solid little battle of indoor seeing going on. You can also throw that ATSD in there as well, but I just don't really like that ogatst set. But this set was a really solid build. It had some great pieces included with it. This made, I think, for a really nice great battle of indoor small display. The next couple of sets we got in two thousand and two were very interesting. Lego Star Wars did this thing where they would make these small sets and they'd have the same name or a very similar name, and the sets were meant to go together. So in this case we have final duel one and final to two. That it is a similar thing for the Jedi from episode one. If you remember from my episode about episode one, we had that one set, that the Jedi and counter set that came with Obiwan and to Geordacause, and there was one with Quigon Jenodor and some battle droids. Those sets are based off the Phantom minutes but came out of believe, the same year as these sets. And these ones here are final duel one and two. So if I'll do one was a seven dollar set with thirty one pieces and the figures included here were darth vader and the emperor. Now neither of these figures were exclusive to this set, but honestly, who cares, because it's a great, really cheap way to get the two iconic villains from the original star wars trilogy. So those were great figures to get with this set. You also got a build here of the emperor's throne from the death start, to which could rotate around and to kind of replicate the design of the windows from the desk star, they simply just used that big original tie fighter cockpit piece, which I think worked out pretty well. The design on the printing is not super accurate, but I think it was solid and it worked out decently. And that's it for this set. It was a very small set but honestly a pretty desirable building kind of replicated something very iconic from the film. Moving on to final duel to this was a seven dollar set with twenty six pieces. Not a very good priced apart ratio, but you did get some fantastic figures with this set. First and foremose is Luke Skywalker in his rotj outfit, a great figure to get in a really small set. We also got a stormtrooper included here, are always desire able to get as well, and an imperial officer. Now the build of this set is a walk way. It has a nice doorway piece and then some guard rails on the side and that's it. There's nothing really to say about this set besides it's a walkway. But you know what, it's fine. These kind of were like og...

...battle packs. Not Quite, but in a similar vein. They were like mini figure pack to get really small little vignette scenes from the death star. But it was a nice, cheap way to get these figures, which I do love and I applaud these sets for that. Now moving on to the next year, which is two thousand and three, we kind of had a similar thing to final duel one and two with these job has palace set and we got to seven dollar job as palace sets. That we're not called the same thing. They were not like sequel sets, but clearly they did go to get there. The first one here is Joba's message. Like I said, a seven dollar set with forty four pieces that include the figures here of see three Po and are to D too. Oddly enough, this is the first time I've mentioned either of those characters in today's episode, which is kind of weird because those are two of the most common figures and Lego Star Wars just in general. And the set also included Bib for tuna, our first ever appearance of this character in Lego Star Wars Farm and obviously bit for tuna is an iconic star wars character. He recently appeared in that postcredit scene of the MANDALORIAN. It was great seeing him back and he is a great looking figure here with a fantastic head mult piece. They eventually reused in two thousand and twelve with the remake of job as palace that year, and bit for tuna has actually become a pretty rare characters, only appeared in a couple of the Ghostar wars sets throughout the years. This was a desirable way to get him here. As for the built of this set, it's a small version of the gate at job as palace. Now, if they were to make this accurate it would be extremely oversides and honestly, it is kind of just a big door, not really something I think they would make for a very interesting design. So this is a very dumb down small version of it, but it could open up and that's a pretty good playability feature. And it also featured a nice version of the droid that opens up the gate with a printed eyepiece. That was definitely the most desirable thing about this set and it goes well with the next couple of sets from o three that we're about to talk about, and that one the first. We're going to talk about here after that. One is called job as prize. This it was also seven dollars. It had forty pieces here and include the figures of Boba Fett, which is a great cheap way to get Bubba Fett at the time, which was super cool. And we got our first ever appearance of the Gomorian Guard. Comorian guards also appeared in mandalorian season two as well, and he had a very nice custom headpiece. Only in this set, I believe, in Sand Green. That looked really, really cool. The build of this set here is Hans Solo and carbonight. Obviously job of the huts prize mounted on the wall. It's the exact same carbon night print piece from the original slave one set and also seen in cloud city the same year in two thousand and three, and there was a playability feature where you could knock off the piece from the wall, just like it happens in the film when Leia frees him. But speaking of Leia, Leia and her bosh bounty hunter disguise is not included with this set, which I think was a big misfire on legos part, and they actually never even made a figure of that outfit up until two thousand and twelve and we'll talk about that figure on next week's episode of the show. There's one more set from two thousand and three, from a turn of the Jedi, and obviously it makes sense with those two sets were also got a bigger job as palace set. This set was thirty, with two hundred and thirty one pieces and include the figures of the first ever appearance. Big Fig version, very custom mold of job of the hut himself, and honestly, this mold had no printing, but it looked pretty solid and you some Nice Sang Green pieces and I think it looked really good for the time and had some great molding, especially around like his fat rolls and his eyeball area. You also got Leia in her slave outfit here, the iconic Gold Bikini from return of the Jedi, and was a great looking version of LEA here. Had some great printing, the hair pieces, kind of mediocreducer, a very generic putting tail piece at the time, but besides that the was a fantastic looking figure for this set. Additionally, we got Luke skywalker in this set with his black robes and he also had a cape, kind of what she had a hood piece, but whatever that's not super important. We also got a droid of Ev d nine, which is a really cool looking droid. Actually used a battle droid body and dark red. He had some battle droid arms and legs in gray, but he had a normal mini figure head that was flipped upside down and had a clip brick piece or connect to said battle droid body. Very cool exclusive character to this set and looks very cool. A very clever minifigure design on legos part. We also got a Gonk droid. I mean, who could ever complain about getting a Gonk droid with a set? And it had a nice printed piece on the front,...

...using that kind of storage crepe piece, which I kind of wish that it was still used for Gon droids. It is pretty much brick build them now. I kind of prefer this version of the GONC droid, which is ironic an older version, is a little bit better in my opinion, than the newer ones they've been putting out. You also got a Beaumar monk with this set. That Bob Bar monks are really strange side characters in the Star Wars Universe and this build is so bizarre to me. It uses the Katana pieces as legs and has that strange dome piece upside down with a piece in the middle that you can see as its head. Very very, very odd build, but it also resembles the thing from the movie fairly well. So I do have to give a little bit of a chef's kiss to Lego for able to pull off a beaumart monk in this set. And they reuse a very similar design with the remake a Jombo's palace in two thousand and twelve. As for the build it self, here, of course it is job has palace. It's mostly just the interior of job as palace. There's very little suggestion of an exterior here. Maybe besides kind of like a big dish piece at the top, sort of emulating the roof of Joba's palace. But honestly it doesn't look very good, and I'm going to be completely honest, this doesn't look good at all. It doesn't look great on display and this was a fairly disappointing build. It does have a bottom level with some gates that could open up and the whole thing kind of swing open, and this is obviously the rain corp pit. However, no rain corps is included and we actually would not get a rank or piece in Lego Star Wars form up until ten years later in two thousand and thirteen, which was super disappointing. Now there is an upper level where there is a trapdoor play feature for loop to fall into a nonexistent rain court pit and of course you get job of the hut on his throne. You have his weird suggestions of food, you can display him with slave Leah, which is a great little scene to create in Lego form, and there's some torches and column to kind of help decorate the place. But honestly, this is an awful design. I remember getting this set and not even really lucking this set back in the day. In looking back on it, this is one of the more disappoint teen Lego Star Wars sets in my opinion. I hate to be so negative here, but Lego really drop the ball with their first ever job, was palace design. I would love to say two thousand and four kind of redeems us for Lego Star Wars sets based off or turn the Jedi, but it doesn't, because there are no sets based off Rotj from o four. So let's move on to two thousand and five, which just has one set based off of episode six, but it's a very, very good set that I really wish that I got back in the day, and that set is called imperial inspection. The set retailed for fifty bucks. It had three hundred and sixty seven pieces and it included ten mini figures. Yes, counted ten figures, which is insane. Lego hardly ever puts ten mini figures in a star wars set. Even like the big one hundred fifty sets now only have like six minifigures. Tens figures coming in a fifty dollar set is really, really cool. And those figures are impert Palpatine, who now has gray printing for his face, and Lego Star Wars as officially in the transition to using flesh colored figure faces at this point in time for star wars and other license themes. We also got two royal guards here, you got darth Vader to imperial officers and for Storm Troopers, yes, for storm troopers. That was fantastic for army building at the time of this sets release, and these storm troopers, I believe, are the first ever storm trooper figures to feature leg printing, a very normal thing for Lego Star Wars these days, but back in the day leg printing was very uncommon and it looked great with these og stormtrooper figures included here. As for the build of this set or builder, actually is a couple of small side builds, as another little driving buggy vehicle that can hover on the ground that has some storage crates and some tools, which was nice to see. There also was a tiny little command station as well that has a Cran we can transport things off the storage creates on the sliding around vehicle and there is a small representation of a cannon along with some controls as well to kind of replicate the interior of the death start to from return of the Jedi. So some decent side bills. Of the main build here is a remake of the imperial shuttle, which honestly, is not really much of a remake. It's pretty much the exact same design. Besides a couple of small updates from the version we already talked about today, it has literally the exact same play features and just updated colors. There's not really much for me to talk about here, so I'm going to move on. But this set was pretty fantastic. A great deal tons of awesome mini figures. This was an extremely solid set in two thousand and five. Now two thousand and six was actually a pretty solid year for sets based off return of the Jedi. We got a number...

...of sets this year based off said film, and the first one here is our only minifig scale peering. It's ever of the tie interceptor. Lego, if you are listening, please remake this same thing with the tide bomber from empire strikes back. You have just completely neglected these vehicles for so, so long. I would love to see more versions of these vehicles and Lego form. This version, in particular was a twenty dollar set that had two hundred and twelve pieces and included one minifigure, of course, being a TI fighter pilot. Definitely a disappointing minifigure lineup, but whatever. I digress about the lack of figures with this set. The build here, like I said, is the only ever version in minifig scale. We've gotten of the tie interceptor and honestly I've talked about tie fighters on the show before. This one still had the weird inaccurate blue acts and details that I don't particularly love. They actually still did that with a set a couple years later with the tie crawler from two thousand and eight. It wasn't up until, I believe, two thousand and ten when they stopped doing no, it's two thousand and nine with Darth Vaders, tight advance from that years when they switched over turn making thie fighters and gray. So it took Lego a long time to learn from them mistakes of having weird kind of blue acts and details to these og tie fighters. And Look, there's not much to say about this design. It's a very solid design. It looks really good at holds up pretty well to today, despite some very ugly colors. I just really watched lego would remake this freaking vehicle next set as a vehicle LEGO has remade all too oft and and that is our next version of the a wing fighter, which was a sixteen dollar set. Weird price. I don't feel like Lego makes too many sixteen dollar sets these days. And it had one hundred and ninety four pieces, so it does have a good price to part ratio. And include the figures here of an a wing pilot and a rebel engineer, so the exact same two characters we saw with our last version of the a wing fighter just updates on the old versions, but for the most part they were the exact same style of figure after the build. Here it's our first remake of the a wink and this a wing is waste leaker uses some more updated apart and it is the accurate color scheme. It is no longer gray and the normal red color. It is now white and dark red and that is fantastic. But does have the exact same playability functions as the last one. It has an opening cockpit. It has storage behind the cockpit just like the original version, but this version also included a side build, which was nice to see. In the side build here was a little moving vehicle, again with a ladder. I always love when they include ladders with vehicle sets because the ladder can come up to the vehicle and you can display a figure kind of going into the vehicle itself. So I do really enjoyed that and overall this was a really solid remake of the a wing for it's time. Speaking of solid remakes for the vehicle for their time, the next set here is a be wing fighter. This set was thirty five dollars. Was Four hundred thirty five pieces and the really the figures here of a rebel pilot, updated version of the last version and me and not the first ever appearance of this character in Lego Star wars form, which was really really nice to see. As to the build of this set here, the build here, of course, is the first ever update of the bee wing itself and it has all the same features as the last one, but the wings are a little bit thicker, have more modern designs seem less Spinley and less flimsy than the last version, which was nice to see. And they nictually also updated the colors as well, which something I complained about the last version having kind of some odd colors. This one has the accurate accent color details, which was fantastic. It also included a side build of a yellow landing station for the bee wing, so a little bit different from the command center from the last set, but also kind of a similar vein and that it could hold up the bee wing itself for display. So this was a really, really solid be wing remake in two thousand and six. And there's one more set from two thousand and six that I'm excited to talk about and awesome. She's sad talking about this said, because I always really wanted this set and just never got around to getting it, and that is the original Joba Sale Bar just was a seventy five dollar. Again, kind of a weird price for this set. A seventy five dollar set with seven hundred eighty one pieces and included the figures here of job of the hut, the exact same version as the one from two thousand and three. You Got Luke Skywalker and an updated minifigure version Han Solo, little bit updated. We got Lando into skies, our first ever appearance of him, with a brand new helmet mold, which was super cool. We got Boba Fette in this set. We got slave Laya in this set, her first appearance in flesh tone. We got waiter are to deto in this set. I love are todto with kind of his serving tray. This was a fantastic lineup of mini figures and the build of this set. I mean there were builds plural, and our first build here was the SARLAC. Finally...

...we get a SARLAC in Lego form. This is the special edition version of the SARLAC and the original versions of the film less Sarlock to not have a beak and then they added a seat sheet beak into the movie. So we got that version of the SARLAC. It does have the teeth surrounding get, which was pretty cool and made for a nice little design. We also got a remake of the desert skiff, not a single set. Actually, every other version of the desert SKIF has been a single set. This one was just a remake but came with a bigger job of sale bart set and it's up in design. It looks pretty solid. The plank was much thicker. It wasn't quite as Spinley and flimsy as the last version in Han Solo. Could be displayed on their pretty well and, of course, could hold more minifigures in the last version of very nice update on the desert skiff itself. We also got Jobaz Sale Bard, or first ever version of this iconic vehicle from the opening of the film, and it looks pretty fantastic. Honestly, for two thousand and six this design looks splendid. I love it has cloth sale pieces on the top deck, which looks really good. There's tons of space up there to fit mini figures. It also has those cannons that are used in the film, which is really Nice. The front design is accomplished with that ship piece, but upside down, which makes for a really cool shape in a really cool building technique. That looks fantastic and actually is better shaped up then the version, the remake that came out seven years later in two thousand and thirteen that will talk about next week. And the rest of the design just has snot technique stud and snot on top techniques all throughout. The shaping is Great. There are windows that can open up to reveal the inside. There are panels that can fold down entirely to get a better look at the inside of this vehicle. The inside isn't anything crazy, but of course there is space for job of the hut himself, which was really, really nice to see, and there is a jail where you can put a couple of your hero characters as well, and this vehicle can fit all of the characters from the film and the set. So I mean honestly, it's a fantastic set and I think it's low key, one of the weird examples where the original version is actually better than the remake from two thousand and thirteen. Like I said, they will mention on next week's episode of the show. This is a great say and one of those holy grail sets that I was never able to get, and I'm still kind of bitter and sad about that. A Set I was able to get that came out in the year to two thousand and seven was our first remake of the ATST. This set was twice as much as the last version. It was twenty dollars, with two hundred and forty four pieces and included the figure. One figure here of not chew Bacca but an ATST pilot. So our first ever appearance of an ATST pilot, way way after the fact, but finally Lego got around to making that. The build of this set here as a much bigger and better version of the all terrain scout transport. It has a bigger design, much chunkier legs and it's all gray. There's no weird accents of Tan or Brown here and there. It's all gray, which obviously isn't super exciting looking, but it is accurate and it looks really good. It has nice guns, the head can move around that there is space on the inside for just one pilot, which in universe the ATSD usually has two seats. For two different pilots, so that was a little bit disappointing, but I think it's a very solid remake. It's a kind of a blocky looking design. It didn't look quite as good at some of the more newer versions of this vehicle, but for the time I think it was pretty good. However, that is it for two thousand and seven and two thousand and eight. If you are return the Jedi Fan, I'm sorry there were zero sets in two thousand and eight based off of episode six, which means we are here at the last year for today's episode of Brick Ology, which is two thousand and nine, which only had a couple of sets based off of return of the Jedi, but they are two of the better return the Jedi sets Lego has ever produced, and the reason these very special sets came out at the time is because it was the ten anniversary of Lego Star Wars. Obviously, recently two thousand nineteen we got a bunch of anniversary sets for the twenty anniversary of Lego Star Wars, but this was the ten anniversary of Lego Star Wars. Also, two thousand and nine is a special year for me because that is the year I started my youtube channel and my original lego Lee blog back in the day. So a special year for me and it only had two sets based off this film, but they're two of the best sets we're going to talk about on either of this two part special episode of Brick Ology. The first set here is the home one mon Calamari Star cruiser. This was a toys r US exclusive fan vote set. Yes, kind of similar to like Lego doing...

...that republic gunship fan vote thing last year. This was a fan vote set where fans are able to vote on a scene that Lego had never made in Lego star wars form, and this was the scene they picked and Lego made a set based off of it. It was a one hundred and ten dollar set with seven hundred and eighty nine pieces and included a pretty amazing assortment of figures, including our first ever lego figure of the iconic Admiral Act Bar. First appear into this character brand new head and mold. They still use that head mold to this day. A fantastic looking figure. You also got an additional Mon Calamari officer to go with Akbar, using the same head mold. Also our first ever appearance of modern Mathma was included with this set, which was super cool, and Chris May Deane got his first ever leg a minifigure and this set as well, which was great and rounding off this really great figure lineup here was a wing pilot, definitely not the most exciting figure of the bunch, but we also got Lando Calrissian in one of his rotj outfits, which was another first appearance thing they wouldn't get in the version of until those in the seventeen. So a great figure in this set. As for the build of this set, it is the interior of the MON Calamari home one ship. We've never actually gotten this ship from the outside. I would love to see that. Not sure how Lego be able to pull that off, I would definitely love to see that at some point in time. This is just the interior of the ship and it features two rooms. The first room is a hanger. Now, hangars are not the most exciting looking things. Normally they're just big and kind of empty, and this is a big empty hanger that does have kind of a crane overhead with a string that can kind of go up and down a lower tools and stuff down. I'm talking about that feature here in just a second. There's also some storage off to the side with some railing and platforms and ladders and cool little details to kind of make this thing a little bit more spicy. However, this hanger could hold an a wing, so you actually got an a wing with this set, which was a similar build to the version from two thousand and six, but this time it was a dark green and white a wings. I love them mixing up the a wing design. And the back actually had a cool feature where it could open up and, instead of having storage, actually had the engine of the a wing that could be removed with the aforementioned crane from the ceiling and the string. You could pull off that and then have your figures kind of work on the engine. That was a very cool feature. And speaking of cool features, there was a geared mechanism here where you could put the a wing on this gear. Very simple mechanism, but it was a long technic rod piece that you could slide back and forth and twist and it could rotate and move up and down. Great Feature, Super Fun to play with. And the other room of this set, which is the more iconic part of this set, is the control meeting room, which used a bionical piece from the year before to be the death star plans, which was a very, very clever part usage and I think worked out very well. And just esthetically it's got that really simple kind of white design for the meeting room and it looks fantastic. I love the look of this room and above that is Admiral Act bars bridge where he has his iconic chair, and the chair actually had the exact same playability feature, just downsize as the a wing, so you could spin it around, which is, of course, an accurate detail from the film. This was a great set that I wish I got back in the day, but actually ordered this set a couple of years ago from Ebay, brand new, sealed. It came, I opened the set and half the bags were missing. It was one of the worst things ever. It was awful. I got scammed on Ebay and I was super, super upset. So that was definitely a disappointing experience for me. But otherwise this set is fantastic. But moving on, this is the last set will talk about this week on brick ology and that is the battle of indoor from two thousand and nine. Another ten anniversary of Lego Star Wars set. This was a one hundred dollar said that had eight hundred and ninety pieces, and in include the figures here of Han Solo and his indoor outfit, Princess Leia and her indoor outfit, are Dtwo, an imperial officer, Chewy, and then we get three different e walks. These eat walks were actually a brand new mold that finally had more accurate printing and details on them. So we got wicked, we got paplow in the first ever appearance of chief Chirpa and Lego form. Also with this set we got to scout troopers and then two rebel troopers, and these rebel troopers actually had an awesome brand new helmet mold as well, which was really cool. So overall, a fantastic lineup of mini figures included with this here set. As for the build of the set here, or builds I should say, there's lots of them. Two...

...speeder bikes yet again and definitely an updated version from the last version of the speeder bike stalked about earlier and the episode, and they looked great. We also got an update of that catapult build though, talked about and that other set earlier today, and it was a really good catapult and it had a very good playability feature where you could launch stones. Additionally, the ewalt glider gets an update. So those three builds that we have already talked about our pretty much just that e walk attack set from back in the day. Cool to get all those builds here and they were very, very cool. And the glider here actually use cloth pieces rather than vinyl, but I think the vinyl ones look a little bit better because they have better printing with the cloth ones make more sense because it's kind of a more accurate material to the movie and I think both of them look pretty good in this. One looked pretty good here and had a very unique shape. And one more side build is another ATSD. The only time you've got an ATSD not as a standalone set. This ATST was a little bit smaller than the version that came out in two thousand and seven but had a much better design. They actually use all a snot techniques, to accomplish the shaping of this atst's head and I think it looked great. The one from Oh seven mostly used brick building techniques and it was a little bit blocky. This one looks much better in my opinion and I think it's fantastic for its scale. It's definitely a little bit too small and some of the newer versions have improved on kind of the base design this one established, but it looks great and was a fantastic bill what this said. So all around. I mean we've already talked about a bunch of the side builds here and those made four great sets themselves, but the main build here is of course the iconic indoor bunker from the film. Now this is the only time we've ever gotten this structure and Lego form. I love to see a remake, maybe like a master builder series remake of it, because I think could make for a very nice big set and it looks really, really cool included here and it's got some great shaping from the outside. Now there is this weird thing where there's like these panels on the side walls that weren't really attached. It's a very odd building technique. They're actually sloped in, but the reason they're sloped because they're just sitting there and not attached to anything and when you moved it around, especially when I was a kid, that tended to fall off very easy, which I was not a huge fan of but there actually was a reason for this, because there was an explosion feature. There's kind of like a weird spring loaded mechanism inside and they had these buttons on the top roof where you could hit those buttons and it would blow up the wall, which made for an interesting feature, but it still was a little bit flimsy in the way that they fell off, way too off, and I was not a huge fan of that. Now the interior here. Of course this is a facade. It could open up and on the inside it has that control panel and it has kind of those weird iconic Orange Code Electric bits that we see in the film for the powers innervator. It all looks very good. I think like I did a splendid job design and the interior and exterior of this bunker and overall this was a great anniversary set. I actually remember getting this set back in the day and I loved it and of course I destroyed it because I'm an idiot and I really wish I kept this set built. And obviously you guys like this set as well because, honestly, in commanding fashion, this was voted the best Lego Star Wars set based off or turn the Jedi regardless of this decade or next week decade as well. So this was voted the best return of the Jedi set and honestly it might not be my personal favorite, but I do think it is a pretty fantastic set. And that is it, y'all. That is it for Lego Star Wars or turns, our sets from one thousand nine hundred and ninety nine through two thousand and nine. Stay tuned for next week part two. We will talk about the sets from two thousand and ten up to two thousand and twenty one. Now wrapping things up here for today. Thank you all so much for joining me. Please tune in for part two next week in thank you seriously for listening to this podcast. Go check out all of those links. Go check out Camino bricks online or to use Camino bicks code a lego Lee and all caps when you're checking out with your order. Thank you so much for listening today. I'd be a fantastic rest of your week a blessed weekend. Peace Out, God bless bye, bye,.

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