With Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi well under way on Disney+, the character of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi is back in the forefront of fans’ minds. One of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars saga, Obi-Wan has made appearances in both the original and prequel trilogies, as well as animated shows like The Clone Wars and Rebels. With so much Obi-Wan content out there, it’s no surprise that the LEGO Group continues to produce different Obi-Wan minifigures from all different Star Wars eras.
Episode I: The Phantom Menace Obi-Wan Kenobi
There are a variety of The Phantom Menace era Obi-Wan Kenobi minifigures that have been produced, but the best representation of this character was included in 75169 Duel on Naboo. Looking back at the most recent young Obi-Wan minifigures produced, there have only been minor adjustments made to each design. The torso print features Obi-Wan’s Padawan braid, and his beardless face is accurate to the film. One area of improvement would be a new hair mould. It seems that many Star Wars fans as well as the LEGO Group forget that at this point Obi Wan has a short ponytail at the back of his hair.
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Episode II: Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan Kenobi
The most recent version of Obi-Wan from Attack of the Clones is by far the best version of this minifigure ever made. All previous renditions lacked his brown Jedi cloak and boots, which shown here help break up Obi-Wan’s simplistic tan robes. The icing on the cake is the ability to ‘remove’ Obi-Wan’s pilot gear by turning around his head to reveal his alternate expression. All previous Star Wars minifigures with pilot gear had the gear printed on both sides, limiting the use. He can be found in the upcoming 75333 Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Jedi Starfighter, which is set to release on August 1, 2022.
The Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi
LEGO fans were given many sets based on Star Wars: The Clone Wars while it ran for its initial five seasons on Cartoon Network. However, minifigures based on the series were often criticized by LEGO fans and collectors for their stylised prints and facial expressions. Still, many unique and colourful characters came out of The Clone Wars subtheme, such as this version of Obi-Wan from the first two seasons of the show. This hair piece was only ever used for this specific Obi-Wan, and his white Clone armour will make this minifigure stand out from the rest. He can be found in sets like 7931 T-6 Shuttle and 7753 Pirate Tank.
The Clone Wars Seasons 3–6 Obi-Wan Kenobi
75012 BARC Speeder with Sidecar is the only set to include this specific version of Obi-Wan Kenobi from seasons three to six of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This minifigure still sports an animated facial expression, though the design is an improvement on the previous version. This minifigure uses the same hair piece as most other Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan minifigures and lacks any Clone armour. This minifigure is intended to bridge the gap between The Clone Wars Obi-Wan and Episode III Obi-Wan, and does the job quite well.
Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi
75269 Duel on Mustafar and 75286 General Grievous’s Starfighter both include the latest iteration of Obi-Wan as seen in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. This minifigure sports a highly detailed torso complete with burn marks from the fires of Mustafar, and detailed utility belt. The hair is perfect, and for this version of Obi-Wan, there is not much room for improvement.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Obi-Wan Kenobi [admire the consistency]
753334 Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader may not be the most exciting LEGO set, but the Obi-Wan minifigure included is a must have for any Star Wars fan. Based off Obi-Wan’s fresh look from the streaming series, this minifigure is quite different from any previous version of Obi-Wan. The brand new hair element matches his hair in the show perfectly, and the added wrinkles on his face distinguish this new Obi-Wan from his Revenge of the Sith look. A worn tan tunic and brown robes complete the look of this beaten Obi-Wan.
A New Hope Obi-Wan Kenobi
The last version of Obi-Wan is his Ben Kenobi look, as seen in the original Star Wars trilogy. More recent versions can be acquired through 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina or the cheaper 75246 Death Star Cannon. This older Obi-Wan has a grey beard and wears a dark brown hood. As with the Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan, this minifigure is pretty much perfect, and captures the Obi-Wan audiences were first introduced to back in 1977.
The LEGO Group will continue to produce new minifigures of the beloved Star Wars character. With three new versions set to be released in 2022, there are still many other versions of Obi-Wan that could be made. How about Obi-Wan from the 2003 The Clone Wars series? An updated Obi-Wan from The Phantom Menace with new hair? As long as LEGO Star Wars is a theme, Obi-Wan minifigures will continue to find their way into collections for years to come.