Naboo Swamp 7121

Naboo Swamp 7121

Naboo Swamp 7121

The swamp of Naboo is where Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-wan Kenobi first met the Gungan Jar Jar Binks during the Phantom Menace. This is the scene where Qui-Gon and Obi-wan saved Jar Jar's life. From that point on Jar Jar became a devoted companion and guide.

The Naboo Swamp 7121 set was released by Lego in 1999. The original retail price was $9.99. The set contains 81 pieces. Included is a very nice and rare mini figure of Qui-Gon Jinn, wearing brown Jedi robes and equipped with his green lightsaber. Also included is a mini figure of Jar Jar Binks and two battle droids riding STAPs (Single Trooper Aerial Platforms). A couple of nice swamp plants are also included to use as background decoration. The set also includes more background decoration to recreate the planet of Naboo.

My favorite part of this set is the droids on their STAPs. The STAPs are light, fast and flexible vehicles and they look really nice floating above the ground. The other cool thing about this set is Jar Jar's face. I'm definitely on the hate side of the of Jar Jar love/hate continuum, but something about the artwork of this figure makes him less annoying than usual. The Qui-Gon figure is also really nice, but it's nothing special and you can get the same figure in other sets.

The parts are of course interchangeable, and you can make Jar Jar int a jedi master by putting his head on Qui-Gon's body and making him wield the green lightsaber. You can also have Qui-Gon and Jar Jar commandeer the STAPs and fly across the swamps of Naboo. Again, I really like the STAP vehicles, so this is fun for me.

The resale value of this set is tremendous. I've seen the original listed for as much as eighty dollars. That's more than eight times the original retail price.

The only thing missing from this set that I really would have wanted would have been an Obi-wan Kenobi mini figure. Of course, you can get an Obi-wan figure from another set and put him in the scene, but I really feel one should have been included in the set. Other than that flaw, this is a really great set and it looks nice on my bookshelf.

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