Sith Infiltrator 7663

Sith Infiltrator 7663

Sith Infiltrator 7663

The Sith Infiltrator was released as a limited edition set for Star Wars' 30th anniversary in 2007. The Infiltrator, also called the Scimitar, was featured heavily in Episode I, as it was Darth Maul's personal spaceship. He is shown using the Scimitar to chase Queen Amidala's ship to Tatooine, where he then uses probe droids and a Sith Speeder to locate and attack Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi Wan. The "Bloodfin" Sith speeder and three probe droids are included in this set, and are stored on-board.

Originally designed for Darth Sideous, the dark Jedi gave it to Darth Maul for an assassination mission preceding the prequel trilogy. Its rounded folding wings, a trademark design for Sith ships for thousands of years, were the first design in the prequels to show similarities to the original trilogy: the Infiltrator is a prototype, whose influence can be seen the later TIE Fighter designs, particularly Darth Vader's own prototype.

The 7663 is the third version of the Scimitar released by Lego, following the 7151 Sith Infiltrator at the Lego Star Wars start in 1999 and the 4493 Mini Sith Infiltrator in 2004. The 7663 is similar to the 7151, except it uses smooth bricks for ships surface, and exchanges the detachable transport vehicle for missile launchers. Neither the transport nor launchers are part of the movie ship's design.

This ship is a collectible model in both "Lego Star Wars: The Video Game" and "Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy." Players can collect canisters, which form pieces of the ship to be built outside the games' lobbies.

One simply has to look at the box to know that Darth Maul is a rare minifig: on the front it reads "Hard to Find Darth Maul Minifigure." Darth Maul with dual-blade lightsaber has only been available in the 7663 and 7151 versions of the Infiltrator, while an "incomplete" single-blade version was part of the 7101 Lightsaber Duel set. This makes Darth Maul the rarest major character in the Lego Star Wars line next to Padme Amidala, who only had two releases at the start of the series.

While designed for ages 8-12, the lack of advertising and placement in retail outlets means most of these kits are in the hands of collectors. The Infiltrator was never featured on Lego's website, and was a rarity in toy stores. Original retail for the limited edition Sith Infiltrator was $29.99, but today can easily trade for $70 or more. This set contains 310 pieces.

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