This set is an old one but has two great minifigs. I actually picked this up off of ebay a while ago and paid well over the original friendly price tag. That was before I knew they were remaking Yoda and Dooku, oh well, live and learn. On to the good stuff.
Set Name: Jedi Duel
Set Number: 7103
Number of Pieces:81 LEGO box, 81 Peeron, 82 Brickset, 74 Bricklink
Price: $10 USD (or around $45 on ebay)
Theme: Star Wars
Year Released: 2002
flickr (High res pics available here)
THE BOX, now with more self wear, and ugly sticker price residue
Good old LEGO making the set seem better than it is, with glowing light sabers and all.
Includes a great picture of Yoda and Count Dooku getting along. At least long enough to pose for this picture.
Shows some alternate models you can build and a preview of other sets, including 7113, which you can expect a review on shortly.
It contains the same image as the box and is quite old and used as you can see. This is one of the few instructions in my library that has been used well.
Showing Yoda on his old IBM checking out the new models at www.LEGO.com/starwars
Yoda is just checking out the specs on the rotary girder.
Anyone remember Jack Stone, because I actually don't.
Lots and lots of LEGO advertising going on here, and being that I wasn't collecting in 2002, the Life on Mars sets look appealing.
This is the main reason I sought out this set at such a high price: Yoda and Dooku, two fig's that
An interesting fact is there were 2 prints of Dooku's face, a dark beard which I have in this set and a lighter beard which more closely matches his hairpiece. The lighter version is displayed below courtesy of bricklink.
Nice little print job on the back of Yoda's robes and I'll save you the extra picture because there is nothing under Dooku's cape
Count Dooku's little speeder is a nice change from the plain Jane speeders, it has two nice printed pieces and is cleverly built. It's got a different design that the original speeder we are used to seeing scout troopers on. It's small but functional, it even has clips for weapons on the side, plus the air intake on the top is a nice touch. I'm not sure if this was the intent, but Count Dooku's cape fit's nicely under the air intake so it looks like it is flowing in the wind. I feel the printed pieces bring this speeder together and it's a nice one off bike for Count Dooku.The rotary girder as I like to call it is simply there for extra pieces; it appears that you can have it break down probably from the force. It's a nice touch but I would have preferred more minifigs, but for ten bucks you can't complain. Enjoy the following different views.
The girder itself: I felt it deserved some pics alone so you can see the multiple ways it can move.
Here you see how if you move up the handle, it allows the crane piece to fall over, why? Not sure, probably a tragic victim of the force, enjoy the next few pics showing it's versatile movements.
LOOK, It can move the other way. OK, I'm sure you think I'm on a picture quota. I'm done with that piece, I just didn't know how else to show you the availability of movements it had.
Dooku shows up and Yoda immediately shows him his force power by moving the crane slightly to the left. That'll show him.
Count Dooku is frightened for his life and turns right around (as does the crane) and the sound of Yoda's light saber is too much, Count Dooku retreats like the coward he is.
Design: 7/10 I like the ship, even though it's pretty simple, but the crane to me seems useless. It was probably just to fill up the parts list.
Parts: 8/10 I give it such a high score because of the bent light saber hilt, this is the only set you can get it in (until the remake), and it's a marvelous piece. The printed pieces are nice but nothing to write home about. Overall the parts are good for the original money.
Build: 7/10 Nothing too challenging here, very few pieces with a few technic ones thrown in, but easily done in about five minutes.
Minifigs: 9/10 Again, I am rating them so high because of their rarity. Even though they have been remade for the clone wars sets, they are still the originals and that means a lot to some people. Two is definitely not four like today’s battle packs, but back then before any thought of a battle pack, this was a great way to get two rare minifig's.
Playability: 10/10 Ten because it makes sense. It's a scene from the movie, so you already know what to do, but the speeder bike works well, and the crane is just a fun piece you could force throw at Dooku.
Price: 8/10 I think the $10 sets have always been a bargain, but one more minifig would have been nice, not sure who. Anyway, I was willing to drop $45 since they are collectors items so $10 is a bargain.
Total: 49/60 It's a simple set the way they were back in 2002. It features a few good pieces but I think most people bought this set for the minifig's. I really like the smaller set's that LEGO used to do for the Star Wars line, now it seems like everything but the battle packs starts at $25. With that said, if you're a collector you should definitely get this one and if you happen to run across it cheap, pick it up.