Name: Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator
Theme: Star Wars Episode I
Set Number: 7961
Year released: 2011
Minifigures: 4 (Qui-Gon Jinn, Padmé, Darth Maul, Captain Panaka)
Price: £60 (€68)
"Darth Maul is flying across Tatooine in his stealthy Sith Infiltrator, straight towards Captain Panaka and Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn! Don’t let him defeat Queen Amidala’s protectors! Defend the Queen at all costs! When the Sith Infiltrator makes a landing, open the hatches, fold the wings, deploy the landing gear and prepare for battle! Will Captain Panaka’s blaster and Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn’s lightsaber be enough to fend off Darth Maul on his detachable Sith speeder? You decide!
• Includes 4 minifigures: Darth Maul, Queen Padmé Amidala, Captain Panaka, and Qui-Gon Jinn with assorted weapons
• Features detailed interior, folding wings, flick missile, landing gear and detachable Sith speeder!
• Flick-fire the missile!
• Fold the wings, deploy the landing gear and lift the hatch to reveal the Sith Infiltrator’s detailed interior!
• Measures over 15” (38cm) long and 9” (22cm) wide
Qui-Gon and Darth Maul
I gotta say I hate that stupid thing on Darth Mauls head. It just doesn’t look right, his head looks massive... Good job he comes with a hood :D Qui-Gon comes with a new shade of green saber you can see the comparison in the shot below.
As you can see the saber on the left (the new one) is more darker and greener than the one on the right. I’ve got a lot of the neon green sabers so it’s nice to have a change here and there.
Padmé and Panaka
Mess around with a few pieces and you can make a windu...
Lets start with the views
The ship took me around 1 hour 30 mins to build. It’s quite solid, I haven’t had any parts break off for me while iv been holding it. I personally don’t play with Lego but it’s got a few nice goodys hidden away for those that do. Let’s take a look at them...
Firstly, the front of the ship opens up revealing a place for the Mauls speeder to sit and a place for the probe droids to hang out (The droids still look rubbish, they need printing). Other than that, the rest of the inside sadly looks pretty empty.
The probe droids can be released with some handles on the side but when they do come out they just fall flat like they are broke or something lol. I know there’s no way for them to fall and stand up straight but they could’ve replaced it with something better.
This ship also comes withhhh, you guessed it. Flick missiles!
The back opens up revealing a very small area for Darth Maul to stand (claustrophobic much?). There’s also a hidden draw you can take out holding his double bladed lightsaber.
The Last 2 features are the wings that can be adjusted, and the landing gear can be put away. Not much to say here...
Ship looks good from all angles
Lots of playability
New saber shade
Probe droids should have printing
Mauls head gear makes his head look too big
Not much going on in the inside of the ship
Design: 4/5: The ship looks awesome my only complaint is about how empty the inside looks when its opened and how the probe droids fall out.
Build: 4/5: Enjoyable
Playability: 5/5: There’s alot of fun to be had out of this set. With the jedi and sith minifigs and some of the ship features, children can create lots of different scenarios.
Minifigures: 5/5: The minifigs in the set are brilliant if you exclude mauls silly hat... I love Qui-gon and Mauls new design. All the minifigs in this set are really well done I honestly don’t have a bad thing to say about any of them apart from the head piece ofc.
Price: 3/5: We all know Lego charges ALOT for their sets and this one is no different. Having said that, it’s not a drastic price to pay but it still should be a little less.