Help us, LEGO Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re our only hope! Our only hope for staving off boredom, that is.
Designed for padawans ages 7 and up, the LEGO Star Wars Obi-Wan’s Hut construction set is inspired by Star Wars: A New Hope (1977). At 200 pieces, this set is on the smaller end of LEGO’s Star Wars lineup, but it has a lot to offer in terms of play value. To start, kids build the hut itself, a task that is easy enough to require minimal adult assistance, but challenging enough to encourage focus and attention to detail. It’s a great option for a rainy day activity, or quiet playtime.
However, the set still has a lot to offer once it is built. Its sides swing in and its domed roof lowers, so kids can choose to have an open playset or a compact set for easy storage and (careful) on-the-go play. The four included mini-figures — Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, R2-D2, and a Tusken Raider — will even fit inside the set when it’s closed.
Speaking of the mini-figures, they are the biggest plus for this set. The lineup includes enough characters for kids to reenact a significant portion of A New Hope, from Luke searching for R2-D2 and being attacked by the Raiders, to his time meeting “Old Ben” Kenobi — when he learns about his Jedi heritage, shows Princess Leia’s message to Kenobi, and receives his first lightsaber. Of course, there is significant potential for imaginative play, too, as kids create their own adventures for these characters, whether they have seen A New Hope or not.
The set’s attention to detail is also impressive, and something that a Star Wars fan of any age will appreciate. For example, the hut includes a transparent blue piece in the shape of Leia, which serves as the hologram message that R2-D2 relays. There’s also a small orb which, upon closer inspection, is the Marksman-H combat remote that Obi-Wan Kenobi uses to start training Luke. The set comes with lightsabers for Obi-Wan and Luke, too.
A final noteworthy asset of this set is its price point. At $30, it’s on the lower end for LEGO Star Wars sets and a good price for the play value, especially considering the number of mini-figures included.
The force is strong with this toy!