LEGO Sith Infiltrator Review 2007 - LegoMaster« Back to Questions List

Set Details:

Set: 7663

Series: Episode I

Buy it from: Amazon, eBay

Released: 2007

Pieces: 310

Minifigs: 1

The Review

The Sith Infiltrator is far from a perfect LEGO Star Wars set, but it’s still a massive improvement over the original version that was released in 1999.

The exterior of this set is nice and sleek. The model is pretty solid and very swooshable, but its playability is hindered by a couple strange design decisions on LEGO’s part. They had some good ideas, but the execution just isn’t there.

The front part of the nose slides forward to reveal a little storage compartment. This sounds like a positive thing, but the design is such that the nose will slide right off and you’ll have to put right back on again. The storage compartment has space for three probe droids, a set of binoculars, and a lightsaber hilt. That’s right, just the hilt. The actual lightsaber blades serve as ’guns’ on the side of the ship. You’ll have to remove them and attach them to the hilt each time you want to use it. Finally, this set uses LEGO’s old flick fire missile system, which guarantees that the missiles will fall onto the floor anytime you turn it nose down. That’s it for the negatives. Let’s move onto more positive things.

In addition to the ship, the set also comes with a little speeder. This is a small model, but it’s appropriately sized, and Darth Maul fits nicely on it. The rear end of the ship folds up, and there is space inside for Darth Maul and his speeder to fit inside. Since there isn’t a real cockpit on the ship, this will be where Darth Maul spends most of his free time. Other positive features include folding wings and landing gear.

THis et comes with a Darth Maul minifigure.

Assembly

Sith Infiltrator is a simple and straightforward build, and any LEGO fan with a few sets under their belt should have no trouble assembling it. At 310 pieces, I’d expect to spend at least an hour putting it together.

Conclusion

Though it’s a big improvement over the original Sith Infiltrator, this is a LEGO Star Wars set that I can really only recommend to collectors and big Darth Maul fans. For the rest of you, it’s a decent ship, but your money would probably be better spent elsewhere.

Posted by Lego Mastery
Asked on June 19, 2017 4:04 PM