Vaderfan is back with another LEGO Star Wars review, this time checking out the newly released 75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe.
75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe is the larger of the two LEGO sets based on the Kenobi TV series which is available on streaming platform DIsney+, and part of the latest Summer 2022 LEGO Star Wars wave.
It features the highly anticipated return of the Grand Inquisitor and the Fifth Brother in minifigure form, but beyond the minifigures, the set has received praise for its sleek, angular black design.
Is this set as good as it looks? Let’s take a closer look!
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75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe Set Details
Set number: 75336
Retail Price: £89.99 (UK), $99.99 (U.S.), $159.99 (Aus)US$99.99 [US] / AU$159.99 [AU] / £89.99 [UK] [Amazon] [Amazon Australia]
Theme: Star Wars
Release Date: 1 August 2022
The front of the box showcases the Inquisitor Transport Scythe in flight mode, with its sleek angular shape against the backdrop of space.
There’s the four minifigures displayed on the bottom right corner, while the bottom left has a graphic of Obi-Wan duelling Darth Vader, that was also on the smaller Kenobi set, 75334 Obi-Wan Kenobi vs Darth Vader
The back of the set shows the shuttle in landing mode, along with all the play features in the set.
Inside are numbered bags from 1 to 8, plus the instruction manual and a relatively small sticker sheet.
Unfortunately the sticker sheet and instruction manual were not wrapped in a plastic cover for protection, which I think should be more prevalent in larger sets like these.
Four minifigures are included in the set, the first of which is Ben Kenobi. The minifigure has the new hairpiece and double-sided head introduced for the Kenobi TV series, and wears a sand blue tunic which is accurate to his in-universe Tatooine outfit.
He has unprinted dark brown legs which look a little plain but are fitting.
The back of the torso has printing depicting his robes and belt. I like the texturing of the hair mold.
Ben Kenobi comes with his blue lightsaber and a dark tan cloth poncho that wraps around his torso.
It’s slightly too big and it sort of sticks out a bit too much for a poncho, but it’s a cool new design and you can leave it off if it gets in the way.
The second minifigure in the set is the Grand Inquisitor. This is the second time getting this character in LEGO, but this is based on the live-action version while the previous variant was based on his appearance in Star Wars Rebels, which has recently shot up in price due to hype from the Kenobi series.
He has new head, torso, and leg printing which all look excellent, and suitably detailed. His shoulder armour piece is new too, and I like how it wraps around his neck plus little details like the printed Grand Inquisitor pin on his left shoulder.
The Grand Inquisitor has a new black cape with one hole; interestingly this cape is slightly longer than the minifigure’s legs so does drag behind a bit if you put the minifigure on a flat surface.
This new cape design is also used in 80039 The Heavenly Realms, and is made from the softer, cloth-like material. The Grand Inquisitor’s shoulder armour also has a clip on the back for his lightsaber hilt.
This set features the return of the Inquisitor lightsaber hilt, and the Grand Inquisitor accordingly wields his double-bladed spinning red lightsaber which looks fantastic.
The next figure in the set is the return of the Fifth Brother, another highly anticipated figure. The previous version of the Fifth Brother minifigure was released in 2016 and commanded exorbitant prices on the secondary market, so LEGO fans will be happy to have this new version.
This minifigure looks excellent – sporting a new helmet mold, plus great new head and torso prints. His leg prints are shared with the Grand Inquisitor, and he also has a new shoulder armour piece. Overall, this figure looks great and captures the design of the Fifth Brother really well.
Like the Grand Inquisitor, the Fifth Brother’s shoulder armor piece has a clip on the back to attach his lightsaber hilt. This is an accurate feature that looks really great.
The Fifth Brother’s only accessory is his double-bladed red lightsaber, including the special round Inquisitor lightsaber hilt.
The fourth and final minifigure in the set is Reva, or the Third Sister. She has a new head print which I think looks good, and a simple but elegant torso print.
Her legs are unprinted but on the whole, this figure still looks excellent, even if it has less printed detail than her two fellow Inquisitors.
Reva sports the narrow hairpiece first used on Valkyrie, which I think is reasonably accurate to her in-universe hair. Her cape is the narrower Mandalorian-style cape in black, but this time made with the softer cloth material which is good.
Just like her fellow Inquisitors, Reva wields the double-bladed Inquisitor lightsaber.
On the whole, the minifigure selection in this set is truly excellent – the Ben Kenobi figure is good and the three Inquisitors are all impressive, especially considering how desirable previous versions of the Grand Inquisitor and Fifth Brother were, and their cost on the secondhand LEGO market.
For a US$100 set, a fifth figure would have been nice – maybe the Fourth Sister, the final Inquisitor in the Kenobi show? – but this minifigure lineup is already very strong as it is.
There is only one build in the set, the eponymous Inquisitor Transport Scythe. It measures about 37cm (14.5″) long and looks really sleek, thanks to its angular design and black-and-red colour scheme.
The two wings on the side are mounted with Technic pins and can be folded down for flight mode. The ship looks good in this mode and feels good to swoosh around; there’s comfortable spots for your hand to hold it, and the model has enough weight and heft for the price.
Unfortunately, no stand is included for the ship so you can’t display it in flight, only in landed mode.
One of the most impressive parts about this set is the unusual angles throughout the ship that join together with minimal gaps.
This is especially apparent at the front of the ship, where LEGO pieces are mounted with unusual techniques to create the dual-pronged shape.
This is helped with mini ball joints and Technic plates, and goes together in a satisfying way using techniques I have not seen before. Most impressively, there are little to no gaps where the various sub-assemblies meet.
The front of the ship can be hinged down to form a boarding ramp. The ramp itself doesn’t have any studs on it so you can’t show a minifigure posed on the actual ramp itself, it still looks good and it actually does provide direct access to the main interior of the ship.
This simple feature helps with display too, as you can pose minifigures as if they are exiting the Inquisitor Shuttle.
The transport has a good level of detail overall – I like the use of gunmetal grey ingots on the bodywork for mechanical detailing.
There is one spring-loaded missile launcher mounted on the underside of either wing – it’s quite well-hidden when the ship is in flight mode but is quite obvious in landing mode.
The back of the ship has more nice angles and is accurate to the in-universe design. Three stickers are used for some mechanical detailing, and I like the blue engine thrusters.
The back panel has also been tiled off nicely, with the use of some 2×2 corner tiles.
The cockpit uses a Speed Champions windscreen element in translucent red, with black printed details. It looks good and fits the scale of the shuttle well, so I think this is good parts usage.
Despite the well-finished exterior, the shuttle can be opened up to reveal a pretty sizeable interior. Three panels hinge open so give good access to the interior space.
Inside the Scythe are seats for the three Inquisitors, plus some additional space and stickered tiles for added detail. The pilot of the ship also gets a printed 1×2 control slope.
The three Inquisitors can all be sat inside comfortably – the two rear seats even have extra room to accommodate the Grand Inquisitor and Fifth Brother’s shoulder armour pieces and there is also storage for their lightsaber blades behind thanks to some well-placed jumper plates.
There is also still more space behind the minifigures. Surprisingly, a figure can be posed standing up like Ben Kenobi is currently positioned, and all the panels will be able to fully close.
The amount of space in a set like this is excellent – especially considering all the tricky angles on the exterior – and it is also a pleasant surprise to see how well-finished the interior is.
No colourful Technic pieces or unfinished surfaces are present, as opposed to some other LEGO shuttles.
The cockpit canopy itself is also mounted on a hinge so can be opened by itself if you’d like to look at the minifigures inside, although it doesn’t give as much access.
The shuttle rests on four landing skids, which is a nice detail as most LEGO Star Wars ships don’t have landing gear.
Unfortunately the landing skids can’t be retracted, so they will stick out in flight mode. Nonetheless, it is a welcome detail, especially since the model will probably be displayed in landed mode in most cases.
What I liked:
- Strong minifigure selection
- Excellent exterior and looks great on display
- Accurate to the in-universe ship
- Great interior
- Fair value
What I didn’t like:
- Could have used one more minifigure
- Lack of retractable landing gear
On the whole, I think this is an excellent set – one of the best at this price point in the current LEGO Star Wars portfolio.
The minifigure selection is fantastic; I particularly love getting the Grand Inquisitor and Fifth Brother in LEGO form again. The Inquisitor Transport Scythe itself is also a tremendous success – a ship with such a striking angular design is a challenge for LEGO, but the designers have knocked it out of the park.
The exterior looks fantastic, with absolutely minimal gaps and accurate shaping, and yet the designers also were able to give us highly detailed and functional interior space, with room for all the figures.
The price of US$99.99 may be a little steep considering the final size of the model, but considering its quality, the minifigure selection, and the relative price increases from LEGO across the board, I think the pricing is fair.
Definitely a set worth picking up, especially for LEGO Star Wars fans. This is probably one of the best sets in the 2022 Star Wars wave.
Build  – Considering the challenges presented by the in-universe ship, this ship is a triumph of LEGO engineering and is fantastic inside and out.
Minifigures:  – All four minifigures included are fabulous and detailed, and getting three Inquisitors in one set is a treat.
Real Value:  – Fair value considering the price of LEGO sets nowadays, although could have been a little cheaper considering the size of the ship and inclusion of four minifigures.
Innovation:  – The building techniques used in this set are unusual, innovative, and excellent.
Keepability:  – I think this set looks awesome on display, and if history repeats itself, the Inquisitor minifigures might be very valuable in future.
Rating and score: 5/5 ★★★★★
Special thanks once again to LEGO for supplying this set for review
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Liam Jordan says
This might be up there as one of the best ship builds from the LSW subline
The build itself was a lot of fun, the ship is pretty big and you get 4 incredible minifigs (F in the chat for everyone who dropped hundreds of dollars on the previous versions of the Grand Inquisitor and 5th Brother before they announced this)
Then there’s the interior. Given the serious lack of interior space on both Moff Gideon cruiser and the justifier, the fact that this has a pretty sizable interior is surprising.
Definitely worth the price tag (though I picked it up at a small discount from Amazon)
Three Inquisitors down, six to go…