LEGO Star Wars: The 1999 Years

Which is your favourite LEGO Star Wars set from 1999?

  • 7111 Droid Fighter

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  • 7130 Snowspeeder

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  • 7131 Anakin's Podracer

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  • 7141 Naboo Fighter

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  • 9748 Droid Developer Kit

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  • Total voters
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According to my favourite LEGO data source, Bricklink, there were 14 sets released in the first year of the license and I'd like to do a community feature on which are the top 5 favourites of Rebelscum's forum members.

7101-1 (Inv) Lightsaber Duel
42 Parts, 2 Minifigs, 1999
Catalog: Sets: Star Wars: Star Wars Episode 1
7110-1 (Inv) Landspeeder
41 Parts, 2 Minifigs, 1999
Catalog: Sets: Star Wars: Star Wars Episode 4/5/6
7111-1 (Inv) Droid Fighter
62 Parts, 1999
Catalog: Sets: Star Wars: Star Wars Episode 1
7121-1 (Inv) Naboo Swamp
62 Parts, 4 Minifigs, 1999
Catalog: Sets: Star Wars: Star Wars Episode 1
7128-1 (Inv) Speeder Bikes
81 Parts, 3 Minifigs, 1999
Catalog: Sets: Star Wars: Star Wars Episode 4/5/6
7130-1 (Inv) Snowspeeder
201 Parts, 3 Minifigs, 1999
Catalog: Sets: Star Wars: Star Wars Episode 4/5/6
7131-1 (Inv) Anakin's Podracer
115 Parts, 3 Minifigs, 1999
Catalog: Sets: Star Wars: Star Wars Episode 1
7140-1 (Inv) X-wing Fighter
250 Parts, 4 Minifigs, 1999
Catalog: Sets: Star Wars: Star Wars Episode 4/5/6
7141-1 (Inv) Naboo Fighter
160 Parts, 4 Minifigs, 1999
Catalog: Sets: Star Wars: Star Wars Episode 1
7150-1 (Inv) TIE Fighter & Y-wing
396 Parts, 3 Minifigs, 1999
Catalog: Sets: Star Wars: Star Wars Episode 4/5/6
7151-1 (Inv) Sith Infiltrator
239 Parts, 1 Minifig, 1999
Catalog: Sets: Star Wars: Star Wars Episode 1
7161-1 (Inv) Gungan Sub
366 Parts, 3 Minifigs, 1999
Catalog: Sets: Star Wars: Star Wars Episode 1
7171-1 (Inv) Mos Espa Podrace
831 Parts, 10 Minifigs, 1999
Catalog: Sets: Star Wars: Star Wars Episode 1
9748-1 (Inv) Droid Developer Kit
657 Parts, 1 Gear, 1999
Catalog: Sets: Mindstorms: Star Wars

Could you use the poll to pick your #1 and share why you selected them in this thread? I'll collate the five most frequently selected sets and write a front page article \featuring your comments.

Incidentally, the first LEGO "in-hand" story posted on Rebelscum was on February 14th, 1999!
 
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To kick this off, my pick is 7171 Mos Espa Pod Race.

Even though the Classic sets had come out a few months before these Episode 1 sets were released at the inaugural Midnight Madness, it is this set that captured my attention the most.

The expectation that The Phantom Menace was going to be an amazing adventure was still in the air, and the scenes from the trailers that showed the pod race depicted a new aspect of the Star Wars universe. The sets that LEGO produced were among the first toys we'd seen for this new movie and it showed what the new toy license was cabable of, more so than the previous Classic sets.

I still have very strong memories of getting back from the Toys "R" Us in Bedford (UK) at some ungodly hour and opening all the action figures, applying stickers to the various spaceships and what not - and building all the LEGO sets I'd bought that night. It was a long night and the vibrant colours of the pod racers helped to keep me going.

Ultimately I was let down by The Phantom Menace, but the noises and imagery of the pod race scenes still make me smile.
 
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That year I got Landspeeder, Snowspeeder, Sith Infiltrator, Naboo Fighter, and Gungan Sub.

The Gungan Sub is my absolutely favorite. Love the colors and minifigures. Next the Naboo Fighter, to this day it is the only version of the ship I have.

I have been a prequel fan since the first time I saw The Phantom Menace. It was wonderful year.
 
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Mine is 7101 Lightsaber Duel.

The reasoning is purely nostalgic. This was the first Lego SW set that I had ever purchased. At the time, I used saved allowance money to get the set. The pricing was just right and was the best option for me to get one of my still to this day favorite SW characters, Darth Maul. That same year I was also Darth Maul for Halloween!

While the other sets are great, this one still has that special place in my memory and collection.
 
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So, I should perhaps be prevented from voting in this poll, but I voted all the same. I never owned any of these sets, as I was firmly in my dark age in 1999, and never bought a Star Wars Lego set until at least 2005. But of these sets listed, I do believe my top choice is Lightsaber Duel, simply because it captures one of my favorite parts of the movie. I enjoyed all the lightsaber battles in TPM, and if they had made a Duel of the Fates set in 1999, that would certainly win my vote. So I choose 7101, and the Sith Infiltrator would be my second favorite.
 
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I voted for the X-wing. Got it for $10 at a car boot sale in about 2001. I liked that the instructions showed alternate builds that you could make
 
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For me, it has to be the original X-Wing. It was the first Lego Star Wars set I ever laid eyes on.
 

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So many good early sets, I went with the Naboo Swamp, it was one of the 1st Star Wars sets I ever purchased at the time.
 
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That's a great set as well -- and one of a few that hasn't been remade in the last 20 years!
 

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while i didn't get into lego star wars until 2016, if i had been into in 1999 i would have to say the endor speeder bikes!
 
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Speeder Bikes was the first set I bought back in 1999! Rounded out by the Landspeeder, Lightsaber Duel, Snowspeeder... and then in 2001, I bought the TIE Fighter & Y-Wing set off ebay... back when you could still get retired sets on the secondary market for basically retail....
 
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I didn't start collecting Lego until the end of 2012, but I'd have to go with 7150 TIE & Y-Wing. You can start your own imaginary dogfights as soon as you're done building!
 
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I voted for the Speeder Bikes as it featured Luke in one of his coolest outfits and the only Imperial troops available at that time. It's kind of crazy to think there were no Stormtroopers released in 1999.

Landspeeder, Lightsaber Duel, and Naboo Swamp were the other sets I bought that year, and would be the only Lego Star Wars in my collection for the next 15 years! I more than made up for that, adding a whooping 72 sets in the past couple of years :awesome:
 
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