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LEGO® → System → Star Wars → Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
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Desert Skiff
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Item №:

9496

Pieces:

213

Minifigures:

Luke Skywalker (Redesign)
Boba Fett (Redesign)
Kithaba
Lando Calrissian (Guard, redesign)

Price: Flag-US $24.99
Flag-DE €29.99
Flag-UK £24.99
Flag-AU $49.99

Additional prices:
Flag-FR 33.99 €
Flag-NZ $59.99
Ages:

7-12

Released:

June 2012

Theme:

Star Wars
    Classic

9496 Desert Skiff, is a Star Wars set released in June 2012. It includes a Sarlacc, a desert skiff, and four minifigures: Luke Skywalker, Boba Fett, Kithaba and Lando Calrissian.

Description

Skiff: The skiff is the main part of the set and is mostly brown, dark gray and dark tan. It features a cockpit with control levers, an extendable plank, an opening weapons locker, a flick missile and positionable wings.

Sarlacc: The Sarlacc is the second part of the set and is mostly light gray, tan and dark tan. It has teeth, movable tentacles and an opening mouth that can fit a minifigure.

Minifigures: There are four minifigures included, Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian, Boba Fett and Kithaba, all are new or redesigned. Lando Calrissian is in his skiff guard costume, he has an axe for a weapon. Luke Skywalker is dressed in dark gray and black robes and carries his green lightsaber. Boba Fett has his armor printings, new leg printings, a jetpack, a rangefinder, a cape and a pistol with a lightsaber handle as the barrel. Kithaba has a stocking cap, red legs, tan torso with a bandolier and a sand green head, he is armed with a pistol.

Background

After making several attempts to rescue a frozen Han Solo from Jabba's Palace, Luke, Leia, Han and Chewbacca are all captured and sentenced to death by the Sarlacc at the Great Pit of Carkoon, but not before Solo was released from his carbonite prison.

Skywalker, Solo and Chewbacca are taken out onto a skiff, with some guards, one of them being a disguised Lando Calrissian. As Luke is ordered to walk along the skiff's plank into the Sarlacc, R2-D2 ejects Luke's lightsaber from his body from Jabba's sail barge, and Luke catches it. A fight then ensues on the skiff, with Boba Fett being swallowed by the Sarlacc when Han accidentally activated his jetpack. The fight then moves to the Sail Barge, resulting in the death of Jabba and all those aboard apart from Luke and his companions, who escape on the skiff before the Sail Barge explodes.

Notes

  • This is the first set to include Lando since 2009, also the first to include Lando in his guard disguise since 2006.
  • This is the first set with Kithaba.
  • Unlike the previous version, the Sarlacc can fit one minifgure in its mouth. Actually it can fit two inside it's mouth.

LEGO.com Description

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Escape from the jaws of the Sarlacc aboard the Desert Skiff!

Hovering over the deadly Sarlacc Pit, Luke prepares to meet his fate aboard the Desert Skiff. Will he be made to walk the plank and be eaten by the ferocious Sarlacc? Or will his friend Lando Calrissian help him escape the clutches of the renowned bounty hunter, Boba Fett? You decide! Includes 4 minifigures: Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian, Boba Fett and Kithaba.

  • Includes 4 minifigures: Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian, Boba Fett and Kithaba
  • Features Desert Skiff and Sarlacc Pit
  • Desert Skiff features retractable plank, flick missile and weapons locker
  • Sarlacc Pit features opening mouth large enough to fit a minifigure
  • Also includes 4 blasters, Lightsaber and axe
  • Escape the jaws of the Sarlacc!
  • Overpower Boba Fett and Kithaba!
  • Fire the missile!
  • Desert Skiff measures over 1" (5cm) high and 9" (24cm) long
  • Sarlacc Pit measures over 3" (10cm) high and 3" (9 cm) wide


Minifigures Included

Boba 9496
9496 luke
9496 Lando
Kithaba 9496
Boba Fett (Redesigned)Luke Skywalker (Redesigned)Lando Calrissian (Guard Disguise), (Redesigned)Kithaba


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