The Jawa is reddish-brown and wears a short cape and hood. The Jawa is shorter than others because of its legs, which are smaller than the normal minifigure legs. They are also immobile; a hinge could not be added to them without increasing the size.
The torso of the Jawa is reddish-brown like the rest of the minifigure and is the only piece, apart from the head, to have printing on it. The printing in this case is of a shirt with wrinkles in it and two straps running across the torso in an X pattern. On one strap are four packets of supplies and rations and on the other just one.
The Jawa's head is all black, except for two bright yellow dots for eyes.
In Video Games
The Jawa was a playable character in all of the Star Wars video games released. It had the ability to jump, and could crawl through chutes and spaces that other larger characters could not. It was also armed with an ion blaster, which temporarily shut down any droids that were hit by the blast. When enough studs had been collected, a "Super Zapper" could be bought and enabled. The Super Zapper was more powerful than the standard ion blaster and had the ability to destroy droids.
Jawas were scavengers native to Tatooine. They scoured the deserts of the planet for anything of value, mainly droids, and stored it in their Sandcrawlers. When they had collected enough items, they stopped near settlements and moisture farmers and set up their captured droids and foraged equipment outside for selling. They were known for swindling money out of the customer by frequently selling faulty or outdated equipment.
After recently crashing on Tatooine, the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO were observed by the Jawas. The latter ambushed and electrocuted the duo, temporarily shutting down their systems, and loaded them onto their sandcrawler. After fitting restraining bolts on the droids to keep them from leaving, Neppit, the Jawa Leader, sold R2-D2 and C-3P0 to Owen Lars to work on his moisture farm.
Video Game Appearances
- LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (Game Boy Advance only)
- LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
- LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
- The Quest for R2-D2 (film)
- LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace (cameo)
- LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out
Gallery of Variants