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LEGO Star Wars 2006

Updated on September 27, 2013

2006 was another year with only a few Lego Star Wars sets released. In my opinion it was also one of the best years. All the sets focused on the vehicles within the Star Wars Universe and to me vehicles are what LEGO does best. I also appreciated the way they did not double up on vehicles within the same year by either creating a mini set or Ultimate Collector’s Series. They still created previously released vehicles but not in the same year.

Lego Star Wars A-Wing Fighter 6207 Box
Lego Star Wars A-Wing Fighter 6207 Box
Lego Star Wars A-Wing Fighter 6207 Assembled
Lego Star Wars A-Wing Fighter 6207 Assembled
Lego Star Wars A-Wing Fighter 6207 Minifigures
Lego Star Wars A-Wing Fighter 6207 Minifigures

A-Wing Fighter

Item #: 6207
Affiliation: Episode VI
Ages: 7-12
Pieces: 194
Minifigures:

  1. A-Wing Pilot
  2. Rebel Mechanic


The A-Wing fighter would not make it onto the frontlines of the rebellion against the Empire until the end of the war. These cockpits with an engine were the fastest and most maneuverable fighters in the Rebel Fleet. Only the most skilled pilots were able to handle this agile craft. A minor adjustment could send these fighters into an uncontrollable tailspin, which one unfortunate pilot experienced during the Battle of Endor. Luckily, he took out a Super Star Destroyer, when he crashed into its tower, probably saving saving hundreds of his fellow pilots’ lives.

Lego Star Wars B-Wing Fighter 6208 Box
Lego Star Wars B-Wing Fighter 6208 Box
Lego Star Wars B-Wing Fighter 6208 Assembled
Lego Star Wars B-Wing Fighter 6208 Assembled
Lego Star Wars B-Wing Fighter 6208 Minifigures
Lego Star Wars B-Wing Fighter 6208 Minifigures

B-Wing Fighter

Item #: 6208
Affiliation: Episdode VI
Ages: 7-12
Pieces: 435
Minifigures:

  1. B-Wing Pilot
  2. Ten Numb

The B-Wing is named for its resemblance to a lowercase “b” (yet spelled with a capital B) and has been nicknamed the blade-wing. This was the most heavily armed starfighter in the Rebel Fleet and could double as a bomber. A service tower was included with the set and could be used as a display stand.

Firing missiles activated by pulling a handle made the B-Wing a toy as much as a mode. A mistake was made in the design by turning an engine into a missile launcher. Also, this would be the only set to include a Ten Numb minifigure, despite him co-piloting the Millennium Falcon with Lando Calrissian during the Battle of Endor and not being in a B-Wing. This would be the second release of a B-Wing but the first with a flesh colored B-Wing Pilot. The previous pilot was colored in the recognizable Lego yellow.

Lego Star Wars Clone Turbo Tank 7261 Box
Lego Star Wars Clone Turbo Tank 7261 Box
Lego Star Wars Clone Turbo Tank 7261 Assembled
Lego Star Wars Clone Turbo Tank 7261 Assembled
Lego Star Wars Clone Turbo Tank 7261 Minifigures
Lego Star Wars Clone Turbo Tank 7261 Minifigures

Clone Turbo Tank

Item #: 7261
Affiliation: Episode III
Ages: 9+
Pieces: 801
Minifigures:

  1. Mace Windu
  2. Star Corps Trooper
  3. Clone Trooper (2)
  4. Clone Aerial Trooper
  5. Battle Droids (2)

This was a re-release from the previous year. It had a regular Mace Windu minifigure instead of the one with a light up lightsaber. However many improvements were made to the tank without sacrificing its appearance. Some of the pins were lengthened to strengthen the vehicle. (This is supposed to be a tank after all.) They also added an extra clone trooper minifigure. All the other features like cockpits on each end of the tank, opening side doors, engine compartments, movable weapons on top, and a sliding spotter stand for minifigures to keep a lookout were still present. Along with the Clone Turbo Tank you also got a BARC Speeder, Stationary Turret and an E-Web Turret.

Lego Star Wars Star Destroyer 6211 Box
Lego Star Wars Star Destroyer 6211 Box
Lego Star Wars Star Destroyer 6211 Assembled
Lego Star Wars Star Destroyer 6211 Assembled
Lego Star Wars Star Destroyer 6211 Extra Sets
Lego Star Wars Star Destroyer 6211 Extra Sets
Lego Star Wars Star Destroyer 6211 Minifigures
Lego Star Wars Star Destroyer 6211 Minifigures

Imperial Star Destroyer

Item #: 6211
Affiliation: Episodes IV-VI
Ages: 9-14
Pieces: 1367
Minifigures:

  1. Darth Vader
  2. Grand Moff Tarkin
  3. Imperial Officer
  4. Royal Guards (2)
  5. Stormtroopers (2)
  6. R2-Q5
  7. Mouse Droid

Imperial Star Destroyers are huge vessels that were built to monitor and enforce a star system with brute force. At over 23” (58cm) long and 1367 pieces, this Imperial Class II Star Destroyer will keep you busy for a while. This set opens up so you can have fun playing with the interior of the starship as well. Of course, it is not as detailed as a real Star Destroyer that has a crew of over 37,000. You can have Darth Vader meditate or have Grand Moff Tarkin command his crew from the bridge as they fire the turbo cannons. You can also build a T-16 Skyhopper or the Outrider if galactic domination is not your thing.

 Lego Star Wars Jabba's Sail Barge 6210 Box
Lego Star Wars Jabba's Sail Barge 6210 Box
 Lego Star Wars Jabba's Sail Barge 6210 Assembled
Lego Star Wars Jabba's Sail Barge 6210 Assembled
 Lego Star Wars Jabba's Sail Barge 6210 Minifigures
Lego Star Wars Jabba's Sail Barge 6210 Minifigures

Jabba’s Sail Barge

Item #: 6210
Affiliation: Episode VI
Ages: 8-12
Pieces: 781
Minifigures:

  1. Jabba the Hut
  2. Boba Fett
  3. Gamorrean Guard
  4. Luke Skywalker (Jedi)
  5. Princess Leia (Slave)
  6. Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard)
  7. Han Solo (Tatooine)
  8. R2-D2 (Serving Tray)


The box is labeled as Jabba’s Sail Barge but in reality this is playset with many models. The barge is by far the most prominent piece to come in the set but it also included an 8” (20cm) Desert Skiff and the Sarlacc Pit with working mouth. In Return of the Jedi just as much was happening inside the barge as out. Lego created this set to flip open, so you could also recreate the action that happened inside. The transparent spider would be included for the first time in this set, Jabba will never go hungry again.

Lego Star Wars Slave 1 6209 Box
Lego Star Wars Slave 1 6209 Box
Lego Star Wars Slave 1 6209 Assembled
Lego Star Wars Slave 1 6209 Assembled
Lego Star Wars Slave 1 6209 Minifigures
Lego Star Wars Slave 1 6209 Minifigures

Slave I

Item #: 6209
Affiliation: Episode V
Ages: 8-12
Pieces: 537
Minifigures:


  1. Boba Fett
  2. IG-88
  3. Dengar
  4. Bespin Guard
  5. Han Solo (Carbonite)


Slave I would make lots of appearances in the Star Wars movies but audiences were first introduced to it in The Empire Strikes back when Boba Fett and many other bounty hunters were sent to find Han and Leia. This set was designed with the greatest bounty hunter in mind. It has all the things Boba Fett would need to out maneuver his competition and secure the bounty. With missile launchers, a small bomb compartment, movable wings, and rotating cockpit Slave I is ready for battle or to land on a moments notice. To make sure there is plenty of space for storing his prize and weapons, the set has a hatch to store Han Solo and two side compartments.

Lego Star Wars TIE Interceptor 6206 Box
Lego Star Wars TIE Interceptor 6206 Box
Lego Star Wars TIE Interceptor 6206 Assembled
Lego Star Wars TIE Interceptor 6206 Assembled
Lego Star Wars TIE Pilot Minifigure 6206
Lego Star Wars TIE Pilot Minifigure 6206

TIE Interceptor

Item #: 6206
Affiliation: Episodes VI
Ages: 7-12
Pieces: 212
Minifigures:


  1. TIE Pilot


The TIE/In Interceptor is an upgraded TIE fighter. By changing the hexagonal wings into arrow-shaped solar panels the Interceptor was the fastest and most maneuverable starfighters in the Imperial Fleet. It still lacked any shielding or life support, so any pilot who survived more than a couple combat engagements was an ACE pilot.

Lego Star Wars V-Wing Fighter 6205 Box
Lego Star Wars V-Wing Fighter 6205 Box
Lego Star Wars V-Wing Fighter 6205 Assembled
Lego Star Wars V-Wing Fighter 6205 Assembled
Lego Star Wars V-Wing Fighter Clone Pilot 6205
Lego Star Wars V-Wing Fighter Clone Pilot 6205

V-Wing Fighter

Item #: 6205
Affiliation: Episode III
Ages: 6-12
Pieces: 118
Minifigures:

  1. Clone Pilot


LEGO made the V-Wing fighter with lots of details and moving parts but had some inaccuracies in their design. The side lasers could swivel and the wings were made to fold in for attack mode and fold out for flight mode. However, these wings fold like the Jedi Interceptor, while the Alpha-3 Nimbus-class V-wing starfighter are supposed to have its wings fold forward. The internal flaps are not supposed to move at all. They were designed as protection for the pilot and droid flying the fighter. The astromech droid is identified as an R4 but the Q7 was the droid actually used in the Star Wars Universe.

Lego Star Wars X-Wing Fighter 6212 Box
Lego Star Wars X-Wing Fighter 6212 Box
Lego Star Wars X-Wing Fighter 6212 Assembled
Lego Star Wars X-Wing Fighter 6212 Assembled
Lego Star Wars X-Wing Fighter 6212 Minifigures
Lego Star Wars X-Wing Fighter 6212 Minifigures

X-Wing Fighter

Item #: 6212
Affiliation: Episodes IV-VI
Ages: 8-12
Pieces: 437
Minifigures:

  1. Luke Skywalker (Pilot)
  2. Wedge Antilles
  3. Han Solo
  4. Chewbacca
  5. Princess Leia
  6. R2-D2


The X-Wing fighter is probably the most recognizable starfighter in the Rebel Alliance. It was both the fighter Luke Skywalker flew and was used by the famous Rogue Squadron. Originally designed for the empire, it became the backbone of the Rebel Fleet when the entire design team defected to the Rebellion with the prototype.

Available for over 5 years, this would become the longest released LEGO Star Wars set. The X-Wing could be built to either belong to Wedge Antilles or Luke Skywalker, by using studs with different numbers of red stripes. Several mistakes were made with the authenticity of this model. Luke had 5 red stripes, depicting his call sign of Red 5, but Wedge was given 3 stripes instead of 2. Wedge was Red 2 and Biggs Darklighter was Red 3 during the battle with the first Death Star. Also Leia’s hair on her head is from A New Hope and the hair on her torso is from The Empire Strikes Back. When you put those together, she is having a bad hair day.

Ultimate Collector’s Series

The Ultimate Collector’s Series are larger, more detailed, and more expensive than other LEGO builder sets. Created with an older audience in mind they were meant to be built for display, rather than being played with.

Lego Star Wars Imperial AT-ST 10174 Box
Lego Star Wars Imperial AT-ST 10174 Box
Lego Star Wars Imperial AT-ST 10174 Assembled
Lego Star Wars Imperial AT-ST 10174 Assembled

Imperial AT-ST

Item #: 10174
Affiliation: Episodes V-VI
Ages: 14+
Pieces: 1068
Minifigures: 0

The All Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST) was designed for troop support and long range scouting. It has affectionately been nicknamed the “Chicken Walker”. This Ultimate Collector’s Set does not come with a display stand. Of course, a stand is unnecessary since the vehicle has two legs to stand on its own. This AT-ST would be a lot more detailed than previous sets. It would have rotating weapons, an opening hatch and opening forward windows. Unfortunately, the cockpit would lack the same attention to detail and be rather plain.

Lego Star Wars Vader's TIE Advanced 10175 Box
Lego Star Wars Vader's TIE Advanced 10175 Box
Lego Star Wars Vader's TIE Advanced 10175 Assembled
Lego Star Wars Vader's TIE Advanced 10175 Assembled

Vader’s TIE Advanced

Item #: 10175
Affiliation: Episode IV
Ages: 14+
Pieces: 1212
Minifigures: 0

This set not only came with a display stand but also a plaque that showed the fighters specifications. Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced Fighter was the prototype for the TIE Advanced X1. Vader would never fly a regular TIE Fighter into battle. (TIE Fighter pilots had a very short life expectancy.) This Advanced fighter was faster and equipped with stronger shields. It also had a Hyperdrive installed, which is how Vader was able to fly to safety after his Black Squadron was destroyed along with the Death Star, at the Battle of Yavin.

Sources

www.brickset.com

www.legowikia.com

www.wookipedia.com

Watching Star Wars way too many times.

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      LEGOdomenick 

      4 years ago

      Jabba’s Sail Barge was my favorite set this year.

    • Geekdom profile imageAUTHOR

      Geekdom 

      4 years ago

      Good luck in your hunt. It is crazy how hard and expensive some of these sets can get. Thanks for commenting.

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      bfilipek 

      4 years ago

      This was a great year for Lego. I've got Imperial AT-ST and I dream about getting Vader’s TIE Advanced (but it's quite rare today and expensive...).

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