30 June 2013

LEGO 7194 - Ultimate Collector Series Yoda

This was an eBay find... what choice did I have being released way back in 2002. One of the sculptures from the Ultimate Collector Series line, this set consists of 1075 pieces and stands 14" tall. "Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is." :)

On to the pieces. I have to say that the colour palette is one of the most pleasing I’ve ever seen in a LEGO set – a riot of sand green, tan, dark orange and dark brown. I’d be willing to bet that you’ll not see more sand green pieces in any other official set apart from the Statue of Liberty – Yoda contains over 400 sand green pieces. I also think there’s probably more tan here than in any set – well over 500 tan pieces. I need to confess that as a relatively old-timer, I grew up in the days when all I had to work with were red, blue, white, yellow, black and clear pieces (with a bit of old grey thrown in), so the huge number of parts in unusual and in some cases quite rare colours really put a huge smile on my face.

Box front

Box rear

The instructions are A4 size and actually pretty lightweight.

Bricks to be sorted

On to the build process


Yoda's head and eyes are movable.

Printed brick
The LEGO stamp of approval.

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