I’m not sure which ship can really claim the crown of most rehashes, but one just sort of assumes it’s either the Jedi Starfighter or the Jedi Interceptor (Eta-2, something I know thanks to the now deceased Star Wars Galaxies). Yes, I know a few seconds on Brickset could tell me that the JSF has had six (really, six?) and the JSI has only had four-ish (the Yellow Anakin’s Starfighter was released twice), but that’s not really as much fun.
This is the first of the Eta-2 ships we’ve seen since 2007, when the Blue version was released with the Hyperdrive ring. Before that, in 2005, we had the Anakin’s yellow ship (torn apart by buzzer droids at the start of RotS), which was also available in 7283 – Ultimate Space Battle, the only set to feature Obi-Wans version in red. And while I’d love to do a comparison… I never purchased 7283, and the rest of mine are all packed up in the midst of the baby-prep, so we’re handling this one alone.
I’ve got a soft-spot for simple starfighter sets like these, because I think starfighters (OT and PT) are the best sort of “toy” that gets released in the Star Wars line. They’re a simple little ship that’s always a semi-challenging build, and usually look pretty nice sitting on a shelf, or better getting swooshed around. So how does this one stack up to the plethora of JSFs we’ve seen lately, and even the older interceptors?