It’s a small part of the movie, but my favorite piece of technology introduced in 1999’s The Phantom Menace is the Bloodfin, Darth Maul’s almost orb-shaped speeder bike that is glimpsed briefly on Tatooine. My infatuation with the vehicle might be that it belonged to Darth Maul, who was the coolest part of that movie overall. Or it might just be that I love speeder bikes in all their forms. Whatever the reason, I was delighted to see this Rebel speeder bike by Patrick Boyle that makes use of a similar shape.
The new bowed window element helps give this vehicle its distinctive curves. And, by building the speeder in a typical Rebel color scheme and outfitting it with a place to keep an Astromech droid, Patrick has crafted a vehicle that blends the new and the familiar – a must when creating original Star Wars tech in LEGO form.