It’s Systematic, It’s Hydromatic, Why It’s 75286 General Grievous’s Starfighter!

While not exactly one of the most iconic Star Wars vehicles, Grievous’s starfighter – named Soulless One by the cyborg general and because of his frequent retreats also referred to as Spineless One – is still in demand enough to warrant six (three mini/micro and three System-scale) LEGO sets since it first appeared in Revenge of the Sith (2005).

It still took nearly two years for the LEGO Star Wars team to put their minds to the task and deliver us 7656 General Grievous Starfighter, which formed part of the Winter Wave just in time for Christmas 2006 and the thirtieth anniversary of Star Wars in 2007. Retired in October 2008, surprisingly this set didn’t stay out of circulation for long because in 2010 it was re-released as 8095 General Grievous’ Starfighter due to its apperance in the popular Clone Wars TV series.

More than a ten year gap occured, which LEGO filled in with 75199 General Grievous’ Combat Speeder in 2018. This addition to the Clone Wars collection was derived from a brief appearance in the ninth episode of the fifth season of the TV series.

The latest version – 75286 General Grievous’s Starfighter – was released in the Winter Wave at the start of 2020, and continued the war of the plural possessive apostrophe.

75286 General Grievous’s Starfighter

Open up a galaxy of creative play adventures with this awesome LEGO® Star Wars™ spacecraft building toy for kids: General Grievous’s Starfighter (75286)! Fans will love the authentic, play-inspiring features such as the opening cockpit, spring-loaded shooters and retractable landing gear.

General Grievous vs. Obi-Wan
This building set comes with 3 LEGO® minifigures – General Grievous, Obi-Wan Kenobi and an Airborne Clone Trooper with weapons for youngsters to role-play classic action battles from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith or create their own original stories. A super gift idea for any young Star Wars fan, this building kit is great for solo or group play and makes a fine addition to any LEGO collection.

Star Wars action in LEGO style!
The LEGO Group has been creating brick-built versions of iconic Star Wars starfighters, vehicles, locations and characters since 1999. It’s become a hugely successful theme with a fantastic variety of fun construction toys to thrill fans of all ages.

  • Kids can stage epic General Grievous vs. Obi-Wan Kenobi battles with this construction playset featuring General Grievous’s Starfighter (75286) from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
  • This awesome building toy for kids includes 3 LEGO® Star Wars™ minifigures – General Grievous, Obi-Wan Kenobi with a Lightsaber, and an Airborne Clone Trooper with a blaster – to role-play fun, creative stories.
  • General Grievous’s Starfighter features an opening LEGO® minifigure cockpit, 2 spring-loaded shooters and retractable landing gear to spark fans’ imaginations as they play solo or share the fun with friends.
  • There are lots of ways to play with this 487-piece set, making it a great birthday present or holiday gift for boys and girls aged 9+ to introduce them to LEGO® Star Wars™ building toys or expand their collection.
  • This construction model measures over 3” (8cm) high, 11.5” (30cm) long and 6.5” (17cm) wide. Fans can also fly it in the LEGO® Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga video game.
  • No batteries required! This popular LEGO® Star Wars™ spacecraft building toy is powered by kids’ imaginations, so they can use the starfighter and LEGO minifigures to play out the best galactic adventures.
  • Thinking of buying this spacecraft building kit for a Star Wars™ fan who is new to LEGO® sets? No worries. It comes with illustrated, step-by-step instructions so they can build independently and feel Jedi-level awesome!
  • There are LEGO® Star Wars™ sets to delight fans of any age, whether they want to recreate classic action from the saga, role-play their own stories or simply build and display the spectacular construction models.
  • Ever since 1958, LEGO® bricks have met the highest industry standards, which ensures they are consistent and connect and pull apart easily every time – no need to use the Force!
  • LEGO® bricks and pieces are tested in almost every way imaginable so you can be sure that this Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith building set meets the highest safety standards here on planet Earth – and in galaxies far, far away!
Test your construction skills and recreate memories of epic Star Wars™ scenes as you build the Scout Trooper Helmet (75305). A complex LEGO® Star Wars building set offering a fun, creative way to unwind, every contour and detail of the helmet is beautifully recreated with LEGO bricks. This Star Wars collectible has a display stand with a nameplate to complete an eye-catching centerpiece for the home or office. And look out for the other new-for-May-2021 LEGO Star Wars build-to-display helmet: Darth Vader Helmet (75304). Part of an exciting collection of LEGO Star Wars building sets for adults, this premium-quality set makes a perfect gift for yourself, a Star Wars fan, experienced LEGO builder or any adult who enjoys a hands-on, DIY challenge.

    • Take time out and challenge your building skills to create a wonderfully detailed LEGO® brick interpretation of a Star Wars™ Scout Trooper Helmet (75305).
    • The distinctive look of a Scout Trooper’s helmet is recreated in LEGO® style, inspiring memories of Star Wars™ saga scenes, and the stand with a nameplate completes a cool display piece.
    • This premium-quality set is part of a series of collectible LEGO® Star Wars™ build-to-display helmet models – check out the new-for-May-2021 Darth Vader Helmet (75304).
    • Offering a challenging building experience, this 471-piece set makes a super birthday present, holiday gift or surprise treat for any Star Wars™ fan, experienced LEGO® builder or hobbyist.
    • Measuring over 7 in. (18 cm) high, 4.5 in. (11 cm) wide and 4.5 in. (12 cm) deep, this buildable model doesn’t take up much space, but it is sure to catch the eye of every passerby.
    • Buying this impressive set for a Star Wars™ memorabilia collector who is a LEGO® beginner? No worries. It comes with step-by-step instructions so they can take on the complex build with confidence.
    • Collectible LEGO® Star Wars™ sets designed for adults like you who love Star Wars and enjoy the fun of a hands-on, creative project in your spare time.
    • LEGO® components meet stringent industry standards to ensure that they are compatible for a simple, secure connection every time.
    • LEGO® components are tested in almost every way imaginable to make sure that they satisfy rigorous global safety standards.

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Whether you are adding this to your collection for the minifigures or the bullish starfighter, you won’t be let down because this version shows considerable advancement from the previous two – particularly over 8095 General Grievous’ Starfighter, which looks distinctly transitionary when all three are placed side by side (courtesy of

Grievous’s (or Grievous’ as it was incorrectly labelled in three earlier set names) personal spaceship, which is more of a runabout than a starfighter, clearly takes design elements from Ferdinand Porsche’s Type 47 and a World War II-era fighter plane.

Unfortunately, the blockiness of LEGO bricks doesn’t quite convey the sleek fuselage of the one in the movie-slash-TV show, but that’s forgivable. The increased use of elements with smooth surfaces goes a long way to stripping out the studiness of earlier incarnations. Where studs are evident, they are used for effect – such as the gold flowers that represent the lateral thrust ducts.

The missing landing legs don’t cause too many issues, because the thrust vectoring fin can be flipped up, allowing for the model to be put in the same non-flight position as that seen in The Revenge of the Sith. Additionally, the engine cowlings slide back to reveal storage space for the projectiles and lightsabers – though the latter locker is quite a squeeze.

The minifigures provided includes the Obi-Wan Kenobi with a battle damaged tunic that was first introduced in 75269 Duel on Mustafar, depicting the wear and tear Kenobi’s clothes endured when he and Grievous went blade to blades. Backing up the Jedi Master is a specialist clonetrooper, marked with the two orange flashes of the 2nd Airborne Company, with an updated print from its first appearance in 75036 Utapau Troopers from 2014.

Representing the bad guys is General Grievous, the four-armed, multi-jointed, lightsaber-swinging Supreme Commander of the Separatist Droid Army that fought the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. First appearing in 75040 General Grievous’ Wheel Bike in 2014, this is now the go-to minifigure for this character.

Available to buy now, 75286 General Grievous’s Starfighter can be found at, Entertainment Earth, Walmart, Target and for $79.99 (MSRP).

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