By this point, I’m pretty sure everyone and their mother has watched The Mandalorian (except my own mother, who only watches PBS). It’s a popular show, and for a good reason: it takes the western-cowboy movie vibes of A New Hope and runs with it, letting us see a grittier side of everybody’s favorite space fairy tale kingdom. It’s got a cute little Yoda-species kid, a more fleshed-out version of the mysterious Mandalorian Boba Fett, and plenty of epic gunfights. As a result, the spaceship that hauls around Mando (a.k.a. Din Djarin), the Razor Crest, has become almost as recognizable as the TIE Fighter or the X-Wing. And just like those venerable ships, the Razor Crest has received the epic treatment from Jarek Książczyk (Jerac), a master Star Wars LEGO builder.
This thing is amazing, with lights, interior seating, room for Mando’s bounties, and plenty of opening compartments to store stuff, like extra blasters and explosives. Even though the perfect shot almost makes it seem like it should be, it is not a render, but this is a real-ABS creation, weighing in at nearly seven pounds. It also took five months to build, which is crazy. Every angle is lovingly captured, the surfaces smooth just the way they should be (compare this to the official LEGO Razor Crest playset), and stickerless. Jerac uses the canopy from the official set, but then scales the whole thing up appropriately. Three minifigs can sit in the cockpit (perhaps not in comfort, but they can fit). The only inaccuracy I can see here is that there’s no chrome ball for the Child to covet (though the light grey lever arm serves well enough).
We see Mando walk out of all sorts of doors in the Razor Crest, and Jerac has included them all.
There are the side doors on each side, as well as the large ramp in the back, perfect for pushing some levitating blocks of carbonite out of.
The minifigure skis make some great engine nozzles, too, visible in this shot. The smooth surface of the ship is nearly studless, which I love, though now I expect Jerac to create versions of the ship in all the different conditions we see her in: blasted by other ships, crashed onto ice planets, eaten by spiders, and all that. For some reason, the Millennium Falcon can crash through mineral walls, slam through forests of snowy trees, and take every sort of hit and remain perfectly fine and flyable, but the Razor Crest shows all her scars and limps through the stars. Either it’s just not as sturdy, or it’s a more realistic side of Star Wars, the gritty, hardscrabble side of things, where folks drive beaters with hyperdrives. That being said, I do not think we shall see a better minifigure-scale version of Mando’s ship than Jerac’s creation, not for all the beskar in the galaxy.
Love the Razor Crest as much as Din Djarin did? Then check out other custom LEGO Razor Crest versions, in all sorts of scales. And check out other LEGO models inspired by The Mandalorian. Jerac has built many amazing LEGO Star Wars vehicles over the years, so check out our archives of Jerac’s LEGO builds here on TBB. This is the way!
Ok, and just one more shot of this ship, since I can’t resist: