When The Mandalorian series began to air in 2019, one of the things that captured many fans’ hearts right off the bat (including my own) was Din Djarin’s battered bounty hunter vessel the Razor Crest. It fit perfectly into the famously “lived-in” Star Wars universe of the original trilogy, and so it’s fitting that 75331 The Razor Crest is the first vehicle from outside the movie trilogies to receive the Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) treatment. At 28 inches long (72cm), the UCS Razor Crest includes 6,187 pieces and features minifigures of Din Djarin, Kuiil, a Mythrol, Grogu, along with a brick-built blurrg. Revealed just a few days ago, the set will retail for US $599.99 | CAN $759.99 | UK £519.99 and will be available Oct. 3 for VIP members with general availability Oct. 7.
The LEGO Group provided The Brothers Brick with an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.
Today LEGO has revealed 75331 The Razor Crest as the next Ultimately Collector Series (UCS) set in the Star Wars lineup. The infamous bounty hunter’s ship from The Mandalorian marks the first vehicle from one of Disney’s Star Wars TV series to get the UCS treatment. With 6,187 pieces and 28 inches (72 cm) in length, the new ship is in minifigure scale, dwarfing the previous 75292 Razor Crest set from 2020. The set will include Din Djarin, Grogu, Kuiil on a brick-built blurrg, and a Mythrol prisoner. It also features a full interior with multiple removable hull sections for access. It will retail for US $599.99 | CAN $759.99 | UK £519.99 and will be available for LEGO VIP members starting Oct. 3, with general availability following Oct. 7.
Somewhere in the Minions universe, there’s probably a galaxy far, far away with its own Mandalorian and Child. It’s certainly a fun idea builder Damian Thomas explores in this cute LEGO build. What screams Minions are those big ol’eyes! The printed eye pieces are in fact from the LEGO Minions sets. Besides the eyes, the spirit of the Minions is captured in the shape of the bodies, done with slopes and round bricks. The Child even has their little cradle so they can zip around the Mandalorian. The little barb pieces standing out on the Child’s head are secured with clips for that tuft of hair. The Mandalorian’s belt and armor are chock full of interesting details. The definition is a nice balance between the Star Wars elements and the Minions style. This is a well-done mashup, and I can imagine all the hijinks these two are going to get into on their adventures!
It’s no spoiler at this point that the Mandalorian has got a new upcycled ship. Ironically, 75325 The Mandalorian’s N-1 Starfighter is easily the most anticipated set from The Book of Boba Fett, bringing us Din Djarin’s salvaged and upgraded ship. The set also includes the first-ever version of Din Djarin with a face print, along with the first version of Peli Motto and a BD Droid. Grogu is, of course, also included. The 412-piece set will be available starting June 1 for US $59.99 | CAN $79.99 | UK £54.99.
The LEGO Group sent The Brothers Brick an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.
As soon as we saw Din Djarin replace his Razorcrest with a modded N1 Starfighter, we knew an official LEGO model couldn’t be far behind. But some of us, like Markus Aspacher, weren’t content to wait. Markus is no stranger to building old spaceships, and his version of the ship captures the piecemeal nature of the engines excellently. And Markus has done some excellent shaping in the astromech-port-turned-Grogu-seat. The tapered curved slopes do a wonderful job of translating the curves of the ship while still sealing the main cockpit off from the vacuum of space (something that I’m not sure gets achieved on the official set). It should be noted that this isn’t the first N1 we’ve covered, Mandolorian or otherwise. Dig into the history of N1 starfighter builds right here.
Just yesterday we got our first look at one of the upcoming LEGO Star Wars sets from The Book of Boba Fett with 75326 Boba Fett’s Throne Room, and today we’re already getting a look at another. 75325 The Mandalorian’s N-1 Starfighter has been revealed thanks to Amazon, and features the silver-clad warrior’s new matching ship, along with Grogu, Peli Motto, and a BD Droid. The set will include 412 pieces and is available to pre-order now for US $59.99 | CAN $79.99 | UK £54.99, with a release date of June 1.
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I don’t think it’s any secret that most people’s favorite The Book of Boba Fett episodes were largely Fett-less. Jonas Kramm has paid tribute to the show’s identity crisis with his latest build based on Episode 6. In this scene, the child Grogu faces off against a Jedi Training Droid on the planet where Luke is establishing his new school. Jonas has packed a lot of accurate detail into this 14×14 vignette, from the bamboo forest to the flintlock weapons used as twigs in the water. I appreciate the round quarter 1×1 tile in Ashoka’s hand, acting as the small package that the Mandalorian left for his foundling. But, perhaps the most accurate detail of all is that this scene also contains an entirely artificial recreation of Mark Hamill. Special effects jokes aside, if you dig this build, make sure to check out Jonas’s other vignettes of the show here and here.
The Helmets Series has been a massive success since its introduction, capturing iconic characters across Star Wars, Marvel, and DC. While the troopers and TIE pilot may excite some, Boba Fett and Darth Vader proved to be the great lures for dual fans of LEGO and Star Wars, especially those who grew up with the original trilogy. After all, the set’s 18+ rating was definitely targeted at the more…tenured fans. Given how many helmets have permeated the slew of related works though, the designers have a wealth of inspiration for their next models. Much like the fans, the designers must have felt like something was missing. We got plenty of “bad guys” but where were the “hero” helmets? Well, two out of three new helmets recently announced by LEGO may debatably balance things out: 75343 Dark Trooper | 693 pcs | US $59.99 | CAN $79.99 | UK £54.99 75328 The Mandalorian | 584 pcs | US $59.99 | CAN $79.99 | UK £54.99 75327 Luke Skywalker (Red Five) | 675 pcs | US $59.99 | CAN $79.99 | UK £54.99
Be sure to check out our reviews of previous reviews of the Star Wars Helmets collection:
As The Book of Boba Fett continues to shell out the hits, it’s also managing to throw us all for a loop. Dank Farrik, has it been fun! Chapter 5 had plenty of LEGO fans excited for the Razor Crest’s replacement and it was exactly the inspiration that fellow TBB contributor Mansur Soeleman needed to bust out a quick ship. Not one to take all the credit, he’ll have you know that his version of the Mandalorian’s new N-1 Starfighter is “a severe de-modification” of his dear friend Tom Loftus’ original yellow and grey model, which the curious can find images of only on Brick Vault. It just happened to be sitting on his desk while he watched the episode so it was a natural process. While the bones are there, I’d say Mansur’s efforts moved this far from the original. After all, there are only so many ways to skin a Womp rat. Known by most as Lamborghiniwafflesauce, or Waffles, he’s somewhat of a Greeble King amongst the LEGO fan base. Employing these skills, he opened up the design to show off the interior of the two modded J-type engines, along with the additional rear engine added by Peli Motto.
Following last week’s episode of The Mandalorian season 2.5—I mean The Book of Boba Fett, LEGO builders across the galaxy got their grey bricks out to recreate a certain starfighter. Builder Jonas Kramm took a different route and built a follow-up to his previous vignette from the series. In this small diorama, The Mandalorian is offered a new ship in Peli Motto’s garage. While he didn’t build the entire vehicle, Jonas focuses on the discovery of a partial ship hiding under tattered cloth. What starfighter could that be?
Is it a Porax-38, a variant of which we saw in the “prison break” episode of The Mandalorian season 1? Or is it what we think it is? Jonas keeps the mystery and suspense alive by only building a dismantled engine hiding under a Silent Mary sail piece. Various clutter complete the diorama, such as grey and silver greebly pieces representing spaceship parts and two droids, one of which is a BD unit that people who have played Jedi: Fallen Order will recognise.
As The Book of Boba Fett is about to wrap up, we wonder what other scenes Jonas will build next.
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A few days ago, we got our first look at two of the upcoming LEGO Star Wars helmets, 75327 Luke Skywalker (Red Five) and 75328 The Mandalorian. Today LEGO is taking the wraps off the final set for the Spring 2022 Helmets Collection wave, 75343 Dark Trooper Helmet from The Mandalorian. The ominous Dark Troopers are getting a thorough treatment from LEGO this season, also appearing in minifigure form in the recently revealed 75324 Dark Trooper Attack set. Like the other helmets, the black Imperial helmet will retail for US $59.99 | CAN $79.99 | UK £54.99 when it’s available starting March 1. It includes 693 pieces. All three of the new helmets are available for pre-order starting today.
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German retailer JB Spielwaren is on a roll with revealing upcoming LEGO sets for March 2022, and a new set from Disney+’s Star Wars The Mandalorian show is the latest. Featuring a spoiler-ish scene at the culmination of season 2, the set features a small section of Moff Gideon’s ship along with three Dark Troopers and the Jedi Master Luke Skywalker. The set is listed for €29.99, which we expect to translate to US $29.99 | CAN $39.99 | UK £24.99 when it’s available as part of the March 1 lineup.
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