We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: There is no greater film-inspired line of toys than LEGO Star Wars spaceships. There’s just something about seeing ships like the Millennium Falcon or Boba Fett’s Slave I built up in reality with LEGO that’s endlessly appealing. Which is why the newly announced LEGO version of the Mandalorian’s Razor Crest gunship is, like a profitable bounty, a dangerous proposition. For your wallet.
The Razor Crest ship along with the five included minifigures.
Brick Fanatics picked up on news of the new set (of course they did), which is going to ship on September 1, 2020. Which may seem like light-years now, but makes perfect sense considering the October release date for the second season of The Mandalorian. ‘Cause everybody knows that building LEGO Star Wars ships while also watching Star Wars ships is essentially a recipe for inner-child euphoria.
According to an official press release from LEGO, The Razor Crest set will contain 1,023 pieces and include five minifigures: The Mandalorian, Greef Karga, a Scout Trooper, the Child, and IG-11. As for ship details, this bricked version of the increasingly iconic gunship will feature a cargo hold (with carbonite “elements” according to Brick Fanatics), an escape pod, spring-loaded shooters, and even a bed.
The Child minifigure.
On top of The Razor Crest set, LEGO has also announced that it will be releasing a BrickHeadz version of the Mandalorian and the Child. The Mandalorian figure will come with two blaster rifles, as well as a blaster pistol, and the Child—a.k.a. Baby Yoda—will have adjustable ears to mimic expressions of happiness and sadness. The two figures will contain 295 pieces, and the set is going to be released on August 1.
Getting back to those wallet worries though: The LEGO Razor Crest will set clients back $129.99, which is pretty steep—for reference, the now-discontinued LEGO Saturn V set, which was massive and had almost double the number of pieces as The Razor Crest set, retailed for $119.99. (Incidentally, the Saturn V set is actually even cheaper on the LEGO site now.) The BrickHeadz set is a good option for fans of The Mandalorian who aren’t looking to spend a wad of Imperial credits, however, and will retail for $19.99.
The BrickHeadz version of the Mandalorian and the Child.
As for the actual build itself, it looks like LEGO, as always, did a fine job of transferring the design from fictional world to reality. Although what would be a real treat for fans would be a Razor Crest Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) set, like the UCS Slave I. Because many builders of great skill will make short work of this set, and they’ll need something to build when watching the show’s inevitable third season.
What do you think of this LEGO version of The Razor Crest from The Mandalorian? Are you bummed to hear about the high price tag, or are you too bowled over by another LEGO Star Wars ship to even think about that? Build out your opinions in the comments, people!