September 25, 2023

The Mandalorian Summer 2021 Sets

The LEGO® Group has revealed 3 more sets coming to the Star Wars summer 2021 wave. The just-announced sets will focus on the immensely popular The Mandalorian TV show currently streaming on Disney+. Although images were already leaked in catalogues online somewhat recently, we now have box art, hi-res images and set details. Like the rest of the summer 2021 collection, these sets features some key vehicles and a really great line-up of minifigures.

Imperial Armored Marauder

  • NAME: Imperial Armored Marauder
  • SET #: 75311
  • THEME: Star Wars
  • COST: $49.99 CAD (estimated based on $39.99 USD MSRP)
  • BRICK COUNT: 478
  • RELEASE DATE: August 1st, 2021
  • COST/BRICK: $0.104 (excellent value)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG RATIO: 119 bricks/fig (excellent value)

The set is a fairly simple vehicle build based on a ground transport as seen in Season 2, episode 7. There is a cockpit area, cabin with space for 2 minifigures, a rotating rear turret and stud shooters. Overall it’s a decent scale with some good play features. The Mandalorian and Mayfeld would have made more sense as minifigures since they piloted the vehicle, but the selection here is still pretty solid. A standard compliment of 2 Stormtroopers (perfect for army building) are included along with an updated Greef Karga and an all-new Artillery Stormtrooper with mortar gun. Greef Karga looks great thanks to a new face and torso print – an improved likeness compared to the figure included in The Razor Crest (75292). The Artillery Stormtrooper looks spot-on thanks to the really nice paint scheme, pauldron and backpack accessory. The tiny mortar gun build is also a nice little touch.

Boba Fett’s Starship

  • NAME: Boba Fett’s Starship
  • SET #: 75312
  • THEME: Star Wars
  • COST: $69.99 CAD (estimated based on $49.99 USD MSRP)
  • BRICK COUNT: 593
  • RELEASE DATE: August 1st, 2021
  • COST/BRICK: $0.118 (great value)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG RATIO: 296 bricks/fig (poor value)

The latest iteration of Boba Fett’s famous ship (interestingly NOT called Slave I) arrives with a smaller piece count and 2 minifigures. This build scales down the starship to keep it in line with the recent winter 2021 sets like Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing (75301), Imperial TIE Figher (75300) and Imperial Shuttle (75302). While lower price points are always welcome, this particular build does suffer from some shrunken and awkward angles because of the scale. A small ladder build pulls double-duty as a display stand if you want to place the build in the upright flight position.

The Mandalorian is the same beskar armored version first released in Trouble on Tatooine (75299), and now comes with a beskar spear. Boba Fett receives a really great updated print, the first since Betrayal at Cloud City (75222) in 2018. The black tunic beneath the classic armor really stands out and the arm and torso prints look fantastic. Cue the seismic charges! An additional minifigure would have been great to see however. With just 2 in a set of this size, it brings down the brick-to-fig ratio.

Imperial Light Cruiser

  • NAME: Imperial Light Cruiser
  • SET #: 75315
  • THEME: Star Wars
  • COST: $199.99 CAD (estimated based on $159.99 USD msrp)
  • BRICK COUNT: 1336
  • RELEASE DATE: August 1st, 2021
  • COST/BRICK: $0.149 (good value)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG RATIO: 223 bricks/fig (satisfactory value)

The Imperial Light Cruiser recreates the large starship seen in the season finale of The Mandalorian. Six great minifigures are included: The Mandalorian, Moff Gideon, Fennec Shand, Cara Dune, Grogu and a Dark Trooper. Cara Dune is the same figure packaged with the AT-ST Raider (75254). The remaining 3 minifigures are brand-new for 2021. Fennec Shand features a great new helmet mold and detailed arm, torso and leg printing. The villainous Gus, er, Moff Gideon features a new torso print and the darksaber. Rounding out the selection is a Darktrooper with great head mold, shoulder piece and detailed printing.

This is a play set similar to the First Order Star Destroyer (75190) and the Imperial Star Destroyer (75055). The bridge build functions as a handle for flight and there are 2 launchable micro-build TIE Fighters on either side. The top panel lifts up to reveal the ship’s cabin, allowing builders to recreate the epic climax of Season 2 (Luke Skywalker sold separately). The extra interactive features are great for younger builders, while still having some good display and minfigure value for AFOL collectors.

This is The Way

The amazing popularity of The Mandalorian should guarantee quite a few more sets in the future. I love the show and hope to see lots more come our way! What vehicles, characters or locations do you think we may see? Are you grabbing anything from this solid line up of summer releases? Comment below and as always, keep on brickin’.


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