UCS Razor Crest (75331) Revealed

Get ready to open that wallet Star Wars fans because the UCS Razor Crest (75331) has been revealed. This long rumoured and much hoped-for hero ship is finally getting the Ultimate Collector Series treatment. And boy is it ever ultimate. This is a beast of a set – at 72 cm long it’s on par with the UCS Republic Gunship for sheer scale and size. Promotional images of the full build being held by someone really shows off how big this thing is. And while that’s always the hope with a UCS set, it comes with an equally massive price tag. At $759.99 CAD, this will not be a small purchase. But at least you’re getting a very impressive design with plenty of detail for the cost.

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THE razor crest – ultimate collector series

  • SET #: 75331
  • THEME: Star Wars / 18+
  • COST: $759.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 6187
  • MINIFIGURES: 3 + Grogu + brick-built Blurrg
  • VIP RELEASE DATE: October 3, 2022
  • GENERAL RELEASE DATE: October 7, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.12 (very good value)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG RATIO: 1547 bricks/fig (very poor value)
  • DIMENSIONS: 24cm high x 72cm wide x 50cm deep
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This is the way (to make a UCS set)

High MSRP or not, this set looks amazing! The UCS Razor Crest (75331) is an impressive beast with tons of detail. And at this scale, we get so many features that are just not possible in the smaller system sets. But even with this high price tag, the cost-per-brick is actually quite reasonable at $0.12 CAD. That’s much better than I expected. Sadly the brick-to-fig ratio is quite low, but that’s always the case in these sets. From the Official Press Release:

…the LEGO Star Wars Razor Crest set includes removable engines and a cockpit, an escape pod, and a minifigure-size carbon-freezing chamber, as well as minifigures featuring the characters of Grogu™, the Mandalorian™, Mythrol™, and Kuiil™ on a buildable Blurrg™ model.​ Once built, you can proudly display your LEGO Star Wars creation with an innovative stand and information plaque.

Wizard…

There is no denying the popularity of The Mandalorian. The original Razor Crest (75292) came with such anticipation that the set was up for pre-order at least 9 months in advance of its September 2020 release. I can’t remember the last time a set had that much early availability. It sold out at least once or twice and is still going strong on the website. At twice the size of the original model, the UCS Razor Crest (75331) is packed with detail. The interiors are minifigure scale including the cockpit and a carbon freezing hold. The angles here are super accurate, as are the engines and landing gear. Overall, this is one of the best UCS designs in years! The smaller fighters and vehicles always turn out the best since the details can be maintained much better than huge ships.

I have spoken

Like most UCS sets, the Razor Crest (75331) comes with a handful of minifigures for display, all of which are exclusive (so far). All three minifigs – and tiny microfig Grogu – are from Season 1 of the show. This of course makes sense since we all know what happened to the Razor Crest in Season 2 (RIP 😢) Mando – Din Djarin – is in his durasteel armour that features new arm and helmet printing. and making their first appearances as minifigs are Mythrol and Kuiil. The latter evens gets a super fun brick-built Blurrg to ride on. Neither have leg printing sadly, but the designs are still great overall. Grogu’s hover pram even gets an upgrade, rendered quite well here. Overall some great figs with the customary info plaque and stand for max displayable awesomeness.

Start Saving those credits

The Star Wars IP is not a cheap one at this point. But when it continues to make these amazing releases, it’s hard to resist. I know I’m definitely tempted by this one. It’s coming up soon so if you have some VIP points or extra money stashed away, I say go for it. But what do you think? Are you excited by this latest Star Wars UCS ship? Are you a big fan of The Mandalorian? Do you already own the smaller set and will you be ‘double-dipping?’ Comment below and let us know. Thanks for reading and as always, keep on brickin’. 🧱

-Frank

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