There’s a newship in town, and it’s taken fans approximately three minutes to put together any number of brick-built versions of Mando’s latest mode of transport.
Spoilers follow for the latest episode of: The Book of Boba Fett, so look away now if you haven’t yet caught up on the current + show from a galaxy far, far away.
It’s fair to say that Chapter Five of The Book of Boba Fett feels more like an episode of The Mandalorian than part of Temuera Morrison’s show, giving us 45 minutes of pure Din Djarin action. Like the spin-off series, it’s set in the aftermath of the events of The Mandalorian’s second season finale, which means Mando’s wielding the Darksaber – and doesn’t have a ship to his name.
That’s because the Razor Crest unfortunately got in the way of Moff Gideon’s laser cannons midway through Series 2, leaving behind only Din’s Beskar spear. As such, we find him in Chapter Five of The Book of Boba Fett on a commercial flight to Tatooine, where he meets his old pal Peli Motto – who’s brought him to the desert planet with the promise of a replacement for the Razor Crest.
Not a replacement Razor Crest, crucially, but a replacement for the Razor Crest, in the form of a classic ship we last saw in The Phantom Menace. Following an extended ‘80s montage of two mechanics at work (and a couple of very weird Jawa jokes), Mando ends up with a revamped Naboo N-1 Starfighter to call his own.
For anyfan, it’s difficult to watch any new material without gears turning in your head for what could be a possible set, or what could inspire your next custom build. The N-1 Starfighter ticks both those boxes (it’s almost guaranteed to get a set at some point, if not this summer), and plenty of fans have already given it a go using their own part collections.
In fact, over at– where the ship has already been affectionately dubbed as ‘Metallic Wizard’ (given Mando’s reaction to flying it for the first time) – there are already at least 15 different takes on the modified N-1 Starfighter. Most aim for minifigure scale, and you can check out a selection of those below.
Elsewhere, some builders have opted for smaller-scale takes on the starfighter. Reddit usercame up with a Microfighter version – another sure-fire bet for a future set – while went even smaller with a microscale rendition. even managed to cobble together a sort of mid-sized version using three copies of .
Whenever theGroup gets round to releasing its own version of Mando’s new ship (whatever its in-universe name ends up being – presumably not Metallic Wizard), it’s safe to say we’ll be looking at a minifigure-scale version that doesn’t go quite as heavy on drum-lacquered silver (or chrome) parts as some of these custom builds.
In fact, going by, we’ll probably just get a version that mixes light and dark grey, with a couple of drum-lacquered silver highlights if we’re lucky. So until then, and even possibly beyond that point, you might want to just take a crack at building it yourself, adding in as many metallic silver pieces as you can.
Or, like, you could always just paint your . Puritans, look away now…
If you’ve not yet caught up on it (in which case, why are you reading this?!), the latest episode of: The Book of Boba Fett is now available to stream on +. The Group hasn’t launched any official tie-in sets yet, but at least two are rumoured to be on the way later this year.
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