A new LEGO set for The Mandalorian indicates that Boba Fett’s ship now has a new name. Previously called Slave I, Star Wars appears to be leaving this name behind. The LEGO set now calls the ship Boba Fett’s Starship.
James Burns of Jedi News interviewed LEGO Star Wars Design Director Jens Kronvold Frederiksen and Lead Designer Michael Lee Stockwell about the apparent new named and received the following information:
Stockwell: Yes, I built another. We’re not calling it Slave I anymore. This is Boba Fett’s Starship.
Burns: OK, why are we dropping the Slave I name?
Frederiksen: Everybody is. It’s probably not something which has been announced publicly but it is just something that Disney doesn’t want to use anymore.
At this time it isn’t known how far this name change is being taken. However, with the connotations associated with the name it would come as no surprise if Disney dropped the name all together.
Boba Fett’s Starship will be available for purchase starting on August 1, 2021. It retails for $49.99. The following details were released about it on lego.com:
Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans can play out bounty-hunting missions and battles with this brilliant LEGO® brick version of Boba Fett’s Starship (75312). It features a handle for easy flying, an opening LEGO minifigure cockpit, rotating wings, 2 stud shooters and 2 rotating dual blaster cannons (non-shooting). This premium-quality set also includes Boba Fett and The Mandalorian LEGO minifigures with weapons, plus a Carbonite brick that fits in a compartment of the starship.
Play and display
There is also a transporter vehicle to move the starship and use as a stand so kids can display this awesome building toy in a vertical flying position. The set comes with clear instructions so even LEGO newcomers can build confidently.
Galaxy of joy
The LEGO Group has been creating brick-built versions of Star Wars™ starfighters, vehicles, locations and characters since 1999. The LEGO Star Wars theme has become hugely successful with construction sets that make super gifts for fans of all ages.
- Kids can recreate Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2 battle scenes and play out their own bounty-hunting missions with this cool LEGO® brick version of Boba Fett’s Starship (75312).
- Includes 2 LEGO® minifigures: Boba Fett with a blaster and The Mandalorian with his blaster rifle and a beskar spear, plus a Carbonite brick to add to the creative play possibilities.
- The starship has a handle for easy flying, an opening LEGO® minifigure cockpit, rotating wings, 2 stud shooters, 2 rotating dual blaster cannons (non-shooting) and a compartment for a Carbonite brick.
- Also includes a transporter vehicle to move the starship on the ground in play scenarios; this also makes a great display stand for builders to show off their creation in an upright flight position.
- This buildable toy playset offers a fun, creative solo or group activity and makes the best birthday present, holiday gift or surprise treat for trend-setting kids aged 9 and up.
- The starship measures over 3.5 in. (8 cm) high, 8 in. (20 cm) long and 8 in. (20 cm) wide and makes an impressive centerpiece that will wow your young builder’s friends.
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- LEGO® components meet stringent industry standards to ensure that they are compatible for a simple, secure connection every time.
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What do you think of the new name for Slave I? Do you think this is a good move for LEGO? Do you think it will also carry across all of the Star Wars platforms? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!