Level of DifficultyAverage rating3.2out of 5 stars
Value for MoneyAverage rating4.2out of 5 stars
January 26th, 2021
Average rating4out of 5 stars
Great set, could be fantastic with a few additions
My partner and I got into lego building around Christmas after having a lot of fun building an A-wing fighter, this is our third set since then. So far this one has been the most complex, but I wouldn't describe it as difficult to build. The instructions are very straightforward and the build was really fun. We built the first three bags in an afternoon last weekend and the second three this weekend.
The ship looks great and the layout of the interior matches schematics for the Razor Crest on the internet pretty closely. I do wish that it had a gear stick in the cockpit since Grogu's obsession with the silver ball is a pretty memorable part of the series. I've been thinking I might order an antenna brick so I can add one in myself. The interior of the ship is also a little bit dark if the sides are not all open, I might try to figure out how to add lights inside so it's easier to see.
I noticed a lot of people complaining about the IG-11 minifigure. Honestly, I kind of like it. If I could change anything about it, it would be cool if the arms could move a little more, even if the hand could just rotate (but I'd love it if the arms could move outward even more than that). It is a little bit tall considering the height of the interior of the ship (his head is too tall for some parts of the interior), and it can be a little difficult getting your hands inside the ship to put him inside. The minifigure I was more worried about was actually The Child minifigure, I thought it looked kind of ugly in the photos, but it's very cute in person! I do wish the printing was a little more complete though, it doesn't cover the full torso or extend to the legs and could be coloured better to reflect the characters costume. Maybe some sort of fabric piece like the poncho included for Luke in the landspeeder set would work even better? The face is absolutely adorable though.
This is a great set and cool figures. I will start with the cons of the set. The interior is hard to play in and kind of hard to put figures in it. (The cockpit is easy to put figures in though) The carbonites are also a little hard to slide in too. The window is not packed in a bag and gets scratched up. There are several mistakes in the instructions but it did not really confuse me on the building process. Pros: Figures are cool especially Mando and Grogu. I like the bed even though you have to move the cape a little for Mando’s legs to attach to the studs. But you can put the Grogu figure in the bed fairly easily. The escape pod is cool and fun on the top. I wish there was a ladder to the cockpit but it is fine. I had a incorrect piece inserted into the set and one piece had the extra plastic still on it but those two pieces will get sent to me probably soon. If you were planning on swooshing it around really fast you might want a different set like an a-wing because this one is kind of heavy for me to do that, but you can still move it pretty fast. I definitely recommend this set for any mando fan or Razor Crest fan.
The Razor Crest is an enjoyable build that builds upon features of previous Star Wars sets while introducing some nice touches of its own.
I've watched videos reviews on this set and a lot of complaints were around the fact that it didn't feature much of an interior akin to the show itself. While I appreciate budget constraints may have led to this decision it really isn't a huge undertaking to modify this build with the addition of a ladder and a WC where there's space behind the sleeping quarters to put one in. The red seats can be swapped out for black and I actually swapped the heads for the Scout Trooper with Mando since you never see a Scout Trooper's face in the show and I can't believe that they actually skimped on giving Mando a face - much like the LEGO Star Wars 75267 Mandalorian Battle Pack.
The build itself is a solid offering with some clever use of components to bolt it all together that makes it robust. It's weighty and feels solid. The concealment of the firing missiles is a nice touch, much like the LEGO Star Wars 75248 Resistance A-Wing Starfighter.
IG-11 comes with two sets of arms with differing hand configurations which is a nice touch. The application of decals wasn't taxing either.
The only minor criticism I have of the set is that the Scout Trooper without a speeder-bike is a missed opportunity, despite being a welcome addition since he doesn't often pop up in sets. My set suffered from having a brick missing which I've photographed and added to my review. But I've placed an order for a replacement to be sent out which isn't a big deal since Lego Customer Service I've found is very good.
If you enjoy the show, love the characters and want a fun build then I would highly recommend this.
I needed something to get my mind off of the election, so I bought myself this guy to distract me for an evening.
It was a fun build and I never found myself feeling too bogged down in redundancy. It's a solid set for those of you young enough to still pay with your sets. The baby Yoda is half the reason I got the kit and he's super cute. That'll lead me to my critiques:
The other figures are great except the IG is a frustrating joke.
One piece was missing from my set but I had a similar enough piece that it was fine.
There's a heavy reliance on big custom pieces with stickers in this set.
Both the cockpit and the landing gears leave a bit to be desired.
I made some modifications to this ship to "improve" on some of my issues. I redid the cockpit to get rid of a big bubbly piece that I disliked and to make it so you can fold back the cockpit rather than remove it. I built up the underside of the ship/landing gears a bit. I plan to flip the way the sides so the landing gears can retract into the sides of the ship but will need to rebuild to make this work. I also flipped the engines just because I liked the look better and added a rear turret because....duh!
The engine intakes are cool but I wish there was a little more range of motion on these.
Response from LEGO SHOP
5 November 2020
Morgan, Customer Service
We're very sorry to hear a part was missing from your set. In the future, you can order free replacements by visiting LEGO.build/BricksPieces-BV and searching for your set!