The Mandalorian TV series has been received with overwhelming positivity, and although the first season is now over, Disney is already working on the second season. Because Disney didn’t want to spoil the story, they did not release merchandise related to the TV series last year, however now that the first season is behind us, we can expect Mando and the Child (a.k.a. Baby Yoda) to take over toy isles, gift selections, and more. You can already pre-order some of them at the Disney store and Amazon.
For LEGO fans, there are only two sets related to The Mandalorian so far, but they are good ones. The #75254 LEGO Star Wars AT-ST Raider from the Mandalorian set features an old and beat up Imperial AT-ST that a band of Klatooinian raiders used against the peaceful villagers of the forest planet Sorgan in Episode 4 of the TV show. The AT-ST comes with posable jointed legs, a wheel-activated turning turret, opening canopy with space for a minifigure inside the cockpit, and stickered elements for a cannibalized look. While the AT-ST looks pretty good (I like the beat up look!), the most important feature of this set is that it includes The Mandalorian himself.
The Mandalorian minifig comes with highly detailed torso (front and back) and legs printing, as well as a special straight cape that is more streamlined than the traditional triangle shaped capes. His pearl-dark-gray helmet represents the super special Beskar steel very well. My only disappointment is that the minifig doesn’t come with pauldrons. They were an integral part of The Mandalorian armor, and Mando getting his right pauldron made from Beskar steel was an important part of Episode 1.
The other three characters in the set are Cara Dune (an ex-Rebel shock trooper-turned-mercenary who teamed up with Mando), and two Klatooinian raiders. They are also highly detailed and accurate to the TV show, although Cara would have also benefitted from shoulder armors. And I would have liked to see a couple of villagers as well. But good set overall. Comes with 540 pieces, and the price is $49.99. You can get it at the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.
Although the #75254 LEGO Star Wars AT-ST Raider is the only set that comes with The Mandalorian, LEGO released a second set this year with four unnamed Mandalorian warriors; the #75267 LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack. Each of the Mandalorians comes with highly detailed torso and legs printing in different color combinations. The helmets also feature detailed printing and even battle damage. And they all wear the same type of narrow cape as Mando. Everything looks good, but I wish that at least one of the Mandalorians got a jetpack like in the TV show.
Besides the four minifigs, the set also includes a small buildable defense fort, and a Mandalorian speeder bike with stud-shooters. And the Mandalorians get stud-shooting blasters as well. This set can be used to recreated scenes from Episode 3 and Episode 8 of The Mandalorian, incorporated in other settings, or just collect the minifigs because they are super cool. I expect this set to sell like hotcakes! Comes with 102 pieces, and the price is $14.99. Available at the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.
Although these are the only two LEGO Star Wars sets related to The Mandalorian TV show, I expect that we will get more in the future. LEGO must release Baby Yoda, and we also need at least the Mandalorian’s ship named Razor Crest. Plus, there are several other vehicles and locations that could be made into LEGO sets. In the meantime, keep an eye on custom models by the LEGO fan community. We already talked about several versions of Baby Yoda here, and I have seen some really great builds, like the one below by First Order LEGO, depicting the town from the planet Nevarro, where several episodes of The Mandalorian play out.
What do you think? Did you watch The Mandalorian TV series? How did you like it? And what do you think of the LEGO sets related to the show? What other scenes and characters would you like to see in future sets? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!