Not to be confused with the more common K79-S80 Imperial Troop Transport, which – as every fan knows – is the more lightly armored troop transport that LEGO produced as 75078 Imperial Troop Transport in 2015, the Trexler 906 Armored Marauder has thicker armor, multiple laser turrets, space for three crew members plus a compartment for personnel.
Produced late in the reign of the Galactic Empire, it had limited distribution and was a rare sight, making it a valuable commodity on the black market. Making its debut appearance in the second season of The Mandalorian live-action television series, it was utilized as a getaway vehicle after Din Djarin, Magistrate Greef Karga, Cara Dune and their un-named Mythrol accomplice raided Moff Gideon’s research facility on Nevarro.
While its design fits into the Star Wars legendarium, the Imperial Armored Marauder is a vehicle that has yet to find a proper place in the hearts and minds of Star Wars fans – making it an odd choice for LEGO to adapt into a set.
75311 Imperial Armored Marauder
Children will love recreating battle action from Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2 and making up their own adventures with this buildable Imperial Armored Marauder (75311) model. It’s packed with authentic features to inspire play, including 2 stud shooters at the front, a rotating rear turret with 2 stud shooters, LEGO® minifigure cockpit, easy-access cabin with space for 2 LEGO minifigures, lookout point and ammo compartments.
The set features 4 LEGO minifigures – Greef Karga, 2 Stormtroopers and a new-for-August-2021 Artillery Stormtrooper – with cool weapons and accessories for action play. Easy-to-follow instructions are included, so even LEGO beginners can enjoy the building experience.
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- Young Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans can play out action-packed battles between Greef Karga and Stormtroopers with this LEGO® brick model of the Imperial Armored Marauder (75311) from Season 2.
- Includes 4 LEGO® minifigures: Greef Karga with a blaster pistol, 2 Stormtroopers with blasters and a new-for-August-2021 Artillery Stormtrooper with a mortar gun and backpack accessory element.
- The buildable Marauder model has 4 stud shooters, including 2 on the rotating rear turret, 2 foldout blaster cannons (non-shooting), a LEGO® minifigure cockpit and a cabin for 2 LEGO minifigures.
- This LEGO® Star Wars™ vehicle also has a lookout point (with an opening hatch) for a minifigure, plus opening ammo compartments to inspire creative play.
- Awesome for solo building and play or sharing the fun with others, this building toy makes the best birthday present, holiday gift or special surprise for creative kids aged 8 and up.
- The Imperial Armored Marauder measures over 3 in. (8 cm) high, 7.5 in. (19 cm) long and 4 in. (10 cm) wide and makes an eye-catching display piece between playtime missions.
- Thinking of buying this 478-piece set for a young Star Wars™ fan who is new to LEGO® building sets? No worries. It comes with illustrated, step-by-step instructions so they can build independently.
- LEGO® Star Wars™ sets are brilliant for kids (and adult fans) to recreate scenes from the saga, play out their own fun, creative stories or just build and display the collectible construction models.
- LEGO® components comply with rigorous industry standards, meaning they are compatible and connect securely for robust builds.
- LEGO® bricks and pieces are dropped, heated, crushed, twisted and carefully analyzed to ensure that they meet demanding global safety standards.
Consisting of four bags of elements, 75311 Imperial Armored Marauder takes form pretty quickly, with the first bag seeing the main body completed, followed by the upper armor and then the cockpit. The fourth and final bag adds the upper plating, roof hatch, and rear cannon – and within an hour or so, this heavy troop transport is skimming across the carpet on its boat stud repulsorlifts.
It won’t come as a surprise that the two new minifigures – Greef Karga in the magistrate’s new clothes and the artillery stormtrooper (dubbed the mortar trooper by the LEGO Star Wars community when leaked images first started to appear) – are one of the big draws for this set. Completing the Imperial cohort are two regular stormtroopers, who come armed with standard blaster pieces.
While it might not be the most obvious choice for a new set, 75311 Imperial Armored Marauder, it turns out, was pretty good one. It keeps to scale, is pretty accurate in copying the design of the one seen in The Mandalorian and its snug size means its part count of 478 elements is low. On top of this, it has stacks of play features like hidden compartments, swiveling turrets and stud shooters, and comes with four minifigures – two of which are new-for-August-2021 – the MSRP of $39.99 isn’t out of line with expectations.
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Having enjoyed playing with LEGO from his earliest years, Jeremy started collecting LEGO Star Wars in 1999 when the theme was first released. He has shared his thoughts and opinions on LEGO via a number of websites – including starwars.com, rebelscum.com and brickset.com – contributed to the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary series and served the LEGO Ambassador Network as a Recognised LEGO Fan Media representative.