Micro Review: 75321 The Razor Crest Microfighter

Since the creation of the Microfighter subtheme in 2014 – following its successful soft launch as convention exclusives in 2012 – this growing collection of exaggerated and slightly-out-of-scale conveyances (both vehicles and beasts of burden) has proven a popular addition to the LEGO Star Wars license.

Representing the personal starship of The Mandalorian, 75321 The Razor Crest Microfighter is a vehicle that has also been released in the 2020 and 2021 Advent calendars, as well as the System-scale version that was clumsily dubbed The Mandalorian Bounty Hunter Transport due to a court case in Germany.

It immediately became a hit amongst Star Wars fans, and its status was elevated to iconic when it was destroyed in the second season of The Mandalorian live-action series.

75321 The Razor Crest Microfighter

Introduce young kids to LEGO® Star Wars™ building toys with The Razor Crest Microfighter (75321). This microscale, LEGO brick version of the iconic Star Wars: The Mandalorian gunship features 2 new-for-January-2022 stud shooters and is quick to build so the action starts fast. The set also includes The Mandalorian LEGO minifigure in a Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2 outfit with a buildable jetpack and a blaster pistol to inspire creative play.
  • Quick-build LEGO® Star Wars™ Microfighter – Young children can launch their own Star Wars: The Mandalorian missions with The Razor Crest (75321), featuring 2 stud shooters
  • Includes The Mandalorian LEGO® minifigure – The Mandalorian LEGO minifigure has a Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2 outfit decoration and a blaster pistol and jetpack to inspire creative play
  • Microfighter combos – This buildable toy playset combines with other LEGO® Star Wars™ Microfighters to open up even more action play options.
  • Gift idea for ages 6 and up – Give this 98-piece building toy to trend-setting kids as a birthday or holiday gift or surprise treat
  • Portable play – The Microfighter measures over 1.5 in. (3 cm) high, 3.5 in. (9 cm) long and 3 in. (8 cm) wide. Slip it into a child’s backpack ready for play on their travels
  • Step-by-step building instructions – Clear, illustrated instructions are included so even LEGO® beginners can build this Star Wars: The Mandalorian gunship independently and with confidence
  • LEGO® Star Wars™ sets for all ages – LEGO Star Wars sets allow creative kids and adult fans to recreate scenes from the Star Wars saga, make up their own adventures and display the building toys
  • Premium quality – Since 1958, LEGO® components have met strict industry quality standards to ensure that they connect consistently and strongly for robust builds
  • Safety assurance – LEGO® components are dropped, heated, crushed, twisted and carefully analyzed to make sure they meet stringent global safety standards
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No amount of distractions is going to prevent the average age-appropriate builder from putting this set together in less time than it takes to watch an episode of the TV show that it comes from, while a builder with above-average skills could assemble this before the first ad break (if there were any).

When it comes to building this set, it’s a relatively simple and straightforward model – after the set’s sole minifigure is completed, a series of mirrored steps that sees the cockpit/main body come to be is next, followed by the sets only 2x sequence – the engine pods.

On the plus side, the overall model is what you’d expect – a chibified version of The Razor Crest. It pretty much captures the shape and color of the on-screen version, includes two projectiles (in the new stud shooter) and with only one minifigure – The Mandalorian – this set is unencumbered by elements and accessories that push the price up.

Minifigure collectors take note, this is the cheapest way to get a minifigure of The Mandalorian (sw1166) in silver beskar armor with a jetpack.

Perhaps the set’s designer could have made more effort to get the cockpit to stand out from the new style stud shooters which tend to dwarf the curved nose brick and the transparent cheese slope, and reduced the number of bricks holding the engines to the body to give the ship’s lines a more streamlined appearance.

Either way, that this set fits perfectly in a child’s hand is a good reminder for whom this construction toy is aimed at, and no amount of lamentation about what bricks were used and debates about the pros and cons of the new shooter will take away from the fun that a child will get from it.

Overall it is a very affordable addition to a toy box or LEGO Star Wars collection, and is available – if you can find it – at general retail and through the LEGO website and its global chain of branded stores for US$9.99/CA$13.99/UK£8.99/EU€9.99/AU$17.99 now.

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