With Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett sending fans back to Tatooine in the Disney + series, there’s characters old and new appearing in the galaxy’s most famous hive of scum and villainy. Each episode expands on the motley denizens of Mos Espa, along with the Tusken tribes of the Dune Sea and even a brief trip to Tosche Station.
Hopefully the LEGO designers are busy working on tie-in sets, as they should be for Star Wars: The Mandalorian, but in the meantime Blocks, the LEGO magazine for fans, is looking at our favourite new characters that should become minifigures.
Before you jump into the sarlaac pit though, be warned there are SPOILERS below for the first four episodes.
Roaring out of the Marvel Star Wars comic series is Black Krrsantan (or Santy to his not-quite-friends). He’s a big, bad wookiee who’s a mercenary for hire and part-time gladiator. Debuting in Star Wars #17, where he fought Obi Wan Kenobi, the wookiee cameos in Chapter 3 of the Book of Boba Fett. His first screen appearance is definitely deserving of a minifigure, and he’d look similar to Chewbacca, but with a specially moulded head capturing his nasty expression.
After being saved by the Tuskens of the Dune Sea in Chapter 1, fans get to meet a whole new tribe as Boba Fett attempts to earn his place. There is so much potential here for minifigures, from the child Tusken with his little stick to the wise chief. All of them would need unique head moulds to match their individual looks, along with black and brown printing for their intricate robes. Some brick-built gaffi sticks could then help to add even more personality to each minifigure.
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Proprietor of the Sanctuary in Mos Espa, Garsa Fwip is a twi’lek who’s got style. In each episode she dons an even more fabulous gown that could feature on an intergalactic Vogue cover. Her stunning, sparkling white ensemble from Chapter 4 would make for an excellent minifigure, with a skirt element featuring some silver highlights for her dress and a head mould similar to that used for Hera Syndulla.
Chapter 3 surprised fans immensely when Danny Trejo appeared as a new rancor keeper, with a young rancor in tow. He’s already become a fan-favourite from the show after sharing that rancors are gentle and complex creatures, tying in with Legends lore from The Courtship of Princess Leia novel. His outfit isn’t that complicated and some textured fabric printing would be perfect for his practical gear. A newly coloured rancor figure would be a great accompaniment.
As majordomo to mayor Mok Shaiz, this is yet another twi’lek who would make a great minifigure for Boba Fett to battle against. Just like Garsa Fwip he would need a new lekku (that’s officially what a twi’lek’s head tails are called) mould, while olive green would be a good colour for his clothing, completed by some pearl gold accents for the decorations around his shoulders.
Camie & Fixer
So, this is a two in one, but this delightful cameo has to come as a duo. In a deleted scene from Episode IV: A New Hope, a young Luke Skywalker does make it to Tosche Station, where he meets up with his friends Camie and Fixer. Chapter 2 reintroduced these characters and fans would definitely want to add them to a collection. Camie could reuse Leia’s Endor hairstyle and Fixer would just need some pocket detailing on his leather jacket.