Whilst The Book of Boba Fett hasn’t necessarily been to everyone’s taste, more content from everyone’s favourite galaxy far, far away always prompts the same question here at Blocks, the LEGO magazine for fans – what LEGO sets could (and, perhaps, should) we get from this series that has otherwise been a little (whisper it) disappointing?
This list will consider the entire first season of the television show and set forth some thoughts on this very topic, so here comes a hefty spoiler warning for season one of The Book of Boba Fett. With that out of the way, let’s jump in and pitch five sets from The Book of Boba Fett…
Speeder bike chase
Say what you want about the Mods, a group of young humans who have modified their bodies with droid parts, but their bikes are pretty… colourful. Whilst it might not fit the sandy aesthetic of Tatooine, the multi-coloured bikes the Mods ride are a welcome opportunity to inject some colour into the LEGO Star Wars universe.
In episode 3 of the show, the Mods chase after the majordomo (who remains unnamed) of Mos Espa’s mayor Mok Shaiz. For this set think of a landspeeder (maybe a roughed-up version of 75209 Han Solo’s Landspeeder) alongside two souped-up, futuristic motorbikes and a small bit of Mos Espa, all for £50 and not unlike a larger 70607 Ninjago City Chase, including the Twi’lek majordomo and Drash and Skad.
Bacta tank battle
We’ve seen a bacta tank in LEGO form before in 75203 Hoth Medical Chamber, but this time there’s some action – Wookie bounty hunter Black Krrsantan has come to kill Boba Fett as he recovers in the tank. A plucky Gamorrean guard however is on hand to defend his boss.
This smaller £30 set includes the tank and some weapons racks. A fun play feature allows you, with the flick of a lever, to send Boba violently flying as if Krrsantan himself has pulled him out. The racks likewise have an exploding feature so that this two-on-one fight can be recreated with as much chaos as 300(ish) pieces will allow.
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The Tusken Village
One of the most fascinating aspects of both The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett is the more nuanced understanding of the culture of the Tusken Raiders that has emerged from the shows. Gone is the stereotype of the loud, wildly gesticulating brute; instead, the Tuskens now might be thought of more as nomadic people living in a difficult, savage land. They’re hunted for the stereotype that until only recently we believed in.
What better way then to represent this shift than with a set based on the Tusken Raider village seen in episodes 1 and 2. We’ll get three Tusken Raiders – the child, the leader and the warrior – alongside a sunburnt Boba, who are all housed in a large tent. You can also re-create the training montage from episode 2 with the rusty speeder bike and a new piece representing the seeds that contain water will be included.
Recently, we’ve seen some sets capturing climactic duels on the small scale. Think 75310 Duel on Mandalore or 75236 Duel on Starkiller Base. So why can’t we have a small set depicting the stand-off between Cad Bane and Cobb Vanth from episode six?
A neat swivel feature, with a tab to pull that will send the defeated duellist flying, will allow you to truly test who shoots first. The broken, tired façade of Freetown will be a minor build. This amazingly tense, Western inspired duel is the perfect chance for an understated set, and to get two fan favourite characters makes this even better.
Mos Espa Battle
In the climactic final episode of the show, a rag-tag group of Mods, citizens from Freetown and bounty hunters battle against an army of soldiers from the Pyke Syndicate, including two Scorpenek droids. At one particular desperate point, Boba’s army is cornered under the immense fire-power of the Scorpenek, hiding behind a wall in a market.
But where characters see a hopeless situation, I see a chance for a large LEGO set. Imagine the wall, a small Mos Espa build, the Scorpenek droid and the rickshaw on which Peli Motto arrives with Grogu. There will be two Pyke soldiers alongside Taanti, Peli, the Mandalorian, a pit droid and a member of the Freetown militia – all for £90. And where’s Boba Fett, you might ask? Well, isn’t that a question of ask of the show in general?
What other sets would you like to see based on the first season of The Book of Boba Fett? Let us know in the comments below and on social media!