For over 20 years LEGO® fans have been able to build their own Star Wars adventures. In recent years, both the Star Wars films and the various LEGO Star Wars sets have been met with little enthusiasm. Then Disney+ came along and with it came the first-ever live-action Star Wars series. The Mandalorian became an instant success and even managed to keep a few surprises. Since The Mandalorian premiered on Disney+ in the US late last year, a total of four sets based on the show have been released. These have included two playsets, a BrickHeadz double pack and the newly released buildable version of The Child. But what could be next for sets based on The Mandalorian? As the second season of The Mandalorian begins, here’s a speculative round-up of what could inspire future sets based on the Disney+ series.
The Mandalorian Buildable Helmet
Introduced earlier this year, the new buildable helmets kicked things off with a trio of buckets based on various Star Wars characters. They included a certain bounty hunter, last seen in the jaws of a Sarlacc. So it seems like an obvious choice to turn the Mando’s bucket into a buildable helmet.
LEGO ART – The Mandalorians
Another new theme introduced this year was LEGO ART. Which offers the chance to build a range of alternate images into wall art. There has already been a Star Wars flavoured set in the form of The Sith. A Mandalorian version could allow you to build one of three bounty hunters – Boba Fett, Jango Fett and Din Djarin. Or how about Yoda, The Child and Yaddle!
The Armourer’s Forge
Some of the most interesting Star Wars sets are those based on locations mainly because they offer something a little new to build. The Armourer’s Forge was found in covert hiding beneath Nervarro and was where Mandalorian warriors went to get their armour forged and new weapons crafted. The Beskar smelt would make a cool little playset and could include an Armourer Minifigure.
Moff Gideon’s Outland TIE Fighter
There are rumours of an upcoming set based on the Moff’s TIE Fighter. Known as the Outland TIE, it’s not much different to previous TIE crafts, apart from folding wings. So it wouldn’t be too difficult to tweak past LEGO TIE designs. But the main draw would be the inclusion of a Moff Gideon Minifigures complete with the fabled Darksaber and a couple of Death Troopers could be included for good measure.
Imperial Troop Transporter
During the last moments of the first season, a transporter of Stormtroopers appears with re-enforcements. Now, this has a history tied to toys, as it was a toy created by Hasbro, but never features in the films. It became canon thanks to Rebels and made a live-action debut in The Mandalorian. There has already been a LEGO version but it was quite small so another updated version would be great.
MicroFighters – Blurrg & Kuiil
The Blurrg are similar to Dewbacks just a little smaller, but their limited inclusion in the Star Wars universe would mean it’s unlikely to get a moulded creature. So the next best thing is a smaller buildable version, perfect for the MicroFighters line. A single version just including a buildable Blurrg and a Kuili would be great or it could be included in a double pack with Speeder Bike and Scout Trooper.
Cobb Vanth’s Pod-Speeder
For those who have seen the first episode of the second season, The Mandalorian meets with a familiar-looking character. But it’s not who it seems, no spoilers here. Cobb Vanth or The Marshall rides a cool looking speeder, which appears to use a Pod Racer engine, making it an interesting take on a classic Star Wars mode of transportation.