Two LEGO Star Wars prequel-era vehicles appear in this week’s The Mandalorian

This week’s episode of The Mandalorian features a surprise appearance by two classic LEGO Star Wars prequel-era vehicles.

Chapter 20 (or episode 4) of Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 3 dropped on Disney+ this week, with ‘The Foundling’ featuring plenty of action and even a flashback to the events of Revenge of the Sith. With the effects of Order 66 experienced from a different point of view, fans were also treated to an appearance by two familiar craft. (Spoilers ahead)

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Casting his mind back to his time at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, an even younger Grogu is rescued from a Clone Trooper massacre by Master Kelleran Beq, played by none other than Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best. The Jedi makes short work of the attacking clones and together the pair make their escape on a speeder. The vehicle in question is one that last appeared in 2013’s 75012 BARC Speeder with Sidecar, a 226-piece build that included minifigures of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Phase 2 Captain Rex.

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Minutes later fans are treated to yet another classic prequel-era craft, this time in the shape of pursuing Republic Gunships. This iconic clone vehicle was most-recently recreated in the massive 75309 Republic Gunship, with the LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series build clocking in at a whopping 3,292 pieces, plus minifigures of Jedi Master Mace Windu and a Clone Trooper Commander.

Four new LEGO Star Wars sets were recently revealed to be launching in 2023, with 75346 Pirate Snub Fighter, 75356 Executor Super Star Destroyer, 75361 Spider Tank and 75363 The Mandalorian’s N-1 Starfighter Microfighter all now available to pre-order from LEGO.com.

Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 3 is currently streaming on Disney+ for all subscribers, with new episodes dropping on consecutive Wednesdays. For more information on the show, be sure to check out our dedicated Star Wars sister site, Jedinet.

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Matt Yeo
From video game journalism to kids’ publishing, I’ve been there, seen it, done it and worn the T-shirt. I was also the editor of the first-ever official LEGO magazine way back when, LEGO Adventures. I have a passion for movies, comic books, tech and video games, with a wallet that’s struggling to keep up with my LEGO set wish list.

Matt Yeo

From video game journalism to kids’ publishing, I’ve been there, seen it, done it and worn the T-shirt. I was also the editor of the first-ever official LEGO magazine way back when, LEGO Adventures. I have a passion for movies, comic books, tech and video games, with a wallet that’s struggling to keep up with my LEGO set wish list.

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