From their first appearance back on the forest moon of Endor through to their sporadic use during The Clone Wars and their recolour and notable appearance during the climax of the first season of The Mandalorian, the 74-Z Speeder Bike has always had a particular draw within Star Wars, for its unique and complex shaping, compact size and the speed with which it can cover vast distances.
Such is its popularity within the Star Wars universe and its potential for play, the Speeder Bike has also been translated into official LEGO form on more than one occasion, across a number of standalone sets and inclusions as satellite vehicles in larger sets. And, such is its particular design, its design has made for a challenge of balance between accuracy and scale. Increase the size to seat the rider better and capture more of the directional changes of the bodywork, but lose the compact nature of the entire vehicle. Pull the size down to minifigure scale and miss out on the finer details.
It’s a test of design that continues to draw many fan designers in too, and, is the basis of inspiration for Brick Fanatics’ exclusive and humble attempt here. Have a look at our process in the below video – how does it compare to your favourite official or fan version out there?
This one was built to reflect its particular appearance in The Mandalorian, as a complementary build to the recently released 75292 Mandalorian Bounty Hunter Transport (previously 75292 The Razor Crest).
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