Fennec Shand actor responds to new LEGO Star Wars: The Mandalorian minifigure

The actor behind Star Wars: The Mandalorian’s Fennec Shand has taken the character’s brand new LEGO minifigure to task on Twitter.

Ming-Na Wen – who’s probably best known outside Star Wars for her roles in Mulan, Mulan II and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – commented on Brick Fanatics’ images of the brand new Fennec Shand minifigure, which comes exclusively in the newly-revealed 75315 Imperial Light Cruiser.

While she called the minifigure’s design ‘awesome’, Wen also offered some advice for any future iterations of the character. “Well, thinking she needs a hair piece, LEGO Group!” she tweeted.

Shand’s new helmet is surely one of the highlights of 75315 Imperial Light Cruiser – as you can read in our review here – but it’s true that an alternative hairpiece would really have rounded out the minifigure. We do see the character take off her helmet in the show, after all.

As mentioned in the replies to Wen’s tweet, however, there are already some pretty suitable options for Fennec’s hair among the LEGO Group’s existing element library. You can check out those recommendations – one of which hails from the Star Wars theme – here and here.

This isn’t the first time one of Wen’s characters has been adapted into the LEGO aesthetic: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Melinda May popped up in an add-on pack for the LEGO Marvel’s Avengers video game all the way back in 2016. But as the LEGO Group decided to skip that series for its physical sets, this is the first time any of her characters has been produced in plastic.

You can pick up your own copy of Fennec Shand in 75315 Imperial Light Cruiser, which launches August 1 alongside the rest of this summer’s LEGO Star Wars sets.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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