LEGO Star Wars 75321 The Razor Crest Microfighter review

A modern Star Wars icon gets the Microfighter treatment, but is 75321 The Razor Crest Microfighter as desirable as its larger LEGO counterpart?

It’s fair to say that Microfighters are probably the most divisive subtheme within LEGO Star Wars. Some fans absolutely love the chibi-style scaled-down representations of iconic vehicles and creatures, while others happily let the sets come and go, unimpressed by the smaller piece count and limited functionality.

Whatever side of the fence you sit, what cannot be denied is that despite their scale, Star Wars Microfighters are always instantly recognisable and fairly decent renditions of much larger ships or beasts.

Then we have 75321 The Razor Crest Microfighter, and if it wasn’t for the fact its name is plastered over the box or that Din Djarin is included, we’d be hard-pressed to guess what exactly this build is supposed to be, because it doesn’t remotely look like a smaller version of 75292 The Mandalorian Bounty Hunter Transport.

Can the build experience save this set from metaphorically going the same way the actual Razor Crest did in the TV series (spoiler alert!)? Let’s find out…

— Set details —

Theme: LEGO Star Wars Set name: 75321 The Razor Crest Microfighter Release: January 1, 2022

Price: £8.99 / $9.99 / €9.99 Pieces: 98 Minifigures: 1

LEGO: Available now

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— Build —

As with all Microfighters this is a relatively quick build. However, unlike most Microfighters there isn’t anything particularly inspiring, unique or interesting in the way this comes together. It’s practically over as soon as it’s begun, and feels incredibly lacking as a result.

It may seem unfair to criticise a set that only contains 98 pieces for having a build experience that’s over in a flash, but previous Microfighters that have had similar piece counts have offered a lot more in terms of techniques and overall style.

It’s a struggle to look for positives in this set, but there are a couple it would be unfair not to mention. The landing gear has been recreated with a few 1×1 round studs at the front and a 1×4 offset modified plate at the back – it’s simple but works, although skids would’ve looked better.

At the rear is a dark grey 2×4 tile with clips, which acts as a ramp giving access to the ‘cargo bay’ – it’s too small to actually store anything in, but at least it’s authentic to its on-screen counterpart. Finally, classic stud-shooters have been done away with in favour of a new shooter. They work in effectively the same manner as the older stud shooters, but blend into the model in a much more seamless way. 

Apart from that there really isn’t much to take away from this set at all. It just hasn’t captured the look in an authentic way. It’s not instantly recognisable like so many other models in the subtheme are, there are too many studs visible (whereas the actual ship is quite smooth) and the front looks too square. From nearly every angle, with the exception of the back, it just doesn’t look like what it is supposed to.

— Characters —

Last year’s 75298 AT-AT vs. Tauntaun Microfighters offered fans a fantastic and exclusive Hoth Luke minifigure, so hopes were high that 75321 The Razor Crest Microfighter would also present an equally desirable and unique rendition of Din Djarin.

Sadly this is the same variant of The Mandalorian that was included in 75319 The Armorer’s Mandalorian Forge, minus his Amban sniper rifle. For the price of the set it’s a great way to get a popular minifigure, but Mando has now appeared in seven different sets, so it’s not like he’s hard to come by. The printing remains excellent across the torso, arms and legs, but a facial print for Din Djarin would’ve been an excellent move on the LEGO Group’s part and would surely have boosted sales of this set tenfold.

— Price —

The price of 75321 The Razor Crest Microfighter is perhaps its biggest positive. It’s aimed at a much younger fan base and fits nicely into the ‘pocket money’ price range. For younger fans this will prove enough enjoyment to make their investment seem worthwhile. For older fans who have yet to pick up a Mando minifigure, this is a great way to do it without breaking the bank.

— Pictures —

— Summary —

As a set with a 6+ age recommendation, 75321 The Razor Crest Microfighter does a job of offering younger fans a rudimentary build with an extremely popular character at a price that’s very affordable. However, for older fans there really isn’t anything appealing about this set at all – especially if you’ve already got this version of Din Djarin. 75292 The Mandalorian Bounty Hunter Transport is still the one to save up for…

This set was provided for review by the LEGO Group.

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— FAQs —

How long does it take to build LEGO Star Wars 75321 The Razor Crest Microfighter?

75321 The Razor Crest Microfighter will take about 10 uninspiring minutes to put together.

How many pieces are in LEGO Star Wars 75321 The Razor Crest Microfighter?

There are only 98 pieces in 75321 The Razor Crest Microfighter, which is about average for a single Microfighter.

How big is LEGO Star Wars 75321 The Razor Crest Microfighter?

75321 The Razor Crest Microfighter is a scaled-down version of Mando’s iconic ship, measuring 3cm high, 9cm long and 8cm wide. 

How much does LEGO Star Wars 75321 The Razor Crest Microfighter cost?

Despite all its faults, the price of 75321 The Razor Crest Microfighter is actually a positive, coming in at just £8.99 in the UK, $9.99 in the US and €9.99 across Europe.

One thought on “LEGO Star Wars 75321 The Razor Crest Microfighter review

  • 08/12/2021 at 11:26
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    I’m sorry – but it could only be the Razorquest – the engine position – the round front, the ramp at the back, the legs… There is no other ship in the Star Wars canon that looks like it…

    And there are those of us who collect Microfighters – as they are just so quirky and cute!

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