It sometimes feels like you need a degree in Wookieepedia Studies to know every single character who pops up in the LEGO Star Wars range. We all know our Din Djarins from our Jango Fetts, and our Yodas from our Grogus, but that random Quarren glimpsed once in the background of a scene buried after the credits of a TV show episode? Nobody could blame you for not knowing the entire backstory of that guy. (But you can rest assured that he does have a backstory, of course.)
With the launch of 75326 Boba Fett’s Throne Room right around the corner, it’s not only that brand new Quarren minifigure who’s prompting questions like ‘who?’, ‘what?’ and ‘why?’ from puzzled LEGO Star Wars fans. If you feel out of your depth looking at the character line-up for the Mandalorian/Book of Boba Fett set (delete as applicable), dive in below for our guide to each of its seven minifigures.
This article contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett.
Okay, you know who this guy is. And if you don’t… you might have stumbled on to the wrong website. The galaxy’s most venerated bounty hunter turned seemingly benevolent crime lord, Boba Fett is a guy who just wants to talk things out, but sometimes uses his blaster to do it. Like when Bib Fortuna is around. (More on him later.)
A master assassin who first popped up in The Mandalorian, but has since appeared in The Bad Batch and The Book of Boba Fett – because it’s a small, small galaxy out there – Fennec Shand is a force to be reckoned with. According to our old buddy Din Djarin, she made her name ‘killing for all the top crime syndicates’, gaining a reputation as an elite mercenary. She later joined forces with Boba Fett to help him take control of Jabba the Hutt’s territory on Tatooine.
This isn’t Fennec’s first LEGO minifigure (she first appeared in last year’s 75315 Imperial Light Cruiser), but it is a unique variant, with her bold orange helmet swapped out for braided hair. She’s got her helmet on the box art, though. Funny, that.
A returning character from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Jabba’s right-hand Twi’lek somehow survived the sail barge explosion that did for the rest of the Hutt’s gang. He then seemingly took advantage of the power vacuum left by Jabba’s death to seize control in Tatooine, and by the time of The Book of Boba Fett – and 75326 Boba Fett’s Throne Room – we find him atop the Hutt’s throne.
If the name of the LEGO set hasn’t clued you in already, though, that doesn’t last long. In a character moment at odds with the rest of the series to come, Boba shows up and immediately guns down Bib Fortuna, replacing the Twi’lek on the throne. This is the first LEGO version of the character since 2012’s 9516 Jabba’s Palace, and it uses a brand new piece to recreate his older, heavier appearance.
A pair of Jabba the Hutt’s pig guards – or Gamorreans, as they’re officially known – played a surprisingly big role in The Book of Boba Fett, right up to the point they fell to their deaths with not so much as a shrug of the shoulders (from either the characters or screenwriters, as far as we could tell). Still, maybe it was fitting for characters who never seemed that effective in Return of the Jedi, either.
There are a couple of colour and print updates to this minifigure since we last saw it in 9516 Jabba’s Palace, which is all it really needed: 10 years on, it’s still an almost-perfect minifigure mould. You only get one in 75326 Boba Fett’s Throne Room, though. Bit stingy, if you ask us – and grabbing a second will no doubt cost a pretty penny on the aftermarket.
While the Quarren in 75326 Boba Fett’s Throne Room – which is the first of its kind in LEGO – isn’t explicitly named, his costume seems to suggest he’s Tessek, a former accountant of Jabba the Hutt’s. In Legends, he survived the battle above the Sarlacc Pit and returned to Jabba’s Palace, only to have his brain removed by the B’omarr Monks (those spider-like droids seen wandering the halls in Return of the Jedi and The Book of Boba Fett).
Disney’s canon suggests no such fate for Tessek, though, so you’re free to make up your own hellish ending for the Quarren. Maybe he was indeed hanging around with Bib Fortuna when Boba Fett and Fennec Shand came knocking blaster-first? It’s hard to make him out in the scene the set depicts, but who knows. Star Wars and creative liberties do go hand in hand…
Billed by the LEGO Group as a ‘Theelin Dancer’, this particular minifigure is a little easier to pin down. Her vivid pink hair and dazzling white outfit are very clearly inspired by Rystáll Sant, a ‘human-Theelin hybrid’ (as Wookieepedia clumsily phrases it) singer and dancer who was part of the Max Rebo Band, and who can be clearly spotted in the background of Bib Fortuna’s crew in The Mandalorian.
Unless that’s just a different pink-haired Theelin dancer, but remember: this is a very small galaxy far, far away. Just look at her canon appearances: after debuting in Return of the Jedi (special edition), she went on to feature in Revenge of the Sith, and even Star Wars: Visions. Still pretty obscure as LEGO Star Wars minifigures go, but a cool inclusion in 75326 Boba Fett’s Throne Room nonetheless.
This guy isn’t our first Weequay minifigure, but just like the previous one – which appeared in 2013’s 75020 Jabba’s Sail Barge – he isn’t worthy enough to get a name. He’s at least not the same character (the last Weequay Guard was thrown from the sail barge by Luke in Return of the Jedi), but he’s as generic as it gets, both in a LEGO context and the wider Star Wars universe. Nice printing, though.