It turned out that it’s a trademark issue, with Disney not owning the global trademark to the name of the ship from Star Wars: The Mandalorian. The name “Razor Crest” is trademarked across Europe by Michael Gaßmann, the owner of LEGO-compatible toy Modbrix. Gaßmann apparently submitted the application for the trademark with the German Patent and Trademark Office on January 24 – after The Mandalorian had aired in the US, but before it had arrived in Europe.
While the set name doesn’t matter much in Europe, where it isn’t printed on the box, in the USA the set name appears on the packaging. Given that it launches in just a couple of days and the boxes have likely been produced already, it could prove quite the logistical nightmare for the LEGO Group. It isn’t the first last-minute change this year.