LEGO Star Wars 75331 The Razor Crest comes ever so close to perfect

The verdict is in, and the LEGO Star Wars community decrees that 75331 The Razor Crest comes ever so close to perfect – but for a few noticeable flaws.

The latest LEGO Star Wars UCS set is a larger and more detailed version of the Mandalorian’s Razor Crest than we’ve had before. To get all those details, it comes with a hefty price tag that some LEGO Star Wars fans have deemed too high. While the LEGO Group’s prices are always a hot topic, 75331 certainly comes with plenty of play and display options – but does that justify the price?

We already took an in-depth look at the set in our own review, but here are some other opinions from across the LEGO community to give a sense of what 75331 The Razor Crest is like to build and display.

Set details –

Theme: LEGO Star Wars Set name: 75331 The Razor Crest Release: October 3, 2022

Price: £519.99 / $599.99 / €599.99 Pieces: 6,187 Minifigures: 5

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‘With a $600 set, you want to get the little things right’

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Throughout his review, LEGO YouTuber MandRproductions noted a few flaws that eagle-eyed LEGO Star Wars fans would be sure to pick on. Inside the Razor Crest, there are many details and references to the TV shows for people to spot. One of which is Boba Fett’s jet pack and helmet hanging on the wall.

Although he praises the fact that the LEGO Group has used the appropriate sand green colour, as this takes place before the gear is repainted, he says it could be more distressed, to represent the fact it was found in the desert.

“They seem to have a real problem with that in these Book of Boba Fett and Mandalorian sets,” MandRproductions comments. “It doesn’t really bother me here but, again, with a $600 set, you really want to get the little things right.”

It ‘comes really close’ to perfect, but just misses the mark

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Solid Brix Studios goes some way to agreeing with MandRproductions that this is a fantastic set that does include some flaws that are hard to overlook. “Is this a perfect set? I don’t think so,” he concludes. “But does it come really close? Absolutely. I think they knocked it out of the park with this one.”

Ultimately, the LEGO YouTuber can overlook some of the smaller flaws – such as non-retractable landing gear and the lack of a stand – for an overwhelmingly impressive set, saying he would have bought it himself at full price even if he didn’t receive it to review.

“At the end of the day, what you’re getting here is a giant playset – and who doesn’t want that?”

There’s one minifigure that stands above the rest (just not physically)

When images of the Kuiil minifigure leaked, there were concerns among fans that his head appeared wonky or out of proportion. Solid Brix Studios puts those fears to rest, saying that it looks good to him in person and offering a number of different angles for you to see for yourself.

He also compares Kuiil to Mando, highlighting how both are the right scale in proportion to one another. To go with Kuiil, Solid Brix Studios is also fan of the buildable blurrg, appreciating the newly-printed eyes and the movable head and arms.

Brothers Brick agrees that ‘Kuiil is the true exclusive here, as a character who got quite a lot of screen time in the show, and his new moulded head is fantastic’, and describing both the blurrg and Mythrol as ‘solid entries’.

‘A disappointing shortcut for a set that deserves better’

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Continuing at The Brothers Brick, the set’s design was applauded on the whole, but it’s not without its criticisms.

“The design is not above critique,” they acknowledge. “You may note that the exterior hull doesn’t quite match that of the on-screen ship, which is battered bare metal, giving the vessel a silvery satin finish. [The LEGO Group] has a few colours that come close to that, and this set’s light bluish grey is not one of them.”

They go on to suggest that ‘flat silver’ or ‘pearl dark grey’ would have been great alternatives, even if it mean that the LEGO Group would have had to produce quite a few new elements in those colours. Not doing so is, for them, ‘a disappointing shortcut for a set that deserves better’.

The price is simply beyond many LEGO Star Wars fans

Despite acknowledging that there’s some justified criticism of the set, MandRproductions doesn’t think it’s pricing out LEGO Star Wars fans.

“You have smaller versions of the same thing in this case,” he reasons. “It’s not like the only way to get a Razor Crest is to buy the $600 version. There’s also a $140 version that is really good in its own right.

On the other hand, The Brothers Brick acknowledges that this set is simply going to be out of many LEGO Star Wars fans’ budget.

“$600 is a lot to spend on a LEGO set, and this isn’t even the most expensive Star Wars set you can buy,” they write. “We’re keenly aware that this set won’t be in the budget for many fans, regardless of how cool it is.”

Summary

Overall, all three reviewers share the opinion that 75331 The Razor Crest is a fantastic set that just misses the mark on a few points. While these points could, in their opinions, be ignored on a less expensive set, the fact that there are flaws in a pricey UCS set makes it hard for some of them to recommend spending that kind of money.

75331 The Razor Crest is available to buy for yourself now, with 6,187 pieces for £519.99 / $599.99 / €599.99, including six minifigures, four of which are exclusive.

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