LEGO Star Wars 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack review

LEGO Star Wars 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack keeps things simple and is all the better for it. And what’s a higher price when the minifigures are this good?

75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack is one of the strongest battle packs from LEGO Star Wars in a very long time, offering up some brand new, unnamed and highly collectable/army-buildable characters and a simple but effective side-build – sometimes doing the basics right is all that this theme needs to do to be at its best.

— LEGO Star Wars 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack set details —

Theme: LEGO Star Wars Set name: 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack Release: June 1, 2024

Price: £19.99 / $19.99 / €21.99 Pieces: 109 Minifigures: 4

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— Where to buy LEGO Star Wars 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack —

LEGO Star Wars 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack releases on June 1 in LEGO Stores and at LEGO.com and you can expect to also find it at various third-party retailers including Disney Store.

— LEGO Star Wars 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack build —

LEGO Star Wars 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack is based around Season 3 of Disney+ show The Mandalorian depicting – as the name suggests – the moment when Mandalorians venturing deep underground on their home planet are attacked by some of Moff Gideon’s Imperial Commandos.

It’s a premise that is perfect for capturing in LEGO battle pack format and the LEGO Star Wars team have been incredibly smart in doing so in the simplest way possible. There are no named characters included in 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack, just two Mandalorians – one Warrior and one Nite Owl – and two identical Imperial Commandos. The purpose to battle packs is army building and having four characters that you can very much buy duplicates of elevates the value of any battle pack, and it’s the same for 75373.

The designs for each of the characters are exceptional and capture enough of the details seen on screen whilst nicely converting what’s new (those Commandos) into LEGO form without warping the dimensions too much. Where the current Stormtrooper minifigure helmet design is much maligned and detracts from any set it is in, these Mandalorians and Commandos both look so much better with much fairer-proportioned helmets.

Alongside the four minifigures is a side build of a doorway and a bit of open ground, representative of the caverns of underground Mandalore in which the battle being re-enacted here takes place. It’s a simple and fairly interpretative construction if analysed too deeply, but from a play and display perspective it works much better than a wonky little vehicle that doesn’t belong in the scene could ever do. The scenery takes up more real estate than the box art lets on, and it’s really perfect for setting up the included minifigures as they duck and dive in all the crossfire.

Additionally with this side-build, one eye has been placed on combining multiple copies – or perhaps attaching it to the larger 75386 Paz Vizsla and Moff Gideon Battle – thanks to the bar and clip pieces built into each end of the scenery. The trans-clear attachment piece (which is not a cheap piece to purchase on Pick A Brick) that allows one of the Imperial Commandos to fly around is also an excellent inclusion and helps add further value to the set.

For the three of you who care about flick-fire launchers, the set also includes one of those as a mini side-build of its own, detached from the main build and not one of the weapons that any of the minifigures carry (they are armed with regular blasters). As we say, every box has been ticked with 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack.

— LEGO Star Wars 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack characters —

LEGO Star Wars 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack’s main appeal is in the four minifigures included, all of whom are nameless soldiers, two of each representing respective sides in the battle that the set is depicting.

Male and female Mandalorians are represented thanks to a Mandalorian Warrior and Mandalorian Nite Owl, offering up minifigure designs that are similar at a glance, but include details across the legs, torso and helmet that differ between them. It’s a consideration from the LEGO Star Wars team that is much appreciated for how many of us may head into this set with a few blue Mandalorians already in our collection. To get two different designs that are both generic enough to still contribute to building a larger army helps boost the appeal of both when otherwise they may have been quite dull.

The Imperial Commandos are identical but so brilliantly realised in minifigure form that they are going to be very popular to build armies out of. There’s little to fault in the designs of any of this quartet.

— LEGO Star Wars 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack price —

LEGO Star Wars 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack comes in at £19.99 / $19.99 / €21.99 as the latest marker of the rising price of LEGO Star Wars battle packs in the modern era. It’s £1 more than 75359 332nd Ahsoka’s Clone Trooper Battle Pack and £2 more than 75345 501st Clone Troopers Battle Pack.

In reality, it’s poorer value to pick up this battle pack. The minifigures are far more interesting and genuinely novel compared to both of those battle packs, which means we’ll all probably be picking this up day one of release and be super happy, but we are continuing to get no more for ever-increasing prices. It’s perhaps unavoidable for the wider economic climate, but gone are the days that battle packs used to be the entry-point pocket-money purchases. These are mid-range sets now.

— LEGO Star Wars 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack pictures —

— LEGO Star Wars 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack pros and cons —

In all, 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack is a perfectly-considered LEGO Star Wars battle pack, offering great minifigures and a clever and relevant side-build, both of which encourage and embrace the nature of buying multiple copies of the set. There’s little to fault this set for.

LEGO Star Wars 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack prosLEGO Star Wars 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack cons
Great minifiguresShame about the ever-increasing price
No named charactersIf other recent Mandalorian minifigures are anything to go by then the silver paint on the helmets will be easily scratched
Side-build is nicely thought out to build up with multiple copies of the set

This set was provided for review by the LEGO Group.

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— Alternatives to LEGO Star 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack —

This is the most expensive but clearly best battle pack in the market so, alternatives to one side, consider how LEGO Star Wars 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack pairs perfectly with 75386 Paz Vizsla and Moff Gideon Battle to enlarge that scene just as it needs to be.

— LEGO Star 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack FAQs —

How long does it take to build LEGO Star Wars 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack?

LEGO Star Wars 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack takes 10 minutes or so to piece together.

How many pieces are in LEGO Star Wars 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack?

LEGO Star Wars 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack includes 109 pieces, including four minifigures for a Mandorian Warrior, Mandalorian Nite Owl and two Imperial Commandos.

How big is LEGO Star Wars 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack?

The small bit of scenery built in LEGO Star Wars 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack measures 7cm tall and 18cm wide, sitting 8cm deep too.

How much does LEGO Star Wars 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack cost?

LEGO Star Wars 75373 Ambush on Mandalore Battle Pack retails for £19.99 in the UK, $19.99 in the US and from €21.99 in Europe.

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Rob Paton
As one half of Tiro Media Ltd, I mix a passion for print and digital media production with a deep love of LEGO and can often be found on these pages eulogising about LEGO Batman, digging deeper into the LEGO Group’s inner workings, or just complaining about the price of the latest LEGO Star Wars set. Make a great impression when you meet me in person by praising EXO-FORCE as the greatest LEGO theme of all time. Follow me on Twitter @RobPaton or drop me an email at [email protected].

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Rob Paton

As one half of Tiro Media Ltd, I mix a passion for print and digital media production with a deep love of LEGO and can often be found on these pages eulogising about LEGO Batman, digging deeper into the LEGO Group’s inner workings, or just complaining about the price of the latest LEGO Star Wars set. Make a great impression when you meet me in person by praising EXO-FORCE as the greatest LEGO theme of all time. Follow me on Twitter @RobPaton or drop me an email at [email protected].

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