As confirmed by Brick Fanatics earlier this year, the first set based specifically on The Book of Boba Fett includes the first-ever face print for Din Djarin, who until now has had to make do with a blank back head – despite the Disney+ series unmasking the bounty hunter all the way back in 2019, at the tail end of the show’s first season.
That means this Mando minifigure represents a real milestone for the LEGO Star Wars theme, and provides another incentive – if you needed one – to grab 75325 The Mandalorian’s N-1 Starfighter when it launches June 1. But Din Djarin’s face print also represents a first for the LEGO Group as a whole, too, because he uses a brand new skin tone.
The new colour sits somewhere between light and regular nougat, as demonstrated by the images below. Light nougat is used for the Hoth Rebel trooper, regular nougat is used for the Clone Commander, and Din Djarin doesn’t match either of them – nor any other minifigure to date.
At the moment, there are four different realistic skin tones in regular use across licensed sets: light nougat, nougat, medium nougat and reddish brown. A fifth, medium brown, has just joined the fray in 76399 Hogwarts Magical Trunk, bridging the gap between medium nougat and reddish brown. But thanks to Din Djarin, it’s not the only new skin tone for 2022.
The LEGO Group’s narrow range of skin tones has opened it up to criticism in the past – most recently around its Shang-Chi minifigures – so it’s promising to see it now expanding its selection, allowing for greater diversity across its product range. And beyond that, it’s also just great to see Din Djarin finally getting a unique head print – and one that suits his character to a tee.