Looks like Cara Dune is back on the menu for LEGO Star Wars

Reports of Disney clamping down on Cara Dune merchandise appear to have been relatively unfounded, as the character is set to reappear in this summer’s LEGO Star Wars line-up.

Lucasfilm severed ties with actress Gina Carano – who portrayed Cara Dune in the first two seasons of The Mandalorian – back in February, following the actress’s ‘abhorrent and unacceptable’ transphobic, antisemitic and anti-non-binary social media posts.

“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” a Lucasfilm spokesperson said at the time. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”

In the days that followed, a spokesperson for BigBadToyStore claimed that the retailer had been forced to cancel pre-orders for a Black Series Cara Dune action figure, suggesting any merchandise related to the character was seemingly off the table.

LEGO Star Wars 75315 minifigure line up Cara Dune

The LEGO Group declined to comment on the situation back in February, but we now know – thanks to the Japanese consumer catalogue – that the company has seemingly been given no such directive from Disney, as Cara Dune is among the six-strong minifigure line-up for set number 75315, which is based on Moff Gideon’s light cruiser.

It’s difficult to be sure from the low-resolution images in the catalogue, but the minifigure mostly looks to be the same one originally included in 2019’s 75254 AT-ST Raider. The current average price for a new copy of the same minifigure on BrickLink is roughly £20, but the launch of 75315 will likely see that cost climb back down slightly.

Also included in the Mandalorian set are Din Djarin, Grogu, Moff Gideon, Fennec Shand and a Darktrooper, which should make it a very tempting one for minifigure collectors. Expect to see it on shelves in August alongside the already-revealed 75314 The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle and 75296 Darth Vader Meditation Chamber.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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