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Episode · 1 year ago

LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

In the season 6 premiere of Brickology, LegoLee continues his journey through a galaxy far, far away, this time exploring Star Wars's first foray into live-action television in The Mandalorian. Lee articulates his thoughts and frustrations with the wildy inconsistent subtheme. 

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, whenever wherever you are listening. Thank you so much for making me a part of your day. My name is Lee Po. Might know me as Lego lie or Lego Lee. Three, two nine, from facebook, instagram, twitter, Youtube, Patreon, you name it, I'm all over the Internet and this is the brick Ology podcast, the study of small plastic bricks. How are you doing today? I sincerely Hook you're having an absolutely fantastic day and having a better day than my SD card. Normally, the way I record this podcast is through my camera that I used to take photos with and record videos with for Youtube and INSTAGRAM, etc. However, today I'm doing my normal podcast recording. I put my SD card in the camera and I am all ready to go and my SD cards not working and I filled around with it for like probably ten minutes and I guess it's just broken. I have no idea what happened. My SD card is just not working, which sucks because those things are expensive, especially when you get a big one that has like a hundred and twenty eight megabytes like I do. So that is very, very unfortunate, and it's also unfortunate because it means the audio quality is going to dip this week and I needed to record this episode of Brick Ology because it needs to come out tomorrow. Well, for you, if you're listening, it's already out tomorrow, which is Monday August thirty. I'm recording it now, on Sunday. I definitely procrastinated and record this last minute because I did a whole diy project kind of painting a coffee table for myself this weekend. It did not record brick ology ahead of time. If I had planned it out a little bit better, I definitely could have, you know, got a new SD card not had to deal with any of this. But I am on a tight schedule right now. I'm hang out people later tonight. I have no time to go and get an SD card. So we're just going to have to bite the bullet here and record brick ology on my iphone. I actually recorded one other episode of Brick Ology on my iphone when I had actually, I believe I lost my hest card that occasion. That was, like, believe, like episode ten of season one or brick ology, and like April of two thousand and twenty four Lego Atlantis. That's the last time I remember recording brick ology on my iphone and if the quality of the audio just sounds like crap, that's why I sincerely apologize. It's not going to become a new thing for brick Ology, but look, I phones are advanced technology. I have a somewhat newer model. Hopefully it sounds okay, but it doesn't. Just keep all of that in mind. And it's sex because this is a season premiere brick ology. Y'All, we are starting brick ology season six. I am so excited and we have a great topic for everyone this week. And the reason I didn't want to lay this episode at all is because next week I'll be doing a special marvel episode about Shung Chi and the legend of the ten rings to tie in with the release of that movie. So next week's episode needs to happen next week. And I always begin and as see, new season of brick ology with a star wars episode, and I'm not going to stray away from that tradition at all here. So basically all I'm saying is I need to record this episode. Of course it is a star wars topic of brick ology because it is a season premiere. And I'll talk more about that in just a second. Also, one quick announcement qas for brick oology. I'm not going to do one every single season. I think I might make it like a two or three different Qa's every single year. I just don't really feel like I get enough great questions to warrant doing an entire episode of brick ology Qa. I might incorporate question and answers into, you know, something like at the end of episodes. Where topics I'm not really sure yet, but I'm not going to do a consistent Qa episode at the end of every season. So that's why there was no QA episode for the end of season five and I'm not sure when the next one will be, but when that time comes around I will let everybody no. So those are all the announcements out of the way. Of course, I now had to plug myself here for just a few seconds. Go find me online. You can follow me on Instagram, you can like my facebook page, follow me on twitter, subscribe to my Youtube Channel, maybe consider becoming a patreon supporter. Also, follow me on spotify or subscribe to me on Apple podcast. If you're listening on Apple Podcast, please hit me with a rating out of five stars. That would be fantastic and write a review. I'd...

...love to hear your feedback on the show as well and comment message me your thoughts about the show when I can improve when I'm doing well. I looked to hear anybody's feedback on any platform. Additionally, speaking of platforms and podcast I have a couple of other podcasts. I have one called the very many muppet show, which I host with a buddy of mine from college, literally about the muppets. Super Fun podcast, and then I have my podcast called are you not, where I talk about entertainment and pop culture. I love that podcast as well. I recently reviewed Shang Chi, which already mentioned, and actually get to review that movie a little bit early, so definitely go check out that podcast as well. All right, announcements, all the random logistical things out of the way, let's move on and jump into this week's topic, which is Lego Star Wars the MANDALORIAN. Now, if you're a long time listener of brick ecology, you would know that my first ever episode of this podcast was about Lego Star Wars, episode one, the Phantom minutes, and at that point in time I committed essentially to covering all of Lego Star Wars in chronological order and I've been keeping with that fairly consistency. There's been at least two star wars topics per season of brick ology and I am continuing that as well now. I essentially planned for the premiere of this season of Brick Ology to be about star wars, episode seven, the Force Awakens. However, because brick ology got a little bit delayed. If you don't follow the podcast, I recently started a new job and I took a few week break off brick oology and I have made this show bi weekly. So it used to be weekly episodes, now it's going to be once every other week. I don't need to talk more about that, but just know that I took a little bit of a break from brick oology and episodes have been coming out as consistently and because of that break, that means that I've waited longer for season six to begin, and that means that new Lego sets have actually come out in that time period. Now I originally was going to do the force awakens and not the Mandalorian, which is a topic we ultimately decided on this week, because force awakens had way more sets and the new man alurians attend come out and there's only a handful mandalorian sets. As like that's not enough to make an entire episode of brick ology. But since I ended up waiting, all those Mandalorian sets have come out besides one, and I've gotten them, I've built them, I am enjoying them right now. There are some really cool sets and I'm like, wait a second, there's almost ten sets for the MANDALORIAN. I believe it's nine sets total. That's actually a pretty decent sample size. I can work with that. That can definitely be an entire episode of brick ology. And I was like, you know what, the MANDALORIAN USSO chronologically takes place before episode seven, so it fits in with what I was doing. And Yeah, I'm sure, like it was gonna make a lot more mandalorian stuff over the next few years, but as of right now I think this is a pretty good amount of stuff for the MANDALORIAN. I've been working through all star wars and that has included the TV shows and spinoffs. So I did a clone wars episode, I did a rebels episode, I did Rogue One, I did solo a star wars story. I've been doing the random spinoff stuff as well, so I thought why not? Let's do what? Let's have the Mandalorian be the premiere for season six of brick ology. Now, sequel fans, don't worry, I'm getting to the sequels here very soon. Episode Seven will be an episode later down the line this season on brick ology. If you're a fan of resistance, the show, the animated show that's on Disney plus right now, I will not be talking about that show. Yes, there are two to Lego Star Wars sets from that show, but I hate that show. It's terrible. I don't have either of the LEGO sets. I will not be covering that for the time being. At some point I would like to cover every single Lego star wars set ever made, so I might do an episode at some point in the future, but I'm not prioritizing that show. Even though canonically it does kind of take place before the Force Awakens, I'm still not going to discuss it because I frankly don't think anybody really cares. But mandalorian fits in here and I think a lot of people really do care about the Mandalorian and there are some cool stories and sets here. So let's jump in and talk about Lego Star Wars, the Mandalorian and of course, as is tradition here on brick Ology, before I talk about the license Lego sets, let's talk about the license itself. Now, if you have not listened to my other star wars episodes of this show, definitely go check those out for some added context, because I've alluded to the grand history of Star Wars as a media franchise and all of the products based off star wars and the inception...

...of Lego Star Wars. There's a lot of really interesting stuff throughout the history of Star Wars and it's toys and I don't want to waste any time here and just repeat myself from other episodes of us of this podcast. So definitely go check out those episodes if you want to learn a little bit more. But I will give you a brief history of the Mandalorian, the Disney plus TV series itself. Now, the Mandalorian is very unique and it's something that I dreamed of when I was younger and it never happened until fairly recently, and that is a live action star Wars TV show. Seriously, I was begging for one of those for a long time. Obviously I grew up somewhat with the clone war show, especially the original clone war show from like two thousand and three and some of the you know d animated one from two thousand and eight, and it's cool. I don't mind the clone wars, but I definitely don't love the clone wars and I always was like man, I would love to see a star Wars TV show. That would be super cool. It just never really happened. It never came to fruition. They started making more movies and I was like, yeah, it's never going to happen. I thought maybe at some point, like when Disney Purchase Star Wars, they would put a show like on ABC, which definitely would make me nervous because I think ABC makes some pretty average television, like agency shield for Marvel on ABC, with not a particularly great show for the marvel cinematic universe. So I was kind of nervous about the prospects of a star war show going to ABC and I thought Disney, you know the cash cow the Disney is as a company, would end up doing that. That is not what happened and they did eventually, you know, green light a star war of TV show for Disney plus, their brand new streaming service. Well, this point in time, to me plus is almost two years old. It debuted in November of two thousand and nineteen and the MANDALORIAN episode one from Season One debuted with the streaming service in November of that year, and Menda was the first big show they put out on Disney plus at the time. Obviously, since then they have added a lot more original content, all the marvel shows, new episodes of animated shows, lots of other stuff is on Disney plus, but Mendalorian was like their big tippole thing and kind of still is their big Tim Pole property that they launched their streaming service with. And it was a dream come true to get a star Wars TV show that has some absolutely brilliant filmmakers behind the scenes. The show was created by none other than John favre. For those of you who are unaware who John Favreau is, he's an actor. He plays happy Hogan and the marvel movies. He's been in a number of other things, but he's also a fantastic director. He directed the original iron man movie, the movie that kicked off the most successful movie franchise of all time. And the marvel cinematic universe. He had to just directed a movie like chef, which is a great movie. He directed Elf, which is a Christmas classic. He has done a lot of really great movies over the years and he has a great ladiship. But Disney, because he did all the marvel stuff. You also did the jungle book remake in two and sixteen, which was really good, and he also did the jungle book or the Lion King Remake that is into as a nineteen, which was definitely not as good as a jungle book, but he definitely has brought a lot of money to Disney. So it was kind of inevitable for him, who is a self proclaimed Big Star Wars Fan, John favro is, and it's kind of inevitable for him to eventually do something for Lucas Film and Star Wars. Now there are rumors he was going to direct a star wars movie at one point in time, but essentially what ended up happening is he became the creator of the Mandalorian and he's done such an amazing job. I was so happy when they announced him as the Creator and one of the CO creators with him or the head riders for the show as well is Dave felone of fame from the clone wars and rebels and the bad batch and all the animated side of things for Lucasfilm. Now I've got to recognize said day FLOWNA is overrated. I know I'm gonna a lot of hate for that, but I still personally think that day flow me isn't as brilliant as some people make him out to be, but it is very clear he is extremely passionate about star wars, so I'm fine with him being involved to some extent. And they also hired a number of really talented directors and kind of just symbled like a Dream Team for the MANDALORIAN on Disney plus. It was pretty awesome to see. And one of the best parts about this show is that a color show to me doesn't really feel accurate in some ways, because normally TV shows are a lot less than film. They look worse, the cinematography is worse, the budgets are lower, the actors aren't quite as good. TV shows and movies...

...are comparable. However, Disney just went all in with the MANDALORIAN. They've done the same thing for the marvel shows like low key wandavision, etc. They gave them hum mongus budgets. These shows have the same budgets, like a season of a show. Has the same budget that a big star wars movie would get, and they have all the same principles for the movies and creating movies that they do for creating these TV shows, which was a brilliant decision. I have heard that the budget for each episode of the Mandalorian it's upwards of fifteen million dollars, making it the most expensive TV show of all time. I'm not entirely sure how true that is, but it feels like it because this show has incredible production value. It looks like a movie, it feels like a movie. It's just stretched out over an eight episode season run of a TV show and I love that and I definitely think it's necessary because I don't think a star wars show would function with a lower budget, which is something I was always worried about where star wars shows but, like everything in the shows, is up to par with the stuff they put out in theaters as well. So season one of the mandalorian premiered in November of two thousand and nineteen ended in December of two thousand and nineteen. They release each episode once a week, which is really fun. And Look, I love season one of Mandalorian. I thought the first three episodes were brilliant. I thought the last two episodes were great. Episodes four, five and six are pretty generic filler that I definitely don't love. They were made a little bit more important by season two, but it definitely was a bit of a lull in the mid season. The MANDALORIAN deafite had too much of an episodic field, not much of a bigger over arching story, but overall really great star wars content that left me wanting more. Season two is another level. Besides episode two, episode ten, overall of the show of episode two of Season Two Mandaloren, that episode is really, really bad. I do not that episode one bit. But besides the dumb spider episode, every episode season two is great. The story is much better, the world building for Star Wars is way more interesting in season two and, of course, obviously the iconic Cameos, which I will be spoiling throughout today's episode of Brick Ology. So if you're not caught up with the Mandalorian one, what the heck are you doing? But too I will be spoiling some of the appearances from season two, just to warn y'all ahead of time. And I think season two is of the Best Star Wars content that has been put out since the original trilogy. For me it's like rogue one in season two of the Mandalorian are probably the best thing star wars has made in the past thirty years. It's absolutely brilliant and it's Great Television and definitely fixed a lot of the problems from the first season of the Mandalorian. Now, with a big release like the Mandalorian that was heavily, you know, hyped up and marketed, you'd think that Lego would do like a massive release for it when the show came out, but that's not really what happened. Actually, in fact, very little stuff for the Mandalorian was released with the initial release of the show and it's kind of been a slow build up to getting now nine total sets we have for the Mandalorian at this point in time. So, further ado, let's move on and talk about the Lego sets based off the mandalorian themselves. So normally for Lego Star Wars, when a new movie comes out, for example episode seven, they do a really big release of the products based off said film before the movie comes out in theaters. Episode seven came out in December of two thousand and fifteen and they released the sets on forced Friday in September of two thousand and fifteen, a number of months before the official release of the film, and that is very normal for pretty much any big franchise. Do the same thing with marvel. Sets like the eternal set are coming out October first and then, of course that movie comes out in November. Normally they release a fairly large size wave for star wars ahead of the release for their new film or, in this case it would be a TV show. However, that is not at all what happened with the MANDALORIAN. They did release a set, a single set, before the mandaloren premiered, but that was it and for almost entire year, you know, way after season one even ended, that was the only set we had based off the Mandalorian and that set, the first ever Mandalorian set from two thousand and nineteen, released at the same time as the episode nine sets based off the rise of Skywalker, is the set known as the a Tst Raider. It was a fifty...

...dollar set with five hundred and forty pieces. It included the figures here of the Mandalorian in his pre best car armor, so the outfit he wears in the first few episodes of the TV show and oddly enough, in this scene in the show he actually has his full best car armor. So including this version on the MANDALORIAN and this set is not accurate, which is odd, but it was still nice to get a different version of the character and he's a very looking figure regardless. Nice Kate piece, nice looking helmet as well. Overall, still a good looking Lego minifigure. We also got card Dune in this set and we want to talk about Gina Corano and some of the horribly offensive things the actress herself has said. Overall, the lego figure honestly doesn't look great to me. I think the hairpiece is boring and think the face print is not super accurate. I'm not a big fan of the car Dune lego figure. I don't think they did a great job with that character and Lego form. Also included with this set here are the clatauny and raiders. These are the only exclusive figures or figures that remained exclusive in this set. There're those guys who had kind of pig faces who raid the village, and episode four on the Mandalorian from season one. They're both exclusive to the set has some nice armor pieces. They overall look pretty good and I always do love getting weird aliens in my Lego Star Wars set. As for the build of the set, here it is the ATST radar and kind of how Captain Rex got a modified atte from star wars rebels, this kind of feels like the same sort of Gimmick for an atst. So they took the normal, you know, kind of boring gray at St and clearly these raiders have made it their own and they have turned it into kind of a pirate version of the atst where they have recolored and so the head is now kind of a darker gray with some white warpaint. It looks pretty cool. Actually looks very threatening in the show because the eyes kind of light up red in the show, and that too pretty cool. And then come the big difference. Here are the legs of the ATST. The legs are very different. One leg is kind of a rusty brown with some more paint as well. The other one has the same kind of paint but it's actually kind of a red color in the peers that some wires are exposed on this leg very strange, but it does make it stand out a lot and I do like that quite a bit. And overall I think it's a pretty solid build for an ats T. has all the features you would want from an ATS t set. The hatch on the top opens up, there are spring litter launchers moving cannons. The head, of course, can move with a nice gear function. Unfortunately, there's only one seat on the inside. I've complained countless number of times that like a needs to add two seats to their atst's interiors because it's how many seats are on the interior of an ATS t. But overall a pretty solid set and I was actually the first person on Youtube to review this set. I found it a few weeks early at a small toy store called learning express and Durham, North Carolina. Very random, but I was super excited to find it and review it at that point in time. And that is the only mandalorian set that we got from Lego in two thousand and nineteen. Now Lucas film was very secretive about the Nandalorian so maybe that's why Lego didn't produce much, but we didn't really get anything else until later that next year. The only mandalorian thing we got in the winter wave, even though at this point all of the show had premier least for season one. The only new man to learning set we got at this point in time was the Mandalorian battle pack, which, technically speaking, this and the first order, or final order, if you will, sith trooper battle pack. Those are the last two like normal lego battle packs ever made because in two thousand and twenty one they discontinued the normal style of battle pack, which is definitely disappointing. So this set will for ever go down in history as kind of the last battle pack of all time, unless they bring them back at some point. So that is very interesting. And this battle pack here cost fifteen dollars, had one hundred in two pieces, a very normal price to part ratio for a battle pack in two thousand and twenty and the figures here were for different Mandalorians, very very cool figures. You got to Male, two female. All had different colors, different colors for their helmets, different colors for their capes, different designs for their armor, and they all looked pretty cool. However, besides one one character here that is kind of white, green and blue. That character you can see in the show. The re rest of them don't really specifically match up with any of the mandalorians you see in...

...the show and it's kind of unclear if Lego based them off anything specific from the show or not, or maybe just kind of made them up. I'm not entirely sure, but it definitely feels like Lego could have looked at the mandalorians in the show and made more accurate figures rather than getting, in my opinions, some rather average looking figures that don't really fit in with anything else. As for the builds of this set, very similar to the builds from the two thousand and eleven mandalorian battle pack that I talked about with the clone wars when I did episode about that well over a year ago. It has that exact same style of speeder slight updates for this one, especially the colors. It's now kind of in a dark tan and a light gray. Looks pretty good, but as a very, very small build you also get kind of a piece of rubble where you can put a stud shooter kind of as a turret definitely a throwaway side build. Nothing impressive about that build there and overall not a bad set. Some interesting guy, I'd see is some cool figures, but I think Lego could have made this set even better than it was. And this set, oddly enough, was kind of like a phenomenon when it first came out. It was hard to find there for quite some time. People were scalping this set. It was going way up on Ebay for like a couple months at the beginning of two thousand and twenty. This was actually quite a hot commodity, which is kind of odd thinking about it now, but this set was pretty hard to find at the beginning of two thousand and twenty. And speaking of Mandalorian sets from two thousand and twenty, easily the best mandalorian set from two thousand and twenty was the razor crest, the most iconic vehicle from the Mandalorian and I love this. It is actually called the razorcrest because I'm going to mention a vehicle later on this episode where Lego does not use its official name of vehicle, like the bad batch shuttle. That's not its official name in the Star Wars Universe. Lego just kind of gives it a more generic sounding name. They easily could have called this, like the Mandalorians, you know, starship, but they actually called it the razor crest on the official box, which is really nice to see. This was a one hundred and thirty dollar set with one thousand and twenty three pieces. It include the figures here of the Mandalorian, the exact same one we got in the atst radar, still not in best car armor, which again was not accurate, and for this set that's a little bit harder to ignore because it is a very expensive set. We also got our first Ever Appearance Of the Child Aka Baby Yoda, who we later know his name is Grogo in the show great figure of Baby Yoda here he uses the Lego baby piece with a custom headman adorable looking lego figure, and this was his first appearance in Lego figure form. We also got grief cargo in this set, and this version of Greek cargo remains exclusive to this set to this day. It's a season one appearance. It looks pretty good, but I will say I think some of the details are a little bit plain on this figure. Awesome included with this set was ig eleven, voice by Tayka what Ted in the show. Great looking figure. He has a really nice printed cylinder piece for his head that I quite like. Also here we get a scout trooper and I love the new mold Lego has made for the Scout Trooper Helmet. I think it looks really good. If you ask me. I really do wish this set included a quill, voiced by Nick Nolty in the show, with one of the blurb turned to ride on. That will just make this set oh so much better. Unfortunately, that is not included here, but what is included is the build of the razorquest itself. And Look, in my opinion, the razor curest is by far the coolest ship that Disney has designed for Star Wars. When I get to the sequel trilogy here on Brick Ology, I am definitely going to rant because I think a lot of the vehicles in the sequels are just boring in lazy. The razorquest is a fun, unique, super, super super cool vehicle that is iconic to the show and I think Lego did a pretty good job of capturing get with this set. The lego build, of course, is mostly light gray, dark greg with some accents of dark ten. The cockpit is have a cylinder piece with kind of the Dome Top and has some Nice printing on it as well, and you can open up the pockpit with a decent sized interior, a couple of different seats, lots of spaces store Mani figures accessory, some nice controls as well, and of course you can't put mando with growgo inside there. And behind that as also some additional storage for his weapons, which is always great. The upper section has some engines that look really good. The Wingspan is impressive, has a nice weight to it. It's very sturdy. There are some nicely integrated spring the loaded launchers up there. To all this stuff...

...is fine and Dandy. Is additionally a weird coffin looking escape pod on the top. That does not happen in the show. Not really sure why Lego included that here. A bit of an odd choice if you ask me, but it does add playability value, so definitely not the worst thing in the world. As for the bottom section, here there's good landing gear. I wish they could but tract, but they still look pretty good if you ask me. The doors on the side open up the ramp at the back opens up and fun fact, this speeder bike that we're going to talk about from a set in the future, Mentalorian, actually can fit in the back, which is pretty cool. The flaps on the side also all fold down to reveal the interior. Towards the front. One side has stoat from more shots for the spring loaded launcher and the other side has actually kind of a sleeping quarters for the Mandalorian and the Child, which is very fun. There's also just lots of space to fit mini figures on the inside, including some many figures frozen and carbon I now these are not specially molded pieces like the Han Solo and carbonite piece we got from the empire strikes back. However, they do have a nice sticker on, kind of just a pillar piece, and I think overall they look pretty good for what they are and add a nice accurate detail to the show. So overall this thing was chalk full of great playability, functions, great designs. It looks good from the outside. It's pretty accurate to the show. I think this is a really great set. It was a very popular set. I remember I pre ordered this set off LEGOCOM and I believe like February and it didn't come until like September first, but it was definitely worth the way. This set was great and no surprise here. Y'All voted this set as the best Lego Star Wars the MANDALORIAN set on my instagram, literally the least surprising result of all time. I think most people can agree this is the best mandalorian set, but it's not the last set from two thousand and twenty. We have one more mandalorian set from this year and that is the child. We have a buildable figure of the child, which was an eighty dollar set with one thousand and seventy three pieces, great part to part ratio, and this set also here includes a one figure, of course, of the child, the same figure we got in the razorcrest said this was a fifty cheaper set, so a cheaper alternative to getting the very desirable child figure. And the build of this set is essentially an ultimate clicker series version of the childhood. It has the plaque and everything. It looks a lot better than the creepy Yoda we got from two thousand and nineteen. It's an adorable build. The body is pretty boring, dark tan whatever, but it's accurate. It makes sense. He has funny stubby little arms and hands that I really do like, and one hand is holding the ball from the joystick in the resorcrast, which is a really cool detail, and it's actually using these sandy cheeks dome piece in silver, which I really love. Also, the head build here is phenomenal. It has amazing articulation. The eyes look super cute, the mouth can open and close and the ears can go up and down, which give this thing a lot of fun expressiveness. This is, overall, a big win and one of the better buildable characters that I think Lego has ever made. Now that is it for two thousand and twenty. Only three sets. Definitely a weird selection. Two Thousand and twenty one, though, we get a much, much, much more normal selection of stuff from the Mandaloran, especially in the summer. But there is one set from the winter we need to talk about and that is trouble on tattoweine. This is the first set based off season two and actually came out pretty soon after season two premiered. It's based off the first episode of season two that takes place on Tattowein. This set here was thirty to two hundred and seventy six pieces. It include the figures here of the Mandalorian, now in his best car armor. Only we get the best car version of the MANDALORIAN has some fantastic new armor printing all across his body, including some great arm printing, which was great to see. However, he's a very silver figure and they've repeat this figure number of sets and he just looks really silver to me. And best car a Mando is not silver. He is gun metal gray and the original mandalorian figure they made without the best grow armor, use gun metal gray for his helmet. In the show his helmet was always made a best car it never changes. But lego decide to make the helmet for some reason all of a sudden be silver instead of gun metal and my opinion that makes no sense and I have no idea why the color is so an accuray. Actually going to hear about number of other inaccurate colors with figures from the Mandalorian this year. Very good looking figures with prints. It's just inaccurate colors. The definitely get on my nerves, but it was nice to get this figure in this set. It's still the cheapest way to actually get a version of the MANDALORIAN himself. You also get the Child,...

Aka grow goot in this set, the exact same figure that we saw before, but now in another set that's fifty dollars cheaper, as he over make one hundred thirty two and eighty to now thirty. So He's much easier to get in this set. And you also get a Tuscan radar in this set, which is very cool. No Cob vent or his speeders included here. Hopefully Lego decides to make a version of Cob van speeder because I want a codvent figure and I would really, really love to see his speeder as a Lego bill and I like that speeder quite a bit. So hopefully we see that person at some point in time. But the figures here, none of them are exclusive. They were exclusive when it came out, but now best carmando comes in a couple other sets. So none of the figures here are exclusive. So over all there really isn't any great reason to get this set besides the builds. But my opinion the builds are kind of an eclectic mix of weird build so the first one is the swoop bike that Mando uses a couple of times in the show. Pretty decent build. It's a definitely a unique looking speeder bike. It's fun, it's Nice. There's good store triper grew on the side with that's a little SATCHEL. Overall, I think it looks fine, but it's not my favorite build in the world. A definitely is a little bit too big. Also, we get a test CONAID BALLISTA. Never thought I'd be talking about a Ballista and a Lego Star Wars set, but here we are. This bill is definitely reminiscing u stuff we saw from like Lord of the ring sets or the hobbit set. It works out pretty well, though. It also does have a spring loaded launcher, but the launcher is in a silver colorless the missiles in a silver color. We can kind of feel like an Arrow, which is fun for playability and overall I think it's actually a fairly accurate design. It looks pretty good for this Ballista. And finally, the biggest build here and easily the worst, is the Tuscan Raider Hut. This is a terrible build. It doesn't even remotely collect the thing from the show. It's not even close. Just open from the back. You can kind of hinge it open. I don't really know how to describe it. It's just ugly and Weird and feels incomplete and a big Miss Opportunity with this build. In my opinion. The only thing on the interior, essentially, is just a fire pit and that's it overall. Definitely a bad Tuscan writer hut. I honestly think this set would have been stronger if they just eliminated the hut and had the BALLISTA and the speeder. It made it ten dollars cheaper, but oh well, whatever. Like I, wants to make their money and somehow this was the best set of the Winter Two thousand and twenty one wave, which in my opinion, is probably the worst wave of Lego star wars ever. And the reason that it is the best set because, ever their set is so lame, this is the only one that kind of stands out. But, especially now that there's no exclusive figures in this set, this set doesn't feel all that exciting either. So definitely not a great set in my opinion. But now we can move on to summer two twenty one sets that just recently came out that I've had a ton of fun with. The first one here is the forty four hundred and seventy eight piece set of the Imperial Armor Marauder this and includes the figures here of grief cargo and his new season to look, which is a much more detailed version of the character. I love this up to degree of cargo. We also got to storm troopers and this set, I'll enough, this is the only Mangaloreian set to include just is normal generic stormtroopers. They look very good as well, but of course not exclusive to this set. But we also get an artillery storm trooper in this set, otherwise known as a mortar trooper, which is an awesome new variant of a storm trooper with some yellow acts and details. Now, in my opinion, the yellow that Lego used is a little bit too bright. I think they probably should have used what some bionical fans would call key tongue orange, or kind of school bus orange, is maybely a more accurate description of this yellow color. I definitely think they should have used a different yellow, as a darker shade of yellow, because it looks a little bit too bright in my opinion. But other than that, the printing is fantastic and I love that they made this figure and he does include the build of the mortar, which is nice as well. However, this figure is not in the scene in the show. It should not have come in this set, which is definitely odd if you ask me, but I'm not complaining about getting such a dope mini figure in this set. As for the build of this set, here you get the armor trekler Marauder, which is not the most attractive vehicle in Universe, but I think Lego did a really solid job with this build. They gave this thing so much playability it is insane, in my opinion. From the outside it looks pretty good. I might have gone with majority light gray over dark gray. That's kind of subjective if you ask can me. Lego made it mostly dark gray. I still think it looks pretty solid over all. The shaping is good. From the outside, the proportions are all pretty well done.

The front, you can fold down the front and look at the roof and there is some controls for someone to drive it. You can also the doors right behind it. You can fold those doors down as where and there are more controls and more places to put mini figures. The roof comes off, you can put some figures inside there as well, and in the back also folds down and can put a figure in the back Turret, and the Turret can move around and has some spring or some stud shooters up top there, which is nice to see. So there is tons of places to put mini figures inside this vehicle, which is super cool. There's also some additional storage on the outside. You can look up these panels on the outside and take out these crates that have imperial logos printed on them. That is very cool as well. Additionally, there are some rotinton guns on the outside. I mean seriously, this is a forty dollar set. Lego one above and beyond for the price of this set and gave this thing a ton of Dope playability functions. I think this set was definitely a big win for Lego and, oddly enough, besides this and the Mandalorian battle pack, those are the only two sets from all the Mandalorian sets, also not counting the grocer set, to not include the Mentalorian himself, even though he was technically in this scene. So that is a very interesting fact and I would have loved to have also seen the mythraw included with this set, but oh well, we can't win everything. With the mini figure LINEUPS and the sets next up we have BOBA FETTS starship. No, it's slave one. I'm calling it slave one. I'm sorry, I don't think that's an offensive name. The word slave is just a word that's existed for a very long time. This knows. The ship is a known as slave one for like over forty years. It is slave one. I'm calling it slave one. That's what it is to me. You cannot change it to fire spray or ever the Heck Disney wants it to be. It will forever be slave one. Lego calls it Bubba Fett starship. I'm going to call it slave one. I'm sorry, that's just what it is to me. This new version of slave one is fifty with five hundred ninety three pieces great priced apart ratio, and it includes just too many figures. Best Car Mando the exact same. He does include a nice spear here, the best car spear that he does acquired an episode five, season two, so that is a nice inclusion, although it's a very generic lego spear piece, something really right hum about. But additionally you also get a new version of BUBBA FETT himself, and he looks awesome. I think this is a great looking figure, great torso arm and leg printing. Now I will say the torso armor and the helmet armor don't quite match, which is a little bit disappointing. But besides that, I think everything about this particular boba figure is really, really well done, and he has a great face print underneath his helmet as well. Mayfel would have been nice figure to get in this set. I definitely wish Lego had included Mayfelt here. Besides his exclusion, I think the figures are good, but only getting two figures in a fifty dollar set is a little bit lame if you ask me. As for the builds of this set, here you get slave one again. That's what I'm calling it, and I've mentioned this on brick o'loge you before, but Leo was doing this thing in two thousand and twenty one where they downsize their vehicles. They take a vehicle that's normally a bigger set, for example slave one. The last version we got was one hundred and twenty bucks and now they make it a fifty dollar set. And actually the reason this might be happening is because of these small version of slave one that came with the cloud city set from two thousand and eighteen that people actually really enjoyed in that set. And essentially they made a smaller version of slave one here. In that terrible way that we got on the winter that have already mentioned. Today's episode we got a smaller tie fighter, a smaller xwing and a smaller imperial shuttle, and slave one is the latest vehicle to get this downsizing treatment. However, I didn't really like those other ones, but I actually think this new version of slave one is really well done. It has all the great detail you would want and all the great shaping design techniques. Everything pretty much is really well done. Yeah, it's small and it does basically mean that, because it's so small, the inside of the cockpit does not move around like it should, which it definitely a missing playability function. That is sad. But besides that has everything you could want from a slave one one in terms of playability. You can store again some carbonite. People not really sure why, but you do get a mooring garden carbonite. That's very similar to the version that we got in the razor crest. You can put more those in the back there. The underside of slave one here also has a handle for swishing, which I really do enjoy. There are some stud shooters as well and overall I think pretty much everything about it looks good. Besides, the main cockpit piece is a transparent black and I think slave ones cockpit is more clear, if you ask me, and the shaping at the end of the cockpit isn't perfect. It definitely has some beer kind of jagged looking edges, but besides that I think it's a really good representation of...

...slave one. And there actually is a side build here. A lot of times leg it includes these. They include these small side builds, a little like buggy carts that go around at the rebel base. Normally I wouldn't think slave one would include one of those, but this one has a ladder and that ladder actually kind of converts into a stand to prop up this vehicle. You can actually displayed this vehicle on a stand, which I really do like, and I wish more Lego Star Wars sets that weren't ucs sets had something like this. I think it's a really good inclusion with this set. Now the stand is very flimsy and my and definitely intended to fall off as a little bit, which is unfortunate, but overall, I still think it's pretty well done and this is definitely the best downsized vehicle that Lego made, and two thousand and twenty one on it. And if they make more downsized vehicles in the future, if they are up to snuff with this version of slave one, I'm okay with them, because I think this was actually a solid representation of that vehicle from the show. But moving on to not a downsides vehicle, we have the one hundred and sixty imperial light cruiser set. This set has one three hundred and thirty six pieces and is by far the biggest set from the mandalorian yet. It includes the figures here of Mandin Best Scott with the spear exact same one from the last set. We also get Grogu here, exact same figure. We get car a dune. kind of surprised she wasn't canceled or move from this set. It probably happened a little bit too late, but she is the exact same version from the ATST Raider. But we do get three exclusive characters in this set. The first one is the great villain of the Mandalorian Jine Colo esposito's character, moth Gideon, who looks really good as a figure. Awesome face print, awesome torso print, Great Cape piece. And then he has his dark saber. And the dark saber is literally just a black lightsaber billaid on a normal Lego lightsaber hilt. That's boring, that's generic. I think Lego just needs to suck it up and make a new piece for the Dark Saber. That Dark Saber, my opinion, is pretty lame if you ask me. Also included here is Finnick Shand, who does have a new piece and awesome new piece for her Hulmet, and I love that. I do wish they had included in a national hairpiece for her. That would have been really cool to see. But we do get a great face print for her, awesome helmet, great arm printing, great torso printing, good leg printing overall a very good finnis shame figure that I don't think like a need to make this detail, but they did, which is really cool. And finally we get a dark trooper here, really cool looking dark trooper figure, great new head mold which it is into like a helmet that goes over a normal like a minifigure head. was some weird printing. Looks really cool. Also uses the same torso piece we saw from wrecker, from the bad batch shuttle, with a nice printing on it. That is all really good. Great Prince in the torso and legs. Wish we got two of these figures in this set. It feels weird to only get one dark trooper, but I think the one we did get is very, very good. Also, of course, there are some missing characters here. Bo Katan would have made a lot of sense. She does come in the clone wars set. Would it would have been cold. Maybe get a Mandalorian version of her and obviously, most notably, spoiler alert, Luke skywalker is not included in this set. I'm guessing this set was probably in production before the officially revealed Luke to be in the Mandalorian so I'm not surprised Luke is not in this set, but I would love to get a version of Luke skywalker from the Mangalorean at some point in time. As for the build of this set, of course it is the imperial light cruiser, which is a pretty good build, but the proportions are a one hundred percent accurate. The middle section all looks really good to me. The bridge looks very good. The front is a little bit too short and Stubby if you ask me, and then the back is a little bit too skinny. I don't think the proportions are when a hundred percent accurate. The back engines look pretty good and overall it's fine, but I definitely think it could have been a little bit better. However, the bridge looks good. Even though it's accomplish with stickers mostly, it still looks good in my opinion, and the bridge also doubles as a handle for swishing this vehicle around. That was a very clever thing for like to do and I think that worked out really well. So I do like that feature of this vehicle and overall it looks pretty good from the exterior. There's some nice turrets atop with springlet of launchers that can spin around, and I think it looks pretty good from the exterior. The interior, there is one solid room that has some controls and a table and some storage crates with a gun and some binoculars and thermble debtonator. Is All. That is fine and Dandy. That's it. There's one single room of interior on this vehicle and I think that could have added a whole lot more additionally, at the front there is an ability to launch out thie fighters. Unfortunately, the button to launch out the tie fighters can only be activated if...

...the Interior section is opened up, which seems like a weird miscalculation. But those small tie fighter pieces can be stored on the side as well, which is pretty cool, and they have a nice printed piece for their very, very tiny little cockpit representation, so I do like that. So overall I don't love this set. It feels a little bit incomplete to me and I think Lego could have done even better than they did. But it's still a pretty cool looking set in a decent center piece for a Mandalorian Imperial Army sort of collection. And there's one more set from the Mandalorian I have to talk about, the only set I don't have because it officially has not been released. There's releasing September one, so like tomorrow in the United States of America, are in two days after the episode is coming out, and that is the armorers Mandalorian forge, based off season one, and I hope that leg a goes back and makes more season one stuff of the Mandalorian. That would be very cool. This is a thirty dollar two hundred and fifty eight piece set and includes the figures here of Mandalorian and best guard, same figure whatever. I need to talk about anymore, because a brand new exclusive character here, the mandalorian armor who has an awesome new helmet mold, the exact same one we saw for Gar Saxon in the maindalayer on, starfighter from the clone war sets, and gold great printing. Love the look of this figure, although I do wish that maybe they had added like a cloth piece for her kind of fur coat. It's printed on, which feels a little bit cheap to me, but besides that, very cool. Additionally, you also get pause visla and this set, who is a mandalorian voice by Jon favreau in the show. He has another use of that exact same armor piece we saw with Wrecker and the dark trooper here. Very good looking armor piece, really interesting headpiece as well. Not The best. I kind of feel like they should maybe should have made a new mold and not use the normal mandalorian mold to print the headpiece on. That's neither here or they're goodlooking figure otherwise and a very cool character to get in this set. As for the build of this set, it's a place set of the forge and unlike the last place that we talked about on the tattooine and counter set, this one actually looks pretty good. The main build is like the fire with some cool blue flame pieces that has a nice little kind of hand dangling over it. I think that worked out pretty well. There's some nice lights around it with stickers, all looking pretty good. All the features look pretty good. The Wall can kind of open up on the side. Can the side wall build. Here there's some storage for running different tools, including some representations of best car using the kind of you know inget pieces. You also get kind of a workspace, some storage for tools and as doorway with the Mandalorian logo with the myth Zoor, which is very cool to see. And it also does feature an unprinted version of a mando helmet and a jet pack for Amanda, which is the first time we've seen a jet pack for Mando in one of these sets, and I will get this set as soon as I can. I actually held this set in my hands at target and then they street did in me, which happened last week, which was really, really sad, but I will go back once the street day is officially lifted and get this. I think this is a much better thirty dollar place set and that tataween set and I hope they kind of go back and we wasn't more scenes from season one to get some of the missing characters we didn't get last time. And that is it for Lego mandalorian stuff. I'm sure they have some grand plans for the Mandalorian in the future. There are a lot of other things I would love to see from the show and Lego form and I think what we've gotten from the most part. While there have been some random issues here and there, I think overall it's pretty solid. Some really fun cool sets, great mini figures, cool vehicles and I love this show, so it's great to get a lot of the cool stuff from the show in Lego form. And thank you all so much for listening today's episode of Brick Ology. I really hope you enjoyed the episode. I hope the audio quality is decent enough. I will see you for my chunk Chi episode, which should be coming out soon next week, and hopefully you guys will enjoy the rest of brick ology season six. Check me ont on Instagram to see my announcement for season six so you can see all the topics I will be discussing here on this season of brick ology. Go follow me online, find me online of all those places I wented the beginning of the episode. Thank you so much for listening. Have a fantastic as your day God blessed. Peace Out, but by.

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