Review LEGO Star Wars UCS (75331)

The LEGO Star WarsThe Ultimate Collector Series has featured many Star Wars Universe ships, and the latest addition to the series is from The Mandalorian. The Razor Crest (75331). This set contains 6,187 pieces and retails for $599.99. This set is among the most expensive UCS LEGO sets ever.


Packaging

Two smaller boxes are located inside the main box and contain artist renderings of scenes in The Mandalorian. This is a far superior set than the white boxes in the UCS set. It also gives the set a bit more depth.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)


Minifigures

The set includes four minifigures, The Mandalorian Grogu The Mythrol, Kuiil and The Mandalorian Grogu. This is the Mandalorian’s version from the first episodes. He has worn the durasteeltan armor. The body and legs are the same as the AT-ST Raider (755254) or the smaller Razor Crest (752922). The only difference is in the arm, where new printing was done for the armor & shoulder pads. His head is serious and frowning. His shiny helmet and separate hairpiece are visible. His accessory is a brick built Amban Sniper rifle.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)

Grogu is identical to the Razor Crest. On the front of Grogu’s body, you can see some of the robe detailing. His main accessory is the hoverpod, a brick-built accessory. It simulates floating pods by using a clear bottom dish.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)

The Mythrol wears a dark brown outfit that doesn’t have much detailing on it besides the belt on the front. His head is light blue and has fin detailing along the sides. I’m glad to see that the back of the head has some detailing as well. He has a pair of handcuffs as an accessory.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)

Kuiil, the Ugnaught, is our final guest. He assisted Din Djarin. He is wearing a brown suit with a scarf around the collar. His olive green arms look too bright in comparison to the one he actually has. His goggles are attached on his wrinkled forehead by his dual-molded skull. His accessory is a wrench.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)


Build

Like other Star Wars UCS sets, there is also a Technic frame for the Razor Crest and surprisingly, part of the ship’s shape can already be seen.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)

For the next few sets of bags, you’ll start building the interior. The floor is covered with many different tiles. It looks great because of how they are laid. Here you can also build a portion of the ship’s front.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)

The walls and more of ship’s frame will rise after the fourth bag. Later, an additional layer of TechnicAdditional support can be provided by beams. More of the ship’s shape also can be seen with the slight curve. There’s also some accessories such as the storage area and a spot for Boba Fett’s gear.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)

Bag 5. contains more upper walls. This section contains more brackets, beams, and supports. To provide additional support for the ship, bricks are also located here.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)

Next comes the construction of the ship’s back using a TechnicFrame that is attached to the main part of the ship using Technic pins.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)

The rear ramp door can then be built. It is connected to the upper part by a panel of tiles and hinges.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)

The cover of the first instruction booklet gives the ship its curvy appearance.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)

Bags 10-14 have the panels for each side. They are connected by exposed clips. These are also the places where landing gears can be found. They attach to both the sides and are covered by a clip.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)

We cover the top Razor Crest with accessories. This includes a miniature-sized carbon freezing chamber and a weapons cabinet.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)

There is a small assembly for the cockpit seating and also a space for Grogu’s hover pram. There’s also some Frog-Lady’s eggs in the jar behind him as well.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)

There are some gaps that need to be filled so additional panels are added to the sides and cockpit. There’s a slight curve to it because of the ball joints used.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)

Bags 18-19 are for the panel at the top of the ship’s rear. It can be shaped with clips and ball joints.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)

Bags 20-21 are for ends of top section of ship. TechnicTo create unique shapes, beams can be used in combination with plates and tiles. I wasn’t expecting much from this set. They simply sit on top and aren’t connected to anything, which surprised me.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)

Bags 22-25 are for both side engines and section connecting them. It is heavy and strong considering the thin panel between.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)

Bags 26-33 are used for the engine covers. The latest wheel hubs are used. Behind them are some chain links that add detail. You can cover your engines with curved bricks. Both engines are identical in their construction.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)

Bags 34 and 35 are used to cover the entire canopy that covers the ship’s front. This look is achieved by using a lot of curved blocks. A few cannons are located to the side of the cockpit window.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)

Bag 35 contains a small structure that attaches at the Razor Crest for the escape pod. It can hold a minifigure.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)

We have parts for both the Blurrg, as well as the miniaturefigure stand. He can stand on two feet and has some short arms. The ball joints in the head, tail and neck allow for movement. Kuiil can stand on the saddle in Kuiil’s back area.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)

This UCS set will be the last to have a sticker attached to the plaque. LEGO will soon be printing plaques.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)


Results

However, LEGO Star Wars UCS (75331)The set is impressive, but some elements are not. The main problem with the set is its $599.99 price, which may be too high to Star Wars fans.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)

There are also a lot of stickers that you have to put on and for it to be a UCS set at this price point, I’m still not sure why LEGO hasn’t opted for printed parts. Although there are four minifigures, another one or two additional ones would’ve been great like Frog-Lady, Peli Motto, or Migs Mayfeld. It may seem that LEGO was trying build a larger scale minifigure ship. It is actually too big. This is most likely because of the ship’s interior detail.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)

Last thing I didn’t like about it is how fragile it is. The top of this ship’s top is just placed on top. These pieces, except for the engine section are very fragile. I didn’t think I was too rough putting the coverings on but the smaller sections literally fell apart on me.

The Razor Crest is an excellent looking piece. The balance between the plates and the studs is excellent. The interior does look pretty decent with the carbon-freezing chamber and the storage area for Boba Fett’s gear. It is large enough for the Blurrg which was quite amazing.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)

The Ultimate Collector Series sets offer a premium line of products. LEGO Star Wars sets. It may not work for everyone. Although the line is meant to be the best, there are compromises. This set is no exception. LEGO caters to adult builders more recently.

LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)
LEGO Star Wars UCS The Razor Crest (75331)


Thank you LEGO for allowing my review of this set. The content I wrote is my opinion, not the company’s. Positive reviews are not guaranteed by sending in review sets.

Review LEGO Star Wars UCS (75331)

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