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The Star Wars movies are full of iconic spaceships. Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon. The Empire’s massive Star Destroyers. The rival X-wing and TIE fighters. But Boba Fett’s badass Slave 1 has always been one of my favorites, and it was easily the Star Wars toy vehicle I played with the most as a kid. (Granted, I never could afford the Falcon, but still.) And given that Boba Fett is such a fan favorite, even in spite of relatively little screen time, I’m guessing I’m not the only one who loves his sweet ride, even if it does kind of look like an iron. But it looks positively awesome as the star of an upcoming Star Wars Lego set (via Brickset).
Lego has released a brick-y version of Boba Fett’s ship before, back in 2010, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the new set, which is part of Lego’s “Ultimate Collector’s Series.” That means more detail, more bricks, and just generally a set that looks tons better than the 2010 version. That original version consisted of only 573, whereas the new one has nearly 2,000. Just think how much “stepping on them in the dead of night” potential foot pain that works out to! Here’s a comparison shot of the two sets from Geek.com:
Both the wings and the blasters will rotate just like the big-screen version, so you can replicate the Slave 1’s horizontal-to-vertical takeoff configuration to your heart’s content. In addition to Boba, it looks like the set will also include a Storm Trooper, two versions of Han Solo (carbonite and no-carboniute), and a blue-suited Bespin guard to push Han up the ramp into the ship. (Boba Fett doesn’t do heavy lifting. Boba Fett just stands around and looks cool.)
There’s no official release date or price point for the Slave 1 set, but it’s expected to be out in time for the holiday season, and Geek.com estimates it’ll run around $200. That’s based on the precedent set by the upcoming Ultimate Collector’s Series Death Star set, which costs a whopping $399.99. Fans of both Star Wars and Lego better start saving their babysitting money pronto.