LEGO’s summer 2021 wave of Star Wars sets has been having us back again to the Clone Wars and early Empire eras, with sets like 75314 Bad Batch Attack Shuttle from the new animated collection and the set we’re examining now, 75310 Duel on Mandalore from the final time of The Clone Wars unveiled on Disney+ past year. This set 147 parts with two minifigs, and will hit suppliers on August 1st for US $19.99 | CAN $24.99 | United kingdom £17.99.
The LEGO Group presented The Brothers Brick with an early duplicate of this established for overview. Providing TBB with solutions for assessment ensures neither coverage nor favourable testimonials.
The packaging, directions, & sticker sheet
No surprise, a reduced portion rely interprets to a little box and slender instruction booklet. The entrance of the box options an Ahsoka trooper like final year’s AAT established, despite the fact that there is no these types of trooper in this distinct established. The back highlights the enjoy attributes, which we’ll look at in depth afterwards in this evaluate.
There are only two luggage in the set, and they aren’t numbered — just dump out all the sections and get constructing!
Five stickers in a set underneath 150 pieces is a bit unusual, and the sticker sheet is pretty major for this kind of a smaller set. But the Mandalorian design aesthetic, somewhat reminiscent of the angles and strains of Artwork Deco, simply cannot genuinely be developed from bricks at this scale and element count, so it’s not substantially of a surprise.
At beneath a hundred and fifty parts, there isn’t actually significantly to the real make for this established, specifically considering the fact that the establish is split in between Maul’s throne and the Mandalorian vault he’s imprisoned in. I think I invested extra time applying stickers than I did attaching bricks to bricks.
The concluded model & engage in attributes
Irrespective of the modest dimensions of the develop, it is essentially packed with play features. The throne alone is significant, with decorative components on the partitions that match the transparent window guiding him.
A solution compartment slides out from the throne, which includes a blaster — not that Maul requirements a blaster to defend himself.
The trans-orange window flips back again for a “breakaway” participate in element.
Mandalorians all through historical past employed sarcophagus-like vaults to imprison force-wielders, and the Galactic Republic in its waning days utilised the previous remaining vault to include Maul so that he could be transported to Coruscant. The LEGO edition of this vault is a simple container on hinges, with a silver sticker in excess of a trans-very clear panel. Maul’s minifig suits easily inside of, with his eyes peeking through the opening.
A set this compact inevitably focuses on the minifigs, and this established doesn’t disappoint. The Ahsoka Tano minifig is the identical as the model unveiled past 12 months in the great 75283 Armored Assault Tank, that includes her appear from the last year of The Clone Wars, but it’s fantastic to get this variation of the fig in a lessen-charge set.
The Maul minifig is model new, primarily based on his appearance in the collection as the leader of Crimson Dawn.
Both of those minifigs function detailed again printing, but because Maul doesn’t have headgear (other than his crown-like Zabrak horns), he only has a one facial expression.
Conclusions & recommendation
It is tough to go completely wrong with a exciting tiny create and two excellent minifigures for just $20. Even nevertheless the Ahsoka minifig is not new, its availability in a set 50 % the price of the $40 AAT is excellent, and a manufacturer new Maul is definitely welcome.