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Man, this thing is seriously buggy

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If you spend any time working on a computer, and let’s face it, we all spend more time on computers than usual these days, you’ve probably experienced the occasional glitch with your graphics card. I think that Ivan Martynov may have discovered the real cause of all those graphic glitches. This dark and colorful critter is snacking on a graphic card, and by the look of it, he’s going to do some damage. Aside from the many printed tiles used on the computer module, I love the use of a Creeper face from the Minecraft theme.

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The Razor Crest

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By this point, I’m pretty sure everyone and their mother has watched The Mandalorian (except my own mother, who only watches PBS). It’s a popular show, and for a good reason: it takes the western-cowboy movie vibes of A New Hope and runs with it, letting us see a grittier side of everybody’s favorite space fairy tale kingdom. It’s got a cute little Yoda-species kid, a more fleshed-out version of the mysterious Mandalorian Boba Fett, and plenty of epic gunfights. As a result, the spaceship that hauls around Mando (a.k.a. Din Djarin), the Razor Crest, has become almost as recognizable as the TIE Fighter or the X-Wing. And just like those venerable ships, the Razor Crest has received the epic treatment from Jarek Książczyk (Jerac), a master Star Wars LEGO builder.

The Razor Crest

This thing is amazing, with lights, interior seating, room for Mando’s bounties, and plenty of opening compartments to store stuff, like extra blasters and explosives. Even though the perfect shot almost makes it seem like it should be, it is not a render, but this is a real-ABS creation, weighing in at nearly seven pounds. It also took five months to build, which is crazy. Every angle is lovingly captured, the surfaces smooth just the way they should be (compare this to the official LEGO Razor Crest playset), and stickerless. Jerac uses the canopy from the official set, but then scales the whole thing up appropriately. Three minifigs can sit in the cockpit (perhaps not in comfort, but they can fit). The only inaccuracy I can see here is that there’s no chrome ball for the Child to covet (though the light grey lever arm serves well enough).

The Razor Crest

We see Mando walk out of all sorts of doors in the Razor Crest, and Jerac has included them all.

The Razor Crest

There are the side doors on each side, as well as the large ramp in the back, perfect for pushing some levitating blocks of carbonite out of.

The Razor Crest

The minifigure skis make some great engine nozzles, too, visible in this shot. The smooth surface of the ship is nearly studless, which I love, though now I expect Jerac to create versions of the ship in all the different conditions we see her in: blasted by other ships, crashed onto ice planets, eaten by spiders, and all that. For some reason, the Millennium Falcon can crash through mineral walls, slam through forests of snowy trees, and take every sort of hit and remain perfectly fine and flyable, but the Razor Crest shows all her scars and limps through the stars. Either it’s just not as sturdy, or it’s a more realistic side of Star Wars, the gritty, hardscrabble side of things, where folks drive beaters with hyperdrives. That being said, I do not think we shall see a better minifigure-scale version of Mando’s ship than Jerac’s creation, not for all the beskar in the galaxy.

The Razor Crest

Love the Razor Crest as much as Din Djarin did? Then check out other custom LEGO Razor Crest versions, in all sorts of scales. And check out other LEGO models inspired by The Mandalorian. Jerac has built many amazing LEGO Star Wars vehicles over the years, so check out our archives of Jerac’s LEGO builds here on TBB. This is the way!

Ok, and just one more shot of this ship, since I can’t resist:

The Razor Crest

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We came from the land of ice and snow

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While I’m boringly American in culture, I do have a significant amount of Scandinavian ancestry, as attested by my Swedish surname. Though I’m sure my ancestors were the same lowly farmers in Sweden that they were when they arrived in the United States several generations back, I like to imagine that somewhere among my forebears were some axe-swinging Vikings pillaging Irish fields so green with Led Zeppelin playing in the background, rowing longships like this LEGO one designed by Jonas Kramm across the North Sea. On they sweep with the threshing oar, seeking that rich western shore, crewed by a small army of CMF Series 20 Viking warriors. The serpent prow of the ship is lovely, as is the simplicity of the whole construction. Valhalla, I am coming!

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Love Viking builds? Then check out the TBB archives here. And see more of Jonas’ builds here, too.

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