One of the most beloved (and short-lived) Star Wars characters, galactic bounty hunter Boba Fett will be returning this season, though in the form of a LEGO minifigure. As part of the limited Star Wars x LEGO Ultimate Collector's Series: Slave I building kit, Fett will be joining an Imperial Stormtrooper, Cloud City collaborator, two Han Solo’s - before and after frozen in Carbonite and Fett’s Slave I space ship. Best of all, unlike the usual LEGO building kit, the new Slave I kit contains some 1996 pieces to accurately replicate the one seen in Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Comes with a display stand and information card, the Star Wars x LEGO Ultimate Collector's Series: Boba Fett’s Slave I Kit will be available later this year.
Designated as 75060 Slave I, toy maker LEGO officially unveiled the newest addition to its Star Wars-themed Ultimate Collector’s Series. As previewed earlier last month, the building kit contains 1996 pieces in all, which will create a model measuring at around 7-inch (20cm) high, 17-inch (45cm)long and 14-inch (37cm) in width. There will plenty of details as well, including hidden side hatches for cannon and missiles, 2 rotating dual blasters, and a functional cargo hold. Similar to all other models within the Star Wars x LEGO Ultimate Collector’s Series, the Slave I includes a display stand and information card.
A prototype version of the Firespray-31-Class Patrol and Attack Craft made by Kuat Systems Engineering (according to Wookieepedia), the prisoner transport was then heavily modified by both Jango and Boba Fett to become the Slave I as we know it now. In addition to the multitude of weaponry on-board, one unique feature of Slave I is how it navigates through space “vertically.” Then again, in space, there is no orientation like up or down.
Accurately replicating scenes from Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, the kit comes with a Boba Fett minifigure, Imperial Stormtrooper, Bespin Guard, and two Han Solo’s - before and after frozen in Carbonite. Retails for $199.99 USD, the Star Wars x LEGO Ultimate Collector’s Series: Boba Fett’s Slave I Kit, unfortunately, won’t be available until January 2015.
Release Date: January 2015