Yesterday at LEGO CON 2021, LEGO announced three new LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian sets one of which is called Boba Fett’s Starship (75312). Fans of Star Wars know that it is originally called the Slave I and was wondering why it isn’t called that when previous sets were also called the Slave I.
Speaking at Fan Media Days, LEGO Star Wars Design Director Jens Kronvold Frederiksen said that Disney have asked for the Slave I to be renamed Boba Fett’s Starship, as noted by Jedi News. It was also stated that dropping the Slave I name is “probably not something which has been announced publicly but it is just something that Disney doesn’t want to use any more.”
Disney has moved away from the word “slave” in past years with merchandise and marketing of “Slave Leia” and it looks like it has also been retired from the iconic ship’s name. Since all the previous LEGO Star Wars Slave I sets have been retired, you can only find them on the secondary market. The new Boba Fett’s Starship will be available starting on August 1 for $49.99.
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