Is the LEGO Star Wars Razor Crest (75292) a Good Investment Set?
26th March 2023
The Razor Crest was one of the most in-demand sets when it was released in 2020, being out of stock for prolonged periods. It’s now due to retire at the end of 2023, so with this in mind, we determine whether it’s a good set to invest in or not.
This set was the first to depict the main starship used by the Mandalorian, who is the central character in the eponymous and highly popular TV series.
Based on outward appearance, the set looks very good. The design is also pretty accurate to the starship seen on screen and recreates all the external details to a high standard. There are some minor colour disparities when comparing the build to its source material, but they can be overlooked.
The side and rear panels are hinged and when opened reveal a spacious interior, which scores highly for playability. The top of the ship also includes an escape pod, which again is a nice play feature. The cockpit is also large enough for two minifigures and there are missile blasters on each side of the fuselage, so all in all you could have a lot of fun with this set.
However, this is not just a play set. The proportions are substantial and certainly big enough to put it on display. Combine that with the pleasing aesthetics and you have a set that any collector would want.
Value for Money
The Razor Crest did not escape the price rises in 2022, but only saw a small increase in its US RRP. The price now sits at £119.99 / $139.99 / €139.99, which equates to price per piece of 11.7p / 13.7c / 13.7c. This definitely prices the set at a premium, but it hasn’t put Star Wars fans off buying it in their droves.
The Razor Crest includes five minifigures and was the first set to bring us The Child. However, like the other minifigures in this set, it has now appeared in multiple sets, and cheap ones at that. Therefore, they aren’t difficult to pick up.
The exception is Greef Karga who is the only unique minifigure but he looks fairly bland, and a better version of him exists in 75311 Imperial Armored Marauder. Therefore, I can’t see him becoming very valuable. So in summary, the minifigures aren’t going to be driving up this set’s price after it retires.
The Razor Crest features a brand new canopy piece, which is about it for unique pieces, except for the grey domed element used at the back of the cockpit structure.
There are also two carbonite prisoners represented by 1x2x5 blocks, which harks back to the style used in sets from 2000 and 2006. Sadly, these use stickers, which feels a bit tight of LEGO given the Razor Crest’s premium price tag.
There are several factors that suggest the Razor Crest could be a good investment set. Firstly, the set is only available from LEGO and Amazon, so naturally this means fewer copies are likely to be sold than sets that are more widely available. It’s also rarely discounted, which is a testament to the set’s quality. This may also stop people buying it as they might be waiting for that discount that never comes.
The set also depicts the main spaceship of a popular Star Wars character from an equally popular TV series. This is the main reason the Razor Crest has sold so well and it means it’s likely to be very desirable after it retires, which has a huge influence on how valuable a set becomes.
Although LEGO have released a UCS version of the Razor Crest, which is undoubtedly bigger and better, I don’t think the investment prospects of this set will suffer because of that. This is because of just how expensive the UCS version is and most people aren’t going to want to spend that much. This set offers a much cheaper alternative which is brilliant in its own right.
Investment opportunity: GREAT
This is an excellent set that has great play and display value. The pricing hits a sweet spot - not too expensive to make it unaffordable, but priced high enough to be able to deliver an impressive build that stands out. But what could really send this set’s value skyrocketing after it retires is the popularity of The Mandalorian TV series. In summary, I would definitely recommend adding this set to your collection.
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