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Disney no longer wants Boba Fett’s ship called the Slave I reveals LEGO toymakers

June 27th, 2021 by Marc Comments

So, this is happening…

We all know that one of – if not the – most recognisable ships in the Star Wars universe (and, indeed, all sci-fi) is Jango and Boba Fett’s Slave 1.

However, it seems that the Disney overlords are no-longer going to tolerate such a controversial (!?) name anymore and from here on, it will be called… Boba Fett’s Starship.

Yup. Really.

I mean, who is asking for this nonsense?!

Anyway, at last month’s LEGO Fan Media Days LEGO Star Wars Design Director Jens Kronvold Frederiksen and LEGO Star Wars Lead Designer Michael Lee Stockwell were talking about upcoming sets and revealed the new name.

“Then, the next one, also from The Mandalorian, is Boba Fett’s Starship,” Jens commented.

“Yes, I built another. We’re not calling it Slave I any more. This is Boba Fett’s Starship,” Michael went on, with Jens adding that ‘everyone’ is dropping the name moving forward, saying: “It’s probably not something which has been announced publicly but it is just something that Disney doesn’t want to use anymore.”
What do you think of this name change?

The first set with the new name is LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett’s Starship (#75312), available from August 1st.

So, look, everyone knows that the world slave has a horrible history but this is nothing to do with Fett’s ship and madness like this is what gets fans’ backs up. The ship has been called the Slave I for over 40 years and, for real fans, it will always be.

Let me know what you guys all think about this new development.


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….