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Up close and personal with the Lego Star Wars Slave I (pictures)

We take a closer look at some of the cooler features of the Lego Star Wars Boba Fett and his ship, the Slave I, in all their studded glory.

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We take a closer look at some of the cooler features of the "Star Wars" Lego Boba Fett and his ship, Slave I, in all their studded glory.

Here, the fully assembled Slave I sits upright in its display stand, measuring about half a metre tall (18 inches).


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The usual suspects. The kit comes with minifigs of Han Solo, Boba Fett, a Stormtrooper and a Cloud City guard.

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Boba Fett sits in Slave I's rotating cockpit with his blaster rifle secured to the side.

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The windshield clips on over the top. Safety first.

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The Lego Slave I has an elaborate wing articulation, leaving the wings parallel to the ground...

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...whether the ship is horizontal...

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...or vertical.

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Prepare for takeoff. If you look closely, you'll be able to spot the clear studs that serve as feet for when the ship rests horizontally.

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A closer look at the thrusters. The base of the kit is quite detailed, which is rare for most Lego sets.

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(Left to right) Han Solo, looking worried. Han Solo, looking frozen in carbonite.

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It lacks some of the drama of the actual scene from "Empire Strikes Back," but the Han minifig clips into the carbonite perfectly.

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And the slab fits inside Slave I's prisoner transport, ready for delivery to Jabba.

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The cannons at the bottom of the fuselage pivot 360 degrees.

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But that's not all. These side panels open...

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...and reveal a second pair of weapons.

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The kit also comes with a display stand and nameplate for the Slave I.

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Model designer Hans Burkhard Schlömer spent three months designing the Lego Slave I.

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 The actual ship was designed by Nilo Rodis-Jamero, the assistant art director and visual effects creator who worked on "The Empire Strikes Back."

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Boba Fett's iconic outfit was designed by Joe Johnston. Yes, the same Joe Johnston who directed "Captain America: The First Avenger."

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