IGN share a first look inside The Mandalorian’s ship: the Razor Crest. We first learned of the name of the titular character’s main ride in April during Star Wars Celebration Chicago and later saw an illustration of the the Razor Crest featured on the official poster revealed during D23 Expo.
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We don’t know much about The Mandalorian’s ship so far – aside from its awesome name – but here we get a first look inside the cockpit, which, unsurprisingly, appears to be configured for a single pilot – since we know our titular hero is a lone wolf. We’re speculating here, but the dual control sticks are probably useful for maneuverability, while also keeping the weapon triggers in easy reach – vital for when “Mando” inevitably finds himself in a battle (which we’re guessing happens quite often), and since he’s a Mandalorian, we’re betting this ship also has a lot of hidden tricks up her sleeve. There’s also a handy accessory hook on the wall – because obviously you don’t want your precious swag sliding all over the floor during a dogfight. Stylish and practical!
While the exact model of the Razor Crest is yet to be revealed, it does share some design similarities with a number of gunships used during the Clone Wars, like the Low Altitude Assault Transports used by the Republic to transport Clone troopers, the Auzituck-class gunships built by the Wookiees, and the SS-54 assault ships favored by the likes of the bounty hunter Sugi.
Fans will be pleased to know that the Razor Crest was built as a practical model, not CGI,just like the ships in the original trilogy. According to StarWars.com, “ILM model maker John Goodson built the craft using old-school techniques combined with cutting-edge 3D printing and LEDs for the engine lighting effects. Meanwhile, special effects legend John Knoll crafted a special motion-control rig in his garage so the model could be used for composite shots.”
The premiere episode of The Mandalorian (there are a total of eight episodes in Season 1) arrives on Nov. 12 with the launch of the new Disney+ streaming service with subsequent episodes set to be released on a weekly basis. The live-action series which takes place in the official Star Wars timeline about three years after Return of the Jedi has already been greenlit for a second season.