LEGO Star Wars Razor Crest Gets Renamed In Some Territories Due To Trademark Issues


Last week, LEGO Star Wars 75292 The Razor Crest got an upgrade on LEGO.com with a new name: 75292 The Mandalorian Bounty Hunter Transport. What seems to have happened is that the product listed as LEGO Star Wars 75292 The Razor Crest was changed to 75292 The Mandalorian Bounty Hunter Transport Crest. The latter name had already been floating around the world. On August 29, Brick Fanatic reported that the US LEGO site had shown the change. However, when the product was released on September 1, it still retained the ship's original name, so the US marketing of the product seems to be unaffected.

The Razor Crest is a gunship used by the Mandalorian bounty hunter named Din Djarin and was once used in the military to patrol local territories prior the Galactic Empire. This ship was utilized by Djarin as a vessel for his transporting and living quarters while Djarin hunted fugitives in Outer Rim Territories. It was also used to infiltrate a New Republic prison ship with tons of mercenaries to rescue the prisoners. Given the popularity of the show, it has become iconic to the viewers. The LEGO set is still the same. It is just that the name of the Razor Crest has been changed to The Mandalorian Bounty Hunter Transport in some places.

The change turned out to be the result of a trademark issue. Michael Gaßmann owns the trademark to “Razor Crest” across the Europe, whereas Disney did not own the global trademark. Michael Gaßmann is the owner of LEGO-compatible toy Modbrix, which has also been selling a fan-designed version of the Mandalorian’s ship without a license. However, Gaßmann  apparently had submitted the application with the German Patent and Trademark Office earlier this year in late January. This happened right after The Mandalorian had aired on Disney+ in the US from October to December of last year, prior to its airing in Europe. According to the Brick Fanatics, the US listing at LEGO.com had also been changed, though it seems to have changed back. In Australia and New Zealand, the product listing has apparently reverted back to the Razor Crest name.

Here is the official package description from the US LEGO The Mandalorian Bounty Hunter Transport set:
"Relive bounty hunter The Mandalorian and the Child’s battles against Scout Trooper and other enemies with The Razor Crest (75292) LEGO Star Wars building toy for kids. This brick-built armored transport shuttle features a cargo hold with opening sides that double as access ramps and carbonite bounty elements inside, a dual LEGO minifigure cockpit, spring-loaded shooters, escape pod and more authentic details to inspire creative play. Role play adventures. A challenging build for ages of 10 and up, this 1,023-piece starship construction kit includes 5 collectible LEGO Star Wars characters, including new-for-August-2020 The Mandalorian and the Child LEGO minifigures. It’s great for role play and combines with other LEGO Star Wars sets for even more action."
The Mandalorian Bounty Hunter Transport LEGO set is available for $129.99 and can be ordered at the following link: https://amzn.to/3hS1I36

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Source(s): Amazon, Brick Fanatic, LEGO.com

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