Flieger

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  1. Given Lego's treatment of Rebels that rather diminishes Dodonna's chances, doesn't it? The list of Rebels minifigs which should be made is very long.
  2. The Phantom 2.0 was actually a very bad sign in this regard: Thrawn is a highly popular minifig and putting him in a small set means Lego has no interest in making other, bigger sets for Rebels in the near future. And unfortunately there are no Rebels sets in the summer wave. Also I very much doubt we will get new sets in winter. It is hard to be Lego fan and a Rebels fans these days. Perhaps the Phantom will be a success and spawn more sets... There is no shortage in vehicles, scenaries, and minifigs which should be made in Lego. I think there are some classic vehicles that would sell well enough like a TIE Interceptor with Cadet Wedge Antilles, Flight Instructor Vult Skerris, and two more figs. Wouldn't that sell?
  3. I feel this is a very important scene which should get a set, so thank you! Allow me to throw in some random thoughts for inspiration: camera droids? the pods could have a spinning feature (Yoda spinning and throwing them), also an exploding feature (explosion of the energy orb created by Yoda and Palpatine during the duel) a mechanism to make Yoda jump (similar to the mechanism in Palpatine's Arrest e.g.) you may think about adding the Chancellor's podium. It would a bit of a different set, but the podium is a good counterpoint to the rather bland pods. And you can add the playfeature of raising the podium, and attaching the pods to it (as if they'd fly) you might also add Bail Organa's speeder and a lower hatch, recreating Yoda's escape They'd make sense in this sense in this set. But I would suggest Shock Troopers instead. They also were in the Senate hunting down Yoda (unsuccessfully), and the Royal Guards have been featured rather extensively in the last years (BP, Final Duel, and DS). And we never had a movie version of the Shock Troopers.
  4. I am actually more intrested in the new minifig possibilities, especially the Grand Admiral's combat gear at 00.53: white helmet and white breastplate with golden highlights it seems. But also new jump troopers (?), new Mandos, Mon Mothma, Dodonna, Yularen... Ah the possibilities are endless. Unfortunately Lego is not treating Rebels well, so we won't see many of those possibilities becoming real minifigs. If any.
  5. Thanks! I am surely trying it out if/when I get Gordon.
  6. No that was a different one. The advent calender trooper has a jumpsuit, the ones from the new DS and the book have a tunic (and different belt, chinstrap etc.). While both are variations of the Navy Troopers, they serve different roles. The troopers with the jumpsuit are working as specialists, technicians etc., whereas the troopers with the tunic are on guard duty (e.g. in the detention block AA23 and in the conference room). I am very happy to get them in a cheaper offering.
  7. Hello there! I am not totally happy with Krennic's hair. Do you think the new Commissioner Gordon hair would be better? http://brickset.com/sets/71017-7/Commissioner-Gordon I think it might work...
  8. I love play sets and I want seperatists, so this is a good idea. From this point I view I would suggest to add a Seperatist Council member. Obviously this would not be a kids' favourite but I guess some AFOLs would love to get the set just for Wat Tambor, Shu Mai or Tikkes. I know they were not present in the scene but Lego is rather liberal when it comes to that (Poggle was not in the Duel between Dooku and Obiwan&Anakin either...). And even when it comes to present members, I would definitely like Haako and Gunray, too.
  9. The lack of imperial officers is really a shame. The Death Star is pretty much the only way to get them. (technically there are the tan coloured officers from Rebels, but... you know...)
  10. Indeed, the U-Wings is a lot nicer than I had expected. It is one of the sets that looks better in real than in pictures. Furthermore you should think of it as a gunship/troop transport-hybrid, not a snub fighter. In the end, it is all about what one prefers: if you are an Empire-Fan and like the black 80ies stealth-look, the Shuttle is a must-have. If you are an Alliance-Fan and like gunships/troop transports, the U-Wing is for you. However my opinions may change when I see the movie. It is hard to jugde licensed sets without really knowing the source materiel.
  11. Just a little note regarding accuracy: the hatch opens sideways (to the left of the tank), see here. Perhaps that's the reason Lego did not include an opening hatch - with the hinges on the side it does not look all that good, at least when I tried. Some better builders may achieve better results though... PS: as you can see in the image, the crew compartment is also a bit smaller, but I like Lego's version better.
  12. Well they should indeed. But Lego treats Rebels a bit worse than TCW. First wave was great and then it went downhill. Season 3 is in full swing and Lego has barely covered the beginnings of Season 2. There are many missing characters and vehicles. I understand Rebels being less important than the movies but some omissions are just... sad.
  13. What jhaelego said, take a look at the picture above. You cannot do this with the set, because there is no real hatch, but rather an easy opening to access the inside. But it should be easily modified - which is why I am surprised Lego did not make it so in the first place. They made some very good hatches for the walkers (AT-DP and AT-ST).
  14. That is definitely a disappointment. A tanker standing in his tank, hatch open, is not just an iconic look - it is what we saw in the R1 trailer, too. Other than that, it seems like a good set.
  15. Very nice. I always loved the Y-Wing, even when they were only cannon fodder in ANH, and I think the CW-rendition of the Y-Wing is the best.