I personally think there is a goldmine of sets out there, sevearl of them have been made before but of course due to time and more advanced building techniques and more sophisticated bricks allow for the models to be much more advanced and look closer to their source material. The list is expansive...yet interesting and I provide details on possible features, price, minifigs and reasoning behind its inclusion.
Most models that can be made for this subtheme have been release in the past two years, so I do not think there is much more that could be done with the Episode I subtheme, some may argue that no droid items were made but that can be attributed to The Clone Wars. Why make an MTT or Vulture droid in Trade Federation colors when they can have it represent the entirety of The Clone Wars TV series.
2012 will see Episode II and III come out in 3D. However this presents a problem...only so many sets can be released per year. 9 Sets for Winter 2013, presumably another 9 sets in Summer 2013. That's 18 sets overall accross the whole year. With over 6 films, a TV series and some EU reprentations (maybe) to think about...that doesn't leave too many sets per representation. That being said, the second wave in 2013 should contain Episode II sets along with other Classic Trilogy sets.
Obi-Wans Delta-7/B Jedi Starfighter
Minifigs: Obi Wan Kenobi (Episode II), R4-P17, Taun We
Features:Flickfire Missiles (obviously), detachable wings revealing attack mode, Escape Pod, Retractable Landing Gear, 2 different assembly instructions
Reasoning: We haven't seen Obi Wan in the Delta-7 since 2002, it would definately be nice to get a redesigned version of his Jedi Starfighter especially since the latest Jedi Starfighter is such a great incarnation. I think it would be interesting for LEGO to make the set feature two different assembly ways. One way would create the Delta-7, while the other would be the Delta-7B seen in The Clone Wars. That way the set can act as both a Clone Wars and Episode II set.
Republic Assault LAAT/I Gunship
Minifigs: Adi Gallia, Clone Trooper, Captain Deviss (Red Clone Trooper), Battle Droid, Super Battle Droid,
Features: Flickfire Missiles, Optional Bubble Turrets, Escape Pod Capsule, Speeder Bike, Various Clone Gear, Opening side bay doors, Rear ramp, Acecssable reactor and tools.
Reasoning: Once again, it has been a few years now since we have seen the Gunship and it would be nice to see it return, especially in the year that Episode II is back in cinemas, it would be the Christmas present of LEGO fans alike. Its also a way to give us new minifigs not previously seen such as Adi Gallia or another Jedi and a specialised Clone Captain/Commander, We have Rex, Cody, Wolf, we just need some more.
Episode IV, V and VI
Unlike the prequel films, the classic trilogy generally does not introduce too many new ships, most of the Rebel ships have seen release over the past few years with the X-Wing and Y-Wing in 2012 and a new A-Wing in 2013.
Minifigs: B-Wing Pilot/Ten Numb, Lando Calrissian, Nien Nunb
Features: S-Foils, Gyroscopic Cockpit, Flickfire Missiles, Bombs, Escape Pod, Retractable Landing Gear
Reasoning: With all the Rebel Alliance fighters seemingly getting an update it would be unfair to leave out the B-Wing, especially considering the A-Wing is recieveing its redesign in the same year. Since they usually box three characters up with their ships I offer Ten Numb because he is a B-wing pilot. Lando and Nien Nunb are there to make the set more desirable to collectors and it also means you get the Cockpit crew of the Millennium Falcon for the Battle of Endor.
Minifigs: TIE Pilot, Baron Soontir Fel
Features: Flickfire Missiles, Optional Red Markings
Reasoning: To balance out the factions getting a vehicle I would propose the TIE Interceptor which also debued in ROTJ. Plus with extra LEGO pieces supplied you could easily turn the ship into one of Baron Soontir Fel's 181st Squadrons TIE Interceptors. This makes the set double as a IV, V and VI set as well as an EU set.
Minifigs: TIE Pilot, Captain Needa
Features: Missiles that can double as bombs, Dart Launcher
Reasoning: More balance to the factions at play. The TIE Bomber was very much described by most fans as one of the most awful LEGO Stars Wars sets there are. I would hope this set would redeem it, plus the addition of Captain Needa could make the ship collectable.
The Clone Wars
Minifigs: Clone Pilot, Clone Trooper (Matchstick)?
Features: Folding wings with systematic landing gear, Flickfire Missiles,
Reasoning: This set has not been re-released for awhile and it is a fan favorite, I certainly would like another oppotunity to get my hands on it MIB without paying the extortionate prices that people are asking for on Ebay.
Droid Gunship and Vulture Droid
Minifigs: Super Tactical Droid, Steela and Saw Gerrera
Features: Rapid Fire Missile Launcher, Deployable Bombs, Transport Bay
Reasoning: Due to this vehicles recent exploits in The Clone Wars as well as its absense for sevearl years, would be nice to see it come out with new unique minifigs, plus a new Vulture Droid would be a nice additional extra if possible since some may not have one from the Ahsoka's Jedi Starfighter set. Like me!
Minifigs: Asajj Ventress, Mother Talzin, Nightsister
Features: Rotating fin area, Flickfire missles, Deployable landing gear.
Reasoning: This is simply me concurring with a previous poster about his set idea.
Minifigs: Obi Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker (double sided face, normal/corrupted), Ahsoka Tano (double sided face, normal/corrupted), The Father, The Son, The Daughter.
Features: Folding wings, Retractable landing gear, Rear ramp, Maintenance hatch with tools, folding Jumpspeeder (x2)
Reasoning: I’m surprised this set hasn’t been made before, especially considering the minifigs you could have to make it interesting.
Given that the EU of Star Wars is expansive, these are just my personal choices because I feel they would be great sets that could fit into any collection.
HWK-290 "Moldy Crow"
Minifigs: Kyle Katarn, Jan Ors, WeeGee, Jerec
Features: Cargo ramp, Turning underside laser turret, Flickfire missiles
Dynamic-Class Freighter "Ebon Hawk"
Minifigs: Mission Vao, Zaalbar, Canderous Ordo, Jolee Bindo, Juhani
Features: Detailed interior, Cargo ramp, Swoop, Movable laser turret, Retractable landing gear.
Aurek Class Starfighter
Minifigs: Carth Onasi, HK-47, T3-M4, Bastila Shan
Features: S-Foils, Retractable landing gear, Flickfire missiles
Minifigs: Revan, Malak, Sith Trooper
Features: S-Foils, Retractable landing gear, Flickfire missiles
Edited by Ebak, 04 December 2012 - 10:06 PM.