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  1. Kdapt-Preacher

    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    The AT-APs appeared on Felucia and Saleucami in Revenge of the Sith, too, for almost as long as they were shown on Kashyyyk. The Felucia variant would've been a great excuse for Commander Bly and the Star Corps, since Bly's never appeared as a minifig and the Star Corps troopers haven't since 2007. A huge missed opportunity all around.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    We're way overdue for a new snowspeeder (1999, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014) and it's getting to be about time for a Naboo starfighter (1999, 2007, 2011, 2015), but I think one TIE Interceptor and TIE Bomber are plenty for two decades, don't you?
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    I honestly think it looks worse--the biggest structural improvement the 2014 walker had over the 2008 version was the addition of the extra angled portion on top of the pod, replacing the simple sloped bricks with a plate connected with a hinge to get the slightly more complex shape, and the 2019 version doesn't seem to have that.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    The picture is blurry as hell, but I do think it looks like three different guard helmets. I'm optimistic. There are three guards, at least.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    It almost has to be a cloud car. The bricks that are pictured there are mostly orange. But it clearly has a large missile launcher or something on the side, too, which the cloud car notably lacks; if it is a CC microfighter, it's going to be a really ugly one.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Nah, you just happened to be the last post before MKJoshA showed up. Don't think too much of it. The fleet troopers don't need printed legs, per se, but it does look a bit weird to me to have a really detailed torso and then plain pants, particularly since most of the figures they're going to be around (TKs especially) have leg printing these days. When everybody had plain legs it was fine, but it would be nice of them to include the cargo pockets and have a consistent level of detail everywhere. To do it properly, though, the pockets ought to be on the sides of their legs, and that isn't common for anybody yet. The previous Tantive IV was released for the 10th anniversary of the Star Wars line--it would certainly be fitting if they made an updated one for the 20th, but at the same time, I'd hate to set a precedent of having the same anniversary sets every time.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    It's as close to the RotJ bikers as the actual scout trooper helmet LEGO's currently using, which they also used for clone scouts in the past. See also: they use the same helmet for shoretroopers and the Imperial hovertank pilots, which are about as different as the scout trooper helmets, and the standard P1 clone helmet for P1 pilots, when the P1 pilot helmet is completely different other than the face. It'd be nice if they made a separate mold for the Imperial scouts, sure, but I think it's unrealistically optimistic to expect them to, and kinda silly to say that it wouldn't "go over well"; they just aren't, and have never been, quite that precise with those kinds of details, and for the most part I don't think most people expect them to be. The clone scout helmets are close enough that I'll be really surprised if they make a new scout mold in the next couple of years.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    No, they just made a new mold for the scout trooper helmet in 2014. It's only been used for clone scouts so far because they haven't released any sets with Imperial scout troopers since 2013, but I'm certain they'll use the same piece whenever we get another Imperial biker.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    It is not. Odd Ball's helmet has a prominent insignia on the right side and no giant red and yellow stripe. A different pilot who was on-screen for nine frames in RotS has the red outline, but not the yellow stripe in the middle. Images of clones with that paint scheme show up on Google with the name Odd Ball attached, but I don't know where they originate from; maybe that was intended to be him at one point but his design was changed before the movie was released? I think it's more likely that the minifigure is based on this clone, who would have appeared in one of the unfinished episodes of TCW. That episode would have been in production when the microfighter was released, so if LEGO asked for reference images of a clone pilot as they were going to be depicted on the show, that's what they'd have gotten. Come to think of it, that could be what's up with the AT-AP, too. They never appeared on TCW before, but it would make sense for the upcoming half-season of TCW to make an effort to incorporate stuff from RotS to smooth out that transition, by phasing out the V-19s and other early-war designs and replacing them with more ARC-170s and such; I don't particularly expect them to revisit Kashyyyk, so it might not explain this specific scene, but AT-APs are probably more likely to appear on-screen in the next couple of months than they have been since RotS was released.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Odd Ball's name is also said on-screen in Revenge of the Sith, and we don't have a figure of him, either.... They handled all of that super weirdly. They made shock troopers, Star Corps troopers, the AT-RT driver, clone pilots, Kashyyyk scouts, and 442nd Siege Bat troopers in the first wave after RotS, none of which had more than a couple of seconds of screen time (if that--the 442nd was cut from the movie entirely!), but didn't release the 212th and 501st troopers at all until 2013 when TCW absolutely forced them to (and they still haven't made a movie-style 501st). I do like the AT-AP. I'm a sucker for all the GAR ground vehicles, so I'm never going to complain about getting one. It's a weird choice to repeat it, especially with such similar figures, but I'd rather we have a third AT-AP than a seventh snowspeeder or fifth Naboo starfighter, and those AAT driver droids are really nice; that's the most printing they've ever put on a battle droid head. I'm also curious to see the other clone. I don't think anybody's confirmed that it will be another one of the full-camo troopers from the Kashyyyk battlepack, have they? It could just as easily be an update of the Siege Battalion Troopers from 7260 Wookiee Catamaran. It wouldn't make a lot of sense to have those figures in the AT-AP set, but then it didn't make any sense to have them in the Wookiee catamaran, either. One can hope.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    I like the castle, but I'm really curious why they based the set on an obscure VR experience rather than the scene from Rogue One. I approve of it--a Krennic figure would have fit, but he's been made well enough, so I'd rather have the new tank driver--but what's the logic behind that from LEGO's perspective? This is the most recent of several sets recently that have come way out of left field, at least in terms of source material. 75204 Sandspeeder is based on concept art for a cancelled Kenner toy from 1986, for god's sake. The Republic fighter tank (75182) hasn't appeared anywhere in Star Wars since the previous LEGO version was released in 2009, and Grievous's combat speeder (75199) only appeared briefly in a single episode of TCW in 2012. The Azure Angel set has been a while ago now (2015), but that was another completely unexpected one. I'm not complaining about any of these sets, but I find them baffling. I can't imagine how LEGO makes the decisions that lead to them. What fraction of their customers would even recognize any of those vehicles? The population of folks dedicated enough to have tracked down the 2002 Clone Wars microseries or have heard of the VR thing is probably an audience LEGO wants to cultivate, but it has to be a fraction of a percent of the people who buy sets.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    Do we have any particular reason to trust the minifigure lists? The sets seem reasonable, but the minifigs look awfully wishlist-y, and if those lists have been confirmed by anybody reliable I at least missed it.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    We don't know anything. Even the V-19 hasn't been confirmed, as far as I know. There were unsubstantiated sketchy rumors about multiple more CW sets a while ago, but that's hardly unusual and doesn't mean much.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    Cloud City is supposed to be 16.2 km across, according to Wookieepedia. Minifig scale is about 1/48, and nanofigs are about 1/4 of that size, so say the scale would be 1/192. That means the disc would be 85 meters across. That isn't a house, or even a mansion; you would have to build this thing in a decently-sized airplane hangar. And that's ignoring the vane on the bottom, which would make the structure as a whole at least as tall as it is wide. I remain hopeful of someday seeing a truly minifig-scale Imperial Star Destroyer, which would (barely) fit in a basketball court. That said, what I think people here mean is 'system-scale', which is what almost all LEGO sets are--not necessarily true minifig scale (almost all vehicle sets are undersized, many of them significantly), but designed for minifigures to interact with them. For example, a truly minifig-scale Turbo Tank would be a bit more than a meter long, while the recent set is about a sixth of that, but it has hatches, chairs, controls, etc that are designed for minifigs. The UCS Millennium Falcons are rare examples of large sets that are true minifigure scale, while the Hogwarts Castle is something more like nano-System scale, in that it isn't necessarily to scale with the nanofigures (it could be? I don't know how big the 'actual' castle is, but it looks small), but it's designed for the nanofigures to interact with it. The question is whether Cloud City will be more like that or more like the system-scale UCS Death Stars (the UCS DSII display model is about 1/400,000, if anyone's curious).
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    LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    Oh, yeah, that'd make more sense. The ISD is definitely at the top of the list of ones that they could remake, since it has indeed been ages and the old one is definitely less detailed than recent UCS sets have been. I'd still way rather seem them make something like one of the CIS capital ships, though. There are so many ships that have never been acknowledged by LEGO in any way--about as much time in Revenge of the Sith is spent aboard Invisible Hand as aboard the Death Star in A New Hope, but Invisible Hand has never even gotten a mini model, much less an actual set...