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  1. The whole thing with Hutt-slayer Leia happened because an uninformed parent was upset when he found an action figure and couldn't believe a kids toy would showcase scantily clad women and the word slave (and the parent didn't know the context of the story, which is why I think it got out of hand). Disney shouldn't kill all references to that portion of ROTJ. Just rebrand the character as Hutt-slayer Leia, not Slave Leia.
  2. Anything from Otoh Gunga. Impossible to create the bubble buildings.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Honestly, I'm quite pleased with this first wave of figs for TLJ. Lots of people seem to be complaining that there aren't enough of the main named characters for this first wave, saying it doesn't mirror the first wave for TFA enough. But is that so true? The first wave for TFA gave us Rey, Finn, Poe (but only in his pilot uniform), BB-8, Kylo, Hux, Phasma, and Han and Chewie. We had to wait till January 2016 to see Leia, Maz, Kylo without his mask, and then even longer till we saw Lor San and Unkar. I'd say this TLJ wave is pretty fair. This wave is giving us Rey in her full Jedi outfit, two versions of Poe, Snoke, new Finn, Rose, new Kylo, Hux (which is essentially identical to the TFA version, so yeah that's annoying), BB-9E, Holdo, and then of course all the new printed and mounded pilots and crew that help beef up the background characters for both sides. I look at this grouping compared to the TFA wave from September 2015 and say this is really good. We're getting both main baddies, Rey with a new hairpiece, two of the three (so far known of) new characters in this film, as well as new outfits for Finn and Poe that look absolutely stellar. I have no doubts that we'll see a location set similar to Maz's castle but based on the Ach To Jedi temple, which will no doubt include Luke, hopefully Rey in her Resistance outfit, and some Knights of Ren. I also bet, like some others have said, the A-Wing will be in that wave too, hopefully with Leia. I also think we should consider the chance for a Knights of Ren and Praetorian Guard battle pack. That's completely speculation for sure, but it would make sense for LEGO to want to get new troopers easy to buy, like the Death Troopers in the RO battle pack. Plus we still have yet to see Phasma and DJ. I can't wait for these to hit shelves. Hopefully we get some leaks of the boxes for the Finn and Rose set and Kylo's ship.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    I'm not sure if anyone here knows the truth behind this, but am I the only one who thinks this looks legit? Found it on google images. It's likely a custom judging from the shinyness of his hand.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Am I the only one that finds the real reason the Snoke figure appears unappealing is because he lacks any accessories or weapons? We still don't know if he has a lightsaber or if he uses the Force. I can live with the gold robes, but he just seems boring without anything. I also hope we get some sort of unique piece for Phasma's spear. If they just use a plain silver spear I'll be sad.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    I have a strong sense that Luke and Rey will be in an Ach-To set together, with Rey wearing her Resistance outfit from the end on TFA. These larger sets we've seen so far look pretty fantastic to me. While the figure selection doesn't seem amazing (mainly in the FO Star Destoryer, should've had at least one more unique character like Hux or something) the sets themselves are amazing, particularly the Bomber. Kinda lame but understandable to see a piece reuse for Amilyn. I really can't wait to see those other sets. This wave is looking like it's gonna surpass the TFA wave in terms of quality.
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    Future Star Wars Sets

    I find it rather funny that with this years iteration of Qui-Gon Jinn from the Duel on Naboo set, LEGO still hasn't quite perfectly nailed the accuracy with his character. While the addition of the grey hair as part of his beard is a step in the right direction, there is now one final change they need to make: his hair colour. It needs to be dark tan. I also have similar gripes with the TPM Obi-Wan figure as well from the same set. The hairpiece itself is inaccurate (should be the same hairpiece used for Goyle in Harry Potter and on numerous spy characters throughout the years) in reddish brown. So I have thought of a set that, while however unlikely a remake, would be a perfect chance for LEGO to properly correct their designs. Trade Federation Ship Ambush: 50$, main build includes the door to the waiting room where Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are escorted to by TC-14, including the table and two chairs, with a section of wall as well. I'm imagining this set to be similar in size and price to the Battle of Takodana. Minifigures include Qui-Gon Jinn with updated hair colour and a black lightsaber hilt, Obi-Wan Kenobi with corrected hairpiece and colour, TC-14, 1 Security Battle Droid, 1 Battle Droid Commander, 2 Battle Droids and 2 Droidekas. While I was thinking of this set, another The Phantom Menace set that could use a remake is of course Anakin's Podracer: 40$, a remake of the 2011 version of Anakin's Podracer, perhaps made slightly smaller and tighter to match the price point. Minifigures include Anakin Skywalker (helmet and hair accessories), Padme Amidala, Shmi Skywalker, and maybe Kitster.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    It seems to me that the new wave of sets have not been released yet in Canada. I called the Fairview LEGO store in Toronto today in the hopes of finding the Y-Wing in stock and was surprised to discover that they hadn't received any of the new sets, and also they had not been posted on the LEGO Shop site. I was under the impression these new sets were slated for a January 1st release. Is this incorrect?
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    Han Solo Movie

    Let us assume that this Han Solo anthology film will be set roughly 10 years before the events of A New Hope, making Han and Lando both in their early twenties. In terms of age, the casting works and I have a lot of faith in the acting ability of both actors chosen. The main thing I find people talking about is the chance of seeing how Han meets Chewie or Lando or the Falcon etc., but many people are forgetting a key person in Han's past that was just introduced to us last year: Maz Kanata. There is no way anyone can convince me Maz didn't have a significant role in helping Han become a smuggler. Even pirates need mentors, and the idea of getting to see that relationship in more detail, and maybe finding out why Maz refers to Chewie as her boyfriend, would be really interesting. Another particularly cool thing they could show is how Han became employed by Jabba the Hutt, or at least how they met. Maybe Lando drags Han to Jabba's to deliver some cargo, before Han inevitably wins the Falcon from Lando. Maybe Maz introduces the two of them? Anyway, sorry for the speculation, its fun and I digress. No matter the quality of the film, I'm sure the sets will be able to offer us tons of new amazing sets and figs. We're looking at a Star Wars movie likely completely set outside of the view of the war or politics or anything. It will hopefully be an intimate fun personal adventure with Han, delving into how he became the man who helped save the galaxy. We-re probably gonna get to see lots of cool new ships and aliens and all sorts of random things that will make awesome sets. Lets just hope that new Han hair piece still works, I'd love to see it in a few sets in the coming years.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    If I'm not mistaken, Thrawn is appearing in the new Phantom set alongside Kanan and Chopper, coming out this january.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2016 Pictures and Rumors

    I was wondering if anyone who has the Jyn Erso minifig could post a picture of the minifigure without the goggles attached to the hat. I'd love to see what the mold looks like without the big oversized white goggles.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    I concur, and one particular character has been on my mind that needs the benefit of the dual molded arms: Rey. If they molded the top shoulder part of the arm flesh colour and then the rest grey as normal, it would give the look of her arm wrapping being separate from the rest of her outfit. It likely wouldn't be an expensive update and it would be worthwhile.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    I noticed that dark green seemed to be heavily used on both the build and the figures in the RO Rebel battle pack, but I hope we get a particular variation of soldiers. 2 of the Rebel soldier that appears in the Striker set, and 1 each of the two different Rebels that appear in the AT-ST and the U-Wing, which gives and plain yet varied grouping of plain Rebel soldiers. The Imperial battle pack honestly sounds amazing. I find it curious how people are upset about 2 Deathtroopers. Sure, they might not be everywhere all the time in Rogue One (I feel like they'll be around Krennic mostly), but why does that matter for army building? Having lots of Deathtroopers sounds awesome, and more Stormies is so fantastic. Also, I'm pretty sure but not quite 100% if the helmet mold used for the Shoretrooper is the same as the Hovertank trooper, am I right?
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    LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Keep in mind, these leaks and EXTREMELY preliminary. Including a hood and cape for Obi-Wan and capes for Maul and Qui-Gon seems like a preliminary thing. LEGO has been pretty good with accuracy recently, so I really doubt there'd be such an oversight for the figs here.