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  1. JekPorkchops

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

    I don’t own the Mimban Stormtrooper helmet (yet) but that one also appears to have this downward angle, but nowhere near this bad (90 degrees) and it is probably closer to the movies. Why couldn’t they do something similar to that piece? Also, aren’t the rear rectangles on the Stormtrooper helmet supposed to be grey? The black dual moulding doesn’t really work there. Man, they really got the previous Stormtrooper (and FO trooper for that matter) helmet mould right with the nice curve that still manages to fit past the square shoulders of the minifigure.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    There is a comparison picture of the profile shots of the new and old Stormtrooper. The back of the new one’s mouth piece cuts off rather abruptly before it touches the torso, which the older one did not have. That one looked a lot more finished and proper from the side.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    It appears to be brick-built because it looks very bulky. I hope they also include hairpieces for the other Inferno squad members, and new face prints. I think all of the Praetorians in the BP have the legs instead of the skirts. On the two guards on the left it's just the red of their weapon that makes them look like they have skirts. The Praetorian BP seems to consist of a 'sunvisor' guard on the left, a 'lockjaw' guard in the middle (from the Throne Room, with the same spear-weapon called Vibro-voulge) and another 'sunvisor' guard on the right. Unfortunately no 'bucket' helmet. I think the sunvisor guards have something that represents their unusual weapons, but I cannot see how it is built or how accurate it is. The Vibro-voulge of the middle guard looks as good as before, and it seems the weapon stand on the build comes with an additional Vibro-voulge. Hoping it also comes with both variations of the electro chain-whip like the throne room had.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    True he also mentioned that the A-wing would be Resistance based which I doubt. I think that there might still be a chance for Resistance sets though, whether they are juniors or not. The action figures are coming out in April and I think Lego wants to release sets after the show has been released, to avoid the problems they had with the Rebels set sales (those came out before the show and that did not work well apparently). They are definitely contenders for juniors sets though. It’d be fine if there were no sets since I don’t like the show but I do like some of the ships.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    It would actually be more expensive to keep the old rebel helmet mold around for the juniors sets. The advent calendar included an old one to get rid of the old stock, since it will probably be fully replaced by the new one. Is there any legitimacy to MandR’s claims that the juniors (or 4+) sets of the x-wing and TIE fighter will be based on Resistance? He (or his source) was correct about Vader’s Castle.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Shame it is another Kashyyyk based AT-AP. It even has another Gree and Tarfful, and they refused to change the one thing (dual molding) that would've made Gree better. It is already the third time this figure has been released. Really liking those AAT droid pilots though, I wanted them ever since I saw Ambush 10 years ago. I was really hoping for a Felucia AT-AP with Bly and 327th troopers. Or a TCW version with more of TCW characters as stated by others. But at least the AAT droids are CW-exclusive characters, though it is an odd mix of figures.
  7. The minifigs in the juniors sets will probably not be simplified, like in other themes, which is good.
  8. I'd say it's actually one of the better official droideka designs. It looks like it can fold up pretty well actually. It does indeed look like a TCW version with its shorter legs. Like that with this and the Dwarf Spider Droid, the magazines give the Separatist army some love as they have been absent in recent sets.
  9. How exactly is the carbon freezing chamber attached? I can see it is connected with the walkway but the base is just freely standing. It does not seem ideal for transportation.
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    Future Star Wars Sets

    There is already quite a lot of potential for sets from the Bad Batch arc. Speaking of arcs, the ARC-170 also appears and it is long overdue for an update. It could include 3 new pilots, a new Phase II Captain Rex and perhaps the new TCW/ROTS Anakin. It would be around 80 dollars or 90 euros. A Havoc Marauder built similarly to Palpatine's Shuttle from 2010 would be nice, though that type of shuttle set used to be 70 dollars back then. Now it would be done with a price tag similar to Shuttle Tydirium (90 dollars or 110 euros). It could include five minifigures: the four members of the Bad Batch and cyborg Echo. It would be funny if the set had a sticker of minifigure Padme on its side (though with Lucasfilms new policies these days I doubt that joke is even allowed anymore, hope it still appears in the final episode). I'm hoping for a 501st battle pack, maybe with 3 Phase II 501st troopers, a 501st ARF trooper and a blue AT-RT. Maybe one of the troopers could be sergeant Appo, but more generic troops is better of course. The Separatists are always underrepresented, so a droid battle pack with 2 B1's, a B1 commander, a B2 and a commando droid could be a nice counterbalance to the Republic forces. It would probably include a buildable Dwarf Spider Droid or a Droideka. Furthermore, like many others I'm hoping for some kind of set with a new Maul, new Ahsoka and Bo-Katan (and maybe even the Ahsoka troopers).
  11. He has the scar in TCW though. I’d recommend using an Episode 3 version from 2012, but that is harder to get obviously.
  12. The AT-ST is actually supposed to be carried beneath the brown catwalk underneath the cockpit. I can see a few brown Jedi Interceptor wing pieces slung underneath the Lego model that could represent the grabber arms of the in-universe design, but I don't know if there's an actual system that could hold the AT-ST. It would be neat.
  13. Weird that the Range Troopers have printed kamas instead of fabric ones, but they're still great! I kinda like the train set, though it does lack detail in the front and one more regular cart would've been nice. As expected from the earlier leaked images, Rio is actually based on his concept art version (that also appears on his character poster strangely enough) and not on the final CG version of the movie. He has blue fur so is quite inaccurate, but still a nice figure. I really like the build of the AT-hauler.
  14. I do not remember seeing him. Only in the cross-sections of the AT-M6 and other walkers.
  15. Anakin's JSF looks pretty good, at least the steep cockpit fits the Delta-7B design more than Obi-Wan's JSF from last year. Too bad both faces for Anakin have the headset on them, as this is the first realistic-styled CW figure that we have of him. The X-wing looks fantastic. I like that they used the engine techniques from the UCS set (they looked too small on that set but they look perfect here). I also like that the rubber bands are now hidden. I wish they would just put the knob for the wing mechanism on the back again. I did not like it as much on the top of the Resistance X-wings but at least those sets had some stickers for greebling, the new X-wing has a large slot for the new mechanism without any details in it, which is the only downside of this set (besides the ugly new rebel helmets). Sandcrawler looks a like the UCS one scaled down. It is kinda stubby but it looks fairly good, though it is really lacking in colors and texture. I like the new droids. Snoke's Throne Room looks really good to me. I refuse to buy TLJ sets because I hated the movie but this was the only scene I liked and the set is executed well, so I might get it (the Praetorians are great). Speaking of refusing to buy TLJ sets, I just cannot put myself in the position of buying the Advent Calendar because Rose is in it. I really wanted Merrick (glad he has the old helmet, so he'll go well with the RO pilots) but I guess I can buy him seperately as the rest of the calendar is not that impressive. The Hoth MedCenter came out of nowhere. I don't really see the appeal. I myself like it when they release playsets, and I welcome sets that don't revolve around conflict once in a while, but this choice seems so random. There is no conflict to attract children to this set and I don't even see this selling all that well among adults. They have finally made a new Sentinel Shuttle, but it looks a little off to me. The sides are way too smooth and the middle, wings and cockpit are way too blocky and 'studdy' in comparison. Weird that they threw in a random R2 again.