Renown

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  1. Something interesting regarding the dirty Imperial torso and its apparent lack of a rank insignia as per Beckett's Mimban torso. This is pure speculation. I suspect it may be an officer overcoat being worn fully wrapped around the body. Wookieepedia refers to a character named 'Korso' who assisted Beckett and his gang on Mimban and wore a number of disguises including swamp trooper armour, fleet trooper and an imperial officer greatcoat. I genuinely cannot remember the character being in the film, yet Wookieepedia seems to say that 'Korso' did appear in the film portrayed by John Tui. Please see here: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Korso Now, while that could just be entirely irrelevant and a case of me putting two and two together and getting twenty three, is it possible that this is another example of LEGO not having enough information and creating, for want of a better word, a relatively insignificant character rather than a more 'massable' one? The torso design doesn't seem to fit in anywhere, despite it literally having no other potential context than that of the muddy, swampy environment of Mimban.
  2. To be quite honest, I think I'd be happy with any set that gave us a mudtrooper with goggles and breathing apparatus/mask moulded (or maybe dual-moulding would be required?) into the helmet. An AT-DT, however plausible it is, would undoubtedly sell well if it was complete (!) and had a good minifigure assortment. Thoroughly enjoyed the WW1 trench warfare atmosphere created in the scenes on Mimban.
  3. Renown

    Future Star Wars Sets

    Just two releases each year - oftentimes there are as many as four or five UCS sets available for purchase at any given moment. Right now for example there is the Faclon, the Death Star, Slave I, Snowspeeder, and Y-Wing.
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    Future Star Wars Sets

    I'm conscious of the fact that 2019 will be the 20th anniversary of LEGO Star Wars and fully anticipate a bit of 'fan service' so to speak to mark the occasion. For the two UCS sets, I am sincerely hoping that a remake of the Star Destroyer from the early 2000s will be one of them. It could either be an all-out detailed set that costs several hundred, or perhaps they could keep it at the ~200 mark and have it just be an upgrade of the system scale Star Destroyer from 2014. I suppose both options are viable, but I'd much prefer a more expensive but more detailed set. Regardless, an interior of some sort would be great, even if it would just be a bridge area somewhere in the main body of the ship. As for the other set, it would be nice to see a UCS AT-AT at long last, given how this iconic vehicle, despite its huge popularity, cultural significance and having been released several times in system scale, has never been given an official UCS rendition. As for the anniversary sets, considering we got a handful of them in 2009 for the 10th anniversary, I am not sure what to expect from LEGO. Would three UCS sets released in a year be plausible? I'd certainly be on board for that idea. A UCS Yavin 4 Rebel Base is long overdue and we know from the past that such an idea has been in the works before but unfortunately not made it to release. A UCS Jabba's Sail Barge would be nice given the sail barge is something of a 'holy grail' set for many collectors, although it may conflict with the Hasbro Sail Barge that is on its way. With regards to system scale anniversary sets, I'd like to see a TIE Interceptor or TIE Bomber, perhaps as an exclusive or limited edition run, given how both seem to be so heavily craved by fans. I guess it is anyone's guess what we will get, but there are my ideals.
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    Future Star Wars Minifigs

    Is it likely that we will ever get a Slave Leia minifigure again in the future? The question has only just occurred to me, having dwelled on the controversy surrounding the Jabba's Palace set from a few years ago, and how much feminism has risen in the years since 75020 was released. I think the controversial Jabba's Palace set essentially rules out the chances of a re-release to the same sort of accuracy, maybe even at all, but I'm not so sure about a Leia figure in the same context. Thoughts?
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    Future Star Wars Sets

    Quite the opposite actually, but your comment is completely irrelevant nonetheless.
  7. Very minor spoiler for Solo below, but relevant.
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    Future Star Wars Sets

    I have seen Solo this evening and enjoyed the film. I would like to see the following at some point in the future. Some spoilers below.
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    Solo: A Star Wars Story - "The Chase"

    Superb work, really well done.
  10. Picked up a second-hand Battle on Scarif from a friend to add to my existing one, and I've now combined them to create a little diorama. The same guy has also offered me a second-hand Imperial Hovertank with minifigures and an additional pair of Shoretroopers for a very fair price. Was too good to turn down.
  11. Supposedly. I agree that the alteration of his character design will likely have influenced the lack of a minifigure. For the foreseeable future at least.
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    Future Star Wars Minifigs

    Disappointed to learn that we will not be getting one of the proper Mudtroopers in the summer wave of Solo sets, given what a great trooper design they are. Sincerely hope at least one is featured in a winter wave set, preferably a budget set like the rumoured trench playset with Chewie in handcuffs while the Solo merchandise is still widely available and also such an affordable set would not make amassing a significant number of Mudtroopers such a difficulty.
  13. The Conveyex sounds promising. Just hope that the Rangetrooper minifigures live up to the good quality of other figures in recent years.
  14. Is it plausible that, given the new rebel pilot helmet moulds, the likes of Dutch Vander from 75181 will eventually adopt this helmet mould given the set is still in production? It just seems a bit strange to be producing two different helmet moulds simultaneously, and it is a significantly different context to the different Imperial Stormtrooper helmets for Rebels and the Original Trilogy.
  15. I am intrigued as to how 75215, 75217 and 75219 will incorporate the known Solo characters that are yet to be released in minifigure form. The leaked images suggest that Enfys Nest and Warwick Davis' character will be in 75215, and the recently surfaced image of 75219 seems to show Rio Durant is in with the Imperial Hauler. There is also the leaked Beckett figure which could theoretically feature in any of the three. At the moment we are yet to receive confirmation as to which sets the following characters will appear in, or if they will be featured in any of the three at all: Val, L3-37, Dryden Vos, and some Rangetroopers and Mudtroopers. It would seem logical to assume that the Rangetroopers will be featured in the Conveyex Heist set, but I struggle to see where Val and L3-37 will come into this wave. From what the trailers suggest, Dryden Vos in particular would not seem to fit into any of the known Solo sets coming. I'm also interested by that rumour of a small Mimban playset in which Chewbacca featured with handcuffs with an Imperial Officer and a Mudtrooper. One of the recent images to surface of 75220 depicts the RA-7 protocol droid with a muddy torso that was arguably misplaced on that figure - if 75215, 75217 and 75219 are assumed to focus on the scene(s) that take place on Vandor-1 - a snowy planet, while Mimban is swampy - during the Conveyex Heist, does this add weight to the possibility that this playset is on its way as well?
  16. Regarding the new helmet designs for rebel pilots. I do like the idea, no matter how much of an inconvenience it is to dedicated pilot collectors like myself, and hope that Lego pursue it, more for the sake of continuity and development than anything else. I will miss the old helmet mould given they were in production for as long as Star Wars has been a licensed line by Lego, but progress had to come eventually. A lot of the negative comments I have seen regarding this new thing relate to the fact that people feel the need to start again from scratch. I feel that a lot of folk are forgetting that Lego have two waves ahead of this one (Winter 2018/2019 and Spring 2019) whereby they are more or less free to create sets without the merchandise race for a new Star Wars film, something we haven't seen in a few years now. I fully anticipate a number of helmet designs will be released on this new mould in these two waves so as to further bring them to the surface and make them more common. We may not be fortunate enough to get some of the more unique designs we have had in the past on the long-standing helmet mould, but give it a while and the majority of people will have moved forward. Overall, I think the new rebel pilot helmets are a good move.
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    Future Star Wars Minifigs

    Given the fact that it would appear Lego are now pursuing a new helmet mould for rebel pilots, I am hopeful that they will swiftly begin to update pilots. Individual faces now seem more plausible as well. Dak Ralter would be a good place to start given his helmet is worn by numerous pilots on both Yavin 4 and Hoth, and a new Wedges with some individualisation would be great.
  18. Both on their way in due course. Snoke's Throne Room is due in this summer's wave whereas the Resistance Transport's expected release is as yet unconfirmed, although the sets for this year's winter wave haven't received much attention in the rumour mill yet so it is entirely possible it may appear then while The Last Jedi is still 'relevant' if you understand what I mean.
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    Do you buy toys other than LEGO?

    I have recently developed a bit of a thing for Black Series 6" Star Wars figure. Especially given their new face-printing technology.
  20. If someone desires more than one copy of a UCS set, and they have the disposable income with which to make a duplicate purchase, why should they be discouraged from doing so?
  21. I am not a huge fan of Beckett's face print. Just doesn't capture him that well.
  22. Regardless of its 'obscurity', it remains an iconic ship from Return of The Jedi and long overdue a revamp. I'd expect it to sell rather well given the demand for an official update of it and its association with the Original Trilogy.
  23. Seems a little steep if it is indeed a TIE Interceptor. I'd assume from the price that it will contain some relatively valuable figures.
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    Future Star Wars Sets

    No matter the unlikelihood of us ever getting a genuinely convincing Mon Calamari Cruiser from LEGO, a UCS Home One would be a nice set given its iconic role as Ackbar's command ship and the location of the Endor briefing scene in Return of The Jedi. It wouldn't necessarily need much of an interior given how structurally insecure such a set would be, so long as the bridge and briefing theatre are represented in some way. UCS Home One Includes: Admiral Ackbar (updated design), Mon Mothma (updated design), Mon Calamari Bridge Officer, B-Wing Pilot and a Gray Squadron Pilot (different helmet design to 75050).
  25. Is it possible that some of these sets will be due in the winter wave rather than the summer wave? I seem to recall Sir Von Lego confirmed the Resistance Transport and V-19 Torrent would be going ahead, but did not specify when exactly they would be released. The TIE Interceptor rumour for 75221 has been claimed by some news sources to be reputed by more than one source, and slated for a June 1st release, whereas the debate of whether or not 75203 will be the Solo or Hoth playset (although both rumours seem to have nailed 75203 down to be a playset of some description) appears to be clouded in a bit more mystery. Regardless, it'll be interesting to see what we get and when.