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  1. ARC2149Nova

    Wishlist: Future Star Wars Sets and Minifigures

    @wesker, I'll admit to that. I'd still say at least Nysad & Giran (the latter of which is seen comforting Malakili when the Rancor dies) I'd be down for throwing out half the lineup if we got the three singers. Only problem with Snootles and Droopy is that they'd probably require really specific molds, hence why I didn't include them, but I'd love to see it happen. Full disclosure, BTW, I couldn't find the names of the singers, which is why I left them out the first time...
  2. ARC2149Nova

    Wishlist: Future Star Wars Sets and Minifigures

    Politics aside, what's in the film is tangible, and any "future canon" that tries to alter what's in the film (see the Captain Rex discussion earlier) should be ignored. Slave Leia is important to the Jabba scenes (if not the palace specifically) because it's the main outfit we see her in. That said, I do believe the Boushh disguise would be the main choice for the palace, with Slave/Hutt Slayer Leia being the pick for a Khetanna. I've done some thinking, and here's how I see them doing a Sail Barge MBS: Battle at the Sarlacc Pit ($349.99): Main build is Jabba's Sail Barge The Khetanna, 2 skiffs, and a Sarlacc pit (bigger than previous renditions, allowing for more figs to be "swallowed". Both skiffs are relatively the same, about the length of the 2012 version, but around 2 studs wider. Open floors on both, with only one of the skiffs having the plank. The Khetanna has Jabba's main chamber, with a piloting station, a kitchen, and a cell. Top deck includes four rail-mounted cannons, and the deck cannon. Minifigures (21, like both current MBS, plus Jabba & Crumb): Luke Skywalker (Grey tunic), Lando Calrissian (Henchman disguise), Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia (Bikini), C-3PO, R2-D2, Boba Fett, 2 Gamorrean Guards, Vizam, Ree-Yees, Pagetti Rook, Weequay Skiff Master, Mercenary Pilot, Brock Starsher, Pote Snitkin, Saelt-Marae, Tessek, Kithaba, Klaatu, Jabba the Hutt, Salacious B. Crumb. My main issue with a Palace MBS isn't cosmetic but rather (surprise, surprise) the minifigure selection. Outside of the central cast, there aren't a ton of memorable faces in the Palace proper, mostly Jabba's "dancing girls". Okay, perhaps I'm a tad facetious, but this is how I see the lineup currently: 7 Heroes: Han Solo (with new Carbonite block), Princess Leia (Boushh), Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian (Henchman disguise), Luke Skywalker (with hood perhaps?), R2-D2, C-3PO. 14 Villains (including associates): Boba Fett, Bib Fortuna, 2 Gamorrean Guards, Oola, Nysad, Wooof, Giran, Jabba the Hutt, Malakili, EV-9D9, Max Rebo, Ak-Rev, B'omarr Monk. Outside of a select few of Jabba's crew (Fortuna & EV-9D9), many of these aren't exactly remarkable/are interchangeable with my Sail Barge lineup.
  3. @THELEGOBATMAN But, we already have that set.
  4. It's usually bigger, but recently they've been skimping on the winter waves (usually to prep for the winter films)
  5. ARC2149Nova

    Wishlist: Future Star Wars Sets and Minifigures

    5 sets I'd like to see in 2022 or 2023 (20 Years of AOTC, 40 Years of ROTJ) Endor Rebels Battle Pack ($14.99): Ewok catapult, Ewok glider. 2 Rebel Commandos (white & black), Ewok Warrior, Teebo. Speeder Bike Chase ($29.99): 3 Speeder Bikes, large tree, downed tree base. Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker (Endor Variants), 2 Scout Troopers. Count Dooku's Solar Sailor ($49.99): Count Dooku, Pilot Droid, Yoda, Clone Trooper. TIE Interceptor ($39.99): TIE Pilot, Imperial Officer, Stormtrooper AIrspeeder Pursuit ($59.99): Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Zam Wesell, Jango Fett.
  6. ARC2149Nova

    Wishlist: Future Star Wars Sets and Minifigures

    Y-Wing would make a lot of sense for Yavin, I do agree. As for RO characters, yes, Bail was in the Tantive IV, so perhaps Mon Mothma could be in a MBS Yavin, but I don't think they'd get too crazy beyond that. After all, Bail was a long-awaited character, and Mon Mothma could fit since she's the leader of the Rebellion. But I wouldn't get my hopes up for any RO specific characters. Add to the fact that we haven't gotten RO sets since 2017, so I don't see them releasing an MBS with that as a heavy figure base. Long story short: bar Mon Mothma, I don't foresee a Yavin IV set including any RO characters. Except the Sandcrawler isn't MBS. Only two sets are officially MBS: Cloud City and Mos Eisley. SO, the Sandcrawler is technically still UCS (has the seal and everything). Even so, I think an MBS/UCS Turbo Tank would be bigger than the UCS Sandcrawler. Going with how Lego does it's troop figures (never more than two for some reason, discounting battle packs of course), I suppose they could toss in the 41st Elite Camo Troopers they did back in 2014, but they've been slowly shying away from those. Or, there's always a couple of gunners for the tank proper. In other thoughts, I had an idea for the special anniversary set for ROTJ (in the vein of the Bespin Duel or Medical Chamber): Home One Briefing: I'd want to include a few extra figures, though, so here's my lineup: Admiral Ackbar, Mon Mothma, Crix Madine, General Lando, Han Solo, B-Wing Pilot.
  7. ARC2149Nova

    Wishlist: Future Star Wars Sets and Minifigures

    First off, welcome! Really good concepts, but not terribly realistic, I'm afraid. I'll break down with my thoughts: Yavin IV: I think we'd likely see either a downscaled X-Wing or Y-Wing not both. And any version of Yavin would most likely be ANH specific, and Lego usually doesn't cross films (UCS Falcon & Death Stars notwithstanding), so I'd only expect to see figures from ANH. A realistic figure selection would be as follows: Princess Leia, General Dodonna, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker (jacket), Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Luke Skywalker (pilot), Biggs Darklighter (new visor face & helmet print), Wedge Antilles (Theron Nett head), Garven Dreis (new head), 2 Rebel Crew, 2 Rebel Troopers, 2 Rebel Honor Guard. Medals would be repaints of the Olympic medal, so Yavin Jacket Luke can be used for the comics version. MTT: No way we'll see so many B1 Battle Droids, but I think 20 would be good. Add in 2 pilots, 2 Droidekas, 2 STAPs, and a couple of Gungans (Jar Jar, Tarpals, and 2 Warriors). CTT: This would most likely get a UCS proper and not a massive MBS, so not a ton of figures. If they did decide to go this route, here's what I'd expect for the extras: Yoda, Luminara Unduli, Merumeru, Tarfful, Wookie Warrior (with helmet), Commander Gree, 2 Kashyyyk Troopers, AT-RT Driver, 2 B1 Battle Droids, B2 Super Battle Droid, Dwarf Spider Droid, downscaled Tank Droid. Agree on both points. In my ideal MBS Echo Base, we'd still get the new snowtroops but with the backpacks and kamas of the 2014-16 figures.
  8. ARC2149Nova

    Wishlist: Future Star Wars Sets and Minifigures

    Not even close. 2016 ones were the most accurate yet, with white caps, torso, and LBG hands & pants (with white printing for the "skirt"). Action Battle & the 20th Trooper had dark tan caps, white torso, and dark tan plain legs. They're not horrible (I still love the 2010 figures) but after Lego literally perfected the design, they screwed it up. Kinda like the Stormtrooper. 2016 , Action Battle I think Endor still makes the most sense, with perhaps some PT sets down the road (if they decide to go for one per film), but if they do decide to do Echo Base, my ideal set would keep the sliding gate, which leads into a fully covered building, including medical center, bunks, and Tauntaun Pen, with command center, and of course, the hangar. 2 transport carts, one Snowspeeder, a Laser Ice Cutter (the 2010 Battle Pack vehicle). Cut to the outside with a deep trench, including the snow bank behind the rebels, with 2 P-Towers and a DF.9 turret. Imperials get a speeder, e-web, and a downscaled AT-ST. There could be a shield generator or ion canon, but I'm not sure if that would cause an Assault on Hoth repeat. Minifigures: Hoth Han, Hoth Leia, Chewbacca (with snow printing, perhaps reusing the Solo mold), Luke Skywalker (pilot), Wedge Antilles, Wes Janson (all pilots use the UCS uniforms), General Rieekan, Toryn Farr, Bren Derlin, Trey Callum & 2 Hoth Rebel Troopers, K-3PO, Echo Base Soldier (Tan vest), 21-B, R2-D2, 2 Snowtroopers, Darth Vader, AT-AT/AT-ST Pilot, Probe Droid, Tauntaun. Trey Callum and his team use the 2016 outfits, with Bren Derlin and Echo Base Trooper being reused from Assault on Hoth (with new faces, of course), Rieekan gets a new face, and new prints, Toryn gets a new face (or more appropriate reuse) and more appropriate hair, K-3PO, 21-B, and R2 are all reused, with the Snowtroopers being the Action Battle/4+/AT-AT variants, but with backpacks and cloth kamas. Vader is his Final Duel figure but with blue square in place of the green (to reflect his ESB suit), the AT-ST could get an accurate pilot, or an AT-AT Pilot repurposed. Wedge gets the Theron Nett head, Wes keeps the standard expression.
  9. ARC2149Nova

    Wishlist: Future Star Wars Sets and Minifigures

    I'd love a proper Echo Base in MBS size. Even if they spilt it between the base and the trenches, I think it would redeem them. As long as the 2016 Rebels return. No more of those Action Battle figures.
  10. ARC2149Nova

    Wishlist: Future Star Wars Sets and Minifigures

    The way they did it in the Tydirium was fine. He doesn't need his armor. He doesn't have it in the film, in fact, that isn't even him in ROTJ (Google Nik Sant's Canon page), Dave Filoni admitted to letting both characters exist in the same battle. MBS/UCS sets have never mixed Movies with non-movie media for the figure selection, and I don't expect them to start anytime soon. I say leave well enough alone and do an Endor Rex/Nik Sant figure exactly how they did before. That way, he can be either character or neither. And this may be selfish, but I would want the commandos to look like they did in the films, which take precedent over any cartoon. Not like this they haven't. And as you said, $350 should be of utmost quality. I consider faithfulness to the films of higher quality than a non-canon figure design. If we get a GOA Rex later on, I'm all for it, but not in my hypothetical MBS Endor set.
  11. I stand corrected That seemed off to me too, but it never was exactly accurate to begin with, just a cool added detail for the officers, so I'm not upset to see it go. Not gonna lie, I'm tempted to gain some flight hours with the Gunship too
  12. Or an AT-AT to be based on ROTJ I almost feel bad for dogpiling but my dude, UCS sets have never been playscale sets. Who in the hell picks up their UCS X-Wing and swooshes like I do my RO Y-Wing? They're like statues in a way, sitting on display, not really meant to be touched but admired. UCS vs System is essentially Sideshow Premium to Black Series. Okay maybe more like Hot Toys to Black Series but I think I made my point.
  13. ARC2149Nova

    Wishlist: Future Star Wars Sets and Minifigures

    Isn't that like, the lineup I just listed? 4 bikes is a tad overkill considering it would be the same side build 4 times. Also, Endor Rex shouldn't hint at his clone armor as it's not in the movie (for obvious reasons), the headprint we got in 2015 would suffice. (Galaxy of Adventures is not canon nor does it trump what's in the actual film) Also, how/why does Han need arm printing? The camouflage pattern? I'd imagine that would be difficult to achieve at mass retail. As for Renz, I'm assuming the arm print is for the Imperial insignia, which I could see. The only new figures/updates we'd absolutely need/are likely to occur (be real here people) are as follows: Han in trench coat with dual-molded legs and his new hair (something that the 2015 fig didn't have), Leia (updated 2009 print with helmet), Luke (with poncho either cloth or printed, and helmet), new prints for Logray/Paploo/Teebo, new faces for the Commandos (One & Two), maybe a new face for Old Rex/Nik Sant. Update the Navy Troopers ever so slightly, and give them and Renz the patches, boom, figures done. Does it even matter if the figures are rehashes/remasters? It's a location that's severely underrepresented in Lego, and there are only so many figures that would make sense. Unlike Cloud City or the Cantina, there are no masses of random side characters for the minifig selection. And all of the best molds for the characters have already been made, so new ones aren't happening. That's not entirely true. The bunker may not be massive but neither is the Cantina honestly. A Cantina sized bunker could be cool, throw in a sizeable AT-ST and a few Ewok weapons (gliders, catapults, log traps) and you're set. Combining the Bunker with the village will just muddy the set. Either give us two separate models or one over the other, and seeing as how we already have an incredible Ewok Village, go for the bunker.
  14. ARC2149Nova

    Wishlist: Future Star Wars Sets and Minifigures

    I mean, I think they'd give us a remaster of 2015 Han (from the Tydirium) with the new hair, maybe dual-molded legs, Leia would be a (long overdue) update from the 2009 Bunker w/helmet, Threepio could finally get his silver bot, new faces on the commandos & Imperial troops, slightly better designs for the Imperial Navy Troopers. Other MBS sets don't have a lot of "highly desired" exclusives, just scene-specific versions of the main cast, and a few background characters (which are really for the hardcore collectors). But a bunker like last year's Mos Eisley would be so much cooler. Add in this year's (rumored) UCS AT-AT and that would be a banger display. It still could have a few trees and whatnot (and a chibi-scaled AT-ST like Cloud City's Slave-I).
  15. ARC2149Nova

    Wishlist: Future Star Wars Sets and Minifigures

    I was just thinking about this, and it makes a lot of sense. We've had one MBS from Empire, and one from A New Hope, the next one should be from Jedi. My ideal MBS Endor Bunker Assault ($349.99): Down-scaled AT-ST, complete bunker with a variety of interior rooms, such as a command center. Ewok Glider and catapult, and two speeder bikes. Minifigures: Han Solo (Trenchcoat), Princess Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Luke Skywalker (Endor Hat and Poncho), Lieutenant Renz, Wicket, Logray, Paploo, 2x Rebel Commandos, 2x Stormtroopers, 2x Scout Troopers, AT-ST Driver, 2x Imperial Navy Troopers (Death Squad Helmets). Maybe throw in a Commander Rex/Nik Sant figure and another Ewok for 21 figures (same as Mos Eisley and Cloud City).