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New Cover for LEGO STAR WARS CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA: UPDATED AND EXPANDED

sstoroesstoroe Member Posts: 156
edited February 2015 in Collecting
I grabbed a copy of the pic. Amazon states it will be released on 4/28

http://minifigpriceguide.com/wordpress/lego-star-wars-character-encyclopedia-updated-and-expanded-final-cover-details-released/

Do we already know the minifigure? I could not find info anywhere?
Jdslater

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  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,352
    edited February 2015
    I don't think the minifigure has been revealed yet. It may be a red herring, but it looks like the figure might have a slope piece rather than standard legs based on the size and shape of the cut-out for it.

    That isn't much help though as I can't think of any character we don't already have as a minifigure who wears robes that would warrant such a piece.
    Jdslater
  • kempo81kempo81 Wiltshire, UKMember Posts: 961
    Celebration Leia in her white gown when she presents Luke and Han with their medals at the end of ANH.
    LostInTranslationRenegade007cjhkorgmonkey76
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,352
    ^ It could be a new version, although a celebration Leia was included in #9495 Gold Leader's Y-wing Starfighter.
    bobabricks
  • kempo81kempo81 Wiltshire, UKMember Posts: 961
    Honestly I have no idea, and it seems no one else does so I thought I'd put forward my guess.... And just because we've seen something before doesn't mean LEGO won't give us another the same!! ;o) ESPECIALLY when it comes to Star Wars!!!!!!!
  • PurplorosPurploros USAMember Posts: 82
    Looks like standard legs in this picture.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,352
    @kempo81 - Indeed, we will have to wait and see.
  • JdslaterJdslater Member Posts: 59
    Wondering if this will include the new June releases?!
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,418


    That isn't much help though as I can't think of any character we don't already have as a minifigure who wears robes that would warrant such a piece.

    We already know it's going to be Han Solo... so perhaps Hoth Han in night time bathrobe?
    LostInTranslationPitfall69CapnRex101
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,446
    It is definitely Han Solo in a bathrobe!!!
    korLobotchuckpbobabricks
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,704
    My gcse French is a bit rusty, but I think I read on hoth bricks about it being Nute Gunray, but may have got that totally wrong.
  • BrandonCarpenterBrandonCarpenter Member Posts: 88
    andhe said:

    My gcse French is a bit rusty, but I think I read on hoth bricks about it being Nute Gunray, but may have got that totally wrong.

    Probably not. Head dress would take up a larger profile, unless LEGO makes him bald? I want to guess it is going to be a solid 24k gold naked Obi Wan.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,352
    ^ I believe it says something along the lines of: 'it's difficult to tell which character it is. The new cover is a little different to the provisional one. The space for the legs of the minifigure is longer. Perhaps this indicates the use of a slope like that of the Nute Gunray minifigure. Or not.'

    I would be sold on a Han Solo - bathrobe edition.
    Andor
  • BrandonCarpenterBrandonCarpenter Member Posts: 88

    ^ I believe it says something along the lines of

    I would be sold on a Han Solo - bathrobe edition.

    Yeah Lol
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    I would prefer Boss Nass. When will we get him?
    legomattLostInTranslation
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    I hope it's a Rebels figure (or one of the new Storm Troopers from Force Awakens).
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,780
    Maybe it's chewbacca in his red robe so he can finally get his medal from ANH.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,842
    If it's Wat Tambor then it's mine! :P
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited February 2015
    ^^ I was about to say something similar: They're about to 'right' a SW Universe in-joke 'wrong', and award Chewy a medal.

    Edit: @TarDomo Agreed. Boss Nass would also be a nice fig to finally see done in a set.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,594
    Boss Nass.... or his separated-at-birth twin brother...

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    GothamConstructionCoTarDomobobabricksLobot
  • kyrotekkyrotek Southampton, UKMember Posts: 212
    Why couldn't have been Skippy the Jedi Droid?

    I would have queued on release day for a Skippy minifigure!
  • MissKittyFantasticoMissKittyFantastico AustraliaMember Posts: 197
    It may be my imagination, but the silhouettes don't quite seem to accommodate the 'shoulder pads' that the Chewie head/torso piece creates atop the standard arms. It looks more like a standard figure with a large hair piece or helmet of some sort.

    ...I'm sure it's not, but how awesome a surprise treat would it be if it's Daisy Ridley's character? First Force Awakens figure (mini or otherwise), guaranteed best-seller.
    Andor
  • GIR3691GIR3691 Member Posts: 674
    My guess would be a Rebels character variant.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited February 2015

    It may be my imagination, but the silhouettes don't quite seem to accommodate the 'shoulder pads' that the Chewie head/torso piece creates atop the standard arms. It looks more like a standard figure with a large hair piece or helmet of some sort.

    Yes, I thought the same thing myself after seeing the updated image on another site. The head looks rounded off and the shoulders disappear. If that was anything to go by, it would suggest a cowl-like hood or long hair, such as endor leia's. (I also wouldn't be surprised if we did get a EP-VII fig). Both silhouettes have seemed to show an additional space - possibly for a sloped brick, or extra large piece - so maybe there is an alternate legs option.

    @LostInTranslation Some. Things. Cannot. Be. UNSEEN! AaAaaAAaAGH. ;oP Ah, but wait... surely he'd be a Separatist. (Phew! mind cleansed).

    Oddly enough, my dad always calls his successor (nicola sturgeon), 'the ewok'.

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  • Stvoyager04Stvoyager04 Member Posts: 120
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    For me too, I think it's due to the chest armor not looking very Fett-ish. More like a random Clone armor variant. I prefer the previous Exclusive poly version over this one.
  • DrmnezDrmnez USA, Planet earth Member Posts: 859
    I like it lol
    Pitfall69Andor
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,318
    edited February 2015
    I like it, looks as close to the original McQuarrie concept for Boba as Lego could get. While I don't tend to collect SW, I might have pick up a copy just for the mini-fig.
    xiahna
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,842
    Same here. I feel like the less detailed version from 2010 actually looks better.
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,418
    Sometimes simpler is better. That's why I prefer most of the older Star Wars minifigures to the new ones (including the 2010 White Boba to this years).

    While the printing and level of detail has increased by leaps and bounds over the years, I sometimes feel that the new minifigures are "overcrowded" with printing. 
    bobabrickschuckplegomatt
  • sweetness34sweetness34 San Diego, CA.Member Posts: 372
    I pre ordered the book from Amazon. They have it for just over $11.
    VorpalRyu
  • BACbrixBACbrix AmericaMember Posts: 655
    I agree too much printing can be bad. New tusken raider head is scary real. Old one was just perfect to depict the scary sand people without losing the Lego feel. Some of the figures get so real and too molded that they seem like action figures.
    legomatt
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,189
    I prefer the updated minifigures for consistency. The original licensed figures were yellow skinned, then they changed to flesh tones, then they added more detailed facial expressions to what we currently see. All the while new accessories are being produced and more leg and arm printing techniques are used.

    As far as this white Boba Fett, I will take it because I would want the book regardless. Better than getting another Luke or Han.
    VorpalRyuchuckp
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,418
    vwong19 said:

    Better than getting another Luke or Han.
    Amen.
    bobabrickschuckp
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,307
    ^^ yet some of the recent Luke faces have been over printed. Too many facial lines.
    Drmnezbobabricks
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,752
    CCC said:
    ^^ yet some of the recent Luke faces have been over printed. Too many facial lines.
    Han, as well, for example in the upcoming Imperial Shuttle.

    I feel that minifigures in general hit a sweet spot of detail vs. simplicity in about 2012.
    GothamConstructionCo
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,842
    Lego has always been updating minifigures and adding more and more detail each year. The only problem now is that Lego has added up so much detail over the years that prints have just become over crowded.
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