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:( Lets hops it come with luke in bacta tank, Tauntaun, R3-PO, and B2-1 medical droid !
Though from a playability perspective I would much rather have something at the same scale as all of my existing AT-ATs and snowspeeders!
If they focus on the exterior, this would be a great companion to the set from a couple of years ago, which was all interiors.
What is wrong with this one?
I really don't like that.
I prefer a minifig scale set with 20 minifigures similar to the DS, Endor, and sandcrawler sets.
It would be quite nice to have a Ralph McQuarrie minifigure, who made a brief appearance in one of the hangar scenes. I'd quite happily pay £350+ for a Hoth set if they did it properly; one that could fit a system-scale Falcon.
Or a Rebel Transport. That would be so easy to do as a playset. You could put whatever you want in there. It's just an empty shell.
I am sure I will get this as it will be a size and scale I like and if the finish matches the Ewok village I am sure it will look fantastic, but maybe it is time to visit other planets in the galaxy far far away?
You think so?
The current AT-AT #75054-1 & snowspeeder #75049-1 were just released in the second half of last year (at least in Europe, and according to the Brickset database in France and Germany only this year).
They are (next to the advent calender set from last Christmas), the only Hoth SW sets I own, and although I have not seen any other Hoth SW stuff from 2013 or older around in shops here in NL, I have seen plenty of other pre 2014 SW Lego around in shops, mind you always at full RRP. Seems to me that some SW sets will be around for at least two years.
Anyway I would love to get my hands on an DS or Endor Village size Hoth Echo Base set. I would love to see a base with: a huge big spring loaded Ion cannon (the surface canon sticking out of that metal ball, taking out a Star Destroyer in orbit over Hoth); a command centre (with a unique female minifig communications officer, there was a female in TESB operating/monitoring all the speeders on hoth and spaceships in orbit/evacuating right?! not sure if I remember correctly); medical centre with bacta-tank with underpants comatose Luke minifig, and those two medical droids; some cozy living quarters; a stable for some Tauntauns; a speeder for cargo, and or personnel inside the base; a snow-speeder maybe too; some tunnels. A bunch of exploding play features, so the base can collapse onto its self. A large surface-defence turret Laser cannon that can explode. A trench along the outer wall, for some Rebels to hide and shoot back at the attacking Imperials. A big blast-door high and wide enough to fly a snow-speeder through or have a Tauntaun with minifig pass underneath.
Some sort of huge snowy ice mountain play/display set you can fold open, to reveal all sorts of equipment (repair bays, heat generators etc), and machinery (excavation drilling equipment with which they dug out their subterranean lair) for the base that forms an enclosure big enough to feature as the hangar, in which you might put down the Millennium Falcon too (I hope they release another version of the set too some day).
Minifigs: Luke; Lea; Han; Chewie; R2D2; C3PO; two medical droids; a couple of rebels such as soldiers, mechanics, pilots, officers; an Imperial Probe droid, a couple of snow storm-troopers; wasn't there another protocol droid in the movie like C3PO, greyish white or red?! that was left behind. And two Tauntauns. I already got that general Rieekan minifig in my advent calender, so it would be nice if they included some other officer(s). It has been some years since I last watched the original trilogy, but I don't recall any non human alien rebels present on Hoth (except for Chewie), so I don't know which other minifigs TLG could or should include next to the ones I just thought of.
Quick, guess the one I made up without resorting to the intertubes :)
actually quite excited to see images in a few months, although I still maintain we have seen a lot of hoth over the years.
I'm curious to see what they come up with - a full-size Echo Base 'super playset' style set a la Death Star would be impressive (top marks if they include the wampa room, with a sign for 3P0 to remove), but I wonder if it'd work the same way? Spherical was the obvious way to go for the Death Star, and magnificent for efficient use of space and being able to see all the stacked levels at once from the side - Echo Base would have to be a more horizontal arrangement, could it do that and still include everything? Maybe if it were a kind of half-and-half arrangement, separated by an ice wall with the big hangar door in it and ion cannon up top - on one side tundra, with trenches and turrets, wampa cave off in the corner, some empty space for Han and Luke and Gutsy the taun-taun, on the other side 'inside' the mountain the base, with the back of the ice wall supporting a multilayered arrangement. I'd rather than that something you had to open up to see the interiors - I appreciate the effort in the insides of sets like the big starships, but those sets are models to me, the interiors don't much factor into how fondly I look at them.
@TheLoneTensor, since binaryeye got Valcath, I'll pick Davin Felth. I recognise one or two, and a few others are "I'm sure I've heard that name..."
(My pick for an exclusive would be TK-421 - which would just be a guy in his underwear with a bruise on his head.)
Just to put it somewhere else. ;o)
edit: Dammit. Posting images is becoming a pain in the *rse.
And I thought they smelled bad....on the outside!
I totally stopped my StarWars collecting but for that I'd make an exception
Is that an uncommon piece
I have 3 or 4 of them if you are looking that hard
a TK-421 fig... with a post... to put it somewhere other than where TK-421 is... ;oD
Posting pictures has definitely become a pain.