What UCS should they make / remake next?

MrKettleMrKettle OxfordshireMember Posts: 136
It was 2015 when we last got an original UCS in the form of Slave 1. Since then we have had remakes of Death Star, MF, Y-Wing and Snow Speeder (I’m not even considering AoH which was a remake of lots of smaller sets).

Are we just destined for remakes? There are only a few craft yet to appear in UCS form but I doubt we’ll see anything else from the prequel trilogy as out of 30 models only 4 have been and most of them we not well received.

I also doubt we’ll see anything from the newer films for a while as there is nothing that has been ‘iconic’ enough appear yet. 

So does that just leave TLG endlessly remaking and refining their old list of models. If that’s what they are doing then I’d love a new Star destroyer or SSD. If they are to make a new one then Jabba’s Sail barge would look great. 

What do you think would make a good new or remade UCS set?
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,796
    A rerehash of Assault on Hoth.

    I wouldn't mind them doing some UCS busts - especially a Vader one.
    bandit778wardmCraig_B
  • UmandraugUmandraug Doomstadt, LatveriaMember Posts: 69
    I still want a shiny Naboo Royal Starship. That might get me back into buying Star Wars sets.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 873
    I'd like a UCS Poe's X-Wing, in black and orange! And a Hammerhead Corvette.
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,000
    AT-AT is the one I'd like made into an official UCS set.
    Fireheartgmonkey76prevere
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 323
    I would love a Nebulon-B. Hammerheads are cool but they get so little screen time in RO. If they remake anything, the Star Destroyer is long overdue. 
    gmonkey76
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,468
    I feel like a new ISD or Tantive IV are likely. I’d love either one.
    Mr_Crossgmonkey76
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 341
    AT-AT is what I would like to see too.
    And, I know it would never happen, but, I'd LOVE a UCS Tantive IV with a scale Star Destroyer, but, the SD would be too big, I know it'd never happen
    Mr_Crossgmonkey76andrelego
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,000
    I feel like a new ISD or Tantive IV are likely. I’d love either one.
    I think you're going to get both your predictions if rumours/leaks are to be believed.
    Astrobricks
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,443
    Can they finally show the A-Wing, or TIE Bomber some love? They're the only original trilogy fighters not to have a UCS set.
    lkliment2
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,826
    It is basically a remake but a Jango blue recolor of the slave 1 would be fun. Would pair well on display with the green.
    bandit778stluxandrelego
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,835
    I'd guess ISD is next (UCS MF box art clue), Tantative IV after.

    If TLG can make a minifigs scale AT-AT with sturdy poseable legs and won't fall to buts if you look at it the wrong way. Perhaps some kind of rod underpinnings like the Imperial Shuttle wings would do it?
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,917
    I'm thinking a Poe's X-Wing may be the least risky proposition.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    Why is the UCS tag only paired with Star Wars? Can TLG make other ships/vehicles from other movies in UCS Scale?
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,835
    SumoLego said:
    I'm thinking a Poe's X-Wing may be the least risky proposition.
    I'd imagine it would be a poor seller, Luke's X-wing hasn't been gone that long.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,917
    One would think it would make sense for an Episode VIII or Episode IX tie-in, given the amount of marketing we're going to be bombarded with...
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,826
    "UCS Rey's Parents" - Set is two plain face minifigs appeasing both the modular collectors despondent over the classic smiley going away and the bitter Ep 8 naysayers who wish Rey's parents had been identified. Hey look! It's these two!
    SumoLegoMegtheCatgmonkey76RedbullgivesuwindSwitchfoot55
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,917
    I don't want another Obi-Wan minifig.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    SumoLego said:
    One would think it would make sense for an Episode VIII or Episode IX tie-in, given the amount of marketing we're going to be bombarded with...
    I'm curious as to why Lego has mostly stuck with OT UCS sets? 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,917
    My guess is that what normally would have been a second wave of Episode VIII stuff was consumed by the mid-year Solo sets.

    I imagine we'll get a weird smattering of sets in March and then the Episode IX stuff with the rest of the action figures and merchandise.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,835
    Pitfall69 said:
    SumoLego said:
    One would think it would make sense for an Episode VIII or Episode IX tie-in, given the amount of marketing we're going to be bombarded with...
    I'm curious as to why Lego has mostly stuck with OT UCS sets? 
    Because those that are 30+ to remember Star wars OT new or the 90s (95?) re-releases generally have more disposeable income to blow on big sets and have come out of their dark ages? Or that the PT is thought of as a bit crap generally (although not as high in the crap hierarchy as they used to be, thanks to Ep8).
    SumoLegogmonkey76
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,459
    Pitfall69 said:
    SumoLego said:
    One would think it would make sense for an Episode VIII or Episode IX tie-in, given the amount of marketing we're going to be bombarded with...
    I'm curious as to why Lego has mostly stuck with OT UCS sets? 
    Because a UCS Jar Jar Binks bust only got 48 votes on Ideas?
    gmonkey76Bumblepants
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    ^Listen here!!! If Lego put out a Jar Jar bust; he would sell :)
    SumoLegokezBumblepantsdavetheoxygenmanFireheartSwitchfoot55
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 821
    UCS Tatooine (ultimate play set) - bearing resemblance to AOH. Could feature Tusken Raider village, Watto's Junkyard, Podracer, Mos Eisley, and more... :-D
  • MrKettleMrKettle OxfordshireMember Posts: 136
    I can’t imagine we will get any more busts any time soon. 
    I think it sticks to the OT so much because they know those will outsell anything from PT or ST by an order of magnitude. 
    Prequels are too divisive for a lot of peolle
    and the Sequels haven’t really given us anything new. 

    I genuinely think Lego is just going to go around re-iterating now. The Star Wars universe is actually a very limited one from a marketing point of view. 
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,076
    I‘ve read rumours about a UCS coming in Oct.,over 4k Pieces and priced $499! #75252
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,917
    Dagobah with a Yoda Hut and lots of hairy vines.  And a Vader cave.
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 113
    Sumo, that would be pretty hilarious, actually. Not a lot of minifigure potential though. Gotta have lots of mini figures if it’s a playset.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    A UCS AT-AT and A-Wing are musts, but I like the idea of a Tie Bomber. We definitely need a correct reissue of the Tie Interceptor. 

    As far a playsets go: I would really like a proper Cantina/Mos Eisley playset. We really need some proper Cantina patrons and Garindan. 

    I'm not dead "set" against a YAVIN IV playset with a Great Temple and Reissues of Celebration Luke and Han as well as Princess Leia. Maybe throw in Garvin Dreis and General Dodonna as well. 
    gmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,917
    autolycus said:
    Sumo, that would be pretty hilarious, actually. Not a lot of minifigure potential though. Gotta have lots of mini figures if it’s a playset.
    Hairy vines are minifiguresish.

    (Luke, Yoda, R2, Vader, Obi-Wan... and three Hairy Vines.)
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,942
    Can't believe it's been two years since this last came up ( December 2015 what ucs set should be made next ) (Ah, those were the days, @TigerMoth arguing with everyone and anyone, the Stormtrooper and horse pics and the video for the squatty potty using Unicorn poop in it's advertising).

    At this point in time, I would like to have something new as well, but judging from the last couple of years with the Falcon, Snowspeeder and Y-Wing all coming out it looks like most of the back catalogue is going to be re-released before anything new comes.

    If I'm honest, it's actually got to a point where I would rather have a two/three year gap in between releases and get something the size/cost of the Falcon every third year, rather than the smaller sets every year, as a really large/detailed Tantive or Star Destroyer (or SSD without the flat underside) would be preferred than a smaller yearly set made at the expense of the finer details.

    One of my main problems with the UCS sets the is that most of the subject matter has been MOC'd to a standard that is, in a lot of cases, higher than what Lego can release due to piece count or price constraints.

    BumblepantsFireheartstluxSumoLegogmonkey76
  • MrKettleMrKettle OxfordshireMember Posts: 136
    I can’t see them making a UCS AT-AT as I think they would have problems with the legs. They would need to be very sturdy to support such weight and the more sturdy you make them the less opposable the are.

    I’m not sure about an A-Wing either, I just don’t think it’s a ship that has renough detail to look impressive rendered at such a large scale. A bit like that UCS landsleeder MoC picture that is out there. Sure it looks big but it just doesn’t look impressive to me.

    ymmv.
    Bumblepantsmonkeyhanger
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,258
    LEGO shouldn't remake any of them - there's more than enough stuff they haven't made yet. Starting with a UCS A-wing....
    Mr_CrossThe_RancorMynattgmonkey76
  • maniacmaniac Yorkshire, UKMember Posts: 794
    Considering it's the 20th Anniversary of The Phantom Menace next year, would be good to see Queen Amidala's Royal Starship get made as a UCS or at least as a set in general. 

    We have more silver parts around than before (although they'd probably treat it similar to how they did for the DB5 :( ). Re-release the Naboo UCS Starfighter alongside it.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,796
    maniac said:
    Considering it's the 20th Anniversary of The Phantom Menace next year, would be good to see Queen Amidala's Royal Starship get made as a UCS or at least as a set in general. 

    Meesa thinks a Jar-Jar bust would sell better.
    maniac
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 341
    Because a UCS Jar Jar Binks bust only got 48 votes on Ideas?
    I'd pay top dollar for Natalie Portmans bust

    I'll see myself out
    Mr_CrossMrJacksonPitfall69gmonkey76560HeliportGibbo1959
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,942
    edited December 2018
    maniac said:
    Considering it's the 20th Anniversary of The Phantom Menace next year, would be good to see Queen Amidala's Royal Starship get made as a UCS or at least as a set in general. 

    We have more silver parts around than before (although they'd probably treat it similar to how they did for the DB5 :( ). Re-release the Naboo UCS Starfighter alongside it.
    Much as i would like to see this ship reproduced properly (chromed not grey) as it could look great when done well, after reading what come2me on E.B. spent on this...

    I think it unlikely that this ship would get the attention it deserves from LEGO. :(
    maniacdatsunrobbieAstrobricks
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,468
    Desinger said:
    Wow! Don't play with it without latex gloves.
    Play with it!? I’d put it under a bell jar so it couldn’t even get dust on it.
    SumoLegogmonkey76bandit778
  • amokamok Istanbul, TurkeyMember Posts: 35
    How about a proper UCS labelled X-Wing. There was one back in 2000 and the other "unofficial UCS" X-Wing was back in 2013.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,917
    Who plays with whatnow?
    Bumblepantsgmonkey76MrKettle
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,826
    The chrome Naboo ship could come with a Chrome VIP card for the first 10K orders!
    gmonkey76bandit778560HeliportMrKettleSumoLegowardm
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,443
    edited December 2018
    ^and maybe they would make a box for the one exclusive promo set LEGO made.
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 707
    The chrome Naboo ship could come with a Chrome VIP card for the first 10K orders!
    It should come with a boxing glove as trying to keep it clean would result in copious amounts of me punching myself in the face..
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,000
    I'd prefer a SR-71 Blackbird.
    Astrobricksgmonkey76flord
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,468
    Mr_Cross said:
    I'd prefer a SR-71 Blackbird.
    Man, I wish that Ideas project had been approved!
    Mr_CrossPitfall69SumoLegogmonkey76
  • CaptAPJTCaptAPJT Member Posts: 222
    It’s always tricky to choose between something new and a re-release. I’ve got a pretty extensive collection of UCS ships now (I don’t do playsets) but still have a few iconic holes in my collection from the early-mid 00’s that I’d like to fill.

    ISD, Tantive and Vader’s TIE have to be my preference for a makeover (Don’t have but want). I’d also like to see an A-Wing and a proper UCS N-1 starfighter (10026 just doesn’t cut it for me). From the prequels I’d love a venator class star destroyer or a Republic gunship and Kylo Rens TIE has to be up there from episode VIII. LEGO and Disney will probably get my money regardless.
    drdavewatford
  • CaptAPJTCaptAPJT Member Posts: 222
    amok said:
    How about a proper UCS labelled X-Wing. There was one back in 2000 and the other "unofficial UCS" X-Wing was back in 2013.
    I don’t think anyone disputes the status of 10240 as a UCS

    Its like saying 10212 or 10221 aren’t UCS because they also don’t have the “UCS Seal.” Also it only disappeared off the shelves 3years ago, I don’t think the demand is there for another just yet.
    drdavewatford
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,292
    yeah, seeing all the love for episode 8, I don't expect an UCS kylo ren's TIE any time soon. I think it could be nice to have smaller UCS sets (though priced normally, not 100€ for 600 pieces like whatever obi wan kenobi's ship we got) maybe an A wing would not even need 1000 pieces to look detailed enough.
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 759
    Still waiting on UCS Sebulba or Anakin's Podracers. Haven't even seen system scale ones since 2011. And yeah, slightly further off topic, but I'd just generally like to see more Podracing characters and their vehicles.
    SumoLegoBumblepants560Heliport
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,917
    Still waiting on UCS Sebulba or Anakin's Podracers. Haven't even seen system scale ones since 2011. And yeah, slightly further off topic, but I'd just generally like to see more Podracing characters and their vehicles.
    I hate agree with this, but my son was obsessed with making the 'other' podracers.  Watto's Junkyard was the bane of my existence for a few months.  (Until I realized it was way cheaper to buy one sans minifigures!)
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