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Its a safe bet that it will make lego some nice profits due to its iconic status so i can understand legos reason behind it, what i don't understand is the boring box art that just makes it look like another x wing rehash, lego really need to spruce things up in the box designing department.
If they really want to profit on these big sets then at least put some imagination into the artwork :/
Though, I suppose if they are just wandering around planning to spend their money on something, box art may play a large role in determining what that something is...
They don't want to spend time shopping around or waiting for an online set to be delivered.
I think we will get the UCS AT-AT that so many people have been hankering after, whether it's a variation of @cavegod 's via the cussoo project or lego's own interpretation I can't decide. I think it will come in 2015, because this will tie in with The Empire Strikes Back's 35th anniversary.
It'll be the first set to break the 6000 piece mark and also the first to break the £500 barrier possibly pushing for £600.
2015 will also be about the right time for another big UCS set as the SSD was released in 2011 and I believe we will get a few of the more affordable UCS sets in the mean time (X wing, B wing size/price point).
I have no link to any inside info at Lego, this is just my musings. Off now to see if Ladbrokes will give odds on Lego set predictions.
Too bad I still dont see a UCS Ebon Hawk in the future.
I've just gone back, and it's been removed.
Guess someone got ahead of themselves when they were updating the website.
May the 4th apparently
Too early to get excited but i can't help it lol
I'm slow on the uptake as usual, still excited though. :)
Then we just need Ben's Tatooine Hovel (with sand people on woolyphant - or whatever the furry elephant creature was). Some Jawas.
And an ethereal Ben, Anakin (old man) & yoda, and i'm pretty much happy... oh, and some bespin sets, for my cloud city moc (which i still haven't started).
Lol...woolyphant...nice...I chuckled at that one. I believe you mean Bantha.
I am really looking forward to seeing the Ewok Village.....a Yoda's hut would be awesome as well. I would like to see a Empire playset/scene too. It seems since the Death Star there has not really been a designated Empire playset/scene. Not counting ships.
"The Forest Maiden's new hair piece is made of soft plastic. It was designed so that it could also be used for other forest-dwelling female characters, like one from a galaxy far, far away..."
And having read that, I can *so* see the resemblance! Bring it on!
I nearly said Dewback, but those are the lizardy ones... so had to make something up on the spot. :o)
Must admit, i was pleased with woolyphant though. :o)
If they still produce the #9493 X-Wing set when Yoda's Hut is about (assuming it is coming), would be no need for another X-Wing.
At best, Yoda's Hut should include a small "expansion pack" for #9493 to add swamp-like parts to it etc and concentrate on Hut features.
This could get expensive for me in the fall. I already have the old #4502 but if the rumoured hut is any better, would be a buy.
As for the Ewok Village, I will be interested to see how the set plays out. I'd expect to see the throne, the imperial 'helmet' drums as an example.
How much of the tree that the village is suspended on will we get is something else I wonder.
So will be tree be the full length, making the set more costly?
Or will we get a tree that's part cut off, still allowing for the village to be suspended and allowing for extension at the base?
Or even having the village not suspended at all?
Will be most interesting to see what TLG comes up with but almost certainly a buy from me.