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What would you like to see as an UCS?

TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
This year Lego released the Sandcrawler. Slave 1 is coming next year. What you think lego should create as an UCS model? Some epic SW ship? Or maybe some other theme represented as an UCS?

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  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    I add here my suggestions: Trade Federation Droid Command Center from sw ep.1 or some building from Kamino from ep.2
  • CHERUBboyCHERUBboy Member Posts: 98
    Battlestar Galactica...
    Shibpreverekooz
  • edgarallanpoe14edgarallanpoe14 Member Posts: 18
    Either a Republic Gunship UCS or a large UCS minifig-scale Jabba's Sail Barge playset.
    CaptainClutch
  • Cosworth3dCosworth3d Member Posts: 42
    Cloudcity remake !
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,941
    Other themes? I don't need to point out LotR...could have been some epic buildings/scenes in the same style as the UCS Isengard.
    AndorCosworth3d
  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 336
    Instead of a "licenced" UCS model how about some sort of iconic aircraft or railway engine ?, for instance
    B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay" with Little Boy Cargo, (although may be a no-no subject) http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs29/i/2008/114/0/c/Boeing_B29___Enola_Gay___by_araeld.jpg
    Avro Lancaster Bomber with bouncing bomb
    http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafcms/mediafiles/E53020CD_5056_A318_A8CB4F249875D8CE.jpg
    Vulcan Bomber
    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/06/07/article-2337573-1A33D8D3000005DC-406_634x396.jpg
    English Electric Lightning Jet
    http://hsfeatures.com/images/lightningf6me_5.jpg
    English Electric Deltic
    http://www.modelrailforum.com/images/Bachmann/Prototype-Deltic-NRM.jpg
    These are all, apart from the B-29, all things that I remember seeing from my youth and would love to see Lego UCS style.
    Andor
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    ^Looks cool, that would be nice.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^^All of those would be nice to have in UCS form, especially the Enola Gay. Except I would sub out the Electric Lightning for something more iconic, like an F-14 Tomcat, F4 Phantom, F112 Stealth Fighter, B2 Stealth Bomber, B52 Stratosfortress, UH-60 Blackhawk, or even the new F-22 Raptor or F-35Lightning II. But these mostly conflict against the 'modern military' ban.

    So far outside of the SW UCS line, we've had a few other UCS-Scale sets with accompanying plaque:

    #7784 Batmobile
    #76023 Tumbler
    #10177 Dreamliner
    #10186 VW Beetle
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,265
    ^ #7784 doesn't have a plaque.
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    ^Those four sets you mentioned are a bit alone while SW is ruling the UCS line. Though I like mostly SW, would be interesting to get also other UCS sets.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    edited October 2014
    ^^I stand corrected! =)

    It falls into the UCS w/out Plaque gap along with Yoda #7194, Maul #10018, and Sandcrawler #75059. (With the last one still perplexing as to why a plaque was not included, very bad oversight IMO).
  • ZathrasZathras Member Posts: 70
    A-wing vs. Tie fighter with the price point around $229.99
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,265
    ^^ #75059 is more of a playset like DS #10188 and the Ewok Village.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^I actually don't buy into that argument of the Sandcrawler being a playset more than the typical UCS SW vehicle. I still think it's more closely aligned with the other minifig scale ships like the MF & IS. The SC box even states that it is UCS (however much weight that holds nowadays). While the EV and DS doesn't ever allude to such lineage and clearly is non-UCS.

    So in true TLG fashion, they've managed to make this set consistently inconsistent.
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 655
    edited October 2014
    TIE Bomber
    TIE Fighter
    A-Wing
    Mon Calamari Cruiser
    Twin-Pod Cloud Car
    Rebel Transport ("Bright Hope", from ESB)
    Nebulon-B Frigate ("medical frigate" from ESB and ROTJ)
    Jedi Starfighter (from ROTS)
    ARC-170 Starfighter
    and I'll second the Trade Federation Battleship from PM

    And maybe for some Expanded Universe:
    Dreadnought
    TIE Defender
    Dash Rendar's Outrider
    Z-95 Headhunter (from Han Solo at Star's End, not the "almost an X-wing" version)
    Victory-class Star Destroyer
    Juggernaut (this was reimagined as the "Clone Turbo Tank")
    E-Wing (this is the design used for brickset.com/sets/75018-1/JEK-14-s-Stealth-StarfighterJek-14's Starfighter)
    TarDomo
  • B0SSKB0SSK In the PubMember Posts: 175
    Cloud city please. In the shape of the death star set.
    Cosworth3dbobabricks
  • tdm333tdm333 Member Posts: 1
    I would like to see a Hall of Justice and a Hall of Doom. And I think a UCS Cloud City should be a no brainer.
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,547
    The obvious UCS model would be Minas Tirith.
    Grond with Battle Trolls,
    Rivendell or Caras Galadhon would also be nice.
    Then there is The Argonath.
    or Minas Ithil, with Witch King and Fell beast.
    UCS Smaug would also be pretty awesome.
    Andor
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,892
    One word: Podracers. I saw all the original trilogy movies as a kid, but a combination of factors (the start of my LEGO Star Wars collection, the hype surrounding The Phantom Menace, and many hours spent watching my brother play Star Wars Episode I Racer. for the Nintendo 64) have made me especially nostalgic for podracing.

    I'd love more podracer sets in general, but for UCS I think Anakin's Podracer would be a particularly good fit. Its engines have plenty of great greebly detail, whereas the pod itself has neat controls and sleek curves that are difficult to realize at the scale of previous podracer sets. Scaling it up could make for quite a fine-looking model, I think.
    TarDomoplasmodium
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    ^ The podrace is one of my favourite SW moments, too. It was my favourite level in the first LSW video game. Also Sebulba's podracer would be cool as an UCS. I'd like to see there some cool features, like bomb dropping.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,804
    And mine, Prequel anyway. Just the soundtrack does it for me. I find myself lifting the volume up to clear the cobwebs during that race. Shivers.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,331
    It wouldn't bother me if they did away with UCS sets completely, but continued making (i) large playsets and (ii) large accurate scale models.

    It would stop the debates about is this set UCS or not if it looks like it is but doesn't have a badge, and also people calling their MOCs a UCS set.
    binaryeye
  • DougoutDougout Member Posts: 888
    UCS RV from Breaking Bad
    SuperTramp
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    ^100% agree with that. Greatest TV show ever made IMO.
    Dougout
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,405
    Well coverd ground but always fun to wish, based on the themes Lego has going right now I would go for, in no particular order:

    A kings castle - not a licenced model, but a full on detailed castle, maybe with a dragon cave under it, many rooms, ramparts and proper keep structure

    Avengers tower - based on the current Stark Tower model we would get a very interesting building shape, but cool avengers parts, including the Iron Man Armour walkway

    Justice League Watch Tower - a very cool structure with a lot of internal detail and full league roster

    Star Wars Cloud a City - probably one of the most requested ideas but a model based around the spinning top shape of the city presenting a Death Star styled interior structure, many scenes included, dinner with Vader, carbon chamber, droid trash area, landing pads etc.

    LOTRs The Argonath - a good scaled model with statues, cliff's, river and boats containing the fellowship

    X-Men Xavia School - currently sitting in Lego Ideas review so will be interesting to see if it get through

    Wayne Manor - similar structure to the Xavia School, but with added batcave goodness

    Star Wars Dash Rendar's Outrider - probably a very long shot and maybe a better candidate for a system scale model but how great would this look next to the Falcon at this scale.

    Star Wars Ghost - it may be very new and based on a cartoon but I think the Ghost is a fantastic looking ship and deserves a big scale offering
    Andor
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,423
    I would definitely like to see another a huge LOTR set!

    Minas Tirith with at least as many bricks as the Death Star.
    brickset.com/sets/10188-1/Death-Star
    That set has 3803 pieces according to Brickset. So a Minas Tirith set of similar or even greater magnitude would definitely be my choice. And of course 24 or more minifigs to be included with the set. How awesome would that be!

    The set should feature multiple levels, have a semi circular shape. The city in the book has seven levels, and that may be too much to ask for TLG to put all into the design of the set, so three or four levels should do. Lots of towers, tiny houses/apartments build into the inner walls for the Minas Tirith citizens, a market place, tiny shops, lots of stairs, several Gates, It should have a throne room done in white and black with both a throne for the King as well as a seat for the ruling Steward. Also a tomb where all great Kings and Stewards are buried. Some sort of library, with piles of books, where Gandalf can dig up some info on the curse and perils of the ring. A room which represents the house of healing. Lots of nice little green accents with flora, flowers, tiny trees and shrubs, and Ivy/Hedera like plants growing on the inner walls etc. On top: the citadel with the White tree and the spur of rock, from which the mad Denethor can plummet to his demise. The inclusion of the Witch King on his Fell Beast would also be fantastic.

    MInifigs I would definitely like to see in such a set: Denethor; Gandalf; Pippin as a guard of the Citadel; Faramir; Witch-King of Angmar leader of the Nazgûl; Eowyn; at least four Gondor Soldiers (guards / archers); four citizens (two women, a smith, merchant or some other artisan, and a child) after all what is a city without inhabitants?!; Aragorn as King Elessar: Arwen Undomiel as Queen of Gondor (coronation scene); Gothmog the Lieutenant of Morgul; a bunch of generic Orcs; and a giant Troll.
    Kanohisquarebear47Telcontar
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    Batman66 Batmobile.

    You know it makes sense!
    BrickDancer
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,433
    UCS Hall of Justice and Legion of Doom
  • PatrioticKevinPatrioticKevin Member Posts: 10
    I voted for the Nebulon B Frigate, on Ideas, I want that to be a set.
  • TechnicNickTechnicNick Berkshire, UKMember Posts: 277
    We've had 'UCS' Beetle and Mini, so how about TLG keep going with 'people's cars' and give the Ford Model T, Citroen 2CV, Fiat 500 the same treatment ?
  • arl100arl100 Member Posts: 35
    Whilst we're on cars, how about a UCS Ford Anglia, or better still a Ford Escort Mexico? Both would look seriously great in UCS scale.
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,941
    There are LOTs of cars I'd like to see in UCS. There was a thread dedicated to that not so long ago...
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    What comes to UCS cars, a Formula car would be cool also
  • TelcontarTelcontar Member Posts: 4
    TLG should definitely produce a UCS-sized Minas Tirith and Barad-dur. Besides being simply epic and awesome (adjectives overused but entirely fitting in this case) they would draw even more non-AFOLs to the hobby like the first Middle-earth wave did.

    Some large models of real buildings or structures from around the world would be really nice to see too (like the Eiffel Tower of Tower Bridge). I have this dream of a huge cathedral like Notre Dame, St. Vitus's, or St. Stephen's. Although, TLG apparently has this thing against depicting or promoting "religious" structures or something like that so I'll probably just have to make one myself.
    Andor
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,621
    For Star Wars I would like to see Echo base (Hoth) with the medical lab, the control room, landing bay.........

    For DC I like to see 1966 Batcave.

    For sets that will never be made is a WW2 Sherman tank with detailed interior.
  • LegonizerLegonizer San Diego, CAMember Posts: 39
    I don't know if the large scale landmarks (tower bridge, taj mahal, etc.) count as UCS, but in that range I'd like to see a Mount Rushmore set. Think about it: the contrast between a natural mountainside and realistic human faces would be awesome!

    I also have to agree with monkey_roo on a castle, would finally be a chance to redeem the castle line. I think that the presence of 3 castle-themed minifigs in the most recent CMF series (Princess, Jester, and Wizard) and the appearance of Middle Zealand in The Lego Movie indicates LEGO's acknowledgement of Castle as a legitimate theme, I just wish they would put more effort into re-invigorating it.
    AndorAanchir
  • LegoKipLegoKip A cottage by the sea, California, US Member Posts: 259
    M4 Sherman please! You might say that LEGO has a violence policy, but they did the Sopwith Camel, so...
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    Cloud City seems one of the most popular suggestions here. Not a surprise, really. Almost all LSW fans have been waiting for the remake for so many years and an UCS version would be a good compensation.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,358
    in all honesty I can't afford to go down the UCS route so I don't really want anything in particular as a UCS. I prefer seeing large scale MOCs etc so I can enjoy it without looking at the price tag and getting down about it.
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    ^ I really understand that also. And many well-made MOCs look better than UCS models.
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