What's missing? Attack of the Clones

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Rogue One is fast approaching and with it will come a new kind of Star Wars film which expands upon events and characters from across the Star Wars saga. Just as Rogue One attempts to fill the gap between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, there are plenty of gaps in the LEGO range based on Attack of the Clones.

Last month I discussed the absences from the Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace selection and this time I am turning my attention to the second film of the Prequel Trilogy. Only seventeen sets have been released based on Attack of the Clones, the fewest of any live action Star Wars film. There are therefore lots of spaces in the range to be filled.

The film begins with Padmé arriving on Coruscant to vote against the Military Creation Act on board a J-type Diplomatic Barge. This beautiful vessel has not yet been recreated in a set and I do not expect that will change as such a model would probably not be very popular and the number of chrome elements required would be excessive. Furthermore, the only particularly desirable minifigure which might be included is Captain Typho, although he appears in many other scenes which would be more suitable for a LEGO set in my opinion, particularly in Episode III and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

A bomb is hidden on the landing platform but Padmé escapes as she is disguised as a fighter escort pilot. Anakin and Obi-Wan are assigned to protect Padmé following the assassination attempt and this soon proves useful as the Jedi foil a second attempt on her life that night when a pair of poisonous kouhuns are released into her bedroom. The Jedi pursue the assassin through the skyscrapers of Coruscant, culminating in a showdown at the Outlander Club where the assassin is revealed to be Zam Wesell. However, she is killed by another bounty hunter before she is able to reveal any further information and the only remaining lead is the toxic dart used in her murder.

Astonishly, this scene has only been recreated once in 7133 Bounty Hunter Pursuit. It is one of the best parts of the film in my view and seems perfect for a LEGO set as it features two vehicles and some popular characters. The 2002 set is impressive but we certainly need an updated version which might also feature the ASN-121 assassin droid and a small section of the Outlander Club decorated with some neon advertising billboards.

The lower levels of Coruscant are of great interest to me but structures on the surface such as Dex's Diner or the Jedi Temple are probably better suited to being recreated in sets. These locations feature significantly as Obi-Wan searches for the origin of the saberdart and Anakin is dispatched to protect Padmé on Naboo by the Jedi Council. Either one could make an excellent model in my opinion as Dex's Diner is the perfect size for a play set akin to 75052 Mos Eisley Cantina while the Jedi Temple is the centre of much of the action throughout the Prequel Trilogy and scenes from all three movies could be included.

Dexter Jettster is a minifigure I am eager to see and the WA-7 droid could also be interesting but otherwise I think it might be difficult to fill a large Dex's Diner set with desirable minifigures. The diner may therefore be better suited to a set containing around 300 pieces which would also come with Obi-Wan Kenobi and a saberdart accessory.

The Jedi Temple, on the other hand, has enormous potential to include plenty of minifigures which are missing from the range at present such as Jocasta Nu, Depa Billaba, Oppo Rancisis, Coleman Kcaj and the Temple Guards. New versions of Plo Koon, Kit Fisto, Aayla Secura and Shaak Ti would be welcome too. There are plenty of different rooms seen in the films and Star Wars: The Clone Wars which could be combined in a single large model similar to 10188 Death Star, although this time with exterior detailing as well as features of the interior. The only possible stumbling block for a set like this is that some adult collectors may not be as interested in a large Prequel Trilogy set as they would be in one based on the Original Trilogy and sales may be reduced as a result.

Obi-Wan is directed to Kamino where he finds an enormous Clone army which has been created to fight on behalf of the Republic, based on the genetics of a bounty hunter named Jango Fett. The scenes on Kamino are among my favourites from the film and they are hugely important to the Star Wars saga as a whole so it is a little surprising that the planet has scarcely been represented in LEGO. Lama Su and Taun We are glaring omissions from the Star Wars minifigure selection and both could be included in a small set based on Kamino along with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jango Fett in his casual attire or a couple of Clone Troopers at different stages of their development.

Meanwhile, Anakin and Padmé are on Naboo. These scenes are some of the weakest across the entire saga and would not suit LEGO sets at all, although subsequent events on Tatooine have already been the source for one set and there is the potential for more. 7113 Tusken Raider Encounter is a fair representation of Anakin going in search of his mother and I would be delighted to see an updated version of this set as it would be a fantastic source of Tusken Raider minifigures! However, a slightly bigger set which also includes a Tusken urtya and Shmi Skywalker would be interesting as this is a key moment in Anakin's eventual fall to the dark side.

The Lars homestead is another important location and I would be delighted to see the farm represented in LEGO, although the minifigures which would be associated with a set based on Episode IV might be more appealing than those in Episode II. Cliegg Lars has the potential to be a very interesting minifigure but I would much rather see a set containing older versions of Owen, Beru, Luke and Biggs Darklighter. However, that is a discussion for another day.

While Anakin struggles with his mother's death, Obi-Wan attempts to apprehend Jango Fett before he leaves Kamino, believing him to be the assassin responsible for the attempts on Padmé's life. The duel between these two characters on a Kaminoan landing platform is a highlight of the film and a small set priced at £11.99 or $12.99 containing Jango and Obi-Wan along with some scenery would probably sell quite well.

Jango Fett escapes onboard the Slave I and is pursued to Geonosis where Obi-Wan engages him once again in a dogfight among the asteroids surrounding the planet. Both vehicles appeared in 2002 in 7143 Jedi Starfighter and 7153 Jango Fett's Slave I but I think remakes are due, particularly of the latter. The white and dark blue colour scheme looks splendid and it would be nice to see a young Boba Fett made another appearance for those who missed out on 75023 Star Wars Advent Calendar in 2013.

Obi-Wan lands on Geonosis to find Count Dooku and the heads of several major galactic corporations discussing the establishment of a Separatist alliance to oppose the Republic but he is captured while sending a message to the Jedi Council which is relayed via Padmé's H-type Nubian Yacht. Upon seeing his master captured Anakin travels to Geonosis with Padmé in an attempt to rescue him. Few Separatist leaders have been recreated as minifigures which is a great shame, although they could only appear as a small part of larger sets as their council scenes do not lend themselves to being recreated in LEGO.

The H-type Nubian Yacht is yet another example of a chromed vehicle which would look spectacular on display but might prove unpopular as it has little screen time and is not exceptionally popular with fans. I would like to be surprised but it seems unlikely that any of the beautiful vessels used by Padmé across the Prequel Trilogy will ever be realised in an official set.

The Geonosian droid foundry through which the heroes enter is a spectacular location and a playset containing moving conveyer belts and assembly arms might be interesting, particularly since this would be an ideal opportunity to produce a C-3PO minifigure without his golden coverings. Something akin to 7596 Trash Compactor Escape from the Toy Story theme might prove successful, perhaps mixing in features of 7199 The Temple of Doom from the Indiana Jones range.

Despite fighting their way through many Geonosians and evading the dangerous machinery which fills the foundry, Anakin and Padmé are captured and sentenced to death in the Petranaki Arena alongside Obi-Wan. The reek, acklay and nexu are released to execute them but Mace Windu and a huge task force of Jedi arrive, slicing through hundreds of Battle Droids as well as Jango Fett and the deadly animals before being surrounded.

It amazes me that this exciting scene has never been seen in a LEGO set but there have been rumours of a large model which was unfortunately cancelled prior to release. Hopefully we will see another official set based on the arena in future as I am sure it would prove very popular with children as well as adults.

The Jedi are willing to stand fast against the onslaught but Yoda swoops in with a substantial Clone detachment and the group is rescued as the Separatists are taken completely by surprise. Many of the leaders escape in the carnage that follows as the Battle of Geonosis begins but the escape of the Jedi and the failure to eliminate Amidala frustrates Count Dooku, who flees on a Flitknot speeder.

Of the seventeen sets based on Attack of the Clones which have been released so far, thirteen follow the events of the Battle of Geonosis. The AT-TE and Republic Gunship are popular subject matters for sets at a variety of scales and almost every vehicle and troop type which participates in the battle has been seen in LEGO form at some point. However, LEGO are missing an opportunity by not releasing a Battle Pack which consists entirely of Phase I or Phase II Clone Troopers and this only makes sets such as 75089 Geonosis Troopers more bewildering. A Geonosian pack is also overdue in my opinion which could perhaps consist of a Geonosian Warrior, a Super Battle Droid and two Battle Droids with the dark orange design seen in the 2013 range.

I would love to see a Hardcell-class Transport or a Trade Federation Core Ship, although I suspect neither are sufficiently recognisable to be replicated in an official set. The SPHA-T probably falls into the same category as the vehicle has very limited screen time, not appearing in Star Wars: The Clone Wars at all and only featuring in Attack of the Clones for a matter of seconds. Nevertheless, if LEGO wished to produce a large set based on any of these three vehicles, I would be delighted.

Anakin and Obi-Wan catch sight of the retreating Count Dooku during the battle and follow him to a distant hangar bay far from the primary battle. They engage in a lightsaber duel but are quickly bested by the Sith Lord and Anakin loses his right forearm. However, Dooku is no match for Yoda and he barely escapes on his Solar Sailer, leaving the Jedi to fight a war for which they are not prepared. This scene is adequately represented by 75017 Duel on Geonosis in my opinion and there is no need to expand upon it, although I would be interested to see an updated version of the Solar Sailer following the last effort, 7752 Count Dooku's Solar Sailer, in 2009.

The film ends as Padmé and Anakin are married in secret on Naboo while the Grand Army of the Republic is assembled on Coruscant before being dispatched to fight against the Separatists across the galaxy. The Clone War has begun.


As in the first part I am going to conclude by pitching set descriptions for three sets which I think would adequately complete the Attack of the Clones range. I have used some artistic license where necessary to create what I believe to be plausible sets and tried to spread them across various price points.

75203 Coruscant Pursuit - £49.99, $59.99, €59.99 - Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Zam Wesell.

  • Track Zam Wesell in a dangerous pursuit through the skylanes of Coruscant!
  • Release the assassin droid from beneath Zam's speeder and shoot at pursuers with the hidden spring-loaded shooters.
  • Chase the bounty hunter in a customised airspeeder with moveable steering vanes and a concealed storage compartment.
  • Activate the exploding function on Zam's speeder.
  • Includes two airspeeders, ASN-121 Assassin Droid and three minifigures!

75204 Droid Foundry Escape - £59.99, $69.99, €69.99 - Anakin Skywalker, Padmé Amidala, C-3PO, R2-D2, Geonosian Warrior, Battle Droid (x4).

  • Escape the droid foundry on Geonosis!
  • Turn the gear to move the production lines and assemble the droids.
  • Watch out for the swinging assembly arms and make sure not to lose your lightsaber or your head!
  • Help R2-D2 deactivate the conveyer belts and save the heroes before molten metal is released on top of them.
  • Includes moving conveyer belts, hopper with release mechanism and nine minifigures!

75205 The Petranaki Arena - £149.99, $179.99, €179.99 - Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padmé Amidala, Mace Windu, Ki-Adi Mundi, Kit Fisto, C-3PO (Battle Droid), Geonosian Warrior, Geonosian Drone (x2), Geonosian Picador, Battle Droid (x2), Super Battle Droid, Count Dooku, Jango Fett, Wat Tambor.

  • Help Anakin, Obi-Wan and Padmé escape the deadly Petranaki Arena!
  • Fend off the mighty reek, the fearsome acklay and the savage nexu.
  • Avoid the collapsing pillars and fight against the Battle Droids with the Jedi.
  • Watch the battle progress from the Separatist war room and hide the Death Star plans beneath the holotable.
  • Open the arena for play or close it for display and attach a second set to double the size of the battle.
  • Includes folding arena walls, war room, collapsible columns, reek, acklay, nexu, orray with executioner cart, droideka and seventeen minifigures!


Let me know whether you agree or disagree with my suggestions in the comments below and post your own ideas. Also, make sure to take a look at 'What's Missing? The Phantom Menace' if you missed it last month.

I am considering posting two articles looking at the sets which I think would best complete the Star Wars: The Clone Wars range during April. Let me know if you want me to publish these by commenting below or clicking 'like' on this article.

This series of articles will continue to be published on the last Sunday of each month until the Rogue One range is released on the 30th of September, so stay tuned!

77 comments on this article

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By in Bulgaria,

Coruscant Pursuit definitely needs to happen. Would be a nice change of pace to have some more colorful vehicles and minifigs in dire need of updating like Zam.

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By in United Kingdom,

Nah. We need a set containing only a baseplate and as many clones who will fit on it as possible, to recreate the scene from the end of the film! Just kidding. We really need that Arena, however, and a phase I clone battle pack.

I'd like those clone wars articles, if you can write those, please do!

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By in United States,

LEGO really needs to make a Petranaki Arena set.

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By in United Kingdom,

Great article, even better than part one! I would buy all three of those sets and would like a new version of Jango's Slave I as I missed the first one.

Count me in for The Clone Wars!

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By in United States,

Episode II... I don't really want any more Episode II sets. Much rather get OT, TFA, Rebels, or Rogue One ones.

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By in United States,

Great article CapnRex!
A Geonosian arena was almost produced. Pictures of preliminary models of the creatures are on the Internet, which I believe were displayed at a fan event of some sort.
I would totally buy that Coruscant Pursuit. But... it doesn't really need scenery. The two vehicles and the three minifigures would suffice for a $35 set on their own. The last set worked just fine...

I don't think that a $180 arena would work, though. Maybe a $100-$120 playset, with the three beasts, the entryway with the villains sitting on top, and a bleacher-type thing with some explosion features? I honestly think that would work better. Include Anakin, Obi-Wan, Padme, Dooku, 2 Geonosian warriors, a couple battle droids, Silver 3PO, and Mace Windu... throw in a Droideka or something, and that would please just about everyone, and it would work better for kids who would rather just have the monsters. A whole arena would be a pretty boring build.

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By in United States,

Yeah, Kamino is a huge and kind of surprising gap. Even if they didn't make another Slave I, there is action, cloning and cool aliens. The architecture there is vaguely reminiscent of Cloud City, another place that hasn't had much luck with LEGO.

And what about those Republic ships at the very end, taking off to go to war (Accalmator-class)--have they ever seen a non-mini set? Probably not much interest there.

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By in Canada,

I didn't read the article yet but... hooray! Thanks for writing it! What a great idea.

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By in Netherlands,

No Slave 1 set idea?

Anyway, great analysis. The first two sets would really work the more I think of it. I 100% agree on both set ideas! Especially the droid factory I wanted ever since I saw the movie.

The arena set just sounds a bit large. It needs to happen, but 20 minifigures? I don't think that's going to happen, sadly. On the flip side, 120 dollar is... less for star wars sets so maybe it's just that I'm not used to SW prices.

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By in United States,

Never realized there was such a huge gap between the last Episode II set from when the movie came out until LEGO revisited this movie; a whole decade! It seems we would rather like to forget the prequels, given the dearth of UCS sets derived from the prequels in recent years, but I notice that the 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter from 2010 is not tagged as Episode II on Brickset. I would certainly like to see a UCS Jango Fett's Slave I (seen a very good MOC on the Internet) or Republic Gunship in the future. But I think the cloning facility would be too expensive to recreate in a meaningful manner and wouldn't have wide appeal (as much as I would like to see one made).

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By in United States,

Padme's barge from the beginning of the film was in the Episode II-heavy Advent Calendar...but again, probably not what you're looking for.

A reasonable release *could* be the Naboo Starfighter with Padme disguised as a pilot and, of course, R2-D2 and maybe Corde. Add Captain Typho and some exploding boxes for a play feature.

You've also neglected Palpatine's Office, though we did get an Episode III release for that set. The prequels do offers some odd possibilities that would work as cross-saga sets, like Palpatine's Office and the Lars homestead.

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By in Puerto Rico,

Coruscant Pursuit definitely needs to happen (as well as the Acclamator Class Cruisers), I look forward to the Episode 3 list (as well as the ones from the OT and the Ep VII).

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By in United States,

yes star wars the clone wars article.

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By in United Kingdom,

Dexter's Diner in the style of the Simpsons House.

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By in United States,

I like the three sets you came up with and I would definitely buy all three. However, they need to make more than just these three to complete the clone wars. They need to make a set based on Kamino, or at least a remake of the slave I and include lama su and taun we, so we can get the kaminoans.

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By in Belgium,

Amazing article! Would love to see the gaps from the clone wars series (and maybe in the future from star wars rebels too)
The three sets you described would sell well I think, I'd definitely buy them!

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By in Ireland,

Great article. Can wait for the Clone Wars one ;)

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By in Germany,

Nice one Captain. You put a lot of thought and time into these articles (and others) and it is very much appreciated. I personally would love to see a Nubian Yacht or anything based on Kamino.

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By in Portugal,

Nice! Will these be posted more regularly now? I kind of forgot they existed due to the large gap between this and the first one.

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By in United Kingdom,

Yes please on the clone wars, I love these articles, I presume that you are going to do ones on episodes 3 and 4 next but rebels would be nice as well.

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By in United Kingdom,

I never even watched the Clone Wars but yes please on those articles!

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By in United States,

Personally, I'd like a Self-Propelled Heavy Artillery Turbolaser (SPHA-T), but that would probably be way too big and expensive, even in today's age of super-big and expensive sets.

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By in United States,

Phenomenal article - thanks for this! Your set suggestions are stellar.

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By in United States,

I believe a geonosian droid factory set would be similar to the trash compactor from toy story

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By in United Kingdom,

I can see why Lego would want as little to do with the film as possible. Unlike TPM (Darth Maul) and RotS (Anakin* becoming Darth Vader) the film didn't have a single redeeming feature.

Therefore buying a set based on the film can only bring back dreadful memories and small Lego pieces are a sod to pick up with the bitter tears of despair falling on them harder than the rain on Kamino.

*Assuming you can face more than a few minutes of Hayden Christensen's 'acting' without wanting to gouge out your eyes.

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By in United States,

Great article. I would buy the large arena set. Awesome scene from the Star Wars universe!

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By in United States,

I love this series of articles; I can't wait for the next one! Yes please to some Clone Wars articles! I completely agree with Deinonychus above: The SPHA is a huge oversight, and would probably be an easy set to produce (not in its in proper scale obviously). Throw in some unique figures and I'm sure it will sell well for around $80.

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By in United States,

I've got a few more ideas for sets, which I think would be really popular.

Jango Fett's Slave I and Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter for $110. Minifigures include Jango, Kid Boba, Obi-Wan, Taun We, two Phase I clones, and Jango in casual clothes.

Rescue of Shmi Skywalker, $25. Includes Anakin, Shmi, and two sandpeople. Set is a speeder bike for Ani and a hut thingy. (Might be a bit dark subject matter though...)

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By in United Kingdom,

Great article @CapnRex101
To be honest I am surprised more from the Episode 1-3 era has not been re- issued. As people of my generation prefer the OT, for the newer generation of AFOL, these films would have been their first glimpse into the Star Wars universe and would be the sets that they want released.

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By in United States,

Does this mean we will see a "What's missing?" for The Clone Wars TV series?

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By in United States,

@yuffie
Yeah, the sales evidence really seems to stand for itself (why else would this one be so neglected?), and Episode 2 is probably the worst of the "Bad" Trilogy. The closest Disney is ready to get to the prequels right now is Rogue One, they've still got a 10 foot pole keeping the prequels away from their lucrative new acquisition until they feel safe enough.

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By in New Zealand,

Terrific film, and we have had some terrific sets from it, although it definitely needs some more attention from LEGO. I think the three sets you suggest would be excellent, especially the Petranaki Arena. That one's long overdue. Also love the idea of a Phase I Battle Pack, or a Kamino set similar to 10123 Cloud City. And a SPHA-T, although I doubt this one would ever be made given the brevity of its screen time.

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By in Canada,

I've always had the feeling that the omission of Zam Wesell in recent years is purely due to the lack of a suitable color for her outfit. Sand purple was discontinued a long time ago. Hopefully with Elves and Friends, a sand purple (or very similar color) will show, and we'll get our chase through Courscant again, finally!

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By in Australia,

Seriously need another set with Jango Fett in it. That's all I want.

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By in Denmark,

Love it! The detailed run-through and finding out how little I actually know about SW.. :-/
Looking fwd to the next articles - thanks!

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks for the support everyone. Since it sounds like there is demand for a Star Wars: The Clone Wars article I will post that in two parts during April, with one focusing on the first three seasons and another based on the latter three. The Revenge of the Sith article will be posted on the 24th of April as scheduled.

@AgentKallus - I will be posting a 'what's missing?' article about Star Wars Rebels in May and will focus on the Original Trilogy films after that.

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By in United States,

Cool these are some good ideas. I look forward to the next one!

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By in Canada,

I wish lego produced silver chrome parts for a Naboo starship. They produce gold chrome "gold ink" for lego pirate coins and such.

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By in United States,

Great ideas but my only recommendation is to make The Petranaki Arena set $200/£170 for some more battle droids since there were quite a few in the movie. Or an even better idea is to keep it as it is and make some $20/£15 battle packs with Geonosian droids and/or Geonosians. A Jedi battle pack with generic Jedi would be cool too.

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By in United States,

Actually, I could see the Arena split into four sets, and then released as one of those bulk set packs and each would come with a section that attaches to the rest in a modular way.
Acklay and Obi-Wan a Pillar and then a section of the wall and any other minifigs you want to throw in.
Reek and Anakin a Pillar and then a section of the wall with the politician section and any other minifigs you want to throw in.
Nexu and Padme a Pillar and then a section of the wall and any other minifigs you want to throw in.
Orray with execution cart aGeonosian a pillar a section of the wall with an entry way, and any other minifigs you want to throw in.

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By in United States,

This movie was my favorite as a kid and I was never able to buy any sets for it as I got into LEGO Star Wars around 2007. LEGO has made very few sets from this movie outside of the big waves of sets they have had twice. I'm sure LEGO could benefit by making sets like the arena or a droid factory. I also think the next Slave 1 needs to be Jango's.

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By in Singapore,

Not surprised that Attack of the Clones has the fewest sets of any SW films. Maybe Lego didn't think it was worth investing on a movie that was poorly received by audiences. The movie just gives me cringing flashbacks (Yoda with a lightsaber, Boba shouting "get him dad get him. Fire!", Anakin saying "I don't like sand, it's coarse", Padme scantily clad yet rejects Anakin etc). I myself never bought any sets from the prequels because the movies were very disappointing for me.

IMO the suggested sets are way too expensive for a movie which failed to deliver, and Lego will be taking a huge risk if they don't sell well. The only redeeming quality I see is Christopher Lee's performance as Count Dooku, but just the minifig. Nothing more, nothing less. Perhaps a SW minifig series?

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By in Australia,

I think the problem with the lack of prequel sets is that TLG got scared by the uproar from the original trilogy fans. Still, there should be enough of a market for some well-designed Episode II sets anyway (do the kids really care about how much CGI or OT-ruining moments there were??) ...Great article though!

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By in United States,

As much as I would love to see an updated version of Bounty Hunter Pursuit, I seriously doubt you could do it justice in a $40 set, especially if extras such as the ASN droid are included.

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By in Germany,

I would love to see an update on Coruscant Pursuit and Obi-Wans Starfighter, tbh.

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By in Russian Federation,

Good articles, keep it up!

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By in Norway,

Could Amidala's three ships (J-Type 327 Nubian starship from Ep 1, J-type Diplomatic Barge from Ep 2, and The H-type Nubian Yacht from Ep 2) be included in one set with three alternative building instructions? If you want one of each you have to buy three sets.

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By in United States,

I understand that a lot of older AFOL's don't like the prequels, but as a younger AFOL who was born after the original trilogy I really enjoyed the prequel trilogy. As a young boy that was what I grew up with and I quite like the movies. Sure there are cheesy parts, and jar jar isn't my favorite character, but because it was what I grew up with I like the movies and would definitely buy any new sets based on the prequels.

I understand that the main market for Star Wars is around the new movies and the OT, but it would still be nice to see Lego throw in some new prequel sets for those of us who grew up with the prequels.

I would like to point out that apparently lego thinks there is a good enough market for multiple sith infiltrators(not the best ship in my opinion), so why wouldn't there be a market for something much better like a droid factory or geonosian arena?

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By in United States,

Maybe it's just me but I am sad we have yet to see a Jedi Temple set. Something in the $150-$180 range would be fine but a super large $400 set would be awesome as well.

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By in United States,

I feel a set based off the Tusken Raider scene would be inappropriate. It would be a LEGO set about a mass murder. "Help Anakin slaughter the Tusken Raiders!"

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By in United States,

I never understood the small # of released sets that represent episode 2. What's sorely lacking is an arena set. A set of the droid foundry would be popular amongst kids, I think.

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By in United States,

Man, I have been waiting for Kaminans and those arena beasts since I played the Lego Star Wars game! I feel the price of the arena set is pretty high, though probably accurate to what the Lego Group would sell it for :)

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By in United States,

After replaying through Lego Star Wars, mainly for nostalgia, I was shocked on how many cool set ideas they could have made with Episode 2, namely Kamino.

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By in United States,

Amazing article again!! I would be more than happy to see any of these sets, particularly an Arena set. (I think the amount of minifigures that you proposed is a bit much, however).

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By in United States,

Love this article series...Well done! Not particularly interested in Ep II sets, but I still hold out hope that we get big figures of the Reek, Acklay, and Nexu, and not brick built.

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By in United Kingdom,

These have been some great articles so far - the prequel trilogy feels like a long time ago now! I wonder if there could genuinely ever be demand for sets based on the PT again?

What would be interesting to consider is if you've played the Lego SW games, and if there are any models in the games that you feel would translate nicely from pixels to plastic? The original SW game that did Eps I II and III did a pretty good job of realising minifigures, vehicles and locations that weren't actually made into models.

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By in United States,

I would LOVE a Wat Tambor mini figure. His character design is great and he was featured for a good number of episodes in The Clone Wars so I'm very surprised he hasn't made it into a Lego set. There is also still so much potential for Clone Wars sets since Lego has (to the best of my knowledge) not released a single set from season 6, which was one of the best seasons!

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By in United States,

This is a great article to speculate on. Thank you Brick Belt for finding those preliminary set images. I am looking forward to the clone wars articles. I think people would be happy with the Naboo ships in pearl light gray or metallic silver, or flat silver. The metallic silver is sprayed on so that would be a problem. From what everyone is saying, there seems to be demand for The Petranaki Arena. I would like all 3, even though as an OT fan, I know the movies were not as good. That is somewhat unimportant, because the Lego sets will do well depending on how they are designed.

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By in United Kingdom,

There are a lot of people saying that PT sets would not be popular. Yet looking at the number of different sets produced, EP 1& 3 match the number produced for EP 4 & 6. EP 5 has more than EP 2 but are heavily skewed towards Hoth Sets. The Clone Wars, which are effectively prequel sets were produced in the largest numbers by far. I think older fans, who many of hate the PT because they were essentially different style movies to the beloved originals (yes plus other issues), don't realise how popular and how well the PT stands up today for the generation of fans who grew up 10 years after EP 6. The success of the PT Lego sets seems to prove this. Lego for the most part understand this, which is why, I believe, that the UCS sets which are aimed at a more adult buyer have focused almost totally on the OT.

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By in United States,

I agree with magpie9 that the PT sets are just as popular with kids and those who grew up with the PT (despite some thinking otherwise); and Lego does put out a couple of PT-era sets that are more or less the same amount as the OT-era sets year to year. Overall, there are strong indications that sets from this era do sell well even despite some spot that haven't been covered in a set yet (otherwise, why would they keep making them much less re-issuing them via updated designs).

I ran a couple of numbers based on what's currently being produced (based on what's currently available on the Lego website) and from this site on what is upcoming for this year (of the latest-known postings). These figures only include PT-era and OT-era playable sets (for the purposes of this discussion, I'm considering Rebels sets as being OT-era sets to balance out with the PT era's animation show TCW) and exclude anything from TFA or the upcoming Rogue One movie, special sets such as UCS and microfighters, as well as ancillary items such as minifig key-chains and magnets, Lego SW books and movies/TV shows, etc.

For whats currently in production for the PT:

8 regular sets (i.e. from the SW movies themselves) - 2 which came out this year - and 4 buildable figures.
3 sets are from TCW or other PT-era sets (ex: Senate Commando set is one despite it being categorized as Legends on this site, etc).

There is still 1 upcoming PT regular set being released this year (Clone Turbo Tank)

For what's currently in production for the OT:

6 regular sets (3 which came out this year) and 2 buildable figures.
7 sets are from Rebels or other OT-era sets (ex: Shadow Troopers set is one despite it being categorized as Legends on this site, etc) with 3 of these 7 sets are new from this year (1 being "Kanan's speeder bike" and 2 being sets that are categorized on this site as being "Battlefront" sets)

There us still 1 upcoming OT regular set being released this year (A-wing starfighter) though information is very scant on this set so far as there is no data on it and it's still not sure what Brickset is going to consider it as (Rebels set or one from one of the OT movies); it may not even be something that's released at all this year. There are two Rebels sets coming out this year ("Captain Rex's AT-TE" and the "A-wing and Vader's TIE Advance" sets).

So, one can see that there is more or less a balance but in general, there are enough PT-era sets to stand on its own as a prominent collection of sets. Overall, it's important for people to remember that these sets are meant for children as they are the target audience that Lego keeps in mind (regardless of what adults think) so as long as the PT-era sets sell as well as they have been, they will continue making them.

One last thing: I posted this in the TPM article but seeing that the author didn't make mention of it in this article, I'll post the link here as well - https://ideas.lego.com/projects/115367 . This is actually a set proposed to Lego that garnered over 10,000 votes. It's a prototype for a Jedi High Council Chamber and due to gaining that many votes, it has been sent to Lego set for official review. Furthermore, I should point out that in the comments section for the set, a lot of people have expressed interest in buying such a set (once the set has been approved and finalized) so there is definitely interest and demand for such a Lego set in the PT era (it might even become a UCS set if they want it to be as accurate as possible detail-wise but that's too early to state at this point).

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By in Canada,

The Clones War articles need to happen as much as those sets!
That means it must!

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By in United States,

"...make sure not to lose your lightsaber or your head!" What an eye-catching tagline xD

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By in United States,

Great article. When you run out of Star Wars movies and shows you should move on to LOTR just so we can all bemoan the lack of a Balrog and Fell Beast. Just don't go into superheroes - that way lies madness...

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By in United States,

Great stuff! I would love to see a new Jango's slave I; I have the original sitting next to 2010 boba's slave I and it looks good but dated. I've also wanted the arena fight recreated in toys or video games ever since the movie came out. The brick-built monsters would look awesome.

For the Lars homestead, maybe they could make minis with double-printed heads for Owen & beru, with one side old and one side young so the set would work for either film.

@capnRex101 you don't think Anakin feeding Padme fruit with the force would make a good set? Haha jk

Ps. As with the first article, I'm really happy to see dozens of fans talking positively about their favorite moments from the prequels with only a couple people saying ignorant things like "everyone hates them"

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By in United States,

Thanks for another great read Capn! I look forward to both articles devoted to "what's missing" from The Clone Wars. I would most definitely buy all 3 sets you've recommended, although splitting the Arena set into 3-4 smaller sets, as suggested by MCLegoBoy, is an awesome idea. Separatist Leaders are sorely lacking in Lego Minifigure form, and Wat TamBor is one of many I'd love to own. Additional sets w/cross movie appeal, such as the Jedi Temple, and Lars Homestead are also great set ideas. And yes please can we finally get a few Kaminoans!? As far as the argument of a few that Lego should never release anymore Prequels sets, that's a bit harsh. Growing up w/the OT I definitely believe they are far superior to the PT, however the Prequels were still pretty great in their own right (minus a certain Binks character) and deserve more attention; especially the glaring omissions as mentioned by the Capn and others.

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By in United States,

How about an official Acclamator assault craft while talking about vehicles? it seems most capital ships have been introduced in form or another for the republic but no acclamator yet. I would also love to see the core ship, or hardcell as a set.

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By in United States,

Love your presentation of all three ideas--particularly the innovation of buying two copies of the arena (to presumably join two semi-cirles into an entire arena). The Aethersprite Jedi Starfighter is one of my favorite ships from Star Wars. It know it's just a simple wedge-shaped ship, but something about it... the angles, the coloring. Just love that ship. Reminds me a bit of #918, too

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By in United States,

Another idea, what Lego might get loads of money off of, is to make cheap battle packs that CONNECT to one another, so you can build something bigger by buying 3 or 4 of them.

Ideas

Some kind of battle droid pack(ideally $11-12) that would have parts to make a conveyor belt of some sort with arms. The more of those you buy, the more you can build. Contains 8 battle droids not armed with stud shooters(because that just looks weird on them) and parts to build either a crane or a small section of conveyor belt. Would leave behind a small number of spare parts that by buying 4 of them you could use to build a bonus section.

OR:

Battle -droid battle pack with 8 battle droids that would have the parts to build a small section of conveyor belt, and a Geonosis pack that would contain parts for a assembly crane OR a roller.

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By in United States,

I have also been disappointed that none of the chrome Naboo government ships have ever been created. Since LEGO pretty much does not produce chrome parts anymore it is very unlikely we will ever see sets representing these craft.

Maybe if they considered one option: design one set that allows us the ability to build any one of the three ships used from Episodes I & II. This set would be ideal. The outer hull parts could be manufactured in pearl silver or the painted silver to achieve closest to chrome; there would be enough parts build from the largest to the smallest vessel; it would contain a selection of minifigures from both movies; and any diehard fan desiring to display all three ships would be encouraged to buy three sets (similar to the Santa Fe train cars from the early 2000s). This set would also be a nod back to a time when LEGO encouraged multiple models to be built from the same set.

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By in Australia,

It's been 14 years since LEGO released 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter UCS (an ep I set). This had a large number of chromed bricks, mainly cones, wheels and wedges. Since then they have moved away from chrome for environmental and economic reasons. I think pearl silver would be a reasonable substitute for the various Naboo cruisers, and I would definitely buy such a set.

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By in United States,

Very cool article. I wish Lego would make more battle packs featuring Phase I and Phase II clone troopers. It would be cool if they made a Obi-wan and Jango Fett set that doesn't cost to much and some Kaminoans. It would also be cool if they made a new Bounty Hunter Pursuit set.

Good job making the last two articles.

I would love a Clone Wars article!

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By in United States,

Or, if the Lego Group can't make lots of Naboo ships they could make it a limited edition(100 or 200 copies). Then they wouldn't have to make lots of sets and people would(sadly) rack the prices up into probably the $1,000s of bucks on ebay.

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By in United Kingdom,

Great article and keep going like it!
Just wondering, were you considering doing a similar thing for other film based themes?

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By in United Kingdom,

Brilliant article! The one I'm most surprised hasn't been made is the Jedi Temple. It would be a great opportunity to provide a really interesting (and large!) set. There could be a Death Star type set for it, with plenty of rooms and minifigures.

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By in United States,

I've wanted a Geonosis arena set for so many years. Ridiculous that it still has not been made. Hopefully, the wait won't be for much longer

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