What's missing? The Empire Strikes Back

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is perhaps the most popular Star Wars film but this is not reflected in the number of sets released which is fewer than those of the other Original Trilogy films. Furthermore, the variety of sets is remarkably limited and many locations, vehicles and characters have not been represented for over a decade or are absent from the range altogether.

With so many potential sets and minifigures to explore this might be the longest 'What's Missing?' article yet so read on and see whether you agree with my assessment of the LEGO Star Wars range based on The Empire Strikes Back.

The destruction of the Death Star has only increased the threat of the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance is forced into hiding on the frigid world of Hoth. The movie begins there as an Imperial Probe Droid lands on the planet in search of the rebels, one of thousands which have been dispatched across the galaxy. Luke Skywalker mistakes the droid for a meteorite while out on patrol but is attacked by a Wampa before he is able to investigate. The Probe Droid has been included in five sets since 2007 but its design has not been perfected and I would be quite pleased to see an improved model in a polybag at some point.

Hoth dominates the selection of sets based on The Empire Strikes Back but the Wampa has only appeared twice, most recently in 75098 Assault on Hoth. Underground locations such as the Wampa's cave are notoriously difficult to render in LEGO but I think 8089 Hoth Wampa Cave and the latest effort are fairly impressive.

Luke has received very little formal training but his strong connection with the Force allows him to escape from the Wampa's lair and he stumbles out into the snow before collapsing. There the spirit of Obi-Wan appears before him and instructs him to go to the Dagobah system in search of Yoda, a Jedi Master who will able to train him further in the ways of the Force. Han Solo emerges from the blizzard riding a tauntaun as the spirit disappears and Luke falls unconscious. The tauntaun collapses due to the cold, forcing Han to ignite Luke's lightsaber and slice open the tauntaun's belly. Luke is kept warm inside while Han erects a shelter and the heroes wait for rescue overnight.

This scene is among the most famous across the entire saga but it is difficult to imagine LEGO producing a Tauntaun which can be sliced open as we see in the film. The Snowspeeder, on the other hand, is one of the most prolific LEGO Star Wars models. It has been seen in a total of fifteen sets at various scales while Zev Senesca, the pilot who finds Luke and Han the next morning, has appeared on three occasions.

Luke's injuries are severe but he is healed in a bacta tank and soon returns to full strength. Echo Base has featured in several sets but the medical centre only appears in 7879 Hoth Echo Base. The absence of the medical centre was one of many disappointing aspects of 75098 Assault on Hoth and I do not think a set based on the bacta tank alone would be very successful so hopefully a much better model of Echo Base will appear at some point in the future, although not for a few years.

Han's criminal past continues to make him a target for Jabba the Hutt and he decides to leave Hoth in order to repay his debt to Jabba. Leia urges him to stay, claiming that he is an asset to the Rebellion and denying that she has any personal attachment to the smuggler but the issue is quickly resolved as a Probe Droid comes within range of Echo Base and discovers the shield generator. Han and Chewbacca ambush the droid but not before it is able to relate its findings to the Empire.

Admiral Ozzel doubts the validity of this evidence but is ignored and Darth Vader sets the Imperial fleet on a course for Hoth. It is surprising that Ozzel has never appeared as a minifigure given his prominent role in the film and I would be delighted to see this rectified at some point, perhaps alongside Captain Needa. Both officers incur the wrath of Darth Vader and are accordingly executed by the Sith Lord.

The rebels rush to abandon the base as the Empire approaches, loading equipment onto a fleet of GR-75 Medium Transports. This vessel appears fairly briefly but is one of very few vehicles from the Original Trilogy which has never been recreated at any scale in an official set! Its curved hull is not particularly well suited to a LEGO model and could probably only be represented accurately at a large scale which may be why it has not been included in a set. I am not convinved that the GR-75 transport is sufficiently popular to warrant a substantial set but a polybag might be possible.

The energy shield neutralises the risk of orbital bombardment and the Empire is therefore compelled to land a group of AT-ATs and AT-STs on the surface, with hundreds of Snowtroopers in support. 75054 AT-AT is an excellent set in my opinion but one still has to wonder why we have not seen an even larger model of the famed Imperial Walker as it would be ideal for a minifigure scale UCS set. It is also a shame that we have only seen one Snowtrooper battle pack and I would welcome a new set containing three of the more recent Snowtrooper minifigures alongside an AT-AT Driver.

Echo Base is heavily fortified with a network of trenches and turrets and these gun emplacements have often formed the basis for LEGO sets. The DF.9 anti-infantry turret has appeared several times, most recently in 75098 Assault on Hoth and 75138 Hoth Attack, but the conical shape of the housing has not been recreated satsifactorily. However, there is little improvement to be made upon the 1.4 FD P-Tower turret found in 75014 Battle of Hoth and I am still left bewildered whenever I look at the design from 75098 which is totally inferior to that which preceded it.

The rebel defences are no match for the firepower of the AT-ATs and they are quickly overwhelmed, forcing the troops into retreat as Rogue Squadron flies into battle overhead. Luke Skywalker leads the group but their swooping attacks are unsuccessful due to the thick armour which envelops each of the Imperial walkers. The Snowspeeders instead deploy their tow cables in an attempt to trip the oncoming walkers and this proves more effective but at great risk to the pilots as many craft are shot down, including Luke's Snowspeeder at the head of the group.

Luke is able to destroy another AT-AT from the ground but the battle is already lost and he escapes in an X-wing while Han, Leia, Chewbacca and C-3PO leave Echo Base on board the Millennium Falcon. The design of the minifigure-scale Snowspeeder has undergone relatively little change since it was first released in 2000 but the latest addition to the range is certainly the best. Nevertheless, there are still some possible refinements to be made.

Almost every scene on Hoth has been represented in at least one set but I think there is plenty of room for improvement. 75098 Assault on Hoth was a nice idea but the execution was indisputably awful so it might be interesting to see a second attempt, although not for several years. Hopefully the set will include a Princess Leia minifigure on that occasion. Until then I am satisfied that Hoth can be left alone in favour of the many other scenes from The Empire Strikes Back which have hardly been represented at all.

Most of the surviving rebels are able to regroup but Luke leaves for Dagobah with R2-D2 and the Millennium Falcon is separated from the fleet as the hyperdrive is damaged. Han, Chewbacca, Leia and C-3PO flee into an asteroid field but are tracked by a squadron of TIE Fighters. The Falcon is able to shake off the Imperials but they are forced to land in a cave and Darth Vader's pursuit is frustrated once again.

Meanwhile, Luke arrives in the Dagobah system but crash lands on the swamp planet. He soon encounters a tiny creature who eventually reveals that he is Yoda and they begin training together, making full use of the difficult environment. These scenes are among the most famous in the entire film but we have only once visited Dagobah in a retail set: 4502 X-wing Fighter. Yoda's hut has the potential to become an excellent set in my opinion so it is unfortunate that this has not been exploited in the last few years.

Luke's connection with the Force is obvious but Yoda worries that he might be drawn to the Dark Side and he is tested in the Dark Side Cave where he fights a short duel against a vision of Darth Vader. Luke defeats Vader but is shocked to see his own face beneath the Sith Lord's helmet and realises that he might become like Vader unless he is able to control his emotions. This abstruse moment is not particularly well suited to a LEGO set but its importance is such that I think the Dark Side Cave is required to complete a model based on Dagobah.

Han and the crew of the Millennium Falcon remain trapped in the asteroid field while Luke trains. TIE Bombers are dispatched to carpet bomb the asteroids in the hope that this will flush out the rebels but without success. It is astonishing that the TIE Bomber has only once appeared as a minifigure-scale model and we are certainly in need of an updated model, particularly given the exceptional popularity of this famous TIE variant.

Repairs to the hyperdrive continue as the Empire searches the asteroid field but their task is simplified when Han realises that the Millennium Falcon has actually landed in the mouth of a Space Slug rather than a cave! They flee the Space Slug as its jaws close and this moment has been captured quite effectively by the exclusive 6176782 Escape the Space Slug.

The fleet of Star Destroyers continues to track the Millennium Falcon and are joined by a group of bounty hunters who are contracted to capture the rebels alive. Zuckuss and 4-LOM are unfortunately absent from the roster of LEGO minifigures at the moment and it might be difficult to fit them in a set given their brief appearance. However, promotional polybags would be ideal for these popular characters.

Han searches for a suitable place to land and repair the Falcon, eventually settling upon Cloud City which is controlled by an old friend of Han named Lando Calrissian. This opulent resort is woefully under-represented across the LEGO Star Wars range and it is difficult to see why as there is the potential to produce a brilliant playset which could contain a selection of excellent minifigures. It seems inevitable that we will soon see a large Cloud City set but 75137 Carbon-Freezing Chamber will have to suffice until then.

The Millennium Falcon touches down on a landing platform and the crew are met by the dashing Lando Calrissian as they arrive. He appears friendly but the rebels are disturbed to find that C-3PO has been damaged and is almost scrapped but for the intervention of Chewbacca. Their concerns prove founded as it is revealed that Darth Vader has beaten the Millennium Falcon to Cloud City with the help of Boba Fett and has been lying in wait for them. He hopes that Luke will sense that his friends are in peril and that he will be drawn to Cloud City where Vader can freeze the Jedi in carbonite for transportation to the Emperor.

This process is successfully tested on Han Solo and his frozen form is handed to Boba Fett who leaves to collect the bounty from Jabba the Hutt. Lando did not agree to this and decides to help Leia and Chewbacca as they attempt to rescue Han, but without success. Instead they flee the city, with R2-D2 joining them, but find the hyperdrive still deactivated and are chased down by a squadron of TIE Fighters. Most of these scenes only appear in 10123 Cloud City but I hope that we will soon see them again in an even larger set than that from 2003.

Luke senses that his friends are in danger and leaves despite Yoda's warning, just as Darth Vader planned. Darth Vader is informed of Luke's arrival and waits for him in the carbon-freezing chamber. The two draw their lightsabers and begin to fight a duel which takes them through a maze of maintenance tunnels, culminating on a narrow platform far above a deep air shaft. Luke fights competently but is eventually bested by Vader, losing his right hand and his lightsaber in the process.

Darth Vader senses the conflict within Luke and seizes the opportunity to announce that he is Luke's father. This news leaves Luke devastated but he refuses to be seduced by the Dark Side and instead drops into the abyss, eventually coming to rest on an antenna which hangs beneath Cloud City. This is one of the most iconic moments in cinematic history and it is astonishing that it has only been seen in a single set, further demonstrating that a large model of Cloud City is perhaps the most obviously missing set from across the entire Star Wars saga!

Luke reaches out to Leia and she senses his pain through the Force so instructs Lando to return to the city. She spots him hanging from the antenna and he is brought on board the Millennium Falcon through the dorsal access hatch. Meanwhile, R2-D2 is able to reactivate the hyperdrive and the rebels escape to rendezvous with the rest of the fleet, leaving Darth Vader empty handed once again.

The Rebel Alliance has been shattered by the Imperial onslaught and Han has been captured by Jabba the Hutt. This leaves Luke, Leia and the droids to wonder how they can challenge the might of the Galactic Empire which now seems unassailable.


As usual I am going to conclude by pitching set descriptions for three sets which I think would adequately complete the Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 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.

75218 Mission to Dagobah - £49.99, $59.99, €59.99 - Luke Skywalker (training), Yoda, R2-D2 (muddy), Darth Vader.

  • Search the swamps of Dagobah for a mysterious Jedi Master!
  • Remove the roof to access Yoda's hut and discover his hidden lightsaber.
  • Activate the light brick to recreate the warm glow of the fireplace inside Yoda's hut.
  • Enter the Dark Side Cave and rotate the wall panel to reveal Darth Vader.
  • Remove Darth Vader's helmet to uncover Luke's face.
  • Includes Yoda's hut, Dark Side Cave and four minifigures!

75219 TIE Bomber - £59.99, $69.99, €69.99 - TIE Fighter Pilot, Imperial Navy Helmsman, Admiral Ozzel, Captain Needa.

  • Crush the Rebel Alliance with the TIE Bomber!
  • Seat the TIE Fighter Pilot at the controls.
  • Open the loading hatch and place the bombs inside.
  • Twist the dial to launch the proton bombs individually or switch to carpet bombing mode and release all three at the same time.
  • Fire the spring-loaded shooter.
  • Includes TIE Bomber, three proton bombs and four minifigures!

75220 Cloud City - £249.99, $299.99, €299.99 - Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia Organa, Chewbacca (C-3PO backpack), R2-D2, Lando Calrissian, Lobot, Bespin Wing Guard (x2), Willrow Hood, Ugnaught, Darth Vader, Lieutenant Sheckil, Boba Fett, Stormtrooper (x2).

  • Escape the clutches of the Galactic Empire on Cloud City!
  • Open the dual cockpits of the Cloud Car and seat the Bespin Wing Guards inside.
  • Touch down on the landing platform and activate the sliding door to enter Cloud City.
  • Turn the dial to move the conveyor belt in the smelting room.
  • Visit the dining room and encounter Darth Vader!
  • Lock the rebels in the prison cell and help Chewbacca rebuild C-3PO.
  • Pull the lever to drop Han Solo into the carbon-freezing chamber and freeze the rebel hero in carbonite.
  • Travel between different levels of Cloud City using the turbolift.
  • Help Willrow Hood evade the Empire and hide rebel data in the apartment.
  • Fight a lightsaber duel and smash through the window using the breakaway function.
  • Display the model from the front to show the detailed exterior of Cloud City and the landing platform or turn it around to play inside.
  • Includes Cloud City playset, Cloud Car and sixteen minifigures!

Let me know whether you agree or disagree with my suggestions in the comments below and post your own ideas.

Also, if you have not taken a look the five previous instalments then you can do so by following these links:

The penultimate 'What's Missing?' article, focusing on Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, will be published on the 28th of August and the series will conclude with Star Wars: The Force Awakens next month.

74 comments on this article

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By in United States,

"The design of the minifigure-scale Snowspeeder has changed very little since it was first released in 2000..."

Minor nitpick: the 2004 Snowspeeder was quite different from the 1999 version. But yes, the 2004 design has served as the basis for all the Snowspeeders since then.

It is quite baffling that we've not had a new TIE Bomber or Cloud City set in 13 years, or a Dagobah set in 12. C'mon, Lego, there's more to ESB than Hoth!

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By in United Kingdom,

Excellent article, I totally agree with the set suggestions. Presumably the cloud city set would be UCS at that price? Alternatively, a separate cloud car set could be released, perhaps with Lobot and a Bespin guard for around £20?

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By in United States,

But seriously, we're long overdue a UCS Cloud City set with an updated Lando and Lobot. Plus we have a recent Ugnaught minifig to add to the featured characters. Leia in her Cloud City costume and a 'blasted to pieces' C3P0 would be nice too. Maybe a Cloud Car and pilot could be added.

Edit: I was so desperate to comment I skipped the article, so sorry for repeating what was already written above. I just get so passionate about Lego combined with this particular movie :-)

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By in United States,

We definitely need a Meditation Chamber for Vader too. Perhaps they could have a set that included the view screen where he chokes Ozzel? Can you tell that Empire is my favourite movie of all time?

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By in United Kingdom,

I don't think putting Ozzel and Needa in the same set would be a good idea, seems to just be a way of inflating the price. I'd say cut Ozzel personally, as he's a quite minor character, and by the time we see the bombers in the film he's already dead

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By in United States,

I'd love to see a new Dagobah set. And a Nebulon-B is long overdue, they should make a Redemption!

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By in United States,

I would love to see a sizeable semi-minifig scale version of the Rebel Transport.

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By in Sweden,

Probably, Lego hasn`t made any Dagobah set because they want action sets for kids, not models for AFOL:s and collectors. I don´t see how to put a stud-shooter into a Dagobah set, and probably Lego doesn´t, too.

However, these three sets would definently fill in the empty gaps from episode V. Looking forward to "Whats missing" ep. VI and VII.

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By in United States,

I sometimes wonder if Lucasfilm (and now Disney) tried to keep Dagobah out of SW merchandise because they want to pretend "crazy Yoda" doesn't exist. Given that the PT re-booted him as a bad-ass general/Jedi master and he's only been depicted in that form ever since, maybe Lucas/Disney don't want to draw attention to that time when he was scrounging for candy bars in Luke's backpack. Just my theory, anyway.

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By in Canada,

They should release a Hoth assault set. A big one, like an Ultimate Collectors Series of it.

What? They did? Oh....right, THAT one....yeah, nevermind.

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By in United States,

yay the last whats missing article will be out the day before my bday

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By in United States,

To be honest ESB is my lest favorite of the OT. I just don't understand the people the rave about this film. Ok that said, all really good solid ideas. I would think the Dark Side Cave might be doable as a small stand a lone set. The big issue with any type of Cloud City/Bespin set is the layout. How is it laid out and how to scenes flow from one to the next. 10123 really wasn't all that great and had a number of issues.

The two that I would add are the Medical Frigate and an Executor bridge set. I would a Medical Frigate similar to 10198, 7665 or 6211 would be workable. For the Executor bridge I'm thinking of a playset rather than a vehicle. That way to could have those large iconic windows for Vader to stare out, the pits for the crew, an area for the bounty hunters and maybe even Vader's mediation chamber. If these are large sets that are more complex to build they are aimed older fans anyway, so who cares if maybe they have less "action" to them. I realize that neither is likely to happen, so I may just need to build my own at some point.

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By in United Kingdom,

A TIE Bomber with that minifigure selection would be fantastic for an imperial fan like me. Just hope if it happens, it is from ESB, not rebels. While a Cham figure would be nice, Ozzel and Needa are too difficult to ignore!

@LusiferSam And I love that Executor bridge idea!!

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By in United States,

As always, great SW "What's Missing?" article. I hadn't realized there were so many sets with the snowspeeder. I only own the very first two of those. I'm astonished there are few Cloud City sets. The Cloud City set proposed is too expensive. Too many minifigs and Lobot does not need an update. I have him in set 9678 (mini-build of the Twin-Pod Cloud Car) and I think that this minifig suffices.

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By in United States,

@LusiferSam-ESB is my favorite!

These are some pretty solid ideas, we need that TIE Bomber! A Nebulon-B would also be cool, especially if it came with unique minfigures

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By in Puerto Rico,

The only one I would buy is the Tie Bomber from this Episode and a Wampa Cave (the Assault on Hoth might suffice when it's price is lowered).

Edit: an Bespin Cloud Car with Lobot.

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By in Canada,

@Modok I don't think so. Dagobah just doesn't have the action Hoth does. I'd bet that Hoth sets are best sellers.

I desperately want Dagobah and Cloud City sets. I would pay unreasonable amounts of money for updated Dagobah Luke and Lando in his classic Cloud City garb.

The Carbon Freezing Chamber was such a tease. Ugnaught was amazing, but I NEED LANDO!

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By in Australia,

My favourite Star Wars movie and my favourite movie.

With only coming back to Lego in the last two years, the recent set that I most disappointed in not picking up is the AT-AT, with that I am hoping for an AT-ACT from Rogue One, and hope for a UCS AT-AT someday.

Like so many I was so disappointed with the Assault on Hoth set, and I hope (probably in vain) that one day we will see a proper set.

I would also love to see the Redemption (Nebulon-B)

Of those 3 sets, a TIE Bomber for sure.

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By in United Kingdom,

Another tremendous article, I've really enjoyed this series!

Definitely agree with the TIE Bomber (and we also need a TIE Interceptor, can't remember when that first popped up?), and also the Admiral Ozzel minifigure - if only so we can make unofficial Mr Bronson/Hitler minifigures :)

I like your positivity about the inevitability of a Cloud City set! :)

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By in United Kingdom,

I feel like the most recent Jabba's palace set is a great example of how Lego can make a great set that is just essentially a building. Not a massive amount of play features or anything but enough to prove that they have no excuse for not making a cloud city set. It amazes me that they are yet to make one. Particularly one with a Death Star style scene-per-room thing going on.

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By in United Kingdom,

Brilliant article, as ever! I would buy all three of those sets in an instant, particularly Cloud City. I love that you included Willrow Hood and Sheckil (played by Jeremy Bulloch)!

I don't entirely agree with the above comments as I would love an Admiral Ozzel minifigure. He doesn't appear for very long but he is a popular character, if only because of the moment he is throttled by Darth Vader and the fact he is played by Michael Sheard.

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By in United States,

Completely agree with sets selections. Only thing they could do is throw 4Lom and Zuckuss in that cloud city set and that would just about cover everything from ESB.

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By in Portugal,

A UCS Cloud City would be INCREDIBLE

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By in United Kingdom,

Why Captain Needa? Why not Captain Piett?

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By in United Kingdom,

@Brickalili - The LEGO Star Wars range is quite consistent in the content and pricing of each set so I was working on the basis that a TIE Bomber would cost the same as 75101 First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter and include the same number of minifigures.

@Calanon - Piett appears in 10221 Super Star Destroyer so I thought it would be nice to have something new, particularly given the fame of Needa's death scene.

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By in United Kingdom,

Piett could come in a ROTJ set. But definitely need Ozzel for Grange Hill moc potential.

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By in United States,

Please make another Cloud City set. I feel like the insane aftermarket prices for the original one are reason enough to make a new one.

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By in United States,

UCS cloud car

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By in Norway,

Would you be happy or pissed if the new Death Star was revealed to actually be Cloud City instead?

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By in United States,

@J0rgen - I'd be over the moon if it was a Cloud City instead of a Death Star!

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By in United States,

@J0rgen - I probably wouldn't care, which ever one is cheaper :P!

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By in United Kingdom,

Oh yeah and a orange cloud car for a change

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By in United States,

Great article. I think the UCS Snowspeeder looks terrible, but I have seen a rumor of an upcoming release, so we will see. I pretty much agree we need a Cloud City UCS set. I don't think we'll see one since they just released the Freezing Chamber set, but maybe they will start releasing several parts separately. An updated Dagobah would be nice. There is almost no Lego sets with Yoda from Ep 4-6. I can handle no UCS At-At since it would be huge, and I think the 75054 is pretty decent. I do like the idea of Vader's chambers set. You can find some cheap moc's of these that are decent.

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By in United Kingdom,

@ J0rgen - I think we can safely say - given the author of the article - that the new Death Star is just that and not a sneaky CC!

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By in United States,

Wonder what the captain will write is missing from Return of the Jedi. Not much missing there if you ask me, unless you count Dagobah again or maybe an updated TIE interceptor.

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By in United Kingdom,

I would absolutely love a Cloud City set like the one described. It is amazing we haven't seen a large Cloud City set since 2003 given the enormous role it plays in the film.

Great article, looking forward to the next one!

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By in Norway,

@Black Leader. It's true there's not much missing from Ep. VI. There's really just the landing platform on Endor (which I would personally love), a couple of Rebel capital ships and an updated TIE Interceptor. Oh, and Vader's pyre I guess. And of course the force ghosts.

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By in Puerto Rico,

New Cloud City and Dagobah sets would be a dream come true.

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By in United Kingdom,

I still don't understand TLG and Lucasfilm/Disney's reluctance to make just a BIT more of Cloud City. I'll concede that there's not enough action on Dagobah to make it exciting for kids but there's plenty of action at Cloud City. Everyone remembers the music scores as the huge blaster fights erupt down the corridors with Leia and Chewbacca. And why not just have a small and scenic '... no I am your father' set? If necessary with some sort of mechanism to make the minifigs fight, in the same vein as the Sanctum Sanctorum?

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By in United States,

Another Great Article! I love these brilliant articles. CaptnRex, I hope you eventually get to a what's missing for Rogue One A Star Wars Story

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By in United States,

Yoda's Hut, TIE Bomber, and Cloud City. About sums it up, really.

Um, if anyone at LEGO is reading these, MAKE THESE REAL!

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By in United States,

I don't know if somebody already asked this, but who is Wilrow Hood?

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By in United States,

Another great article. I totally agree with the Cloud City set idea and Dagobah. They seem like no-brainers and would be quite popular.

I was really pleased with the recent Carbon-Freezing Chamber set but agree more of Cloud City should be represented.

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By in United Kingdom,

A Dagobah set (accompanied by yet another X-Wing) and a TIE Bomber are feasible but a UCS Cloud City is less likely to happen. I reckon we'll see small modular sections of Cloud City appear over the coming years to accompany the recent carbon freezing chamber.

It's about time we were given 4-LOM and Zuckuss. Dengar and Bossk have appeared in sets several times and have just as little screen time as the other two.

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By in United States,

I'd take a TIE Bomber! Love the #9492 TIE Fighter and would be happy to see a Bomber (and Interceptor, for that matter) done in the same style

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By in United Kingdom,

What about the nebulon-b at the end? That final scene of the swirling space anomaly and the pull back reveal of the frigate is beautiful. Would love a UCS frigate.

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By in United States,

Am I the only one who really doesn't like 9492, and as a result, 75101? They look over-sized to me and I really miss the $20 and $30 TIE's.

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By in Germany,

@Dukeside Actually an UCS AT-AT would be quite possible. Minifig-size would have to be approximatly 55x55cm, which is only slightly bigger than the biggest technic-sets and the same range as the Death-Star II or other UCS-Sets. It could be made for about 300€ to 400€.

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By in United States,

As this is my favorite Star Wars movie, I am quite passionate about it. I agree mostly with what @CapnRex101 has envisioned for possible sets. Dagobah needs a new, including the lightsaber fight with Luke's dark half. Some sort of lever action should also be included to be able to 'levitate' [email protected] and crates. $59
I would buy a new TIE bomber, of course, but I would rather have a Twin-Pod Cloud Car with two minifigures and a price point of $29.
Finally, a UCS Cloud City! Price it as $399, and do it right and I'll gladly buy 2 of them.

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By in Australia,

The set pitches are spot on! Great article.

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By in Netherlands,

I hope that there comes first a €30 cloud car set and than a big cloudcity playset, not ucs. and later a ucs set with microfigs like the helicarier set.

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By in United States,

Too funny. Just learned on Reddit a few days ago about the Willrow Hood character and his ice cream maker--I mean his secret rebel data.

I don't have the budget these days for most sets that go over $100-$150, but I'd still love to see them make a large scale UCS Cloud City.

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By in United States,

For Carbon-Freezing Chamber, what I would have done is made the platform lower with toothed bars (pt# 4141454) and small gears (pt# 4205760) and put a pop-up smoke feature to cover the turning function.

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By in United States,

Once again, you hit it out of the park with your three sets in my opinion. It is so clear that something similar to those would sell quite well with both AFOL's and children who know the Star Wars universe. Please lego, follow these suggestions!

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By in United States,

It's become ridiculous at this point how much anything non-Hoth related has been ignored! Personally, I'd be fine with never seeing another Hoth set again. At this point, it's all been done to death.

As for Cloud City and Dagobah, bring 'em on!

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By in United States,

Nice article once again capnrex101! Do you think we could get a lotr/hobbit "what's missing?" when Star Wars is done?

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By in United States,

@lego4elio That would seem to be a lot of work for nothing. There is almost zero chance Lego will be producing more LOTR Hobbit sets. And Lego will be producing Star Wars sets for at least the next 10 years due to their latest agreement. So there is a good chance some of the set ideas proposed would become reality.

Don't get me wrong...I'd love a UCS Minas Tirith, but it would be getting a lot of hopes up for nothing to put that much effort into this kind of exercise.

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By in United States,

@natro220 Very true, it probably isn't the most practical thing. But it would still be fun to read.

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By in Sweden,

A UCS Nebulon-B Frigate would be perfect. I would also like a large scale Rebel Transport, but I understand it mostly appeals to die hard fans.

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By in United States,

Glad to see the Cloud City Set had a Twin Pod vehicle. That to me is an ideal 24.99--39.99 standalone price point release LEGO could do easily, especially with all of the tooled parts they have now since that fil has come out. If I had the parts in the right color I'd build one meself!

Has there ever been a Meditation Chamber?

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By in Panama,

Well I heard Lego Ideas have a running project and we will have to support it called I AM YOUR FATHER and the scene is actually when Luke's hand was cut thanks to Vader.
https://ideas.lego.com/projects/139111

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By in United Kingdom,

Ozzel, Needa and Sheckil would be a dream

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By in United Kingdom,

@blogzilly Yes, in 6211 Star Destroyer. Very small and barely worth it, but its there

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By in United States,

There are still many chances for Lego to make more sets of the Empire strikes back. And the more years that pass the better quality and designed those sets would be as far as look and construction.

I have the original X- Wing, it's currently in storage. But whenever I try to handle it the wings fall off. Of course latter models this problem was fixed with the use of better pieces and such. The same will hold true for any other sets that will be remade.

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By in United States,

My favorite article of these yet! Your points were all perfectly made. I never realized that one of the most iconic scenes in cinema history has been done only once in LEGO. The Empire Strikes Back happens to be my favorite in the saga and it absolutely baffles me that they have made only one Cloud City set and one Dagobah set! I've been waiting what feels like decades for them to remake those two and I can't believe it still hasn't happened! Your ideas are great and I'd buy all three for sure. The TIE Bomber set would be a good idea too as I didn't realize that's been made only once too. Come on, LEGO. There's more to Empire than just Hoth.

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By in United Kingdom,

Dagobar models are the ones I'd most like- the cave would be brilliant, and some sort of swamp with play features would look brilliant- it could even have a single wing of an X-Wing sticking up out of the swamp!

The Tie Bomber has always been, to me, a great looking starfighter and it is ripe for a new development within the LEGO Star Wars line.

A massive Cloud City would be up there with a giant Kamino from Ep.2 for me!

@ LusiferSam
Perhaps if LEGO ever decides to do sets based on some of the LSW animations, we could get an Executor bridge type set from the Empire Strikes Out cartoon. I know that in the cartoon they have it on the regular SD, but it is basically the SSD bridge!

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By in United States,

"joined by a group of bounty hunters who are contracted to capture the rebels alive. Zuckuss and 4-LOM are unfortunately absent from the roster of LEGO minifigures at the moment and it might be difficult to fit them in a set given their brief appearance. However, promotional polybags would be ideal for these popular characters."

Why not do a simple battle pack set with Zuckuss, 4-LOM, IG-88, and Dengar? (Boba Fett is pretty easy to come by in one form or another)

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By in United States,

I think somebody's got a bit of a Cloud City bias.
A new Cloud City would be nice, true, but not sure about a $300 one. I could be wrong though.

I think another large set is in order, though: A Nebulon-B frigate (The Redemption, specifically), built like the other non-UCS cruisers. The thin midsection could be made mostly of Technic beams for stability (but making sure to have a docking port for a mini Falcon), while the playset spaces would be in the bow and stern.

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By in Canada,

I like how, with ROTJ, Jabba's Palace and the Rancor Pit were modular and worked together.

I think something similar could be done for Cloud City, which could incorporate the current Carbon Freezing Chamber. It would be an easier hit to the wallet, spread out over a while, than one big USC smack.

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By in United States,

I was going to post this on the "Whats Missing from Revenue of the Sith" but comments are closed.

We need to add a Jedi Temple Guard minifig to the (proposed) Jedi Temple set.

Caped/Masked Jedi with dual yellow light saber pike... yes please. A Jedi Temple would probably be the only set it would make sense for it. However, it would also make an awesome May the 4th minifig.

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By in United States,

Yes.Please do sets missing on the Hobbit or Lord of the [email protected] TX_5555 I agree.

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By in United Kingdom,

Hey you should do this for Marvel movies

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By in United States,

Good job CaptainRex! On Lego Ideas right now, there is a project (I'm sure you know of it) that is called I Am Your Father. To me, it is executed perfectly and I believe TLG should wait to produce one until this has achieved 10,000 supporters, reached the review stage, and passed. It's a pretty sweet design. Thanks! https://ideas.lego.com/projects/139111

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