What's Missing? Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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The release of eleven new sets based on Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now just a few days away but first we are returning our attention to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This film explores events beyond the bounds of the saga and has yielded just twelve sets thus far, the fewest of any theatrically released Star Wars movie.

This comparative dearth of sets leaves several notable gaps in the Rogue One range so our popular 'What's Missing?' series has returned to explore what else could be produced in order to complete LEGO's coverage of the film! Read on and see whether or not you agree with my assessment...

The Empire has secured its grip on the galaxy in the years following the Clone Wars and intends to maintain order through the threat of a vast superweapon known as the Death Star. This battle station presents numerous technical challenges, none more vital than finding an appropriate power source for its deadly superlaser. Orson Krennic is tasked with delivering the Death Star so seeks out Galen Erso, a skilled energy researcher and former ally who fled Coruscant with his wife and daughter in the months after the fall of the Republic.

The Erso family is hidden on the planet of Lah'mu but Krennic hunts them down on board his Delta-class T-3c Shuttle which appeared in 75156 Krennic's Imperial Shuttle last year. I love the design of both the original vessel and the LEGO model and see very little room for improvement at this scale. Krennic's Death Troopers kill Lyra and take Galen prisoner but are unable to find Galen's daughter, Jyn, who escapes with the aid of Saw Gerrera.

The Erso homestead has yet to be appear in a LEGO set and has considerable potential in my opinion, not only because its interior might include some great details but also due to the possible minifigure selection. Galen Erso is currently absent from the Rogue One range and could be included in a set based on Lah'mu alongside Lyra and Jyn as well as Director Krennic wearing his black officer's kepi.

Thirteen years later, Jyn is a captive on Wobani and lives under several different aliases to avoid Imperial attention. The Rebel Alliance is aware of her identity and her father's involvement in the development of an Imperial superweapon so liberates Jyn and brings her before the rebel leaders. I mentioned the rebel base on Yavin IV in the Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope article as this famous location has yet to appear in a LEGO set, despite the existence of a sketch model which was shown in LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary.

It seems like only a matter of time before a set based on the rebel base will be released, particularly following its appearance in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as well as A New Hope. Such a model could now include characters from both films and would likely prove even more popular as a result, akin to the style of 10188 Death Star and its successor, 75159.

Jyn is initially reluctant to help the Rebel Alliance but is surprised to discover that her father is still alive and has contacted the rebels through an Imperial defector, Bodhi Rook. Bodhi has been imprisoned by Saw Gerrera's Partisans, an extremist rebel group which severed ties with the Alliance, on Jedha so Jyn travels to the moon along with Cassian Andor and a reprogrammed Imperial droid named K-2SO.

Jedha is the site of the Temple of the Kyber, an ancient building sacred to those who follow the Church of the Force. The Empire has been harvesting kyber crystals from the temple but has faced opposition as Saw's gang repeatedly ambush transport vehicles as they prepare to leave the moon. Jyn and Cassian observe one such attack and are captured by the Partisans along with two Guardians of the Whills who once protected the temple.

Saw Gerrera and his militia reside among a cluster of towering rock formations several miles from Jedha City. This labyrinthine hideout could form part of an excellent set containing a prison cell for Bodhi Rook and Saw's diagnostics station, as well as the rebel extremist himself. Jyn Erso is currently only available in larger sets so this would also provide a perfect opportunity to include the film's heroine in a smaller one.

The rebels are placed in a cell and meet with Bodhi Rook, the former Imperial pilot who conveyed Galen's holographic message to Saw Gerrera and the rebels. Jyn watches the message and learns that her father has remained opposed to the Empire, placing a flaw in his design for the Death Star which could be exploited to destroy the station if they are able to find it. Meanwhile, the Death Star looms over Jedha and prepares to test the superlaser, having collected enough kyber crystals from the temple.

Grand Moff Tarkin watches on as Director Krennic targets Jedha City and destroys a section of the moon's crust. He is satisfied with this demonstration but seizes control of the weapon from Krennic, citing the security issues which have allowed information regarding the Death Star to fall into the hands of the Rebel Alliance. The rebels escape on board a U-wing moments before the shockwave reaches Saw's hideout but Saw Gerrera remains behind and perishes in the blast. They next travel to Eadu on Bodhi's advice.

Eadu's mountainous terrain is difficult to navigate so the U-wing crash lands on the planet just a short distance from the research facility. Cassian prepares to execute Galen while Jyn attempts to rescue him but neither is successful as Krennic arrives, having tracked Bodhi Rook's defection to Eadu. A rebel bombing run causes total confusion as Jyn rushes to the aid of her father but he is killed in an explosion and the rebels leave once again, this time on board an Imperial Cargo Shuttle.

The Zeta-class Transport Shuttle is prevalent throughout the latter half of the movie and is perhaps the most notable absentee from the LEGO range at the moment. Its four stabiliser foils serve to distinguish the vessel from other shuttles and a large set could include some great play features based around the folding wings and the modular cargo pods which slot into the underside. The minifigure selection might also be very appealing, featuring numerous major characters alongside some of the rebel soldiers who appear later in the film.

The skirmish on Eadu is centred around a landing platform and features almost the entire cast of the movie. This platform may therefore be appropriate for recreation in a play set which could include Jyn and Galen Erso along with Director Krennic and an Imperial engineer. However, such a set may be too reminiscent of 75171 Battle on Scarif so if the Eadu installation does appear in a future model, I expect it will not be for several years.

Jyn returns to Yavin IV with Cassian, K-2SO and Bodhi as well as Chirrut Îmwe and Baze Malbus. She insists that the Rebel Alliance must launch an attack on Scarif in order to capture the plans for the Death Star but some members are unconvinced without proof that Galen's information is valid so they refuse. However, Cassian trusts Jyn so they resolve to launch an independent mission and are accompanied by a small force of rebel soldiers, dubbing their vessel 'Rogue One' as they leave the base without consent.

They arrive at Scarif to find a shield protecting the entire planet but are able to pass through the gate using an Imperial access code. Having landed on the planet, Jyn, Cassian and K-2SO infiltrate the Citadel facility while the rest of the rebels create a distraction by detonating bombs, drawing much of the garrison away from the vault in which the Death Star plans are stored. The events on Scarif underwent numerous changes during re-shoots for the film and on that basis I think 75171 Battle on Scarif depicts the conflict fairly well. Nevertheless, I would not be adverse to an updated representation in the future.

Meanwhile, Krennic meets with Darth Vader on Mustafar and expresses his frustration at Grand Moff Tarkin's conduct. The Sith Lord is uninterested in Imperial politics so rejects Director Krennic's pleas for recognition. Krennic therefore returns to Scarif in the hope that he can resecure his position. Darth Vader's castle was designed during the production of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and has the potential to be a tremendous LEGO set. However, it enjoys little screen time in Rogue One so hopefully we will see it again in future films, increasing the possibility of an associated model.

Jyn, Cassian and K-2SO reach the Imperial datatape vault while a battle between the Imperial garrison and the rebel renegades rages on the beaches outside. Mon Mothma learns of the incursion through an intercepted Imperial transmission and the Rebel Alliance fleet is quickly dispatched to Scarif. The shield gate is closed upon their arrival but not before several X-wings and a U-wing reach the surface to reinforce those already on the ground.

75149 Resistance X-wing Fighter was released just over a year ago and depicts the T-70 class craft but the more famous T-65 has not appeared since 2012's 9493 X-wing Starfighter. I would therefore be glad to see a new version of the T-65 X-wing in the near future, perhaps following the retirement of the two sets based on the T-70 which are available at the moment. The inclusion of the updated canopy element, some Blue Squadron markings and General Antoc Merrick would be quite enticing in my opinion.

The element of surprise initially gives the Rebel Alliance the upper hand but they are gradually overwhelmed by a fleet of TIE Strikers and several AT-ACTs. These four-legged walkers are fairly similar to the AT-ATs but include an enlarged cargo area and a unique cockpit design. I love the shock of orange around the cargo bay and would welcome a set based on the AT-ACT, although this seems unlikely within the next few years as 75189 First Order Heavy Assault Walker is about to be released.

Jyn acquires the plans but Bodhi realises that they will be unable to transmit them without first destroying the shield which surrounds the planet. He therefore contacts Admiral Raddus who is leading the naval assault from the Profundity and the fleet turns its attention to the shield gate while also engaging two Imperial Star Destroyers. Fighters have little effect but a Hammerhead Corvette is able to barge a disable Star Destroyer into the gate, destroying it and allowing Jyn to transmit the plans from the surface.

This is undoubtedly one of the most memorable scenes in the entire film and the popularity of the Hammerhead Corvette has grown enormously in the months afterwards. It could therefore prove to be an equally popular LEGO set and was mentioned in the Star Wars Rebels 'What's Missing?' article last year, having also appeared in the animated series. I would be delighted to see a model based on either the film or the television series but have omitted it from the conclusion of this article, just to avoid repeating my suggested sets.

The Death Star emerges from hyperspace moments after the plans reach the rebel fleet and they make a hasty retreat. However, many vessels are not fast enough and are trapped by the arrival of Darth Vader's Star Destroyer Devastator. As Darth Vader prepares to board the rebel flagship, Grand Moff Tarkin decides to destroy the compromised base on Scarif, killing Jyn and Cassian alongside Director Krennic and the remaining Imperial troops.

Darth Vader boards the vessel and hacks through ranks of rebel fleet troopers but is unable to intercept the plans as they are transferred to the Tantive IV which escapes into hyperspace with Vader watching. 10198 Tantive IV is the most recent large rendition of the Rebel Blockade Runner and I certainly think there is room for improvement. However, the vessel makes only a brief cameo in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story so I think any future set would be based on the opening scenes of A New Hope.


I am going to conclude by pitching set descriptions for three sets which I think would adequately complete the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story range. I have used some artistic license where necessary to create what I believe to be plausible sets and I have tried to spread them across various price points.

75227 Saw's Hideout - £19.99, $24.99, €29.99 - Saw Gerrera, Jyn Erso, Bodhi Rook.

  • Explore Saw Gerrera's Partisan hideout!
  • Seat Saw Gerrera at the diagnostics station and maintain his pressurised suit.
  • Release the sliding door to Bodhi's prison cell or activate the exploding function.
  • Includes prison cell, diagnostics station and three minifigures!

75228 Lah'mu Capture - £54.99, $49.99, €59.99 - Galen Erso, Lyra Erso, Jyn Erso (young), Orson Krennic, Death Trooper.

  • Help the Erso family escape the evil Empire!
  • Open the sliding door to the Erso's hidden homestead.
  • Explore the interior and collect Jyn's accessories including a Stormtrooper doll and a kyber crystal pendant.
  • Pilot Galen's Gian V-44 landspeeder, with seating for three minifigures as well as firing twin stud shooters.
  • Includes homestead play set, Gian V-44 landspeeder and five minifigures!

75229 Imperial Cargo Shuttle - £129.99, $139.99, €139.99 - Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, K-2SO, Bodhi Rook, Rebel Trooper (x2), Shoretrooper (x2).

  • Infiltrate the Imperial military research research facility on Scarif!
  • Open the cockpit access panel and seat up to two minifigures inside.
  • Lower the access ramp and load the passengers.
  • Unfold the wings and prepare for take-off.
  • Rotate the blaster cannons and activate the spring-loaded shooters.
  • Release the cargo pod by pulling the hidden lever.
  • Open the cargo pod to reveal space for four minifigures as well as two brick-built crates.
  • Includes Imperial Cargo Shuttle, cargo pod, two crates and eight 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 eight previous installments then you can do so by following these links:

The 'What's Missing?' series will continue next month with something a little bit different as we scour every Star Wars movie and television series in search of future Ultimate Collector's Series sets. Keep an eye on the homepage for that as well as our upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi set reviews.

55 comments on this article

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By in Denmark,

Make sure you are not missing out on sets that have already been made, as the first wave of Rogue One is going to retire with the end of 2017 - including my TIE Striker and Krennic's shuttle, to be replaced by SOMETHING BIG and SOMETHING EVEN MUCH, MUCH BIGGER :)

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By in United Kingdom,

My vote would go for Darth Vaders Castle, or whatever a more appropriate set name would be. Having feature in Rogue one, and playing a good background part between episodes, as you point out, its got great potential for a multi-episode spanning set. Personally, I'd quite like a Darth torso in bacta tank as a centre-piece for it.

Second choice is either the Rebel Base or Saw's hideout.

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By in Australia,

I love Star Wars, I love castles... Darth Vader Castle pretty please

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By in United States,

I would so love to have the Cargo Shuttle. But I would also like a set for Eadu.

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By in United States,

The Zeta class shuttle of course! We were talking about it on Eurobricks and came to a pretty similar conclusion as to how the set could be if it was ever made.

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By in United States,

The Cargo Shuttle should also have an Imperial Crew available.

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By in United States,

I would really like to see the hammerhead corvette made.

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By in United States,

The Hammerhead Corvette at about $100-120 price range absolutely needs to be made. And 2 of the minifigs need to be the captain and the pilot of that ship that sacrificed their lives for the Rebel cause.

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By in United States,

One more thing that NEEDS to be made is the Vader attack on the rebels in the Hammerhead. Attack of Darth Vader maybe.

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By in Puerto Rico,

Saw Guerrera hideout (with Moroff and a few of his partisans); AT-ACT (Shoretroopers, Shoretroopers SGT, driver, misc cargo, rebel soldiers); Imperial Cargo Shuttle (Shoretroopers, Stormtroopers, Rebel trooper); Hammerhead corvette; Darth Vader castle.
Edit: Blue Squadron X-Wing.

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By in United States,

Did anyone notice the Ghost in the picture of the Rebel ships attacking the shield gate?

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By in United States,

The only sets I think are really missing are a Hammerhead Corvette and the four-winged cargo shuttle, and if done with the same sort of design aesthetic as the other Rogue One sets, they would be excellent.

An AT-ACT would be nice, but it might be better to make another stock AT-AT and include the 30 or so extra parts to make it look like the cargo variant... that would probably just be putting on orange panels instead of grey ones.

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By in Switzerland,

My suggestiv/wishes would be:
Galen homestead
Saw gerreras hideout(Or maybe something with jedha City?)
-including some of his thugs
YavinIV rebel base(big please)
X-wing(pretty please that y-Wing was awesome)
Eadu landing platform
Imperial cargo Shuttle
At-Act (Both with removable orange crates)
Tie reaper(it has just an awesome design)
Vaders Castle
-the room where he meets krennic, bacta Tank with Darth vader without armor(that'd be an interesting figure))
More Sets on scarif, mostely the citadel tower(ucs?)
Hammerhead corvette
A new tantive IV (which would propably be an 'a new hope' set)

Did I miss something? : )

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By in United States,

I would buy all of those sets! all of them are great descriptions, and a great article as well!

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By in United States,

Definitely we need a TIE Reaper

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By in Belgium,

Great article once again, and I'm really looking forward to the "what's missing UCS?" one!

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By in United States,

Are new rogue one sets a possibility with so much new content on the horizon? I fear that the standalone movies will be one and done type deals, much like is done for each new marvel movie just a tad more

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By in United States,

Biggest thing that's missing from Rogue One was a good movie

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By in United States,

I highly doubt we will see anymore sets from Rogue One.

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By in United States,

@Leetshoe I think we're thinking of different movies then. ;)

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By in Czech Republic,

A-mile-tall Scarif Tower..

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By in France,

I for sure would love to see Vador's retreat castle and Hammerhead corvette. But Tantive is and has always been one of my favorite ship in the saga. I have the 10198 set, and I like it so much, it has a main place in my display, but I would be glad to see a new edition of that white and uncommon ship, somehow a bit lost among many grey ones... Thanks a lot Cap'n for time, knowledge and patience to gave us such accurate and complete articles. Very good job indeed and a delight for a Lego SW fan and collectioner.

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By in United States,

Yay! What's Missing is back!! You should do these for themes like Marvel or The Lego Movie.

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By in United States,

@FowlerBricks: whoa that's cool. That's neat of them to include!

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By in United Kingdom,

@Black Leader and @mkrey - I had the same concern regarding the increasing number of Star Wars films and the potential dilution of each movie's representation in LEGO so put that question to Jens Kronvold Frederiksen, the LEGO Star Wars design manager, when I met with him in June. He certainly suggested that this was something that they had considered and would be working to avoid in future.

I do think we will see a gradual end to the waves of sets which are focused around a single movie, except for new releases. For instance, the summer 2015 range was evenly divided between Episode I and Episode VI. I imagine that will become a thing of the past to be replaced by waves covering several different films or television series at once.

However, if we are to assume that LEGO will still be producing Star Wars sets several years there will be a far broader pool of source material from which to draw inspiration. At that point I can imagine that certain films, such as Rogue One, would be omitted from LEGO's product range for several years at a time or even altogether.

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By in Germany,

I think we are in dire need of a new Tantive IV, UCS style :-).

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By in United States,

I am currently working on a Saw Gerrera's Hideout playset

Not sure if any of the suggestions would really make sense, honestly... couldn't see a Vader castle or Erso home playset. Little to no presence in the film

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By in United States,

The only ones I could see being made for Rogue One are the cargo shuttle and Hammerhead Corvette, and maybe something related to Jedha. Beyond that most of the stuff you mentioned I don't think has enough presence in the film or would be more likely to be made for A New Hope.

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By in Belgium,

^ this article is "what's missing", so all the suggestions are just things that are missing. Of course some of them are very unlikely to be made an official LEGO set...

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By in Denmark,

@FowlerBricks Yay. There are two or three references to Star Wars Rebels in Rogue One. They're pretty cool. One of them includes Chopper which is seeing on one of the planets.

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By in United States,

@wwward If it was only about what's missing and not about what should be made into a set why would there be statements about whether or not a scene could be made into a set in the article? Why would the bottom of the article be dedicated to giving made up descriptions and price points for possible sets? If all you wanted to know was what scenes in the movie hadn't been made into sets yet you could just watch the movie.

The way I see it (and the way most people see it) these articles are for discussion of scenes that could be made into sets, and ideas for those sets.

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By in United Kingdom,

@CM4Sci - I expect Darth Vader's castle will appear in future Star Wars films.

@Coson - As you suggest, the idea of the series is to discuss the scenes and vehicles which could appear in future sets but I also try to acknowledge the perceived likelihood of such a set being produced, including those which seem fairly unlikely.

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By in United Kingdom,

I made a Vader's castle on a 16x16 stud base: https://flic.kr/s/aHskW98S51 compete with micro Volcano Crawler 60122 as I figure that's where all the Volcano Explorers would be hanging out.

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By in United States,

^^I know, I'm just saying that I find it rather silly that wwward is saying that I shouldn't be commenting on what scenes have the best chance of becoming sets in my opinion.

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By in United States,

I'd like to see an expanded version of what you described as Saw's hideout. Include a brick-built Bor-Gullet and Two-Tubes minifigure. Though we may be getting a version of Saw and Two-Tubes based on their appearance in the upcoming Season 4 of Rebels as well.

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By in Belgium,

^^ I know and that's your opinion, and I can follow you in that opinion, but I just wanted to point out that these articles were NOT ONLY the realisticly "to be made in the future" sets. And I see the bottom of the articles as the more realistic ones missing / the ones that will make a lot of people happy though they might not all be that realistic.

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By in Australia,

There's still no Lars homestead in Lego form, so I can't imagine an Erso one ever being made. BrickHelix, you're mistaken about which ship is the hammerhead corvette; it was the one that pushed the star destroyer into the gate.

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By in United Kingdom,

@black leader
I'm sure that's what people said about the clone wars. We've already got yoda's starfighter two years after the end of the series, and if rumours are correct we're getting general grievous's speeder next year. So I'd highly doubt that rogue one sets are finished.

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By in United States,

A UCS cargo shuttle would be awesome!

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By in United Kingdom,

@Speed champions fan . I think that the lego Yoda should star fighter was probably due to the release of battlefront 2. In the latest trailer yoda can be seen flying his star fighter. Equally I think lego are pushing a line of cheap sets with Jedi in them. In the last year or so we've got yoda. Ayla secura, obi wan, qui gon in sets under £20. It's also looking like we will get sets with mace windu, Luke sky walker, Master Mundi and Coleman Trebor in sets of a similar price range.

Any way, my point was that I really don't think they are releasing the sets because they were seen in the clone wars.

Great article again @CapnRex101.

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By in United Kingdom,

A Saws hideout set definetly needs to be made as Saw was an interesting character who would make an equally interesting fig.

Perhaps the set could include the two tubes brothers, a brick built or molded Bor gullet,some prison cells, that interesting circular window, a hollow chess table,Bodhi Rook an that Twi Lek liutenant of Saws.

A Darth Vaders caste set could be a new UCS like Sarumans orthank tower and they could easily produce a hammer corvette set mabe with a general Dodonna fig along with the imperial cargo shuttle.

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By in Ireland,

Can't wait for next week when "we scour every Star Wars movie and television series in search of future Ultimate Collector's Series".

Hopefully the much desired UCS Star Wars Holiday Special playset gets a mention. Imagine reenacting all your favourite scenes with minifigs of all the most entertaining characters like Lumpy, Itchy and Ackmena!

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By in United States,

Some of the Rebel capital space ship have been a long overlooked gap

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By in Australia,

To be completely honest, I doubt we'll ever see more than a handful of Rogue One sets ever again. With all the focus going to the new trilogy, Rogue One will inevitably be glossed over. I expect to see a cargo shuttle before 2022 when the current liscence expires, and if we're lucky maybe a TIE reaper as well. If LEGO keeps the liscence (which I'm pretty sure they will) my money is on us getting an updated U-Wing before anything else.

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By in United Kingdom,

How about a What's Missing for other Licences? Harry Potter maybe? Although not sure we'll see any more HP sets TBH

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By in United States,

@Teryaqi: The Ghost was throughout the whole movie. There are multiple places where it's just there. Awesome crossover.

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By in United States,

I really hope to get the cargo shuttle and tantive 4 soon

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By in Denmark,

Just to be clear, I was not hinting at anything "much bigger" coming 2018. It's too early to start any new hypes yet! I'm referring to the First Order Star Destroyer that's gonna take 75105's place on the shelves. Yep that's right, the Ep.7 Millennium Falcon had a spectacularly good run (most popular LEGO set in 2016, still doing awesome in '17, Toy of the year award 2016 for "best boy toy"), but even the Kessel run eventually comes to its end. Grab a copy while you still can. And then get an extra copy! :)

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By in United States,

^ I assumed you were alluding to a TLJ set!

Looking forward to the Falcons! :)

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By in United States,

You're missing the TIE Striker troop carrier variant, the TIE Reaper. Might not be as compelling of a set but would be cool for the vehicle fiends like me.

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By in Australia,

Tie Reaper would be nice with some spec ops Death Troopers.

Jedha scene with Two Tubes and a couple more partisans and Saw.

Agree with your others.

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By in United States,

I'm glad to see the series return. I think you should do some for Marvel sets, given that only a few somewhat inaccurate sets are released for each movie, and that almost all of Phase One and half of Phase 2 was completely neglected.

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By in United Kingdom,

Will you be doing this for seasons 3+4 of rebels next year?

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By in United States,

Yes please on missing UCS sets! The big obvious one to me is the A-Wing. We have all the other OT alphabet fighters. I know the B-Wing wasn't as popular, but it was an odd bird to begin with . The A-Wing is a straight forward fighter and should have a bit more mass appeal.

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By in United States,

Honestly, not much, maybe an X-Wing and a few other ships.

I just don't want overproduction of stuff that is really pointless, like TFA's Quad-whatever-its-called, that's just a cash grab.

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