With Star Wars: The Last Jedi now rolling out on home formats around the world, Brick Fanatics takes a look at the LEGO sets that fans still need from the film
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is arriving now around the world on home formats including Blu-ray and DVD, giving everyone the opportunity to re-watch the film again and again. While the movie may have split Star Wars fandom even better than Holdo split the Supremacy, there is no denying the multitude of amazing new designs it introduced. Many of these have already been produced by the LEGO Group, to varying degrees of success – here’s looking at you 75201 First Order AT-ST. But before attention switches completely to Solo: A Star Wars Story, what has been missed that deserves to be released in the LEGO line-up?
Rumour has it that we may be receiving Snoke’s throne room as a summer release, but surely the Supremacy is certainly worthy of its own set? It is the most important ship in The Last Jedi, where so much of the storyline occurs and would be well-suited to an Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) model. That said, if 75192 Millennium Falcon didn’t blow a big enough hole in your wallet, then any set based on the Mega-class Star Dreadnought would require taking out a mortgage. Not even a UCS set would capture the true scale of the ship, but its unique shape could prove a challenging and rewarding build. A host of exclusive minifigures could be included too, from Captain Canady to Snoke’s purple-robed attendants.
Considering the planet’s importance in The Force Awakens and its brief scenes in The Last Jedi, it is surprising that the LEGO Group hasn’t made a location set inspired by the main Resistance base. Like many location based sets, it would not have to be huge but could at least give a flavour of the location. Such a set would work well with current X-wing models or 75140 Resistance Troop Transporter. To throw in as minifigures, there are plenty of Resistance personnel and background droids like PZ-4CO to choose from, or fan favourite characters like Nien Nunb.
After reducing the Resistance base on D’Qar to a pile of rubble, the Dreadnought-class ship doesn’t have much screen time courtesy of Cobalt Squadron. It could be developed as a set similar to 75190 First Order Star Destroyer. A playset could recreate all of its gun emplacements through stud-shooters and flick missiles, although its unusual flat shape would be a difficult design to translate with LEGO elements. But if the LEGO designers can manage to use square bricks to make the Death Star…
One of the best and funniest action scenes in Star Wars: The Last Jedi takes place on Canto Bight. From BB-8 conning an unlucky gambler to Finn and Rose wrecking half the city, there’s plenty of material that the LEGO Group could turn into fun playsets or locations. Some of the most memorable parts would be the actual casino and race track, but the prison escape scene could also be included. There is the opportunity small interconnecting sets, at accessible prices, that combine to build a larger set-up. What’s more, who would not want to own a LEGO fathier?
Following on from Canto Bight, the liberated Libertine would be a refreshing change in the universe of mostly grey LEGO Star Wars ships. The Space Yacht on which Finn, Rose, DJ and BB-8 escape the city would certainly stand out on a shelf. Its sleek shape and unusual design would allow for a variety of building techniques. With the trend for conflict in a box, it would also make sense to include some Canto Bight Police minifigures along with a Police Speeder.
This list mentions just a small number of ships and locations from The Last Jedi that would work well as LEGO Star Wars sets and prove popular among fans. Will the LEGO Group make these ideas a reality, or as when the Resistance calls to the Outer Rim for aid, will there be silence in response? Either way, it’s fun to speculate and come up with new set ideas – share yours with Brick Fanatics on Facebook and Twitter.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is available to pre-order now and will be released on April 9, 2018. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is available now on home formats in the USA.
Solo: A Star Wars Story will be released on May 24. The LEGO Star Wars sets based on the film will launch on April 20. The current range of LEGO Star Wars sets are available at shop.LEGO.com