While the LEGO Group has yet to confirm reports of a giant, Ultimate Collector Series take on the four-legged beast, that hasn’t stopped us from dreaming about what such a set might look like – or what it could involve. And in the spirit of recent LEGO Star Wars behemoths like 75192 Millennium Falcon and 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer, we’re dreaming big.
5 – Sheer, overwhelming size
First and foremost, any LEGO Star Wars UCS AT-AT needs to be the definitive LEGO Star Wars AT-AT, and that means sheer, overwhelming size. The current play-scale iteration 75288 AT-AT measures in at 34cm tall, but any Ultimate Collector Series version should tower above that – particularly with a rumoured piece count of 6,782.
4 – A mountain of minifigures
Ultimate Collector Series sets aren’t known for their minifigures – Master Builder Series sets like 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina are better for bulking out your collection of tiny plastic people – but 75313 AT-AT should be the exception to that rule, particularly if it’s decked out with an interior (more on that later).
We’re talking a full complement of Snowtroopers to man the decks – although we have a sneaking suspicion the rumoured 75320 Hoth Battle Pack will do the heavy lifting there…
3 – The ability to support its own weight
The physics behind constructing a four-legged walker capable of supporting its own weight have long been a point of contention for fan designers, and have supposedly been the main stumbling block preventing the release of a UCS AT-AT – until now.
Here’s hoping these rumours mean the LEGO Group has figured out the secret to supporting the enormous Imperial walker on its own four legs.
2 – Articulated legs
If the LEGO Star Wars design team has indeed cracked the magic formula to make their AT-AT stand up of its own volition, the next logical step is allowing those legs to be placed in a walking pose. This one feels like a bit more of a pipe dream, though, because getting the AT-AT to support its own weight will probably mean static legs. But hey, this is a dream list…
1 – A full interior
One thing previous AT-ATs have lacked – predominantly by dint of their size – is a fully-accurate interior, allowing us to store Snowtroopers, speeder bikes and E-Web turrets away inside their shells, and thus sort of defeating the purpose of being an All-Terrain Armoured Transport.
An Ultimate Collector Series version should be able to easily rectify this error by including a full interior, as well as space for two AT-AT Pilots and General Veers in the walker’s head.
Remember, any and all reports of a UCS AT-AT are purely rumours at this stage, and we could yet lumber on through to 2022 with no further direct-to-consumer LEGO Star Wars sets. (We have already had two this year in 75308 R2-D2 and 75309 Republic Gunship, after all.)
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