Jedi Bob probably won’t be in the LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship

If you’re holding out hope that Jedi Bob will make an appearance in the upcoming LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship, you may find yourself disappointed.

Jedi News reports that during a call with select LEGO Fan Media earlier today, the LEGO Star Wars design team indicated (in a very subtle fashion) that the fan-favourite character won’t be returning in the first Ultimate Collector Series set chosen entirely by fans.

According to Jedi News, the design team responded with positive thumbs-up gestures when asked if they were aware of Jedi Bob, the anonymous hero included all the way back in 2002’s 7163 Republic Gunship.

Unfortunately, those thumbs quickly turned down when they were subsequently asked if the venerable Jedi would be making a comeback this year. That doesn’t sound particularly promising, so you may want to readjust your expectations around the UCS Republic Gunship’s included minifigures (if any).

Here’s hoping that at least one of our suggestions for the Gunship’s character count makes the cut, even if it isn’t the one we really wanted. On a brighter note, the LEGO Group has at least confirmed that the set is coming later this year, so we shouldn’t have to wait too long to find out.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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