My Top 5 Wishlist for LEGO UCS Star Wars Remakes/Re-releases

In honor of the UCS Millennium Falcon, UCS Snow Speeder, and UCS X-Wing getting redesigns, the Vault re-release of the Taj Mahal and the Death Star’s update, I have compiled my list of LEGO UCS Star Wars sets I wish to be redesigned & re-released.  My only self imposed limitation for the list was that the original set needed to be at least 10 years old.  The sets are ordered by my personal preference, but please bear in mind I REALLY want all of these sets, so the difference in order is very minimal.  Coming Soon, I will have an accompanying Top 5 wishlist for new LEGO UCS Star Wars sets which NEED to be made.  Please share your Top 5 list for redesigned/re-releases in the comments!  Let’s start the countdown with #5.

5.  UCS Vader’s Tie Advanced X-1

Originally released in 2006, set # 10175 with 1,212 Pieces.

This happens to be the only set on this list of which I own the original.  The original to me looks great from a distance but leaves a lot to desire when up close.   What could enhance a new re-design could be re-shaping around the cockpit area,  more fine details (greebling) on the body of the ship and the wings could use a complete re-design.  On the original model,  8 x 8 grated plates were used on the wings, but this makes the wings see through.  My assumption is that this was done to try to show the texturing the wings should have had.   I would hope the set is in the same piece count range as the UCS Tie Fighter currently available and that it would include an exclusive Darth Vader Minifigure to display next to the UCS sticker.

Here would be my desired set info:

  • Piece Count:  ~1700
  • Price:                 $199.99 US
  • Minifigs:            1, Darth Vader (exclusive)
  • Release Date:  2018 after the retirement of the 75095 UCS Tie Fighter
  • Percent Chance of being the next re-design:  10%

4. UCS Y-Wing

Originally released in 2004, set # 10134 with 1,487 Pieces.

Next on my list is the UCS Y-Wing.  Of the 5 sets in this wishlist,  this set would need the least amount of re-designing.  The look, shape, and details are all fantastic.  The cockpit area could get updated and some of the color choices and greebling could benefit from the more recently released pieces to really finish off this incredible model.

Here would be my desired set info:

  • Piece Count:  ~1750
  • Price:                 $199.99 US
  • Minifigs:            1, Y-Wing Pilot (exclusive)
  • Release Date:  2019 after retirement of the 75144 Snow Speeder
  • Percent Chance of being the next re-design:  10%

3.  UCS Death Star II

Originally released in 2005, set # 10143 with 3,447 Pieces.

I love the look of the original UCS Death Star II.  I have the 10188 UCS Death Star set, but would rather be displaying a model of the Death Star than a playset.  That said, there is room for improvement on the original set.   The sections of the Death Star which are already completed could be re-designed, smoothed out and some details should be added.   I do like how the original model created the under construction parts of the Death Star.

Here would be my desired set info:

  • Piece Count:  ~5000 +
  • Price:                 $399.99 +  US
  • Minifigs:            0
  • Release Date:  2018 (35th Anniversary of Return of the Jedi) after retirement of 75098 UCS Assault on Hoth
  • Percent Chance of being the next re-design:  10%

2. UCS Imperial Star Destroyer

Originally released in 2002, set # 10047 with 3,108 Pieces.

Now, if you have read some of my other articles, you may know that I feel like this will be the next re-designed LEGO UCS Star Wars set.   The ship is iconic and deserves to be presented in the UCS fashion. The size, shape, and magnitude of the ship can be represented in a UCS set in a way that a ~$150 set cannot.   From reading reviews and first-hand conversations of those who own the original model, it suffered from a few issues.  It used magnets to hold the bottom panels on and they would separate,  the model would sag which may be due to the location of the legs too far to the rear, and overall it was very fragile.    These issues can and will be easily fixed by re-design and I expect we see this one in the not too distant future.

Here would be my desired set info:

  • Piece Count:  ~5000
  • Price:                 $499.99 US
  • Minifigs:            3, Darth Vader, Admiral Tarkin, Emperor Palpatine
  • Release Date:  2018
  • Percent Chance of being the next re-design:  60%

1. Tantive IV [Rebel Blockade Runner]

Originally released in 2001, set # 10019 with 1,746 Pieces.

Finally, this being #1 is just my personal preference, I really like the look of the Rebel Blockade Runners.  The Tantive IV is the very first ship you see in the Star Wars saga(Episode IV), this may also play some role in this selection too.  I sadly missed out on picking up any of the previous LEGO versions of the ship.   The original version looks very nice, but could certainly be improved upon with more modern techniques and pieces.  One feature I hope to be included is an interior.  This interior could include the docking corridor where Darth Vader enters, the room where Leah and R2D2 record her message and the escape pods.  This would make an awesome display piece, especially near the Imperial Star Destroyer.

Here would be my desired set info:

  • Piece Count:  ~2800
  • Price:                 $249.99 US
  • Minifigs:            1, Princess Leah (exclusive)
  • Release Date:  2018 after the retirement of the 75060 UCS Slave 1
  • Percent Chance of being the next re-design:  10%

These would be my 5 favorite choices for the next re-designs of LEGO UCS Star Wars sets.  Please tell me your choices and your order in the comments!  Thanks for reading.

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