Since the release of the first, highly anticipated official teaser trailer of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in April, many LEGO Star Wars fans (including us here at Brick Show) couldn’t help but wonder what particular sets LEGO has in the works for this 8th instalment in the Star Wars saga. We gave our own two cents, so to speak, with our take on seven possible LEGO Star Wars: The Last Jedi sets that we want to see, based on the film’s official teaser trailer.
The Last Jedi is slated to hit theaters this December, and shortly right after that, five months to be exact, the second of Lucasfilm’s spin-off/anthology films following Rogue One, will make its theatrical debut. We already know that Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, is now in production with actor Alden Ehrenreich taking the role of the younger version of the coolest rogue in the galaxy. There has been very little information about the film other than the official announcement of its cast, and a (very) limited tour of the Han Solo production set led by Warwick Davis as part of their Force for Change campaign.
However, this time around, we may now have more details about the Han Solo anthology film other than the actors and their production setup. Thanks to Bothan spies from Star Wars News Net, we now have a look on some possible vehicles and mode of transport that will be used in Han Solo. SWNN claims to have taken hold of some concept art images used in the film when it was still coded as Project Red Cup. Red Cup if you recall, is a pun on the red plastic cups manufactured by a company named as, as you may have guessed, Solo. According to SWNN, they found an eBay listing that shows “multiple brand new concept art images featuring ship designs and a sketch of Han Solo’s costume from the movie”. The said eBay posting was taken down from the site, but not without SWNN saving some of those images. Take a look.
Based on these images, we can glean four possible, Han Solo ships that may well translate into the next wave of LEGO Star Wars sets dedicated to the film. The first three images suggest a kind of Speeder Bike common to several sets such found in LEGO Star Wars Scout Trooper and Speeder Bike (75532), Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike Battle Pack (75167), and Ezra’s Speeder Bike (75090).
The second and third concept art clearly shows a kind of transport vehicle both used by Resistance and Imperial forces as seen with the Imperial Troop Transport (75078) and Resistance Troop Transporter (75140) sets. The concept art for this Han Solo transport vehicle features a walking platform for several Imperial Stormtroopers, and seems to designed for land or terrestrial transport. It also hints on vertical launching capabilities as the wings can be folded upwards.
The last concept art is the only image that suggests of a typical Star Wars ship capable of intergalactic travel. It is quite an intriguing design which sports a U-Wing kind of look similar to what is seen in the Rebel U-Wing Fighter (75155). The over-all look of the ship seems to point out on the possibility that the prominent, wing-like structure attached to its sides may well act like auxiliary boosters of some sorts similar to the functionalities of the hyperdrive ring seen in the Jedi Starfighter with Hyperdrive (75191) set.
Curiously, the eBay posting of these concept arts did not include Han Solo’s iconic vehicle that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. There was no hint of the Millennium Falcon among these sketches which makes you wonder what is the real score between the younger Solo and his beloved ship.
Bear in mind that these images are early concept arts, and since Han Solo: A Star Wars Story is still in production, there are so many things that can change in the course of the film’s development. Nevertheless, it is quite interesting to think of these possibilities and if we will eventually see these sets translated into actual LEGO builds.
So what do you think brick fans? Do you like what you see in these Han Solo concept arts? Do you think these ships will eventually be made into actual LEGO sets? Share us your thoughts in the comments below or join in the discussions in our Facebook page.
Han Solo: A Star Wars Story will hit theaters on May 28, 2018.