Last month, we featured our take on the LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi sets that we want to see based on the film’s official teaser trailer. As always, resident master builder Tyler was quick to draw inspiration from the trailer and came up with his own version of one of the sets mentioned in our wish list – the LEGO Star Wars Resistance Skimmer MOC.
We’re still half through the year before we hear any words from LEGO regarding the official sets planned for The Last Jedi, but some online retailers may probably be giving away some hints and minor spoilers about The Last Jedi that may well translate to another promising LEGO set.
This is particularly the case as Making Star Wars have revealed several days ago. They were quick to take note (and a screen grab) of what they believe to be a pre-order listing from online store Mikado (the listing has been taken down eventually) about a Hot Wheels version of Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter. Thankfully, Making Star Wars managed to a get a shot of the said TIE Fighter, though the image quality is not that clear to allow us a more detailed look.
In a related post, MSW managed to get some insider info on how Kylo Ren’s new starfighter will look. According to their post,
Supreme Leader Snoke was let down by Kylo Ren when he failed to stop the “girl.” Now he is trying to prove himself. He doesn’t wear his helmet as much as he did in the first film from what I’ve been told. His new TIE has pointy wings like the TIE Interceptor, but with a pill shaped body. The cockpit is sort of like an old B-29 bomber compared to the classic TIE cockpit window. The thrusters in the back remind me of the Falcon as they glow blue and sort of evoke the Falcon. The custom ship was supposedly made to his specifications so he could take down the Resistance and I believe we see Kylo fly from the Mega Destroyer in his new ship.
This comes close to the image of what Mikado released, with Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter having a sleeker, design akin to that of a TIE Interceptor. It has wide and slender wings, with a cockpit similar to that of the old B-29 bomber. We never got to see Kylo fly his own ship before in The Force Awakens, and as Star Wars News Net has noted, it will be an awful lot of wasted heritage if we don’t see Kylo up there engaging in a space dog fight. His granddad was once touted to be the best star-pilot in the galaxy, while his father is famous for flying through an unforgiving asteroid belt and making it out alive. Not to mention piloting the iconic Millennium Falcon, and making the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.
LEGO has released several versions of the TIE Fighter in the past and it will certainly be great to see Kylo Ren in action as he engages the Rebel forces aboard his very own TIE Fighter. As of to date, LEGO has only released Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle (75104) as a nod to his very own ship (which he didn’t pilot by the way) as seen in the first scenes of The Force Awakens.
We might as well add Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter to our wish list of LEGO TLJ sets that we want to see, and we certainly hope to have this as an official LEGO set later on.
So what do you think, brick fans? Excited about this possibility? Let us know in the comments below.