Its a bit unusual, but the LEGO Ideas platform has announced a new contest that will let LEGO fans choose (or vote to be exact) for the next LEGO Star Wars UCS set. As of to date, LEGO has 26 unique LEGO Star Wars UCS sets – not including re-releases – under its belt, and launching this LEGO Ideas Fan Vote is their way of paying it forward to the LEGO Star Wars faithful. Especially that the subtheme is marking its 20th anniversary at this turn of the decade.
The LEGO Ideas Fan Vote – Help choose one of the next Ultimate Collector Series Star Wars LEGO Sets narrows the voting choices down into three UCS candidates based on the most iconic starships that roamed the Star Wars galaxy.
The Nebulon B Escort Frigate
First appearing in The Empire Strikes Back and later in Return of the Jedi, there have been a few large-scale LEGO MOCs that took the challenge of recreating this Rebel-reformed Imperial starship. LEGO is yet to release its official version of the Nebulon B Escort Frigate, so voting for a brick-built replica of this massive ship brings us closer to the possibility of seeing one.
I think the TIE Bomber is one of the most underrepresented starships in the LEGO Star Wars franchise. After its first appearance as an official LEGO set back in 2003 in the form of the TIE Bomber (4479), it never had a rehashed version of any kind in almost 17 years. Seeing a larger, LEGO version of this TIE big brother is certainly a welcomed gesture.
This relic from the Star Wars prequel has already enjoyed two brick renditions from LEGO since the Republic Gunship (7163) was first released 18 years ago, followed by set 75021 in 2013. Though I wish that this third slot was given to another candidate, I guess there is still a large following for this artifact from the Attack of the Clones.
The deadline to cast your votes is on January 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. CEST (4 a.m. EST). Be sure to head over at the Voting Page to have your vote counted. And while waiting for the votes to come in, be sure to check out the latest LEGO Star Wars sets now out at LEGO Shop@Home.
Do you have other Star Wars vehicles and ships that you wish to have the LEGO Star Wars UCS treatment? Let us know in the comments below.