Four LEGO Star Wars sets that need a remake

LEGO Star Wars is no stranger to remakes, but there are some sets haven’t had a makeover in far too long…

With a galaxy of possibilities for new LEGO sets, remakes may seem like a silly concept. But they’re a crucial part of keeping LEGO Star Wars fresh and interesting, as ironic as that may sound. LEGO designers are constantly improving their craft, which creates a need for keeping iconic Star Wars vehicles and locations new and up to date. And with sets only being available for about two years, it’s important to make sure fans can always get their hands on things like an X-wing or a TIE Fighter.

The TIE Bomber and TIE Interceptor were two ships that fans had been craving remakes of for the better part of two decades, and both finally got new versions in 2023. With the remake timer on those now reset, fans’ attention can shift to other old LEGO sets that could use an updated look in the brick. Blocks, the monthly LEGO magazine, take a look at four LEGO Star Wars sets in need of a remake.

8088 ARC-170 Starfighter

The ARC-170 Starfighter burst onto the scene during the Battle of Coruscant in 2005’s Revenge of the Sith and joined the LEGO Star Wars lineup the same year in set 7259 ARC-170 Starfighter. It was remade once in 2010 as 8088 ARC-170 Starfighter but hasn’t been seen since. A lot has changed in the way of building techniques and part inventory in the 13 years since the previous version; a modern remake of the ARC-170 would make great use of new pieces and techniques to improve upon the designs of the past, as the two ARC-170s aren’t the most stable of builds. There’s been a resurgence of Clone Wars sets to LEGO Star Wars in recent years, and the ARC-170 would be a perfect addition to the modern LEGO Clone Army.

7133 Bounty Hunter Pursuit

The speeders used in the thrilling chase across Coruscant arrived in the LEGO brick in 2002’s 7133 Bounty Hunter Pursuit — the same year Attack of the Clones was released. For the time, the speeders were quite well designed, making good use of chrome parts and prints. But a set from 2002 is still a set from 2002, and 7133 holds the distinction of being the only set on this list to never have had a remake. Not to mention the Zam Wessel minifigure included has never been remade, either, giving an extra reason for needing to see these speeders again, more than 20 years after the original set’s release.

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75050 B-wing

With the seemingly endless remakes of the X-wing Starfighter, it’s easy for the other rebel fighters to slip under the radar. The Y-wing and A-wing both earned themselves remakes in 2017, as well as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker versions in 2019, but the B-wing hasn’t been seen since 2014 in 75050 B-wing. A modern LEGO remake would let fans who missed the last version finally add the ship to their collection and while it may not be wholly accurate, it would be a good excuse to finally make a Nien Nunb minifigure, too.

75055 Star Destroyer

The Star Destroyer was one of the first ships introduced in 1977 and has been a core part of the franchise ever since. Despite this, only two play-scale Star Destroyers have ever been made — 6211 Imperial Star Destroyer in 2006 and 75055 Imperial Star Destroyer in 2014. 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer, an Ultimate Collector Series version, did fill the void a bit in 2019, but the high price made it unobtainable for a lot of fans. Such an iconic ship deserves to return to shelves at a more affordable price after nearly a decade away. A new Star Destroyer would be a nice compliment to the variety of TIEs on shelves currently as well.

With the release of new Star Wars content on the downturn for now, it’s the perfect time to see these classic sets return with a modern makeover — they’ve been neglected long enough.

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