This year marks 20 years since Star Wars: Attack of the Clones was released in cinemas. In the story of the Star Wars saga, it’s an important film – the Clone Wars begin, effectively putting the Jedi Order on a countdown to destruction thanks to the Clone Troopers’ inhibitor chips and the potential for Order 66 to be unleashed.
However, in re-visiting the film and considering which LEGO sets we’ve seen from the film so far, it’s clear there are some missing sets. Hence, for Blocks, the LEGO magazine for fans, I’ve been having a bit of a think about seven sets that we’d still like to see based on Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.
Meeting the Jedi Council
Suggested price – £30
One of the most memorable parts of Attack of the Clones is the way in which it expanded the audience’s understanding of the Jedi Order. Whilst many Jedi battle in the Petranaki arena (more on that later), there are also quieter, more contemplative scenes in the Jedi council chamber. In this set, Yoda, Ki Adi Mundi and Eeth Koth talk with Obi-Wan Kenobi about the recent assassination attempt on Padmé Amidala’s life. The build would include four chairs designed in a third of a circle so that, should you so wish, if you buy three sets you’d have enough seats for all twelve members of the Jedi council. It’d be an ideal diorama set, following the lead from this year’s 75339 Death Star Trash Compactor.
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Clone training at Kamino
Suggested price – £15
Battle packs have been a mainstay of LEGO Star Wars for more than 10 years and in Attack of the Clones we’re introduced to the clone army on Kamino. We were given more information about clone training during Star Wars The Clone Wars, but during Attack of the Clones we briefly see some of the Kaminoan facilities at Tipoca city. This small set, which would be akin to the new 40557 Defence of Hoth and 40558 Clone Trooper Command Station, would include three clones and some generic, sterile backing piece to represent Kamino – after all, you wouldn’t be buying it for the build.
Fighting with the Bounty Hunter!
Suggested price – £70
Staying in Kamino, here’s the chance to get the earlier version of Jango Fett’s Slave 1, which has only been made once in 2002, and Jango Fett, who was last seen in 2017’s 75191 Jedi Starfighter with Hyperdrive. Granted this set is unlikely given the recent release of 75312 Boba Fett’s Starship, and the iteration of Slave 1 would be similar in size to that set, but there’d also be a platform for the ship to rest on and where a duel between Obi Wan Kenobi and Jango could be staged. Taun We and a younger Boba Fett would also be included, marking the first Kaminoan minifigure ever.
Escape the droid foundry!
Suggested price – £40
With the potential for plenty of moving mechanisms and play features, the droid foundry on Geonosis that is discovered by Padmé and Anakin Skywalker offers an ideal location for a playset. A fun addition could be C-3PO’s head without a body. Various droid parts could be included on a conveyor belt that culminates in a drop into a smelter. And that’s not the only threat – two Geonosians and a new-build Droideka would also pose a problem for our heroes.
Suggested price – £120
It’s somewhat amazing that this famous location has not yet been made into LEGO form, so if we’re going to make it, let’s go all the way. An Acklay and Reek would be alongside the execution pillars and rubble shown in the colosseum. There’d also be a Geonosian canon alongside some of the arena walls (with a gate from which the droid armies could spill out) akin to 76088 Thor vs Hulk: Arena Clash. Mace Windu, Obi Wan, Shaak Ti, Sora Bulq and Bultar Swan (uncommon Jedi have been made before, as seen in Coleman Trebor in 2013) can battle against three droids, two Geonosians and Jango Fett.
Petranaki Arena: Defend the Senator
Suggested price – £30-40
As an addition to the larger set on the Petranaki arena, this smaller set would include Anakin and Padmé having to fight off both the Nexu and Geonosian soldiers. There would also be an Orray pulling a chariot. Kit Fisto would also be on hand to help with a wink and a smile. You might (rightly, probably) think this is overly packed but the set is meant to compliment the larger one described above.
Direct-to-consumer: Jedi Temple
Suggested price – £300
Again, it’s a real surprise that this has not yet been made into a LEGO set. From the glorious entrance to the five spires that house the various Jedi councils, the set would be a cross between 71043 Hogwarts Castle and 21330 LEGO Ideas Home Alone, combining the micro-scale design of the former with the doll’s house interior of the latter. Inside would be the archives (including busts of the Lost Twenty), the central security area (where Obi Wan re-calibrates the signal warning other Jedi away from Order 66) and various meditation and training rooms. Figures could include two Jedi Temple Guards (one of which might have the Grand Inquisitor’s face as a nod to that character’s history), Yoda, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yaddle, Cin Drallig, Yarael Poof and Oppo Rancisis. It’s a tantalising one, isn’t it?