75309 Republic Gunship marks the first prequel trilogy based LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) set. While UCS sets are reserved for ships and vehicles, Master Builder Series (MBS) sets are playset type builds. So far that series has included 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City and 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina.
The Jedi Temple located on Coruscant is an iconic location, seen throughout all three prequels. That is why it is surprising that the LEGO Group has never recreated even a section of this iconic location in any way, shape or form. For the first set to represent any part of the Jedi Temple, why not go big with an MBS set?
The ideal version of this model would be a fully enclosed temple structure that is able to be unfolded to reveal a fully detailed interior. Essential spaces include the Jedi Council Chambers, the Jedi Archives and a training room.
Possible minifigures: Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu, Kit Fisto, Plo Koon, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Saesee Tiin, Yaddle, Depa Billaba, Yarael Poof, Jocasta Nu and Jedi Temple Guards.
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The battle in the Geonosis Arena is part of the first conflict that sparked the Clone Wars. This epic scene featured the most Jedi in action in any Star Wars battle. The MBS set would have to be huge. This set could be built as the entire arena or just half, as building the entire area would bump up the price. Three brick-built versions of the three arena creatures (Acklay, Reek, and Nexu) would be included along with all the key minifigures needed to recreate every scene from this epic battle.
Possible minifigures: Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padme, Mace Windu, Count Dooku, Jango Fett, Young Boba, Poggle the Lesser, Nute Gunray, Kit Fisto, Yoda, Luminara Unduli, Plo Koon, Geonosian Warriors, Jedi Bob – and many droids.
Tipoca City (Kamino)
Tipoca City, the capital city of Kamino, housed the cloning facility responsible for creating all of the Clone Troopers who fought for the Republic. While an important location in Attack of the Clones, Tipoca City has also been featured prominently in shows like The Clone Wars and The Bad Batch. Despite its many appearances, no sections of the city have ever been recreated in LEGO sets. Essential features would include at least two platforms, part of the cloning facility, training room and a mess hall. A smaller scale Jango Fett’s Slave I would be a nice touch.
Possible minifigures: Lama Su, Taun We, Nala Se, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jango Fett, young Boba Fett, Phase I Clones and Clones in training armor.
Battle of Utapau
Featured in Revenge of the Sith, The Battle of Utapau centred around General Grievous making his final stand against Obi-Wan Kenobi and his troops. How could this scene be constructed? A curved rock wall with a platform sticking through its centre could work. A waterfall feature for Obi-Wan to fall to his ‘death’ could be built on too. For vehicles, a brick-built creature for Obi-Wan, an updated Grievous wheel bike, as well as a scaled down Grievous’s starfighter should be included. Brick built Crab Droids would also add a lot to the epic battle.
Possible minifigures: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Phase II Commander Cody, General Grievous, Tion Medon, many 212th Clone Troopers and Battle Droids.
Theed Palace was featured prominently throughout The Phantom Menace and, like other MBS sets on this list, has never been made as a LEGO set. Designers could really flex their architectural skills by crafting a detailed exterior of the palace. The interior would feature a large hangar filled with miniaturised N1 Naboo Starfighters that can fit minifigures. A larger version of 75169 Duel on Naboo would also be inside the model, with a bottomless chasm for Maul to fall into.
Possible minifigures: Darth Maul, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn, young Anakin Skywalker, Padme, Nute Gunray, Jar Jar Binks, Captain Panka, Boss Nass, a few Naboo pilots and some B1 Battle Droids.
With so many untouched prequel locations from the Star Wars universe to create MBS sets based on, there are plenty of possibilities. Blocks has also listed the prequel trilogy UCS sets fans would definitely welcome.