With 75356 Executor Super Star Destroyer bringing back midi-scale, Blocks is looking at which other ships could work in this range…
Back in 2009 and 2010 the LEGO designers brought two Star Wars ships into a new midi-scale, Millennium Falcon and Imperial Star Destroyer. It seemed that those two sets marked the end for the midi-scale, as no other sets came from that brief trial and instead micro-scale took off. However, with the announcement of 75356 Executor Super Star Destroyer to celebrate the 40th anniversary for Return of the Jedi, it seems that midi-scale might have another shot.
In the LEGO Star Wars theme there are multiple scales to appeal to different ages, from 4+ to massive Ultimate Collectors Series sets. What the midi-scale represents though is a chance for fans to have access to more affordable models of bigger ships that are also easier to display. As the Executor leads the way, Blocks, the monthly LEGO magazine, asks what else fans might like to see in hyperspace…
A mega-class Star Dreadnaught, the Supremacy is the flagship of the First Order and headquarters to Supreme Leader Snoke (hence its name). This truly ginormous ship makes Star Destroyers look like bugs. Considering this incredible size, it would be almost impossible to recreate this ship in anything other than midi-scale. It could use some similar techniques to 75356, though in a much more angular wing-shape, with some tiny triangle tiles doubling as Star Destroyers to suggest its scale.
Darth Revan’s Interdictor
Here’s another flagship that would likely prove extremely popular with fans. As the LEGO Star Wars theme delves more into the gaming side of this universe, then bringing back Knights of the Old Republic would be an obvious choice. In the game the Interdictor is similar to a Venator, but in all grey and with a more rounded hull. As a midi-scale model it could celebrate this classic video game (which is 20 years old) and could provide a chance to make an updated Revan minifigure.
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What ship is the Halcyon starcruiser, you might be wondering? This is the passenger liner that was created for Galaxy’s Edge and is basically the Star Wars equivalent to a cruise ship – just through space and not the waves. Its technically featured in LEGO before, during the Summer Vacation special, and it would be a perfect little exclusive for Galaxy’s Edge and online. Its multiple engines and unusually shaped nose would be the trickiest parts to translate, with lots of greebling needed to suggest its cabins.
Here’s another very unusual ship that would be unlikely to make it to minifigure scale. During the Battle of Scarif in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, when Admiral Raddus calls for reinforcements, a Hammerhead corvette disables an Imperial Star Destroyer in explosive style. Its hammer-shaped head is key to distinguishing this ship, and they’re quite colourful too, either featuring dark red or yellow motifs. It would definitely make for an unusual display model, maybe with some tiny Gold Squad X-wings for extra nostalgia.
Throughout Star Wars: Rebels, the crew live and travel on The Ghost, a modified VCX-100 light freighter brilliantly piloted by Hera Syndulla. Its one iteration as a set, 75053 The Ghost, now commands a huge price tag on the secondary market, so a new midi version would give fans a chance to own a version. It has an almost octagonal silhouette, so that shouldn’t be too difficult to achieve with some angular plates, and a few curved or cylindrical transparent elements would imitate the cockpit.
For the 10th anniversary of The Phantom Menace the LEGO Group released 7665 Republic Cruiser, which is the ship that Obi Wan and Qui Gon Jinn take to negotiations on Naboo. It’s the only time the ship has been represented, and it would make for a lovely midi-scale model because of its striking red and white colour scheme. Achieving the right cylindrical shapes for the engines might be challenging at this scale, along with recreating the transmitter dish, but there are now a lot more pieces in red shades than there were in 2007.
What ships from across the galaxy would you like to see as midi-scale models? Do you like the possible return of this scale? Let Blocks know your intergalactic thoughts on any of our social media channels.