After a much-publicised fan vote, the LEGO Ideas team have revealed the much anticipated results – the Republic Gunship has been voted by fans to become one of the next Star Wars UCS sets.
It defeated the Nebulon B Escort Frigate (which I was campaigning for), and the TIE Bomber, with over 50% of the vote, proving that Prequelers are now the dominant force over Original Trilogy fans.
Memes aside, while I am disappointed that my first pick didn’t make it, I’m quite happy about the Republic Gunship. It’s been a long time coming for such an iconic Prequel ship to receive the UCS treatment.
With the upcoming Disney+ Clone Wars final season, I’m sure we’ll see a lot more appreciation for all things Prequel in 2020 and beyond.
I can’t wait for this set, and it would be amazing if we get a Plo’s Bros version but I’ll be VERY surprised if that happens.
To everyone that voted TIE Bomber and Nebulon, better luck next time and hopefully LEGO just has the Nebulon in their product development pipeline for eventual release.
This has been an interesting experiment from LEGO, and I love the entire concept of fan-voting UCS sets. I hope we see a lot more of this, where the LEGO fan community gets more of a say with future releases.
With this as a precedent, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to see a vote for the next modular building, or even an entirely fan-picked LEGO minifigures series!
What do you think of the results? Let me know in the comments!