Padme’s Nubian starship is one of the most glaring omissions from the LEGO Star Wars universe but for good reason. The first is that the ship is unlikely to be popular with LEGO’s core audience – which whether most of us want to admit it or not is children. The second is that LEGO is unlikely to release a model with that much chrome detailing. Although chromed elements are still released in sets, these parts are prone to damage which would result in more complaints to customer service.
- Episode I The Phantom Menace
- Chapter 3 Escape from Naboo
- Pieces: 32
- Dimensions: 29.3 x 14 x 3.4 studs
This ship is much larger than the average mini-scale model which makes it look impressive when next to the other minikits. The small piece count makes the model lightweight. Even though the model had to be built in light bluish gray it still looks good and represents the in-game build well (but we admit chrome silver would be even better)! The antennas on each side of the ship are prone to falling off which also makes the model feel somewhat flimsy. The rear of the ship has a weak connection between a couple of plates, but once the final pieces are attached it solidifies the model nicely. Overall it is nice to see Tt Games do something that LEGO has not yet done.Royal Starship Minikit
Accessed by collecting all the minikit canisters in Escape From Naboo, the Royal Starship transported the fleeing Queen of Naboo, her Jedi protectors, and retinue to Tatooine. This model, comprised of 32 pieces, is the only existing version of this Star Wars vehicle produced by LEGO to date. Zip file includes PDF instructions and Bricklink XML inventory.
As the chief archivist, Kevin Downard maintains and curates the library catalog.
Getting in at the ground floor when the LEGO Star Wars theme first launched, Kevin has been collecting ever since. He is a self-proclaimed minifigure guru and has a passion for tracking down and cataloging every minifig variation – no matter how obscure. He has assisted Rebrickable and Bricklink in maintaining their set inventories, helped overhaul the rebelscum.com LEGO forum, and created the LSW Collector mobile app.