@Bespin refugeeA BAF approach would actually be a great idea. Diamond Select has also beendoing that with their Ghostbusters line, as well. First, building the rooftop from the finale of the first movie, then the firehouse. Granted, the firehouse is really only a backdrop facade, but being able to gather up the pieces of a Death Star or other such playset, would be a cool incentive. And Hasbros already kind of in the game anyway, with the BAF component to Marvel Legends. Id like to hope they would consider that approach.
The TLJ BB-8 playset (see below) idea could be neat, but,once you fill it w figs, you're basically out of space
Unfortunately, I think anything is going to be eitherunder-scaled, or overpriced.
Ideally, I'd sell it as a BAF type of thing, figures w/ pack-in components (see 2002 figs/Deluxe, Star Trek build a bridge, etc...) Battle packs, modular playsets, but, then you run the risk of sell-outs vs pegwarmers.
Honestly. I think I''d rather have a Cloud City; Carbon Freeze, window, gantry, battle area. done.
I think its going to be one hell of an incredible task to try to pin downcreating such a playset / display piece. Even if it adheres to the 3 3/4 scale. It would be interesting if they could do two halves of the sphere, splitting the Death Star in half, right down the middle or maybe in quarters each a little larger than the sail barge, and each containing sections that, as @Bespin refugeediscussed above, mirror specific sequences from the movie. That way, if you just wanted the throne room, you could just buy that one of the four segments, or something. Im sure it could be done. But, I dunno if I have the architectural brain to do it.
While I would have loved to have some kind of modular Death Star 'display set'; at this point, it's probably out of my range, price and space-wise. That being said, hypothetically, I'd like a few major scenes recreated, no over-sized projectile launchers or action levers, basically, just dio backdrops.
tractor beam console
detentionblock/trash compactor - I still use my POTF version, actually; it even doubles as a Mustafar center hallway
DS2Duel w/ Emperor's throne
Death Star cannon
control room? (blk & red walls)
misc hallway/door (Obi-Wan duel/ blast door), Death Squad 'control center'
They've done a number of these, piecemeal (25th Ann 2 pks, FX figs, etc...), if only they were upgraded & combined.