I'm going to disappoint a ton of you all the way up to Seleene and Hilmar by saying this, but it's true nonetheless: an official LEGO Rifter will never see the light of day.
Now, I get as big a kick out of LEGOs as anyone. I enjoy building the sets myself from time to time; they're very relaxing. Both of my nephews, in particular, are LEGO fiends. And that's the problem right there. My nephews fall within the core LEGO age range of 6-11 years old. Granted, older people also enjoy LEGOs all the way into their adulthood.
But anything that can't be sold to a 6-11 year old LEGO fiend isn't going to be an official LEGO product. EVE is an M-rated product featuring repeated death, scams, non-consensual violence, rape jokes, porn, profanity, and various forms of hate crimes. It's not for 6-11 year olds. Were an official Rifter set produced, even in a limited run, sooner or later a 9-year-old building a LEGO Rifter would want to know where it came from. The parent of said 9-year-old would then be horrified to learn that LEGO is "endorsing" EVE Online.
That's that, so please don't get your hopes up.
Here's the standards to which "appropriate LEGO products" are held. Why did this come up? Because LEGO today made a decision with regard to a Firefly Serenity LEGO play set. The answer was "no". And the reason given for that decision was...
LEGO produces toys for children. Therefore all LEGO products, regardless of age target, must be content-appropriate for this core audience. With this in mind we have decided that as cool as the Serenity model is, the Firefly TV show and Serenity film contain content that is not appropriate for our core target audience of children ages 6-11.In short, a TV show with cannibalistic humans terrorizing the human populace which itself captures and tortures teenage girls for the express purpose of converting them to psychic sleeper agent assassins is not an appropriate subject for children's toys. Who knew? And that doesn't even get into the fact that Firefly's main characters are thieves and scammers... you know... sorta like EVE players.
Don't get me wrong: if an official LEGO Rifter existed, I would buy it in a heartbeat. It will never exist. If Firefly doesn't make the cut, you can be assured that EVE won't, either.