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#1 Solscud007

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:13 PM

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As someone pointed out in another thread, he is a rainbow of colors inside.

I was a little surprised at the bags. There are bags numbered up to 10. Some duplicate numbers but I feel like they were stretching a little thin with the high number count of bags.


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#2 johnnyvgoode

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:32 PM

Thanks for the pics! I definitely wasn't expecting that rainbow on the inside... So the legs have no wheels right?

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:10 AM

View Postjohnnyvgoode, on 04 May 2012 - 11:32 PM, said:

Thanks for the pics! I definitely wasn't expecting that rainbow on the inside... So the legs have no wheels right?
Correct, no wheels

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:35 AM

View Postfreakwave, on 05 May 2012 - 12:10 AM, said:

Correct, no wheels

Any chance of seeing a modification to correct that? :wink:

Great pics, I think I'll give this one a pass, but despite that it's a gorgeous set. :classic:

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:32 AM

Wow nice review already, can't wait to get this lil guy
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:40 AM

Very nice! I'm thinking I'll wait for a sale to get this one- it looks great but $180 is kind of steep.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:50 AM

View Postsealslip3, on 05 May 2012 - 02:40 AM, said:

Very nice! I'm thinking I'll wait for a sale to get this one- it looks great but $180 is kind of steep.
I agree with you, this is a great set but I can't justify the $180 price tag. Just have other priorities at the moment.

On a separate note, I like the set but I like it less after seeing the pictures in this review. I want to hold out on getting it now.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:36 AM

I think it's brilliant! :sweet:
I'm still hesitant to buy this for the May 4th promo however, maybe a double VIP points promo in the future.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:14 AM

Nice review! I'm not sure how you can take out the buzzsaw and the shocker?...and see the colorful inside. It looks like a nice build, though, but the price is way too much for me.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:28 AM

View Postfreakwave, on 05 May 2012 - 12:10 AM, said:

Correct, no wheels

That's a bummer. In my opinion, it should have wheels, albeit I ignore the implications that such a modification could have on the design.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:36 AM

View PostCeroknight, on 05 May 2012 - 03:36 AM, said:

I think it's brilliant! :sweet:
I'm still hesitant to buy this for the May 4th promo however, maybe a double VIP points promo in the future.
You make a good argument for not getting it now for the promo...double VIP points on this would be delicious. :laugh: Damn you! :tongue: I was ready to buy him tomorrow.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:41 AM

View PostLegocrazy81, on 05 May 2012 - 04:36 AM, said:

You make a good argument for not getting it now for the promo...double VIP points on this would be delicious. :laugh: Damn you! :tongue: I was ready to buy him tomorrow.

Considering the UCS Super Star Destroyer has a discount today, I think that the UCS R2 might have one too one year from today. Plus, it's likely that Lego will keep its free shipping. I plan to wait to think better if I want this big guy, perhaps even see some more reviews, and buy the promo fig through BL or eBay. It's not that expensive.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:56 AM

I would wait for a double VIP points too. I'm already thinking of MODs.  

Thanks for the review.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:05 AM

Thanks so much for this.

TLG has gone a bit awry with the colors inside.

Can you please give us the long numbers on the back of the instruction booklets?

TLG has only put online the first booklet. The other two might be there also...



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Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:00 AM

View Postmerman, on 05 May 2012 - 09:05 AM, said:

Thanks so much for this.

TLG has gone a bit awry with the colors inside.

Can you please give us the long numbers on the back of the instruction booklets?

TLG has only put online the first booklet. The other two might be there also...

I got this set from the Milton Keynes Lego store yesterday

Numbers for you

Book 1 6003560/6003563
Book 2 6016596/6016597
Book 3 6016600/6016001

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:25 PM

I also think this set is gorgeous, but would much rather buy another modular building. The price is too much.

I too wasn't expecting that much rainbow. At least we don't see it that much.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:43 PM

Thanks for the review, this is a very nice set but I'll echo the sentiments of others and agree that the price is too high at the moment.  :sadnew:
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:09 PM

Great turn around on this, your pictures are great. I want this guy but it seems so expensive for what you get. Do you think it was worth it? Are you happy with it?
I also update your title so the readers know what they are getting into.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:13 PM

View PostBig Cam, on 05 May 2012 - 06:09 PM, said:

Great turn around on this, your pictures are great. I want this guy but it seems so expensive for what you get. Do you think it was worth it? Are you happy with it?
I also update your title so the readers know what they are getting into.
I agree with Cammy.  :tongue:

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:15 PM

Well I did preface with the fact that I don't really talk much in a review.  My opinions don't matter much.  I agree with others. It should have wheels. It locks into two leg position so it can't really fall over.  I want to make the legs jets and periscope. I will also try to make a lighsaber handle poke out of his head.

I would have liked a sound brick and or light brick for him. A simple blu light to act as the holo projector.

The only gripe I have is that the friction of the third leg is so great that the leg doesn't drop out. Also the ankle boxes on the outer legs impedes the movement of the outer legs. So you have to pick up R2 and let the feet lower a little to clear his bottom when you move the legs back.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 12:43 AM

Nice review, 'Solscud007'! :sweet:
I haven't brought LEGO Star Wars sets since 2005, and I don't really go on this part of Eurobricks, but I really want this set. The detail is fantastic, and the functions are cool. I think I'm gonna put this on my Christmas list this year. :grin:

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 12:45 AM

View PostSolscud007, on 05 May 2012 - 09:15 PM, said:

Well I did preface with the fact that I don't really talk much in a review.  My opinions don't matter much.  I agree with others. It should have wheels. It locks into two leg position so it can't really fall over.  I want to make the legs jets and periscope. I will also try to make a lighsaber handle poke out of his head.

I would have liked a sound brick and or light brick for him. A simple blu light to act as the holo projector.

The only gripe I have is that the friction of the third leg is so great that the leg doesn't drop out. Also the ankle boxes on the outer legs impedes the movement of the outer legs. So you have to pick up R2 and let the feet lower a little to clear his bottom when you move the legs back.

Bummer.  :sceptic:  In spite of all those things, would you say that the overall balance is positive or negative?

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:21 AM

View Postjohnnyvgoode, on 06 May 2012 - 12:45 AM, said:

Bummer.  :sceptic:  In spite of all those things, would you say that the overall balance is positive or negative?

Balance? As in can it stand or is the set positive or negative? I would say I was not overly expecting much. I mean UCS sets dont do much to begin with. Take the shuttle and the SSD. In comparison this does a lot more. I like how R2 looks and I look forward to doing some mods. It is a great set IMHO as a fan of SW.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:36 AM

View PostSolscud007, on 06 May 2012 - 03:21 AM, said:

Balance? As in can it stand or is the set positive or negative? I would say I was not overly executing much. I mean UCS sets dont do much to begin with. Take the shuttle and the SSD. In comparison this does a lot more. I like how R2 looks and I look forward to doing some mods. It is a great set IMHO as a fan of SW.

I actually meant right what you answered. Thanks. :classic:

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:50 AM

Thanks for the review! I'm not at all the LSW fanatic that I used to be, but I have to say that this set looks fantastic.  :wub:

If not for the price tag, this would be my first SW set in over four years--maybe they should make a midi-scale R2-D2 for us cheapskates that want an R2-D2 to display, but can't fork out $180?  :grin:

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