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#1 jamie75

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 08:20 PM

I ask cause I was on Lugnet earlier and noticed the ISD was released in 2002. The Death Star II was released in 2005.

So, maybe this year we will see the release of another $300 model. Probably Clone War related.

If so, my money is on a Venator or Acclamator. But, an UCS RGS or AT-TE would be awesome!! I buy any of them!!

On a cheaper note, in 2002 they also released Yoda.  Which is considered an UCS and in 2005, they released the Sandcrawler. Which is not an UCS, but, is an expensive model, $140 US. So maybe they will release a smaller UCS set too. Maybe an A-Wing for the OT fans or ETA-2 for the PT fans.

I excluded the GG set cause we still are not sure what it is. And the Death Star set is probably a playset of sorts!!

What do you think, Jamie

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 08:33 PM

Lego is releasing a Death Star I set this year.
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Posted 04 January 2008 - 08:44 PM

View Postjamie75, on Jan 4 2008, 08:20 PM, said:

I ask cause I was on Lugnet earlier and noticed the ISD was released in 2002. The Death Star II was released in 2005.


You're missing
- AT-ST
- TIE Advanced
- TIE Interceptor
- X-Wing
- Snowspeeder
- Millennium Falcon

And those are just off the top of my head

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 08:54 PM

View Postcaptaintau, on Jan 4 2008, 08:44 PM, said:

I ask cause I was on Lugnet earlier and noticed the ISD was released in 2002. The Death Star II was released in 2005.

You're missing
- AT-ST
- TIE Advanced
- TIE Interceptor
- X-Wing
- Snowspeeder
- Millennium Falcon

And those are just off the top of my head

The part you quoted was refering to the $300 sets.

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 08:56 PM

I'd put my bet on some kind of Clone Wars Capital Ship.  They're already making an RGS and AT-TE, why bother to make another in a different scale?  A UCS Venator would be the best selling UCS set yet, I think, especially if it contained mini starfighters.

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 08:55 PM

i think that it will just be smaller ucs sets this year.we just had the UCS falcon ;-)

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 09:36 PM

Maybe an UCS Invicible Hand? That was a very [size=7]BIG[size=7] ship!

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 09:42 PM

View PostClonecommando007, on Jan 4 2008, 02:56 PM, said:

I'd put my bet on some kind of Clone Wars Capital Ship.  They're already making an RGS and AT-TE, why bother to make another in a different scale?  A UCS Venator would be the best selling UCS set yet, I think, especially if it contained mini starfighters.
Well they did make an AT-ST in both minifig scale and UCS at the same time...

View Postlegoman, on Jan 4 2008, 02:55 PM, said:

i think that it will just be smaller ucs sets this year.we just had the UCS falcon ;-)
Very good point, and given that it was released at the end of 2007, chances are that could be our big UCS set for awhile.  And hey, my wallet isn't complaining!  I'm not sure I can really see them doing a UCS for the PT.  Think of it this way, UCS is aimed mostly at the AFOL audience, right?  Most adults love the OT and hate the PT, thus making them less likely to put down the same kind of money for a PT set as an OT set.

Let's face it, if you're an adult and had to have a UCS Death Star or a UCS Droid control ship, which will you be more likely to buy?  Most adults would opt for the DS since it brings back fond memories and just holds a special place in their heart.  To be honest, I'd love a DS1 UCS next to my DS2.  We actually very well may get it.  If you remember, the Bespin playset had UCS numbering...this upcoming Death Star set, which very well may be a playset, could fill the same role.

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 10:54 PM

I think that the upcoming General Grievous set (most likely a statue or bust intended for display, not play) suggests that Lego thinks AFOLs will buy high-dollar PT collectibles.   I would not be unsurprised if we got at least one more PT UCS set before the end of the license, though maybe not this year.  My personal prediction, however, is that we get another character bust or statue.  UCS Jar-Jar, anyone?  :-P

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 11:01 PM

whats up with 10188 Death star??

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 02:05 AM

View Postvoltio, on Jan 4 2008, 04:54 PM, said:

I think that the upcoming General Grievous set (most likely a statue or bust intended for display, not play) suggests that Lego thinks AFOLs will buy high-dollar PT collectibles.   I would not be unsurprised if we got at least one more PT UCS set before the end of the license, though maybe not this year.  My personal prediction, however, is that we get another character bust or statue.  UCS Jar-Jar, anyone?  :-P
My point was that it won't be a $300 one, but rather would more likely be one of the $100 ones at most.  We've already had "cheap" PT UCS sets, remember the Naboo fighter?

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 10:51 AM

Like Starwars4j and a few others, I dont think there will be a huge 300$ (300000000 Euros!!!) set in 2008, 2007 was a big year for Star Wars and for AFOLs (Cafe Corner, Market street, UCS MF, Eifel tower etc.
I hope they will wait a while before making another huge UCS set.
I hope that we will se a Slave 1 UCS soon, maybe 2009, that could be so cool.

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 03:12 PM

I just realized, there havent been any PT ucs sets have there? (Besides the SE Naboo Fighter, which I think is about the same size, if not smaller, as the new 2007 one.)

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 05:58 PM

I must admit to being an OT guy, but with that admission, I would love to see an UCS Venator Class...  it is by far, in my opinion, the most impressive thing in the PT... but in the old republic colors.  I think they had one done up for the movies, by Eric Varszegi.  I would gladly pay $300 for that... it would be a steal...  and be a beautiful offset to the ISD.
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Posted 05 January 2008 - 06:23 PM

View Postdarthperson8, on Jan 5 2008, 03:12 PM, said:

I just realized, there havent been any PT ucs sets have there? (Besides the SE Naboo Fighter, which I think is about the same size, if not smaller, as the new 2007 one.)

Yep you are right as the darth maul bust was a scupture.

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 11:44 PM

Surely the next UCS OT set has to be the Shuttle Tyderium - we have had the minifig version released twice (on its own and in imperial inspection) so the time must be now for the UCS!!

I would imagine if the UCS version were done correctly then minifigures would probably look just right in the cockpit. Remember in the movie the cockpit holds Leia, Han, Luke, Chewie and the 2 droids.....

Slave 1 would be nice, but I think this would just look better and avoid TLC the difficulty of the "curves" on Slave 1.

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 11:47 PM

i aggree, the emporors shuttle is a definite contender (sp?)

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 03:38 PM

IMO the next UCS would be the A-wing.

the last few years have been very imperial centric (ignoring the falcon), so its the rebels time to get a UCS, I don't think the B-wing is well known enough to get "ucs'd", everyone knows the A-wing for its star destroyer crash and i don't think TLC would want a expensive UCS after the falcon so it rules the capital ships out

If it is an imperial ship it's likely to be Tyderium or if its a TIE variant it will be the bomber, because if i'm honest the TIE fighter would be too boring in UCS scale.

I'd love a UCS episode 3 jedi starfighter though.

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 08:15 PM

Maybe a real big UCS like Jabba's Sail barge with 2 Desert Skiffs? Just as the Millenium Falcon, minifigs can move in there..  ;-)

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 10:46 PM

I think they will problably make the death star I, maybe with minifigures, that would be great :)

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 11:07 AM

View Postsuperpabz, on Jan 6 2008, 12:44 AM, said:

Surely the next UCS OT set has to be the Shuttle Tyderium - we have had the minifig version released twice (on its own and in imperial inspection) so the time must be now for the UCS!!

I would imagine if the UCS version were done correctly then minifigures would probably look just right in the cockpit. Remember in the movie the cockpit holds Leia, Han, Luke, Chewie and the 2 droids.....

Slave 1 would be nice, but I think this would just look better and avoid TLC the difficulty of the "curves" on Slave 1.

A UCS Tyderium with minifigs (UCS MF concept) would be a dream come true for me!

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 03:50 PM

I would for sure buy a emperial shuttle in UCS. Shure it would be nice if it was with minifigs like the falcon, but I would buy i anyway.

So my hope for UCS 2008 is Slave 1 or Shuttle.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 07:16 AM

A full size republic gunship would be awsome but it would have to be $300.00 the real thing can hold 30
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Posted 15 January 2008 - 12:12 AM

I'm a great fan of the fighters, so I'd prefer:

A-Wing!
Tie-Fighter (the Interceptor is so ugly, with the blue bricks; have never seen any blue on imp vessels in Ep IV-VI)
Tie-Bomber (ok, no must)
B-Wing!

On the other hand, we need an big rebellion vessel as counterweight for the Star Destroyer, so maybe:

Home One! (not easy to build such a round shape with bricks!)
or a Nebula-B (surely not enough against a SD, but very nice)

Anybody knows when we get the news (maybe experiences concerning the last years)? I have to decide where I should spend my christmas and birthday money for (hate that it's the same day for me  :-/ ). For the moment I'd buy the Tie Advanced... I'd love to build up the Millennium Falcon, but unfortunately I'm a bloody German, so I had to spend nearly 600 for the model  |-/

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 01:18 AM

Personally I think one of the best ideas is one Home One for minifigs (like the sandcrawler a little more big like 2000+ pieces with rebel members, Admiral Ackblar, Mon Calamari (warriors, pilots, etc.) and a Mon Mothma *wub* . and a Minifigure Tyridum is an other great idea with Rebel endor troops and Luke, Leia and Han Solo in endor outfit. *wub*  :'-)  8-  :-)  :-P



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