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#26 Stegoceras

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 05:14 PM

Thanks for the review, was waiting for this one. still looks like one amazing set, definitely want it.

Noticed that Rex still seems to have the old helmet with the longer visor as opposed to the shorter ones in the Battle Pack. Guess they didn't change it on figures they already had made. Makes me wonder what Cody will have, shortened or longer visor.

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 05:20 PM

View PostBrick Smiley Productions, on 29 December 2010 - 05:12 PM, said:

I really like the canon,I think it looks pretty smooth. So I think that I will get this set too. But what exactly does "special edition" mean? Does that mean that there will be a limit or availibilty issues? Because I was planing to wait for a discont and if there is some availibilty issue that mean it won't last that long and I might have to get it for MSRP.
It means that other than S@H and the Brand Stores, its only available from one major retailer. It won't last as long, but long enough for you to pick up some discounts at events like Black Friday.

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 05:25 PM

I love this set, the canon is gorgeous and you can never have too many droids. But the price seems a little too much for what you'll get. I just think that in 2011 there are going to be much better things you will be able to do with 39.99 ... I hope I can find this set at a sale or with a damaged box so that I can pay only 50% of its price...

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 05:35 PM

This is one of the 2011 sets which I'm definitely going to buy! Everything from the minifig selection (Luminara  :wub: ) and the BARC speeder to the Proton Cannon is just perfect!

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 06:39 PM

View PostCpt. Dan, on 29 December 2010 - 04:06 PM, said:

Great review, beat me to it! I was going to review this set in a few hours  :tongue:

Picking mine up at the lego store now actually. Thanks for the review! Set looks great.
Well, why don't you make another review.
Everyone always appreciate another pictures and opinions.
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Posted 29 December 2010 - 06:56 PM

Great review. I might just have to go and get one when I get some money. Lots of great parts in there, like the fake hydraulics. That's one of the new roman pillar pieces used at the base of the cannon right?

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 07:11 PM

Anyone else feel that the proton cannon looks a little too...um...cute?  I just think those big eyes make him look adorable!
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Posted 29 December 2010 - 07:16 PM

In my opinion, this is one of the worst sets of the year. It looks like someone decided to put a bunch of circular 2x2s on legs. As for the speeder, are there ANYdifferences to the one in the clone battle pack? I didn't think so! Now that my mini rant is over with I still enjoyed your review very much and you should keep 'em comin'! (next time choose a better set though!) Oh and p.s. I know this is kind of off topic but I started to use the spell checker WhiteFang! Thanks for the idea

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 08:04 PM

Great review, thanks!  I put this together last week, after buying the set for Luminara only.  I ended up enjoying the build, and think that the cannon actually is pretty neat.  With the barrel slightly elevated, it looks great sitting on the kitchen counter all by itself.

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 08:12 PM

View Postsok117, on 29 December 2010 - 07:11 PM, said:

Anyone else feel that the proton cannon looks a little too...um...cute?  I just think those big eyes make him look adorable!
Only CW could do that to a Sep cannon.  :hmpf_bad:

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 09:12 PM

Excellent review, thanks very much! This is probably the only set of the year my mind isn't made up on. There's something I like about it but the whole set just feels... wrong  :hmpf_bad: . After reading your very fine review, however, I now feel this set isn't worth it at all (dispite those nice fake hydraulics  :wub: ).

So I for one will be leaving this set on the shelf. I find it a real shame that this is the best lego could come up with for 'battle for geonosis'  :cry_sad: But that could be a good thing with the amount I'm spending on Lego these days  :grin:

But this was a great review - easy to follow, good pictures, clearly explained. Thanks heaps!  :classic:

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:57 AM

Hmm. I agree with you that the cannon looks too much like a face, which is probably my only problem. I might modify it to put the barrel (the whole thing, not the piece  :tongue:) under the red pieces so it would look like a larger dwarf spider droid.
Interesting hydraulics pieces, I imagine they'll replace other similar parts that are probably oversized for use in system sets.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 01:02 AM

I'm not really into Star Wars, but this looks like a very cool set. I'm particularly impressed with the cannon, it looks like it could be great fun to modify!
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 01:28 AM

View PostDelta 38, on 30 December 2010 - 12:57 AM, said:

Hmm. I agree with you that the cannon looks too much like a face, which is probably my only problem. I might modify it to put the barrel (the whole thing, not the piece  :tongue:) under the red pieces so it would look like a larger dwarf spider droid.
Interesting hydraulics pieces, I imagine they'll replace other similar parts that are probably oversized for use in system sets.
They've been in use in City and Creator sets already, like in fire trucks.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 06:05 AM

Nice review for a nice set!
The Luminara looks cool, as does Rex!
The set looks okay, but the BARC is just the same one from the Battle Pack.  :sceptic:

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 06:37 AM

Yes, but what makes this a cool set is that it comes with both the speeder and the canon. :)

View PostThe_Customizer, on 30 December 2010 - 06:05 AM, said:

Nice review for a nice set!
The Luminara looks cool, as does Rex!
The set looks okay, but the BARC is just the same one from the Battle Pack.  :sceptic:


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Posted 30 December 2010 - 09:32 AM

View Postprateek, on 29 December 2010 - 05:57 AM, said:

Great review. I agree with you that this is one of the better sets of the January Wave.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 11:51 AM

Thanks for the review  starstreak! :sweet:
I can't wait to get this set, again, Lego are outdoing themselves with the minifigures! The BARC is very nice and the Proton cannon is very nicely designed!

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 11:53 AM

View PostThe_Customizer, on 30 December 2010 - 06:05 AM, said:

Nice review for a nice set!
The Luminara looks cool, as does Rex!
The set looks okay, but the BARC is just the same one from the Battle Pack.  :sceptic:
Technically they are the same but they come with Different Colours. Green in the Battle Pack and Red/Maroon in this Geonosis Set :wub:

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 02:17 AM

I was really hoping to get some red/Geonosis battle droids with this set. Apart from that, it seems like a cool little set but as always, it depends on the GBP. If it is £25 then that's reasonable.

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 11:06 PM

So I could swear that this set was around the £25.99 (or thereabouts)... but looking on shop@home tonight it's now listed as £35.99?! Seems they may have marked the price wrong... but £35.99 is a wee bit excessive...

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 11:09 PM

View Postpedro, on 02 January 2011 - 11:06 PM, said:

So I could swear that this set was around the £25.99 (or thereabouts)... but looking on shop@home tonight it's now listed as £35.99?! Seems they may have marked the price wrong... but £35.99 is a wee bit excessive...
This review also lists the pice as 24.99 GBP. I'd think the 35.99 price is the typo. If not... well, it's a really bad deal. :hmpf_bad:

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 11:16 PM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 02 January 2011 - 11:09 PM, said:

This review also lists the pice as 24.99 GBP. I'd think the 35.99 price is the typo. If not... well, it's a really bad deal. :hmpf_bad:
Depressingly so... :sad:

Is there any way we can find out? Anyone?

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 11:19 PM

View Postpedro, on 02 January 2011 - 11:16 PM, said:

Depressingly so... :sad:

Is there any way we can find out? Anyone?
Contact S@H. Tell them that it's overpriced and they might fix it.

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 11:31 PM

View Postprateek, on 02 January 2011 - 11:19 PM, said:

Contact S@H. Tell them that it's overpriced and they might fix it.
Wonder if that would work for any other sets? :laugh:

Seriously though, I've dropped them a mail enquiring about it. Let's see what comes back (fingers crossed!).




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