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#1 BobBongo1895

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:35 PM

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Hey out there in the galaxy,

I´m going straight into my ruin.

I hope this thread will help anyone who is thinking about the same.

Im starting to build an UCS Falcon replica with second hand parts and bricklink orders.
A few changes will be happen, like the use of black technic bricks for the super structure.

Here ist the first part of my story.

5195 Pieces needed all together

1. Bricklink order 3 pieces - 14,92€ (Chewbacca/Han Solo/Leia) Luke are Obi allready in stock - paid
2. Bricklink order 504 pieces - 31,18€ (Hinges/ Technic Bricks / Tiles) - paid
3. Bricklink order 95 pieces - 26,80€ (Wedges/Lightsaber) - recieved
4. Bricklink order 170 pieces - 16,55€ (extreme mixed pieces)  - shipping
5. Bricklink order 16 pieces - 31,50€ (16x 5x5 Technic Right Angle) - shipping.
6. Bricklink order 286 pieces - 16,70€ (Bricks / Plates) - paid
7. Second Hand 660 pieces - 40€ (Plates) - recieved

Summary: ca. 1730 pieces - 177,65€

Pieces in my stock: 1300-1500 pieces - 150€ (mixed)

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Costs right now 327€

The very first step of the super structure.

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Stay tuned and have fun

Klaus
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:01 AM

Brilliant =D Now I get to see how one of these Bricklinked Falcons comes along =D

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:07 AM

Very good idea Klaus !!

I'll keep this tread under close observation .. Good luck !!
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:37 AM

Looks like a cool start! I wouldn't have gotten any old grays, though.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:03 AM

View PostJackJonespaw, on 07 March 2012 - 12:37 AM, said:

Looks like a cool start! I wouldn't have gotten any old grays, though.
I suppose at this point and time you get what you can.


This is going to be a good thread.How often do you think you will post updates?
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:09 AM

Good luck  :classic:

If possible, I'd try to keep orders open as long as possible. The reason is that there's a pretty good chance that you'll be able to complete more lots (= getting all parts of a certain kind).

This part is the most expensive of the parts; I you are really willing to complete the project, this is what you want  :classic:

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:40 AM

I will be forever kicking myself for not buying the boat-rigging when it was $15 each :(

In any case I'm very happy with my UCS Falcon - the only thing I don't have is bley levers (mine are all old-grey), and the large dark red plate on the bottom. Worked out to be about $500~600 without shipping, but I purchased parts for about 4 sets at once so its a real horrible mix that is hard to work out...

#8 BobBongo1895

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:47 AM

Hey folks,

thanks for your replies.

@Evok and Brickadeer

You are right, these are the most expensive pieces. I´ll try to find a solution to use the black ones and color them in a reliable way.

@lego envy

I will not post every single step, but major steps or usefull changes to the original.

keep on rocking

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:53 AM

I applaud this project!  :thumbup:

When you need light bley levers remember that you can construct them from other colored levers that has light bley bases or levers.

Best of luck!
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:05 AM

View Postmortesv, on 07 March 2012 - 10:53 AM, said:

I applaud this project!  :thumbup:

When you need light bley levers remember that you can construct them from other colored levers that has light bley bases or levers.

Best of luck!

:-) Simple, but good hint. Thank you.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:19 AM

View PostJackJonespaw, on 07 March 2012 - 12:37 AM, said:

Looks like a cool start! I wouldn't have gotten any old grays, though.


I wouldn't  :sweet: As many parts in " ye oldish grey "  as possible would do it for me.. after all the MF is a old worn down bucket  :laugh: and I found the bley wayyyyyyy to shiny !

that boat part is ridicules !  :sing: I would go for some paint on a black counterpart in this case, the revell colour  greyis an even match for it. ( even if it is cheating  )
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:30 PM

Hell of a project, can't wait to see the progress and good luck!
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:40 PM

View PostJackJonespaw, on 07 March 2012 - 12:37 AM, said:

Looks like a cool start! I wouldn't have gotten any old grays, though.

maybe a few different shades of gray, due to oldness of bricks can help creating a more natural look for the millenium falcon.. :)

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:51 PM

I'd say don't start until you have all the pieces, but it looks to late for that already.

I did that, and it drove me nuts stopping every page or two while waiting for a bricklink order to come in.


I'm sure you already have done this, but if a part is expensive and in limited quantity in the right color, look at the plans and decide if it can be easily changed out.  Unless you want to exactly re-create the original kit, you can save a fortune by making some simple changes. (black technic beams is a good first start)

Enjoy!

I think I love mine more after going through the bricklink search and order process, was a lot of fun!

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:16 PM

View PostBobBongo1895, on 06 March 2012 - 11:35 PM, said:

5195 Pieces needed all together

1. Bricklink order 3 pieces - 14,92€ (Chewbacca/Han Solo/Leia) Luke are Obi allready in stock - paid
2. Bricklink order 504 pieces - 31,18€ (Hinges/ Technic Bricks / Tiles) - paid
3. Bricklink order 95 pieces - 26,80€ (Wedges/Lightsaber) - recieved
4. Bricklink order 170 pieces - 16,55€ (extreme mixed pieces)  - shipping
5. Bricklink order 16 pieces - 31,50€ (16x 5x5 Technic Right Angle) - shipping.
6. Bricklink order 286 pieces - 16,70€ (Bricks / Plates) - paid
7. Second Hand 660 pieces - 40€ (Plates) - recieved

Summary: ca. 1730 pieces - 177,65€
Pieces in my stock: 1300-1500 pieces - 150€ (mixed)
Costs right now 327€



The project looks promising!  :tongue:
Good start and thanks for sharing...
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:04 PM

Time for the next step until the first orders arrive.

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The 5x5 technic bricks are still missing, I´m waiting for the postman. Hope they will be delivered until the end of the week.
I need them to finish the super structure. If you look closely, you will see some minor changes.

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But waiting for pieces is the way to start with the first body part. Hehe, I know some purist will cry right now, the dark red plate is not there.
Why? I don´t find a fair slot to buy it, but this plate is easy to change, if I found a cheap one.

@Saint You can read my mind, I think the falcon is a kind of galaxy trash bin, so it should be looking really dirty.
For sure, I will use different grey bricks to create this look. I don´t want to sell it, I build just it to enjoy myself.

Look at the back, I changed some light grey vs. dark grey and mixed the different grey tones

Have fun and stay tuned for the next step.

Edited by BobBongo1895, 07 March 2012 - 11:06 PM.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:02 PM

Looking good so far! I'm hoping following this will satisfy my need want to do this myself!

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:24 PM

Waiting for the next BL order is not such a good idea.
The guys starting to make trouble.  :sweet:

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As you can see, I changed the upper pin connectors against bushes, because they will already vanished inside the corpus.
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 01:03 AM

Good progress and great pics  :thumbup:

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 01:33 AM

Looking forward to the build. Did you download or purchase the instruction manual?
Love the mischievious pics too.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 07:33 AM

View PostETAV8R, on 09 March 2012 - 01:33 AM, said:

Looking forward to the build. Did you download or purchase the instruction manual?
Love the mischievious pics too.

I did the download way and printed it with a inkjet printer in the office, there is  a click, brrrr, ping, click, brrrrr, ping, click,..... of 316 pages in my head.  :wink:
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 07:30 PM

We will watch your career progress with great interest.  :classic:
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:07 PM

It´s friday night, the guys don´t realize that I´m building the engine.
They think it´s a disco, damn Party Wars.  :laugh:

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:55 PM

Hehe, this has to be the most entertaing build ever :laugh:

But isn't it hard working with all those minifigs dancing around?  :tongue:
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 06:16 AM

I'm looking forward to your take on the Falcon's 'weathered' look! Keep up the posts!!  :thumbup:

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