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I think it's a successful s1 Mando calendar but just to me it's not very interesting. Others had at least many diverse figs and maybe one very interesting figure. This time it's just 2 prints on baby Yodas and Mandos torso pieces.

A more elaborate print or even a printed helmet, a new face and some other figure would have been more interesting.

I get that they couldn't include a Cara Dune figure with a MAGA hat :pir-grin:
...but as I have gotten the Razor Crest and the tatoine set not even the side figures are interesting.

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looking forward to that scout trooper minifig dropping in price, at least I hope so 

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1 hour ago, AIex said:

looking forward to that scout trooper minifig dropping in price, at least I hope so 

It should, for sure.  The Cloud Car pilot is like a $3-4 figure despite only being available in a $350 set and the Advent Calendar.  The Scout Trooper might end up even a little bit cheaper, since it's already available in two sets (technically it's a separate figure, but they look more or less the same) and both are somewhat affordable, or at least cheaper than Cloud City was.

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59 minutes ago, Kit Figsto said:

It should, for sure.  The Cloud Car pilot is like a $3-4 figure despite only being available in a $350 set and the Advent Calendar.  The Scout Trooper might end up even a little bit cheaper, since it's already available in two sets (technically it's a separate figure, but they look more or less the same) and both are somewhat affordable, or at least cheaper than Cloud City was.

The difference is that people don't collect Cloud Car Pilots en masse, to build armies with. (Well, someone might... but I'd wager they're the exception to the rule). Whereas collectors do scarf up boatloads of Biker Scouts to use in the Emperor's Arrival and Ewok Battle from Return of the Jedi, not to mention their appearances in Mando, Fallen Order, etc. And, there are people who just love collecting hundreds of Imperial troops, to line up in a grid... go figure.

The Advent will help lower its resale value, but it will take a battle pack or similarly cheap/desirable set, for it to hit the $3-4 point.

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If you were pining for a Riot Mar's Starship, this advent calendar might be your only chance :grin:

I was upset with myself for not recognizing one minibuild until I saw what it was.

 

This overall looks real good. More than a few boring builds, but still good overall.

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16 hours ago, CF Mitch said:
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It really was a great episode! 
However, where did you get the name 'Ballast'? I thought he was addressed as 'Howzer', or was that another?
Out of your ideas, the speeder/Blurgg chase sounds the most probable, but the others are definitely great as well :thumbup: 

 

Merch leaks, though I guess inaccurate ones.

8 hours ago, McMurder_them_softly said:

Aw bummer...I thought they revealed Obi Wans hut in 2019 and maybe the landspeeder as well? 

I guess thinking it over, that would not make sense, since LEGO members voted for it, revealing it at SDCC doesn't make sense, but then again we also had LEGO Con...

They did, I think the other guy just forgot.

7 hours ago, McMurder_them_softly said:

Pre-order would be great! Reduce the mad-dash...this will 100% break the site. 

Unless it looks absolutely atrocious, I'll be picking it up, but some images or even a teaser would be nice...

The only thing to break the site was legocon, and that's just because they tried streaming. If the mando bp, 501st bp, UCS falcon, and other sets much more anticipated didn't break the site, the gunship won't.

49 minutes ago, Utinni Utinni said:

If you were pining for a Riot Mar's Starship, this advent calendar might be your only chance :grin:

I was upset with myself for not recognizing one minibuild until I saw what it was.

 

This overall looks real good. More than a few boring builds, but still good overall.

So that's what it was! Still not sure what the teal speeder or the other thing is. 

It is a great calander, probably the only one I'll buy the intended year. Nice figs, good parts, and a surprising number of minifigure scale builds as well.

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57 minutes ago, Mandalorianknight said:

So that's what it was! Still not sure what the teal speeder or the other thing is. 

I originally thought the teal speeder was the one from The Mandalorian episode 1 that picks up Mando, but it's not. Maybe a blue version of Luke's ... oh, just remembered and confirmed. It's the Mythrol's landspeeder in The Siege episode in S.2. 

#13 from your list is from that same episode. The troop transport we are getting a big set of soon. 

 

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2 hours ago, Mandalorianknight said:

They did, I think the other guy just forgot.

Yah I forgot. I was more talking in the vain of UCS rather than random playsets. 

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From some pictures it looks like Mando’s helmet has been updated with a visor print that goes a bit higher. Has anyone else seen this? It’s on lego_club_news page on Instagram. Looks a lot better in my opinion. 

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I've looked at a couple of pictures of the Christmas Mando figure now, and can't quite decide if I think the leg printing is new or not.  The Razor Crest version was the durasteel print on the legs, whilst the Tatooine figure was essentially season 2 Mando (one leg Beskar and the other leg a panel from the Zero droid).  The right leg on this Christmas Mando looks a little like it might incorporate the season 1 Beskar and durasteel mix that was on Mando's right thigh after he got his initial Beskar upgrade.  Either that, or some folks are suggesting that right leg is partly covered in snow.  I can't quite tell.

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21 hours ago, scottypavarotti said:

I've looked at a couple of pictures of the Christmas Mando figure now, and can't quite decide if I think the leg printing is new or not.  The Razor Crest version was the durasteel print on the legs, whilst the Tatooine figure was essentially season 2 Mando (one leg Beskar and the other leg a panel from the Zero droid).  The right leg on this Christmas Mando looks a little like it might incorporate the season 1 Beskar and durasteel mix that was on Mando's right thigh after he got his initial Beskar upgrade.  Either that, or some folks are suggesting that right leg is partly covered in snow.  I can't quite tell.

Only the torso is new.

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What is a better buy? Bad Batch Shuttle (£90) + Mandalorian Star Fighter (£50) or the Imperial Light Cruiser (£150).

I really wanted to like the Imperial Cruiser, but the size of the bridge and the tower below the bridge really throw me off, it would need a lot of modifications, to look either like a 546 or an Arquitens.

After watching build videos of the Bad Batch Shuttle, it looks like it could be modded to fit 5 figures by removing that storage compartment, you'd end up with an extra 2x4 space.

 

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2 hours ago, samsz_3 said:

What is a better buy? Bad Batch Shuttle (£90) + Mandalorian Star Fighter (£50) or the Imperial Light Cruiser (£150).

I really wanted to like the Imperial Cruiser, but the size of the bridge and the tower below the bridge really throw me off, it would need a lot of modifications, to look either like a 546 or an Arquitens.

After watching build videos of the Bad Batch Shuttle, it looks like it could be modded to fit 5 figures by removing that storage compartment, you'd end up with an extra 2x4 space.

 

depends on what you want and like ;)

Builds:

BB shuttle for sure is easier to modify than the bigger set. Next to the additional seat I think you could also creat a small bunk bed for Omega. It's also something relatively unique while you will see other and better Star Destroyers (I think the FO SD was excellent).

I cann't be too tough on the designers of the Moff Gideon ship because it's just hard to do this thing. The easiest way to make it look good would be to remove all interior and make it thinner. The best way to create more interior is to make it even bulkier.

But it's still not a very good deal in the end. Moff Gideon is not that special - I expected at least a more expressive head print for that certain actor. I'm happy existing pieces making the characters myself. There's excellent costums available from other companies.

The excellent Fennic fig we'll see hopefully in other sets (hopefully also with helmet and arm printing!) Other than this you get one dark trooper (were not so meaningful) and a also not very well accurate Cara Dune.

With the BB shuttle on the other hand you get 5 very diverse and detailed figs (though not perfect) who also have meaning in the story.

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Quick Question: Does the double VIP points promotion apply to a pre-order for August 1st. I cancelled my Walmart order for the BB shuttle cause obviously they fixed there error but I still want the set so I was wondering if i could take advantage of the double points. Anybody know if it applies?

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8 hours ago, kidtheboss611 said:

Quick Question: Does the double VIP points promotion apply to a pre-order for August 1st. I cancelled my Walmart order for the BB shuttle cause obviously they fixed there error but I still want the set so I was wondering if i could take advantage of the double points. Anybody know if it applies?

Double VIP points does apply to pre-orders. So if you order the Bad Batch shuttle now you'll get x2 points. I did that with the Razor Crest.

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Is the double points offer for online purchases only? I've been at the Lego store today, but after checking my VIP account at home I've got just 1x points. Has anybody a similar experience?

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30 minutes ago, NoOneOfImportance said:

Does anyone know if Fulcrum's recent instagram story post is referring to an impending reveal of the gunship? 

What was the instagram story? 

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Time to dust this off:

Here is a handy-dandy checklist for you to craft your complaints about a certain D2C set coming soon to your orbit! Or, use it to make your own BINGO card and play along at home when the salt starts flowing!

[  ] THREE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS?!? This is a complete and utter shock that we had NO WARNING about despite the last six months of rumormongering! This set should have been {insert your own absurdly low and completely unrealistic number here!}.

[  ] IT’S WAAAAAY TOO BIG!!! This isn’t to scale with all of the other UCS sets I didn’t buy! I specifically ASKED FOR and thus was totally ENTITLED TO EXPECT that it was going to be minifig scale! Besides, Mandy promised!

[  ] ONLY 3,292 PIECES?!? This other, non-licensed set that came out five years ago had WAY MORE pieces at the same price. All parts are CLEARLY created equal, inflation DOES NOT EXIST in my imaginary head-canon, and thus... this is a complete ripoff!

…and a variation if you want to parlay your complaints about PPP into an indictment of Disney, the sequels, etc.:

[  ] DISNEY TAX STRIKES AGAIN! Disney HATES THE PREQUELS and clearly did this so the set wouldn’t sell! I blame Kathy Kennedy! 

[  ] ONLY TWO MINIFIGS?!? This is a TROOP TRANSPORT!! What good is a troop transport without any troops to transport? I expected AT LEAST two dozen clones because some other $350 set had that many minifigs!

[  ] THAT'S NOT THE CLONE I WANTED! Why isn't my own personal pet clone variant the one they selected? Why ask me which figs I wanted if you're not going to tailor this set specifically and exclusively to my wishes?!?

[  ] TOO MANY STUDS!!!  I found this all-SNOT MOC with 10,000 pieces — that looks like it would collapse if you sneezed at it — and it had NO STUDS so it is clearly better! LEGO designers can’t design for $#!T!

[  ] NOT ENOUGH STUDS!!! This other MOC I found had way MORE studs and is clearly better! LEGO designers can’t design for $#!T!

[  ] I CAN’T BELIEVE LEGO repeated this same, barely-noticeable mistake from the last System Gunship on the UCS version. Am I the only one who pays attention to these details?! (Yes. Yes, you are.)

[  ] I CAN’T BELIEVE LEGO didn’t print thirty different unique-to-this-set tiles, and instead expects me to APPLY STICKERS to a UCS SET! For a set this expensive, would printed tiles really have been so hard? (Yes, Yes it would.)

[  ] ORANGE?!? Wait... ORANGE?!? Who the hell asked for ORANGE?!?

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5 minutes ago, jdubbs said:

[  ] ORANGE?!? Wait... ORANGE?!? Who the hell asked for ORANGE?!?

care to elaborate?

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11 minutes ago, jdubbs said:

Time to dust this off:

Here is a handy-dandy checklist for you to craft your complaints about a certain D2C set coming soon to your orbit! Or, use it to make your own BINGO card and play along at home when the salt starts flowing!

I assume the "Free" space on the BINGO card is something about P2 Commander Cody?

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5 minutes ago, Kit Figsto said:

I assume the "Free" space on the BINGO card is something about P2 Commander Cody?

Remove a chip every time someone mentions Cody. (Just to keep it interesting... otherwise we'd all BINGO within an hour.)

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31 minutes ago, jdubbs said:

Time to dust this off:

Here is a handy-dandy checklist for you to craft your complaints about a certain D2C set coming soon to your orbit! Or, use it to make your own BINGO card and play along at home when the salt starts flowing!

[  ] THREE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS?!? This is a complete and utter shock that we had NO WARNING about despite the last six months of rumormongering! This set should have been {insert your own absurdly low and completely unrealistic number here!}.

[...]

[  ] ORANGE?!? Wait... ORANGE?!? Who the hell asked for ORANGE?!?

This is amazing. No doubt this will go unseen by some in the community but appreciated nevertheless. 

Edited by McMurder_them_softly

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22 minutes ago, jdubbs said:

Remove a chip every time someone mentions Cody. (Just to keep it interesting... otherwise we'd all BINGO within an hour.)

You absolute buffoon, I'll never bingo now!

Nice card, can we title it "Wait, this isn't a $350 clone battlepack?"

I swear, this set is going to end up selling poorly because half the votes seem to be from people with either unrealistic expectations, as we've seen from comments on this forum, or from people who voted for it but never intended to buy it, as we've also seen on this forum.

37 minutes ago, AIex said:

care to elaborate?

Yeah, what the megablok is up with that? Maybe he's talking about the accents, or maybe it's just a joke.

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2 hours ago, McMurder_them_softly said:

What was the instagram story? 

He just posted what sounded like a sound clip from AOTC of the gunship on Geonosis with the words "Can't Wait."

Edited by NoOneOfImportance
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