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Regarding 75334Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader - It seems VERY similar in size to 75171: Battle on Scarif from 5 years ago at the same $50 price. And I quite liked that set.

I will definitely get it. 

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36 minutes ago, lomis said:

Regarding 75334Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader - It seems VERY similar in size to 75171: Battle on Scarif from 5 years ago at the same $50 price. And I quite liked that set.

I will definitely get it. 

Except Battle on Scarif actually had a good build which didn't look as plain as a rock (literally).

It just looks... more worth the money than the Obi-Wan set.

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If I wasn’t already stacking up my VIP Points to save some money on the UCS Star Destroyer this fall (I’ve already got $110 worth of points), I’d just use them to get this Kenobi vs. Vader set for “free” on August 1st. That’s still probably what I’ll save my VIP Points up towards after I use them on that set (and probably also this year’s advent calendars) though.

As it stands, I’m now planning on getting the AT-TE, BD-1, Scythe and Jedi Starfighter on August 1st. I’ll wait for deals on Cad Bane’s Ship, the Andor set and Kenobi vs. Vader sometime over the next several months. I’m sure at least one of them will show up at Costco.

 

I also really like this year’s advent calendar so far! Beach Vader is funny and I like the matching sweaters on Threepio and Artoo. Even though R2 technically isn’t a minifigure, I like getting three exclusive figures/characters in this set as opposed to usually just getting one or two.

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21 hours ago, Archer said:

I think they are playing up the mystery this year. The HP calendar shows only 2 of its figs. I do think it's safe to assume the rest of the figs will be generic / repeat figs.

Out of curiosity do people prefer the silly figs or the exclusives like Antoc, TLJ Luke, Pit Droid? I kind of miss getting one new random in universe character / outfit in the calendars.

I like a mix in the calendar if possible. Some generic army builder type figure are nice.  if supplies last I can get the advent calendar on sale after December 1st in many cases and use as parts packs, so stormtroopers, scout troopers, etc. are great.

That said, I also have a soft spot for unique figures and funny figures to a certain extent.  I prefer the unique figures more than the funny figures (like Beach Vader), but they can have a place.

Cheers :)

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30 minutes ago, Omand said:

I like a mix in the calendar if possible. Some generic army builder type figure are nice.  if supplies last I can get the advent calendar on sale after December 1st in many cases and use as parts packs, so stormtroopers, scout troopers, etc. are great.

I do this same thing, though usually with just 1 copy. I said earlier I wasn't quite sure if canon exclusives or christmas guys were better, but I will concretely say I think all the repeated figs should be army-builders. 

45 minutes ago, Omand said:

That said, I also have a soft spot for unique figures and funny figures to a certain extent.  I prefer the unique figures more than the funny figures (like Beach Vader), but they can have a place.

This is why I maintain christmas mando's torso was the best advent calendar print. The scarf is christmasy, but also works as an in-universe torso. A mandalorian outlaw wouldn't look out of place with that scarf. To a lesser extent this also works for christmas Jango, since the torso seems just like a red mando torso from far off and with a belt and pauldron you can hide the christmas elements entirely.

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Do we know what 75331 is supposed to be or when it releases?

Its not UCS nor is it the advent calendar or a known set

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I know it's probably an irrational hope but if we do get a razocrest D2C set this fall I kinda hope it has side builds like the Cantina. I feel like the design of the existing RC only needs a 4-8 stud increase in regards to L x W. Not sure what metallic grey means but I hope that means the drum lacquered stuff. I would love to get some scenery/set piece builds to go with it. Either some Navaro stuff, or maybe Kuiil's homestead or something. I will be kinda bummed if it's just a giant display RC with an exclusive mando+grogu on the plaque, I'm hoping it's more master builder series than UCS.

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2 hours ago, Alex_South said:

I know it's probably an irrational hope but if we do get a razocrest D2C set this fall I kinda hope it has side builds like the Cantina. I feel like the design of the existing RC only needs a 4-8 stud increase in regards to L x W. Not sure what metallic grey means but I hope that means the drum lacquered stuff. I would love to get some scenery/set piece builds to go with it. Either some Navaro stuff, or maybe Kuiil's homestead or something. I will be kinda bummed if it's just a giant display RC with an exclusive mando+grogu on the plaque, I'm hoping it's more master builder series than UCS.

I understand the hope for something like that but I think it’s very very unlikely

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6 hours ago, Balrogofmorgoth said:

I understand the hope for something like that but I think it’s very very unlikely

Agreed. It seems like they might take the Gunship route with this one and just make it the oversized, detailed model rather than anything minifig scale.

I'm kind of surprised after those poor quality AT-TE photos nothing else besides better photos of the 212th Troopers and their helmets has come up. It seems like after some poor quality photos some much nicer ones pop up fairly quickly after. Besides the AT-TE and Cad Bane's ship, is there anything else we haven't seen yet from this wave?

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47 minutes ago, CodeNameGoldMember said:

Agreed. It seems like they might take the Gunship route with this one and just make it the oversized, detailed model rather than anything minifig scale.

I'm kind of surprised after those poor quality AT-TE photos nothing else besides better photos of the 212th Troopers and their helmets has come up. It seems like after some poor quality photos some much nicer ones pop up fairly quickly after. Besides the AT-TE and Cad Bane's ship, is there anything else we haven't seen yet from this wave?

It almost seems like they plan the official reveals after when leaks happen... anyway that AT-TE pic still looks suspicious to me because it is mostly blurred horizontally rather than just being blurred in general. Also there is still technically the 4+ AT-ST, but I don't think anyone is really counting on that.

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1 hour ago, CodeNameGoldMember said:

Agreed. It seems like they might take the Gunship route with this one and just make it the oversized, detailed model rather than anything minifig scale.

I'm kind of surprised after those poor quality AT-TE photos nothing else besides better photos of the 212th Troopers and their helmets has come up. It seems like after some poor quality photos some much nicer ones pop up fairly quickly after. Besides the AT-TE and Cad Bane's ship, is there anything else we haven't seen yet from this wave?

AT-TE images are fake 

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13 hours ago, CodeNameGoldMember said:

Agreed. It seems like they might take the Gunship route with this one and just make it the oversized, detailed model rather than anything minifig scale.

That makes sense, and while it's not what I want I do think it will make a great display piece especially if they properly use the pearl greys and some drum lacquered stuff.

If it isn't designed for minifigs I will go for the playset model. The RC is one of my favorite ships but I have been holding off to see what they do with a UCS mando set before getting anything mando related. It's been a long couple of years lol. I expect we will see a mythosaur set at some point. That's my theory for next year (sorry, off topic)

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12 hours ago, Falconfan1414 said:

AT-TE images are fake

I figured as much. Hoping the box has that blue stripe on it so MandR can finally realize that it's not an "Empire Strikes Back" specific thing.

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23 minutes ago, AIex said:

I figured as much. Hoping the box has that blue stripe on it so MandR can finally realize that it's not an "Empire Strikes Back" specific thing.

Yeah, I’m pretty sure the blue stripe is for all the saga/movie related sets. They’re only differentiating the stripe colors for the  other properties.

 

Also, just one more week until Lego Con and more Star Wars reveals folks!

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59 minutes ago, AIex said:

I figured as much. Hoping the box has that blue stripe on it so MandR can finally realize that it's not an "Empire Strikes Back" specific thing.

Why is this even a question? Obi-Wan‘s Jedi Starfighter has it, so it‘s obviously used for Skywalker Saga sets beyond just TESB :tongue:

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Just now, BrickBob Studpants said:

Why is this even a question? Obi-Wan‘s Jedi Starfighter has it, so it‘s obviously used for Skywalker Saga sets beyond just TESB :tongue:

I don't watch MandR because I find him to be whiny and he rarely provides new information, but my guess is he was claiming that the blue stripe on the starfighter set was a box art mistake or something.

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1 hour ago, Mandalorianknight said:

I don't watch MandR because I find him to be whiny and he rarely provides new information, but my guess is he was claiming that the blue stripe on the starfighter set was a box art mistake or something.

He was thinking the colors on the Lego boxes are supposed to be matching the colors on the Black Series boxes.

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6 minutes ago, ArrowBricks said:

Reviews of some sets are out on YouTube.

How are people getting ahold of these? It's supposed to be august for everyone, right? This seems super early.

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1 hour ago, Mandalorianknight said:

How are people getting ahold of these? It's supposed to be august for everyone, right? This seems super early.

I assume it’s through the Lego Ambassador Network. 

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Taun We looks perfect! So excited to get her! I will say I would rather have bought a 70-90 dollar Kamino base, or a Jango Fett starship over another Obi Wan star fighter, but she does save the set. I won’t buy it until after next year in the hopes that her mold is reused in a better set.

Commander Cody sounds nice but I was really hoping we would see a new Jedi in the AT-TE. Feels like a missed opportunity to get wither Shaak Ti or someone of the sort.

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1 hour ago, QuiggoldsPegLeg said:

I assume it’s through the Lego Ambassador Network. 

I don't think so. Although LAN does send sets out early, this seems REALLY early, and they definately aren't allowed to post the videos on them this early. If those guys are LAN (which I don't think they are), this could cost them their membership. Plus, if it was given out to LAN members we'd see some of the more prominent ones posting videos on it too, at the very least some members that do videos in english.

So all in all, I doubt these were obtained via LAN, and if they were, it'll probably be the last LAN sets these guys get.

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9 hours ago, The Stud said:

He was thinking the colors on the Lego boxes are supposed to be matching the colors on the Black Series boxes.

TBF they do on literally all other star wars products except Lego which for some reason can't stick to a specific box design/color for specific eras or the theme as a whole. I love uniformity so that's always my one wish, truly uniform boxes.

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JB Spielwaren also put up their videos for this year’s City Space sets long before anyone else did.

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