Artanis I

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  1. They are technically alternate builds, but the thing is that unlike the alternate builds in, say, Creator 3-in-1 sets, or the ones from the Lego website or magazines, the alternate builds on the back of boxes were mainly intended as inspiration for the kinds of things you could build with the set rather than explicitly being intended as specific alternate models you were intended to build yourself. So inspiration models is a little more specific to their purpose and prevents confusion with the kinds of alternate builds in modern sets. To say the same thing in different words, we would tend to use the term "alternate build" to refer to something deliberate (eg those Creator or Technic sets with additional instructions for other models), and instead the term "inspiration model" to refer to an example of something else possible (eg the photos on the back of old sets). It's just so people know which of the two you are referring to.
  2. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    3 posts in the last 36 hours? I think there's stacks of room for everyone
  3. LEGO Sci-Fi 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Not officially, no. Site rhymes with "edit" No large models
  4. LEGO Sci-Fi 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Some nice Space-type models in the upcoming NK sets... (anyone who continues to maintain that it's a Castle theme is seriously confused). Reminds me of a lot of Blacktron III theme mocs. At the very least, there's a bunch of trans bright green parts
  5. If I had to spend all* of $800 on Lego at official price (no UCS MF allowed), then that would probably be the only opportunity to purchase the following 2 sets: Death Star $499.99 Ninjago City $299.99 Total = $799.98 Just my 2 cents...
  6. if anything I think the UCS Falcon might point sales towards a system scale one... there'll be loads of kids who'll get that after asking for the large one... Agreed, happens all the time. From my own first-hand experiences: I asked for a certain (expensive, and beyond-budget) board game when I was younger, I was given a cheaper not-as-awesome version. I also asked for the Optimus Prime transformer, I got a smaller similar product and some Optimus Prime stationery instead, haha. If there's a more affordable variation it will be purchased instead, should the UCS be out of your price range.
  7. I'm sliding into a dark age this year. This sums up a lot of it for me: This is all about me at the moment, especially since I can't collect a cohesive wave of my favourite themes Space OR Castle (5-7 different sets in a year or MAYBE more) when those don't exist. The other things I get into are similar licences, like LOTR (dead) and SW (already too big, and just keeps getting bigger). I don't want to touch a theme that has billions of sets, it's too overwhelming. Usually I only pick up a bunch of SW sets (12 or so), but lately we are getting extra waves and more larger than average sets, so I've found myself not getting anything this year despite all of the stuff I'm interested in. And even if I did get all of the stuff I like, where am I going to put it all... Only sets I've bought myself this year have been Guardians of the Galaxy. There were THREE sets - that's a number that's manageable! I'm sure some people wanted more, but I'd much rather TLG release 3 sets than release 0, 10 or 20 sets (which sadly seem to be the trend) All this from someone who is reading Lego sites (including EB) nearly every day. I'm not disinterested in the Lego product, I'm bewildered by the size & range of products currently available (which only adds to the disappointment regarding ongoing lack of supply of my major interests - yes I'm aware they may never return). Too many sets available in the "slightly interested" category (like the sci-fi stuff in Ninjago, Elves, Batmans, fantasy NK villains et al) leads me to just ignore all of them and buy another guitar pedal or cymbal instead.
  8. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Leave a comment on social media, or give your feedback to TLG. Don't use PRODUCT review/ratings to share your dissatisfaction with SERVICE or supply... that should be common-sense.
  9. Help with identifying parts/sets!

    Can this work in place of that triple axle part?
  10. Help with identifying parts/sets!

    Ah that's why it looks familiar. So perhaps if you cut a ball in half you could make this. (In the wrong colours)
  11. Help with identifying parts/sets!

    I don't think this is buildable. That "part" just looks like a mash of shapes resembling the middle and bottom of 1x1 round plates glued together
  12. Post your general LEGO Star Wars questions here

    That is what should happen, unless they cancel your order
  13. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    US stock is completely independent from UK or other regions so timezone would make zero difference. I would also hate to think of the cost to ship it from the UK to the US independently, not to mention relevant import duty/tax. Yeah, so I suggest you forget about that plan and just try to get it locally!
  14. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    It has been reported that they are available in physical Lego stores but not online. Which is bad news for some, I was keen to get a few. I hope they'll be available at some other point in time or it's off to BL I go. sounds good...
  15. Big box on Lego Facebook?

    Nah just 5x the normal falcons