kiwiatlarge

Eurobricks Vassals
  • Content Count

    59
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About kiwiatlarge

Spam Prevention

  • What is favorite LEGO theme? (we need this info to prevent spam)
    Star Wars

Recent Profile Visitors

381 profile views
  1. kiwiatlarge

    [PRESS RELEASE] 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer

    Picked up in store in NZ today..
  2. kiwiatlarge

    [PRESS RELEASE] 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer

    Called into my closest store of probably the largest Lego stockist in my country today, and that store is expecting 4 Star Destroyers in Jan, none of them currently reserved.. so I have pencilled a reserve at this stage. TBH I'd prefer it getting closer to Death Star prices, but I've got one held anyway.
  3. kiwiatlarge

    REVIEW | 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer

    Hmm yes true... I'm being way too conservative (but then I'm a farmer so have big lawns, lol), Well according to mr google an ISD is roughly 1600m long and the Falcon is roughly 35m long, so 45 times as long... But yeah, it would have to be a bloody big lawn for the Executor. It's about 17-20km long..
  4. kiwiatlarge

    REVIEW | 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer

    Hell, even Tantive IV would be massive compared to the Falcon... Imagine a Star Wars Lego universe that accurately scaled to the Falcon. You'd need a lawn to pose the Super Star Destroyer..
  5. kiwiatlarge

    [PRESS RELEASE] 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer

    It's waitlisted in our part of the world... Was going to discuss it with the mrs because it was a long wait and big parcel for shipping when the Falcon was shipped. I'm possibly inclined to wait for this one to hit the shops..
  6. kiwiatlarge

    [PRESS RELEASE] 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer

    Well, it's up for VIP pre-order now... decisions..
  7. kiwiatlarge

    [PRESS RELEASE] 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer

    I also collect MCU themed Hot Toys. A standard figure (not Iron Man because they are in a different price category) has gone up $30-40US in the last four years I've been collecting on average. Years before I started collecting they were sub 200. It's not unusual for a standard figure now to price between 250 and 270.
  8. kiwiatlarge

    [PRESS RELEASE] 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer

    Ha.. The Falcon is $1500 in NZ... what will crack the $2K barrier here I wonder?.... I seriously can't see it happening.. 10,000 piece set minimum I imagine.. Super Star Destroyer with internal detailing?
  9. kiwiatlarge

    [PRESS RELEASE] 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer

    Yeah, I currently live in a small work supplied house, although my partner and I do own our own 4 bedroom house which we rent out. When I bought the Falcon I thought I'd have to wait until we finally move house to build it, but the Efferman Stand changed my mind to build it.. Maybe I'll buy this and store it, and build it one day in my retirement like the old chaps do with their miniature railroad displays, lol..
  10. kiwiatlarge

    [PRESS RELEASE] 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer

    Yeah, the minifigs is a non-issue for me. Unless you are into collecting unique minifigs you can't display them with it. They're really just hood ornaments for the stand. At least the Falcon you can do something with them.. As for the Star Destroyer, I am a little mixed about it. I do really like it and I'm all over the remakes of the classic ships of the OT in UCS. But I just don't know where to display it, lol... and it is a lot of coin. That said, I felt I easily got 4 times the build pleasure and experience out of the Falcon over the smaller ships.
  11. Yes. I only buy UCS OT pieces for display.. (with the exception of BB-8, because he looks good with UCS R2-D2) . As I started collecting with the new X-Wing, most of my sets have been done before. But if they were to remake Obiwans's Jedi StarFighter it would be an easy pass for me.
  12. kiwiatlarge

    REVIEW: 75181 UCS Y-Wing Starfighter

    I'll be getting it purely because it fits the exact criteria of my collection.. UCS OT Rebel/Empire ships..
  13. Talking to one retailer here, it sounds like the Y-Wing won't get here until August... Still, I'm not sure I want to penny up $80 to get it from Lego in the next few weeks..
  14. Yep, it's now been live in New Zealand on the online Lego shop... BUT, as it is under $400 NZ ($349), it will cost $80 to ship it... lol.. What a joke. That's why even with VIP points, and freebie minifigs thrown in, I'll likely never used the Lego store again. Unless there is another UCS Star Destroyer or something, I can't justify a long shipping wait (the first batch of Falcons took a really long time to ship to Australia and New Zealand, even for the VIP pre-orders) and high shipping costs just to buy direct from Lego I'll go down and buy it from Toyworld or somewhere. Failing that Mighty Ape ship for free... I don't expect free shipping, but I've had bigger heavier boxes delivered from Popcultcha in Australia, or Hot Toys in Hong Kong than your typical UCS Lego fighter for much less...