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  1. It's picking up now. I've been at a snails pace for the past few weeks, but I'm 2/3 of the way through the first book. I figure building the outer frame is probably least fun part so it's all up hill :P
  2. I got some trans blue radar dishes to try out. I'd like to keep my dishes on the original 10030. Hopefully it will look good.
  3. Kind of difficult to believe Lego under estimated the sales so badly that they can't even sell it on October 1st. This all seems like a concerted effort to me. Why would you allow three purchases of an $800 set for the VIP debut? You wouldn't. The good news is that everyone who's willing to fork out the dough will get one eventually.
  4. The Lego market was a totally different animal back then. Lego's popularity is through the roof and only sets that are unpopular ever get discounted in the US anymore. Also your 2010 example is three years after it went on sale. Not exactly relevant.
  5. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    I'm happy they did. I've already said I think they did a great job. Not sure why you felt the need to make a snarky, gloating comment. But whatever makes you happy.
  6. Looking at the gun turret picture, it looks like it might be pretty similar. They would have had to make some changes to get the depth needed for those interior areas though.
  7. They did an outstanding job with this. The interior is actually a lot better than I thought possible, and the greebling is well thought out. The stickers are regrettable for something this expensive, but at least the dish is printed. Now I have to figure out what to do with the old one :)
  8. Several thousand of my pieces weren't packaged in individual bags, so sorting it all is taking for freaking ever.
  9. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    The cockpit actually serves to illustrate the biggest issue with scaling. Minifigs are chunky. Comfortably sitting four of them is a challenge in the proper stud-based scale. It looks like MB might just barely have been able to squeeze four into his.
  10. Laying 15,000 pieces out in an organized fashion is proving to be a bit more of a challenge than I had anticipated.
  11. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    I said they could add a lot of small greebles to boost up the price count. So what? The original point of this, was that a lot of people seem to think this is going to an ultra detailed model with an interior to match it and it's not going to happen for this piece count, as well as other reasons. I'll be happy to be wrong. Also, this isn't a time they need to adopt a model of making less money, hence the trend of upward prices. Lego has never been bigger than it is right now.
  12. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Pretty confident, yeah. Since when does Lego adopt a business model of making less money? Snowspeeder: 11.7 cents per piece. Death Star: 12.5 cents per piece. Assault on Hoth: 11.6 cents per piece. Tie Fighter: 11.8 cents per piece. Average cents per piece for previous four UCS sets: 11.9. $800@11.9 = 6,722. Now I could certainly be wrong, and they could certainly bolster the piece count with small greebles (like the SSD) but why on earth would Lego pick the most adult-forum-hyped collector set ever, to suddenly buck the price trend? The furor over this is ridiculous, they're teasing the set like they've never done before, the previous best selling large set (Death Star) just got released with a massive price hike, and yet we're suddenly going to get the best deal ever? Call me a pessimist, but I think people's expectations are unrealistic at this point.
  13. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    An $800 Star Wars set with 7,500 pieces is not going to happen, at least not at current pricing models. The Death Star is 4,016 for $500, which is about 12.5 cents per piece. You would be lucky to get 7,000 pieces for $800. That's assuming it even costs that much. It could be $600 with far fewer pieces.
  14. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    There is absolutely no way that is possible. The original one at 5,200 pieces wasn't that detailed. Marshal Banana's is 7,500 pieces. Then there's the fact that the set is so large and so wide that it requires a large technic support structure running through it. You might be able to fit pockets of an interior with in it, but nothing like what you're talking.
  15. Just saw the video; I'm even more excited now! I'm just waiting on my last big order. The other 8 have already arrived! The total piece hasn't really changed as far as I can tell. I just came up with a ratio for ordering extra parts. 20 items +1, 30 items +2, etc. With a 15,000 piece model, when ordering 400 pieces of a brick it's best to do 25-30 (or more for really cheap pieces) to account for errors in both the shipper, and the instructions. There's no way I'm going to count all these pieces.