Daphatty

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  1. Did you bricklink 10179? Are you in the US?

    Thanks for the tip regarding the yellow 90 degree parts. I'll be lurking on those next!
  2. PaB in the US finally has the light grey engine lattice in stock. Element ID 6172809. Get them while they are still cheap! I've been waiting for this day for a while. Hope others can get in on this.
  3. 75192 - UCS Millennium Falcon 2017 MOD/MOC

    Just found this thread so I'm several weeks late to the party. I wanted to share my experience with this style mod in the hopes that it helps you with your efforts. A while back, I put together a similar mod for my 10179 based off original designs by Pepa Quin and Scottish Dave. (Model can be found here -> https://mecabricks.com/en/models/LGVjKJ0m2nz) At first, the design worked perfectly but the design's flaws started to show several months down the line. Specifically, the connecting pins at the far ends of the engine would slip out from the pressure being applied by the curvature of the engine itself. Maybe the use of two pins, as with your design, will overcome/prolong the longevity but you might want to consider some auxiliary bracing to help disburse the pressure elsewhere. I really love the resurgence in the interest of the UCS MF. Hopefully my experience helps inspire design improvements that we all can enjoy. Good luck!
  4. Man, it's been nearly a month since the Early Access release. I must admit, I'm surprised that Lego hasn't released the new online batch by now.
  5. Was anyone in the US actually able to order one?
  6. Site is not up in the US. Still can't log in. Managed to log in on mobile. MF still shows Add to Wishlist...
  7. Willing to bet they took LegoID offline to prevent overcommitment.
  8. Can you, or anyone for that matter, show me where Lego actually states that VIPs will get early access to the MF? Because none of the marketing materials that I've received, read, or watched actually states the MF is being provided via VIP early access. Nevermind. I'm a blind idiot. These are not the droids you are looking for...
  9. But an iphone only lasts two years. This will last a lifetime!
  10. This is a day one purchase for me. The challenge will be displaying my BL'd MF and this new one side by side. I have some ideas though. :) Speaking of bricklinked MIllennium Falcons, am I the only one looking forward to buying the masts for a reasonable price via Bricks and Pieces? :)
  11. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Speaking as someone who bricklinked the UCS MF, I'll be more than happy if/when Lego re-releases this set. There is a distinct difference in the accomplishment one feels when building a complete, off the shelf set and building a set that was pieced together one by one. Each is rewarding in a very different way and only those that have done so will be able to relate. Big thanks to Stash2Sixx for the info. I'm cautiously looking forward to Sept/Oct. :)
  12. [PRESS RELEASE] 75144 Snowspeeder

    I love how so many of us are still optimistic about the re-release of the MF. :) This set will be a day one purchase for me. I've already warned the wife. House purchase be damned.
  13. 2016 UCS Reaction

    Assault on Hoth should not be in the UCS category. Period. It is a play set. Nothing more. Death Star V2 version II (yes, that was intentional) is a cash grab. I'd love to see a reference that shows TLG actually pays Disney and Lucasfilm licensing rights. That makes no sense to me. And on a related note, I feel that disappointment towards UCS sets will always be a "thing" until TLG re-releases 10221, 10179, and/or 10030. Even then, people will still complain.
  14. So is ordering tied to each time zone's crossing into June 1? I really want to pick this up as soon as it comes out. :)
  15. Bricklinking the UCS MF was one of the most rewarding lego experiences I've ever had. Yes, it was expensive even though I cut many corners (I refused to pay $200 for the engine parts) and it was still worth every penny. Call it what you want but until you've actually assembled a UCS MF then you really don't know what you are missing.