Pedilego

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  1. Pedilego

    [MOC] 501st Legion BTL-B Y-Wing Starfighter

    This looks great! Stellar MOC, nevermind it being your first. The topic of scale is interesting since, in cannon, the Rebel Y-Wings are just salvaged Republic Y-Wings. On one hand, this looks comparable to the UCS Original Trilogy Y-Wing (same slope pieces to cap the front of the "engine canisters") but that said is said to be way bigger than minifigure scale. On the other hand, looking at the source material, you could definitely make the argument that this is close - closer than a recolor/upgrade of the previous yellow Anankin's Y-Wing set, at least. I'd love to see some pictures with minifigures!
  2. It'll probably be 20th Anniversary style where its very pronounced that a figure (perhaps two) is commemorative and not necessarily consistent with the rest of the set. A much less likely analogy is the UCS Millennium Falcon, where they provide minifigures for two eras. But to echo others, expect fewer figures. I'm standing by my theory that they're using the Jurassic World Gyrosphere pieces for the bubble turrets. A $350 price point seems consistent with the right scale to pull that off. They'd only need to change one figure to make it Mando themed. Probably too late for that, though, perhaps they'll put Mando on the box banner and hope it'll encourage the buyers to pretend hahah.
  3. Footnote: The Mandalore Throne Room set means the new extended lightsaber hilt piece is likely finally going to make an appearance as an actual lightsaber hilt piece.
  4. mandr has a video up on the full lineup. His info doesn't match some of the info discussed so far (e.g. no Bo in the Cruiser). I'm pretty happy IF true. While I'd preferred a few things (e.g. Gunship size, non-Bad Batch Clones) the only glaring omission is an affordable way to get Captain Rex. Guess there's still the Advent Calendar & the $30 store exclusive...
  5. Pedilego

    [MOC] Dwarf Spider Droid

    I stumbled across another piece/idea: Part 30342 Rock Arctic Globe, Bottom It comes in Light Gray & Light Bluish Gray. It's not the smoothest texture and you'd have to use it upside-down, not ideal, but you'd be able to put the antenna through it or - more accurately, you'd be able to rest it on top of the antenna. Perhaps you could add a 2x2 inverted dish, too, in order to help smooth over the top of the dome. The other issue is it only came in the original UCS SSD so it'll Super Star Destroy your wallet.
  6. Calling out other 'uncivilized' behavior doesn't justify ones own. Why not just sell it? There are plenty of SW minifig collectors out there. You're all about 'sending TLG a message' with your purchases; on this one, your biggest, most important opportunity to send the PT message, you're going to sit it out to spite a bunch of people you don't know? Can't be mad at TLG for listening to messages from the fans, right? Also, keep in mind that if Jedi Bob won the most votes because of trolls, then they're the reason the Gunship beat out the Nebulon-B because like half of its votes came from trolls. Point being, in any case, you're not just spiting a bunch of people you don't know - you're spiting people you don't know that also happened to support the same thing you're also passionate about. The 332nd is expensive because it's mass-able. The better comparison is Ahsoka or, heck, the Mando currently on the market.
  7. Yes, it fits, but I'm not sure it's a technique that'd ever be used in an official TLG set. It's very tight and there may be a small amount of lingering friction on the pieces, but it fits. The conflicting info leaves just about everything in play except that the May UCS set will be between $200-250. No confirmation it's even the Gunship. The set list going around says the May set is $200. mandr sourced that the May set is $250. mandr also said he's assuming May is the UCS Gunship.
  8. Keep in mind that CMFs aren't just about the figures. We got the latest diver because we liked the turtle, not because the figure was special. There are lots of accessories & animals that could make a CMF pack attractive: blaster molds e.g. Han's, lightsaber molds e.g. Anakin's, Luke's Endor poncho, Luke's RotJ hair, a lothcat, mouse droid mold, etc.
  9. Let's talk it through by the numbers: is it possible for a $250 Gunship to be minifigure scale? The m5_builds custom Gunship has over 1,400 pieces. That does include double doors but not bubble turrets, flood lights, or minifigures. The BrickVault custom Gunship contains 1,587 pieces. I'm assuming this count includes the double doors, bubble turrets, & flood lights. Side Note: I'm not saying double doors & flood lights for Clone Wars conversions are likely; I'm just seeing what max part count gets us. The custom sets don't include a speeder, which was another 27 parts in the 2013 Gunship. A more detailed version may use 50 pieces? The custom sets don't include a UCS plaque or display stand. The A-Wing used just over 100 pieces so the Gunship may need 150 pieces? The custom sets don't include minifigures. If this set is scaled to them, there's no reason they couldn't, say, re-create the Dooku pursuit scene (2 pilots, 2 gunners, 2 clones, Anakin, Kenobi, Padme, Dooku) plus Commander Cody from the fan vote. That's another ~50 pieces. Ok, so even if they included all of ^that, we're looking at a part count in the mid-1,800s. For comparison, The 2013 UCS Ewok Village had 1,990 pieces, 21 minifigures, and retailed for $249.99 USD. The 2016 UCS Assault on Hoth had 2,144 pieces, 15 minifigures, and retailed for $249.99 USD. The 2017 UCS Snowspeeder had 1,703 pieces, 2 minifigures, and retailed for $199.99 USD . The 2018 UCS Y-Wing had 1,967 pieces, 2 minifigures, and retailed for $199.99 USD. The 2020 UCS A-Wing had 1,673 pieces, 1 minifigure, and retailed for $199.99 USD. This theoretical 2021 UCS Gunship could have up to 1,850 pieces, 11 minifigures, and retail for $249.99 USD. To me, while $200 is entirely possible, a $250 minifigure scale Gunship is tipping the scales a bit too much. For the record, I'd personally prefer & purchase more at minifigure scale. Huh I didn't know that! Thanks for sharing.
  10. Did he say he heard the May set was going to be $250? Or the UCS Gunship? I thought it was the former, with a possibility of it being both. I've been of the mind that it'll be a bit larger than normal, scaled to use the 20455 Cylinder Hemisphere 9 x 4 x 7 used for the Jurrasic World Gyrosphere. As we know, UCS sets have a higher standard for accuracy & aesthetics and I feel like that's the ideal part for the bubble turrets on the side. https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=20455&idColor=12#T=S&C=12&O={"color":12,"iconly":0}
  11. Pedilego

    Unpopular Opinions related to Lego Star Wars

    As a lifelong fan, 'updating my knowledge' on the Clone Wars really expanded my enthusiasm for Star Wars. I enjoyed the PT just fine as a teen, but the final arch of the Clone Wars is up there with the OT for me. I was just sharing that; no offense taken, at all. Couple things about the show: Lucas has a thing for telling stories out of order. I highly recommend chronological order, not release order: https://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-the-clone-wars-chronological-episodeorder Shows are better when you learn the characters. Do the same with the clones. It's difficult at first & they're easy to dismiss as generic but it's worth it. It's Game of Thrones in reverse; starts off bad & progressively gets better. If you're struggling, find a "watch list" online that condenses the ~150 episodes into the most pivotal/entertaining episodes. You can always go back & fill in the gaps once you're actually invested. This is the closest thing I've seen for posting collection. It's an old thread but it checks out: https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/18914-show-your-army-navy-and-collection-display/&page=79 On topic: I think the disdain for Lego re-sellers is way overstated: Lego is very well aware of this group & if they wanted to find ways to shut or slow them down, they could. But, in a way, re-sellers provide a service to the community. It effectively extends the shelf life of sets. Yes, you're paying a premium to get it after it retires but imo that's only fair. For example, the early modulars are going for thousand(s) of dollars NIB because nearly all of the sets purchased were done with the intention of building. More recent retired modulars are going for far less because, in large part, there's a healthy amount of sets that were bought to be sold at a later date. I've done a lot of eBay sniping during COVID. I bought, built, and re-sold a lot of stuff. From it, I organized a lot of Lego & completed a lot of sets (e.g. BrickLink orders) - putting a decent number of sets 'back into circulation'. Personally, I got to build a lot of sets I wouldn't have otherwise been able to build, keep a lot of sets, figures, and/or parts for "free", and any money I made went back into our family Lego fund to buy stuff like the latest MBS. BTW Yes, I sold my Yoda lightsaber; it's what made the Cantina affordable enough to get when we did. FWIW I'm not saying this as an absolute; there are times where it's scummy, but a lot of people out there seem to think it's an absolute that any or nearly any kind of re-selling is scummy.
  12. Pedilego

    Unpopular Opinions related to Lego Star Wars

    Lego is the biggest toy company in the world by a wide margin. According to one article I found, Bandai is the 2nd biggest at $1.6 billion (as of 2019). Based on that, if TLG decided to enforce 18+ and become "adults only", they'd still be the largest toy company in the world. Yeah, probably a minority opinion on here but certainly not rare. It's def fair to say they were bad guys in the movies, but what the cartoon showed is that they're victims, too, forced to betray their brothers-and-sisters-in-arms against their will. It's more than them just being good guys, though; aesthetically, the colors & variations offer wider appeal. I'd compare it to classic sneakers or sports uniforms versus what Nike's been able to do with those products. BTW I drudged through the series a few years ago. Season 7 happened earlier this year. Wow. Re-watched the entire series over the summer with my daughter. Changed me from neutral about Clones to a big fan. If you/anybody's interested, I made a list of ~30 eps for a friend to watch before Season 2 of Mando.
  13. I hear the people saying "be patient" and "product development takes time" but allow me a couple of counter-points: Season 7 of the Clone Wars aired early this year. Streaming numbers don't necessarily equal sales but that and the consensus reviews on the Siege of Mandalore arch should've gotten TLG's attention. I feel like TLG tapered back because of poor toy sales from Disney Star Wars. @jdubbs mentioned Rebels but it's been pretty universal. However, the Clone Wars audience justified a lot of lines over the years. Now those kids/fans are older, have money, might have their own kids, and the audience has expanded to others, too, due to streaming. There are people at TLG whose job it is to analyze these things and make decisions. A window missed does reduce the chance we see certain sets. The further a potential product release is away from the release of the source material, the less likely it is that Lego can/should/will try to ride the wave. I think the popularity of SoM demands that we'll see Ahsoka vs. Maul, new Mandos (Bo? Maul Mandos, etc.) but chances for stuff like a 501st Y-Wing diminishes with each wave, and hope for something like a CIS MTT happening seems long-gone. I agree with you and @wesker. I like that they're trying to appeal to AFOLs, even if I'm not into the product lines, but not when there's multiple going at once and it feels like they're at the expense of system. BTW Since when have the set numbers been known? One YouTuber speculated the quantity of sets and/or dates of release could be due to COVID, which would make it much more understandable. Anyways, it's nice to see most people being measured in expressing thoughts & concerns while taking a wait & see attitude before really passing judgment. While I'm disappointed in a couple of ways, I'm also still interested to see the sets. I agree with @Brikkyy13 about the Slave I & Vader Tie. They're really accurate, fit the figs, and kids can actually swoosh them against each other at the same time.
  14. Pedilego

    Unpopular Opinions related to Lego Star Wars

    You're one of those that think the Empire are the good guys, huh? But yeah, it's interesting how George cleverly found a way to have what are effectively faceless troops because, you know, aimed at kids and all - and then ended up reversing that in the show by giving, really, both sides personalities / clear sentience. Off the top of my head, the PT has the 1999 Qui-Gon & Jar Jar vs. STAP in the Naboo swamps, Duel of the Fates, and Dooku vs. Yoda whereas the OT has Mos Eisley (thrice + UCS), Hoth (countless various location builds, Wampa Cave, multiple trenches, Echo Base, Medical Bay, etc.), Endor (Bunker, Bright Tree Village, various smaller ones), Final Duel (4 times if you count the 2 OG mini-sets that I was so fond of as a kid) and Yoda's Hut in the X-Wing set, too. That's 3 sets vs. close to 20, from my personal memory at least. Unpopular Opinion: I think the newer Turbo Tank is underrated & most late 00s sets are overrated for similar (or rather opposite) reasons: The old ones have size but lack sturdyness.
  15. Pedilego

    Unpopular Opinions related to Lego Star Wars

    Thanks for addressing this lol. I sensed a lot of... bitterness. I'm a prequel kid, too, but I started my kid off on ANH. Luke's journey is timeless, as are the core characters. That said, a lot of the other points mentioned are valid, including the one about playsets. IMO the PT/CW has better world-building & should theoretically be more conducive to a Lego sets - since there's more variety (at the expense of 'iconicity') and the 'good guy' faction is cooler. It's just a shame that its almost exclusively vehicles besides, what, Duel of the Fates? Hopefully the prequels get at least one of those large scale playsets (e.g. Jedi Temple, Geonosis) as well as more small ones.