Mr Hobbles

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  1. I must admit, it was pretty predictable this wouldn't be available during the Oct double VIP - that's why I got mine at launch. Even without Lego vastly underestimating demand, most popular items are backordered within hours of the VIP sale starting.
  2. I think this only serves to show just how few of this set is actually out there in the wild. I imagine making this beast seriously strains Legos production capacity. If you assume the average set you can buy is 700 odd pieces, then this thing takes 10 times as many resources to make. For every one of these Lego makes, that's the time they could have spent making 10 other Lego sets. They still have their normal set obligations to fulfil too...
  3. The ones you're seeing on eBay are from the Leicester Square midnight launch. The first 100 to purchase the Falcon from there got a black VIP card in a presentation box, which could be signed, along with the set, by Lego Star Wars designers. They are specially numbered 113800001 to 113800100, in reference to THX-1138. Everyone else will get theirs in the mail in ~6 weeks time, with their own VIP number on it.
  4. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    I've been told on multiple occasions over multiple days, by multiple staffers, both in person and over the phone, that the London Leicester Square store *will* be opening at midnight - the Falcon will be on sale, and the designers will be present to do signings. The one part they've been unsure on is how long they will be open - I've been told until 6am, and I've also been told for one hour only. Though I've also been told that's not fully decided yet.
  5. I was told today at the Leicester Square store that they'll be having a midnight opening, with the set designer there to sign copies (which you buy on the spot and take away), on Sept 14th.
  6. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    I was told today at the Leicester Square store that they'll be having a midnight opening, with the set designer there to sign copies (which you buy on the spot and take away), on Sept 14th.
  7. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    £650?! I was not expecting that, I was expecting £750. I'm sold! Promobricks.de has the pics (Brickset hasn't put them up yet) - it's beautiful.
  8. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    I plan to also build a coffee table for it, with three T-70 X-Wing's in flight formation with it (2x grey/blue normal ones, and Poe Dameron), as a Force Awakens post-Starkiller Base destruction fly away scene. :)
  9. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    It's a £339 difference? Edit: I see what you mean now. Well, we know that this will cost $799 US. Also the Winter Village Train Station, which was only announced last week, is $79.99 US. It's also £74.99 UK, and €69.99 Euro. So, based on this, I'm predicting £749/€699.
  10. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Holy crap love everything. This is everything I ever wanted. 4x ESB minifigs in (what looks like) breathing apparatus gear - Leia, Han, Chewie and C-3PO, along with a Mynock. 4x TFA minifigs - Han, Rey, Finn, BB-8, with two Porgs. Removable radar dish in old circular or new rectangular configurations. Interior of at least 4 rooms with corridors between them. Chess table confirmed! I MUST HAVE THIS. It's not a day 1 purchase though, I'm waiting for a double VIP points weekend. I'm still predicting a $799/£749/€699 price tag, extrapolating up from the price of Winter Train Station (Just x10 all the numbers) and the leaked $799 US price.
  11. SW: TLJ set reviews taken down from YouTube

    I bet there's penalty clauses in whatever supplier contracts are in place, so there's no need to sue/go to court.
  12. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Winter Village Station is $79.99US/$119.99AUD. It was announced last week. Given this, and that we know the Falcon will retail at $799.99US, I predict the AUD price to be $1,199.99.
  13. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    And the new 2x2 corner tiles with the corner cut off, as used in Assembly Square. I'm going with legit on this one.
  14. 10259 Winter Village Station

    I like it, it's cute and cosy. But, what's with that UK pricing? It's like the UK and Euro pricing has been flipped.
  15. 9v Train Controller - Bluish Grey?

    Thanks - I did find that confusing as everything else from the track itself to the track connection wire is available in bley, just not the controller. I guess I'll have to live! :)