Flandy

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  • Birthday 07/22/78

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  1. The worms are out already, there's no point pretending this isn't happening. There are going to be a lot of potential customers that will see "Temporarily out of stock" for the next few weeks (months?) and go the Lepin route instead, and while I despise the lack of scruples of these Chinese copycats, I feel like Lego only have themselves to blame this time. If they'd let people pre-order in advance of release, and metered them out at one per customer, or household, then there would be an awful lot less annoyed potential customers out there. As it is, it seems like it will be 2018 before anyone wanting to order one will even be able to place said order. Meanwhile the Chinese will be making out like bandits. I know that Lepin is a touchy subject on here but I really hope Lego is reading this and learns from their mistakes. Launching one of the most eagerly anticipated sets the way they did was stupid, and has left many disappointed, and many others are making a fortune selling on the extra sets they bought due Lego's production ineptitude.
  2. I notice that the Chinese copy of this set is going to be available soon. Well done LEGO on screwing up this release so badly that the counterfeit maker is going to get production going before you can. I hope this doesn't harm sales, but I really do feel that they've shot themselves in the foot this time. £150 for the copy, or £650 for the real thing............................
  3. [MOC] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    This is absolutely fantastic! Very nice work sir!
  4. If those Pirate ship parts are still going for good money, this is a good way to offset the cost of your UCS falcon! In fact, if you sell the OT printed dish and the masts that's a big chunk of money!
  5. Thoughts on The Last Jedi Sets

    I don't mind any of the vehicles, but I find the Lego incarnations over priced and too "studdy". It looks like a directive came from head office to have more visible studs so where there could be smooth surfaces that would add to the realism (without loosing all studs that identify sets as Lego) they just put regular plates. The gorrilla walker is particularly aflicted. I guess that opens them up to modification, but it's a bit annoying. That plus the prices has put me off so far.
  6. It's insane, people are mad!
  7. 1 VIP point is worth 5p here in the UK, so on a £650 set, the VIP points are worth £32.50. during a double VIP points event that's £65 and when triple points are in effect that's £97.50 ! Just wait people! The clamor to buy it will die down, and if you don't intend to build it immediately, what's there to loose? The only people who NEED this set ASAP are the scalpers who are profiting from the lack of availability right now.
  8. There most definitely should have been a limit of 1. NOBODY but scalpers need more than 1 on day one. They should also have some sort of pre-order system to prevent this mad rush and instant sell out. I realise that Lego has sold out of all its initial production (or release, I suspect they're holding more back for october 1st) but at least it would have prevented the website crash, and the unhappy potential customers.
  9. I'm gonna wait for double or triple VIP points, at that price they start having serious value, and I don't have anywhere to put a built Falcon until I've made some kind of mega-shelf!
  10. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Absolutely, any secondary market values are of no concern to Lego, so their goal is shift as many Falcons as possible, it makes no sense to alienate potential buyers by making a limited run. They want to make as many sets as people want.
  11. Lego is undoubtedly a good investment, but when there is a likely shortage of a new and very much anticipated set, with the high probability that many will go without as Lego try to keep up with demand, you can imagine that someone saying they're going to buy 5 might just rub people the wrong way. One persons good investment is anothers over priced discontinued set. Most toys decrease in value for years and decades before rarity and desirability drives their value up. Lego is very much the exception and part of it is down to scalpers. That's why your statement might have annoyed people. There's no law against buying as many sets as you want, but if you ever buy an old discontinued set at greater than retail value, you have to accept that you are part of the reason why.
  12. Same here, mine's solid as a rock over a year later.
  13. [MOC] Hyperdrive ring for UCS 10215

    It's sooo round! Nice work!
  14. Yeah I know, it's gonna take me a few hours to sort out the pics and figure out which ones went where, and I've been too busy with work lately. I will get to it eventually! Sorry for the delay, if you'd like to direct your complaints to the Megablocks at Photobucket......
  15. UCS 10179 Falcon wall mounted

    Did you ever paint the wall to look like a star destroyer?