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  2. Most of the sets these days wobble on the stands. All that weight on a small connection will do that. He seems to be spinning it round without much fear of it breaking though.
  3. @Pariah There's a pic of gold leader/Dutch Vander doing the rounds (assuming they actually name him, and not leave it generic)
  4. Possibly hinting that the Ideas Tron set has been approved?
  5. It seems a little early to be re-releasing the SSD. I think most fans would prefer a new ISD (and that was a hint on the falcon box).
  6. I looked at flattening the bottom layer of the engine flaps last night, and I think my main problem is that it attaches to the rear of the falcon using hinges which drop down too much on mine. I've put in a couple of plates below the hinges to stop it falling so far, which has helped.
  7. Looks much better. Might have to have a go one mine.
  8. Those dates don't make sense though. We've never (to my knowledge) had UCS releases in July or December. As I posted above, May and Sept/Oct are the usual dates. We had one in January once (slave 1?) and that's because it got pushed back for some reason. I didn't want to mention the "CC" comment, as I didn't want to trigger a 40 page list of responses about cloud city! :)
  9. I haven't kept up to date on his thread, but these are apparently the D2C set numbers for 2018. Apologies if already known. 75181 (May) 75222 (October)
  10. I had quite a lot as spares, but you'll mainly want, 1x1 & 2x1 plates, 2x1 jumper plates, 1x2x1 panels, 1x1 & 1x2 tiles, and a couple of wedge plates. I only replaced anything on the top. No one will ever see the bottom! I also swapped the dark grey arches (in the mandibles) with the ones on the underside. actually, just looked at the leftovers. Also two 6x16 plates, some 1x1 & 1x2 bricks and a few other plates and tiles. Have a look at the pieces in the back of the manual, and also look at the steps and photos and try and work out what's visible and what isn't. use the online instructions if it's easier edit: also two 4x4 tile with studs on edge (to replace the dark grey in the mandibles)
  11. Haven't got the new radar dish built, but height is 23cm with the round dish. even if you remove the feet, it's not going to sit flat, unless you remove some other bits, and then the weight may cause issues. It might just squeeze in with the dish and top turret removed, but you may have to remove the whole turret section and then you'd have a big hole in the top!
  12. Ok, I've replaced all visible sand yellow/dark tan (whatever colour it is) on the top side. Changed the engine mod, and added lights. Haven't worked out how to get the lights to the outer bits of the engines but I can access the on/off switch from beneath. Not sure I like the bits below the engine, but had to fill the gap somehow.
  13. Any more details on the engine mod? The one thing I don't like about mine, is that it's not curved enough, but yours has a good shape to it.
  14. will

    Next UCS Set

    Yeah we typically get one in May and one Sept/Oct. A new ISD is top of my wish list, but I think they'll need to let people's wallets recover after the falcon, as it would likely be a similar price. Would also love a new tantive. I'm surprised we didn't get a rebels version after it featured heavily in that. (Not UCS scale). I only collect OT sets, and I'm sure there are many like me, so if they start making UCS sets from PT I think they would miss out on a lot of sales. Sort of proved that the Jedi interceptor set flopped massively.
  15. I don't think my lego OCD could handle those binocular pieces being the wrong way up! I think one of the wheels is upside down as well, but haven't checked. I just remember one was the other way up compared to the others. nice solution though.