Tavis75

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  1. Does anyone know if there's an issue with issue 40 of Blocks magazine in the UK? It was due out a couple of weeks back but I've been unable to find a copy where I usually get it (Tesco), so today I tried W.H.Smiths but no luck there either, so starting to wonder if there is some problem either with just that specific issue or the mag in general? I am considering subscribing to avoid issues like this but also a little worried that if there is a problem with the mag in general that the subscription could be a waste of money!
  2. Starwarslegos.net??

    Reading a description I see they claim that the sets are genuine Lego, second hand and come without boxes or instructions, which makes the prices for the regular sets seems quite plausible (if not overpriced in some cases), but that doesn't explain the cheap prices on the OOP sets. Maybe a mix of actual second-hand Lego and knock-off brands, but does sound a bit dodgy. Also, they deserve to be avoided for the use of the word "Legos". edit - Ah, reading through their terms and conditions in detail I found this "All our products are authentic Lego sets but not authentic Lego blocks", an interesting use of the term "Authentic Lego sets"...
  3. Falcon looks to be currently in stock on the UK website.
  4. Next UCS Set

    I definitely want to see more large scale ships\vehicles (or large versions of the larger ships) in the UCS line as I think that's what it's about, mini-figure scaled versions are available in the standard line and I don't see what they could do to make a UCS version significantly more detailed than the regular version as the main reason they have less detail is because they're smaller, possibly could improve them ever so slightly by using less sturdy\more complex building techniques but I don't think they'd end up standing out significantly from the regular versions. Obviously you get some sets that hit a sweet spot where they can be both large display pieces and minifigure scale at the same time, like the Falcon, Slave 1 and to a degree the Sandcrawler (though I think technically that would need to be bigger to be true minifig scale). Not that keen on the play-set style UCS sets as they don't make particularly interesting display pieces, out of the UCS sets I own (Slave 1, Tie Fighter, Snow Speeder, Sandcrawler, Falcon, Death Star and Assault on Hoth) the Death Star and Assault on Hoth are the only two that have been taken off of display and stuck in a spare room. Hope the Y-Wing rumours are true as always regretted not getting the original and would love to see a Tie-Bomber.
  5. The Death Star was 20% off at the end of November on S@H in the UK.
  6. Another vote for the Parisian Restaurant, as has been said, it's older than the Detectives Office so likely to be discontinued sooner and I think it is probably the best looking of the modulars and was the most fun to build of the ones I have (Detectives Office, Assembly Square, Pet Shop, Brick Bank and Palace Cinema)
  7. TBH, that sounds like the sort of one off printing mistake there's not really any way of catching unless they individually check every page of every manual. I doubt it's a common issue as I have not heard of anyone else encountering it. Sure they'll be happy to send you a replacement, but in the meantime I believe the instructions are available for download from the Lego website, so you'll be able to continue with your build.
  8. Thanks, I've downloaded the csv's and uploaded the first book to a custom list on Rebrickable, seems to have worked OK once I realised that the csv's were in Bricklink format rather than Rebrickable, my initial upload would have made an interesting coloured Star Destroyer!
  9. Would be great if you could upload the CSV files, in the process of cataloguing my spare Lego pieces on Rebrickable and watching the percentage completion on the Aggressor decreasing (85.5% complete so far) but might be slightly less daunting on a book by book basis, not least because it means I can ignore those missing 330 2 x 4 LBG Tiles for a little while longer!
  10. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Releasing Boba Fett as an exclusive does seem an unusual decision, do wonder if maybe the version with Han in carbonite will be an exclusive and the Boba Fett model will be released normally in the future.
  11. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Just checked my account and my Falcon that was backordered and scheduled to ship before 1st October is now showing as "In Warehouse", so looks like they're getting new stock in fairly quickly (or there were cancellations\failed orders and I happened to be fairly near the front of the queue for backorders).
  12. Actually it was, local motorway was closed due to an accident so traffic was as busy as S@H! Tried ordering the Falcon from home at 7:30, managed to get one in my basket then checkout failed and it disappeared from my basket and I got logged out and then couldn't log back in, so gave up and headed to work. That took ages but got in and logged on, Falcon showing in my basket and was able to finish the order but it was showing as backorder by that point so guessing I've got a bit of wait. I've got a week off at the beginning of October though, so that kind of works out OK. Only thing is I was trying to order via a cashback site and with all the messing about not sure if that will work or not.
  13. Annoying, that's just after I'd normally leave for work. So do I hang around at home and hope it actually goes up on time or do I head into work and hope it hasn't gone on to backorder by the time I arrive.
  14. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    The price per part on the Falcon is not actually that bad, works out at about 8.5 pence per part in the UK, which puts it at the lower end of price per part in the Star Wars range as far as I can see (based on the sets in my Star Wars collection), and looking at my collection as a whole the average price per part is 7.6 pence (which is skewed down slightly by a few sets with lots of very small parts such as Big Ben), so it doesn't compare too badly even with non-Star Wars sets. The Falcon also looks to contain a reasonable mix of large and small parts, obviously lots of small parts for the detailing but also lots of long technic beams and large panels for the main structure and hull.
  15. There are already over-priced "pre-orders" on there.