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  1. Just got a delivery notification, rushed to the garage where it had been left to find a very small box :( Just the Hoth set, though tracking on the courier and Lego website seemed to suggest that the whole order had been delivered. However talked to Lego and they gave me an additional tracking number, seems like it was split into two packages but the one containing the Star Destroyer seems to have stalled in the system (in Belgium I think, I'm in the UK). Seems a bit weird that there's no indication on the Lego website about the two numbers and even weirder that the main number just seems to track the free gift. Hopefully the Star Destroyer will turn up at some point! Anyone else experienced this or actually received both parcels?
  2. I'm no expert, but if you don't mind second hand bricks then job lots on ebay may be worth a look, I've bought a few and although I've got some duff parts (heavy yellowing, old grey, a few megablox pieces etc.) it also got me a decent range of standard pieces and also a few rarer pieces that, based on the prices listed on rebrickable, would pretty quickly cover what I paid for the whole lots if I chose to sell them on. Though obviously you have to spend lots of time sorting!
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    REVIEW: 71043 Hogwarts™ Castle

    I guess with the bridge that there's an awful lot of build between the two anchor points for it, so quite a potential for slight variations in positioning to creep in, which maybe explains why some people see it and others don't. Obviously Jang's mock-up removes some of that so maybe there is an issue with the geometry when everything is lined up exactly but in the castle itself the size of the build allows that misalignment to be spread around a large number of joins, removing the stress, and whether or not you see the issue when trying to fit the bridge simply depends on the exact geometry of your build, which I think could easily vary by a few millimetres.
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    REVIEW: 71043 Hogwarts™ Castle

    Bit late to the party, but have to say that I didn't notice the issue with the bridge that Jang raised while building the set and I'd watched both his videos before the build so I was expecting it, but the parts seemed to fit fine to me. Only "issue" I did have was an apparently random flower stem piece in the bag that contained the vine pieces, couldn't see it in the instructions and it was the only piece of that type within that specific bag, did I just get a rogue piece or have I missed something? Had all the flower stem pieces I needed to make the trees so it hadn't come from one of the other bags without me noticing. Did anyone else get the piece?
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    The Toys That Made Us

    The first half of the series are available on Netflix UK (Star Wars, G.I.Joe, Barbie and He-Man) so I would hope the second half of the series will appear as well, hopefully at the same time it goes up on Netflix US. As well as Lego there will be episodes on Transformers, Hello Kitty and Star Trek.
  6. Can't say I'm exactly overwhelmed by the "poster", looks nice enough but only A4, so not really a poster. So nearly half way through the year and the black card offers have been IIRC one double points offer and a disappointing poster. Hopefully there'll be something better at some point, early access to the autumn UCS set perhaps.
  7. 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!
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    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"...
  9. Falcon looks to be currently in stock on the UK website.
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    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.
  11. The Death Star was 20% off at the end of November on S@H in the UK.
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. 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!
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    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.