brobert

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  1. brobert

    REVIEW: 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City

    The set is not for me, but I like the review, especially that you don't have many in-progress pics, like others, that kinda counts to me as spoilers for the set. When I buy something, one thing I buy it for is the build experience, so kudos for this. This whole new MBS line - retrospectively applying the name to other sets - is I think not going to be a very good seller with AFOL's, especially if it looks like this one, or the Hoth one. We've been waiting for a set of CC so long, I don't think this is what most of us had in mind. Honestly I think the vehicles are ugly/ the wrong color, and the whole thing just look like some kid slapped it together. Many talented MOC-ers here could do something infinitely better even with this piece count I think. But then again, this is a playset, so not really aimed at AFOLS. (Although I'm not sure I would buy my kid a set this expensive)
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    Post your general LEGO Star Wars questions here

    Well, unfortunately I haven't seen the discounts around here...well I was going to "suprise myself" with it for this Christmas anyway... I just hope that if the sales are indeed low, and god forbid the Y-wing doesn't sell as well either, they don't come to the wrong conclusions that they need to focus more on the "master builder" line rather than "classic" display UCS sets...would be a shame.
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    Post your general LEGO Star Wars questions here

    Umm..I don't know if anyone noticed this, but the UCS snowspeeder is listed as "retiring soon" on my S@H...is that not overly soon? Meanwhile, the Slave-I is still on stock, without any sign of retirement... How about saving the environment?
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    Review: 75230 Porg

    I don't get all the hate towards this set - and the porgs in general (let's face it, we've seen worse in a SW movie.) I like this new line they started with BB-8, I bought that, and I'll probably buy this one too, good for display. As for the source material: I think they're half as annoying as either the ewoks, or the gungans. At least they didn't have a crucial role in defeating a technologically infinitely more advanced army...small comic relief, and an ingenious way to monetize a production challenge. @kaelthas - way off, but my OCD just can't take those huge bubbles under the sticker, you gotta fix that, man
  5. How can you say that???!!! So compelling and well fleshed-out characters!!! The most amazing story since....FOReVER - OK sorry, I'll stop Off-ing...but hey, so cool looking new troopers, they have stripes! and logos! on their armor! Is it really that viable that they're releasing another Slave-I? There is one in Betrayal of cloud city too after all, although yes I know, not system scale. But I guess more viable then yet ANOTHER snowspeeder, after the recent UCS version, plus the sand-color one they just did, which was basically the old one with fins... Unfortunately though, the new movies don't give that much material either, I already fear the day when they start releasing sets based on the new Resistance series....those are some uninspired designs....
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    Display for Star Wars UCS sets?

    The problem with that, is that it's not closed. From the way OP formulated the question I assume he's looking for closed solutions, which is exactly case (no pun intended) in which I found myself lately. I settled for a Fabrik├Âr from IKEA, because the other one I have from there (Detolf) is also too small for UCS sets. Now I have the 2-door version of the former, which is not as tall as I wanted, but at least the shelves you can set as high as you want, and it fits a UCS TIE and the Slave-I nicely. One downside though is that there the doors have quite a wide border, which blocks visibility, but rather this, than letting them collect dust for another year until I find something more viable. Also the price is OK, for a mostly glass piece of furniture.
  7. Heh, this is cute. I also just bought the set for the minifigs at a discount price, and rebuilt the crappy speeder to an alternate tank which looked half-passable, but I'm not happy with it taking up precious shelf-space. Might have a go at this.
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    Assault on Hoth + Medical Chamber

    Awesome, so you just need to combine a high-end set with 2 or 3 others across a decade and you can get a decent Echo base...man, I know it's boring, but this just opened up already forgotten scars about AoH...
  9. At first I saw the news and I'm like: "WOW, THE CC SET WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR???!!! aND JUST IN TIME FOR MY B-DAY???" but then I saw the pictures and the piece count/price... This is almost as bad as Insult on Hoth to me...
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    James Bond 2018

    Well, one thing is for sure, this will be one of this years' most controversial sets I never really liked Lego cars, most of them are next to impossible to pull of properly with the given parts - and considering that you actually want to sell big quantities, so the price point has to be somewhat reasonable. When I've heard it's going to be an Aston, I was already sure it would be a no-go for me, wasn't disappointed after the reveal. The gadgets are impressive indeed, but that doesn't save the set for people who want a nice display model.
  11. I don't know if this is a known fact yet, but I've just noticed the new wave up for sale from the 27th of July in a Swiss webshop.
  12. Got the Ach-to training, somewhat discounted, also recently picked up the Jedi and clone trooper and Imperial patrol BP,s quite satisfied with all of them. Also found some leftover A-wing pilot polybags in my local TRU, so snagged one of those as well for good measure.
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    MOC 10188 Death Star, 200+ LED's

    I never liked this set, but the LED-work is stunning. (Now you just have to learn 2 things: how to post these to Eurobricks, and ALWAYS shoot video in landscape mode )
  14. brobert

    What to do with stud shooters

    that's an interesting idea, I'll have a go at it, see how it looks. Only problem is they are black..