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  1. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Hopefully that means it'll be available in the discovery centre too. Although that thing's surrounded by so many stairs, the cart wont be much help.
  2. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Or you could make a vip account and hit refresh on sep. 15th.
  3. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Lego confirmed that its only available online and through Lego stores. We do usually get D2C sets in regular stores here, yes, but this was in response to someone asking if it would be available in Mexico, and their answer was no, so I'm thinking it probably wont be available in Australia except online and at the certified store in Dreamworld and the discovery centre in melbourne. IN any case, we can probably get it cheaper by importing it from the US here anyway, at least once its readily available and the scalpers have moved on.
  4. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Nobody will ever have such a clue, Lego doesn't publicly discuss such things. Or much of anything else for that matter. But basically, the answer to any "does anyone know why lego did x" will always be "no"
  5. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Exchange rate is not, nor should it be, the only deciding factor in pricing between different regions. Australia has a higher minimum and median wage than the US, as well as higher import and sales taxes. Its also a small and isolated market, meaning shipments here are more expensive and less profitable. Also note that you'd be hard pressed to find a country which gets lower lego prices than the US, and also that US RRP doesnt even include sales tax.
  6. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    IMO there's no reason to at this point. The falcon's the last lego Star Wars set to be announced for 2017. From there on out, its all 2018, which already has a separate discussion and news thread. Once the falcon's officially announced, there's nothing left to leak for 2017, so its not like anyone needs to stick around here for news.
  7. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Personally Ive been burned too many times by all D2C set selling out in seconds the moment there's any discount on them. 10% off just isnt worth waiting for IMO, especially on a set that size (like, if I can pay $1440 for it, I can just as much pay $1600 for it)
  8. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    His sources are probably the same ones we have on this thread.
  9. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Lego did it themselves back in 2000 with 3340, 3341, 3342, and 3343.
  10. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    I believe CM4Sci was the first credible person to suggest it, saying it was "likely" over on reddit. That was some time before Stash2Sixx said anything about it. There were one or two other reliable leakers in-between who said we'd see a new largest set ever this year, but I've forgotten who.
  11. What's your recent LEGO Star Wars Purchase?

    Went and picked up half the summer star wars sets today. The battle packs are starting to show up in many Australian stores, but so far the only place Ive found the rest of the wave (except for the freemaker sets, which I cant find anywhere) was at the discovery centre in melbourne. Prices are what you'd expect; $45 for the fighter tank and vader's transformation, $90 for the quadjumper and scout trooper + speeder bike, $23 for the battle packs. I think the rathtar escape was $130, its the only one I didn't pick up. This sure is a nice change from their usual August release. Also finally got krennic's shuttle from david jones for 20% off. That thing's getting real hard to come by in Aus. The speeder bike is gorgeous, the tank is pretty great too. I definitely dont recommend picking up the quadjumper at RRP though, this thing is a $60, maybe $70 tops, set. Definitely not worth $90.
  12. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    That's not universally true. Here in Australia, buying star wars sets from the US on ebay is sometimes still cheaper than the Australian retail price, even despite insane shipping costs. Best examples being the TIE advanced vs A-wing or Rex's AT-TE, since they were only available to us on S@H. Its not like that's all there is to the rumor though. If it was, sure, the rumor would be rubbish, but its been supported by numerous reliable leakers, people who have been right far far more often than they've been wrong about upcoming sets.
  13. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Really not liking that hyperspace ring. The fighter itself is... whatever, but the ring is such a disappointment, its not a significant improvement over the 2last one from 10 years ago! And I'd say the docking area on the 2007 one looks better. The fighter just doesn't mesh nicely with the ring, which is completely contrary to what we see in the source material. What a disappointment.
  14. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    What Im saying is that if someone cant buy both the snowspeeder and the falcon, its in Lego's best interest that they chose the falcon. Not to mention its in the best interest of the consumer to know about both before making a descision. Wouldnt you be a little bit very annoyed if the falcon is announced and you cant buy it because you bought the snowspeeder earlier?
  15. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    So what you're saying is that people not buying a $200 set so that they can buy a $600 to $800 set = lost profit?