AussieSamurai

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  1. AussieSamurai

    LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    Same for me, someone who came in from the Dark Ages 4 years ago, apart from Slave 1 and UCS MF not feeling like these other UCS are must buys. I like the minifig scale or large ships for display purposes. For the TIE fighter, X-Wing, Y-Wing and Snowspeeder more than happy with the System sets. Plus the amount of stickers on the UCS Snowspeeder seemed very poor to me. I am quite surprised we haven’t got a re-released UCS Star Destroyer. I personally would love a UCS re-released Blockade Runner, Imperial Shuttle or a display Death Star , ala the UCS Death Star 2.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    I hope that the Star Destroyer shows up..... but not at all confident
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    LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    Snoke’s Throne Room (75216) must have some really big pieces with only 492 at that price. .... and only two Praetorian guards.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    The lack of UCS MF sets to sell at peak hype wouldn’t have helped ....
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    LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    Thanks for this, and to a comment said earlier 2 UCS sets to add to this (please one of them be a Star Destroyer or Tantive IV) So unless we get a small wave near December (for Christmas spend) looks like no Rebels sets for its final season.... .....and hopefully 2018 will see 75192 in stock :) I can only hope.... they released the Ghost way too early in the life of the show, if it had been released a season later would have got much higher sales ...... I am still holding out feint hope for a Ghost re-release, updated version
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    LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    Was hoping for about 4 Praetorian guards, but 2 it is. Still nothing about any Rebels related sets, apologies if I have missed it ?
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    LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    With these great leaks, slowly putting together my spending list for 2018 - TIE Fighter in April - X-Wing in August - The UCS Falcon, if I can find it and buy it. - Yoda’s hut is a maybe Hoping TLJ Summer Sets include some of those Prateorian Guards Also hoping a Rebels set is on the horizon
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    LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    Excited for that X-Wing. Like others, hoping that one of those confidential ones is Snoke's Throne Room Would also love to see one of them being related to the final season of Rebels, i.e. a new Ghost
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    LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    75200 Ahch-To Island Training set - Had high hopes for this one and honestly a little disappointed, quite underwhelming. Re the Luke minifig something doesn’t seem right with him, hopefully he will feature in another set and be done better. 75202 Defense of Crait - Was just hoping for the ski speeder by itself, this will be a wait until heavily discounted set for me. The set we haven’t see yet has Phasma, but disappointed that none of the TLJ sets so far have Leia or the Praetorian Guards. On to more positive stuff I am rarely interested in Buildable Figures, I just have the Darth Vader one. But these two look very impressive especially the improved Vader.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Well good luck if you ever go into busy, you will need it. For a company that has reported lower sales and is making a significant number of employees redundant, the much needed sales that they are missing out for this and the Saturn V are very significant. Yes the majority of obsessed Lego fans that really really want this set will wait and buy it eventually. But for the more casual Lego fan, in the case Star Wars fans who are not as obsessed as us, with the money "burning in their pocket" they will spend it on something else (i.e. a Sideshow collectible) Across a lot of social media I am surprised with how people are talking about buying the Lepin version of this. There is certainly a balance of hype, not having oversupply or having undersupply but with this set and the Saturn V Lego has not got that balance. We have seen with Lego's financial results that not everything is going according to plan, hopefully they can learn some lessons.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    I think for almost any other company it would be a massive PR disaster. But as far as Brand loyalty is Lego's is incredibly strong. I would say that it is too strong, and thus they are less likely to learn valuable lessons that other companies have to. I have seen some people defending Lego as if Lego was some amateur organisation running a bake sale. Between this and the beautiful Saturn V, operationally (distribution and stock prep) Lego has had a very poor year. It is a shame. It is certainly one of the challenges with providing feedback of different aspects related to a company. ie we would want the ratings of sets to be based on design and pricing v distribution approach, but the challenge is how do you effectively and publically provide feedback related to very poor operational issues and the website.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    That doesn't include sales tax does it? But still including sales tax it still looks cheaper. The Canadian dollar and Aussie dollar are roughly the same vale, its 1,300 (including tax) in Australia. ....I don't need a business trip to the UK I need one to Canada.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Seeing the MF on the Lego site (Australian region) for $1,300, as much as I was warned about it before still so shocking to see. Though I know there will be other nations with even worse (relative to U.K. and US plus tax) pricing. ..... need a business trip to the UK
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    LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Placed my order for Kylo TIE and First Order SD, besides triple VIP, get a poster (yay), and Heavy Walker poly. Would have preferred the Scarif Stormtrooper over the Heavy Walker poly.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    The Porg inclusion seems very weird... i.e. Disney said "to make the price seem less painful also connect the set to Episode 8 and include these things [exec shows photos of porgs] " If you were going to include porgs in a set of this price and quality, surely sculpted not built.