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  1. [PRESS RELEASE] 75192 - UCS Millennium Falcon 2017

    £650, Jesus Wept. At least in years to come it should be worth a few £k. I'd like some clarification over the Unique VIP card though, can I get one as a current member? I have £95 worth of points at the moment and soon to gain a bit more when I buy BB-8 Shortly.
  2. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    That piece mentioned also may not even serve the purpose people are saying it does.
  3. Ring-Worlds - An ongoing project

    Another idea. Micro scale falcon diving into death star 2. Few turbo lasers and a 3d thermal exhaust port. Tie fighters in pursuit.
  4. There are none with x at all. Can you get a Hutt Fig? pretty sure Jabbas wife / woman / thing is called Niima or something like that. Jabba from the sail barge set + wig = job jobbed.
  5. Ring-Worlds - An ongoing project

    These are brilliant. So original and well thought out. Seriously well friggin done. Be proud. One that would be cool for this is the landing platform in empire strikes back. Bob fett having solo loaded into slave 1. Would be pretty cool.
  6. LEGO Star Wars Pricing Discussion Thread

    I'm sure the logic behind it is associated to the movie hype. Rouge one had nowhere near the hype compared to Force Awakens, thus indicating a need to sell stock at a lower cost to prevent surplus and it not selling in time for the next batches. Possibly anyway. There is a logic to it that only marketing types will understand but it will all be supply and demand at the root of it. Huge demand = Higher prices as you can get away with it, less demand = Dump stock quick. I still do not think it's reasonable to expect lego to account costs for someone buying the entire set AND the falcon, if someone is doing this they are a die hard fan and collector and I would assume the big wigs at the top are more than safe in the knowledge they'll put up and shut up regardless. People still queue for the latest Iphone when it rolls in @£989 (yes this is how much this weighed in at) and there is no discernible difference between them right. Apples Model shows everyone how to price things up.
  7. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Customs is different to a trade deal. The eu turkey trade deal only covers industrial goods. Everything else is excluded sadly. Trade union was not progressed as it has to be mutual. Off topic sorry. OT where is my MF teaser!
  8. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Those prices in Turkey are actually pretty cheap. I think the estimates above could be wrong. That puts Bb8 at bang on £100... But in a nation with high (very) import taxes and no trade deal with the EEA/C and EU. Interesting.
  9. LEGO Star Wars Pricing Discussion Thread

    Value is all in the eye of the beholder. I am surprised some people are annoyed over the cost of the whole batch going up in price. I honestly don't think lego consider that people want to buy the entire wave. And then the next and the next. This isn't a new trend. Everytime a new phone comes out guess what it's more expensive. The next model of your car rolls out the factory have they ever been the same even? Extra demand for more product = will always result in higher end prices. The two examples are a result of soaring R&D costs. The days of letting products run for long periods of time are long over. It's all about cramming as much down your throats as possible.
  10. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Shouldn't we get a nice new teaser today?
  11. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Depends if they are new bricks or not. Some may have larger pieces which cost more to produce than a set with more bricks but far smaller. Bb8 looks like it'll have a huge number of 1x1s and 1x2
  12. What UCS has not been done? (MOC or SET)

    A proper Outrider. It's the in the 97 re release of new hope too for those that paid attention to the 1s it's visible for. There are a few attempts but none have actually done a decent job of it imo. Time for the bench mark to be set.
  13. Help me build a double sized Yoda!

    the 1x1s for me were OK, 8EUR for the lot. I'd like to see how you've reworked it. the corner plates are quite hard to find in a relatively big supply, all of mine came in batches like 5 here and 7 there. Yes on Lego you can get some of the common sand green parts for filthy cheap, mainly the ones that come from Slave1. Something else that is possible is not to not use the 2x4 bricks and plates and the larger 2x8s, 6s etc and make them up from the smaller cheaper parts, I did that for some of the Dark orange bricks, you cannot tell the difference, it may be a little bit weaker but it's not like Yoda gets Swooshed every now and then. But I'd love to see how you've reworked it. If it looks the same you are certainly onto something with it.
  14. Help me build a double sized Yoda!

    You'd never do a double sized one. Not unless you've got very deep pockets. Not only is sand green very expensive, for instance a 2x2 corner plate is around £1 each and the standard 7194 model needs 72 alone. There probably isn't a big enough supply for it outside of that guy in Portugal who charges €3 a plate. But the real issue is Yoda requires the colour dark orange for his inner robe the 2x4 bricks haven't been made since 2004 and I only needed 15 of them and couldn't get them for under £3 each. It'll be a huge purchase. The tan bricks are stupidly cheap. I got all 600 of them for under £40. Reddish brown isn't expensive either. I have only just finished my ucs copy and can tell you from experience it will be a headache to source the parts let alone swallow the cost of it. With double sized one you could probably not have to buy plates and use bricks instead but it depends on the design. If you go on the lego ldd portal there is an ldd of the ucs yoda on there to download. Will be a good starting point
  15. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Where did you get this?