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  1. essel

    James Bond 2018

    From what we can see from this relatively bad-quality picture, I think it's not as bad as some of you describe it… I'd say we have to see till we get pictures from all angles and especially the gadgets. I only think it's a shame we're not getting a Bond figure, but on the other hand it's consistent with the rest of the Creator Expert vehicles… It would be great to get at least a figure (Sean Connery preferably) in another set, e.g. a Speed Champions Bond series (Lotus, 2CV, DBS, DB10…).
  2. essel

    Lego BrickHeadz 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    This would be great news once again — I must say I know very little about Overwatch, so I'd rather get something familiar ;)
  3. essel

    Lego BrickHeadz 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Nice to read this! What about reference 41631, then?
  4. I have just extended my collection of buildable figures today: an end-of-stock Captain Phasma for 25 euros (originally 30 euros but I had a 5 euro discount for subscribing to a newsletter), as well as a Pretorian Guard and Chewbacca for a mere 18 euros each. I also saw a Baze Malbus for 20 euros but it's still too much for such an ugly figure… I look forward to purchasing the Darth Vader and Stormtrooper Brickheads when the Banana Suit Guy becomes available ;)
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    This is phenomenal! I'll jump on them as soon as they hit the shelves :D
  6. The e-mail states it's only valid on online purchases as long as supplies last… Am I the only one around here who finds this ridiculous?
  7. ^^ Yes, the e-mail states you can get this so-called 'exclusive' figure for free from 26 to 30 June on the condition that you enter a personal code when buying something from the online store! So it's not really for free, of course… In the meantime, I've already got three of those DJ polybags for free thanks to store promotions elsewhere… It would have been a smarter move to propose this deal before the other stores, wouldn't it? I'm wondering whether the people behind these Black VIP promotions could have lost their marbles… Please give us a really exclusive minifigure instead!
  8. essel

    Batcave and Wayne Manor MOC

    This is insanely impressive! Congratulations!
  9. Great-looking set; I will definitely buy it at some point.
  10. essel

    REVIEW: 75181 UCS Y-Wing Starfighter

    Thanks for this thorough review of the set. I bought it on 5 May (sparing 30 € by crossing the German border from Belgium… ) and I built it over several days just to make the building pleasure last. The Y Wing is not my favourite Star Wars ship, but it's a must in a UCS collection: it looks very impressive on its stand, especially when inclined. I'm already looking forward to next year's UCS set, which should be a vehicle (hopefully a Star Destroyer ) after the rumoured CC.
  11. I've just bought Constraction Figure Obi-Wan for 15 € (I was quite surprised to see one so long after its retirement; I didn't care much for it but at that price I thought: "Why not?") and a Bounty Hunters battle pack in order to get a free DJ polybag ;)
  12. essel

    [MOC] Executor class Star Dreadnought

    In the words of Director Krennic: "Oh, it's beautiful!" I love the way you've created a lot of texture!
  13. There was a 30% discount on the TLJ Rey Buildable Figure (€21 instead of €30), so I thought: "Why not, after all?" :D I hope there will be a discount on the Pretorian Guard and Boba Fett figures someday…
  14. VAT in France = 20%; VAT in Belgium = 21%. I don't think it justifies a 16.66% increase from a €30 set to €35… or 6.25% increase from €800 to €850… Actually, I should make another calculation: If the UCS MF is sold in France for €800 including VAT, that means that its price before tax is €666.67, right? According to your reasoning, I should use that amount as a reference price, so if I apply Belgian VAT to it, the price should be €806.67! However, we all know that the MF actually retails for €850, which means that it cost €702.48 before tax. Now, how can you explain a €35.81 difference on a before tax price? Sorry for being off-topic…