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  1. I wouldn't worry about that; from my experience dark red parts of that period only seem to have an issue if exposed to direct sunlight. My 75060 is still perfect and I haven't seen many people complain about them (and it's certainly not in the same league to the reddish-brown from the same time!). It's an amazing set and one of my favourites - highly recommended if you can pick one up for a reasonable price
  2. I’m really impressed by the TIE Interceptor, it looks very impressive and very I’m tempted to order one as soon as it’s available. The sloping on either side of the windscreen part look a bit odd, but it could just be the angle of the photos. It’s also great to see that it’s £199.99, which seems to be decent value for a 2,000 part set. The GWPs also look sufficiently decent for me to be making at least a couple of orders, and the £145 threshold for the Troop Carrier is fair; I was expecting it to be £160+ based on some of the recent offers this year. It’s looking like it could be a good May 4th – I just hope there’s a few sets on offer and maybe 2 x VIP points.
  3. I'll be very interested to see the first images of the Sail Barge; it has the potential to be highly impressive given the part count. My only concern is that it could be a block of reddish-brown, similar to an upscaled 75020. The original film model is quite uniform in colour apart from the sails, but hopefully LEGO will add the odd bit of tan, dark tan etc to give it a little more interest. The minifigure line-up sounds promising - especially combined with the ones from the Skiff set. 2024 is looking like a very good year for LEGO Star Wars!
  4. Both 75383 & 75378 have been listed on the LEGO website and I'm pleased to see that the Infiltrator is only £59.99. I'm not sure how they managed to fit 640 parts into it considering that it's only 27cm (11") long but presumably there's lots of small ones somewhere! Saw Gerrera looks great though, and it's amazing that he's finally going to be available in a set! The others look decent as well, although the facial expression for Anakin is an odd choice - perhaps I'll get used to it eventually. I'm looking forward to ordering it on May 1st - I don't often pay RRP for sets, but this one is well worth it
  5. You can download a free (3.5mb) copy of the poster from the VIP/Insiders page on the LEGO website - it looks far better in that quality!
  6. A gift from my lovely (and incredibly tolerant) wife! I can't wait to build this but I'm not sure if I'll have sufficient space to display it anywhere!
  7. The Razor Crest looks absolutely amazing and it's definitely one for my shopping list. Admittedly the RRP is a little painful but it's not totally ridiculous considering the scale and part count. The interior looks well done - I particularly like the carbonite chamber and cockpit. I haven't purchased any sets this year apart from the UCS Landspeeder so I could just about convince myself to order it at full RRP, although a decent GWP would certainly help!
  8. 2022 SW Advent Calendar details now listed on the LEGO website (link) It looks like an improvement from last year but I'm not sure about Darth - he looks totally out of place!
  9. Both new sets are on the UK website - Boba's Throne Room is £89.99 & N-1 is £54.99.
  10. I'm not sure why you think they're 'safe and lazy'? Personally I'm really looking forward to a top-end version of Dagobah for the first time in 22-odd years - it could be exceptional! Hopefully LEGO will eventually release some further PT sets at some point but it's pretty evident that there isn't much demand for most Episode I sets in particular, and in light of the near-backlash in regard to the UCS Gunship I can understand any possible reluctance to visit them again in the near future. There's only a limited number of sets they can produce at any one time; they can't please everyone.
  11. That's a rather ridiculous statement and doesn't display a great deal of maturity - I'm not sure that comments like 'minifigures suck' help either. I voted for the Nebulon B simply because it would make a truly exceptional UCS set - not because I'd expected it to include a nice chromed C-3PO.
  12. That looks absolutely incredible - definitely one for the shopping list!! If there's a half-decent GWP I might even be tempted to buy it on 1st August; I'll be interested to see what the UK RRP is...
  13. Although primarily a OT fan, I'm eagerly awaiting the first images of the new UCS Gunship. If it's done well it could be an incredible display piece; it does seem a bit odd that they aren't including more minifigures though! I haven't purchased anything for a while as I've got to a point where I'm rapidly running out of space but I might be tempted to buy it as soon as it's available. I've often wondered if the result of the poll would have been different if it had actually been done as a pre-order based on provisional designs (i.e. anyone who'd voted would have committed to purchasing it if that had gained the most votes). There's a lot of older fans in their 40-50s with a decent amount of disposable income (myself included) and I can see why TLG have tended to be a little cautious and focused on what they perceive that market wants. However, I can appreciate that many PT fans are now in their mid 20's and that could become an significant factor in terms of the future sales. Hopefully TLG will release a Nebulon B in the next few years - and everyone will be happy
  14. Addition image of the Carbonite Key Chain - I'm very tempted!