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  1. Probably to give any kids that buy both sets the 2 characters that no doubt appeal most to young children - C3-PO and R2-D2.
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    UCS Slave 1 mod

    I've got this still in it's box as it was on sale recently - but it's an Xmas present. Looking forward to the build but will definitely do the anti-sagging mod. Those lights look excellent. Any chance of more of a breakdown showing how they're fitted? And yes, the paddles look more accurate. Not sure I'll make similar changes myself but it will be tempting. Those lights though. :-)
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    Display for Star Wars UCS sets?

    This thread would be far more interesting if folks posted photos of their current display. I currently only have the Falcon but I'm looking forward to putting some kind of hangar display together in some kind of case featuring the system scale (and therefore in sale more with the Falcon itself) A-Wings, X-Wing and Y-Wing. Then I'll be a B-Wing and the UCS Imperial Shuttle away from recreating the Home One Hangar from Return of the Jedi. #lifegoals
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    Future Star Wars Sets

    Does anyone else think/hope we'll see a new System scale B-Wing next year? We had the X-Wing this year, the Rogue One Y-Wing last year and, I think, the last A-Wing came out just before that. As far as trends go I think there's room for optimism despite the last set having been released in 2014.
  5. UK folks - there's a 15% off sale on eBay today. Just picked up a UCS Death Star for £280 which seemed like a good deal.
  6. Yet to build the X-wing but could they not have had the lever mechanism for the wings on the BOTTOM of the ship? That would then have left the top clean for some lovely greebling.
  7. Thanks. I'll keep that in mind and may have to get the tape measure out before I buy. Strength of the unit shouldn't be an issue as the 2 door unit will sit on top of another unit that will be properly built, so that will take the weight and there won't be anything heavy placed on top. I'll need to sort out a backing for the case but that should be straightforward... Then all I need to do is source some 2nd hand Tombo doors.
  8. So this stand arrived and looks fantastic. I was nervous as hell lifting the Falcon onto it but once on it seems pretty secure - even though a part of me is worried about stress on the core supporting bits within the ship itself. Going to pick up an Ikea Besta unit with some glass doors and will miss out the middle strut to make an adequate display case for now. With the stand it'll fit no problem though the minifig stand may need to sit next to rather than in front of the model.
  9. Just picked up the X-Wing and a couple of AT-Haulers. Will sell the Haulers which should mean I end up paying only about £20-£40 for the X-Wing after fees... Which is all I wanted anyway. :-)
  10. Man, I really want that X-Wing - I just don't "£90!" want it. Soon as I see it for £60 or less it will be mine.
  11. Nice review of the X-wing up now from BrickVault: Not a huge fan of the s-foils mechanism as I would love some nice greebling in that top area but what can you do. The back looks great though, so there's that.
  12. It does look good. Hopefully it'll look better when I ditch the shooters and make the laser cannons a little longer.
  13. Cheers for the quick reply. I don't really need the Minifig stand but WB seem to not be selling the main stand without it now. To be fair even if they did that would have put the cost below the £50 threshold for free shipping so I guess that means I got the Minifig stand for £5 - can't complain. I can always display the figures to the left or right anyway as the Besta gives me 120cm in length to play with. Room for an X-Wing as well I reckon. :-)
  14. Just ordered this one as the completed dimensions (with Falcon) lead me to believe I might be able to squeeze this in a double Ikea Besta (leaving out the middle strut in the Besta). On the Wicked Brick site it states 58cm high and 36cm deep which would fit. I'm worried that you're saying it's 41cm deep. Is that including the minifig display piece? Going to see how it is in-hand before I visit Ikea anyway.