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  1. On 2/16/2022 at 12:31 PM, cehnot said:

    I am torn between the newest updates to this mod and the newly released Brickvault falcon designed by Marshall. I may purchase the instructions to study them and keep these changes on the UCS falcon to see how I may improve it when I get time to start it. 

    Honestly, I'd say to build MB's Falcon instead of modding the UCS because MB's version already has everything thats missing from the UCS one. And I think a good chunk of the UCS parts can apply to MB's MF. 

    5 hours ago, muhkuh said:

    You should w8 till they show their build version! 

    i got the v1 instruction from flut! The front keeps dropping down on my build. Mb they changed something, or i did something wrong or it doesnt work:)


    even the chinese already copied it and they have stands for the front but maybe just a cheap copy;)

    Idk if you got the email from Flutdisque, but everyone who purchased the v1 instructions can get the new one for free. 

  2. 1 hour ago, AlonzoHarris88 said:

    I was thinking exactly the same.
    I will find a way to modify the room behind into this ship, even though it won't be easy.
    The stability will be sacrified for this. Most of the time we see the interior of this ship in the series, so it's kind of sad Jerac did not put the feature in it, nevertheless this is one of the, if not the best looking moc I have ever seen.
    Will take the average person at least a few seconds to see that this is made out of Lego.

    From where do you got the information that there will be the Marshal Banana falcon instractions soon?

    Best regards from Germany

    There's a guy on Flickr who reverse-engineered Marshal Bananas Falcon and is in the process of making instructions for it. Not sure if BV will sell it or not.

  3. 15 hours ago, PreVizsla said:

    I agree with BL sellers,its either old for new or they send you lower number of parts than ordered. Yeah Jeracs TIE builds are amazing,but i would be more comfortable with BrickVault if someone made thrutfull review on all of their builds and how hard it was to get the items before spending 1700$ on a shuttle that may or may not fall apart.(i know its not their fault they only sell instructions)

    Yah I get that. Their earlier reviews were pretty nosy and annoying when they kept on bragging about how perfect their models are, but I think they got a little better now. I usually check out the OG builder's social page before and I would sometimes ask if their models have any rare parts or really fragile sections. 

    8 hours ago, muhkuh said:

    I have another question... i just tried to connect the motors with the batterybox and they dont work. Am i missing something? 

    do you have pictures of ur wings? I have all new pcs and checked... if you watch the video and the pictures closely u can see it

    Did you test the motors before you placed them in the model? If it did work and nothing was misplaced then the wires could be damaged or loosened from the motor. I have similar bending in the video too, but I wouldn't worry about it too much about it. There's only a slight bend when the wings are down and it bends the most when you raise or lower the wings. 

  4. 15 hours ago, muhkuh said:

    did anyone finish the complete model?

    I just finished the one of the two wings... Thers huge bending. I dont even know if the model can be displayed for month with "opend" wings...

    I've finished mine about a month ago and there was a little bending but nothing too major. I was able to display mine with open wings perfectly fine. It could be because of the low clutch on the bricks or you might have missed something while building. 

    4 hours ago, PreVizsla said:

    Thats the problem with Brick vault sets. They look perfect,but they have weird techniques and we only see what they want us to see. Most of them are falling apart when touched and extremely fragile you can see it from other non sponsored reviews from their sets. Jedi interceptor,naboo starfighter are literally falling apart and some sections are being held by single stud. Really bad practice to not disclose that information before people buy 45$ instructions and 1500$ parts + shipping.

    That is true for some of their models, but a good number of the models they host are pretty sturdy (Jeracs TIE models in particular). Usually, the stability issues that people have are either due to being inexperienced builders or bought bad quality parts (low clutch, chipped, etc.). I've built a good number of BV's and other MOC builders models and I haven't had major stability issues some people have. The biggest issues for me are BL sellers who sell used for new :/

  5. I would probably go with papaglops because his cockpit design is really done well and I like how modular it is even more. However, there are quite a few parts that are very rare so you have the disadvantage of paying extreme prices for a petty few parts or at worst, have those parts run out. Jhaes design is really good too and I think he was able to get the shaping much better and smoother than papaglops. No idea if it has rare parts so that'll be a risk for you to take. Or you can ask him if there are any rare parts. 

    1) Both are pretty close to minifig scale. 2) I think papaglops engine design looks more proportional, but I think Jhaes fuselage looks alittle more proportionally accurate. 3) From the video reviews of both, papaglops design looks more sturdy. 4) Questions like that have only one answer (until it actually releases or TLC goes out-of-business). Maybe. No one but LEGO can give you the first yes or no answer. 

  6. 4 hours ago, JintaiZ said:

    Seriously, it's the cheapest one. But I'm not sure if it appeals to everyone...

    Only for people who've never seen an AT-ST :laugh_hard:

    3 hours ago, macaron35 said:

    is the AT-ST from brickvault better than the 75153 or the raider one ?

    it already has 2 seated pilots

    Well the BV AT-ST has better details but it's still going to be more expensive than getting the 75153 brand new. If you're tight on money then I'd go for the 75153 or get the raider and recolor it. If not, I'd go for the BV one since it got better details. Don't know how stable that one is though...

  7. 2 hours ago, Gray_Mouser said:

    Just out of curiosity... Has there ever been a thread about what is ok to sell and what is not?

    For instance, one could argue that selling instructions to build star wars MOCs infringes on Disney's intellectual property. What about reverse engineering someone else's MOC, and selling the instructions? The original MOCer does not own the intellectual property, so if he doesn't share/sell instructions, could he rightfully complain?

    Note to Jerac; I have no intention whatsoever to reverse engineer your MOCs, I'm not insane. 

    I haven't seen a thread solely dedicated about that (veteran EB's, please correct me if I'm wrong), but there was a thread about how knockoffs would steal or just resell MOC builder's instructions, which did bring up the example you said. 

    Heres the link to the thread I'm talking about: 


  8. I think dmac nailed the cockpit design a little better, but MB's design is still one of the best. The stand could use some love though haha :)

    After some shuffling and using B&P the cost was around ~$650 with shipping with PFs. I don't mind used pieces and most of the time the used pieces I get are practically new. Still a gamble though. I might omit the lights or use something else because the LEGO lights are just awful (bulky and inefficient). The wing mechanism can be replaced, but you're going to have to redesign the interior frame or omit the interior. 

    But yeah, definitely an expensive model to make, but that's the price for better haha. If you don't really care about the intricate details and accuracy the UCS shuttle is a better option, but if you want something more impressive, this model is the one to go. Of course you can always upgrade the UCS one to your own liking too. 

  9. 4 hours ago, Lego-Freak said:

    Convention exclusives are exempt from that rule, as stated in the original announcement :wink: And even if they wanted to, they couldn’t just sell the Bespin Duel set worldwide because it was produced in a limited capacity. Based on what we know about the production cycle, the set was already firmly in production when the conventions were cancelled, so different packaging is pretty much all they could do at that point

    Hmm does that then mean LEGO will just be selling all the stock they prepared beforehand? And after it sells out its just done? 

  10. 4 hours ago, MandRproductions said:

    Ah well then I guess it's not JUST Target but I knew it would be at Target in the US at the very least. Just wanted to stop the "THIS IS A CANDA EXCLUSIVE" fools. It'll probably show up after all the other Summer stuff though.

    Thanks for clearing it up. Good to know that I can get the new Vader for a better deal now haha

  11. 1 hour ago, Guyon2002 said:

    I'm honestly surprised at how quickly the 501st set sold out everywhere. Are people really spending all that money just to get those 501st figures? Because the droids are incredibly common and the builds are pretty bad :sceptic: 

    The builds are bad, but they're not going for accuracy like a MOC. And yes, of course you'd get this set for the figures what else? This is a great opportunity to make a clone army as well and who knows when we might another set like it. 

    I find it disappointing that LEGO still fails to make enough stock even though the high demand is obvious. 

  12. 3 hours ago, jdubbs said:
    3 hours ago, jdubbs said:

    The good news: there are plenty of good, sturdy, highly detailed TIE Bomber MOCs out there (enough of them that LEGO really ought to recognize its value to AFOLs, at least) that are comparable to what LEGO would do. And there aren’t any super-desirable minifigs that could only reasonably be packaged with it, which we’ll never see if LEGO doesn’t release its own version of this set. So, LEGO skipping it isn’t the end of the world...

    Definitely good news about the MOC's haha and I'm pretty sure LEGO won't be able to make it as nide and detailed as the MOC's since the more detailed ones like to use unconventional techniques. Either way, LEGO just does whatever (mostly) they want and when they want. Still a shame they haven't made one over the past decade... 

  13. 2 hours ago, karmajay said:

    Plenty of people don't care about props, posters, signatures etc. That's like asking people why people don't buy models of star wars ships instead of Lego ones. This is a great alternative for me people that like Lego.

    Exactly. Kind of ridiculous to even compare a cheap print to a mosaic. Might as well just quit buying LEGO then since LEGO sets has so many thoughtless products :hmpf:

  14. 3 hours ago, Spooky_Spoon said:

    Hi guys, I am considering building the Monarch, but I am a little intimidated by the amount of time and money need to build it.  I am wondering if anyone has any tips or helpful resources for building it.  Alternatively, I could get the official lego one as it is smaller and more affordable.   Any advice would be much appreciated.


    Hey and welcome to Eurobricks!

    I would highly recommend that you use Bricklink (BL) and LEGO's Bricks and Pieces (BP) to gather your pieces from. With BP, I would only use it for certain pieces like the 2x4 LBG tiles because on BL they are quite expensive. The drawback with BP though is you'll have to spend quite a bit of time comparing prices from BL to BP if you want to really save money. And I would recommend you do this first and in one sitting to save on shipping costs.

    With BL, after you uploaded the part lists to a wish list, I would use the "Easy Buy/Buy All" feature to get all the needed pieces with one click! But before you buy anything, I recommend that you "dislike" a certain amount of BL stores because certain stores are just ridiculously expensive. After you think you got those stores out of the way you should be able to purchase all the parts at the optimal price.

    For building the Monarch specifically, I would change out or just remove some parts like the Lever Small Base with Light Gray Lever, Tool Wrench, Box [3-Rib Handle], and Hinge Tile 1 x 2 1/2 with 2 Fingers on Top (replace with like the 1x3 tile) because those parts got really expensive over time. Those are some that I'm certain won't affect the general MOC. 

    I hope my suggestions help a little and this MOC is definitely not an easy one to gather parts and build. But if not, that's completely alright and the UCS ISD is definitely a fantastic alternative with less stress haha. Either way, best of luck and have fun building this! 

  15. 3 hours ago, icm said:

    It was quite a scandal at the time in the AFOL community.  I believe the MOC was by Cavegod, and the cockpit shape of the set also was heavily inspired by the MOC.  I don't remember the whole story offhand, so if you want to know more you'll have to find the forum threads about it yourself.

    It actually was Dmac's Imperial Shuttle that he made wayyyy back. Here's a link to a post of his shuttle.