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  1. I think it's honestly hilarious that last year people were complaining that Beskar Mando wasn't in the Razor Crest and AT-ST and now they're complaining that Beskar Mando is in too many sets. Oh, how awful it is that the main character from an incredibly popular show is in several sets, how awful indeed. Whatever shall we do

  2. I guess I'm the only person that actually likes the Taj Mahal? I really like the actual building, but not $300+ worth. This looks really nice.


    Also, I really hate the skylines and would just prefer more of the landmark style sets. The Architect stuff is cool, I guess, but I'd never heard of Fallingwater, Tobie House or the Imperial Hotel before the sets. 

  3. 10 minutes ago, Brickroll said:

    You know, that Benatar is going to be pretty big. The original one is already has a relatively large wingspan, and the piece count is like three times that. It will have to be pretty massive, like at least 2 feet-2.5 feet.

    I wonder if it might be a small style UCS set, like the SW helmets and statues. I haven't kept up, so maybe it's already been confirmed that it's not

  4. 11 minutes ago, Brickroll said:

    We can safely rule out the possibility of the gunship being minifig scale, right? It’s more than twice the piece count of the brickvault version, which is supposedly minifig scale. Either that or it comes with like 100 clone troopers and a massive stand. 

    I don't know why people keep expecting the UCS Gunship to be minifig scale. The 2013 version is already very very close. A $200 version would be bigger than minifig scale, much less the $350 version that we're getting

  5. 4 hours ago, TeddytheSpoon said:

    As @Mandalorianknight said, minifigure scale is kind of whatever you want it to be. I use 1:36 for MOCs but I've seen others use anywhere between 1:25 and 1:50.

    To get scientific, based on dimensions from Wookieepedia both sets seem to be around 1:28. For reference I checked my Y-wing and A-wing from 2016 that were nearby and they're around 1:32 scale, but that only translates to two or three studs difference so the TIE and X-wing will look consistent with any other sets in your collection. Hope that helps!

    So, I know minifig scale is a very subjective thing. I was meaning the same scale as "minifig scale" models like Slave I and the UCS Falcons. I have no idea how those were calculated though

  6. 31 minutes ago, Mandalorianknight said:

    The old republic was a game franchise, and lego does do sets for games. They've never done sets for books or comics, and there isn't any high republic merchandise at all to my knowledge. I'd say there's a 1% chance or lower of getting a set for this interconnected publishing story, though for the era itself we could maybe get a few sets for the acolyte in 2023, seeing as it's a show and supposed to be around the same time as the high republic.

    They did do both the TIE Drone and TIE Crawler, both of which were from comics. They also did the E-Wing as Jek-14's fighter. Beyond those exceptions, they haven't done any recently or at all.

  7. 21 minutes ago, legolandia said:

    You seem to be basing your opinion on this thread which has 51 pages so far. In previous years this thread has run into 300-400 pages. You try and navigate those if you are someone who visits once a week and I bet you'd change your mind.

    I just don't understand why people find it so difficult to stick to the topic?? If they want to discuss something that does not belong to this topic then they simply got the other thread and talk about it.

    You say mod dictatorship pushed you away and I say that Mod liberalism pushed me and plenty others away. Hence why I say that no matter what the choice, there will always be poeple that are not happy with it. I remember the days when KimT used to be a mod and there weren't many issues like this. And he could be liberal when needed but at the same time was not scared to rule with the iron fist when required.

    They have 3-400 pages now. That's an average of around one new page per day. At the time when they were relevant, it would only be difficult if someone only came here once a week and had to dig through 7 pages, and even then, 2-3 would have news, if any at all. I've watched this place for years, though I barely ever talk. I'm not new.

    10 minutes ago, ToaDraco said:

    I think the bottom line is: does having such restrictions make discussion more fun and productive and I would argue it does not. Over the years I've found myself engaging less and less with the Star Wars forum because the strict mods, people who aren't mods mini-modding and the general unpleasantness that often comes from this thread makes all of this more of a chore and and stifles the flow of discussion. While the threads in other topics like Marvel can veer into a variety of subjects adjacent to the LEGO sets themselves, I'm of the opinion that it's still relevant to the core topic. 

    I really don't think it's necessary to divide up discussion into 5-10 narrowly specific threads rather than have 1 that encompasses them all because frankly the way it is currently,  the set discussion thread essentially boils down to everyone saying "I like this set" or "I hate this set" and that's hardly what I would call interesting "discussion".

    Exactly this. And to add to it, we don't get a lot of news anymore. We get maybe some information once a month. If we're only going to talk about sets, that'll kill conversation fast. There's nothing to talk about most of the time except for, as you said, how people feel about sets, which is just boring.

  8. Apparently I'm gonna be in the minority but I don't really mind how off-topic this thread gets at times. Sure, if it was interfering with news that might be a problem - but as far as I've seen, it's not. When we get new news, this thread focuses on that for multiple pages and a day or two before switching back. Unless someone only visits here once every three days, it's usually pretty easy to find the news in my experience.


    I guess I could understand why going off-topic in this thread might annoy some people though. I'm of the opinion that it doesn't really matter, but to each his own.


    Also, a mod dictatorship is an absolutely awful idea. I mean, yeah, great way to stop any off-topic conversation - and any other conversation with it. We had a bad enough mod a few years ago that pushed me and multiple other people away and turned this place into a joke. Off-topic posts might be annoying, the thread constantly being locked is worse.

  9. Oooh, I just came across this and I love it! I'm considering a minifig scale Razor Crest MOC, and the only options were Jhae's or Papaglop's. This looks fantastic! I've just got a few questions.


    How many pieces is this and are there any rare parts? Rare parts are what pushed me away from Papaglop's.

    Is there any plan for a cockpit screen, or will it just be a brick built solution? I know the shaping is fairly difficult.

    Finally, are there any plans to add the yellow/tan stripes on the side of the ship?

  10. Price per piece is a worthless statistic. I guess it's decent as a general rule of thumb, but it's upended by the fact that larger pieces obviously cost more and new molds also cost quite a bit. Given the Dewback and the new, possibly one-off mold for Ponda Baba, I can accept $350.

  11. I really love this set. I rarely buy UCS sets on day one, but I made an exception for this one. If I could change anything about it, it would be switching the Ubrikkian for a Flare-S or Void Spider, just something different that we haven't had before, but it's not a big deal. I'm actually really happy that the extraneous buildings were included, they make it feel like it's in a city.

    Without having it yet, I give it 4.5 out of 5.