Omand

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  1. Hello, A little late to the conversation myself as well. Discounts on certain sets certainly seem to be fewer than in the past. I came out of my dark ages and started doing some building again in 2016 and it seemed at that point I could wait and get deals on most sets, even the really big ones. Sometimes it was only 15 - 20%, but in most cases if I was patient I could get up to 30% and sometimes 40% off. Amazon was certainly a factor in that, but even local retailers like Toys R Us Canada, WalMart Canada and others would join in. Since Toys R Us went bust in the US (we still have the store in Canada) the number of deals I see has shrunk, and it has been especially bad from late 2019 onwards. Certainly the pandemic has made things tougher for toy manufacturers, including Lego, to get all of the materials they need for products, but even before COVID deals on set in general, and bigger sets in particular, were harder to get. Long story short, hunt as much as you can and you might get lucky. If you see a deal and you are interested in the set, grab it while you can. If you second guess yourself it may be harder to get something later. For the longest time I was waiting to see if I could get a deal on the RazorCrest and the MBS Cantina as both were on Amazon. But after a year of waiting on both, the best that showed up was the Cantina being discounted $27.00 by Amazon.ca. I waited a couple of days to see if it would dip lower, it went out of stock, and now it is being advertised at $800.00 or more by third party sellers on Amazon. I took the plunge to buy both sets from Shop@Home during May the 4th to get the double points, because that will be a better deal for me in the long run. Sorry, long post, but I feel you pain as I am still waiting for a deal on the AT-AT myself. Cheers :)
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    [MOC] Battle of Hoth - Pursuit of Flight

    That is a very neat set up. Great work. Thanks for sharing. Cheers :)
  3. Way back when we had the first few little rumours I believe that 75303 was originally pegged as a Microfighter build. Traditionally we have been getting three of these, two single Microfighters and a Dual/Pair set. At the end of the day through, only two Microfighter sets came out this wave, and the numbering does not line up. They are 75295 Millennium Falcon Microfighter and 75298 AT-AT vs Tauntaun Microfighters. Usually when we get Microfighters they line up in numerical sequence as It seems likely they are planned as a group fo release. All that said, the numbering for this year's sets is all over the place with lots of gaps, so who knows. We will see later this year I suppose. Cheers :)
  4. I will not put words in @Falconfan1414 mouth, but I think he is listing those as possibilities. We do know that Lego is generally designing most sets for retail sale at least a year, and sometimes more, in advance of when they are on shelves. The speculation and leaks around set lists that can be at least 6 months, if not 8 - 12 month, in advance of sales helps support this. That said, we are veering into speculation and wish-listing here which is for the other thread. So, I will stop there. Cheers :)
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    The Mandalorian - Imperial Anti-aircraft Gun MOC

    Indeed, very nice. Thank you for providing a picture of the bottom of the build. I had figured out most of your base work, but that really helped. Cheers :)
  6. Hello, OK, my turn to set out a few CMF wish-lists. Going to stick with what appears to be Lego's new standard of only 12 minis per set: Set 1: Rogue One/Original Trilogy I Set 2: Rogue One/Original Trilogy II Set 3: Rogue One/Original Trilogy III Of course, they can all be mixed and matched as well. Cheers :)
  7. The gray ones give you more space since they are larger. Tan can work, but they are not in production at the moment (at least according to the Lego Shop@Home site). The currently specialty colour in production at the moment (aside from the standard Gray, Green and Blue) is white. So, depends on what type of city you want I suppose. Desert city, get Tan. More urban and paved/built up city, get the Gray. Something more Naboo like? Get Green. Cheers :)
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    Mandalorian MOC Wave

    Excellent work. If these were real, I might be buying a couple of copies of some of them (the Assault Lander is just cool). Thanks for sharing. Cheers :)
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    Project Tatooine

    Very impressive!
  10. Sorry, cannot help you with the A-Wing, but several UCS sets in recent years have only been up for sale for 12 - 18 months, so it may be close to retirement as it came out last May 4th. The Star Destroyer is likely even closer to retirement since it has been out Since October 2019. Now that said, perhaps they are looking at longer shelf life if things are selling well. The latest UCS Millennium Falcon has been on shelves for longer than expected (although there are rumours it is now officially retired and will disappear from Lego sites once the current supply chain issues are solved). Nothing really definite there, sorry. Cheers :)
  11. Looks great. Out of curiousity, approximately how many parts in the ITT/Trexler Marauder? Cheers :)
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    77904 Nebulon B Frigate

    Well, yes, but my point was that the recent Bespin Duel set was also listed as a US exclusive, but was marketed to both the US and Canada (aka the english speaking portion of North America). There was the real possibility that the same trend would repeat for this release. Remember, the Bespin Duel was also supposed to be a US Convention exclusive.