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  1. For the part 4514698, the shell, the two sides can not stay close. They always open after I close them. I wonder if anyone run into the same problem as me? Any solution? I have to glue them? Thanks!
  2. I wonder if Lego fans have noticed that Lego seems to have changed its business model/strategy? After watching the major retailers in US were asked to sell "hard to find" sets at high prices as the official price for a few months (no discount policy: http://toysnbricks.com/no-discounts-policy-on-lego-exclusives-hard-to-find-items/), I haven't been able to get some large sets like 10240 star wars x-wings at a discounted price as how I used to buy 10188 death star and 10221 super star destroyer at 20% off from Amazon. And Thanksgiving 2013, Lego (US) offered 3x VIP points to only VIP members, and it was only ONE DAY! On the contrary, last year 2012, everyone got almost a week to shop at the store or online at 10% off prices of everything. To me, as a fan, I just feel like Lego is now focusing more on making money rather than "fan-friendly" business model (maybe they were never "fan-friendly" but I felt like that). I don't know if they just want to squeeze fans like me to get more profits or just want to suppress the second market (I don't even know if it makes sense). Or may I was just too spoiled by Lego before...???!!!??? Now, I start seeing the majoy retailers like Target, Walmart promote the large sets with bundle of gift cards e.g. 10188 death star + $50 target gift card. This perhaps is the first move of retailers to react to Lego's no discount policy, the next step I guess is either to keep offering gift card bundle, or just simply to stop selling the large sets. I just want to open the discussion and see how other fans feel about this and perhaps shed some light on how/when Lego fans should buy our toys!!! Merry Christmas! llenroccc
  3. You are right! I just think the deal is getting way worse than before and I missed it because I expected to have a whole week to get 10% off... It is just getting harder to predict when lego will put their sets on sale and what kind of deal it will be.
  4. I glued it since I would never use it for some other purpose.
  5. llenroccc

    Post your general LEGO Star Wars questions here

    Thank you, Piranha. If no one answers my other question (darth vader clock), what should I do? So next time if I have any question, I should just post it here or start a seperate topic and you Will move it afterwards? Sorry for the trouble though.
  6. llenroccc

    Post your general LEGO Star Wars questions here

    Thank you so much. So that version is not the one with certificate and number,right? And the "first limited edition" should be labeled if it has the certificate, right?
  7. llenroccc

    Post your general LEGO Star Wars questions here

    Robin. I just realize that there is another version which has neither "5197 pieces" nor "Official Limited First Edition" on the box. It only has the set number 10179 on the left of the box. Do you know which version is this one? Thank you so much! Sorry for too much question (I am so new to Lego and Star wars...)
  8. llenroccc

    Post your general LEGO Star Wars questions here

    How many version of Darth Vader Clock? One is called on Amazon (US): LEGO Kids' 9002113 Star Wars Darth Vader Mini-Figure Alarm Clock http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003M2C0Z6/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER The other is on the official Lego website: LEGO® Star Wars™ Darth Vader Minifigure Clock http://shop.lego.com/en-US/LEGO-Star-Wars-Darth-Vader-Minifigure-Clock-2856081 They look so similar to me but have different numbers. Does anyone know if they are the same? Thank you!
  9. llenroccc

    8043 Excavator problem

    Both sound really nice solutions, I will give it a try! Thanks!
  10. llenroccc

    Post your general LEGO Star Wars questions here

    Thanks a bunch, Robin!
  11. llenroccc

    Post your general LEGO Star Wars questions here

    Thank you so much! Robin. I am sorry about that... I am pretty new to eurobricks and also Star Wars forum... How should I move this?
  12. llenroccc

    Post your general LEGO Star Wars questions here

    I saw two different pictures of the boxes on ebay. One has "5197 pieces" on the left side of the box, the other has "Official Limited First Edition" on the left bottom corner. Were there two different versions of this or they are just front and back sides of the box? Thanks!
  13. llenroccc

    10179 UCS Falcon Pricing

    I really hope TLG will resale or at least sale a modified version of this...
  14. llenroccc

    BrickLinking a UCS Millennium Falcon

    Thank you so much for putting this here. I have recently bought the super star destroyer and the death star and then I saw this one. I am blown away by the price at Amazon, ebay. Maybe someday I will do the same as you did. It's a challenge but fun, I guess, to a real LEGO star wars fan. I just wonder do you think LEGO will ever reproduce this one? You know, like there are two Death Stars?
  15. llenroccc

    Review: 10188 Death Star

    Excellent detail review. I just bought this one and the Super Star Destroyer from Amazon.com (US) when they were on sale for Thanksgiving. Can't wait to build them but need to clean some space in my room...
  16. llenroccc

    UCS Super Star Destroyer 10221 Review

    Love your review and thank you so much. It's fun to read! I was not a big Star Wars fan but I am really impressed by this one and also the Death Star. I just bought this one and the Death Star from Amazon.com (US) when they were on sale for Thanksgiving. Can't wait to build them but need to clean some space in my room...
  17. This is fantastic. The video taken from the roller coaster seat is amazing, feels like a real experience. Excellent creation!
  18. I pre-ordered this book from Amazon (US). I got it a few weeks ago. The book is printed on amazingly high quality paper and the figures looks fantastic. It is a very interesting book just from my first glimpse. It should be a comprehensive guide for all Lego Technic fans like me. Thank you so much, Sariel!
  19. llenroccc

    9395 MOD: 4x4 red wagon

    I like this MOC, especially the red color version! Your son must be proud of a father like you!
  20. llenroccc

    REVIEW: 30190 Ferrari 150 Italia

    I like them. Do you know when they will come to US???
  21. llenroccc

    A Technic Mercedes G

    Looks really awesome!!! I wonder how this one compares to 9398?
  22. llenroccc

    For the Model or the Parts ?

    For me, it's more for the model. Because I just started playing with Lego and only Technic. I bought some parts from bricklink because i can pick whatever i need and save some money for nice sets in the futures.
  23. I have a 8070, the V8 engine looks cool. However, my V8 engine sometimes give me trouble. The gear and axle connecting to the crankshaft will move out and lose connection, especially when the car go forward and then backward. I searched online and did not find anyone with the same problem. Did I do something wrong? I feel like it is because the part 4119474 (the crankshaft) only has 0.5 length to connect with the axle. Thank you for any advice!