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Since Yoda Chronicles is coming out, it had to be Star Wars based, and of course the UCS X-Wing was just redone, so this makes sense.
But since it's not a set (and I don't know why anyone thought it was going to be), it probably deserves its own thread not in the Collecting category.
I hope you get it right the first time.
Deathstar next please.
The LEGO model seems to measure VERY close to 41 studs long. A close examination of the hi-res images seems to indicate that it's 1:42 scale of the LEGO set (IE, each "1x1 brick" is 42 studs, which agrees with what they said). So, if they built an accurate representation, it should be 41*42 studs long (1,722 studs), which is 13,776 mm, which is 137.76 cm, which is ~542.36 in, which is ~45' 2.36".
But they say it's 43 feet long!
Going the other way, if they say it's 43 feet long, that's 516 in, which is 1310.64 cm, which is 13106.4 mm, which is 1638.3 studs, which means a scale of about 1:39.96 (pretty much 1:40).
So, I yeah, they probably fudged their numbers somewhere. Nobody's usually as anal as I am-- if it was actually 43 feet, 8 inches, I could understand them saying that it was 43 feet or 44 feet. Heck, they might even round all the way down to 40 feet or 45 feet, just to have a round number. Same with the scale. If it was actually 1:42, I could see them saying it was 1:40, or 1:45. But the fact that they actually said 1:42, and actually said 43 feet long makes me think that they WERE trying to be accurate to within 1 (for the scale) and within 1 foot for the length.
So here's my question-- did they screw up the reported numbers? Or is there an inaccuracy in the model that doesn't line up with the actual kit? Or is my measurement of the kit model incorrect? Or some combination thereof?
Obviously, this is very important to know.
The guess is that 1:42 was chosen as a scale because it's a "magic number" for LEGO, where 42 studs = 35 bricks, so they could build it with the correct proportions without worrying about using plates, SNOT, or otherwise. The next nearest "magic numbers" being 1:36 (a bit small, and might have more trouble fitting people in the cockpit) and 1:48 (way too huge!)