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I'd also suggest that the Modulars are basically UCS versions of the more basic buildings (creator, City), and as for Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower etc., surely these are effectively UCS as well, albeit under a different name ?
So if LEGO just continue as they're doing with the bigger sets, I for one will be happy !
(also the large scale models dont have minifigs, that saves a big of money to allow for a bigger building)
The guy who built one spent more like £30000 IIR
1) large and detailed minifig scale.
2) scaled down (like the UCS SSD and ISD)
3) some sort of minifig scale diorama-style, sacrificing appropriate scale/realism (like the current Death Star set) to allow for playability with
(1) would be too cost prohibitive, (3) would seem to just be a high-end playset duplicating current editions with more detail, piececount and/or scope, and not particularly appealing to the target AFOL collector market. this really leaves only option (2).
I've settled on 3 floors and dungeons, instead of the 10 levels in the books.
Number 3 would be similar to the Death Star and they've already done Hogwarts like that four times, only on a slightly smaller scale. As a result, a UCS Hogwarts with an internal design would constitute a redundancy that ultimately wouldn't appeal to many people, especially since there are presently two different sets offering numerous rooms already available.