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xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
A few weeks ago my wife and I took our daughter to LEGOLAND Windsor. My daughter already has quite a few LEGO Friends sets, and I loved LEGO as a kid (although I've been in my dark ages since). In addition to LEGO, my other childhood obsession was Star Wars, but of course back then there was no tie-up between the two.

Anyway, the end result of going to the LEGO Star Wars exhibition at LEGOLAND was that my daughter wasn't the only one to come away from the shop with some LEGO :)




LEGO has come a long way since the Classic Space sets I used to build, and I love the detailing on the latest minifigures.

Of course 75032 isn't the only X-Wing that LEGO produce...

I've absolutely no idea how this happened (that may not be entirely true), but a rather large package arrived last week from Billund ;)

Now all I need to do is find the time to build it (and find somewhere to display it)!

I'm not sure I'll have room for any more UCS sets, but I'm already having ideas about getting some of the other OT microfighters sets (75074 and 75075) and displaying them on stands after I've built 10240.

I'll post some more photos once my LEGO Star Wars collection's grown a bit.

Legoboykempo81Lego_StarsnowhitieandheMasterBeefyGalactusvwong19

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  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman UKMember Posts: 1,520
    Welcome to Brickset.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,282
    Welcome to the forum @xwingpilot. Good luck with applying the stickers to the canopy of #10240 Red Five X-wing Starfighter!
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    Thanks for the welcome :)

    @CapnRex101 It's a shame LEGO didn't produce a printed canopy for #10240. I probably won't have time to build it for a few weeks yet, but I'll be taking extreme care...
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,727
    Welcome.  Yes, that canopy isn't the best to start with.  I would consider myself pretty good at applying stickers, I an tell you that I haven't yet braved it.  Good luck. :)
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    edited August 2015
    Just joined the LEGO VIP programme. Wish I'd known about that before buying #10240  :/
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,727
    Give CS a call.  They will more than likely add them for you retrospectively.  :)
    xwingpilot
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    edited August 2015
    Actually my points balance says it could take 24 hours to update, and #10240 is listed in my order history, so perhaps the points will be added anyway? 
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    edited August 2015
    Okay, so the points weren't added anyway, but I emailed LEGO customer service (thanks for the suggestion @Legoboy) and they added them retrospectively :)
    andhe
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,919
    edited August 2015
    Welcome to the forum! I just had to check out your message with a catchy title like that!

    Enjoy building the red 5! I held it in my hands the last time I went to Lego and have been eyeing it for a while but since space is limited I'll just go for the not UCS-versions and modulars. Although, I do have the Slave I (which I am saving as a special treat for myself!
    xwingpilot
  • GalactusGalactus NLMember Posts: 255
    Welcome to the forum! I feel the need to apologise for my fellow Bricksetters' overtaking of you Red 5 standing by-topic. It's always interesting to see other people's builds, but the Red 5 standing by-variations joke is hard to ignore sometimes. You can't always anticipate on all the inside jokes here on the forum. I hope you enjoy your time here and keep sharing.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,400
    We tend to be childish, but it's all in good fun.

    I haven't built the new UCS X-Wing because of the stickers.  (And I've got a dust-magnet original in storage.)

    I'm displaying the older Sopwith Camel, Red Baron and Wright Brothers Flyer - all of the stickers have peeled off numerous times.  It's frustrating!
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,308
    The UCS X-Wing is a fantastic set, but I'm one of those who didn't brave the cockpit sticker!
    Well I did.  Fortunately Lego supply two sets of stickers, and I made such a bad job of applying the first one, and it took so long to clean the canopy up afterwards, that I just thought I'd leave it plain.  It looks fine that way, IMO.

    Enjoy the build!
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    Galactus said:
    Welcome to the forum! I feel the need to apologise for my fellow Bricksetters' overtaking of you Red 5 standing by-topic. It's always interesting to see other people's builds, but the Red 5 standing by-variations joke is hard to ignore sometimes. You can't always anticipate on all the inside jokes here on the forum. I hope you enjoy your time here and keep sharing.
    No worries. I've flagged the thread for deletion. When that happens I'll re-post under a different title :)
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,400
    I doubt they'll delete it.  The forum only works with participation!
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 630
    Helen Reddy standing by Just kidding, welcome to the forums, congratulations on completing that impressive build, and best of luck finding a nice dust-free display area; you won't be breaking that one down anytime soon!

    I remember building the original #7191 UCS X-Wing years ago; after working with smaller sets it's a different build process to maneuver those big heavy wings in place to get the open/close mechanism to work just right...I think I finally broke it back down after a couple of years chasing the #7181 UCS TIE around the shelving unit.  I haven't built Red 5 yet, I'm waiting for a new storage space to avail itself.

    (Check out Seth MacFarlane's "Family Guy: Blue Harvest" spoof  for the full listing of "standing by" references...)
    SumoLego
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    edited August 2015
    @Oldfan I have to admit I wasn't familiar with that (although I am now!) :D

    As the other thread is closed I've re-posted UCS X-wing thread here: http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/21004/displaying-the-ucs-x-wing (hopefully without referencing any memes in the title this time :#).
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,400
    You asked for it!


    kiki180703Goldchains
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    ^ If only I had known...
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