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Here's what we know about it so far, from what I can remember
All just personal opinion and speculation of course.
Look at it from a positive point of view, if the rumours of a new Falcon are true, you could by that, if it turns out to be too expensive, you could buy @iso3200's bricklinked Falcon, if it doesn't come out at all then the bricklinked version it is. Either way, if you have waited this long whilst saving to get hold of this beauty, another couple of months isn't going to do any harm.
(Although @CM4S was ultimately correct on the newest version of the UCS Snowspeeder. Much to my delight.)
As for a pricepoint - over $499.99 would be unprecedented.
With this year being the 40th anniversary of Star Wars it would make sense if they are considering it to do it this year although I can also see them maybe linking it in with the Han Solo movie.
I'm not convinced it is going to happen though. All we have so far is wishful thinking.
(@KingDave....really hoping you're right.....)
There have been enough hints and such dropped the last few months by numerous folk with a track record of being right about these sorts of things that I fully expect to see a new Falcon this Fall.
I think Lego is looking for a guaranteed slam dunk after the recent UCS failures. A newly designed MF or remake of the original are both likely to be hugely successful. They've been remaking other iconic ships like the X-Wing and the Snowspeeder, why not the most iconic of them all?
I'm not saying I've heard the rumors or know anything, just stating that it would make perfect sense.
Yes. This is the same woman who played the original (movie) Buffy, not to be confused with the more famous TV series Buffy, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar
Worth watching the film just for Paul Reubens' death scene.
Considering it takes years to get an Ideas set to market...
(Did the formatting change? It's all weird for me.)
You'd actually have a better argument that the original UCS MF was a failure due to the size and lack of consumer market for a $499.99 set in 2007.
The GBHQ and Castle would seem to indicate that there is a $300.00+ market out there, but I wouldn't put my money on a new UCS MF being a 'slam dunk.'
Nope, that would be the Snowspeeder, the second UCS is normally later in the year.
(Or a new announcement of the re-issued UCS Ewok Village playset.)
As others have said, I think that a new USC Falcon is inevitable and I'm guessing that the price would be in the $600.00 range.
Have TLG done a bait & switch with a big set announcement like this before? I only just bought #70751 & #75060, I'd like to give my saving account a bit more recovery time as I already still need to get #75827, #21128 & #10255. Personally I could happily wait for it until the second UCS release date, so I can use my tax return for the Falcon.
For the umpteenth time in this forum, LEGO does NOT care about resellers or what they do. They do not care that a set that has been LONG since discontinued goes for what it goes for. They just don't.
TLG DOES care about resellers and what they do. TLG has an absolute hard on for resellers! They DO care about a set that has LONG since been retired goes for what it goes for. I won't say 'They just do', I'll explain why - Market perception. ANY company would kill for the market perception that TLG carries. At present, this product can withstand consistent price increases whilst providing an (apparently) consistent drop in both actual product quality, quality assurance and base manufacturing cost while staving off inroads by competitors whose product quality is MASSIVELY improving. Add to this the often reported and upheld by General public opinion fact that their product is a more sensible long term investment than gold or cash (albeit false) and you've got a marketers wet dream.
Anyone who thinks that TLG don't LOVE what happens in the reselling market is living in fairy land.
Leak alert! Probably already deleted from the site. :/
Lego have probably sold many, many sets on the back of stories saying put a lego set away for 10 years and it is worth 10x what you paid for it.