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It was the pre-orders that got the Certificate of Authenticity.
https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=10179cert&name=Paper, Certificate of Authenticity for Set 10179 Limited Edition&category=[Paper]#T=C&C=0
I don't know if all of them got it or just the first XXXX of them did,
For a long while the official line on releasing the 10179 seemed to be “not gonna happen, too expensive, nobody would buy it” while the aftermarket prices contradicted this by creeping up and up.
Then Lepin came along, and how many here were checking it regularly to see if the inevitable MF clone came out? I’m afraid I was, and I cracked like a cheese slope!
I’d personally thought that it might make LEGO *less* likely to make a new one, updated or otherwise. But on the other hand, it might’ve shown them the market really was there.
Well thats not true i didnt pre order and i got the cert??
If anything tempted me to buy a Lepin set then #10179 is it. And of course, once you buy one set from Lepin, there would be a temptation to buy others! So far, I've resisted but if we don't get a re-release this year (or perhaps next year) then I probably will go for the Lepin version! :(
I believe LEGO produced 10'000 sets as Limited Edition with the certification.
Those sets left over after the pre-order ended were sold normally, so some customers received first edtion sets without pre-ordering until the first production run stock was sold-out.
But this was all ten years ago so I might be remembering alternative facts rather than what actually happened.
I could definitely see this happening, but there are far greater number of resellers than there was back then so the supply would be higher and prices would not go quite as high.
I hope the same pattern in sales happens with this version. After a couple years on the market, this rumored set goes on sale for half off, the only difference being that this time I buy it when that happens. I'm not very hopeful of that happening though.
that intel was wrong.
I suspect it will lead to sales of a lot of the Lepin version, particularly if the LEGO version is available in Toys R Us, Target, and/or Walmart. A lot of parents and grandparents will see it on a shelf and balk at spending that kind of money for a toy for a child, so they will consult the internet to find it cheaper. I'm not talking about AFOLs, but rather the "uninformed masses" who have never heard of Lepin, and probably never would if a child did not ask them for such an expensive LEGO set. Not having $800 to drop on a set, but wanting to make the child happy, they type "LEGO UCS Millenium Falcon" into Google, hoping to find a lower price. That will lead them to the Lepin knock-offs at a fraction of the price.
we know its october so that is old news. The question is when will they reveal the set?
We do? Am I missing another thread here? I went over to that other place and they were saying there was some kind of rumor being discussed here today, but besides the mostly nonsense in this thread, I don't see anything about it? Is there a secret club forum somewhere this is being talked about? Or is it right under my nose somewhere and I just don't see it?
The second rule of UCS club is, you don't talk...
Just goes to show the anticipation level on this one, despite half the thread being about UCS Wooden sausages and whatnot
I definitely got excited when I saw a Falcon image. Then immediately disappointed when I realized what it was.
Never seen that prototype Falcon before! To be honest while there are obviously inaccuracies (especially the shape of the window and the area between the front prongs), there are actually areas I like MORE than the original Falcon set (namely the larger amount of greeble in general).
Lyichir, that set was developed around the same time as the darn ugly 7190. It really shows what TLG designers can do versus bean counters and "focus groups", sigh
It has a numbeer of rare parts (the cockpit, the panels and those nifty 2x2x greebling tiles that I'm lucky to own a bunch of)
Yes, it's a wee bit fat and stubby but I like it very much. Looks like it has plenty of room (something that actual Falcon from SW does not have, it's just a TARDIS burger) for an interesting interior. I'd buy it in a heartbeat if it actually was available
You might enjoy this site then :
(Read all the SW parts)
Also, you guys are slacking off too much! No new silly rumours? I heard it comes with flick-sausages!
I know quite a few people at TLG/Billund and they're not talking. They're usually not clammed up like this (I knew of the Technic Porsche before it came out) so I guess something is up ;)
a) 7000+ parts
b) £700 - £800
c) In a controversial move, only the rectangular satellite dish. Owners of #10179 breathe a sigh of relief.
d) Set contains fold out map of the Kessel run to scale, and is 900ft long, requiring largest ever Lego box.
e) First 500 sets contain exclusive George Lucas minifig in bathtub full of money
f) Retractable landing gear
h) Set is a "10188 revamped" 10179
To be honest I'd bet on both g+h equally. I do not expect a new fancy Falcon
Go search UCS Millennium Falcon on [email protected]!
Showing results forUCS Millennium Falcon
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So the plot thickens...
Also works with "UCS Falcon" and "Millennium Falcon" and "Falcon"
The URL trick from a couple years back doesn't bring me to a coming soon page like it did back then. Whoever posted that ruined it forever!! :P
Okay my prediction is that this will be announced on 25th May 2017 as that is the date Star Wars released in the US. Especially, as it is the 40th Anniversary and the 10th Anniversary year of the original set. then it will go on sale in October.
Haha! The plot thickens even more!