UCS falcon rumours (that turned out to be true!)

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  • OnebricktoomanyOnebricktoomany United StatesMember Posts: 282
    ^ and you twist the knife!! 
    SumoLego
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 757
    Noticed the lettering for the product status message was 1 or 2 pixels higher than it should be - hmmm...
  • HyogaHyoga JapanMember Posts: 13
    There are now a number of sets on bricklink, new (sealed), maybe with minor damage on the box, that are selling for less than retail price at what look like reputable sellers. What should I think of that? Still don't have one, never quite checked the non official channels since from the beginning it was selling at double retail price. This feels somehow too good to be true.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,826
    edited April 2018
    Hyoga said:
    There are now a number of sets on bricklink, new (sealed), maybe with minor damage on the box, that are selling for less than retail price at what look like reputable sellers. What should I think of that? Still don't have one, never quite checked the non official channels since from the beginning it was selling at double retail price. This feels somehow too good to be true.
    It doesn't seem possible they could be turning a profit unless theft or credit card fraud or something else along those lines was involved. Even if it is legit, shipping that monster will cost an arm and a leg and probably wipe out any potential savings. 
  • HyogaHyoga JapanMember Posts: 13
    Well, shipping is generally on top of the price, at cost, so that's not an issue I guess. I understand the fraud thing when it's an unkown seller, but someone at 10,000+ positive feedbacks?
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,908
    I'm sure the legitimate sellers are able to get them through the wholesale channel.  (There probably aren't that many available, and I'm sure LEGO keeps a tight leash on where they go.)
  • ucsstarwarsfanucsstarwarsfan Washington StateMember Posts: 33
    I bought my Falcon at the very end of December and got my black card a few days ago.
  • mustang69mustang69 North CarolinaMember Posts: 402
    I just got off the phone with CS asking about my black card. I picked my falcon up on black Friday (Nov 24th). They said that my card was sent to printing on Feb 6th and was expected to be shipped out around the end of March. Sounds like I need to give it another week or so to see if it shows up.
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,443
    Finally got my black card today. Bought day one in store, and with all the mix ups with my account I thought it would never come. Had to call customer service many times, and after many people finally got someone who could help. Was told if she could get me one it wouldn't have my name on it, but it has my name and right number. Thank you LEGO Gods for sorting it out.
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  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    Finally!
    Bought it on December 1st at my local LEGO store.


    Lesser quality than the regular card, I think.

    Now waiting to see what it’s for ;-)

    oh, and it came printed with my name. I thought I point that out as I believe I read here that some didn’t have their name on the card.
    Fizyxsnowhitie
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 942
    It's back in stock at [email protected] (UK) if anyone's still after one :-)
  • monstblitzmonstblitz Alexandria, VAMember Posts: 591
    I went to the Lego store once in March and again today in April.  Was told no black card deals for either month.  What a bust so far besides a cool piece of bling to whip out at the Lego store.  Will be interesting to see if May 4th brings anything worthwhile. 
  • Muftak1Muftak1 Somewhere cold, probably raining (aka Ireland)Member Posts: 487
    ^ Where can one get that type of case. Asking for a friend... :-)
    SumoLegoFowlerBricksMr_Cross
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    Muftak1 said:
    ^ Where can one get that type of case. Asking for a friend... :-)

    @SumoLego said.

    I got it at Hobby Lobby here in the USA: https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Hobbies-Collecting/Card-Collecting/Screwdowns---1-4/p/21924

    SumoLego
  • legoleppylegoleppy MarylandMember Posts: 71
    Got mine today!  Ordered on Dec 22 and CS said I (actually all in USA) would get it by end of February. 
    JooTog
  • 12651265 Member Posts: 944
    edited April 2018
    Lol.....I remember those acrylic card holders along with the sleeves.  Hopefully the VIP Black Card won't be a bust as the likes as some of these prospects from my days of collecting.....
    J.D. Drew, Rick Ankiel, Alexandra Daigle, Adam Morrison, Ben McDonald, Todd Van Poppel, Ryan Leaf, Brien Taylor, Travis Lee, Kevin Maas and, as a bonus, Colin Kapernick.

    My retirement plan of collecting these fine athletics went up in smoke.....meaning, I used their cards as kindling. 
    SumoLegoSpaceship11
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,908
    Kevin Maas!  That made me laugh.  
    Onebricktoomany
  • bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 485
    edited April 2018
    Got my card today! Bought on 12/10. Came with my name as well.
  • mustang69mustang69 North CarolinaMember Posts: 402
    edited April 2018
    Got mine today too, with my name on it. Bought the MF on 11/24(Black Friday).
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 616
    ^pretty sure it sold way better than they were expecting, hence the set being almost constantly out of stock for months...
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 372
    It's taken a week or so, on and off, to read this entire thread. Now I want one. If I save up, I might be able to get one by Christmas. Suggestions?
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 757
    ^ It's a fantastic build with a mixture of Technic strengthening, greebling and interiors, and a great showpiece - assuming you have a good surface or stand to put it on. I'd also suggest that if you already have quite a few VIP points saved it will help to reduce the price directly from [email protected] when it's in stock. You could try and get one from elsewhere and look for a deal but it's also fairly inconsistent.
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 372
    ^And if I'm not even a VIP member at present?
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 767
    Kaitch said:
    ^And if I'm not even a VIP member at present?
    You should join anyway, whether or not you buy a falcon. Unless the promo has stopped recently, new members get a red chrome monofig keychain with their first purchase. Worth having, I think.
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 372
    Slightly off-topic, but when signing up for VIP, it asked me if I was a boy or a girl. Is that gonna get them in trouble with transgender activists?
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 372
    ^^ I'm not even entirely sure why they want to know. I'm a girl, but I don't buy the "girly" sets. I buy Star Wars and superheroes.
    FowlerBricks
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 767
    Isn't there a "none of you business" option?

    They probably want to know so they can profile their user base, collect stats, and generally do the sort of number crunching that makes business development folks feel like the success of the company is down to them.
    FollowsClosely
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 372
    Nope. That's why I'm wondering if people get upset.

    I'm not one of them. I'm a bit bemused, but comfortable in my non-conformance to my gender's stereotype.
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,941
    To be fair, it's probably nothing more than if anything gets sent to you (catalogues/invoices and the like)  it's addressed correctly , been a VIP member for a fair while now and any marketing e-mails I get cover everything that Lego sells regardless of any preferences I have due to my profile or purchases.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,908
    VorpalRyu said:
    ^ if by activists, you mean the perpetually offended, that get offended on the behalf of those who "should" be offended but aren't offended, if so, then yes.
    I suppose it could be amended to:  How do you identify?

    Although that would likely cause the same labeling issue.  

    Solution:  Third Box - "Neutral"
    VorpalRyu
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 372
    "Neutral"? How dare you! I am a non-binary genderfluid dragonkin, thank you very much!
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  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,248
    Some day we'll all look back on these days & laugh as we blast off in ships for colony worlds, while Earth falls into another dark age to the sounds of a genderfluid, non-binary demi-girl, dolphin-kin, pangender xir arguing with an agender, cosmo-sexual, genderqueer, femme, tri-gender ze over who is the official eight to the ninth power gender identity...
    xiahnagmonkey76Polyphemus
  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 412
    Kaitch said:
    "Neutral"? How dare you! I am a non-binary genderfluid dragonkin, thank you very much!
    It sounds like you made up those words but sadly I know they’re all “real” things...
    pharmjodVorpalRyu
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,908
    edited April 2018
    I would choose 'neutral' just to mess with the obvious datamining/marketing information that they're actually seeking.
    Kaitch said:
    "Neutral"? How dare you! I am a non-binary genderfluid dragonkin, thank you very much!
    And so we come full-circle...
    VorpalRyu said:
    ...as we blast off in ships for colony worlds...
    Yes, please.  Sign me up for Alpha Centauri, or whatever world Captain McConaughey wants to colonize with bongo drums and Lincolns...

    Or, book me a spot the Axiom.  But hold the hoverchair.  Well, not all the time.  
    VorpalRyuSearchlightRG
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 372
    I can just about wrap my head around transgender, agender, genderfluid, and a bit of non-binary, but I cannot comprehend how anyone could think they aren't human.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,875
    Kaitch said:
     I cannot comprehend how anyone could think they aren't human.
    It's called mental illness.
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  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 778
    pharmjod said:
    Kaitch said:
     I cannot comprehend how anyone could think they aren't human.
    It's called mental illness.

    Let's be fair.  People who think they are 'beastkin' generally aren't mentally ill. Or at least, they are not mentally ill because of that.  In general, they are practicing a form of extreme escapism.  Can the situation that caused them to dive down that particular hole be caused by mental illness?  For sure it can.  But can we please not demonize the mentally ill, or give credence to these escapist fantasies many of these people have by labeling at mental illness? (Which implies that they are, in fact, suffering from a real thing.)
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 372
    I have the mental illness called depression, and even at the lowest, I never thought I actually was anything but human (daydreams don't count). I kind of get the impression that "beastkin" are people who have been told they can be anything they want and no-one has the right to contradict them, and this has caused an over-inflated sense of entitlement. Either that, or they're really insane.

    Strangely enough, I can't think of any case I've heard of where someone who has endured extreme difficulty has "escaped" by making themselves believe they are not human. That their abusers are not human, yes, but not themselves.
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    Kaitch said:
    I can just about wrap my head around transgender, agender, genderfluid, and a bit of non-binary, but I cannot comprehend how anyone could think they aren't human.


    Sorry, I couldn’t help myself (and apologies for the meme to the admins!)
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  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,875
    edited April 2018
    I hardly think describing the circumstances that would lead someone to genuinely believe they were anything other than human as mental illness gives the delusion credence. Nor do I think it's the same type of mental illness as depression. Im not demonizing anything. There are a myriad of mental illnesses. Describing it as such I would think is better than my initial reaction of "complete and utter morons".
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 757
    Things escalated quickly - and it wasn't a row about the Black VIP card this time!
    DeeC2_JoshpharmjodBumblepantsPeteMsnowhitie
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 372
    Eh. How many times can you have the same row?

    If it is a mental illness, it's a rich man's disease. A rather spoiled rich man.
  • PolyphemusPolyphemus Sydney, AustraliaMember Posts: 93


    For anyone in Sydney who may be interested, spotted this in David Jones, Miranda tonight. Toy stores and department stores around my neck of the woods are not generally known for stocking hard to find and exclusive sets so I never thought I'd ever spot one of these in the wild. Of course, I'm far too impatient and bought it day one last year via [email protected] for the full AUS RRP of $1300. DJ's don't have any sales on at the moment but some lucky bastard will probably time it right and get a tasty discount on this one... dammit!
    omniumFizyxFowlerBricks
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,394
    I don't think the alien theory is that farfetched but dude! That hair! How can anyone take him seriously?!
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 372
    ^That might be part of the joke
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 474
    Wow... just checked eBay out of curiosity. Really weird to see some boxed 10179 sets going for around £700. Must be some people out there kicking themselves!
    FollowsClosely
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