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

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  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 823
    ^ I don't think this is the Lego blueprint. But @Legoboy thanks you as he will never be able to un-see the scale discrepancy now you've pointed it out.
    SMC
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 328


    Just got off of live chat with them. Dont know if that helps anyone. I would find it very disappointing to shell out £650 and not get anything exclusive, but, hey, the world we live in :(
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 851
    edited April 2018

    That blueprint shows that the engines are mounted a little BELOW the center of the spars that attach them to the fuselage. In other words, the engines "hang down" a little compared to the rest of the ship. I don't think LEGO have ever gotten this right. I'll be getting this UCS Y-wing on Friday. I hope to be able to fix this issue without too much trouble.

  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,179
    Picture of the blueprint (via HelloBricks):


    omniumFizyxJohnyk668
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,815
    ^ if I win then you can have it for the brickset discount of £85k (£100k minus Ebay/Paypal tax) so I can have the sentiment of paying our mortgage off.  :P

    Only the winner isn't going to think that the black card was an empty promise.
    pharmjod
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,701
    ^ I don't think this is the Lego blueprint. But @Legoboy thanks you as he will never be able to un-see the scale discrepancy now you've pointed it out.
    I hadn’t even noticed to be honest.


  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 476
    LEGO better get an exclusive Nien Nunb minifigure for black VIP card holders ready, or there will be a UCS MF buyers mutiny...
    :)
    FizyxMr_Cross
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,245
    Personally, I'm getting a bit frakked off with the lack of promotional offers that were promised (so much for a year of them, half that year is already gone). Right now, it's feeling like I paid full price for a set that I could have waited until a local retailer got it & potentially saved 10-20% off RRP, just to get a funky black VIP card with my name on it (not that the card does anything for me apart from being a status symbol, as we have no official Lego stores).
    pharmjodgmonkey76BumblepantsMr_Crossxiahna
  • 12651265 Member Posts: 944
    Seems like many are on edge of the lack of promotions offered to the black VIP holders.  Me personally, I wasn't able to purchase one before the deadline.  I tried but the couple stores near me never had one in stock and I wasn't quick enough to secure one online.  Sure, I put minimum effort in purchasing one, but I'm not one to live my life chasing around Lego whether online or around town.  I believed I would of had an opportunity to purchase one before the deadline, but that obviously never happened.  Maybe TLG opts not to offer such exclusive offers to those who purchased before the deadline knowing that many wanted to, but demand outweighs supply.  If they do, that'll be great, I'll just buy on the secondary market if it's something I want.   Here's something that fits:




    SumoLegoLegopantsdmcc0PolyphemusbeemoFowlerBricks
  • MachONEMachONE USMember Posts: 37
    Nah....lego are coming up way short on the offers for the black card holders. Maybe I should have purchased the LEPIN Falcon and saved some coin.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,253
    samiam391 said:
    samiam391 said:
    Adzbadboy said:
    My hopes are that it will provide owners with 'high-end' promos and deals that will largely appeal to only the adults and collectors, such as exclusive Minifigures or promotional sets similar to the convention exclusives etc.
    In my opinion that would backfire on LEGO incredibly hard. You would essentially be creating a wealth bracket that entitles those that can afford an $800 set to special benefits. Not everyone has $800. I know such special benefit programs aren't unheard of, but I think in this case I think you'd have even greater backlash.

    To the likely eventual counter point that "well they do that for SDCC figures", I still think those figures serve a significant purpose. Yes, a lot of people are trying to cash in on them, but the "hype" and neat figures still serve a role in marketing LEGO to a specific audience. If you're buying an $800 set, LEGO already knows you're into LEGO (whether that's for re-sale or collection).

    ^ They get to buy early at RRP, instead of waiting for a discount. I may have waited for another retailer like Smyths to stock if not for the perceived benefit of the black card offering exclusive promos.
    Which is probably the exact reason they hinted at "special deals" through this card without actually stating anything concretely. It gets you to buy from them as opposed to another source.
    Errr... didn’t we all just spend $800 dollars in the first place to get the special VIP cards (and the Falcon obviously), and therefore aren’t we the only people entitled to these promos???  Both of those being yes, why wouldn’t we want them to be ‘high end’ promos?
    I'm not saying you don't want them to be high end promos. I'm saying everyone else (the majority who did not purchase a falcon) would hope they would not. Before I go any further, understand that I personally don't really care, I'm just stating my opinion.

    LEGO isn't going to lose your business. You just spent $800 on a LEGO set and will likely be back for more no matter what the promos will be.

    Making them high end would likely enrage the majority... they get peeved enough already with the SDCC ones and those actually serve a relative purpose as I described above. Potentially, turning them off from making purchases in the future. Seen it before already with just the SDCC figures.

    Making them more high end would be a large risk for the majority while only making the minority a little bit happier. I just don't see any merit in them making the promos high end unless they plan to do something similar again in the future. 
    So I said the above back in January, and while it's always nice to be right...

    I honestly didn't think it would be this bad, I actually feel sorry for you all so far. LEGO has seriously dropped the ball so far on these promotions, ya'll deserve better treatment than what they've done.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,780
    A really simple solution wouldve been 3x points instead of 2x for May 4. No logistical issues, it really isn't giving away much yet is still enticing to consumers, no one else is missing out on anything.
    Fizyxgmonkey76pharmjodM_BossLobotMr_Cross
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,859
    A really simple solution wouldve been 3x points instead of 2x for May 4.
    I think a nicely worded 'Thank You' for being a loyal customer is sufficient.

    And maybe some free floor mats or some rustproofing?
    1265
  • 12651265 Member Posts: 944
    edited May 2018
    ^^
    Your initial post makes sense and captures my feelings as well.  However, your reply to yourself - look at me post - makes sense and and at the same time pretty funny.   Comical....... "feel sorry",  "dropped the ball", "deserve better treatment." really!!!
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,410
    I'm not really all that hurt about the lack of promos. I thought we might get an exclusive, cool, obscure minifigure or two. Lego did promise promos throughout the year though, that's on them. I think where Lego really dropped the ball is not anticipating the demand and adjusting quickly enough to cover the desire for the Falcon and subsequent promos. Now nobody's happy. 
    1265omnium
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 372
    Speak for yourselves; I'm finding this hilarious.
    arathemisPolyphemusARo2891
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 328
    I think the only real option, is for Lego to give us card holders a real life Porg. It's the only realistic solution :)
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 851
    ^Barbecue, or honey mustard?
    Bumblepantsdatsunrobbiedmcc0BrickByBrickgmonkey76LobotFizyxMr_CrossBlueTaco
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 606
    ^ Combine the two and make Chick-fil-a sauce
    Fizyx
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,438
    edited May 2018
    And don't forget the Heineken.
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,179
    The My LEGO VIP page page of [email protected] it now suggests the Y-Wing blueprint is is Black VIP Card holders only:

    Free Exclusive LEGO® Star Wars™ Y-Wing Poster (5005624) offer is valid for VIP purchases at shop.LEGO.com, in LEGO Stores and LEGO Catalogue telephone orders from 04/05/2018 to 07/05/2018, or while stocks last. Qualifying purchase must be equal to or greater than £30 in LEGO Star Wars™ merchandise only with a valid LEGO VIP Black Card.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 851
    So I can spend $200 on the UCS Y-wing, but can't get the Y-wing poster because I don't have a black VIP card? WTF?!?  
    SumoLego
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 851
    Gimme a Sharpie; I'll have a black VIP card in a minute...
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,410
    And here we go. 
    pharmjodSumoLegoPolyphemusdavetheoxygenman
  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 476
    And this for Black VIP card holders:


    Mr_Crosspharmjod
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,701
    stlux said:
    The My LEGO VIP page page of [email protected] it now suggests the Y-Wing blueprint is is Black VIP Card holders only:

    Free Exclusive LEGO® Star Wars™ Y-Wing Poster (5005624) offer is valid for VIP purchases at shop.LEGO.com, in LEGO Stores and LEGO Catalogue telephone orders from 04/05/2018 to 07/05/2018, or while stocks last. Qualifying purchase must be equal to or greater than £30 in LEGO Star Wars™ merchandise only with a valid LEGO VIP Black Card.

    As a Black Card holder, I have just received a personalised code enter at check-out to redeem the poster offer.
  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 476
    ^ bet all the codes are the same.

     what’s your code?

    :)
    FizyxLegoboybandit778pharmjod
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,437
    So I can spend $200 on the UCS Y-wing, but can't get the Y-wing poster because I don't have a black VIP card? WTF?!?  
    So, this is what's going to happen every time there actually IS a "good" black card promo? I believe this was predicted, no?
    pharmjodPolyphemus
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,683
    edited May 2018
    ^ But is this even a good offer, its just a poster.
    pharmjodgmonkey76Fizyx
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,874
    And a chance to win a super sentimental white gold r2d2.
  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 476
    pharmjod said:
    And a chance to win a super sentimental white gold r2d2.
    Which would be worth in excess of £20k to the right collector..

    Not that I would sell it if I won it.. 
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 939
    So I can spend $200 on the UCS Y-wing, but can't get the Y-wing poster because I don't have a black VIP card? WTF?!?  
    Doubtless Ebay will be flooded with them in the next couple of weeks - if you want one I'm sure they'll be very easy to obtain cheaply.
    omniumMr_Cross
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,859
    oldtodd33 said:
    And here we go. 
    Perhaps the topic thread should be changed to: 'Thoughts and Complaints of Black VIP Cardholders'
    bandit778Rainstorm26pharmjoddavetheoxygenmanMr_Cross
  • JBricks27JBricks27 Member Posts: 674
    Do we think the Vader battle pod will carry over into tomorrow? Maybe LEGO brand stores will do this to get rid of their remaining stock?
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,359
    So if there is no email, there is no code you don't get the poster.... I have the card but never once received an email for anything to do with it... see how it goes tomorrow i guess
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 823
    Do we think the Vader battle pod will carry over into tomorrow? Maybe LEGO brand stores will do this to get rid of their remaining stock?
    I checked my local store earlier and they still have some Vader pods. I'm 99% certain they will roll the promo over for as long as they have stock as they do that for every promo. At least it'll sweeten the deal for the Y-Wing slightly (even though I have no will-power so will be getting it regardless).
  • willp2003willp2003 Member Posts: 88
    I hope someone wins that R2 who still has their Falcon, and didn't sell it on immediately for a profit. If the Y-wing was double VIP I probably get it. I may wait until next year. 
    dmcc0
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,701
    ^ I was thinking the same but read somewhere that the Y-Wing is exempt from x2 points.  Really annoying as I was all ready to place the order so now I’m left wondering what I need to spend £30 on!?
  • willp2003willp2003 Member Posts: 88
    Yeah it is exempt, but I don't really know why. They don't normally do things like that. I don't want to buy anything else, but I've just done 46 hours overtime last month, so yeah I'll probably get it!
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,859
    The LEGO 'nickel-and-dime' department is working overtime this week!
    JBricks27Bumblepants
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,437
    SMC said:
    ^ But is this even a good offer, its just a poster.
    Thus the quotation marks around “good”.
    SMC
  • empireempire BC, CanadaMember Posts: 43
    I never really expected it, but I hopped on board and bought the UCS Falcon tonight. The $90 or whatever I got from double points was a nice bonus, i'll use that on a UCS Snowspeeder at some point. I was glad they restocked it in time for May the 4th, I thought for sure they'd wait until after the promo to restock the Falcon.
    BumblepantsRennyLittleLori
  • Mr_HobblesMr_Hobbles San FranciscoMember Posts: 267
    Ended up buying the UCS Y-Wing and using my code to get the Blueprint.
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 823
    Well I guess I was wrong about the stores giving out Vader pods, despite having some left. The blueprint is also waaaay more pathetic than I was expecting. Hadn't looked at in detail but I'd assumed it was 1:1 scale with the actual model and on nice thick paper/ card stock. Wrong on both counts as it's not even A4/letter size.
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 766
    Well I guess I was wrong about the stores giving out Vader pods, despite having some left. The blueprint is also waaaay more pathetic than I was expecting. Hadn't looked at in detail but I'd assumed it was 1:1 scale with the actual model and on nice thick paper/ card stock. Wrong on both counts as it's not even A4/letter size.
    Wow! That's even more underwhelming than I expected :O

    Having placed an online order this morning, I'd considered going to a real store today to get a 2nd BB-8 and poster, but I really won't bother now.
  • Addicted2OxygenAddicted2Oxygen Somewhere behind all the boxes of LegoMember Posts: 308
    @Brainslugged but is it folded? I assumed it would be larger than a4 but folded twice to make displaying it look hideous like they have done with previous posters. 
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 823
    It's nIt's not folded as it isnt big enough to need to be. You can see a piece of white A4 paper under it. So the print is very slightly wider and not as tall. In fact I just measured and it's exactly US "letter" size. More annoying is the picture I will post next though...
    stluxFowlerBricks
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