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Hello, all. Are there parts lists/order forms for discontinued Star Wars UCS sets?
New guy -- first post, so apologies if I'm asking dumb/noob questions. No, I did not search the entire archives first.
I'm interested in several of the Star Wars UCS sets that are NLA and I'm wondering if there is a database somewhere of the parts lists for the kits, so that I could order them and build the sets (even if they don't have decals).
I've never ordered parts-in-bulk and I have no idea what I'm doing, so guidance would be appreciated.
Specifically, I'd like to get the plans for/buy the parts for/ build the following:
TIE Advanced 10175
Imperial Shuttle 10212
TIE Interceptor 7181
Star Destroyer 10030
It's not about the "collectability" of having an originally-issued kit; I'd just like to build these and have them for display.
Thanks in advance.
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As to your question.
Firstly, pay a visit to https://www.bricklink.com/v2/main.page. and have a look round to get used to the site as It can be a bit awkward for first timers.
Once you can find your way around you can search for listings for the sets you are after (for example)
https://www.bricklink.com/v2/search.page?q=10175#T=S which when clicked on will bring up sets for sale and will give you a rough idea of price to buy the complete set (New and used, so make sure you read listings carefully)
The above page has a link that enables you (once logged in) to add the parts to a wanted list which can then be purchased from the varying stores available.
The page also has a link for the parts listing if you just want to see what parts are required as this will bring up a complete listing of all the parts including sticker sheets (and modern alternatives if a part mold has changed since the set was retired). See below.
I recommend having a good look at parts prices for the individual builds though as in a lot of instances it can be cheaper to buy a used complete set than it is to build a set from parts as some of the rarer parts for the old UCS sets take up a considerable amount of your budget.
If however you do decide to have a go, take you time, do a lot of homework (checking Bricklink, Brickowl, Lego' s own Pick a Brick site and Bricks and Pieces site (situated in the customer services part of the Lego website)) to find the cheapest way of purchasing your bricks (also take into consideration the shipping costs). And most of all have fun, it can be a very rewarding experience when you finish a build.
Also check out the Rebrickable website, as if you find the sets aren't working out for you there are some fantastic MOC' s that can be built as well.