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Fact: Next (not) UCS set to be Cloud City



  • J0rgenJ0rgen Member Posts: 591
    The database says it hasn't been available since November.

    Regardless, I don't see any reason to leave out a complete freezing chamber (even though it has no floor) because there's a cheap half version available.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
    I honestly don't know what goes through the heads of TLG when they put product out? 
  • fourstudfourstud Member Posts: 1,370
    JANG doesn't really like it
  • brianoblivionbrianoblivion Member Posts: 71
    I'm not a Star Wars collector so i'm completely neutral here but this actually looks pretty well done to me. I understand the lack of excitement (to put it mildly) as well as jang's tepid reaction to it but i think this is a pretty nice representation of a classic set piece from a classic movie. 
  • HanzoHanzo Member Posts: 607
    Agreed, I think it is very well done.

    For a rich kids playset.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,229
    Hanzo said:
    ...For a rich kids playset.
    Kinda like the U.S.S. Flagg from G.I. Joe...
  • samtheqsamtheq Member Posts: 47
    I ordered mine Thursday, had it Saturday morning, and built it all weekend.  And love it.

    In my opinion, the Millennium Falcon is a "rich kids" item, and one that exceeded what Lego sets should cost....this (and the first Death Star) are "kids saving up their allowances, holiday and chore money for a long while" playsets.
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,352
    ^Well said @MrJackson. Jang's recent review of the Winter Village Fire Station took a similar turn at the end. Although he likes the set, he just wasn't convinced it feels like a $100 set even though the price-per-piece is decent (helped by numerous 1x1 elements). 

    As someone who suffers from stingy-itus, I have a hard time spending money on most things. Often times, Lego purchases for me come down to my perceived feeling of the value. When I look at the Cloud City set, even though there are elements I think are interesting, I just don't feel like it would be worth my money. Others may and do feel differently. In contrast, others may feel another higher priced set isn't worth it whereas I can't get the money out of my wallet fast enough*. To each their own I guess.

    *this has never actually happened due to said stingy-itus 
  • pxchrispxchris Member Posts: 2,384
    ^ that's funny, I just have eyes-bigger-than-my-wallet-itus. Also known in some regions as poor-itus.
  • carnage717carnage717 Member Posts: 166
    I was going to wait until double VIP Points to buy this,  but i think im going to end up getting the Hogwarts castle instead. If i do end up getting it im going to have to some serious modding, like adding a lower floor and moving the wind have down to the and filling in the two missing sections.  Probably making the carbon freezing chamber one whole wedge.
  • KaitchKaitch Member Posts: 386
    If you do get and mod it, be sure to show us pics. I'm sure we'd all be fascinated.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
    samtheq said:
    I ordered mine Thursday, had it Saturday morning, and built it all weekend.  And love it.

    In my opinion, the Millennium Falcon is a "rich kids" item, and one that exceeded what Lego sets should cost....this (and the first Death Star) are "kids saving up their allowances, holiday and chore money for a long while" playsets.
    The Falcon is a "rich kids" Lego set, but so is anything $300 or more; the Falcon is more like: "You're rich, but I have more money than you."

    A long time ago (back in 1985) I asked if I could have the G.I. Joe U.S.S. F.L.A.G.G. This toy, in my opinion, was every kids dream at the time. This thing was gigantic and to me, worth every bit of it's $109.99 retail price. In adjusted US Dollars, that's about $265 today. The Betrayal at Cloud City is not worth the $350 US price tag. 
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 3,872
    Not to you. It is to me!
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
    ^I did state in my post that it is my opinion. I know there are many that don't share my criticism of the set :) 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,229
    Not to you. It is to me!
    You're just mad the Flagg didn't have a heliport.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 3,872
    I found the USS F.L.A.G.G. at a garage sale around 1992 for $25. It was missing almost all of the smaller parts, but was still really cool. I used it for a coffee table for a while! (It was huge; where else could I put it but in the middle of my living room?) 
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
    ^Yeah, having all the small parts and especially the "microphone" sound system is what makes it valuable because those parts are easily lost or broken. I wish I had that on my coffee table right now :)
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 454
    Just looked up the FLAGG. That thing is absolutely massive. I'm tempted to get one just to act as a lightning rod for my wife's wrath when I build a coffee table for the UCS Falcon and present it as a fait accompli. 
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross Member Posts: 1,688
    the flagg is cool, but it kind of makes me want the hellicarrier... I really can't want the hellicarrier right now, I want too much other stuff.

    On reflection, even with the valid critiques, I'd happily buy the betrayal of Cloud City, if I have enough funds at somepoint. I'd definitely want to wait for double points, and there's Harry Potter to get first. I can see it being one I'll struggle to justify buying when there are overall much better sets out.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,624
    Saw this set built at the store today. Normally I am pleasantly surprised by the size and details of a set in person but this somehow managed to be even more boring close up.
  • LobotLobot Member Posts: 1,029

    ^ Is it just me, or does the Slave 1 look like its landed in a muddy puddle....?

    I'm similarly underwhelmed by it, but I'll still buy it at some point.

  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged Member Posts: 2,245
    I spoke to one store employee a few days ago who thought they'd sold about three of them!
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