Imperial Shuttle - UCS

LarsenSanLarsenSan NorwayMember Posts: 5
I wonder about buying Imperial Shuttle - UCS for 400 euro (almost 500 usd) Is it worth it?
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  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 618
    Depends on what you're looking for. If you want it, that's about average price for a used version of the set. Personally, I don't collect Star Wars sets, so I would say no and go buy Ninjago City, but if Star Wars is your thing and you want the Imperial Shuttle, I'd say it's worth it because that's the best one there is. 

    If you just like Star wars and want a big detailed model, there are other current UCS sets that could be more affordable, the imperial shuttle will probably be rereleased eventually (not a rumor just seems like every ship will get rereleased at some point)
    LarsenSan
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 986
    It's a thing of beauty.
    It is a somewhat monotonous build but is solid as a rock and displays well (IMO anyway). The big thing to be looking at when buying this set second hand is the condition and colour consistency of the white bricks, I've seen (and owned) examples where a lot of the bricks were very 'creamy' when brand new - this is only exacerbated with time, storage/display environment and UV exposure.  I personally wouldn't buy one (unless it was a steal) sight unseen for the reasons mentioned.
    Lobot
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,796
    You asked the same about the Slave 1 and the Y-wing.

    http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/28175/lego-star-wars#latest

    Nobody can really answer these questions except you. Read the reviews, watch the video reviews and decide what you like.
    iso3200SumoLegoM_Bossstlux
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,835
    ^^ You really can't judge discolouring on this set as a marker for condition, the consistency of the whites on my brand new one when bought was shocking and that is the norm for this set from what I hear from other owners.

    Pure white, icy blue/white, grey/white and 2 distictly different shades of creamy white is what I have on mine. There is even  colour variation between identical parts in the kit.

    It is a great looking set though, Lego will have to try very hard to top this one if they ever remake it.
    Lobot
  • floridabrickfloridabrick Central FLMember Posts: 158

    Pure white, icy blue/white, grey/white and 2 distictly different shades of creamy white is what I have on mine. There is even  colour variation between identical parts in the kit.

    That's only 5 whites!  Most Town Halls have a rainbow of "dark oranges".
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 942

    It's one of the very best UCS Star Wars sets - highly recommended.

    Apart from the colour issues mentioned previously, the only downside for me is that it's rather 'challenging' to disassemble!  It's the only set that I've ever had to use pliers on (albeit very carefully!) as some of the Technic pins within the wings/gearing attachment had become ridiculously tight.  But, please don't let that put you off - it's a stunning set.

    monkeyhanger
  • ucsstarwarsfanucsstarwarsfan Washington StateMember Posts: 33
    I got a brand new one on eBay for $530 USD not too long ago. I haven't opened it yet, but it's one of the sets I am most excited to build out of the collection I amassed recently. I'd say find a brand new one on eBay if you want it!
    LarsenSanFowlerBricks
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,919
    CCC said:
    Nobody can really answer these questions except you.
    Technically, you answered the question.
    M_BossFizyxdmcc0LarsenSanFollowsClosely
  • LarsenSanLarsenSan NorwayMember Posts: 5
    I got a brand new one on eBay for $530 USD not too long ago. I haven't opened it yet, but it's one of the sets I am most excited to build out of the collection I amassed recently. I'd say find a brand new one on eBay if you want it!
    But there are so many out there and if they not are legit sellers its hard for me to pick
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 737
    You could try BrickLink or Brickowl. Never heard of any non-legit sellers on those sites. That's not to say there aren't any, but probably a lot less likely. Advice for those sites is the same as it would be for eBay: check feedback, ask the seller questions etc until you are sure they are legit. If in any doubt, don't buy. 
    LarsenSan
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,468
    dmcc0 said:
    You could try BrickLink or Brickowl. Never heard of any non-legit sellers on those sites. That's not to say there aren't any, but probably a lot less likely. Advice for those sites is the same as it would be for eBay: check feedback, ask the seller questions etc until you are sure they are legit. If in any doubt, don't buy. 
    For a while at least, BrickLink had some scam sellers popping up regularly. It may have been the same seller just creating new accounts constantly. They were easy to spot though; brand new sellers with no feedback selling high dollar items like old modulars and UCS sets for suspiciously low prices.
    BumblepantsstluxLarsenSan
  • PhoneboothPhonebooth USMember Posts: 1,430
    CCC said:
    You asked the same about the Slave 1 and the Y-wing.

    http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/28175/lego-star-wars#latest

    Nobody can really answer these questions except you. Read the reviews, watch the video reviews and decide what you like.
    This is unnecessary and given that you can remember what people post anywhere on this forum is sad.

    Please just move along next time you read something that bothers you.
    LarsenSan
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,796
    This is unnecessary and given that you can remember what people post anywhere on this forum is sad.

    I didn't remember, I clicked on the username.

    Please just move along next time you read something that bothers you.
    It doesn't bother me. Rather than asking the same question again and again, I believe it is better to read the existing in-depth reviews on brickset or video reviews elswhere, and gave that advice.
    stluxAstrobricks
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,796
    And remember Huw and other mods frequently say ...

    Subjective decision making discussions are discouraged.

    http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/comment/550028#Comment_550028

    and I didn't remember that location either, I used search.
    stluxAstrobricks
  • PhoneboothPhonebooth USMember Posts: 1,430
    CCC said:
    And remember Huw and other mods frequently say ...

    Subjective decision making discussions are discouraged.

    http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/comment/550028#Comment_550028

    and I didn't remember that location either, I used search.

    Two people had already commented and there are several comments after your postwhoring interference.  Based on that, it seems that a nice conversation was happening between forum members. 

    @LarsenSan - The build is incredible and I regret having sold my copy years ago.   If you have the opportunity to purchase the set at a price you can afford, jump at it. 
    LarsenSan
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,258
    edited March 2018
    CCC said:
    And remember Huw and other mods frequently say ...

    Subjective decision making discussions are discouraged.

    http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/comment/550028#Comment_550028

    and I didn't remember that location either, I used search.

    Two people had already commented and there are several comments after your postwhoring interference.  Based on that, it seems that a nice conversation was happening between forum members.
    It was in fact only this that stopped me from closing the thread initially; as @CCC stated, we discourage this kind of thread on the Forum.

    Anyway, it looks like discussion has moved on from the original topic so I'm closing it now. Hopefully the OP has enough additional info to help make the decision.
    stluxSumoLegoBrickByBrickgmonkey76AstrobricksSeanTheCollectorBumblepantsLarsenSan
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