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Star Wars UCS B-Wing

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  • emmtwosixemmtwosix Member Posts: 80
    I think I'll go with Huw's "estimate" of 1486 pieces as my guess as well. Or 1485 if I can't "guess" the same thing ;-)
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,418
    Granted some sets you can't make MF scale (SSD, etc)
    A minifig scale SSD would be something though. Would be almost 500 meters long. Anyone have a couple hundred million legos to spare to attempt one?

    Challenge accepted.
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 609
    It actually looks really cool! There is a really nice variety of pieces in that set, and it functions like the B-wing seen (briefly) in the films. This may not be an instant-buy for me, but it definitely is a good-looking UCS model.
  • BanditBandit Member Posts: 890
    Oooh.. I'd say somewhere around, let's see, 1486 pieces :-)
    Do you know something we don't? :D
  • GrogallGrogall Munich, GermanyMember Posts: 159
    edited July 2012
    Oooh.. I'd say somewhere around, let's see, 1486 pieces :-)
    Do you know something we don't? :D
    Yes! He does.

    and for those who hate flash!

    Video

  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    I'm going to go with 1495 (to include the extras)! :o)
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 7,014
    All will be revealed at 6pm EDT...
  • cavegodcavegod Member Posts: 811
    1hr 5 mins to wait!
  • RainingBoroSi02RainingBoroSi02 NCMember Posts: 59
    Guess on price?
  • bricksanbricksan Member Posts: 566
    About $200 USD I would say ;)
  • cavegodcavegod Member Posts: 811
    £170-180 would be my guess
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    £180 is what it was, but after HH price change who knows what it will be by October 1st (and saying that the way they keep changing LoTR's date, maybe even that will change).
  • GraysmithGraysmith Member Posts: 15
    Smashing Bricks has hi-res pics. 1486 pieces.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    £170 would be mine.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    $149 would be a nice price for this...
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,418
    edited July 2012
    Going to go with $160 USD retail.

    ^^^Thanks for the pictures. Looks like stickers... not to fond of that cockpit either. Otherwise, the rest of the set looks spectacular.
  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 656
    800 Caribou
    400 Beaver
    90 Schooner's

    Opps, forgot we have funny money here in the frozen tundra. I am calling $229.00 CDN, Eh!
  • cavegodcavegod Member Posts: 811
    Actually i think £150 same as R2D2
  • BanditBandit Member Posts: 890
    Well, it won't be more than $.10 a piece. So $129.99 - $139.99 seems likely to me...
  • timinchicagotiminchicago USAMember Posts: 239
    $160 would be about right.
  • bricksanbricksan Member Posts: 566
    Told you it would be $200ish :P
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Well, it won't be more than $.10 a piece. So $129.99 - $139.99 seems likely to me...
    Why not? UCS SSD is well north of 10 cents a part... UCS R2-D2 is not a bad deal at $180 for the part count, but they are lots of small parts.

    This one, to be honest, might be the same $180 that R2 is... but I'd be much happier at $149. :)
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    I am guessing $179....I really like this set...have to wait for a sale tho.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    £170 would be mine.
    Who knew?? :-P
  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 656
    Shoot! I was 80 Caribou short! Happy with the price though.
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    $199? Must wait for a BIG sale then. Looks like the included minifigs in the price but not the set!
  • lulwutlulwut Member Posts: 417
    $160-$180. You know they love charging a premium for SW sets.
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,418
    $199? Must wait for a BIG sale then. Looks like the included minifigs in the price but not the set!
    No kidding... this one is going to need a big markdown before I can buy. Going by the usual piece/price, that's a $50 markup.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    ^ Someone's got to pay for all of those chequered shirts!!
  • bellybutton290bellybutton290 Member Posts: 453
    Simply amazing my most anticipated set and it has not disappointed!
  • bellybutton290bellybutton290 Member Posts: 453
    Price is a touch steep but I'll cough up happily. Not loving the massive orange stickers though on the grey 6x6? tiles could have done without those really.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    $200? Ouch, that is really expensive...

    700+ fewer parts than UCS R2-D2, but $20 more expensive.

    What is the logic there? Perhaps the parts are bigger, but sheesh!

    It would be interesting to know the exact weight of the parts from both sets.
  • ringleheimringleheim Member Posts: 168
    I think this set will prove to be one of the less popular UCS sets. It's too much money for the piece count and the finished product, though nice, lacks a wow factor.

    It definitely looks big which is good in my book, but this was an odd choice for a UCS set in the first place. Too awkward looking, too obscure, too difficult to display.

    The set itself looks to be really interesting in terms of build techniques, and that new part it has (angled "L" type piece with studs) is going to be great for MOCs.

    I'm sure I'll end up with this, but it is somehow a bit of a disappointment.

  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^Agreed, looks nice but not amazing. Then the $200 RRP tag makes it even less amazing.

    I wish we could nominate UCS candidates. My vote would be for a UCS Republic Gunship that is accurate to mini-Fig scale. Would love to see 2 or 3 troopers hanging from the bay door.
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,079
    That "new"piece can also be found in the Sopwith Camel so it's not really a set-exclusive part!
    But the Grey Treads looks interesting!
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    I wish we could nominate UCS candidates. My vote would be for a UCS Republic Gunship that is accurate to mini-Fig scale. Would love to see 2 or 3 troopers hanging from the bay door.
    I'd second that.

    Is it amazing? I don't think so. Will I pay £170 for it? Of course - it's UCS! And TLG know that.
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,418
    ^That's spot on. Do I tell myself I'll wait for a sale? Yes, I do. Will I have the willpower to actually wait that long for a sale? Well... we'll see... but... my guess is..... no.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,446
    Well...if everyone waits for a sale Lego will be forced to mark it down.
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,098
    $200? Ouch, that is really expensive...

    700+ fewer parts than UCS R2-D2, but $20 more expensive.

    What is the logic there? Perhaps the parts are bigger, but sheesh!

    It would be interesting to know the exact weight of the parts from both sets.
    The logic is that it's a UCS Star Wars spacecraft and Lego knows that there is a large enough fan base who will pay a premium to own it. Thankfully, I don't consider myself part of that fan base.

    I will admit that I like the Imperial Shuttle because of its bright, regal look, but this looks like some kind steadicam for video cameras: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=ProductDetail&A=showMultipleImages&Q=&sku=536219&is=REG

    I remember the B-Wing for all of five seconds from Return of the Jedi.
  • effalconeffalcon Member Posts: 71
    i'm pretty impressed... the photos didnt wow me, but seeing it in the video with something to compare the scale... will buy.
  • ringleheimringleheim Member Posts: 168
    I will third the idea of being able to vote for UCS sets!

    A UCS Slave I seems like a no-brainer and guaranteed slam dunk for Lego. So as to why we get a B-wing before the Slave I is curious. The A-wing would also be a much better idea on paper, and seller. Same for UCS AT-AT.

    Maybe I am just not a huge B-wing fan (I'm not) but the B-wing strikes me as the type of UCS set Lego rolls out after every last possible better seller has already been released. I would put the B-wing at like 30th on the depth chart of ideas.

    BTW: Maybe we WILL be able to "vote" for a UCS set in the form of the CUUSOO Sand Crawler. It's struggling to ge to 10,000, but it will, eventually. Cast your vote if you haven't already done so!

    I would snatch that set up just as it is for pretty much any reasonable amount of money. I'm not sure of its piece count, but if it was big enough, I'd pretty much pay whatever they ask, even if it was in the $400+ area.
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,418


    BTW: Maybe we WILL be able to "vote" for a UCS set in the form of the CUUSOO Sand Crawler. It's struggling to ge to 10,000, but it will, eventually. Cast your vote if you haven't already done so!

    I would snatch that set up just as it is for pretty much any reasonable amount of money. I'm not sure of its piece count, but if it was big enough, I'd pretty much pay whatever they ask, even if it was in the $400+ area.
    I might be wrong, but I'm pretty sure it's near the 10,000 mark in piece count... making it about (if you use the B-wing example), $1,200. However, if LEGO did make it, they'd definitely scale it down to reduce the piece count... but then you end up with #10144 again. Or if not #10144, only a slightly larger model. Then you ask yourself, is it really worth it to upgrade only a little bit on #10144?
  • BanditBandit Member Posts: 890
    Well, it won't be more than $.10 a piece. So $129.99 - $139.99 seems likely to me...
    Why not? UCS SSD is well north of 10 cents a part... UCS R2-D2 is not a bad deal at $180 for the part count, but they are lots of small parts.

    This one, to be honest, might be the same $180 that R2 is... but I'd be much happier at $149. :)
    Just a guess, based on previous UCS models. The SSD and 10215 are pretty much the only UCS models above $.10 a piece in forever, granted those were the most recent. I was hoping R2 was a step back in the right direction. Guess not. >.<
  • ringleheimringleheim Member Posts: 168


    BTW: Maybe we WILL be able to "vote" for a UCS set in the form of the CUUSOO Sand Crawler. It's struggling to ge to 10,000, but it will, eventually. Cast your vote if you haven't already done so!

    I would snatch that set up just as it is for pretty much any reasonable amount of money. I'm not sure of its piece count, but if it was big enough, I'd pretty much pay whatever they ask, even if it was in the $400+ area.
    I might be wrong, but I'm pretty sure it's near the 10,000 mark in piece count... making it about (if you use the B-wing example), $1,200. However, if LEGO did make it, they'd definitely scale it down to reduce the piece count... but then you end up with #10144 again. Or if not #10144, only a slightly larger model. Then you ask yourself, is it really worth it to upgrade only a little bit on #10144?
    Is the Cuusoo set really near 10,000 pieces? I didn't realize it was THAT big!

    I think there is plenty of room for a UCS Sand Crawler that is a good bit bigger and better than 10144. Make it bigger, double the piece count to around 3,000, and then charge $350 for it. That works for me.

  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Price would probably be $400 for 3,000 parts, look at SSD and the new B-Wing...

    If they decided to make it powered, unlikely I think for UCS, but if they did, then $500.
  • cavegodcavegod Member Posts: 811


    My Sandcrawler is 10,000 + parts maybe more so MB's will be the same,

    And i have to laugh at people moaning at the cost of the B-Wing when they were quite happy to pay £350 for the SDD!
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 872
    edited July 2012
    A lot of folk missed 10144, so I think there would be interest in a UCS set if it wasn't *that* much bigger.

    As far as the B-wing goes, I think it is quite an iconic ship, and will be wanting to get one. The SW sets are all expensive, but you can pick them up cheaper with patience. SSD was 20% off on May 4, IS has been available at least 25% off in UK via Amazon.es (and I think thru BOGO in the States). But if you want it on day one...
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    :) I still have a sealed 10144 sitting on the shelf, while I'd love to just wait around for UCS Sandcrawler, even if it gets made, it may be 2 more years before that happens.

    Hmm...
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,152
    It's a pity there was no minifigs with this, it is so close to minifig scale. Even just to have a B-wing pilot to mount on the stand next to the plaque (much the same as normal sized R2 with UCS R2). I still think it will be popular in comparison to SSD and Obi-Wan's fighter, but it's nowhere near as iconic as some of the no-shows in the UCS wish list. I will probably get it as I have £50 VIP points to cash in, unless Amazon.es/it reduce it heavily from when it is made available or TLG have some outstanding freebie SW Polybag on promotion at launch.
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    edited July 2012
    Where are the collectible minifigs??!
    ok, that's a joke, but I am on the fence a bit with this model. It was always an impractical shape for display, so I am not sure this is going to do that well at a £169.99 price point.
    I think the designer has done the best job he can with the assignment, although I did think the presentation was rather dry!
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