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^^^Thanks for the pictures. Looks like stickers... not to fond of that cockpit either. Otherwise, the rest of the set looks spectacular.
Opps, forgot we have funny money here in the frozen tundra. I am calling $229.00 CDN, Eh!
This one, to be honest, might be the same $180 that R2 is... but I'd be much happier at $149. :)
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.
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.
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.
But the Grey Treads looks interesting!
Is it amazing? I don't think so. Will I pay £170 for it? Of course - it's UCS! And TLG know that.
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.
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.
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.
If they decided to make it powered, unlikely I think for UCS, but if they did, then $500.
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...
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!