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Bricklinking Cloud City

SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
edited June 2012 in Buying & Selling Topics
The reason I'm asking is because I missed out on Cloud city, and seeing those prices just frustrates me I'm wondering would it be cheaper to buy the set brick by brick and if so is it worth all the trouble?

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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,309
    If you part out the set on www.bricklink.com using six month average sales, it comes to £530 new, £376 used.

    Is it worth the trouble? You decide.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    You'd probably struggle to get the light Gray Brick, Round Corner 16 x 16 as they only appeared in this set and the other colours available don't really work.
  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    ^ If I do find one, will they be expensive? Only £360? Is it me or have they got cheaper?
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    Theres one on ebay at the moment, minus boba and landos cape at £199.
  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    Well, if that's all that's missing that is a good deal, although Boba costs as much as that set :(
  • SpaceCakeSpaceCake Member Posts: 291
    is it worth all the trouble?
    Hell no! The set is utter tripe. It is almost like the whole thing was designed and built by somebody who had only ever read about the entire Cloud City sequence in a book. A book with no pictures.
  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    Crap... I really wanted that set as well, yet some morons sell it for nearly £1000!

    I did actually see one at a carboot once, first of all, the man said it was complete LIES! ALOT of pieces were missing, and Boba was not even Cloud city, he was the normal one, the man asked £20 for it, to be fair, I was not to LEGO at the time, I just loved Star wars
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    ^ Why are they morons? Surely if you are going to call people silly names its the people paying it, not the ones selling.
    If you saw it at a carboot sale for £20 before you were into Lego, how on earth did you know it was not the 'Cloud City Boba'? I would have had no idea whatsoever the minor differences in some of the minifigures until I started collecting.
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 872
    I don't see a lot of point bricklinking it. It will cost you more to get hold of the figures individually, plus some of the parts mentioned above (there are none of the 16x16 on Bricklink at present, although about 20-odd have sold over the past 6m). The set does sell for £300-400 complete.

    It isn't well liked as a build. If you simply want the set and are happy to populate it with non-printed Boba and alternative Leias I reckon it'd be worth buying as near a complete one as possible and then selling the minifigures, you could probably more or less get it for nothing on that basis.
  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    edited June 2012
    My friend had it XD, he told me that the printed arms one were special and could only get it in that set.

    True, I was a bit harsh on that, people who buy it for that price just make me wonder if they have a brain

    Maybe I might try that, I already have a plain Boba, Luke and Darth Vader, and a Stormie, just need Han and Leia and I will be complete
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    ^ fair play, and my input on your question, if it was me (and I am a big Star Wars fan too), I would skip it, it's not very nice and is mad price because of one figure which in my opinion has now been bettered anyway.
    They will almost certainly release a new Cloud City at some point and you can pretty much guarantee it will be far superior to the old one.
  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    Really? I might just buy instead of buying parts for Cloud City, buy a TC-14 if they're cheap enough
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