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May the 4th Promotion 2013

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  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,348
    Legoboy said:

    October 2012. Incredible.

    Absolutely incredible. If this is true then I know what I'll be doing on May 3rd at 11:59.
  • HardradaHardrada Member Posts: 439
    This is a bit hard to believe then. I can easily see this set being a poor seller but even 10215, another UCS SW set with no minifigs and suffering from similar problems was available for 1.5 years before clearanced out at 50% off. Maybe they changed their approach and decided it's not worth bothering with it any more so they just get rid of it asap.
  • ChanMcLChanMcL Member Posts: 1,224
    I didnt read this thread for a long time, I got the card thing today from Manchester store,

    So you get a free poster and the mini build with ANY star wars purchase??

    Including the new magnets??

    Thanks
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,793
    Hardrada said:

    This is a bit hard to believe then. I can easily see this set being a poor seller but even 10215, another UCS SW set with no minifigs and suffering from similar problems was available for 1.5 years before clearanced out at 50% off. Maybe they changed their approach and decided it's not worth bothering with it any more so they just get rid of it asap.

    In less than a week's time, TLG will be offering five large scale Star Wars models. I think that is the problem. If true, they are making the right decision in letting the weakest sibling go.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    Legoboy said:

    Hardrada said:

    This is a bit hard to believe then. I can easily see this set being a poor seller but even 10215, another UCS SW set with no minifigs and suffering from similar problems was available for 1.5 years before clearanced out at 50% off. Maybe they changed their approach and decided it's not worth bothering with it any more so they just get rid of it asap.

    In less than a week's time, TLG will be offering five large scale Star Wars models. I think that is the problem. If true, they are making the right decision in letting the weakest sibling go.
    Frankly, I find the SSD and the new X-Wing to both be much worse models. The X-Wing obviously isn't an option for retirement, but I had heard many reports of the SSD being a pretty terrible seller as well. Admittedly, I haven't heard much in regards to sales on the B-Wing, but it does seem odd that they'd make such a drastic jump before testing a lower discount point.

    Of course, if this is true, I'm not keen on most of the promo Han minifigs winding up in the hands of resellers. Could put a real damper on my high stakes bet with @samiam391...
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    Legoboy said:


    In less than a week's time, TLG will be offering five large scale Star Wars models. I think that is the problem. If true, they are making the right decision in letting the weakest sibling go.

    I hope so, 50% off sounds to good to be true though. :(
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    I was debating what I was going to buy, but if the B-Wing really is going to be 50% off, it's a no-brainer. I don't care if it is the ginger stepchild, I'll buy it.
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    Same here, one of the few I need to complete my USC collection (no MF though probably never will have that one lol)
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    Basta said:

    Well assuming it actually happens, the question I have is, will the B-Wing be discounted by 50% on all [email protected] sites, or only US?

    ^ THIS. I was totally -insert expletives meaning 'angry'- when they completely removed the UCS falcon from sale in the UK, but gave the US a 25% off discount at the same time (75% off for some lucky few). I will not be surprised if they pull the same stunt. Discount in the US, paid for by the rest of the world. :o(

    Boo to you, TLG, for being so divisive with your discounting. Grrr.

    As for May 4th, I can't find anything I want. Which is a shame, cos' I actually like the Han Solo. Oh well.
  • mrfootballmrfootball Member Posts: 84
    Wow, I just picked up the B-wing a few weeks ago. Wondering If I should return it for store credit and buy again when it's 50% off? Does Lego do in-store price adjustments?
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,566
    ^I would. Worst you can do is buy it again for what you paid if the 50% doesn't pan out.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    legomatt said:

    As for May 4th, I can't find anything I want. Which is a shame, cos' I actually like the Han Solo. Oh well.

    No worries. Just hit up @samiam391. If I recall correctly, he didn't want his anyway.

    Or maybe he was going to chrome it himself or something. :P
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,348
    y2josh said:

    legomatt said:

    As for May 4th, I can't find anything I want. Which is a shame, cos' I actually like the Han Solo. Oh well.

    No worries. Just hit up @samiam391. If I recall correctly, he didn't want his anyway.

    Or maybe he was going to chrome it himself or something. :P
    I've been setting up a mini chroming factory in my backyard for the past two months. Imagine the Willy-Wonka chroming factory... and that should paint an accurate picture of my little setup.
    y2joshcloaked7GothamConstructionCo
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    Willy-Wonka chroming factory. :-) he he I so hope they make it into a movie!
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    If they did, I'm sure @samiam391 would be the Augustus Gloop-esque child who is so drawn to the alluring chrome river that he winds up falling in... ironically fulfilling his life-long dream of becoming chromed himself.
    leego76
  • jockosjunglejockosjungle Member Posts: 701
    I still cannot decide if I want it or not at half price.
  • cozycozy Member Posts: 153
    I am on the shelf about pulling the trigger on the B wing also
  • jockosjunglejockosjungle Member Posts: 701
    It'll be something of a pain to get to the Lego Store in Manchester as well, which is swinging it for me. I also got the Death Star last month so more Lego is not going to be a good idea. The issue I have is that the B Wing is a display piece and to be honsest I don't have any desire to display it in my limited space.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,946
    Will the UK get the option of picking one up at 50% off? Do TLG take into account regional sales when imposing regional levels of discount? e.g. B-wing is doing poorly in UK but flying off the shelves in Germany, will UK get a good discount and Germany won't etc? I doubt that happens because if anyone is going to get a discount you can guarantee that the US will be getting it even if no-one else does.

    If it's 50% off I will be getting myself one. If the B-wing has been that much of a flop so soon then maybe TLG will think harder about what the people want for the next ones, or maybe they'll not bother with UCS in the future if it's not bringing the money in.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    This could be a big tick towards more UCS re issues. Lets say in a years time they are reviewing numbers. New X Wing has sold like hot cakes. Couldn't sell the B Wing. Makes me think the new Falcon will arrive sooner rather than later.
  • epyon396epyon396 Member Posts: 268
    Everyone seems to be getting ahead of themselves.
    This is still very much a rumor.
    Don't get me wrong though, it's bananas and I want it to be true. I just feel like there could potentially be a lot of disappointed people.
  • CurvedRoadPlateCurvedRoadPlate Member Posts: 257
    We may see a redo of the TIE Interceptor or Imperial Star Destroyer before we see another Falcon.
  • BillybrownBillybrown UKMember Posts: 748
    50% of 10227 sounds too good to be true, Im not saying it wont happen, but Ive been doing a bit of digging myself, from various sources including staff and not one has said about 50% off the B wing. Ive only been hearing of 10% of certain Star Wars sets such as Gungan Sub and The Malevolence.

    Of course its all speculation at the moment and we wont really get know until the 4th. Personally Im not getting too exited to avoid dissapointment.
    FollowsClosely
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,566
    It is possible that just brick and mortar stores with excessive inventory of the B-Wing will dump it at a discount while online is less generous. In-store clearance seems to get better after-Christmas deals than online these days so it wouldn't be unprecedented
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,793
    Sorry folks, B-wing will definitely not be anything like 50% off.
    FollowsClosely
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    ^ Go and burst my bubble, will ya! :-)

    OK then, I'm applying my Zero Expectation Theory. I'll have a zero expectation of anything being on sale. Then, if something is, at whatever discount, I'll be pleasantly surprised.
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,098
    edited April 2013
    The B-Wing at $199 was always kind of a dud. At $179 it would of been somewhat interesting, especially on sale. At $99 it's almost a no-brainer purchase. Heck, you can build it and sell it later for more than you paid for it. Or just flip it in six months. More likely it will be 25% off which is not enough for me to buy.
  • SiESiE Member Posts: 238
    Legoboy said:

    Sorry folks, B-wing will definitely not be anything like 50% off.

    what about your comment on it being discontinued. Can you clarify that?

    Im more interested in numbers in the market than discounts at the moment.

  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,793
    Exactly as I said before, production has stopped and once they're gone they're gone.
  • epyon396epyon396 Member Posts: 268
    ^
    Legoboy said:

    Exactly as I said before, production has stopped and once they're gone they're gone.

    ..so I should probably stop dragging my feet, eh? :/
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    Personally I don't ever think the B-Wing will be seen as a classic, the proportions are somehow just not right in my personal opinion.
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    I finally got to take a closer look at the B-Wing in person this weekend and I have to admit it is much more impressive than photos lead me to believe.

    That said, I really can't see myself snatching one up for less than 30% off. I have far too many other priorities in mind right now for the $150+ range.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    iccarus said:

    I finally got to take a closer look at the B-Wing in person this weekend and I have to admit it is much more impressive than photos lead me to believe.

    It is very much like #10212 in that regard - pictures and even looking at the box don't do it justice. You need to see both of these in the flesh to really get the sense of size and impressiveness

  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    The biggest problem the B-Wing has in my opinion is that it never got any attention, either in the movies or the books. Even the EU books have very little about it, lots of X-Wings and E-Wings, but no B-Wings.

    The A-Wing has the same problem, but at least it did take out the bridge of Executor, so that is something.

    What would sell better, IMHO, is a UCS Tie Fighter.
  • BanditBandit Member Posts: 890
    ^ they should have done that instead of the xwing rehash. >:(
    BrickDancer
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited April 2013

    The biggest problem the B-Wing has in my opinion is that it never got any attention, either in the movies or the books. Even the EU books have very little about it, lots of X-Wings and E-Wings, but no B-Wings.

    The A-Wing has the same problem, but at least it did take out the bridge of Executor, so that is something.

    What would sell better, IMHO, is a UCS Tie Fighter.

    One of the best spotlights on the B-wing was the B-wing expansion to the old PC X-wing game. Basically, the B-wing was a powerhouse. It had the best armor, the best shields and the best weaponry (energy and torpedoes) of all the rebel ships. Once you went B, you never went back. I miss that game.

    Back on topic, this thread will do one of two things with the 50% off mystery:

    1) Illuminate what we've always known, that Lego employees don't know squat about promotions and anything said by them, or even worse, said by someone who "heard from a Lego employee" is suspect at best.

    2) Illustrate @Legoboy is full of it :)

    No offense @Legoboy, but I hope you're full of it, cause I want me my $100 B-wing.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,793
    ^ Lol.

    I too wish @Legoboy is full of it on this occasion as there's an awful lot of @members here who have had their hopes raised - @tensor being one. Sadly, the only way @Legoboy is likely to be full of it is if @TLG are also full of it and provide @USA with unwarranted discounts that the @restoftheworld won't see.

    That said, given the beating we've experienced recently, nothing would surprise me.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,264

    The biggest problem the B-Wing has in my opinion is that it never got any attention, either in the movies or the books. Even the EU books have very little about it, lots of X-Wings and E-Wings, but no B-Wings.

    B-wings are mentioned a couple times in a few books but you're definitely right that it has never gotten any attention. I paid full price for my B-wing, although I was using birthday gift cards but still, and I really enjoyed the build and think it is pretty impressive when built. It is a lot bigger than the pictures or box make it seem and even without any extra attention *I* know what the ship is and it is a cool, pretty well done model so I think it was worth purchasing. Definitely more so than the UCS Jedi fighter.

  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    There are about 10 X-Wing novels, how cool would it be to go back to the Galactic Civil War and have a series of novels focused on an elite B-Wing squadron?
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002

    The biggest problem the B-Wing has in my opinion is that it never got any attention, either in the movies or the books. Even the EU books have very little about it, lots of X-Wings and E-Wings, but no B-Wings.

    The novelization of Return of the Jedi begs to differ.

    That aside, the B-Wing actually is relatively obscure, but I have somehow always known that the A- ,B- ,X- and Y-Wings were the core fighters in the Alliance navy. No real clue why, though. Just one of those things.

    I do want this model, though... and 50% off would have been amazing... but if it's already on its way out, I may break down and get it at full price.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    y2josh said:

    The novelization of Return of the Jedi begs to differ.

    You're probably right, I've heard that, but never read that book.

    Actually, while I have no facts to back it up, I suspect more people have read the Thrawn Trilogy of books by Timothy Zahn than have read the movie novelizations.
    y2josh said:

    That aside, the B-Wing actually is relatively obscure, but I have somehow always known that the A- ,B- ,X- and Y-Wings were the core fighters in the Alliance navy. No real clue why, though. Just one of those things.

    Likewise, I've "always known" that as well, but couldn't tell you from where or why.

    BTW, I'd pay double the normal ticket prices if they would just make SW 7, 8, & 9 based on the Thrawn books. And get a really good script-writer and director to make them, and I'd be a happy camper. :)

    As for the "insert" movies to fill in backstory (the Yoda, Boba Fett, Chewie movies), there is plenty of material in the EU books to keep movie makers busy for decades, even ignoring the worst half of those novels.
  • FenrisAkashiFenrisAkashi Member Posts: 242
    Lucas already ruined any Boba Fett stories with the stupid clone ret-con IMO ;(

    I wholeheartedly agree with the poster who mentioned the Bwing expac for the old X-Wing PC game.
    The B-wing has always been a favorite of mine since, you could take down Star Destroyers solo ;D

    I'm no longer really a SW fan since the prequels and havent gotten many of the SW sets but I would buy a 50% B-wing in a heartbeat.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,412
    ^Yeah, and they would have to get one of the guys from the "Blue Man Group" to play Thrawn.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,412
    I just want my Hoth Han Solo and then sit andwatch @samiam391 and @y2josh to go back n forth for a year "arguing" whether chrome is better or not.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    ^Oh. There's no argument there. I think we've both agreed that chrome is ridiculous unless it makes sense.

    That's how I remember it, anyway.
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,348
    y2josh said:

    ^Oh. There's no argument there. I think we've both agreed that chrome is ridiculous unless it makes sense.

    That's how I remember it, anyway.

    In which case, since chrome always makes sense, it is never ridiculous.

    That's how I know it, anyway.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Can I get a chromed UCS B-Wing then?

    Would that work well in space combat, reflecting laser fire? Or would it just make my ship too easy to see?
    cloaked7paulmison
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    I'm with @samiam391, when you get any minifig in a chrome variant then it's automatically special. Just look at how feisty everyone got about the Red Chrome Valentines Keychain. Almost sparked a Brickset riot when that Chromey love wasn't spread around evenly.
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,348

    Can I get a chromed UCS B-Wing then?

    Would that work well in space combat, reflecting laser fire? Or would it just make my ship too easy to see?

    True.. apparently when the republic was trying to be "stealthy" they picked a chrome Naboo Royal Cruiser.

    And we saw how well that worked out....
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,264
    ^ Well when you're completely surrounded by open space the more reflective and smooth you are the harder it would be to see since it would just be reflecting blackness and stars, so it would be the correct choice. In the movies when they show the naboo ships you can see quite a bit of solid silver not reflecting anything, but where would the light source be that would reflect that much light to be able to see the silver? They just always happen to be flying with the star in the system on the same side as the camera?
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