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10234 - Sydney Opera House (Unveiled at Brickworld June 14, 2013)

cavegodcavegod Member Posts: 811
edited June 2013 in Collecting
So do we know what time and what it will be?
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  • bricksanbricksan Member Posts: 566
    If there is a new set then i reckon it could be the replacement for tower bridge
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,944
    That would be my guess too given all the known exclusives other than 'that one' have been revealed.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,137
    edited June 2013
    @Huw has the Winter Village Market been revealed yet?
  • bellybutton290bellybutton290 Member Posts: 453
    UCS AT-AT (I wish) could it be sydney opera house?
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,918
    THe Haunted House was revealed at this time of year in 2012. The WV set was announced in August.
  • cavegodcavegod Member Posts: 811
    So sydney opera house then?
  • bricksanbricksan Member Posts: 566
    @cavegod I reckon so, its too early for the Winter Village, my bet is it will be Saturday as it's their main day but don't quote me on that.
  • cavegodcavegod Member Posts: 811
    Any ideas on what this test product will be aswell?
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    cavegod said:

    Any ideas on what this test product will be aswell?

    Where are you seeing "test product" advertised? I think I know what that one is.
  • cavegodcavegod Member Posts: 811
    ^ and what will it be?
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    ^ Well, I'm not sure of the context of your "this test product."

    I thought it might be the roller coaster parts that Adam Tucker (designer behind most of the Architecture sets) is unveiling at the show. I wasn't going to reveal anything but found this on the Brickworld Presentation list, which is public info:

    Community: Roller Coaster Sneak Peek
    Led by Adam Reed Tucker

    Brickstructures, Inc. will be unveiling the 2 year-in-the-making roller coaster kit project. Adam will be explaining the process of designing from concept through finished production alongside the engineers of Coaster Dynamics who will explain the physics behind it all and show several prototype models.
    I don't think Adam's work is being done in direct connection with TLG though. So if your "this test product" refers to something TLG is announcing, then it may be something else.
    kylejohnson11
  • canon03canon03 USAMember Posts: 349
    Roller coaster??? When can I buy?
  • emilewskiemilewski CT, USAMember Posts: 476
    ^ I hope not! I have been able to be OK with not having the Grand Carousel....that is unless they come out with a Roller Coaster. Then I will have to figure out how to get the GC too.
  • PerijovePerijove Member Posts: 116
    I'm hoping it will be the CUUSOO DeLorean Time Machine.
  • bellybutton290bellybutton290 Member Posts: 453
    ^i hope you are right!
  • Bludchylde1Bludchylde1 Member Posts: 49
    Roller coaster? Shut up and take my money :)
    oldtodd33Dougout
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    Adam had originally shown his roller coaster design at Brickworld 2010.

  • SirBenSirBen In the Hall of the Mountain KingMember Posts: 586
    sidersdd said:

    Adam had originally shown his roller coaster design at Brickworld 2010.

    The one I saw being set up today looked very similar to this one, so it will be interesting to see how this year's differs.

  • CurvedRoadPlateCurvedRoadPlate Member Posts: 257
    It's looking very impressive.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Unfortunately, I can't see a Lego roller coaster being cost effective. Unless Lego develops pieces more like K'nex, the superstructure will just have too much plastic.

    Plus he's got to ramp-up the speed on that lift-chain :)
    binaryeye
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 831
    Oh no why does the set have to get announced so late, im anxiously awaiting in the UK to see what it is, I suppose it will be announced in about 1 hour, and I presume it will be the Sydney opera house, if it isn't that I reckon it will be the winter village market but im preferably hoping for the BTTF set. :-D
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,918
    edited June 2013
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,918
    Just unveiled at Brickworld Chicago!

    Hopefully Brickset will upload official images soon, but until then, here is a video to keep you occupied:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=30qZPIXEEHo
    10234 Sydney Opera House™

    Ages 16+. 2,989 pieces.

    Recreate Australia’s architectural masterpiece!

    US $319.99 CA $379.99 DE 279.99€ UK 249.99 £ DK 2499.00 DKK
    Recreate one of the 20th century’s most distinctive buildings with the Sydney Opera House™ model. Build the unmistakable shell roofline, waterfront forecourt and more with this authentic representation of Australia’s most iconic building. Employ a variety of new and advancedbuilding techniques to recreate the complex forms, angled walls and subtle detailing of the real thing! Collect lots of dark tan LEGO® bricks including the rare 1x1x2/3 stud and 1x2x2/3 stud slopes, as well as a 48×48 stud baseplate in blue for the very first time!

    • Build this model of a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
    • Includes hard-to-find dark tan LEGO® bricks, tiles and sloped bricks!
    • Collect the 48×48 stud baseplate, available in blue for the very first time!
    • Sturdy construction allows the model to be handled and moved!
    • Features advanced building techniques for complex forms, angled walls and subtle detailing!
    • Measures over 11″ high, 25″ wideand 15″ deep!
  • legodorklegodork Member Posts: 20
    That thing is HUGE!
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    Absolutely amazing. So many cool parts. So many plates. Can't wait for the press release.

    For those that have seen set reveals at other shows, do they usually leave them up through the weekend? I'll be there tomorrow and I would love to see this in person.
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    Ah, I was off by $20 in my guess. $320, while high, is actually pretty decent when you factor in the large parts you are getting.
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    I think I'm going to need a bigger shelf :p

    It is impressive.
    Dougout
  • DrmnezDrmnez USA, Planet earth Member Posts: 859
    amazing
  • canuckcanuck Member Posts: 88
    That is amazing! I like how he actually got the sails to look almost like the real thing, and i cant wait for that blue 48x48 baseplate.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Nice... Looks like displaying it will be interesting if it is 48 studs deep, but since my wife is from Australia, clearly this is a must buy for her. :)

    I have been to the real thing, went to a concert in it, and yes, it does sound very nice. :)
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    BTW, anyone know the part count and price? With all those plates. I'm not expecting the same deal that Tower Bridge is, but hopefully it isn't crazy.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    iccarus said:

    Ah, I was off by $20 in my guess. $320, while high, is actually pretty decent when you factor in the large parts you are getting.

    Yes... For once I'm going to say I agree... While it isn't the "deal" on price per part that Tower Bridge is, the parts are clearly larger here and the plates... Plates, plates, and more plates...

    I thought the part count would be a tad higher, but that is ok. Wonder when we'll have something to pass Taj Mahal's 5,922 part count...
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    This will be an amazing build. Although they haven't achieved the right proportions for the sails this is an amazing effort in Lego and a thrilling set I'll have to get.

    Blue 48x48 baseplate! Cool. And all that dark tan and trans black. Looks like some of the 'tinted window' elements are black instead of trans black? That would be a shame, hope it doesn't make them look odd...
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    edited June 2013
    Just under 3,000 parts and costs $320 (U.S.)
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,079
    Since i can't watch the video right now,can anybody tell me what kind of pieces form the sails? They kinda look like reversed boat-hulls,are they?!?
  • sonsofscevasonsofsceva 1904 World's FairMember Posts: 542
    I love how he pulled out the small opera house at the end a the look on his face as he does it. What an amazing difference! I will be getting this one!
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622
    They did the same thing with this set that they did with the Ewok Village, by making the part count only a few parts under a round number, EV was JUST under 2000 parts and this one is JUST under 3000 parts, i wonder why they keep doing this? marketing the set as a 3000+ piece set even if it is only by a few pieces wouldve seemed like the best thing to do? im a bit puzzled by Lego's antics as of recently :?

    However this is just beautiful regardless of the part count.

    This year and the next couple of years are going to be very memorable for Lego in terms of the sheer amount of quality sets that are going to be available :)
    Si_UKNZ
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    Diggydoes said:

    Since i can't watch the video right now,can anybody tell me what kind of pieces form the sails? They kinda look like reversed boat-hulls,are they?!?

    Lots of curved sloped wedges, or shell bows I think Lego call them
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,079
    @caperberry thanks for the info!
    I just saw some more pics over on fbtb,i'm impressed! And even more i'm surprised that the pricing seems rather "fair"this time ($vs.£vs.€)!
  • epyon396epyon396 Member Posts: 268
    I'm just going to say "wow".
    Anything beyond that would be riddled with expletives.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    I was really hoping they would choose dark tan instead of light tan. So glad they did !
    DiggydoesLegoFanTexascaperberrySi_UKNZ
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,051
    I am disappointed with the scale. It should have been larger. I would have paid double if it was done "right".
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270
    iccarus said:

    For those that have seen set reveals at other shows, do they usually leave them up through the weekend? I'll be there tomorrow and I would love to see this in person.

    I don't remember what they revealed in Chicago last year but I was there on saturday and don't remember seeing anything set up anywhere for it.
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,079
    Just watched the designers video, i guess i´ve never seen any video before where the designer is so proud and joyful of what he´s created! Nice to watch :)
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    This set looks amazing... and also like it's pretty much certain to be a 'coffee table' set... which will really thrill my girlfriend.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409

    I am disappointed with the scale. It should have been larger. I would have paid double if it was done "right".

    So would I... But TLG has to create a "commercial product" that will sell hundreds of thousands of copies... So this is what we get.

    BTW, I showed the video to my wife tonight, she actually wasn't all that impressed, but then she grew up with the real thing. She thought it looks "off" just a bit, too tall and not wide enough. It needs more of a "base" all the way around it.

    Of course, if they make it more than 48 studs wide, many people can't display it, same reason SSD is a foot or two too short.
  • mrseatlemrseatle Member Posts: 410
    Looks like a lot of good parts for Mos Eisley Spaceport...
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,137
    Wow that looks good! Even on my phone.

    However I'm slightly disappointed that it only has 3000 pieces for £250, although it seems a lot of them are larger pieces than in Tower Bridge.

    Plus, where on earth would I put it?! 64x39cm is large!

    I'll still end up getting it, but maybe I'll wait a little while for it to get reduced to under £200...
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    Very nicely done. The sails are not nearly as good as a couple of other mocs I have seen but the rest of the building is simply fantastic.
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