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Rumours about Star Wars UCS models

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  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    Play set, so children are allowed to play with it?, woohoo!
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,098
    I personally would like a Sandcrawler playset. The whole thing is essentially a rolling garage so I'm not sure why people want a hyper-detailed $350 UCS model. I'd rather have a $150 model with a ton of droids to build and a hand full of Jawas. Power functions would be fun but not essential at this price point. At $350 power functions should be a given. If it is indeed priced at $350 and doesn't include power functions then it will be another flop like the B-Wing and SSD. Guaranteed.
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  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,139
    I wouldn't call the SSD a flop. It's no IS, but it's far more desirable at or close to RRP than the B-wing at RRP IMO. Can't wait to see the Sandcrawler to make my mind up.
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  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 789
    Word has it that this set will be revealed at Bricks Cascade in Portland, OR this March. I plan on attending, and I'll be sure to get as many juicy pics as I can. That's if a press release doesn't beat me to it. ;)
  • allfourelementsallfourelements Member Posts: 5
    New Lego UCS 75059 Sandcrawler Video, here... youtube.com/watch?v=_mvF9VyaoDg It's not a 10### model, so maybe it is not even UCS? Cheers!
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    ^ I prefer the picture. ;-)
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  • joel4motionjoel4motion United KingdomMember Posts: 959

    New Lego UCS 75059 Sandcrawler Video, here... youtube.com/watch?v=_mvF9VyaoDg It's not a 10### model, so maybe it is not even UCS? Cheers!

    15 seconds in and I had to mute it, I am sure she is a lovely person but I couldn't live with that. It can't be judged on the one picture but if it is £300/$350 then I might be passing...

    Furrysaurus
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,139

    New Lego UCS 75059 Sandcrawler Video, here... youtube.com/watch?v=_mvF9VyaoDg It's not a 10### model, so maybe it is not even UCS? Cheers!

    Nothing new for us there that we haven't seen in the picture, I did wonder how many times could anyone say "awesome", "so excited" and "rumour" in 90 seconds. Now I have my answer.

    Pate5346Furrysaurus
  • cavegodcavegod Member Posts: 811
    The new visual dictionary is relased may 1st and if it includes all sets from 2014 we will see slave-1 before then aswell
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950

    New Lego UCS 75059 Sandcrawler Video, here... youtube.com/watch?v=_mvF9VyaoDg It's not a 10### model, so maybe it is not even UCS? Cheers!

    I felt like I was watching a Ken Burns documentary - one of the bad ones.
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,446
    edited March 2014
    Getting off the subject of the sandcrawler for a moment, can somebody tell me why anyone pays any attention to this woman?
    As far as I can tell, she has an incredibly annoying voice, the vocabulary of a nine year old and while she seems to spout endlessly about Lego, I've yet to hear her say anything insightful, or even remotely interesting.
    Her entire output could be summed up as 'Hey folks, here's set nnn from Lego. It's amaaaaazing. Don't forget to subscribe or like or whatever it is you do on social media.'

    Mind you. Compared to the chap who does 'the Brick Shoooooowwwww', she's a veritable Virginia Woolf.
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  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    ^ LMAO
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,098
    I like Jangbricks for video reviews. I'd just like to know how much money these guys make pushing brand new Lego sets.
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    Off topic momentarily ;o)

    I used to watch the brick show for their Star Wars reviews, but they seem to be sloppy with building their models and too often get their Star Wars facts wrong. So I haven't watched them I'm a while. Maybe I'm just to picky though...
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    edited March 2014
    Video reviews provide me with the depth and scale of a model perhaps a photo can't. Quite often I'll watch them with the volume turned down since I don't need the sound effects.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,348
    I try to steer clear of Youtube reviews altogether (other than those of ArtifexCreation). I often find the creators ill informed and many are rather annoying, not least BrickQueen and the Brickshow.

    I can appreciate that for younger children, the Brickshow's informal style might be appealing, but to me they are just irritating. As @BooTheMightyHamster‌ said above though, when compared with BrickQueen, the Brickshow are a treat...
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622

    I try to steer clear of Youtube reviews altogether (other than those of ArtifexCreation). I often find the creators ill informed and many are rather annoying, not least BrickQueen and the Brickshow.

    I can appreciate that for younger children, the Brickshow's informal style might be appealing, but to me they are just irritating. As @BooTheMightyHamster‌ said above though, when compared with BrickQueen, the Brickshow are a treat...

    Especially when they always have to say T-H-E B-R-I-C-K SHOWWWWWWWW at the start of every video >:(

  • VortexVortex Pakistan/USMember Posts: 342
    Lol i completely agree with you lot . I will surely check out the videos to really have a feel of the set but in most cases i would rather turn the volume to mute ,especially with the Brick show duo ..

    The one exception for sure is the Lego Designer videos .. They simply have me with the intro music ..love it ..makes it better when Jamie does the reviews anyway .
  • allfourelementsallfourelements Member Posts: 5
    image ... sheesh!
  • VortexVortex Pakistan/USMember Posts: 342
    Leaving aside the criticism for a minute , i think it looks well designed ,accurate .. and one major redeeming factor should be the size . This looks to be big and tall .. i'm hoping/guessing 20" .
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,208

    Getting off the subject of the sandcrawler for a moment, can somebody tell me why anyone pays any attention to this woman?
    As far as I can tell, she has an incredibly annoying voice, the vocabulary of a nine year old and while she seems to spout endlessly about Lego, I've yet to hear her say anything insightful, or even remotely interesting.

    She is female, she is older than 9 and she plays with lego.

    So loads of 9 year old boys love her. You only need to see what the hoards of fans got up to during the Jurassic Park cuusoo fight to see how many of them there are.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    edited March 2014
    I count 30 or so studs in width on the upright plates. I'd estimate the main body of the Crawler to be 9-10" height.
  • VortexVortex Pakistan/USMember Posts: 342
    @Legoboy , i concur with the 9-10'' on the height.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    edited March 2014
    :-) Although 20" would certainly help justify the rumoured £250 price tag.
  • CaptAPJTCaptAPJT Member Posts: 223
    Am I the only one who thinks the ramp looks sloppy? For a section that is clearly visible it looks like they haven't put any design thought into it at all. I'm sure when closed it looks better externally. It's thickness also makes me question it's robustness.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950

    Getting off the subject of the sandcrawler for a moment, can somebody tell me why anyone pays any attention to this woman?
    As far as I can tell, she has an incredibly annoying voice, the vocabulary of a nine year old and while she seems to spout endlessly about Lego, I've yet to hear her say anything insightful, or even remotely interesting.
    Her entire output could be summed up as 'Hey folks, here's set nnn from Lego. It's amaaaaazing. Don't forget to subscribe or like or whatever it is you do on social media.'

    Mind you. Compared to the chap who does 'the Brick Shoooooowwwww', she's a veritable Virginia Woolf.

    I think you're in love with her :)
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  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    XoD
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,446

    Getting off the subject of the sandcrawler for a moment, can somebody tell me why anyone pays any attention to this woman?
    As far as I can tell, she has an incredibly annoying voice, the vocabulary of a nine year old and while she seems to spout endlessly about Lego, I've yet to hear her say anything insightful, or even remotely interesting.
    Her entire output could be summed up as 'Hey folks, here's set nnn from Lego. It's amaaaaazing. Don't forget to subscribe or like or whatever it is you do on social media.'

    Mind you. Compared to the chap who does 'the Brick Shoooooowwwww', she's a veritable Virginia Woolf.

    I think you're in love with her :)
    Am NOT!! Girls are ICKY!*

    /stamps foot






    *May not apply to all girls
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  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    Lol, I've been waiting a long time for you to reply to that! ;oP


    Boo loves Brickqueen! ;oP
  • VortexVortex Pakistan/USMember Posts: 342
    @CaptAPJT‌ - wow , somehow I missed that hey hey , you caught that one all right ... That is a very sloppy rmp indeed . Very crude and very unfinished. .
    ..makes me really wonder what's up with TLG..this has to be the final product as it seems it's on official print ..
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    If this is final product and it is indeed $350... Then I don't know what to say... Either it isn't final, or the price will be lower, or pass.
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  • LegoRoccoLegoRocco Member Posts: 100

    Lol, I've been waiting a long time for you to reply to that! ;oP


    Boo loves Brickqueen! ;oP

    Well, maybe he's the one that keeps spamming her vids with the comment "you have some very big umm, Legos"
    XD
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  • mressinmressin Lego City... erm LondonMember Posts: 843
    Admins, is it possible to rename the thread to something like "Rumours about future Star Wars UCS models"?
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited March 2014
    Just throwing this in for a bit of balance:

    I don't tend to watch video reviews (prefer text/photo), but the few reviews by the brickshow i've seen, I thought they were pretty good vids compared to what else there is.

    Not too long, not too gimmicky (from the few i saw), speaks clearly, covers the main points, shows the sets off well, positive about the hobby, raises valid issues, appraises a set inclusive of/comparative to other options instead of in isolation from every other lego set... as vid-reviews go, I thought they were very watchable.

    Much better than the many point-and-click-and-publish-unwatched, 'everything is amazing/whiney/muffled sound/heavy breathers/out of focus/look at my grubby fingernail/OMG WhaT i jUsT BougHT!!1!!eleven!!' reviewers that most of them seem to be.

    But as said, i don't watch many vidreviews, so I might be missing the better ones...?
    :o)
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  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850

    If this is final product and it is indeed $350... Then I don't know what to say... Either it isn't final, or the price will be lower, or pass.

    As mentioned above, we don't know the piece count, or if there will be Power functions. Until we know more about the set we can't come to any accurate conclusions.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    ^ he did say "IF"
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  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited March 2014
    I think he was thinking what I was, that the product is what it is so far, a relatively ugly box with flawed minifigures, and without any advertised power functions (included or addable). Going off that, it's more a toy than UCS, which is what I think of the Death Star. Both are impressive, but both are toy playsets more than models to me (same with the EV). So, it's probably my definition of UCS that doesn't match up with Lego (or others here), which is ok.
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,098
    The Brickshow reviews are anything but short. They're likable guys but they could use an editor and a tighter script.
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    UCS Sandcrawler: UGH $300 and no capes? Where is the UCS Display Plate?
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    ^ it's a playset, not a UCS apparently
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 1,017
    ^ the lego store employee the other day said UCS to me. May be they assumed it was or that they have seen it in their store catalogue.
  • Jal4u2cJal4u2c USAMember Posts: 12
    It says Ultimate Collector Series right on the box. I am puzzled by the lack of at least the display plate as well.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    Jal4u2c said:

    It says Ultimate Collector Series right on the box. I am puzzled by the lack of at least the display plate as well.

    where did you see a picture of the box? If what you say is true, this would be the first box they've printed "Ultimate Collector Series" on since the 10179. I was at the unveeiling tonight. Definitely no nameplate, just like the #10188 and the #10236 also had no nameplates.

  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    edited March 2014
    msanders said:

    ^ the lego store employee the other day said UCS to me. May be they assumed it was or that they have seen it in their store catalogue.

    this means less than nothing.
    A) the store employeses are generally less informed than we are
    B) the "UCS" term is ambiguous, often misused, and generally no longer printed on sets at all since 10179. It's mostly used as an analog to "LEGO Store Exclusive", but those things are not always equal.

  • BanditBandit Member Posts: 890
    ^ it does indeed


  • BanditBandit Member Posts: 890
    I'm still trying to figure this thing out. Over double the price of the previous version, double the piece count, yet it's the same height, 2 inches *narrower*, and 3 inches longer.
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    edited March 2014
    Would prefer a more detailed exterior display set, but it's still cool. The addition of the new UCS logo is an interesting turn of events. It includes exclusive instructions which what looks like a lot of text ("Anout the Sandcrawler" pics may be of the actual movie SC ), I assume it will be better quality than the standard instructions.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,255
    I like the coloring on the box art a lot. Not sure if agree with the UCS branding applied here or not but I think it is a really good move on their part to package this different and better than the regular line. It really stands out and says 'special'. I think that is partly the reason I was disappointed with last year's X-Wing, it was in the same Yoda package as everything else and just didn't impress.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited March 2014
    Bandit said:

    I'm still trying to figure this thing out. Over double the price of the previous version, double the piece count, yet it's the same height, 2 inches *narrower*, and 3 inches longer.

    Bunch of small pieces where 1 large piece would suffice?
    Couple o' hundred cheeses and robot arms?
    I dunno how they've done it, but I know the price is kicking me in the nuts. I've been looking forward to this set, but jeez, that price hurts.

    If i were to put my 'cynic hat' on for a moment, perhaps someone at TLG said 'Have you seen those aftermarket prices? Let's just crank this bad boy by 50% ourselves and call it a UCS'.

    I mean, TLG are hardly breaking the back of the aftermarket with this, feels more like showing themselves to be envious of it and wanting 'in'.

    Edit: (The actual set itself does look much better than the initial image showed, but... £250... it's just not a Death Star).
  • BanditBandit Member Posts: 890

    I like the coloring on the box art a lot. Not sure if agree with the UCS branding applied here or not but I think it is a really good move on their part to package this different and better than the regular line. It really stands out and says 'special'. I think that is partly the reason I was disappointed with last year's X-Wing, it was in the same Yoda package as everything else and just didn't impress.

    It's amazing how consistent TLG has been in being inconsistent regarding the packaging/categorizing of the large SW sets over the years. It's like they have 10 different departments doing it, that hate each other and never talk, and they just randomly get assigned the sets as they get produced.
    BumblepantsTheLoneTensordougts
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