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Imperial Shuttle help

beets665beets665 Member Posts: 106
edited January 2012 in Collecting
can anyone tell me how wide the imperial shuttle is with the wings up

thanks andy

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  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,339
    23cm or 9 inches.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    It might well be, but just to toss a thought... it is 10 times as impressive on the black display stand with the wings down. Really, amazing from across the room. Very underrated set. Actually taller and wider than the death star.
  • CCLINCCLIN United StatesMember Posts: 23
    If you're referring to the 10212 set, I just walked over to mine and measured it. On the stand, it is 28 inches tall, 19 inches long, and 13 inches or so wide with the wings up. But I'm with LFT, it's much more impressed when the wings are lowered...
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Which is why I don't get why it is such a poor seller... Maybe when compared next to Death Star, it looks poor in the stores, but when DS goes, and now that DropShip is gone, perhaps next to SSD it will look much better for the money.

    At $260, it is a tad expensive, at $220 on Amazon right now, it is worth buying. Probably will be here for another year, but you never know when the sale ends. Or get from TRU on BOGO.
  • CCLINCCLIN United StatesMember Posts: 23
    I'm with you 100% on this LFT. Like you said, it might partly due to DS still around, or the minifigures being a little bleh compared to the other SW sets out there...

    I've built a few UCS sets over the past few months (10019, 10129, 10134). Last year built the 7191, 7181, 10188, 10030, 10179 before taking them all down (lack of space). They're all great sets. But other than the 10179 Falcon, this is probably my second favorite UCS set of all time. It just looks impressive once built.

    Furthermore, this set has also somehow passed the "home boss" test. The x-wing, y-wing, corellian, and 10030 destroyer couldn't last two weeks before being complained about. But the shuttle has been up for a year and counting (along with my snowspeeder, at 3 weeks and counting)...

    So I'll definitely have a couple in my closet before it retires. The only thing that I would complain about though is the weak packaging for the set. Instead of the more sturdy box that comes with the frigate or the falcon, the box used for a set of this size and weight is just pitiful. Between what I see at the LEGO stores (especially when they shelf them standing up) and amazon/TRU shipments, the ability to spot and acquire a truly dead mint MISB set has been nearly impossible. I've had to return a couple to TRU before because of heavy creasing/seal tape coming off during transit. Even now the 2 I have on-hand still have minor creases..Who knows, maybe that will turn into a MISB value growth potential in the future...
  • bellybutton290bellybutton290 Member Posts: 453
    Amazing set much like @cclin has passed the wife tests. I think with the increased mini fig and piece count of the DS set, it totally blows the shuttle out of the water really, that's why I believe it's not selling but I truly believe that it's popularity will increase and I absolutly love this sets and as others have said on it's stand across the room and up close it always gets a good reaction from guests and I have got lots of enjoyment out of it.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    @CCLIN - Don't get me wrong... I love the shuttle and agree it's a very impressive looking ship... but I think I'd put it fourth behind the Falcon, Y-Wing and Star Destroyer. Those three are my favorites... and I don't even find the Y-Wing to be a particularly fascinating ship... I just think the detail on the R200's is astounding.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,690
    Add me to the list of those who think the Imperial Shuttle is a great set - imposing, elegant and a superb rendition of the subject matter. One of my favourite UCS, in fact.
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