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Death Star back from the dead

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  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,259
    I must admit, I absolutely love the death star..... but I also love a lot of other Lego sets as well. Trying to justify to myself, let alone she who must be obayed, spending that amount of money on one set is quite hard, especially when I can get a couple of modulars or large technic sets for the same money. 
    I daresay that if it has finally gone there will be times I wish I had brought it, but being on a limited Lego budget and not having the space to display it for any length of time, I will have to put on my black arm band and bid it a fond farewell and pay the extortionate price it will have got to just as soon as those pesky lottery numbers come up.
    spepper
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,902
    I had one for awhile, enjoyed building it and playing with it for awhile. Ultimately though, it just took up too much space and my Lego focus shifted away from Star Wars toward building a modular city. I still have an X-Wing here and a Slave 1 there but I get more enjoyment out of MOCing my own buildings and vehicles and scenery than collecting Star Wars sets. My Lego funds are not limitless so I decided Death Star needed to go. Sold it on Craigslist for about the same as I paid for it so I pretty much got to rent it for a few months for free. Not a bad deal at all.
  • BrickSunBrickSun NetherlandsMember Posts: 16
    LEGO is the best, and no one set (no matter how bad or good it is) is going to change that :D
    True that!
    Lego_Nerd98kiki180703
  • BrickSunBrickSun NetherlandsMember Posts: 16

    That is why MY Death Star is the best Lego set ever.

    Thank you Hollie xxx

    Bob.
    Great story. Quite a girl you got there!
    BOBJACK_JACKBOB
  • BrickSunBrickSun NetherlandsMember Posts: 16
    Wallace said:
     It was my Autistic step son that bought it for me, when he was 6 he had an accident and was awarded compensation but he couldn't access it until he turned 18. Roll on 12 years to Feb '14 and him getting the compo, the first thing that he did as soon as the money was in his bank was to order it from [email protected] for me. I was shocked and overwhelmed by his generosity, I guess he wanted to make me happy and say thank you for being his career. 
    Wow! Another amazing story! Beautiful. 
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 762
    What? The DS has gone? Why didn't we get any warning?!??  Now I'll be at the mercy of those bl**dy resellers!! *^+**#%!!


    I'll get my coat...
    FollowsClosely
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,364
    edited December 2015

    75159 The Death Star


    from J2G
    Bumblepants
  • PoochyPoochy USAMember Posts: 479
    ^ Wonder if 75159 will retire before 10188 ...
    Rainstorm26kiki180703Yodaliciouskhmellymel
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    Several years ago I bought 2 DS, BOGO 50% off from TRU.  This whole discussion is very depressing.  I hope I can get my original money back on the one I haven't built.
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 838
    CM4S said:

    75159 The Death Star


    from J2G
    Ah, so this won't be a UCS version?
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Montreal, CanadaMember Posts: 1,051
    Jern92 said:
    CM4S said:

    75159 The Death Star


    from J2G
    Ah, so this won't be a UCS version?
    No, UCS sets' numbers now begin with 75XXX
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 789
    Jern92 said:
    CM4S said:

    75159 The Death Star


    from J2G
    Ah, so this won't be a UCS version?
    Keep in mind that most UCS sets are no longer in the "10***" string of numbers. The earliest I recall is that #75059 Sandcrawler was the earliest to start the "75***" trend.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,916
    Several years ago I bought 2 DS, BOGO 50% off from TRU.  This whole discussion is very depressing.  I hope I can get my original money back on the one I haven't built.
    You could basically get your money back now on the set. If it is indeed gone this time, you will have no problems making a some extra if you got it for 25% off.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,108
    Poochy said:
    ^ Wonder if 75159 will retire before 10188 ...
    Is it the same type of set as #10188 (collection of minifigure vignettes) or is it a miniscale model of a Death Star (like DS II was)?




  • herbyderbyherbyderby CaliforniaMember Posts: 75
    I see that #75159 is now in the database, tagged as UCS.
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    LEGO in UCS inconsistency shocker...
  • Lego_Nerd98Lego_Nerd98 Fort Worth, Texas, USAMember Posts: 235
    edited December 2015
    Are you kidding me.... I totally called it. I just didn't expect a new one so soon.
    Lego_Nerd98 said: I should probably get one, but just for the parts. I probably wouldn't set it up because Lego will probably come out with a new one in a couple of years.
    But then we can go back to my old question:

    If they come out with another updated Death Star, which of the three would blow up the other two?
  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman UKMember Posts: 1,525
    UCS Microfighter Death Star.

    Star Wars Episode VIII, Return of the Death Star.
    Rainstorm26kiki180703RomanticWarriorSumoLegomatticus_bricksSirKevbags
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    LEGO in UCS inconsistency shocker...

    Yeah it's probably my biggest pet hate with Lego. I wish that TLG would have taken the UCS tag a little more seriously and set some internal ground rules about its use from the start.

    IMO it should be reserved for the larger detailed (for Lego) scale models. Play features, & minifigs need not apply.

    Anyway we will have to see the new DS before we make judgment on it.
    Lego_Nerd98kiki180703
  • cavegodcavegod Member Posts: 806
    death star yes will go woth the rogue one film next year, but hoth base? is that jyst code for the snowspeeder?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,652
    ^^ they did. The first rule about UCS is that you have to f*** with collectors' minds.
    kiki180703BastaMynattSumoLego
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    CCC said:
    ^^ they did. The first rule about UCS is that you have to f*** with collectors' minds.
    Wait for the big one. The new 6500 piece UCS Millenium Falcon.

    There'll be blood on the streets.
    kiki180703pharmjodSumoLegoVortexLegoFanTexasmonstblitz
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 800
    Death start shmesh star, bring on the Star Killer!!

    "...and with the 8 planets aligned after waiting a millennia, Star Killer nails them all with a single blast..."

    /And there was much rejoicing!
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,078
    edited December 2015
    UCS Microfighter Death Star.

    Star Wars Episode VIII, Return of the Death Star.
    Since it is a Sith invention - more likely 'Revenge of the Death Star'... or 'Death Star III - The Search for Spoc... Sidious'

    Death Star III - Force Lightning Boogaloo...
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,078
    Anyway, I consider the UCS Sandcrawler a playset, so it shouldn't be surprising that the largest playsets will be badged UCS going forward.

    And I will grudgingly buy them...
    kiki180703
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^I fully disagree. The Sandcrawler is a vehicle set before it's a playset. It's features just happen to make it capable of being used in a playset way. It is not the same as Ewok Village or the Death Star.
    SumoLegokiki180703dougts
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,652
    ^ And EV is a location that also happens to be a play set.
  • VortexVortex Pakistan/USMember Posts: 342
    ^ I believe it's (depicts, with only a certain degree of accuracy) only a very small part of the Village itself ..it does not ,by any stretch m capture the entire village itself.

    the UCS Sand Crawler , leaves no detail to guesswork 
  • MynattMynatt OH/NYMember Posts: 604
    edited December 2015
    *Groan* I sense another "Market Street is or is not a modular" type argument.
    dougtskiki180703
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 762
    I BL'ed MS, so, yes, it is a modular.  Oh, wait... I BL'ed it, so does that mean I don't own it?  In that case, MS is most definitely NOT a modular...
    RomanticWarriordougtskiki180703MynattVortexBumblepants
  • Lego_Nerd98Lego_Nerd98 Fort Worth, Texas, USAMember Posts: 235
    edited December 2015
    *facepalm*
    kiki180703
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,259
    I think all modulers should be classed as UCS sets anyway due to being primarily display sets for collectors......... 

    Now running away whilst ducking and weaving in the hope of avoiding getting hit by anything thrown at my ever retreating shaped cloud of dust. :)
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,078
    edited December 2015
    This is not a Market Street argument at all - for two reasons:

    1) Lego identifies Market Street as a modular.

    2) Lego identifies the UCS Sandcrawler as an Ultimate Collector's Series set.

    Besides, there are other non-vehicle (non-playset) UCS SW entries.  (Yoda, Grievous, Maul...)

    I'm slightly bemoaning that I'll probably be compelled to buy playsets because the sticker on the outside of the box says UCS, where in years past it would not have has such a distinction.
    kiki180703madforLEGO
  • MynattMynatt OH/NYMember Posts: 604
    edited December 2015
    The world we live in where a sticker/label can push a person to buy a $300 set.

    I find that if you truly enjoy a set and you are capable of buying it, then by all means purchase it. The experience of building it combined with having the final product on display is worth much more then having thrown a large amount of cash at something just to have a completed series. To me, purchasing something that I will enjoy is worth much more than having my reason of purchase being that "I am a completist" or that it is an exclusive of some kind.

    Now I am not saying that there is anything wrong with completists, in fact I think it very cool whenever I see a large collection of large sets. I find that by following whatever makes you happy is a great way to live a fulfilling life. However in my opinion, I would rather save my money for a set that I will enjoy rather than feeling the need to complete a series.

    hewman
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,652
    Vortex said:
    ^ I believe it's (depicts, with only a certain degree of accuracy) only a very small part of the Village itself ..it does not ,by any stretch m capture the entire village itself.

    the UCS Sand Crawler , leaves no detail to guesswork 
    So? The Darth Maul bust doesn't capture the whole of Darth Maul, so is that less UCS than Yoda?
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,078
    edited December 2015
    ^  No shirt, no shoes, no UCS?

    ^^  Ah, I see you are one of the 'imagination' / 'open-the-box-and-build-the-set' people.  

    To each their own!

    Some of us enjoy possessing things and occassionally staring at shelving units full of non-descript brown shipping boxes.

    VortexDedgeckopharmjod
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,902
    edited December 2015
    I am really hoping the new Death Star turns out to be a Microfighter just for the chaos it would cause. (also it would be pretty cool)
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,652
    I am really hoping the new Death Star turns out to be a Microfighter just for the chaos it would cause. (also it would be pretty cool)
    I'm not sure it would be, as the last one released was a small one (in the Planet series). Although that seemed to sell very well too.
  • VortexVortex Pakistan/USMember Posts: 342
    edited December 2015
    Well , thinking aloud , it says Death Star plainly , not Death Star 2 or Star Killer, so that ought to eliminate them especially SK.  Also , you'd imagine that lego would like to wait on the eventual success of the film before launching big Titans like theses models based on SK. It's time is yet to come.

    even the medium sized models like the new MF , I'm sure you'll agree , the demand will actually surge and reach its peak end December thru  January. 

    So I'm hoping it is the original DS and my mind says it will likely be a 70 percent display with only some play value ... I'm infact imagining a DS which may be incorporated with a Hunging mechanism , to show off some play features inside and perhaps some micro build ships on the outside. 



    This has been erected very recently in a galaxy close by ; could this be a sign of things to come ??


     
    kiki180703
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,652
    Vortex said:
    Also , you'd imagine that lego would like to wait on the eventual success of the film before launching big Titans like theses models based on SK. It's time is yet to come.
    Is there any doubt about its success? It could be awful and still it will be successful.
    madforLEGOpharmjodkiki180703
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,078
    (Episode I...)
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,652
    It still took over $1billion, so pretty successful. And lego related, small to large Episode I sets seem to sell OK (although they lack a modern premium model).

    SumoLegokiki180703
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,078
    That's exactly correct.  Wildly succesful, but most casual and non-casual fan don't like it.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,652
    Yep.

    It's interesting to see how big the marketing drive is BEFORE the film is released too. Huge amounts seem to have been sold before anyone really knows much about the characters or story line. If they are doing a big set from this one, it is already developed and probably being manufactured. I doubt they'll be waiting to see how the film is accepted by critics or public. It's how the toys are selling that they'll care about.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,108
    So people are also assuming that 'Death Star' is not just a generic moniker to attach to the set to not spoil any references to the new movie?
    It would also make sense that it was not released until well after the movie is released for those that are trying to avoid spoilers (which is nearly impossible to do but hey I'm sure there are those trying).

    If really only the original DS, Seeing previous SW 'USC' large scale models I would not be surprised if it is a display  DS (like DS II was) with some figures on a display placard like the Tumbler has.
  • PmhPmh netherlandsMember Posts: 128

    The deathstar will be the very first lego set that will drop in price after it has been discontinued.

    Its been stocked to the moon and beyond and lego just keeps making them.
    Lego will stop making them when all demand has faded. And then,when all demand has faded,the resellers step into the market hoping to make a 25% return on their 4 year investment. But they wont be able to sell as all demand has faded.

    They keep holding on but as the supply is about 50 times the yearly demand the price has only one way to go. It will be a landmark event in lego investing.

    Thumbs up for the deathstar, I love you baby:)

    Vortexnicoyagomezkiki180703Dedgecko
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,652
    ^^ yeah, no spoilers about Luke yet in the sets. They've used some sense this time.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,108
    Pmh said:

    The deathstar will be the very first lego set that will drop in price after it has been discontinued.

    Its been stocked to the moon and beyond and lego just keeps making them.
    Lego will stop making them when all demand has faded. And then,when all demand has faded,the resellers step into the market hoping to make a 25% return on their 4 year investment. But they wont be able to sell as all demand has faded.

    They keep holding on but as the supply is about 50 times the yearly demand the price has only one way to go. It will be a landmark event in lego investing.

    Thumbs up for the deathstar, I love you baby:)


    Not sure where your reasoning is coming from. The Death Star only temporarily sold out everywhere in the US about 2 months ago and immediately jumped to 550-570 USD. Considering many folks also piled these up when you could also find them during 'BOGO50s', 'Buy two and get a third free' and other sale offers (before the ban in the US) and I doubt anyone is losing money on these if they are smart. Not seeing a drop on this one unless LEGO happens to make an almost identical Death Star to #10188 but with newer parts (which I would be surprised if LEGO does, but remains to be seen, as anything is possible).

    It is amusing to see those who think those 'evil' resellers are going to be forever scarred and lose their shirts on such things. They are much smarter than that, and making money to them is making money, even if it is 'only' 25% of what they paid.
    FollowsCloselypharmjodkiki180703
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 611
    TigerMoth said:
    CCC said:
    ^^ they did. The first rule about UCS is that you have to f*** with collectors' minds.
    Wait for the big one. The new 6500 piece UCS Millenium Falcon.

    There'll be blood on the streets.
    Are you only posting that to f*** with people's minds? ;-)
    kiki180703
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