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Is there still time for 7965 Falcon to change?

jb15jb15 Member Posts: 53
edited April 2011 in Everything else LEGO
I'd like to discuss ONE thing about the Millenium Falcon coming out later this year:

Is there still time for LEGO to change the minifigures, so they actually look good?

Please note this post isn't to discuss the price of the set--merely that:

1. Leia looks AWFUL.
2. Luke looks a little wierd--might just take some getting used to, though
3. Darth Vader? Why? How about taking him out, and putting in R2D2 and C3PO? They spent a little more time in the falcon than Vader did...

What do you guys think? Agree? Disagree?

Comments

  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    1. Get the 6212 X-Wing (another great set with an excellent mini-figure assortment) and swap out Leia's parts.
    2. See above and below.
    3. Get the 8092 Landspeeder and you'll get Luke, R2 and 3PO.
  • jb15jb15 Member Posts: 53
    BTW, the only reason I am even CONSIDERING buying this set is because I don't have a falcon yet, and Han and Chewie look awesome.

    Also--I guess this discussion could include the topic of price...why not?
  • jb15jb15 Member Posts: 53
    Yeah, but the $140 will TOTAL my LEGO budget...
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    Well, individual hairpieces pieces and figures aren't that expensive on Bricklink.

    C-3PO
    http://www.bricklink.com/search.asp?itemID=79218

    R2-D2
    http://www.bricklink.com/search.asp?itemID=82109

    etc.
  • jb15jb15 Member Posts: 53
    Thanks--good idea. Actually, I'm not looking for too much of a solution--mostly, I'm just whining...thinking out loud of whether or not to buy this.
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    It looks like a nice ship and if you don't have a Falcon that makes it a must-buy for a Star Wars fan.
  • pantenkindpantenkind Member Posts: 258
    Well, I dont have a falcon myself so it is definately a must buy for me...Only problem I have with the set is it seems the bottom is very square and unfinished. I am only going by pictures I have seen online so maybe it wont be that bad once its finished and in front of me. That being said I will assemble it and stick it on a shelf in my LEGO room and honestly will probably never see the bottom. I guess if it really bothers me too bad then I will just monkey around with it and kind of build my own bottom.
  • PaulTRPaulTR Member Posts: 115
    I don't have a proper Falcon (all I got is the 2005 Mini), so I'm desperate to get one. However, the new one is really bothering me. Like alot of people are saying, I wish they would have chucked in better figs, and honestly, the interior 'aint looking too good either. Man, I wish I had the good 'ol 4504. That thing was seriously cool!
  • Coder_XCoder_X Member Posts: 29
    - Can anyone give a set number please?
    - How many more are they going to make? There was only 1 MF in Star Wars!
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,571
    edited April 2011
    ^ Quite. Set 7965 will be my 6th different LEGO Millenium Falcon, 7th if you count the Bag Charm. They say you can't have too much of a good thing, but I'm beginning to wonder. Pic below if you've not seen it :

    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=7965-1
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    Well, considering there have almost been more versions of Slave-1 than it had screen seconds in the original trilogy, it's hardly alone. The Falcon, however, is a set every Star Wars fan should want and have. It's one of the most, if not the most, iconic ships in all Star Wars whereas the Slave-1 is just the flying clothes iron piloted by the guy with the jet pack.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,571
    ^ LOL ! You're right - Slave 1 has been remade as many times as the Falcon (including the Bag Charm !). Although it is still lacking the 'official' UCS treatment..... Have to confess that despite all the iterations I'd still shell out for a decent UCS version.
  • Coder_XCoder_X Member Posts: 29
    thank you @drdavewatford
    I might buy it, don't know yet. I really like the star wars sets, but since I only recently came out of the dark ages I feel a little overwhelmed by the amount of sets the series has... I would like to have them all, but I think I'm going to have to deal with the fact that I'm probably never be able to. Unless Lego stops producing star wars and I can gain up on the OOP's but I guess 2nd hand prices would skyrocket if that would ever happen.

    As far as JB15's question is concerned, I think there's a 99% change the minifigs won't change...
  • korkor Member Posts: 392
    I had every intention of buying one myself until I realized that I don't have room to display it. My office/toy room keeps getting smaller!
  • brickmaticbrickmatic Member Posts: 1,071
    You're right, why did they put Vader in? C3PO or R2D2 makes so much more sense!
  • pantenkindpantenkind Member Posts: 258
    maybe they had a surplus of vader figures? :-)
  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 UKMember Posts: 360
    ^ kinda like in the 90's when I started buying loose 3 3/4 inch Star Wars figures by Kenner/Palitoy I must have 100 Darths surplus to requirement :-)
  • wander099wander099 Member Posts: 114
    edited April 2011
    I don't really care about the minifigs for this ship because I've already got the Death Star versions of them all. What I want is the Millennium Falcon itself because I haven't got one yet! That said, I think Luke's new hair looks dumb and there's just something odd about Leia in that pic.
  • StuBoyStuBoy New ZealandMember Posts: 623
    Maybe they added Vader so he'd be available in a lower-cost set (when compared to the only other sets he's currently in, Death Star and Imperial Shuttle). They couldn't release another TIE set with him in it, one was released a few years ago. Maybe he's also included so he and Obi-Wan can have a duel (like on Episode IV)?
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