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10253 - Big Ben

AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,613
edited May 2016 in Collecting
Images deleted -- Huw
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  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited May 2016
    I think I love it.  Remember, remember, the fifth of November.
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  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,609
    edited May 2016
    Oh my. That blew away my expectations for this completely! That is enormous! And more than just the clock? Wow. Someone slap a UCS label on that thing! No idea how I can budget for one though.
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  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 1,968
    Crikey!
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  • ARo2891ARo2891 MAMember Posts: 114
    No way I'll be able to find enough space for this bad boy...
  • EelesyEelesy UKMember Posts: 46
    Anyone able to read the dimensions on the box?3
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 1,942
    edited May 2016
    Fabulous. Iconic. Want.

    Love it, love it, love it. Now I await pricing information. :o)
  • OrmskirkBricksOrmskirkBricks England, UKMember Posts: 265
    oh boy, I need a bigger house!
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  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,609
    So many tan microfigures. Didn't even notice them at first. This will be awesome for parts too. 
  • OrmskirkBricksOrmskirkBricks England, UKMember Posts: 265
    Lego_Star said:
    Fabulous. Iconic. Want.

    Love it, love it, love it. Now I await pricing information. :o)
    got to be on par with Tower Bridge as piece count is almost identical.  So just over £200 here in the UK!
  • palmers9grbpalmers9grb ukMember Posts: 203
    That's pretty epic
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,609
    edited May 2016
    ^keep in mind TB released ages ago. This will probably see a significant uptick in price to the degree other sets have in the similar lines over the last 5-6 years.
  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 442
    This makes up for the big set flops this year...

    Time for a couple of screenshots before the image may be taken down.. 
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,500
    edited May 2016

    @Ormskirkbricks - As Bumblepants says, TB was released in 2010 though and considering Sydney Opera House (2013) has about 3000 parts and was £250,  and in view of prices of the other 2016 D2Cs, I'd say you should probably adjust your expected price up to at least the same price of £250 if not more. I would love to be wrong about that though. 


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  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,500
    edited May 2016

    Double post!

  • LEGOMAD73LEGOMAD73 STAFFORDSHIREMember Posts: 146
    It is has 500 pieces less than GB Headquarters so I expect price to be between £220 & £240 mark
  • mmozzanommozzano UKMember Posts: 413
    Oh my! I really want that set! 
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,089
    edited May 2016
    The entry here on BS, #10253 , lists an RRP of $349.99, so I think you're looking at a price of at least £250...

    It does look fantastic though!
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  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,212
    Love the ability to set all the clocks via one dial.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,415
    I think I love it.  Remember, remember, the fifth of November.
    What's that got to do with Big Ben?
  • RirinetteRirinette CanadaMember Posts: 84
    CCC said:
    I think I love it.  Remember, remember, the fifth of November.
    What's that got to do with Big Ben?
    Someone did not watch V for Vendetta. :-P
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  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,947
    Looks impressive, but surely a rather monotonous thing to build?
  • As a Star Wars fan, this set is more appealing than anything recent... especially Assault on Hoth - which appears to have stolen this set's UCS label
    lando
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,415
    ^ Nope, was that were it was set?

    I find the cut of the model quite strange, including a very thin slither of the Houses of Parliament. I think I'd prefer a even bigger tower and less of the incomplete building.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,382
    edited May 2016
    It looks very nice!

    The burning question is, will it have numbered bags, or will LEGO have tried to capture the essence of London by making you spend much longer (by sorting bricks) in getting from your starting point to your destination? ;)
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  • Vendetta Minifigure = Instant Buy

    - But I'll just consider it as it is, let's see about that Death Star.
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  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,382
    Are those tan microfigures on the side of it? I count 32 of them if they are.

    I suspect from the photos that release must be quite imminent. Someone has taken a photo of it on a wooden floor or table. I'd not be surprised if it's someone who has a pre-release copy for review.
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 1,968
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,274
    Release maybe not, a reveal this week maybe so!
  • kbenjeskbenjes Member Posts: 70
    wow

  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    CCC said:

    I find the cut of the model quite strange, including a very thin slither of the Houses of Parliament. I think I'd prefer a even bigger tower and less of the incomplete building.
    It's the bit most tourists see, essentially being the view from Westminster Bridge Road. Yes, there are tours and things, but a lot of people just want a photo of the Elizabeth Tower, and end up with something that isn't dissimilar to the picture on the box. The rest of the Palace of Westminster has a more limited appeal.
    hewman
  • leetshoeleetshoe USAMember Posts: 252
    Aw man l missed the pics
  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 580
    Hey kids!  Big Ben!  Parliament!
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  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    Buy five of this and MOC Palace of Westminster!
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    leetshoe said:
    Aw man l missed the pics
    No you haven't; they're still around. Googling might get you somewhere. Unfortunately, giving too much information would be frowned upon.
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  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,256
    Tempted by this, because I have been up the clock tower and stood by Big Ben the bell when it struck, but then I've been up Tower Bridge too and not bought that yet as I have nowhere to display it.  Which will be the case here too.
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    edited May 2016
    Wow, that set is gorgeous (I saw the pictures elsewhere), but I don't have the space for it, so I'll have to be satisfied with the much smaller #21013 version for now.
  • William_TownsleyWilliam_Townsley Perth, Scotland Member Posts: 880
    If you go on Lego's Subreddit you will find it. 
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,732
    Wow, it looks really good! I'm in two minds about whether it'd be a bit repetitive to build, but I guess we'll find out when someone reviews it. It'd certainly be a lovely display piece, and excellent for parts, for my purposes...
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    Is it coming out later this month?
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,732
    1st June, maybe? There's various releases slated for that day...
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,415
    Someone posted here too - and it was removed as Lego don't want it shown.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,500
    edited May 2016
    Yeah the "images deleted - Huw" comment is kind of a clue... 
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,836
    It's a very nice set, but just like the tower bridge, it doesn't have a whole lot of significance to me as a landmark. I'm sure it's a must buy for any body living near it or visited.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,239
    Yeah the "images deleted - Huw" comment is kind of a clue... 
    I didn't even read to the top of the thread.  Just looked back.  Just delete my post.
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    1st June, maybe? There's various releases slated for that day...
    Brickipedia say 1 July.

    It also says £169.99, €219.99, $249.99, which doesn't seem right.
    catwrangler
  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman UKMember Posts: 1,507
    TigerMoth said:
    1st June, maybe? There's various releases slated for that day...
    Brickipedia say 1 July.

    It also says £169.99, €219.99, $249.99, which doesn't seem right.
    Maybe they are making up for Insult on Hoth.
    Jern92[Deleted User]
  • leetshoeleetshoe USAMember Posts: 252
    Looks great, l'm excited to get it
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,415
    That seems too cheap in GBP.
  • Lego91Lego91 GermanyMember Posts: 86
    A girl can dream that the price on Brickipedia is right... Anyway: Must have for me! I have already sacrificed a set on my wish list, so that will save me around 80€. (Goodbye Airport plans...) I think sooner or later I have to seriously cut back on buying the normal sets and only go for the bigger ones. 
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