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CM4S. I have to confess I'm not familiar with her / him. Should I be?
Are we hoping for a UCS MF. When others are thinking UCS Blockade Runner?
He's been extremely reliable in the past. I would trust him with leaks more than any other.
Now whether or not the UCS Falcon 2017 rumor is just becoming more convoluted, or actually gaining traction, no one know but those within the rumor mill.
As shared by others ;)
...almost exactly the same.
... has LEGO really become that bland that they can't come up with new UCS Star Wars sets? These blatant rehashes are getting old.
For those that haven't been around having the opportunity is great... I'll keep my disgruntled rumblings to a minimum to avoid stealing from their glory moment :)
I think the new Snowspeeder looks a fair bit better than the old one, it has had some work put into it. If we get nothing truly new, i'm hoping for an ISD soon!
I know re-hashes are unpopular among the long-term AFOL population. However, I'd be willing to bet there are a ton of people in the hobby who were not collecting 14 years ago who are now very happy to have a chance to get a version of this iconic ship at a reasonable price.
I wonder if people will be so dismissive of the next big UCS, when it looks remarkably the same as it's predecessor ;o)
That's beautiful - one for my collection!
I noticed that the article states a UK cost of £169.99 which is £10 below both the UCS TIE and Slave 1. I assume that's an error and will be corrected before it goes on sale?
My only wish is that the front of the canopy is printed and not stickers, not that I have anything against them normally but I do hate sticking them on transparent parts as they are a lot less forgiving than normal bricks or plates if I fudge it up and the front of that canopy is going to be really visible if I do.
Double post, but just watched the designer video and disappointingly the front of the canopy isn't printed.
I must admit that on a high cost set like this it seems a bit crap especially after the beautiful job they did of printing the canopy on the latest Y-Wing. :(
All I need now is for TLG to confirm the UCS millennium falcon and I will be over the moon.
As someone who hadn't picked up the original Snowspeeder, and is someone who is in love with that particular speeder, I'm excited that this thing is coming.
So i will only buy 2.
E.g. in a recent interview Marcos Bessa mentioned that for #71040 Disney Castle he was allocated 1 new element slot, which he used for Tinkerbell's hair.
Not that I wouldn't prefer TLG to allocate more new elements/prints to UCS models. It might just have a more significant impact on the price than we think.
Nice set, but when the designer held up that giant sheet of stickers, I cringed. Especially the fact plates. Those will not get worn from play, so I really don't get the giant sticker. They even got it slightly crooked in the video!
Lego still sells a truckload.
Righteous AFOL sticks to their principles and stakes claim on moral high ground.
Set goes EOL.
AFOL ends up paying over the odds for MISB set.
Lego don't even notice.
Rinse and repeat.
But am very excited to get it. But then again I am pretty easy to please...
"Look, here is the guy that designs the stickers because I can't bring the detail into the build design and my boss refuses to print them"
Good job LEGO.
*No, I don't have any source for that markup, but I have not seen anything from TLG to suggest it is not correct.
I honestly do appreciate that the cost on a new part to be printed might be above what TLG wanted to include in the set. I just really hate sticking stickers on transparent parts. Being an old git I have to be grumpy about something. Today the stickers were it. ;)
On the one hand it's an amazing looking set - movie accurate and a worthy successor to #10129. On the other hand I can't help thinking that it's quite a small vehicle in-universe, and doesn't really warrant a set at this scale. It's also not a starfighter.
I just can't decide right now...
If there was one thing that I wish could be changed for all UCS sets was that if they could have the large tile with all the information to be printed with it rather than have it be a sticker.
How vital are they to the final build? I.e. When they perish and there are no suitable replacements what happens to the model? What bit falls down?
Had this issue with my droideka whose structural integrity relies on bands. Luckily the spares were still ok, but once this set perishes I will no longer be able to display it and use it. So I am rather paranoid about Lego sets that use bands.
The Brickset review is coming up on Sunday.
Even better are the cloth-covered ones, they seem to hold up forever.