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UCS falcon rumours (that turned out to be true!)

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  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,626
    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned this spectacular MOC by Marshal Banana on Flickr. It contains approximately 7,500 pieces. I wouldn't be surprised if the set contains a similar piece count given the rumoured RRP, it's very likely to surpass #10189 - Taj Mahal's 5,922 piece count making it the largest LEGO set ever! I'm hoping the exterior has at least half the amount of detail as this MOC, especially all those weathering and greebling details in addition to the smoothness towards the front. Much like everyone else I'm also hoping for a full interior if possible, maybe similar to #71006 - The Simpsons House where the roof panels are held in my gravity and are held into place with a couple pieces underneath. This one of those MOCs I would love to own as much as an official product.

    Millennium Falcon

    ...Damn we still have to wait two more weeks to go!
    C0chiseCM4SMatt89190
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,028
    Well after much speculation it's nice to finally have it confirmed.....





    There is a big Lego set being released on the 1st October.
    sid3windr
  • CaptAPJTCaptAPJT Member Posts: 223
    There is a big Lego set being released on the 1st October.
    The biggest LEGO Star Wars set ever
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,318
    CaptAPJT said:
    There is a big Lego set being released on the 1st October.
    The biggest LEGO Star Wars set ever
    The biggest LEGO set ever
    Bartelas
  • Matt89190Matt89190 UKMember Posts: 292
    Cracked this week's teaser:

    Bigger zoomed in shot:


    (No clue what was going through my head on this one...)
    CM4SBartelasBumblepantsSumoLegoMr_CrossSirBrickalotOfLegosnowhitie
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,028
    Adzbadboy said:
    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned this spectacular MOC by Marshal Banana on Flickr. It contains approximately 7,500 pieces. I wouldn't be surprised if the set contains a similar piece count given the rumoured RRP, it's very likely to surpass #10189 - Taj Mahal's 5,922 piece count making it the largest LEGO set ever! I'm hoping the exterior has at least half the amount of detail as this MOC, especially all those weathering and greebling details in addition to the smoothness towards the front. Much like everyone else I'm also hoping for a full interior if possible, maybe similar to #71006 - The Simpsons House where the roof panels are held in my gravity and are held into place with a couple pieces underneath. This one of those MOCs I would love to own as much as an official product.

    Millennium Falcon

    ...Damn we still have to wait two more weeks to go!
    Marshall Banana's Falcon is an extremely well put together build and really does look the dogs dangly bits, but IF speculation is correct and they are using a larger cockpit  piece like the one seen on the Ice Tank, the whole build would have to be on a larger scale as his build uses the system scale cockpit.  
    I would imagine that to build it  to the standard of his and use the new cockpit piece would increase the part count well beyond what is coming out. 

    (Disclaimer: of course what i just said could be complete balderdash so feel free to ignore it at your leisure).  :)
    CM4SLobot
  • CrzypenguCrzypengu United StatesMember Posts: 77
    Well, time to plan on camping outside the lego store
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,097
    I still cannot wrap my head around the suggested RRP that is floating around out there.  $799.99 USD?  Thats steep.  Thats a mortgage payment steep for some!  I wonder what the production looks like on something like this and how many people will buy it?  I honestly have no idea, Star Wars is not my fortay :) however, curious as to what others think.
  • stetstet Member Posts: 44

    It is a good thing that September is a 3 paycheck month :)

  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 408
    What else are people going to blow their money on?  Wives and girlfriends?  Rent?
    SirKevbags
  • bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 487
    Not cheap but less than a week's rent in NYC!
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,028
    @piratemania7, it's definitely not going to be a easy purchase if I do pick one up and a lot of other stuff would have to be put on hold or put off completely to justify it.

    I'm praying to any God that will listen that @BooTheMightyHamster is right in his ramblings on page 42 of this thread and they decide to sell it for £200 (or £250 with a decent gift with purchase). :D

    As I'm fairly certain that's not going to happen, I hope this set is out a loooong time just to give me a fighting chance of picking one up at a bit of a discount at some point.
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 951

    Considering the Facebook video has already reached 113K views, you've got to wonder:

    • What sort of initial demand are LEGO predicting for it?
    • How many sets will they have available on 14th September for VIPS?
    • Will they withhold any until the 'Official' launch date of 1st October?
    • Will the website have any chance of surviving the frenzy of orders?

    14th September could be a fun 24 hours.... I can't wait!

    CM4Sbandit778Rainstorm26Matt89190BumblepantsBengh_ZeranYee
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,883
    I still cannot wrap my head around the suggested RRP that is floating around out there.  $799.99 USD?  Thats steep.  Thats a mortgage payment steep for some!  I wonder what the production looks like on something like this and how many people will buy it?  I honestly have no idea, Star Wars is not my fortay :) however, curious as to what others think.
    I think you could live in this thing.
    Lobot
  • mustang69mustang69 North CarolinaMember Posts: 443
    So where did the $799.99 price tag come from anyway? Was it "someone who knows stuff said it" or just speculation?  I'll still get it if its $800 but it sure would be nice if it was cheaper.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,531
    ^ There was a photo of a LEGO computer system posted a couple of months ago, showing a 'Confidential' set for $799.99 - that's where it came from.
    CM4SBengh_Zeran
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,318
    edited August 2017
    ^ There was a photo of a LEGO computer system posted a couple of months ago, showing a 'Confidential' set for $799.99 - that's where it came from.
    In case you want it... here is a cropped version



    LobotSumoLegoBengh_Zeran
  • mustang69mustang69 North CarolinaMember Posts: 443
    ^ Thanks,  I remember seeing that but I guess I had just assumed it was part of a fake reveal or April fools joke or something.
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 951

    And, the Facebook video has reached 185K views......

    14th September could well be another moment in LEGO history @BooTheMightyHampster - when the website finally collapsed and headed towards silicon heaven!

  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,400
    Matt89190 said:
    (No clue what was going through my head on this one...)
    Clearly, massive amounts of lysergic acid diethylamide.  
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 777
    I'll throw in my 2 cents...
    As a nerd, I'm thrilled that this is coming. While I certainly can't afford it right now, it would be great if it's available for a while a la the Death Star. Maybe one day I can afford it. I do start a new job soon as a financial advisor, so after about 9 months of training and studying I'll be setting up shop and hopefully start pulling in enough to grab this.

    As for people complaining that it's too expensive and Lego shouldn't have created it to begin with, yes the price tag is high for a 'toy', or even a 'collectible' at this point. But Lego isnt forcing anyone to buy this. It's kind of snobby to say others should be denied the opportunity to buy this simply because you won't or can't get it. 

    Overall, I'll be excited to see all the details, read the reviews, see how people incorporate this into MOCs, etc. And maybe one day I'll own it as well. Bring it on, Lego!


    dougtsFollowsCloselyBengh_Zeranbandit778large88AdzbadboySeanTheCollectormonstblitz
  • Habitant99Habitant99 FloridaMember Posts: 99
    That website can barely handle day to day stuff... I can't even imagine what September 14th will be like.

    CM4Sgmonkey76Bartelassid3windr
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    I just can't do $799.  To think of all the other sets you could get with that $800 bucks.  If I come across a stellar deal so be it, otherwise enjoy it guys and gals!
    prevere
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 777
    So since my birthday is October 1st, and the release date seems to be the same, who wants to volunteer to get me the best gift ever and earn lifetime friend status in my book? :)
    CM4SOnebricktoomany
  • JRLJRL UKMember Posts: 86
    I'm really sorry guys, I'm a Lego fanboy totally, and I love it and will give them money hand over fist, but if it's the MF, and I'm sure it is, its lazy. They've produced five of them already. A big, hyped Lego event should be something new and innovative. Not a rehash. Sorry, I'm new to the forum, and this will win me no friends, but I would have loved something really groundbreaking. Instead, it's an easy win for Lego, and personally I'm disappointed. In no way do I expect or want anyone else to feel this way, everyone is entitled to their own excitement - but for me, I would have loved something new and truly, truly exciting. 
    [Deleted User]cavegodshikadimatticus_brickswaynlewissnowhitiedatsunrobbiesid3windr
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 495
    JRL said:
    I'm really sorry guys, I'm a Lego fanboy totally, and I love it and will give them money hand over fist, but if it's the MF, and I'm sure it is, its lazy. They've produced five of them already. A big, hyped Lego event should be something new and innovative. Not a rehash. Sorry, I'm new to the forum, and this will win me no friends, but I would have loved something really groundbreaking. Instead, it's an easy win for Lego, and personally I'm disappointed. In no way do I expect or want anyone else to feel this way, everyone is entitled to their own excitement - but for me, I would have loved something new and truly, truly exciting. 
    Of course, but there's a lot of people who wanted even a rereleased UCS Falcon. Ignoring those people wouldn't be lazy, it'd be stupid.
    mustang69BartelasFollowsCloselydatsunrobbie
  • JRLJRL UKMember Posts: 86
    Bobflip said:
    JRL said:
    I'm really sorry guys, I'm a Lego fanboy totally, and I love it and will give them money hand over fist, but if it's the MF, and I'm sure it is, its lazy. They've produced five of them already. A big, hyped Lego event should be something new and innovative. Not a rehash. Sorry, I'm new to the forum, and this will win me no friends, but I would have loved something really groundbreaking. Instead, it's an easy win for Lego, and personally I'm disappointed. In no way do I expect or want anyone else to feel this way, everyone is entitled to their own excitement - but for me, I would have loved something new and truly, truly exciting. 
    Of course, but there's a lot of people who wanted even a rereleased UCS Falcon. Ignoring those people wouldn't be lazy, it'd be stupid.
    You're completely right, rather selfishly I'm looking at it from I want. Loads of people will get a result from this, and that's a great thing, hell, if I can scrape it together I might even invest in it. But I would've loved something totally new. 
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,318
    edited August 2017
    Fine, if you don't want a Falcon, what do you want? I wanna see other people's thoughts.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,400
    A minifig scale Slave 1.  Oh wait, I guess that's my list.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,216
    I cannot see anything new and innovative (at that scale) selling like a UCS MF. If the new and innovative product would sell well, it would have been done before, probably at a smaller scale. 
    CM4Sdougtsgmonkey76BumblepantsMr_Cross
  • drdesignzdrdesignz USMember Posts: 104
    JRL said:
    I'm really sorry guys, I'm a Lego fanboy totally, and I love it and will give them money hand over fist, but if it's the MF, and I'm sure it is, its lazy. They've produced five of them already. A big, hyped Lego event should be something new and innovative. Not a rehash. Sorry, I'm new to the forum, and this will win me no friends, but I would have loved something really groundbreaking. Instead, it's an easy win for Lego, and personally I'm disappointed. In no way do I expect or want anyone else to feel this way, everyone is entitled to their own excitement - but for me, I would have loved something new and truly, truly exciting. 
    It's not lazy.  It's business.  They're in it to make money.  The MF is one of the most, if not the most, iconic spaceships of Star Wars.  It's mainstream.  It makes the most sense, all things considered.  Greater popularity = greater profits.
    SumoLegogmonkey76Bengh_Zeranbandit778BumblepantsMr_Cross
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644

    SumoLego said:
    A minifig scale Slave 1.  Oh wait, I guess that's my list.
    #75060 there you go!
    SumoLegoCM4S
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 826
    CM4S said:
    Fine, if you don't want a Falcon, what do you want? I wanna see other people's thoughts.
    ^ UCS Outlander Club. 

    Jokes aside, I wouldn't mind seeing the Jedi Temple or Kamino taking on Lego form. 

    The main thing we are all waiting for now is next Tuesday, it would be nice to see what what else Lego can do to tease us - Perhaps something along the lines of...

    "The Original Lego UCS Millennium Falcon was £342.49, prepare for the new one to be much more, exactly 2.043855295 times more ;OP"
  • SandmanSandman UKMember Posts: 26

    This puts me in an awkward situation. I have always used the ‘At least I don’t get star wars lego’ as an excuse with the wife for my lego habit of buying modular and super heroes sets (and others that take my fancy). ‘It could be worse, I may have got a death star’ is a justification when buying the entire batman movie range.

    But I really want this set. Truth is I have avoided star wars lego because I am slightly obsessive and it is an expensive path to tread and once I dip a toe I can see many more sets getting purchased but I really really really want this set.

    I believe Lego has released this as a gateway set to hook me and others into buying their Star wars lego. Then more sets will be released that I have to have, oh look it’s a new Wookie, and the downwards spiral continues until I am sat on a pile of lego making light sabre whoosh sounds playing with a constraction figure.





  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,381
    The problem is, at this stage pretty much everything worth covering has been covered. There are a few possibles, but they are so fringe they are unlikely to happen.

    Maybe a large scale Degobah set with darkside cave, training course, swamp, hut and xwing, but after the Hoth set I think that sort of thing will be given a wide birth by Lego.

    I personally would love to see a rebel transporter at UC scale (just love that ship for no good reason).

    not sure anything much from Force Awkens stands out enough. If you throw the net wider an UC Ghost from rebels would be nice, likewise a U-Wing from rouge one, a A-wing would be good, but not desperately exciting.

    But then after that we have already had versions of the best stuff, so we are into remake territory, at which point going big with the best and arguably the most iconic ship in cinematic history makes sense neither can't wait to see what they have done.

    also I think there is something about producing something like this that will grab headlines, which I am sure it will. It is something to aspire to as a collector or fan, something that will only fuel the sense of wonder to the vast majority who will never own it - bring it on...
    Bumblepants
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,308
    So what's the likelihood of stores taking reservations / pre-orders for this?  When #41999 came out my local store manager agreed to put one by for me after I spoke to him a couple of weeks in advance.

    Somewhere between Bob Hope and No Hope I'm guessing...
  • Wicket_WWicket_W Forest moon of EndorMember Posts: 17
    Cockpit?
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,883
    So those who plan to buy it, where exactly will you be displaying this?
  • stetstet Member Posts: 44
    I'm not planning on displaying it.  I don't display any Lego sets.  I have a [soon to be] 3 year old and a 6 year old.  I would build it with them, we would play with it, and we would take it apart to rebuild again.  We do this with all of our Lego sets (even the ones I kept from when I was young).

    Lego is supposed to be built and played with, not displayed.
    waynlewis
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    prevere said:
    So those who plan to buy it, where exactly will you be displaying this?

    I already eat my meals over the kitchen sink because I use my (small) dinning table to sort and build my LEGO sets... I guess I will be doing that on the floor after mid-September ;-)
    preveregmonkey76Johnyk668
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,400
    prevere said:
    So those who plan to buy it, where exactly will you be displaying this?
    I'm going to have LaserLabs make me a display crown.  And I will wear it everywhere until I have a neck to rival Butterbean.
  • ceniackceniack Oklahoma CityMember Posts: 25
    prevere said:
    So those who plan to buy it, where exactly will you be displaying this?
    My dining room table. It has a lazy susan in the middle of it. It's where I had my death star for almost 3 years.
  • mcmeadormcmeador USAMember Posts: 29
    stet said:

    Lego is supposed to be built and played with, not displayed.
    Then why do they make these giant, detailed sets with few if any play features that are clearly meant for collectors who want to display them?
    Bartelaspreveregmonkey76sid3windrdougts
  • BartelasBartelas Hiking Into Mordor Member Posts: 130
    edited August 2017
    Lego is supposed to be built and played with, not displayed.
    So what do you do with it when it's not being played with? Are you looking at it (equals displaying)? Are you feeling proud of owning it (while it sits on your shelf which equals displaying)?

    You know tbh, I have fun images in my head when I see a guy playing with such a beast 24/7/365 



    Edit: Well... you could hide it under a blanket...? This won't equal displaying, right?
    sid3windr
  • BartelasBartelas Hiking Into Mordor Member Posts: 130
    mcmeador said:
    stet said:

    Lego is supposed to be built and played with, not displayed.
    Then why do they make these giant, detailed sets with few if any play features that are clearly meant for collectors who want to display them?
    Btw @stet: They add plaques with detailed information of the model... I suppose you want it to fly in your room or something? 
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,883
    stet said:
    I'm not planning on displaying it.  I don't display any Lego sets.  I have a [soon to be] 3 year old and a 6 year old.  I would build it with them, we would play with it, and we would take it apart to rebuild again.  We do this with all of our Lego sets (even the ones I kept from when I was young).

    Lego is supposed to be built and played with, not displayed.
    Sets like this are more like a piece of art, imho.
    Bartelasdougts
  • GIR3691GIR3691 Member Posts: 661
    bluedragon said:#
    Not cheap but less than a week's rent in NYC!
    I'll have you know that that is 3.5 weeks of rent for my NYC apartment. :p

    Maybe I'll be able to build a good chunk of the new Falcon from my Bricklinked UCS Falcon. That would cut down on the sting. That'd be more reasonable than blowing 3.5 weeks' rent on a shinier one.
  • Brikkyy13Brikkyy13 AustraliaMember Posts: 18
    I'll be taking the easy way out for display by getting (or possibly building) a big enough case for it so it can be my new coffee table.
    waynlewisgmonkey76JooTog
  • TyresOFlahertyTyresOFlaherty USAMember Posts: 340
    CM4S said:



    Dumb question, but is there any chance this is perhaps in CAD? Inquisitive wallets want to know....
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