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  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,666
    Haha, I shouldn't have even mentioned it...
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,314
    CCC said:
    That is probably unrealistic......

    Ever the master of understatement!
    If I said definitely, then someone would have popped up with one at $40!

    If someone has one and is interested in the money, they will sell it on ebay. If they have one and aren't interested in the money, then maybe maybe instead of giving it away for cost price, they will give it away for the next raffle.

  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 516
    I remember hearing about previous Comic Cons where people pretty much spent a majority of the day just waiting in line for the chance to buy an exclusive, Lego or otherwise.  Things might be different with a raffle now but I could still see people doing the same because of that tweet saying they'd sell them if there are extras on the last day, which means anyone spending hours waiting in line either really wants it for themselves or really wants to make $$$ on a resale.  In other words, it seems highly unlikely that anyone will get this for cost plus shipping from a stranger.
  • mattytreksmattytreks San Diego, CAMember Posts: 197
    Marcos designed the set and is the design lead for brickheadz
    With no disrespect to Marcos, I truly hope LEGO abandons Brickheadz sooner rather than later.

    I don't know why I find them intolerable.  But lately they seem to be taking the place of actual sets at exclusive events like NYCC and SDCC.

    Where once we had epic little sets like the SDCC Batmobile, SDCC Action Comics #1, and NYCC Landspeeder...we're now left with Brickheadz "twosomes" of Marvel or DC characters.

    Yes, Boba and Carbonite Han is a cut above the rest and it's neat they are bringing Star Wars into the fold, but as a whole I find Brickheadz to be both unimaginative and uninspiring.

    Rant over.
  • CrzypenguCrzypengu United StatesMember Posts: 77
    I may have a couple extras of these from the show. Send me a message next Monday if you guys are interested 
    If its at a Reasonable Price.
  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 549
    I love Captain Phasma! Not too fussed on Finn though.
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,544
    So basically location exclusive wave end of year and then the new wave in 2018.
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,544
    Oh no not listed on [email protected] here...... they better be available!
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    Brickheadz have become my justification to myself and my better half for not buying Funko POP people. I tell myself 12(ish) a year is much better than the 50-100 I would be buying.
    Switchfoot55Jenni
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    The Brickheadz look cool but the Walking Dead 175 is what really caught my eye.

    (That's what I thought Kirkman.)
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,666
    edited October 2017
    When two of your favourite people meet for the first time... (mind-blown!)

    I wonder what’s in the box...



    https://instagram.com/p/BZ7p8LqAn6M/
    LEGO_Dad77
  • DrmnezDrmnez USA, Planet earth Member Posts: 859
    Love the high edition numbers. Hopefully it'll drive down cost and make it more widely available
  • Brikkyy13Brikkyy13 AustraliaMember Posts: 19
    Can someone who got one of the Boba/Han sets post the instructions please?
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,653
    edited October 2017
    Weird they put Finn in the Stormtrooper outfit. His tan and red jacket is way better. On the other hand it will easily convert to a regular stormtrooper with a little effort so I guess people will buy for that option as well.
    gmonkey76
  • JBricks27JBricks27 Member Posts: 678
    What’s up with that big box Tyrone got? Is it a press kit?
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,666
    I think a regular First Order Stormtrooper would’ve invited people to purchase multiples. They didn’t need to do Finn without the helmet, as mentioned above his normal outfit would’ve worked better.

    @BobaFett27 I have no clue, I’ll update you guys once he unboxes it on his channel. Who knows he might wait until NYCC is over and unbox it at home.
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,621
    ^or LEGO wants us to buy two Finns, and use extra white pieces to make a white Captain Phasma helmet. Or at least that's what I plan to do.
  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 613
    Fireheart said:
    How limited are these? i.e. how many sets have been produced? I couldn’t find anything to say how many sets are available.

     From @BobaFett27 image above it’s number 4183:



    I didnt think SDCC brickheadz went that high in numbers? Or is it that SDCC has 2 x limited sets, compared to NYCC 1 limited set?
    I’ll answer my own question, it’s “limited” to 5000...
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,666
    2828 is taken by Marcos, some of you may know that 28 a very special number for him. Glad he scored one!

    https://instagram.com/p/BZ6-HoRg7w7/

    Anyone after coverage of the event I'd suggest looking at his Instagram feed. Loads of awesomeness!
  • JBricks27JBricks27 Member Posts: 678
    Adzbadboy said:
    2828 is taken by Marcos, some of you may know that 28 a very special number for him. Glad he scored one!

    https://instagram.com/p/BZ6-HoRg7w7/

    Anyone after coverage of the event I'd suggest looking at his Instagram feed. Loads of awesomeness!
    I have many photos from the event and I am planning to do a write up similar to what you guys did for the Falcon midnight release. Guess I should send @Huw a message about maybe doing a homepage news article...
    AdeelZubairLEGO_Dad77stlux
  • Mr_HobblesMr_Hobbles San FranciscoMember Posts: 305
    edited October 2017
    Managed to snag a signed one off eBay this morning for a not-too-unreasonable $130/£96. Saving on shipping and import duties by getting it shipped to a friend in NYC, who'll forward onto me. :)

    @BobaFett27 I'd love to see that!
    JBricks27
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,351
    edited October 2017
    I'm waiting for it to drop lower, but:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2017-NYCC-Lego-Exclusive-Star-Wars-Brick-Heads-Han-Solo-Boba-Fett-In-Hand-/182816337424?hash=item2a90b3ee10:g:5XoAAOSwe2FZ2jIu

    Also, I haven't been able to figure out the cutoff yet, but on some orders you can get 20% off by applying promo: PROMONYCC


  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 613
    Managed to snag a signed one off eBay this morning for a not-too-unreasonable $130/£96. Saving on shipping and import duties by getting it shipped to a friend in NYC, who'll forward onto me. :)

    @BobaFett27 I'd love to see that!
    Import duty is the killer on these, especially when eBay global shipping program charge more than the 20% of what it should be!!
  • Mr_HobblesMr_Hobbles San FranciscoMember Posts: 305
    Fireheart said:
    Managed to snag a signed one off eBay this morning for a not-too-unreasonable $130/£96. Saving on shipping and import duties by getting it shipped to a friend in NYC, who'll forward onto me. :)

    @BobaFett27 I'd love to see that!
    Import duty is the killer on these, especially when eBay global shipping program charge more than the 20% of what it should be!!
    Agreed, for that particular purchase if I'd got it shipped directly to me, it'd have cost well over $240, almost double the price!

    I've been keeping a close eye on these and started to see them going for under $100 now, although signed versions going for a bit more, so still happy with my $130 purchase. :)

    Ps. Given that Marcos was there signing all the sets, not sure why people wouldn't get them signed!
  • JBricks27JBricks27 Member Posts: 678
    Fireheart said:
    Managed to snag a signed one off eBay this morning for a not-too-unreasonable $130/£96. Saving on shipping and import duties by getting it shipped to a friend in NYC, who'll forward onto me. :)

    @BobaFett27 I'd love to see that!
    Import duty is the killer on these, especially when eBay global shipping program charge more than the 20% of what it should be!!
    Agreed, for that particular purchase if I'd got it shipped directly to me, it'd have cost well over $240, almost double the price!

    I've been keeping a close eye on these and started to see them going for under $100 now, although signed versions going for a bit more, so still happy with my $130 purchase. :)

    Ps. Given that Marcos was there signing all the sets, not sure why people wouldn't get them signed!
    Marcos had to leave Saturday afternoon, so sets bought Saturday evening and today did not have an opportunity to get signed. To tell you the truth only maybe 5% of the people buying sets even knew who Marcos is.
  • Brikkyy13Brikkyy13 AustraliaMember Posts: 19
    Has anyone found instructions for the Boba/Han yet?
  • ChubblesChubbles USAMember Posts: 459
    I guess I got lucky, grabbed one on the way out Friday night, waited 5 minutes and got it signed, didn't think I'd be able to get one
    LEGO_Dad77
  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 327
    Purchased one for 85 crazy how the prices dropped
    FowlerBricks
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,187
    There only about a few hundred posted on eBay now.... supply is not an issue.
  • JBricks27JBricks27 Member Posts: 678
    Enjoy:

    NYCC 2017

    Thursday, October 5th 

    Having attended NYCC (New York Comic Con) for a few consecutive years, I guess I would consider myself a seasoned veteran and do not get as excited for the event as I used to. (There is plenty of walking and standing around; by the end of each day you are completely exhausted) Nevertheless, I made plans to attend NYCC and was lucky to be able to get a Pro badge for all 4 days of the event.

     

    Thursday morning I arrived to the Javits Center about a half hour before the show floor opened. I was able to enter the building (but not the show floor) at that time with my Pro badge credential. I proceeded to snap photos of the attractions outside the show floor and eventually made my way just outside the building to the “inner roadway” where I saw a few food trucks lined up. To my surprise, that is where I found the LEGO “truck”.

     

    Disguised as a food truck, the small LEGO shop was complete with large displays of Han Solo in carbonite from the exclusive Brickheadz set and an oversized Boba Fett helmet for fan photo ops. The “menu” of the truck contained previously released brickheadz sets as well as silhouettes of future brickheadz sets to be released. A rope line was set up just in front of the truck. Many employees were gathered around and allowed me to check everything out and take the photos you see below. Also at that time, I introduced myself to Marcos Bessa. A big fan of most of the sets he designed, I was able to have an informal chat with Marcos and talk about some of the highlights of his favorite sets. Apparently, the UCS falcon was hard to keep a secret with the model being carried around the halls from meeting to meeting. 

     

    I won a lottery ticket for the exclusive brickheadz set for the first time slot that Thursday morning. [In order to be able to purchase the Boba Fett and Han set, you first needed a valid badge for NYCC and then had to enter your email address into a virtual lottery online. This lottery system also applied for other exclusives such as Funko, as well as the main stage panels.] I was told a queue for the brickheadz set would not start for a few more minutes, so I decided to stay around the truck and continue to take more photos until it was time to queue up. 

    Unfortunately the sets were not organized in any particular order and I ended up with a random numbered set. Marcos was set up at a signing table next to the LEGO truck. After making my purchase (NYCC exclusive set and LEGO Batman Movie Joker Brickheadz), Marcos gladly signed my sets and took a few photos with me. Marcos also offered to take a photo of me wearing the oversized Boba Fett helmet.

     

    After spending time at the LEGO truck, I proceeded back inside the Javits building to check out the other attractions and vendors on the show floor. There were a few smaller companies selling LEGO sets and minifigures but nothing really caught my eye as prices are usually inflated by the sellers to cover their cost of attending the show.

     

    Overall, it was a great NYCC for me this year. I had an awesome AFOL experience and one I will never forget. Enjoy the photos. I also plan to build the exclusive brickheadz set and provide a review. Please also take a moment to check out my Instagram account and give a follow:

    @ToyCollectorsAnonymous

    [email protected]


    Photo album available:

    https://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157686927230131
    InfinitymanMr_HobblesAdeelZubair
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