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1: III, V
2: I, VI
3: IV, II
-50: VII, RO
-2 million: VIII, S
I was upset from the very beginning once I heard that Disney bought Star Wars. I've read a ton of the legends books, before Disney bought LucasArts, so I was angry once they de-canonized EU. So much better than Disney's story.
The 4th May exclusive is very underwhelming. I had the space worm set and moved that on very quickly after I bought it. As I had the same feeling that I got over this, an easy pass.
From one of the comments on that news story, and a link to a MOC of a Star Wars scene on rebrickable, it even made me discover how easy it was to use rebrickable, and import the full piece count into Bricklink (never knew I could do that).. so the order has been placed, and I’ll be building that while waiting for the May 4th :)
Broadly speaking TLG along with Disney seems content to largely ignore Episode I (well, most of the prequel trilogy) from it's offerings. So it's really not that baffling. There were a handful of Episode I related sets in 2015, but the podracers and therefor pit droids have been pretty well ignored since the early 00s until this 20th anniversary set.
And the first versions of Pit Droids were not very good brick-built renditions. They'd really need to do a moulded element for a proper Pit Droid.
This is pretty bad...
And as far as why I am confused by us not getting a pit droid minifig, it's because it's been 20 years, and there have been a few podracers since then (I guess only 7962 and 75258, but still....).
In terms of scale, Sir Von Lego's is the largest I've seen:
More photos on Eurobricks (link).
Looking long and hard at Tantive IV and keep telling myself "It's not UCS".
The "looks like a UCS but it isn't " BB8 was available all over and at a good level of discount quite early on.
It's a matter of deciding whether to pop down to my local Lego shop to get the poster, Naboo fighter, battle of Hoth diorama and double VIP points and ebay/trade the freebies to subsidise the full RRP cost or wait for one of the aforementioned retailers to sell for maybe 40% off at some point.
I have to be selective with a lack of room situation these days too.
I take the simple approach: If it is labeled as such by Lego, then it is UCS. This isn't, so it's not UCS.
If I could buy this, get double points and sell the Naboo starfighter/Battle of Hoth diorama for £30, i'd consider it just about worth getting now. They're 2 freebies I don't really see the value in keeping for myself.
Fate may have intervened...Just paid out about £180 for a decent DA polisher for my car and a few bits and then I discover a dirty great screw in one of my tyres - there's £100 for a new one, and its barely 2 months old. Grrr!
just wondered if the Darth Vader figure is oversized? And detachable. Hard to tell from the images.
Then my band decided to buy a €45 Lego set for our bass player's birthday. I added a Yoda keychain for the wife and bam, I got the GWP. I'm happy. I seem to also be getting the poster.
(Looks for stones to start throwing)