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That is the bottom half— the tops are much cheaper (at least they were 3-4 weeks ago when I sourced them)
Edit: yep, the tops are going for around a dollar each. Believe me, I looked into that. There was a big discussion on Eurobricks on how to minimize costs for this build and onecase pointed out that the top part works out just fine also 🙂
To be fair, this build is over 11,000 pieces!
It looks amazing but sourcing the parts has taken forever and would cost well over a thousand bucks if it was a retail set. Some would say “but at least Lego could have done some more to smooth out/tile the surface”, to which others would argue that they like the studs-out look.. that it feels more like Lego to them.
The ISD by Raskolnikov is also amazing and has an interior, but I personally preferred the smoother appearance and proportions of the Monarch.
I think #75252 may be a decent compromise for those wanting a huge ISD at less cost (I can’t believe I just said that 😄)— for me, $700 was a good part of the way toward building the Monarch, and I had already started collecting the parts, so decided to pass on the official Lego version.
@ KungFuKenny are you roughly keeping the cost of the parts for the MOC?
Just curious where are you at ?
I had roughly 40% of the parts available in my existing loose pieces and between BrickLink and Bricks and Pieces I have spent approximately $720 (over a decent period of time) - my last orders come in this next week or so and then I can start building.
There are are some tricks to lowering the cost— color substitutions (say on interior technic beams that won’t be visible in the final product) help a lot, and you can also make some part substitutions on the cosmetic “greebling” (if you want to) which cuts off another $50 or so. I had some of the rare pieces already, so for the most part I stuck with the original parts list and used the color subs to trim costs. Also, Bricks and Pieces will have significantly different prices on some items(sometimes lower and sometimes not) so it is worth it to cross reference with that site (if it would ever get back up and running😬).
As @Switchfoot55 has mentioned elsewhere, I derive a good bit of pleasure from the assembling and manipulating of Bricklink wanted lists, trying to massage the list until the lowest price can be achieved. I suspect if you just upload the XML info into Bricklink without any changes the price could be quite a bit higher. I’ll give a status update here down the road on the build and the experience in general.
I thought both the most recent smaller star destroyers were great (the OT one and the First Order one). However, to put into perspective just how dense these builds were, they contain almost a third of the pieces of the new UCS ISD, but probably occupy about a twentieth of the volume.
I'm not so bothered by the lack of an interior, as much as I am a complete and utter lack of more Minifigures. At this price point, I would have loved to see the two Minfigures already included, along with an exclusive Vader, 2-4 Stormtroopers, and maybe even Palpatine or perhaps a few of the heroes from the Rebellion...
yes but there was just one picture with them from target, nothing more after that
You're confusing that with a playset. Both cannot exist in the same set.
(Yes, I win the boy band era reference game.)
Oh, that's an evil thought for Ideas... a Jaws set with Quint's "Orca" and the shark.
"You're gonna need a bigger boat..."
Only thing tempting me is Tantive IV if its reduced. Wish it was more substantial than it is though.
This is by no means confirmed, but I would guess pricing somewhat like this:
I agree that #75256 Kylo Ren's Shuttle seems quite reasonably priced in the UK, if that does prove to be accurate.
- #75246 Death Star Cannon - £17.99, €19.99
- #75248 A-wing Starfighter - £24.99, €29.99
- #75249 Resistance Y-wing Starfighter - £59.99, €69.99
- #75250 Pasaana Speeder Chase - £44.99, €49.99
- #75254 AT-ST Raider - £49.99, €59.99
- #75255 Yoda - £89.99, €99.99
- #75256 Kylo Ren's Shuttle - £99.99, €119.99
- #75257 Millennium Falcon - £149.99, €159.99
For new ucs an at walker would be nice,or a brick build darthvader head similar to the sithlord from ~10 years ago. A dartvader buste would be my first choice (yes it would be all black),it also would be something different then yet another ship,i would love to see that.
I know it's free from Friday with a qualifying purchase but given it has a price of £12.99 rather than the usual £0.01 for promotional items it may actually be for sale on it's on. Useful if you can't reach the qualifying threshold.
Wish they would have sold the Hoth one also...
I want to take no chances getting that one, so I would stop at Target on the way to the Lego store but would rather get it at Lego so it counts toward my $75 to get the Endor set.