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Star Wars UCS B-Wing

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  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,271
    UCS MF had minifigs didn't it?
  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 656
    You are correct, along with the 7191. Just do not think they belong. I understand why they did it with 10179 as they advertised that set as the first true mini-fig scale set. As for the other UCS sets I would prefer they did not come with mini-figs.

    Of course, this is just my opinion.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    :) You must not think that 10188 is a UCS set then...
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    well, LEGO doesn't brand or market it as a UCS set. many people conflate Direct (10xxx sets) with UCS, when they aren't necessarily (though often) the same thing.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,742
    edited June 2012
    ^^ 7191 has minifigures ?!

    And no, 10188 isn't UCS.

    ;-)
  • cavegodcavegod Member Posts: 811
    UCS Sets are only UCS if they have a display sticker with info on.
  • jadeirenejadeirene US, CaliforniaMember Posts: 475
    ^7191 has R2-D2. 10134 also includes a droid.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    10188 may not have a display sticker, and yes I agree it isn't a UCS set, but it is still pretty ultimate! :)

    One of these days, I plan to build a second display stand based on what holds up IS and/or DSII and put 10188 on display properly... Just need a good custom sticker for it!
  • tvihtvih Member Posts: 92
    As for UCS sets having minifigs... what's the downside, really? The UCS sets tend to be expensive as it is, a few minifigs here or there won't change that much. And others might actually make uses of those figs. If you're "worried" about the price increase, well, just sell the figs separetely. With the going price for single figs from sets, you'll recoup the added price and then some.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    @tvih - As a "worried" collector, I can't sell the minifigs since the 'set' would no longer be complete. As a UCS collector, I just wish they weren't included in the first place so the price would be a justifyable one.

  • tvihtvih Member Posts: 92
    @flump - well, that's an understandable point of view, though personally generally I like having some minifigs included. It just seems to me that the UCS sets that do have minifigs either have so few or are so expensive that the few minifigs don't make a big difference. For example I believe the only ones with more than 1 minifig are the Millennium Falcon, Super Star Destroyer and Imperial Shuttle at 5 figs each. The first two are $499.99 and $399.99 RRP, while the shuttle is $259.99. So the only one where it'd even make a dent is the shuttle figuring that at most the figs add something like $3 each to the set price - probably less. And since MF is to scale, it makes sense that it has the figs. I'd guess TLG went along similar lines of thinking - throwing them in as a cheap bonus to the sets, even when they're not really necessary.

    With that said, for the Super Star Destroyer that I'm hoping to get some day only the Admiral and Vader would probably have some use and/or interest for me, so in that sense the other three are a bit of a waste. But for the above reason I don't really mind.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    edited June 2012
    @tvih - I'm just not sure they're necessary, period. I would say the only excemption to this and I would say is a neat addition is with the new R2 UCS. The mini R2 monuted on the name plate is pretty cool.

    All of the other sets....what is one supposed to do with them? I'd have my SSD or my Shuttle on the side, looking really good and oh, hang on, "Where's my mfs?" The cat's had them away since they were loose or got knocked over and are now somewhere amongst the birthday cards that were stood up on the same side.

    If they actually formed part of the set, they'd be a little more appealing, but for me they are just something for TLG to include and charge extra for or encourage mf collectors to buy. 10188 not being UCS has several mfs but then at least they have somewhere to be mounted within the set and be on show at the same time. They might as well include a free keyring or something as that would be of more use to a UCS collector.
  • bellybutton290bellybutton290 Member Posts: 453
    Is it this weekend that lego are anouncing "a big new set"?
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    ^ Today, I believe. At Brick Fiesta.
  • bellybutton290bellybutton290 Member Posts: 453
    it must be this they are talking about. it's about time we had something official regarding this set.
  • mressinmressin Lego City... erm LondonMember Posts: 843
    What's new?
    Where are the live commentaries???
    What's going on in Houston?!?!?
    Dangit, I need to see images of the B-Wing already!!!

    *whimper*
  • cavegodcavegod Member Posts: 811
    May not be the B-Wing!

    8pm GMT
  • hippoeaterhippoeater Member Posts: 30
    If not the B-Wing, any other ideas? Has there been another rumor of what they are showing today??
  • bellybutton290bellybutton290 Member Posts: 453
    @cavegod with respect I hope you are wrong I need to know about this set!!!
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    edited July 2012
    @princedraven - Have you got that picture to hand??? ;op
  • ZathrasZathras Member Posts: 70
    May not be the B-Wing!
    I might chuckle a bit if they re-issue an X-wing UCS. I find the collector/reseller fear of this happening quite amusing.
  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 656
    Looks like most people thinking it will be O.T. What about if it is in another series altogether? I would prefer that rather than seeing another UCS repeat, like the person above me dared to say.
  • bellybutton290bellybutton290 Member Posts: 453
    To be honest there is nothing to say it won't be another theme and who's to say its even a 2012 release could be a 2013 announcement. I hope it is the b-wing and if I recall its the only set left to be revealed of significance (should all the rumours be true of course).
  • grayfox99grayfox99 Member Posts: 3
    I found this today on youtube it's the B-wing all right.
  • noblebricknoblebrick Member Posts: 19
    Great find! Def. first page worthy!
  • grayfox99grayfox99 Member Posts: 3
    The thing that looks so great about it is that it doesn't look like ti will have a ton of pieces so it should hopefully be a good price :-D
  • Steve_J_OMSteve_J_OM IrelandMember Posts: 987
    Interesting! Does anyone think this might mean the Brick Fiesta reveal might be a different set? Otherwise they're unveiling a set which most fans will probably have seen in this video. Just a greedy optimistic thought :)

    As for the ship itself - my interest in Star Wars is fairly casual so my knowledge on the more peripheral vehicles was always lacking, looks very nice though.
  • noblebricknoblebrick Member Posts: 19
    i am pretty impressed with this! Look, size, construct all pretty impressive!
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    edited July 2012
    Awesome find!
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 789
    I think I might actually get this! I never buy SW stuff! These past 2 UCS sets (this one and R2) have just really gathered my attention. I really hope the B-wing doesn't reach the $200 mark. It seems too "small" to be that expensive. I also think the cockpit looks a tad unfinished, but it doesn't change my mind about it.
  • woony2woony2 UKMember Posts: 336
    That new element makes studs out symmetrical wings a breeze now. Hopefully won't be too expensive as it doesn't look massive.
  • cavegodcavegod Member Posts: 811
    My UCS moc has been destroyed 2 seconds ago yippee! Don't like the cockpitthough!
  • tvihtvih Member Posts: 92
    I never was a fan of the B-Wing myself, I hope the announcement would be something else... but seems unlikely.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,271
    edited July 2012
    It looks like it is pretty close to minifig scale doesnt it?
  • SWAT_StrachanSWAT_Strachan Member Posts: 24
    Not hugely impressed with it, the cockpit looks kinda rough, but at the right price I'll still get one.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 7,015
    Official unveiling is 6pm EST today: clearly the video got released early in error (again!)
  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 656
    I am happy with this find. Not sure the piece count, but it will be up around 1000, well at least my call.

    Add another one to the list now, saweet!
  • BanditBandit Member Posts: 890
    Oh, over 1000 for sure. I would guess closer to 2000. We should start a pool. :D
  • grayfox99grayfox99 Member Posts: 3
    I'd guess somewhere near the UCS TIE interceptor maybe 700 pieces.
  • woony2woony2 UKMember Posts: 336
    I'll go for a piece count of 1996.
  • BanditBandit Member Posts: 890
    Ok, I say 1742.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,271
    ^^ I was going to guess around 850. But definitely looks to be under 1000
  • ptericpteric Member Posts: 156
    edited July 2012
    I sort of like the minifig scale ucs sets. The UCS MF was awesome showing actually how big the MF really was, same with the IS. This set looks really close to MF scale especially using the rounded cockpit pieces. Granted some sets you can't make MF scale (SSD, etc), but the ones that are possible are great.
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622
    I thought this release wasnt gunna be pretty Meh, but after seeing that video i must admit that thing looks amazing!
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,418
    For those who have a terrible computer like me, and can't watch the video, there's a picture.
  • timinchicagotiminchicago USAMember Posts: 239
    I estimate that it is similar to 10175 in piece count...so maybe 1250.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 7,015
    Oooh.. I'd say somewhere around, let's see, 1486 pieces :-)
  • emmtwosixemmtwosix Member Posts: 80
    Looks great! I've been waiting for this since Lego first announced it and it certainly does not disappoint! Here's a comparison pic for reference (*S-foils not attached):

    image

    I must say, overall, they couldn't have made it too much more accurate given the constraints of the medium.
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,418
    ^Thanks for the comparison photo. Going off that, it is indeed really accurate.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,271
    Granted some sets you can't make MF scale (SSD, etc)
    A minifig scale SSD would be something though. Would be almost 500 meters long. Anyone have a couple hundred million legos to spare to attempt one?

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