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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby lejackal » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:56 pm

monkey_roo wrote:Ok, total Star Wars Lego brag post coming up.
8 hrs of queue, a wad of cash spent and hey presto.... UCS Falcon

Is that no. 77?

If so that has to be the ultimate number to have, particularly in the 40th anniversary year

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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby monkey_roo » Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:32 pm

Yes, N. 77 :) - i was very happy with that. The signed number on the box matches the unique Black VIP card i got, very cool
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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby wrighty » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:25 pm

When I tried to buy it online, the Lego page keep telling me that I took too long to check out after 1 hour of so I got pissed off and left it and later it was sold out!! :evil:

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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby monkey_roo » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:31 pm

Yeah, the only predictable thing about this launch was that the Lego website would crash and collapse under demand, as it has with every major release in the last decade.

There has been a fairly scathing backlash from the 'AFOL community' around this launch. Ignoring the fact that Lego didn't limit the purchases to 1 per household online, but rather 3, then the fact their systems totally lost it, and the fact they simply didn't have the stock to begin with has lead to many angry people.

The good news is stock will return, although when seems to be a bit of a mystery, so anyone wanting one will get one... Eventually.

But if Lego fail to solve their website issues and general stock management around major releases after this, which is off the back of the Saturn V, debacle, then they are going to continue to get bad press over their ecommerce systems, and rightly so.

Although the counter argument is simply. Lego simply say "Demand four our great product is so high it took down our robust site and sold out globally in a day... How good are we..."

Personally I hate that these sets are selling on evilbay for 1000's now, and not just the signed sets, regular ones are going for a pretty song as well - that sucks.

On that front my wife saw how much a signed one went for last night (£5,600) and enquirer if I would be selling mine... I declined, but I sensed that was the wrong answer :)
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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby Mr-shifter » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:49 pm

It's all bullshit. It sold out instantaneously.

Now I had made enquiries about stock in a couple of local ish lego shops. Here in the southeast we get deliveries on a Monday.

So I call up Brighton in the afternoon. 8 came in on the delivery. 2 sold to people who had waited in store all day. 1 person was en route and no reservations. So I jumped in the car and drove down. 1 hr later and I got it. There were 4 still in the store.

They will be restocked consistently in small numbers every week to help perpetrate the myth they are difficult to get and then at Christmas they will drop loads. It's all just a strategy.

Incidentally, I can't build mine yet as it's my daughters birthday party on Saturday and we need the dining table. I'm then off on holiday so it's a treat for when I get back. I normally bin the boxes but I will have to keep this one so I have got all the bags out and put them in carrier bags in their numbered groups so I can get the box up to the loft. This is what the set contains:

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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby Robstyley » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:38 pm

Saw the Falcon in the Brighton store on Saturday... it's mahoosive! Very impressive, but way too much money. They said it was completely sold out everywhere, and I thought, hmmm so you've just released it and you haven't got any for sale? Don't believe the hype 8)

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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby poncho » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:05 pm

i guess its scale is in proportion to the figures. yes?

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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby Robstyley » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:19 pm

I don't think so, too big. You can see the figures bottom left, they look too small to me to be in scale.

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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby Bunglebubs » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:47 pm

Nah I don't either im sure there will be plenty on the run upto xmas. You don't really realise the size of the thing until you look at the minifigures next to it :o
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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby Bunglebubs » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:48 pm

Robstyley wrote:I don't think so, too big. You can see the figures bottom left, they look too small to me to be in scale.


Whoops beat me to it, I was in middle of posting mine when I had to take the dog out and then finish it when I came back :lol:
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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby monkey_roo » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:40 pm

I think Lego designers talk about it being the best approximation of scale they can do. So while it may not be perfect it is the best minifig scale version of the falcon (it is also the same size as the last UCS Falcon). The side on shot isn't the best to see, but if you get to see the model with the minifigs sat in the cockpit for example then it is to scale.
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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby Mini99 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:11 pm

Really pleased you all got the new Falcon, enjoy the build.
I suspect that most of you will have this already, but just got a Slave 1, and can't wait to build it at Christmas.
Only my third Lego build, always buy one to fill the Christmas / New year lull.
Didn't realise that there was so many Lego enthusiasts on here.
Also must get round to making one of those "first 12" stands, they really are amazing.

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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby Bunglebubs » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:58 am

Congrats on getting the Slave 1, its a great model have it myself. Ive got the UCS Tie Fighter but haven't built it yet its in storage as im supposed to be moving house at some point. But im aiming to get the UCS snowspeeder around xmas time.
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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby Mini99 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:05 pm

Best time of year to build in my opinion :lol:
I have this one as my next buy for Christmas 18, have read that it’s a great build, enjoy.

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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby monkey_roo » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:48 pm

Dived into Leicester sq and grabbed an Lester figure. Loving these are now mass produced and 5.99 although those folks flogging their raffle won figures from the store opening for 1000's probably less so.

Got the last of the four POD's the other day, great fun things, hope more come out next year, love they are all different themes.
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