Lego WANT of the Day
All Lego makes many things, it’s what makes it Lego. Whether you’d want to mix up what is clearly a collector’s set with everything else is a matter of debate but it’s not a new thing. They did special edition models when I was little, they had a specific name I can’t remember now.
Yup – this is about a metre or so square, it’s in Salisbury Library, put together as a community project, 64,000-odd Lego bricks, took six or so hours with a 100-odd people working on it.
Posted 10 months agopeteimprezaSubscriber
There is a very strong rumour suggesting a new UCS Millennium Falocn will be announced on 1st September.Posted 9 months agopeteimprezaSubscriber
You came in that pile of junk?
You’re braver than I thoughtPosted 8 months agoMr_CMember
The last UCS Falcon was making 5.5k on Ebay.
I’ll be buying two then.
The original UCS Falcon came out when Lego was much less popular than it is now so didn’t sell in vast numbers hence the reason it goes for so much now. I think many people are going to expect this to appreciate in the same way so it will be a big seller despite the price and for that very reason will not end being increasing in price in anything like the way the original did.Posted 8 months agoeddSubscriber
The original UCS Falcon came out when Lego was much less popular than it is now so didn’t sell in vast numbers hence the reason it goes for so much now. I think many people are going to expect this to appreciate in the same way so it will be a big seller despite the price and for that very reason will not end being increasing in price in anything like the way the original did.
+1Posted 8 months agobensalesMember
Tom_W1987 – Member
The Red 5 X-wing has made about 300 percent profit in the 1.5 years since it ceased production…..
I paid 135 quid for mine from Argos in 2014.
It’s currently worth about 190, so I’m not going to be retiring on it.
I’d love to buy the new Falcon, but the price is too mental even for me.Posted 8 months agoLMTMember
I’m struggling to resist this but at the moment it’s difficult, I’ve also been looking at the old fishermans store which is a great little project.
I might get Slave 1 as rumours are it’s going discontinued next year.Posted 8 months ago
So my, admittedly rather specific, lego want of today is custom(ish) painted/printed lego men/women for a little project, 3 different designs (supplied by me), across 32 figures
Found a man (minifiguremania.com) on the internet who can do it, but would like to relieve me of £450 for the privilege 😯
Anybody know anyone else who may be able to help? Ideally in the £200 range?Posted 8 months ago
Bad times guys, Fox decided to announce a limited run of Orange Race Edition Fox 36’s at the same time.
Look at them….just look….they’re **** bright orange….totally the excuse I needed to move up to 170mm on the front.
It was a close call between those and the Falcon however, I decided I’d be lovingly admiring and fawning over those forks more. 😆
As soon as it comes, I’m going to coil it with the PUSH conversion.
I need a higher paying job…I want that Falcon as well…..I mean I could…but wife….and the nagging doubt of the sensible part of my brain……why do nice things all come at once? I’ve spent the past year utterly devoid of any desire to spend my money on anything – the two inanimate objects that make me smile? An orange coloured fork and a plastic brick Millennium Falcon.
WHOOOOO!!!!Posted 8 months agowobbliscottMember
I have a major WANT of the UCS Falcon too, but the problem with the UCS falcon is that it is just too large and is basically a display item. I have a non UCS X-Wing and TIE fighter and must confess that when there is nobody else around I sometimes pick them up and have a mini dogfight in the lounge with them, complete with sound effects and key lines from the movies. One of my secret guilty pleasures. You couldn’t do that with this Falcon – even if I employed the kids muscle I can’t imagine it would be particularly stable when picked up, so it’s basically just a display item and like most people I’ve got nowhere I could display it.Posted 8 months ago
I can’t imagine it would be particularly stable when picked up
You say that but you might be surprised, Lego have always made robust models. I built up the Saturn V and was amazed at just how solid it is, there’s all manner of internal structural reinforcement going on. It’s a seriously clever design.Posted 8 months agoscuttlerMember
Yeah thanks Cougar – Still wanting the Saturn V having failed to score one for my birthday in July but feel that I may now be a victim of the shop-bots (http://www.wired.co.uk/article/bots-buying-supreme-limited-edition-streetwear).
LATE EDIT!!! Mrs is at Meadowhall and I despondently asked her to check the Lego shop just in case they were expecting more in and…
Back-o-the-net!Posted 8 months ago
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