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#13261 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9063 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

The Green Giant

Posted 17 September 2017 - 04:40 AM

Nothing says high-end collectible like stickers!

 

To be fair, all the UCS sets have that huge sticker telling people about the ship, but yeah I agree.

They talk about how LEGO always learns from past sets and moves forward. But what would LEGO be taught from this set? There is no price people wouldn't pay for it, stickers aren't deal breakers and for some reason people don't mind it has the same amount of minifigures as the '$150' (But never more than $120.) Falcon.

If I had the money I would just buy 6 of last normal Falcon and see if I could make a huge model. About the same number roof pieces and 6 times the minifigures.


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#13262 tokerblue   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   458 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 04:49 AM

'$150' (But never more than $120.) Falcon.

If I had the money I would just buy 6 of last normal Falcon and see if I could make a huge model. About the same number roof pieces and 6 times the minifigures.

I'm still patiently waiting for that Falcon to drop to $75. Although if I get the UCS Falcon, the smaller version will be much less desirable.



#13263 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9063 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 01:36 PM

I'm still patiently waiting for that Falcon to drop to $75. Although if I get the UCS Falcon, the smaller version will be much less desirable.

 

I bought mine for $78 last Christmas time. But sadly I'm not sure if that will happen again. Target used to have 20% off sets already 20%+ off. But it's possible.

You can always have two, one for display and one for play as the $800 one is know to be very fragile. 


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#13264 karkyco   $$$ CAGiversary!   6789 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2017 - 01:42 PM

I'm pretty happy with the previous, Original Trilogy Falcons I got for 70% off clearance at Targets.  IIRC, they were $38.88 each before redcard discount and sales tax.  I ended up hooking up family and friends on those.  

 

So no need for the new TFA Falcon, and it has a better figure set than this new $800 "masterpiece".  Although I will need it to go with my UCS Slave I.


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#13265 blandstalker   I am Irrelevant Bitching CAGiversary!   2591 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 06:22 PM

I bought mine for $78 last Christmas time. But sadly I'm not sure if that will happen again. Target used to have 20% off sets already 20%+ off. But it's possible.

I saw it for $85 at the beginning of August in one Target (a very strange, pocket Target that used to be a grocery store).  I tried to convince myself to pick it up, but I have an older Falcon and already have Too Much Stuff.  That was the only place I saw it for that price.

 

I wonder if Lego has to pay for each figure they include in a licensed property.  The new Ninjago city comes with a boatload of figures, so they can clearly put a lot of minifigs in a big set if they want to.

 

Then again, Ninjago consistently seems to have better value/price metrics.  And even if they did have to pay for each figure, the number of figures in that Falcon is ridiculously low.

 

Part of me is in awe of the new Falcon.  Part of me also hopes that it bombs miserably.  I really don't want this to be the start of Legos for the 1%.


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#13266 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9063 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 06:46 PM

I saw it for $85 at the beginning of August in one Target (a very strange, pocket Target that used to be a grocery store).  I tried to convince myself to pick it up, but I have an older Falcon and already have Too Much Stuff.  That was the only place I saw it for that price.

 

Part of me is in awe of the new Falcon.  Part of me also hopes that it bombs miserably.  I really don't want this to be the start of Legos for the 1%.

 

The Death Star is $500, 4000 pieces and has 25 minifigures. There are no excuses for SEVEN minifigures in a $800 set that includes a sticker sheet.

The new Falcon is the start of LEGO for 1%, it's selling amazingly well, it's sickening. Thankfully I don't want it at all.

But if you have an older Falcon the Episode 7 one isn't that different.


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#13267 deadlykittenpaws  

deadlykittenpaws

Posted 18 September 2017 - 12:42 AM

The Death Star is $500, 4000 pieces and has 25 minifigures. There are no excuses for SEVEN minifigures in a $800 set that includes a sticker sheet.

The new Falcon is the start of LEGO for 1%, it's selling amazingly well, it's sickening. Thankfully I don't want it at all.

But if you have an older Falcon the Episode 7 one isn't that different.


Have other UCS sets been available from other retailers? Or am I stuck with Lego shop as the only option?

#13268 AlanSaysYo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   707 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

AlanSaysYo

Posted 18 September 2017 - 01:14 AM

Have other UCS sets been available from other retailers? Or am I stuck with Lego shop as the only option?


Yes, Target, Walmart, and TRU all carry them online. Amazon usually as well. TRU is the only one that sometimes has them in store (and not usually).

#13269 deadlykittenpaws  

deadlykittenpaws

Posted 18 September 2017 - 02:01 AM

Yes, Target, Walmart, and TRU all carry them online. Amazon usually as well. TRU is the only one that sometimes has them in store (and not usually).


Thanks, employee discount at target and I have a lot of AZ credit built up....I may actually spring for one October 1st

#13270 El Rey   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1723 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2017 - 03:29 AM

Thanks, employee discount at target and I have a lot of AZ credit built up....I may actually spring for one October 1st


Not so fast

https://brickset.com...s-for-some-time

Also other retailers don't get the UCS sets right away anyways, usually a couple months after initial release but will probably be longer in this case since Lego can't even keep them in stock for their own site.

#13271 deadlykittenpaws  

deadlykittenpaws

Posted 18 September 2017 - 11:59 AM

Not so fast

https://brickset.com...s-for-some-time

Also other retailers don't get the UCS sets right away anyways, usually a couple months after initial release but will probably be longer in this case since Lego can't even keep them in stock for their own site.

seriously they put everything they had up at once after announcing two separate release dates? that's actually really fucked up.  



#13272 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9063 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

The Green Giant

Posted 18 September 2017 - 01:02 PM

seriously they put everything they had up at once after announcing two separate release dates? that's actually really fucked up.  

 

You most be new, so welcome! LEGO always does this, the second release date is useless really, but for some reason an 800$ set somehow sold out. I doubt we will see more by Christmas.


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#13273 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3113 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2017 - 01:16 PM

Tested has a nice side-by-side comparison of the two UCS MFs.

 

My favorite comment is around 11:14 (if you listen closely, you can hear Green Giant's head explode)

 


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#13274 deadlykittenpaws  

deadlykittenpaws

Posted 18 September 2017 - 01:36 PM

You most be new, so welcome! LEGO always does this, the second release date is useless really, but for some reason an 800$ set somehow sold out. I doubt we will see more by Christmas.


New to the multiple release dates yes, well that's shitty. Think I'll be boycotting Lego for xmas, save me hundreds of dollars

#13275 Fatbot3   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3131 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2017 - 03:21 PM

You most be new, so welcome! LEGO always does this, the second release date is useless really, but for some reason an 800$ set somehow sold out. I doubt we will see more by Christmas.

MF is the biggest offender in terms of being under manufactured  but other sets like the Porsche and Disney Castle initially sold out for a while. The Castle isn't a terrible value but the Porsche is just awful and was OOS out for a month. Then it came back and never went out again.



#13276 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9666 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2017 - 04:52 PM

Just curious, do LEGO store employees still get 50% off?

#13277 180husher   Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops? CAGiversary!   2329 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2017 - 08:40 PM

Just curious, do LEGO store employees still get 50% off?

 

Yes, but just on key chains.



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#13278 karkyco   $$$ CAGiversary!   6789 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2017 - 02:54 AM

Yes, but just on key chains.

FLOL...not sure if that's sarcasm or the sad reality.  


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#13279 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9063 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

The Green Giant

Posted 19 September 2017 - 12:47 PM

New to the multiple release dates yes, well that's shitty. Think I'll be boycotting Lego for xmas, save me hundreds of dollars

Have fun wit that, more cheap LEGO for the rest of us. You could have paid attention and become a free VIP member of the LEGO site and then tried, and failed, to buy the Falcon like everyone else. :lol:

 

FLOL...not sure if that's sarcasm or the sad reality.  

 

Which is why his post is perfect. Last I knew it was 30% off exclusives and 40% off everything else. But that was 2015.

In other news a signed Falcon went for $6300 on eBay, plus $200 shipping.


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#13280 tokerblue   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   458 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

tokerblue

Posted 19 September 2017 - 05:22 PM

https://www.google.c...-october-1/amp/

D'oh! First world problems. At least it will give me more time to find a suitable coffee table.

#13281 encendido5   Let's Go Mets!!! CAGiversary!   4341 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2017 - 05:24 PM

https://www.google.c...-october-1/amp/

D'oh! First world problems. At least it will give me more time to find a suitable coffee table.

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#13282 AlanSaysYo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   707 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

AlanSaysYo

Posted 19 September 2017 - 06:26 PM

https://www.google.c...-october-1/amp/

D'oh! First world problems. At least it will give me more time to find a suitable coffee table.


Wow, that article is shit. People waiting for 10/1 were doing it "the right way?" Anyone can sign up for VIP. It's not paid or exclusive. Whoever wrote that crap just took a Lego statement and piled a bunch of assumptions on top of it.

#13283 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9063 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

The Green Giant

Posted 19 September 2017 - 06:48 PM

Wow, that article is shit. People waiting for 10/1 were doing it "the right way?" Anyone can sign up for VIP. It's not paid or exclusive. Whoever wrote that crap just took a Lego statement and piled a bunch of assumptions on top of it.

 

Yeah thats really stupid. It's like complaining that you need to have a grocery card to get the weekly sale price. It's free, it takes 30 seconds to sign up, it's even quicker than a grocery card. Also if you have a website called 'Bricks Are Awesome' you would think they would know how these 'presales' work.

In the USA the limit was 1, but it seems in some EU countries there was a limit of 3, which is stupid.

Also is there a rush to get the set? Like LEGO won't make more so they make more money? It's not like it's the female science set they only had out for 6 hours and refused to make more. They will make more.


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#13284 michaema   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   736 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2017 - 07:04 PM

In other news....ToysRus has filed for Bankruptcy:

 

https://kotaku.com/t...t-de-1818546132



#13285 tokerblue   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   458 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

tokerblue

Posted 19 September 2017 - 07:15 PM

Also is there a rush to get the set? Like LEGO won't make more so they make more money? It's not like it's the female science set they only had out for 6 hours and refused to make more. They will make more.

People on the Reddit Lego forum think it's a life and death situation!!!

In all seriousness though, this will probably be like the Death Star where it gets produced for years. There's no way that $800 in easy money will be discontinued by Lego in the near future. Especially when their sales went down a little.

I wasn't even planning on buying this set, but now that I am, there's really no sense of urgency. I do like the idea of the special VIP card.

#13286 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9063 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

The Green Giant

Posted 19 September 2017 - 07:41 PM

People on the Reddit Lego forum think it's a life and death situation!!!

I wasn't even planning on buying this set, but now that I am, there's really no sense of urgency. I do like the idea of the special VIP card.

 

 

I swear the people of Reddit are more insane than Eurobricks. But I'm curious, why do you care about the (useless) VIP card? For $800 I'll make you a black one. Hell for $800 I'll make it out of steel. But seriously why is a black (unless) card matter? 


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#13287 tokerblue   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   458 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

tokerblue

Posted 19 September 2017 - 07:49 PM

But I'm curious, why do you care about the (useless) VIP card? For $800 I'll make you a black one. Hell for $800 I'll make it out of steel. But seriously why is a black (unless) card matter?


Supposedly, it makes you eligible for some exclusive offers next year. I have no idea what kind of offers it could possibly be.

#13288 elessar123  

Posted 19 September 2017 - 07:53 PM

A second MF for $798.99!


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#13289 willozsy   CAG Hokage CAGiversary!   1036 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

willozsy

Posted 19 September 2017 - 08:17 PM

was trying to find the answer online but got no result... Does anybody know how to apply the disney annual passholders 10% discount on lego.com? or is it in disney lego stores only?


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#13290 encendido5   Let's Go Mets!!! CAGiversary!   4341 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2017 - 08:49 PM

was trying to find the answer online but got no result... Does anybody know how to apply the disney annual passholders 10% discount on lego.com? or is it in disney lego stores only?

Yeah, isn't it only at the Downtown Disney store?


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