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***The Official OcUK Lego Thread***

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rameses, 26 Nov 2008.

  1. 413x

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  2. DampCat

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    Right I'm switching from the horizontal UCS Falcon display case to the Vertical. Can I sell it on MM under "Gadgets"? Not sure I can be jipped with Bricklink ><
     
  3. DampCat

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    Saw the new Hogwarts yesterday. Totally underwhelming. Not as impressive as Disney castle, for example. Glad I didn't preorder.
     
  4. 413x

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    That blows.
     
  5. iv-tecman

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    it also has three sheets of stickers , and is missing around 3 spheres from the original castle in the movies. Daughter didn't seem impressed with it, being a potter fan as well. She liked the wimping willo set better as its got correct size figures and the car stuck in the tree. The larger sets by lego are coming very expensive, riddled with stickers and scaled badly.

    And they wonder why their profits are slipping

    I saw the cost of the red 5 x wing, £89.99 ? What.? its 850 parts, same scale as poes x wing and that as £69.99 at launch so where as £20 come into it ? Star Wars sets are now getting very overpriced .
     
  6. iv-tecman

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    The gears on that one at iffy, so the wings don't drop down smooth, they just sorta flop.! still a very nice display model and Lepin are the only option left now Lego one is out of production..
     
  7. DampCat

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    Maybe when someone comes up with a MOC to add the other spires in and shorten the viaduct I'll buy into the Hogwarts.
     
  8. 413x

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    So I've heard. Need to make the modifications around. But it's only a display model. And yes, not paying used lego prices for it
     
  9. theone8181

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    My wife is quite a big potter fan and i was going to treat her to it for her birthday next month. Hmmm not sure what to do. With regards to star wars sets, there seems to be a massive markup, (i'm looking at the falcon here) i really want it for a coffee table but its too expensive for what it is (although i'm sure its impressive in the flesh plastic).
     
  10. DampCat

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    The Hogwarts isn't too big, it'll fit nicely atop a bookshelf or similar. My Mrs has Disney Castle nestled on a kallax in her craft room with a bunch of other stuff and it looks great. I've got the UCS Falcon and honestly it's superb. Don't regret it at all. It's a high price but a model unlike any other outside of the moc stuff. I'm just switching it up from horizontal to vertical mount to save some space. I'll put pics up after.
     
  11. 413x

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    Yeah the falcon is an amazing looking display piece. It kind of dominates most. Normal rooms!
     
  12. theone8181

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    TBH when it comes to lego i'm rubbish at holding back. The falcon if i got it would be a coffee table but until the kids are bigger i don't think we can get away with it. Also i would cry if they broke it (the falcon not the table).
     
  13. 413x

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    Exposed its not kid friendly!
    The falcon that is!
     
  14. acake

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    The 42082 Rough Terrain Crane is now down to 169.00 at a lot of stores .Just placed my order for one tonight dont think it will get much cheaper for a long time than this
     
  15. Psymonkee

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    Didn't even know about that one! Shame I've overspent this month so far! :p
     
  16. DampCat

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    Only one heart-in-mouth moment when my assistant (fiancee) almost dropped her end. Still if she had, coulda saved a bunch of money on a wedding.

    If anyone wants a free UCS Falcon display case, you're welcome to pickt his one up in Manchester else its going to the tip. I dont have the effort to sell it, RRP 120 quid or something.
     
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  17. Bickaxe

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    Just seen the Star Wars Cloud City announcement.

    I'm only collecting original trilogy UCS ships so not sure if this counts (it floats, ergo it's a ship).

    Releases 1st October, 2800+ pieces, £300 (ish)
     
  18. Burned_Alive

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    The Chiron is down to £247 at John Lewis and Amazon
     
  19. theone8181

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    FYI LEGO 42055 Technic Bucket Wheel Excavator is currently down to £120 in quite a few places. I may have ordered one:D.
     
  20. 413x

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    Looks great.
    I carried my falcon intact to my new flat, up the stairs and in car all in one piece. I dared not get my gf to help!

    Shame you are so far away else I'd get the display case from you