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UCS Falcon

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Is anyone tempted to shell out the £650 needed to secure the most complex model Lego have ever sold? Sales go live tomorrow for Lego VIP customers.

https://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Millennium-Falcon-75192

I'm thinking of buying two; one to build and one to sell in a few months to offset the cost of buying the other. I know some people frown upon this sort of behaviour. The way i justify it, is that i can't buy one for myself unless i can offset the high cost. My wife is none-too impressed with the outlay, and this might sweeten the deal.

 

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No ... but I probably have about $2000 worth of legos in the house.  That is all my son wanted for years.  Once Lego Friends came out, that is all my daughter wanted.

I often wondered if it would be cheaper to buy a 3D printer and make your own.

Do that many people really buy completed sets?

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We have had several of the star wars models.  A wing, X-wing, some cargo ship.  We build them, have a lot of fun, then eventually a younger kid gets a hold of it, pieces get lost and they just end up in the general mix.  We are just not collectors I guess.

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2 hours ago, Dunnar said:

Do that many people really buy completed sets?

I probably wasn't clear.

One was to build and display. I have a few built models that i love.

One is to sell on as an un-built kit. They are already 30% more expensive than retail and, as a limited edition, the price will go up. The last master series model falcon (which is inferior to this), has sold in an unbuilt state for around £3000. The Saturn V that i bought and built a few months ago, is around double what i paid for it on ebay.

 

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Thanks for making me feel better. 

The Lego login servers went tits-up at 7.30 when the Falcon went up for sale. I couldn't log in until 8.15, But managed to secure 2 of the beasts by persisting on the way to work.

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It is already up on ebay for 1200 dollars.  Looks like 1 sold for 2500, could the the seller doing it though to boost interest.

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Critical parts... for sure.

I plan to hang it from the ceiling or place it on the study wall (like clinging onto the star destroyer waiting for the garbage to eject) Might even greeble the study wall.

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On 13/10/2017 at 8:44 PM, Jag said:

Put this on the wall behind it.

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That's lovely. Not as much i would have thought either. I just need to be sure there will be enough wall space.

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It is affordable, only like 30$ because you have to mount the canvas on the frames yourself.  There is a small version takes 6 1/2  feet or so of wall space and the larger one is 9 1/2 feet.  I think you could build your own frames for another 20-30 bucks.

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Sold the UCS Falcon yesterday. Got the full grand. So the keeper now cost £300 - a lot more palatable. Although i did wonder for a minute whether i should have bought 3 (the limit). Then realised it was the capitalist profiteer in me. I'm happy.

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It's begun...

 

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over 400 pages of instructions 

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4 separate boxes, each the size of large lego kit.

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Beer bottle for perspective.

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UCS Falcon sub-skeleton complete. Confidently strong construction so far.

I have glued it 4 key spots so it should handle being dropped. This shouldn't be a fun part of the build. But it is.

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Moved on somewhat. Falcons feet on. Most of the internal floors in. The infamous chess set is in, with Han, Leia and C3PO playing, while Chewie watches the con. Bottom of the central tongue. Engines just in, but not shown in pic. The serious greebling has started. About 1/4 to 1/3 through the build, and it is truly a work of genius imo. I cannot fathom the work that went into designing this toy and designing the way it's put together. But I still dream that i could have been part of it.,

First pic was taken several hours earlier in the build than the second.

 

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Seemed unfair to talk about the engines and not post the pic. Note how pissed off Chewie is at not being invited to the game.

 

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The first nostril is in place and i finally have an idea of the size of the beast... and it's BIIIG.

Small child in shot for perspective.

 

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Fantastic greebling on the falcons nose - and it's not many times one get to say that in ones life. I can tell you.

 

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Both nostril frames now on, and 6 infill base panels done too. About 6 hours of no-rush building to get that lot done. Hard to see the progress, but if you compare the two photos there were lots of blank spaces within the overall frame shape.

 

 

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Don't short change yourself, I can see a massive amount of progress.  How many hours do you estimate to have in it?

How many boxes do you have to go?

Are you gluing the pieces as you go?

How much is Fin helping?

Sorry for all the questions, but this is really fascinating.  I remember spending 6+ hours on one.  Can't imagine this type of project.  Most impressive.

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