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moulman
05-16-2005, 04:29 PM
Ok, now that Ive got all of the star wars LEGO sets you can get from stores (Target, WM, TRU), which set should I purchase next? Ive got around $100 to drop on these, so im considering either:


AT-AT from lego S@H
Darth Maul UCS, (I know a guy who will sell me one close to 100)

Just looking for a little input here, which one do you think is better/cooler/actually worth $100?

Slicker
05-16-2005, 04:48 PM
I'd go with the AT-AT all the way. I don't own the Maul but I do own the AT-AT and it is by far my favorite LEGO set. The detail is great and all of the points of articulation make it highly poseable. The Maul bust just sits there and doesn't do anything.

JediTricks
05-16-2005, 04:54 PM
I really don't like the sculptures, they're cute as a novelty but they're very limited and don't look all that nice IMO. The AT-AT does have its faults, but I think it's a great looking set, I like how the legs are positionalbe, the head moves side to side, and the panels open up. I like also that the interior has enough room to be rebuilt more like a playset if you have the desire.

LusiferSam
05-16-2005, 07:37 PM
Go with the AT-AT. The busts are ugly and big dust catchers (unless you do a lot of MOCs).

Ji'dai
05-16-2005, 08:52 PM
I have both the sculpture and the walker but if I had to choose, I'd go with the AT-AT.

I've also seen the UCS Snowspeeder or Y-Wing on sale for around 100 too. Those sets are fun to build and make nice display models.

JediTricks
05-17-2005, 01:07 AM
Good choices! The UCS snowspeeder looks great in person... at the store, which is where I've seen it. I'm a huge fan of the snowspeeder though so I might be biased, but it does look very very nice IMO. The UCS Y-wing looks fantastic too, again at the store, and really the only way to make a choice if you are equally interested is to decide how much detail work you want to do, the Y-wing looks to have lots more intricate detail stuff than the snowspeeder.

Mandalorian Candidat
05-17-2005, 10:22 AM
I'm not into the UCS sets, but if it were me dropping a CNote I'd do the Y-Wing. The bust looks lame and the AT-AT is too flimsy in my book. I don't like how the panels attach and the head is just floppy. The side hatches on the head are not secured very well either. I think the Y-Wing looks great and has way more details than the AT-AT.

Or you can buy 5 Lightup Vader TIEs. ;)

ILvNataliePortman
05-17-2005, 11:34 AM
I'd save and try for the Death Star. That thing looks beautiful, though it looks like it'll have a lot of gaps on top to dust to collect. :(

bobafrett
05-17-2005, 08:21 PM
I liked the At-At so much, I bought 2! The first at full price, and the second was around $50. You can't go wrong buying Lego's at clearance especially if you are on a budget. I also got the UCS X-Wing, and the UCS TIE Interceptor at around $100 each, I think they were less than that actually, more around $80.

moulman
05-17-2005, 08:34 PM
only if these sets were still in stores near me :mad: ; but hey, im happy I at least started collecting LEGOs when I did, rather than not at all:)

JediTricks
05-17-2005, 09:22 PM
...the AT-AT is too flimsy in my book. I don't like how the panels attach and the head is just floppy. The side hatches on the head are not secured very well either.I can't argue about the AT-AT's head being floppy with the panels, I'd say that is the set's biggest shortcoming (and it still *looks* good ;)); but I haven't had ANY trouble with the body panels at all, they have stuck it out for quite a while with no problems for me.

moulman
07-03-2005, 10:31 PM
ok (http://66.216.114.15/icst/Search.aspx?SearchID=10933&DistID=0701050527&UserID=8D3CCBCA-FFD6-4FCA-0050-061B366E84EF), well its been awhile since ive posted here, but i did finally get the AT-AT, and wow, its all that you guys said it (http://66.216.114.15/icst/Search.aspx?SearchID=6758&DistID=0701050527&UserID=8D3CCBCA-FFD6-4FCA-0050-061B366E84EF) was; easily the coolest lego set i own...but ive got another problem...

What lego set do i get next?

Help!

Kidhuman
07-03-2005, 11:30 PM
Get me an AT-AT. Thats what ya can get next. Seriously, go for the star destroyer.

moulman
07-04-2005, 12:22 AM
holy schnikes, 300 for a lego (http://66.216.114.15/icst/Search.aspx?SearchID=4235&DistID=0701050527&UserID=8D3CCBCA-FFD6-4FCA-0050-061B366E84EF) set is preety steep, maybe ill just wait for the sandcrawler to hit retail stores, then let layaway do its job

JediTricks
07-04-2005, 12:27 AM
Moulman, I'm afraid none of your links work for me. I am glad to hear you got and like the AT-AT though.

For your next purchase, what are you thinking about? There's the Falcon, the Imperial Star Destroyer, the Sandcrawler, the ARC-170, all sorts of goodies. I suspect the new Falcon is good, it seems to use a similar plated-hull design as the AT-AT, but I haven't got one yet.

moulman
07-04-2005, 08:49 AM
well just have to wait and see....im still trying to figure out how you get that hanging thing on the AT-AT into Luke's hand;)

Mandalorian Candidat
07-05-2005, 06:58 PM
I'd wait and see on the sandcrawler just in case it turns out to be a steaming pile, but I suspect it'll be just peachy. If you're going for a high priced item, why not get the 2004 MF? It's pretty good with the lowering ramp, enclosed escape pod, and the gun turret. Too many gaps in the hull to make it a fantastic set, but it's pretty good sized and with all those angled plates can make good custom fodder. Some Targets and TRUs still have them around.

JediTricks
07-05-2005, 09:19 PM
im still trying to figure out how you get that hanging thing on the AT-AT into Luke's hand;)The string with the studs at each end, you mean? The tops of minifig hands are the same size as a standard stud, so just plug the top of Luke's hand into the bottom of the string's stud as if it were any regular Lego piece, that's how I have mine (I just went and checked to be sure ;)).