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Battle Droid
08-18-2008, 04:05 PM
http://jedinews.co.uk/news/news.aspx?newsID=1602

All of these sets, except for the final one, are based on The Clone Wars movie and series.

Clone Walker Battle Pack
This set will include two white Clone Troopers (Phase I of course), an ARC Trooper and a Clone Pilot. The vehicle is a small, two-legged, open-top walker.

Assassin Droids Battle Pack
If you want Battle Droids, run out and buy the current back before it’s replaced with this one! This set will include five IG-series Assassin Droids and a Speeder.

Hyena Droid Bomber
This set is essentially a big Vulture Droid, but with two “heads”. It’s blue and grey in colour, and comes with three red Battle Droids with jet packs attached.

Separatist AAT
It’s a blue and grey recreation of the AAT, and comes with a Battle Droid, two Super Battle Droids, a Clone and Yoda – Yoda has a new head, that’s a bit more LEGO-scale than the previous one.

Republic Attack Shuttle
This looks similar to the vehicle that delivered Ahsoka to Obi-Wan and Anakin in the movie. It comes with a Clone Pilot and Mace Windu (with new bug-eyed head). It’s likely that they won’t be the only two mini-figs in this set.

Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter
Our previous list mentioned a TIE Fighter and a TIE Bomber – we presume this is the Fighter, and the Bomber was actually the Hyena Bomber. This is the 10th Anniversary set (for January ;) ), and comes packaged similar to the 1999 sets – including the mini-fig logo! There’s also a 10th Anniversary logo that will likely be on the box.
Collectors may also be pleased to hear that it’s black and grey, no blue. Naturally, it comes with a Darth Vader mini-fig.

From, http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:5hR_ymWGDYcJ:hk.myblog.yahoo.com/jw!xRM9ZDCFGAJL1ywUNHq1+%22+Hyena+Droid+Bomber+%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=us&client=firefox-a

Star Wars™ Solar Sailor/Count Dooku's Solar Sailor™
Star Wars™ Star Wars TM (Pirate Tank)
Star Wars™ Star Wars TM
Star Wars™ Star Wars TM (Separatists Shuttle)
Star Wars™ Star Wars TM (Y-wing)
Star Wars™ Star Wars TM (Endor Battle Playset)
Star Wars™ Star Wars TM (Republic Star Destroyer)
Star Wars™ Ahsoka's Star Fighter/Ahsoka's Starfighter (TM) & Droids ™
Star Wars™ Clone Turbo Tank
Star Wars™ Republic Attack Cruiser
Star Wars Army Building Set (Taun Taun Hoth Set/Corporate Alliance Droid)

They also have the first ones listed that I posted.

Ando
08-18-2008, 06:01 PM
I really like that Republic Attack Shuttle (according to Wookiepedia it's a Nu-Class Attack Shuttle).

I hope they make it in 3 3/4" scale. My clone army could use a few of them...

Ji'dai
08-18-2008, 08:00 PM
The Endor Battle Playset and the Hoth Taun Taun army builder set interest me the most. I need more LEGO Ewoks. LEGO had a cool looking Wampa in the background of one their product shots in the Shop@Home catalog a few years ago. They were supposed to provide instructions for it online but I don't think it ever happened.

ncbarrett
08-20-2008, 11:45 AM
Any pics of ahsoka's starfighter?
LEGO or otherwise.

Jangu Fett
08-20-2008, 10:19 PM
Unfortunately we won't see pics of the summer 09 sets for a couple months. But I did find these:

Clone Walker BP - http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/manxboi42/2009/StarWars/8014/8014-5_clone_walker.jpg

Assasin Droid BP - http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/manxboi42/2009/StarWars/8015/8015-5_assassin_droids.jpg

Hyena Droid Bomber - http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/lokosuperfluoLEGOman/cat09enmay/p1000904.jpg

AAT - http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/manxboi42/2009/StarWars/8018/8018-5_separatist_aat.jpg

Vader's TIE - http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/manxboi42/2009/StarWars/8017/8017-5_darth_vaders_tie_fighter.jpg

Republic Attack Shuttle - http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/manxboi42/2009/StarWars/8019/8019-5_republic_attack_shuttle.jpg

Not too impressed with the AAT or Vader's TIE, the BPs and Shuttle are must haves.

Battle Droid
08-20-2008, 10:48 PM
The Droid Bomber looks to dull.

I kinda like the AAT, though I wish it came with General Loathsom instead of another Yoda.

Jangu Fett
08-21-2008, 08:53 AM
I'll be skipping over the Hyena Droid Bomber, ATT, and Vader's Tie. I just don't like the look of these three.

Ncbarrett, I don't think anyone has seen Ahsoka's Starfighter, but I'm guessing that it's a Clone Wars Y-Wing. I hope I'm wrong, but, we'll see.

Battle Droid
08-21-2008, 10:04 AM
From, http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache...ient=firefox-a

Star Wars™ Solar Sailor/Count Dooku's Solar Sailor™
Star Wars™ Star Wars TM (Pirate Tank)
Star Wars™ Star Wars TM
Star Wars™ Star Wars TM (Separatists Shuttle)
Star Wars™ Star Wars TM (Y-wing)
Star Wars™ Star Wars TM (Endor Battle Playset)
Star Wars™ Star Wars TM (Republic Star Destroyer)
Star Wars™ Ahsoka's Star Fighter/Ahsoka's Starfighter (TM) & Droids ™
Star Wars™ Clone Turbo Tank
Star Wars™ Republic Attack Cruiser
Star Wars Army Building Set (Taun Taun Hoth Set/Corporate Alliance Droid)

They also have the first ones listed that I posted.

Can a Mod remove that, someone's jumping on my case about it.:p ;)

Also remove this after the other's been removed.

Clone Commander Fox
10-04-2008, 07:39 PM
Star Wars™ Solar Sailor/Count Dooku's Solar Sailor™
Star Wars™ Star Wars TM (Pirate Tank)
Star Wars™ Star Wars TM
Star Wars™ Star Wars TM (Separatists Shuttle)
Star Wars™ Star Wars TM (Y-wing)
Star Wars™ Star Wars TM (Endor Battle Playset)
Star Wars™ Star Wars TM (Republic Star Destroyer)
Star Wars™ Ahsoka's Star Fighter/Ahsoka's Starfighter (TM) & Droids ™
Star Wars™ Clone Turbo Tank
Star Wars™ Republic Attack Cruiser
Star Wars Army Building Set (Taun Taun Hoth Set/Corporate Alliance Droid)

They also have the first ones listed that I posted

well are you sure dude I'm am literaly the first one on youtube to make a video of the rumored sets

and the ones I know about are the following

1 Ahsoka Star Fighter & maybe some droids
2 Republic Attack Crusier
3 Invisible Hand
4 Rebel Blokcade Runner
5 Endor Playset
6 Hoth Playset
7 a possible Ewok Battle Pack\
8 a possible Imperial Hoth Troopers Battle Pack
9 Count Dooku's Solar Sailor
10 The Arrest Of Chancellar Papatine
11 The CLone Wars YWing
12 The 10th Anniversary Millenium Falcon
13 Tri Droid
14 The possible Order
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Battle Droid
11-24-2008, 01:56 PM
Not sure how legit this is but,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Lego_Star_Wars_sets

Arrest of Palpitine 8097 Palpitine, Anakin, Mace Windu, Kit Fisto, 2 Royal Guards

Home 1 Cruiser 8098 Ackbar, Luke, Leia, 2 Rebel Troopers, Rebel Pilot

Mellenium Falcon 7778 Lando Calrissian, Nien Numb, Chewbacca

Endor Battle 8038 Luke, Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, 2 Ewoks, Storm Trooper, Scout Trooper

Corperate Alliance Tank Droid 7748 Battle Droid, Super Battle Droids (two), Kit Fisto, Clone Trooper

Republic Venator Cruiser 8039 Clone Troopers (four), Clone Pilots (two), Commander Wolffe, Astromech Droid, Plo Koon

Seperatist Shuttle 8036 Nute Gunray, Count Dooku, Magna Guards (two), Droid Pilot 2009

Anakin's Y-Wing Starfighter 8037 Anakin, R2-D2, Clone Pilot 2009

Jangu Fett
11-24-2008, 04:10 PM
Those sound pretty good. Really dissapointed with the possible figures for the Arrest of Palpatine set, have to see it before I decide though. I really hope the Sep. Shuttle figure are true. Why would they have Chewie with the Falcon??? He wasn't on it, with Lando and Nien Numb. Maybe a Rebel Commando, but not Chewie.

If these set are true, with out seeing the final product, I'd get Home 1(Love that ship), Corporate Alliance Tank Droid, Venator (PLEASE BE TRUE, PLEASE BE TRUE), Seperatist Shuttle and Clone Wars Y-Wing.

There's also a Slave-1 & Carbonite Chamber #8096 with Bossk, Boba Fett, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader and Chewbacca. And I've heard rumors about a Echo Base Super Battle Pack, simalar to the Hailfire/Spider droid set. With a turret, trench and only 2 Hoth Rebel Troopers. We'll see, can't wait to know what true.

DarkArtist
11-25-2008, 09:59 AM
Those sound pretty good. Really dissapointed with the possible figures for the Arrest of Palpatine set, have to see it before I decide though. I really hope the Sep. Shuttle figure are true. Why would they have Chewie with the Falcon??? He wasn't on it, with Lando and Nien Numb. Maybe a Rebel Commando, but not Chewie.

If these set are true, with out seeing the final product, I'd get Home 1(Love that ship), Corporate Alliance Tank Droid, Venator (PLEASE BE TRUE, PLEASE BE TRUE), Seperatist Shuttle and Clone Wars Y-Wing.

There's also a Slave-1 & Carbonite Chamber #8096 with Bossk, Boba Fett, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader and Chewbacca. And I've heard rumors about a Echo Base Super Battle Pack, simalar to the Hailfire/Spider droid set. With a turret, trench and only 2 Hoth Rebel Troopers. We'll see, can't wait to know what true.

i'm curious about the Slave 1 & Carbonite Chamber that could really be awesome to see, i have the original Cloud City set from 2-3 years ago and thought it was cool.

would also love to see the Echo Base set as well, maybe even a lego probe droid and perhaps a wampa cave as well


Not sure how legit this is but,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Lego_Star_Wars_sets

Arrest of Palpitine 8097 Palpitine, Anakin, Mace Windu, Kit Fisto, 2 Royal Guards

Home 1 Cruiser 8098 Ackbar, Luke, Leia, 2 Rebel Troopers, Rebel Pilot

Mellenium Falcon 7778 Lando Calrissian, Nien Numb, Chewbacca

Endor Battle 8038 Luke, Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, 2 Ewoks, Storm Trooper, Scout Trooper

Corperate Alliance Tank Droid 7748 Battle Droid, Super Battle Droids (two), Kit Fisto, Clone Trooper

Republic Venator Cruiser 8039 Clone Troopers (four), Clone Pilots (two), Commander Wolffe, Astromech Droid, Plo Koon

Seperatist Shuttle 8036 Nute Gunray, Count Dooku, Magna Guards (two), Droid Pilot 2009

Anakin's Y-Wing Starfighter 8037 Anakin, R2-D2, Clone Pilot 2009


if they make one of the Venator Crusier that would be a sure fire buy for me, love my Star Destroyer and the Venator would look great next to it. also would love to see Anakin's Y-Wing

Jargo
11-26-2008, 07:45 PM
Star Wars:
7748 - Corporate Alliance Tank Droid - 216 Pieces
7749 - Echo Base - 155 Pieces
7778 - Millennium Falcon Mid Scale
8036 - Separatists Shuttle - 257 Pieces
8037 - Anakins Y-Wing Starfighter - ? Pieces
8038 - Star Wars Endor Battle Playset - 887 Pieces
8039 - Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser - 1169 Pieces

Battle Droid
12-14-2008, 09:55 PM
Count Dooku's Solar Sailer.

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Tompo/qwert/NEW-summer/7752-10.jpg

Battle Droid
12-16-2008, 04:12 PM
There other link isn't working.

Here it is again,

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Tompo/qwert/StarWarsSets/7752-10.jpg

Jangu Fett
12-18-2008, 11:26 AM
It's about time. I've been waitning for Lego to do the Solar Sailer since AOTC. That's one cool ship, even though it not a fighting ship.

One thing, I don't understand. Does the Republic know that the Sailer is Dooku's ship? If so, the ship was made for Dooku himself and is unique, and one-of-a-kind. And, if it doesn't have any stealth abilities. Why can't Republic Intelligence, track it???

Back to Legos, now that the Solar Sailer is all but confirmed. I wonder if the rumored "Pirate Tank", is in fact a actual set. I wish Lego would do some of the land attack vechiles for the video games. The Canderous Assault Tank from EAW:FOC. Or any of the vehicles from the old Clone Wars game, the AT-XT Walker, Cydon Prax Dreadnought, Protodeka, Sith Enforcer Tank, CIS GAT, and the rest.

Battle Droid
12-18-2008, 11:47 PM
Boxed pic of the Solar Sailer,

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Erdbeereis/Misc/3115457961_826bb9fb81_o.jpg

Jangu Fett
12-19-2008, 09:22 PM
Thanks for the pics BD.:thumbsup:

Too bad, the photo isn't that big. I'd like to know what Count Dooku looks like. But, without that, it's nice to know we get 4 figures. Count Dooku, 2 MagnaGuards, and what I guess is a pilot droid.

Although, I can't wait to find it, I'm really upset it a exclusive:mad:. If it's TRU, tack on another $10. I'm guessing that if it's a TRU exclusive it will be $40-$50:(. If it's WM, I'll never find it. I have never seen the updated, 2nd release Sith Infiltraitor.:cry:

Ji'dai
12-19-2008, 10:39 PM
Spotted quite a few '09 sets at TRU today. The new battle packs - there's a Clone one with a mini-walker and a battle droid set. The droid tank from Episode I is back in new colors as well as a prequel-era shuttle. I think there were others but these vehicles just don't resonate with me like OT ships. Speaking of OT, I did see a special edition System-scale Vader's TIE fighter today too.

There's so many SW sets I've passed on this year. The prequel stuff just doesn't do anything for me.

Seems my entire LEGO budget goes toward Town sets, followed closely by Indiana Jones, which I consider a Town subtheme anyway. It's just different time period.

Battle Droid
01-07-2009, 06:13 PM
The Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser?

http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/1147/8039zz6.png

If that's it, it's ridiculously small, smaller than the minifig Star Destroyer set.

Jangu Fett
01-07-2009, 07:59 PM
Not bad, pretty much what I expected. Alittle bit smaller then I thought it should be. What I find odd is that we have yet to see Palpatine on board a Venator, in the cartoon series. And they include him instead of another Jedi like, Luminari Unduli, Kit Fisto or even another Plo Koon.

I really hope the price for this is less then a $100, The ISD had, I think, 8 mini-figures. And was larger then this seems, and was $100. Hopefully the interior of the ship makes up for it.

The ISD also included a escape pod mini-ship. Maybe this does also? A mini-figure scale mini V-19, V-Wing, Jedi Fighter, or Mini-Republic Gunship would be cool. Kind of like the mini Vader TIE, with the Death Star.

DarkArtist
01-08-2009, 12:22 PM
i'm in love with the Venator Class Destroyer - might have to pick one up and put it next to my Star Destroyer. thinking of picking up the Republic Crusier from EP 1 the next time I'm at TRU, they still have a ton of them.

JediTricks
01-09-2009, 07:07 PM
Kinda cute, believable as a LEGO set. It's chibi though. The height probably makes up for the set looking smaller. Clone Wars guards, that's an odd choice.

DarkArtist
01-14-2009, 09:25 AM
spotted the Hynea Bomber and the 10th Anniversary Vader's TIE last night in Target. both sets look cool. might pick them up if i see them again.

also spotted some of the Indiana Jones sets as well, TOD car chase and fight on the flying wing. really cool looking but short on cash so had to pass

Ji'dai
01-14-2009, 05:12 PM
I saw Dooku's Solar Sailer at TRU this afternoon. Have yet to see Ahsoka's Jedi Starfighter at retail.

JediTricks
01-14-2009, 05:38 PM
That solar sailer was left field indeed! It's on the TRU website, very pricey for the part count.

Ji'dai
01-14-2009, 05:49 PM
It's not an impressive design either. Looks like the Geonsian Fighter (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/4478) from 2003 but with tentacles.

Jangu Fett
01-14-2009, 09:57 PM
New Hoth Battle Pack and Battle of Endor sets pics---

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3133/3197042435_75941023c2_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3118/3197886438_048a6b643d_o.jpg

That Endor set just threw me for a loop. I was not expecting that. The Hoth set is nice, might get 2 of those. But both are must haves.:thumbsup:

DarkArtist
01-15-2009, 03:49 PM
New Hoth Battle Pack and Battle of Endor sets pics---

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3133/3197042435_75941023c2_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3118/3197886438_048a6b643d_o.jpg

That Endor set just threw me for a loop. I was not expecting that. The Hoth set is nice, might get 2 of those. But both are must haves.:thumbsup:

agree completely on that. those are 2 nice impressive sets. i see they are using the anniversary Lego pic instead of the new package art.

spotted 3 of the Republic Attack Shuttles this morning at Walmart. might invest in one, saw a commercial for it over the weekend and sorta feel in love with it.

Ji'dai
01-15-2009, 05:53 PM
I wouldn't mind buying multiples of the Hoth set, it's got everything an army builder would love in spades: snowtroopers, a tauntaun, rebel troopers, a trench, and a turret. That's everything too, no wasted parts or anything. 155 pieces though, probably $20-$25.

The Endor set has everything that's been released thus far if you've missed some things: speeder bikes, Ewok catapult and glider, and AT-ST, not to mention the troopers and the bunker. Does that say 890 pieces? That's gotta be like a $90-$100 set.

Jangu Fett
01-15-2009, 11:44 PM
New prelim pics of all the summer 09 sets. Sep. Shuttle, CA Tank Droid, Anakin's "Clone Wars" Y-Wing, Hoth, and better, clearer shots of the Endor set.

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=362690

DarkArtist
01-17-2009, 12:09 PM
those are some nice sets coming up. will definately pick up at least 2 of the hoth set as well as the Republic Star Destroyer.

picked up 2 of the Clone Walker Army builder set last night at Walmart for $10. nice sets put them together this morning

JediTricks
01-18-2009, 01:47 PM
I posted a link in the news to that Brickshelf gallery. I generally don't post LEGO news anymore unless it's official because the brand has bummed me out, but this assortment looks really bold on multiple fronts so I felt it warranted it.

Love that they're already doing the Clone Wars Y-wing, and that Endor battle set looks choice.

That Vader on every box now doesn't make me think of the line's 10th anniversary, but that is a cool milestone, I still remember how shocking it was that it was coming at all.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-19-2009, 04:43 PM
The Clone Wars Y-Wing looks awesome, and I seldom buy any sets larger than the little ones. Any Lego set less than $15 is usually in my shopping cart at some point, although they aren't always the best in quality or interest. Lego just costs too much, sorry. :(

JediTricks
01-23-2009, 07:59 PM
I saw both the new Battle Packs at Target the other day for $10 each. The vehicles aren't as substantial this time around, so it was an easy pass.

DarkArtist
01-23-2009, 09:05 PM
picked up Ashoka's jedi fighter today at Walmart. haven't built it yet, might wait on it for awhile till i have more space. set looks good though.

JediTricks
01-23-2009, 11:35 PM
What's the diff? I have only seen Anakin's yellow & gray one.

Ji'dai
01-24-2009, 12:44 AM
Ahsoka's fighter (http://shop.lego.com/Product/?p=7751) costs $20 more and includes a Vulture droid.

Ando
01-26-2009, 11:13 AM
Ahsoka's fighter (http://shop.lego.com/Product/?p=7751) costs $20 more and includes a Vulture droid.

+ 2 buzz droids.

There are a few other differences as well. The play/action feature on Ahsoka's has a piece underneath that you push forward to launch the flick missiles as opposed to the R2D2 launch feature found on Anakin's.

Also, there are some different pieces used to make up the forward fuselage that look more sleek and better looking on Ahsoka's.

DarkArtist
01-26-2009, 07:40 PM
Finally picked up Anakin's Clone Wars Starfighter. haven't built it yet, waiting for some more space so that I can build both Ashoka's and Anakin's together. might have to wait till May to build (getting a house....Yeah !):thumbsup:

DarkArtist
01-27-2009, 09:16 AM
found some new shots of the upcoming Star Wars sets over at Toyark.com

DarkArtist
01-27-2009, 09:17 AM
here's endor also from toyark.com

Slicker
01-27-2009, 09:47 AM
Some pretty decent looking sets. I love the little Neimodian and the Rodian. My only problem is the Hoth set. It doesn't seem that there are many pieces to it. It looks to mainly be just set pieces (like the tauntaun and such) and not much buildability. Either way I love 'em all. LEGO is another thing I'm sooooo far behind on...

DarkArtist
01-27-2009, 10:14 AM
Some pretty decent looking sets. I love the little Neimodian and the Rodian. My only problem is the Hoth set. It doesn't seem that there are many pieces to it. It looks to mainly be just set pieces (like the tauntaun and such) and not much buildability. Either way I love 'em all. LEGO is another thing I'm sooooo far behind on...

i hear ya Slick on being far behind on. i completely missed out on all the ROTS stuff as well as Saga etc. just recently started re-collecting the stuff this year. seeing the prices on ebay are insane. $200 for Gunships and AT-At's makes me cringe.

Slicker
01-27-2009, 10:25 AM
i hear ya Slick on being far behind on. i completely missed out on all the ROTS stuff as well as Saga etc. just recently started re-collecting the stuff this year. seeing the prices on ebay are insane. $200 for Gunships and AT-At's makes me cringe.I missed all of the big ROTS sets and I've missed about 99% of the new sets. It just sucks being so far away from everything. Thankfully I have all of the original sets so when I look on eBay and see AT-AT's and such going for those prices it makes me think I should get rid of 'em but I just can't do it. I'd rather have that set than the few bucks.

Ji'dai
01-27-2009, 05:36 PM
I'm often torn between buying a set I'm not really interested in just to avoid having to pay through the nose later on. I passed on all of the Clone Wars sets from last year, though most are still available. I like the show and have only recently started watching it. Some sets I still don't have any interest in, but I'll try to pick them up here and there, hopefully on clearance.

Jargo
01-28-2009, 10:51 AM
Nice clear pics of Dooku and the solar sailer plus his speeder.

Ji'dai
01-28-2009, 03:13 PM
The Solar Sailer is already out in the US. I've seen it at TRU but wasn't really impressed with it. If it came with the solar sails, I'd probably be more inclined to get it.

JediTricks
01-28-2009, 03:42 PM
Ahsoka's fighter (http://shop.lego.com/Product/?p=7751) costs $20 more and includes a Vulture droid.Huh, I hadn't seen that yet. It's $40 on the site now, which seems like a worse deal but much more in line with a set that has all that stuff and 291 pieces.


Some pretty decent looking sets. I love the little Neimodian and the Rodian. My only problem is the Hoth set. It doesn't seem that there are many pieces to it. It looks to mainly be just set pieces (like the tauntaun and such) and not much buildability.Agreed on all fronts, especially the poorly-named Echo Base set (no representation of the interior at all).


Nice clear pics of Dooku and the solar sailer plus his speeder.Good find, where did those come from? Man, the sailer looks like it's all tiny pieces without meaning, the cockpit doesn't even seem to hold a figure.

Jargo
01-28-2009, 05:10 PM
I got em off a foreign website I found a link to from another foreign website. it may have been a site in the orient. *shrug* dunno. I was just surfing.

Jangu Fett
02-11-2009, 06:51 PM
All the new sets look great. Until I see the interior of the Venater, I might pass. Here are some pics of the Mon Calamari Star Cruiser. Enjoy. Sorry about the size. Find these on EB.

http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/uploads/monthly_02_2009/post-2296-1234369407.jpg
http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/uploads/monthly_02_2009/post-2296-1234369421.jpg
http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/uploads/monthly_02_2009/post-2296-1234369430.jpg

Jargo
02-11-2009, 07:37 PM
Toyfare mag pics. the pilot's speech bubble is funny.

August release it says too.

LusiferSam
02-11-2009, 10:01 PM
That's pretty cool. I wish it were more of a ship than a playset, but there's no reason I can't make it one. It is a Lego set after all. I love the mini-figures. General Lando, General Madine, Admiral Ackbar, Mom Mothma and some other Mon Calamari. Not too shabby at all.

Jangu Fett
02-13-2009, 07:24 PM
New Mid Scale Millennium Falcon - http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/kinggojulas0/batman/7778.jpg
New Pirate Tank ( Thank TLC there is no Jar Jar:D) - http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/kinggojulas0/batman/7753.jpg

Ji'dai
02-13-2009, 08:19 PM
The Pirate Tank looks pretty cool.

Battle Droid
02-14-2009, 02:45 PM
They gave one of the pirates a peg leg.:rolleyes:

JediTricks
02-14-2009, 05:41 PM
Wow, those are 3 of the craziest sets I've seen LEGO do, and they've been doing some CRAZY sets lately in this line.

Ji'dai
02-27-2009, 02:26 PM
Just spotted this over on ShopLEGO.com:

Republic Dropship with AT-OT Walker (http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Product.aspx?p=10195&cn=520&d=322)

1,758 pieces
$249.99
Includes 2 Clone Pilots and 6 Clone Troopers and is available March 30.

The Dropship is compatible with last year's AT-TE Walker as well.

JediTricks
03-01-2009, 03:47 AM
I wonder if it's also compatible with the latest AT-AT, which also has a handle.

dr_evazan22
03-01-2009, 10:40 PM
I think I'm more excited by what LEGO showed at this years Toy Fair than by what Hasbro showed. It looks like SOMEBODY is looking at our "most wanted" polls.

Definitely getting the drop ship with AT OT.

Ji'dai
03-03-2009, 10:35 AM
I wonder if it's also compatible with the latest AT-AT, which also has a handle. I didn't know the AT-AT had a handle. I have the motorized version, got it for christmas, but haven't built it yet. Here's a pic of the retractable "handle" on the AT-TE, which I assume will hook on to the dropship in some fashion.

19686


I think I'm more excited by what LEGO showed at this years Toy Fair than by what Hasbro showed. It looks like SOMEBODY is looking at our "most wanted" polls.

Definitely getting the drop ship with AT OT. It's definitely cool, but the price is deterring me. I bought three AT-TEs on clearance for $25 each in the last month. It's a great vehicle for that price and I'd really like to have the AT-OT, especially since the dropship is compatible with both walkers. Still, 250 bucks...

Ando
03-03-2009, 02:02 PM
This will definitely be a MUST GET for me. Yeah, it's $250.00, but it's two large LEGO vehicle sets combined and it's compatible with another set to boot. It's expensive, but there's a lot of value in this set.

LusiferSam
03-03-2009, 11:03 PM
I didn't know the AT-AT had a handle. I have the motorized version, got it for christmas, but haven't built it yet. Here's a pic of the retractable "handle" on the AT-TE, which I assume will hook on to the dropship in some fashion.

That's not the same as the AT-AT. It's a real handle and not just a bar. That's a thread from a few months ago that has the same discussion with photos.

Bel-Cam Jos
04-11-2009, 10:55 AM
Has anyone seen the CW Y-Wing in stores yet? I saw one at a collectors' show, but none yet at retail.

figrin bran
04-18-2009, 12:50 AM
I saw the Twilight on sale at the local Lego store for $50. Tempting but alas I don't have the space for it.

Ji'dai
04-18-2009, 01:41 PM
Has anyone seen the CW Y-Wing in stores yet? I saw one at a collectors' show, but none yet at retail. From what I've read, 8037 Anakin's Y-Wing Starfighter is not due to be released until summer. Also due to be released this summer:

8036 Separatist's Shuttle with Nute Gunray (his hat is new element) & Rodian Senator
8038 The Battle of Endor
8039 Venator Class Republic Attack Cruiser with Senate Commandos

Ando
05-04-2009, 11:36 AM
I got the Republic Drop Ship + AT-OT LEGO set yesterday and the dropship IS compatible with the AT-TE set.

Darth Metalmute
05-07-2009, 01:32 PM
I got the Republic Drop Ship + AT-OT LEGO set yesterday and the dropship IS compatible with the AT-TE set.

How much help/support does it need to actually simulate flying?

Ando
05-07-2009, 01:35 PM
How much help/support does it need to actually simulate flying?

I'm not sure I totally understand what you're asking? The connector that holds the AT-OT or the AT-TE is pretty solid and the Drop Ship has a pop up/pop out handle that is sturdy, so you can literally carry the Drop Ship with either transport attached and not have to use your other hand under the AT-OT/AT-TE to keep it from falling.

Darth Metalmute
05-07-2009, 03:06 PM
I'm not sure I totally understand what you're asking? The connector that holds the AT-OT or the AT-TE is pretty solid and the Drop Ship has a pop up/pop out handle that is sturdy, so you can literally carry the Drop Ship with either transport attached and not have to use your other hand under the AT-OT/AT-TE to keep it from falling.

I was wondering if the weight of the AT-OT pulled on the pieces in the connecting area of the drop ship to the point that if you held the drop ship
from the handle would you constantly have to "tighten the joints" so to speak.

It sounds like from your description that it is not the case.

I have the ultimate Star Destroyer and the weight of the bottom portion of the ship tends to loosen over time and pull itself apart. I had to pick up some replacement pieces from the Lego Shop to reinforce the joints. I also had to move the front "legs" towards the front as far as they would go in order to keep it from tipping.

I was just curious if they calculated the weight factors when designing the connector or if we would have to reinforce it ourselves.

Ando
05-07-2009, 03:41 PM
Okay, so I guess I wasn't completely lost with your question.

It's a pretty sturdy connector. It's made from the Technic style components and pieces.

Darth Metalmute
05-07-2009, 04:04 PM
Thanks Ando,

That helps, I was going to get it either way, just was making sure I wouldn't need extra pieces.

Ando
05-07-2009, 04:14 PM
You're welcome. Just a quick point of interest: It works with the AT-TE, but the AT-OT was designed for it.

When they're sitting on a table or not being carried, the dropship under carriage and the folded up pilot cab nestle together so that the nose of the dropship doesn't droop down. With the AT-TE, this is not the case and it takes some balancing. You'll also have to turn the main gun of the AT-TE away at a 45-90 degree angle.

Just a tip. It's a neat set. The AT-OT goes together a lot faster than the Drop Ship, but they're both fun to build. The Drop Ship is definitely a more challenging build.

Darth Metalmute
05-07-2009, 09:03 PM
Is it also compatable with the Original AT-TE? Haven't picked up the Clone Wars one yet.

LusiferSam
05-07-2009, 11:18 PM
Is it also compatable with the Original AT-TE? Haven't picked up the Clone Wars one yet.

No. 4482, the original AT-TE, doesn't have any such bar or handle in the design. But that's not to say you couldn't add one.

JediTricks
05-08-2009, 08:53 PM
You'd have to extensively rework the original AT-TE though, it's not really designed to bear that much load in the midsection, which is largely hollow.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-24-2009, 10:51 AM
Did I miss the release date of Anakin's Y-Wing? Or is it too early? The Lego website says: "This item is not available in this country: United States." And eBay has it for over $100. Grr... :upset:

Ji'dai
06-24-2009, 02:34 PM
I haven't seen any new Indy or SW summer releases. I think all of them have August release dates.

I'll be checking TRU and LEGO Shop@Home the first week of July.

---

In other news, LEGO Shop@Home has a 10th Anniversary chrome Stormtrooper mini-fig magnet (http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Product.aspx?p=852737&cn=472&d=322) up for order.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-25-2009, 10:01 AM
I found a note that mentioned an August release, too. Guess these must be pre-orders auctions I've seen, or wool being pulled over eyes.

Ji'dai
06-25-2009, 08:19 PM
Or sellers located in Singapore or Hong Kong. I've seen auctions for new Indy sets from those cities.

JediTricks
06-25-2009, 09:26 PM
Actually, there have been a very small number of sightings of this set, I believe. Early leaks.

Ji'dai
06-26-2009, 03:17 PM
LEGO Shop@Home has the new Star Wars sets listed!

Clone Wars (http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Leaf.aspx?cn=520&d=322)
8037 Anakin's Y-Wing Starfighter $60
7748 Corporate Alliance Tank Droid $25 (ship date July 16)
8036 Separatist Shuttle $30 (ship date July 21)
8039 Venator-class Republic Attack Cruiser $120 (ship date July 21)

Classic (http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Leaf.aspx?cn=240&d=322)
7749 Echo Base $25 (ship date July 21)
8038 The Battle of Endor $100

Darth Metalmute
06-26-2009, 04:36 PM
The attack cruiser looks smaller than the star destroyer. How can it be 120 dollars?

LusiferSam
06-26-2009, 06:02 PM
The attack cruiser looks smaller than the star destroyer. How can it be 120 dollars?

Inflation. I don't know what to tell you. Yes the ISD (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/6211) has about 200 more pieces and more mini-figures. So it clearly a larger set (physical is pretty meaningless). But it's three years old. I partialy understand Lego's pricing, but not always. In this case I'll go but to my first answer, inflation.

If you want a real kick in the, um wallet ;) look the price of the Medieval Market (http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Product.aspx?p=10193&cn=473&d=70). It's a bigger set, 1601 pieces, with 8 mini-figures.

Ji'dai
06-29-2009, 03:10 PM
I uploaded a scan of the TRU exclusive 7754 Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser (http://i39.tinypic.com/287ok5f.jpg). The set builds the briefing room and hangar from ROTJ and includes an A-Wing and six mini-figures: Generals Lando & Madine, A-Wing Pilot, Mon Mothma, Admiral Ackbar, and a Mon Calamari officer.

The set actually looks pretty good; it's much more than just a facade. The briefing room and hangar have got some depth to them and it looks a lot like a real playset should.

If you look in the lower right hand corner, LEGO is going to have an exclusive SW set for SDCC this year.

JediTricks
06-29-2009, 04:53 PM
I think they've done exclusives in '07 as well that were just troop-builder kits. Last year it was a drawing for a figure diorama, way overpriced.

Ji'dai
06-30-2009, 05:11 PM
I just scanned and uploaded another ad for two LEGO books (http://i40.tinypic.com/2moaxac.jpg) by DK due out in October:

Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary is just like the other DK SW visual dictionaries, except it covers LEGO sets rather than the live-action movie stuff. It looks like an exclusive mini-figure is included with the book.

The LEGO Book is a 50th Anniversary retrospective and includes Standing Small, a history of the minifigure.

Slicker
06-30-2009, 06:05 PM
I peeped these sets out over at LEGO.com and they are pretty bad arsed. If hadn't just dropped almost $300 over there last weeked I'd definitely pick up a few of these.

Ji'dai
07-06-2009, 11:37 PM
I scanned a pic (http://i30.tinypic.com/2j668b5.jpg) of the new (and old) SW mini-figures that are coming this year. The Mon Calamari heads looks really cool.

I just opened a set with Plo Koon and his head is rubbery, which makes it less likely to break. Good sculpt too.

Palpatine reminds me of Heat Miser (http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e295/LaraC5/Heatmiser.png) from that Rankin-Bass christmas show.

Ji'dai
07-10-2009, 12:44 PM
Spotted all the new Star Wars sets at TRU today, except for Echo Base, Tank Droid, and Home One.

My TRU had Anakin's Y-wing for $61, which is $1 more than MSRP. I was really expecting TRU to be charging more for it; and I wouldn't be surprised if they raised the price.

Ando
07-10-2009, 12:51 PM
We saw the Endor set at TRU last night and I came *this* close to picking it up for the wife (she loves Ewoks).

We ended up getting her the Dooku Solar Sailer and Spider+Hailfire droid sets at the LEGO shop at the mall.

Tomorrow night we're going back for our agreed upon joint wedding anniversary gift: The UCS Death Star set with the diorama scenes and like 20 minifigs.

I will post pics of our progress.

Ji'dai
07-11-2009, 08:21 PM
Good choice! I nearly pulled the trigger on that Death Star last month, but decided to get a PS3 instead.

I missed out on the UCS Star Destroyer and Death Star II and I doubt I'll get the $500 Falcon. So I'm definitely going to order the System Death Star in the next two months. It looks like it'd be fun to build and play with once on display.

Slicker
07-12-2009, 10:51 AM
Ando, does your wife have any sisters just like her? A combined anniversary gift of the Death Star?! That's friggin' sweet. I need a female like that.

Darth Metalmute
07-13-2009, 09:06 AM
Ando, does your wife have any sisters just like her? A combined anniversary gift of the Death Star?! That's friggin' sweet. I need a female like that.


No Kidding. My wife is so sick of legos, that I actually ship them to work, hide them in my van, and wait until she is shopping to sneak them into the house. The AT-OT and Twilight are still unbuilt in my storage unit, and the Imperial Landing craft is sitting on my shelf at work.

I suppose I should just stop wasting the money but I am always hoping my son will be responsible enough not to lose pieces one day and inherit them.

Ando
07-13-2009, 11:01 AM
Sorry, no sister. She's definitely one of a kind. She's collecting the CIS/Sep. sets to go against my Republic sets.

We had our 4 year old nephew come spend the night with us and my wife told him that I had a bad day at work, so she asked him "what should we get uncle Andy?" and his response was "A Star Wars toys, Star Wars makes him happy."

So when I got home, a LEGO Clone Wars Y-Wing was waiting for me. Awesome toy, fairly simple to build, but still fun.

So when we went to pick up the UCS Death Star, they had the Republic Fighter Tank set back in stock! So we picked up that one along with a Sep. Shuttle Set for the Mrs.

BTW: The instruction book for the UCS Death Star is spiral bound and about an inch thick.

Slicker
07-13-2009, 11:39 AM
I'm indeed jealous. I'd love the UCS DS but it's pretty low on my list of wants. I've got a mile long Amazon wish list as it is. (I've come to realize that Amazon is indeed the devil in internet website form)

Darth Metalmute
07-13-2009, 12:13 PM
So when we went to pick up the UCS Death Star, they had the Republic Fighter Tank set back in stock! So we picked up that one along with a Sep. Shuttle Set for the Mrs.

BTW: The instruction book for the UCS Death Star is spiral bound and about an inch thick.

Just built the tank from my storage unit Friday. Pretty neat set but it really needed two clones and a commander since the commander can't sit.
While building this set, I got to watch my USC DS Super laser fall through the frame work. Pieces were everywhere.

Ando
07-13-2009, 12:15 PM
While building this set, I got to watch my USC DS Super laser fall through the frame work. Pieces were everywhere.

How long did it take you to build the DS?

LusiferSam
07-13-2009, 01:02 PM
BTW: The instruction book for the UCS Death Star is spiral bound and about an inch thick.

Are you talking about the UCS Death Star (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/10143) or System Death Star (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/10188)? I hadn't heard that the UCS DS came with a spiral bound book. But I know the System DS does. Which people would know if they had read No Moon thread.

As for how long it took to build, I forgot to keep track of the hours. I know I spent three days building it. But we're talking like 3 to 5 hours each day, not building for the time I woke up to the time I fall asleep. Just sorting the parts out took around 2 and half hours, which is something I highly recommend doing for the set this size.

Ando
07-13-2009, 01:05 PM
I was referring to the system DS. (According to this, it IS part of the UCS).


I must have missed that thread.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-13-2009, 05:39 PM
Have been checking the stores for the Anakin Y-Wing, as some people have said they've seen (or even bought) them. So far, no such luck, although to be honest, I haven't been looking too hard or too often.

And, I wanted to move this thread to over 100 replies! :pleased:

Ando
07-13-2009, 05:41 PM
Have been checking the stores for the Anakin Y-Wing, as some people have said they've seen (or even bought) them. So far, no such luck, although to be honest, I haven't been looking too hard or too often.

Toys R Us here in Portland had them as of Thursday night and the LEGO shop in the mall (Wash. Square) has them now, too.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-13-2009, 05:56 PM
So far, no such luck, although to be honest, I haven't been looking too hard or too often.See, TRU was one store I had yet to try. I meant to do so today while I was out, but did not. Perhaps later.

Ando
07-13-2009, 06:07 PM
http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3504367 (http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3504367)

Here you go.

Ji'dai
07-15-2009, 07:09 PM
I noticed that Walmart.com (http://www.walmart.com/browse/Building-Sets-Models/Star-Wars/LEGO/_/N-2rdnZ1z0mfe6Z1z0h2gdZaq90Zaqce/Ne-aq7k?ic=48_0&ref=125871.128795+500500.4293894829+500528.4294144 878&tab_value=167_All&catNavId=4186&waRef=125871.128795+500500.4293894829+500528.42941 44878&catNavId=4186) has some of the new Star Wars sets. If your local stores have site-to-store pick-up, then you can order the sets and have them shipped free to your local Walmart.

They have some of the big Star Wars sets I want (Death Star & Republic Dropship), but after doing the math, I discovered that it would be cheaper to order them from LEGO Shop@Home instead, even though WM has free site-to-store shipping. The sales tax Walmart would charge me is greater than what LEGO would charge for shipping.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-17-2009, 04:29 PM
I held a Y-Wing in my hands at the Downtown Disney Lego store, but didn't want to pay the higher sales tax there. I will patiently wait for it to arrive nearer to me, plus perhaps luck out on a $5 off deal maybe, possibly, just might? :rolleyes:

Ando
07-17-2009, 04:35 PM
I held a Y-Wing in my hands at the Downtown Disney Lego store, but didn't want to pay the higher sales tax there. I will patiently wait for it to arrive nearer to me, plus perhaps luck out on a $5 off deal maybe, possibly, just might? :rolleyes:

It's a fun build. And the missile packs a punch, too!

Bel-Cam Jos
07-18-2009, 10:09 PM
I had one in my hands again, but surprisingly, it was MORE here than Disney! :confused: I'll wait a little more; I won't need it (nor have time to build it before) while on vacation next week anyway.

Ji'dai
07-22-2009, 10:44 PM
The System Rebel Blockade Runner (http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Product.aspx?p=10198&cn=240) is up on LEGO Shop@Home. It won't be available for order until September 9.

I have the UCS version and will probably get this one. So who else is getting one?

Ando
07-23-2009, 10:02 AM
The System Rebel Blockade Runner (http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Product.aspx?p=10198&cn=240) is up on LEGO Shop@Home. It won't be available for order until September 9.

I have the UCS version and will probably get this one. So who else is getting one?

Probably me. Okay, who am I kidding. I will definitely be getting this.

LEGO is making a very strong run against Hasbro for my toy money. I am just about finished with building a GAR with Hasbro 3 3/4" stuff and after the Geonosis Assault bp's, there's not going to be much left that I feel I would need, so I may be the majority of my spending over to LEGO instead of splitting it the way I do now.

LusiferSam
07-23-2009, 07:46 PM
So who else is getting one?

Sign me up. I skipped the UCS version (like I on have almost all the UCS stuff). But this will go great next to my Republic Cruiser. Hmm, I guess that mean the ISD needs to be taken apart then. Oh well.

I'm a little disappointed the interior is so limited. But there's just isn't a lot of room to work with. I'm assuming there will be a cockpit for a mini figure or two. I really like Leia's desk. Can't wait to see what other little features are in there.

Ji'dai
07-24-2009, 11:38 AM
I missed out on the Republic Cruiser. Didn't buy that set or the new MTT when I could've got them both during a TRU BOGO sale earlier this year. I seriously considered it but didn't pull the trigger.

This System Blockade Runner looks really good but I kinda figured the interior wouldn't be well-developed. That's one of my biggest complaints about the UCS Falcon. For $500 I want a nice playset inside.

In other news, I spotted the Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser at TRU today. It was $100. Definitely will be getting that one and the Endor Bunker in the next few months.

Ando
07-24-2009, 11:55 AM
In other news, I spotted the Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser at TRU today. It was $100. Definitely will be getting that one and the Endor Bunker in the next few months.

Ditto for the Ando household.

LusiferSam
07-24-2009, 02:24 PM
This System Blockade Runner looks really good but I kinda figured the interior wouldn't be well-developed. That's one of my biggest complaints about the UCS Falcon. For $500 I want a nice playset inside.

That's why I don't really like the UCS sets. They're dust catchers. The UCS Falcon isn't meant to be played with. The mini figures give the wrong impression in my opinion. If this were a playset type set like the 7190 (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/7190) or 4505 (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/4504) I'd get it. Same with all of the UCS sets.

Ji'dai
07-24-2009, 05:28 PM
I got most of the UCS sets. I don't mind large display models even though my primary focus is System scale. I hated passing on UCS Star Destroyer but really had no interest in the Death Star II. That's why the System Death Star appeals to me so much - it's a great looking play environment. It really reminds me of the vintage Kenner Death Star playset. I always dreamed of putting four or five of those together to make one big station.

....so I ordered the Republic Dropship with AT-OT Walker and System Death Star today! Also got three Space Police impulse sets. Spent $744 on LEGO today... :crazed: I've been saving for them though and the bill won't come until September. I've been putting this purchase off but I thought I'd better get them before more new stuff is released this Fall and I'll end up procrastinating on getting them.

Ando
07-24-2009, 05:36 PM
I....so I ordered the Republic Dropship with AT-OT Walker and System Death Star today! Also got three Space Police impulse sets. Spent $744 on LEGO today... :crazed: I've been saving for them though and the bill won't come until September. I've been putting this purchase off but I thought I'd better get them before more new stuff is released this Fall and I'll end up procrastinating on getting them.

HAVE FUN!

I have those sets and those are GREAT!

Ji'dai
07-24-2009, 05:44 PM
Does the Dropship come with alternate decals for the nose art? I know the Gunship has two different sets - either a Twilek girl or a Kowakian Monkey-lizard.

Ando
07-24-2009, 05:48 PM
Does the Dropship come with alternate decals for the nose art? I know the Gunship has two different sets - either a Twilek girl or a Kowakian Monkey-lizard.

Yes it does!

There's the Wampa head (similar to the Hasbro TRU exclusive ARC-170 stickers from last year) and also a LEGO clone trooper arm holding a LEGO battle droid's disembodied head by the neck.

The great thing about this set is that the sticker goes onto the same LEGO panel/piece that is used in the regular gunship, so between the Dropship and the Republic gunship sets, you have 4 different stickers you can use. I saved mine so when I add a secong or third RG set, I can have a different look.

LusiferSam
07-24-2009, 08:11 PM
That's why the System Death Star appeals to me so much - it's a great looking play environment. It really reminds me of the vintage Kenner Death Star playset. I always dreamed of putting four or five of those together to make one big station.

I think Ando will back me on this but the System Death Star is way cooler then the Kenner Death Star or even the Palitoy Death Star. Simply put I think it's the best Death Star anyone was ever done. Just wait you'll see. That is after you get over the shock of just how big this set is.

Totally off topic, but I saw a photo online a number of years ago with eight or nine Kenner Death Stars (a full circle). Some how I was totally disappointed with how it looked.

Ok back on topic. Any one know a thing about this set: 7778 (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/7778)? I get that it's the Falcon and claims to be a Wal-Mart exclusive. But is anything else known at this point?

Ji'dai
07-24-2009, 10:37 PM
The great thing about this set is that the sticker goes onto the same LEGO panel/piece that is used in the regular gunship, so between the Dropship and the Republic gunship sets, you have 4 different stickers you can use. I saved mine so when I add a secong or third RG set, I can have a different look. I wish that slope/panel/roof element the decal goes on could be ordered from LEGO through their Pick-A-Brick service. I'd order a few of them, apply the alternate decals, then swap them out from time to time for a different look. I don't think I'll be getting another Dropship, much too expensive, but I may get a second Gunship if I find another on clearance.


I think Ando will back me on this but the System Death Star is way cooler then the Kenner Death Star or even the Palitoy Death Star. Simply put I think it's the best Death Star anyone was ever done. Just wait you'll see. That is after you get over the shock of just how big this set is. I've always been impressed with the Kenner MicroCollection Death Star too. But yeah, the LEGO DS will be the biggest set in my collection and largest one I've ever built. I got a shipping notice so it'll be here next week!


Totally off topic, but I saw a photo online a number of years ago with eight or nine Kenner Death Stars (a full circle). Some how I was totally disappointed with how it looked. It would probably look better if each floor would attach to only one central column rather than have eight or nine columns in the center.


Ok back on topic. Any one know a thing about this set: 7778 (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/7778)? I get that it's the Falcon and claims to be a Wal-Mart exclusive. But is anything else known at this point? There's a write up over on StarWars.com (http://www.starwars.com/vault/collecting/20090416.html) about this Falcon. It's not mini-fig scale and really intended to be a desktop toy.

LusiferSam
07-24-2009, 11:51 PM
Thanks for the link. August 1st was the date I was hoping to find (ok any date was what I was hoping to find). That lets me know went I can start being ticked off that I can't find it. I knew from the piece count and elements I could I id that it couldn't be mini-figure scale. Which is a little disappointing as I was hoping for a ROTJ mini figure scale Falcon. Maybe next year. :yes:

Ando
07-27-2009, 10:28 AM
I think Ando will back me on this but the System Death Star is way cooler then the Kenner Death Star or even the Palitoy Death Star. Simply put I think it's the best Death Star anyone was ever done. Just wait you'll see. That is after you get over the shock of just how big this set is.

Ok back on topic. Any one know a thing about this set: 7778 (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/7778)? I get that it's the Falcon and claims to be a Wal-Mart exclusive. But is anything else known at this point?

- Yes, it is the coolest DS ever! We just finished it last night and I will post new pics in the build progress thread that I started.

I never had a Kenner or Plaitoy DS, but even at a young age I thought the Kenner one was kinda lame because it was only a small part.

DarkArtist
07-28-2009, 01:52 PM
hey does anyone know when the Walmart Exclusive Mini Falcon is going to be released. looking forward to getting that set.

Ando
07-28-2009, 01:55 PM
August 1st, I believe...

Bel-Cam Jos
07-29-2009, 10:57 AM
I ordered a Y-Wing online yesterday (free shipping and taxes! ). In 4-11 days, I can start... not having time to put it together, since the school year will have begun. :(

Darth Metalmute
08-01-2009, 05:14 PM
Has this ever happened to any of you?

I recently bought the Fan's Choice Home one hanger/briefing room. I started to put it together and liked how Lego set it up. You have numbered bags for the A-wing, Hanger, and Briefing room. I put the hanger and briefing rooms aside and started on the A-Wing. Many pieces are missing. From the entire Awing cannons to Lando's hair piece. I looked through the other bags, still sealed, and did not see any of the missing pieces. The odd thing is there are about 20 extra Magna guard hands from the A-wing bags.

I thought about taking the set back to TRU but they are out so I have contacted Lego and am awaiting a response.

Also, if you want to buy this set, the price at the store is ten dollars cheeper than on-line, at least at the one near me. The label says 99.99 but rang up 109.99. I show the cashier the label and she changed the price. My early assesment, minus the missing pieces, is that it is not a hundred dollar set.

Ji'dai
08-01-2009, 09:26 PM
The instructions should have a parts list with numbers. Use them to order the missing parts from LEGO customer service. There is a webform on their site you can fill out for missing parts and they will replace them for free.

I've had new sets with missing, damaged (part was crushed), or incorrect piece (wrong head), but that never involved more than one element in any given set. I've never bought a new set that had several incorrect or missing parts.

My TRU has that set tagged at $99.99, which is MSRP. I didn't scan it to see if that's what it rang up as though. The mark-up you encountered doesn't surprise me.

LusiferSam
08-01-2009, 10:31 PM
No, I've never had that happen either. Like Ji'dai I've had a new set with a part missing or one wrong element, but never that many. Lego will make it right. I have only good things to say about their customer service.

A few years ago this would have shocked me. Now I'm surprised, but not shocked. Up until three years ago I had never gotten a sealed set that was missing a part. In the past three years I've had five sets that have had missing or wrong parts. That's little under 1% for my total collection (I'm counting only sealed sets). But for the previous 18 years I never, never had such a problem. So I think Lego is slipping in this area.

Ando
08-03-2009, 10:22 AM
Bummer about the missing pieces in the Home One set...

On Saturday, I picked up the midi scale Millenium Falcon 7778. Fun little build, neat looking ship. Goes great next to the Death Star.

DarkArtist
08-03-2009, 11:16 AM
Bummer about the missing pieces in the Home One set...

On Saturday, I picked up the midi scale Millenium Falcon 7778. Fun little build, neat looking ship. Goes great next to the Death Star.


so want this set but the Walmarts by me are horrible with the Lego sections. hoping to spot it soon.

Ando
08-03-2009, 11:25 AM
What about Wal-Mart's site-to-store?

Ji'dai
08-03-2009, 02:32 PM
Bummer about the missing pieces in the Home One set...

On Saturday, I picked up the midi scale Millenium Falcon 7778. Fun little build, neat looking ship. Goes great next to the Death Star. How much was it? I didn't see it on Walmart's website.

LEGO Shop@Home (http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Leaf.aspx?cn=520&d=322) has it up on their site for $40. They also have the Pirate Tank and the Republic Fighter Tank is back again!

Apparently Home One (http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Product.aspx?p=7754&cn=240&d=322) does have a $109.99 MSRP.

Ando
08-03-2009, 02:44 PM
I didn't see it on Wal-Mart's sight, either. I got mine at the LEGO shop at our mall for $39.99.

They had bunches of them along with the new Pirate Tank. I got the TX-130 Fighter Tank back when we picked up the Death Star. I've been seeing it around at various stores here in Portland, too.

Ji'dai
08-03-2009, 04:29 PM
So the Fighter Tank is back in production. Doesn't surprise me after they re-released the Hoth Rebel Base and Dwarves Mine. Are you seeing it at Target or other stores? It was a Target exclusive last year.

The Pirate Tank looks cool. Seems like something a Hutt would be using as protection when it went sail-barging.

LusiferSam
08-03-2009, 10:11 PM
I didn't see it on Wal-Mart's sight, either. I got mine at the LEGO shop at our mall for $39.99.


Oh good. I'm in Minni this week, so if I have time I'll pick one up at the Lego shop here. There's three to four items on my current shopping list and this jumped near the top.

Darth Metalmute
08-07-2009, 08:22 AM
Update on the missing Home One pieces.

I got an response from Lego. They said because of the Star Wars name on the product that they couldn't just release pieces to those sets without proof of purchase. I'm guessing because you can't just randomly call and say all of the stormtroopers were missing.

The e-mail recommended that I call Lego directly for faster results. I called Lego, and the customer service rep took care of everything. I should get my missing pieces in 8-10 days.

Hopefully, there won't be anymore missing since I didn't get a chance to check before I called.

Ji'dai
08-08-2009, 04:05 PM
LEGO has excellent customer service. I've never bought a set with that many missing pieces. Seems like I've had more problems with missing, damaged, or incorrect parts in the last ten years than I had when I was a kid, but then again, I sometimes buy more sets in a year now than I had in my entire childhood.

figrin bran
08-09-2009, 12:48 AM
I can't understand why the Lego store doesn't have the Echo Base sets in yet. I ended up getting mine from Target.

Ji'dai
08-09-2009, 09:03 AM
LEGO probably favors their retail partners over their own brand stores when stocking new sets.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-09-2009, 09:17 AM
The Y-Wing finally arrived. I might have some time to try and put it together today (but I doubt it :( ).

Bel-Cam Jos
08-09-2009, 11:05 PM
I might have some time to try and put it together today (but I doubt it :( ).To quote Henry Rollins, "I'm a liar!" Not only was I able to put it together (it took around 2 hours for the 568 parts... who cares if I hadn't planned my school lessons yet :rolleyes: ), but it has an AWESOME missle launcher (with a cool trigger feature). I became even more of a kid again than I am. This was fun, and the ship is really great. I'm glad I got it; I can't recommend it enough! :D

Darth Metalmute
08-10-2009, 07:56 AM
I finished putting together Home One. No more missing pieces.
For those of you debating over purchasing this set, I'll give a quick review.
It's a three part set so I will break it into those portions.

The first portion is the A-Wing:
The A-Wing is pretty neat. It has an engine which can be removed. I'm not sure how secure it is yet as the engine pieces was missing. This portion would have been better, however, as a seperate set.

The second portion is the Hanger:
The docking bay is poorly designed and a waste of money. It has two walls which serve no purpose and a crane that will place the engine in the A-Wing.
The best part of this set is the fact that the A-Wing interacts with it. In my opinion, this is the worst set Lego has ever designed.

The third portion is the Command room/Briefing room:
This is the reason to buy this set. The briefing room can hold several figures. On the other side, you can put Ackbar on his swivel chair and spin him around yelling, "It's a trap!". I am disappointed with the size of this portion as I feel it should have been bigger and they should have nixed the hanger and made the set bigger.

All three protions should have have been seperate sets, like they did with Jabba's Palace, with the Hanger getting a better design. If you decide to buy this set, you will feel like you wasted money.

Ji'dai
08-10-2009, 10:26 PM
To quote Henry Rollins, "I'm a liar!" Not only was I able to put it together (it took around 2 hours for the 568 parts... who cares if I hadn't planned my school lessons yet :rolleyes: ), but it has an AWESOME missle launcher (with a cool trigger feature). I became even more of a kid again than I am. This was fun, and the ship is really great. I'm glad I got it; I can't recommend it enough! :D The ship is on my wishlist, but it's not a priority. I still need to get some of the Clone Wars sets released previously before they disappear so new stuff is on hold. And all OT sets automatically jump to the top of my must-have list, displacing anything from the prequel era. So Home One, the Endor shield bunker, Tantive IV, and the new Falcon are my current top four.


I finished putting together Home One. No more missing pieces.
For those of you debating over purchasing this set, I'll give a quick review.
It's a three part set so I will break it into those portions.

The first portion is the A-Wing:
The A-Wing is pretty neat. It has an engine which can be removed. I'm not sure how secure it is yet as the engine pieces was missing. This portion would have been better, however, as a seperate set.

The second portion is the Hanger:
The docking bay is poorly designed and a waste of money. It has two walls which serve no purpose and a crane that will place the engine in the A-Wing.
The best part of this set is the fact that the A-Wing interacts with it. In my opinion, this is the worst set Lego has ever designed.

The third portion is the Command room/Briefing room:
This is the reason to buy this set. The briefing room can hold several figures. On the other side, you can put Ackbar on his swivel chair and spin him around yelling, "It's a trap!". I am disappointed with the size of this portion as I feel it should have been bigger and they should have nixed the hanger and made the set bigger.

All three protions should have have been seperate sets, like they did with Jabba's Palace, with the Hanger getting a better design. If you decide to buy this set, you will feel like you wasted money. That's a pretty harsh review. I liked the looks of it from pics I've seen and holding it in the store.

I take it you never bought 10123 Cloud City (http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=10123-1)? Home One reminds me a lot of Cloud City, what with the landing pad and the rooms for the major scenes on Bespin. When I first saw Cloud City I thought it looked like something a kid would build; all those rooms kinda crammed next to each other in one long row. Suffice to say I didn't have a high opinion of that set when I saw it and even after I bought it I was disappointed. It was the only way to get Lando and Bespin Luke & Leia though.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-10-2009, 11:17 PM
There is still a decent chance it will go on sale; the one I got was free shipping (and no tax, bought online), so I figured it was a pretty good deal.

LusiferSam
08-11-2009, 12:23 AM
That's a pretty harsh review. I liked the looks of it from pics I've seen and holding it in the store.

I take it you never bought 10123 Cloud City (http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=10123-1)? Home One reminds me a lot of Cloud City, what with the landing pad and the rooms for the major scenes on Bespin. When I first saw Cloud City I thought it looked like something a kid would build; all those rooms kinda crammed next to each other in one long row. Suffice to say I didn't have a high opinion of that set when I saw it and even after I bought it I was disappointed. It was the only way to get Lando and Bespin Luke & Leia though.
This is a long post and I'm tired, so there may be a lot of typos I missed. Sorry.

I just got this set and I agree it's a pretty harsh review, but not without merit. First thing to remember is that this is a fan choice set. Most of the time I think the fans are idiots. I just remember some the dumb choices I've saw for the POTJ and later lines. Other than Amanaman, I think disagreed with all of them.

Yes, it is a lot like Cloud City. Each room by itself is ok and what be better if expand into it's own set. I like the A-Wing. It's more or less an update of 6207 (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/6207). The engine stays in place just fine. I think it looks like a car engine and feels a bit out of place for Star Wars. But it's fun to play with. If the hanger were more than a floor I might like it better. As such I think it really detracts from the set. Walls, a better crane and more features would help. A side note is it uses one of the longest Techine axles I've ever seen, 32.

The briefing room is in my opinion the best part of the set. I love the holo DS. I could easily change it to Endor or Endor with a smaller DS. But the room faces the wrong way. It face outward towards us, like the movie. That could easily be changed and a few more rows added. I hate Mom Mothma's cape. It looks totally wrong. The figure should have a dress (http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3678a). Again simple to fix.

The bridge is really bad. It's just built on the back of the briefing room. Ackbar's chain is great, but the whole thing belongs in a Mom Cal cruiser, like the ISD (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/6211), Republic Cruiser (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/7665), or the Blockade Runner. It feels like an 8 year old designed this. After the clear triumph of the Death Star, Home One falls way short.

It's hardly the worst set Lego has ever done. BURP Mountain (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/6087) and number of others are clearly worse in my opinion. It's about equal to Cloud City. I don't feel I wasted my money. If all you want are the minifigures I think you're better off hitting Bricklink or eBay after the prices drop a bit.

Darth Metalmute
08-11-2009, 08:17 AM
That's a pretty harsh review. I liked the looks of it from pics I've seen and holding it in the store.

I take it you never bought 10123 Cloud City (http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=10123-1)? Home One reminds me a lot of Cloud City, what with the landing pad and the rooms for the major scenes on Bespin. When I first saw Cloud City I thought it looked like something a kid would build; all those rooms kinda crammed next to each other in one long row. Suffice to say I didn't have a high opinion of that set when I saw it and even after I bought it I was disappointed. It was the only way to get Lando and Bespin Luke & Leia though.

I bought that one too. That was disappointing as well, it reminded me of those old kenner playset. The landing pad was poor, but it was basically an add on for Slave I. The Hanger in the home one set is one of the critical parts, especially in pricing.


I just got this set and I agree it's a pretty harsh review, but not without merit. First thing to remember is that this is a fan choice set. Most of the time I think the fans are idiots. I just remember some the dumb choices I've saw for the POTJ and later lines. Other than Amanaman, I think disagreed with all of them.

I don't remember the other options, but I know I didn't vote for this one. I wouldn't have bought it but it did look neat on the box.


Yes, it is a lot like Cloud City. Each room by itself is ok and what be better if expand into it's own set. I like the A-Wing. It's more or less an update of 6207 (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/6207). The engine stays in place just fine. I think it looks like a car engine and feels a bit out of place for Star Wars. But it's fun to play with. If the hanger were more than a floor I might like it better. As such I think it really detracts from the set. Walls, a better crane and more features would help. A side note is it uses one of the longest Techine axles I've ever seen, 32.

I liked the A-Wing. I would have liked it better as a seperate set instead of an add-in. It really is nice looking. The hanger is horrible. The floor is at least well constructed and appears to have left the ability to add more sets to it. The walls are basically non-exsistant and the walls and the crane reminds me of the original Lego space series.


The briefing room is in my opinion the best part of the set. I love the holo DS. I could easily change it to Endor or Endor with a smaller DS. But the room faces the wrong way. It face outward towards us, like the movie. That could easily be changed and a few more rows added. I hate Mom Mothma's cape. It looks totally wrong. The figure should have a dress (http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3678a). Again simple to fix.

The bridge is really bad. It's just built on the back of the briefing room. Ackbar's chain is great, but the whole thing belongs in a Mom Cal cruiser, like the ISD (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/6211), Republic Cruiser (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/7665), or the Blockade Runner. It feels like an 8 year old designed this. After the clear triumph of the Death Star, Home One falls way short.

Agree with you completely. I feel that the entire set should have been the briefing room. Make more seating, add more figures, etc. Sure, it wouldn't have had any action features but it would have worked.


It's hardly the worst set Lego has ever done. BURP Mountain (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/6087) and number of others are clearly worse in my opinion. It's about equal to Cloud City. I don't feel I wasted my money. If all you want are the minifigures I think you're better off hitting Bricklink or eBay after the prices drop a bit.

I was just refering to the Hanger portion. The rest of the set is fine. That hanger drives me nuts. Not just because they missed the potential of the set, but because the addition of the hanger justifies the 109.99 price.
To me, it seams like 110 dollars should mean it takes more than an hour to build a set.

Ji'dai
08-11-2009, 04:07 PM
I just got this set and I agree it's a pretty harsh review, but not without merit. First thing to remember is that this is a fan choice set. Most of the time I think the fans are idiots. I just remember some the dumb choices I've saw for the POTJ and later lines. Other than Amanaman, I think disagreed with all of them. I don't follow fan's choice polls and have rarely particpated in them. When I heard this set was a fan's choice, it was kind of a surprise actually.


The bridge is really bad. It's just built on the back of the briefing room. Ackbar's chain is great, but the whole thing belongs in a Mom Cal cruiser, like the ISD (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/6211), Republic Cruiser (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/7665), or the Blockade Runner. It feels like an 8 year old designed this. After the clear triumph of the Death Star, Home One falls way short. LEGO (or even Hasbro) just can't deliver a playset on the scale of the Death Star and keep it affordable. Would you guys pay $400 for a playset that was released as four separate $100 sets that could be connected to form a larger playset? A lot of people might go for the briefing room or the bridge playset, but who would buy a $100 hangar?


I bought that one too. That was disappointing as well, it reminded me of those old kenner playset. The landing pad was poor, but it was basically an add on for Slave I. The Hanger in the home one set is one of the critical parts, especially in pricing. Funny you should mention the Kenner Bespin playset. I thought the LEGO Cloud City would've been so much better as a group of separate modular sets that connect together like the Kenner one.


It's hardly the worst set Lego has ever done. BURP Mountain (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/6087) and number of others are clearly worse in my opinion. It's about equal to Cloud City. I don't feel I wasted my money. If all you want are the minifigures I think you're better off hitting Bricklink or eBay after the prices drop a bit. I remember that theme. Fright Knights was in the Juniorized era so many sets released during that period are really basic builds and were not a good value for the money. During that time I was spending thousands of dollars a year on LEGO but rarely on new stuff currently in production. I spent that time getting all the old stuff I missed as a kid or after I went into my Dark Ages.

Ando
08-11-2009, 05:05 PM
Based on the reviews here, maybe I will have to pass on Home One. I was kinda looking forward to getting it.

LusiferSam
08-11-2009, 10:32 PM
LEGO (or even Hasbro) just can't deliver a playset on the scale of the Death Star and keep it affordable. Would you guys pay $400 for a playset that was released as four separate $100 sets that could be connected to form a larger playset? A lot of people might go for the briefing room or the bridge playset, but who would buy a $100 hangar?

I think I didn't make my point very clear. What I was trying to say was I think Lego tried putting three sets into one box and not doing a great job of it. With the name Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser I think Mon Cal Cruiser, like Imperial Star Destroy. So the set I'm thinking should have been made would be like the system versions of the ISD, Republic Cruiser, or the Blockade Runner. Around 1,400 pieces and $150 price range. I'd see it opening up like the ISD and have the bridge elements from 7754 (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/7754) and a few other features. Now this set would a real challenge for Lego. Mon Cal Cruisers have all curves and few straight lines. I think it can be be done the the current elements and hope to see it one day.

I think the set we got should have dropped the bridge and the hangar bay and focused more on the briefing room. Maybe few parts for the briefing room itself and drop the price to around $80-90. I'm not thinking about a set that is modular or forms part of a big set. It's a stand alone set just like what we have now. Only with a tighter focus. Now here's the great part about Lego. You are never stuck with the box says it is. You can always build you're version. And in this case I just might.

As for the hangar bay, Ji'dai got me thinking. With two ships, I'm think X-Wings, more service equipment and personal I could easily see a $100 hangar bay. Make it modular like Cafe Coner (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/10182) and you might have a a real winner. And it won't have to be two X-Wings. Other than the B-Wing, any two Rebel ships or combination of two ships would work.

Darth Metalmute
08-12-2009, 09:41 AM
As for the hangar bay, Ji'dai got me thinking. With two ships, I'm think X-Wings, more service equipment and personal I could easily see a $100 hangar bay. Make it modular like Cafe Coner (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/10182) and you might have a a real winner. And it won't have to be two X-Wings. Other than the B-Wing, any two Rebel ships or combination of two ships would work.

That might work, but one of the ships would have to be a never released ship like an E-Wing or a Headhunter.
How about a Star Destroyer Hanger? Complete with TIE racks? I'm thinking they could use two of those large flat panel floor pieces, walls on two sides, a space side hanger opening on one side, and then add the ability to connect multiple hangers together. Something like this:

Ji'dai
08-12-2009, 10:15 PM
The briefing room is in my opinion the best part of the set. I love the holo DS. I could easily change it to Endor or Endor with a smaller DS. How would you do that? Do you have a translucent sphere in green?


Based on the reviews here, maybe I will have to pass on Home One. I was kinda looking forward to getting it. I'm still going to get it, personally. Like most other playsets LEGO has done, I knew it wouldn't be much more than a facade. I held it today while at TRU and still think it's a neat-looking set, especially with the mini-fig selection. And, as LusiferSam said, the great thing about a LEGO set is that it can be easily modified or expanded with your own bricks.


I think I didn't make my point very clear. What I was trying to say was I think Lego tried putting three sets into one box and not doing a great job of it. With the name Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser I think Mon Cal Cruiser, like Imperial Star Destroy. So the set I'm thinking should have been made would be like the system versions of the ISD, Republic Cruiser, or the Blockade Runner. Around 1,400 pieces and $150 price range. I'd see it opening up like the ISD and have the bridge elements from 7754 (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/7754) and a few other features. Now this set would a real challenge for Lego. Mon Cal Cruisers have all curves and few straight lines. I think it can be be done the the current elements and hope to see it one day. Okay, I see what you mean. Those large System capital ships that you mentioned look good as a display model but the interiors are so cramped there's not a lot of room for a detailed playset inside. I've always been disappointed with that aspect of those sets. Plus I've always thought those mini-figs peering out the viewport of the System ISD's conning tower looked a little goofy.

LusiferSam
08-13-2009, 01:57 PM
How would you do that? Do you have a translucent sphere in green?

Well I guess I can't. :rolleyes: What I was think of using was a pair of trans-green golf ball domes (http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=30208). But the more I think about it less workable the idea seems. I could use one and a do a forced prospective photo. But that's hardly the same thing. My other thought was to use another Bionicle element, but the piece I was thinking of isn't what I thought it was. Guess I'll just have to wait and hope Lego makes to the pieces I want in the color I want.

As for the tiny DS I was just going add other arm to the current stand and using a trans-orange head.

DarkArtist
08-13-2009, 04:57 PM
picked up the Mini Scale Millennium Falcon today in Walmart. can't wait to put it together.

Ji'dai
08-15-2009, 10:59 PM
picked up the Mini Scale Millennium Falcon today in Walmart. can't wait to put it together. Still haven't seen this set at retail yet. The LEGO section is pretty bare in the Walmarts here.

figrin bran
08-16-2009, 11:03 AM
Most SW Lego sets are on sale this week at Target, the exceptions being the battle packs.

I got around $3 back from the Echo Base I had bought last week.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-17-2009, 07:12 PM
Yeah, Echo Base is $22.9_ right now, while the Y-Wing is $53.9_ (I never know what last digit Target uses). They can't take a buck off the Battle Packs? C'mon!

LusiferSam
08-17-2009, 07:56 PM
Still haven't seen this set at retail yet. The LEGO section is pretty bare in the Walmarts here.

I haven't seen it in my WM either. But I picked one up when I was in Minneapolis the week before. It's a pretty cool little set. About the only thing it's missing is a boarding ramp.

Ando
08-18-2009, 10:30 AM
My wife bought me the Venator Class Republic Cruiser last night.

Fun build. 1 piece was missing, but I had a spare from another set that I was able to modify. It doesn't look too great, but it's functional until I can replace it.

I really like the Senate Commandos that come with it.

Ji'dai
08-18-2009, 10:49 AM
What part was missing? LEGO has a replacement part form (http://us.service.lego.com/en-US/replacementparts/default.aspx) that you can fill out online. You just need the part number from the instructions.

The blue Senate Commandos do look pretty tough. Seems the neatest army builders are always in short supply in the most expensive sets.

Palpatine in that set reminds me of the Heat Miser (http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=198100&d=1231011789) from that Rankin-Bass holiday show.

Ando
08-18-2009, 10:54 AM
What part was missing? LEGO has a replacement part form (http://us.service.lego.com/en-US/replacementparts/default.aspx) that you can fill out online. You just need the part number from the instructions.

Palpatine in that set reminds me of the Heat Miser (http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=198100&d=1231011789) from that Rankin-Bass holiday show.

It was one of the Technic style pieces with the rounded ends (6 spaces long, I believe). I had a white one left over from the Rep. Attach Shuttle that I was able to shorten just to finish the build. Thank you for the link to the form.

Yes, yes he does!

Ji'dai
08-18-2009, 11:47 AM
Whoa, I didn't have anything that substantial left over from my Rep. Attack Shuttle build. Just some odds and ends (http://i28.tinypic.com/erbupi.jpg).

Are you talking about the white Technic beam (http://i30.tinypic.com/2mwiihe.jpg) that holds the flick missiles on the top of the Shuttle?

Ando
08-18-2009, 12:10 PM
Yes, cause I swapped out the white one for the yellow one that came with the V-19 set that is used to stabilize the engine pods during assembly.

LusiferSam
08-18-2009, 09:57 PM
It was one of the Technic style pieces with the rounded ends (6 spaces long, I believe). I had a white one left over from the Rep. Attach Shuttle that I was able to shorten just to finish the build. Thank you for the link to the form.


You cut a piece! Oh the horror. You should never cut a Lego brick.

Ando
08-19-2009, 09:47 AM
You cut a piece! Oh the horror. You should never cut a Lego brick.

What? Seriously? Why? I made it fit. It was 11 pm and I wanted to finish it.

Ji'dai
08-19-2009, 01:29 PM
It's just not something you do. You defaced perfection! I never modify or customize bricks personally.

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I built the Republic Fighter Tank this week. Very neat little set. I passed on this set last year when I first saw it. Though at the time I'd only seen the Clone Wars movie in the theater (and had trouble staying awake). I didn't start watching the TV show until January when I got satellite again. Now I want all the CW sets.

The Republic Attack Shuttle is alright though I don't like the gaps in the nose of the cockpit. Seems like it'd get awfully hot in that cockpit during an orbital drop. But the set has no decals, so that makes it okay in my book.

Speaking of decals, when do you guys put them on? During the build or after? I wait a few days (sometimes longer) after building a set before I put decals on it.

Ando
08-19-2009, 01:33 PM
It's just not something you do. You defaced perfection! I never modify or customize bricks personally.

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I built the Republic Fighter Tank this week. Very neat little set. I passed on this set last year when I first saw it. Though at the time I'd only seen the Clone Wars movie in the theater (and had trouble staying awake). I didn't start watching the TV show until January when I got satellite again. Now I want all the CW sets.

The Republic Attack Shuttle is alright though I don't like the gaps in the nose of the cockpit. Seems like it'd get awfully hot in that cockpit during an orbital drop. But the set has no decals, so that makes it okay in my book.

Speaking of decals, when do you guys put them on? During the build or after? I wait a few days (sometimes longer) after building a set before I put decals on it.

My replacement piece is on the way and it was less of a cut than a crunch and break it off with my Leatherman kind of job. I am a forward progress/make it work kind of person, so it was bound to happen one of these days.

So that's a "thing", huh? Like not talking about a no-hitter when your pitcher is having a no-hitter game?

I love the Fighter Tank and Republic Attack shuttle sets, too.

I put the decals/stickers on as I build.

Ji'dai
08-19-2009, 01:42 PM
So that's a "thing", huh? Like not talking about a no-hitter when your pitcher is having a no-hitter game? I can't bring myself to cannibalize a set and destroy a part like that just to finish a build on another set. It's frustrating, maybe a little aggravating, but I'd rather box the set back up and wait for the right parts to arrive before continuing.

Ando
08-19-2009, 01:48 PM
I wouldn't cannabalize another set, either. This was the piece that I swapped out for the yellow one that came with the V-19 that's used to stabilize the engines before attaching the wings (it's a temp. piece). The yellow one was a leftover and I liked how it matched the yellow in the Rep. Attack Shuttle, so I put the white one in my leftovers bin and then used it as a temp. piece until the replacement shows up.

If it hadn't been a leftover, I wouldn't have messed with it.

Darth Metalmute
08-19-2009, 02:15 PM
I just picked up the new Midi-Falcon and while I find it to be a neat set, I have come to the conclusion that my Lego days might be coming to an end.
I'm hoping its just the fact that the last two sets I have bought are exclusives but I am finding it awful hard to shell out 40.00 dollars for a set that has less than 400 pieces. I expect inflation, but it appears that lego is really taking advantage of it. For example, that Rebulic cruiser set is 30 dollars more than the last years Star Destroyer set which I believe had more pieces.

LusiferSam
08-19-2009, 02:42 PM
So that's a "thing", huh? Like not talking about a no-hitter when your pitcher is having a no-hitter game?

I'm not sure I'd say it's a "thing." It's more of a commandment.

Thou shall not cut, nor shall thou modify thy bricks.

Seriously. I view it as paramount to gluing a set together.


I just picked up the new Midi-Falcon and while I find it to be a neat set, I have come to the conclusion that my Lego days might be coming to an end.
I'm hoping its just the fact that the last two sets I have bought are exclusives but I am finding it awful hard to shell out 40.00 dollars for a set that has less than 400 pieces. I expect inflation, but it appears that lego is really taking advantage of it. For example, that Rebulic cruiser set is 30 dollars more than the last years Star Destroyer set which I believe had more pieces.

I'm sorry to hear you're frustration. The ISD (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/6211) is from 2006 not 2008. Still I hear you on this. What really burns me is the Indy sets right now. The Fighter Plane Attack is $50 and has 384 elements. But the Venice Canal Chase is $40 but has 420 elements. Normally I understand Lego's pricing. I don't get this.

Darth Metalmute
08-19-2009, 03:49 PM
I'm sorry to hear you're frustration. The ISD (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/6211) is from 2006 not 2008. Still I hear you on this. What really burns me is the Indy sets right now. The Fighter Plane Attack is $50 and has 384 elements. But the Venice Canal Chase is $40 but has 420 elements. Normally I understand Lego's pricing. I don't get this.

Its almost like they are throwing darts at a price board. Home One, for example, has a $100 dollar sized box, but the pieces only filled at the most, one-third of the box. The Falcon was the size of the Vaders TIE and is $10 more. I looked at the Lego website and it appears that for Star Wars, pieces are going at about 10 cents a piece with Home One being the exception (13 cents apiece). The fighter plane one is also around 13 cents a piece.

Ji'dai
08-19-2009, 05:29 PM
The Fighter Plane Attack is $50 and has 384 elements. But the Venice Canal Chase is $40 but has 420 elements. Normally I understand Lego's pricing. I don't get this. The price disparity could be due to the mini-figs. The Fighter Plane Attack has three figures, repacked from last year - Henry, Indy, and the German soldier. The Venice Canal Chase has four new ones. Even the Indy in the set has a new torso, as is Ilsa's hair and the Fez headgear.

Ji'dai
08-19-2009, 05:41 PM
Its almost like they are throwing darts at a price board. Home One, for example, has a $100 dollar sized box, but the pieces only filled at the most, one-third of the box. The Falcon was the size of the Vaders TIE and is $10 more. I looked at the Lego website and it appears that for Star Wars, pieces are going at about 10 cents a piece with Home One being the exception (13 cents apiece). The fighter plane one is also around 13 cents a piece. We're paying more for the licensed stuff across the board. I picked up the new Creator Family Home last month. It's got 976 pieces for $60 (I paid 50), or roughly 6 cents a piece.

Ever since LEGO stopped using the old boxes with the cover flap and the nice display window we've gotten huge boxes full of air. It's basically to fool the consumer into thinking they're getting a good value for the price. It's a double-edged sword though, since bigger boxes eat up a lot of shelf space the store allocates for LEGO product. I learned last year that LEGO buys shelf space for certain sets at TRU. These sets usually have a yellow shelf tag, while the others are white. TRU can't use the yellow tagged space for any other product besides LEGO.

LusiferSam
08-20-2009, 12:13 AM
The price disparity could be due to the mini-figs. The Fighter Plane Attack has three figures, repacked from last year - Henry, Indy, and the German soldier. The Venice Canal Chase has four new ones. Even the Indy in the set has a new torso, as is Ilsa's hair and the Fez headgear.
That still makes no sense. Normally sets with more mini figures cost more even when they are the same size sets. Number of mini figure drives the price up faster than the number of total pieces. New torso prints and new elements should cost more to develop than already existing torso prints and elements. The new parts should increase the price to cover the cost of their development. It's totally backwards in this case. The only thing I can see is that the Fighter Plane Attack comes in a bigger box.


Ever since LEGO stopped using the old boxes with the cover flap and the nice display window we've gotten huge boxes full of air.

My biggest beef with this over sized boxes is that they mess up the instructions. It's really uncommon for me to get a new set this days where the instructions are in good shape. Ten years ago that was unheard of. Beside the company could save money by using smaller packaging.

Ji'dai
08-20-2009, 09:20 AM
That still makes no sense. Normally sets with more mini figures cost more even when they are the same size sets. Number of mini figure drives the price up faster than the number of total pieces. New torso prints and new elements should cost more to develop than already existing torso prints and elements. The new parts should increase the price to cover the cost of their development. It's totally backwards in this case. The only thing I can see is that the Fighter Plane Attack comes in a bigger box. Oh, I see what you mean now. My argument just reinforced what you were saying about why the Fighter Planes should be less expensive than the Venice set. I dunno, maybe LEGO wanted a set in each price range - $11, $20, $40, $50, $90 and they decided the Fighter Planes would be the $50 set. The planes are larger than the Venice boats so maybe that's the rationale.


My biggest beef with this over sized boxes is that they mess up the instructions. It's really uncommon for me to get a new set this days where the instructions are in good shape. Ten years ago that was unheard of. Beside the company could save money by using smaller packaging. I haven't gotten any instructions that were completely mauled. Maybe a little rough around the edges, which does bother me, but nothing completely shredded. If I did get any that were really bad I'd probably contact customer service and try to get another copy. Most of the instructions I get are so badly curled they need to be flattened under a stack of heavy books before I can use them.

One of the first things I do is open the set and pull out the instructions and decal sheet and try to flatten them out.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-20-2009, 04:30 PM
Well, when putting Anakin's Y-Wing together, there were several "pieces" that should've been a single piece instead of two of the same ones. So, its 568-piece amount is really only like 561. :rolleyes: I want a seven piece refund! :pleased:

Ji'dai
09-03-2009, 06:39 PM
LEGO Shop@Home has the System Rebel Blockade Runner (http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Product.aspx?p=10198&cn=240&d=322) available for order now.

There's also a Mini V-19 (http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Product.aspx?p=8031&cn=520&d=322) up for sale too. A former BrickMaster exclusive maybe?

DarkArtist
09-03-2009, 09:41 PM
LEGO Shop@Home has the System Rebel Blockade Runner (http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Product.aspx?p=10198&cn=240&d=322) available for order now.

There's also a Mini V-19 (http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Product.aspx?p=8031&cn=520&d=322) up for sale too. A former BrickMaster exclusive maybe?

i think the mini V-19 Torret was the Target exclusive for Easter this year along with Grievous Starfighter.....

great news about the Blockade Runner.

LusiferSam
09-03-2009, 11:55 PM
great news about the Blockade Runner.

Plus free shipping currently. Unfortunately I'm going to have to pass on it for the moment. :cry:

Darth Metalmute
09-04-2009, 09:03 AM
Plus free shipping currently. Unfortunately I'm going to have to pass on it for the moment. :cry:

Free shipping?
I got ripped off.
They charged me 6 bucks.

LusiferSam
09-04-2009, 12:49 PM
Well here's what the Lego page said. Did you order before today? And the Blockade Runner might not be a "qualifying purchase."


*Offer is valid September 4 through 11:59pm EST October 12, 2009 and applies to standard shipping only. Qualifying purchase must be equal or greater than $75 in merchandise only; any applicable taxes, shipping charges, or value of gift cards purchased do not apply to merchandise total. Cannot be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other discount, offer or free gift. Free shipping orders are sent via regular ground shipping; upgrades do not apply. Standard order processing and delivery time is 4-7 days from the date of order. Free shipping orders may be subject to additional delivery time. For delivery rates and schedules, please visit shop.LEGO.com for more details. Offer valid only in the United States and Canada. Offer is valid through LEGO Catalog and on shop.LEGO.com. The LEGO Company reserves the right to cancel or modify this promotion at any time without prior advance notice.

Darth Metalmute
09-04-2009, 03:25 PM
Yeah, I orderd last night. Didn't get the Blockade Runner though. Picked up the Pirate tank and another set. Under $75 so I guess I wouldn't have qualified.

I want to get the Runner, but thats too much right now. I figure I would get the pirate tank before its gone.

Ji'dai
09-04-2009, 05:18 PM
I didn't order the Blockade Runner but probably will get it before the free shipping offer expires next month.

I ordered some stuff this morning and qualified for free shipping. The SW stuff I got was Anakin's Starfighter, Spider Droid, and the mini V-19.

Ji'dai
11-22-2009, 07:58 PM
I built the Tantive IV last Thursday. It took me approximately three hours and I actually stood most of the time while building it. I didn't sort parts (1,400) first and there were only a couple instances when I couldn't find something.

The ship looks pretty good though it's a bit fragile, which makes it hard to handle and "whoosh" around without things falling apart. I had a heck of a time putting it in my display case and getting it balanced on the monorail track supports. The main hold started caving in and parts kept falling off. It replaced the Space Police Galactic Enforcer I had in there.

I've noticed in the past year or so that the antenna/gear shift (stick (http://www.peeron.com/inv/parts/4593) & base (http://www.peeron.com/inv/parts/4592)), once one of the most notoriously difficult elements to remove once attached, is now much easier to put on and take off. I wonder if LEGO has modified the mold. Though now the part is so loose fitting that it often tends to migrate out of place or fall off.

LusiferSam
11-22-2009, 11:02 PM
I've noticed in the past year or so that the antenna/gear shift (stick (http://www.peeron.com/inv/parts/4593) & base (http://www.peeron.com/inv/parts/4592)), once one of the most notoriously difficult elements to remove once attached, is now much easier to put on and take off. I wonder if LEGO has modified the mold. Though now the part is so loose fitting that it often tends to migrate out of place or fall off.

I badly damaged a one of those about 8 years ago trying to remove one. Bent the handle all out of shape. It was one there so darn tight. I don't remember the ones in the 80's being that tight. They're just the wrong shape to be easily removed. Currently I haven't had a problem with them slipping or falling off. But it is nice to you miss place one to easily reset it.

Ji'dai
11-23-2009, 08:07 PM
I actually broke a control stick once. I was trying to remove it from one of the speedboats in my Sail N' Fly Marina (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/6543). Oooh... I was mad.

Great set though!

I bought several copies of the Indiana Jones Desert Chase (Race for the Stolen Treasure) and the ones I bought this past summer had really loose fitting control sticks. They're used on the front end of the Cargo Truck and meant to pull down when Indy "grabs" onto them like in the movie. But the sticks won't stay upright like the ones in the first copy I got when the set was initially released.

LusiferSam
11-24-2009, 01:09 AM
I didn't break the handle, but just bent way over. The funny thing is even bent, broken or damaged I won't throw them out. I've got a little baggy of damaged elements I keep.

Ji'dai
11-26-2009, 03:01 PM
Yeah, I keep damaged parts too. Can't seem to get rid of anything LEGO even if the part is not usable.

The Tantive IV looks pretty cool on display. The great thing about the set is that it has absolutely no decals to apply!