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Niiiiiiice! Congrats. I think a-51 is next on my list, but wondering if Mr.K has a V2 in the pipeline...........

I hope so. The 51's look awesome in every mode. Just needs a second pass at keeping it tight and tidy. I am hopeful for a v2.

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Done with the build. It was awesome! Lots of techniques and parts I never saw before (well it has been 20+ years).

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This thing is massive, and looks much better in person than in the pictures.

My only problem is... where the heck can I display this thing?

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Done with the build. It was awesome! Lots of techniques and parts I never saw before (well it has been 20+ years).

This thing is massive, and looks much better in person than in the pictures.

My only problem is... where the heck can I display this thing?

Sweet! The underside greeble-ing is awesome. Gonna have to get this one sooner or later. Hopefully sooner!

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Thanks everyone. I have Yeti to blame for making me buy Lego again (lol just kidding :)). But I don't think I'll be getting any other UCS sets soon. If I'm not mistaken, Slave 1 is the only Star Wars UCS that is in proper scale with minifigs right?

Sweet! The underside greeble-ing is awesome. Gonna have to get this one sooner or later. Hopefully sooner!

By the way, what exactly is greeble-ing? I read it in one of the reviews, but I assumed it was tampo printing. From your comment, I think I misunderstood what it meant.

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Greebling is the added surface detail you see on models. Sometimes nonsensical or superfluous things added to the model to add scale. For instance, on the star wars ship models there are a lot of kit bashed parts from WW2 model kits. Tanks, planes, trucks, you name it.

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Thanks everyone. I have Yeti to blame for making me buy Lego again (lol just kidding :)). But I don't think I'll be getting any other UCS sets soon. If I'm not mistaken, Slave 1 is the only Star Wars UCS that is in proper scale with minifigs right?

By the way, what exactly is greeble-ing? I read it in one of the reviews, but I assumed it was tampo printing. From your comment, I think I misunderstood what it meant.

Well there is the Millennium Falcon:

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You can buy it here:

http://www.amazon.com/Lego-Ultimate-Collectors-Millennium-Falcon/dp/B0017V21EY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1442157063&sr=8-3&keywords=lego+ucs+millenium+falcon

^_^

I hope the do a UCS Ep7 Falcon once the new movie is out.

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Well there is the Millennium Falcon:

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You can buy it here:

http://www.amazon.com/Lego-Ultimate-Collectors-Millennium-Falcon/dp/B0017V21EY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1442157063&sr=8-3&keywords=lego+ucs+millenium+falcon

^_^

I hope the do a UCS Ep7 Falcon once the new movie is out.

Nice! under7k, get deal!

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Looks awesome ArchieNov!

If he does id still buy em even though i just bought these two!

I would buy the Ivanov again, and if they improved the CF colour a bit, creatively perhaps as they seem to have no objection in doing :-), i would get that too. Something like this perhaps!

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Well there is the Millennium Falcon:

You can buy it here:

http://www.amazon.com/Lego-Ultimate-Collectors-Millennium-Falcon/dp/B0017V21EY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1442157063&sr=8-3&keywords=lego+ucs+millenium+falcon

^_^

I hope the do a UCS Ep7 Falcon once the new movie is out.

Nice! under7k, get deal!

OMG that price lol! But if that is also in scale, I can't imagine it being something you'd be able to swoosh around or even carry without trouble. At least with the Slave 1, it's still relatively easy to pick up.

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Nice! under7k, get deal!

wow 7k! bargain! the last time I saw that set for sale here in Aus it was something like $299.. I see they are asking up to and over $400 on the 2nd hand market in some places.. bit silly..

I would buy the Ivanov again, and if they improved the CF colour a bit, creatively perhaps as they seem to have no objection in doing :-), i would get that too. Something like this perhaps!

Yeah for sure the CF color is a little on the yellow-ish side.. be nice if it was closer to color in that pic. No matter though im still happy to have snagged one!

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Bingo!

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Awesome! but are they legal and or safe to use for motorcycle riding!? And wouldn't that big front section catch the air too much? I guess it couldn't be any worse than a motor cross helmet in that respect..

Also nice bike mate! Buell XB-12R yes!? I nearly bought one of them year back but settled on a Kawasaki ZZR-600 instead.. was cheaper, in better condition with lower mileage.

Oh yeah and the helmet is a PERFECT color match too! B))

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I really like the ZZR👍 that's funny I almost bought a 6 myself.

The helmet Is DOT certified. If you look closely at these , they're basically a half helmet with extras screwed on.

The extras are plastic and would completely disintegrate if sh!t went down.

It isn't worse than a motocross helmet. A lot of air passing thru. Not a good winter bucket. Great out here in hot California.

Here's my other ride👀post-21292-0-25384100-1442197813_thumb.jpg

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then at least all the bolt on bits would absorb crash energy first eh! :p

I really liked the ZZR and should have kept it. Was such a comfy, easy bike to ride and was reasonably quick too! but I ended up traded it on a 2009 ZX-6R.. also gone..

That's a XB-12S yes? Nice bikes you have!

Here is my current ride.. K6 GSXR1000. Setup more so as a track bike but with lights to make it (questionably) legal for street riding! :D

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I cant believe how expensive those lego sets are. Seeing them made me think that it would be fun to build one. but I don't think I can justify that much money for one though. :blink:

They were not that expensive at release. This is just the Macross-equivalent scalper of LEGO you are seeing but in a much sicker version! I think this was $600 or something?

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I think you convinced me.. I have Amazon giftcards saved, I might get that Slave I. :D

The Falcon is monstrous.. I'm glad I grabbed it on clearance sale from the LEGO main site a couple years back. Still no room to build it though. :lol:

Hehe. By the way, I checked the measurements and if I'm not mistaken, the UCS Slave 1 is around 1/48 scale.

Unfortunately I don't have any of the 1/48 scale valks so I can't verify it.

Maybe someone could compare a 1/48 pilot figure and a Lego minifigure and see if they have roughly the same height (of course the proportions would be way off). I know the pilots may not be accurate to scale, but it's the only thing I can think of at the moment besides doing the math.

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I really don't understand why legos are so expensive haha

They use a very high quality plastic, they do a lot of R&D to develop new kits every year, they have major licenses, and they're not really that expensive when you do the math (about 12 cents per piece averaged out).

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And as for why out of print kits are so expensive on the secondary market? the collector mentality is stupid. why do we pay hundreds of dollars for transforming plastic planes?

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And as for why out of print kits are so expensive on the secondary market? the collector mentality is stupid. why do we pay hundreds of dollars for transforming plastic planes?

Because they're based off OVAS with content spanning 30+ years & some of these transforming planes run out of production. Whereas Legos recently create movies to dip in. Also the Lego company has been a steady fixture for even longer and they're still super expensive!

Nevertheless, I still buy them , so I'm spending with my eyes wide open👀

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My main gripe with Lego pricing is that they are a lot more expensive outside of the US (which is unfortunately my situation). Over here, even fairly new sets can cost up to double what it does in the US. And stores like Amazon do not ship Lego to my country (I'm guessing it's a distribution restriction thing).

You guys living in the US are really lucky when it comes to Lego.

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The funny thing about Lego pricing... that 12 cent per piece standard is probably about 30 years old. I remember the average coming out to around 10 cents a piece when I was little. (Though all bets are off if any electronic bits are included.)

They really haven't changed anything about their pricing. The sets have just gotten bigger and bigger over time.

The UCS Falcon was the largest set they ever released at the time, if I recall. I do remember it being roughly $500 originally.

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Upgraded my Myers mask again. I got a WMP V75.

Definitely the best one I've owned.

http://imgur.com/a/wvu0t

W.M.P.’s (Wickid Mask Productions) VINTAGE 75. Like the 1975 Don Post Captain Kirk mask, this mask began from the William Shatner life cast. Four sculptors and fifteen months later, Chris Morgan (owner of Wickid Mask Productions) deemed the Vintage 75 mask finished and consequently birthed its release.

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