The LEGO Thread - The "Biggest Set Ever" (UCS Millenium Falcon!) announced (pg141)

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread - The "Biggest Set Ever" (UCS Millenium Falcon!) announced (pg141)
by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:58 am

Just example products: https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Painting-Modelling

And depending on the vibe of your christmas scene: https://www.forgeworld.co.uk/en-GB/Ork- ... -Belly-Gun

Third parties will almost certainly be cheaper and you dont have to worry about colour compatability.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread - The "Biggest Set Ever" (UCS Millenium Falcon!) announced (pg141)
by Lime » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:56 am

Rex Kramer wrote:This might be worth a read as well

https://medium.com/@lightmybricks/light ... 1376ab6e0b


Good find! They look nice, are more detailed, the downside is they are about 50% more expensive (approx. £30+postage compared with £19+postage for the ones I have)


I just bought the Haunted house set for <£20 incl postage. Not too bad. Some of the modular lighting kits are almost half the price of the set. :shock:

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread - The "Biggest Set Ever" (UCS Millenium Falcon!) announced (pg141)
by Green Gecko » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:38 pm

Poser wrote:
Gently-Parted Ringpiece wrote:Poser, why not check out a shop that does stuff for warhammer or minifigs? They will have the best scenery or basing materials around for strawberry float all.



I hadn't thought of that. :fp: There's a Games Workshop in Newcastle, I think. Will have a look.

If you're going to go down that route I'd just get some polysytrene sheets. Foam board is really expensive for what it is and is designed for making models and mounting photographs perfectly flush. There's actually a tough layer of polymerised card glued to each side of the foam that's quite hard to remove without destroying the whole thing, it's basically a cheaper form of infeasibly thick card. Tends to be used by set designers and suchlike. You could however use that as a base, layer it up, and then just smother loads of pva on it and apply some bulk snow flock from eBay or wherever. That will look good. Think the topographic map in Breath of the Wild. Use a Stanley knife.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread - The "Biggest Set Ever" (UCS Millenium Falcon!) announced (pg141)
by Ad7 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:34 pm

MORE FALCON PICS PLZ

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by Frank » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:55 pm

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I love some of the detailing on it, but I just wish that a few of the panels fitted a little firmer. Pretty much all of the top panels aren't actually secured at all (they're just fitted with axles slotted through round holes in various beams in the structure), and the tunnel to the cockpit just sits on top of the beam rather than actually fixing into anything.

Still, it's a fantastic thing. Going to look into securing a few of the panels properly, and then I'm going to try and wall-mount it. This can only end well :slol: Need to stock up on a few more Star Wars minifigs, too. Want to get a full set of main characters to go with the Falcon!

(Also, imgur says that the pictures are resized, but they're still showing up huge for me, so apologies if they're like that for anyone else)

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread - The "Biggest Set Ever" (UCS Millenium Falcon!) announced (pg141)
by Ad7 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:22 pm

:datass: :datass: :datass:

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread - The "Biggest Set Ever" (UCS Millenium Falcon!) announced (pg141)
by Rax » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:13 am

Double VIP points on the Lego shop at the moment, nows the time to pick up your stuff for Xmas. You also get a VIP set if you go over a certain amount, its €125 but I have no idea what that is in brexit bucks.

I got the advent calendars, some of the "Winter" sets to make a start on my Xmas village setup and I picked up a box of Duplo for the little one cos she loves breaking dat Duplo apart. Putting it together is of no interest but all that is made must be destroyed!

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread - The "Biggest Set Ever" (UCS Millenium Falcon!) announced (pg141)
by Frank » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:30 am

Seems to be £100 in Brexit bucks :slol: I was gonna nab the advent calendars too, but I'm not sure if I should leave some of my buying until they do the christmas freebies.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread - The "Biggest Set Ever" (UCS Millenium Falcon!) announced (pg141)
by bear » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:19 am

They've done Christmas themed giveaways in the past so I'm holding off until they introduce this year's.

Last year's snowglobe set was a beautiful little thing. :wub:

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread - The "Biggest Set Ever" (UCS Millenium Falcon!) announced (pg141)
by Poser » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:28 am

Boots 3 for 2 includes Lego advent calendars.

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