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 Rex Kramer » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:29 am

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Rex Kramer wrote:Hunting around in the loft yesterday and I found the box and instructions for Wall-E so decided to collapse it and rebuild it. Such a great set and I think it's really good value for money (particularly compared to something like Ecto 1 which I was quite disappointed with). I'm looking around now for something new to buy. On that basis, what's your favourite recent set?

I really liked the WALL-E set, although the head section could have used more work I think.

Try the Yellow Submarine. It's a similar difficulty and brick count. And it's also yellow.

Yeah, the neck of the Wall-E seems to have a flaw. The head section/eyes look really good but they're too heavy for the neck joints.

Wasn't massively tempted by the Yellow Submarine, not sure why. I think the camper van looks lovely, as does the mini. Some friends have got the Big Ben set which is enormous but looks like lots of building of the same thing over and over again. I quite like the the ramshackle nature of the old fishing store but it's more than I would usually spend.

Other than that, I'm half tempted to trawl ebay and see if I can pick up the 80's Technic car chassis set for those 1985 Christmas day feels.

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by Lime » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:17 am

The camper is an excellent build, did it myself a couple of months ago. Totally recommend it.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread - The "Biggest Set Ever" (UCS Millenium Falcon!) announced (pg141)
by BID0 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:30 pm

The VW Camper Van would have been my other recommendation but I decided not to mention it because I think it's now discontinued and expensive.

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by bear » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:42 pm

They changed how the neck worked on the Wall-E model and I think if you contact them that they'll send out the parts and instructions to make the new neck work with the old model.

The VW camper is still available.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread - The "Biggest Set Ever" (UCS Millenium Falcon!) announced (pg141)
by Rex Kramer » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:52 pm

bear wrote:They changed how the neck worked on the Wall-E model and I think if you contact them that they'll send out the parts and instructions to make the new neck work with the old model.

The VW camper is still available.

I didn't know this, thanks. I've emailed customer services to request a fix kit for it.

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by Frank » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:41 pm

Fade wrote:Me and my girlfriend went to Art of The Brick on London a few weeks ago. They had sculptures of tons of different DC heroes made from Lego. Anyone else go?

I took some pictures of anybody is curious as to what kind of stuff they had.


I've never been but I've always wondered about going, what was the Fade verdict? Would love to see some of your pics, too! :wub:

EDIT: Also I had no idea about the Wall-E repair kit despite buying it straight from Lego - Surely they should be able to see who bought one of the original versions that needs the fix? Will have to email them ASAP.

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by Rex Kramer » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:26 pm

Sent them an email about the Wall E fix kit, all sorted with a couple of hours. That's some service.

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by BID0 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:15 pm

Didn't know about it either :lol: used the chat on their website and have the update bricks on the way to me :mrgreen: thanks for letting us know bear

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by Rex Kramer » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:30 pm

The customer service at Lego is going to wonder what the hell inspired all these requests.

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by Poser » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:26 pm

I've not opened my pre-recall Wall-E as I assumed it'd become more valuable... :shifty:

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by Frank » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:16 pm



I've been posting a few pictures of the Falcon build on Instagram as I've been working my way through it. I like how even the boxes inside the main box have been glammed up a bit with various quotes about the Falcon. Don't like how the bags don't appear to have been put into the boxes in the right order, though (like the first box I opened had like... the 1, 4 and 11 bags in, or something).

My room is covered with the plastic parts bags now.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread - The "Biggest Set Ever" (UCS Millenium Falcon!) announced (pg141)
by Ad7 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:34 pm

Have you creased the instructions already ?!

Moar photos please.

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by Frank » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:39 pm

They came like that! Outraged. It's such an impractical manual, though. So big.

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by Ad7 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:41 pm

I would love to be building that :datass:

Must turn my technic jcb thing back in to the jcb from the combine harvester form it's in. Good evenings build there.

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by Green Gecko » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:21 am

Frank when are you going to build one of these instead like a proper boy

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That's where I last dropped 100% of my disposable income. :D :(

This time last year :cry:

I couldn't live with myself spending this much on a Lego kit though given my circumstances.

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by Ad7 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:06 am

Do wot u luv hun x

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by Green Gecko » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:04 pm

:slol: I think that was just a cutting depth test but you got me.

Lego rules :wub:

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread - The "Biggest Set Ever" (UCS Millenium Falcon!) announced (pg141)
by Frank » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:21 pm

It's an amazing set so far, though. Buyers remorse hasn't kicked in yet.

(GG - You'll be pleased to know I finished my Prince's Trust Enterprise Course today, and I've got a certificate and everything! Will get onto buy a cutter soon!)

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by Ad7 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:31 pm

Green Gecko wrote::slol: I think that was just a cutting depth test but you got me.

Lego rules :wub:


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by Green Gecko » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:24 am

Frank wrote:It's an amazing set so far, though. Buyers remorse hasn't kicked in yet.

(GG - You'll be pleased to know I finished my Prince's Trust Enterprise Course today, and I've got a certificate and everything! Will get onto buy a cutter soon!)

That's awesome. You can play and work soon.

I just spent 2hrs scraping silicone glue off 1 of 4 reclaimed oak floorboards. :dread:

But I still have all my Lego in transparent tubs in my workshop / studio / office.. spare room.. Cave.

Could never fit a set like this literally anywhere. I might use one of my ikea cubbies as a mini Lego city.. Trouble is when you build anything significant you then find you don't have enough basic pieces for something else. I should get some bags of neutral colours for that. I really want to build something minifig scale that makes sense, haven't done that since I was a kid. Something like what's in Brick City (got my copy signed :) ) and Brick Wonders. Anyone have those books? They have some interesting examples.

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