Lego - Millennium Falcon

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Mr. Anderson, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Product.aspx?p=10179&cn=245&d=100

    5000+ pieces and how long would this take to put together!

    Wow - its cool, but how many people here would spend $500 on a single lego set? Nutso!

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  2. dejo Moderator

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    I am. :D It was a gift to myself after working (and billing) 99 hours in one week on a project a while back. I can't wait for it to ship in late September.

    P.S. I'll try and keep track of how long it takes me to build it.
     
  3. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Hmm... that's a pretty big Lego set, but this Lego Star Destroyer is bigger than the Millennium Falcon, although I don't think it's built from as many pieces or is as detailed. I doubt it could do the the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, either. :p

    dejo – cap doffed. Be sure to post some pics once you've got that thing assembled.
     
  4. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    Amazing. I loves me so legos.

    dejo (and eventual others) post some pics of it!
     
  5. shecky Guest

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    lets not forget it made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs. thats worth at least $500.
     
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  7. shecky Guest

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    She's the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy!
     
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    "Don't worry, she'll hold together"
    ("Did you hear me, baby? Hold together!")

    A pretty appropriate line for a LEGO kit! :D

    As for who would buy a $500 LEGO set? I would buy that one if I could!
     
  10. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I'd love to have one (always a big Legos fan), but $500? Wow.
     
  11. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    now that's the business

    pity i could buy most of a macbook for that
     
  12. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i saw it awhile back. my jaw dropped.

    but i think the Star Destroyer is better. :D
    and the Death Star one is badass too.
     
  13. Elrond39 macrumors 6502

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    If only money were irrelevant... Boy would I ever go to town! :D

    Imagine having a miniature armada of Imperial Star Destroyers, and a sized-to-scale Death Star.... well, I guess I would need a house for that! :) Have one massive room as a Death Star... Wow. Drooling.
     
  14. emw macrumors G4

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    I would love to have that. But with the kids right now, probably not a good idea.
     
  15. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Actually two years ago these were $50 at Toys R Us for the Black Friday sale. I picked up 5...still have two or three I think.
     
  16. emw macrumors G4

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    Unopened? That's a nice profit for you. I smell an iPhone. :D
     
  17. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    lol nah. Although here's the lowdown. Cingular said they gave me my $45 data plan for my new iphone. Yet I have a SLVR...never even inquired about the silly thing. Long story short they turned off all media crap and I missed some messages today.
    Unrelated to the falcon story, but hey.
     
  18. shecky Guest

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    aren't you thinking of the 4504 model - thats the one that was smaller. this one is brand new and is being released in october/late september, so i do not know how you would have bought it 2 years ago.
     
  19. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    Are you sure it's the same one? That one is three feet long... then there's also a smaller Lego Millenium Falcon:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEc8v1OWeE4

    (not saying I don't believe you, but if you actually got the big one for that price that had to have been a serious pricing error on Toys R Us' part)
     
  20. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    If you've seen the size of typical Lego people before, then this image gives you a good idea of just how huge this thing is:

    [​IMG]
     
  21. cleanup macrumors 68030

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    Dammit! :rolleyes:

    While I loved Lego as a kid, I would never spend $500 on it! I bought a few sets but I stopped there. I relied on my creativity after that, instead of buying sets where some stupid instruction booklet would tell me how to put it together. :p I refused to listen.
     
  22. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    I've built bigger :p

    A friend and I build a rathe pathetic (compaired to the Falcon) large castle once.

    All this lego talk is making me miss my old legos :( wish I did not sell them long ago. Atleast I have a few spaceships left.
     
  23. shecky Guest

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    i keep a big glass bowl of legos on my coffee table at home. guests love it.
     
  24. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    I was all on board until I saw the price. I could afford it at the moment it's just not worth that much to me.

    If you think about the price by piece (10¢) it's not so bad.
     

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