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Star Wars exclusive set makes me mad

Postby Bruce N H » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:41 am

Hey all,

LEGO announced this upcoming set, Detention Block Rescue:

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And it's a pretty awesome set. Notice, for instance, that the white striped Death-Star wall pattern isn't stickers, as you might expect, but rather fully brick-built. Years ago I argued that LEGO should make exactly this type of set - or rather I argued for a series of similar sets - rather than make some huge behemoth $300 Death Star set. Imagine a series of small sets, each featuring one or two key figs - Luke meeting Leia, the droids in the control room, Obi-Wan fighting Vader, Han and Chewie in the trash compactor, maybe a Stormie in each set. They would have sold tons of these - particularly back in the day when Stormies were pretty rare, and Leia could only be found in the Millennium Falcon set (yes, I'm old, I'm talking 15 years ago). Anyway, they finally come out with something like this, and it's an exclusive for a few people who win a raffle for the chance to buy it at one convention. Grrrr.

BTW, speaking of LEGO Death Star, did you see it in the Spider-Man Homecoming trailer?

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Re: Star Wars exclusive set makes me mad

Postby JCool » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:13 pm

So I like this set. Is it overpriced, yes. Does it offer anything exclusive, no. Did it miss the mark by ~10 years, yes. That all being said, it's a cool concept and I could see them doing more one-offs like Bruce mentioned... but not as exclusives.

I wouldn't pay $40 for this as an exclusive event-only set. There's nothing that I couldn't source elsewhere and build for half the price.
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Re: Star Wars exclusive set makes me mad

Postby AK_Brickster » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:40 pm

I'd definitely buy it as an exclusive, limited run set. Only because I could sell it for $100 to someone else, lol.
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Re: Star Wars exclusive set makes me mad

Postby Elephant Knight » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:27 am

All I see are two stormtroopers and grey parts. The SNOTted lights are kinda cool, though.

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Re: Star Wars exclusive set makes me mad

Postby ameliadavies » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:33 am

This set is really great!! I wouldn't mind paying $40 for this. The work is done minutely and is worth appreciation.
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Re: Star Wars exclusive set makes me mad

Postby BrickFan » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:32 pm

I need to enter this raffle! Buy these exclusive Star Wars sets gets very expensive. I'm also a little annoyed in a way by the new LEGO 75192 Star Wars Millennium Falcon which is even more expensive! There will be some lucky and happy people who win these.
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