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1 hour ago, Will 4 said:

How come they are releasing a homing spider droid set?

From the picture I saw that was leaked from lego's website, it's just a slight improvement over the last one.  The minifigures are different, and you get Yoda instead of that one jedi that appeared in the movie for about 2 seconds.  Looks like it's a homing spider droid based off the Kashyyyk battle scene in episode 3 where they tried to assassinate Yoda, instead of the homing spider droid that was in the battle of geonosis in the 2nd one that the last set was based off of.  

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Found these Target DCPIs on another site and I thought it might be helpful in the Target search tool.

204-00-1460 AT-DP Microfighter
204-00-1461 Hero EP7 Battlepack
204-00-1462 Villain Ep 7 Battlepack
204-00-1463 Battlefront Hero Battlepack
204-00-1464 Battlefront Villain ? Battlepack
204-00-1465 ???
204-00-1466 Escape Pod
204-00-1467 Carbon Freeze
204-00-1468 Hoth Attack
204-00-1469 Takodana

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Found this on SAH by chance among Sandcrawler reviews. Guy is complaining about lack of plaque.

Response from LEGO:By Allison Licensed Product Specialist Consumer Services March 25, 2015
We are so happy that you love the UCS Sandcrawler™. To answer your concerns about the plaques for the UCS'. In the past the plaques were ment for display models only, for example: 10240 Red Five X-Wing Starfighter™ and 10227 B-Wing Starfighter™ have a plaques because both sets don't have much of the play value as the Sandcrawler and 10188 Death Star™ have. However, in the future we at the LEGO® Group will be adding plaques to all of our UCS' as everything at LEGO should to be played with and we want our fans to have fun with their bricks and builds. 

Thank you for your feedback and it will passed along to our awesome Star Wars™ design team.

Wonder what kind of plaque they will come up for Hoth if it is indeed a UCS. Could you imagine one for EV?

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24 minutes ago, inversion said:

Found this on SAH by chance among Sandcrawler reviews. Guy is complaining about lack of plaque.

Response from LEGO:By Allison Licensed Product Specialist Consumer Services March 25, 2015
We are so happy that you love the UCS Sandcrawler™. To answer your concerns about the plaques for the UCS'. In the past the plaques were ment for display models only, for example: 10240 Red Five X-Wing Starfighter™ and 10227 B-Wing Starfighter™ have a plaques because both sets don't have much of the play value as the Sandcrawler and 10188 Death Star™ have. However, in the future we at the LEGO® Group will be adding plaques to all of our UCS' as everything at LEGO should to be played with and we want our fans to have fun with their bricks and builds. 

Thank you for your feedback and it will passed along to our awesome Star Wars™ design team.

Wonder what kind of plaque they will come up for Hoth if it is indeed a UCS. Could you imagine one for EV?

More important than the plaques is the fact that they said they want all new UCS to be "played with."  I guess no more 100% display models.  Everything will have minifigures and some sort of functionality.

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51 minutes ago, Bold-Arrow said:

My personal preference is to have UCS as display sets . They can make big exclusive play sets without that title. 

Yes, I prefer a difference from UCS and big playsets.  Sandcrawler really blurs the lines as it's big and displayable, but also able to be played with where sets like UCS Slave I is to me, purely for display.

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On 12/23/2015 at 10:27 AM, exciter1 said:

Found these Target DCPIs on another site and I thought it might be helpful in the Target search tool.

204-00-1460 AT-DP Microfighter
204-00-1461 Hero EP7 Battlepack
204-00-1462 Villain Ep 7 Battlepack
204-00-1463 Battlefront Hero Battlepack
204-00-1464 Battlefront Villain ? Battlepack
204-00-1465 ???
204-00-1466 Escape Pod
204-00-1467 Carbon Freeze
204-00-1468 Hoth Attack
204-00-1469 Takodana

Cool, thanks.  Looks like some of the Battle Packs are out around here.  Going to grab some of the Ep 7 bad guy ones for sure to army build.

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1 hour ago, Ed Mack said:

More important than the plaques is the fact that they said they want all new UCS to be "played with."  I guess no more 100% display models.  Everything will have minifigures and some sort of functionality.

I believe you are overthinking this. I think she just said that R5 is meant to be 'played' with just as much as DS, since both are LEGO.

On the minifigures I agree, but they are there for exclusivity (anal fig collectors) and some extra flavour. TIE and Tumbler, or even 10179,  are still hardcore UCS regardless of figs, but they are welcome nevertheless. You won't see any UCS without them.

I still believe that LEGO will cater for both audiences, in terms of 'play' and 'display' UCS sets. I think that with the plaque they will just try to generate extra sales to guys who need everything that has a plaque.

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53 minutes ago, inversion said:

I believe you are overthinking this. I think she just said that R5 is meant to be 'played' with just as much as DS, since both are LEGO.

On the minifigures I agree, but they are there for exclusivity (anal fig collectors) and some extra flavour. TIE and Tumbler, or even 10179,  are still hardcore UCS regardless of figs, but they are welcome nevertheless. You won't see any UCS without them.

I still believe that LEGO will cater for both audiences, in terms of 'play' and 'display' UCS sets. I think that with the plaque they will just try to generate extra sales to guys who need everything that has a plaque.

I respectfully disagree...

In the past the plaques were meant for display models only, for example: 10240 Red Five X-Wing Starfighter™ and 10227 B-Wing Starfighter™ have a plaques because both sets don't have much of the play value.

She then goes onto say how "in the future," UCS LEGO sets "should be played with,"  suggesting to me anyway, sets with minifigures and a sturdier build.  The Slave I is an example of a set with all the qualities.  Great display and some decent play qualities as well.  The Sandcrawler is highly playable, but less accurate in appearance.  I think the new Death Star will be closer to the 10188 than the 10143 after reading this comment.  

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37 minutes ago, Ed Mack said:

I respectfully disagree...

In the past the plaques were meant for display models only, for example: 10240 Red Five X-Wing Starfighter™ and 10227 B-Wing Starfighter™ have a plaques because both sets don't have much of the play value.

She then goes onto say how "in the future," UCS LEGO sets "should be played with,"  suggesting to me anyway, sets with minifigures and a sturdier build.  The Slave I is an example of a set with all the qualities.  Great display and some decent play qualities as well.  The Sandcrawler is highly playable, but less accurate in appearance.  I think the new Death Star will be closer to the 10188 than the 10143 after reading this comment.  

She actually said "everything at LEGO should to be played with". 'Everything' includes Architecture and large scale models, like the upcoming Big Ben (which is by the way called Elizabeth Tower, the Big Ben is the bell inside, LEGO went nuts with the Architecture name), not just UCS. 

Especially for Architecture, I can't see how play value could be added to these. I still believe that it is a marketing catchphrase that says that there is no such LEGO that is not meant to be played with, hence the distinction in UCS is unnecessary.

The Sandcrawler I believe became like that because a display wise good model would be at least $500-600 and LEGO could not justify that. Regarding the DS, you are probably right and I was also thinking the same, even before this feedback. 10143 was a commercial flop, it is unlikely to witness any similar release.

But you are certainly right in that if they can, they will do the sets similar to Slave I, but where they can't they will just go pure display, like the TIE fighter. I can't imagine how it could have included any play feature without compromising the looks.

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I respectfully disagree...

In the past the plaques were meant for display models only, for example: 10240 Red Five X-Wing Starfighter and 10227 B-Wing Starfighter have a plaques because both sets don't have much of the play value.

She then goes onto say how "in the future," UCS LEGO sets "should be played with,"  suggesting to me anyway, sets with minifigures and a sturdier build.  The Slave I is an example of a set with all the qualities.  Great display and some decent play qualities as well.  The Sandcrawler is highly playable, but less accurate in appearance.  I think the new Death Star will be closer to the 10188 than the 10143 after reading this comment.  

She actually said "everything at LEGO should to be played with". 'Everything' includes Architecture and large scale models, like the upcoming Big Ben (which is by the way called Elizabeth Tower, the Big Ben is the bell inside, LEGO went nuts with the Architecture name), not just UCS. 

Especially for Architecture, I can't see how play value could be added to these. I still believe that it is a marketing catchphrase that says that there is no such LEGO that is not meant to be played with, hence the distinction in UCS is unnecessary.

The Sandcrawler I believe became like that because a display wise good model would be at least $500-600 and LEGO could not justify that. Regarding the DS, you are probably right and I was also thinking the same, even before this feedback. 10143 was a commercial flop, it is unlikely to witness any similar release.

But you are certainly right in that if they can, they will do the sets similar to Slave I, but where they can't they will just go pure display, like the TIE fighter. I can't imagine how it could have included any play feature without compromising the looks.

However a person reads her statement, I would say there is a move away from "display" sets. They just don't sell as well IMO. Kids drive the sales. They will keep making more advanced sets, but they will all be built to play with. From reading this, I don't foresee a 10030 or 10018 remakes.

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6 minutes ago, valenciaeric said:

The 2016 Star Wars film is "Rogue Squadron", right? I would imagine it is a tie in to that. I resisted typing "Tie FIghter" instead of "Tie-in".

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I called the local LEGO store to check on the Carbon Freeze Chamber and the Escape Pod and such. The Employee told me that he didn't think that those were supposed to be out until March.

I went to TRU to use a gift card to try to get some of the new Star Wars sets. All that they had was the FO Snowspeeder Microfighter and the 2 Battle Packs that I already reviewed.

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