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Hello, everyone! Today I am bringing up a subject that could determine the future of one particular set in our database.
As you may know, 75187 BB-8 is a large-scale droid set that was just released on September 1st. However, even though we currently have it under the Last Jedi subtheme, there is no doubt there are huge differences between it and the other six minifig-scale sets in the wave. That begs the question... should we label it an Ultimate Collector Series set?
- It is a large-scale, System-built figure done in the style of 10225 R2-D2, a UCS set from 2012.
- Like R2, it is built in a similar scale, has a display plaque, and includes the minifig version of the titular droid as well.
- Unlike other recent UCS sets, it does not have a gold badge on the box, and is available in most retail locations rather than only at shop.LEGO.com and LEGO Brand Stores.
- While released alongside the first wave of Last Jedi sets, BB-8 does not only go with this new film but is representative of the entire sequel trilogy. So, is the Last Jedi subtheme really the most appropriate place for it?
We are aware of the attachments many may have to the UCS series, as well as what may qualify as a set and what doesn't (just look at Assault on Hoth). However, through your opinion we can come up with a designation that most can agree with.
So the real question is - The Last Jedi, or Ultimate Collector Series?