Let's just hope, for those that own one, they don't re-release it like they did the Imperial Star Destroyer.
The original 10030 was done in light gray. At some point TLG changed their gray colors to the bluish grays which we know today. The later 10030s were done in this light bluish gray. Were there some which received a mix of new and old grays? I bought a used old gray one and it had a couple of elements in new bluish gray, but I assumed the person I bought it from just substituted pieces.
Interesting, I was unaware there were two colors of 10030 made.I'm not sure which on I have, how can you tell? I am not sure I really know the difference between the new and old gray colors.
The original 10030 was done in light gray. At some point TLG changed their gray colors to the bluish grays which we know today. The later 10030s were done in this light bluish gray. Were there some which received a mix of new and old grays? I bought a used old gray one and it had a couple of elements in new bluish gray, but I assumed the person I bought it from just substituted pieces.From what I've understood, there are 4 total versions of the ISD made. The first production run was in old gray colors with a manual that was bound like a book, similar to the Master Builder Academy manual. The second production run was also in old grays, but with a spiral bound manual like those seen in the UCS Falcon (which was used for the rest of the models availability), the ones from around 2004 and a few years after are the ones that used a mix of gray colors, and the last production runs were bluish gray. So in short, your ISD is most likely the third edition...
Imperial Flagship is still at around $300. By Christmas, will it be $600?
Imperial Flagship is still at around $300. By Christmas, will it be $600?I think it will be mid 400s...this would make it similar to the path that Green Grocer followed.
I got my Maersk Train in the maill today, and am now deciding whether to keep it sealed in it's box, or build it. Any thoughts on what I should do? If it's a nice display piece, I'm intrigued to build it. If people think it may shoot up in value after a soon discontinuation, I want to keep it sealed. Thoughts?Cheers,
^What region are you in? GE says April 8th, but FB says 30 days. I'm thinking since FB is sold out basically everywhere, it's on its very last legs here... though I've been wrong about that before.
It looks like 8043 is out of stock at S@H. It says shipping in 30 days, but I have to wonder. It's about due to be EOL'd...
8043 is indeed nice, but do keep in mind the price per part, the overall weight of the box for the money.
@ hoyatablesI have a bit of a Hoth theme going in my sons room right now (AT-AT, Wampa Cave and Battle Packs) and I just snagged the smaller Echo Base (7749) for $30 shipped on ebay. They all look great displayed together. Especially with the snowspeeder and speederbikes on stands so it looks as though they are in flight.
Just my opinion, but I don't think either of those aspects matter to most people. Collectors, serious buyers, etc. may evaluate price per part a lot, but I don't think the average LEGO purchaser does. Not sure where you're coming from about the weight. Do you mean it will cost more to ship? I don't think the extra shipping cost is enough to make a difference.
As for weight, what I mean is that for the same money, you're getting a lot more "stuff" for the money, the weight of the box means there is a lot more stuff in it, it is much heavier, more plastic, more parts, etc.
You don't think people look at the price per part? Maybe they don't, but it is sure talked about a lot here when it comes to current production sets, people are always saying how expensive Star Wars sets are looking at their RRP and part count.
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