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Stephen Hawking for Sale in Lego

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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Nov 26 2012 - 08:38 PM

It came to my attention over the weekend that the following product was having its own small Black Friday discount. Unfortunately the sale is over, but that doesn't stop this from being one of the best fan-made Lego models available for purchase on the web. Ochre Jelly's <a href='http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0094NM16K/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0094NM16K&linkCode=as2&tag=bzcommunity-20' target='offsite'>Stephen Hawking</a> is a fantastic representation of one of the greatest minds of all time, and with a limited run of only 100 models at $39.99 USD apiece, this is a perfect gift for the geek in all of us. Realistic play features include a fully poseable wheelchair and being awesome. If you don't have the money, I suggest putting it on your wish list as soon as possible.View the full article
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#2 Offline Dwanny

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Posted Nov 27 2012 - 11:39 AM

Wow, it actually looks like Steven Hawking!Love the man, love the set, hate the price. 40 bucks seems a bit much for such a small set.
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#3 Offline Kakaru

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Posted Nov 27 2012 - 12:12 PM

Wow, it actually looks like Steven Hawking!Love the man, love the set, hate the price. 40 bucks seems a bit much for such a small set.

Keep in mind that the cost includes the parts and how much the creator paid to obtain them from bricklink or other sources, the material required to produce and assemble the instructions and packaging (that's a fair amount of colour ink), the actual time spent sorting the parts into individual packages, not to mention theffort designing the model in the first place, then a little bit of actual profit on top. $40 is a very reasonable price for a custom model at this size. This is all taking into account that it's his only model for sale at this time, and he's not even trying to make a large profit on this because it's not a business. This model, produced and sold by the guys over at Brickmania, costs $25 on its own and has limited appeal to historic collectors.That said, I understand that $40 may be a little steep for you individually, but objectively speaking, the price is actually quite good for a custom model of this size.

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hey it's Studio Comic

#4 Offline Toa Smoke Monster

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Posted Nov 27 2012 - 06:16 PM

Interesting set. I won't be getting it, but I can see it becoming a collector's item in the future. :)
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