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LEGO Reveals 10240 Red Five X-wing


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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Feb 15 2013 - 04:00 PM

Posted ImageRight about now at LEGO World in Denmark a new set is being unveiled. 10240 Red Five X-wing Starfighter is based on of of the most iconic spaceships in science fiction from one of the greatest sagas made. If all this means nothing to you, you should go out right now and watch Star Wars. But before you do, read on to see the pictures and full press release for this set!View the full article
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#2 Offline Vorahk1Panrahk2

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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 02:00 AM

... Of all the cool ships that could have a UCS model associated with them, we get another UCS X-Wing? I know Star Wars is one of Lego's biggest moneymakers (and of course they want to keep it going), but the amount of re-releases is getting ridiculous with this line. At least there's Episode 7 sets to look forward to in two years.

 

Oh well. I guess the target audiences like it, and that's what matters.


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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 07:40 AM

... Of all the cool ships that could have a UCS model associated with them, we get another UCS X-Wing? I know Star Wars is one of Lego's biggest moneymakers (and of course they want to keep it going), but the amount of re-releases is getting ridiculous with this line. At least there's Episode 7 sets to look forward to in two years. Oh well. I guess the target audiences like it, and that's what matters.
Hey, why not? The X-Wing is arguably the most iconic ship in the Star Wars mythos, and yet it was also the most painfully out-of-date Ultimate Collectors' Series model. Even a few years after its release it was painfully inferior to the other, more recent ships in the UCS lineup. Given the choice between getting rereleases of iconic ships versus seeing those same beloved ships fall further and further behind in terms of design quality as the designers delve into more and more obscure subjects for new sets, I'd rather choose the former.To be honest, I haven't collected LEGO Star Wars since around 2005, but nothing has excited me more these past few years than seeing the designers release new, updated versions of classic subjects I used to have as sets, and recognizing how much design quality in general has improved since those days. My twin brother was able to get the Anakin & Sebulba's Podracers set for Christmas, and it lived up to all our expectations.

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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 01:56 PM

... and yet it was also the most painfully out-of-date Ultimate Collectors' Series model.
That and the UCS Tie Interceptor.I love this set, but won't be getting it, since I do have the original still built.

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Posted Feb 18 2013 - 09:00 AM

How many X-Wings did Lego release? Cause I seen a lot, like in the Shop@Home catologs and the S@H site and in-store, just to name a few.
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Posted Feb 18 2013 - 05:24 PM

... and yet it was also the most painfully out-of-date Ultimate Collectors' Series model.
That and the UCS Tie Interceptor.I love this set, but won't be getting it, since I do have the original still built.

True. but the Tie Interceptor is, all things considered, a less important or iconic ship than the X-Wing. Really, if another Tie Fighter UCS is made, I'd prefer it to be the standard Tie Fighter with the six-sided wings.


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