In an unexpected turn of events, I bought the UCS Rebel Snowspeeder today, too. Probably not the best idea being unemployed and all…but I hadn’t seen it on eBay for awhile, and I came across it at $300…a bit more than I would have preferred, but again, the cheapest I’ve ever seen it. And this one’s in the US, so shipping’s a lot cheaper. So, my collection is now complete…which is pretty bitchin’. And I used money from my eBay sales, so I can rationalize that in my mind as not me actually spending any of my money, since it’s not coming from my checking account =) 4 years ago
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How I did it: Bought as many as I could directly from Lego...saved up so I could buy them when they were first announced for pre-order. Sometimes it meant you'd miss out on a chance to buy it for cheaper months later, but not every set would go on sale, and some would disappear without warning...and then you're at the mercy of eBay sellers. Read how I did it… 4 years ago
I have just purchased the UCS X-Wing Starfighter set on eBay! It’s used, which isn’t ideal—however, the stickers were never applied, the set comes in its original box with instructions and is 100% complete…so, honestly, it’s good enough for my purposes. Plus, it was only $210. Granted, the set originally only sold for between $100 – $120, but I have never seen it on eBay for less than $400! I’m very excited. It’s gonna come from Australia, though, so shipping will be a bit expensive…but Australia is one of the few places left where the US Dollar still goes a bit far. Now I’m only one set away from having the complete collection! Merry Christmas to me, indeed =D 4 years ago
I suppose I could clarify, for my own purposes…just in case there are any Lego fanatics reading this (very likely, I know)...I do not consider the sets without the little plaques to be true UCS sets. Therefore, I am over-looking Cloud City, the Sandcrawler, and the Motorized Walking AT-AT…although I may still get the AT-AT ‘cause it’s bitchin’...and maybe one day I’ll nab the Sandcrawler too, as it is pretty cool. It is worth noting that the wikipedia entry on Star Wars Legos agrees that those sets are not indeed UCS sets. However, wikipedia is of the mind that the two busts, of Darth Maul and Yoda, are UCS sets…and again, I am not, as they do not have the little plaques…which is my defining criteria. So there! More information than anyone could ever possibly have needed about Star Wars Lego sets and my views upon them. 5 years ago