The reign of the Empire is over

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Imperial Star Destroyer

Two of the biggest LEGO sets ever, 10030 Imperial Star Destroyer and 10143 Death Star II are currently on sale, possibly clearance, at the U.S. S@H. 10030 is already on the top sellers list, so grab these great sets while you still can, before the only opportunity to get them is Bricklink.

103 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm sure that the XWing fighter set has returned to S@H aswsell... if only Sail Barge would!

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By in United States,

ONLY $200?!?!?!?!?! If only I had that...I would so buy them! My guess though it that they will be gone very soon so I doubt I will be able to get them before they are discontinued. Oh well, I've seen them on ebay for that much once in a while. Goodbye 10030 and 10143 :(

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By in United States,

Wow! Now that I think about it, 10030 has been on S@H since 2002. THAT'S A LONG TIME! Anywho, I was hoping that these sets would stay on s@h forever(at least until 2011) but let's face it that couldn't happen, but it certanly seemed that it would. Oh well, I will have to get them on ebay, seeing as the new summer 2008 sets have got all of my wallet's attention. ;)

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By in United States,

And the Rebel Reign shall begin!

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By ,

Yeah, now the $500 Millenium Falcon will reign supreme.

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By in New Zealand,

They won't do a sale on that anytime soon... The limit is five per customer! loads are being sold!

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By in New Zealand,

You know what shima55 means. The sailbarge, for example, went on sale before it was sold out. Speaking of which, I found one at a good price! I hope I can get it...

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By in Netherlands,

At least you can still get it in the US. The empire already left europe...

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By in New Zealand,

Legoguysw, you are right. The X-wing has returned. it is a really old model, you're looking at about 2006 or the year before at least. I'm happy that it has. It really intriged me in the game and I might buy it - at a cheap price.

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By in United States,

I already have the sailbarge and Xwing starfighter, skytalker and I have written a review of the x-wing. You might want to check it out. ANYWAYS, getting back on topic, the X-wing hasn't been on the S@H as long as the 10030 has. Now, I know that the 10030 is UCS set, but 2002-2008 that's a long, long time!

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By in United States,

Which X-wing is everyone talking about? 4484, 6963, 7140, 7142, 4502, 6212, or 7191?

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By in United States,

WOW! There are a lot of x-wings! Anyways, well, let's use some logic here, fighter. Legoguysw just introduced this x-wing along with the 6210 sail barge. Now, obviously, the x-wing we're talking about must have come out in the same line as the sail barge which happens to be the 62?? line and since the only x-wing with 62 as its first two item # numbers happens to be the 6212, then the x-wing we are talking about must be 6212. Right? Yes, the x-wing we are talking about is the 6212. :)

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By in United Kingdom,

10030 must of had one of the longest production runs of any lego set perhaps only being beaten by 8860 technic car chassis which ran from 1980 til 1988, I think both 10030 and 10143 are terrific sets and it is sad to see them go, I still have them both on proud display. However I am looking forward to 10188 later this year as this is the new UCS death star.

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By in United States,

Oh ok! Im with ya now :D

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By in New Zealand,

The latest one is 6212, and that came out ages ago. or the design did...

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By in United States,

2002-2008
I almost feel like it's the end of an era. :(

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By ,

My only complaint about this set and the other $200.00 sets is the price. I think TLG could do something that would allow a person to get the instructions and then if there are any special pieces you can order them. You could do something say aroung the $25-$50 mark for this.

Another problem is for the parents (I am not a parent but I do buy set for my nephews) is the price. Sets have started getting higher and higher. Now I understand the cost of products has gone up and I am cool with that, but when you see a $3 difference (delta) from Lego to TRU (a bunch of money hungry wolves) you have to think about it. Now a nice thing that I have found is that I can use my purchases from TLG to obtain points. I can use these points for gas cards and a bunch of other stuff. The best part is that it is FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. If any one is interested feel free to contact me.

Larry

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By in United States,

Larry
I like your' idea of selling instructions. There are sites that have instructions scanned such as Peeron:
http://www.peeron.com/cgi-bin/invcgis/scans/?ct=1

However I think Lego could make a little cash by selling discontinued model instructions individually or by product line/year/etc.

Or they could be really cool and offer free PDF downloads and then pick up $$ on the backend by selling unique/hard to find parts.
(for those of us that have not discovered bricklink yet).

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By in United Kingdom,

You got it, Leggodt! Well done. I hadnt realised there were so many X Wings!

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By in United States,

yeah, there's 7 of 'em. That's a lot of X-wings!

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By in New Zealand,

I like the newest one, 6212. I don't think it needs a makeover. I might buy it in future.

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By in Netherlands,

We're getting a little off-topic here... but what's the fuzz about instruction downloads? a lot of instructions (especially Star Wars theme)are for free on the lego site.

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By in United States,

Ya, that's correct damien. I got the instructions for the UCS Naboo star fighter, bounty hunter pursuit, technic c3p0 and r2d2, some mini sets and others from that.

Also, I don't really agree with larry or wolfkiller, or whatever your name is! I believe that lego pieces should be disributed in sets, not like what you said. And a few extra hundred dollars to do a little less work sounds okay to me. (And for those of you who read this comment and think, "Woah, he doesn't care if a set is expensive, he must be rich." Well, that's not the case. I just know how to spend my money.)

Plus, I don't know how many of you live in minneapolis, but up there, in mall of america, they have a lego store that sells individual lego pieces IN A STORE! Man, I really want to go there.

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By in New Zealand,

Woah, I was thinking that you were rich too, leggodt. I understand that a few investments can end you with a wad of cash in your pocket. I spose you just find things on sale. Sorry everyone, I have to say this, but my MTT review, I posted yesterday and it is already the most usefull out of 79 reviews! so are a few of my other reviews. Leggodt, I am beggining to see that you have a lot of common sense about you, and thats good. Once I had a fetish for the Star destroyer mentioned here, and I immediately stopped liking it when I heard that it has no interior. Also, man lego is cheap, they make an incomplete death star for us! (Is there a complete one?)

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By in New Zealand,

Yep, I just put reviewers that I have seen reveiws of. I would have put rockdog3 but I honestly haven't seen a review posted by him. You guys are good friends. :D
The UCS Falcon has more than 5000 pieces, blows any other set out of the water. almost a hundred times more pieces than the dropship, or battle packs, or scout speeder! Sadly that is reflected in price and lego will not lower it any time soon, as I have mentioned before. If you look at the blurb on S@H that is what it says. I want an affordable falcon. Who has one?

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By in Australia,

I shudder to think of the NZ price of the Mulloonium Fulcon; over $1000? And I have read that it is flimsy and can't support its own weight, i.e. it cracks in half if one tries to pick it up. Anyone care to confirm or deny that?

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By in New Zealand,

That's why I would prefer 4504 by miles.

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By in New Zealand,

Yeah, well it is expensive. It's alright, legoguysw. There have only been several times in my life that I had enough money for it. I really like it and didn't have to pay much for it really. You will get fixed on that set, someday probably. Oh well. I just bought the Sail Barge slightly over RRP. Lucky me! Now for 6211...

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By in Canada,

Wahoo. Instead of $369 CAD it's only $299 CAD. I know you guys are tired of hearing this but a 40% or 50% mark up is just not acceptable when the the US$ and the Canadian$ are at par.

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By in United States,

It's funny cause several months ago, I had some money to spend on a pretty big lego set. So, I decided I would either get the UCS Star Destroyer or Death Star II. So, I first checked all the sites that sold those two sets besides ebay, and I found a website that sold the DSII for quite a bit less. But I still wasn't sure which to get, so I decied to check the reviews for both sets on brickset. I was surprised to find that a lot of people liked the Death Star 2 and how much people hated the Star Destroyer. It seemed as if all arrows where pointing to the death star 2. However, I didn't get either. Instead I decided to spend my money on other less expensive sets. I plan to get these two sets in the future on ebay, cause those new 2008 sets look good. Now, don't start talking about those new 2008 sets! ALRIGHT?!?

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By ,

Nope...

BTW, I think the Star Destroyer is the best...there is your on topic for ya'll

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By in United States,

Hmmm, well I already have Death Star, but maybe, if i can get the money I night, well no. I won't be buying the Star Destroyer.
p.s. first post made on a wii!

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By ,

Congratz Quack I remember my first post on my wii, but it wasn't on brickset.

I want a job no, that star destroyer looks awesome.

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By in New Zealand,

Sorry, Huw, We got carried away there. I really do hope that the next death star has an interior, or if they make one that is not UCS then that should have an interior. Kind of like the 6211 star destroyer. I might buy it. I wonder why the 7662 isn't UCS, it's good enough I reckon.

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By in United States,

Oh...they deleted all our comments :( I was enjoying that conversation. Oh well, we were getting off topic. I don't have the Star Destroyer or the Death Star, I want to get them though. The Death Star looks the best to me. Anyone who owns it...is it worth 200 dollars? Can it be moved around without breaking? Is it sturdy?

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By in New Zealand,

Read the reveiws, don't bother with comments. I was enjoying that conversation too, Fighter. I would rather the complete death star, it would be interesting to see the price difference.

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By in United Kingdom,

The death star is quite hard to move around I have found however The star destroyer is quite easy as the top simply lifts off in 2 parts, you can then reach down and carry the mainship by the internal frame. Hope this helps!!!

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By in United States,

hey luke skytalker what is your favrite ucs between the deathstar 2
star destroyer oh ya you sould vist my lego club page it is chrishouser121495

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By in United States,

Fighter, yes it is worth the 200, but when building, it becomes very, very lopsided so have someone hold it. I've had someone acxidentaly kick mine, and only a few large parts fell off.

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By in United States,

Oh yeah...I guess I could have read the reviews :D hehe...well thanks anyway! I was distracted with other stuff at the time...

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By ,

My conversation s still there, or do you guys not include me as part of the family :(

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By in United States,

I've seen, on brickshelf, a pictography of this man who got the death star 2 in the mail and showed how he built it. He also showed how he organized his pieces before he builds a set that big. I liked it. I would have given it an oscar if I could. :D

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By ,

I think if id get one of those sets Id use it for piece not the model.

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By in New Zealand,

Hey, Leggodt, I saw a pictography of the star destroyer and it was good. He said that it included a small scale model of Princess Leia's starship. He also said that it was strange making engines out of wheels. It looked awesome and massive at the end of it all. It took him days to build.

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By in United States,

Interesting, skytalker. And if you'll notice, if you have the 6211 Star Destroyer, the engines are made out of wheels as well.

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By in New Zealand,

I know that, but I sadly don't own it. The ARC-170 has really detailed wheel engines and the rest is stupid.

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By in United States,

Ok, but what does the arc-170 have to do with the star destroyer, skytalker?

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By in United States,

Or the Death Star 2. Sorry for the double post.

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By in United States,

hey luke skytalker are you goning to answer the comment i posted

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By in United States,

@legoodt

I think he's reffering to all the ships with wheel-engines. Personally, I don't much like the look, as I feel it is slightly a lazy way of making engines, but I don't

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By in United States,

oh, sorry, I didn't realize I didn't finish the post...

to continue it.. I also don't like the look because it is usually one of two ends of a ship that people look at, so it is kind of annoying to see a lot of detail put into a ship and then sloppy engines.

(sorry for the double post)

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By in United States,

Well, I personally like the wheels as engines. And why do people refer to them as wheels being used as engines? Why don't you just refer to them as engines that are sometimes used as wheels instead of wheels that are sometimes used as engines, hmmmmmmmm?

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By in New Zealand,

Sorry, Chrisdog 121411, I don't know why I should be a lego.com memeber. To answer your other question earlier my favourite would be the star destroyer cos it looks way better than the death star and also if people walk into my room and see an incomplete death star then they would think I can't be bothered to finish it. I always finish my lego creations, whether I like them or not. I would be your buddy if I knew what it was and how to. And I was referring to ships with wheel engines or engine wheels. Hmmm, Leggodt, why would you think people would want to prove you wrong? I like you, we always go off topic together. Though, to be fair, the off topic comments are really quite interesting. Also, why do people who know that they will post an off topic comment say that it is off topic, I don't know why you'd bother, it'll just get deleted if someone else follows the same topic.

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By in United States,

Using wheels to make engines is a bright idea, i mean, the nice little ridges they have you could make with normal bricks, and they are much stronger because they are not multiple pieces.

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By in New Zealand,

Yes, it is a good idea. Really the only pieces that are supposed to be engines are the sort found on the passenger plane. Why did someone kick your death star?

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By in United States,

Hmmmm, skytalker, you bring up a lot of good points. I was just getting irritated cause chrisdog kept mentioning the lego.com club and nobody would respond to him. I just thought I would take the initiative. But, let's stop talking about that and get back on topic. And, skytalker, you like star wars so you should know why the death star 2 is incomplete. In fact, most people who reviewd the death star 2 say that they liked it cause of how DETAILED it is. Funny, huh.

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By in New Zealand,

Yeah, but none of my friend have seen star wars. Funny how you start off with the model how it looks like at the end of the movie, destroyed in pieces! It would be more detailed if it were to be incomplete.

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By in United States,

Well axcidents do happen. WEll, I'm MAD because my dad won't help fix it. And anyways, these 2 sets have lived their life long enough. I mean, they were released like 3 yrs ago!

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By in United States,

Actually, sillyquack, the DSII was relaesed 3 yr. ago while the ISD was released 6 yr. ago. Now, you may think, "Well, I missed 3 yr. big deal!" Well, it is a big deal cause 3 yr. 6 yr. there is a big difference.

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By in United States,

Gonna grab one of them, can someone give their opinion on which one to get? (note: i have the Star Destroyer, $100)

Got Super Smash Brawl! It rocks! (Sorry, off subject)

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By in United States,

Well, Da_LegoBuilder, If I were you, I would get the death star 2. I mean, you already have a star destroyer, I have two(the $100 one and the mini one), plus more brickset reviewers say that the death star 2 is better. So, get the death star 2.

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By in United States,

I must agree Fighter95... its sad seeing sets get retired right before your eyes. :(
But its a cycle...
new ones will come and then go.

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By in United Kingdom,

Yes, I know I bought the whole castle theme, but only for my birthday, so I couldn't really buy the Star Destroyer or Death star separately.

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By in New Zealand,

Oh, forgot to mention before that the Luke minifig in the sailbarge has a completely intact hand instead of one black hand. I couldn't buy a whole of one theme. My major goal is to collect all star wars. I don't think I'll bother with these sets though cause they're too expensive, even when they're on sale.

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By in United States,

This price is amazing!!!!!!!! I wish I actually HAD $200. I wish they would just reduce the price down to $150.

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By in United Kingdom,

hmm... nope, never gonna happen colin!

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By in United States,

Yay! People are actually posting again! Or at least Commander-Cody is. My friend bought the Star Destroyer as soon as he saw it was 200 dollars. I wonder if he got it yet...

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By in United States,

Oh, give it a rest, fighter! >:(

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By in United States,

What?

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By in United States,

What did I say?

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By in United States,

"YAY! People are actually posting again!" "Well, it's about time someone started posting on this article." I mean serously! When we want to post, we will post! What, is all you do is scroll down waiting for maybe someone to post a comment?!? And, sometimes when you ask me a qustion, while I'm writing the response comment, you post a comment that says something like,"Well, I'm waiting for you to answer." Gosh! Just be a little patient will yuh! Look, I don't intend to be mean, but please keep it to yourself. Now, I know that might seem a little hypocritical coming from me, but please just keep it to yourself sometimes. Alright? :)

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By in United States,

WHAT? >:( I WAS JUST HAPPY THAT PEOPLE WERE POSTING AGAIN! NO ONE HAD POSTED FOR A WHILE AND I WAS BORED! DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT? AND WHEN DID I EVER POST A COMMENT SAYING "WELL, IM WAITING FOR YOU TO ANSWER" ?????????? Fine, I guess I just wont say anything anymore. >:(

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By in United States,

Yes, I have a problem with that! And if you want to go off and pout that's okay with me! :)

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By in United States,

Your insane.

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By in United States,

Sicks and stones, fighter. Sticks and stones. ;)

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By in United States,

Ok, let's just stop! Fine, I'm sorry, fighter. It's just that when you say things like "People are finally posting again" it just doesn't make me feel good. Something to do with dependability and all. Well, I think we should get back on topic. Huw, would you be so kind as to delete these previous comments; that would greatly be appreciated. I apologize for MY behavior, Huw. :)

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By in United Kingdom,

hmm.. I'm not sure this topic is 'have ur own argument about whether people are posting or not' is it?

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By in United States,

Haha, very funny, cody. But I did say in my previous comment "Well, I think that we should get back on topic." So, let's do just that. :)

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By in United States,

Im just wondering why you took that so hard. I wasn't saying I hate everybody because they weren't posting, but I enjoy the conversations. So once someone posted something after a couple days, I was just excited to talk again! Usually comments are posted like every 15 minutes. I was not being impatient or anything, I just like to have conversations. Sorry I ever said anything...

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By in United States,

Ok, alright, I understand. That's okay, fighter. I apologize too. And, cody, what does '...' mean?

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By in New Zealand,

Fighter, if you read the old article on why comments are deleted, you'll see why stuff does get deleted even though it may be on topic. The old article with the fancy stud bulletpoints clearly state really good reasons on why some comments are deleted. A good one here is that you are not allowed to 'post comments in quick succession' which is why you cannot have a conversation. Every 15 minutes is a little risky for the good of your account on brickset and personally Fighter you're on your last life here and a suspended account isn't worth simply 'being bored.' Quite honestly Fighter I would rather you stay on the site so I wouldn't look for a conversation if I were you.
The whole idea of brickset news articles is to post on the articles and not the infamous off-topic comments. When posting, you do not comment to tell people '...' because it is not relevant to the topic. You post a comment on the appropriate news article if you have an appropriate comment at any given time. This prevents this site becoming a chat room and that is what happened to the people that ask the question; 'Why is my account suspended when I didn't post anything inappropriate?' That right Huw?
One more thing. Why bother posting comments that you want deleted; it's a waste of comment and room on an article and there is no information exchanged anyway. You always know that the arguement will end with someone who has the moral sense to end it. Also I reckon that you should only use caps lock when saying 'WOW' or expressing suprise or gratitude. Lastly, Fighter, nothing is restricting you from posting on comments that haven't been posted on for ages because if you have something relevant to say, say it. Also I think you can answer someone's question as a sidebar thing as long as it is relevant. Don't get me wrong, guys, I'm not being mean but showing the boundaries, I have done it before in the past. No hard feelings. :D

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By in United States,

WOW, you got it, skytalker. I guess it is my turn now, so, good point, skytalker. Huw should take your comment, skytalker, and post it on the home page and it should have a title like "Here is how you are supposed to post comments." Grade A comment, skytalker! :D

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By in New Zealand,

I wish. Thanks for the praise, make sure that it is how you post. Back to topic now.

The death star contains 3441 pieces, and has what percentage missing? Anyway, I'd guess another half a thousand pieces. What do you guys think? Anyway, at least another $100 NZ onto the incomplete version. Thats a lot anyway, I might wait for it to be on sale, in about 2011, three years from now because this death star was released in 2005. So, that's when the contract ends, and everything would be on sale.

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By in United States,

Well, maybe I'll just never post a comment again if it's a problem for everybody. Bye!

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By in United States,

Ha! Ya right! You wouldn't last a week, fighter! >D

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By in United States,

That's what you think...I'm leaving for good now. No body wants me here. So long news articles! And good riddence.

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By in United States,

Woah, woah, hey! I never said a didn't want you here, I was just kiddin' around; but if I'm being that mean, fighter, I'm sorry! But, whatever, it's your decision, fighter, not mine. But I'm sure gonna miss yuh, fighter. :'0

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By in New Zealand,

Same here. Sorry everyone, ironically I've been away.

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By in United States,

Don't wanna get in this mess, but we want you back Fighter! We all miss you!

Hey this conversation actually made me laugh so hard, told all of my friends about this fight! Whew...(tears are rolling out of my eyes!)

Thanks for the advice Leggodt!

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By in United States,

What advice? Ugh, sorry, it's just that I'm very slow and don't even understand what I say sometimes. But, I say them anyway. "Why?" I don't know.

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By in New Zealand,

Leggodt, if you scroll up loads and loads you will find your advice; "Well, Da_LegoBuilder, If I were you, I would get the death star 2. I mean, you already have a star destroyer, I have two(the $100 one and the mini one), plus more brickset reviewers say that the death star 2 is better. So, get the death star 2." This was before the fight. Quite a late thanks but I suggest you accept it anyway. Really it was so long ago it isn't really worth mentioning.
Fighter come back! I didn't mean to get angry at you. I'm sorry, but that comment was just guidelines. I've stopped emailing you because I'm having problems with my emailing system thing. Fighter, when your account was suspended you lasted a week until you emailed Huw, so please, Leggodt is sorry so please come back!

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By in United States,

Hello again everyone.

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By in United Kingdom,

No ones really interested in posting on this thread anymore Fighter95. Oh wait, I just have :)

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By in New Zealand,

In brickset, if you search for 'death' then the only thing that comes up are the two death stars. I still can't wait for the image of the new one.

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By in United States,

Yay! It's fun posting comments again. I left because everyone was like posting big essays on why I post comments wrong. :( Then Leggodt laughed at me when I left...I did last over a week though. I would still be gone right now...but there were some things I wanted to say. I'll probably leave again now.

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By in United States,

I apologize, fighter! I didn't think before I posted that comment. I'm sorry! Friends? :)

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By in United States,

Well, I'm back now. Friends! :D

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By in United States,

In the words of Kirby, YEEEEAAAAAAAAY!!! :D

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By in New Zealand,

Fighter, I think that it is funny that you say "Yay! It's fun posting comments again" right after a big arguement started along the lines of those words. Kirby?

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By in United Kingdom,

I like the way you suddenly strum up a random conversation on the Death Star page :) lol. From Eurobricks it sounds as if there's a big hype about a silver R2-D2 in the new death Star set!

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By in United States,

Well, the words that started the argument were "Yay! People are actually posting again." Now I put "Yay! It's fun posting comments again." Not exactly the same...but it is funny :D

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By in United States,

Yah, Kirby is a vidoegame character. You never heard of him, skytalker? He's from Super Smash Brothers. Well anyways, I think that it is finally safe to say let's get back on topic.

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