Death Star available for pre-order at LEGOshop.com in the USA

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Death Star

The rumours were true, it's $399. Pre-order this set today, and it will ship by 16 September 2008. Be sure to click through from Brickset and use our exclusive code to get your free key chain when you order!

I'm trying to find out a European release date and price. I hope that it doesn't tranalste to anything more than £250 in the UK when we know the price here.

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By in United Kingdom,

I think I read a day or two ago that the UK price will be £280. I can't afford that at the moment and so I'm hoping this set will be available for a couple of years before it's discontinued by LEGO. Judging by how long other big sets such as the sandcrawler and Death Star II have been available, I think it's safe to say this set will still be around in 2010, which will give me some time to save up for it.

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By in United States,

Dude! that's got so many features! how many pieces?

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By in United States,

3,802 OR 3,803.

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By in United States,

There is a video of it at fbtb.net. the trash compactor is really cool!

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By in United Kingdom,

i have seen the video now and i love it all especially the lift (oh and the trash compactor monster is cute) i want one but i doubt i wont get £300 to buy it it. :( but if its $400 dollars id say it will be £300... ish

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By in United States,

Very cool, but at $400 ain't gonna happen for me.

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By in United States,

th ecompacter really compacts! theres an elivator! turrents spin! Huge cannon moves which is wierd! All chairs in room spin! Want it! want it! want it!!!!!!!!!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

lol ive actually set this picture as my desk top picture,and actually it doesnt ruin the quality or anything

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By in United States,

AAAAAHHHHHH this is killing me!!! Clone wars or death star,Clone wars or death star,Clone wars or death star,Clone wars or death star, i can't pick one!!!

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By in United States,

Death star.....

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By in United States,

Choose Death Star.

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By in United States,

Thanks for this news! However, I've decided to wait for the Death Star to go on clearance while in the mean time, buying the Clone Wars sets. But the Death Star still looks good - just expensive.

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By in United States,

Manxboi you r exactly right im goin with him wait 4 clearance $200 maybe $300. meanwhile buy clone wars stuff

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By in United States,

AAAAHHHH twilight, droid gunship, tx-130, spider droid, AAAAAHHHH definantly clone wars death star can wait.

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By in United States,

they say the red/maroon new clone with the spider droid is cmdr fox. weird

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By in United States,

Um, sith assassin, bigz123 already found those pics and showed them to me. I've already seen them. I definitely want the homing spider droid, but twilight looks weird and you can get those minifigs in the new at-te which I am going to get. The droid gunship pic is blurry so I can't tell if it looks any good, and the fighter tank looks sorta scrawney; I hope it looks better in another pic.

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By in United States,

video on youtube

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By in United States,

video is SO COOL!!!!!!!!!

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By in United States,

give me URL! :D

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By in United States,

Oh yeah, I saw that video! :D Whoops.... The picture is pretty cool but the NEW Death Star is COOLER!! :D

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By in United States,

yeah it is awesome
can't wait gettin money fast
will have enough soon
SWEET

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By in United States,

I just pre-ordered it! Im SO excited!!!! I want to see the video...

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By in United Kingdom,

just bought it of ebay 200 quid for preorder

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By in United States,

I have seen the video on fbtb.net,and it looks really cool!The turrets rotate,the trash compactor closes in,and there is a cool elevator that really works!I would love to get it,but I'm not going to get $400 any time soon.

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By in United Kingdom,

I have watched the video on youtube and now love this set even more, also, if you go to fbtb.net there is a link to gizmodo where there is 3 very high resolution pics of the death star, the only problem is that after viewing these it has made me want the set even more! I wonder when you will be able to preorder it in the UK. I don't care how much it costs I will be getting this ASAP. I can't afford it but who cares? What are overdrafts for!

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By in United Kingdom,

is it £200? can someone please help me cos im getting £120 soon and may buy the motorized AT-AT!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

I think it will be more like £250.00-£300.00 judging by the size and piece count, does anybody know what that crank is for on the side under the tie docking bay?

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By in United States,

has anyone noticed that c3-po has flesh tone hands?

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By in United Kingdom,

does anybody know what the twilight is going to be? i know its a ship but is important to the new storyline in the new clone wars movie?
and i think the crank on the side of the deathstar is for that cannon on the bottom because it looks like it has gears...

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By in United States,

Its like a clone styled landing craft.

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By in United States,

The Twilight is Anakin's personal freighter.

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By in United States,

Judgeing by the fact that the twilight set comes with jabba's son rotta, I think it is more importantly the ship that anakin and ashoka take to rescue rotta.

What is this talk of a crank? What is a crank anyway? Are ya'll trying to say cranE?

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By in United States,

Is it ONLY at Lego shop @ home? Is it a Wal-mart or Target? Or Toyr R Us?

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By in United Kingdom,

I think it will be exclusive to s@h and lego stores only

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By ,

Death star just isn't worth it. But anyway,would you rather get the new death star or the millenium falcon? Which is a better value?

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By in United States,

I would go for the death star it has more features it has more figs. and the falcon is too big so you cant play with it.

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By in United Kingdom,

I would go the deathstar cos it has so many things including a new emperor minifig(he has a different head and torso) and 25 minifigs and also looks easier to move. and also cheaper £££

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By in United Kingdom,

Although the falcon has more pieces and is bigger it is purely a display model, the death star on the other hand is a very detailed playset with lots of working features and includes a staggering 25 figs! You need to get both really as they are both outstanding sets. If I had to choose one I would probably go for the death star first then save up and get the falcon.

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By in United Kingdom,

they would would never make a to scale deathstar for legomen!

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By in United States,

I would most definitely get the death star over the new falcon for three reasons:

1. The death star is cooler and comes with more figs

2. I already have a falcon but no death star

3. The death star is much CHEAPER

And that's about it. :)

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By in United States,

man 400 bucks shessh, if it ever goes down to at least $100, or I find it somewhere for that, then i'll get it otherwise, it was not the way things were meant to be.

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By in United Kingdom,

It should be around 220 GPB at the most. 280 pounds would be a rip off!

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By in Canada,

its in canada to

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By in United Kingdom,

yer, i agree

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By in Ireland,

The set is now available for pre-order on LS@H Europe. The price is Stg£199 which is lower than many expected. The euro price for most countries is euro299 although the Irish price is euro 269.

David

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By in Ireland,

By the way the release date for Europe is also 16 September 2008. Australian price is Aud399.99 and for New Zealand its NZD429.99.

David

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By in United Kingdom,

Yes! It can now be preordered in the UK! £199.99 is expensive but still cheaper than I thought it would be, I cannot wait to get it. Has anyone figured out what that mystery crank on the side is for yet?

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By in United States,

I'm pretty sure the crank is there to operate the second elevator, or lift, under the Hangar Bay.

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By in United Kingdom,

I was up early this morning. Death Star is now available for pre order on Uk S@H for £199. Will ship 1st September.

Cheers - Richard (Bricktowntalk)

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By in United Kingdom,

> The price is Stg£199 which is lower than many expected

@dfenz, you are not wrong! That makes LEGO's £:$ exchange rate 1:2 which is just about right for a change.

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By in United Kingdom,

Thankyou Huw! I am very happy now.

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By in United Kingdom,

got mine ordered but no im broke :(

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By in United Kingdom,

Frontpage this, Huw, please.

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By in United Kingdom,

YAY!!! This means I could probably only just get the new deathstar instead of the AT-AT!!! But it will be hard

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By in United States,

I found that years ago sith assassin, ok a couple of days ago and I already sent Huw the pics and info! :D

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By in United States,

if you saw them y didnt you tell us? anyway on the new list on brickset it says there is a new mini set thats # is 20006, it says it has 64 pieces, 20006 says it has 64 pieces. i think 20006 is the clone turbo tank mini.

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By in United States,

Cool pics, sith assassin! Also, I read on wikipedia that the droid gunship didn't come with any minifigs, but I guess that pic proves them wrong. Also, I want to know what that gear on the top of the droid gunship is for. I bet it has something to do with something that spins.

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By ,

i think the winch on the gunship drops all the bombs as you can tell by the picture there is bombs dropping with those circle shaped thing

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By in United Kingdom,

They do look cool but that isnt on topic lolz

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By in United States,

I already told Huw that I think that set #20006 is the Clone Turbo Tank, and it is! Way ahead of you sith assassin. I didn't say anything because they are posted on Eurobricks! :D

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By in Canada,

In 2-3 months I should be able to get it. Really like the laser controls and tractor beam generator!

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By in United States,

I'm probably not going to get this set even though I D-R-E-A-D-F-U-L-L-Y want it! Instead I'm going to focus on the new clone wars sets and get the new AT-TE which should be out by now. C'mon why can't it just be out right now?!? I soooooooooo want it to be out! WAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHA! Sorry, I was getting a little emotional there. But, maybe I'll get this set at christmastime if it's on clearance for say......200 bucks!

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By in United States,

I'm getting the new AT-TE! :D

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By in United States,

i bet that the price will never be $200 even though i hope it does

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By in United States,

i bet that the price will never be $200 even though i hope it does

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By in United States,

whoops a double post

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By in New Zealand,

Wow its only $429 dollars NZ. I thought that it would be way more

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By in United States,

Whoa! :S And bjl now its a triple post! :P

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By in United States,

AAAAHHHHH! LEGO.COM HAS JUST LOWERED THE PRICES OF THE SAND CRAWLER AND UCS AT-ST! The sand crawler went from $139.99 to $99.98 and the UCS AT-ST went from $79.99 to $49.99! I'M SO HAPPY! :D

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By in United States,

cool

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By in United Kingdom,

Are you goin to get the DS Leggodt?

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By in United States,

Probably not, legoguysw. As I mentioned in an earlier comment, I'm going to focus on getting the clone wars sets seeing as the death star will be on lego.com for a long time, and the clone wars sets will be here for a short time. But, I really would like to get the death star, legoguysw. Thanks for askin'. :)

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By in United Kingdom,

OMG i can get it! :D I just can't buy anything in summer! :(
But you guys are still not on topic (don't mean to be a goody 2 shoez)

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By in United Kingdom,

yer, i want them but i might get too into the theme and i dont realy want to go onto star wars help!:(

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By in United States,

Why not, indyjones? Star Wars is a wonderful theme with plenty of exotic minifigs and characters.

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By in United Kingdom,

i know legogodt, but im into so many themes, i cant keep up. i can afford it sure, but i went off lego starwars even though i own about 92% of it i guess ill buy a few, but i want the new batman and agents when theyre out in uk!

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By in United States,

SWEET! I was going to get the Sandcrawler! WHOOHOO! :D :D :D Lucky me! :D

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By in United States,

I am goin to get the sandcrawler instead.

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By in United States,

OFF-TOPIC, but I KNOW what the knob is for on the Death Star!!! From Lego catalog "Use the working pilot lift to access the TIE advanced fighter!"

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By in United States,

The knob on the Death Star is to pick up the TIE Advanced Fighter and to move out of the Death Star as seen on the NEW Lego catalouge! :D

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By in United States,

actually it is the lift to get the pilots up to the dockig bay.

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By in United States,

ohhhhh....

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By in United States,

Off topic but is anyone ele having trouble logging into lego.com?

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By in United States,

Nope! At first yes, but I figured it out! :D They are testing a new system and you have to press "update account" and answer the questions and then they will send you an e-mail, and you click the link on the e-mail and then you log in! Tada! :D :D :D

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By in United States,

My friend loaned me a copy of the summer 2008 catalogue, and I saw the segment that they had on the death star. I learned some things that I didn't even realize like the elevator and other stuff too. Plus, I got to see the dianoga monster. It has alot of brown pieces which is weird. The set is so cool! It's just a shame that I can't afford it.

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By in United Kingdom,

:( what catalogue? i live in the uk i havent herd of this is it online?:/:(

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By in United States,

the new 2008 summer one

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By in United States,

Bigz is right, indyjones. And it is online on the u.s. lego site. I think you can change your region.

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By in United Kingdom,

:D great idea i did that to see the agent page but it isnt loaded yet:( this set for me, i think is a nit too cramped but ive ordered it now so heres to september 11th

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By in United Kingdom,

I know I'm backtracking, but that fighter tank is not a clone turbo tank mini. It is a different tank with a minifigure(s), known to battlefront 2 fans as an IFT-X

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By in United Kingdom,

about that previous comment- I thought you chaps were referring to something different ...

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By in United Kingdom,

yer this set is as some might put it 'off the hook' the us got online first but i just cheked s@t and uk has all agents sets including sea quest and volcano base available now for 34.99 and uhh ill check

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By in United States,

I saw this on LEGO.com afew days ago when I was oredering my Peril in Peru Indiana jones LEGO set. This set is sooo cool but way too expensive! $399.00!!!

PROs:
- All sences from the origanal triogy of the STAR WARS saga

CONs:
- priced at $399

I would love to get it if I had the money!
I am only 13 years old!

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By in United States,

You ordered it Jonesy! (sorry I call you Jonesy, IndyJones). Tell me how good it is! It sounds great!

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By ,

This thing is Awesome!!!! Even The price! NOT!!!!!

LOWER THE PRICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

...( otherwise very good :)

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By in United States,

Im going to cancel my order. It's awesome, but I wont be able to buy any other lego sets for 4 months...which is a VERY bad thing, especially with the new clone wars sets coming out.

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By in United Kingdom,

ah dont worry indy 11, im thinking of canceling mine i only got it because my dad gave me the money in cash and said i could keep it till the end of next month and for a whole month no lego sets and i was 'burning a whole in my pocket' and spent it so i cant start collecting sw again for im broke :( so i think i will sorry guys

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By in United Kingdom,

yeah but i think for what you get thats 24 mini figs all new ones as well. and a tie fighter £200 is really cheap it is massive as well oads of parts and about 60 million different scenes. i think its well worth it. the clone tank can wait it don't look very good and the twilight is not worth much either it looks nah and has nothing new.

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By in Ireland,

Death Star now available for pre-order in Europe ! The price listed on lego.com is €269.99 or £199.99. Will ship on 16th September. Can't wait. Already number 5 on the "What's Hot" list.

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By in United States,

That's fine. lol LOWER THE PRICE!!! LEGO.

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By in United States,

indyjones, how do you cancel it? I can't figure it out...

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By in United Kingdom,

i havent canceled it yet, i wont if i can find a way to earn more money and by the way have you seen the new lego batman page for uk and us lego builders!

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By in United States,

Im only into the LEGO Indiana Jones, Star Wars, City, and Creator.

Sell Lemonade. That always works. lol. jk! I havent tried it in years. Unless its given to me as a gift I'm not going to buy it for a long time... Just wait until they move the price down (in a year). Just Kidding :0)

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By in United States,

The thing I dont get with the pricing is the the death star II had over 3,000 peices and was $270 USD and with this new death star out it is $400 USD!? it only has little over 400 peices. I think that the death star should be around $310 USD... Thats my opinon.

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By in United States,

im building a part where the walls of a room go together like in the trash compactor anyone know how to make it? need help

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By in United States,

im building a part where the walls of a room go together like in the trash compactor anyone know how to make it? need help

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By in United States,

bji,
If you mean the Trash compatactor in Star Wars episode: 4 A New Hope. Then... UGH! I wish I could make one on the LEGO Digital Disiner. I could. maybe. I need to send it to you. but I cant. okay, I will explain it the best I can:

1. Make two walls
2. You then need some bionicle kind of piceses.
3. flat pieses on the bottom
4. slidding..........forget it :0(

I dont know how to explain it wthout geiving you my own instructions I make in my head.

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By in United States,

Welll... I've already preordered it and received the gold brick keychain can't wait my favorite room is the throne room. the emporer actualy comes with lightning awesome!!!!

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By in United States,

ok thanks indy11

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By in United States,

I know, darthlucas07, it is awsome! And I too love the throne room. It's where my favorite line in all of star wars was said.

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By in Ireland,

They seem to have put the price up - from €279 here in Ireland, to €399!!!!! Same for some or all of the rest of Eurozone!

What the market will bear?

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By in United Kingdom,

The UK price has gone up! It is now £274.99 instead of £199.99! I always thought that it would be nearer £300.00 and £200.00 seemed a bit cheap for a set this big but it was still a nasty shock.

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By in United Kingdom,

THEY CAN'T DO THAT! IT'S SO UNFAIR!
I seriously hate Lego for doing this. If it carries on, then they've just lost another customer.

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By in United Kingdom,

so does that mean if you have ordered it you must pay the new price :O :(

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By in United States,

legoguysw, you would seriously stop building lego just because of the price of one set?!

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By in United States,

No, kulturkampf, he meant that he wouldn't get the set, not stopping LEGO collecting.

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By in United States,

yeah dude, lol. it's k.

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By in United Kingdom,

seriously guys can anyone answer my above post coz' if it is im going to have to cancel it

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By in New Zealand,

Lego's exchange rates are weird. They are ripping us New Zealanders off by charging less than $450 more dollars on the Ultimate Collector's falcon. It seems that the US dollar is twice the price of the NZ dollar, which is mildly untrue. The exchange rates were correct to lego once upon a time, but now they need to change the rates to adapt to us catching up to the US dollar.

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By in United Kingdom,

LEGO seem to have two £:$ exchange rates: one for Star Wars and other licenced products and one for other lines.

For Star Wars is's closer to 1:1 and for others closer to 1:2. I did a calculation recently based on prices from the product feeds. If I can find it again I'll dig it out.

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By in United Kingdom,

I phoned Lego Customer Service this morning and the lady confirmed that if you had previously ordered at £199.99 that's the price you would pay !

As I'd already ordered mine didn't ask as to why the price has now shot-up.

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By in United Kingdom,

Kulturkampf, I said if it carried on. I am not happy with the prices. Lego would have meade way more money by selling it at £200, but now they'll make less, because way more people would buy a £200 product than a £275, and so they would make more money.

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By in United Kingdom,

i can't believe how much its gone up!!! We might as well make a forum on this death star lol

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By in Germany,

haha....that's the second time I've experienced this phenomenom! When I saw that the Death Star was so close to the USD price I dropped everything and ordered two sets at $400 AUD each. A week later what do you know? It has gone up to $630 per set! The first time this happened was when I saw green grocer at $150 AUD per set (same as the USD price). Same thing, weeks later it was up to $250 a set. My rule of thumb - check S@H weekly!

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By in Australia,

That's good advice train_nut. I purchased green grocer as soon as I saw it for $150 AUD as I knew it was underpriced. When I saw that the Death Star was selling at $400 I knew I had to act quickly, but unfortunately I didn't. This also happened with the roads (7280 and 7281)which were $8 AUD when they came out and are now selling for $15 AUD. I will never buy the Death Star for $630 and I hope that no one does so that Lego will be forced to reduce the price back to what it was.

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By in Germany,

Official email from lego

"Dear Valued LEGO Customer:

We’d like to thank you for preordering the NEW 10188 Death Star™ – sure to be one of the most exciting LEGO® Star Wars™ sets this year!

Recently, we discovered that this product was featured on our website at an incorrect price in several countries. We have since corrected this error, but felt it was important to get a message out to all affected customers, immediately letting them know of our mistake. The correct retail price on this item is $629.99 However, since this product was listed at $399.99, at the time of your preorder, you will be charged at the $399.99 price point.

We apologize, in advance for any confusion this may have caused and should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at: www.legoshop.com or 00-800-5346-1111.

Thank you for your order!

Best Regards,

LEGO Direct"

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By in United Kingdom,

ah thank you, that helps a lot train_nut!

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By in New Zealand,

It was originally NZ$429 but now they have raised it to NZ$800. Almost double the other price. Which i cant afford.=(

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By in United States,

AAAAHH I HAVE NO CHANCE OF GETTING THAT!!!!!!

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By in United States,

these prices are way to high. I am going to stick on getting the spider droid, tx-130, at-te, and the republic gunship.

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By in Germany,

this may have been asked many times before but what is Lego's justification for pricing variations dispite the weakened US dollar? why are the aussies and europeans paying more? why do the yanks get it so good?

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By in United States,

There is no way it was $629.99. The Millenium Falcon was $499.99 and contains more pieces. Plus the LEGO magazines show $399.99. I preordered it :)

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By in United States,

Train_nut, i am pretty sure it is because america is one of the largest consumers of Lego products in the world and they probably feel that if they raise the prices for us then they would lose money cause less ppl would buy although some of our prices our going up , like the bionicle has gone from 8.99 to 12.99 for the same amount of pieces and the Torrent and magnaguard sets are $44 & 54.99 instead of the usual 39 & 49 that that amount of pieces would cost usually.

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By in United States,

People who bought the old Death Star (Death Star II-the one that was made incompleted) will be really ticked off now that they have this one out in Lego Market!

My friend has the old one.

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By in United States,

Grammar fix-'incomplete', not incompleted.

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