Posts Tagged ‘Ultimate Collector’

Falcon Family Foto

July 31, 2009

I knew that LEGO had produced multiple versions of the Millennium Falcon over the years, but seeing so many all at once is pretty cool. The only one Andrew aka Bard with a Beard on Flickr is missing is the Classic Millennium Falcon from 2000.

I have yet to get the Ultimate Collector Millennium Falcon, and seeing it up close again at this past Comic Con made me really want it. Of course I also want to get the new Death Star and now I want LEGO Rock Band. All hits to my wallet! Don’t you hate it when LEGO makes too many good things? πŸ˜‰

New Christmas Set 10199

May 22, 2009

Thanks to Dɐno aka Daniel Drisdelle on Flikr, we get our first look at this upcoming set. As for price, well on Amazon Japan the original price is οΏ₯12,600 (Yen) and the discounted price is οΏ₯8820 (or around $93). Japan is normally more expensive than the US on LEGO sets, so I still don’t know the price here. Not much else is known about this set, at least not yet. Over at Eurobricks there is a forum discussing how cool this set is. As for me, I’m really excited! This is what the Medieval Market Village was last year, the set. So far I haven’t seen anyone say one thing bad about this, except for maybe the possible cost. Someone even mentioned that they hope it might be the start of a LEGO Holiday Village.

With each of these new Ultimate Collector sets I see, the more and more happy I get with the LEGO company and the direction they are going in. πŸ˜€ What I love about these newer sets is that the appeal to both boys and girls, something that the company has been lacking in for the past 30 years.

No offense to the boys out there, but it seems that LEGO is finally realizing that they’ve been missing out on marketing their products only for guys. Every time they have tried to sell something as a “girls” set, it didn’t do as well because they were going about it the wrong way. Not every girl likes to build in pink, not every girl wants to make jewelery, and not every girl has to have a Barbie-like set. Sorry, rant over. πŸ˜› I’m just happy they are making the kind of sets that I’ve always wanted. πŸ˜‰

Presenting the 10196: Grand Carousel

May 10, 2009

A couple of posts back I mentioned that there were some new sets coming out later this year. The first of the sets mentioned was the 10196 Merry Go Round. πŸ˜€ Well, now I can officially say its called the Grand Carousel. Over at Eurobricks you can see the full post, but here are the highlights:

This set was presented to us “LIVE”, at the AFOL Event, “1. Obernauer Fanausstellung” in Germany.

#10196 Grand Carousel
Ages 16+. 3,263 pieces
Available July 1st 2009

It’s a wonderful day for a ride on the merry-go-round! This elegant and beautifully detailed LEGO model isn’t just for show – it really spins and plays music while the horses and swing boats move up and down! Built with intricate, lifelike ornaments and features, the Grand Carousel is a spectacular addition to any LEGO display or carousel collection. Includes 9 minifigures and LEGO Power Functions motor and sound brick. Measures over 12” (30 cm) x 12” (30 cm) x over 12” (30 cm).

Features and Benefits
– Experience the romance of this merry-go-round decorated with brightly colored elements!
– Features 9 minifigures including ride operator!
– The platform rotates clockwise/counter clockwise and the music plays!
– The swing boats and galloping jumper horses move up and down!
– Lots of realistic details including reflective decals on the center pole, ornate ornamentation, fleur de lys, bejeweled horses and profiles of jesters!
– The tent-like top is made of canvas!
– The Grand Carousel measures over 12” (30 cm) x 12” (30 cm) x over 12” (30 cm).

Pricing
United States $ 249.99
United Kingdom Β£ 166.35
Central Europe € 229.99
Canada $ 349.99

From the first moment I saw this set, I fell in love with it! LEGO just seems to be getting better and better. The Taj Mahal, the Medieval Market Village, and now this! It looks like LEGO is finally listening to all of us adult LEGO fans and giving us what we want. Okay, so the set is expensive, but at that piece count I can’t really fault that either. It simply is a stunning set with so many oodles of goodness I can’t seem to get over it.

With the Medieval Market Village I was amazed at all the detailed parts and the special pieces that they provided (including the much coveted Turkey). The Grand Carousel far surpasses even the Village (which I love, by the way πŸ˜‰ ) with all the special elements included — tan beards, jester hats, sound and animation.

I am very, very excited about this set, except for the dent its going to make in my wallet. πŸ˜€