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10198 Tantive IV First Look

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Re: 10198 Tantive IV First Look

Postby skyhopper999 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:46 am

Holy Moly... :shock:

That's Awesome!

Does anyone notice that's Captain Antilles' head had a smiley mouth while the normal rebel trooper has a serious one?!

I never knew LEGO would pay that much attention to detail... :D
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Re: 10198 Tantive IV First Look

Postby Swoosh Factor » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:06 pm

I'm just not sure what he has to smile about, with the whole 'being choked to death by Vader' thing.
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Re: 10198 Tantive IV First Look

Postby a red shirt » Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:24 pm

I think that this is actually better than I expected. Printed elements first and foremost :) Stickers on plastic are like tatoos. Sure they might look good at first if you're lucky, but as they age they become deformed, and a game is made out of guessing what they were supposed to be originally.

Anyway I have no issue with the price seeing as how its better than most other sets you see. The minifig assortment is also pleasing. Overall a set I'm all for purchasing come September!

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Re: 10198 Tantive IV First Look

Postby Fedragall » Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:33 am

I was pretty dissapointed about the fact that they didn't build Tantive in a way which included the walkway with the iconic wall panels where the shootout takes place.

That was a must have for a new Tantive IV. Instead we get a crappy office area...
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Re: 10198 Tantive IV First Look

Postby Gingerbeard Man » Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:31 am

Fedragall wrote:That was a must have for a new Tantive IV. Instead we get a crappy office area...

Given the overall size constraints of the set I am fairly sure you would have been just as disappointed if they had tried to jam the corridor into it. That interior area is no more than about 8x12 studs.

I would much prefer a separate "corridor playset". A few decent size modular sections of corridor that can be clipped together in different arrangements. Buy two sets to make your corridor twice as long.
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Re: 10198 Tantive IV First Look

Postby GIR3691 » Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:44 am

Gingerbeard Man wrote:
Fedragall wrote:That was a must have for a new Tantive IV. Instead we get a crappy office area...
Given the overall size constraints of the set I am fairly sure you would have been just as disappointed if they had tried to jam the corridor into it. That interior area is no more than about 8x12 studs.

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I dunno. That office area is a little over 10 x 10 studs. You could fit a hallway vignette in there, and I fully intend to when I buy this and rip out that stupid desk.
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Re: 10198 Tantive IV First Look

Postby Captain Typo » Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:15 am

Personally, I don't think I would have found it quite so bad if we hadn't already gotten the same exact thing with the Venator... :roll:
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Re: 10198 Tantive IV First Look

Postby Master Fetty » Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:05 pm

GIR3691 wrote:I dunno. That office area is a little over 10 x 10 studs. You could fit a hallway vignette in there, and I fully intend to when I buy this and rip out that stupid desk.


You've got height constraints as well. I think what's there is pretty good.
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Re: 10198 Tantive IV First Look

Postby MrCRskater » Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:52 pm

I'm with Fetty, the interior doesn't seem that bad to me. The control module is actually pretty cool-looking. As he said, you'd be hard-pressed to fit a decent-looking vignette in there (not to discourage anyone from trying, though! :) ). For those that really want a good LEGO representation of the corridor showdown in A New Hope, a playset would probably be the way to go. And to be honest, there are some really great mocs out there, so I'm not sure LEGO could produce a corridor playset that would look any better than anything we've seen before.
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Re: 10198 Tantive IV First Look

Postby jocktheglide » Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:27 pm

Thats why they shold of made it bigger at least twice its like building a MF and you cant even put any men in there then couple years later build a UCS that can put men in there.

OVERALL: I think this is a great value set for 150 dollars for nearly 1400 pieces in the set you be hard pressed to find a ratio like that, I think.

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Gingerbeard Man wrote:
Fedragall wrote:That was a must have for a new Tantive IV. Instead we get a crappy office area...
Given the overall size constraints of the set I am fairly sure you would have been just as disappointed if they had tried to jam the corridor into it. That interior area is no more than about 8x12 studs.

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I dunno. That office area is a little over 10 x 10 studs. You could fit a hallway vignette in there, and I fully intend to when I buy this and rip out that stupid desk.
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Re: 10198 Tantive IV First Look

Postby Cali » Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:43 pm

At least the desk looks well designed, not just a 4x2 plate on a 2x2 block. This looks to be a much better build then the republic cruiser. Seems the design team at TLG is taking in more techniques that AFOL's use in their MOC's. Although the main turbolasers don't look quite defined to me. Well, it can be Modified. Still hella excited for it though.
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Re: 10198 Tantive IV First Look

Postby PIG » Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:07 am

I am REAL disappointed with this one.

I wont be wasting $150 on this.

The ship is way too small and I already have all these minifigs.

Lego dropped the ball on this one.
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Re: 10198 Tantive IV First Look

Postby Drock » Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:11 am

PIG wrote:I am REAL disappointed with this one.

I wont be wasting $150 on this.

The ship is way too small and I already have all these minifigs.

Lego dropped the ball on this one.

Just curious, but what would you have done differently, other than its size (which would keep adding cost)? I think the size/price is a good harmony between what looks good and what people will be willing to pay.

Do you have a Captain Antilles minifg already? Did you custom make one? But what other minifigs could have been in this set? I'm sure you also have Darth Vader and stormtroopers, too.
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Re: 10198 Tantive IV First Look

Postby Ty55 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:50 am

I'm thinking that its a pretty nice set for $150. Doesn't seem to be ridiculously overpriced. I'll most likely be picking it up as my last set of the year.
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Re: 10198 Tantive IV First Look

Postby GIR3691 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:59 pm

As far as height constraints, I'm thinking something that folds out for my vignette.
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Re: 10198 Tantive IV First Look

Postby lego fett » Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:18 am

Where will this be exclusively sold? Anywhere in particular, or will all the stores carry this?
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Re: 10198 Tantive IV First Look

Postby meeotch » Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:19 pm

The set number suggests this will be a Shop At Home / Lego Store exclusive.
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Re: 10198 Tantive IV First Look

Postby jocktheglide » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:20 am

meeotch wrote:The set number suggests this will be a Shop At Home / Lego Store exclusive.

meh might end up in toysrus.com eventually sometimes target too I thought the home set was toyrsu only and then I saw at the lego store nearby me.
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Re: 10198 Tantive IV First Look

Postby Flynn » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:44 am

To my knowledge, Toys R Us Exclusives are always available at the LEGO Store and S@H, but it's rarely vice-versa.
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Re: 10198 Tantive IV First Look

Postby hatcher » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:47 am

Well on shop@home it is labeled "exclusive" so I'd guess its a lego exclusive, and therefore only available on line or in lego stores. Just guessing though.
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