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Dear LEGO, There's a Typo In Your $400 Set

Postby Staff » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:49 am

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Re: Dear LEGO, There's a Typo In Your $400 Set

Postby Andi » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:51 am

ahh, that's bad!
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Re: Dear LEGO, There's a Typo In Your $400 Set

Postby Gooker1 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:14 am

LOL - hopefully someone will catch that early enough to where they won't need to send a replacement sticker like they did for the Falcon.
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Re: Dear LEGO, There's a Typo In Your $400 Set

Postby fallenangel327 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:24 am

They also got the length wrong - the Executor is actually 17 600m, not 19 000m.
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Re: Dear LEGO, There's a Typo In Your $400 Set

Postby Inzane » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:54 am

Gooker1 wrote:LOL - hopefully someone will catch that early enough to where they won't need to send a replacement sticker like they did for the Falcon.


What's wrong with the Falcon sticker? (I haven't opened my UCS Falcon set yet)
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Re: Dear LEGO, There's a Typo In Your $400 Set

Postby Feralcom » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:19 pm

I laughed when I saw this, but I think its only funny because its such an expensive set.

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Re: Dear LEGO, There's a Typo In Your $400 Set

Postby hye » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:25 pm

fallenangel327 wrote:They also got the length wrong - the Executor is actually 17 600m, not 19 000m.

Actually, Wookieepedia's page for Executor has a whole section on how the length has changed over time. Since about 2004, the canonical length has been set to 19km.
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Re: Dear LEGO, There's a Typo In Your $400 Set

Postby StoutFiles » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:35 pm

hye wrote:
fallenangel327 wrote:They also got the length wrong - the Executor is actually 17 600m, not 19 000m.

Actually, Wookieepedia's page for Executor has a whole section on how the length has changed over time. Since about 2004, the canonical length has been set to 19km.


FallenAngel is correct. Don't doubt him on ship lengths as he always uses the models themselves for accurate lengths.
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Re: Dear LEGO, There's a Typo In Your $400 Set

Postby hye » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:07 pm

StoutFiles wrote:
hye wrote:
fallenangel327 wrote:They also got the length wrong - the Executor is actually 17 600m, not 19 000m.

Actually, Wookieepedia's page for Executor has a whole section on how the length has changed over time. Since about 2004, the canonical length has been set to 19km.

FallenAngel is correct. Don't doubt him on ship lengths as he always uses the models themselves for accurate lengths.

Again, the canonical length is 19km. The models used in the films may imply a different length, but the most current official sources all say 19km.
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Re: Dear LEGO, There's a Typo In Your $400 Set

Postby fallenangel327 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:39 pm

hye wrote:Again, the canonical length is 19km. The models used in the films may imply a different length, but the most current official sources all say 19km.


The films constitute the highest level of canon, do they not? ;)

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We kind of already have a thread for debating canonicity in the films, so if you'd like to challenge my statement, feel free to do so there.


Back on topic - @Inzane: If I recall correctly, the sticker for the Falcon listed an incorrect figure for the number of quadlasers on the ship.
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Re: Dear LEGO, There's a Typo In Your $400 Set

Postby Gooker1 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:27 pm

Inzane wrote:
Gooker1 wrote:LOL - hopefully someone will catch that early enough to where they won't need to send a replacement sticker like they did for the Falcon.


What's wrong with the Falcon sticker? (I haven't opened my UCS Falcon set yet)



I'm not sure if the plaque stickers were eventually corrected in later sets, but originally the sticker incorrectly states there are "12 quad cannons" vs the "2 quad cannons"

http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=53115
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Re: Dear LEGO, There's a Typo In Your $400 Set

Postby HothTrooper » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:31 pm

As for the length of the Executor, regardless of what the film model indicates, LEGO is a licensee so they have to play by LucasFilm's rules. If LucasFilm's licensing department gives them a number, they have to go with it, even if the films indicate otherwise.
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Re: Dear LEGO, There's a Typo In Your $400 Set

Postby Alm » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:47 pm

I dunno, I thought a "turoblaser" was a special kind of weapon unique to the Executor. Ya know, it's a blaser of the the turo variety. :p
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Re: Dear LEGO, There's a Typo In Your $400 Set

Postby mdilthey » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:52 pm

For your viewing pleasure:
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It's a bull, sculpted with a laser. :D TAUROLASER

Source: http://www.optoiq.com/index/photonics-t ... -bull.html
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Re: Dear LEGO, There's a Typo In Your $400 Set

Postby onions » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:58 pm

HothTrooper wrote:As for the length of the Executor, regardless of what the film model indicates, LEGO is a licensee so they have to play by LucasFilm's rules. If LucasFilm's licensing department gives them a number, they have to go with it, even if the films indicate otherwise.



this is kind of a moot point since it appears that lucas also approved the "turoblaser" spelling. i doubt that is correct.

that's all i have to add to the conversation. debate away.
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Re: Dear LEGO, There's a Typo In Your $400 Set

Postby hye » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:14 pm

fallenangel327 wrote:The films constitute the highest level of canon, do they not? ;)

Which version? ;)
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Re: Dear LEGO, There's a Typo In Your $400 Set

Postby fallenangel327 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:59 pm

hye wrote:Which version? ;)


To my knowledge, whichever is most recent. And in any case, that is not relevant to this argument, as I am fairly certain that the same 277cm Executor model has appeared in all versions of Empire and Jedi.
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Re: Dear LEGO, There's a Typo In Your $400 Set

Postby KimT » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:42 am

Alm wrote:I dunno, I thought a "turoblaser" was a special kind of weapon unique to the Executor. Ya know, it's a blaser of the the turo variety. :p

Yeah I thought the same.
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Re: Dear LEGO, There's a Typo In Your $400 Set

Postby Draykov » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:23 am

Did someone say "canon debate catch-all thread?" Because we can do that.
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Re: Dear LEGO, There's a Typo In Your $400 Set

Postby fallenangel327 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:35 am

Draykov wrote:Did someone say "canon debate catch-all thread?" Because we can do that.


We should have that. I can smell Tyrant now. :lol:
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