Thursday, December 15, 2005

eBay Today: LEGO Rebel Attack Cruiser

Current bidding is only $3,550, hurry up! See the auction here.

"Now up for grabs, this one of a kind LEGO Star Wars Rebel Attack Cruiser as seen at Celebration III!!!

Give a gift of galactic proportions this holiday season to your favorite LEGO® Star Wars™ Fan! Own a one-of-a-kind 8-foot LEGO Rebel Attack Cruiser™ model designed by LEGO Master Builder Erik Varszegi exclusively for display at Star Wars Celebration III, San Diego Comic-Con, LEGOLAND® California and several other national LEGO events* to promote the final episode in the Star Wars saga.

100% of auction proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity’s hurricane relief efforts in the southeastern United States to aid families who are rebuilding their lives in the wake of the natural disaster.

This auction runs for 10 days, has no reserve and includes a signed COA from George Lucas! Oh yeah one more thing, SHIPPING IS FREE!!"


Octopunk said...

DAMN! I've been ogling pix of that thing for months.

I'm heading over to ebay now to put it on my watch list.

Oh, can I borrow ten thousand dollars?

Octopunk said...

It's up to 7,300 now. I kind of want to throw in a bid, just to be in there, knowing (praying) I get outbid. Nah.

Weird that they posted it as a Rebel Attack Cruiser when it's a Republic Attack Cruiser. Or, Venator class Star Destroyer. It's funny to see the wrong thing writ large in styly letters. Fools.

God, that thing is beautiful. Mmm!

JPX said...

What would it cost to build something like that?

Octopunk said...

Wow, that's a tough question. It has 35,000 pieces, but the price per piece fluctuates based on how rare the piece is. I'd say between 5 and 12 grand, just for parts.

I also think that, for a model that size, the strength of the legos themselves wouldn't hold it together. It probably has some steel rods in it.

Octopunk said...

Final price: $31.602. Dayamn! I still think someone could've snagged that for me. Jerks.

JPX said...

Damn!!! I can certianly think of a lot of other things I'd rather spend $31,000 on! Imagine seeing the postman bringing it up the front walk and then tripping, oops!