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Falcon “greeble” update - Parts 100A Options
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#1 Posted : 06 December 2016 01:56:05

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Please be aware that the Build the Millennium Falcon is incomplete.

By issue 100 we are still missing some greeble parts.

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Tomick
#2 Posted : 06 January 2017 17:25:04

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Update

After receiving feedback from the manufacturer and experts, DeAgostini have come to the conclusion that most (not all) of the parts highlighted as missing, are indeed omissions from the original prop. As such, we will be replacing them in due course, although as they will need to be designed and manufactured, the specifics of how they will be dispatched have yet to be clarified. In the coming weeks we hope to have a bit more clarity.

Of the parts highlighted in the original post relating to this topic, we will be providing all parts with the exception of the ‘KGV’ ones highlighted in the final image, which have been deemed by the consultant to be inconclusive as to whether they were part of the original prop. It seems there may have been pieces there but they were never included on the Master Replicas version and as such, there is no accurate reference to model the parts on. Further information on when the parts will be ready will be forthcoming in the near future.

We hope that the replacements of these parts will be welcome news to all subscribers, and we appreciate your patience in having waited for a response.

Will update further just as soon as we have a timeframe. The above relates to photos posted by a member on the Official Falcon forum.
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#3 Posted : 06 January 2017 18:05:22

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Tom, this is an awesome response and just shows that DeAgostini really cares about their product.
Way to go!
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#4 Posted : 10 February 2017 14:46:03

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Update 2..

DeAgostini would like to again thank you for your patience in this matter.

In light of the extra greeblies highlighted after the first set was brought to our attention, we can now confirm that we will be providing all but one.

We are now in discussions with the manufacturer as to what the production time will be on these pieces and will update in due course. We understand that it can be frustrating having to wait for the final details, and we are doing our utmost to expedite this process.

Once the parts are manufactured, we will send them out in a special pack, (not issue), which will of course be free of charge to all participants in the build. Details will follow once the packs have been put together.

Regards,

DeAgostini
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#5 Posted : 28 June 2017 11:14:42

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Update 3....

Dear forum members,

We would like to update you on the progress that has been made with the issue of providing the missing greebles that were not included in your original kits.

In investigating this, we have discovered that while these parts were present in the original scans that our model was developed from, the physical prototype which was used as a reference during the development of our model suffered some damage. This damage was very slight, and although it resulted in a few small greebles coming loose, this went unnoticed at the time. Due to their not being present on the reference model, at some point in the factory production, these parts were mistakenly omitted from our version, due to an error in communication concerning which was the definitive version of each of these parts.

We have extensively checked these differences to confirm that these are the only parts of the model which experienced this error, and that the model is otherwise identical to the original scans of the Lucasfilm prop. Once we had identified which parts had been omitted from our model (but were present on the original scans), we had to have these parts developed by our factory, so that we could send them on for approval from the current licensor (Disney).

We do acknowledge that this investigation and subsequent development process for these parts has taken some time, and we would like to sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this has caused. The final, approved versions of these missing greebles have now been developed, and the factory is producing these units in the coming weeks before we distribute them globally - together with fitting instructions - which will be done as soon as possible.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued patience and support, and we look forward to sending on the finishing touches, and seeing pictures of your completed models!

Kind Regards,
DeAgostini UK
Tomick
#6 Posted : 21 August 2017 08:27:18

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Update 4...

Dear Forum Members,

We would like to update you on the status of the missing greeblies. These parts are currently in the final stage of production, and are scheduled to be ready for despatch to UK customers in approximately three weeks time (despatch to customers outside of the UK may take slightly longer).

All subscribers who have already reached issue 100 will automatically be sent a unit of these parts, but any retail (Newsagent) customers who have already finished their collection will need to contact our customer services on 0333 300 1517 and provide their details.

Any AU customers (or customers from other territories other than UK & USA), we will update you closer to the time with information on how the parts will be supplied.

Any further detail of availability will be advised once we have parts in hand.

We would again like to thank you for your continued patience and support, and look forward to sending you the parts very soon.

Kind Regards
DeAgostini UK
Tomick
#7 Posted : 23 August 2017 14:53:56

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Update 5...

Dear Forum Members,

Please see the official build instructions copied below for the additional greeblies, and their placement on the Millennium Falcon model. These parts will allow you to complete your model in accordance with the archived scans of the Millennium Falcon "Empire Strikes Back" studio model.

Please note: All subscribers who have already reached issue 100 will automatically be sent a unit of these parts, but any retail (Newsagent) customers who have already finished their collection will need to our contact Customer Services on 0333 300 1517 and provide their details.

Any AU customers (or customers from other territories other than UK & USA), we will update you closer to the time with information on how the parts will be supplied.

Any further detail of availability will be advised once we have parts in hand.

We would like to thank you for your patience in receiving these final parts and look forward to seeing photos of your completed Millennium Falcon models.

Detailed information of the placement of the greenlies can be found here:
http://forum.model-space...spx?g=posts&t=24799

Kind Regards
DeAgostini UK
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#8 Posted : 23 August 2017 20:21:50

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Wow ,

Cool bananas , Tomick Cool . Thanks for the latest what goes where ' update ' , and cheers to Deago for making these available at last . Looking forward to seeing some updates with these attached from fellow enthusiasts out there .

Cheers Ged
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#9 Posted : 08 November 2017 16:59:24

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received my missing parts today BigGrin
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#10 Posted : 16 November 2017 19:39:09

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Good to hear. I know many are waiting on this myself included.

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#11 Posted : 11 December 2017 19:07:25

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Anybody else clueless as to where parts E and F go on the right mandible? The black and white photos are not clear enough....Blink
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#12 Posted : 11 December 2017 19:25:14

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Gast Hypor wrote:
Anybody else clueless as to where parts E and F go on the right mandible? The black and white photos are not clear enough....Blink


Perhaps this link will help:

Fixing Greebles

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#13 Posted : 12 December 2017 18:24:41

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Perfect, thanks! Cool
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#14 Posted : 29 December 2017 00:20:19

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Regarding the USA and Canada

The parts have arrived in the warehouse.

Any subscribers that are getting ready to receive pack 25 will get the parts with pack 25.

Parts should arrive with all future pack 25 shipments.

For those that have already received pack 25, the 100A parts is currently being sent out.

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#15 Posted : 31 December 2017 18:04:22

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A big thank you, and Happy New Year from Canada!
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#16 Posted : 08 January 2018 02:21:34

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Thanks for the update.
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#17 Posted : 19 January 2018 02:26:34

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I got my final issue and 100a was inside the box. The paper that came with it wasn't in the best quality for viewing and i've tried viewing the pics on the link but the pics were broken on my end...is there another way I can view...sorta hard to see where some of these go. Thanks
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#18 Posted : 19 January 2018 07:55:48

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#19 Posted : 28 January 2018 21:21:49

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Hi to all, this is my first post.

Here are some pics I took of issue 100A when it arrived just before christmas. Hope they may be useful to someone.

Horten BigGrin
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#20 Posted : 29 January 2018 14:13:10

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Hi arpurchase, thanks for the info on 'forum.buildmillenniumfalcon.com'. I have replied to your PM.

Horton :D
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