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Posted on: 7/21 20:58:18


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Karl wrote:
Finally got my Deluxe B&L today after my original order apparently got lost in transit and the seller (Speedy Hen) being out of stock for a long while. Has the slipcase height been mentioned here? There's an 1/8 inch gap above the book which is quite a lot more than any other in the series. The first 10 volumes in their slipcases are more or less level as they sit on the shelf, but B&L stands noticeably taller. It's a small thing, sure, and I'm sure glad they went back to L.E.G.O. for this one. I just wish HC would take a bit more pride in its design and consistency. They fix one thing only to mess up another.


The slipcase on my copy is the same height as all the other books (1st prints), which are actually all very uniform. The gap between the top of the book and the slipcase is about the same as LoTR. Some of the others have smaller gaps, or like FoA and Kullervo, no real gap.

Posted on: 7/21 19:33:11


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Berelach wrote:
Thanks for sharing the old thread... looks like I have the larger variant. Didn't realize I'd have to find another one of those sets!



What country did you acquire your larger variant in?

Posted on: 7/21 0:48:31


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Yeah, I remembered it was darker and a little wider.

I thought about buying that set off eBay, but figured "what do I need with another very slightly different version of a set that I already have in much better condition that only cost me $25".

Hopefully someone lacking a set at all picked it up (which was why I posted it, despite the box being a bit rough). The money I didn't spend on it will no doubt go towards a second edition Hobbit at some point :)

Posted on: 7/20 23:47:06


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Ahh, I did wonder it was your variant, Trotter. The colour looked a little different, etc.

Interesting that it is in Australia, given the alternative variants of the illustrated edition have also primarily come from Au.

Posted on: 7/20 14:47:17



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