Been there. :) My 40 Arabic was pre-built...actually one of the advent calendar offerings (so, lightly worn but checked before sale). My 40 Roman, tho, I hadda wait on. Cuz I got one of the model-introduction specials...Top 2892 at a very nice price. So it took about the same amount of time.
Totally worth it.
And it is also said, "go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say no and yes."
-- Frodo, to Gildor