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Topic # 235960 11-May-2018 13:46
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Hey guys, its my birthday in 10 months time, hint, hint...

 

https://www.toyco.co.nz/toys/construction-and-blocks/lego/lego-star-wars/lego-star-wars-75192-millennium-falcon-5702015869935?utm_source=Mailout&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=LEGOStarWars75192MillenniumFalconinStockNow&utm_content=124857





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  Reply # 2014049 11-May-2018 13:46
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oh well sometimes linking works





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  Reply # 2014059 11-May-2018 14:08
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At the lego store in London:

 

Click to see full size

 

 

 

...and if you want to take the tube (yes, you can walk in it, it's about 2m tall!):

 

Click to see full size

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2014061 11-May-2018 14:16
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I've recently been rediscovering the joys of lego as  my kids discover it - particular with my son who loves the star wars kits :)  Have seen the smaller millennium falcon set and decided even that was out of my budget.... but yeah if I win lotto 75060, 75159, 75059 and 75192 will be among my first purchases :D

 

 

 

(PS: edit your post and press space after pasting the URL or use the insert link button)


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  Reply # 2014092 11-May-2018 14:32
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Friend has oodles of the larger sets. I never got into it.... did buy a set years ago though but never opened it due to first born - so sold it on TM for 2x what I paid. (They kept bidding)

 





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  Reply # 2014095 11-May-2018 14:36
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Lego (complete sets) is an investment. I have many technic sets that I enjoy building with my partner (she likes organising all of the bricks). I build the set minus the sticker and keep all of the boxes and spare bits all bagged.

 

 

 

Most of my sets have double and in some cases tripled in value. 


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  Reply # 2014096 11-May-2018 14:37
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They seem to be worth far more if they are kept boxed.


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  Reply # 2014102 11-May-2018 14:48
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My wife and I love lego, we have most of the modular sets (missing the first one or two I think) and quite a few other goodies floating around. It's a pain to dust them all, but they are cool to have around. I can post photos if anyone is interested.


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  Reply # 2014125 11-May-2018 15:04
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Taubin:

 

It's a pain to dust them all.

 

 

A can of air duster is an expensive, but effective way to clean them. (Source: also an avid collector of Modular and Technic)








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  Reply # 2014132 11-May-2018 15:14
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I used to have an old school trunk full of bricks. Thousands of them.

 

Long before there were specialist parts - you had to make do and use your imagination!






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  Reply # 2014167 11-May-2018 16:36
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Mindstorms EV3





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  Reply # 2014241 11-May-2018 18:26
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City for me. I've been collecting it (and a lot of classic sets) for my boys for one day.


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  Reply # 2014255 11-May-2018 18:46
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BTR:

 

Lego (complete sets) is an investment. I have many technic sets that I enjoy building with my partner (she likes organising all of the bricks). I build the set minus the sticker and keep all of the boxes and spare bits all bagged.

 

 

 

Most of my sets have double and in some cases tripled in value. 

 

 

 

 

Some of the sets have potential to be investment sets, until lego decide to re-release them again. For example, the UCS millennium falcon that you can now buy again, went up to about 10k US in price. 

 

I have some of the lego architecture sets, such as the Robie house, which are adult sets for ages 16+. That has increase quite a bit if you look on fishpond https://www.fishpond.co.nz/Toys/LEGO-Architecture-Robie-House-LEGO/0673419159685 , but I can't see anyone paying that, especially as I have got it assembled, not that I would sell it either. There is a pretty small market I think for those sets, vs starwars UCS and ideas sets.  Think I paid about $200-$300 which I think was a lot.


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  Reply # 2014287 11-May-2018 19:38
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I bought the most recent UCS Millenium Falcon, had wanted the old one but there was no way I was going to pay the inflated prices wanted. It is a beast of a set, by far the longest to put together but oh so detailed and looks great as a display piece.

 

I also love technic, modular buildings and the creator expert line of cars (Caterham, Mini, Ferrari F40 etc).

 

There's something incredibly cathartic about putting together Lego while grooving along to some great music.

 

 


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  Reply # 2014331 11-May-2018 20:34
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Anyone with deep pockets and wants 10196 grand Carousel pm me




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  Reply # 2014425 11-May-2018 22:21
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I wish. Trouble is even the youngest isn't into Lego (mostly Star Wars and Technic) anymore so I haven't got the excuse about pretending they're really for his birthday and I'm just helping him out a bit...





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