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Still unsure how #10223 Joust, #853373 Kingdoms Chess and #7946 King's Castle will do in the aftermarket - specifically #7946, as a new King's Castle has already been announced.
My plan is to slowly release them over the next 24 months..... Is this the best place to put the lego investment pounds at the moment? This would then represent about 15% of my lego, which is the largest in one set that I have...
Thanks in advance...
I think the more modulars there are hurts collectibility too. Especially when you are talking sets that retail for $150-200 each. Yes, there will always be those that want a complete, or near complete set, but that will be a minority. I mean, the great majority have already missed out on Market Street, myself included. I have no desire to have MS, especially for what it would cost me.
Few people have the space or desire to have 6, 8, 10 modulars, either built or in the box. I think people will pick and choose among what is available and get the ones they like the most, relative to the going price, etc.
I'm not concerned, I don't see LEGO extending the shelf life on all sets. Especially those that have new releases every year. So, they extend the life of the modulars. I'll just invest in other sets, ones that aren't around for 5 years.
I'd certainly love to get Green Grocer because of the design but I don't ever see myself forking over the money for it. For people with more disposable income in my position? Sure, why not.
Maybe Lego is different. Why are people buying Cafe Corner and Market Street now? The same reason why they will want them years from now.
I don't think that is the issue so much as the number and size of them. I simply think a person's interest will wane simply due to there being 12, 14... modulars to choose from, to buy, to collect, to build, to store.
Doctors or even Hospital
That's just a few I can think of in a couple of minutes. Even if some of those were combined they still have at least 7 or 8 years worth. The other thing I see as a possibility is TLG releasing half size Modulars, so ones like the Pet shop split into two individual sets. This could get even more people addicted to the Modulars, as they would have a cheaper price point.
Value will be there for in after market on all Modulars, maybe just not 10+ times the original price.
My guess is we will probably see another mod in the vein of the pet shop where it is part commercial and part residential.
Also, another store almost always downtown back then was the Drug Store with a soda jerk, etc. And, you're right, banks were always downtown too and a garage with gas pumps. In my hometown the hospital, police station, and schools were not downtown. But, in larger cities I think they had/have precincts?
Yeah, and there was no conclusion as to whether it was furniture, minifigs, "street furniture" (lights, newspaper stands, etc), road / pavement / sidewalk pieces, or bricks to add realism to the street.
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(Although reading it like that I have the voice of James Alexander Gordon in my head.)
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Better to stick to the more predictable product cycles, I won't be getting any more of either.
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