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So I guess Dumbledore may be around, and well as some of the older characters, but HP will reportedly not be in it.
Now the question would be if LEGO decided to release new sets based off of this new trilogy or not. If so, then you may, and I emphasis may, see demand for old HP sets.
I guess if you have the space and the want to hold onto HP sets until 2016, or whenever these get done, then more power to you. Not sure if they will go down in price between then and now. I remember that many 'first line' HP sets did drop once LEGO stopped keeping new lines around.
I just read the comments above (I'm really bad at doing that ;P) and are they actually making new movies? I remember hearing who ever makes HP (sorry I'm not a huge fan) said that year 7 would be the finale and I also heard Lego say that the last wave of HP would be the last... Typical Hollywood :/
All that said, a bit of a search around the net seemed to show that very little has happened towards the new films, except Rowling having written a very rough draft of the films basic shape and Warner Brothers saying it'll be a trilogy. No cast or director announced, so I'd imagine the new films and therefore the new sets are a while away yet.
(You walked into that one.)
Any thought and advice appreciated.
Without new sets, I imagine current sets will continue to perform well, though I don't know where the true ceiling is.
Total of $1,000 in LEGO sales to Texas customers, at 8.25% sales tax rate that is $82.50 in sales tax charged that I receive from customers.
Let's say I bought $300 worth of LEGO from the retail store and paid tax on it, that is $24.75.
I would actually send into the state $57.75 and keep the difference.
I remember paying £18 for one (quite) a few years back. We've had a lot of fun with it over the years for that price.
I've never been a big fan of HP story (especially compared to LotR). That said, mother didn't raise no fool which is why I did set aside a few HP sets to sell after they EOL'd. There are just some sets that are obvious winners after being EOL'd. If there are HP movies coming out in 2016 and IF TLG plans to release new sets, the release will likely occur in the latter half of 2015. So if one plans to sell (as I do), it would probably be best to sell by 2Q15 in case TLG has a "wash, rinse, repeat" strategy planned for this theme. JMO.
I believe what you're seeing is pricing leftover from before the latest release, and agree with @CCC that you won't likely get that now.
Oh, and 27%
I have to agree with this. The Star Wars Universe was not there overnight. It did take years, and steps, and time. I think The same is true with HP. These new movies are an extension of the HP universe, and not of the HP story. You draw light onto any part of the HP universe, you are going to shed light back onto HP.
Now, the question to me is this. Who was buying the HP Lego sets? Colletors or parents? Parents would have bought them because their kids missed out, and they did not realize they were gone. If that is the main consumer, then I think now is as good as time as any to sell, because while the books are not out of mind, the fact that there were Lego sets is out of mind. If collectors were a good percentage of the consumers, though, I think one could realistically wait. The only problem with waiting is that you are holding stock, where perhaps you could could better invest in something else and get a better return for those additional years of holding. *shrug* I think this one is a coin toss and I could call it either way.
They'll probably get Dumbledore to cast a time travel spell and get Harry from 70 years in the future so he can save the world. :p
Rowling is writing three screenplays, so this isn't simply a 100 page book being turned into a movie. It sounds like WB pitched her the idea, but the idea of another author writing didn't feel right, so she went back and pitched her idea. I read somewhere else that she actually had some additional material that she already had written, but had not intended to turn into a book, but just leave to her kids, but instead is pulling into this. The reality is Rowling has such tons of backstory to her universe, that I do not see this similar to the "Let's turn Hobbit into 3 movies".
#10211 GE :D
Anything can happen but usually stuff starts officially being sold out=EOL around the Fall.
It is possible that with lack of discounts on these sets that retailers do not want to be 'stuck' with them after a certain date so they stopped ordering replacements now, but a bit surprising if they are really going to be out of stock everywhere by mid late summer.
That is one of our favourite speedorz sets. Not to nest dive, but to aim for the arms and make it spin like a spinning top.
Went into Lego Leeds about two weeks ago, noticed none on the shelf spoke to one of the staff who said that's it... Grab it online while you can but I know we have all heard that one before...
I do think the writing is on the wall for that one tho. If you want it then I wouldn't put it off much longer.
I think we have to also remember LEGO employees would rather err on the side of caution and not say something like "Oh wait another year..." Because if they tell a customer that and it is gone in 2 months then the customer could complain.
Also, they would rather see a purchase that day than someone saying "Ok I'll wait"
With LEGO anything is possible. I think GE is gone this year, but likely will survive until around Thanksgiving here in the US (Late November) or a bit beyond. Sits with the new time frame set by FB, and it is not a hugely popular Modular (judging by many comments on this board) so I do not see it extended or anything like that.
I think that if any set is truly going EOL (no more produced that is) I'm guessing most times it is by late summer and gives one last chance for store to purchase for their shelves. Then stores still have remaining stock until shortly before Christmas or a bit later (depending on stocks and how popular the set is). Of course here is the States it also means TRU will likely have stock 6 months (or more) after stocks run out everywhere else because of TRUs exorbitant prices over RRP