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Predictions on Discontinuing Sets and their Secondary Market Value

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  • JamesJTJamesJT Member Posts: 440
    #10225 sold out on [email protected] UK
  • bp10030bp10030 europeMember Posts: 102
    UCS R2D2 #10225 listed with "sold out" at [email protected] EU.... WOW!!! didn't expect it so fast and suddenly!
  • DadDad UKMember Posts: 814
    Why the surprise? This thread was told some days ago that this was the next big set to go.
  • legoboy1066legoboy1066 Member Posts: 130
    Another set gone :-(
  • bp10030bp10030 europeMember Posts: 102
    Dad said:

    Why the surprise? This thread was told some days ago that this was the next big set to go.

    The SSD was supected to go one year ago (end 2013) When he went really? In US in June, in EU in October. I thought that pattern will be the same with the R2D2. And a little bit I played also with the thought that Lego could keep this set on the shelves longer than normal like the DS as the R2D2 icone would be nice for the new films they are comming.
  • pumperxpumperx Member Posts: 106
    10225 is also sold out in US now with later ship date.
  • BillybrownBillybrown UKMember Posts: 748
    bp10030 said:

    Dad said:

    Why the surprise? This thread was told some days ago that this was the next big set to go.

    The SSD was supected to go one year ago (end 2013) When he went really? In US in June, in EU in October. I thought that pattern will be the same with the R2D2. And a little bit I played also with the thought that Lego could keep this set on the shelves longer than normal like the DS as the R2D2 icone would be nice for the new films they are comming.
    I mentioned about a week ago that it would probably be the next big set to go sold out, although #7965 beat me to it (although it depends on what we class as a big set I suppose), but not far out. It has been due to EOL all year round. There isn't always a pattern, Lego as many of us have been finding out can pull the plug at any point.

    I see that #10223 is back to call for availability, having been sold out. Whether this happens with #10225 who knows, but the end is nigh.

  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,433
    edited November 2014

    Is the VW Camper Van retiring?

    From what those who appear to be in the know are saying, VW Camper (#10220) is sticking around for another year. That and the Death Star.
    Actually probably a half to 3/4 of the next year as speculators will likely start their buying frenzy by middle of the year on both.
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    Speaking of buying frenzy. Not sure that you'll see them like in times past. Models are kept current for a longer time, few people know exactly when a set will retire, and no retailers get rid of their remaining inventory with huge discounts. I think a person has to speculate more today than 2-5 years ago. A person has to decide sooner if they want to stock up on a set and take advantages of discounts (if there are any) as they can while a set is current. I think if you wait until you know a set is retired you may have a difficult time getting the quantity you want.
    ThirdBuckEyejuggles7
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,433
    Thanks to sites like brick picker and whatnot it does not take long for rumors and those who share the knowledge to cause such frenzies.
    But in the end of the day I have no doubt there are plenty of people out there using wholesaler lists, or other distribution order lists, for the next year to see what is and is not on it, and making very educated guesses. That is not going to change.

    So the old rule applies: If you REALLY want a set, get it when it comes out to avoid missing on it later.
    Pitfall69Farmer_John
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    ^Yet, there are STILL some people that refuse to accept that sets are retired and gone.
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    edited November 2014
    ^Are you referring to the special thread on TH and GE being retired? ;-)

    It always seems that those who realize too late that they missed out on a particular set (or two in this case) are the first to say that it isn't retiring...that Lego will be making more next month or next year. It's always possible, but seldom probable.

    So the old rule applies: If you REALLY want a set, get it when it comes out to avoid missing on it later.

    To add to @madforLEGO's comment above, exclusive sets like TH and GE are not likely to ever be discounted by LEGO, so you might as well get them if you have the funds. Better yet, grab them when double (or perhaps triple) VIP points are available, or even when there's a cool free set that TLG is giving away. That's the best you can hope for these days. The possibility once existed for better deals, but not any more. WYSIWYG!
    madforLEGO
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,720
    edited November 2014

    It always seems that those who realize too late that they missed out on a particular set (or two in this case) are the first to say that it isn't retiring...that Lego will be making more next month or next year. It's always possible, but seldom probable.

    And you know they're convinced #10179's going to be re- released soon, right? Won't be long now. ;o)
    Pitfall69
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    ^to be fair it's usually the people who own it and paid 6x retail that say it's not going to happen.
    madforLEGO
  • edgarallanpoe14edgarallanpoe14 Member Posts: 18
    Legoboy said:

    It always seems that those who realize too late that they missed out on a particular set (or two in this case) are the first to say that it isn't retiring...that Lego will be making more next month or next year. It's always possible, but seldom probable.

    And you know they're convinced #10179's going to be re- released soon, right? Won't be long now. ;o)
    Don't know if any of you saw but IGN ran a story on the 5 best ever Star Wars Lego models, with the UCS Falcon as the thumbnail image. Heart did that thing where you're in a dream and you feel yourself falling and wake up in a panic. (I acquired a used UCS Falcon for about 1/5th the going rate). If they re-release it, or, God forbid, make a better one I will run out onto the street with my #10179 and sell it to the next person that comes along.

  • BillybrownBillybrown UKMember Posts: 748
    Legoboy said:

    It always seems that those who realize too late that they missed out on a particular set (or two in this case) are the first to say that it isn't retiring...that Lego will be making more next month or next year. It's always possible, but seldom probable.

    And you know they're convinced #10179's going to be re- released soon, right? Won't be long now. ;o)
    I learnt my lesson having held back on Taj Mahal and Grand Carousel, I remember [email protected] still had a little stock left, yet I thought...they are great sets but way too expensive! I still feel the pain now ;-) No messing now I'm almost at the point of buying 6 Months pre EOL now.

    ThirdBuckEye
  • wagnerml2wagnerml2 Belleville, IllinoisMember Posts: 1,376
    ^ I did the same with the UCS Falcon. Had it literally in my arms at the checkout and chickened out because my wife wasn't with time. At the time dropping $500 on a lego set would have been a one way ticket to divorce court. We have since conditioned her to such purchases :).
    SirKevbagsmargotbrickupdateGothamConstructionCo
  • stevemackstevemack 1567km Drive From BillundMember Posts: 899
    ^ I was only a buyer of lego when the Taj and UCS falcon were around and at the time they were wayyyy to expensive a set to buy..... Oh how hindsight is great lol!
  • jack_bricksjack_bricks Member Posts: 78
    edited November 2014
    Pitfall69 said:

    Most of the "Legends" didn't sell that well from what I remember. I didn't buy the re release of Main Street because it wasn't really the same as the original. Many of the Legends sets used different parts because the molds for those parts were no longer available.

    Releasing rehashes of Cafe Corner and Green Grocer will not happen. Anything is possible, but I think Lego has learned from their earlier mistakes and I don't see it ever happening.

    Sorry to pick up this post, but I read this so many times and people just forget that since 2004, ten years went by. Back than who knew about ebay, amazon, forums,....
    Almost nobody compared to today.

    The "Legend Line" seemed to be the only product line people come up with. Maybe Lego needs to put more thoughts behind a rerelease, like for instance doing a 1:1 release and not alter their the set in any way. Every company who owns molds of any sort of thing stores them. Look at playmobil they use and re-use old molds all the time and they somehow manage to produce exactly the same part. People are saying it is not possible, can't do it, won't sell,... what is just not true.

    Why not use (for once) the internet, the one medium that Lego profits so much of. Look at "Kick-Starter", if people place for example a given amount of orders say 10, 20, 30.0000 copies of an old set. Lego will produce it. It also would work with some special parts for example.

    It wouldn't be hard, but for some unknown official reason - Lego loves their resellers and much more the aftermarket.
  • jasorjasor United StatesMember Posts: 839
    ^Why reproduce the set though? Why re-release parts that have been discontinued with new molds available? Most of the updated parts are for stability, functionality, or the old part was mostly limited to one or to uses.

    They would not re-release CC with the original panels. They just wouldnt. The new ones have side supports for durability. IT's not gonna happen.

    IF TLG EVER did an anniversary CC or GG set, it would be with updated parts, and a slightly different build. CC might even be smaller, with a fully fleshed out interior.....*IF.

    There are plenty of ideas to explore, and it doesnt seem like these will be rehashed.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,288
    edited November 2014

    Sorry to pick up this post, but I read this so many times and people just forget that since 2004, ten years went by. Back than who knew about ebay, amazon, forums,....
    Almost nobody compared to today.

    The "Legend Line" seemed to be the only product line people come up with. Maybe Lego needs to put more thoughts behind a rerelease, like for instance doing a 1:1 release and not alter their the set in any way. Every company who owns molds of any sort of thing stores them. Look at playmobil they use and re-use old molds all the time and they somehow manage to produce exactly the same part. People are saying it is not possible, can't do it, won't sell,... what is just not true.

    Why not use (for once) the internet, the one medium that Lego profits so much of. Look at "Kick-Starter", if people place for example a given amount of orders say 10, 20, 30.0000 copies of an old set. Lego will produce it. It also would work with some special parts for example.

    It wouldn't be hard, but for some unknown official reason - Lego loves their resellers and much more the aftermarket.

    Conversely, most people seem to think that modern LEGO history starts from the time they got involved with the hobby. TLG is more successful today than they've ever been and the LEGO aftermarket continues to mature, but to say TLG doesn't understand their product demand, and that almost nobody knew about eBay and forums in 2004 is ignorant.

    By 2001, there were 20,000 active listings for LEGO at any given time. Yes, that's an order of magnitude from what it is today, but it's not insignificant. There were full time resellers and hobby resellers just like there are today. Not only was Bricklink around, but there were competing sites.

    LUGnet had 2500 registered members by 2004, and that means people ponied up $10(?) primarily so they could inventory their collection. We shared information on collecting and sales, such as unpublicized weekly phone-in specials from [email protected] and occasional deals posted by LEGO employees, the most memorable when Jack McKee posted about finding a pile of 8-year-old 8880 Super Cars in the warehouse: http://news.lugnet.com/lego/direct/?n=5245

    Yes, there has been explosive growth, but TLG's product portfolio and production capacity has grown in lockstep, and it could be easily argued that they provided the cause and are not simply stumbling into benefiting from the effect.
    bp10030LegoKipmadforLEGOdougtsjasor
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    Case in point ;)
    rocaohaakonominicoopers11
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    @Pitfall69‌ - Is that pic recent? If you've managed to make it 13+ years with only 52 feedback, I envy your restraint. :)
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    ^I buy a lot of used Lego at garage sales and thrift shops. This usually satisfies my needs. I mostly use Bricklink to buy all the parts I need for MOC's and to sell some sets and loose Minifigures.
  • nkx1nkx1 Member Posts: 719
    edited November 2014
    Hopefully everyone bought their fill of #10225 R2D2's! They're gone everywhere (at least for now)...
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 914
    nkx1 said:

    Hopefully everyone bought their fill of #10225 R2D2's! They're gone everywhere (at least for now)...

    Still loads on ebay UK under RRP. May be they will be gone soon as well when rumour hits that it might be EOL.
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    Is R2D2 definitely going, it says temporally out of stock on the US site.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,020
    iccarus said:

    @Pitfall69‌ - Is that pic recent? If you've managed to make it 13+ years with only 52 feedback, I envy your restraint. :)

    Or he has little restraint and a lot of negatives. :-)
  • jack_bricksjack_bricks Member Posts: 78
    edited November 2014
    rocao said:

    Conversely, most people seem to think that modern LEGO history starts from the time they got involved with the hobby. TLG is more successful today than they've ever been and the LEGO aftermarket continues to mature, but to say TLG doesn't understand their product demand, and that almost nobody knew about eBay and forums in 2004 is ignorant....

    So here is the proof that I’m not just coming into the hobby. I was infected with the hobby in the early 90’s, though how do dark ages count, how do kids ages count? I don’t get your point when you’re saying “most people seem to think that modern Lego history starts from the time they got involved…” Well everybody might have a different notion of history.

    About internet usage 10 years ago. Amazon had a turnover of 830 Million in 2002, by 2013 amazon had a turnover of 75 billion. So compared to this sum of today I do think 830 Million from 2002 is insignificant, about 1.1%. And the same happened with forums and a lot of other sites. The ebay user number and use changed in the same way. Lego’s success also comes down to AFOLs, they did contribute to this unseen success, not in an immense huge way, but still it also was because of you guys in here (AFOLs). Therefore I would like to see more people having access to fair priced older sets and that Lego gets this money not some broker or “horter”. Today more and more broker come into the Hobby, not because they like Lego - no, you can make money with it.

    Why is it so important to measure a collection on its value? To me it wouldn’t matter if for example my Emerald Night trains would fall in value today – I mean who cares? Unfortunately now you need to become a horter to be able to finance the older lego sets, otherwise it’s most of the time not possible. And this is my essential complain, do you really need be reseller/broker/horter to finance older sets and therefore throw a lot of money at those brokers instead at Lego – a perfect breeding ground for a bubble.

    In this case have to agree with you rocoa, maybe Lego has provided the cause. But I doubt it yields a long term success to produce a broker commodity and support that. As longs as the value goes up and up everybody is in the boat, if it goes down you see them running in masses.


  • pcironepcirone Long Island, NYMember Posts: 346
    "horter"
  • jack_bricksjack_bricks Member Posts: 78
    edited November 2014
    pcirone said:

    "horter"

    you're right it should be "hoarder" - my misstake. Sorry english isn't my native language.
  • pcironepcirone Long Island, NYMember Posts: 346
    NP it just struck me as amusing and I didn't mean to insult you, sorry about that. FYI it is "hoarder".
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,020
    edited November 2014


    Why is it so important to measure a collection on its value? To me it wouldn’t matter if for example my Emerald Night trains would fall in value today – I mean who cares? Unfortunately now you need to become a horter to be able to finance the older lego sets, otherwise it’s most of the time not possible. And this is my essential complain, do you really need be reseller/broker/horter to finance older sets and therefore throw a lot of money at those brokers instead at Lego – a perfect breeding ground for a bubble.

    In this case have to agree with you rocoa, maybe Lego has provided the cause. But I doubt it yields a long term success to produce a broker commodity and support that. As longs as the value goes up and up everybody is in the boat, if it goes down you see them running in masses.


    You don't need to be a hoarder, you just need to want to spend a large amount of money (however you get it) compared to RRP on the older items that are scarcer and also in demand. One way of doing that is selling older sets if they have gone up in value (the hoarder route). Another way is earning money by doing something else.

    I'm still not sure if a bubble would be good or bad for lego fans. If my collection halved in value, it wouldn't bother me since most of it is not for sale. Sure, I have some sets put away and if they decrease in value I'd either make a loss, or more likely just open them up and keep them. However, the loss I'd make there would also mean I could buy other sets I missed out on cheaper. Longer term, the implications are not clear. Would casual sellers jump ship and not even consider buying up sale items - which again would be good for lego fans - but not so good for lego if large amounts of stock went unsold.

    I don't really see a bubble occurring though, not in the traditional sense. I doubt older sets (like the EN you mention) will go down in value. However, I do believe that in future sets will not rise as much as they have in the past due to saturation of sellers. Although some sets will continue to rise very nicely, others will fall as they have done in the past.

    And so the way forward for sellers is to pick sets carefully, or pick up sets at a massive discount. Which is pretty much as it has always been.

    PS. It is not important to measure a collection on its value. There are many ways - number of bricks, range of bricks, number of minifigs, etc. Collectors will measure their collection different to resellers though. Given this is the reseller thread, financial value is the correct measure of a collection (or stock as it may also be called).
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,238
    edited November 2014
    CCC said:


    I don't really see a bubble occurring though, not in the traditional sense. I doubt older sets (like the EN you mention) will go down in value. However, I do believe that in future sets will not rise as much as they have in the past due to saturation of sellers. Although some sets will continue to rise very nicely, others will fall as they have done in the past

    I think this is a pretty good assumption of what will happen. I think with any form of investment you have to be prepared for a bubble scenario but with Lego I think it's more likely to be a case of the more casual resellers* will likely loose interest with a slower yield and move on to the next big thing pushing the playing field back to more of a level than if it were a bubble bursting.

    (I say all this as someone who owns 3 unopened sets which I might one day trade or might one day open! Really not a seller/investor at all.)

    *By casual resellers in this instance I mean those with no real interest in Lego apart from hearing that it sells well and buying up anything marked as SALE prices to sell on without the deeper market knowledge from collecting.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    pcirone said:

    "horter"

    Hodor!!! Hodor!!

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  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    Just noticed that the Late Holiday catalog doesn't even have a Chima section. TLG must have concluded that even advertising it was a waste of money. I look forward to not buying the line at half off all through the spring.
    Farmer_John
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734

    Just noticed that the Late Holiday catalog doesn't even have a Chima section. TLG must have concluded that even advertising it was a waste of money. I look forward to not buying the line at half off all through the spring.

    I think the catalog is just focused on different themes. I don't believe Ninjago has a section, either, and City has fewer representatives than in previous catalogs.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,288
    edited November 2014

    So here is the proof that I’m not just coming into the hobby. I was infected with the hobby in the early 90’s, though how do dark ages count, how do kids ages count? I don’t get your point when you’re saying “most people seem to think that modern Lego history starts from the time they got involved…” Well everybody might have a different notion of history.

    My comment was generalized and not aimed at you specifically.

    My point was directed at the common refrain of how "the game has changed" or "it's not like the good old days" when the speaker's time reference itself is relatively small. "Well, Y will be different than X, because nobody was really collecting/buying/thinking about X back then." But the X only stretches back to 2010 (when USC MF, Green Grocer, Grand Carousel, Taj Mahal retired) or 2009 (Cafe Corner, Market Street) or 2007 ( first wave Batman sets) and so on.

    As I said, the hobby and market HAS evolved and matured, but I find the proverb "the more things change, the more they stay the same" very true. LEGO sets have always been released in waves that retired. LEGO was seen as a collectible and valuable toy long, long ago. There has been a secondary market for LEGO for decades.

    To talk to your point specifically, when the Legends were released, TLG actually DID take to the internet and AFOL community to conduct fan voting to decide which sets would be released. Perhaps you didn't know that? http://news.lugnet.com/lego/direct/?n=4848

    Why is it so important to measure a collection on its value? To me it wouldn’t matter if for example my Emerald Night trains would fall in value today – I mean who cares? Unfortunately now you need to become a horter to be able to finance the older lego sets, otherwise it’s most of the time not possible. And this is my essential complain, do you really need be reseller/broker/horter to finance older sets and therefore throw a lot of money at those brokers instead at Lego – a perfect breeding ground for a bubble.

    Monetary value is a quantifiable measure of how desirable something is. You seem to view that LEGO is desirable, but dislike the measurement of it.

    Perhaps you might not flinch much if your Emerald Night trains dropped in value, but would you collect more LEGO trains if you knew they would all depreciate to nothing? At some point you would have to reconsider.

    LEGO is born expensive from day one. If LEGO had little perceived value it would not be a collectible and people would not buy as much as they do. TLG would not have become the behemoth they have and be able to continually reinvest in element design, set design, production capacity, quality control, etc.
    Farmer_JohnmadforLEGOthenosPitfall69FollowsClosely
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    edited November 2014
    I'm wonder how long Ewok Village will be around. I haven't grabbed it yet, and am starting to get a bit antsy with all the large sets (over $149) starting to disappear. I guess I better take my own advice and grab a copy during the BF sale before it disappears and I am force to complain that it wasn't out long enough.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,433
    ^- I have a copy when Amazon had the little discount they had on them back a few months ago. Box was a bit beat up due ot the garbage bag 'shipping container' they used, but I have one.
    I would be a bit more concerned that Arkham Asylum is going before Ewok Village, but that is just my opinion.
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    What about Tower Or Orthanc, could that be out another year or so?

    I don't that yet and keep putting it off.
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    ^Yeah...I purchased an AA several months ago thinking it might be gone then. My only problem with AA is that it just seems like a lot of money for not much set. I wouldn't mind having a second copy of AA on hand, but not at the expense of sets I have no copies of.
  • JamesJTJamesJT Member Posts: 440
    edited November 2014
    msanders said:

    nkx1 said:

    Hopefully everyone bought their fill of #10225 R2D2's! They're gone everywhere (at least for now)...

    Still loads on ebay UK under RRP. May be they will be gone soon as well when rumour hits that it might be EOL.
    19 sold in 3 days and only 1 #10225 left under RRP now.

  • hoyatableshoyatables Northern Virginia, USAMember Posts: 863

    What about Tower Or Orthanc, could that be out another year or so?

    I don't that yet and keep putting it off.

    I've been on the fence about Orthanc as well. I can't imagine it will be around much longer. The LOTR theme is dead and the Hobbit is in its final wave. I may pick this one up on Brick Friday for the (hopeful) bonus VIP points and second free set.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,433
    What I think the general thought is that LEGO sees redoing old sets as not profitable for them.
    The reason why people bring up Legends is because it was a LINE of redone sets that was well hyped too, and it appears it did not sell well (Metroliners for 75 USD anyone?)
    -They could not remake EVERY part for part for Legends, as the pigtail hair was no longer made, nor was the cypress tree if memory servers me correctly. The large Train rail insert pieces, used for the crane and 'LEGOLAND' sticker in the original, were no longer made, so they had to STAMP the sticker onto a bunch of 1x8 tiles.

    As for other sets, lets look at those:
    Cafe Corner: So 'great' at the time it was on constant price cut to 120 USD instead its 140 price at retailers like Amazon and walmart.
    Market street was 90 USD.. 90 DOLLARS. Yeah I know it sounds like nothing now, BUT at 90 USD it did not sell well, which is one reason why it is sought after now and was hard to find in NIB form even shortly after it was EOL.
    Emerald night was discounted to 75 USD; was always on sale somewhere.
    Grand Carousel: Again expensive when new, at 250 USD. Rarely on sale and even then not cheap= why it is expensive now.
    Going back Farther, Monorails were not cheap folks, even in the early 90's. I think saw a TRU price tag showing 199 USD for #6991.
    Ask yourself honestly, would you pay another 40-50 USD (or more) on these sets new now? I'm guessing the majority of folks outside of this forum would say 'no', or 'I would want it but too expensive; not buying'. Especially if there is also no discount on these in 'exclusives' in the US.

    Hindsight is 20/20. However, even with hindsight a line must be drawn somewhere. LEGO typically runs a line for 2-2 1/2 years, they got very generous with exclusives like the mods and now DS and VW, but will it be enough to placate those who lament they missed it? Probably not.
    And do not compare what I am saying with the whole RI or 41999 debacle by LEGO. That is apples and oranges.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited November 2014

    I've been on the fence about Orthanc as well. I can't imagine it will be around much longer. The LOTR theme is dead and the Hobbit is in its final wave. I may pick this one up on Brick Friday for the (hopeful) bonus VIP points and second free set.

    I highlighted the part that I feel should be influential on your decision. Middle Earth, unlike say...Galaxy Squad, will have fans forever. I would not be surprised to see LOTR sets, especially Orthanc, eclipse some Harry Potter values.
    Farmer_JohnLegoKip
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,878
    edited November 2014
    ^I was thinking HP, POTC prices as well. But seeing HD barely over retail right now has me thinking the timeline for those juicy prices is still years away.
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    Orthanc was backordered (along with R2 and PS) on US [email protected] for a while recently, but it's back in stock. Whether it lasts the season or beyond is anybody's guess.
  • hoyatableshoyatables Northern Virginia, USAMember Posts: 863
    ^^You assume I'm talking about picking up to resell. I'm on the fence about simply getting it to own for myself.

    But I do pick up some on-the-fence sets when I think there is nevertheless resale value. With this one, I am just not sure it will see huge increases. And it is such a big darn box which makes it hard and expensive to ship. I'm thinking it would sit in my attic like IS until I finally decide to pull the trigger and then realize the return really isn't worth it.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    ^Wanna bet ? ;)
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