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Predictions on Discontinuing Sets and their Secondary Market Value

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  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    ^Like, the Illegonati?
    Pitfall69kiki180703ricecakeGoldchainskhmellymel
  • dragonhawkdragonhawk USMember Posts: 633
    ^ Re-sellers Illuminati.. interesting idea :D
    Pitfall69kiki180703Goldchains
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,401
    edited August 2015
    ^ Re-sellers Illuminati.. interesting idea :D
    I have a group of friends that I discuss Lego with. There are plenty of times where I have been asked or I will ask when to sell a certain retired set and for how much. I have also discussed if certain trades are a fair deal and what not. I am sure there are many people that have their inner circles. It has also been mentioned in the forum before that larger resellers/horde over at Brickpicker may be in cahoots with each other. So, it wouldn't surprise me with a group of the largest resellers exchange ideas on how to corner the market. I am sure that is what all the 27% off Exclusives hubbub is/was all about ;)

    Can you hear the "Black Helicopters"?

    A month ago one of our competitors sent us a letter wanting to join forces and help each other out by pooling our resources to grab a larger share of the local market. It was an interesting idea, but we already have a large local market share and our goal is to not compete with anyone, so we didn't respond. 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,574
    'Re-seller Black Helicopter' would make a nice Creator Expert set for next year.

    It can be filled with printed-tile Town Halls, Millenium Falcons and Death Stars...
    Pitfall69VorpalRyuTheLoneTensorGoldchains
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,097
    edited August 2015
    I have absolutely no doubt that the new films will be very good, mostly because Disney is investing a staggering amount of money, time, staff, etc. into the whole property.  Take the two new park areas recently announced as prime (but certainly not the only) examples.  They wouldn't be moving forward with those kinds of things without doing everything they can to make sure these new movies will not be a repeat of the "Episode I" situation.

    Writing as a fan boy regarding The Force Awakens, it will be good, because it has to be good, it just has to be.
    Yeah, it will be good.  But will it be great?  It appears on the surface that Disney is taking the conservative route with the new films and not venturing into anything bold.  I kind of expect a more politically correct version of Star Wars (think a female Jedi as the lead) that sparkles and moves along at a faster pace than the prequels did.  But the plot will still be a inchorent mess like the prequels without the political mumbo-jumbo (hopefully).
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,899
    I just think of all the directors I'd like to see have a crack at star wars. Brad Bird, Christopher Nolan, Joss Whedon, Guermo Del Toro, Peter Jackson... There is so much potential for some great stuff. I am excited that Lucas is out of the picture and new directors will have a chance to leave their mark. Heck, I'd even like to see Steven Spielberg do one :)

    I think the new movies will be a lot like marvels movies. Most ok. Some better than average and the occassional one possibly transcendent.
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,097
    edited August 2015
    pharmjod said:
    I just think of all the directors I'd like to see have a crack at star wars. Brad Bird, Christopher Nolan, Joss Whedon, Guermo Del Toro, Peter Jackson... There is so much potential for some great stuff. I am excited that Lucas is out of the picture and new directors will have a chance to leave their mark. Heck, I'd even like to see Steven Spielberg do one :)

    I think the new movies will be a lot like marvels movies. Most ok. Some better than average and the occassional one possibly transcendent.
    How about none of the above.  People forget that Lucas at one time in his career was a visionary.  I mean he hired Irvin Kershner to direct Empire Strikes Back.   Kersh was the only director who was able to make Yoda seem like a real creature and not a puppet.  He was also able to coax some fine performances out of the human cast.  He made Han Solo interesting and Darth Vader menacing.  Don't expect the same from Abrams or any other director that Disney hires for the next few films.
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    Sea Cow is "call to check" on US [email protected] And I wonder if the restocked PS has a snazzy new box.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,899
    I didn't forget that Lucas was at one time a visionary. I am just acknowledging that his direction for the franchise was less than visionary after the first 3 movies. While he had 100% creative control we were likely never going to get anything beyond Jar Jar. I'm am happy that now Star Wars can persist and be added to hopefully by a variety of fresh also potentially visionary directors. 
  • PmhPmh netherlandsMember Posts: 128
    edited August 2015
    prevere said:
    pharmjod said:
    At this point, even as a "reseller", I would welcome straight 're-releases of the more popular sets gone by. I would love nothing more than all the fly by night sellers to bail on the venture. I still primarily do it for fun and to pay for the stuff I keep. It has gotten less fun with so many speculators out there. 
    Totally agree with that statement. LEGO has to weigh the value of making additional money on a re-release with potentially weakening their value in the aftermarket. Frankly, a little weakening right now would be a healthy thing for them to do. Kind of like setting a far foward fires ahead of a fast-moving wildfire.


    Also think it would be a good idea,and it would not even have to hurt resellers that much. Town hall and grand emporium a lot of resellers have stocked up but how many resellers do have café corners stashed away? That will only be a very small amount.

    If they would re-release it then it could take some pressure of the other sets because the potential of a re-release will always be there. If they say make it 3-5 years unavailable before a re-release,then that would give resellers still time to get some profit.

    Also with a re-release comes the option of small improvements. Am a bit torn on this one as big improvements would clearly devalue the older set and could upset lots of people who own one. Small improvements could be an option though,and maybe make an upgrade package available for people who have the older set?

  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,157
    pharmjod said:
    I just think of all the directors I'd like to see have a crack at star wars. Brad Bird, Christopher Nolan, Joss Whedon, Guermo Del Toro, Peter Jackson... There is so much potential for some great stuff. I am excited that Lucas is out of the picture and new directors will have a chance to leave their mark. Heck, I'd even like to see Steven Spielberg do one :)

    I think the new movies will be a lot like marvels movies. Most ok. Some better than average and the occassional one possibly transcendent.
    I'd take a Christopher Nolan Star Wars movie. I have yet to see a movie of his I haven't liked.

    Personally I don't hate the prequels as much as most people seem to. I can see where they were going with it, it just wasn't executed very well.

    I don't know what to expect from these new movies. I'll be in the theater the day Episode VII opens though.
  • dragonhawkdragonhawk USMember Posts: 633
    SumoLego said:
    'Re-seller Black Helicopter' would make a nice Creator Expert set for next year.

    It can be filled with printed-tile Town Halls, Millenium Falcons and Death Stars...
    Printed tiles, what are those? Keep up with the time man, stickers all the way !!!!!!
    SumoLego
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    ^ That is the best thing I have read all month.

    Episode VII: A New Hope.
    Pitfall69Ronyarkhmellymel
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    That's a strong word of endorsement from one of the founding prophets. December can't come fast enough, I already have my Star Wars t-shirt ironed and pressed waiting for opening credit scrawl.
    Pitfall69
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,574
    SumoLego said:
    'Re-seller Black Helicopter' would make a nice Creator Expert set for next year.

    It can be filled with printed-tile Town Halls, Millenium Falcons and Death Stars...
    Printed tiles, what are those? Keep up with the time man, stickers all the way !!!!!!

    Except we all know that the Re-Sellers will be hoarding the printed-tiles.  Very exclusive!
    dragonhawkVorpalRyu
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 949
    pharmjod said:
    I just think of all the directors I'd like to see have a crack at star wars. Brad Bird, Christopher Nolan...
    I'd take a Christopher Nolan Star Wars movie. I have yet to see a movie of his I haven't liked.

    ...
    I am a huge fan of Nolan, look at his list of work:
    • 2000 Memento
    • 2002 Insomnia
    • 2005 Batman Begins
    • 2006 The Prestige
    • 2008 The Dark Knight
    • 2010 Inception
    • 2012 The Dark Knight Rises
    • 2014 Interstellar
    I liked all of them and loved most of them. If you have not seen Memento get off this forum and go watch it.
    TheLoneTensorthedingman5juggles7Dougout
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Here's how I felt after watching each of those Nolan movies...

    Memento: Really sympathetically sad
    Insomnia: Well that was dark
    Batman Begins: Hopeful
    The Prestige: Melancholy
    The Dark Knight: Pumped
    Inception: Confused as hell
    The Dark Knight Rises: Angry
    Interstellar: Really freaking fearful for the future of my children

    He's an awesome filmmaker, but with that track record, I would never want him directing a Star Wars movie.
    BrickDancerkiki180703
  • dragonhawkdragonhawk USMember Posts: 633
    If I learned anything from episode 1, it was to tamper my expectation.  Watching ep 4-6 over and over again to pump myself up for episode 1 was a bad idea because it made it even harder for episode 1 to live up to my expectations.

    So, instead, this year I am going to TRY to watch ep1-3 several times to prepare myself for ep7.  Worst case scenario, ep7 is not going to be as bad as ep2.  Best case scenario, ep7 will look stellar compared to those 3.
    FollowsCloselythenosToc13
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,157
    The only one of those I haven't seen is Insomnia. I had to watch Memento for a general psychology class in college, and absolutely loved it.

    Out of the ones I have seen, I can't help but rank The Dark Knight Rises as his weakest film, and I still enjoyed it.
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 751
    Off to look at my 20 Bugattis.
    kiki180703
  • DougoutDougout Member Posts: 888
    pharmjod said:
    I just think of all the directors I'd like to see have a crack at star wars. Brad Bird, Christopher Nolan...
    I'd take a Christopher Nolan Star Wars movie. I have yet to see a movie of his I haven't liked.

    ...
    I am a huge fan of Nolan, look at his list of work:
    • 2000 Memento
    • 2002 Insomnia
    • 2005 Batman Begins
    • 2006 The Prestige
    • 2008 The Dark Knight
    • 2010 Inception
    • 2012 The Dark Knight Rises
    • 2014 Interstellar
    I liked all of them and loved most of them. If you have not seen Memento get off this forum and go watch it.
    I really liked all these movies, seen them all multiple times.  Christopher Nolan is a fantastic director.
  • BrewBrew New Mexico (It's an actual state in the US)Member Posts: 182
    The best part to me is that John Williams is involved. I know he was also there for EpI-III but I don't think you can hold that against him. In the 70s and 80s he did the music for just about every blockbuster made. I've seen bits of EpIV without the music and it really seems super dull. Now, if they could just tone down a lot of the CGI and make more models and fuller sets, then maybe you'd have something really cool again. 
    Pitfall69
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,303
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  • BrewBrew New Mexico (It's an actual state in the US)Member Posts: 182
    @VorpalRyu That video nails it. I didn't say CGI was bad, I just said tone it down and have a good mix with practical effects. I felt like Lucas was adding CG just cause he could and not to tell a better story. I love it when I don't even know CG is there. It's kind of like the music, when its good it elevates the emotional feeling. When it's forced it only detracts. 

    To to keep it Lego, it is my opinion that the UCS MF never gets re-released anywhere close to its original exterior grandure. Maybe as a smaller play set version with an interior.
    dougts
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,894

    binaryeye said:
    wagnerml2 said:
    I wonder if this generation has the attention span long enough to fall in love with the franchise like we did.  They will be inundated with marketing and merchandise.  There will never be that anticipation like we had.
    Beyond this, there's a lot more competition now. Perhaps I was just blinded by my love for Star Wars as a kid, but I don't remember anything else at the time being nearly so prevalent across multiple media. It was everywhere, unlike most other things.

    Now, everything is everywhere.
    Completely agree with the points above - so many things now to capture a kid's interest for 5 minutes before they move onto the next thing. My nephews and nieces lack imagination. Star wars toys kept me interested for years, if I wasn't out on my bike or climbing trees with mates, I was playing with star wars toys.....until Transformers came along.

    There was the rarity of some of the figures that made it impossible to get them all. Some of them I only ever saw the once and had to beg my dad for an advance on my pocket money when I came across them. :D
    Balloonist
  • BalloonistBalloonist Member Posts: 52

    Lego a 'better investment than shares and gold'

    Average Lego set has increased in value 12 per cent each year since the turn of the Millennium, providing a better return than mainstream investments

    The Ultimate Collectors Millennium Falcon is the most expensive having gone from a retail price of 34249 in 2007 to 2712 today
    The Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon is the most expensive, having gone from a retail price of £342.49 in 2007 to £2,712 today 
    Dan Hyde

    By Dan Hyde, Consumer Affairs Editor

    6:00AM BST 22 Aug 2015

    Comments2 Comments

    It may appear as no more than a popular children's toy, but investors were able to secure a better return buying Lego sets over the past 15 years than from the stock market, gold or bank accounts, a Telegraph analysis found.

    Share prices tumbled on Friday, cancelling out all the gains made this year. The value of the FTSE 100 is no higher than it was in February 2000, meaning the average annual return to savers over the past decade and half is just 4.1 per cent once dividend payouts are included.

    By contrast, Lego sets kept in pristine condition have increased in value 12 per cent each year since the turn of the Millennium, with second-hand prices rising for specific sets as soon as they go out of production. Modern sets are performing even more strongly, with those released last year already selling on eBay for 36 per cent more than their original price.

    The analysis found none of the main investments favoured by savers matched returns on the plastic building bricks.

    Savers who invested in gold received a 9.6 per cent annual gain over the past decade and a half, while those who went with a savings account or Isa generated 2.8 per cent, according to investment company Hargreaves Lansdown.

    Some Lego sets that once sold for less than £100 now fetch thousands of the secondary market.

    Lego can only reach a top price if it has been kept in its box according to Ed Maciorowski founder of BrickPickercomLego can only reach a top price if it has been kept in it's box, according to Ed Maciorowski, founder of BrickPicker.com

    Many of highest prices are for old sets based around films such as Star Wars or landmarks or brands such as the Taj Mahal in India or the Volkswagen Beetle. But data from investing website BrickPicker.com showed even sets based on everyday scenes such as police stations and town roads are soaring in value.

    The largest percentage rise in price for any Lego set has been on "Cafe Corner", a model of a hotel which went on sale in 2007. The set, which has 2,056 pieces, originally sold for £89.99 but the price has risen to £2,096 since it went out of production – a return for investors of 2,230 per cent.

    Ed Maciorowski, founder of BrickPicker.com, said the top price would be fetched only if the Lego had been kept in its box, in perfect condition. Used Lego is less valuable, but can still be worth hundreds of pounds more than its original price.

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    "The neat thing is that all sets are retired at some point, and several hundred are retired each year a movie run ends, a licence expires or the Lego company wants to refresh its range," he said.

    "That means anyone with a set at home – large or small, it doesn't matter – could have quite an investment on their hands if it's in good condition, as this stuff appreciates very well in value."

    Most second-hand Lego is traded and bought on eBay. BrickPicker pays eBay for a breakdown of sales and compiles its own database of values and growth rates.

    Mr Maciorowski said tens of thousands of investors across the world were pushing up prices of rarer sets.

    He said the growth rates would continue. "The Lego investing is not hitting bubble-like status," he said. "That is partly because the Lego company doesn't promote the secondary market, it wants to sell direct to customers."


  • BalloonistBalloonist Member Posts: 52


    The most popular type of Lego is Star Wars themedThe most popular type of Lego is Star Wars themedPrice rises can be disrupted if Lego restarts production of sets it had previously retired – but usually the effect is temporary as investors snap up the new stock, Mr Maciorowski said.The most popular type of Lego is Star Wars themed, accounting for 10 of the 20 most expensive sets.The Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon is the most expensive, having gone from a retail price of £342.49 in 2007 to £2,712 today.Two slightly earlier models, the Death Star II and Imperial Star Destroyer, which were released in 2005 and 2002 respectively, also cost fetch more than £1,000.Mr Maciorowski said the new Star Wars film, Episode VII – The Force Awakens, which is due for release on December 18, will give the old sets a "new life" in secondary market."Demand is going to be off the hook," he said. "Sometimes when the next instalment of a film comes out it boosts interest: the new Fantastic Beasts films, for example, should also see demand pick up for some of the recently retired Harry Potter Lego."Laith Khalaf, an analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: "The returns from Lego look pretty awesome, but investors need to beware that the value of collectables can be vulnerable to fads."There’s absolutely no harm in buying some pieces as a hobby, and you may well make some money, but as a main building clock for your retirement I would suggest sticking to more traditional shares and bonds."

    Seve Lego investing tips from a pro

    Ed Maciorowski from BrickPicker.com says:If you are interested in a particular Lego set, buy one to build and one to save for a rainy day. Even used Lego sets can appreciate to values higher than the retail price. Putting away a few large and exclusive sets to resell in years down the road can be very profitable.Limited edition and seasonal sets do very well in the Lego secondary markets. Any sets with short production runs usually appreciate well. The rarer, the better.Invest in Lego sets that were released after 1999. Pre-2000 sets were not really great investments. Many sets were basic and uninspiring. There are a handful of vintage sets that are viable collectables, but most have plateaued in value and many are in poor condition.Keep the Lego boxes, pieces and instructions in excellent condition. Save all the components pof a Lego set. Keep them in a dry and dark storage space. No sun ... no moisture. The better the condition, the more the set will sell for in future.Stack Lego boxes vertically like books. Horizontal stacking causes boxes to crush and seals to break.Size doesn't matter. Both small and large sets can appreciate very well percentage wise.7 Lego mini figures are very valuable.

    Most expensive Lego sets

    Set – release date – pieces (mini figs) – retail price – current value1 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon – 2007 – 5,195 (5) – £342.49 – £2,7122 Cafe Corner – 2007 – 2,056 (3) – £89.99 – £2,0963 Taj Mahal – 2008 – 5,922 (0) – £199.99 – £1,8484 Death Star II – 2005 – 3,441 (0) – £249.99 – £1,524Imperial Star Destroyer – 2002 – 3,096 (0) – £249.99 – £1,467

    Lego sets with biggest rises in value

    Set – release date – pieces (mini figs) – retail price – current value – growth1 Cafe Corner – 2007 – 2,056 (3) – £89.99 – £2,096 – 2,230%2 Market Street – 2007 – 1,248 (3) – £59.99 – £698 – 1,064%3 Holiday Train – 2006 – 965 (7) – £49.99 – £574 – 1,048%4 Rescue from the Merpeople – 2005 – 175 (5) – £14.99 – £168 – 1,018%The Batboat: Hunt for Killer Croc – 2006 – 188 (2) – £14.99 – £167 – 1,011%[email protected]

  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,303
    ^ Cue another rise in would be brick investors trying to corner the market, attempting to empty the shelves of their local toy stores... 'Cause it will all gain interest in the aftermarket.' *lmfao*
    madforLEGOdougts
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,574
    I'd give that story more credibility if it had any depth.  Interviewing the proprietor of a Lego investing website to bolster the validity of Lego investing really doesn't tell me much.

    Meh.
    preveredougtsSethro3
  • woony2woony2 UKMember Posts: 336
    ^ Agreed, but what it does tell me is that I need to find the 3 missing pieces from my #4762 'Rescue from the Merpeople'. I had know idea that was a particularly valuable set.
  • MolicanMolican GermanyMember Posts: 29
    pharmjod said:
    I just think of all the directors I'd like to see have a crack at star wars. Brad Bird, Christopher Nolan, Joss Whedon, Guermo Del Toro, Peter Jackson... There is so much potential for some great stuff. I am excited that Lucas is out of the picture and new directors will have a chance to leave their mark. Heck, I'd even like to see Steven Spielberg do one :)

    I'd love it if Peter Jackson would make a SW movie. At least, nobody could whine "...but it wasn't in the books" or "why is there no Tom Bombadil?".

    pharmjod
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,549
    edited August 2015
    Yeah, all articles like this do is make it more difficult for everyone to do this. While I know there are those that get a raging hard on at the thought of this, for the smaller reseller (That sells a few extra sets here and there to help them with future LEGO purchases) it makes it far more difficult IMO. Never mind the recklessness or telling people to put their hard earned money into this plastic toy becasue prices from 7 year old sets are up dramatically.
    Will there be exceptions? Sure but how many people can afford to buy a set like DS or even Ewok Village as an investment? Most folks could afford a 100 USD set. The problem is many can also afford that set, causing a glut after EOL, meaning you are not getting your 'UCS falcon type' money (and people also forget that most of these sets are 7+ years removed from the market which is another reason why sets like it rise to incredible values).
    Using sets that are 7+ years old, long since gone and likely gone for good, as examples to make their point of large gains is not telling the whole truth IMO. As more recent sets are not rising that quickly (The occasional TH and HH aside which again are pricey sets at retail for the average joe to buy one or two of). This also does not account for the now possibility of a re-release (or production of a new set of that design that is better designed) driving down the price of that Turbo tank you bought 5 of in hopes of making your '1000's of dollars'. IMO It also just speaks to me potentially reckless behavior endorsed by those at certain websites. I chalk most of this to be no better than those real estate 'gurus' that hold seminars to teach people how to make '1000's' in the real estate markets, when they are in a room with 100's of other folks looking to do the same. More supply = less demand = less bucks.

    In the end though, I have to wonder if LEGO really hates such articles. What better way to get people to buy a ton of your product than to see articles like this come out to get those to buy more of it as 'investments'? It really does make you wonder about if LEGO has a mixed stance of resellers. Big and small 'R'; Quickflipper, and non-quick-flipper alike.
    Because, lets face facts, even the apparently now infamous example of the first minecraft mini-scale set made a LOT of press for LEGO as a 'must get' toy (which definitely attracts more buyers than removes). Same when the Research institute was out and impossible to find most times. I doubt LEGO hates it when such sets sell out immediately, they get a lot of press when such things occur. Otherwise I doubt you would see sets with limited release that are exclusives to certain stores.
    juggles7VorpalRyu
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,574
    The catch-22 is that if they do another limited production run, they end up with excess copies.  (Hello, Exo-Suit!)
    VorpalRyu
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,899
    Not if they actually make it limited. :)
    juggles7
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    Maersk line triple e sold out @ [email protected] US finally. 
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    dougts said:
    ^ all things being equal, I agree with you.  And all those points are valid.  But we are talking about resale here, and the question is do those points matter enough to enough people to warrant paying double or triple compared to just buying the current version?  My guess is not for the vast majority. And if I'm holding for resale, I want the largest possible potential buyer pool.  Sure, some niche hardcore collectors with money to burn might shell out for the 7965, but that's going to be a significantly smaller potential buyer base
    ^ This...  if you're holding 7965 for resale, now is the time...  don't wait another year...
    pharmjodPitfall69VorpalRyujuggles7
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409

    ^Knowing JJ, the Falcon will meet its glorious demise at the end of Ep. VII. In which case, this has a chance to be the last version. But I doubt that in all likelihood.
    First, Disney would have to approve that...

    Second, even if they did, it is just a YT-1300...  there are millions of them in the SW universe, Han can always get another...

    Moving over to Star Trek DS9, the Defiant was destroyed in a space battle near the end of the series.  A replacement ship was provided and renamed Defiant so they could reuse the CGI and for continuity.

    So it could be destroyed, and Han just gets another.  We all love the Falcon, but just remember...  it is just a ship...
    BrickDancerVorpalRyuGoldchains
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,899
    Anyone know if the ninjago dojo battle set #70756  is a TRU exclusive in the USA? I didn't see it mentioned in the product page here on Brickset unless I am just really blind. I don't see the set anywhere else online.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    @LFT exactly, it would make for a great and emotional death but no biggie for Disney at the same time because it's not a person. That's why I think it's a slim but real possibility. 
  • Waterjedi17Waterjedi17 Member Posts: 48
    pharmjod said:
    Anyone know if the ninjago dojo battle set #70756  is a TRU exclusive in the USA? I didn't see it mentioned in the product page here on Brickset unless I am just really blind. I don't see the set anywhere else online.
    Yup, it is a TRU exclusive; this brick list has most of the store exclusive sets in the U.S. : http://brickset.com/sets/list-13521
    pharmjod
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,899
    @Waterjedi17 thank you! I thought I remembered seeing a list like that somewhere :)
    Waterjedi17
  • vaspvasp USAMember Posts: 73
    Sea Cow shows sold out at [email protected] US
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,887
    Really curious how that does.
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    So long Sea Cow, hello Simpsons House.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,549
    IMO I'm sure Sea Cow will go up, but' not sure by how much. While a set to complete the series for LEGO movie, I do not see many that wanted to pay the large amount for it when out, and I do not see many that will want to buy it when gone. Especially if there are already 10's of resellers holding multiple copies to sell.
  • juggles7juggles7 United StatesMember Posts: 452
    "It's a ship" has routinely been cited in these pages as a good reason to buy a set. But the Sea Cow is one strange animal. This is no Black Pearl, that's for sure. Looks like Amazon is the last to have these in stock. Wish I knew how many they had...
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,899
    I have one sea cow. I built it. It's a fun set and visually very striking. I didn't buy more than one though cause I wasn't feeling like tying up a lot of resources on a real gamble in my mind. I suspect there were many people with the same reservations so there may not be as many out there as we think.
    juggles7
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,574
    I've been told that JJ Abrams will be directing the the second Lego Movie, so I'm sure the Sea Cows's days are numbered... destruction of the Sea Cow, and lots of lense flares...

    And I've also been told that the mere existence of a sequel will drive up the value of the first movie's sets.

    (I made one up, and I don't believe the other!)
    juggles7
  • DougoutDougout Member Posts: 888
    I just ordered my only copy of the Sea Cow.  I usually don't wait to the last minute, but I have been on the fence about the Sea Cow since it came out.
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