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It's not especially expensive or anything, but as my first big set, given to me by my mother, it has a sentimental value.
Either the classic King's Castle or Black Seas Barracuda (childhood era).
For a long time my most precious set was #10210 (Imperial flagship), maybe it still is, but the pirates theme is not my most favourite of all Lego themes.
At the moment I am kind of obsessed with Star Wars Lego. Of that theme either the AT-AT #75054 or the combo #75053 & #75048 Ghost/Phantom ship are my favourite possessions right now. Plus, lately I enjoy constructing vehicles more then buildings, especially when the set comes with lots of Technic Lego elements. I guess that also may change the way I look at sets I have build, and how I appreciate them. I think Slave 1 will be the next perfect set for me.
Okay, I admit I cannot just pick one set, and I am not ready to part with any of all the others sets I own. :*
Ideally, if I could add a sealed classic Space set to my collection, that would become the ultimate crown jewel, for me. 479 Galaxy Explorer is a set of dreams, though due to lack of funds and availability, I may never get the chance to own one.
For a nominal fee or a Biker Bob, I'll be happy to provide said waiver.
I think I have a biker bob, is that's the model which came with lego Creator. liked it, cool bike.
my current favorite is Portal of Atlantis, it is rather big, great color scheme, the sharks and the stargate are very nice in particular. oh and the minifigs too (though I also agree about Lotr minifigs being particularly good)
I also have helm's deep, battle for ninjago city and vampyre castle waiting to be built. though I have doubts that helm's deep could take the top spot, I think one of the 2 other could.
favourite from my childhood is night lord castle. it is tall.
I know of the existence of about 50 of the UK/Ireland/Australia version 810 Town Plan... but the continental European one that was sold in 9 countries is virtually unknown.
Are you a big Gundam fan?
Your robots / Mecha figures look great!
True: the things you design yourself, when finally satisfied with the end result, give you a sense of pride that money cannot buy. It is a different kind gratification you feel then when you are following the instruction manual building a 'stock' set. Yet I often learn a lot from studying those manuals, discovering techniques I don't have to (re)invent myself. Or when I feel the Lego design is not right, trigger me to try and change/improve it.
I think I might actually even be enough of a builder that I would prefer Lego does not make sets of the things I'd most like to build. For example, for a long while I'd said I wish Lego would license Gundam (as if a toy company whose primary market is ages 5-9 would license a series of war dramas), but then thinking on it, what would I do? Buy the set and just build it? But I haven't designed that myself! So... I really am not the target audience for this thread. I will just say: Personally, I could never have someone else's creation proudly on display.
Got my hands on a #6285 so that would be my currently owned favorite, but it was used which means it was built, admired, and then disassembled and binned. That's why the Clipper has to be MISB; that way I won't do anything silly like use it to build other things!
It sounds weird I guess, but for the memories it is either #6607 or #6606. Only because they are my earliest remembered set that I had.
For my Older set in terms or rarity for me in the US, it likely would be #7727, #7730 as both are hard to find in the US and while not totally complete (reproduction stickers) they are hard to find and I love having them. Actually most, if not all my train sets, are considered jewels by me and will be displayed either in a MOC layout or in a display case once I do get a house.
I guess though if one 'old' (for me, that is Pre-2000) set had to be be picked for rarity, cost, and completeness I would say it is my #6399 Airport Shuttle in original box with instructions and all of its stickers.
As for the newer stuff (since 2000) has to be #10182 Cafe Corner as I have a #10190 Market street in box as well as a #10196 grand carousel in box but both may go up for sale at some point, where as I have a loose Market Street, and Grand Carousel is getting a bit pricey for me to open it.
Aside from that my favorite set growing up was #8880. I have 2 so i have the alternate as well as the original model to go along with all of the "Super Cars".
It is the first large set that I ever owned and it will never be for sale. My mum got me it for my tenth or eleventh birthday and it's so cool. Surprisingly it doesn't have no missing pieces unlike many other old sets that I own plus I still have the extra pieces sealed in a bag :)
#10210 Imperial Flagship
This set is one of few (others being #8169 and #8653) I wanted so badly when I was younger. This one in particular I felt like taking my moms credit card and buy it. Obviously I never had the courage and knew that if I ever done such a thing it would lead me to nothing and my parents losing trust in me.
#8635 Mobile Command Center
This is an honorable mention since it was something that was so cool and I constantly watched reviews and gazed at pictures of this model for days and days (even to this day I wish I owned it.) Once I had my eye on it and I saw it for half price in a Christmas catalogue; however it only really struck me when I came across it in Smyths and I asked for it, my mum had said if it was cheaper then yes. I told her I saw it for half price at last Christmas. She said would've got it if I had asked for it. Since then I have asked for everything; even if it feels impossible. This has got me so far in terms of telling my parents when I never had the money to possibly get it.
It really brought back so many memories from my childhood, thank you for this thread @DarthMorl :)
As for now, id guesss either my ucs mf, but that may change when i finish building the ghostbhsters hq hehe.
The only set I really cant stop thinking about, and will likely go broke purchasing in misb as opposed to bricklinking is the green grocer. It simply looks beautiful and no other modular can compare in my eyes :)
I then bugged the living crap out of my parents the entire winter break to take me to KB or Children's Palace (remenber those, Midwest folks?) so I could buy more road baseplates to complete the oval track.