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Starting to collect

BrickGirl19BrickGirl19 Member Posts: 11
I've started my lego collection, having various Minecraft,DC, Marvel sets. Just wondering if anyone had any tips on which sets are good what to collect etc


  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    Collect what YOU like, otherwise it is fairly pointless. You can collect sealed sets, sets to display, just minifigs, etc ... Again, whatever pleases you.

    For every set that one person likes, someone else won't like it.
  • mjs5610mjs5610 Member Posts: 11
    Whatever you do… don't do what I did. I collected a ton of various themes at a very fast pace. What happen, I lost interested in most of my collection. I took the mini figures (which i wanted the most) and now the sets are collecting dust. Now i got the DS, Metal Beard Sea Cow, Arkham Asylum, TH, FB, GE sitting collecting dust… with no intent on selling or displaying. Those mini figures? Oh yeah they are sitting in a box under the bed… wanted to frame them but i lost interest in that. 
  • gold682gold682 Member Posts: 257
    Collect Faberge eggs, fine art, Rolex watches, Kruggerands....anything but Lego. All the aforementioned are cheaper to collect  ;)
  • B0SSKB0SSK Member Posts: 175
    Star wars
  • Sethro3Sethro3 Member Posts: 982
    It all depends on your interests.

    Do you want to collect and look at sets/figures?
    Do you want to play/build your sets for display?
    Are there specific themes you like more than others?

    I have mixture of all of those questions. I like to collect figures and display them. I end up not having a ton of time to build or play with my daughter, so I end up not building too many sets, only a select few. Also, I was collecting/buying far more themes a few years ago vs now. Money tends to not grow on trees I find... I have the main figures from the main Licensed sets that I would want. I don't have all of the rare versions of them, even if I may want them. If I win the lottery, things will be different. But as it stands, I say buy what you can afford comfortably and that you will like.
  • suprajamessuprajames Member Posts: 366

    As said above, collect what you like, years back I collected original Star Wars toys and figures as I grew up with the first 3 films and love them. Then a couple of years ago I started on Star Wars Lego and now have a modest collection. Recently due to various TV shows (Arrow, Flash) and some games (Lego Batman Trilogy, Batman Arkham Series) I have got into DC sets and managed to get a few now. Also being a big kid at heart have also got a small collection of City Construction based sets, diggers, bulldozers and the like. All the sets I own is because I like the theme, would be practically impossible to collect every Lego set, not to mention the expense ! Find a theme (or 3) and go from there. For me I love the big builds, Death Star, Ewok Village, Sandcrawler to name just 3, hoping to get some of the larger DC sets soon as well.

    Know what you like and like what you know.

  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,217
    I would make a list of what collections/themes interest you - and then collect 1/4th that number.

     Unless it's trains or modulars, then just sell all of your worldly possessions and move into a storage locker. 
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