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Not sure I have seen this specific question or discussion expressed but given the chats about favourite themes and a lot of retro reviews etc. it go me thinking about old v's new Lego from a collectors perspective.
i am a collector in the classic definition of the word and one of the things I collect is Star Wars figures and fortunately over the years I have acquired a full house of original figures, I do like some of the modern figure sub themes and have them, but on the whole, it is vintage or bust. It is the older figures that hold the value and are the most desirable.
now in my Lego collecting world it is the exact opposite. I find that older versions of sets, even none themed sets hold little or no appeal, I played with Lego as a kid as much as Star Wars figures yet the 'romantic' pull of the old recapturing my childhood just isn't there. I have even gone as far as selling off all my 1999 Star Wars sets because the newer versions of the ships and figures are just so good they make the older ones look rubbish (to me).
so I was thinking about how people view their Lego collecting, is it a case of 'I must have everying in a theme no matter the number of version', or do people upgrade to the latest and greatest models and offload their older ones? Or are there purely classic collectors that think all Lego post 80's never happened (Star Wars figure collectors in joke. Sorry).
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