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Would re-releases be such a bad thing?
After the announcement that this year's Winter Village set will be an almost-but-not-quite brick for brick re-release of the 2009 Toyshop, many folks have been getting quite cross, insisting that Lego have instigated an annual tradition of a new WV set, but after only 6 year (or 5 depending on your views about Santa's Workshop) they appear to have run out of steam, and have copped out by raiding the archives.
If you didn't get the set originally, maybe this is a good thing.
If you're a reseller with a stockpile of the 2009 sets, maybe this is not such a great thing. (Although as someone pointed out, original usually trumps v2.)
But would a limited amount of re-releases be so terrible? I'd be first in line for the chance to get my hands on a UCS Millennium Falcon, and I'm sure there are plenty of other sets that people missed out on.
So. What if Lego were to run something akin to Ideas, but instead of new sets, people could vote - say over the course of 12 months - and then once a year, the most requested set got a limited run?
Sure, there's all sorts of reasons, both practical and financial, why TLG wouldn't want to do it, but if they could, should they?
Would it devalue a set, knowing that it might come back?
Would it have an impact on the reseller market?
Is there something good about knowing that once they're gone, they're gone, and you managed to get one?
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