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Lego star wars sets (films 4,5 and 6)

Just at wanted to ask others opinion. It seems like lego are systematically retiring all sets from star wars 4,5 and 6. Ie death star and at-at recently. 

Is it really worth getting the remaining ucs sets and if so do they have good future investment potential?  To be fair I would only buy 1 of each and I'm not looking to sell but I'm curious anyway as to which ones would be the most sought sayer after retirement. I'm thinking that the following ucs sets slave, tie fighter, ewok village and sandcrawler will go this year. 

I'm a huge starwars fan and would hate to miss out. Can't afford all now. Does anyone agree or disagree with my prediction that they will be gone soon?


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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    ^You ahould post your question in the "Predictions" Thread; that is what it is there for. Also, if you aren't going to resell the sets you want to buy, why worry about its investment potential?
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    Retiring the ones that are out now, sure, but that doesn't mean they're won't be remakes later. I know it's not UCS, but Final Duel came out not that long ago. And there's a new Escape Pod. I don't think Original Trilogy sets are over. That doesn't mean the current Slave 1 won't be a good investment (it probably will do well), but it also doesn't mean that there will never be another one again.

    For instance, there's another Death Star on the way. We don't know much about it, but we do know something is coming...

    http://brickset.com/sets/75159-1/The-Death-Star
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,677
    They have been systematically retiring sets for years with the odd outlier (Death Star being one of them). There will be future OT sets though.
    SumoLegokiki180703
  • richardkrichardk Member Posts: 14
    Pitfall69 said:
    ^You ahould post your question in the "Predictions" Thread; that is what it is there for. Also, if you aren't going to resell the sets you want to buy, why worry about its investment potential?
    Sorry, I'm new to the forums (my first post). Il remember next time. And I was just interested really from a curiosity point of view as to which ones would be the most valuable.
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 673
    As long as LEGO retains the license, and as long as they think people will buy the sets, there will be re-releases of a given vehicle/playset, especially the bigger ones, albeit possibly years down the road.  There have been some OT sets available every year that the LEGO SW sets have been produced, even when a new movie was released. (2008 only had the 10188 Death Star, but if you're only going to release one OT set, that's a good one!)


  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Death, taxes, OT Star Wars Lego sets.
    SumoLegobandit778MattsWhatToc13Pitfall69matticus_brickskiki180703
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 1,002
    edited January 2016
    really digging the ewok village
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    Oldfan said:
    As long as LEGO retains the license, 

    This is an interesting thought. Neither company would benefit from parting ways surely. Hell, there must be an entire generation of young uns that went to the force awakens and were surprised the ships weren't covered in studs. I'm old and barely remember a time without lego star wars. I can't imagine a world where star wars lego didn't exist and don't know if I want to! 
    catwrangler
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    @richardk I know what you mean about juggling priorities of which to buy next in relation to order of EOL. As I'm a bit behind still myself and waiting until near the end before picking up some of the biggies.

    With that said, my concern for 2015 was for retirement of Red Five, Ewok Village and Sandcrawler. So bought all 3 of those and waiting for upcoming May 4th to spring for a Slave-1 and TIE Fighter at the earliest, as I do not expect these to retire within 2016 anyways.

    In terms of the rehashing/re-releasing; it's definitely prevalent for System-scale with about 3-4 rehashes maximum (Pod, Falcon, Slave-1, AT-AT, X-wing) at the moment. Which is same for themes like City.

    But in terms of UCS level sets, only 1 has been rehashed and that was the Red Five X-wing with a 15 year spread between versions. Rumored but not confirmed next rehash is the Snowspeeder, which I so dearly pray is not true and will never happen.
    richardk
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,091
    edited January 2016
    ^ No love for the Snowspeeder?  I doubt a re-issue will dramatically effect the value of the original UCS.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^It's not about the value at all. It's about a wasted opportunity and slot for something new.
    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,091
    I would like them to do a TFA vehicle, but a new Snowspeeder would be fine by me.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    ^It's not about the value at all. It's about a wasted opportunity and slot for something new.
    It's all about the base, 'bout the base, (no rebel).

    (Or so i heard). ;o)
    BrickDancerBumblepants
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    legomatt said:
    ^It's not about the value at all. It's about a wasted opportunity and slot for something new.
    It's all about the base, 'bout the base, (no rebel).

    (Or so i heard). ;o)
    Awful...just awful ;)
    legomattSumoLegoOldfanBumblepants
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    Yea I'm down for a UCS of the new Snowspeeder, that could be interesting.

    Overall I'm just so anti-rehash of anything, whether Lego, music, cars, clothes or movies. 
    SumoLego
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    Overall I'm just so anti-rehash of anything, whether Lego, music, cars, clothes or movies. 
    With UCS sets I can understand why TLG do redesigns. They're marketed at AFOLS who have a nostalgia for the films of their youth. Take me for example - out of my dark age last year and able to buy (for me anyway) the most iconic starfighter from the OT. I doubt I would have started collecting as an AFOL if they had already retired all the iconic OT sets and were only making more obscure sets.
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 906
    There will be OT sets around for a long time yet. You have rogue squadron this year and I would imagine its set in OT times. Then we will have Yoda, boba etc films, again all I would expect to be in the OT timescale.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    Overall I'm just so anti-rehash of anything, whether Lego, music, cars, clothes or movies. 
    With UCS sets I can understand why TLG do redesigns. They're marketed at AFOLS who have a nostalgia for the films of their youth. Take me for example - out of my dark age last year and able to buy (for me anyway) the most iconic starfighter from the OT. I doubt I would have started collecting as an AFOL if they had already retired all the iconic OT sets and were only making more obscure sets.
    Yea I hear ya, I understand the many pros to that side of perspective. New collectors get a chance at picking up a new X-wing while TLG scores sure fire hit for sales. Win-win in that regard.

    I don't mind it for System scale, but I just think the UCS lines, Modulars, Creator Experts should be beyond this because we have so few each year and so many fresh ideas yet to be made that wasting an opportunity to do so is a shame. 
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    ^ I think it's also partly down to TLG being able to improve an ultimate set after more than a decade of advancements in available parts and building techniques. Some of the early UCS sets are the most iconic, but really don't cut it against the latest releases...
  • Wicksy80Wicksy80 Northern IrelandMember Posts: 593
    Yea I'm down for a UCS of the new Snowspeeder, that could be interesting.

    Overall I'm just so anti-rehash of anything, whether Lego, music, cars, clothes or movies. 
    Don't get me started on rehashing of music! Seems like everything released nowadays is a cover or a "remix"!!!!
    BrickDancerkiki180703SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,091
    ^ You failed the "old fart" test.  

    Kids, and their crappy music!  Stay off my lawn and keep down the racket!
    Bumblepants
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