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Lego Star Wars minifigure collecting

ragurammraguramm OregonMember Posts: 11
Hey bricksetters, I recently rediscovered Lego after a break, and I've started collecting SW minifigs since they were an important part of my childhood :) I thought I'd post looking for pictures or advice from you more experienced collectors, so please share your wisdom or pictures of your collection!  Pics of mine (so far) incoming tomorrow. 

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  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    edited July 2016
    Welcome @raguramm.

    I've not been collecting that long myself, but here's my OT Star Wars collection: http://www.xwingpilot.uk/

    There's an album of just the minifigures here.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,842
    Welcome back to our world! Are going to try to get all of them or just the ones you like? I personally believe in setting limits, there's no reason in collecting stuff you don't like just because you need to complete the collection. A friend of mine actually only collects post bluish grey figs. Pretty much so he doesn't have to deal with the Cloud City guys, ha ha.
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,477
    edited July 2016
    I WILL find the cloud city figs in a bargain box of LEGO from a charity shop one day, I just know it.

    Collecting by finding those boxes is a good way to amass figures (unless you live near me), the bricks can be sold to recoup some £$€¥ if you really just want figs only. 
    bobabricksFurrysaurusobi_ggoshe7
  • ragurammraguramm OregonMember Posts: 11
    @bobabricks I'm a completionist at heart so I'd like to go for all of them, but after looking at the figures out there, I want to stick with figures that have significantly different printing. For example there's 4-5 versions of Darth Vader with the same body printing but variations of face printing that I don't feel the need to own.

    @AllBrick what kinds of stores are you looking at? So far the figures I have are ones I already own or ones I've bought on eBay in bulk or from friends, and it seems a pricy way to go. 
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,751
    Bricklink is a great way to go. Almost always cheaper than ebay, and usually better quality, because you are getting the fig from a LEGO fan, not just somebody who thinks they are making money reselling these things.
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,477
    Charity shops mostly, goodwill shops I think you call them in the U.S.
  • workshybumworkshybum UKMember Posts: 64
    I've been collecting for less than a year so far, but I started by picking up Star Wars and Super Heroes figures that I thought looked good, or that were cheap/good value with the aim to get as many of them as I could. 

    It soon became clear that such buying techniques resulted in a pretty sporadic collection of figures and a lot of money disappearing from my bank account! Also, I realised there were a lot of figures out there that I wasn't very keen on and that I would rather not spend my money on (I'm looking at you Jar Jar Binks)! 

    I came to the conclusion that the best way for me to proceed in order to keep things under control, was to set myself targets and focus on some specific themes. I decided to focus on Star Wars and put a price limit of £20 per figure maximum. My first target was to try to get as many protocol droids as I could. I then split off to rebel pilots and then on to figures from particular scenes or variations of particular characters. My collection is still a work in progress and I go through periods of getting a little distracted and carried away, but it is quite satisfying to see them all lined up together!

    I have been been side tracked once or twice though and I also have a small but growing collection of 'costumed' minifigs now too. 
  • ragurammraguramm OregonMember Posts: 11
    @workshybum do you have any pictures?  Your approach sounds like mine. I'm collecting clones and jedi right now, and it helps to narrow down the field when there's almost 900 Star Wars figures out there!
  • workshybumworkshybum UKMember Posts: 64
    @raguramm As it happens, I took some pictures the other day (just in case anything happened to them) and have uploaded them to the Flickr account I use for LEGO purposes. I didn't manage to get one of them altogether as that would take some reorganising of my (limited) space and I'm still working on display ideas to properly showcase them.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/workshybum
    BrickDancer
  • ragurammraguramm OregonMember Posts: 11
    Here's my collection, I made the cases about three years back (inspired by this forum actually!). Most of the older figures are from sets I used to own, which were traded for most of the newer ones. 
    AllBrickworkshybumstluxBrickDancerGoldchains
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