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What is the next set to be remade?

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  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,588
    Wishful thinking on my part, but another Mandalorian Battle pack would be nice! I loved the first one when I was younger (and I still wish I hadn't dismantled/ruined it) and a new one with more unique helmet designs would be awesome.
    TheBigLegoski
  • spepperspepper Davie, FLMember Posts: 149
    I'd be more than happy with a new non-UCS Tantive IV, or a UCS Cloud City. And Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru's house... and a new OT X Wing... and a tusken raider battle pack with a Bantha!
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,782
    UCS ISD or Tantative IV are very likely candidates, haven't been done in a long time - and they're also the very first star wars ships seen from the first film made. Now that TLG know we have the stomach for a £650/$800 set, a worthy UCS ISD should sell.

    UCS A-Wing? It is a tiny and bland looking ship - it'll be hard to make an interesting build and nice looking display piece from it at 3 to 5 times the system set's length.


  • Pate5346Pate5346 Member Posts: 734
    edited October 2017
    News at the front page Taj Mahal as set 10256 to be re-released
  • MoneyHypeMikeMoneyHypeMike Québec, CanadaMember Posts: 42
    Eiffel Tower next please LEGO. Taj Mahal was #1 on my list of retired sets.
  • leetshoeleetshoe USAMember Posts: 252
    Eiffel Tower next please LEGO. Taj Mahal was #1 on my list of retired sets.


    yes l would love that
  • nhyonenhyone Member Posts: 145
    Taj Mahal looks great even today. Eiffel Tower? Too blocky.
    Jern92
  • monstblitzmonstblitz Alexandria, VAMember Posts: 591
    I can see not doing straight re-releases of modulars, but what about an updated cafe corner with an interior? 
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,652
    I can see not doing straight re-releases of modulars, but what about an updated cafe corner with an interior? 
    Feels like Assembly Square already did that pretty well. Obviously not a re-release but I doubt they will do another cafe/coffee shop until AS is gone. Green Grocer seems like a more likely candidate for re-release.

    I don't see where the Taj Mahal has any out-of-production parts or colors unless I missed something so that probably makes it a much easier green-light than Cafe Corner would be.
  • PeteMPeteM Gallifrey (near Bristol)Member Posts: 397
    Eiffel Tower next please LEGO. Taj Mahal was #1 on my list of retired sets.
    Emerald Night for me please. With the very expensive tan train window frames and any improvements to the running gear possible.
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,085
    edited October 2017
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,515
    It's a bit of a shame if they re-release it brick for brick. I would have hoped they could have improved on the design a decade later. I guess that this is how they will make some extra money for the foreseeable future, no design costs and probably little to no advertising for it. The new head honcho is obviously going after new sales with old models at little cost in the short term, while longer term that is going to damage LEGO as an investment and so cut down longer term sales.

    So who would risk buying an Eiffel Tower on the secondary market now?


    SumoLegoJenni
  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 452
    Today must be the equivalent for a retired MISB Lego reseller, as a stock market crash is for a share trader..

    This will reinvent the reseller’s view of Lego for sure.. And all down to Lepin. Who would have thought..
    BeavPapaBearLuLegoJern92
  • DawnDawn GoldMember Posts: 247
    CCC said:
    It's a bit of a shame if they re-release it brick for brick. I would have hoped they could have improved on the design a decade later. I guess that this is how they will make some extra money for the foreseeable future, no design costs and probably little to no advertising for it.

    That is what Lepin is doing, so good for LEGO doing it too, it is their original design after all...

  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 949
    CCC said:
    It's a bit of a shame if they re-release it brick for brick. I would have hoped they could have improved on the design a decade later. ...

    So who would risk buying an Eiffel Tower on the secondary market now?


    It is identical with the exception of one color substitution. #lame

    I am selling, selling, selling.
  • MynattMynatt OH/NYMember Posts: 565
    CCC said:
    It's a bit of a shame if they re-release it brick for brick. I would have hoped they could have improved on the design a decade later. I guess that this is how they will make some extra money for the foreseeable future, no design costs and probably little to no advertising for it. The new head honcho is obviously going after new sales with old models at little cost in the short term, while longer term that is going to damage LEGO as an investment and so cut down longer term sales.

    So who would risk buying an Eiffel Tower on the secondary market now?


    At the same time, I think it is impressive that this set still lives up to the current standard of lego despite being almost ten years old. I would compare this to the Winter Toy Shop that had some changes to it. With the Taj Mahal, it appears that it didn't have to undergo any revision except the addition of a brick separator. 
  • CaptainPirateManCaptainPirateMan MichiganMember Posts: 333
    Good for Lego I say. Bring on the Eiffel Tower!!!
  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 325
    edited October 2017
    CCC said:
    So who would risk buying an Eiffel Tower on the secondary market now?
    The nice thing is, if Lego re-releases it, one doesn't have to risk buying it on the secondary market.  Why buy secondary when you can buy from Lego?

    I love this move by Lego - I hope there is a lot more to come. Now - if they would only re-release all the Classic Space stuff (say, pre-1983 or so), that would make my Christmas dreams come true (:
    datsunrobbiebeemoMuftak1TXLegoguysnowhitieMr_Cross
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,515
    alaskaguy said:
    The nice thing is, if Lego re-releases it, one doesn't have to risk buying it on the secondary market.  Why buy secondary when you can buy from Lego?


    It is more than that. Even if they don't re-release it, then secondary market sales will still be hit for the foreseeable future, now there is a good chance they will re-release it.


  • 7BS7BS CaliforniaMember Posts: 43
    CCC said:
    It's a bit of a shame if they re-release it brick for brick. I would have hoped they could have improved on the design a decade later. ...

    So who would risk buying an Eiffel Tower on the secondary market now?


    It is identical with the exception of one color substitution. #lame

    I am selling, selling, selling.
    Where's the substitution?
  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 325
    edited October 2017
    CCC said:
    alaskaguy said:
    The nice thing is, if Lego re-releases it, one doesn't have to risk buying it on the secondary market.  Why buy secondary when you can buy from Lego?
    It is more than that. Even if they don't re-release it, then secondary market sales will still be hit for the foreseeable future, now there is a good chance they will re-release it.
    I see that as a good thing. People who want it, as a toy, but who have been unable or unwilling to buy it at inflated prices will be more able to obtain it from those who have no interest in it as a toy, but only as a profit center. 

    I hope Lego's move has the effect to depressing prices on "non-Lego-obtainable" sets across the board, making them more available to "the average guy".
    MattDawsonbeemomak0137LuLegoTXLegoguy
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 494
    It is doubtful they would ever do it but the other than the Taj Mahal I have always wanted the sets from the Monster Fighters series.  Of course I never thought I would see them sell the Taj again. 

  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,724
    CCC said:
    It's a bit of a shame if they re-release it brick for brick. I would have hoped they could have improved on the design a decade later.
    I have to say I'm totally unimpressed with this re-release.  I'm sure there are some improvements, but the overall look is old and dated.  Next to the SOH, TB and BB, it doesn't look good.
    Shib
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,249
    edited October 2017
    I'm also disappointed in the straight re-release as I think the original could have been vastly improved. It has been 10+ years and no new elements to make it better? :/

    At the same time, I'm very happy for all those that missed it when it was first released. LEGO is really supposed to be enjoyed.
    SumoLegoShibsnowhitie
  • Mr_HobblesMr_Hobbles San FranciscoMember Posts: 250
    I’d gladly welcome a Cafe Corner, Green Grocer, and Market Street re-release. I sold mine many years ago as I was strapped for cash (And made a 4x profit), but I’d love to own them again.
  • daewoodaewoo TexasMember Posts: 295
    I'm happy to see Lego rerelease.  I hope they do more.
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    Metroliner? It's been 26 years since the original, and 16 since the re-release...
    Galactus
  • stetstet Member Posts: 44
    I would love to see some of the larger classic Technic sets re-released (the ones with studs).
    sid3windr
  • Dfchang813Dfchang813 United StatesMember Posts: 60
    Wow. What a game changer. I got in the game late and paid thousands for the older Modulars and Creator sets I missed. Luckily all used but even used they were a pretty penny.  I'll probably buy the new ones again to replace the old sets moving forward but certainly tough for many of us who bought these used years ago to build ...   I would love a re-release of Grand Carousel. I own one already but it's my favorite Lego set and would love a brand new one in addition to the used one I built.  
    sid3windr
  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 325
    I'm not sure if it qualifies as a "remake"....but I would like to see them return to the idea of basically "themeless" sets (as compared to today's theme standards anyway).

    I wish Lego would make a 2000 or 3000 piece Technic parts kit that includes nothing but gears, rods, connectors, wheels and other basic elements, from which the buyer could design something from scratch. Some basic instruction has to how to use parts would be fine.

    Likewise - I'd like to see them make a 2000 or 3000 piece "Classic Vehicles" parts kit that includes all of the pieces and parts to make non-Technic vehicles - but no specific designs. Some basic instruction has to how to use parts would be fine.

    Finally, I'd like to see some 2000-3000 piece "Classic Pieces" parts kits that have basic bricks of various kinds, and a 2000-3000 piece "Specialty Parts Kit"...etc. etc. etc.

    Addicted2Oxygendutchlegofan50snowhitie
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,164
    I’d gladly welcome a Cafe Corner, Green Grocer, and Market Street re-release. I sold mine many years ago as I was strapped for cash (And made a 4x profit), but I’d love to own them again.

    As an owner and collector of early Modulars, I have no problem with updating Market St and Cafe Corner. I do wish they were of the current standards (i.e. having interiors) and I know full well that the prices of these sets have reached seller enticing prices. It's difficult making the gut wrenching decision of breaking up a complete collection and regretting versus the reasonable decision of cashing out and reinvesting the money on something more sensible. Everyone has a finite amount of space for their Lego collection and as much as I would like to own every single Modular ever made, there may come a point when the 20th modular (in addition to countless other must have Lego sets) will no longer fit in my house (which is happening). A reasonable strategy would be to sell older sets to fund newer sets. I'm tempted on selling my early modulars for 4x profit as you did already, especially in light of the recent news.
    LuLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,724
    edited October 2017
    I should add, that I don't think this set is specifically being released again as a measure to hurt or undercut the secondary market. 

    The Taj Mahal is a universally recognized building which maximizes the potential reach of the set.  (It would not surprise me if the Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty were to get the same treatment.)

    People lile iconic buildings.
    tallblocktooCaptainPirateManstluxsid3windr
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 395
    ^ I really hope Eiffel Tower gets a remake instead of a re-release.  A re-release being a set LEGO has already produced and virtually unchanged, and a remake being a previously made set with improvements and many modifications.

    vwong19 said:
    I’d gladly welcome a Cafe Corner, Green Grocer, and Market Street re-release. I sold mine many years ago as I was strapped for cash (And made a 4x profit), but I’d love to own them again.

    As an owner and collector of early Modulars, I have no problem with updating Market St and Cafe Corner. I do wish they were of the current standards (i.e. having interiors) and I know full well that the prices of these sets have reached seller enticing prices. It's difficult making the gut wrenching decision of breaking up a complete collection and regretting versus the reasonable decision of cashing out and reinvesting the money on something more sensible. Everyone has a finite amount of space for their Lego collection and as much as I would like to own every single Modular ever made, there may come a point when the 20th modular (in addition to countless other must have Lego sets) will no longer fit in my house (which is happening). A reasonable strategy would be to sell older sets to fund newer sets. I'm tempted on selling my early modulars for 4x profit as you did already, especially in light of the recent news.
    Man I was just thinking this.  I bought a bunch of sets on the aftermarket and most have inflated more since I purchased them.  After what happened with the Falcon, I am really tempted to start selling off my high price aftermarket sets.
    FollowsClosely
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,437
    alaskaguy said:
    I'm not sure if it qualifies as a "remake"....but I would like to see them return to the idea of basically "themeless" sets (as compared to today's theme standards anyway).

    I wish Lego would make a 2000 or 3000 piece Technic parts kit that includes nothing but gears, rods, connectors, wheels and other basic elements, from which the buyer could design something from scratch. Some basic instruction has to how to use parts would be fine.

    Likewise - I'd like to see them make a 2000 or 3000 piece "Classic Vehicles" parts kit that includes all of the pieces and parts to make non-Technic vehicles - but no specific designs. Some basic instruction has to how to use parts would be fine.

    Finally, I'd like to see some 2000-3000 piece "Classic Pieces" parts kits that have basic bricks of various kinds, and a 2000-3000 piece "Specialty Parts Kit"...etc. etc. etc.

    Keep an eye out for Black Friday ads. #10697 has been on sale the last couple of years, about as close to the "Classic Pieces" set as LEGO is making. #10702 is another good one, and was on sale for $10 last year
    sid3windr
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,088
    I too am surprised at the re-release of the Taj Mahal.... and also disappointed at it being the identical model.  2 new parts could have vastly improved the new version.... a large and a small quarter moorish dome.  To me the jagged domes of the original looks unsatisfactory... the real building has nice smooth polished domes.... those 2 new parts would have made the new model much improved (and yes, cut down on the parts count).  But it is what it is.

    Also, I don't quite understand what a 2000-3000 piece parts pack from specific LEGO systems would gain, rather than smaller 200-300 piece versions.  Not everyone would want such a large pack, and people could always buy multiples of smaller ones.

    I do agree with some that this was a 'shot across the bow' for resellers.... I remember before they were interested in LEGO, and will be glad to see their backsides as they go to another collectible.  Their value to LEGO builders/collectors is minimal.  Yes they provided AFOLs a service for items that are no longer available... but at a steep cost. 

    One last thing about the Taj Mahal (old and new one).... I don't own it, nor do I plan to... but more than one owner has said that it is the most repetitive and monotonous build in all of LEGO (the large Eiffel Tower is probably a runner up).  Happy building!  ;-)
    MattDawsonSumoLegoDiggydoesgmonkey76TXLegoguysid3windrmak0137
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,437
    ^I'd like to see some sets like #3032 make a comeback. That one had 600 pieces, and only 6 colors. The current Classic sets have so many different colors that you only end up with a few pieces in each color.
  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 325
    edited October 2017
    Istokg said:
    Also, I don't quite understand what a 2000-3000 piece parts pack from specific LEGO systems would gain, rather than smaller 200-300 piece versions.  Not everyone would want such a large pack, and people could always buy multiples of smaller ones.
    Well, not everyone is interested in everything (:

    As I see it - large parts kits like I described COULD have the following advantages:

    a). Buying in bulk, maybe get a better price per piece (esp. when you're talking about a lot of tiny Technic pieces). A lot of the cost of retail items is packaging and shipping. With a "bunch in one box" approach, this general truism is leveraged.

    b). Could come in a large, nice, well-labeled permanent "parts organizer" - more cost effective to include that for a kit with the larger price tag a 2000-3000 part kit would go for.

    c). Simple convenience of buying "one thing" and getting enough parts to do something interesting - and probably a more compact storage result (one box, not multiple boxes, etc.).

    d). Kid "wow factor" - as in, "Wow! Look at all these parts in one kit!!"

    I don't think Lego is currently selling 200-300 piece Technic parts and Vehicle parts as a standalone item anyway. You have to buy "buy the piece" - figure out what you want, order it, etc. etc.  Not nearly as compact and nice a boxed kit. Yes - I know you can buy kits that people are putting together 3rd party....but that isn't really the same thing.

    But I'm also a bit biased...in general, would FAR PREFER a "parts kits and ideas books" business model than a "kits for a specific design in a box" business model.  The problem with theme sets, I believe, is they lend themselves to a "I have to build that, and then have only that" mentality. Look just at all the sets that get built and never torn down. Not really creative or imaginative as it COULD be.


  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,088
    In Technic's early days, TLG produced a wide variety of spare parts packs... and you would go out and buy what you specifically needed.  TLG got away from that, and sadly so.  The most number of different spare parts packs that TLG had for Town was in the 1960s, when they had 138 different spare parts packs, all smaller.

    I'm not sure these early parts packs for Technic were popular, but they allowed you to buy just what you needed....

    https://brickset.com/sets/theme-Technic/subtheme-Supplementary

  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 325
    Yep. That's the kind of stuff I am talking about....but much, much larger (:
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,073
    I don't own the Original Taj,but Bricklinked it a couple yrs ago (and sold it straight),to me at first glance the new one looks exact like the Original one (correct me if i'm wrong)?! If so,i'm pretty sure it's a shot at the sec.market! Every other re-release from the last yrs has been a improved (well not always) Version of the Original,so this is a new dimension of a Rerelease! I'm curious what the next 1:1 Rerelease will be...don't think the will go for Modulars,but maybe Emerald Express? 
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 395
    edited October 2017
    The only reasons for a rerelease is to shake off resellers (which might help boost some aftermarket value in the long run) and to stop Lepin.  Remember, the official standpoint of LEGO is that they don't benefit at all from the aftermarket, so they don't care about the perceived value of LEGO declining, in respect to aftermarket prices, or Lepin getting a few sales from people that want sets no longer in production.  The real threat from Lepin is that if people buy a few discontinued sets from them, they may realize the decent quality of Lepin and the cost being 25-50% of Lego is enough to shift a significant amount of sales away from LEGO to Lepin.
    MattDawson
  • BlueberryWafflesBlueberryWaffles MinnesotaMember Posts: 23
    No real interest in the Taj Mahal, but I would totally be down for the Statue of Liberty if that was next in line. Would make a nice Ghostbusters 2 display.
    PapaBearShibCaptainPirateMan
  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 383
    What modulars? What Emerald Night? Everybody knows that Lego is just itching to re-release updated versions of the Galidor sets called Galidor Police. Come on, people. Geez.

    All jokes aside, it is cool that they’re re-releasing the Taj Mahal. 
    SumoLegoAyliffe
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,309
    PapaBear said:
    The only reasons for a rerelease is to shake off resellers (which might help boost some aftermarket value in the long run) and to stop Lepin.  Remember, the official standpoint of LEGO is that they don't benefit at all from the aftermarket, so they don't care about the perceived value of LEGO declining, in respect to aftermarket prices, or Lepin getting a few sales from people that want sets no longer in production.  The real threat from Lepin is that if people buy a few discontinued sets from them, they may realize the decent quality of Lepin and the cost being 25-50% of Lego is enough to shift a significant amount of sales away from LEGO to Lepin.
    Really? No chance that maybe I'd like to get one for a "reasonable" price and don't want to give money to clone makers?
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 762
    Hope Haunted Mansion gets re-released.
    SumoLegomustang69tallblocktoolegomental
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,652
    edited October 2017
    Hope Haunted Mansion gets re-released.
    I would rather they make a new one in a different color/design. Then if you have the old one you can make a haunted street and if you just want a Haunted House you are still good to go.
    M_BossSumoLegosid3windrtallblocktoolegomentalRTO
  • TechnicNickTechnicNick Berkshire, UKMember Posts: 277
    So the ornament on my fridge is no longer worth an absurd amount of money ? Good. Statue of Liberty next, please Lego.
    bluedragonsid3windr
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