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Advice Needed: Keep, Sell, Or Part Out?

Hi all.

I have a few sets I no longer feel attached to. The sets in question are the Ewok Village, the Fairground Mixer, and, to a lesser extent, the Simpsons House. They’re all built, in excess of 95% complete (missing very minor parts). I’m not sure what to do with them. If there’s interest I may sell them, but I’m I’m currently entering a phase of MOC building and I want to be able to create more things out of my own imagination. For example, I’ve started building a Modular School and the tan parts from the Simpsons House would be helpful in completing it. 

Of course I also fear I may regret doing either of these things, and I feel inclined to keep them intact. Does anyone have any advice they can offer me?



  • TheFewTheFew Member Posts: 1,779
    Keep the bits you want. Sell the rest on bricklink or sell them to a bricklink seller. Enjoy your mocs and have no regrets.
  • gratefulnatgratefulnat Member Posts: 431
    I'd sell the Ewok village & the fairground mixer for funds to buy bricks for MOC'ing buildings with, and use the Simpson house for parts.
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    Put the minifigs to one side. Start MOCing with The Simpsons. If you find you enjoy doing MOCs, do the same with the other sets. If you no longer want them, sell off the minifigs and any valuable parts you find you don't need for MOCs.
  • piratemania7piratemania7 Member Posts: 2,146
    It’s always so personal. Do what your heart tells you. As @CCC stated above put the minifigures aside and go from there.

    Remember, once the set is gone (if you sell it) it becomes perhaps more expensive to reacquire. If you just use the pieces to MOC you can still come back and build the original if you so wanted.
  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego Member Posts: 629
    Thanks for the advice everyone. I revamped my modular school WIP in order to conserve parts and make it more interesting; it’s now a dojo and art store. 

    I’ve decided against taking any sets apart for the time being, but it’s not out of the question yet.

    @DeMontes, you were right, I am having such a pleasurable time building my own designs without instructions. I’m really happy with the progress I’m making! 

    Let me know if anyone wants pics of my WIP.

    Thanks again!
  • Th1nDieselTh1nDiesel Member Posts: 591
    ^ Yes, please. I've been thinking of building a dojo since I picked up loads of cheap Ninjago annuals for the Wu-Cru outfits. Some inspiration would be awesome.
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 1,116
    I am also waiting for when I have time to start on a dojo and would like to see yours as well.
  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego Member Posts: 629
    Here’s pictures for those who requested. Bare in mind it’s very much a WIP.

    Also the roof with greenhouse which connects to the botanist’s lab next door;

    Any feedback is welcome, I’ve got a BrickLink order on the way to help finish it.
  • M1J0EM1J0E Member Posts: 644
    That’s looking great!  The gray archways forming the windows are a cool idea!
  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego Member Posts: 629
    @M1J0E Thanks, That’s what I like most about it too. My BrickLink order arrived earlier, things are really beginning to feel finished!
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