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Will LEGO Star Wars ever end?

After going on for 20 years, I’ve been collecting these sets for a while. After noticing a drop in quality on the most recent Star Wars sets, I just want the subtheme to end.

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  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 471
    As long as there are people like you, probably not. ;)
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 510
    *Cut to final 15 seconds of mysterious film trailer*

    In a dimly-lit room at the Lego headquarters in Bilund, a silhouetted figure pauses in the doorway. He turns slightly, and speaks. It's KJELD KIRK KRISTIANSEN.

    KJELD: It's time for Lego Star Wars...to end.

    [booming music plays; title card appears: "THE LAST LEGO STAR WARS SET"]

    [Music cuts abruptly; final release date: "DECEMBER...long after we're all dust!"

    Welcome to the forum, by the way!
    Baby_Yoda
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,776
    Yeah, no. 

    I think there is a higher likelihood of Disney purchasing LEGO to ensure the Star Wars theme exists in perpetuity.
    stluxtallblocktoodatsunrobbiepharmjodBaby_YodaKungFuKenny
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,431
    You can always stop buying it. Recently I've been thinking long and hard about getting rid of all my LEGO Star Wars sets. I own over 500 of them, and it was the theme that got me out of my semi dark age. Since Disney took over Star Wars, and destroyed it in my opinion I've lost my desire to buy them. It may be I'm burning out on LEGO in general, but they were the first sets I thought about getting rid of.
    datsunrobbie
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,692
    Just don't buy stuff you don't like. Forcing yourself to buy everything even if you aren't excited about it is the quickest way to burning out on the hobby completely. 
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  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 702
    gmonkey76 said:
    ...long and hard...

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  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 127
    Disney will continue to bring out new movies and shows and as long as Disney don't get too greedy about selling the rights Lego Star Wars will go on for many years to come. I buy the sets that look good even though I'm not a fan of the new movies. Kylo Rens TIE Fighter is one of my favorite sets.
    Of course we will have the same kind of sets being repeated and I think we will see alot more original trilogy sets in the coming years as that seems to be the only Star Wars products that sell.
    Remember there are always new generations of kids to see these movies. So it makes sense to bring out sets like Lukes Landspeeder every few years.


    klintongmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,776
    jmeninno said:
    gmonkey76 said:
    ...long and hard...
    And full of sea men?  We're talking about a submarine!
    gmonkey76Baby_Yodadavetheoxygenman
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 471
     I buy the sets that look good 


    That's exactly where you have to go with any collection. OP is burning out because he's trying to collect everything. It's a fruitless pursuit, that. You will literally never be contented, and the thing that once brought you so much joy just becomes a tedious, ritualistic slog of acquisition and cataloging. You stop enjoying each purchase for what it is, and just see another notch in your belt.

    When a hobby becomes an obligation, you're doing it all wrong. Step back and look at the elements that you genuinely enjoy, and focus on those. You really won't ever regret not getting that UCS set with the exclusive Stormtrooper variant, despite the hoarder in the back of your mind insisting otherwise. 
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  • KeilupKeilup Frisco, TXMember Posts: 120
    I just read the new search article on Rebrickable and thought these stats they posted for their site match @SumoLego sentiments.

    From Rebrickable (search results for past week):

    "The most searched for queries are:

    • MOCs: Star Wars, Truck, Technic, Train, Modular
    • Sets: Star Wars, Ninjago, Train, Truck, Fire, Castle
    • Parts: Technic, Bionicle, Door, Slope, 2x2, Window, Tile
    • All: Star Wars, 42099, 42078, Porsche, 31058, 42093
    It's worth noting that the 'Star Wars' searches for MOCs occur about 5x more often than the next most common search term!"
    stlux
  • cody6268cody6268 Member Posts: 255
    As long as they keep making the films, and as long as the franchise remains popular (which I'm sure it will always be), never. 
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 680
    I think the only year I bought 100% of the generally available retail sets and retailer exclusives was 2008 because as a Prequel fan a lot of the Clone Wars sets were fantastic. But pretty much every other year I only buy sets that I actually like and look good, except sometimes a couple of more rubbish ones on sale for minifigs. I do aim to get every Star Wars fig (except maybe gold C-3PO/ platinum R2-D2/George Lucas) but that's easier to handle overall, space and money-wise, and I can do it over time. Some figs even appear in cheaper sets after initially appearing in something really expensive.
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