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When I was younger my biggest miss was 6765 Gold City Junction. I remember looking at the promo sheet that came with my Fort Legoredo and just dreaming about it for hours.... I picked it up MISB last year for a very reasonable $120 AUD.
I know there's a new one coming out this year, but I'm with Darkknight, I really wish I'd picked up 7994 City Harbour. I saw it on clearance for $40 AUD, but I wasn't collecting City back then... Damn shame!
One I saw on eBay and know I should've bought but didn't, was the TIE collection... I've got multiples of all the TIE's except the actual TIE Fighter...
My "dark ages" only lasted 2 years (thanks ZOIDS!) and I sadly missed the original Republic Gunship with Jedi Bob :-(
I was beyond relieved when they released a new Gunship for the Clone Wars.... So relieved I bought 4 so I'd never feel the same despair again LOL
The feeling flowed through the Clone Wars and I stocked up on multiples of every set :-)
What is everyone elses
Pretty much everything from Adventurers, they were a little beat up though.
Both Avatar sets.
Some of the first Star Wars sets.
Pretty much everything was half off the retail price and about a hundredth of what they are selling for now.
They also had loose figs being sold under the counter, there were some gems there, too, like the old Watto, some Catwomen, a Chrome Gold threepio (!), and a Red Sox fig selling five bucks a pop.
All of the things listed above are deals that got away.
Also when I wasn't in my dark ages I missed the Amazon Ancient Ruins because my parents thought it would be too hard for me.
Picking up the Gold plated C-3P0 before prices shot up? Still a gap I HAVE to fill!
Also put off paying $500 on Ebay for the Cafe Corner and Market Street. Oooops.
The best part is my 9 year old son has made it clear several different ways that Santa should bring him one for Christmas. sigh.
Market Street - Held it in my hands in 2008 or whenever it was on the shelves, and thought, "this isn't worth the money".
Grand Carousel - Held a really beaten up box and decided against it because of the condition.
When I came out of my Dark Ages...thank you Beach House...it was x-mas season and Cafe Corner was about to go the way of the DoDo Bird. I didn't know that info as it had been 10 years since I had bought a set. Needless to say I didn't pick it up as I told myself I would get it after X-mas(there were stacks and stacks of them at the Lego shop). To this day I still kick my self for that, although I did pick up the Town Plan. I have though bought every Modular from GG to present.
If I ever were to do a CC I would make it a different color as I know some of the pieces for that set are up there in price or I could just do a black roof instead of the Maroon.
One set that I am glad I picked up recently even though I am not into SW sets that much is the Death Star, I don't regret it and I am going to make sure I get the Super Star Destroyer at some time so I don't miss out on that one.
The result is that there were tons of sets from that era that I now kick myself for not buying. Like monorails and some amazing Model Team sets.
After I transformed from mild hobbyist to stark-raving-mad AFOL, there were a lot fewer sets that I missed and never purchased. The only ones I can think of offhand are the "collectible" minifigs that came in packs of 3, like 3346, and the NBA figures.
Otherwise, there were a lot of sets that I wish I had bought MORE of-- but that's a different topic :)
The one set I regret about never buying was 7667, mainly because if I had it I would have all the battle packs ever released, but oh well , theres plenty more sets out there.
For a theme:
I still kick my self for never buying a batman set, but I got into lego around 2006 christmas and at the time I didn't even know lego Batman existed, I was fixed on Star Wars at the time.I think it was around 2008 when I saw my first batman set, can't remember which one it was but it looked awesome.
Also Indiana Jones which until recently I had never watched the films but watching them now I really want a Indy fig, would any one have one for sale?
Im going to GWLS tomorrow so I will take a look around and if I cant find any I will buy the buy one on ebay.If any ones going tomorrow and are sellling anything, I would be interested.
I think the 10193 MMV, will be added to this list, as I can't seem to bring myself to make the purchase... :/
Now to get my hands on the Emerald Night before it dematerializes from the local store shelves. It's currently selling at around 12,800 yen which is quite a [email protected]
@Eric you should get it i feel its gonna go for silly money once it is retired
Or, importers can purchase from the US, where Legos are dirt cheap, even despite the weak dollar. But again, the yen has to gain a heckuva lot against the dollar when the products are being imported to make up for the margin.
In the end I decided I had better things to spend my money on. If only I knew then what I know now!!!
Can't quite think of any other ones right now...several ones that have gotten away from me are too recent methinks to make a good story.
I've never seen a Grand Carousel in person, but the photos make it look like the coolest thing ever done with LEGO.
Got home and checked out online. Bought the last 3 they had but couldn't get back to a store for 7 days and by then they were all gone.