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I have a slight obsession with the box, but maybe I need to get out more!
I expect in a few years I'll regret not grabbing an FB but not as much as the TM.
Currently, I'm regretting not getting the Two-Face chase or Catwoman set. I'm not a huge collector by the standards of some of you here, but I'm looking forward to playing with our little boy when he gets a little older with some of these sets I'm buying now.
I was still trying to resist the urge to collect Star Wars sets/minifigs when Cloud City was out so thats why it never came to be.
I still want to scream with frustration over the Green Groccer though. My wife and I were at the LEGO store and I had it in my hands! We had just went shopping and spent a lot of money so I decided to "hold off" for a while. Next time I checked it was retired :(
It felt very quick that this set retiered.
The Black Pearl and Queen Anne's Revenge.
I write off sets I missed and don't buy them for their inflated post-retirement prices. Minifigs I want, sure, but not sets. I figured I missed them and so be it. But these two may break that rule of mine. There won't be remakes of them and they are gone from shelves. I still kick myself. I'm a fan of the movies, love the various pirate-related LEGO ships, and wanted them; I just never pulled the trigger.
I think what gets me the most was the Black Friday Target sale of The Black Pearl. I didn't find one, but the Target closest to my house miraculously had three the day after. They were retail, not on sale, but I had the opportunity and didn't take it. Went back the next day and they were gone. Sigh.
I do have a considerable list of sets I *DO REGRET* purchasing starting with #6565 Construction Crew monstrosity which led me to stop collecting the Town/City line for the better part of a decade.
Dark ages I understand, but the million 10179's....shoulda, woulda, coulda's come on.
My 2 Cents
I only regret not buying stuff because it is too expensive to add it to my collection.
10182 - Cafe Corner
10185- Green Grocer
The first two years of Harry Potter series.
The dark age ... the dark age ...
I'm regretting not getting the SSD (10221), but there's still time!
If those other sets could still be had for at/around RRP, I would have them. I regret not getting them when the price was cheap and now I can't justify paying secondary market prices for seals I'm going to crack and bricks I'm going to build with.
I also regret not getting #10217 Diagon Alley for my girlfriend. I'm not a Harry Potter fan but even I can appreciate that set.
I had 8038 purchased off ebay for about $55 a couple years ago, but the seller never delivered. Got my money back, but still wish I had received the set. It probably would have lead me to buying the IS, which I really regret not getting. So, I guess...
#3 - 10212 - Imperial Shuttle
#2 - 10193 - Medieval Market Village
#1 - 10194 - Emerald Night
Emerald Night is such a great looking set, I had it in my cart at [email protected] several times, but I always prioritized my "main collection" sets I needed to get to complete a theme. This was at a time where I really had never purchased a set above $80, so that $100 price was always a little daunting. I would gladly pay that and more today, but the price for that set has sadly gotten away from what I'm willing to shell out. I guess the Emerald Express will have to do :-)
Funny thing is, even at the time I knew I would regret not getting each one once it hit EOL.
Another regret is #10213 Shuttle Adventure/ #10231 Shuttle Expedition. Unlike the aforementioned modulars, this set definitely was on my radar at the time as I've always been a big fan of the Space Shuttle and this is Lego's best interpretation of it. For whatever reason, Star Wars sets always seemed to take priority and I never got around to buying it. While the price hasn't skyrocketed in the same way that the modulars have, it still sells for up to and over £200 on eBay, which unfortunately no longer represents good value for money.
10212 Imperial Shuttle is still available to buy isn't it? I can't encourage you enough, it's an epic set! ;)
Aww, I just checked. You have my deepest sympathy! I'm quite relieved too, I must have bought mine just in time!
I did get the Black Pearl in the end, since I came across a box in TRU about a month after it went EOL, ground my teeth, and paid their £5 over RRP and considered it a penalty to me for being so lax. Never did get the Queen Anne's Revenge though, because while they also had one of those on the shelf, the box was open with bags spilling freely from it and I figured I didn't want it that badly.
I regret it most because I can't have ship to ship battles though, so hopefully at some point LEGO will release another pirate ship that doesn't look out of place alongside the Pearl and I can buy that.
Those both are all still available at reasonable prices. $140 shipped new and around $100 used for MMV. The bunker is $135 shipped and $90 used. I bet you could find a seller here that would get you both together for $260 shipped.