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Also the wings are a little flimsy and it seems the height would make it cumbersome to play with.
It's not even a very good parts set. The only unique pieces are the canopy window and the shafts on the wings.
I was a bit disappointed when I opened my first CMF. I was so excited about the prospect of collecting all these amazing looking minifigs, but I was a bit put off by the plastic quality. I got the "Swimming Champion" from Series 7 recently, and the medal piece is awful!! (it does not deserve to be called a Lego piece imo)
I know my qualms are about materials rather than set quality but I am disappointed nevertheless :P
My biggest disappointing sets would be a Cars set. I got one of them for cheap but they are very simple to build and not much in the way of reuse. I tend to wait for sales and rarely do I buy sets full price so even if they suck it's not so bad.
Tonight I opened and made the #8058 Guardian of the Deep from the Atlantis theme. I bought it two years ago but it got packed away and I forgot about it- until now. Anyway, I'm shocked! The shark is awkward and flimsy, and half of the pieces seem to be either made of rubber or inferior quality plastic. The top part of the tail fin is ridiculously long! Completely out of proportion with the set! The shark also keeps falling over, and has to rest awkwardly on its tail to stay upright. If you look at the image on Brickset, imagine the whole set being supported on THAT tail! I fancied getting more Atlantis sets but I'm not so sure now.
I feel bad on the designer, who obviously put their heart and soul into it... but yeesh! XD
I bought an Alien Conquest set earlier this year and really have no idea why.
It's pretty much a paper weight.
^ I have the 7066 Alien Conquest Earth Defense HQ, and it's pretty awesome. I did buy multiples of the 853301 Alien Conquest Battle Pack that I don't need, but they were at least 50% off. I also overbought the 853176 Pharaoh's Quest Battle Pack when it was on sale.
I liked some of the design of 3061 Friends City Park Cafe, but it's just too unrelentingly pastel for me. I don't like how the Friends figs sit down. They just slide right out of their chairs.
The 20200 MBA set 1 Space Designer set had some nice ideas, but the building techniques could have been presented with just a simple four page booklet. The MBA booklet just seemed like a lot of filler, and I didn't like the actual models or the color scheme. I'd rather see building techniques taught in the instructions of a regular decent-sized Creator set. Once you build the MBA set, you just want to disassemble it and put it away rather than display it. You could probably learn as much from a set like 6912 Super Soarer for USD $12.99 as the USD $29.99 MBA set 1.
I've bought them and looked over the book with my son, I think it is geared and written with him in mind, not us. :)
The entire Cars and Toy Story lines, I would have ignored, they are all boring. I would also have not bought so many city sets, none of my kids seem all that interested in City.
MMV, believe it or not, bored me. I stopped and started the build several times. I know I'm in the minority here, but I just didn't find it all that interesting. For the huge part count, it is a very simple, basic build that mostly involves hunting and hunting for parts (no numbered bags).
I did regret buying City Mariina, even at an awesome discount. But then I sold it on Craigslist for a decent return, so that made it better. :-)
I am a big fan of the games that the PoP movie was vaguely based on, but (as sonsofsceva said) the film WAS really uninspiring and that stopped me from wanting to spend my money on the sets.
At least I can use the extra parts to build something good :) I still consider them as an investment of some sort.
Another set I regret buying is set 2505, Garmadon's Dark Fortress and any of the other Skeleton related Ninjago sets, they are all hideous looking back at them and I have not used the parts from them for anything (except a few of the purple bits, which are few and far between).
why why WHY ...do i have to impulse shop :(
They totally ruined the fun in it, I didn't even get a chance to finish one series before the next was on the shelves. Now we're up to Series 8? Wish I'd stopped sooner than Series 6. :/
Might be an idea for you to enjoy the CMF's? Just a thought, since they do seem to come out too fast, but are great to look at :) Btw, thank you for the motivation! Otherwise they would have gone into storage until I bought a display case.
The set I honestly regret buying was the skull motor bike (2259). I thought I'd find uses for the parts in MOC builds, but I really have not :(
Haha, no problem, good luck wading out the storm, it's all over the news over here in Australia, looks very ominous. Stay Safe.
@Richmannn1, took some pics for you. Excuse the excessive amounts of dust, the vein of all Lego-ists. :/
I pretty much got it for the vehicles anyways but even the VW looks like a dwarf car - no offense to any ADFOL's :P
@Eric Great grandstand look. Tell me about it. I have a special Lego duster.
They can put man on the moon, but still can't stop by sets being a dust magnet.
This does not happen to me very often because you can always use the pieces for something but it has happened every once in a while. So what about you?
so after i bought it 10 mins later i thought "why did i buy it" went back returned it and later that day got ghost train and toy story 3 train both for $90 :3
I decided immediately to sell it all and just focus on what I actually like. Luckily I was able to do so and actually make a little profit. I can happily say that I have no regrets owning any of the sets currently in my collection.