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Which set do you have most of, and why?

paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,962
edited September 2012 in Collecting
I appear to have 92 #30055 Vulture Droid polybags, making it by far the greatest quantity of any one set I own. (I knew I had quite a few, but it wasn't until just now that I got round to counting them!)

Why? Primarily because they were cheap, and they take up very little space! There's only 45 parts, but it's great if you're after lots of dark blue and dark grey curved slopes.

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  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,467
    Without including train track sections for obvious reasons I would say I own 32 of set 7566 because they were cheap when they went eol. But for actual large sets I own 8 or maybe 9 4559's just because I like the color scheme and it doesn't flip off the track at full speed like other 9v trains tend to do. Really it's not that good of a design if you look at it but it is my favorite for doing multiple cars run together.
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 783
    3 #4744 Tundra Trackers. I loved the set but it would always be peeled apart into my massive bins of bricks, so I just got it again because it was still available... twice.
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    edited September 2012
    x6 #7235. Each was $3.19 last year.
  • adello25adello25 U.S.A.Member Posts: 360
    Well right now have 8 #850487 I need more zombies!!! I do have a bunch of doubles of the the collectible minifigs...about 120 Hazmat Guys, 12 Evil Knights, 10 Computer Programmers, 5 Butchers, 5 Mechanics, 5 Crazy Scientists.
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    15 x #30160 if i'm not mistaken :P
  • krklintkrklint Member Posts: 503
    A close run between #30080 , the Ninjago Glider poly x64 and the 2011 Target Bullseye Gift Card #4659758 x71. The gift cards were free which is a no brainer, and the Glider was marked down 90% off after Halloween... and I was able to buy 55 of them at one store alone!
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    @adello25 & @krklint

    I will take 2-3 of each extra off your hands :)
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,415
    It's good to know that the sets I have quite a few of, everyone else does too. :-(
  • NeilJamNeilJam USAMember Posts: 271
    I bought 7 of #7201 Final Dual II mainly for the Stormtroopers, and 6 each of #3177 Small Car and #4436 Patrol Car, the latter to have matching police cars for whenever I find space and time to build a large city scene.
  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092
    @adello25 120 Hazmat guys?? Really? Haha sorry but I never thought of those as an army building figure. I myself did pick up like 7 of them though.
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844
    50 x #30160, because I love batman and they had a box left at the end of the day in my local smiths (when the promo was running).
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    So @teamladd, you could post some of the 30160 to a friend in UK yes :) PM me the price please.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Is this sets for personal consumption, or resale? :)
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,727
    ^ Wondered where you were at!! ;-)
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Aww shucks...

    My record for most number of sets at one time is #30080 - Had about 550 of them last year, sold every single one of them...
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,889
    I have about 10 sets each of Hoth battlepacks and 30ish of the endor battlepack to make up my 2 battle shelves. They cost me nowt as they were bought to get free shirtless Darth Mauls to sell at more than qualifying purchase.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,727

    Aww shucks...

    My record for most number of sets at one time is #30080 - Had about 550 of them last year, sold every single one of them...

    Christ! Didn't you have like million Pyramids as well? Or something like that? :-)
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    You mean the Ramses Pyramid? I think I only had 80 of those, I honestly don't recall. Those are all gone too, except of course for the 1 copy I kept for the tan baseplate. :)
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,727
    That's the one. I have a good memory! :-P
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    I should have bought more, for the $3.50 or so that I got them for, that is one of the best money makers I've ever had. :)
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 783
    ^$3.50!?! That's insane!
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    It was a price error on the [email protected] web site last BF I think, it was $3.48 or something crazy like that. Bought two lots of 40 of them if memory serves, or maybe it was one lot.

    In any case, the next day I went over to my local Lego store to buy all their stock and they said it was an error on [email protected], yes they knew about it, no they would not honor that price. :)

    [email protected] sold out very quickly as well, but that shouldn't be a surprise.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,727

    I should have bought more, for the $3.50 or so that I got them for, that is one of the best money makers I've ever had. :)

    I remember it well. :-)
  • 12651265 Member Posts: 947
    I also capitalized on the error pricing on the Ramses Pyramid. I purchased 90 sets, plus including the ones I picked up on sale at Target stores, i have 114 sets. The other two sets I have plenty of are: Hazmat minifigure--125--and the gladiator minifigure--144.

    As pointed out, the Ramses set was too cheap to pass up, and the minifigures were something I bought because they were easy to feel.

    I gave up on feeling for minifigures because I have lost the thrill to do so.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ How much do you want for all 114 of them? :)

    Surely I could get a fair price, taking them all at once and saving you all that trouble. ;)
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,727
    I suppose I only have myself to blame for this one. :-)
  • 12651265 Member Posts: 947

    ^ How much do you want for all 114 of them? :)

    Surely I could get a fair price, taking them all at once and saving you all that trouble. ;)

    My wife would like that, however, I've never considered selling any of my Lego sets. If I did, you would be a perfect person since I know we are probably within 50nm of each other.
  • krklintkrklint Member Posts: 503
    @jadedanc, most of my gliders and 2011 gift cards were either donated to Goodwill or used in the Technical Writing class I teach. I do have a crap load of gold swords now, though. Most of the pieces made it back to me, but the students do often "take" souvenirs home from that assignment ;) Then again, I wonder if I actually do have unopened copies still in my office? (ooh, gonna do some office digging tomorrow :)
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    1265 said:

    My wife would like that, however, I've never considered selling any of my Lego sets. If I did, you would be a perfect person since I know we are probably within 50nm of each other.

    ??? What on earth do you need 114 of them for if not to resell? Even for the baseplates, what would you need that many tan ones for?
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,247
    ^ An 8 ft by 9 ft desert scene?
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    :) Yes, that would do it, but who would do that? ;)
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,145
    I'm a small fry compared to some of the guys on here so for me it would be a modest 6 copies of the Black Pearl set.
  • beegeedeebeegeedee Galway, IrelandMember Posts: 380
    The biggest set I have 2 of is the space centre, and also the space shuttle which they were selling them for 9 euro the other day. I also have 2 creator log cabins as my wife got me one cheap from the local supermarket.

    I have a few duplicate small sets like the small car, police bike and that sort of thing and then I have 5 of the city racer polybags - the customer service lady kept 4 aside for me in the last promotion as they couldn't find them at the time. I got 1 from a local toy store.

    They're really for parts and the minifigs.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,310
    For personal consumption only ... I've got 36 Romans (CMF 6), and 16 Hazmats (CMF 4). The Hazmats actually look better as a team, rather than individuals. I've also got about 30 Evil Knights (S7). Why? Because I love them.

    I should also be getting 25 Endor rebels and imperials sets - Why? for the stormtroopers and they were cheap, cheaper than buying individual stormies.

    I did have 50 Frodo polys, but they have now all been sold or traded away except a couple.
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty CanadaMember Posts: 547
    Although I have multiples of several small sets. I have 2 helms deep because it just needed to be built bigger. I plan on picking more up when I can find them on sale again.
  • davee123davee123 USAMember Posts: 810
    edited September 2012
    I suppose there are a few ways to look at the question:

    (1) What set do you own the most quantity of? We'll probably see a lot of people (as already demonstrated) owning a lot of very small sets.

    (2) What set do you own that gave you the most pieces overall (counting all copies together)? For this, I expect we'd see things that are bulk buckets bought in quantity, like, say, 3033.

    (3) What set do you own that gave you the most MSRP value overall (counting all copies together)? I'm not sure what to expect here!

    For myself:

    (1) 3460 2x4 White Bricks - 52 copies: 50 pieces (2600 total), $7 MSRP ($364 total)

    (2) 4679 Bricks & Creations w/ Bonus box - 10 copies: 1500 pieces (15000 total), $20 MSRP ($200 total). Caveat - I MIGHT own more pieces from Large PAB cups-- I count 14,902 pieces from large PAB cups, but a couple of those were estimated and not counted explicitly, so it's a close call!

    (3) 5988 Pharaoh's Forbidden Ruins - 7 copies: 710 pieces (4970 total), $80 MSRP ($560 total)

    DaveE
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ are we counting PAB cups and boxes? Sheesh, I have no idea how many parts from those I have. Lots and lots and lots...
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    edited September 2012
    4679 was indeed a great deal, that was done during Lego's dark times when they were fighting for survival, cash flow was probably more important than profits at that point in time.

    I picked 3 of those up off Bricklink for 60 each not too long ago, still a great price for all those parts.
  • mressinmressin Lego City... erm LondonMember Posts: 843
    I have three #6801 Moon Buggies. Why? Well. It was my children's birthday, thirty years ago. Three friends came with identical presents - said moon buggy. My parents said, "Wait, open only one, then we can return the other two to the store for different sets." But I wouldn't listen.

    Today I wish I had listened, of course, and exchanged the moon buggies for #6821 Shovel Buggy or #886 Space Buggy, for example...

    I also have two #6841 Mineral Detectors. Same birthday, same story...

    Ceterum Censeo: Lego Classic Space rocks!
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 532
    I think I have three Spartans from the second wave of Minifigures. I say, "think" because I only opened one of the bags. I'm fairly certain the other two are Spartans, however, since I verified the barcodes. As to why I have three: the novelty of the collectible minifigure had not worn me out yet (probably because I rarely saw them in stores, or was rarely in stores that sold them to begin with), and I always wanted Lego to do something based in ancient Greece and the Hellenic culture. My sister and I found a brand-new box of Series 2 in a Walden Books that was closing down, so together, we went through a whole box and got every single minifigure I wanted. And when I found three Spartans, I just couldn't resist the urge to snatch them all up. A rarity for me, considering I normally buy only what I want, and usually, I only want one.
  • chertikchertik Member Posts: 43
    I have 5 of Pirate Cannon Battle sets (6239) and 5 of City Police bikes (7235). I thought the cannon battle set at $5.99 was one of the better values in the Lego line at the time - I mean who couldn't use more cannons? And as for 5 police bikes - well.. somebody has to keep order in the ever expanding modular city, right? :)
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    ^The Pirate Canon Battle sets are great additions to the Imperial Flagship. The ship only comes with 4 canons, and there is room for 8 if I remember correctly. I purchased a few before and after market to load up the ship. Also the British soldier is another great addition for the ship. Perfect combination...

    I think the set I have the most of is #7569. It comes with 4 MFs, a horse, and some other interesting odds and ends. Every time I saw it for less than $7.50, I pulled the trigger....I couldn't help myself. One of the better deals out there per MF. Probably never be able to sell them, but I didn't feel guilty purchasing them. I guess that makes it okay. :-)
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    #7747-1 Wind Turbine Transport x 3 - We have our own wind turbine farm! Also have 3 of the Maersk Train 10219-1, because trains often have more than one engine.
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