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I agree the wall was too short to blow up, but I guess it would be a pain to blow up a larger wall and have a hard time putting it back together. I just really liked the curved walls. I've only built Helms Deep and Hogwarts as far as castles go, but I liked them both.
That will change once the Hobbit movies come out. New kids and AFOLs will be introduced that will want the LOTR sets they missed out on. Three new movies, even if they don't directly deal with LOTR, will push a lot of people into wanting the sets, but they won't be on retail shelves anymore at that point.
I doubt we will see a Return of the King wave, but if there was I would love to see a Minas Tirith. It's highly improbable as it would have to be an expensive set and there is nothing to promote it. :(
For anyone who doesn't know, the new site is up at Lego.com
We honestly have to see the sets first.
What will tank in value is 7676 and 7675
Hmm... Anyone want to buy that pair? ;)
I agree, I've resold lots of small / medium SW sets at nice profits, but mainly the ones that aren't rehashes, namely 7667,7668,7673,7674,7753,7752,7751,7868,7669 etc
There is also set 7418 Scorpion Palace which kinda has that vibe.
@mressin Sets 7621, 5958, and 7409 are all tombs. May be others.
That is the biggest problem I see.
Any set that you can buy for under RRP a year or more after retirement, is almost always a terrible investment for resale.
I bought one for personal use, the bricks are nice and it is interesting, but darn it, what a terrible investment. :)
What's next to go? MMV? DA? IS already is oos at Amazon.
Actually, IS is not out of stock at Amazon, for some reason Amazon created a whole new product page a few months ago.
Notice there are no reviews on that page? They are on the old page, which never got restocked. Perhaps a new UPC was issued, or Amazon might be selling the European version of the set in the US, which does have a different UPC (EAN actually).
Do you think its worth picking up?, don't think its gained any value yet here in the UK.
I was going to give this to my son for Christmas, but if it ends up being a $200 set, I don't think I'll do that. Sheesh!!!
How much is this driven by Christmas sales ?
Next Christmas, they'll do even better, but does it make it worth holding them all year?
LEGO has done a MUCH better job this year of not having that happen, other than SW Advent Calendar, they are allowing stock to run out without having to clearance stuff out, and the local Walmarts and Targets already are cleaned out mostly of the stuff I would expect to see on clearance.
The mass 50% off of last year, I do not see being repeated again.
I saw a bunch over the weekend at a large department store. I think it will do better then some of the other flops mentioned above but as others have said I think you would want these a fair bit below RRP.