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Predictions on Discontinuing Sets and their Secondary Market Value

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  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,401

    Hi all
    ive got some inside info after talking to lego direst
    the followings sets and dates are for retire

    10194 emerald night december 2011 (maersk train will replace this item)
    10199 winter toy shop december 2011

    10193 medieval market village december 2012
    10197 fire brigade december 2012
    10216 winter village bakery december 2012

    10219 maersk train december 2013
    10211 grand emporium december 2013
    10214 tower bridge december 2013 (extended due to popularity)
    10217 diagon alley december 2013
    1p218 pet shop december 2013

    I also asked about the new cargo train 3677 and the price is £132.99. this new cargo train will replace the older cargo train.

    hope this helps :)

    link: http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/1008/offical-lego-discontinued-dates-direct-from-lego/p1

    The above information was provided 6 months before the first winter themed set (Toy Shop) was retired (June 2011). Notice that they also stated the Winter Bakery would retire in December 2012 as well.

    Some of the other dates are dead wrong (Maersk Train, etc.), but the Winter Themed sets seemed to be accurate. I still think the Winter sets are basically on sale for three seasons (including the year of release and EOL). So...Bakery is gone...Post Office and Cottage are back next year. JMO.
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 745
    ^Bother! I missed out on the opportunity to stock up on FB. Oh, no. Wait...
  • HardradaHardrada Member Posts: 439
    I don't follow your logic. If half the EOL dates are wrong that puts into question the authenticity of all the rest. It could also happen that the EOL plan was changed since the time of that posting. If the EOL plan of the Bakery and Post Office was changed after mid 2011 then what? I have in fact read speculation that WVPO might have been retired instead of the WVB as the latter was selling better.

    It's very suspicious that on the US SH site the Bakery is only sold out while the Post Office is actually labelled retired.
  • jockosjunglejockosjungle Member Posts: 701
    To me that list of dates just appears to be wrong. OK it guessed a few correctly, but it misses more than it hits, doesn't seem a reliable source
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited April 2013

    Basta said:

    What do people think of the Creator Highway Pickup #7347 ? It has just retired and I personally like the set but have doubts about future resale potential, at the moment they are selling a lot below the Australian RRP of $99.99.

    It has not retired and won't retire for awhile, probably summer/fall 2014.

    It should do well in the long run, but expect 2 years post retirement to see good money. IMHO...
    Given the dismal performance of similar #5893, which imho is a similar and very cool set, I wouldn't count on #6347 doing very well.
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,401
    edited April 2013

    To me that list of dates just appears to be wrong. OK it guessed a few correctly, but it misses more than it hits, doesn't seem a reliable source

    10194 emerald night december 2011 (maersk train will replace this item) CORRECT
    10199 winter toy shop december 2011 CORRECT

    10193 medieval market village december 2012 CORRECT
    10197 fire brigade december 2012 (INCORRECT)
    10216 winter village bakery december 2012 (CORRECT according to Lego)

    10219 maersk train december 2013 (INCORRECT - ACTUALLY RETIRED A YEAR EARLIER)
    10211 grand emporium december 2013 (STILL COULD BE CORRECT)
    10214 tower bridge december 2013 (extended due to popularity) (STILL COULD BE CORRECT)
    10217 diagon alley december 2013 (INCORRECT - ACTUALLY RETIRED A YEAR EARLIER)
    10218 pet shop december 2013 (STILL COULD BE CORRECT)

    So for those who are saying this list is completely wrong (@jockosjungle, @hardrada), here is what Brickset's database says..

    In the list I count three that are correct, three that are incorrect, one that is likely correct (Winter Village Bakery - based on everything Lego has said), and three that verdict is still out on (but that seem reasonable). This list is better than any other lists I've seen posted 6 months in advance (unless you can point me to another more "reliable" list somewhere). Lego reserves the rights to change their minds on when a set is EOL'd (based on sales, etc.), so that could explain sets that were EOL'd early or left to continue.

    The point of this post is to validate that the Winter Village themed sets are usually available for three seasons and then gone. I see no evidence to contradict that schedule, so purchase accordingly.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,874
    It's funny that the 3 oldest forecasted dates were correct, and all the rest are incorrect or in question still. Whatever method Lego uses nowadays is tougher to crack than the Krabby patty secret formula.
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,401
    edited April 2013
    Funny thing is...I would have thought the FB would have been long gone by now! Still, the list is better than 57.14% correct at this point in time according to Lego (who states the Bakery is gone) and it was posted in JUNE 2011! I'll listen to the guy who posted it...
  • HardradaHardrada Member Posts: 439


    So for those who are saying this list is completely wrong (@jockosjungle, @hardrada), here is what Brickset's database says..

    Where did I say that? I said half is wrong. Btw while there is a chance that FB and GE will be retired together at the end of this year, I'll eat my hat if PS also goes with them, so you can most likely count that among the incorrect ones, too.

    Also I'm challenging your claim that the WVB retired according to LEGO. Where did LEGO officially claim that? The only info I see now is that LEGO actually claims the Post Office to be retired and not the Bakery. At least on the US [email protected] site.

    But I'm happy that you have successfully established a pattern based on one example (that of the Toy Shop). Now when was it when LEGO broke the release/EOL pattern of the modulars at only the 3rd one making the suggested/expected pattern true for only the first two?
    TheLoneTensor
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited April 2013

    To me that list of dates just appears to be wrong. OK it guessed a few correctly, but it misses more than it hits, doesn't seem a reliable source

    10194 emerald night december 2011 (maersk train will replace this item) CORRECT
    10199 winter toy shop december 2011 CORRECT

    10193 medieval market village december 2012 CORRECT
    10197 fire brigade december 2012 (INCORRECT)
    10216 winter village bakery december 2012 (CORRECT according to Lego)

    10219 maersk train december 2013 (INCORRECT - ACTUALLY RETIRED A YEAR EARLIER)
    10211 grand emporium december 2013 (STILL COULD BE CORRECT)
    10214 tower bridge december 2013 (extended due to popularity) (STILL COULD BE CORRECT)
    10217 diagon alley december 2013 (INCORRECT - ACTUALLY RETIRED A YEAR EARLIER)
    10218 pet shop december 2013 (STILL COULD BE CORRECT)

    So for those who are saying this list is completely wrong (@jockosjungle, @hardrada), here is what Brickset's database says..

    In the list I count three that are correct, three that are incorrect, one that is likely correct (Winter Village Bakery - based on everything Lego has said), and three that verdict is still out on (but that seem reasonable). This list is better than any other lists I've seen posted 6 months in advance (unless you can point me to another more "reliable" list somewhere). Lego reserves the rights to change their minds on when a set is EOL'd (based on sales, etc.), so that could explain sets that were EOL'd early or left to continue.

    The point of this post is to validate that the Winter Village themed sets are usually available for three seasons and then gone. I see no evidence to contradict that schedule, so purchase accordingly.
    I'm not following your logic my friend.

    #10199 was out 2009, 2010 and in 2011, it went on sale BF and was gone soon after Xmas
    #10216 was out 2010, 2011 and in 2012, it was gone around November
    #10222 was out 2011, 2012 and is currently fate unknown
    #10229 was out 2012 and is currently fate unknown

    There was only one set (10199) that was available for three full holiday seasons. 10216 went out before December even hit, so it was less than three seasons. The fates of 10222 and 10229 are still unknown.

    The point of this post is to state without ambiguity that there is nothing but ambiguity and speculation when it comes to some of these things, so purchase accordingly.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    Lets assume there will be another Winter release this year. Can we really see Lego giving shelf space to four different Christmas sets? My opinion is no so bye bye Bakery and Post Offices in short supply.
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    kevbags said:

    Lets assume there will be another Winter release this year. Can we really see Lego giving shelf space to four different Christmas sets? My opinion is no so bye bye Bakery and Post Offices in short supply.

    I am guessing all 4 will be available online with shelf space only given to the newest...just like the current state of modulars at my local lego store. Complete speculation on my part. Happy gambling!
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,401
    edited April 2013
    Hardrada said:

    Where did I say that? I said half is wrong. Btw while there is a chance that FB and GE will be retired together at the end of this year, I'll eat my hat if PS also goes with them, so you can most likely count that among the incorrect ones, too.

    Also I'm challenging your claim that the WVB retired according to LEGO. Where did LEGO officially claim that? The only info I see now is that LEGO actually claims the Post Office to be retired and not the Bakery. At least on the US [email protected] site.

    But I'm happy that you have successfully established a pattern based on one example (that of the Toy Shop). Now when was it when LEGO broke the release/EOL pattern of the modulars at only the 3rd one making the suggested/expected pattern true for only the first two?

    Half is wrong???? I don't recall stating that the list is completely correct. What I am stating now that it is amazing that the guy was more than half correct (until the Bakery is back on sale...which it isn't) six months in advance. That is an amazing feat considering this thread of over 11K posts trying to predict EOL'd products. I'll listen to someone who is more than 50% correct before I listen to someone with zero evidence to the contrary.

    By the way, the guy's "one example" was correct 6 months ahead of time and his second example was correct one and one-half ahead of his posting...unless you can provide me with a link to purchase a Bakery set from Lego today.
    tensor said:

    I'm not following your logic my friend.

    #10199 was out 2009, 2010 and in 2011, it went on sale BF and was gone soon after Xmas
    #10216 was out 2010, 2011 and in 2012, it was gone around November
    #10222 was out 2011, 2012 and is currently fate unknown
    #10229 was out 2012 and is currently fate unknown

    There was only one set (10199) that was available for three full holiday seasons. 10216 went out before December even hit, so it was less than three seasons. The fates of 10222 and 10229 are still unknown.

    The point of this post is to state without ambiguity that there is nothing but ambiguity and speculation when it comes to some of these things, so purchase accordingly.



    The logic is sound my friend...I stated seasons...as in Christmas seasons; not years. The Winter Village Toy Shop went on sale in October of 2009 and off sale during the BF sale of 2011. There are technically three seasons the TS was available: 2009, 2010 and 2011. Black Friday sales are part of the winter/Christmas season. For the WVB, it was released in October 2010 and was EOL'd December 2012...so yes...Lego had it available for three Christmas seasons...2010, 2011 and 2012. Just because a set isn't available through Christmas doesn't mean it wasn't available for the Christmas season.

  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,401
    edited April 2013
    Since the point of the original comment has been completely missed (which was the fact that this guy was a heck of a lot closer to predicting sellouts than anyone else in the 11K+ posts here...even at roughly 50%), I will bow out of the discussion. The only person that can provide better predictions works in Lego management somewhere. Fortunately, I have my copies of each WV set (all purchased on sale) so it really doesn't matter to me either way.
  • HardradaHardrada Member Posts: 439

    Hardrada said:

    Where did I say that? I said half is wrong. Btw while there is a chance that FB and GE will be retired together at the end of this year, I'll eat my hat if PS also goes with them, so you can most likely count that among the incorrect ones, too.

    Also I'm challenging your claim that the WVB retired according to LEGO. Where did LEGO officially claim that? The only info I see now is that LEGO actually claims the Post Office to be retired and not the Bakery. At least on the US [email protected] site.

    But I'm happy that you have successfully established a pattern based on one example (that of the Toy Shop). Now when was it when LEGO broke the release/EOL pattern of the modulars at only the 3rd one making the suggested/expected pattern true for only the first two?

    Half is wrong???? I don't recall stating that the list is completely correct. What I am stating now that it is amazing that the guy was more than half correct (until the Bakery is back on sale...which it isn't) six months in advance. That is an amazing feat considering this thread of over 11K posts trying to predict EOL'd products. I'll listen to someone who is more than 50% correct before I listen to someone with zero evidence to the contrary.

    By the way, the guy's "one example" was correct 6 months ahead of time and his second example was correct one and one-half ahead of his posting...unless you can provide me with a link to purchase a Bakery set from Lego today.
    Nor can you provide such a link for the Post Office or even the Cottage as of now. So that is a non-argument. And as I said I can give you a link to [email protected] where the Post Office is labelled as 'Retired product'. The Bakery on the other hand isn't. If you have any official info with regards to the Bakery, please share.

    Also it doesn't matter whether the info in that post was authentic back in 2011 or not. I'd actually side with the opinion that it was correct insider information. But EOL plans do change so its weight as a proof that it's actually the Bakery that is gone is quite negligible. You can't claim that because in mid-2011 the Bakery was slated for end of 2012 retiring it was surely retired. There's no certainty to such a statement. If we accept the authenticity of that posting then it is the best proof for how EOL plans can change even in one year.
  • HardradaHardrada Member Posts: 439

    Since the point of the original comment has been completely missed (which was the fact that this guy was a heck of a lot closer to predicting sellouts than anyone else in the 11K+ posts here...even at roughly 50%), I will bow out of the discussion. The only person that can provide better predictions works in Lego management somewhere. Fortunately, I have my copies of each WV set (all purchased on sale) so it really doesn't matter to me either way.

    No, the point of the original comment was not missed. Why do you think so?

    Anyhow this isn't leading anywhere so onto my next question:
    Has a set ever bounced back from being labelled 'Retired product' before?
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    ^ Isn't the "Retired Product" label a recent addition (within the last year or so)?
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950

    The logic is sound my friend...I stated seasons...as in Christmas seasons; not years. The Winter Village Toy Shop went on sale in October of 2009 and off sale during the BF sale of 2011. There are technically three seasons the TS was available: 2009, 2010 and 2011. Black Friday sales are part of the winter/Christmas season. For the WVB, it was released in October 2010 and was EOL'd December 2012...so yes...Lego had it available for three Christmas seasons...2010, 2011 and 2012. Just because a set isn't available through Christmas doesn't mean it wasn't available for the Christmas season.

    I know you wrote seasons, my point was that the bakery wasn't available during the full 2012 season. It was dying in stock starting around September and was fully out mid November - that's not what I would call a full season.

    Whatever man, it doesn't really matter because plain and simple, nothing you or I write will change the fact that nobody around here knows what will be available this Winter.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,208

    Basta said:

    What do people think of the Creator Highway Pickup #7347 ? It has just retired and I personally like the set but have doubts about future resale potential, at the moment they are selling a lot below the Australian RRP of $99.99.

    It has not retired and won't retire for awhile, probably summer/fall 2014.

    It should do well in the long run, but expect 2 years post retirement to see good money. IMHO...
    I dunno, not many Creator (non-minifig) vehicle sets have sold for a lot, even after they have been discontinued for some time.. If it is not minifig size and not technic I think here is less demand IMO.

  • HardradaHardrada Member Posts: 439
    edited April 2013
    sidersdd said:

    ^ Isn't the "Retired Product" label a recent addition (within the last year or so)?

    I think you mean the 'Retiring Soon' label. (Which is definitely new.) Or maybe not.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,208

    ...... I also asked about the new cargo train 3677 and the price is £132.99. this new cargo train will replace the older cargo train.
    hope this helps :)

    Yeah.. umm another part people are forgetting 3677 did not replace 7939.
    Hindsight is always 20/20 but you never really know until it is gone from stores and gone from LEGO's site, and even then.
    Everything is a guess here, and any other sites.
    Im guessing if a LEGO employee did get on a site and start telling people what was leaving then they would not be an employee for long.
    The only absolute is JP is gone at the end of this year due to the whole fiasco with the insulted people, and even then, who knows
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    For me the early season departure of the Bakery (Dec in the UK online) I believe is simply Lego doing a better job of managing inventory. They were not left with a January situation of dumping them at a heavy discount.
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,401
    Hardrada said:

    Nor can you provide such a link for the Post Office or even the Cottage as of now. So that is a non-argument. And as I said I can give you a link to [email protected] where the Post Office is labelled as 'Retired product'. The Bakery on the other hand isn't. If you have any official info with regards to the Bakery, please share.

    So using your logic, #10179 isn't "retired" either since it doesn't show up as officially having the "retired product" designation by Lego.

    In either case, we shall both see in a few months... If the WVPO is actually gone for good (which I doubt), then I should be able to get a decent price this winter season for my extras. But I'm not holding my breath.
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,401
    edited April 2013
    tensor said:

    I know you wrote seasons, my point was that the bakery wasn't available during the full 2012 season. It was dying in stock starting around September and was fully out mid November - that's not what I would call a full season.

    Whatever man, it doesn't really matter because plain and simple, nothing you or I write will change the fact that nobody around here knows what will be available this Winter.

    @Tensor - Here is the Lego sales dates from Brickset for the WVB:

    Availability at LEGO.com
    United States 03 Oct 10 - 02 Dec 12
    $54.99
    United Kingdom 03 Oct 10 - 03 Dec 12
    £50.99

    Both WVTS and WVB were available from TLG at least through the BF sales...the WVB being even longer...unless Brickset is wrong.

    As for your second comment, I wholeheartedly agree...especially with the sets that refuse to die...FB and DS.


    Okay...I'm really done commenting now...really...I mean it this time. ;-)
  • HardradaHardrada Member Posts: 439
    edited April 2013

    Hardrada said:

    Nor can you provide such a link for the Post Office or even the Cottage as of now. So that is a non-argument. And as I said I can give you a link to [email protected] where the Post Office is labelled as 'Retired product'. The Bakery on the other hand isn't. If you have any official info with regards to the Bakery, please share.

    So using your logic, #10179 isn't "retired" either since it doesn't show up as officially having the "retired product" designation by Lego.
    Come on, you can do better than this. This is not my logic. Never did I claim that sets without the 'retired' label can't be actually retired. I was just pointing out that according to [email protected] the Post Office is retired while the status of the Bakery is uncertain. (Though it not having been set to 'Retired' might mean something.) I don't know how a set retired long ago comes in here.

    There's only one certain thing. That the Post Office is labelled retired. It can of course simply be a mistake, but this is the hardest proof we have so far.
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    edited April 2013
    tensor said:

    ...it doesn't really matter because plain and simple, nothing you or I write will change the fact that nobody around here knows what will be available this Winter.

    Ahem.... I do! I'm just not telling! :-)

  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Just poking around, I noticed several retired sets are for sale at retail online still:

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/LEGO-Star-Wars-Luke-s-Landspeeder/13377932

    I would not have expected Luke's Landspeeder to be still in stock at Walmart.com at this point.
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    edited April 2013
    ^ Yup, almost like the FB. It just w - i - l - l -- n - o - t die! :-)
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,874
    Off-subject, but I thought this could be useful. Great site for online marketplace updates & information, and they just added some simple ebay, amazon, etc, fee calculators.

    http://www.ecommercebytes.com/

  • HardradaHardrada Member Posts: 439
    Kingdoms Chess Set is Sold Out on European SHs since April 5th and according to customer service it's not coming back. Last I checked it was still available on the US SH so probably it's time to buy if you still need some. It went Sold Out here a few days before the free shipping offer started. That's my/our luck.:s It was one of the better sets price-wise as it cost barely more in Europe than in the US.

    Btw what is everyone's thought about Kingdoms Joust? Is it likely to retire this year or might it be kept on to complement the new Castle theme?
  • odueckodueck Member Posts: 48
    Any thoughts on when #8110 will be discontinued? Just wondering if I should pull the trigger on it soon.
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    Good question. I think I only have 1 and I built it. So, I hope it doesn't EOL soon. I may need to sell some excavators and get some cash flow moving. I got a few of them during TRU's BOGO's. Which Technic is now excluded from. Oh yeah, that's why I don't have many Unimogs. Well, that AND a cash flow issue. Must sell some LEGOS and stop with this hoarding!
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    odueck said:

    Any thoughts on when #8110 will be discontinued? Just wondering if I should pull the trigger on it soon.

    No, you should wait and wait, then it will retire and you'll miss it! :)

    Sheesh, it has been out almost 2 years, if you want it, buy the darn thing.
    FollowsClosely
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 948
    odueck said:

    Any thoughts on when #8110 will be discontinued? Just wondering if I should pull the trigger on it soon.

    I picked up my 12 five months ago during tru b1g1. Noes a good time if you haven't yet.
  • Ma1234Ma1234 Member Posts: 693

    ^ That is mostly true, but there is a spring/summer discontinuation as well.

    Such as?

    Nothing discontinues in spring/summer other than "series" sets, which is why I always find these discussions comical. It's pointless to discuss whether or not a set will discontinue in July. The answer is it won't.

    People are confuse a sets discontinuation with a poor selling set that is readily available past the holidays.

  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Ma1234 said:

    Such as?

    Nothing discontinues in spring/summer other than "series" sets, which is why I always find these discussions comical. It's pointless to discuss whether or not a set will discontinue in July. The answer is it won't.

    You keep thinking that, and I'll keep making money. :)

    BTW, it is June, not July, that is the EOL date on the 1H sets. Must all be in my mind then. :)
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,401
    Ma1234 said:

    Such as?

    Nothing discontinues in spring/summer other than "series" sets, which is why I always find these discussions comical. It's pointless to discuss whether or not a set will discontinue in July. The answer is it won't.

    People are confuse a sets discontinuation with a poor selling set that is readily available past the holidays.

    According to Brickset, here are a few Technic sets that were discontinued in Spring/Summer:
    8065, 8110, 8261, 8264, 8291, 8295, 8270, 8271, 8272, 8273, 8275, etc.

    According to Brickset, here are a few City sets that were discontinued in the Spring/Summer:
    3365, 3366, 3367, 3368, 3648, 7279, 7286, 7288, 7498, etc.

    Many of these sets sell for a decent premium. To your point, not as many sets are EOL'd during the Spring/Summer timeframe; however, there are still many that are...
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    Amazing how time flies and the sets get away from you. I didn't realize the Unimog had been out 2 years! And, it EOL'd a few days ago? Good gravy. Glad I got mine set over a year ago. Seems like it was last summer when I got it, not 2 years ago. Just so many current sets and so many new sets.

    I understand how most people can have a set EOL before they know it. I planned on getting more Unimogs, but got side tracked with other sets and other things. And, I follow this forum and LEGOS closely. I guess not close enough! For the average person it would be easy for a set to be on their radar and then off of it. Next thing they know it's retired and they panic. And, pay over RRP for the set.

    It's been said many times. But, if you want a set for yourself make a point (if at all possible) to get it a few months after it comes out. If so, you should be able to get it below RRP somewhere. Then, you don't have to worry about it. Or, worse case you don't buy it early and forget to buy it and it EOL's and is out of stock too. Most sets are out for a couple of years. But, some for only 6 months or so. A current example for me is the Indy car. I know I want it for myself, so I've already gotten one. I may pick up more for resell (I think it will resell well), but maybe I miss out on that (like I did the Unimog). But, at least I got my personal copy.
    jasonord69a
  • HardradaHardrada Member Posts: 439
    What is that Brickset EOL info based on? The Unimog for example is still available on European SHs.
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,640
    #8110 is also available at [email protected] US...
  • dragonhawkdragonhawk USMember Posts: 633
    edited April 2013
    ^ I just want to point out that #8110 is still available at [email protected] There has been some data problems where some sets show EOL in brickset when still in stock at [email protected]

    http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/10175/database-problem#latest
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    edited April 2013
    Yeah, it's still at TRU too. And, at RRP, not marked up like in the past. So, the brickset EOL date is most likely a fluke.

    If LEGO is still using the 'Retiring Soon' label one would think #8110 would get that designation before it EOL'd.

    Regardless of the EOL date it's probably a good wake up call. If I wanted a Unimog, or more Unimogs, I'd be getting them now! I bet it will be gone quickly when, and if, it gets a Retiring Soon label. :-) The largest Technic set ever. Right? Will it turn out to be the Technic version of the UCS Falcon? :-)
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,640
    ^ Largest for only a few more weeks :) Can't wait to see #42009 and its 2600+ pieces...
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,379
    edited April 2013
    This is simple. If you want it, buy it now. If you don't like the EOL information given, ignore it. Do you believe everything you read? No? Then take the information and make your own decision. I don't know why there is such hostility. Jeez!
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622

    ^ Largest for only a few more weeks :) Can't wait to see #42009 and its 2600+ pieces...

    I can see the unimog being a much better investment than most other technic sets due to the likely hood of it not being rehashed a few years later unlike the trucks which come out every single year, the upcoming crane is exciting but im sure that'll get another remake a few years after eol
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    I agree, the Unimog is unlikely to ever be done again, 5 years from now, it should be a nice set.

    But it will be a slow haul and a slow seller. Look at #8285 as a great example.

    #8275 is another good example, but I expect that one to be redone in a year or two.
  • DadDad UKMember Posts: 813
    edited April 2013

    Ma1234 said:

    Such as?

    Nothing discontinues in spring/summer other than "series" sets, which is why I always find these discussions comical. It's pointless to discuss whether or not a set will discontinue in July. The answer is it won't.

    You keep thinking that, and I'll keep making money. :)

    BTW, it is June, not July, that is the EOL date on the 1H sets. Must all be in my mind then. :)
    It must be all in your mind LFT, and a few others. It's all in my mind too, maybe it's the voices in my head?

    I find it so refreshing to read comments from those far more knowledgeable than the people who have been contributing to this thread for the last 236 pages.

    telling @Farmer_John ' he can do better than that? Show the guy a bit of respect. He started this thread that has kept us all entertained since 2011.



    Legoboysidersdd
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,874
    I'm looking at Chima sets in Wal-Mart and wondering, which is the Ice Dragon of the bunch? Then I walk away thinking that none of them are worthy. And I'll be ticked off when one of them randomly explodes for $120 a year later at Xmas.
    sidersdd
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Dad said:

    It must be all in your mind LFT, and a few others. It's all in my mind too, maybe it's the voices in my head?

    Yea, well my wife does tell me I'm a bit strange, maybe it is because I talk to myself. :)
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,695
    @Si was talking to himself whilst building last weekend. Really funny to witness. What does one talk about when talking to oneself? @Si was having a proper conversation with himself.
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