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So, what are the most "complete" sets in your opinion?

AScaryOctopusAScaryOctopus Member Posts: 57
edited September 2011 in Everything else LEGO
Sets with enough features, figs, and the right price to put it simply. I want to know what people here think the most complete sets are, as they tend to be the ones worth collecting and tend to sell for a lot on Bricklink.

I can only think of one, and that is 7419-1: Dragon Fortress, with 2 exclusive figs, my favorite of all dragons included, the best use of that weird base plate, some of the most challenging but fun alternate builds on the back, architecture that is better than the Fire Temple in my opinion, and that awesome Dragon Helmet. And only $90 (That's about $120 today).

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  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,649
    Medieval Market Village - it's just perfect !
  • mackrelmackrel Member Posts: 75
    I think it needs to be broken down into three divisions:

    Small - Luke's Landspeeder / Iconic ship lots of Minifigs
    http://brickset.com/detail/?set=8092-1

    Medium - Spongebob Build-A-Bob / You need to have one in order to understand.
    http://brickset.com/detail/?Set=3826-1

    Large - Green Grocer / Just an incredible set. Beautiful on every level.
    http://brickset.com/detail/?Set=10185-1
  • AScaryOctopusAScaryOctopus Member Posts: 57
    edited September 2011
    ^ Ah, I should do that. Edited first post. And Build-a-Bob is a great set, I agree.
  • AScaryOctopusAScaryOctopus Member Posts: 57
    edited September 2011
    Oops, forgot you can't edit posts. Wish you could. Anyway:

    Small: Viking Boat against the Wyvern Dragon: A wyvern, a boat, and some vikings. Has everything you need to have fun for a long time.
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=7016-1

    Medium: Build-A-Bob: Like mackrel said, you need to own one to understand,
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=3826-1

    Large: Dragon Fortress: As my first post says, it has the beautiful dragon, a great baseplate, the best Oriental Architecture that LEGO ever has had, 2 exclusive minifigs (3 if you don't count a polybag), and that shiny dragon helmet.
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=7419-1
  • StuBoyStuBoy New ZealandMember Posts: 623
    edited September 2011
    Small-6057 Sea Serpent: Cool little boat and lots of figs.
    Medium-6066 Camouflaged Outpost: Lots of figs and great design.
    Large-6277 Imperial Trading Post: Awesome design, great features and unique figs.
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    edited September 2011
    I really like:
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=8635-1
    It has a lot of cool minifigs, tons of vehicles, and very playable.
  • georgebjonesgeorgebjones Member Posts: 224
    ^^I don't own the Build-A-Bob, and since it is out of production, maybe you could help us understand. :)
  • RavenhookRavenhook Member Posts: 70
    No LEGO set is complete by itself, that's why we have this never ending quest to get more!
  • AScaryOctopusAScaryOctopus Member Posts: 57
    edited September 2011
    ^^ It has great pieces (Lots of slopes in yellow in case you need them), great price per piece, takes forever, has lots of cool features ... But like I said, the only way to truly know why I find that the best medium is to own it really.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,831
    ^ Having read your first comment, the first thing I did was look-it-up to find out about it. I have to say, I'm not a Spongebob fan but it looks hilarious. Might see if I can't find a reasonably priced one on Ebay for the kids.
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    @flump6523 - I was going to put mine on bricklink for about £40, no rush to be rid of it, but if it got that I'd be well happy. But happy to do mates rates. Still quite a lot for a kids set though, so no worries if you're not bothered. Tis cute, but not my thing. I like minifig scale stuff.

    Mine has good instructions and bricks, but is missing plankton :( (no box either)
  • mackrelmackrel Member Posts: 75
    First of all you have to know and understand the beautiful complexity of SpongeBob. He posses the qualities of a man-child and yet his attitude seems to hold all the answers for the world’s problems. So when gaze into the eyes of this wonderfully crafted set you see hope. Hope not only for the world but hope that someday you will find the man-child inside of yourself. Other than that it's just really cool. It's a lot taller than you think. It's bright yellow so it really stands out in a room. And because of that it doesn't fade away into your collection. When you boil it all down it just says "hey, how are you doing" every time you walk into the room.

    And that is why I love set #3826

    Best regards,

    mackrel

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  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,831
    edited September 2011
    @Savage_Steel - Am really tempted by your offer, but am having a great deal of trouble accepting without a box. Plankton can be sought elsewhere but not the box. I know it makes sense to accept yours (as it's only for the kids), but my OCD isn't allowing it. :o/

    Am sat here right now with the biggest of frowns muttering to myself because I know what I 'should' do!
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,151
    edited September 2011
    I'm sure someone probably said this already but the most play capable sets I can think of are:
    Town:
    6399 Airport Shuttle
    Pirate
    6377 Imperial trading Post
    Space:
    497 Galaxy Explorer
    or 6971 Inter-galactic command base
    Castle/Kingdoms:
    10193 MMV
    or 6071 Forestman's Crossing (comes with the Forestwoman)
  • legoDadlegoDad Member Posts: 529
    @rainstorm26...right on man! That set is a great combination of vehicles and playset.
    And I was thinkin' Death Star 10188, the ultimate Star Wars playset with iconic scenes throughout and a great collection of SW figs...word!
  • bmwlegobmwlego Long Island, New YorkMember Posts: 807
    Green Grocer is perfect! I'd give that a complete mark.
    Non modular town sets I'd have to go with the agents Robo-Attack set. The giant robot, small Agents plane, civilians to run away in fear, good guys and bad. This set is a joy to build and looks great.

    Cool topic AScaryOctopus.
  • RavenhookRavenhook Member Posts: 70
    edited September 2011
    Why does everyone say the beautiful Green Grocer is complete?
    It has two bare sides which "force" you to get other modulars to cover them up!
    And then those modulars have their own bare side or two, which require more modulars!
    In fact, the modulars will never be complete until there are four corner buildings to form a complete city block!
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,277
    edited September 2011
    ^ Right you are Ravenhook... that's why the most "complete" LEGO set was the 810 Town Plan of 1961-67. 4 walls to every building... an entire town!!! Hours of playing fun... everything you need, roadplate, vehicles, accessories... it's in there!
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,151
    edited September 2011
    ^--- So I guess the 10184 Town Plan could also fall into that category
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,277
    ^ Yes, except the 10184 doesn't come with any roadway, and it also has the open walls that Ravenhook mentioned.
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