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Beside that I find the Lego brick games miserable. Especially the3853 Banana Balance, it's utterly crab!
I own all the modulars and have them all displayed together on one long shelf along with the Haunted House. I also own the IS, which is displayed next to the UCS B-wing on another shelf. Of all the sets I own and display, the modulars are the number one thing people ask most about when they visit my place and view my collection. They are always blown away when when I remove each level and show them the interiors. The IS is a giant white ship with huge wings and a small cockpit. That's it, there's nothing else to it.
The IS appeals to me. Maybe it's the sheer size of it. The "whiteness" of it. And the fact that it doesn't necessarily look like a Star Wars ship.
I also got a #8899 Racers Gator Swamp for 75% off which I have no real interest in, but it has an alligator figure so not all is lost. My son will get that set at some point.
That said, you're right, it's nice to break away from floor-by-floor, but if you look, others mostly have. FB is only two wide-open floors, and has a drive-through architecture. Pet Shop is a nicely-vertical two-in one, with one of them having more of a loft than an actual top floor. Town Hall has the meeting "auditorium" which runs the entire vertical of the structure.
Some of the minifigs are nice, especially Bacta Tank Luke Skywalker, but overall the set is just lame.
Ha ha! Glad I paid around $350.00 for it.
On a more serious note, I would say the #10215. Just dislike this set very much!
The Hulk "mini"fig is fantastic, but the set as a whole is small, uninteresting, and inaccurate to the movie.
I paid $30 for it on clearance, but I still feel kind of cheated.
The Figures are just okay and the set is not the best but it is the most flimsy thing I have ever touched! It took me like 3 hrs to buuld it because it broke every 20 minutes and it seems to just fall apart on its shelf. At least it has some good parts.
First problem is that for a 120 buck set, I was really expecting it to be bagged in the groups a lot of the larger sets come in or at least like parts together. I don't have many free containers so it wasn't a fun thing to deal with.
plus the inside almost seems cluttered in a couple areas and there's a couple spots that were tricky to build.
Plus the roof doesn't really connect solid enough and overall I can't pinpoint it but it is someone lacking a wow factor that the set image was giving me.
At the moment, it's in a drawer along with the replacement part I had to get and the box, instuctions, and sticker sheet are on the side.
Plus I didn't exactly think though the "where in the world would I put it" factor since my current display space is occupied.
I'm not sure about the future of said set though
I only regret sets that comes with boring parts, e.g. even the Hoth Echo Base had lots of great parts (white) so worth it for that and the minifigs I think.
The worst purchase I did was the #7208 City Fire Station: it's impossible to keep together and I'm surprised children are supposed to be playing with it. Also I don't like Lego red and try to avoid parts/sets with a majority in that color.
Anyone need a Gungan Sub BNIB without the queen?
-All the Ploybags I got are a waste of money except "Jor-El"
-Majority of the Collectable Minifigures.
-#9579 Starter Set
-#9678 Twin-Pod Cloud Car & Bespin
-#7913 Clone Trooper Battle Pack
-#7914 Mandalorian Battle Pack
-#30082 Ninja Training
-#8056 Monster Crab Clash
-#8057 Wreck Raider
-#8072 Sea Jet
-#8073 Manta Warrior
-#8014 Clone Walker Battle Pack
-#8018 Armored Assault Tank (AAT)
-#8685 Toa Kopaka
-#7693 ETX Alien Strike
-#7694 MT-31 Trike
I also got all the "Iron Man 3" and "Man of Steel" sets just for the figures.
This teachs me a lesson:
1. Not to buy sets for minifigures.
2. Don't buy sets on sale if I have no interest in them.
Well, first thing that went wrong was that the (pretty nice) chest which I'd hoped to sell and which was included didn't fit in my car any which way I tried to jam it. So I had to empty out all the parts into a big box I had in my car. I got home and box included it weighed 15 kg which gave me a degree of hope that this wasn't a terrible idea after all. How wrong I would be.
First thing I sorted it out by colour and discarding all the junk and mega blocks. I noticed on the way that the junk and mega-blocks bags were filling up very fast, which was my second clue this was going to unravel. Third clue was that everything was incredibly dirty and had a really odd smell, like the smell of damp. I had to wash my hands about every 15 minutes or so. Worse, many, many parts had been melted or broken or had literally been ground on an abrasive surface. Fourth clue was that everything was in *incredibly* worn shape. Still buildable but everything had been scratched to hell to such a degree I couldn't in good conscience sell it without a disclaimer.
So anyway I push through and in a few (dozen) hours everything's been sorted. But it doesn't weigh 15 kg now, it's less than 9 by this stage. It's so dirty that I decide I need to wash it. So I go the hardware store and rig up a dishwasher tray made out of flyscreen and held together by soldering wire. Everything is washed in sequence in the dishwasher (takes about 10 loads) and laid out to dry on the ground. This takes about two days and nights and is incredibly tedious and tiring work. Finally everything is dry (although it still has a damp smell to this very day) and I bag it all up. Getting all the grime off actually makes the scratches appear *worse*.
I've used it a bit for parts and some components aren't as bad as others. I recovered some nice Series 10 minifigs and there are a couple of pretty much complete architecture sets in there that I hope will put on value and cover some of my losses, but it was a terrible decision that I'll almost certainly not break even on even after all the work. I'm torn on whether to just cut my losses and sell it to someone who'll use it as filler material in a massive MOC or continue to farm it for the odd part here and there and hope over its lifetime it proves more cost-effective than BL'ing parts.
The worst part is that soon after I got a larger bulk lot of lego in great used condition for $160 which I didn't need to de-contaminate and has proved faaaaaaar more useful as a parts farm.
Live and learn, I guess.
I regret buying 7961 Darth Maul's Sith Infiltrator. I really don't like and it was very expensive price per piece wise.
I knew I shouldn't have just thrown it into an order to get it to £200 while the March double points offer was on...
It's just the most open and threadbare temple I've ever seen... #2507 is a much better representation of a temple I think.
They had their last two on sale in Argos for 19.99
Not much else i regret as i only just got into lego last year
@tensor I had a red carpet, not any more however - we have mostly wooden floors now.
@Adzbadboy I was looking for Dr. Doom and JJ from the Daily Bugle set but those figures cost about as much as the set itself I think it was about 15 GBP each plus postage for them and the set is selling for about 30 GBP off amazon if I recall. Sometimes it's as cheap to buy the whole set and if you want the extra Lego too, always a bonus. otherwise better off giving the Lego and unwanted stuff away. Depends on the sets though.
I was thinking it was which sets do you regret NOT having bought
I ment to put it in, the biggest NON purchase regret thread