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Predictions on Discontinuing Sets and their Secondary Market Value

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  • JamesJTJamesJT Member Posts: 440
    prevere said:

    ^How about another Technic Shuttle with fiber optics? That said, how about ANYTHING with fiber optics...

    I bet there's a NASA shuttle in #42025 somewhere, I'll let you know if I find it.

    TXLegoguy
  • scrumperscrumper UKMember Posts: 323

    Holy mother of mary that thing is big...

    It must be in Texas! :)

    It's in Germany...AND IT EATS BULLDOZERS!

  • Pacific493Pacific493 Member Posts: 379
    What is that thing?
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    Its called Bagger 288, its a bucket wheel excavator and i think(or was) the worlds largest vehicle ever built.
  • bp10030bp10030 europeMember Posts: 102
    edited January 2014
    That is the largest vehicle in the world ever built (also in germany):
    image
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overburden_Conveyor_Bridge_F60

    Usallay it has two 288 bagger (one of each of its sides)
  • JamesJTJamesJT Member Posts: 440
    ^is it bigger than the thing that moved the shuttle and is there a lego version of it?
    http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/45513
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    Yes, it states on wiki it superseded the Nasa Crawler.
  • scrumperscrumper UKMember Posts: 323
    ^^mocpages - bucket wheel excavator, and no, I don't know how to do a link.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    There have been a number of land vehicles bigger than the Shuttle Crawler, even a few in the US such as Big Muskie and The Captain (by any measure - weight, size etc). And obviously a number of ships that are way bigger, although I think not as long as the F60. The bagger's at least though aren't self powered so do they really count?
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,876

    Yes, it states on wiki it superseded the Nasa Crawler.

    I have an old 1980s Lego Systems Space Port poster of a brick-built Shuttle Launch Crawler. It was never a set, but it's an awesome poster. I'll try to get a pic of it and post here.

  • wagnerml2wagnerml2 Belleville, IllinoisMember Posts: 1,376
    @Basta - That looks like something that Dr. Evil may have invented!
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    Basta said:

    @LegoFanTexas thats not big, this is big!!
    image

    Why do I feel like that thing is about to turn into a Deceptacon.
    TheBrickLadd
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734

    ^ Yes, but this is More Ginormous!

    image

    A full-size replica 797 is the centerpiece of the Caterpillar museum in Peoria, IL. It's massive. The tires are ~13 feet (~4m) in diameter (and cost something like $50,000 each). There's actually a small theater inside the truck, where the bed would be, which I believe holds ~70 people.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,242
    ^^ What is that thing used for? Some sort of mining?
  • ChompersChompers Member Posts: 656
    Now that's what I call a trench digger!!!
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,242
    CCC said:

    ^ No, destroying megabloks.

    Come on. You know MB quality sucks. I could see that machine being needed for destroying Lego but any 4 year old with a plastic toy hammer could destroy MB =)

    Rainstorm26
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,934
    graphite said:

    CCC said:

    ^ No, destroying megabloks.

    Come on. You know MB quality sucks. I could see that machine being needed for destroying Lego but any 4 year old with a plastic toy hammer could destroy MB =)

    They are actually quite tough. The quality is low as they don't hold together once built. But individual bricks are strong.
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    edited January 2014
    gmpirate said:

    Basta said:

    @LegoFanTexas thats not big, this is big!!
    image

    Why do I feel like that thing is about to turn into a Deceptacon.
    Ta Da!

    JeffHRomanticWarriorTheLoneTensormargotpharmjodYellowcastleAdzbadboy
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    edited January 2014
    This article says that it's used for strip mining. I don't think anyone thought it was a back scratcher. :-)
    http://singularityhub.com/2011/06/28/worlds-largest-digging-machine-goes-to-work-video/
  • stevemackstevemack 1567km Drive From BillundMember Posts: 896
    They are all for open mines, the bigger the diggers get, the bigger the trucks get :)
    Have you seen the worlds longest train in austrailia? Iron Ore train that was 8km long!
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    edited January 2014
    Basta said:

    @LegoFanTexas thats not big, this is big!!
    image

    It's a cross-pit spreader used to remove the lignite seams from the earth to be burned in power generation plants. They have these near Mt. Pleasant, TX. I think the ones in TX were manufactured in Germany, to the earlier point. They backfill as they go and replant everything, so there is no scarring. In fact, the land where this thing has been is always in high demand for purchasing by farmers, etc.. You'd never know it had been there... The spreader is a site to behold...and would be the ULTIMATE Technic set!
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,242

    They backfill as they go and replant everything, so there is no scarring.

    This to me is what is both impressive and commendable. Getting the job done and at the same time making the effort to design and build something that basically cleans up after itself isn't something you see every day but is sorely needed.

    The other thing I read about recently that I really liked is the tree moving truck that has a 3 or 4 "shovel" arm that will dig up and move fairly large trees for relocation. Should be used at pretty much every construction site instead of cutting everything down and planting new growth all the time. Not that planting more isn't a good idea as well.

  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654

    gmpirate said:

    Basta said:

    @LegoFanTexas thats not big, this is big!!
    image

    Why do I feel like that thing is about to turn into a Deceptacon.
    Ta Da!

    I knew it!
  • 19741974 Member Posts: 141
    graphite said:

    They backfill as they go and replant everything, so there is no scarring.

    The other thing I read about recently that I really liked is the tree moving truck that has a 3 or 4 "shovel" arm that will dig up and move fairly large trees for relocation. Should be used at pretty much every construction site instead of cutting everything down and planting new growth all the time. Not that planting more isn't a good idea as well.

    Sweet machine! Would be a nice Technic project ..



    margot
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    I need one of those! :-)
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,242
    ^^ Yup that is it. Would love to see something like that designed in LEGO, even better if some of the proceeds from the sales of it went to a tree related non-profit. Would be an awesome gesture on the side of TLG.
  • JamesJTJamesJT Member Posts: 440
    ^ #42006 + #42024 ought to do it.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,876

    gmpirate said:

    Basta said:

    @LegoFanTexas thats not big, this is big!!
    image

    Why do I feel like that thing is about to turn into a Deceptacon.
    Ta Da!

    I think I see the Headmaster off in the far distance.
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    edited January 2014
    cloaked7 said:

    I need one of those! :-)

    No freaking way! I can hear my wife already..."Honey, can you move the 50 year-old oak tree in the back yard to the front yard this weekend? I think it would look so pretty there. And when you're done with that we need to relocate the hedgerow to the other side of the yard. I think the neighbor is a peeping tom." Yada, yada...

    Yard work would become as schizophrenic as a shoe shopping extravaganza!
    cloaked7margotUKtsumi
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    edited January 2014
    ^ he he

    Yeah, I typically aerate my lawn once a year. It costs about $60 to rent the machine. I have often thought - "I know I only use this thing once a year, but I've already paid the cost of buying one in all the rental fees over the years. If I had my own aerator I could aerate other lawns for $50+ a pop and the machine would pay for itself." Then, I use the beast for an afternoon, wear myself out, and suddenly change my mind! What was I thinking?! :-)
  • stevemackstevemack 1567km Drive From BillundMember Posts: 896
    Then the following week....

    " you know what, that oak tree looked better in the back garden "

    Do lego make sharp axes :)
    cheshirecat
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,876
    ^Go find Tonto, he has the sharpest axe.
  • lulwutlulwut Member Posts: 416
    1974 said:

    graphite said:

    They backfill as they go and replant everything, so there is no scarring.

    The other thing I read about recently that I really liked is the tree moving truck that has a 3 or 4 "shovel" arm that will dig up and move fairly large trees for relocation. Should be used at pretty much every construction site instead of cutting everything down and planting new growth all the time. Not that planting more isn't a good idea as well.

    Sweet machine! Would be a nice Technic project ..



    Need someone to ID music used in the video...
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,242
    Just sounds like some midi sequenced piece probably put together specifically for the video.
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    edited January 2014
    @lulwut, its Caper by Gurdonark, there is a video with just the music on you tube, theres also a download link in the video. seems the guy is based in Texas
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    Any thoughts on the Big Ben #21013 going EOL? Seems like one of the more expensive architecture sets vs. RRP everywhere but TLG.
  • JamesJTJamesJT Member Posts: 440
    edited January 2014
    ^Architecture sets stay in production for longer tham most themes and there several sets older (and probably way less popular than BB) which should EOL sooner.

    Will #9474 be £200+ by Xmas or are there just too many in the hands of resellers?
  • jasonord69ajasonord69a UKMember Posts: 405
    JamesJT said:



    Will #9474 be £200+ by Xmas or are there just too many in the hands of resellers?

    It's been retired for a couple of months now and is still struggling to hit RRP consistently. Also plenty around for under RRP as you pointed out in the Toys R Us thread.
    I think it will be a slow gainer but will eventually be a good earner, if you want your cash tied up until Xmas 2015.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950

    JamesJT said:



    Will #9474 be £200+ by Xmas or are there just too many in the hands of resellers?

    It's been retired for a couple of months now and is still struggling to hit RRP consistently. Also plenty around for under RRP as you pointed out in the Toys R Us thread.
    I think it will be a slow gainer but will eventually be a good earner, if you want your cash tied up until Xmas 2015.
    I think it'll hit its stride way before that.
    pharmjod
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,377
    edited January 2014
    So #9474 (helms deep) is now hitting roughly 150 USD on eBay. One sold for as high as 184 and free shipping on eBay and #9471 (Uruk hai Army) is hitting 40 USD, Not bad considering they were on sale a lot, most sets just EOL'd and most who bought bought these sets bought on sale.

    However, #9472 is only around 60.. weird since those have the Ring Wraiths in them. Guessing TRU having them on Clearance for 55 for was long as they did has not helped. #9476 is hovering at 55 at eBay. and #9473 kinda all over the place, I have seen them sold at 89.98 and 75 and 60.

    So it appears the sets that are related to castles in LoTR line will do well, but anything else may be hit or miss, at least in US
  • JamesJTJamesJT Member Posts: 440
    edited January 2014
    Will there be a castle in The Hobbit theme?
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,625
    How long until #76001 The Bat vs. Bane: Tumbler Chase set is discontinued, as I'm trying to collect all Lego Super Heroes sets based off movies.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,377
    JamesJT said:

    Will there be a castle in The Hobbit theme?

    I think there is...kinda... #79014 Dol Guldur Battle and I think there is one or something like it for this year with Smaug, but not sure.
  • jcb193jcb193 Member Posts: 148
    Interest in Grand Emporium and Pet Shop seem to be heating up...are we getting close?
    FollowsClosely
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,242

    However, #9472 is only around 60.. weird since those have the Ring Wraiths in them. Guessing TRU having them on Clearance for 55 for was long as they did has not helped.

    You could also get them at WM on clearance for $40. I passed up a bunch at that price. Didn't seem worth it at the time.

  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    jcb193 said:

    Interest in Grand Emporium and Pet Shop seem to be heating up...are we getting close?

    Nope.

    Pitfall69
  • jcb193jcb193 Member Posts: 148

    jcb193 said:

    Interest in Grand Emporium and Pet Shop seem to be heating up...are we getting close?

    Nope.

    Well, I've been selling above MSRP, so maybe just getting lucky.
  • luckie_reubsluckie_reubs Member Posts: 299
    Adzbadboy said:

    How long until #76001 The Bat vs. Bane: Tumbler Chase set is discontinued, as I'm trying to collect all Lego Super Heroes sets based off movies.

    I'm wondering that, too. It's not a must-buy for me, but I'd love to have a Bane and Jim Gordon. I also wish I had a Tumbler Batmobile, but that's not going to happen, I don't think. Hopefully I can snag it at a cut-rate at some point.
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