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The Lego Movie sets and specifically Benny's Spaceship. I only saw the movie for the first time when the DVD was released and, of course, loved it. Then this past weekend, we showed it to my son and I think he loved it more than I did. Now, I need the sets. I had no intention of ever getting any of them aside from the collectible minifigs. Now, I want them all.
I often find though that even with the best intentions of only buying one set from a theme, I end up buying more once I have one. They always look so lonely!!!
I have a feeling the 2014 Agents line will follow the same fate. He's been eyeing some of them lately.
I also grabbed the #2506 Skull Truck from the first Ninjago wave. I know it was one of the least popular sets from that line but it was the one that really appealed to me while the rest of the line did not.
I guess what I have learned from this is I must have a deeper appreciation for giant balloon tires than I realized.
So I bought it. And I bought another HP set, and another. A couple of years later, I am now "Harry Potter complete".
#10228 Haunted House from Monster Fighters
#79108 Stage Coach Escape from The Lone Ranger
#70816 Benny's Spaceship! from the The Lego Movie
Another close one would be with Star Wars. I don't collect the theme but had to have a #9492 Tie Fighter & #9493 X Wing. That's all the SW representation I need or want.
Benny's Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!
Honorable mention goes out to #10228 Haunted House, because even though the Monster Fighters line did nothing for me, I somehow ended up getting 38% of the sets, so it doesn't really count for the purposes of this experiment.
- Castle — yet I absolutely had to get the gorgeous #7189 MVR
- Ninjago — yet I totally needed a #9448 Samurai Mech
- PoP — yet #7573 Battle of Alamut is one of my all-time favorites to this day
- Architecture — yet I can't stop drooling over the ingenious #21018 UN Headquarters
- The Lone Ranger — yet I couldn't miss out on the stunning #79108 Stagecoach Escape
- LotR and Hobbit — yet both #10237 Tower of Orthanc and #79003 An Unexpected Gathering were day-one purchases for me; also there's something about #79006 The Council of Elrond that made it a must-have, even though it's laughably tiny and obscenely overpriced
Similarly, when I came out of my Dark Ages I would have never imagined I'd ever be getting a single SW or Technic set, but lo and behold I keep buying a few every year.
Conversely, Pharaoh's Quest looked awesome in every particular, yet for some reason I ended up passing on it all except for the #7307 Flying Mummy Attack, which is a really really nice little set.
Likewise, I was loving the LEGO Movie theme to the moon and back when it first came out, but I only ever got a couple sets for the parts, and am not even interested in properly BLing the rest of the line.
TL;DR: Funny how it works.
Anyway, having recently emerged from my brief dark ages, I saw the photos for the modular Parisian Restaurant last fall, before it's release, and knew I had to have it right away. I had never owned a modular building before, as I thought they were too expensive and I was always mostly interested in Castle stuff anyway. What's funny is that now I'm so obsessed with Modular Buildings that they are practically the only thing I build these days.
God i want that sick minifig
To answer the question more directly, I'd have to say that I was more impressed with Monster Fighters than I predicted I'd be based solely on the name. I probably could have lived without the smaller sets, but when I saw this from #9468 I had to have it. And then all the rest. Honestly one of the best Lego themes.
to this day its the only modular I own, and it will likely stay that way until a remake is made in oh I'd guess 10 more years ;)
I see many says the Lego Movie. I liked the movie and Bennys Spaceship was a MUST.
Since I'm was a child in the Classic space period.
But the SSD break the ice and now i have got a few more Star Wars sets.
Benny's Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!
Why didn't the eagles take Frodo and sam closer to mount doom and take a year off the journey?
Monster Fighters Haunted House
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I avoided it for two years and had no interest until I decided to buy it in 2013, and now it's a set I never regret purchasing and wish I had bought I earlier but it became a must buy after the mini VW Van was seen as one of the freebies in late 2013.
Get urself an original lego dolphin. Much better!