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Predictions on Discontinuing Sets and their Secondary Market Value

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  • DougoutDougout Member Posts: 888
    If Lego releases a roller coaster, I would have to get a minimum of two copies on release day :)
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,405
    It is one of those things that you can watch forever; just like those contraptions on peoples desks.
  • pumperxpumperx Member Posts: 106
    I have a few #10222 on hand, do you guys think it will continue to go up or it is pretty much topped out?
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,612
    pumperx said:

    I have a few #10222 on hand, do you guys think it will continue to go up or it is pretty much topped out?

    It will and has gone up over the past two years. As it was discontinued and caught many off guard many people want it, especially for completion of the line as I doubt they are doing another Post office (and it is not a terrible set either)
    pumperx
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,098
    edited November 2014

    Could have taken him years, Christ cannot believe some people will jump on any comment..

    You'll have to forgive him, for The LoneTensor is made of money and has little understanding for those of us who have to make day to day decisions based on their finances.
    matticus_bricks
  • ericbericb Member Posts: 81
    Pitfall69 said:

    Don't be so hostile. I'm not comparing real-life amusement rides. I'm comparing Lego sets. The Fairground Mixer and Ferris Wheel Lego sets are not in the same class as the Grand Carousel. It is like comparing the Lego Star Wars system sets with their UCS counterparts. The Ferris Wheel isn't even Minifigure scale.

    I look at the good in a LEGO set, and the Fairground Mixer has a lot of positive attributes. While it's not as complex or detailed as the Grand Carousel, I'm fine with that. I don't need it to be the same class as the latter. To each his own.
    madforLEGOPitfall69
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    Almost everyone has said that the video really shows off the Mixer. Instead of that awkward Digital Box thing in stores only, and the links on the [email protected] product pages, perhaps TLG should look into putting QR codes on the boxes (and in catalogs) so people can watch it more easily.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,612
    Dougout said:

    If Lego releases a roller coaster, I would have to get a minimum of two copies on release day :)

    You probably would want to, and it still could fit with the design ideal of being mobile as you would just have two trucks setting up a somewhat larger coaster.
    I'm guessing that one, a Ferris wheel (albeit not huge), and bumper cars are due as well in their line.
    In any case some money makers there if they do them right.
  • tekrontekron USAMember Posts: 7
    R2-D2 back at shop at home US, go!
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    While TLG is doing UCS models, it would be great if they did some UCS amusement park sets. The added benefit is that there would be no licensing fees for TLG. It's a win-win for everyone... :-)
  • leego76leego76 Chandlers FordMember Posts: 360
    With HE potentially gone, any news on what will be replacing it? Something more EN style?

    Call to UK Customer Services tomorrow to see why me second half of HE is not on its way? Will be off to a B&M store to collect if they're all gone (if possible)
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,612
    leego76 said:

    With HE potentially gone, any news on what will be replacing it? Something more EN style?

    Call to UK Customer Services tomorrow to see why me second half of HE is not on its way? Will be off to a B&M store to collect if they're all gone (if possible)

    Hoping more EN style personally. I bought one online for the Saturday event to get the double points and the holiday set #2. Sadly did not get a 15% discount being in the states so 2x vip is as good as it gets for the US.
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    tekron said:

    R2-D2 back at shop at home US, go!

    Did this really happen?
  • black_towrblack_towr MinnesotaMember Posts: 165

    tekron said:

    R2-D2 back at shop at home US, go!

    Did this really happen?
    I just checked and if it did happen it's gone already.

  • DougoutDougout Member Posts: 888
    ^Gone in 60 seconds, errr I mean 2 hours, cuz that's when I checked.
  • tekrontekron USAMember Posts: 7

    tekron said:

    R2-D2 back at shop at home US, go!

    Did this really happen?
    I just checked and if it did happen it's gone already.

    Yeah, around 8:20 (PST) it was in stock..i checked the 'other' site and they said it was gone by 10:30. I'm just guessing, but hopefully some Lego B&M stores will receive another shipment tomorrow, if so i doubt it'll last until BF. Call your local store tonight and they may tip you on if they have some or not.
  • BlueMoonUSABlueMoonUSA Member Posts: 116
    Apparently there were more SSD's and GE'son amazon about an hour or so ago. Gone now though. Those darn Brickpickers are faster than Usain Bolt.
  • wrangler6915wrangler6915 USA - Lincoln NEMember Posts: 502
    ^^I found two UCS R2's at the Michigan Ave Lego Store this past Friday. I bought them both and had them shipped to my house (store limit was 3). Dude said they were not getting any more in, and it was "retiring"...of course the reliability of that statement is subject to interpretation.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,891
    At this point when there is a hint of EOL, it's already too late to stock up.
  • exciter1exciter1 Member Posts: 220

    Apparently there were more SSD's and GE'son amazon about an hour or so ago. Gone now though. Those darn Brickpickers are faster than Usain Bolt.

    And Sopwith Camels
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,612

    Apparently there were more SSD's and GE'son amazon about an hour or so ago. Gone now though. Those darn Brickpickers are faster than Usain Bolt.

    Interesting that Amazon keeps getting in stocks of GE (I presume this is US) Wonder if GE really is gone if they keep 'finding' ones to put up for sale.
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,098

    Apparently there were more SSD's and GE'son amazon about an hour or so ago. Gone now though. Those darn Brickpickers are faster than Usain Bolt.

    Interesting that Amazon keeps getting in stocks of GE (I presume this is US) Wonder if GE really is gone if they keep 'finding' ones to put up for sale.
    Amazon has had more stock of GE in the past month than it had all year. Kind of strange.

  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,612
    edited November 2014
    Wow, #850932 Polar accessory pack, we hardly knew ye. 'Sold out' at [email protected] US
  • LegoKipLegoKip A cottage by the sea, California, US Member Posts: 259
    @madforLEGO‌ This set has been difficult to keep stocked in the B&M stores, so not surprised it's out at [email protected] -- but I don't think it's retiring so fast -- just really popular among the kiddos.
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    edited November 2014

    Interesting that Amazon keeps getting in stocks of GE (I presume this is US) Wonder if GE really is gone if they keep 'finding' ones to put up for sale.

    The GE and TH are both retired. Haven't you read the other retirement thread? ;-)
  • tekrontekron USAMember Posts: 7
    will this be the finale? or is it not retired hehe... R2-D2 back [email protected] US
  • stevemackstevemack 1567km Drive From BillundMember Posts: 903
    Limited to 2.... Has it always been this low at [email protected] US?
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,257
    Just thinking out loud here, what if they stalled the stock on R2D2 during the VIP sale so resellers wouldn't be able to load up while accumulating 2x points and bonus gifts? Could the anti-reseller ploys be as complex as that? I don't think I believe that is true based off one case, but if this becomes a trend it might be deliberate.
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    Such a decision risks turning off more average buyers than thwarting resellers, I think. Of course there's no way to prove anything one way or the other, but I doubt TLG's reseller "strategy" extends beyond the knee-jerk ban of big buyers.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,258
    I think they'd rather have it in stock, sell a bunch to resellers and then ban them before they can use their points for being resellers.
  • DougoutDougout Member Posts: 888
    ^Right before Black Friday right? So what's the chances I buy two now and don't have an account for BF?
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,108

    Interesting that Amazon keeps getting in stocks of GE (I presume this is US) Wonder if GE really is gone if they keep 'finding' ones to put up for sale.

    The GE and TH are both retired. Haven't you read the other retirement thread? ;-)
    Wait Town Hall is gone?
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    ^Well...that's what I read on the other retirement thread. But don't quote me on it...
  • mountebankmountebank Member Posts: 1,237
    Town Hall can't be gone because that would be out of sequence and that goes against the Law of Gravity or something.
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  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 648
    ^ You know TLG, always trolling Sir Isaac Newton. :P
    Dougout
  • JamesJTJamesJT Member Posts: 440
    "Brick Friday" deals in Australia/New Zealand are limited to a free 40107 set.
    http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Sales-And-Deals
  • HardradaHardrada Member Posts: 439
    Same in Hungary and the rest of Eastern Europe. No discounts on sets. Wonder if it was the same last weekend, too. (Which I missed.)
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    edited November 2014
    What sets remain that folks think will EOL this year? After so many gone, it's hard to believe still more may be going by year's end. I think Orthanc has got legs, Maersk will probably go, but AA is a big question mark. Could be all that is going is already gone.
  • FatMattFatMatt USMember Posts: 502
    For those who missed out on the Batcave from Target, Walmart online has them for $48.99. Still a good price.
    FollowsClosely
  • 111ins111ins Member Posts: 265
    batcave oos online :(
  • bp10030bp10030 europeMember Posts: 102
    Not that big but still remarkably what have gone shortly with "sold out" from [email protected] EU is:

    F1 car #42000
    the mine #4204
    x wing #9493
    King's Castle #70404
    Excavator #42006


    What will go soon for sure:
    WVM #10235
    crawler #9398
  • stevemackstevemack 1567km Drive From BillundMember Posts: 903
    42000 Will be a good one to have I think!
  • JamesJTJamesJT Member Posts: 440
    ^Not if you've got 60 of them!
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,891
    edited November 2014
    Noticed Santa's Workshop is really, really doing well. Not even available to add to cart now, it's in UCS Tumbler "temporarily out of stock" status practically. Stores are limiting to one per household.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,612
    By accounts I have heard, the Santa's Workshop is selling really well, likely due to its price point as well.
    Tumbler's activity is just insane given its price point, I'm guessing it crosses over to Batman fans very well, but I think part of why it is temporarily sold out most of the time is same reason why Exo suit is: The lack of production time for the set.
    My guess is if the #10188 Death Star were released today you would see the same thing happen.
    Santa's workshop probably got a lions share of run time as it is a holiday set, but now its stocks are running low.

    Interesting about some of these other sets selling out in the EU.
    Then again any set that shows 'sold out' on LEGO around the holidays could just mean that the set has run out of stock and they are not in the middle or producing more.
    I say that it would be strange for standard theme sets released in '13 to be discontinued this early (though it does occur)
  • bp10030bp10030 europeMember Posts: 102
    edited November 2014
    Can anyone remember from the old staff here that so many exclusive sets were gone at once? The last two years it was hard to find ONE set with the exclusive number beginning with 10xxx that was marked "Sold Out". But this month got crazy:

    [email protected] EU
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  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    Let's see, what retired last year... FB, WVC... That's pretty much it, right? No wonder this year has been so crazy, TLG's playing catch up.
  • stevemackstevemack 1567km Drive From BillundMember Posts: 903
    I'm surprised TB hasnt gone though :(
  • VaderXVaderX Member Posts: 220
    The only thing that was not talked about on that list for months now is Town Hall, I too did not see that one coming. :/
  • lordzaraklordzarak OH, United StatesMember Posts: 329
    Blue baseplates are gone from US [email protected] and now Amazon.
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