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1,600 on Brickset want list. Anyone else done this?
So I over the last few days I've looked through every single let set Brickset has listed and created a wanted list. Well I have just over 1,600 Obivisouly I'll never get there, mainly due to my goals for when my kids leave the house in 17 years and all the extra cash I will need to make that happen.
So I'll be going back through to delete some and make it a practical want list. I'm sure I'll never get all the way there, but if I can shrink it down to a few hundred then I'll figure that will be a good success. Not to mention easier to display. No point in accumulating all these cool sets and not being able to display them. Not to mention do I really need every single Star Wars set, or just one of each vehicle,lol.
Anyone else ever done this just for fun to see how many sets would be on your list.
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I've checked ebay for some of the sets and realized I'll never have that much on hand at one time. I figure I'll Bricklink them slowly. I figure I'll part out sets when I find good deals and then just pull the pieces from those sets to put towards my builds. Ya it'll take a lot longer but my current living situation provides for almost zero display space so I'll just continue to build of the pieces I need then go on a massive building binge once I move and get a dedicated Lego space.
I generally stick to certain themes and specific sets I like in others. Think I have about 30 sets on my want list right now, most of which just came out or haven't come out yet
Couldn't agree more about the themes. For me it's Star Wars for the most part. I've got a lot of Friends for my daughters, but I'm thinking they'll survive if they don't have every single set. Then I've also got all the sets I think would look cool in my city should I ever actually get the space to build a city.
I also would like to own all the LSW sets but hardly find that possible. I´m trying to get sets before they retire but just can´t afford to buy them all... 2013 is my best year till now. Only missing these sets: Ewok Village, Red Five X Wing and Battle of Hoth.
I'm still aiming for complete lines of old Castle (missing 4 sets) and some other items, but it's possible to manage. At the moment I have 43 sets on my wanted list. 4 of those are on their way (hello DHL), and another 10 hasn't been released yet or are new 2015 sets. So it's just 29 on my backlog right now.
As far as the wanted list, I usually add new things as they get added to the catalog, and then weed them out every month of so. This way it remains fairly managable and realistic. And I have strict rule of only spending money on LEGO that I make from BrickLink/eBay sales. Also, although there are some old sets I like, I think LEGO's design in the past few years have gotten vastly better. And not to speak of the detailing on minifigs. And sometimes they release retro sets as well, like Benny's Spaceship, so we get an upgraded version of a classis set. So I just stay with the new. Like @dougts said; "don't look back, only forward". My wallet agrees with this arrangement too. :smiley:
My wants can be divided into three groups. Recently retired and gettable, recently retired and ungettable, and older sets. The older sets are my main focus. They are mainly sets from the 80's or 90's. Gettable vs. ungettable is about price. I'm not willing to pay X5, X10 or X20 of what the set originally cost when it's not really that rare or old.
When I first created my want list I added as many sets as I could find, that fit into certain themes. Most of those are still on my want list even though I really don't think I'll ever get them (and some I don't know if I'd still want now or not - maybe they fit better into a theme of "wanted when new, but now out-of-date"). My current want list has 483 sets, although I probably really only want a few dozen of those. LOL....
Wish there was a way (besides registering under multiple names) to create multiple want lists - the ones I REALLY want and the ones I dream about wanting.
For example I love Star Wars but don't want every set of it, or even every vehicle. Simply because there are so many of them, it helps me realise that I only want certain particularly memorable (for me) moments. Such as Dagobah swamp, or Wampa cave, or Mos Eisley cantina..
By contrast I also like Spongebob but since there's been only 13 sets made and they're all pretty good, it is easier to want them all (one day when there is time I'd like to construct a Bikini Bottom "city")
Some themes I just don't like at all, such as Lego City for example, or Modulars, but I would sometimes want individual sets there because they contain cheap bricks that I like.
Currently I have 173 sets on the wantlist. About 75+ are CMF figures I don't currently own (I can take or leave them, but they are on there just in case). About 35 are 2015 sets that are coming out soon, that I will want to pick up seventually. A handful of older and larger sets that I still want to get that aren't discontinued yet. A handful of Comic Con figures and a handful of polybags I want. And then 28 or so sets from my youth I'd like to purchase/part out and complete.
So it is pretty scattered, but I'm slowly picking up the sets/figures I want the most and eliminating the list. It used to be much higher than that. But as long as my currently owned sets (708) is higher than want list (173), I think I'll be doing okay.
Hmm that is too many. Although 16 are the current CMF. :)
As for wanting old sets, I don't have the budget to even think about it. I'll happily buy minifigures from old sets, but my money is better spent paying RRP or less for new sets. The only discontinued set I've even remotely considered purchasing is #7623 Temple Escape as a gift for my son because he loves the LEGO Indiana Jones video game and the jungle/temple is one of his favorite levels. But at the price it is now, I don't see that ever happening.
Works out to be about 200 sets a year or about 15 sets a month since returning from the Dark Ages.
My wanted list now contains the minifigures I need to complete the set for the second time. My first set are safely sealed in the loft for a rainy day. My second collection is picking up speed and is being displayed in the official Lego minifig cases. They always get the wow factor from visitors. I have a few sets on my wanted list but they are just 'maybe one day'.
I enjoy finding things for TLG that they never knew was made! Here's a few things for from my guide....
... Samsonite 750 Educational Set....
.... 652 Mercedes Truck/Trailer with NIVEA....
.... 652 Mercedes Truck/Trailer with PHILIPS....
A wooden box Automatic Binding Bricks set....
One that I'm still looking for from Norway.... a 1237 Garage Side Building...
1309 Esso Garage Set....
And my favorite.... the 6661 Mobile TV Studio..... WDR German TV version.... it slipped under everyone at TLG's radar....
2015 = 54
2014 = 21
2013 = 5
2012 = 1
The lone 2012 set that I want but I probably will never get is the rare Iron Man/Capt. America set.
Likewise I evaluate my haves and make cuts whenever I decide to sell sets I don't care to own anymore.
Also nice is to see, that there are different Lego sets spread around the world. I love limited editions as long as its in the themes I collect. So I hope I live long enough to full fill my desires.... :wink:
The roof and base would be made of a combination of 2x8, 4x8, 6x8 and 4x8 curved plates. It would be similar to 310/1310.