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Sets where buying multiple copies makes the most sense.

natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545
Seeing Huw's article about buying a second DO to fill it out made me wonder: what sets out there are made more complete by buying 2 (or more) copies? I know of a few off the top of my head - the Kingdom's Joust set, Battle at the Black Gate, and Horizon Express (of course, the argument could be made for any train of course).

I received a 2nd Mos Eisley Cantina for Christmas, and decided to keep it after realizing it looked a little sparse the way it was originally constructed. It also allows for the full array of band members, of course.

Any other good examples where buying and building with multiples made the finished product a great improvement? I'd love to see pictures too!
Andor

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  • BrandonCarpenterBrandonCarpenter Member Posts: 88
    I have 2 Minecraft 2118 The Mine sets. They combine easily to make a huge rail system and a in fepth mine with a plethera of ores and an abundance of mobs. Great post!
  • adello25adello25 U.S.A.Member Posts: 360
    I will be buying multiples of the Avengers Tower as I want to MOC it to have more floors
    johnhenzAndor
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,709
    I turned a pair of #60047 Police Stations I got on clearance into a corner modular not too long ago. One of these days I will get around to taking and posting pictures of it.
    natro220
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545

    I turned a pair of #60047 Police Stations I got on clearance into a corner modular not too long ago. One of these days I will get around to taking and posting pictures of it.

    That sounds really cool, I'd love to see pictures! I kind of wish that the DO was more like an honest to goodness police precinct, instead of the mishmash of a barber shop, detective's office, and pool hall. Don't get me wrong, I do LIKE the DO set, but sometimes it seems like they crammed too much into a smallish space.
  • epyon396epyon396 Member Posts: 268
    I combined two 79007 to make a semi-proper Black Gate.
    AndorJonn420
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    I'm pretty sure #41005 Heartlake High is modular in that the rooms can be stacked to make a second floor or connected side-by-side to make a larger ground floor. A second set would be useful to make a larger school.

    A second copy of #75005 Rancor Pit would be useful to create a full bottom level for #9516 Jabba's Palace.

    Multiple copies of #9471 Uruk-Hai Army are useful when combined with #9474 Helm's Deep to create a more realistic Deeping Wall.
    AndorJonn420
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,238
    Grand Emporium is an obvious candidate for extra floors, although sadly no longer available at retail.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    ^ Like you only have one ;-)
    Jennimatticus_bricksShibcarlqAndor
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    Helm's Deep for sure.
    Andor
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,052
    Any set you want to be able to build AND keep an unopened copy of for down the road. :wink:
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,238

    ^ Like you only have one ;-)

    Yikes - busted!

    ;-)
    SirKevbagsRenegade007cjhalexwilcarlqAndorLegoKip
  • MrShinyAndNewMrShinyAndNew Member Posts: 241
    Just about any building is under-built in Lego. They always compromise to keep the cost and/or complexity down. Every house, school, shop, etc, could be improved if it had twice as many pieces. The Haunted House could be larger. The Creator houses could have kitchens and bathrooms. The police station could have more walls. Many buildings are just a facade. So go crazy. Buy two of everything!
    dougts
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 648
    I would say 79012 Mirkwood Elf Army. It's a great modular wall section, and I bought three to make a really nice Elf fort. It's also a great army builder, including three generic elves and two orcs.
    Andor
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 994
    We buy two of a lot of the sets, especially the modular ones, the bigger Friends items, like the houses and boat, and the bigger Star Wars ones. We did buy two Mos Eisley cantinas also, and made it into one big set with all the band members and a much larger bar, plus get the door in a better spot. I think I bought 3 of those now that I think about it.
  • monkyby87monkyby87 Member Posts: 306
    Any sort of "army" set is a natural for buying multiple, and made specifically for that purpose. The interesting ones are sets that weren't necessarily meant to be bought in multiples, but are.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    edited February 2015
    Hogwarts - #4709, #4721, #4842, shoot...any of them - sounds like a set that would definitely fit this thread
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,436
    7595 Army Men on patrol is a natural for buying multiple copies. I own 26 of them. Changed out the heads and hands to yellow.
    Renegade007cjhJonn420
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    edited February 2015
    Arkham Escape, Ewok Village, Unexpected Gathering, Hogwarts, and Goblin King Battle all come to mind.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,592
    Most 3 in 1 creator sets too, if you want to display them all.

    The forest animals monkey looks good if you have two or more.
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 871
    edited February 2015
    #60026 (for making a bigger bike / pizza shop and having a fleet of buses), #60036 for making a bigger base station are two recent sets I can think of.

    Otherwise I agree with @piratemania7 - you never know when you just might want a spare sealed set of something - anything...!
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    Battle packs especially if they have a good discount
    Andor
  • BOBJACK_JACKBOBBOBJACK_JACKBOB ScotlandMember Posts: 489
    @binaryeye I've seen a lot of people who have bought a second rancor pit to extend their palace but I think it is one of the most pointless sets to buy an second of. To make it bigger you only need to add a couple of bricks and plates to each side.

    It is a much better option (IMO) to buy a second palace as one is very small.

    Here's mine - 2 palaces, 1 Pit + some extra bits and pieces.

    http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/comment/171950/#Comment_171950

    Bob
    SirKevbagsAdzbadboyRenegade007cjhnatro220BrickDancerLobot
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    I saw rancor pits in -40% sale so in that case it might not be a bad deal to buy another.
  • carlqcarlq Ruislip Manor, MiddlesexMember Posts: 792
    Not strictly speaking an army-builder, but additional copies of #76025 Green Lantern vs Sinestro is vital for MOCing additional members of the GL and Sinestro Corps. :-)
    gmonkey76
  • lordzaraklordzarak OH, United StatesMember Posts: 329
    The best example I can think of is the #3731 Pumpkin. The single-set model is unimpressive, but if you order two, you can make a cool 3-dimensional pumpkin. The polybag included instructions for the two-set model.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,621
    Definitely the Cafe Corner, LEGO encourage you to buy 6 on the back of the box!
  • krklintkrklint Member Posts: 500
    I say buy duplicates of anything you want. Personally, I buy duplicates of anything I find on sale at 50% off or more. Doesn't happen often, but when it does (and the money is available), double up :cold_sweat:
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    ^ I used to find quite often sets with great discounts - but I had them already. So nowadays my motto is "never buy lego if it doesn't have a discount".
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    TarDomo said:

    So nowadays my motto is "never buy lego if it doesn't have a discount".

    I suppose that's okay as long as you don't live in the US. ;)
    AndorLegoKip
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545
    Yeah, if you live by that motto, don't count on ever getting most of the exclusives anymore (in the U.S. anyway).
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    Fortunately I live in Finland where are a lot of lego discounts or unfortunately I live in Finland where legos are 25-50% more expensive than in the US - It depends on how you look at it.
    LegoKip
  • monkeymonkey Member Posts: 234
    Spongebob pineapple house, as it is only half a house in lego interpretation! Features in more than one set so its possible to avoid duplicates.
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545
    monkey said:

    Spongebob pineapple house, as it is only half a house in lego interpretation! Features in more than one set so its possible to avoid duplicates.

    Funny, I thought of that one too once, thanks for reminding me! I do have two different versions, I think the most recent two. So it shouldn't be that hard to combine them into one big pineapple. Also, Squidward's house is begging to be made much bigger, as is the Krusty Krab.
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    TarDomo said:

    Fortunately I live in Finland where are a lot of lego discounts or unfortunately I live in Finland where legos are 25-50% more expensive than in the US - It depends on how you look at it.

    Yes, and you can't simply look at price vs. exchange rate. For what I pay in family health care costs (not including dental or vision), I could buy about 30 modulars per year at the prices shown at [email protected] Finland.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    waynegg said:

    Arkham Escape, Ewok Village, Unexpected Gathering, Hogwarts, and Goblin King Battle all come to mind.

    Why would anyone even buy one Goblin King Battle ;)

    BumblepantsLegoKipAndor
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    binaryeye said:

    TarDomo said:

    Fortunately I live in Finland where are a lot of lego discounts or unfortunately I live in Finland where legos are 25-50% more expensive than in the US - It depends on how you look at it.

    Yes, and you can't simply look at price vs. exchange rate. For what I pay in family health care costs (not including dental or vision), I could buy about 30 modulars per year at the prices shown at [email protected] Finland.
    You are lucky, I'm on the worst plan on "Obamacare" with a small subsidy and I could buy 45 Modulars a year.

  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    We have high taxes here in Finland and living is not cheap. But my comment was never meant to be debated I just meant that you only see the view where u live.
    krklintLegoKip
  • Poisso3Poisso3 Member Posts: 196
    I have purchased 3 LEGO Friends Olivia's House sets to have a better house for my daughter to play with her Friends dolls.
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,139
    I purchased multiple copies of the council of Elrond set. It seemed too small with just one set and am hoping I can build a better representation of it.
  • sash501sash501 Member Posts: 28
    Such a simple idea that I'm sure most haven't thought of.
  • jedivalkyriejedivalkyrie Member Posts: 175
    One of my fellow AFOLs bought lots of #7327 on clearance, so he could build a full pyramid. Don't think he has yet, but it'd be cool........
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 871
    #3843 Ramses Pyramid - have about 20 for the tan base plates (if only we knew) but the bricks are great for adding to tattooine MOCs, plus the boxes are pretty good for storing parts.
    pharmjod
  • 12651265 Member Posts: 944
    @luckyruss Bought 105 back in Dec 2011 when they went on sale for $3.98 each.
    krklint
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,873
    I got a several of the #3843 as well, just for the tan baseplate. I ended up with a ton of the #3855 just cause I got them super cheap (like $3.50 each). It also has a smaller tan baseplate. I will probably just use them for parts as they don't really sell that well.
  • thehornedratthehornedrat Member Posts: 86
    That new and upcoming Chess set for 18th century armies.
    Andor
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