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If George Lucas was writing Ep. 7, then I wouldn't be surprised. But on the positive side, the CGI would be great! Good thing he didn't write Ep. 7, otherwise I could just go watch Ep. 1-3 and get the gist (bad actors and dumb storyline).
Forgive me, @TheLoneTensor , but you're reminding me of a scene in Galaxy Quest.
Jason Nesmith: There is no "quantum flux". There's no "auxiliary". THERE'S NO ****** SHIP. You got it?
Short answer, this error will be meaningless in the aftermarket.
Thing is, Lego is unlike coins and such, where errors play a significant role in value because of the rarity. Most aftermarket Lego buyers want the set because they couldn't afford it, or just weren't interested in it while it was out, and now are prepared to get it. They likely want to build it rather than keep it locked away in some vault to continue appreciation (though not always). As such, an error could actually play against you because if it's severe enough (and the pirate chess one is not), it could hinder the buyer building the set, which would be really bad. Take the "bad batch" of Fire Brigades as an example. That was clearly an erred set, and ended up with one bag missing and double of another. Not many people are going to be too happy spending $350 on that, only to open it and find it unbuildable.
25 pages and six weeks past the end of the mission, yet the exosuit is still available in both the UK and US. It's bizarre that there is a limit of 1 per customer on the US site (5 on the UK site). It looks like their decommissioning advertising didn't get resellers to buy in.
Yes, because pickers 'holding' these 'cases' are what is causing them to rise in price and be hard to find. If not for these 'pickers' these sets would all likely be around the cost of a Sealed box UCS Falcon now.
Like it or not, these 'pickers' holding cases' are the reason why people can still find a Sealed box Cafe Corner, or Green Grocer, at all. (remember these are about 8-9 years old now, which is also why the price has risen).
As a matter of fact, TH is a good example of what occurs when people do not stock up on a set to sell later. It is about 500 USD on eBay now (about 6 months, or maybe less, since it was 'sold out'), and could be around 750 USD by end of this year/beginning on next at the rate it is rising.
I'm not sure why people are reviled for having enough forethought to buy multiples of a set that was readily available for at least 2 years and on sale many times as well (at least when it comes to CC and GG)?
(and no, Research Institute and Exo suit do not count here, these sets mentioned here were sets that were out for a while; I do agree that those trying to corner a market are over the line IMO).
I do find it a bit amusing that LEGO supposedly hates the idea of reselling but has no issues sending folks to a site like bricklink that is FILLED with resellers when someone asks for a set that is EOL.
I get the feeling someone has either vastly overestimated the necessity of LEGO sets or vastly underestimated the necessity of kidneys.
...well, he did say it was hyperbole.
I just saw a Star Destroyer at Goodwill for $60
The thing is I didn't buy it for a couple reasons...
1) The box was absolutely smashed and had several large, bright yellow "Salvage" stickers on it (what does that even mean?)
2) There were a half dozen $10-15 sets there also. All of them had clearly and blatantly been ripped open by fig scavengers. Bricks litterally feel all over the floor when I picked up the boxes. Doesn't instill a lot of confidence in me that the salvage box is actually anywhere near complete.
3) I completly ditched my StarWars Empire Airbase project in order to focus more on making a Marvel themed modular city.
Should I go back and buy it tomorrow?
What's the likelihood that someone would want it if I verified the contents?
Or should I just buy it for parts?
It's all boring grey but that comes up a lot in MOCs for sure.
Remember how GE came back in stock several times and there were several last chances to pick up at least a single copy? I would expect the same from PS. But don't count on it. If you have none, you'd better put it at the top of your buy list. I also think it'll soon be gone, despite its current popularity.
Since you cannot add one to your cart, in effect they are not even taking pre-orders for these 2 sets. Perhaps all their stocks and stashes are depleted and rather than just crank out a few to be snapped up immediately, and have the item going in and out, in and out, of stock, they want to get a little bit ahead, and at least get several thousand produced before putting them back up for sale again. I don't think we've seen the end of either set. They could stay out of stock for months, but there will likely be a huge supply when they do return in stock. Just guessing!
Santa's workshop is likely gone by end of year, just like the other Winter Village sets of the past. Likely sooner than end of year (likely late fall) considering it ran out before Christmas last year. The reason why it keeps selling out is I doubt LEGO is making large amounts of what is a Christmas set during the Spring and Summer. I think the guess is that there will be one more medium to large production run for this set then it is gone for good as they will be making the new WV toy shop (though I'm guessing it is a toy factory, not 'shop', and will have elves)
Rumor is Pet Shop is around for another year only at LEGO, but then again I do not think Pet Shop has been at most retailers for about 6 months to a year now already, at least I have not seen it at most stores online for a while now (at least at RRP)
I think only the PR and DO are available at RRP at Amazon.com for example