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Death Star back from the dead

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  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Pmh said:

    The deathstar Fire Brigade will be the very first lego set that will drop in price after it has been discontinued.

    Its been stocked to the moon and beyond and lego just keeps making them.
    Lego will stop making them when all demand has faded. And then,when all demand has faded,the resellers step into the market hoping to make a 25% return on their 4 year investment. But they wont be able to sell as all demand has faded.

    They keep holding on but as the supply is about 50 times the yearly demand the price has only one way to go. It will be a landmark event in lego investing.

    Thumbs up for the deathstar Fire Brigade , I love you baby:)

    Fixed that for you.
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  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    Bobflip said:
    TigerMoth said:
    CCC said:
    ^^ they did. The first rule about UCS is that you have to f*** with collectors' minds.
    Wait for the big one. The new 6500 piece UCS Millenium Falcon.

    There'll be blood on the streets.
    Are you only posting that to f*** with people's minds? ;-)
    A bit slow waking up?
    kiki180703
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    madforLEGO said:

    The Death Star only temporarily sold out everywhere in the US about 2 months ago and immediately jumped to 550-570 USD.
    That was slightly different as, whilst there were rumours of a replacement, they seem a bit more solid now.
    madforLEGO said:

    I doubt anyone is losing money on these if they are smart.
    There will be some people who get burnt on something like this sooner or later. They'll buy something that's "going to massively increase in value" and it won't. I'm not sure I'd honour them with the title of "reseller" though, evil or otherwise.

    No, I am not making any predictions whatsoever about the market for, or price of, the Death Star.
    kiki180703
  • eastonlioneleastonlionel USAMember Posts: 14
    Pmh said:

    The deathstar will be the very first lego set that will drop in price after it has been discontinued.

    Its been stocked to the moon and beyond and lego just keeps making them.
    Lego will stop making them when all demand has faded. And then,when all demand has faded,the resellers step into the market hoping to make a 25% return on their 4 year investment. But they wont be able to sell as all demand has faded.

    They keep holding on but as the supply is about 50 times the yearly demand the price has only one way to go. It will be a landmark event in lego investing.

    Thumbs up for the deathstar, I love you baby:)


    Not sure where your reasoning is coming from. The Death Star only temporarily sold out everywhere in the US about 2 months ago and immediately jumped to 550-570 USD. Considering many folks also piled these up when you could also find them during 'BOGO50s', 'Buy two and get a third free' and other sale offers (before the ban in the US) and I doubt anyone is losing money on these if they are smart. Not seeing a drop on this one unless LEGO happens to make an almost identical Death Star to #10188 but with newer parts (which I would be surprised if LEGO does, but remains to be seen, as anything is possible).

    It is amusing to see those who think those 'evil' resellers are going to be forever scarred and lose their shirts on such things. They are much smarter than that, and making money to them is making money, even if it is 'only' 25% of what they paid.
    I agree.  I just purchased the Death Star yesterday with double VIP points.  I looked around on e-bay and elsewhere to see if I could get one new cheaper than [email protected], and only saw prices higher than the [email protected] price!  I didn't buy to re-sell, I bought one to build and have my kids play with it (which is Lego's intended purpose for the set since it is not a model.

    Once this does sell out, I'd expect the price to go up quite a bit.  I'm also expecting the next DS to be a UCS and so a model and not a play set.  I'm also expecting the price to be higher than $400 as Lego's prices have been going up as of late.  However, none of this matters to me since I got the set I wanted and I'm glad I didn't miss it at list price (minus the VIP points). 
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  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,916
    edited December 2015
    Anyone that thinks the current death star won't increase in price once it's gone is naive or ignorant or both. It is not a question of if, but how much. I'm not betting the bank on a massive increase but it will go up. You can count on that.
  • stevemackstevemack 1567km Drive From BillundMember Posts: 934
    Very true! Its the old #10197 conversation all over again!
  • spepperspepper Davie, FLMember Posts: 157
    What if there is a new Death star in Force Awakens, and this is the set for it?
    AceCobra1
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    ^Look at the official poster.
    kiki180703
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    stevemack said:
    Very true! Its the old #10197 conversation all over again!
    They didn't do re-releases then.

    Same set; snazzy box; smart marketing - #75159 would sell like hot cakes at the moment; and an EOLed #10188 wouldn't.
  • LegoPegasister2015LegoPegasister2015 New YorkMember Posts: 139
    Retired in Europe now...
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Montreal, CanadaMember Posts: 1,064
    FINALLY!!!!
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,335
    The kings is dead #10188

    Long live the king #75159

    Here's to another seven years of retirement speculation.
    kiki180703brickupdateSupersympa
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