What is your all-time favorite set?

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  • crazycarlcrazycarl USAMember Posts: 392
    Not my all time favourite set, but having recently acquired one for the first time I'm really taken with #6781 SP-Striker. Its not massive, and I'm not totally sure about the Space Police I colour scheme but its an absolutely cracking little set none the less. 

    It's so swooshable, solidly built, lots of lasers, 9V flashing lights (its POLICE after all) and thankfully no 'sound', complete 'airtight' spaceship (the cell doesn't count), folding wings, modular cell and a blacktron minifigure - what's not to like. And then LEGO go and knock it out of the park with an awesome little light up computer console - with a picture of the ship on it. of course being 9V lighting it can either be on, off or flashing! Its at the same level of 'wow, thats cool' as the projector screen in #8635 Mobile Command Center.

    Its only small, but literally, a perfectly formed LEGO wonder. (And I'd take it over any modular every. single. time.) Given that you can pick them up for about £20 for a decent used one, its a proper bargain too.

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    If you can ignore that it doesn't have any engines....
    I second that!  I want mine back!!!  Traded it to a friend, as a kid for city lego.
  • Bitsyww2Bitsyww2 Member Posts: 27
    My all time favorites are:
    6054: Forestman's hide out.  I loved the story of Robin Hood as a child and I played and played and played with this set as a child.  My hands can almost build it from memory when I get it out.  

    6273: Rock Island Refuge.  I loved all the pieces and hiding spots on the island plus the pit to throw soldiers in.  There are some neat details in it too like the cook stove and crane.  It was also my first set with a female figure and I was so happy to have her.  

    4729: Dumbledore's office.  I love the build, the height, all the "magic" features, and the mini fig's.  Best of all it could blend with the other Hogwarts sets or stand alone.  It really encompassed all the best elements of that theme.  

    The two sets I begged and pleaded for and are still at the very top of my want list are 6285 and 6286.  My father still hasn't forgiven himself for passing on the very last 6285 on the shelf at Toys'R'us right before it was discontinued.  Years later when I was teasing him about it as a teenager he bought me 6289 and it just wasn't the same.  
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  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    @Bitsyww2 I would love another brick built ship.  The Sea Cow was awesome but have missed out the classics from days gone by. 
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,788
    Looking at Rock Island Refuge, I'm kicking myself for not having got into Pirate stuff (6259 Broadside's Brig aside; I suspect the Castle-y feel and the prison drew me... not to mention that parrot!) - as a kid. There were some fantastic island and port sets that just look like very satisfying, fully-realised little worlds...

    I wish they'd do another run at Pirates, but I guess we won't get another full-blown range as long as there's still Pirates of the Caribbean movies to come (next one is out in 2017). I mean, those sets have been terrific, but the higher cost of licensed sets tends to put them out of range for me. 
  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 316
    Well a couple come to mind for me the Santa fe super chief was my unicorn as a child and I have since bought it but the one I would put above all else is probably the one set that brought me out of my dark ages and that would be the maersk train set 
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  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    its a changing. erryday

    todays alltime fav:
    Ford F-150 Raptor + Ford Model A HotRod

  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,086
    edited March 2016
    My first all time fav is #730 Steam Shovel with Carrier which I received for Christmas 1975. I already had a big box of Samsonite Lego pieces but this set had all kinds of cool new pieces: Hinges, pulley/winch, spoke wheels, and printed bricks. How I loved the little red 1x2 brick with the Lego logo! The Steam Shovel quickly acquired a third set of wheels in the middle to give it a more realist look. It also converted into an awesome tank rather easily. It got played with very heavily and parts, particularly the hinges, broke. After the typical dark ages, I got a complete used set off ebay which graces my display shelf today. Another set from that era that I wanted but never got was the #360, The Gravel Works. Loved the little mobile crane on the rails.

    In the modern era, there are so many really great sets but two that stand out are #10019 (Tantive IV) and #4483 (AT-AT). The AT-AT is memorable for two reasons. My wife bought it for me for Christmas and it was one of the first Lego sets that cost $100.00 or more which was a huge mental barrier for a long time. 

    Also have to mention #8043, Motorized Excavator. So much movement!
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  • reckonballreckonball Member Posts: 18
    Hands-down, 6970-1, Beta-1 Command Base.  It had everything - an awesome ship, a launch pad, command center, a monorail, sleeping quarters - even a cup for thirsty astronauts.  The colors, the design, the elements used - all top notch.  Played with that for hundreds of hours as a kid.
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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    this is a hard question.
    i could list a lot of set's here,

    but what i will do is list 5 types here, small, Mid sized, Big, Ideas, and Star Wars.
    because Star Wars needs a category all to it self.
    this will be my list as it stands right now it could change at any time.

    Small,
    for small set's #60117 has just nudged out #6590 who held the favorite small set place for me for a long time.

    Mid Sized, (a 350+ pieces count)
    at this time this go's to #70816 but it use to be held by #6975

    Big, (a 1000+ Pieces count)
    this go's to #70751 with #71016 taking a close 2nd place.

    Ideas,
    this go to #21304.

    Star Wars,
    this go's hand's down to #75094.

    however i love almost all of my sets.

    PS.
    as a lot of you know i have a fair bit of Nexo Knights,
    however until i have all of year one set's. (that all of the ones that come out this summer as well.) they do not qualify for this yet.
    and when them do it will get a category all to it's self.
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  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,248
    Of my childhood sets, it would have to be #6890 Cosmic Cruiser with #6980 Galaxy Commander a close second. As for sets since I came out of my dark ages, #6869 Quinjet Aerial Battle.
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  • LL924LL924 USAMember Posts: 7
    #487 Space Cruiser of course. Still have it from 1978 along with the rest of my classic space collection, unearthed from my parents basement a few years ago.  My girls still like their Friends sets better though for some reason!?
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  • thebeermonkeythebeermonkey GlasgowMember Posts: 390
    My favourite set?

    It is always the next one I buy.
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  • VBaskin2008VBaskin2008 Member Posts: 181
    NinjaGo! Who else?!
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    NinjaGo! Who else?!
    That's a theme!  What about a set?
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  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,061
    I know this has been a discussion topic before.  And I know I have answered this the same way before.  But I'll say it again.  It is that great.


    Black Seas Barracuda.
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  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545
    I know this has been a discussion topic before.  And I know I have answered this the same way before.  But I'll say it again.  It is that great.


    Black Seas Barracuda.


    Before I clicked on your post, I saw your name and knew what your answer would be : )

    It was my answer too...

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  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    That's crazy-talk! Surely nobody could guess a person's favourite set from their username ;-)
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  • RebelegoRebelego Georgia, USAMember Posts: 171
    edited March 2016
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,061
    I've recently been spending more time/money on a future city/train layout - but Classic Pirates is still my favorite theme overall - nothing can take that place.
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  • jigglypuffjigglypuff Member Posts: 28
    edited March 2016
    #6402 Sidewalk Cafe
    http://brickset.com/sets/6402-1/Sidewalk-Café

    My first set; I think I got it when I was three. I loved the ice cream printed pieces, the bicycle, and the patio umbrella. Later on in childhood, they became Joel and Julie -- broke 20-somethings newly engaged but couldn't afford a wedding (let alone a car -- had to share the bike) because Joel was merely an ice cream scooper. Julie didn't work, which always created tension in their relationship. Also, the fact that they both waltzed around town half naked caused some relationship problems, as well. I believe Julie eventually broke off the engagement to be with Keith, one of my brother's police officers. He had a police car.

    I still have it -- no missing pieces (can you imagine what a crazy three-year-old I was) 20+ years later.

    #6020 Magic Shop
    http://brickset.com/sets/6020-1/Magic-Shop

    My second set; had to BEG for it (~age four) because my crazy mother was really against magic/wizardry/etc. The best morning ever was waking up to this set sitting out on the coffee table. I was obsessed -- the beard, the cape, the parrot,  the jewels, the GLOW-IN-THE-DARK WAND, the spell, the ladder, the sword in a barrel, the hideaway feel of it all. I was enamored. It was the most magical set I could imagine (no pun intended, for real). I still see it the same way I did when I was four, too. I just love this set! 

    I also still have it and all its pieces.

    Finally, #5936 Spider's Secret
    http://brickset.com/sets/5936-1/Spider-s-Secret It sucks that this page doesn't have more photos of the set. The main photo doesn't do it justice.

    As usual, I desperately wanted this set, so my mom bought it for my brother instead (also happened with #1254, #6738, and a Gameboy Advance). I eventually got my own copy. My brother naturally lost most of his set's pieces, but I still have all of mine. 

    Old guy became Cornelius ("Corny" to piss him off), the girl was Anne, and the skeleton was Phil. They were kind of like spies and Phil would always get everyone into trouble. Very much like Archer -- Anne was like Lana, Corny was like Krieger except angrier, and Johnny (which my brother had from another set) was a lot like Archer except a little more bumbling.

    I loved all the details in this set. License plate, video camera, film with Johnny Thunder holding the gold piece that's hidden in the temple, the animals, the working magnifying glass, the backpack, the map, the trunk of the car that perfectly held the map, the car's gears, the windshield printing, the booby trap, the colors, etc. I really liked the Anne had hair printed on her face so she didn't look bald when wearing hats. I think this was my first minifigure to have hair printed on. It was a huge deal at the time to me.  

    Loved reading everyone's responses!!
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  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,291
    spider's secret was one of my favourite childhood sets. so many nice new pieces in this one at the time. loved the golems and spiders.
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  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,531

    6780: XT Starship - The combo of light and sounds plus a really nice shape made this really memorable for me.

    7191: X-wing Fighter - Years after my DA began, this was the UCS that brought me back out and I just loved building it.

    70816: Benny's Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP! - My alternative to bricklinking LL-928.

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  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,835
    #10212 is almost a perfect representation of the source material in Lego, and almost completely snotted.

    My most fun build had to be the bricklinked #10179, bricklinking that set really extended the build.
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  • Werewolf_pooWerewolf_poo Bonnie ScotlandMember Posts: 71
    edited March 2016
    Up until about 7 years ago, I had all my old toys including my old Lego stored in my mums loft. My mum needed the space so I told her to just charity shop it all. I knew if I seen the stuff I would want to hoard it. Turns out a year later I get back into Lego in a big way and regret that decision go this day.

    the set I miss is this bad boy,



     couldn't believe how cool it was when I built it as a nipper, the castle with the glow in the dark ghost behind a secret door was a close second though
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  • CHAINSAWCHAINSAW ChicagoMember Posts: 199
    Dwarf mine from classic castle sets.  It is not the biggest set ever but I really love that set.   It was one of the first sets I ever got so. 
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  • Admiral_ArzarAdmiral_Arzar ColoradoMember Posts: 4
    My favorite childhood set was #6973 Deep Freeze Defender.  The coolest set I have picked up since I recently rediscovered the hobby is #6285.
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  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,788
    I like the twin cockpits on #6973 - you see that on quite a few of the old space sets, though alas not ones I had at the time!
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  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,531
    My brother had the classic space "double cockpit commander" ship that started it all:

    http://brickset.com/sets/6980-1/Galaxy-Commander

    That was a cool ship.
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  • CHAINSAWCHAINSAW ChicagoMember Posts: 199
    MaffyD said:
    My brother had the classic space "double cockpit commander" ship that started it all:

    http://brickset.com/sets/6980-1/Galaxy-Commander

    That was a cool ship.
    That is a really cool ship. 
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  • PicopiratePicopirate Member Posts: 312
    edited April 2016
    My favorite set as a kid was #6392-1 Airport. Runners up are #6373-1 Motorcycle Shop and #6074-1 Black Falcons Fortress.  I had mostly small sets growing up and I saved paper-route money to get these larger sets just before I entered the dark ages.  The best part is, I recently found the old VCR box that contained all my old sets and most of the instruction manuals.

    #5770 Lighthouse Island was the set that brought me back out the dark ages and I think it is a fantastic display set.  For that reason It is probably my favorite set overall.
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  • VBaskin2008VBaskin2008 Member Posts: 181
    NinjaGo! Who else?!
    That's a theme!  What about a set?
    Uh Hello! NinjaGo is bothe a theme & a set silly!
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  • TheBrickVideoTheBrickVideo Halledale (USA)Member Posts: 21
    The beginning of my adventure :



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  • Brick_BreakdownBrick_Breakdown TorontoMember Posts: 90
    It definitely have to be #10185 Green Grocer 
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  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    It would have to be Metroliner, or Parisian Restaurant. 
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  • crazycarlcrazycarl USAMember Posts: 392
    crazycarl said:
    Not my all time favourite set, but having recently acquired one for the first time I'm really taken with #6781 SP-Striker. Its not massive, and I'm not totally sure about the Space Police I colour scheme but its an absolutely cracking little set none the less. 

    It's so swooshable, solidly built, lots of lasers, 9V flashing lights (its POLICE after all) and thankfully no 'sound', complete 'airtight' spaceship (the cell doesn't count), folding wings, modular cell and a blacktron minifigure - what's not to like. And then LEGO go and knock it out of the park with an awesome little light up computer console - with a picture of the ship on it. of course being 9V lighting it can either be on, off or flashing! Its at the same level of 'wow, thats cool' as the projector screen in #8635 Mobile Command Center.

    Its only small, but literally, a perfectly formed LEGO wonder. (And I'd take it over any modular every. single. time.) Given that you can pick them up for about £20 for a decent used one, its a proper bargain too.

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    If you can ignore that it doesn't have any engines....
    I second that!  I want mine back!!!  Traded it to a friend, as a kid for city lego.
    I bought one off of fleabay for $70 shipped.  High price but i wanted it!!!

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  • HenkdeVriesHenkdeVries NetherlandsMember Posts: 76
    I was always jealous of my brother's #6876 so I was very satisfied when I picked on up 2 years ago, after my DA ended. But it did go well together with my #6886 from back then, still love that Space Police craft! But my favorite small spacecraft has always been the Vector Detector (#8677) from M-tron. I can still build it from memory I guess.

    My favorite big set from childhood would be the Victory Lap Raceway. Endless hours of fun it provided!

    Post-DA my most favorite set is the UCS Slave 1, a gorgeous display piece, towering over the other SW sets currently assembled...

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  • eloiasiaeloiasia glasgowMember Posts: 18
    My favorite set of all time is actually the first one I ever owned in 1990 and is the mentioned few times in this discussion 6781 SP-Striker, I felt in love with this one when the lights went on for the first time :) well what you expect I was only 7 at that time.
    Great set and I am very happy that I managed to find one in great condition with box and instruction and even all the extra pieces and now sits proudly in it's honorable place :)
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  • tmgm528tmgm528 Member Posts: 454
    Mm it's a hard one. Bag End really is lovely, but I adore the original Jabba's Sail Barge too!
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