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then again i may have one of the bigger lego budgets to play with.
no ware close to the budgets of the like of jangbricks on youtube.
i also try to make the best use of offers/VIP programs. i have found myself some killer deals over the last 9 months.
i always try to plan for the next buy.
however i think i need to try and save up for black Friday now.
unless there are some killer deals before then.
Being a reseller really alters the dynamic. For example, I don't normally spend anything on LEGO sets, until I find them on sale or there is a good promo. But I will spend $100s or (highest so far $1000) at a time on used sets. Or when a set is retiring. Like the Tumbler. I snagged 4 or 6 of those.
I very seldom pay RRP; charity shop finds, gift cards, loyalty/VIP points and sales are the reason I can buy as much as I do, which isn't a huge amount by Brickset standards, but keeps me happy.
The boss and I also like to travel a bit so if holidays need paying for, the Lego buying stops for a while (unless the exchange rate is really good and there is a suitable establishment abroad to buy Lego from).
It should arrive tomorrow I hope.
I bought it mostly for Dengar, his swoopbike, and the other minifigure Naare. Though her spaceship looks quite nice too. Plus I am a total SW Lego nut! Seems like a really nice little mid-sized set to me.
I, too, budget for LEGO, look for sales, take advantage of VIP deals, as well as recycle cans & bottles for even more fun-money. I have a closet shelf/table display area in our only extra room in the house: Boy's Playroom. Running out of space, so that's always in mind when I'm looking at larger sets (though I couldn't pass up that deal on the Airjitsu Temple several weeks back), but I'll always grab the mid-sized airships & other vehicles and find a way to squeeze 'em in, or hang them with clear thread!
i picked up #70603 Raid Zeppelin last night, just cuz it looks cool.... and it'll go nicely over the Temple. :D
I don't have a budget, but I do look out for offers :)
Today got #76045 Kryptonite Interception 20% off at TRU for the Batmobile and the kryptonite (need to keep the guy in blue tights in line).
I guess I should get #76044 Clash of the Heroes at some point to complete the series (already have the polybag).
Also, shouldn't Lex have short legs? LOL
Forgot to mention that looking into a box of Mixels found a single CMF Series 12 bag for $0.03 (yes, 3 cents!). Already got a complete set from eBay last year, but an extra CMF is always good :-) Turned out to be a #71007-11 Pizza Delivery Man, which is perfect to deliver late-night food to Tony Stark and Bruce Banner* when working at the #76038 Avengers Tower.
* I just realized that there's no Bruce Banner minifigure... what's up with that?
-nerdism/gadgetism/ubergeek (not a early adopter tough, more like in the opensource DIY spirit)
-DUB vinyls and soundsystem culture
living on a budget is cool, cuz spending money effectively is inevitable. its not that difficult, i did study for 3 years on university, so i know how to keep a budget!
However, to answer your question, I had to stop from buying sets that were only <20% off, or else I would go broke and would not have space to sleep. Overall, I think a $100 per month budget is very generous, with 'discretionary' spending if a set is over 40% off.
EDIT: My budget is about $50, but ideally it would be the $100.
the hardest thing for sure is knowing what you really want/need !
With all the large new sets that are out now though (I've got my eye on the Ghostbusters Firehouse, Brick Bank, and Disney Castle in particular), my plan is to stop buying smaller sets and "save" that money to put toward the larger ones (with the exception of Architecture, if I've been to the place, and CMFs). It'll be hard though because I really like those holiday vignettes!
That being said, I just bought the retro Knight set off eBay, so we'll see how long this "small set ban" lasts. >.<
I have been holding off on buying sets right now. I am waiting/ preparing for October's double points (if it happens) and black Friday.
but i just dig them too much.
volcano exploration truck
jus to name a few
What have I started?
I'm going to have to buy Season 1 of Rebels now too...
I join @MaffyDin welcoming you to the 'LEGO Star Wars Slippery Slope Club'.
@dspigel The Ghost + Phantom combo is definitely my favorite too. The wookie ship is a fun build and I think it does look nice. I have not yet build #75106 Imperial Assault Carrier and I'm missing the two new big sets: #75157 Captain Rex's AT-TE and #75158 Rebel Combat Frigate.
I don't care for the buildable figures. Somebody gave me #75111 Darth Vader for Xmas; later I found #75110 Luke Skywalker at 40% off, so I bought it to make it more of a display, but that's it. I guess it's not my thing.
I do have a few UCS, but currently only the Sandcrawler is built. Looking forward to #75159 The Death Star later this ye... LOL *wipes tears* not really *sigh* LOL
My question is does it display well as I would be buying it purely for that reason.
Just coming out of my hiatus since my younger years and have bought up a number of sets in our mid year sales.
I also think that it needs #75048 The Phantom to "make it whole", which fits in the back of the Ghost.
I've been stalking the set on ebay and was a bit of suprise to see it on the shelf at RRP.