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Re-released sets?

LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,771
Whilst at the Leicester Square Opening a couple of weeks ago, I spotted a 'new' bauble I thought I recognised.  I punched the product code into my phone but Brickset had it listed as a 2016 release.  I bought a couple as I have had two of each of the others released since 2011.

Despite my visit 2 weeks ago, I've only just got round to unpacking my bags.  I came across the new baubles and again was bothered again by their familiarity.  It didn't take long to discover that they were of course very similar to those released in 2013, only they weren'the just similar, theyou were the same.

#850852 LEGO Reindeer Holiday Bauble  -  2013

#853574 Christmas Ornament Reindeer  -  2016

Please, somebody, are they really a duplicate or was my £14 well spent?

Does this happen often?  So soon after their initial release?

Comments

  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,902
    Holiday ornaments for what reason are duplicated often. This rarely happens with sets. But I would expect that to continue.

    I believe the Metallic Gold / Trans-Yellow 2x2 Bricks Ornament also (and maybe the red one) are the same re-releases year-after-year as well.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,771
    ^ But with a different number?  I can only find this bauble/ornament to be the only one to carry two product numbers.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,410
    ^I believe the chrome gold minifigure key chains were also released within a few years of each other. It happens

    #850807

    #852688


  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,593
    City corner is another one. #7641 & #60031
    Pitfall69
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    edited December 2016
    I would mention the USS Constellation ( #398 and #10021 ), but these two actually have a few small differences.
    Pitfall69kiki180703
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    edited December 2016
    The Death Star...

    Sorry to go off topic. 
    BumblepantsSprinkleOtterkiki180703VorpalRyu
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,998
    ^ that's not off topic, it is just a giant bauble after all.
    Bricklover18SprinkleOttercatwranglerstluxkiki180703khmellymelVorpalRyu
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,313
    edited December 2016
    Hmmm... Try hanging that one from your tree...

    While I know these aren't strictly re-releases on the basis of piece for piece copies of the original versions, these still count as re-releases, at least in my eyes:

    #71002-6 Gingerbread Man / #5005156 Gingerbread Man
    #71000-7 Chicken Suit Guy / #5004468 Iconic Easter Minifigure
    #10173 Holiday Train / #10254 Winter Holiday Train
    #10199 Winter Village Toy Shop / #10249 Winter Toy Shop
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