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Your 2017 round-up

xwingpilotxwingpilot Member Posts: 799
Well it's nearing the end of 2017 now so I thought I'd start a thread where we could summarise how the year has gone...

For me there's not been much LEGO action. I bought some IKEA KALLAX shelves to display my collection, sold off some smaller sets I wasn't displaying, bought three (!) Lesters when I visited the LEGO Leicester Square store on a work trip to London, and finally got Darth Revan in a trade with another Bricksetter :)

Beyond that my collecting has focused on Star Wars action figures, and I've probably spent nearly as much on them as I have on LEGO now!


  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 Member Posts: 1,833
    I just hit 3000 sets according to my Brickset database. I'm probably a little over that number as I haven't entered the freebies with my latest order yet. All in all it was a very good if expensive year for LEGO for me.
  • arathemisarathemis Member Posts: 624
    I went over 210 sets with over 110k pieces. Considering that I started the year with only 120 sets and 40k pieces, I think I might have exaggerated a bit with Lego buying trips to the mall. I just can`t help it, most of the sets look so good.
    My latest achievement was buying the Silent Mary set, because my son asked for it for Christmas out of the blue. I didn`t even think too much about it, it was good enough reason to get an extra Lego set (which I wasn`t planning on buying initially).

    This year I also moved to a bigger apartment which has its dedicated loge room, so for now I have where to display the sets that are built. But at this rate it won`t take too much time before I`ll need to search for other solutions. I currently have there 2 Billy cabinets with glass doors, 1 Liathorp glass cabinet, and 1 Detolf cabinet.
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,150
    My year is mostly made up of:
    Magazine gifts, polybags, Super Hero Girls & some Star Wars troop packs.
    It's also seen a significant drop in numbers over the past few years. not picking up many CMFs is only part of that story
  • Casper_vd_KorfCasper_vd_Korf Member Posts: 244
    My year was building a hospital, getting assembly square, dimensions, a pizza van, my first bricks and pieces order and achieving the 30000+ parts count! So pretty good, but still got christmas to go!
  • M1J0EM1J0E Member Posts: 644
    Slow year here.  Couple small sets here & there.  The only I real big thing was building assembly square.  
  • TheFewTheFew Member Posts: 1,781
    Spent far too much... bigger sets were London Bus, Saturn V and Ghostbuster HQ.

    Lots of parts bought for MOCs.

    Made great progress in completing my CMF collection.

    Opened a Bricklink Store and had circa 20 orders.
  • the_creative_boxthe_creative_box Member Posts: 90
    edited December 2017

    This has been an excellent year, both in terms of good deals on Lego and amount of purchases. I've sold some "old" sets (7684 Pig Farm and Tractor for $100!) and bought a few Star Wars sets that were between 50% and 75% off. I have never witnessed such good deals in Sweden before, and I'm sure this trend will continue if Lego doesn't change their pricing policy. If they don't, it is very likely that a lot of sets will get discounted. Anyways, it will be a win-win for me.

  • donutboydonutboy Member Posts: 762
    edited December 2017
    Combining subject matter, size and accuracy to the source material, I think the Saturn V has to be my favourite Lego set of the last 10 years (since my dark ages). Therefore 2017 has been ace imho. The worry is that no other set will ever compare again.
  • FauchFauch Member Posts: 2,709
    in term of price it has been the best lego year so far, I got more bricks for my money than ever before. apparently I cut in half the number of sets bought (20 for 2015 and 2016, 11 this year, though there are at least 2 more I want) but I bought bigger sets.
    and it has been cheaper than 2015 and 2016 so far.

    looks like we got a few really nice minifigs. 2016 had a lot of good ones, but hardly any I would consider outstanding. 

    can't say too much about the quality of the set, as I haven't built the biggest ones yet, but those I have built were good. temple of ultimate weapon impressed me and became my favourite ninjago set (well, now 2nd, I built temple of airjitzu soon after).
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 454
    Assembly Square, London Bus, technic 6x6 tow truck, UCS Snowspeeder, Carousel. Most of my effort is in finishing my city layout so I can put it on a table. Hopefully by the end of this school year. Really looking forward to the annual LBR employee gift.
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,337
    100+ 2017 sets purchased this year, Assembly Square and Old Fishing Store were added to my Modular street along with some City sets to populate the place. A few TLBM and, despite a poor showing by Technic, five of the 40th anniversary sets. The rest was bulked out with my growing obsession with polybags.

    Bring on 2018
  • PolyphemusPolyphemus Member Posts: 95
    edited December 2017
    This was the year I was supposed to hit BrickLink and slowly collect all the pieces I need for #10182, #10190 and #10185. I was actually looking forward to it. It was going to be a nice, long, drawn out process of finding the right parts and marking them off a checklist as the orders slowly trickled in.

    Unfortunately TLG scuttled my plans by releasing too many sets I couldn't go without. Assembly Square, Saturn V, Old Fishing Store, Destiny's Bounty, Ninjago City, Silent Mary and MF. Add a sprinkling of a few smaller City and Star Wars sets and it's been a tough year for my bank account, especially at Australian prices. The only large 2017 set I want that remains to be purchased is Carousel but I figure that'll stick around for a while. Maybe I'll talk myself into Taj Mahal but frankly, the only reasons I have for wanting it are it's status and it's piece count. I'm not sure I actually like it, and I'm not sure they're good enough reasons.

    The good news is that I placed my first BL order just last week so maybe this years resolution will become next years resolution and I'll finally make some headway getting my modular collection completed.
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 454
    @Polyphemus use Bricks and Pieces where possible. A good percentage of the pieces are available directly through Lego. Order during double points for best effect. B&P prices are similar to Bricklink but you'll get VIP points and only pay for shipping once. Be prepared to pay through the nose for the out of production pieces: CC's door and dark blue pillars and light gray turntables especially are exorbitant. I've done all three the long way so let me know if you have any specific questions about non-critical substitutions for MS and CC.
  • FizyxFizyx Member Posts: 1,363
    This is the year I came out of my Dark Ages... and like most people coming out of their Dark Ages, I may have gone a little overboard.  Okay, a lot overboard.  Went from 0 sets to about 350 unique sets in that time frame... on the positive side, I am almost caught up with all the non-retired sets that I want, and based on what's come out for 2018 so far, I should be in pretty good shape to get the train back on the tracks in a reasonable manner while staying caught up with the themes that I want to collect.  I really hope that LEGO slows it down with the huge sets in '18 compared to '17 though, or I might be in trouble D:

    (In my defense, I have missed LEGO a lot over the years, and in the past few years when I finally had money I could spend on hobbies, it just kind of slipped my mind... until my mother got my brother-in-law a Rogue One AT-ST for Christmas and I realized I could actually afford to start collecting it again.)
  • PolyphemusPolyphemus Member Posts: 95
    edited December 2017
    @MrJackson Will do, cheers for the advice. As part of the process I actually spent a good week or two after Christmas last year anally piecing together a spreadsheet of parts to find out which ones I needed to get from Pick A Brick, Bricks & Pieces and BrickLink. My only real worry is that for some of the BL stuff I'll have no choice but to order small lots from select sellers which means I'll end up spending a fortune in shipping. Sucks, but not much I can do about it! Thanks, I might pick your brain later in the process in regards to substitutions.
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo Member Posts: 497
    Well looks like I stayed pretty consistent two years running and bought just over 90 sets.  Spread over a number of themes(20).  The most sets of any theme being city with 10 although those are all smaller sets like vehicles and such.  

    The highlights for me would have to be several of the Lego Ninjago Movie sets including Ninjago City itself.  I really loved building that and I think the designers did a great job.  NASA Apollo Saturn V was another set I really looked forward to and enjoyed building and love having out on display.  

    Looking forward thinking of possibly decreasing the number of themes and number of sets purchased over the next year.  Space is the main issue although money saved could possibly be spent on other hobbies/travel.  

    Looking forward to what Lego has to offer us in 2018!
  • daewoodaewoo Member Posts: 846

    2017 will end as it began, with me cramming more and more sets into storage boxes because I don't have the space to assemble my city.  Maybe when I'm done paying child support in 8 years....

  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks Member Posts: 1,731
    I doubled my Minecraft collection. That sounds really impressive, but since I only had two to start, it's not that impressive. I did get both those sets (Jungle Temple, Jungle Treehouse) for great prices/trades. Temple was half price and I got the Treehouse for a Deadpool from @SumoLego. That was an excellent trade since I didn't really like Deadpool at all. 
  • LegoPondswaldLegoPondswald Member Posts: 45
    2017 was the year I came out of the dark ages, so LEGOwise it's a big year for me.

    According to Brickset I now have 44 sets with over 32029 pieces (it didn't count them all). I also started my very own city and a Winter Village. So basically, everything this year was new! 

    Still have some stuff on the way (Joker Manor has been ordered) and can't wait for the new modular and some other new sets in 2018!
  • LyichirLyichir Member Posts: 1,025
    As a fan of Lego story themes, 2017 has been a big year for me. The Lego Batman Movie was fantastic and drew me into collecting superhero sets for the first time since the original Lego Batman theme. It was a big year for Ninjago, with an excellent season of the TV series and a slightly less impressive theatrical showing (those sets, though!). And Elves got a fantastic new series on Netflix from the animators behind Legend of Korra and Voltron: Legendary Defender! I did get a little behind on Nexo Knights, though (compared to how much I was into the theme last year), what with how many other amazing themes were going on.

    Unfortunately, due partly to going back to college plus a summer internship with Hasbro, I've been less active than usual when it comes to reviewing or MOCing. I'm hoping to be able to get back in the swing of things at some point, but no idea whether that will actually end up coming to pass.
  • dragon114dragon114 Member Posts: 642
    Found a lot of lego at good will and finish the corner drugstore from the neighborhood book for 2 lug displays 
  • ateagueateague Member Posts: 171
    Out of the dark ages end of 2016, so 2017 has been a huge year. Have tried to stick to modular and CMF including collecting all TLBM minifigs. There are too many amazing sets though!!!
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,474
    2017 was a great year for me in Lego. I officially decided to start collecting Winter Village sets and have acquired all but two of the yearly sets this year (not counting minor sets or the original Toy Shop). I subsequently built said sets and put together my first WV display! To be perfectly honest, I had originally thought this amount of progress was going to take a few years, so I'm very much ahead of schedule!

    In pursuit of this goal, I made a few triple digit purchases. A drop in the bucket compared to sum, but a pretty significant step for me. 

    I also was able to buy and sell quite a few smaller sets and lots locally that helped offset other purchases. 

    I attended my very first Brickcon in Seattle and was mesmerized by the level of ingenuity and creativity that exists in the world of Lego! 

    I'm looking forward to what 2018 will bring! I anticipate a lot of work on my Winter Village and attempting some MOCs as well. 
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL Member Posts: 817
    Finished my first real MOC, using both BL and BnP, and very proud of it. Also, expanded my city-table to really be able to house my to-be-build city. Added AS to my Modular collection, and bought a bunch of City sets to furnish the rest of the city. Winter Village expanded with the Market, the Station and a second train which i turned into Santa's train.

    That's really it for me...
  • RecceRecce Member Posts: 923
    It's been a good year for me, after being jobless for 3 years, finally started my new job just few months back.

    Needless to say, didn't buy much Lego for the past 2 years, due to limited fund and also limited space in the house. In fact I had to sell off a few big sets. :(

    Thus really surprised to see my parts count in Rebrickable somehow slowly and surely climb back to 760K+ and just few days ago even went past 800K!

  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,230
    I was able to finally organize the polybag and holiday hoards.  Bought too much, traded a heckuvalot of sets and many partial train sets remain in pieces.

    Overall, good progress was made!

    Now, just to complete an impromptu CMF collection...
  • FauchFauch Member Posts: 2,709
    wow, the value of my collection is over 8000 and I already think it's a lot.
  • gratefulnatgratefulnat Member Posts: 432
    edited December 2017
    My round up of 2017 is all the loose spare parts from sets this year, still need to sort...

    UCS MF not included, and Taj Mahall still to follow.
    Not sure how I feel about this.
  • ateagueateague Member Posts: 171
    edited December 2017
  • FauchFauch Member Posts: 2,709
    ok, I think it's more than all the spare parts I got since I left the dark age. (in 2013 I think)
  • PmhPmh Member Posts: 128
    edited December 2017
    It has been a very good year in the end.

    cheap LEGO Wise,the first years after coming out of dark Ages i did spend to much and i do more or less regret a few purchases from those years. This year i have been much more picky About my sets and i dont regret it,it gives more room for the coming years as Well.
    apollo Rocket and old fishing store where the big sets,2 architecture sets and no smaller sets that i used to buy just for the sake of buying something. 2 sets that i still want,the slave 1 and the London bus. Will probably Get the slave1 soon but the bus can wait for now as it wont go anytime soon. Collection is Growing slow and steady but not keeping track of amount of bricks.
  • libbsterlibbster Member Posts: 9
    I went way overboard this year but I'm coming off discovering Lego at 30 so I guess I was entitled to spend over $5000? yeah pretty bad justification. I have learned going into 2018 that self control and limited space will hopefully keep my obsession with Lego financially stable and healthy I hope... Definitely going to be waaaay more selective next year and put money away for those sets that you know haven't been announced yet but will surely be amazing! 

    My fave sets of 2017 were:
    Assembly Square
    Old Fishing Store 
    Saturn V
    The Collectible Minifigs! 
  • StewedGiraffeStewedGiraffe Member Posts: 7
    Got several Star Wars sets, first Ninjago set 70751 Temple of Airjitzu, first Star Wars UCS set 75098 Assault on Hoth (I know, Insult on Hoth not considered UCS), second Modular Building 10243 Parisian Restauraunt, also seasonal sets, and just a few days ago 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V rocket.
    Also made several bricks and pieces orders and bought storage drawers for organizing parts.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Member Posts: 10,833
    I spent money on things like display cases for the CMFs and dimensions and the ability to light the cases, as well as getting into monochromes over the summer and trying to sort parts I have gotten from Bricks and pieces, and at PaB walls, as well as 'build a minifigure' accessory parts. Also was breaking up sets and need to still break open the bags and sort the new parts. In a bit of a transition away from older used sets and parts to new parts. Lots of things to sell now to clear out space in my apt, including a ton of old used set from the 80's. Lots of things 'half done'. Less LEGO sets bought, but thanks to the bigger sets, I still think I spent a lot on LEGO this year.
    So I'm in a bit of limbo right now, and I am looking to spend less on LEGO next year.I have a lot of parts, and a lot of ideas for sets, but looking toward 2018 to finally focus more on that.
  • ecmo47ecmo47 Member Posts: 2,101
    Geez...I didn't mean to scare everybody off!
  • M1J0EM1J0E Member Posts: 644
    ecmo47 said:
    Geez...I didn't mean to scare everybody off!
    Heck on the contrary it was awesome to see your setup!  Nice!
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