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Which LEGO sets do you now regret having bought?

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  • rdflegordflego in a world of his ownMember Posts: 324
    I'm beginning to have regrets about some of my larger Technic sets: Unimog, Porsche 911, Mercedes Arocs, etc. I can see utility in their pieces but I cannot be bothered to part them all out.
    danstraindepot
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    This thread is the reason I keep my collection small. I have a complete cross-section of sets from exclusive minifigure polybags all the way up to UCS, but limited display room and I don't really want to be storing anything. Having said that I can see myself needing another KALLAX unit before too long...
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,784
    I hate the TRU exclusive Mini-Modulars. 

    I have half of an extra set of them, but they're not the same scale as the regular Mini-Modulars.

    Bah.
    davetheoxygenmancatwrangler
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 468
    Game_on said:
    I just re-read this posts title. Thought it was about sets you regretted NOT buying. Oops, sorry. 
    Step this way... :-)

    http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/20863/the-one-that-got-away-thread
    mithridateKingAlanI
  • DuqDuq Member Posts: 18
    I'm with rdflego on this. The Mk II Mobile Crane is already gone. It was meant to be better than 8421 but all it is is bigger.
    I enjoyed building the Porsche but now it's sitting there and I feel a bit like the last line of finding Nemo:
    Now what?
    rdflegospepper
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 370
    Duq said:
    I'm with rdflego on this. The Mk II Mobile Crane is already gone. It was meant to be better than 8421 but all it is is bigger.
    I enjoyed building the Porsche but now it's sitting there and I feel a bit like the last line of finding Nemo:
    Now what?
    Thanks for the warning, I have the original 8421 and was thinking about one day getting the new one. Guess I won't if you say it's lame. I would get the Arocs though, given that it has powered pneumatics. You could even take the arm off and run it to a seperate pneumatics controller to make a robot arm.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,273
    I don't have it, but that looks pretty nice. I would still pick the Arocs above it though.

    about sets I regret, well, I would say none really. there is the alien mothership, it's hard to display and doesn't look very impressive for something that big, but I bought it for 17€ so that's ok... I prefer alien abduction, looks about as good and it doesn't take a whole shelf.
  • LordmoralLordmoral Puerto RicoMember Posts: 280
    I did one conversation about this topic: http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/24828/buyers-remorse#latest
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 395
    I regret buying the Ghostbusters Firehouse, Assembly Square, and Porsche during the last Double VIP promo because I am very short on cash and big in debt.  I will probably try to return them.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,381
    I usually try to pick stuff on sale like the birthday or wedding sets at 50% off. If you like macaroni bricks, the birthday sets are great.
  • BlueberryWafflesBlueberryWaffles MinnesotaMember Posts: 23
    I regret getting some of the small POTC sets. They're not terrible, but looking back I should have skipped all the small ones in favor of the Black Pearl.
    SumoLegoFizyxOnebricktoomanykiki180703KingAlanIthedingman5
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    SumoLego said:
    I hate the TRU exclusive Mini-Modulars. 

    I have half of an extra set of them, but they're not the same scale as the regular Mini-Modulars.

    Bah.
    Sumo, I agree! The TRU exclusives should have been the same scale as the Mini-Modulars so you could build a little city with all of them. And not go through the torture of trying to rebuild the TRU ones to the larger M-M scale. Ugh! A town of Mini-Modulars would be lovely because it could easily fit on a small shelf unlike the full-sized modulars that are monsters when it comes to building a town. And one could still say that he/she owned all the modulars!
    SumoLegomak0137stlux
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,403
    I honestly can't think of a single set I regret buying.

    I mean, in theory you could say my wallet regrets buying #4436. It cost me £5 on its own, but it was the first set I bought when coming out of my dark ages. When I think what that set led to, and how much I've since spent...
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  • kendalbrickskendalbricks Member Posts: 49
    #4436 was one of my first sets post Dark Age too! Wonder what it was about that little set that tempted us, can't just be the price? I think one of the sets I regret buying is #70904. I was going for all the Lego Batman Movie sets, and really wish I'd been more selective. On the other hand, the list of sets I regret not buying is way longer!
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    ^ Agreed on the Clayface set. I wanted it because I wanted to add the Clayface “minifigure” to my collection. I know, I know...it’s very obviously not a minifigure, but still. Any now I don’t even really want to keep it assembled.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,709
    I really like the Clayface set. Maybe I am just a sucker for nougat bricks though. I plan on using the extra hand parts and 1x1 rounds to make a gloppy small representation of the villain encased in a glass containment cell in my Arkham moc.
    bandit778CapnRex101FowlerBricksFizyxkiki180703snowhitie
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,861
    SumoLego said:
    Sometimes, on a monthly basis...
    That rarely? [discussion about [email protected] orders with something stupid added to get free stuff]

    I regret getting some of the small POTC sets. They're not terrible, but looking back I should have skipped all the small ones in favor of the Black Pearl.
    I regret as KFOL getting a bunch of little sets instead of the big ones.

    -

    There are a few sets I've regretted buying in and of themselves. #60150 Pizza Van was underwhelming even being a LEGO pizza junkie. There are a lot of sets I regretted buying on sale when later they're on a bigger sale.

    The clearance that brought me out of my dark age didn't save money. First purchase was #10679, #41092, #60066, #60072

  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,788
    Regret buying AROCS. It is a  epic build, but have nowhere for it.
  • stevemackstevemack 1567km Drive From BillundMember Posts: 883
    Buying/investing in Tower Bridges #10214 four years ago... 
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  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 316
    All of them... they eat up dispensible income, collect dust, take up space, and make my wife crazy... yet I keep buying good job Lego I dont know how you do it 
    Polyphemusmak0137
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 949
    stevemack said:
    Buying/investing in Tower Bridges #10214 four years ago... 
    I just moved my 16 boxes to the far back of storage. I don't even want those pieces as I have plenty of tan.
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 694
    stevemack said:
    Buying/investing in Tower Bridges #10214 four years ago... 
    I just moved my 16 boxes to the far back of storage. I don't even want those pieces as I have plenty of tan.

    Having just come back to LEGO from my Dark Ages, people's stories about Tower Bridge are what has kept me completely away from investing in LEGO in any way beyond getting sets I like and want for myself.
    Polyphemus
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,052
    I still wonder what will happen with tower bridge. I have one and maybe I should just open it and build.  Can’t really see selling it.
    BrickByBrick
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 367
    Not sure I have a regret-buy. Possibly the Lego Star Wars Magazine Sandcrawler issue, because now I have all the issues. And I don't know what to do with my duplicates!
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,873
    edited July 2018
    This might cause you to look at the tower bridge in a different light:

    https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-11989/InyongBricks/10214-tower-bridge-alternative-build/#info
    TheFewOnebricktoomanyReesesPiecesmak0137DadstluxRonyar
  • Darth_Jar_JarDarth_Jar_Jar Near explosions Member Posts: 43
    edited July 2018
    #75017 , #75024 , #75048, #75049 , #75050 , #75090 , & #75103 
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,193
    Nothing significant immediately comes to mind, although I do wish I was a bit more patient with some sets so that I could get them on sale. I'm looking at you, #21313.
    Onebricktoomany
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,457
    pharmjod said:
    This might cause you to look at the tower bridge in a different light:

    https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-11989/InyongBricks/10214-tower-bridge-alternative-build/#info
    That is awesome. Maybe one day I will open my tower bridge.
    Onebricktoomany
  • PolyphemusPolyphemus Sydney, AustraliaMember Posts: 92
    I've bought a couple of small City vehicle and Creator sets here and there that I didn't really want just so I can walk out of the shop with LEGO but they were cheap, so it's wasn't the end of the world.

    The one and only time I really screwed up was picking up #10182 second hand on BL. Paid about 20-30% too much because the seller was based in Australia, which I thought would be less risky, and they had the original box and instructions and it was listed as 100% complete. For most of my life I've stuck to my two golden rules: Don't trust anyone, and don't buy second hand stuff 'cos people suck and don't look after things. It's worked pretty well so far.

    Unfortunately this time I ignored my rules (and all the regular warning signs: first time seller, only two listings in their BL shop... *sigh*). I don't what came over me, rush of blood to the head I suppose...

    The condition of the set wasn't too bad in the end, and all the rare and and hard to find bits were there, but there was a few pieces missing, some broken pieces, two different moulding types for the one part (so, obviously bricklinked replacements at some point) and even one or two non-LEGO pieces. All of this was undisclosed of course. She even screwed me on shipping. I requested registered and insured shipping which was duly charged ($54) and she sent it regular parcel post ($15). I was fuming.

    Lesson learned.
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,742
    I regret buying #75192 UCS Falcon. I was super hyped about getting it when I moved into my new house. I spend a week building it. And now it just sits on my shelf and I think about all the other stuff I could have bought. As I have really lost interest in Star Wars.
  • BlueberryWafflesBlueberryWaffles MinnesotaMember Posts: 23
    Baby_Yoda said:
    Nothing significant immediately comes to mind, although I do wish I was a bit more patient with some sets so that I could get them on sale. I'm looking at you, #21313.
    Where is that one on sale?
  • SD449SD449 Norwich, EnglandMember Posts: 39
    #75930 Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate

    i read the Brickset review and still brought it (luckily at £90) but what a terrible boring plain build.
  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 316
    All of them... lol 
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,392
    It all started with Alien Conquest back in 2011. Was able to buy 12 of the $10 boxed set for half price when they discounted them out. I had a helluva time convincing the Lego store that I wasn't a reseller. I just wanted to build an army. 
    Baby_Yoda
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,193
    Baby_Yoda said:
    Nothing significant immediately comes to mind, although I do wish I was a bit more patient with some sets so that I could get them on sale. I'm looking at you, #21313.
    Where is that one on sale?
    It's not right now (I just checked), but a short while ago there were a few eBay stores that had it for around A$100. Coupled with a 10% off site-wide code, I could have gotten a bit better value for money.
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 977
    Baby_Yoda said:
    Nothing significant immediately comes to mind, although I do wish I was a bit more patient with some sets so that I could get them on sale. I'm looking at you, #21313.
    Where is that one on sale?
    Also worth adding that here in Australia, where we have a grand total of ZERO LEGO brand stores, we get to purchase Ideas sets from a few different sources.  Before anyone gets excited - in nearly every instance we pay more than anywhere else in the world.
    Baby_Yoda
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 696
    All and none..
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  • LittleLoriLittleLori CanadaMember Posts: 128
    Parisian Restaurant #10243. I really didn’t enjoy building it and it doesn’t fit my city. I only buy about one big set a year so I feel like I got the wrong one that time. I let other people influence my purchase and was afraid it would be gone
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 437
    Got it in a lot, didnt buy it outright, but Geonosian Fighter looks like a chunky piece of human excrement. 
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 797
    Simpsons House. Thought it would look good in my Lego city, but it's a little out of place since I don't have a single other Lego house. Every other building is a modular.

    It also looks really dull and plain on the outside, since there are pretty much zero designs whatsoever in the facade.
    OnebricktoomanySumoLegoBumblepants
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,784
    Jern92 said:
    Simpsons House. Thought it would look good in my Lego city, but it's a little out of place since I don't have a single other Lego house. Every other building is a modular.
    I feel the same way about the Kwik-E Mart.  It's out-of-scale for modulars.  I've moved both sets off of my modular city.
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 798
    I regret buying the #75095 UCS Tie fighter #75059 Sandcrawler.  I only bought them because it was during the time UCS set really didn't get discounted.  I could have used that money on other sets that are more of interests to me.
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 315
    My vote goes to the new wave of Creator 3-in-1 houses: the Modular Family Villa, Modular Poolside home, and the rest of the new style houses that are the smaller subsections built around a standard frame. Their ease of changing layouts makes them prone to falling apart, and they don't hold a candle to the older 3-in-1s like #6754 and especially #31012's main build when it comes to aesthetics. But, I needed houses to flesh out the 'burbs in Brickadelphia so I got a few of them and have been disappointed with nearly all. 

    Agreed about the Simpsons sets not fitting a city - I got the Kwik-E-Mart for the sole purpose of reimagining it into a Wawa. It's a great parts source for any convenience store, especially if you have the pieces to make the exterior not yellow. 
    Bumblepantsgmonkey76
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 323
    All of them! It made me skint lol
    In all seriousness, there aren't any I regret buying, but wish I'd be less influenced by immediate purchases that I don't build right away, pay RRP for, then find for less. Yes, Im talking to you Mack Truck, new UCS Snowspeeder and YWing.
    Polyphemus
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