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Am I entering a Dark Age or just losing interest in a theme?

dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 692
Like many others, I bought everything and anything when I came out of my Dark Age (around 2012) but quickly realised that cash and space were going to become an issue rather quickly.  I decided restrict my collection to Star Wars and some classic stuff like pirates/castle/space (mainly for nostalgia reasons!) and sell off the rest - although I haven't quite got around to actually selling that much of it yet!

In the last couple of years though, I've seen a steady decline in the stuff that I actually want in the Star Wars theme and apart from Kylo Ren's Tie, there's not much from the last wave that I'd consider "must have".  Some of the smaller sets I'll probably pick up if there's a big enough discount, and even then probably just for the minifigs, but the rest I'm not going even remotely interested in and won't bother with.  None of the leaked stuff I seen for later in the year has me overly excited either.

I'm not sure if this is a reflection on the sets themselves, a bit of over saturation with the theme or if I'm just losing interest.  I still visit Brickset daily and still love to build when time permits so hopefully just a "blip" with the theme.
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,565
    dmcc0 said:

    I'm not sure if this is a reflection on the sets themselves, a bit of over saturation with the theme or if I'm just losing interest. 
    Probably a combination of all three.

    Do you MOC? I find that keeps my interest up.
    dmcc0OubirdMr_CrossCaptainPirateManIceCreamClone
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 692
    CCC said:
    dmcc0 said:

    I'm not sure if this is a reflection on the sets themselves, a bit of over saturation with the theme or if I'm just losing interest. 
    Probably a combination of all three.

    Do you MOC? I find that keeps my interest up.
    It's something I've been thinking about lately but I've always got a backlog of stuff to build so never actually get round to doing it.  Fancy doing some historical/castle MOCs after seeing some stuff online and with the amount of Star Wars stuff I've got I should have plenty of grey parts!  I've also been following the GBC thread on here and find that fascinating, it's peaked my interest enough that I'm considering getting a couple of technic sets to use as parts packs to try and build a few modules myself. 
  • daewoodaewoo TexasMember Posts: 308
    Keeping things fresh always helps, which is why building MOCs is a must.  Collecting sets only goes so far.
    dmcc0
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545

    I hear you about Star Wars getting over saturated with rehashes.  I mainly collect original trilogy, but the new OT sets like the Cantina and the new Sandcrawler coming out are like poor man's versions of the ones from a few years ago.  Yes, I know the Sandcrawler from a few years ago was UCS and this is a retail set, but why would I want to get both? I've mostly moved on to other themes - Modulars, some city sets, some Superhero sets, and concentrating on collecting older themes like Western, Vikings, Ninja, and Adventurers.  I've found that variety keeps things interesting, and Lego has such a rich back catalog of interesting themes.

    Oubird
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 315
    Over-saturation is a very real phenomenon in anything, not just our hobby. I agree with both parts about Kylo's TIE being pretty cool and the rest of SW not really grabbing me.  I picked up the FO AT-ST just for the minifigs and parts and only then cause it was double points on that set through February. I'm literally out of room and have been breaking down anything that's not being displayed or going in my city.  My queue of Super Star Destroyer, Carousel, and others that don't have a display spot right now will remain in the box. I have plenty of MOCs as well and do agree that it's a very different aspect of this hobby that's totally different than building sets.  Eventually, sets no longer suffice.  Thing is, MOCs can be a black hole in terms of ordering parts and their resultant cost. I've really become picky with what sets I buy; I just built the SC Bullitt Mustang last night but that's the exception rather than the rule anymore.  If you reserve your purchases to stuff that really grabs you, rather than anything and everything, your storage and budget will both thank you. 
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  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 692
    edited March 2018
    I think limiting myself to Star Wars stuff is also part of the problem.  There are definitely a few sets I've picked up in the last few years which I probably wouldn't have looked at if they weren't Star Wars and I've only bought because of the minifigs or had a big discount.  Looking back, I'd much rather have built something like Ninjago City or the Old fishing store than a few obscure Star Wars sets
    AanchirOubirdMr_Cross
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,691
    edited March 2018
    I was overwhelmed by Star Wars and moved my interest to modulars and mocing. I've mostly sold off my Star Wars sets apart from a few favorites and replaced them with the new UCS Falcon. Quality over quantity kinda thing. 
    LuLegobgl_84stluxMr_CrossStvoyager04
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 915
    Agree will all above and feel the same as @dmcc0
    Think @MrJackson hit the nail on the head in his first word: over saturation. Personally, it’s no longer affordable to buy all of the latest sets, even if you concentrate on one theme. I will now only buy the sets I really want and pass on weaker (or way too expensive sets).

    Now I’ve really got in to MOCS - but that’s a slippery slope. BrickLink being the drug dealer of an expensive habit!
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  • SparkyHamSparkyHam Bristol, UKMember Posts: 133
    Interesting thread @dmcc0. I just sold off the majority of my Modulars, for the very reasons of cash, space and I think 'boredom.' When they first came out they were 'special,' but now they've lost their cutting-edge for me.

    This is why I am still collecting one-off sets like the IDEAS sets, i.e. Back to the Future, Beatles, Ecto 1, Doctor Who, Wall-E. They still retain a sense of 'specialness' and to quote Marie Kondo, give me a sense of "joy" when I pick them up.
     
    DonSamJdmcc0Mr_Cross
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,052
    I think this type of conversation pops up every once in a while and I myself ask myself these questions from time to time as well.  I don't think there is a general answer, to each their own really.  The only thing I would caution is being quick to pull the trigger and "sell off" just because.  Make sure it is the right thing for you - and what is "right" is different for everyone.

    I also bought a lot when I came out of the dark ages and slowly but surely ever since the purchases slowly get more infrequent.  This is for many reason none other than other priorities take a higher stand.
    FizyxmadforLEGOdmcc0
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,739
    I am in a very similar position. I looked at all the recent Star Wars sets and they all seem very meh to me. None aside from Achto and Yodas hut and a couple of UCS sets are on my wanted list. I have moved much more onto the superhero sets and the modular. I am also going back and completing my older set collections like pirates. Just far more interesting.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,775
    @JooTog - no worries!  Time to start a Winter Village and a Fairground.
    FizyxOubird
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    SumoLego said:
    @JooTog - no worries!  Time to start a Winter Village and a Fairground.

    Yeah... about those... (points to the closet) :-P
    SumoLegogmonkey76dmcc0mithridate
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,775
    I can't forget about the keychains.  Although I often try.
    Oubird
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 680
    edited March 2018
    A precursor to my comment - I am in my mid-20s and have never experienced a 'proper' Dark Age, but I have slipped very close to one on several occasions over the last decade, depending on free time, friends and other commitments. So I have experimented with ways to keep interest up. 

    I don't tend to MOC on my own very often, either because I don't spare myself very many loose pieces as I can't bring myself to dismantle sets, or I simply feel like I don't have the time when I'm not building sets. Guess it's one of those 'wish I could do more' things, but I do MOC with family from time to time.

    However, I have come up with a couple of ways to keep things fresh that have worked for me, one which has been mentioned loosely and the other not at all yet:

    1.) Dabble in different themes - I'm a bit of a completionist so I find it hard not to collect everything - but some themes, subthemes or even specific sets really grab my interest. There's a dearth of unlicensed space, (normal) castle and pirates at the moment but some of the Ninjago Movie sets, and the entire City Jungle subtheme really reinvigorated my interest in different themes. Even the bucket wheel excavator was an unusual purchase from me but I loved the challenging build and trying to nurse it into life!

    2.) Find diamonds in the rough - I feel like I'm in the minority here (and I know I am when I visit auctions) but I find it really satisfying to restore sets that have been loved, played with, stored away and eventually auctioned off. There's something really exciting about finding a couple of key parts in a loose Lego box for sale and then building up the complete model. I've managed to recreate the Mega Core Magnetizer, various early 80s Space sets, the Airtech Claw Rig, the Pirates Sea Vulture, the Castle of Morcia and the Black Knights Castle from '87 in this way. I didn't restore them with the intention to sell them off, but if I did in the future for money or space, I wouldn't generally be so precious about them than sets I'd bought from new. Some of the sets named above might break this convention though!
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  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 192
    Personally I’ve been losing interest in Star Wars as a whole, never mind the Legos.
    mithridate
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,429
    There are all sorts of videos on YouTube showing that Star Wars toys sales are down no matter what they are. Maybe it's over saturation, or bad movies. I personally won't buy any new LEGO Star Wars sets Unless they are on discount, or I need to get the gift with purchase. Also not planning on seeing Solo in theater, or any other SJW Star Wars Movie.  
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 192
    edited March 2018
    ^SJW?
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,775
    ^SJW?
    Sacajawea?
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  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,429
    Social Justice Warrior. I don't want to get political, but basically it straight white males are bad and they should be eliminated.
  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 316
    @Bumblepants I think that it's more about the delivery of the message and not the message itself 
    gmonkey76
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,565
    Well the non-white Ackbar definitely needs are more high profile role: sliced thinly, battered and cooked with salt and pepper and a little chilli on the side.
    dmcc0pharmjodOubird
  • PolyphemusPolyphemus Sydney, AustraliaMember Posts: 92
    dmcc0 said:
    I decided restrict my collection to Star Wars
    I did almost the exact opposite! Star Wars brought me out of my Dark Ages but I quickly moved onto Modulars and then Creator Expert, City and Ideas sets that fit with them. Kept up with SW for a bit but the sheer number of sets, Star Wars Tax, too much grey and the rather dull Last Jedi offerings have convinced me to let it go and focus my spending on more rewarding sets.

    I second the opinion of many others here, try to get into some other themes or start MOCing (although I'm not quite sure I'm ready for that particular Pandora’s Box myself yet...).
    dmcc0vwong19
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 692
    edited March 2018
    ecmo47 said:
    If your not good a MOCing, try your hand at some of the incredible instructions that are out there. Mortesv's Nebulon B, Cavegods AT-AT, that huge Star Destroyer. We need more 1/250th scale fleet builders!

     
    Funny you should mention that. Slowly acquiring parts for a couple of those already and also the Hammerhead. Progress pretty slow at the moment but once my evening classes finish this summer I'll have a bit more time and will get stuck into them. Although maybe just one at a time might be sensible!
  • AyliffeAyliffe the UK innit?Member Posts: 306
    edited March 2018
    gmonkey76 said:
    There are all sorts of videos on YouTube showing that Star Wars toys sales are down no matter what they are. Maybe it's over saturation, or bad movies.
    Considering that every Disney!StarWars film released so far has gotten glowing reviews from critics, I'm willing to bet it's the oversaturation of a new film every year innit - whilst Marvel can sorta get away with two-or-three movies a year due to the wild variation of themes & settings they've got to play around with (compare GOTG Vol2 and Spiderman Homecoming for example, both released last year yet both with very different settings), Star Wars doesn't really get that pleasure due to it being... well, Star Wars. It's got a very set-in-stone tone and universe that doesn't really leave much room for too much variation from the norm, so when you try to pump out new films and toys every 12 months or less with the same visual and tonal style... audiences are more than likely gonna get tired of it eventually, no matter the quality of the films/toys themselves. Combine that with Disney's current reliance on classic trilogy imagery for nostalgiabait (definitely not something Disney's alone in abusing, mind - Sonic Team's overabundant Green Hill & Chemical Plant Zone fetish immediately comes to mind) and you've got a recipe for short-term success that leads into probable long-term troubles.
    gmonkey76 said:
    Also not planning on seeing Solo in theater, or any other SJW Star Wars Movie.  
    gmonkey76 said:
    Social Justice Warrior. I don't want to get political, but basically it straight white males are bad and they should be eliminated.

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  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,429
    Did you just say sensible and LEGO in the same thread? No way can an adult collect LEGO, and be sensible. At least that what all my exes told me as they were leaving.
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  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 692
    gmonkey76 said:
    Did you just say sensible and LEGO in the same thread? No way can an adult collect LEGO, and be sensible. At least that what all my exes told me as they were leaving.
    I said it would be sensible. Didn't say that's what I was going to do ;-)

    Sensible would also be not buying stuff that I don't particularly want when I have a pile of unbuilt LEGO, lack of funds/space and a wife that moans about LEGO every time postman visits.  I don't do that either!
    gmonkey76Oubird
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,787
    gmonkey76 said:
    Social Justice Warrior. I don't want to get political, but basically it straight white males are bad and they should be eliminated.

    Don't you mean straight white males with Posh English accents? 
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,787
    mh3490 said:
    @Bumblepants I think that it's more about the delivery of the message and not the message itself 

    I think Disney are pushing the female angle to get more girls interested in Star Wars as any other political/social agenda - get the girls on board and that's twice as many kids to sell merchandise to.

    Disney are gong to milk Star Wars hard to get their $4Bn and then some. 3 new films out:

    An ok OT remix, an excellent OT supplement and then a SW film that most people over the age of 7 don't like, the forecast for Solo isn't looking too good either (although there were a lot of worries with Rogue One reshoots and that turned out fine).

    I'm only collecting OT UCS sets now (or supplementary sets - the Jawa battle pack goes well with the UCS Sandcrawler, so I got 2, mainly for 2 Tusken Raiders ), I've ran out of room and everything new I get means something else has to be put away - next to go is probably GB Headquarters, or perhaps UCS Tumbler.

    The UCS series is running out of steam for me too. We're well into rehashes now, once the ISD, Y-Wing, Vader's Tie and Tantative IV come around for remakes, i'll probably be done (maybe add the AT-ST that I nearly bought after coming out of my dark ages. Don't think we'll see a Cavegod style AT-AT unless TLG find a way of making the build sturdy enough for their stability standards - maybe doing the legs in the same structural style as the Imperial shuttle wings (holed bricks and technic liftarms with rods running through for reinforcement?

    I'm starting to get Lego Fatigue - as much as I love the new UCS MF, after building it, at the back of my mind I was thinking "wow, £650 I spent on that" - first set I have ever bought without a discount or an amazing/valuable freebie to offset. I still haven't put it on display yet as i'm waiting for parts to build a stand.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,787
    edited March 2018
    ^ Forgot to add that I really need to lash on with my Batcave/Wayne Manor MOC. I have the best part of 8 UCS Batcaves in parts (they were costing me about £30 a set for 2000 parts after parting out the vehicles/minifigs).

    MOCing is great, but you need an incredible amount of time to do something substantial - everything you build gets pulled to bits and retweaked 6-8 times in my experience.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,775
    edited March 2018
    gmonkey76 said:
    Social Justice Warrior. I don't want to get political, but basically it straight white males are bad and they should be eliminated.
    Huh, well that was a left turn. 

    But I'm pretty sure Daisy Ridley is a straight white male, and Adam Driver is a gay afro-latino-asian disabled woman.  Amazing what CGI can do.

    Last time I checked, Star Wars movies were made to generate money and tell a story to as many people that will pay for the privilege.

    But whatever - if you don't enjoy the story, don't see the movie.
    CCC said:
    Well the non-white Ackbar definitely needs are more high profile role: sliced thinly, battered and cooked with salt and pepper and a little chilli on the side.
    It's a trap!  That sautee pan is fully operational!
    Fizyxmithridate
  • Boardshorts85Boardshorts85 ChicagoMember Posts: 170
    I'd say as long as you remain interested in LEGO, which it would seem you do if you're frequenting Brickset, then its not a Dark Age

    I came out of my Dark Age in 2013 and while I love building and collecting there's also a realization that space is an issue.  My modular lineup is presenting landlocked without space for some brewing MOCs or the Downtown Diner, and Ninjago City is currently living on the dining room table.  It's slowed my progress substantially, but not for lack of interest.  Add to it that there is a huge number of sets every year and those of us without dedicated LEGO rooms have to be a little more judicious with what we acquire.

    As far as SW as a theme - I think others have nailed it.  Disney's new-film-every-year cash grab is over-saturating the fan base.  How many over-priced versions of the same sets do we need?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,565
     How many over-priced versions of the same sets do we need?
    Normally at least one each, and preferably the best one in the buyer's/collector's eyes. Which is what the new LEGO SW fans want too. Lego doesn't really care whether someone that bought a Millennium Falcon #7965 back in 2011/12 will have also bought a #75105 or if they will buy a new Falcon from the Solo movie. They care about selling to fans that haven't got a Falcon, and there are many of them.

    If they don't do a mid sized MF for the Solo movie but instead do some obscure ship that they haven't done before from, say, the PT, then are sales as a whole likely to be better or worse? Clearly worse. They need to keep re-doing key ships as that is what buyers want. There is no point telling someone they cannot have a MF as they should have bought one 6 years ago, or a 3 years ago. 

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  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,052
    With the release of LEGO’s annual report this thread certainly has some “buck” to it.  I wonder what impact the two major movies had last year on their finances? IF they invested tons of resources on the movies respective themes and they were a flop that couldn’t be good.
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 686
    With the release of LEGO’s annual report this thread certainly has some “buck” to it.  I wonder what impact the two major movies had last year on their finances? IF they invested tons of resources on the movies respective themes and they were a flop that couldn’t be good.

    Both of them made money world wide (although the domestic haul on TLNM was disappointing), and from what has leaked around (including in the release) the Ninjago theme did very well.  TLBM sets seem to have been a pretty big drag on profits, according to quite a few sources, and the biggest reason for it was likely saturation and a profusion of low quality sets in the theme.  I really hope the take away for them was to condense their offerings to fewer sets, and increase the quality of those sets, since the theme that did well did so and the theme that didn't... didn't.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,775
    CCC said:
     How many over-priced versions of the same sets do we need?
    Normally at least one each, and preferably the best one in the buyer's/collector's eyes.
    Traditionally, we have some overlapping over-priced Millennium Falcons and some variations of X-Wings.  Do we value the 'first' version?  I don't know.

    (I have a #4504 MF, so maybe? Even though it's the second version.)

    I look at these frequent sets as essentially disposable.  Don't let it bother you that another version of the same set is coming...
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,301
    I have just been more focused on saving money, and only buying some sets that I really want one of (like mods), would part out for MOCs I do want to start building, or if I want the figures/part out the set, but right now I have so many unboxed sets that I have to actually start breaking down into part types in my storage that I do not want to add to that.
    Combine that with the increase of sets I want that cost more and my spending has decreased.
    I have to admit I have been somewhat burned out (well maybe only 'singed') on LEGO for the past year now; getting sets I know I want vs buying a lot of secondary, buying for parts, or figures.

    I have also started concentrating on clearing out used LEGO in my apt and finally selling a bunch of the older used sets I have that are sitting around waiting to be built and getting back to sorting.
  • willp2003willp2003 Member Posts: 86
    I've also noticed I'm losing interest. Apart from the odd small set, I only buy OT UCS sets, and even then I don't get the play set ones (ewok village, hoth etc). I started off with just Star Wars, but then branched out to creator expert, and some ideas. I have 7 modulars but refuse to pay over the odds for older models. The new modular is a change in style, so I'm waiting until next year to see how that continues, to see if I buy it. I think my main issue is that I don't have space for it all. I don't have kids, but do have neices and nephews, so I'm going to have to start giving it away to create room. The prices of some of the Star Wars sets are getting crazy. Obviously £650 was fine, but paying £80 for an x-wing isn't!
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,565
    SumoLego said:
    CCC said:
     How many over-priced versions of the same sets do we need?
    Normally at least one each, and preferably the best one in the buyer's/collector's eyes.
    Traditionally, we have some overlapping over-priced Millennium Falcons and some variations of X-Wings.  Do we value the 'first' version?  I don't know.

    (I have a #4504 MF, so maybe? Even though it's the second version.)

    I look at these frequent sets as essentially disposable.  Don't let it bother you that another version of the same set is coming...
    I value the #7965 one most. It is OT. It is not too small and not too big, so easy to display. It is a reasonably good shape. I feel no need to get later versions. But I respect that other people new to LEGO SW, or people that didn't get an earlier one, might want one.
  • sonsofscevasonsofsceva 1904 World's FairMember Posts: 537
    At first, I bought everything when I came out of my dark age, but over time, I have honed my buying to what I find 1. useful or 2. beautiful. I would buy the Ewok Village but not the rest of the SW sets that year, or the Temple of Airjitzu but ignore most of the other Ninjago sets. I bought the first carnival set for the throwing up guy and ended up just loving its authenticity to real carnie rides. I buy for my boys the things they are interested in (mostly super heroes these days, and SW droid army sets, which have all but disappeared now), but for me it has become not about nostalgia, but aesthetic or my own sense of playfulness. That has been a big step for me, and has kept the joy in the LEGO experience.

    PS I love the Elves design work. I would love to see some big set take its cues from the stylings often used there, but with fewer pink/purple overtones. That series' design style is everything I was waiting for in a Rivendell or Lothlorien set that never happened.
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  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,601
    In my opinion, it's totally fine to not see anything you want. Just hang on to your money until Lego makes something you do want. It's not a Dark Age if you're not buying every set Lego releases. 
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  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,442
    After nearly 30 years of "dark ages", I was pulled back in by finding the #10188 death star at a local thrift store for just over $50 in 2014. I jumped back in and started buying nearly every LEGO item I found in that store. Now I have a dozen 62 liter tubs of unsorted parts, built sets all over the house, and lots of boxed sets that I picked up cheap from Walmart and Target clearances. Instead of buying more, I'm now focusing on sorting through what I have in the tubs and building sets from there. The best part of having all that unsorted LEGO is there's stuff in there from the 1960s right up to current, and from pretty much every theme produced, so it never gets boring.
    FowlerBricks
  • Game_onGame_on USAMember Posts: 90
    I think to only collect one series really limits you and can lead to that burned out feeling that can push you away from the scene.

    I don't focus on any 1 series in particular.  I take the mind set of if I think it will be an interesting build or if I think it looks pretty cool, I'll buy it. (pending budget restrictions that is)

    Fizyx
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 686
    Game_on said:
    I think to only collect one series really limits you and can lead to that burned out feeling that can push you away from the scene.

    I don't focus on any 1 series in particular.  I take the mind set of if I think it will be an interesting build or if I think it looks pretty cool, I'll buy it. (pending budget restrictions that is)


    I've also moved more in that direction, and it's been really good.  After the TLBM fiasco (so many sets, and trying to get the whole theme was... not fun) I was going to stay away from trying to get whole themes, and just go for what I like.  Of course, as soon as I made that choice, TLNM came out, and all the sets looked great. So I've ended up going for all the TLNM theme sets... but I learned an important lesson.  It's fine to go for a whole theme if you like everything in the theme.  But if you like some, and feel ambivalent about others, it's not worth getting the ones you have mixed feelings about just to finish the theme.  And, second most importantly, if you're just buying a set for because it includes the only version of some minifig... just get the minifig off Bricklink, don't get the whole set.  In general, you'll feel a lot better and not end up with unwanted clutter.  (Certain mini/big figs excluded from this calculus, of course.  If it's something like the Hulk bigfig in the Arena battle set that costs roughly half the cost of getting the set, I might just consider getting the whole set.)
    Game_on
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