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Nah well, guess I'll wait till AFOLday anyhow.
More of a "what are you not buying right now" though. Sticking to hunting policemen for now (Obligatory hi to GCHQ/NSA/other SIGINTs) and keeping the birthday present pool well-stocked.
I'll likely give in when Ninjago City Docks is released in two weeks though.
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Have a nice day everyone!
Satisfaction at last! :-)
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@Huw @drdavewatford: these sets are not yet listed in the Amazon shopper section on the main site nor are there buy tabs/links for these sets on their individual set pages. Might be good to remedy that so Bricksetters can more easily buy though a BS affiliate link to support the site?
I've even opened the set and plan to build it straight away! A rarity for me :-)
Currently available modulars by year released: Parisian Restaurant (2014) > Detective's Office (2015) > Brick Bank (2016) > Assembly Square (2017) > Downtown Diner (2018)
So *IF* (no guarantees) TLG sticks to how they have been handling modular retirements recently, PR should be on the chopping block sometime come autumn, with DO only retiring next year.
Depending on sales numbers TLG might decide different, and AS is a wildcard due to its size.
It will almost certainly be cheaper at some point in the future.
But if you have the money and build it now, you were probably right to buy it now.
Get the City as soon as you see it for a discount of 20% or better ....
I loved both of them. The Diner was my first build. I think I did have more fun putting together the detective office though. The detective office is older so maybe that one first? I am not sure when it is set to retire.
I bought the Docks from Amazon Germany when it was priced at 185 Euros the other day (birthday present!). It worked out at 200 Swiss Francs delivered to Switzerland. Its listed for 299 Swiss francs on Lego shop, so for me its a great saving. I think its only sold in Toys r us in Switzerland but discounts are rare and 20% at best so I`m happy with my purchase.
Enjoy the build when you receive it! I can`t wait for my birthday end of this month!
I don't own the Diner but it looks like it's got a more attractive and unique exterior and would work better as a standalone than others. If you're looking to get multiple modulars in the future, though, you're going to regret starting with this one. It'll retire last out of the current bunch and it doesn't really quite "fit" with any others in terms of style. Well, that applies to a lot of modulars, but you can always rearrange your lineup so that the bold, chunky Town Hall (for example) isn't leaving the dainty and frail Parisian Restaurant in its shadow. You can't really do that for the Downtown Diner.
After having spend nothing on lego for quiet some time I recently got drawn in again starting with the London bus. A lovely set that I have been wanting for quiet some time and while it is a good set,it does unfortunatly not quiet match the design quality of the VW van.
Since I have not spend much for over 1 year I decided to allow myself a big purchase again. My collection thus far consists of mostly 1 off sets with little connection to eachoter,sets that do well when displayed on their own and that I like because they are awesome and/or well designed.
Now for my purchase I am in doubt between several sets
-porche 911 gt3 rs. (I think this one looks much better then the Bugatti,it also is on sale a lot so could be gotten relatively cheap) A set that looks awesome but the downside for me is the technical part (as it has been with all technic sets that use the new system). The technical part is not up to the task at all which is disappointing for a technic set. Even something simple as steering is very difficult and has an enormous amount of friction,let alone other functions. (this truly was much and much better with the old technic system)
-ninjago city+city dogs. They look awesome and while i am not a big fan of ninjago in general these sets can stand on their own very well. I will only buy one now but once you bought one my experience is that you will buy the other as well to complete the set,you will also end up buying future expansions to the city and this will end up being an expensive purchase in the long run, 550 euro to start with.
-assembly square. This would round out my modular collection nicely. I do have 5 modular buildings (pet shop to brick bank) and I did stop buying them with the downtown diner. It is an expensive collection to keep buying,i am not a fan of the design of downtown diner much (imo it doesn't go well with the other modular buildings and there are some more aspects I don't like) so this for me is a good moment to get out of this line. Assembly square would be a nice end to it and would give me more then sufficient buildings and bricks to make a lego city part for display. The downside is that it is a bit boring set in general,of all the expensive sets that I bought the modulars give me the least amount of pleasure and makes me the least happy (though I still love them). The sets that give me the most pleasure are more or less stand alone sets like the seacow and tower of orthanc.
-ucs millennium falcon. The most expensive one,the one almost everyone wants. While being a big starwars fan I actually only have 1 lego starwars set thus far (ucs super star destroyer,the 2nd set I bought after the vw van pulled me out of my dark ages). This set would be a good addition,and it would also give me an excuse to not buy more starwars sets for some time to come,once you have this one what more is there to get. The disadvantage is that while I can buy this set it kinda is to expensive for me and I know I probably should not.
-lego roller coaster. I don't have any other fairground theme sets yet. They do look very nice together but the coaster I think can also perfectly work on its own and would not require you to buy every other set in the line. The downside to me is that while it is awesome it is also a bit stale and 1 dimensional,contrary to for example a set like ninjago city.
So ya,still undecided to what to purchase. Beeing on a budget has its downsides but it also has a few upsides. The anticipation and picking of a set to buy is fun and has been entertaining me for over 2 weeks now.
Original idea was to buy ninjago city,then I started calculating to convince myself that I might as well buy the MF instead. Slowly coming to my senses the other options crossed my mind. Right now I am on the roller coaster but will most likely get back to ninjago city. First intention is often best. O well,some more time to decide and enjoy comparing sets. Will let know how it ended and what I bought in the end lol.
I've enjoyed all the modulars I've built so far. My favourite has been Assembly Square. A really fun build and great value for money. My one gripe was the 'lego fan' layout in the flat. I couldn't work out what that was supposed to be at first. So that's gone and I've replaced it with a TV and Sound System.
I have only seen #75201 discounted by 30% so far; might now be tempted to do this mod if I see it at 50%.