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Another step up in the same release year was #9526 Palpatine’s Arrest (AKA I AM the Senate set). Retail was £60, current new price average £215. I mean, it is the set that allows you to reenact all your meme fantasies though!
And #21310 also surprised me, prices are going above €300 easilt for MISB. But then again I am not a collector of modular buildings and those older ones are also crazy expensive...
The designer had several other seaside sets that he submitted but were not chosen. Has anyone heard anything about instructions for these other sets being available after a certain waiting period?
#21027 - Berlin Skyline
#21026 - Venice Skyline
#8019 - Republic Attack Shuttle
All were purchased for building but are sat in a backlog and I just look at them and think why???
Not sure why the Skylines have gone up though - I can only hypothesise people wanting a metaphorical holiday escape in these times through a building experience?
Surely no-one is paying $150 for a Minecraft set? Sometimes all this investment stuff feels like investors just buying stuff off each other than actual Lego fans wanting to buy or collect sets.
Feels like those companies that sell stars or plots on the moon.
I wasn't overly involved in LEGO when the speed champions came out but I actually really like them. They are a great mix between the high detail big models and the minifig scale "play" vehicles. They are fun for MOC builds because they are a good size while also looking nice. I would expect to see a degree of appreciation on Speed champions in the future. Maybe not as much as the originals but it wouldn't hurt to grab extras.
People had lots of disposable income in 2020 and you have a lot of collectors that are also completion-ists and want the old cars.
About three years ago I was able to start buying more GS sets and minifigures, and was pleasantly surprised to find them so cheap. I bought a couple sets, broke them apart to make Galaxy Squad MOCs, and kept the minifigures on display. They seemed easy to collect.
I recently looked at my minifigure collection, and realized all I needed were two more Galaxy Squad minifigures to complete my collection. "Easy and cheap," I thought. I headed over to Bricklink, and was shocked to see both the figures and sets getting higher in price. Looking at other secondary markets, the Galaxy Squad line is selling for much higher prices in general too (even incomplete sets).
Here's one example: When I checked Bricklink three years ago, I remember seeing the Winged Mosquitoid selling really cheap without the antennas ($1.30-2.00 I think), and there were several around that price. To obtain a complete one was about $3-4 I believe. Not only are there very few for sale currently world-wide, but they are suddenly going up in price. Even compared to last year the price jump is notable.
Is there a new demand for Galaxy Squad, or is it because there isn't much left for sale on the market?
Looking at some of the recent sales, it seems like Lloyd DX sometimes sells more alone, than the full cube??? The cube and the figures seem to sell at an odd range of prices.
Examples above might be lightly cherry picked but still thought it was interesting.
Sold the cube as a set instead of individually. Super boy was also sought decently after. Oops.