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“On our side [there’s] a clear rule that they have to consist of so many pieces so you can call them construction toys, and so that you can make activities,” Jens adds. “And in the past, okay, we’ve done different things [like] the magnets, but that’s merchandise. That’s not toys.”
I just think it's strange for people to think that Lego could do a Star Wars CMF line and has chosen to not do it for some unknown reason while pretty much lying about the reason. They'd easily be a profitable series and there are hundreds of characters they could do that wouldn't have even the slightest affect on their ability to still put desirable figures in sets to keep driving set sales.
LEGO went hog-wild with the constractible figures, an no matter the piece-count, those would clearly (potentially) encroach on an 'action figure' license. Much like the Brickheadz certainly appear to encroach on a Funko Pop license.
Anyway, my overall point is always to analyze the statements of LEGO in the context of profitability. SW CMFs can't possibly be more lucrative than the present model of spreading minifigs across multiple products. I don't think LEGO wants a statement to the effect of: 'We acknowledge the demand for a SW CMF series of the principle characters of the Saga, but we'd rather our customers have to spend many hundreds of dollars on multiple sets to accomplish this task."
Exhibit A: 20th Anniversary Minifigures; see also Harry Potter Anniversary Minifigures.
Also, in watching the LEGO video about modulars, I'm realizing that there is likely something wrong with me. A few years ago I seriously considered purchasing a file organization system much like the one in the screencap below. It was only four sections, and would have fit nicely in a section of my basement. I am now awash with regret that I didn't pull the trigger. However, I probably would have been murdered, and my corpse would be presently housed in it...
Enjoy the build, I am very jealous! ;-)
* standard minifigure included for scale
Where does the light come from? I am not familiar with these.
My LEGO status? Reading through Isaiah, and wondering what Vibrant Coral counts as. I've been putting it with pink, purple, but I wish Brickset's color guide was newer than 2016...
Why? Who knows?
All I know is back in the 80s I had a Sindy shower but I never did get a lav for her. Poor Sindy. Holding it in for 40 years.
also: excited I now have a table that can be configured as ~10x30”, 30x40” or 30x60” for various display options behind my desk. Most of the time it will be 10x30 so I have more space for my chair, but wintertime it’ll be a glorious village!
In other news, I just knocked one more set off the list towards completing the entirety of the classic Pirates line. Only a few more to go now.
Since then however I've been on a mission. I've gotten nearly all of the small sets from 1992-1997 and a few of the large ones. I'm currently only missing #6277 and #6296 for larger sets (since I happened to just acquire #6281 - once it's arrived I'll clean and inventory and see what's missing from it, the listing gave an inventory of about 10 missing pieces) and I'm also missing the #1729 value pack.
Once I've gotten those three, I will have basically completed the classic pirates line. I'm not including the 3 sets which are regional duplicates (1464/1696, 1713/1733, 1747/1802) for which I only have the North American version of each and I will also technically still be missing the #6204 Buccaneers Minifigure Pack, but until I can find that one with a box for a price I'm willing to pay, it will remain missing from my collection (while not being a big time box collector in general, I kind of feel the minifigure packs are only worth having with the boxes... one of my quirks).
I wish you the best in your collection! May the Ebay/Facebook Marketplace/OfferUp/Bricks & Minifigs gods smile upon you!
I've got every set released so far, including the micro-scale sets, polybags and BigFigs, with a few duplicates of useful small sets. I only do not have #MINECON-1, which I'm not bothered about and #66646, which is a bundle. I've also BrickLinked and built all of @veyniac's MOCs as well, so it's a Minecraft Plus collection. ;-)
I have been sort-of half-hoping Lego would stop making any more Minecraft sets, so that I could call it a day, but they keep coming out with new ones! I see 7 unannounced sets for 2022 in the database, so my quest continues. It's a bl**dy nightmare! I just checked and I believe that I have about 47 Steves in various guises! :-D ;-)
Joking aside, apart from the fact that this could end up being a never-ending theme, I am still enjoying collecting the sets and will stop when the enjoyment also stops.
I think those are more expensive than LEGO per ounce...
One thing I do not miss about TRU.
I love Sylvanian Families. So adorable...but yes expensive !!
... it's funny that my Faberge Egg collection and all of the paperwork and all of the photos of the collection were all destroyed in the fire...
oooops! slipped, sorry...
I'm incredibly happy that I was able to get this for the price I paid. I think I was greatly helped in that by how the seller listed it. This set is absolutely stupidly overpriced in the aftermarket, so even though it hurt to have to shell out even as much as I did, to be able to have got it for more than $100 less than the going market rate was really nice!
I also was able to piece together everything for set #1729 the Barnacle Bay Value Pack. I thought I was going to be short a number of pieces and a couple minifigs, but turns out I did have everything. So I'm putting that one on the owned list now too (though I will still be keeping an eye out for a copy with the instructions).
With that, I've now completed all of the small Classic Pirates (1989-1997) sets and am down to missing only two of the larger sets, #6277 Imperial Trading Post and #6296 Shipwreck Island.