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Last August, however, I was at a Toys 'r Us, and saw the Millenium Falcon on sale for $109. I...couldn't pass it up. Unfortunately(or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), this has now turned into 16 more SW sets(I am keeping it to only Original Trilogy sets though), a second bookshelf, and now I am breaking into the Superheroes line with a few sets, which are very good too.
I think the new SW sets are very good, and far better than they were over a decade ago. I must have the Death Star, and it will be mine within the next two weeks. Unfortunately, I think I'm sliding down the same Sarlacc pit. Oh well, there are worse things to waste money and time on.
So... Come over to the dark side, we have Cookies!!!!! :)
Anakin and Sebulba's Podrace
and strangely, the Jedi Booster Ring...thing. Can't remember the name of the set, but I love it.
I think for those that are into it it's a good line, because TLG puts a lot of time into it, but it's just not for me. I've never really been a big fan of the movies either.
Some SW sets also seem to be made out of plates, which makes them difficult to re-use. The new Tie Fighter or upcoming ToR Sith ship seem to be a good example.
Last but not least, the whole theme starts to become too repetitive for my taste.
Having said that, I admit I bought a few SW sets at a bargain (Slave I, Bounty Hunter Gunship, Death Star), and they are great!
I did buy 10x bounty hunters when they were £20, and sold off the minifigs and some of the rarer parts. Made a decent profit and had loads of free parts left over.
I only get the star wars episodes 4-6 sets, and I won't change. i have watched clone wars with my son, but does not appeal to me. I had some sets from episode 1 to 3...but I sold them off as I needed space and money for the modulars, and I do not regret my choice.
A few Weeks back I got The new Jedi Interceptor (9494) Reilly like this set And in the last few days just finished the Republic Frigate (7964)
But I will pay full price for OT stuff But all most all of my PT stuff I got on discount! So I guess I prefer OT!!! But love it all :)
I think were digressing...
Fact is Star Wars Lego is the best :p
For one, the scenes and effects of the PT are obviously better due to the technology that was not available at the time of the OT (but, boy, I still have great admiration on the way they made those effects back then, which was essentially even more than a labor of love). So they tend to come up with pretty cool characters, IMO. And I think the younger generation will easily identify with what is the current story line. I just don't like the way they made the faces in the clone wars versions in LEGO, though, but I do like the ARF troopers.
Lastly, as ^hoyatables said, you can just invest in those PT sets for the future. I think there will always be a market for those things, and as long as you don't have to break the bank just to buy them, of course!
The best rule, I guess, is buy what you like...But if I had much more money to burn, I'd buy the stuff which might become a good set for resale. That would be my trigger.
Regarding the most recent lego set... I am a fan of spaceships at heart and I absolutely love the Old Republic ships.. especially the Fury!
The CW on the otherhand, have been excluded from my collection. No ships or Jedi's from CW, due to the cartoon eyes looking ridiculous next to the others. But I do collect the troopers from CW still, since they're heads are covered anyways. I love me some troopers, what can I say...
There are actually quite a few things from the movies that have yet to be done in Lego. Where is our Nebulon B frigate?
Or how about a UCS speeder bike? Has that one been suggested?
UCS Luke's Landspeeder?