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The Top Ten Sets of 2012!

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Hello, It's me again and this time it's something a little different...

This topic is for everybody's opinion on the top 10 sets of 2012

You can post either 10 sets or 1 set but no numbers in between and after 7 days I will count up the votes and announce the 'Official Top 10 In EB's Opinion!'

Thanks a lot, and this is to get the ball rolling

1. Funhouse Escape

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In no particular order:

1. 9494 Anakin's Jedi Interceptor

2. 9488 Elite Clone Trooper and Commando Droid Battle Pack.

3. Lloyd ZX

4. 9496 Desert Skiff.

5. 6865 Captain America's Avenging Cycle.

6. 6867 Loki's Cosmic Cube Escape.

7. 9526 Palpatine's Arrest.

8. 6866 Wolverine's Chopper Showdown

9. 9471 Uruk-hai Army

10. 9474 The Battle of Helm's Deep.

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10228 The Haunted House is definitely on that list.

Add another vote for this from me! :thumbup:

9474 Battle of Helms Deep,

10225 R2-D2. Without a doubt the most fun build I've had in a long time(possibly ever).

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Of the sets I've built this year the highlight was probably the Kingdoms Joust.

Honourable mentions to Helm's Deep, The Orc Forge, Jabba's Palace, Desert Skiff and the Crazy Scientist's Lab.

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9474 Helm's Deep

9470 Shelob Attacks

10228 Haunted House

3315 Olivia's House

7346 Seaside House

9493 X-Wing

9398 4x4 Crawler

9448 Samurai Mech

10229 Winter Village Cottage

79003 An Unexpected Gathering

Set of the year IMO is the Haunted House.

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In no particular order:

Mines of Moria

Palpatine's Arrest

Haunted House

Desert Skiff

Quinjet Aerial Battle

Kingdoms Joust

Vampyre Hearse

UCS R2-D2

Millennium Flacon

Jabba's Palace

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These are the ones that made it to my top ten list (in no particular order):

9474 The Battle Of Helm's Deep, 9473 The Mines of Moria, 10223 Kingdoms Joust, 10224 Town Hall, 10226 Sopwith Camel, 10228 Haunted House, 10229 Winter Village Cottage, 30201 Ghost, 79003 An Unexpected Gathering, and 4206 Recycling Truck.

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Although the figures are my best friends since my pet kangaroo, I actually found the sets for nearly every superheroes theme to be quite disappointing. The castle and house from Monster Fighters on the other hand were action tastic, definitely my best of this year.

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Although I haven't managed to get my hands on the last wave of kits for the year (sorry, Hobbits...) I'd say my year to date favorites include (in no particular order):

9474 Helm's Deep

10224 Town Hall

10228 Haunted House

10227 B-Wing Fighter

10225 R2-D2

10226 Sopwith Camel

10223 Kingdom's Joust

9398 4x4 Crawler

6869 Quinjet Aerial Battle

9396 Helicopter

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In no particular order:

10225 - R2-D2

10224 - Town Hall

4202 - Mining Truck

4434 - Dump Truck

9498 - Saesee Tiin Jedi Starfighter

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1.The Haunted House

2.Palpatine's Arrest

3.Jabba The Hutt's Palace

4.Catwoman Catcycle City Chase

5.The Batmobile And The Two-Face Chase

6.Vampyre Castle

7.Superman.vs.Power Armour Lex

8.The Quinjet

9.The Batcave

10.Black Phantom

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These are a few of my favourite things:

3065 Olivia’s Tree House

9465 The Zombies

9468 Vampyre Castle

9469 Gandalf Arrives

9471 Uruk-Hai Army

9474 The Battle Of Helm's Deep

10223 Kingdom's Joust

10224 Town Hall

10228 Haunted House

10229 Winter Village Cottage

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It's been a pretty great year.

Here are my absolute favs.

9471 Uruk Hai Army

30201 Ghost

10223 Kingoms Joust

9474 Helm's Deep

10224 Town Hall

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Hobbit sets do not count, right?

1. Vampyre Castle (Lovely set, great figures)

2. 6857 Funhouse Escape (Great price, awesome figures)

3. 9474 The Battle Of Helm's Deep (So recognizable, awesome figures, good price-per-piece)

3. The Zombies (Nice price, awesome figures)

4. Wolverine Chopper Showdown (Nice price, awesome exclusive figures, but a really bad chopper)

5. 10228 Haunted House (Okay price, nice figures, awesome house)

6. 3061 City Park Cafe (Great piece, PPP, two nice figures, and a great way to start a Friends collection)

7. 10229 Winter Village Cottage (Awesome PPP, but the figures are okay and the house is more of the same of the other Winter Village houses, but still good)

8. 6873 Spider-Man's Doc Ock Ambush (three good unique figures, great PPP, and some nice pieces)

9. 9471 Uruk-Hai Army (Awesome figures for the price, but not a good standalone structure with some meh pieces)

10. 9448 Samurai Mech (Good robot, but a little bit weird if used outside of Ninjago)

Edited by just2good

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I'm going to add another vote for 30201 Ghost. For only being a polybag, it's right up there on my must buy list. For that reason, it's on the list.

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Here's my list:

1. Haunted House

2. Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape

3. Superman vs. Power Armor Lex

4. R2D2

5. Jabba's Palace

6. Desert Skiff

7. Batcave

8. Wolverine's Chopper Showdown

9. Doc Ock Ambush

10. Batwing Battle

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In no particular order... I would give LEGO Design Awards to these ten sets. I used a variety of reasons from whole set design, appearance, quick play experience, long lasting play experience, part inventory, minifig design, and a few others. I'll come back with explanations on each pick after lunch perhaps.

3315-1 (Inv) Olivia’s House: The best "doll-house" style set LEGO has ever produced, period. This set's design is light-years ahead of LEGO's previous efforts in terms of Belville and it's ilk, chock full of furniture, nicely designed rooms, play scenarios, etc and full of building details that even look good to AFOLS. Also, when you have customers outside your intended target (older male AFOLS) wanting to buy this, then you know you did something right.

4202-1 (Inv) Mining Truck:If you ever had a Tonka truck as a kid, this is one of the best sets to capture that flavorful fun.

4625-1 (Inv) LEGO Pink Brick Box: An underappreciated budget gem. Odds are if you are an AFOL, this bucket is probably useful to pad out your rare color inventory.

5887-1 (Inv) Dino Defense HQ: Dino got passed along amidst other themes for many I believe, but this playset, with one each of (most) of the dinos, just seems like so much fun.

6857-1 (Inv) The Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape: One of the hardest to get sets this year, it really hits all the notes and backs it up with a perfect set of minifigs in one spot.

6866-1 (Inv) Wolverine's Chopper Showdown: The helicopter design is not the strongest, but a very solid budget offering.

9492-1 (Inv) TIE Fighter: I have a few thoughts. One, this is arguably the best non-UCS TIE ever produced. It's a success a long time coming, not that all the other TIEs were failures, just that all the others seem to be in a similar design approach, while this one just comes ahead. Two, this has UCS design but at a non-UCS price appealing to the casual collector I think.

9516-1 (Inv) Jabba's Palace: Wow, again, miles ahead of the first one. First, it really is evocative of the source material. Second, ignoring the price, the minifig design is surprising. One might argue that they have too much detail, but we won't get into that here.

10228-1 (Inv) Haunted House: A refreshing take on the modulars to see something so different, it makes me wonder if we will see "non-Town" modulars again.

3300003-1 (Inv) Lego Brand Retail Store: A beautiful disaster, I say. It's so frustrating. I no doubt think that this would be a great seller for AFOLS if it was a normal buy-able set, why, who wouldn't get one to put on their desk at work, mantle, coffee table, etc? I would, but maybe I'll Bricklink something similar since most of us prefer not to pay the second hand market prices for it... Maybe we get a minifig scale LEGO store set sometime in the future?

EDITED in reasonale.

Love to hear if you agree with me or think these a bunch of bollocks.

Edited by TheWarden

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1. Wolverines chopper escape

2. Jabba's palace

3. Funhouse

4. Haunted house

5. Palpatines arrest

6. Helms deep

7. Anakins Jedi interceptor

8. Quinjet

9. Cosmic cube escape

10. Hulk helicarrier breakout

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1) 9468 - Vampyre Castle

2) 6864 - Batmobile and The Two-Face Chase

3) 6869 - Quinjet Aerial Battle

4) 5887 - Dino Defense HQ

5) 6867 - Loki's Cosmic Cube Escape

6) 9474 - The Battle of Helms Deep

7) 9516 - Jabba's Palace

8) 10225 - R2-D2

9) 9450 - Epic Dragon Battle

10) 4439 - Heavy Lift Hellicopter

Edited by Drock

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