calisupra2nr, on 12 April 2012 - 11:57 PM, said:
Well I just got back into collecting SW Legos in the past few months. I have already over indulged and spent way too much money, but I cannot help it... I need more! Since February I have purchased:
-Sith Infiltrator 7961, Anakin & Sebulba Podracers 7962, Battle of Naboo x3 7929, Imperial V-Wing 7915, Anakin's Jedi Interceptor 9494, ACR-170 8088, Battle for Geonosis 7869, Bounty Hunter Gunship 7930, T6 Jedi Shuttle 7931, Sith Nightspeeder 7957, Geonosian Starfighter 7959, Republic Frigate 7964, Greivous Starfighter 8095, Clone Turbo Tank 8098, Geonosian Cannon 9491, Freeco Speeder 8085, Plo Koon's starfighter 8093, Luke's Landspeeder 8092, Droid Escape 9490, Gold Leader's y-wing 9495, Tie Fighter (2012) 9492, Xwing (2012) 9493, Millenium Falcon 7965, Slave 1 8097, Wampa Attack, Hoth Eco Base 7879, Mandalorian Battle pack, Rebel trooper battle pack, snowtrooper battle pack, republic dropship & ATOT.
I am about to purchase the Death Star and Imperial Shuttle 10212 for the TC14 promo.
My question is, now that I am pretty much caught up on everything on store shelves and even some of the older stuff like republic dropship, where do I go from here? Some of the sets I would love to own like the Trade Fed MTT and Republic Gunship are way too expensive on the aftermarket (nearly 2-3x RRP). My friend told me that the Battle for Endor 8038, Home One Mon Calimari 7754 and Hoth Rebel Base 7666 are great sets to get. What are your thoughts on these? I also REALLY want a republic fighter tank and AT-AT. Are these worth buying now?
I do not care if a set is from the OT or the prequels, I just like to collect the best examples of vehicles, minifigs, and locales from the movies and CW show. In your minds, what are the must own sets or the best interpretations since the SW license has been around?
This is pretty nice a collection you got within a short time.
Regarding your question, your friend proves to have a very good OT taste. The sets mentioned belong to the best TLG has released, IMO.
8038 is a legend already and often receives highest acclaims by SW fans. It is kind of a 'all in one' that makes for a great standalone Endor diorama. It recently went out of production so you might still get it from retailers. I do very much recommend it. If a new iteration were to become released later on, it would differ in many regards as did 7879 to 7666. It would be more complementary than a new version.
7754 is a little underestimated and didn't sell too well. Nevertheless it contains two display/play areas, a very nice starfighter and some exclusive minifigs. Personally i like it very much. Prices can be expected to rise substantially as time progresses. It is unlikely that it gets rereleased in a new version - a real collector's piece...
7666 was a cheap Hoth set to include very much for a low price. Initially it didn't sell well but then sold out in a fairly short time. It's prices on the aftermarket are extraordinary which speaks for itself. I sought after it for almost a year until i got a used one in mint condition (at twice the retail price i must admit). It's great for display and contains a few nice/rare parts. Having several other Hoth sets, one can create an impressive Hoth diorama around it.
Another recommendation is 10198, Tantive IV. IMHO it is the most beautifully designed ship TLG has done so far. Accurate, system scale, great colour scheme ond no stickers
There are many reviews (even video) around if you are interested.
Edited by Ki-Adi-Mundi, 13 April 2012 - 05:33 AM.
A Fool? No, AFOL i guess - at least both.
New sets i desire the most: Imperial Star Destroyer, Cloud City, Imperial Inspection, Mos Eisley Cantina, Rebel Scout Trooper and Stormtrooper BP