For the Model or the Parts ?
Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:08 PM
Still, as all my sets are currently broken down (we're moving house) I don't think it's likely I'll rebuild. Shall probably start MOC'ing once I have a desk
(At that point, I will probably start buying sets for parts )
Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:32 AM
Now I recently bought the 8053 Mobile Crane, and really liked the look and functionality of that model. Even more recently, I bought the 8043 Motorized Excavator, built it, disassembled it, built the B-model, and then realized that I all of a sudden had a lot of interesting parts I could try to implement into the 8053, which I like better! I am currently putting motors into it to motorize both functions of the outriggers (a task a lot more difficult than I assumed it would be), and will try to post some pictures here when it's done.
I'm still getting used to the studless construction, so the sets I've recently bought have helped me get a bette understanding for the new techniques used, but hopefully, parts wil start to pile up, I'll get them organized, and have some innovative dreations of my own in the not too distant future!
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:37 AM
The few models I display are how ever modified, either for better looks, or better functionality. The 8043 has got a jackhammer as well as a new scoop, and a few other mods as well...
I'm thinking on buying more models in the future to part out and sell, but still haven't done so as my collection still needs all the add ons it can get...
Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:38 AM
I often find myself checking inventories on BrickLink to decide buying a set or not.
key aspects to me are rare parts, part count, color palette (I'm sick of red pieces , I'd prefer to have only VLBG, LBG, DBG, black and yellow parts)
models are nice to study, but live up to few hours, then become just parts for my MOCs
Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:04 PM
Nice if you have the money to spend
I recently got about 20 kg of lego, and spend already 2 weeks with sorting....nothing build yet.
So for me it's parts.
Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:12 PM
Edited by camaro365, 23 September 2012 - 11:24 PM.
Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:07 PM
or head over to my youtube to watch my builds in action!
Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:58 PM
Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:58 AM
According to a quick check on brickstore....
If you assign avg 6 month sales value to all the parts in the model and you achieved sales at avg values then the set is worth 375 dollars. Now thats even better if your name is Paul and you picked up a bunch of these sets for 140 bucks at Brickfair. Either way though sellers on BL scavange TRU and ebay for sales to source their parts. Often its not a worthwhile venture but in the case of the crawler there were so many unique parts the prices are sky high until lego starts selling the motors for the normal prices (i.e. under 10 bucks each).
If maximizing value of the set is desired the very best thing you can do is buy a set and sit on it for a few years and then sell it either as a whole or parted out. Often lego will make a usefull part and then stop selling it for reasons no one understands.
I myself? Its a mix. I buy plenty of sets to part-out but I also buy plenty of sets to have the sets. Then again, I buy plenty of humpty dumpty ebay sets that I use my parts to put back together again.
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