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#1 pionneer

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 07:13 PM

Hi all, Just a thought, as a SW Lego fan I have been colecting the classic range from day one but have only recently been collecting ep1 and ep2.

I display all classic SW Lego but keep MISB all ep1 and ep2 sets. My dilema is that the new ep3 range looks quite cool especially the new clones but do I keep these sets MISB or display them.

What do you guys do?

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 07:22 PM

Well to me the whole point of buying lego is to build the sets, i have never kept a set in its box.

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 07:25 PM

I know, and you are right but there is something special about a set that is still MISB.

I keep all my boxes and packaging in the attick.

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 07:27 PM

The Holy Grail is not MISB. It is still the greatest collectible on earth  ;)

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 07:34 PM

That is a GREAT line, jipay.

I'm with those that say 'OPEN THEM!'

#6 pionneer

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 07:45 PM

Maybe I will keep ep1 and 2 MISB but open all the ep3 range when it comes out.

This will allow for me to build something really fresh and new rather new renditions of old models.

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 08:08 PM

How can you guys keep this stuff unopened??? :oD

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 09:06 PM

/me agree with everyone : open and BUILD it !

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 09:33 PM

I would agree with everyone else to open the sets and build, play or do whatever the hell you want with them! ;) But if there are some sets you really want, then maybe you could buy 2 and keep 1 MISB and open the other.

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 09:42 PM

If you like to have MISBs, why donīt you buy another one to build and display?
I would have done so.
But on the other hand I canīt.
Because the boxes will stare at me and whisper,
"Get me open, you wanīt to build me".
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Posted 05 February 2005 - 10:26 PM

I cant keep anything unopened. Once i tried to delay building for an hour, but that plan didnt last for more than five muinites. sets just wisper "open me! you know you want to"
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Posted 05 February 2005 - 10:29 PM

I had this problem with some Lego. I made 2 bricklink orders and I received one of them on a Saturday, so I knew I would not get the other till Monday. I had decided that I would wait until I had them both before I opened them.. but.. but.. the power of the brick defeated me  :'(  I had to open it.. I just had to!
Man, Lego is so hard to resist!

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 10:54 PM

I have the same problem. In fact my "problem" is that I still play lego, I don't collect them and will never be able to keep on box misb. I love the models for some parts also and i always try to find all what I could do with some new element from a set  :)

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 11:13 PM

I to open and build BUT I have some sets likes 7166 that Iīve bought a lot of and they stay hidden in a box in the deep darkness of my closet. :^D

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 11:16 PM

:'( How can you keep it the 7166 in a deep darkness  :'(

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 11:24 PM

Because I only can have so many ships displayed at one time and I havenīt done any fleetscene of 7166īs. I could use the Guards though........ ;)

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 01:03 AM

I have to admit that I'm guilty of the MISB crime. I have two MISB 10027 Train Sheds. It is killing me not to open these sets but I have run out of room to display them. One day when I can afford a house these will come out of the dark corner of my closet.
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Posted 06 February 2005 - 02:58 AM

For me, displaying is not a problem. i have one WHOLE floor, or storie, and then a room. so, the people that have no room to display things, just send them to me, and ill be happy to display them for you  ;)
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Posted 06 February 2005 - 03:39 AM

I wish I had that kind of space.  I'm probably going to put in some shelving in my closet for LEGO this summer, though.

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 11:35 PM

All the space is glorios! especially for my trains layouts. I might add displaying of you mocs at my house is absolutely free of charge, Ill even pay for shipping! ;)  ;) Shelving makes LOTS mpre room, if you have limited space, put shelving wherever you can. it helps.
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Posted 07 February 2005 - 09:46 AM

brickmaster - you convinced me with your smooth talk! Where do you want me to send my Jack Stone-sets for display? ;)

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Posted 07 February 2005 - 12:11 PM

Well i got fed up of having a lack of display room, so i ended up putting a few shelfs that are 12ft long and 4ft wide, so they went from wall to wall then i put a frame over the front and attached some doors.

So space isnt a problem for me....oh wait look at all those new sets that are coming out, guess i better start building again :-D  :)

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Posted 07 February 2005 - 04:18 PM

I don't have enough space also. I got 40 mē but I have to display a kitchen, a bed, a tv and so on... Not a lot of space left for my preciouuuusss bricks :( I will try to get a house as soon as I work but in my country it's hard to get sticked to a place  :(

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Posted 07 February 2005 - 05:30 PM

Oh how i wish that i had a room  or floor just for my lego display :(  still i cant grumble.

Please no dancing jesus jipay :-D  ;)

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Posted 07 February 2005 - 06:22 PM

I will sign the confession, guilty as charged.  However the first time I buy the set I tear it open and build it right away.  Then when they go on clearance I buy a second or third set for that ultimate display I am going to make one of these days.  So the extra sets are MISB.

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