Best performing lego sets and best buying

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    What do you think rereleases will do to prices? I couldn't resist ordering a new series Millennium Falcon. I'm not sure about the Taj Mahal. Does the history of the first release mean many will buy and hoard the second release, so that performance in the secondary market won't be as good?

    I got my Apollo Saturn V on Friday and I already want to get some more for the cupboard. I think it has a quite reasonable price point for its size, and it has some nice whoosh factor!
     
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    Apollo is awesome and high demand atm. I would suggest re-releases will potentially lower the price of the originals however the originals still seem to be popular. The bew millenium falcon is a great example fetching over 2k atm
     
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    are any of the star wars collector edition sets collectable?75159 ,75144,75060? what about any of the city if no longer made?
     
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    Ive put up a couple good links on lego performance. The 3 sets you have mentioned are quite recent and will most likely do well. Slave 1 and the snowspeeder I think should both do well. Slave 1 is rarely discounted and snow speeder limited distribution and hard to find under $298
     
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    Quite a distance to go stealing Lego

     
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    Can't seem to find this on brickpickers

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    So does anyone here actually open their lego sets?
     
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    If i get a spare one :)
     
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    Oh, ok. I couldn't imagine unopened lego at my place, I'd go nuts.
     
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    This looks awesome released 31st of March
     
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    This looks like an interesting set for Tron lovers
     

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    lego 75192-what do you think of this set?
     
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    I think it will become artificially 'rare' just like the first one. Although, just like the GTs, Monaros, Beetles, Coopers etc, they're just 'try-hard' re-releases of a classic item, but designed only to be bought, riding off a name that was popular with real fans, rather than investors.

    You people will get way more out of actually opening your lego and building with it, than hoarding it for years to sell to other hoarders. Or in lego-terms: hoarding it for a month until it becomes 'retired' and so, somehow ten times as much as it was yesterday.

    The only people who want the sets, are not willing to pay stupid prices for it (because to them, the bricks can be found in any other set) and the only people even holding this weeks flavour-of-the-week sets (because they cleared the shelves out) are people who'll never open them. If all you want is lego boxes, you can have mine. I started keeping them last year when I realised that there were idiots out there actually looking to buy them, hahaha. Empty boxes! What a joke. Probably scammers looking to 'complete' a rare set with bricks they have cobbled together from other sets, who actually know that lego is just lego. You can make whatever you want, if only you're willing to open the box!

    To me, this is like the 'COA' crowd. A kilo of gold coins aren't worth anything without the piece of paper saying how awesome it all is, and lego sets aren't worth having unless it's in a sealed box. I get the idea of investing, (money is everything, etc) but does nobody see how ridiculous this is?

    Please don't take this as an insult, even though it might sound like one, it is just information:

    In the lego world, investors are considered to be absolute scum.

    They are thought of as scalpers at the footy. Tickets are all sold out, but there is no shortage of them at the gate at double or triple prices. Some customers may go, "Oh, you saved the day" but most will go, "If the scumbags didn't buy up all the tickets, there would've been plenty of normal priced ones to go around for the actual fans of this stupid game".
     

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