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@yys4u: I understand the desire to be complete, but if cost is really an issue, I would suggest doing as colethegeek says: buy the current ones at the more reasonable retail price, since they’ll be enough for an impressive street scene. After that, if you still desire the out of print sets, you can begin on those, and hopefully your financial situation is improved. Also, I would focus on getting Cafe Corner and Green Grocer and pass on Market Street.
Now, I generally buy LEGO not as an investment but because I like it. That said, I do like getting a good value for my money. With regards to Modular Buildings, these truly are a good value to buy on the primary market (i.e. normal retail of current sets, not Bricklink, Ebay, or the likes), as an enthusiast and as an investor. The models are beautiful and they impress AFOLs and the general public alike. They are filled with interesting building techniques and cute details. They are very satisfying to build. As a set, they merit being valued highly. Now, to add icing on the cake, if you look at the parts that make the whole, you then see the real steal that Modular Building are. With US prices, the building tend to be under 7 cents per piece. Compare that to the price per piece on your favorite sets. We’re on the low end here. I don’t see sets going for less than 6 cents per piece and often times they go for 10 or 11 cents. Your bucket of bricks tends to be at the 7 cent level, but a bucket of bricks doesn’t have as a nice part selection as the modular houses do. So even if you were to buy the sets for new bricks, throwing away all the packaging and instructions and parting the whole thing out for MOCs, I still think it would be a good value.
Also, I’m guessing that parting each set out would be significantly cheaper than paying the new/used prices for the full set? Any other thoughts you have on how to collect the retired modulars for as cheap as possible would be great!
3) If possible, use gurobi [1] (The overall fastest and best supported solver available) to solve the optimization problem of finding the least number of stores with the lowest prices for all the parts you need. Without gurobi you’ll have to do a greedy approach (more expensive) or brute force (takes forever) method to solve the optimization problem.
So like mentioned above, if you want Lego to keep making sets then keep buying loads of them… But usually most runs go for about 2-3 years before being discontinued (unless it is specifically for a retail outlet (like the Helicopter and limo sets for walmart) then I am guessing it is as many as that store wants to buy and make and lego maybe matches that, who knows
LEGO BATMAN MOVIE The Ultimate Batmobile 70917 Building Kit   Team up with the LEGO BATMAN MOVIE characters Batman, bat girl, Robin and Alfred pennyworth (in bat suit) to give the Super-Villains quadruple trouble with the ultimate bat mobile! this amazing 6175849 divides into four separate vehicles: the bat mobile, batwing, bat-tank and bat cycle. The bat mobile features foldout boosters and four stud shooters, while the batwing has foldout wings and two spring-loaded shooters. The bat cycle has foldable wheels and the heavily-armored bat-tank boasts two hidden six-stud rapid shooters. The set also includes the rotating Bat-Signal with a LEGO light brick, polka-dot Man’s flying disc, plus eight mini figures with assorted weapons and accessories to inspire endless role-play action… Less
The asylum is over 12” tall and 13” wide, and has opening cell doors, a special Poison Ivy cell with transparent doors, a Mr. Freeze ‘icy tower’ room, Dr. Harleen Quinzel’s office and changing room, a medical treatment room and a security reception area, while the security gate has opening double doors and a security camera. There’s a security van, too, with opening back doors, a removable roof, and a stretcher. That’s a whole lot of awesome stuff all packed into one set (number 10937), and it can still be found on Amazon for $299 .
Time will tell, but I’m particularly skeptical that we’ll see 10193 Medieval Market Village last through the end of 2012, as it’s already marked as “discontinued from the manufacturer” on Amazon. If Toys R Us — which recently sold out during their sale –doesn’t replenish it’s stock, that will be further indication that the end is near.
Haha, lord Business’ basement is kinda what’s giving me the itch to get them. I have a large empty basement that has other hobby things such as RC planes and RC cars. I also have a model railroad, and although the scale would be off, I am wanting to build a city made of LEGO and run the train through it. My son would absolutely love that.
If you haven’t checked out Lego sets since you were a kid, you might be pleased to know they just aren’t for children anymore. Just like puzzle sets, there are a ton of Lego sets that are created and reproduced for a teenage or adult audience, those capable of handling the small details and thousands of pieces included in each set. These aren’t small, hundred-piece sets: they’re incredibly challenging, with long manuals and tons of pieces. Some are incredibly difficult to build without the focus and attention that comes with adulthood, while others include pneumatics and other moving parts that are challenging to children to create and enable. Some of them are even themed to suit adults, those of us who have interests in cars or architecture.
The Bat-Signal’s light brick is illuminated so team up with Batman, Robin, Batgirl and Alfred Pennyworth (in Batsuit) to save the day! Drive The Ultimate Batmobile into battle against the Wicked Witch of the West and the Flying Monkeys, and ambush the enemy by splitting it into 4 awesome vehicles: the Batmobile, Bat-Tank, Batcycle and Batwing! Fire the Batmobile’s 4 stud shooters and the Bat-Tank’s 2 hidden 6-stud rapid shooters! Speed through the Gotham City streets on the Batcycle and attack Polka-Dot Man’s flying disc with the Batwing’s 2 spring-loaded shooters. Those shocked Super-Villains won’t know what’s hit them!
There will always be some set you dont like and that’s where it comes into play. Always scope craigslist before you buy. Right around late Jan and early feb people will start selling it off. That the best time to strike.
Lego modular fire truck with two firemen and a dog. Exact replica to the one from 10197 Fire Brigade. I built it using pieces from my collection. The pieces are in good condition. There are some that …
Complete set of 20 Minifigures from the series 2 wave of Lego Batman Movie minifigure blind bags, 71020. All are in top condition only opened to check I had a set and photograph. Includes all the orig…
Second, we excluded expandable sets such as the Modular Building series that you can keep adding on to like the Town Hall (10224), Green Grocer (10185), and the newly released Palace Cinema (10232) that can be combined together to lay out enormous Lego city scenes.
This LEGO Creator incarnation of London’s Tower Bridge is an absolute beauty. And with it’s 4,287 pieces and moving parts (the bottom bit of the bridge opens up, of course), it’s definitely not a walk in the park. It does come with a cute little London bus, though, and promises one hell of a sense of achievement to any who manage to master it.
From the Joker to Bane, each have their own vehicle that tests the streets and are used in their fights against our favorite caped crusader. And now, collectors and players can have replicas to play out their very own storylines! Each pack contains four villainous character cars and one Batman character car.
LEGO 60106 City Fire Starter Set   This awesom e City Lego boxed Fire Starter Set is brand new and the package is factory sealed. Includes 4 Minifigures (3 firefighters and a dock worker) plus a small dock and a fire boat! Includes a water cannon, a small fire scene and more! 90 Pcs. This item ships Worldwide! Please check the shipping calculator for a quick quote to your area. I combine shipping costs so please check out all of the Lego items up for sale in my eBay store!  E-mail me with any questions! If you have a problem with your transaction please contact me before leaving feedback so I can make things right. I strive for 100% satisfaction with every item sold! Thanks for looking!  Track Page Views With Auctiva’s FREE Counter
The LEGO pneumatics components were first introduced as part of the LEGO Technic range in 1984. Since their introduction, LEGO pneumatics have featured in a variety of LEGO Technic and LEGO Educational (DACTA) products.
LEGO CITY Prison Island 60130 Description Help the police lock up the bad guys on LEGO City Prison Island! Watch the crooks work out in the prison yard and open up the prison to see the crooks make their escape plans. You and the police have to be on high alert to catch the crooks sliding through the sewer to catch the getaway boat! Jump in the helicopter and stop them from making an aerial escape in the hot air balloon. They’ll do anything to escape from Prison Island!. Brand Story By LEGO Features: Features a prison, helicopter, police boat, crooks’ boat and a hot air balloon, helicopter features spinning rotors and an opening cockpit with space for a minifigure Accessory elements include binoculars, 2 walkie-talkies, backpack, 2 banknotes, 2 flashlights, 2 handcuffs, weight… Less
When a port is “open”, that means it is like an open tire valve; all the air will leak out as fast as it can. When a port is closed, no air can enter or leave that port. When ports are connected, air will freely travel through the valve between those two ports.
TECHNIC Figures are figures that appeared in TECHNIC sets, especially from the CyberSlam/Competition line. They were first introduced in 1986 in the Arctic Action line, and were produced until 2001. They are much larger and have several more joints than the standard minifigure, including bendable elbow and knee-joints. Each figure comes already assembled and is not meant to come apart, but parts can be popped off by pulling too hard. They can connect to both standard LEGO System bricks and on TECHNIC parts, and TECHNIC pegs can fit in their hands. 27 different kinds of Technic figures were created,[6] some sets included the same figures but with different accessories and stickers.
Also, I’m still holding out hope that years from now, LEGO will re-release the retired sets (they’ve done that will other themes). Even though that may mean, the sets that I own will be devalued, I wouldn’t want to deprive others of this wonderful building experience.
Here’s another gem from the LEGO Creator line: A beautiful Taj Mahal build, which consists of a whopping 5,922 pieces. It’s designed for expert builders, and it measures up at 41cm tall by 51cm wide. As an added bonus, a lot of the bricks are unique to this kit, created just to bring this Indian icon to life in the best way possible.
It’s still a lot of work though, and you have to be careful of prices. Like Puripnon said, the vast majority of pieces are relatively affordable. However, there are some pieces that cost a lot due to being out of production or what not. You will still save quite a bit of money than you would have if you had just bought the set outright.
Nice, a crawlspace for those of you making your “John Wayne Gacy setup”. Ok, a bit tasteless, I know. But seriously I love these buildings! I collect sets that will display well as I do not interact with them other than to admire details. I just finished the fire brigade and soon will be starting my grand emporium thats sitting in my closet. I missed the first three but I think I will definitely go after the green grocer for sure. I really wish I would have come out of my dark ages maybe a year or two earlier as I missed alot of the Star wars ucs sets, the first of these and the taj majal and carousel. Oh well, heres to the future sets that I will not miss again.

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