Honestly, the layout of the Friends' Olivia House (from the inside perspective), is quite nice.
^ I was looking at ~$100 City sets that have retired in recent years - the market on those in general seems not so hot
The Creator houses look nice from the outside. And we have some on our Lego city layout. But there is nothing inside. Once in awhile, I'll pop the top off the Apple Tree House and find hoards of minifigs. The kids must stuff them through the tiny front door. Must have a been a house party I was breaking up.
Harry Potter should reach EOL soon. Don't know how well they will do in the aftermarket considering that it's all done and over with now (no more books or movies). I know it still has a strong following, but will that be enough??
Also, the films will probably get the 3D treatment in a few years unless this whole 3D craze stops.
^ yeah, I have 4 stashed from the LEGO clearance, and I think I'll be sitting on them quite a while before it even gets back to RRP. I was looking at ~$100 City sets that have retired in recent years - the market on those in general seems not so hot
Despite an eight year gap with nothing but merchandise, Star Wars very much remained a part of pop culture because of just those three movies (and the toys...can't forget the toys).
HP could have 100 more vehicles for LEGO to make, but without the free advertising and buzz of an upcoming movie, LEGO still wouldn't make them.
^ While I agree this is a problem, it isn't the "main problem". The main problem is that there are no more mass-media multimillion dollar marketing campaigns designed to launch the next movie. HP could have 100 more vehicles for LEGO to make, but without the free advertising and buzz of an upcoming movie, LEGO still wouldn't make them.
...but whether the books will be popular with kids 5-10-15 years from now. That is what will create demand on the secondary market. And I am pretty sure that kids will love the books many years from now too. The books are pretty timeless, there is no technology in them that will change significantly in the coming decades (there will be cars, trains, books, stc.), so the story and the world will remain easy to understand. There is really no reason for kids in the coming decades not to read HP.
^ It also depends on re-release of an item, or similar item....The Backhoe for example has been re done in one form or another... It all depends on demand for the model as well.
Since I can't predict which does which...
City House hasn't done too poorly either, it was on clearance at one point as well.Strange what does well
Any thoughts on the Technic Crane Truck 8258. I have one sitting in the box under my bed. I bought it when it was marked down on the S@H years ago when I was coming out of my Dark Ages. I have daughters and I don't think it will appeal to them. Any thoughts on it going up any higher than it is right now @$200 (including shipping).
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