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Which LEGO set would you most struggle to part with?

UKtsumiUKtsumi Member Posts: 610
edited April 2012 in Collecting
With only a few years experience of lego its hard to put a finger on any one set of mine which I would like to keep. But perhaps it would be the Pet Shop. I think its interesting to look at, doesn't look too childish, and small enough to be kept on a shelf (behing glass of course!).



  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,127
    Easy 10179 - UCMF
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 3,672
    ^Just about to post the same thing. Don't think I could part with that thing.
  • bahnstormerbahnstormer Member Posts: 180
    7994 - best city set imho
  • TechnicNickTechnicNick Berkshire, UKMember Posts: 238
    Taj Mahal. It's just so beautiful. Most of my sets go in the giant MOCing pile but I can't even bear to tear it down. It's been built and on display since I got it. Also, it was a present from a very generous sister.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 3,672
    ^Second that, Taj Mahal is beautiful.
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,086
    Tough call, I would say my msib 10179 (but I just BL'ed another one so I could build it). I would go with the 10178 Motorized AT-AT, it is my favorite set so far. I absolutely adore how it looks and moves. Very fun and challenging build (at least for me).
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia, BulgariaMember Posts: 3,130
    My 6212 X-Wing and 7622 Race for the Stolen Treasure. Not the biggest sets but they are great sets and bits of my favorite films.
  • wagnerml2wagnerml2 Belleville, IllinoisMember Posts: 1,325
    My Town Plan is by far my favorite followed closely by my original Yellow Castle.
  • mattheww888mattheww888 Member Posts: 87
    While I would never think of letting go of any of my collection, I think I would actually break down into tears if anything happened to my 1682 Space Shuttle Launch. Got the set when I was around 8 and I still have the box!
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,388
    I would say She was the first big set I ever bought and for £60 for 900 odd pieces she is a bargin to.
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 840
    Fire brigade, my only current modular :)
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia, BulgariaMember Posts: 3,130
    ^ I am still kicking myself for passing over the last of those in the Chicago Lego store for 33% off. I didn't think I had room to get it my my luggage. Should have throw away some shirts or something to make room for it.
  • llanowarsoldierllanowarsoldier Ohio USAMember Posts: 353
    10188-Death Star. It took me awhile to save up for it, so it will always sit on my entertainment center. Plus, it is suck a beautiful set.
  • BoiseStateBoiseState Member Posts: 804
    Motorized Hogwarts.. Not that cool compared to some other Lego trains, but it completed my HP world im building.
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    Hmm....probably my old Lego collection, the GE and FB Modulars, and lots of other sets :P
  • ringleheimringleheim Member Posts: 168
    edited April 2012
    UCS Imperial Shuttle. I still say it's the best Lego kit I've ever built.

    The thing is HUGE when displayed on its tall stand with wings folded down, it looks more like an accurate model kit than a Lego set, and the rather complex gearbox with tons of Technic pieces for folding the wings was a sheer delight to build.

    My perception is that this kit is not super well received, which I simply can not understand! If you don't have one, buy it while you can in brand new condition for a reasonable price from Lego! If only I could still get a 10179 in brand new condition at the Lego store for $499!

    I will never part with the Imperial Shuttle and it will remain built and on display forever!

  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,604
    ^I second that on the Imperial Shuttle. It's my favorite display set of them all and is just beautiful to the casual visitor. The glowing all-white exterior, combined with a sleek and art-deco profile, makes it the most visually appealing piece for me.

    I was thinking about breaking down all my Star Wars on display (Slave-1, UCS AT-ST, TIEs, etc) to make room for my new sets to be displayed, but the IS will never be taken out of rotation (along with the growing block of Modular building). Which brings me to my foremost concern, preventing yellowing of the pure white since it will always be on display.
  • peterlinddkpeterlinddk DenmarkMember Posts: 170
    The 8860 Car Chassis without a doubt. I have rebuilt it many times over the years, and it is still an interessting build. It gathers a lot of attention (The Imperial Shuttle gets more glances, but the car has so many interessting details.)

    I still remember some 30 odd years ago, when I got it for my birthday - happy memories, interessting build, conversation piece, classic LEGO, functional technic, a model of a real car (VW Beetle), and an oportunity to teach someone about gears, suspension and differentials.

    If I had the 8880 - competition would be fierce ...
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    I'd have to say #7623 Lego Indiana Jones Temple Escape.....just brings back so many memories of watching Raiders of the Lost Ark when I was a kid....a really cool playset.
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    For me its the Cafe Corner.
  • emilewskiemilewski Member Posts: 457
    edited April 2012
    That is a tougher question to answer than I thought it would be. For me I think I will have to go with the Taj Mahal. It is simply beautiful on display (and I suggest putting a small light inside in the base and turning off the lights for a real visual treat).
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,302
    For me, I would say either SSD or GG. I love both of them :)
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    #3450 Statue of Liberty by all means. Hubby would probably choose #6399 the Airport Shuttle (monorail).
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 1,710
    @wagnerml2 Good choice on the Town Plan #810 set. That iconic 1962-67 set is very very collectible today... and was a LOT of fun to build.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,160
    Simple - 6971: Inter-Galactic Command Base, 6080: King's Castle or 6074: Black Falcon's Fortress. They're not worth much, they're not particularly detailed and they're certainly not aimed at AFOL's but I still, 28 ish years later, remember being given them as presents, breaking open the boxes, building them in a flurry and playing with them exclusively for days and then over and over again for many years more. Nothing I buy from LEGO since or in the future will have those kind of memories attached.
  • JasenJasen Member Posts: 283
    My modular plus MOC layout
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,505

    I would most struggle to part with the brick i have stuck up my nose... though not for want of trying. (only joking... i never tried to remove it). (Joking again)

  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,505

    I'm surprised at so many new builds being listed - particularly the sealed in box one.

    For me, while all the modern stuff, licenses, UCS's, modulars, etc, are amazing, they're all just examples of what LEGO can do. BUT none of the ones I own really have any emotional connection for me (beyond the obvious enjoyment of... well, enjoying them). If i was forced to, i could probably sell any or all of these modern wonders, and be quite content.

    But I think I would have most difficulty parting with one of my earlier childhood sets, that began the whole affair, and helped build so many hours of play time (even though they're all mixed up in an old box, and some of the parts are probably cracked, warped, missing, up my nose, etc). Which one... phew, toughie...
  • Steve_J_OMSteve_J_OM SW LondonMember Posts: 814
    UCS Imperial Shuttle. I still say it's the best Lego kit I've ever built.

    My perception is that this kit is not super well received, which I simply can not understand!
    Really? I always got the opposite impression, I've never seen much aside from rave reviews. I sincerely hope this is around for another year, because it'll be that length of time before I can pull the trigger on it. But it looks beautiful.

    I agree with @legomatt, the sets I would find it hardest to part with are childhood sets. My 6090 Royal Knight's Castle may not be the best set in my collection, but damn it I can still remember building it on Christmas morning as an 8 or 9 year old.
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 495
    ^I second this; parting with 565 Moon Landing (my first ever set), 462 Rocket Launcher (my first system set), or 497 Galaxy Explorer (my favorite set) will be difficult. The modulars (I have the full set) look fantastic, but they'll be sold off before the space stuff when the time comes...
  • emilewskiemilewski Member Posts: 457
    ^ and ^^^ I would agree, but alas I no longer have any of my childhood space sets. If I did then due to the emotional attachment they would be the last to go. So I must consider the sets I actually do have to answer the question posed.
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,899
    I don't part any of my sets, they are either built and stored in a cabinet or disassembled in their boxes. If I were to part my sets out, I would have a really hard time disassembling my only modular, the FB.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 13,351
    ^ The OP question was "part with" not "part out".

    For me it is something simple. The S6 CMF Roman. There may be no build to it, but it is something I have waited for, for a very long time. I have one on my desk at home, one on my desk at work. I have sneaked one on to the dresser in the dining room, and I don't think it has been noticed yet.
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,899
    ^ Misunderstood the question. But my answer would still be the same, the FB.
  • DadsAFOLDadsAFOL USAMember Posts: 526
    The kid in me would have answered the Public Works. Out of all the Town sets, that one had the most playability that I could spend hours with.

    As an AFOL, from an aesthetic perspective, I'd have to say Fallingwater is the most pleasing to look at. For build enjoyment it would have to be Green Grocer As a Lego investor, it would have to be my MISB Statue of Liberty I realize buying as investment means that you do plan to part with it eventually, but that one will be the hardest to let go.

    But they are all equally hard to part with. :)
  • bellybutton290bellybutton290 Member Posts: 453
    My 10212 shuttle, can't say it was an amazing build. But it is a beautiful craft and very pleasing on the eye when displayed on the stand.
  • nkx1nkx1 Member Posts: 684
    edited April 2012
    I just started collecting within the past 6 or so months, but within that time I managed to get the IF 10210 new. Since it is arguably the most impressive pirate ship ever made by Lego, I would probably be most reluctant to sell this set.

    But I'm somewhat limited on space for my collection, so I will likely end up selling it within the not too distant future to make room for the latest sets I want. I don't like the idea of packing it up in a box and stashing it away, as that seems to border on hoarding, and I know I would not realistically ever build it again if I did (sort of boring building the same thing twice). Plus, I can use the sale proceeds (profit) to buy other sets.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,604
    ^But what if you eventually moved residences and ended up having a spare room that can be used as Lego room? What if your attachment to these sets, first built upon return from the Dark Ages, grows over time? And the biggest what if, what if you wanted to build a fleet of different Pirate ships as they are released over time? This last one prevents me from selling most sets or even duplicates of certain things, like my growing number of stormtroopers. Or even my loose bricks for that matter. The pain of regret would be too much for me to bare.
  • nkx1nkx1 Member Posts: 684
    edited April 2012
    ^ Very good points BrickDancer. I'm sure I'll look back fondly on the sets I once had, but with all the sets I want to buy, it would just be too much to keep even a few of my favorites without feeling like I have too much stuff! A Lego room would be cool, but that would probably too many Legos, even for me...

    I think it would be easy to regret selling some sets like you mentioned, but I think purchasing new sets would ease the regret quite a bit.
  • effalconeffalcon Member Posts: 71
    Only 1 model lasted through my dark ages, with the rest being boxed up and stored.
    and that was the Whirl N' Wheel Super Truck #5590 ... i think that would be the hardest to part with.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 13,351
    Give it two years, you'll want to build it again. And if the urge takes you, you'll be paying twice what you sold it for. If it doesn't, sell it then.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    The S6 CMF Roman. I have sneaked one on to the dresser in the dining room, and I don't think it has been noticed yet.
    Sure it has, women notice these things... but she is ignoring it because it makes you happy... :)
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Give it two years, you'll want to build it again. And if the urge takes you, you'll be paying twice what you sold it for. If it doesn't, sell it then.
    Wise advice...

    I have a few sets that are taken apart and stored away, for just that reason.

    Still, that being said, the issue becomes the volume of new sets released. We can't keep up with building current stuff, when would we have the time to go back and rebuild older sets?

    The truth is, we wouldn't, nor do we need to. At some point, I expect I'll end up with 50+ used sets packed safely away, I'll look at the closet and go "there is money in there!" and sell them.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 13,351
    ^ OK. I'll put it in the bedroom (up to now a Lego free zone, except for anything that I might have stashed away in my trouser pockets), just to see if she says anything then.

  • WeezyCupcakeWeezyCupcake Member Posts: 82
    My UCS Millenium Falcon would be #1 followed by Cloud City and Jango Fett sets
  • andyscouseandyscouse Member Posts: 364
    Any of the modulars ...
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,181
    My original yellow castle. It's discolored but I still like it. One day I may consider bricklinking it and building another much cleaner version. I'm still kicking around expanding it a bit... so you'd see the original plus know where the expansion was. Another project for the project heap.
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 924
    Market Street since I pieced that baby together brick by brick.... too many man hours went into that.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,148
    ^last I checked you have to piece every set together brick by brick =)
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 924
    @graphite - LOL. Yes I'm a really slow builder :)... when it comes to sets that I'm missing a bunch of pieces.
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