Sets should not be reissued. .... Plus, the Cafe Corner I have would be worth zilch if Lego did that...LOLIsn't that the real problem, though. True collectors would not want to sell their set, so it doesn't impact on them. Whereas people that bought for investment would not be able to sell it for RRP, let alone a multiple. People that bought it, made it, enjoyed it for a while, would still be able to sell it - but like anything else the second hand model would not be worth as much as when purchased if the model is still being sold. They could still get some money back to reinvest in more Lego.It's a bit like the real housing market. Some people complain of new developments in their area, since the value of their property will go down since demand is less.
Sets should not be reissued. .... Plus, the Cafe Corner I have would be worth zilch if Lego did that...LOL
This would not be fair to current Cafe Corner owners. There is always going to be a set that you just can't have. Isn't collecting a part of LEGO?
They also turn out an average of well over a dozen Star Wars sets every year. By contrast, they turn out one Modular a year and the total number of modulars thus far produced isn't even half what the Star Wars line has per year. The first "improved" rerelease Star Wars set came out in 2002 after the line had produced 42 other sets prior to that year's 25, nearly all of which were NOT rereleases. In other words, when the Modular line has cranked out 40 models then I can see comparing it to the Star Wars line.
Lego does remake sets so anything is possible. Look at all the SW reissues.
Would be great if they re-issue it but it's not necessary to have a petition if you're really into having this in your collection. Just part it out on Bricklink. Download the instructions and do a part each month and before you know it you'll have it well before any petition can sway Lego into re-releasing it.The only way I see them doing this is if they put in a detailed interior...Cafe 2.0....;)
I would still like to see a " lesser" set attempted.
Police station... ... ...Candlestick MakerThe potential is immense. Why rerelease a non-descript coffee shop when there's so much else that could be done?
^^ self-appointed mini-Mods on another forum please.
3) accept that you won't own it. This shouldn't detract from your desire or love of the other modulars - far too often we as collectors get caught up in the "I have to have ALL of a collection, or NONE". Why? There isn't really much rationality to it at all.
You guys harping about the need to move on should just be quiet ...
What? You thought they were really selling candlesticks?
Every ounce of production space that the pro-reissue crowd wants to use to kick out some more Cafe Corner sets is better used making more Ninjago sets. The spinners sell out very quickly at my local Lego store, they keep restocking and selling out again.
Every ounce of production space that the pro-reissue crowd wants to use to kick out some more Cafe Corner sets is better used making more Ninjago sets. The spinners sell out very quickly at my local Lego store, they keep restocking and selling out again.Seriously, I couldn't give a crap about Ninjago. I'm surprised an AFOL is actually defending a hokey kid's theme like Ninjago over a classic modular set such as Cafe Corner. But again, you're a reseller so I can see how you would want to protect your assets. I can tell you for a fact that if Lego re-released Cafe Corner it would sell 3x as many units as the current flock of ho-hum modulars (cough ahem *Town Hall*). That's just my opinion though ; )
I get it. I'm not dense. Lego has to make money. I'm not saying that they shouldn't do Ninjago. I'm glad that it's profitable for them. But that doesn't mean that I have to like it. My main point is that Cafe Corner was a great set, better than the current modulars. They could spruce up the interior and it would sell well. Collectors would buy them up even if they already owned the previous model. The only people who would be hurt are the resellers and I don't care about them.
To be honest, I'm getting tired of remakes. I mean how many versions of X-Wings and Tie Fighters do we need? There has to be other Star Wars vehicles to remake. It's as if Lego is getting lazy...LOL
1x8 blue arch is a discontinued piece, no longer manufactured by lego. Look on BL for the sets they were in, and get a cheap used or partial set (which will also give you other pieces for CC). I was lucky enough to find a partial 8893 with all 4 arches for 23 bucks delivered...keep checking ebay!
Nobody is arguing about the quality of Cafe Corner...
I would save up and buy a re-released Cafe Corner. They could spruce up the interior and ask $200 for it.
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