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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #660 on: June 10, 2007, 05:23:14 pm
anything star wars is collectable.

Indeed, all depends on how many pieces lego made of a certain thing and the you compare that number to the amount of rabid starwars fans.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #661 on: June 10, 2007, 06:34:01 pm
Actually, no, I think the reason is very different.

The pieces and colors used were especially rare, which makes collectors buy up all the kits = rare to buy

There's a bunch of people, not necessarily star wars fans looking for those rare brown and orange blocks...

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #662 on: June 10, 2007, 09:03:04 pm
It prolly is a combination of both :)
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #663 on: June 10, 2007, 09:59:29 pm
man.. designing new lego sets would be such a fun job

looking at all those instruction manuals really takes me back, unfortunately before I got to any of the big pirate sets I couldnt load any more pics, assumed I was a bot :(
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #664 on: June 10, 2007, 10:00:54 pm
Of course. The star wars sets WERE just pretty damn popular, which ups demand quite a bit by itself. However, I think Lego made sufficient boxes to counter this. So, yeah, star wars collectors and lego collectors are both all over this...

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #665 on: June 11, 2007, 01:08:35 am
wow, didn't know there were so many old knights.  I have all of what wikipedia calls the "Crusaders (19841992)" sets that could be ordered through the old catalog my dad would get for my brother (legos, warhammer 40k, and Napoleonic figures were one of those things that started with my dad as a kid and went through my brother and then me)
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #666 on: June 11, 2007, 05:40:27 am
For some reason, as a kid I kept buying aquashark stuff :0 (well.. and pirates, and some random small sets and extra basic blocks etc)
Also it was neat mixing both duplo and lego, since it would help you build things faster.
But yeah, I gave all my lego to my cousin, when moving to Japan.
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Reply #667 on: June 11, 2007, 05:52:07 am
because the aquasharks were so cool! o.O
Did you have a huge fleet of subs or somethin? lol

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Reply #668 on: June 11, 2007, 06:23:03 am
Uhm, I had 2 barracuda subs (or whatever their name was, the ones with that magnet in one arm) and about other 10-12 small aquashark sets (various models).
So yeah, quite enough for the underwater domination >:0

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Reply #669 on: June 11, 2007, 08:03:10 am
Hmm, I think I had:
3 Shark Scouts (maybe 4... not too sure...)
1 Sea Sprint 9 (mybrother also had one)
2 or 3 Spy Sharks
1 Deep Sea Predator (traded for Robo Raider... it had pieces I wanted I think)
1 Shark's Crystal Cave
1 Hydro Reef Wrecker
2 Recon Rays

My brother had:
1 Sea Creeper
1 Reacon Ray
1 Shark Scout
1 Sea Sprint 9
1 Crystal Crawler
1 Crystal Explorer Sub

In the end they all got mixed together in the same container all torn apart.

Ehm... I treated the crystals as a rare power source for the vehicles... including space exploration... o.O
...So there were always pirates or some force trying to get the crystals... erm... yeah... lol anyways...  :mean: