Comments on Profile Post by AshCo

  1. Skeleton Liar
    Skeleton Liar
    Yeah, they're definitely fantastic! Full disclosure, though, I don't have one, myself. (Unless you consider Ninjago City and Ninjago City Docks to at least be along the same lines.) I'd like to get Downtown Diner, though.
    Feb 16, 2020
  2. AshCo
    AshCo
    Downtown Diner's a great one, and I'm pretty sure it's still in production too. I'm personally trying to go after the Detective's Office even though that's a bit hard to find now. I missed out on Ninjago/Docks back a few years ago but those are lovely sets!
    Feb 16, 2020
  3. Skeleton Liar
    Skeleton Liar
    It is, but my problem is that I always end up wanting something else more than the modular buildings, so I haven't gotten around to Downtown Diner yet. The Detective's Office is really nice too! My brother in law has it.
    Feb 17, 2020
  4. AshCo
    AshCo
    It's funny, because I think I might just be the opposite-the Modulars are pretty much the only thing that DOES appeal to me anymore, besides a few Ideas sets here and there (like the Pirate one that got approved last year). I'm big on Castle and Pirates, and the lack of them is kinda what pushed me out of the hobby for a long time.
    Feb 17, 2020
  5. AshCo
    AshCo
    I honestly really do regret not getting the old ones back in the day though. I always WANTED some of them, but either I was too into Star Wars or whatever it was I liked then or I was burned out of the hobby in general after that.

    (Sorry, the message was too long and I had to split it into two oops)
    Feb 17, 2020
  6. Skeleton Liar
    Skeleton Liar
    Well, they ARE pretty much the most impressive and intricate sets that Lego makes regularly. (I suppose aside from the Star Wars UCS sets.) So that's totally understandable. And yeah, not just from a completion standpoint, but also in value, those older ones would've been amazing to have. But I dunno. I guess I just get sidetracked by other sets/themes to fully commit to getting them.
    Feb 18, 2020
  7. AshCo
    AshCo
    Oh god, the early ones, those get ridiculous. I may just hunt out the pieces, maybe make a few tiny substitutions. Thankfully one of the most expensive ones, Market Street, is also the worst looking one so that saves me a lot of time and money, lol.

    I totally get being sidetracked though-it's why some things I've been wanting to own get pushed back a lot (like the Gameboy Player I've wanted since age 12, lol)
    Feb 18, 2020
  8. Skeleton Liar
    Skeleton Liar
    Man, I feel the same about the newer UCS Millennium Falcon, rather than forking over $800. But even just the exclusive pieces total around $100, last I checked.

    Oh, yeah! I wanted that so much when it was out. On a very similar note, I've been wanting a special edition GBA SP for... what, well over 15 years now? It was for Boktai, and the GBA SP was exclusive to Japan.
    Feb 21, 2020
  9. AshCo
    AshCo
    That's the biggest issue with Green Grocer for me. There's 56 of this exclusive 1x2 in that set that cost about 2.50 a piece. That's over $125 right there and that's such a small fraction of the set.

    The worst is I ALMOST got a GBP with the disc for cheap, and then my phone broke and I had to buy a new one with that money. (Also I looked it up, that SP looks really slick, I like it!)
    Feb 21, 2020
  10. Skeleton Liar
    Skeleton Liar
    Even if you're willing to get a few at a time, just to eventually get there, 4 bricks = $10. And that's very unsatisfying.

    I swear that's how life works. For me, I tend to feel great, get myself a treat, then oops! Major unforeseen expense.

    That GBA isn't the most fancy, but I still love it. I have, however, gotten most limited edition handhelds that I've wanted, though. (Back when I didn't have a mortgage.)
    Feb 22, 2020
  11. AshCo
    AshCo
    Exactly, especially given that it's not even that spectacular of a part. But, it depends-if I can easily get the rest of it, that $125 sounds a lot better than $700.

    I've only gotten a small few limited edition handhelds, the Pokeball N2DS is what I've been using since '17. I love that little button on it! It's completely useless, yet so satisfying.
    Feb 22, 2020