1 month ago
Alright I am kind of curious how many people on this site buy LEGO. I am somewhat of a collector and recently started getting into creating or recreating battles from Star Wars. I mostly buy LEGO Star Wars and Bionicle. I don't really have an interest in other stuff. I do think the Architecture display pieces are very cool and I may get one of the skylines one day, but for now I stick to Star Wars and Bionicle for display pieces. It wasn't until about a year ago that I started buying LEGO again. I stopped buying when I was about 12. But around the time I turned 16 I got back into it due to randomly stumbling across the youtube channel MandRproductions and seeing the modern sets made me want to get some.
I started with a battle pack. Then got the Republic Fighter tank, which I always wanted the older version, but I could never afford it when I was 6. Bought two older sets that I already had, but they were in pieces in my LEGO bin. Those sets were the 2010 Clone Swamp Speeder and the 2009 Tank Droid. And from there it just snowballed. Late last year the Republic Tank went on sale for $14 and I bought as many as I could(which was 2). So I now have 3. Earlier this year LEGO released an AT-AP and I bought that as soon as I could. I got Yoda's Starfighter, Anakin's Starfighter. Around that time I rebuilt my Geonosis Starfigher which took me a while due to going through my bin getting the right pieces. I got the Clone Scout Walker shortly after it came out this year. And then I just bought the Jedi Starfighter with Hyperdrive ring with some bday money. Got it a week earlier than I was expecting and was able to build it last night(on my bday). It is the second largest set I have ever owned and the most I have spent on a LEGO set. My largest set is my 2011 Republic Frigate which is sadly in pieces(I will rebuild it or buy another). The Frigate would be my most expensive, but when I bought in I think 2012 or 2013 it was on sale, and my parents had a discount at that store, so it ended up being like half priced.
As far as sets I want. I would say an AT-TE, a Slave 1(which I may be get around to buying the 20th anniversary one in the next few months), an ARC 170, an MTT, and a Clone Turbo Tank, and of course the AT-OT with LAAT Dropship because who doesn't want that?. Getting away from Star Wars I do want to finish my Toa Mata collection, and I want to get a few Bohrok. There are a few others but these are just the ones I am going to focus on getting.
My favorite set I own is the Republic Frigate. But if I had to choose an intact set I would say my AT-AP or Jedi Star Fighter with hyperdrive ring.
As far as sets I want LEGO to make. I would say an Accilmator Class Republic Frigate. A 501st or 212th legion battle pack. And a modern Jango Fett's Slave 1. It's been 17 years since the last one and the design of the Slave 1 has drastically improved since then.
What are your favorite sets? Are you more of a collector or do you like to build play with your LEGO?