8683-18:Minifigures Series 1 (Sealed Box) (No Change)

71000-0:Minifigures Series 9 (Random Bag) (No Change)

10190-1:Market Street (4.87% Value Up)

6389-1:Fire Control Center (No Change)

918-1:One Man Space Ship (No Change)

6276-1:Eldorado Fortress (No Change)

9071-1:Building Plates (10.26% Value Up)

41013-1:Emma's Sports Car (No Change)

4628-1:Fun With Bricks (No Change)

5766-1:Log Cabin (-1.47% Value Down)

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LEGO Review 10243 Parisian Restaurant

LEGO Review 10243 Parisian Restaurant

Deciding to build the Parisian Restaurant was mainly due to the positive response it received in a Brickpicker forum topic. Many people chose the 10243-1 as their favourite Modular Building Series(MBS) set. I did not know a lot about it and what better way to build the set to see if those people had a point in picking this set. It was released in January 2014 and is still widely available at the moment of writing. The Parisian Restaurant is the ninth set to come out under the Creator subtheme following 10232-1 Palace Cinema. When looking at the brick count, with its 2469 pieces, it is the second largest modular building up to date, with 10224-1 Town Hall, 2766 pieces, having the most bricks. The set is priced by TLC at 159.99€/159.99$ (The prices for Europe vary from 149.99€ for France and Germany to 159.99€ for Belgium and the Netherlands. It is the third modular I will be building and the second to be reviewed. My hopes for this one are high, again mainly due to the comments it has received from fellow Brickpickers.

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LEGO Review 31026 Bike Shop and Cafe

LEGO Review 31026 Bike Shop and Cafe

It is with mixed feelings that I start the review about this set. The set is a fairly new set (May 2014) and it's a part of the Creator series. It would fit in perfectly with a City setup and there is a possibility to use the parts for a MOC. The MSRP is 79.99€ in Europe($89.99 in the US) and has 1023 pieces. The mixed feelings come from the fact that when I choose sets to review, I choose them on basis of display ability. At first sight, it does not look bad, but it seems tiny compared to the Modular building series. It is only because of a significant price cut (52€/piece), that I bought 2 sets of the 31026-1 Bike Shop & Cafe. This set is a part of the 3-in-1 type of creator sets so manuals for 3 different builds are included.

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LEGO SET RETIREMENT: Unlock the Secrets of EOL

LEGO SET RETIREMENT: Unlock the Secrets of EOL

One of the most exciting times for a LEGO investor results from visiting LEGO S@H (LEGO's online storefront), looking for a particular set and suddenly realize there is a tag with the following message: "Retired Product"; Expectation and hope suddenly becomes joy. If you are reading this article, odds are you are already familiar with the concept of EOL (End Of Line), but just in case I think it would be appropriate to summarize what it means. LEGO produces different sets along the year, and each design has a planned life cycle that only the company Execs. are aware of. Once this cycle is completed, the set goes out of production to make room for a new design, usually meaning that to acquire the already retired set a prospective buyer will need to go to the secondary market (Us!). As with anything, this decrease in supply will, hopefully, translate into an increase in set value and help the investor get a decent return of his/her investment.

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