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Between the Vampire, Pilgrim, and this workshop, LEGO has finally figured out ways to keep the resellers from arm sweeping those seasonal sets.   More for the general public.  BRAVO!!!

so where is the stem of the pumpkin he is sitting on?    

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1 hour ago, Legbrick said:

Any thoughts on the New Holiday Train?  Investment winner?

Will it only be available thru Christmas?  99 bux

 

It seems to me the pattern for making money on these holiday sets is to sell in the first year, when/if it sells out. Otherwise, it's a hold until retirement. If you're expecting much profit during the 2nd year, you're better off sitting on a pumpkin.

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On 12/18/2015 at 0:18 AM, ogmios said:

I am gonna go on record here:

The vignettes are great. Some, of course, more than others. People love them. The price point is great. They're no brainers. Only problem is that investors like them too, so there will be competition. Other problem is that the price don't go down and production is limited, so it is harder to get them. Some will be even harder to get: Ginger Bread House. Everybody love it and want it. In my opinion, one of the best seasonal small set to come out, but we could only get it as a "freebie", so that limits it's potential.

Now, kids, here come the cute, innocuous sets! Don't underestimate the power of moms/aunts/grannys. The "creature" and cute sets are actually strong sellers. Here is the caveat though. The price appreciation will not be great, it will probably not raise much above MRSP ever, but because no one pays attention to them and they have a bigger production, they can be had on clearance for 50%-75% once in a while. If you catch them, load up on them and around Xmas time they will be selling like hotcakes. Why might you ask? Because Aunty Jen who's not involved into little Jimmy's life needs a gift for him at xmas time. She thinks it's cute and the price is right.

Now, when it comes to 2016 Valentine's day, the set will sell. Cheesier, the better. As an "investor", it may not be worth it unless you do find it at right price. It will sell for sure, but cost of acquisition is the main factor.

This was my experience last year with seasonals and polybags. These can be flipped to solve a "problem " for the buyer with as little hassle as possible.

$20 + free shipping for a seasonal set or 2 movie-tie-in polybags. Either could be found readily on store shelves for people looking for them. Hit perfectly for the visiting aunt coming to family dinner, or someone hosting a get-together and wants to have a little something to entertain the 1-2 kids who will be along for the ride and watching DVDs in the other room.

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23 minutes ago, donbee said:

I saw a lot of ornaments at Lego Land. How do those sell? This is my first holiday season, so I'm trying to read up on the calendars and other seasonals.

Ornaments for flip or for hold?

of the past few years Snow Hut and Reindeer sell the best

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13 hours ago, Brian Briggs said:

Today, Brickset's own Huw posted that this year's seasonal offerings were created by the same designer as 40228 Geoffrey and Friends. It should've been obvious. :rofl:

The designer is Mel (Melody) Caddick and this is her:

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(source: http://www.couriermail.com.au/lifestyle/lego-facts/story-fn7tqbcy-1226265857512)

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Australian Lego designer Melody Caddick holds a Lego Koala.

(source http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-14/lego-designer-melody-caddick-offers-look-into-toy's-headquarters/7116120)

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59 minutes ago, Alpinemaps said:

40206 Santa Claus

 

At least it's a belt buckle instead of a ____, but it's still awful. The only part I like is the mustache - very creative. Otherwise another skipper for me. 

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