Keep or Sell UCS Re-DOs?

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So after getting the Falcon last night I'm starting to think about how Lego has re-done 4 of the UCS sets now. Falcon, X-Wing, Snowspeeder, and Y-Wing.

I've currently got both versions of each, and am wondering if there's any real point in that.

Those of you collecting UCS, have you been buying the upgrades, and if so have you been keeping the older ones? Displaying them together? Keeping one boxed up?

Just looking for other people's insights into what they've been doing.
 
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I've bought the upgrades and have no plans on selling any of the older UCS sets that I have. At this point I only have the newest X-Wing 10240, Vader's TIE Advanced 10175 and the UCS TIE 75095 displayed. The trench run was by far my favorite part of A New Hope when I was 4 in '77. Someday when I have more room I'll hopefully have all displayed. Jee,z I've never even built my 10179 yet. The values of the older sets has dropped so you might as well keep them.
 
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The values of the older sets has dropped so you might as well keep them.
Looking at eBay this morning I figured I could get around $1500 or $1600 for those four sets. I'm trying to imagine a scenario where I'd ever be able to display them all and I'm coming up empty. That's why I started wondering and asked...
 
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I missed out on the original UCS X-Wing, TIE Fighter, and Y-Wing sets, but I did sell my 10179 as soon as 75192 was all-but-confirmed.
 
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I missed out on the original UCS X-Wing, TIE Fighter, and Y-Wing sets, but I did sell my 10179 as soon as 75192 was all-but-confirmed.
Can I ask how much you got for it? I toyed with selling mine during the rumor phase when prices were still high, but ultimately I didn't believe that Lego would put out a Falcon this large and thought it would be a middling $400-ish Falcon, that would keep people wanting 10179.

Obviously, I guessed wrong. :)
 
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I missed the original UCS X-wiung too. When I did all that work for DK it was the only set I couldn't photograph for them, so I promised myself I'd buy it with the proceeds from the book.Well I ended upmoving overseas and never got it for myself. Prices are too high these days, and it's not a particularly good set. The new one is better, but even that doesn't appeal.

I sold my 1st edition UCS Falcon around two and a half years ago. Unopened, in shipper box, with extras. US$6250. I needed to sell it and we definitely benefitted from the money but I regret it. Given the opportunity to build either ofthe UCS Falcon's I'd pick the 1st one just so I can scratch that itch. I wouldn't say no to a new one but I'm not spending that kind of money.

Overall I think LEGO have done a good job of revamping the UCS set. If I had both I'd display them together, side by side for a compare/contrast exercise.
 
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Comparing them side by side, I say I'd definitely sell the first UCS Falcon.. especially the cockpit looks very primitive and wrong.. and in my humble opinion the longer you wait the lower the prices will become.. because at one point Falcon v2 will be harder to find and increase in price..
 
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Comparing them side by side, I say I'd definitely sell the first UCS Falcon.. especially the cockpit looks very primitive and wrong.. and in my humble opinion the longer you wait the lower the prices will become.. because at one point Falcon v2 will be harder to find and increase in price..
That's what I try to do. Not so much with UCS sets, but really most any new version of something will usually be a better build.

Whenever I hear Lego has plans to release something new I immediately sell the old version if I have it. That's what I did for the Harry Potter sets.
 
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Thankfully, I didn't have any of the originals that were remade, so it gave me a chance to pick up the new ones. Oh wait, I did have 10179 but I couldn't get myself to open it because of the value. I sold it a while back for $3200 and never looked back. I might be in the same boat soon though if Lego decides to remake the Imperial Star Destroyer (10030). It's one of my favorite UCS sets and if Lego does release a new one, I think I'll still keep the old one (as long as I have space to display).
 
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Can I ask how much you got for it? I toyed with selling mine during the rumor phase when prices were still high, but ultimately I didn't believe that Lego would put out a Falcon this large and thought it would be a middling $400-ish Falcon, that would keep people wanting 10179.

Obviously, I guessed wrong. :)
I lucked out on the price I got for mine. I Bricklinked my 10179 (it's 100% complete, no swapped parts, including all the hard to find elements), with an unused sticker sheet. No instruction manual or boxes.

As soon as Lego posted the first teaser video for the Falcon (last July, I think?) I put it on eBay. The auction ended at an even $1,700.
 
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I lucked out on the price I got for mine. I Bricklinked my 10179 (it's 100% complete, no swapped parts, including all the hard to find elements), with an unused sticker sheet. No instruction manual or boxes.

As soon as Lego posted the first teaser video for the Falcon (last July, I think?) I put it on eBay. The auction ended at an even $1,700.
Yeah I definitely should have done that, but hindsight is 20-20 and all... I just really never believed Lego would put out a set this large again after having to clearance out the last ones.

My 10179 has been boxed up for like 9 years, but it's (if I remember how they were sold correctly) it's the first edition with the certificate, and it's still in the box. 100% complete and good to go. I feel like I could get $900 for it on the high end since it would ship in the box, but after eBay takes their 10% I'd be around $800 for it.

So I'm super torn up about it, I have almost every OT SW Lego set ever made and that means like 5 small Snowspeeders, multiple Y-Wings, X-Wings, and A-Wings. At least two AT-AT's (I'm missing the motorized one), multiple Slave I's, B-Wings... it just goes on and on. And while I have this dream that I'll have a huge basement in the not-too-distant future and will be able to display all this, I also have a massive Hasbro collection, and a really enormous collection of 1990's Lego Castle, Pirates, and Space.

I'm just starting to envision a scenario where I hang onto all this stuff and then never manage to display it. If I started selling off some of the (especially the larger) duplicate sets that are just not-as-good versions of new sets, I could free up space and dump some extra funds into savings or whatever.

I hate selling stuff, but thinking back over 20 years of collecting, I can't think of a single thing that I sold that I wish I had back. I'm either good at deciding, or I just don't miss it when it's gone.
 
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Yeah I definitely should have done that, but hindsight is 20-20 and all... I just really never believed Lego would put out a set this large again after having to clearance out the last ones.

My 10179 has been boxed up for like 9 years, but it's (if I remember how they were sold correctly) it's the first edition with the certificate, and it's still in the box. 100% complete and good to go. I feel like I could get $900 for it on the high end since it would ship in the box, but after eBay takes their 10% I'd be around $800 for it.

So I'm super torn up about it, I have almost every OT SW Lego set ever made and that means like 5 small Snowspeeders, multiple Y-Wings, X-Wings, and A-Wings. At least two AT-AT's (I'm missing the motorized one), multiple Slave I's, B-Wings... it just goes on and on. And while I have this dream that I'll have a huge basement in the not-too-distant future and will be able to display all this, I also have a massive Hasbro collection, and a really enormous collection of 1990's Lego Castle, Pirates, and Space.

I'm just starting to envision a scenario where I hang onto all this stuff and then never manage to display it. If I started selling off some of the (especially the larger) duplicate sets that are just not-as-good versions of new sets, I could free up space and dump some extra funds into savings or whatever.

I hate selling stuff, but thinking back over 20 years of collecting, I can't think of a single thing that I sold that I wish I had back. I'm either good at deciding, or I just don't miss it when it's gone.
I am dealing with this now. I've been collecting Lego and Star Wars prop replicas for the past 10 years with the dream of being able to display them all one day. We moved into our forever house a little less than a year ago. While our house is a decent size (2200 sf), I’ve come to realize that there is just no way I am ever going to be able to display all the sets and prop replicas I have. I’m mainly a big set collector (UCS Star Wars, modulars, etc) so the sets will take up a decent amount of space once displayed. I’ve started the painful route of deciding on what sets stay and what sets go. I’ve been selling sets off slowly and while it does hurt, it takes the weight off a bit. I still have a lot of sets to sell, but it’s getting easier to let them go. A set sitting in the box is a sad thing to see. It feels good knowing that the sets I sell are going to be built and hopefully played with instead of sitting in my storage room for years.

On a brighter note, I am looking forward to building and displaying my UCS sets that have been boxed for years...UCS SSD, Slave I, Imperial Shuttle, Tie Fighter, Sandcrawler...and the Falcon!
 
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Yeah, I get that. I've been in the same apartment for like 9 years, I've been buying and holding SW Lego in the boxes for a long time and am kind of over it. I took this photo a year or two ago...



Since then I've added the UCS Snowspeeder, Y-Wing, and Falcon as well as a few smaller sets like the small Cantina add on.

One other thing I'm going to have to consider is whether or not to sell some of these sealed up items (the older more expensive ones) and re-buy used sets. I figured I could extract a decent amount of money out of this pile before building everything.
 
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Yeah, I get that. I've been in the same apartment for like 9 years, I've been buying and holding SW Lego in the boxes for a long time and am kind of over it. I took this photo a year or two ago...

Since then I've added the UCS Snowspeeder, Y-Wing, and Falcon as well as a few smaller sets like the small Cantina add on.

One other thing I'm going to have to consider is whether or not to sell some of these sealed up items (the older more expensive ones) and re-buy used sets. I figured I could extract a decent amount of money out of this pile before building everything.
I remember you posting that picture. If space allows and you are sure it's a set you want to build and display, I would definitely go that route with the sets that have skyrocketed in value. That Black Pearl has jumped in value way more than I would have guessed. I would definitely sell that one.
 
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I remember you posting that picture. If space allows and you are sure it's a set you want to build and display, I would definitely go that route with the sets that have skyrocketed in value. That Black Pearl has jumped in value way more than I would have guessed. I would definitely sell that one.
I got two Black Pearls on clearance at Target for like $60 or $70 each. I kept one and sold one for maybe $120 shortly after to recoup what I spent. It looks like they sell for like $600 now, I should have hung onto it! But that's exactly the kind of thing I mean, I could get $600 for mine, buy an open one for $300 or whatever and extract some cash out of this pile that I've been sitting on for so long.
 
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As far as I know there are 3 UCS X-Wings.. is there an anonymous verdict in regards to which is definitely better? I am considering to hunt one down.. I just don't know which one to go for..
 
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I did :) what I meant was.. Do you prefer the original because it looks more like 'basic lego' rather than ready made pieces? take the cockpit for instance.. I believe the original UCS really sucks because it doesn't look like a cockpit at all, but I guess some people prefer that look over ready made pieces.. why do you think original was better?
Mostly nostalgia. Plus sequels are never as good as the original ;)

As for the cockpit, I wouldn't say "really sucks" is fair. The new one is better for sure, but the original was made 10 years before it's replacement hit the shelves, and less than 8 years after the start of the LEGO Star Wars line was born. It was a different age, the requirements of fans weren't as high and certain building techniques hadn't evolved/been accepted.

However, I never said the original was better. I said I wanted to my old ones back. It was a statement of fact, not opinion.

As far as I know there are 3 UCS X-Wings.. is there an anonymous verdict in regards to which is definitely better? I am considering to hunt one down. I just don't know which one to go for..
Three? I don't think AFOLs go in for anonymous verdicts - given the chance to express an opinion they don't hide!

By your own argument 10240 Red Five X-Wing Starfighter is the better version. I'd say it is. The original (7191) is a beautiful set but looks more like a Revell model than a LEGO set. It's just too good :D
 
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Thank you very much... Honestly speaking proportion wise old one looks more precise especially regarding the space between the wings when completely extended, however, the new one looks more like the X Wing in the movie.. so I will probably hunt down the new model :)


Three? I don't think AFOLs go in for anonymous verdicts - given the chance to express an opinion they don't hide!

By your own argument 10240 Red Five X-Wing Starfighter is the better version. I'd say it is. The original (7191) is a beautiful set but looks more like a Revell model than a LEGO set. It's just too good :D
 
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