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Ideas #017: 21309 - NASA Apollo Saturn V

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9 hours ago, Val-E said:

Musk seems to have been busy "cooking up" other stuff recently. Either that or he has been poisoned by the content of his car's batteries.

Shame he wasn't interviewed in Thailand as he'd have been executed for what he did during "that" interview. He's a genius and a total knob at the same time, a bit like some of us 😉

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4 hours ago, TabbyBoy said:

 He's a genius and a total knob at the same time, a bit like some of us 😉

Tribute to Nikolas Tesla?

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3 minutes ago, Lego_Monsters said:

Any idea when is this set retiring?

Yes, but we're sworn to secrecy.

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Any idea when is this set retiring?


Based on what we have seen of Ideas sets in the past. Safe bets would say end of next year, popular set and likely easy license to keep. The gambling man would bet on this year, given most Ideas dont last more than 2 calendar years.
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9 minutes ago, jay4e said:

 


Based on what we have seen of Ideas sets in the past. Safe bets would say end of next year, popular set and likely easy license to keep. The gambling man would bet on this year, given most Ideas dont last more than 2 calendar years.

 

Thanks, will order one.

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10 hours ago, Lego_Monsters said:

Thanks, will order one.

It's a superb set and you won't be disappointed if you end up keeping it for years. I've heard (grains of NaCl) that the 21104 Mars Rover (with a new set number) could be making a return early next year which tells me that the Saturn V isn't quite done yet. It's a no brainer at a good discount as I don't think you can possible lose, even if 1,000,000 are made. The more NASA is in the news, the better.

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2 hours ago, TabbyBoy said:

It's a superb set and you won't be disappointed if you end up keeping it for years.

If you start to exclude holding time when talking about profits, every set becomes a winner. But if you INclude holding time, the Saturn V could turn out to be just an OK investment. Too much hype, (probably) too many produced, too many buyers - plus: if TLG is in fact beginning to revive NASA sets, too (like you suggested), then I wouldn't recommend buying this at all even if you are OK with holding the set for many years.

What if TLG retire the Ideas rocket end of 2018 - only to bring it back as a Creator set in 2019 for years and years to stay?... Could well be the Saturn V is such an extraordinary cash cow for them that TLG end production on the original set early (=2018) so they can right away: a) re-release it with a +50% price increase and b) don't have to pay the Ideas designer his share any more...

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3 hours ago, Frank Brickowski said:

If you start to exclude holding time when talking about profits, every set becomes a winner.

Well, not exactly.

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There is some talk about First Man getting a fair number of Oscar nominations, and since it features a Saturn V, it should be a nice bump in sales. I doubt LEGO will retire the set anytime soon.  

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5 minutes ago, Mark Twain said:

There is some talk about First Man getting a fair number of Oscar nominations, and since it features a Saturn V, it should be a nice bump in sales. I doubt LEGO will retire the set anytime soon.  

Off topic but I'm tempted to take my son, age 8.  I'm worried it might be too intense, but we'll see.  

Besides, this generation needs some inspiration for space exploration ... Musk can't do it on his own!

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9 hours ago, Frank Brickowski said:

If you start to exclude holding time when talking about profits, every set becomes a winner. But if you INclude holding time, the Saturn V could turn out to be just an OK investment. Too much hype, (probably) too many produced, too many buyers - plus: if TLG is in fact beginning to revive NASA sets, too (like you suggested), then I wouldn't recommend buying this at all even if you are OK with holding the set for many years.

What if TLG retire the Ideas rocket end of 2018 - only to bring it back as a Creator set in 2019 for years and years to stay?... Could well be the Saturn V is such an extraordinary cash cow for them that TLG end production on the original set early (=2018) so they can right away: a) re-release it with a +50% price increase and b) don't have to pay the Ideas designer his share any more...

) too many produced, too many buyers - you meant sellers, right?

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