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sadowsk1    222

That, and I have my doubts that Shelob will make a return in the future.

I agree to this.  Shelob didn't have presence outside of the single appearance it made in the movie.

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Blackjack    92

I like this set, but it is available everywhere, so it probably won't be a massive earner.  free-fighting-smileys-427.gif

TOK and I are going to have battles with these things though I won't let it get out of hand.  free-jumping-smileys-1028.gif

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eightbrick    447

Short Answer: Good Investment.

 

Long Answer: The set is facing hard competition from other cheap sets like Wolverine Chopper Showdown and Arctic Batman, but the uniqueness of the LOTR line and the exclusivity of Sam will make it a valuable investment. In fact, this competition has helped the set fly under the radar which is always a good thing. If LOTR is discontinued after this wave than it will be the only set with Sam, who plays a huge part in the films. If LOTR is continued the themes popularity will only rise and help prices. The set itself is my personal favorite from the first LOTR line, and while I can't promise that it will be the next Ice Dragon, it sure looks like it might. Need more proof? Lets look at some similar priced sets from other popular movies:

 

7621 Indiana Jones and the Lost Tomb: Retail $19.99 Current Price: $71.33 (256% up from retail)

4737 Quidditch Match: Retail $19.99 Price: $41.15 (105% up from retail)

 

If your budget allows, get a couple (or ten). You won't regret it in five years.

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TheDarkness    492

Short Answer: Good Investment.

 

Long Answer: The set is facing hard competition from other cheap sets like Wolverine Chopper Showdown and Arctic Batman, but the uniqueness of the LOTR line and the exclusivity of Sam will make it a valuable investment. In fact, this competition has helped the set fly under the radar which is always a good thing. If LOTR is discontinued after this wave than it will be the only set with Sam, who plays a huge part in the films. If LOTR is continued the themes popularity will only rise and help prices. The set itself is my personal favorite from the first LOTR line, and while I can't promise that it will be the next Ice Dragon, it sure looks like it might. Need more proof? Lets look at some similar priced sets from other popular movies:

 

7621 Indiana Jones and the Lost Tomb: Retail $19.99 Current Price: $71.33 (256% up from retail)

4737 Quidditch Match: Retail $19.99 Price: $41.15 (105% up from retail)

 

If your budget allows, get a couple (or ten). You won't regret it in five years.

This is a very reasonable post. The exclusive Gollum in this set also helps it. I think if you have the space and some $$$ (and find it cheap) picking up a few would be prudent.

I cannot see it exploding as much as the Ice Dragon, but it will do well.

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Alcarin    154

This is a very reasonable post. The exclusive Gollum in this set also helps it. I think if you have the space and some $$$ (and find it cheap) picking up a few would be prudent.

I cannot see it exploding as much as the Ice Dragon, but it will do well.

 

How is Gollum exclusive?

 

cheapest Hobbit set = Gollum...

 

 

This set will fail horribly IF sam is rereleased in any other set 

 

If he is not he will double easily within 2 years of AFOL

 

it all depends on the Sam boy :P

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Alcarin    154

It is a different Gollum to the Hobbit set

 

apart from completionists for us regular mortal beings 1 gollum is more than enough  :P

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TheDarkness    492

I agree with the Sam comment, that a lot of the sets value hinges on him.
As for Gollum, well people do want multiples of sets with the variations. By the time the number of sets dwindle, people will pay if they want it, and parents will pick Shelob over Riddles most times due to more figures, parts and the spider.

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Ambroise    14

apart from completionists for us regular mortal beings 1 gollum is more than enough  :P

 

Well, 1 Gollum + 1 smaegol, to have them talk together... :P

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Grolim    777

Well, 1 Gollum + 1 smaegol, to have them talk together... :P

 

Yep  :crazy:

 

Speaking as an LOTR minifig collector I have to have both variations.

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beartrapper    104

I think its a winner especially at 35% off. Of all the sets my son and I have put together recently, he consistently plays with Shelob.

Plus there is also crossover value for people who missed out on Hagrid's Hut and the big spider that came with that one. In the world of HP, Hagrid is easy to get but a brick built spider isnt.

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TheOrcKing    12,272

Speaking as an LOTR minifig collector I have to have both variations.

And me speaking as a general minfig collector (or just being myself), I must have both for my collection as well as what Ambroise said.

 

Well, 1 Gollum + 1 smaegol, to have them talk together... :P

I can totally see this scene in Lego......and sitting on my desk.

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Spartikis    71

i feel it has enough uniqgue minifigs that it should do well, even shelob, which could technically be built from pieces wont looks 100% correct without the face brick.

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eightbrick    447

This is a very reasonable post. The exclusive Gollum in this set also helps it. I think if you have the space and some $$$ (and find it cheap) picking up a few would be prudent.

I cannot see it exploding as much as the Ice Dragon, but it will do well.

 

Well, of course its not going to be the next Ice Dragon in that it will see a rapid rise (or at least I doubt it will), but I can see it getting up to 70 bucks in a couple years.

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mozyrevo    1

There is a lot of people that don't have this set for investment, and also a lot that don't rate it. Thats two pluses in my book as the supply is limited in the future.

 

Found some at a local toy shop at 50% off so got the last 2 for

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