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Re: Bag End

Postby smitty9999 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:43 am

Sir Prog wrote:This set looks BOSS, but at $60 I won't come close to buying it. I love its authenticity, especially the rounded shape. For $60, I'd hope it could have a 360 degree shell and split open for dual interior play. I just can't get in line with the steep inflation TLG has installed across the board. It's really insulting, and even if I buy their regular brands in the future, this incline will keep me away from the licensed products forever.

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I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks this set is ridiculously overpriced. I think it's designed nicely but it's half a set and it looks like a tight fit on the inside.
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Re: Bag End

Postby rogue27 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:55 am

Crazylegoman wrote:I have to disagree with those who say that $60 USD is too high of a price for this set. When you compare Bag End to other sets of similar size, this one looks really parts intense. Other castle-themed sets of this size would likely have less detail and open areas held up by 1X2X5 bricks. The set also has 6 nice MF's. Then, of course, there's the license fee that LEGO has to pay. Considering those factors, I think that $60 is a fair price.

I agree, this appears to have a lot of parts very densely packed together compared to a lot of the larger, more open, sets we often see. I also expect that the figures alone will be worth quite a bit.

Since this won't be out until December, I'm hoping the final model will include a printed dark red book and printed wood grain tiles rather than the stickers currently shown. Also, I think those are dark green windows, and I think that is awesome.
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Re: Bag End

Postby Bluesecrets » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:37 pm

I waited to comment, because I wasn't sure about buying any of the LOTR sets. But this one, it really draws me in. It has great parts. It's well designed. It's immediately recognizable. The figs are cool. I would have expected a much higher price point being a license. I think its very well done.
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Re: Bag End

Postby Kev » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:39 am

I've decided to become completist on the LOTR lego sets, and this set just reinforces that decision. Really nice, pricey, but nice. But that's expected for a detailed set with lots of little pieces.
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Re: Bag End

Postby Gothano » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:51 pm

I agree that this is a nice but pricey set. Unfortunatelly I prefer to have a whole house of this set, to integrate to my castle scenery as charcoal burner house ore something like this, so I have to buy to of them :cry:

I wish back the time f.e. of medieval market place and before where you got houses for minifig that are closed and can be opened for playing... :roll:
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Re: Bag End

Postby Ryclen » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:54 am

Honestly, I really would get this set if I wasn't going to get Helm's Deep (and maybe the Mirkwood Spider set? Cave of the Goblin King set? :D ) this winter. However, seeing as I am, well, I might pick it up later, maybe on discount. But I believe that this series is going to continue for a good long while, and if it does I'm pretty sure Lego will do a redo of this set. However, that's all in the far future. And with a lot of ifs.
It is a really nice set though. And that pretzel.... :eyebrows:
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