In the past, I made MOC's out of my LEGO Star Wars sets. At this point in my life, I don't really want to take those apart for pieces and I'd much rather have them on display. Recently, I have been buying sets on-sale at Walmart that from the City and Creator lines, (sets which I won't have the urge to assemble and display like Star Wars).
Now, I have a decent pile of pieces, but I'm having trouble making anything with a unified color palette and style. I would like to make detailed real life buildings and buildings/scenes from Star Wars, but I can't seem to find sets that are not overly expensive and aren't Star Wars that contain pieces (mainly bricks) that I need. I'm a bit apprehensive of buying LEGO lots online because the sellers rarely show what you'll actually be receiving, and the thrift store near me hardly has any toys, let alone LEGO.
Are there any sets that have a good price per piece or any other suggestions to help fill out my brick selection? (I've looked at BrickLink, but I don't want to buy individual bricks since I don't know what I am building)
This is what I have gotten so far:
- 10698 LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box
- 10696 LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box
- 10692 LEGO Classic Creative Bricks
- 60047 LEGO City Police Station Building Set
- 60117 LEGO City Van & Caravan
- 60081 LEGO City Pickup Tow Truck
- 60107 LEGO City Fire Fire Ladder Truck
- 60118 LEGO City Garbage Truck
- 60119 LEGO City Ferry
Edit: I'm not really asking how to get bricks cheaply, more or less I was trying to see how I could get pieces that matched a specific style. I feel like the answers both do a good job giving both shopping and building tips for this problem.