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According to data collected from Brickset, the total MSRP of all Star Wars sets to date is $18,933.76 USD. This includes a total of 508 sets. I simply used the CSV export feature on Brickset to put this together. Here's the raw data if you'd like to explore it further: https://gist.github.com/jncraton/68beb88e6027d9321373


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Generally speaking, yes. But there are many factors that determine how a given set will be priced over the years. Sets that have rare, more sought after pieces tend to cost more (think monorails), so if you'd happen to have a MISB monorail set you'd be rich. On the other hand, TLG can inadvertently mess with any investment plan by launching sets with similar ...


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Banknotes and coins tend to have very little physical value relative to their face value. LEGO bricks usually are valued more for their function rather than the material value. In most cases it would not be cost effective to buy LEGO bricks just for the material itself. Well treated bricks can be handed down, generation to generation. A 2x4 brick made 30 ...


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A good part of the LEGO experience is building the set. There is little joy in buying a LEGO set that was already built by someone else. So you are right, that a disassembled set is usually viewed as more valuable. However, consider the following points. When people purchase a LEGO set, either new or used, they expect the parts to be sorted in some way into ...


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If it's a newer set, missing instructions will usually just knock a few dollars off the price, even for larger sets. There are usually enough adult fans buying sets for parts that it's easy to pickup cheap instructions on Bricklink. For example, instructions for the new Millennium Falcon can be purchased for less than a dollar in new condition on Bricklink. ...


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Colour seperation matters more in which audience will be interested (AFOL's knowing they used some colour(s) more than others vs. parents wanting a pile for their kids) than for price. Lots of things matter a lot more then the bricks being seperated by colour, some examples: Whether the bricks have play wear Whether the bricks have been miscoloured by ...


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You might consider donating them to your local library, or an after-school program. Kids love to flip through them!


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Does anyone have an idea about what it might be worth? And what if it were complete? According to Bricklink, a new, unopened version of this set goes for somewhere between 160€ and 200€, although there are lots listed for double the price as well. Of the missing parts, the 1 x 16x16 grey plate is trivial to replace, and the others can be bought for 4-6€ ...


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The whole minifig assembly reminds me of of those services that allow you to print your own image on a torso piece such as Minifigs.me. I wouldn't be surprised if this minifig was made using the same service as I cannot identify the graphic. I suspect this minifig could have been ordered as a promotional item. The actual parts themselves are so common that ...


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Let me add another perspective to TheBrickBlogger’s answer: when I buy a used set on EBay, I like to have some sort of a visual guarantee that the set is complete and as described. The only way to get that confirmation is by seeing pictures of the built set, ideally from all angles. So, when I sell used sets on EBay, I will make sure the set is fully built, ...


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These typically go for several hundred USD at the low end, and can be up to several thousand for the rarer display figures. One way to get an idea of the current market price is to check out the items currently for sale on Bricklink. A search for 'display figure' in the gear category should give you a pretty good idea.


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Given the quality of LEGO bricks, I would argue that an original box filled with the correct amount of the correct bricks from the same time period as the box is INDISTINGUISHABLE from an opened box containing the original bricks after use, and as such I would recommend you continue your effort. Just make sure that the bricks are indeed from the correct ...


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My answer to this kind of question is always "it's worth exactly as much as someone is willing to give you for it." That said, one could look up prices on BrickLink (assuming there are any for sale there) and go from there. Failing that, put them on eBay with a reserve/starting bid of whatever minimum amount would make it ok for you to part with them.


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Generally, I think it doesn't add much value. But it depends. Some sets, like US version of 8284, have extra parts crucial for alternative model (aka B-model). So unless you include them, you are selling incomplete set. The inclusion of all parts to build all models is part of "complete" condition description on Bricklink. Extra parts excluded ...


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According to Bricklink, the value of all the pieces of set 45100 is currently $201.85 (March 2020). Subtract the value of one 16 x 16 baseplate and you have an idea of the value of all the individual pieces in the set. (https://www.bricklink.com/catalogPOV.asp?itemType=S&itemNo=45100&itemSeq=1&itemQty=1&breakType=M&itemCondition=N&...


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If the sets are indeed complete with all parts, minifigs, instructions and even boxes then I'd recommend Bricklink, as the collector community there would be more appreciative of these features. Whereas on Ebay and Craigslist you'd find more people who just want a playset and couldn't even tell if a set was complete or not. For higher value sets (like yours)...


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I live in the U.S. so I cannot comment on the German Lego market. That being said, the answer to your question must lie at least in part to the European market for CMFs and not in the inherent price of each mystery bag. What I mean is the price of a CMF in the U.S. has remained at a steady $3.00 since Series 3. While distributions within boxed sets have ...


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These displays are indeed rare, because LEGO demands that retailers destroy them after use, and most of them oblige. The sets inside are unfortunately glued together, so they don't have much value. They are valuable to collectors of displays, but that is a fairly limited audience.


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Set 6755 is basically an older version of set 6764. There are several listings on that page missing all the minifigs - they seem to go for ~$40 (or at least those are the current asking prices).


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The value of the set is indeed greater if it comes with instructions (and even greater when the set comes with a box, but the increase in value is not as big as with the instructions). Especially with older, desired sets, a lack of instructions is sometimes a sign of a BrickLinked set (a set built from a collection of pieces bought from BrickLink stores), ...


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I have been making a list of these over the past few months. I have about 43 and I think that another 50 or so exists. You can see the full list here. http://www.minifigpriceguide.com/MAXIFIGS.0.html I think that these figures generally go for between 400 - 1500 depending on the character. The last Spiderman Doc Ock combo that I saw went for around 3000.


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I feel it necessary to point out that I think the durability of LEGO is a bit romanticized. When coming out of my dark ages, there was very little I could do with my old LEGO, the pieces were scratched, had teeth marks, were yellowed... I haven't thrown this LEGO away, but it's stored and not used, hence not in circulation and hence has no economic value. I ...


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If I were you, I would start by looking at the price the full set is selling because I have been surprised recently to see box I was expecting to be vintage treasures selling at very reasonable prices...


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BrickLink has a price guide that will give you both the current prices people are asking for sets as well as any details on those sets sold in the last six months. If you can't find your specific set, you may well be able to find a similar one (either in the same theme or similarly sized) that does have the data you want. Typically "new" or "new in box" ...


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Annual inflation in Euro zone has been -1-4 % the latest decade. Meanwhile EUR/USD exchange rate has been non-volatile. So that wouldn't account for much. If you've witnessed a price increase my guess it's probably down to greater demand for CMFs, allowing Lego to raise prices.


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I would suggest going to Bricklink and entering the set numbers in. You will find the information on the sets you have and, if it isn't extremely rare, a price guide with information on how much the set has sold for in the past and how much it's currently selling for. Bricklink: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/main.page There is a lot of information on ...


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They are listed on bricklink, they seem to be sold from time to time. I estimate for about 30 cent each on average... https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?pg=1&catString=462&catType=B&v=1


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