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Offline Dave

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$14,762 for a complete set
« on: February 7, 2014, 04:48 PM »
Jayson posted this sweet link to a Wired.com article on Yakface.com

I haven't crunched the numbers, but it implies that Star Wars has been a huge revenue driver for Lego. 

It looks like there have been about 375 different Star Wars sets, which appears to be more than all of the licenses combined.  And it would have cost you $14,762 at retail to put this collection together.  No wonder my wallet feels so light...


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Re: $14,762 for a complete set
« Reply #1 on: February 9, 2014, 09:32 AM »
Cool stats. Going back and getting those sets now would probably cost more than double. For a kid market going away from actual toys, Lego really created a cool niche.

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Re: $14,762 for a complete set
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2014, 06:48 AM »
I wonder if they are cheating a bit with Spiderman and Batman.  I'm not sure they ever had just the Spiderman license versus a Marvel license.  It looks like they show 15 Spiderman sets, but Marvel has more than that.  Batman initially was a stand alone license, but has since been lumped in with DC.

As for Star Wars, that number looks accurate based on my spreadsheet of my collection based on the sets MSRP.

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Re: $14,762 for a complete set
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 11:11 AM »
I wonder what the OT only number is... I'm about 5 or 6 sets away.  Need the first Falcon, the UCS Death Star, the smaller Rebel Blockade Runner...

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Re: $14,762 for a complete set
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2014, 12:35 PM »
I wonder if they are cheating a bit with Spiderman and Batman.  I'm not sure they ever had just the Spiderman license versus a Marvel license. 

They had a Spiderman license in 2002-2004.  Then Spiderman rolled over to Mega-blocks from 2005-2011 and came back to LEGO under the Marvel license in 2012.
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