So recently I mentioned that I buy sets for the pieces rather than what the set builds and I discovered a few other folks that do the same thing, so I figured it might be useful to mention some of the sets that have given me some nice pieces for my ships. The links will direct you to the catalog page on bricklink for that particular set.
The last is the Seattle Space Needle, set 21003-1. The overall piece count is pretty low, but great pieces. It has a few dishes and some interesting technic pieces, including some gears. What I loved this one for, though, was the three flexible grey hoses that comes in it, (there is also a bonus, extra grey hose). http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemInv.asp?S=21003-1
Check them out and have fun. Any useful sets in your collection? Share them here. Did you find a set from this thread that made your collection more versatile? Let us know. Permalink
I don't have many modern sets, however this one (Prehistoric Power Creator set), my brother got me as a birthday present prior to me coming out of retirement is amazing: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemInv.asp?S=4892-1. If you like building in red, then the selection of slopes, clips and joints is hard to beat. Look at my mocs, and almost every one of them owes its existence to this set. Permalink
It's funny you just posted this, because I just bought the Imperial shuttle for MOC fodder! I think it is an excellent way to source bricks, I bought the London bridge too a while back, and it filled up a whole bunch of bins! I will check out those architecture sets as well. Chris
Is that the UCS Imperial Shuttle, Chris? Or is it one of the earlier models? Permalink
Quoting Chris Melby
The UCS. I needed a ton of the larger white curves, and some of the 1x2x3 slopes, I couldn't stand waiting for pick a brick again, then I realized that this set is overflowing with them, plus it has a bunch of really cool white technic plates. I'll probably e-bay the figs, as I already have them. Chris
Oh, man, am I envious. I have recently been looking with shame at my collection of white pieces. Very inadequate. I have had my eye on that set for some time, just haven't taken the plunge. I always end up with another set of blue or light bley.
I can't wait to see what's going to come of all those white curves. Permalink
I buy most of my sets for parts, they rarely stay together longer than a week or two. Sometimes I buy 5 or so pieces for $30, and get a bunch of "bonus" parts, lol! I really need more brown, dark gray, light gray, black and more foliage pieces as those are the colors/parts I use the most, and yet have the fewest of! If you have any "extras" of those colors/parts that you want to get rid of, I would gladly take them off your hands! :P Permalink