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I prefer older sets, since in newer they are starting to make bigger and less adaptable pieces. For example i have the sets 6745 and 7292 (both are plane sets) and you can see the difference in how easy it is to make a MOC.
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| June 6, 2012, 11:14 am
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I'd like to go back a bit further in time, when it was still called the designer set series. I recall that the first year was an absolute blast with so many cool sets that had loads of rebuilding possibilities. 2 years later some sets were launched that reminded me very much of the first generation. Compare for example 4100 with 4883, and 4097 with 4881. However I found it much harder to build nice alternatives with the newer versions, even though the models looked pretty cool.

I don't know why, but perhaps the same is happening today; the better the main models look, the more difficult it is to build nice alternatives.

In the end though it's all about a good parts inventory, which seems a little bit hit or miss lately.
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| June 6, 2012, 1:10 pm
Quoting Nathanael Kuipers
I'd like to go back a bit further in time, when it was still called the designer set series. I recall that the first year was an absolute blast with so many cool sets that had loads of rebuilding possibilities. 2 years later some sets were launched that reminded me very much of the first generation. Compare for example 4100 with 4883, and 4097 with 4881. However I found it much harder to build nice alternatives with the newer versions, even though the models looked pretty cool.

I don't know why, but perhaps the same is happening today; the better the main models look, the more difficult it is to build nice alternatives.

In the end though it's all about a good parts inventory, which seems a little bit hit or miss lately.

I agree. 4100 is one of the best sets I own. It has a wonderful parts in inventory. In contrast, the newer cars have poor part inventories, despite being aesthetically appealing. 4507 is also a very versatile set.
This rule is not always true though, as I like 6910 more than the Older 4415.

I also find that the newer sets are more expensive. 4507 had about 700 parts for just $30. The newer 6914 is $18 for 200 parts! This is probably somewhat because of inflation though. But still, sets like 7347 seem way too expensive.
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| June 9, 2012, 3:02 pm
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