Which retired set should be re-released next?

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The announcements of 10256 Taj Mahal and 10268 Vestas Wind Turbine suggest that LEGO may continue to re-release popular sets during the next few years. This has inspired discussion surrounding which sets from the past might be re-released in future, presumably forming part of the Creator Expert theme.

We therefore invited Brickset readers to submit their nominations for retired sets which should return and received almost 300 comments! Ten of the most popular suggestions have been compiled for this poll, encompassing a broad selection of different subject matters.

Submit your vote after the break...

Please remember that direct re-releases cannot include significant updates in relation to the previous set, for the purposes of this poll. For instance, that would preclude older Modular Buildings returning with improved interiors. Minor changes, such as replacing a few retired elements with their modern equivalent, are permitted though.

Which retired set should be re-released next?

10020 Santa Fe Super Chief
10177 Boeing 787 Dreamliner
10181 Eiffel Tower
10182 Café Corner
10185 Green Grocer
10190 Market Street
10193 Medieval Market Village
10194 Emerald Night
10210 Imperial Flagship
10228 Haunted House


Why is 6399 Airport Shuttle not included?

6399 Airport Shuttle received numerous nominations from Brickset readers but has not been included in this poll. We took this decision because so many retired elements would need to return, along with an entire electronic system. Nevertheless, it is apparent that there is a great deal of demand for further monorail sets in the future.

Why are Star Wars sets not included?

10256 Taj Mahal and 10268 Vestas Wind Turbine have both been re-released as Creator Expert sets. We therefore decided to exclude products which could not realistically form part of the Creator Expert range. However, that does not mean that only 'Advanced Models' could be re-released in the future and we have included sets such as 10193 Medieval Market Village and 10228 Haunted House as they could be rebranded.


This poll will remain open until the 21st of October and we will announce the winner soon afterwards!

Which set did you vote for? Let us know in the comments.

 

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137 comments on this article

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By in Canada,

Only set I am interested in is the 10019 Star Wars Rebel Blockade Runner.

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By in Canada,

Same here, I want the Rebel Blockade Runner too!

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By in Australia,

My finger was hovering over Imperial Flagship, but I decided nah- I'd rather see Lego try to improve on it instead. Emerald Night got my vote.

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By in Netherlands,

Imperial Flagship all the way! I can't get it because of the awful pricing is has right now second-hand..

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By in United States,

I was considering the Emerald Night, Imperial Flagship, and Medival Market Village. However, I felt the Emerald Night was a more realistic candidate considering it was a true stand alone set that didn’t go along with any theme. Both the sets rereleased so far have been stand alones.

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By in Belgium,

It would make me so happy to get another Medieval Market Village! The older Modulars don’t seem very likely to be rereleased in the same way as the vestas and taj mahal, because it’s part of a series that always gets a new set in january..

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By in Netherlands,

My favourite would be the Green Grocer...

Though Emerald Night would be a nice one too.

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By in United States,

Well, another reason to not include Star Wars in this poll is that they continuously re-release old sets. For example, X-wing fighters and tie fighters are almost always available. I understand they are not exact replicas of the older versions (and often the new versions are far superior), but nobody is left wanting for an X-wing fighter.

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By in United States,

10020 Santa Fe Super Chief - 2002 $40, Bricklink: $300 new, $230 used
10177 Boeing 787 Dreamliner - 2006 $80, Bricklink: $500 new, $220 used
10181 Eiffel Tower - 2007 $200, Bricklink: $1,230 new, $420 used
10182 Café Corner - 2007 $140, Bricklink: $1,750 new, $640 used
10185 Green Grocer - 2008 $150, Bricklink: $900 new, $825 used
10190 Market Street - 2007 $90, Bricklink: $2,400 new, $550 used
10193 Medieval Market Village - 2009 $100, Bricklink: $170 new, $145 used
10194 Emerald Night - 2009 $100, Bricklink: $485 new, $360 used
10210 Imperial Flagship - 2010 $180, Bricklink: $700 new, $540 used
10228 Haunted House - 2012 $180, Bricklink: $370 new, $310 used

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By in United Kingdom,

I know its not up there but i'd like to see the big bang lounge released again..

Or Ewok village.

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By in United States,

I'd definitely say the Eiffel Tower. Not sure if this has to do with me being part French.

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By in United States,

Gotta show HH some love. It's such a nifty set that I had to pick up a couple of them when they were new. So many neat little details. We get new Winter Village sets every year, it'd be nice to get some more Halloween looking sets every once in a while.

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By in United States,

I'd say some of the older Creator Modular Buildings should be remade. With how much Cafe Corner, Market Street, and Green Grocer go for on eBay, it's obvious that there is a high interest in them. Re-releasing or remaking them would be like printing money for Lego.

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By in United Arab Emirates,

Cafe corner of course

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By in United States,

I voted for the Haunted House. The Haunted House was really terrific and I wish I bought it. I understand why the modulars are on this list but as one other Bricksetter said, I don't see one of these Modular Buildings being re-released because every year we get a new modular building anyway. Therefore, I think voting for a modular building would be a waste of a vote.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'd love to see a new Café Corner - I still have the original, but with no insides to it, it kinda looks odd next to the other modulars. It'd be cool to see it done again, but with innards.

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By in United Kingdom,

What no monorail what a disappointment. :,(

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By in United Kingdom,

Star Wars blockade runner as well. Just updated to modern standards like Millennium falcon, X wing and y fighter were. Haven’t seen a blockade runner for a number of years now

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By in Portugal,

Either Café Corner or Green Grocer get my vote (I opted for Green Grocer). Not because that's what I'd but - that'd be the Eiffel Tower - but because I want LEGO to ruin the scalpers and people over inflating the price of those sets on the aftermarket.

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By in United States,

I get that a lot of people wanted to get it, but I don't think the Haunted House is logically a candidate for rerelease- at least, not for a few years now. It came out fairly recently, fore for one; more recently than the others, and it's debatable if it even qualifies because it wasn't a Creator set. In terms of structure, we haven't seen a huge detailed-exterior dollhouse like it before or since, so I see the appeal, but I wonder if the company would ever consider it.

Café Corner would be a great choice for them. Even if they never rereleased another modular, it would be a great tribute to the theme and make a lot of collectors happy.

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By in Canada,

Set 497-1 : Lego Galaxy Explorer

Whipe the others from the list.

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By in Netherlands,

Green Grocer!!! #10185
It is such a good looking modular. I don't care it does not have much interior details, you can put extra details (furniture, bathroom etc.) in yourself, but of all older modulars (from 2007 up untill 2010) this is the one I like best.

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By in Taiwan,

I hope that 10182 can be re-produced. Because I didn’t have enough money to buy in 2007, 10182 had sold out. The point is that our country did not introduce and sell 10182 at all. :(

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By in United States,

Im guessing it would be the Emerald Night. LEGO could over charge for that one and have no issues, and I doubt much needs to be done in the way of design or changes.
The issue with Market Street and Green Grocer is design features, or lack thereof IMO.

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By in United States,

I voted for Imperial Flagship. Although Emerald Night and Super Chief were ones I'd also consider.

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By in United Kingdom,

Judging by the scale of the current re-release id say Eiffel Tower, but it looks very blokey for a 3000+ piece set. I assume the idea of a re-release is its 99% the same, rather than as it could be better with a few newer pieces added or changed.......

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By in United States,

Imperial Flagship! All these pirates and no one to oppose them....

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By in United States,

I voted for the Santafe train because it would be a hot seller in the United States

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By in United States,

A list of sets I would enjoy building! I voted for Medieval Market Village.

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By in New Zealand,

Would like to see loads of sets re-released due to either not having them myself or wanting improved sets but the set I’d like to see the most is the 10030 star destroyer. Ooh baby...

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By in United States,

10177 Boeing 787 Dreamliner, 10181 Eiffel Tower, 10182 Café Corner, 10185 Green Grocer, 10190 Market Street, and 10193 Medieval Market Village were the ones I liked of this list but I ended up going for the 10193 Medieval Market Village. The number of minifigures and accessories is was made it stand out to me. I would guess that it would be more unlikely for Lego to re-release one of the Creator Expert Modular Buildings than one of the others.

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By in Switzerland,

None?!

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By in Canada,

If the Boeing Dreamliner got streamlined instead of blocky and could fit lots of minifigs and cargo. Or had a passable number of microfigs...

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By in United States,

Emerald Night for one simple and totally self-serving reason: it’s the only one on the list I don’t already own!

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By in New Zealand,

I voted Emerald Night Shyamalan, but would like to see it reissued maybe with a colour swap to a new palette with a new name and maybe few cosmetic changes, and/or with extra carriages that can be purchased separately.

(There's a lot of others I'd want to see reissued if I didn't already own, especially the Imperial Flagship, but I held back on purchasing Emerald Night because of the lack of an easy way to buy extra carriages. If I were voting on the basis of not owning any of these sets, I'd go with Imperial Flagship)

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By in United States,

I know alot like buildings, but I still think imperial flagship.
All youll ever see is buildings rereleased need something different before they get stuck in their ways

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By in Austria,

I‘d love a comeback of all The LOTR and The Hobbit Sets!
Perhaps also a CMF-Series Part 1 (LOTR) and 2 (Hobbit) of these minifigs!! Who wouldn‘t buy all these?!

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By in Italy,

@brotherbrain
Thank you for the list: great job!

A secondary market earthquake is about to hit old Modulars if Lego will reissue the sets, and menacing winds are gusting over Paris as well.

Very hard in-flight turbulence for the MISB Dreamliner, but chances are the old 787 will safely land.

On the opposite, mild temperatures over the old Medieval Market, used and new.

A severe blow is actually feared in the railway business: inclement weather might induce stationmasters to yard 10020 and 10194 engines, old and new.

Hurricane Re-I-Shu is expected to bring rough to very rough weather around secondary market seas: will the storm induce the good-old Flagship's crew to reef the sales?

Meanwhile, back at always-rainy 10228 Monster Street, IRS officials in their soaking wet trench-coats are about to ring the doorbell: eviction time? Shivers quickly run up and down many a scalper's spine.

Which set shall be swept off the aftermarket shelves next?

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By in United States,

10194 Emerald Night is the only one that interests me, therefore I voted for it.

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By in United States,

Such a shame that SW sets were not included (could have a second poll) nut I was torn between Haunted House and Medieval Market as I know a lot of people want them but ended choosing Haunted House.

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By in Norway,

Clear vote for HH, it would be a smart move for tlg, since could primarily stock early fall and heavily in US. Just like the Winter Village sets returning around now for some months of sales. That would mean announcement leading up to summer next year.

It is also the set least likely to substitute for another, as the plain modulars might do (imho). And it fits with several seasonal sets popping up again this year, testing the volume.

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By in Austria,

If there is an option, I'll vote for having Lego to create a new Theme called Custom Theme. Based on Online Purchase only, it should allow us to purchase selected retired sets, and they send us the bricks only (probably with renewal of some of the old bricks to newer designs). The instruction booklet can be downloaded in PDF. No box, no need to waste the money and time, for retailers to put them on shelves. Ok... maybe send the stickers too.

Just plain B2C concept for On Demand customers, targeted to the needs and audiences. And, this helps fighting off Lepin.

But anyway, I've voted for the Imperial Flagship. :)

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By in United States,

While I know a lot of people want Emerald Night re-released, with so many great steam engines in the world, I'd rather see a new set based on a different engine design instead of a re-release. Personal preference... of course I can say that because I already own the Emerald Night. If I didn't I might feel differently.

Imperial Flagship got my vote, but Haunted House is right up there. I could have gone either way, as they could easily release a new ship for the same reason I stated I'd rather a new steam engine. So probably should have voted Haunted House, but it won't let me change my vote...

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By in Poland,

Emerald Train for me!

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By in New Zealand,

I voted for the Sante Fe Superchief but I’d prefer it receive some significant upgrades and it would also need to include its full consist, which originally was sold as separate components. At least three cars would be preferable. We haven’t had a new Creator train since the orange train and I’d like to see this one return.

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By in United Kingdom,

None of them. 928, or a slight update of as many of the parts are still in production but in a slightly different colour.

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By in Netherlands,

Unfortunately, my candidates are not present in this poll. Howeverr, my pick from this poll would be 10177 Boeing 787 Dreamliner, not only because this set is the one that stood out the most to me, but also because I think its design looks the most acceptable for its age.

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By in Indonesia,

OK, I know re-releases of (especially older) Technic sets would be prone to numerous updates, but then still... What about #8285 Tow Truck from 2006 for example, or #8275 Motorized Bulldozer from 2007?!

But let's leave it there. I voted for the Imperial Flagship cause it's least More-Of-The-Same imo!

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By in Australia,

Since I could only vote once, I picked Green Grocer.

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By in United Kingdom,

I have not bought much Lego this year (a few small sets eyed up for Christmas) but Emerald Night would be a definite buy, if not multiple buy for me.

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By in Netherlands,

10193 Medieval Market Village. One word: Cows!

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By in United States,

The sets that I think would be most worthy of a re-release without huge changes are Emerald Night and Haunted House… and since most D2C set re-releases as of late tend to focus on sets that are around nine or ten years old, I think Emerald Knight is the most immediate candidate (Haunted House might have to wait a few years for its time to come).

While Imperial Flagship is close to the same "vintage" as Emerald Knight, there are many aspects of it that feel quite rudimentary and lacking in detail compared to more recent ship designs like Queen Anne's Revenge and Destiny's Bounty. Destiny's Bounty in particular also seemed to far surpass its value for money, with 38% more pieces and a 15% greater weight at an 11% lower price (29% lower when adjusted for inflation). Even though Imperial Flagship of course had far more impressive sails and two additional minifigures, I hardly think that accounts for that difference in price and value. If LEGO were to make another D2C sailing ship of that sort, they'd probably be much better off going with an entirely new design that can fully take advantage of all the past decade's improvements in design standards.

I feel similarly about the Eiffel Tower. While I've gained an appreciation for its sheer size and level of detail in hindsight, its extremely pixelated appearance discouraged me from even giving it a closer look at the time of its release, and even today it feels rather simplistic and inauthentic compared to subsequent landmarks series sets such as Big Ben, Sydney Opera House, Tower Bridge, and indeed, even the Taj Mahal. So it, too, would be better with a full redesign.

Medieval Market Village, another 2009 standout, has aged much better than those two in terms of appearance and level of detail. Its price per piece would be respectable even with as much as a 50% price hike (though considering the general simplicity of its parts palette and techniques I doubt anything more than a 20–30% price hike would be at all likely). If it has any weakness, it's that neither its size nor building techniques nor play scenarios are anywhere near as remarkable today as they were when it was first released — in fact, there's very little besides the ability to close it up fully that can't be found in Friends and Elves sets targeted at a much younger audience. So, again, I think it might benefit more from a comprehensive re-imagining than an only slightly updated re-release. But it's not so outdated that a re-release would be likely to feel as underwhelming compared to subsequent offerings as Imperial Flagship or Eiffel Tower.

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By in France,

The French citizen that I am says 10181 Eiffel Tower!

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By in United Kingdom,

I would love a new range based on Imperial navy and pirates or similar seafaring characters, I loved my Nephews ships and islands/forts.

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By in Belgium,

I would rather have lego release new sets of that magnitude... or a renewed (real) castle theme, that would be nice. Or at least completely re-designed re-scaled versions of the sets to be re-released. I don’t like these 99% re-releases and I don’t think killing the secondary market is the way to go...

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By in Chile,

Please allow multiple selections?

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By in Germany,

I go for Emerald Night ... But I see the chance very little. EN was designed to use a Power Functions XL motor. The new Powered Up does not know such a motor jet. And controlling the M motor from the Batmobile set with the Bluetooth remote doesn't behave like a train head wants it: to drive, you need to push the button permanently. Hopefully the Powered Up stuff becomes more flexible in 2019.

Second concern: train windows and glasses. We just see the train doors (without glass?) in some city and friends sets these days. But there hasn't been any set with the classic train windows and glasses since EN. I hope LEGO proves me wrong, but this is very unlikely.

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By in France,

personnellement j'ai voté pour nuit d’émeraude, mais j'avoue que green grocer, café corner et la tour effel me ferai autant plaisir.

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By in United Kingdom,

It would be handy if the list remained visible even after you had voted - it vanishes from the article once you do.

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By in Portugal,

In my opinion set that needs to be re-released is the 10020 set Santa Fe Super Chief.

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By in Australia,

I cant vote. Its too hard. I missed out on Emerald Night and Santa Fe Super Chief, both of which I really want, but I also would like to see Green Grocer and Imperial Flagship rereleased too. And Medieval market village!

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By in United States,

@Hanskep: Not really an either-or situation. It's not as if the designers who would ordinarily be working on new sets just get extra vacation days when the decision is made to re-release a set, or like the overall number of new sets has decreased since LEGO started introducing occasional re-releases.

@GarethMoore Agreed. :)

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By in Australia,

I voted Emerald night. But I really only want some carriages.

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By in United States,

I voted the Emerald Night, as it’s the set on this list I would want the most.

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By in United States,

Was torn between Imperial Flagship and Cafe Corner...had to go with Cafe. It was close

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By in United States,

Green Grocer for sure!! ??

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By in United States,

There is a difference between which one SHOULD be the next one vs which one WOULD most likely become the next one. I’d say Eiffel Tower is most likely and while I like it, I’d like to see it reworked. So it isn’t the one I would want the most to return.

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By in United States,

I peronsally think the best candidates out of this group would be the Boeing 747 Dreamliner and the Eiffel Tower, because the parts are not very rare and most are probably still in production. The Haunted House would be good too but I think it is too recent compared to others, and LEGO would have to remake any of the minifigure parts. I voted for the Boeing 747 Dreamliner not because I don't like the Eiffel Tower (I actually love it and have thought about Bricklinking it) but because it would be something not many people would be expecting, like the Taj Mahal and the Vestas Wind Turbine.

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By in United States,

Green Grocer please! Market street and cafe corner are relatively easy to scrap together but those sand green pieces are outrageous on the aftermarket

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By in United Kingdom,

Virtually all the options are modulars so I voted for the Medieval Market Village. That wouldn't be Creator Expert though

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By in United States,

Cafe Corner/Market Street/Green Grocer are the obvious choice. Jamie Berard stated that most Modular fans started with the Fire Brigade or Pet Shop and the sets go for a huge premium on Bricklink. Moreover, CC is in dire need of a revamped interior.

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By in United States,

Cafe Corner with interior for sure! It's the first modular so it should be re-released first, then followed by the Green Grocer/Market Street, etc (with better interiors).

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By in Canada,

I believe many of these sets have very good and different reasons to be re-released, but I think the Eiffel Tower would be a pretty good choice to be the next one:

- It still has a "bricky", classic LEGO charm in line with the Taj Mahal.
- The set is 11 years old, but it remains iconic and desirable.
- It's more impressive and detailed than its architecture theme sibling.
- It would bring a sense of wonder and nostalgia for adults, and an impressive feeling for kids (kids love to build towers for some reasons...)

I would see it well in display at the LEGO Store as a main attraction. But like I said, most of these sets still have good reasons to come back!

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By in United States,

@CopperTablet: Slight counterpoint: Cafe Corner in particular used long-retired parts in a lot of places where their nearest current equivalent would not function as effectively (namely the 1x4x5 front door, the old style 1x8x2 arch that could accept studs underneath, and the new version of the ski without finger hinges). So more than the interior would need to be revamped to release it today.

Also, think about just how many more people bought Fire Brigade than any of those three (Among Brickset users, the number of people who own Fire Brigade is around 380% more than the number who own Market Street, 235% more than the number of people who own Cafe Corner, and 86% more than the number of people who own Green Grocer — despite Green Grocer being bigger than Fire Brigade, costing the same, and having at least a partially furnished interior.

It's fair to assume that the first three modulars might have been more popular with interiors, but at the same time, how do we know that's the only thing that held them back from achieving that sort of popularity? Could it be that those designs just didn't appeal to people as much as subsequent buildings? While the more specific designs (particularly distinctly American-inspired ones like Fire Brigade, Palace Cinema, Detective's Office, and Downtown Diner) have been criticized by many AFOLs for "not fitting the look of MY city", it's possible that buyers in general are more drawn to these more particular-looking designs on their own merits, rather than just as an afterthought to achieve the abstract satisfaction of completing a series.

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By in Australia,

I voted for Imperial Flagship, I only really cared about the Re Release of; HH, EN, IF, MMV. Modular's aren't to my taste and never liked the style of that Eiffel Tower.
But I would love to see the Maersk Container Train become available again.

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By in United Kingdom,

3450 Statue of Liberty and the early modulars.

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By in United States,

I had to go for the Emerald Night, I’m not a huge train fan but it would work great as a train museum in my city design. There’s a few of these near my area that I can look to for inspiration, and it would be better than just sticking it up on a shelf.

One last thing @ vader11, I think you’ve missed some crucial details stated at the beginning of the article my friend.

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By in Greece,

Medieval Market Village, Haunted House, Imperial Flagship and so on and so on... This list can easily skyrocket :P

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By in Czech Republic,

GG and Imperial Flagship, but only because of selfish reasons, as I already own Emerald Night and Haunted House :)

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By in Germany,

Y no Model Team? I really liked those sets. :( I took Santa Fe but I am more interested in cars and trucks.

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By in Belgium,

I voted Emerald Night since the sets I actually interested in are not in the list. But this train looks very nice!
6980: Galaxy Commander would be interesting too. I would buy it first day it would be available.
The SW Blockade runner is also high on my list.

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By in United Kingdom,

As a proud owner of the imperial Flagship, the set that got be back in to Lego, i'd prefer not to see it return. Another ship to go with it would be great. I selected the Eiffel tower as it would display very nicely

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By in United Kingdom,

I voted for the Haunted House with the Imperial Flagship as a close second choice.

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By in United Kingdom,

Has to be the Haunted House. Gutted I didn't pick this up at the time and so desperately need it :) Could be re-branded as a seasonal Creator set, but I think Lego could make a few changes to up the quality to today's standards, especially in terms of the interior detailing.

Saying that, the Lego Ideas submission for the Addam's Family Mansion (https://ideas.lego.com/projects/10fc83f1-dcdd-4472-9db3-9a7b2aa3d88c) would have made a great substitute. It's just not getting the votes though.

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By in Austria,

6399

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By in United States,

I voted for Emerald Night. I wanted to vote for Santa Fe. I was dissuaded from doing so because we might not get other cars for the Santa Fe.

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By in United States,

Green Grocer--although I'd also happily buy either of the two train sets.

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By in France,

3450 Statue of liberty - 2000 (New > 3000€)
10181 Eiffel Tower - 2007
10182 Café Corner - 2007
10185 Green Grocer - 2008
10190 Market Street - 2007

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By in United States,

The Medieval Market!! I missed that one and would love to see it return!

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By in United States,

ATSF F-unit definitely!

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By in Poland,

No 10040 BSB? :-|

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By in Germany,

To be honest I would buy most of listed. Voted for CC.

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By in United States,

Where’s the Maersk train?

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By in Netherlands,

7189 Mill Village Raid, with an extra 2 or 3 goats!

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By in United States,

I was really hoping for 497 Galaxy Explorer! That is my "Holy Grail" set that I've been wanting since I was a kid and wrote to LEGO asking if there was some way I could still buy it, even though they didn't produce it anymore. I'll never forget the kind handwritten letter I received in reply, basically stating "nope! Nice try kid. But we still have a lot of other cool space sets you can buy." Of all the wonderful sets (they are all gems) listed to choose from I'm very torn. I missed out on the first several years of Modular buildings due to only collecting SW after awakening from my Dark Ages. I'd also love to see Eiffel Tower, although agree it could be more streamlined and revamped than a direct re-release would allow. Those trains were beautiful and if available now would happily be my first of the theme, yet I'd want to buy several individually sold add on carriages... tough call indeed. I'd like to say Green Grocer but am currently working on a proper modular grocery store for my city, so Café Corner it is I suppose.

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By in Netherlands,

Well, none of the ones in the poll but there are 3 non-UCS star wars sets I'd still like to get my hands on but at the same time am not too worried about a re-release cause they'll surely come some day. And those are the Classic Imperial Star Destroyer, Republic gunship and a Blockade Runner.

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By in United States,

Another vote for 928/497 here. And while we're at it, 6990 Futuron Monorail.

With respect to the poll, both Emerald Night and the Super Chief are on my wish list and I don't expect them ever to be fulfilled unless there were a re-release, so I'd go for those (I didn't gain an appreciation for trains until recently).

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By in United States,

The most desirable of these choices are Santa Fe and Emerald Express. Lego needs to return to this great series. The modern Trains are nice but the older Trains are what rules.

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By in United States,

Actually, what would be hilarious is Space Dart I, but with Benny as the pilot.

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By in United States,

I can't think of any. I'm not a creator fan.

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By in Canada,

Café corner.

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By in United States,

I missed the initial submittal, but 10224 -Town Hall had the briefest of time on the shelves and is my most wanted set. That being said, 10190 - Market Street was the first of the modern modular buildings that started a new level of Town buildings that had back walls and higher expectations on details. I'd like to see it reissued in new colors so those with the original could place both in their cities nicely.

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By in United States,

We certainly need a new blockade runner, with at significant number of rebel soldiers with the funny helmets to re-enact the initial A New Hope scene (and ending of Rogue One)

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By in United States,

I can't say that I care about this poll in any way, shape or form. I had the opportunity to buy all of these sets. The ones that I wanted I own. The ones that I didn't I don't own. Nothing has changed. Would I buy a re-release of a set a I already own without some sort of substantial change? Probability not. Would I buy a re-release of a set a I already pass on because I wasn't interested in the first? Absolutely not.

If there were some substantial changes I would much more likely to buy this updated set. I guess 10182 Café Corner would be the most likely of those.

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By in United States,

I don’t get why people want Lego to “update” the interiors of modular buildings for them. Do you people lack the basic imagination to do it yourself? Maybe you’ve missed the whole point of what Lego is all about folks. Additionally I really don’t understand the push for either the Eiffel Tower or the Statue of Liberty, go buy the architecture sets. We truly don’t need multiple versions of these when there is an opportunity to reintroduce something different.

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By in United Kingdom,

Tough one. I chose Imperial Flagship over Medieval Market Village because I feel that I could recreate the village more easily.

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By in United States,

I'd love to see both Monster Fighters and Castle Medieval/Fantasy come back in some form.

Any of the modulars, Haunted House, and Medieval Market and loved to see remade purely to see the secondary market come back to reasonable prices.

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By in United Kingdom,

Imperial Flagship for me. Doesn't have to be an exact remake, just a ship similar in size and scale. Or a re-use of the expensive dark brown parts.

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By in United States,

Voted cafe corner. The eBay prices for it are insane and it was always the modular I wanted the most

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By in United States,

After Bricklink'n the (6) rare mast pieces of the Imperial Flagship for about $25-30 each, I'll feel Lego should re release all these popular sets that the fans want. I would rather my money go to the Lego Group instead of some greedy seller on the secondary market.

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By in United States,

@Phathead I read that but Cafe Corner is in the poll so it's relevant. The point is, it would be better if they include an interior rather than just an exact re-release.

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By in Netherlands,

Maybe you should have included the option: "lego should not re-release any sets, but instead focus on making new, innovative and cool products"

Although that's not entirely my opinion, I'd be interested how many people will vote for that.

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By in United States,

@TWP: That's kind of a leading answer since it imparts a false premise (that the existence of re-releases somehow means fewer new, innovative, and cool products).

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By in United Kingdom,

@Aanchir I imagine both the Taj Mahal and Vestas did not replace anything as they are fairly unique, one-off sets. Although of course, maybe they could have done a large scale famous building from somewhere else if they didn't do the Taj, we will never know. The same could be said for things like Emerald Night and Imperial Flagship, there are no trains or ships like that right now, so chances are they will not replace anything. Whereas if they redid a Modular, presumably it would take a slot or replace something new as that line still exists today.

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By in United States,

Would also like to see the Santa Fe Train Cars re-released with the Super Chief.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm voting for the Imperial Flagship...after Destiny Bounty I'd quite like to add more ships to the collection, but with prices as they are on the second hand market that's not going to happen!

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By in United States,

I voted for the medieval market village simply because I love anything medieval. However, it was definitely a close one between this and the imperial flagship because both are great sets in my mind and I didn't get a chance to get either.

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By in United Kingdom,

I voted for the imperial flagship but imagine if they re released some cmf series

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By in United States,

I voted for Eiffel Tower -- almost any of these would be welcome, but the Tower is the one I'd most likely buy!

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By in United States,

@Aanchir:
And yet they also have a limit on the number of new elements that can be in play each year. Each rerelease may lock up several of those slots and may affect what other sets are released, or how they are designed. It's not an unlimited well where the only limit on what and how many sets are available each year is how many times you feel like hoisting the bucket.

More specifically, each theme apparently gets a fixed number of slots, so the more of these rereleases that come out under the Creator or Creator Expert banners, the less fluid their options are for generating new sets, while other themes may only positively impacted. If a big rerelease puts a retired element back into play, anyone else can run with it without having to burn a slot to buy it back into production, meaning they can then save that slot and use it on a different element.

Given that these sets would have been designed when a different spread of sets was in play, I actually have to wonder how much the Q Element ratio has changed, and if it has increased or decreased over what it was when the original set debuted.

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By in United States,

Town Hall

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By in United States,

3450 - Statue of Liberty

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By in New Zealand,

Skull eye schooner needs to be on the radar.

Flagship got my vote, but I'm pirates all the way.

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By in Netherlands,

I'm amazed that my holy grail, the 10196 - Grand Caroussel, isn't in this list.

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By in France,

I have no interest in any of the sets in the poll. It does not make sense at all not to include the SW sets... The only two sets I would like to see re-released are the Super Star Destroyer and the Tantive IV.

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By in United States,

Please bring back the monorail sets. New or retired would be fine with me.

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By in United States,

Nothing... Nothing should be remade. They retired for a reason.

If something gets "remade" it should be different from the original and not just updating some bricks IE cloud City and betrayal at cloud City

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By in United States,

I think the Eiffel Tower needs a redesign, not a re-release. Feels like they could make such a better version now.

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By in Belgium,

The Lego Technic tumbler.

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By in Israel,

The Monorail sets and should be remade.
Set #10030 - Imperial Star Destroyer also
but they all included "old" gray parts so this will not be possible probably.

From the purposed:
10020 Santa Fe Super Chief - but also Santa Fe Cars 10022 & 10025 (same problem with old gray)
10177 Boeing 787 Dreamliner
10194 Emerald Night

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By in Australia,

I think a lot on the list would benefit from a redesign rather than a straight re-release.
Emerald Night - from what i’ve read the wheels can lock up when it reverses.
Imperial Flagship - the front is a fragile and could do with a redesign.
Eiffel Tower - in my opinion a complete overhaul with modern pieces would improve it’s look.
Cafe Corner and Green Grocer - I find it hard to believe they’d re-release them without interiors so they’d appeal to a wider audience.

Despite already owning it, the Medieval Market Village is closest to a perfect set that couldn’t be improved in my opinion.

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By in Canada,

It would be awesome if they could only make the 7996 : Train Rail Crossing once again. That piece is out of price on the second hand market!!!

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By in Hong Kong,

of course I want another imperial flagship even when I already have two 10210, but I would rather have a modified and better version of 10210 instead. Modular buildings are not my dishes, nor those star wars big sets, so it is a dilemma between emerald's night and the haunted house, from which I choose the latter one for it's just perfect with few drawback, 10228 is truly splendid and stunning.
PS. In agreement with @Timmy, the one set that I want the most, is always 6286 the skull's eye schooner, over any other lego set!!! already got two of the set but never have a brand new 6286 in sealed box, that's just my dream!!!

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By in United States,

anything classic space. trains

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By in United States,

You should see how excited the BIONICLE community is right now! With the re-release of old sets with new designs, channels like TTV are just all over which sets they'd like to see re-released!

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