The recent unveiling of a new LEGO Death Star has led to much discussion about sets being reissued, and the effect that such reissued may have have on speculative resale values. Reissues of LEGO sets are not new, and have been occurring for years.
Today, I am going to look at some of the recent reissues, and address some of the controversy that has arisen. This article does not constitute investment advice, and I am not qualified to offer you any. Talk of future sets should be considered to be a figment of my wild imagination, and nothing more. If any of it comes to pass, it’s through good luck rather than inside information.
Some times sets get re-released because of an update in pieces, colour palette or building techniques. Sometimes it’s because of a reinvigoration of theme. Sometimes, however, the whole theme’s source material gets rebooted, leaving the sets ripe for a reissue. So why is it $AU30 more expensive for an equivalent set, on sale in parallel with the original sets.