I can't remember if I mentioned this here or not, but I thought it might be worth posting about. A couple of my nerdy interests collide. I love Star Wars. I love LEGOs. I had a huge interest in both since I was a little kid, and I've never let go. And for some years now, there are Star Wars LEGOs, so it's double awesomeness. I can still remember as a little kid playing LEGOs w/my dad (he was always building cooler stuff and stealing all the good pieces!), and over the years I accumulated a 5-gallon bucket and a 3-gallon bucket completely full of LEGOs. Lots of garage sale finds and a few random sets over the years. Unfortunately for me, when I asked my mom for them when I was about 26-27 years old, she had JUST given them all away to a family friend with a little boy. *facepalm* Alas, I started building another collection about 10 years ago. For me, it is a fun little stress reliever. I'll put a set or two together a few times a year. Around the same time I started buying LEGOs again, I started noticing that discontinued sets go for big bucks online. Especially the Star Wars sets. So I started saving every set I bought. Once I put it together once, I would save all the pieces and instruction book in their own separate Ziploc bags, and put them back in the box. At one time I had 8-10 sets accumulated and packed away. After 6-12 months, LEGO usually discontinues sets, so they start rising in value after that. This was all around the same time we decided to get Stanley. So I put those sets up on eBay to generate the cash to buy him. Every single set I had packed away sold for (after deducting for eBay fees and shipping) at least a little more than I paid for them. Most sets sold for 150-200% of what I paid for them, even ones that were only a year or two old. So since then, any time I buy a big set, I save it and pack it away for later. Many of the Star Wars sets are now selling (as long as you have the original box, though they don't have to be unopened) for 4-8x what they originally sold for. Some of the bigger sets (largest Death Star and largest Millennium Falcon, many iterations have been released over the years) sold for $200-300 several years ago, and now are reselling for $2000-5000 online. Now I am kicking myself for not getting any of those, even though I considered it! Anyway, I just wanted to throw it out there for any LEGO or Star Wars fans. I basically view buying them as "free" if you are willing to store them and resell them in a year or three. If past performance is any indicator of the future, the medium to large sets (800+ pcs) should end up consistently selling for at least 3x what they were originally priced at after 4-5 years. So if you are nerdy in the same direction I am, food for thought. Buy toys, enjoy, make money! If there is interest, I'll try to dig up some specific links and pics to the sets I'm referring to, including a couple I currently have.