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Edit: Title's supposed to say SACRED possessions, not 'scared' possessions. And I thought I'd checked the topic title twice...Thanks! ^^I guess the question is self-explanatory. ^_^I usually don't take them apart. Partly because I rarely MoC, partly because I'm so used to seeing the sets, and partly also because I tend to lose crucial pieces. =/Edit: added topic tags. Only this, and nothing more. ^^ Not exactly true; but hey, you can see the other edit(s), too, so..

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I used to take apart sets only to rebuild them. To me, however, sets are those things packed in boxes that I need to sell sometime. :P

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I have a lot of sets I would never take apart (all six toa inika, one of every tohunga, takanuva 08, etc.)but the '01-'07 pieces I dont use,for fear of them breaking apart. I usually don't take any set or previous moc apart, actually


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There are no sets that I wouldn't take apart if I needed pieces. How could I MOC otherwise?


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There are no sets that I wouldn't take apart if I needed pieces. How could I MOC otherwise?

For examle by double-buying sets. Or by getting some boxes of lose pieces, e.g. on ebay. :shrugs: Edited by Taka Nuvia

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Actually, I forgot about the Bahrag. I would never take them apart. However, why would sets be scared possesions?


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Actually, I forgot about the Bahrag. I would never take them apart. However, why would sets be scared possesions?

Dang it. you're right... I meant sacred. >< stupid typo

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I take all official sets apart. The only "sets" I haven't yet taken apart are two things I got in a DesignByMe box, but of course they're my own MOCs like everything else. :) To me, MOCing is LEGO.

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No. Never. Never in the history of all existence and never in the future have I/will I take apart my sacred sets for MOCing. If I want a MOC, I draw it. I have all the pieces I need then.^^


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Usually no, but nowadays I often buy sets just to MOC Matoran, Rahkshi or other canon characters. Some sets I only build one model of, eg. I built Lesovikk but not his sled, and Mazeka but not his Swamp Strider.


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Back when I had Bionicle sets, I would sometimes take a few apart, just to experiment with my MOCs. However I stopped when I realized that MOCing wasn't really my thing.


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I can never resist the urge. Lego hires good parts designers, but their set designers sometimes...


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There are some sets I don't take apart. Rather I revamp them. The only sets I have that haven't been revamped are the six Vahki sets, The six Bohrok sets and the six Rahkshi sets. Everything else has either been taken apart of has had there original design improved upon.


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I have some sets that I frequently use for MOCing (my Nuparu Mahrii hasn't been in set form for about half a year now), some that I don't ever take apart for MOCs and others, like Lewa Nuva Phantoka, where I take a piece off them to use in a MOC, but leave the rest intact (ex. blades, launchers, jetpacks).


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I picked the third answer. Most of the time I'm fine with MOCing using the parts in sets, although I take care not to let those parts end up mixed with all my others once I'm done with the MOC. But I do have my limits. For one, I rarely MOC using the parts of my largest sets, like Modular Buildings or UCS Star Wars sets. Those sets function more as display pieces, and I treat them as such. Also, since the topic specifically asked about BIONICLE and Hero Factory, I should note that I am much less comfortable MOCing with any set which uses the old style of ball joint. I've had too many of those break for me to go taking apart sets which use them willy-nilly.


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Back when I collected sets, I usually never took them apart once I built them. I may have taken some of them apart to build a combiner model, but not for MOCing purposes.


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There are no sets that I wouldn't take apart if I needed pieces. How could I MOC otherwise?

For examle by double-buying sets. Or by getting some boxes of lose pieces, e.g. on ebay. :shrugs:
I've tried double-buying sets, but then I think "Hey, twice the parts for Mocing". It doesn't really work out.

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A bit of both. Usually when I really like a set and don't want to take it apart, I'll compromise and MOC a revamp of it. The only set that's stayed complete is in actuality only part of a set, Lhikan.


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I lost interest in sets long ago, but I still keep the ones I have together, mostly for nostalgia reasons, though they are packed away in a box in my closet. There are some sets I took apart long ago, I leave those apart for MOCs when I used to make them.


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I sometimes take apart sets to build MOCs, but there are some that I like to keep together.


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I never touch Tarduk. Not because he is so special. Because I haven't needed any of his parts for three years straight.


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Last summer, I started to rebuild all of my bionicle/hf sets (some how, they all fall apart over the years and into my bucket of Lego Bricks). I have them on a shelf, and take them aapart when I want to MOC. Then I put them back together when I;m done, or, if the moc is good enough, I'll put it up on the shelf.


 
 
                                             
 
                                
 
 
                                                                                    

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Considering the pile of Technic and Bionicle pieces littering one corner of my room, I guess I would have to say they are just resources. I mean at first when I was younger I bought sets solely for what was on the box, what was supposed to be built out of the parts inside. But around the start of the Voya-Nui saga in 2006, I kind of just started buying sets for the parts they offered. I remember buying the 2008 version of Takanuva simply for all the wonderful recolored white pieces he had, I'm pretty sure I didn't even build him. But yeah, to me my sets are resources.


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At first to me the instructions where just building techniques, and the pieces went into my "Bionicle Bucket" that evolved into a full toybox. After the comics ended I started rebuilding the sets. I'm still rebuilding. Judging from that, I'd say that they where resources but are now treasures to me. I got an in bag set of Kongu as a matoran for free, and I was SO excited about it. Yes, my favorite earthly thing EVER!!!!!

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All of my sets are scared. :PSo, while Bionicle was still going, I'd try to keep them together as long as possible, but it would never work out. No matter hbow hard I tried, they always felt the pain of my hand taking them apart, piece by piece. I kept rebuiolding them though, if I could find the pieces. Now that Bionicle is over, they have all been in pieces for years. Recently I took all of my storage boxes out, and have been busy MoCing. I don't I'll ever make an official Bionicle set again.

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I voted yes.In my first couple years as a Bionicle fan, I'd only take apart sets of characters that no longer "existed". (Like when the Nuva came out, I knew they'd stay Nuva, so I only took apart my Mata sets.)Then in about '03, I was willing to take apart any set as long as it was canister-sized (By that point I could put together pretty much any canister set with my eyes closed, but not so much with the larger sets).Then around '05, I'd just but a set, put it together, play around with it for a bit, then take it apart, not really caring. Regardless of size.

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