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# Wednesday, 08 July 2009

It has always been an interesting thing in my mind, how come the parts of minifigs are always packed into the different bags in a lego set? May be there are already a lot of discussion on this, but let me talk about my observations.

A quick anatomy of the bags of my most recently opened box - 7753 Pirate Tank - as an example:

The bags of Lego 7753 Pirate Tank:

 

The bags opened:

 

How the parts of minifigs are distributed:

Why are the parts contained in 4 different bags instead of 1? Is it a way to discourage people from re-selling some portion of a set in a "unopened" form? Here in Hong Kong it is common for people to resell the vehicle and keep the minifigs, it is especially common for the recent Star Wars set, where people has little interest in the vehicles. And "unopened bags" can be sold at better prices as it is a sure indicator of being "New". I wonder if this is also something happening in other parts of the world, do people in US and Europe trade this way?

By the way, I am not a "minifigs only" guy, I think the power of Lego lies also in bricks and MOCs, I love to keep and collect vehicles.

Link: My set review for Lego 7753