And here we are already in 2014. Time to find about new 2H sets and for the results on the last yearly poll about the "Most popular and Best selling 2013 LEGO Technic sets" at TBs . Almost 700 answered to this poll, so we hope the response to be statistically representative about the facts.
This year and despite the absolute dominance and favoritism of 42009 Mobile Crane MK II, we got a different population for the two podiums, which is an interesting fact and probably partially explained by the limited availability of 41999 4x4 Crawler Exclusive Edition.
See below the results from the polls that closed recently and find the most successful LEGO Technic sets in 2013.
As done in the previous years, we have again decided to run both polls in parallel, so that we can achieve the most consistent results.
As it is already usual we see about 200 voters difference among both polls, the same number as it happened to be in 2011 and 2012. If it corresponds to fans following us here, but not buying any Technic set all, will again remain to know... Once more I forgot to add the "Didn't buy any of these" option... Hope to remember the next time.
For a change we didn't get the same three sets in the exact same order, in both polls ('Best Set' and 'Most Bought'), this time. We got 2H sets only on the 'Best Set' poll (42009, 41999 and 42008), and a majority of 1H sets in the 'Most Bought' poll (42009, 42006 and 42000) which is somehow a surprise. Personally I would have expected to see 42008 Service Truck performing a lot better, although it follows close in fourth place among the most sold. Maybe the yellow is still the favorite color after all, or at least the green not that appealing to most of you...
As usual the smaller sets didn't get any expression among the best, but still sell reasonably well among our readership. If we go into the not affiliated general public, they should dominate the sales, I'd expect.
Now let's see the 2013 winners in both categories, side-by-side!
By the end of the year, will come back with similar polls, for the 2014 sets. These already promise a big fight for the podium!...