It looks as though LEGO is retiring the Emerald Night train set 10194. I slowly watched it go out of stock on site after site, and found some good deals on the remaining few, thanks to the forum members at Brickset.com and Toysnbricks.com. I ended up with 10 of these sets mint in box, plus one set that I built.
I really think this is an incredible – and dare I say beautiful – LEGO set. The styling, colors, and unique parts made this an incredible deal. There has been much speculation about how far the prices will rise on the aftermarket. I do think this set will long be viewed as a classic. Regardless of the monetary value, I just couldn’t resist adding some of these to my collection! And of course, dream of opening them up for one very long train!