Just as a point of note, as people are signing up, keep in mind that you'll be expected to be extremely active during the draft. If everyone waits 1-2 days (or more) before making their picks, the event ends up taking forever. If you can pick within 12 to 24 hours of your turn coming up, that is the best way to move things along.
If you can't commit to that level of involvement, then it's probably best to let other people participate instead, for the benefit of the group.
that was my downfall last time around. Well, that won't be a problem now.
So let's say 10 people were in the draft then they would all put money towards the Serious Play kit and then we could piece it out like normal.
While that's a very unique idea, I don't think that's a good drafting set for these reasons:
That kit is $790 so even with ten participates, that'd be $79 each draft participate, which is about twice as much as any of the other sets discussed, and for that money it only contains 2642 pieces. Yes, some of the pieces are special, but most are just regular bricks you can get at Bricklink for cheap.
It has 90 minifigures in four different types, but they are just basic colored shirts and pants without printing, and if you're not someone building an entire LEGO city and need minifigures to take up space, they're useless.
Well, if the parts in the mountain top hut are to genric for some how would everyone feel about combineing Laketown and the witch king battle? Both of those sets are readly avaliable and have a decent parts combo when combined. An we all can use everything involved. Thoughts?