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  • HjortHjort Copenhagen, DenmarkMember Posts: 5
    SumoLego said:
    Hjort said:
    Pretty god deals :-)
    Simply divine!
    Lol, autocorrect... Anyways just for the 69141 police HQ for 370 DKR (57 US$) at the same Toysrus. The suggested retail procent here (the price you pay at the Lego store and Lego website) is 899 DKR 140 US$. Another GOOD deal :-)
    SumoLego
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 489
    edited September 2018
    Got Imperial Trading Post (both boats as well) in a deal from a VERY generous local seller!

    Pardon the modifications my son & I were playing with it. ;)

    Also got #4433 & several parts to #8963
    Bumblepantsoldtodd33bandit778kiki180703FowlerBricksmadejp86Toc13
  • HjortHjort Copenhagen, DenmarkMember Posts: 5
    Hjort said:
    SumoLego said:
    Hjort said:
    Pretty god deals :-)
    Simply divine!
    Lol, autocorrect... Anyways just for the 69141 police HQ for 370 DKR (57 US$) at the same Toysrus. The suggested retail procent here (the price you pay at the Lego store and Lego website) is 899 DKR 140 US$. Another GOOD deal :-) dammit autocorrect again.. just GOT the... and suggested retail PRICE

  • HjortHjort Copenhagen, DenmarkMember Posts: 5
    gelkster said:
    Got Imperial Trading Post (both boats as well) in a deal from a VERY generous local seller!

    Pardon the modifications my son & I were playing with it. ;)

    Also got #4433 & several parts to #8963
    Awesome classic set!
    gelksterFowlerBricks
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,835
    Got this today for $4.99 at Savers. Complete with box, instructions, and extra pieces.

    BumblepantsSwitchfoot55FowlerBricks
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,577
    I snagged a bulk bin off the Facebook Marketplace this morning. 

    The crown jewel is #10240 UCS Red Five. It's unfortunately missing the plaque, but otherwise looks to be complete!

    Lots of other treasures in the bin too! 23lbs total. A fun few nights/weeks ahead sorting things out.
    FowlerBricks
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,230
    ^ I wouldn't call it complete until you've got the plaque. Are you ordering it? 'Cause if you are, then for now, Red Five, standing by.
    (Why do I have a feeling of deja vu?)
    SprinkleOtterkiki180703gmonkey76
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,248
    Went to the Coles supermarket in Kilburn to grab a few things & noticed a seemingly unmolested box of HP minifigures in their meager toy section. A quick check through of the box & we now have a Percy Graves, my wife was beginning to expect she'd have to hit up eBay to get one.
    Polyphemusxiahna
  • ajm390ajm390 Nelsons own CountyMember Posts: 38
    edited September 2018
    Popped into the local toy fair and picked up a #10020 Super Chief for £115. Complete with everything including the box and instructions. While the box has some damage, the set itself is immaculate. 
    FowlerBricksdmcc0
  • HobbythomHobbythom NetherlandsMember Posts: 5
    Picked up a bin for 35 euro's containing
    7945 Fire house, 6987 blacktron base, 
    5590 whirl and wheel and 4956 creator house amongst some other smaller sets. 
     
    BumblepantsFowlerBricks
  • kbwkbw NCMember Posts: 393
    Not sure how bragworthy this is, but for some reason a #76028 Darkseid Invasion randomly appeared on the shelves of my local Barnes and Noble. 30% off plus the member 10%. I guess someone found it buried in the back. I happily picked it up
    FowlerBricks
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 897
    kbw said:
    Not sure how bragworthy this is, but for some reason a #76028 Darkseid Invasion randomly appeared on the shelves of my local Barnes and Noble. 30% off plus the member 10%. I guess someone found it buried in the back. I happily picked it up
    That's a good deal! I remembered getting it from Amazon UK back in 2015 for £17 each. 
    kbw
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,461
    I lucked out and was the only bidder on an eBay auction , picked up what I thought was most of #1015, but I noticed that the letter Q is different than the one pictured for that set. I cannot seem to find that Q in any pictures using Google, nor have I found a set that matches the pieces. I was really looking for sets of System scale letters, so my search for those continues.

    150 letter tiles, 6 plates and 5 connectors for $27. Spent an hour playing spelling games with my grandson last night after popping all the bubble wrap.


    Switchfoot55FowlerBrickskiki180703
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    Humina!
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 949
    I sold a used Sopwith Camel on eBay and mistakenly made it an auction, not buy it now.

    Someone got a good deal at $50.
    wardSumoLegoBaby_Yoda
  • blokey9blokey9 MelbourneMember Posts: 106
    I sold a used Sopwith Camel on eBay and mistakenly made it an auction, not buy it now.

    Someone got a good deal at $50.

    sorry, did you mean to say you mistakenly made it Buy it Now?
    FollowsClosely
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 740
    Found 1 last #75190 First Order Star Destroyer at a local Walmart last night!
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,475
    Found 1 last #75190 First Order Star Destroyer at a local Walmart last night!
    At a good price, I hope?
    CaptainRogersBaby_Yoda
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 740
    edited September 2018
    Found 1 last #75190 First Order Star Destroyer at a local Walmart last night!
    At a good price, I hope?
    @Astrobricks Whoops, that detail is a little important, isn't it? Yes, it was $40. I'm pretty thrilled.
    Astrobricks
  • KeilupKeilup Frisco, TXMember Posts: 143
    @Astrobricks Whoops, that detail is a little important, isn't it? Yes, it was $40. I'm pretty thrilled.
    Nice!  I tried "VERY" hard back a few weeks to get this and the walker cheap.  Kept watching multiple stores daily that had any stock.  The prices came down some, but I was never able to snag for the $40-60 range.
    CaptainRogers
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 740
    @Keilup we all luck out sometimes. This just happened to be my time. Stay persistent, and it'll pay off. It's these deals we find 10%-20% of the time we clearance hunt that make the other unfruitful searches worth it!
    mak0137
  • HenkdeVriesHenkdeVries NetherlandsMember Posts: 79
    I made a bid on #79003 on a Dutch marketplace website, and got it for 60 euros, which feels like a steal. It was missing one dwarf, but I found him for 8 euros on the same site, so 68 euros in total. Me = happy!
    datsunrobbieFowlerBrickskiki180703
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,629
    ^Wow!! I'm very jealous, mostly of the Marvel pack. :D
    Brixfan02
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 489
    edited September 2018
    $20 garage sale find- 3 gallon bags & NISB 60117.

    Gallon bags yielded a 3/4-gal bag of MegaBloks of anyones interested, just pay shipping
    FowlerBricksbuildalot
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 880
    Half Price Books in Roseville, MN has a bunch of vintage LEGO sets in original boxes, from early 1970's to about 2010. I bought #570 Fire House ($20) and #480 Rescue Helicopter ($10). Firehouse has a note that it's missing a "1x1x1 yellow" and a "2x8x1 black". The LEGO flag stickers have been applied, and all the rest of the flags are still
    FowlerBricks
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 880
    On the sheet, adhesive pretty dried out. The bricks are very clean and unscratched, almost new.
    FowlerBricks
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,475
    ^ I just went by there yesterday! Never would have thought to look.
  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 328
    Not so much a brag as pure luck, I bought 10 Harry Potter CMF's yesterday from Smyths toy shop In Salisbury, literally grabbed 10 packets in one hand full off the rack, (they were hung on pegs), no packet fondling or squeezing and look who I got......

    PeteMHanzokiki180703FowlerBricks
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,476
    The force is strong with @GentlyBenevolent
    SumoLegoBaby_Yoda
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,949
    TheFew said:
    The force is strong with @GentlyBenevolent
    Hey - that's a mixed metaphor.  One cannot mix Disney and Potter!  May a Sarlacc eat your Hedwig for such heresy!
    gmonkey76SprinkleOtterTheFewBaby_YodaandheToc13
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Northumbria UKMember Posts: 285
    ^^^ What that says to me is the HP figs are much more sought after than the FB ones. I picked up another PG plus Creedence from a box with about 10 bags left in Sainsbury’s yesterday. And another S18 policeman from the hangers!
    andhe
  • truck730truck730 Member Posts: 214
    I found a 10 litre box with a nearly complete kwik-mart  amongst other nearly complete part sets ,then a friend (thinking i wanted 2nd hand lego) have me her brother's fairly complete totally apart 30 litre box(this time in not washing it) Simpson's house+instructions and 20+ other sets with instructions(now complete with unhappy wife) ...I DON'T EVER AGAIN WANT PREPLAYED Lego free or not  cos for me it's not worth it
    SumoLegoOubird
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,461
    ^You can send it me :-)
    SumoLegogmonkey76
  • truck730truck730 Member Posts: 214
    If you come to ireland  i will give either of the Simpson sets (house is virtually all there , mart for compleetist needs 30 or so bricks) 
    datsunrobbie
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,949
    ^You can send it me :-)
    I like a good puzzle!
    SprinkleOtterBaby_Yoda
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,521
    truck730 said:
    If you come to ireland  i will give either of the Simpson sets (house is virtually all there , mart for compleetist needs 30 or so bricks) 
    @truck730 if you're up my way in Dublin I'd  happily help a guy out by taking those sets! You get a happy wife,I get free lego... everyone wins?
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    $40 for the Boost Creative Toolbox at Walmart.  Is Boost dead or are they just coming out with new versions?
  • truck730truck730 Member Posts: 214
    Freebie offer was for Robbie (helping irish  economy bringing in tourists), happy wife gets euros ,there's no such thing as free lego
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,475
    Hanzo said:
    $40 for the Boost Creative Toolbox at Walmart.  Is Boost dead or are they just coming out with new versions?
    Or, it’s just Walmart being Walmart. 
    CaptainRogersHanzogmonkey76
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    Hanzo said:
    $40 for the Boost Creative Toolbox at Walmart.  Is Boost dead or are they just coming out with new versions?
    Or, it’s just Walmart being Walmart. 
    For some reason I didn't realize Boost has been out over a year already.  Yeah, your hypothesis seems pretty spot on.
    Astrobrickskbw
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 489
    Sorting last Saturday's garage sale haul thus far yields parts from:

    5866 Rotor Rescue (90%)
    7956 Ewok Attack (99%)
    7957 Sith Nightspeeder (printed wedges)
    9488 Elite Clone Trooper & Commando Droid battle pack (2 droids, dark red armor cloth, headgear accessories, & cannon legs)
  • terfstenterfsten West VirginiaMember Posts: 222
    Some might not think it's that great but I got the hero factory villains corroder, meltdown, and xplode at a thrift shop for $1 total! Only missing a couple minor pieces! Got a few other random bionicle and hero factory parts too including the second of the six light up toa inika swords. I was extremely happy to say the least! :)
    datsunrobbieFowlerBricksBaby_Yoda
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,629
    ^That's a good find in my opinion! Hero Factory rocked!
  • terfstenterfsten West VirginiaMember Posts: 222
    edited September 2018
    @FowlerBricks It was my favorite theme and really got me into lego! Still love the concept even if I wasn't really happy where they took the story. I loved it up through breakout. Brain attack was not my favorite. Invasion from below I liked some of the mechs but it wasn't really hero factory lol. I love the more sci-fi feel as compared to the more "mystical" feel of bionicle.
    FowlerBricks
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,629
    ^Breakout was the best wave in my opinion. I really liked the fact that Lego brought back the 1.0 helmets. Brain Attack was interesting. The visor pieces were pretty slick. The Invasion From Below was one of my favorite waves, except for how fragile the little Heroes clip joints were. *Sigh* I want a reboot. :)
  • terfstenterfsten West VirginiaMember Posts: 222
    Breakout was definitely the best! I was so excited for where it would go the next year. Then brain attack kind of threw me for a loop lol. I didn't mind invasion from below. I do like the mechs and the little heroes. Just felt like it kinda get shorted. Especially when it came to the animated websites. A reboot would be cool! :)
    FowlerBricks
  • teal93mr2teal93mr2 USAMember Posts: 937
    edited September 2018
    Maybe not the rarest of finds or even a frear deal, but $40 from a US seller on Bricklink and I finally found a sealed #852697:


    jnscoelhoSwitchfoot55gmonkey76Baby_Yodakiki180703FowlerBricksmadejp86Brixfan02
  • PyrobugPyrobug Louisville, KyMember Posts: 116
    I just scored a sealed #21310 Old Fishing Store for $110 on eBay with today's coupon.
    FowlerBricks
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