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The "brag" thread: Post your recent great finds!

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  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,303
    When I look for pallet stores online, all I find are places that sell pallets :(
    PyrobugBrickByBrickBumblepantsgmonkey76M1J0EKungFuKennymsanders
  • panchox1panchox1 The Outer RimMember Posts: 472
    what's a pallet store?
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  • MytybizarMytybizar Kentucky, USAMember Posts: 13
    panchox1 said:
    what's a pallet store?
    Its a store that purchase large boxes of stuff loaded onto wooden pallets that have been returned to stores or overstocked items and then resales them at a cheaper price 
    panchox1
  • GrannyLEGOGrannyLEGO FloridaMember Posts: 156
    Mytybizar said:
    panchox1 said:
    what's a pallet store?
    Its a store that purchase large boxes of stuff loaded onto wooden pallets that have been returned to stores or overstocked items and then resales them at a cheaper price 

    Like Big Lots for example
    panchox1
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,303
    panchox1 said:
    what's a pallet store?
    Thanks for asking the direct version of the question, as opposed to my obtuse method :)
    560Heliport
  • EscapadeEscapade Member Posts: 6
    Just picked up the Friends Central Perk set at Tesco of all places for £32.50. Can't see it listed online so maybe instore only?! https://brickset.com/sets/21319-1/Central-Perk
    Wookie2PyrobugKungFuKenny
  • jedijason1138jedijason1138 Member Posts: 166
    I found #75263 at Walmart in the clearance aisle. Price was $7.49. The UPC had been removed, so it was an open box. I peeked inside and saw what appeared to be everything, so I bought it. It turned out to be complete, so I was happy with that.

    Not happy that someone took the UPC off and probably pasted it to a larger set to get it for $9.99.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,142
    Does it count as a great find if it is a second #60052 Cargo Train you found in the back of a closet while cleaning that you don't remember buying? Asking for a friend.
    No, no.  I'm asking for a friend.
    BumblepantsSwitchfoot55izx
  • vanvonfullvanvonfull washingtonMember Posts: 112
    I got these for $75 from Craigslist. 
    hidden side - beach buggy
    hidden side - subway
    hidden side - fairground
    hidden side - lighthouse 

    A bit of buyers remorse because I jumped at the opportunity but I kinda got the feeling these fell off a truck. 
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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,900
    Well, you know, it's just a used minifigure... nothing special... ;)
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,956
    I guess this counts as a find. Earlier last week I found a #5357 Largo Quatro Box at Savers for $5. It was in it's original tub and it turned out to be 100% complete. That pretty much doubled my Quatro collection.
    datsunrobbieKungFuKenny
  • madejp86madejp86 IllinoisMember Posts: 276
    My little man who is 4 is about trains right now. He loves the High Speed Train 60051 and the Cargo Train 60052. He found some YouTube videos where people had more than a few carriages and has been saying he wants more. So I spent about a week looking for used 60051 sets. The prices were around $100 for a used set. I stumbled on the Brickset page of 60051 and it shows an Ebay listing which was $59 and no bids. I started to watch it and there were no bids. I was lucky enough to get it for that price! Now I can make 3 additional carriages for him for Easter
    datsunrobbieMCNwakeboardSumoLegoKeilupBumblepantsPyrobugJackad7FowlerBricksmustang69
  • KeilupKeilup Frisco, TXMember Posts: 168
    ^  Was that complete?  Dang, amazing to find a listing like that with no bids and to get for that price.  Now if only I could nab a listing like that for the HE...
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 607
    New acquisitions for my Technic collection:

    8205 Bungee Blaster
    42036 Street Motorcycle
    42037 Formula Off-Roader
    42044 Display Team Jet
    42057 Ultralight Helicopter



  • Brixfan02Brixfan02 USAMember Posts: 204


    Three different shops in £6 and £7 bags, with odd collection of other bits (no sets). There's a weird repetition of missing parts - and where are the heads? Why? All look to be virtually un-played with though, very strange. Also got a Greyback in one if the bags.
    last year i acquired a burrow set without molly or ginny (and also was tragically missing Bellatrix's hair). I think you got some of my extras ;) Also there is literally no rhyme or reason to what you get in Lego used bulk hauls XD
    Mr_Crossdatsunrobbie
  • veyniacveyniac U.S.Member Posts: 115
    My brother found Thanos: Ultimate Battle and Thor's Weapon Quest together lightly used on Ebay for $60... and Thanos had a complete Infinity Gauntlet!
    Brixfan02Pyrobug560Heliportdpa1
  • Brixfan02Brixfan02 USAMember Posts: 204
    Adelec said:
    While waiting for my husband waiting to collect his prescription, I popped into nearby charity shop and found some reasonably priced boxes and bags of Lego. There was a fair amount of Mega Bloks, but some interesting sets and minifigures, and one box had a load of old Lego, including some Vintage Space.
    that Obi Wan and Ninjago Fangpyre snake guy with two heads are good finds. I also like all those classic printed bricks! 
    andhe
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,111
    Please tell us how much you paid! 
  • Tom79Tom79 Member Posts: 18
    edited March 25
    Second-hand shops seem to run the gamut when it comes to pricing Lego, even in the same shop. I've seen bags with old, dirty bricks and loads of other stuff mixed in (or just bags with clone bricks) at the same price I just (last day before it closed for corona) bought #42077 Rally Car for (€15, complete with instructions, I just had to replace a couple of damaged pins). And then I found a bag which cost €2.50 with four complete Chima Speedorz sets, also with instructions: #70140 Stinger Duel, #70138 Web Dash, #70137 Bat Strike and #70136 Banana Bash. Or a boxed #41321 Snow Resort Off-Roader for €1.50, I do wonder how they make up their pricing?
    andhedatsunrobbie
  • AdelecAdelec UkMember Posts: 171
    The big boxes were £10 each, Except the box that had sets individually bagged, they were £2 each, and the carrier bags were £8 each. We have found over 20 sets, including an Airport set, and quite a few Star Wars sets, with figures too (mostly). A lot of the old stuff is broken, and will be thrown. Interestingly, there was a yellow base plate that turned out to be marked KUP which I found references to Tupperware. I've never heard of Tupperware Lego!!
    Brixfan02andhe
  • Th1nDieselTh1nDiesel UKMember Posts: 585
    @Adelec The logo says KLIP, which was a Lego clone made by a French company called Jouef. They're now part of Hornby I believe.
    AstrobricksAdelecKungFuKennystlux
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,900
    Very nice! I just finished washing mine (it sat on the floor for years and got very dusty). The other three sets are built, but I might not get to the monorail until tomorrow. I have all three monorail sets plus the accessory track packs, but no room to make a huge layout... unless I build vertically, kind of like #10261 Roller Coaster, maybe?
  • hoodaddyhoodaddy USMember Posts: 317
    Yeah now I have to figure out where to put it!  But everything was in great shape and the motor and lights work perfectly. 
    560Heliport
  • Brixfan02Brixfan02 USAMember Posts: 204
    edited May 19
    #75151 (2016 Turbo Tank) and #75153 (2016 AT-ST) for $150 total

    #9525 (Pre Vizsla's Mandalorian Fighter) for $120

    all 100% complete with figures
    560HeliportSumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,142

    Quite the recycling enthusiast!
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  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 936
    SumoLego said: 

    Quite the recycling enthusiast!
    I would like to see @SumoLego do a Where's Waldo book.
    SumoLegogmonkey76mak0137VorpalRyuJackad7
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,142
    I would like to see @SumoLego do a Where's Waldo book.
    Sadly (or perhaps as a testament to my misused and misunderstood genius!), I have those books memorized, including those stupid lists on the back cover.

    Why... 20 years later, can I immediately remember the exact location where in the World of Waldos, the one Waldo with a missing shoe?  Why!?!?!?!?!

    And Wanda, Woof, the Wizard, scrolls, glasses and one character from the previous page....
    andheBumblepantsReesesPiecesKungFuKennyBrixfan02VorpalRyuSeijiAmasawa
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,900
    What would happen if we gave SumoLego a Where's Waldo picture... without a Waldo in it?
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,142
    What would happen if we gave SumoLego a Where's Waldo picture... without a Waldo in it?
    I'd still find something interesting to find.  Like a lot of recycling bins.
    560HeliportJackad7
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,303
    SumoLego said:
    What would happen if we gave SumoLego a Where's Waldo picture... without a Waldo in it?
    I'd still find something interesting to find.  Like a lot of recycling bins.
    Are they recycling, or re-use bins? The logo says Once Upon a Child.

    Stick that in your noticing stuff pipe and smoke it! :)
    560HeliportPyrobugpanchox1gmonkey76SumoLegodavetheoxygenmanJackad7
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 607
    edited June 6
    Breaking the posting rules again cuz I didnt find stuff tucked away in a thrift shop corner- visited my connection today for all this. He buys in bulk & lets me rummage thru & I pick & choose elements that look interesting. I always grab whatever Technic parts I see.


    (known sets):

    #6241 Loot Island
    #6260 Shipwreck Island
    #6268 Renegade Runner
    #75950 Aragog's Lair (sealed)
    #31015 Emerald Express (CIB)
    #60176 Wild River Escape (police boat only)
    #10199 Winter Toy Shop
    #40034 Christmas Train polybag


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  • dehnehsudehnehsu Bay Area, Calif.Member Posts: 182
    Not the greatest but $2.19 each at or local Goodwill. They retail for $4.99. It's nice to get to back to Goodwill! 

    560HeliportPyrobugmak0137
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 607
    Pretty sweet...




    Nothing brightens my marrrrrnin' like a clean, crisp, fresh sail!
    560HeliportPyrobug
  • Brickstructures2009Brickstructures2009 AustraliaMember Posts: 7
    Hi All,

    first time post on your forum - so please go easy if ive picked the wrong thread. :)

    I was after some advice on resale of an original brickstructures/lego architecture set; Ive owned for 10 years.

    I purchased them as a set direct from brickstructures USA in 2010; but forgot about it and only found it again recently in back of my cupboard.

    All the sets are unopened, in mint condition and come in the original brickstructures shipping box with receipt. They are also all personally signed by Adam Tucker Reed (creator) and include 'Landmark Series' and 'Architecture Series'; i.e.
    1. Fallingwater (21005)
    2. Guggenheim Museum (21004)
    3. Sears Tower (21000),
    4. John Hancock Center (21001),
    5. the Empire State Building (21002),
    6. the Seattle Space Needle (21003);
    7. The White House (21006).

    Ive seen the fallingwater go for a significant sum as discontinued etc, but would like thoughts on complete set.

    Would you please be able to provide any advice or direction on resale.

    Many Thanks

    Nick

  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,303
    This thread is for great deals you have encountered in acquiring Lego. Not selling.
    gelkster
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,303
    edited June 17
    (Sorry to continue, but the editor timed out on me)

    Its ok to start a thread to ask for advice on pricing. But you will get the standard advice - check recent sold prices on Bricklink and eBay. If you want to sell locally without the overhead of those sites, try local oriented sites like FB Marketplace, Craigslist, or NextDoor. But you’ll almost certainly need to set a price lower than BL or eBay.

    Welcome to the forums, btw!
  • Brickstructures2009Brickstructures2009 AustraliaMember Posts: 7
    Thanks Astrobricks for advice :)
    My bad on being new to this forum.
    Brixfan02
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