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

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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,853
    Welcome to the forum @Brickstructures2009 ! It's easy to get turned around in the various threads when you're newer to the group. And, seeing as how you DID make a great find in your storage, I can see how the connection was made to this thread. 

    As Astrobricks mentioned, you could certain start a dedicated thread (which it looks like you've already done). Bricklink and Ebay history are also great sources of information (though your sets are a bit more unique with the autographs). I always find the number of sets sold over the last 6 months to be a great indicator of demand. If only a few have sold, the signature may not ultimately add a lot of value compared to a set in higher demand. BUT, you never ultimately know. 

    Something often said (that I always hate to hear) is that a set is worth whatever someone will pay for it. Always seems like a non-answer to me, but the principle is true. If you attempt to sell on a local selling site like FB Marketplace or OfferUp, perhaps you can get Bricklink prices +XX%? You'd never know until you tried it. 

    Best wishes in your selling and again, welcome to the forum! 
    KungFuKennyReesesPiecesPyrobugMaffyDMynatt
  • Brickstructures2009Brickstructures2009 AustraliaMember Posts: 7
    Thanks very much Switchfoot55 for the great feedback. Yes i think it was a pretty good find of mine (lol). Its basically not even opened from original delivery; not a bad effort 10 years on.

    Yeah ive had a look through Bricklink; that has been really helpful to see pricing and volume sales history.

    Appreciate your comment re signature; i just think its a nice package all together - would be good to see it go to a home where it was valued in one piece. Given the sales figures esp for Fallingwater - difficult for me to keep it.

    Thanks Switchfoot55!!
  • sonsofscevasonsofsceva 1904 World's FairMember Posts: 542
    edited June 22
    Some Kohl's stores are having a clearance discount right now, so a percent off the clearance price, including toys, about half off or better. Mostly TLM2 and Toy Story, but I found a #70654 Ninjago Dieselnaut for $48. Might be worth a look if you have one local to you.
    BumblepantsAstrobricksKungFuKennyPyrobug
  • panchox1panchox1 The Outer RimMember Posts: 406
    Picked this up off of ebay for 44.00.missing parts but I should have the majority in my stash. Also found all the mini figs that go with it for about 7 bucks


    560HeliportKungFuKennyBumblepantsflightriskdpa1vanvonfullstluxFowlerBricks
  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 483
    ^ I have such fond memories of that set! Loved it, the colour and design of the locomotive was really pleasing.
    panchox1
  • ScorpioJWScorpioJW Below sea levelMember Posts: 14
    Not such a great find as other here, but got #21310 for €195,- missing only 5 minor parts
    panchox1jason1976
  • jason1976jason1976 LondonMember Posts: 84
    ScorpioJW said:
    Not such a great find as other here, but got #21310 for €195,- missing only 5 minor parts
    As someone who only decided they needed #21310 after Lego discontinued it, I think that is a pretty good price! I'm still regretting not bidding higher on an Ebay auction shortly after it discontinued, where I could have got it for around £90.....
    ScorpioJW
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 494
    About a month ago I managed to buy #21309, #21318 and #21319, all new sealed in box, for a total of almost 200€.
    I think it was my best deal so far.
    KungFuKennyjason1976Astrobricksvanvonfull
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 1,207
    I found this in Asda today. Unfortunately it was empty. I was gutted as I thought it was a CMF box, but upon further consideration I think it's a polybag box. Whatever was in it had been reduced down to 25p each.

    andhe
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,483
    ^I would have been tempted to risk 25p and try buying the box.
    560HeliportKungFuKennyandhemsanders
  • legobodlegobod CA USAMember Posts: 257
    I had a download the app and get $10 off message from Ebay a few weeks ago so I downloaded it, got $10 off and deleted the app. Does that count?
    560Heliport
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,952
    edited July 16
    legobod said:
    I had a download the app and get $10 off message from Ebay a few weeks ago so I downloaded it, got $10 off and deleted the app. Does that count?
    Not if you didn’t buy LEGO with it.
    560Heliportpanchox1
  • legobodlegobod CA USAMember Posts: 257
    ;)
    560HeliportAstrobricks
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,909
    Whatever was in it had been reduced down to 25p each.
    Definitely polybags.  Not likely to be CMFs.  (But still well-worth the purchase!
    560Heliport
  • legobodlegobod CA USAMember Posts: 257
    I had some CMFs from Wilkinsons for 50p years ago, whichever series had the gingerbread man. They were on clearance in the DIY section for some reason.
    andhe560Heliport
  • jedivalkyriejedivalkyrie Member Posts: 197
    I won a NIB (sans book) #11910 on eBay for $2.60. Nice deal considering the book/kit goes for $35+  
    AstrobricksKungFuKennymak0137
  • lkliment2lkliment2 ChicagoMember Posts: 129
    Might not be a steal in some people’s eyes, but I consider it one. Snagged #10178, Motorized AT-AT for $185, complete with everything.
    KungFuKennyAstrobrickspanchox1
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,602
    Sounds good to me! Cheapest complete w/everything on Bricklink (and in USA) was $274! 
    lkliment2
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 595
    edited July 25
    I passed the motorized AT-AT up at a garage sale some yrs back- I mentioned my other scores from that sale earlier in this same thread- will pinpoint it later 
    lkliment2
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 595
    Porch pick-up for these tmw early AM:

    #42021 Snowmobile
    #60092 Deep Sea Submarine
    #60117 Van & Caravan

    60092 is HTF in USA ATM AFAIK.
    Of the 3 listed on Bricklink (not even considering the 1st one as it's been gutted) the closest one to me is in Ohio.
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 595
    gelkster said:
    I passed the motorized AT-AT up at a garage sale some yrs back- I mentioned my other scores from that sale earlier in this same thread- will pinpoint it later 
    At that sale in May 2013 I got

    #7931 (w/ box & inst)
    #8095 (w/ inst)
    Large bin random assortment
    Free unmarked medium Ziploc bag
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,562
    Picked up #DIS044 Goofy minifigure in a $5 bag of random parts at Savers on Saturday. 
    panchox1Astrobricksvanvonfull
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,952
    edited July 27
    Picked up #DIS044 Goofy minifigure in a $5 bag of random parts at Savers on Saturday. 
    Nice.

    Annoying that #dis044 doesn’t seem to work as a link. @Huw?
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,562
    Picked up #DIS044 Goofy minifigure in a $5 bag of random parts at Savers on Saturday. 
    Nice.

    Annoying that #dis044 doesn’t seem to work as a link. @Huw?
    It has been that way forever, I forgot that the links only work for sets, not for minifigures or individual part numbers.
    Astrobricks
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 595
    Anyone grab a $10 Technic score in the St Paul MN area this morning?

    Let's just say the seller didnt know what she had 
    😫😫
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,602
    I do, indeed, have all the parts for #928/#497!!! I hoped I could have both 928 and #924/#487 built, but I only have one 4x12 plate in Transparent Yellow. I may have to make my first order from Bricklink!
    KungFuKenny
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,602
    I was wrong... I only have one (of three needed) of the blue 1x4 brick with black verical lines... 
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 1,100
    Just some of what was in a gallon Ziploc bag for $9.99 at an antique mall: I think I only needed the "LL928" bricks to be able to build #928/#497. I guess I know what I'm doing this weekend!
    What a great find!  Looks like you have some of the parts for #6927 also...


    560Heliportandhepxchris
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,602
    I have #6927, so no big deal... JK! According to Bricklink, the "LL928" bricks for sale now are an average of just under $5 each- used! I haven't even checked prices for the other printed pieces. They're all in pretty good shape. Certainly worth $9.99! I might go back tomorrow and spend the time yo look through all the other bags. It was close to closing time; the "LL928" was visible in that bag on the top of a pile. I could see the 928 and 924 bricks and some of the other old Space parts. 
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,952
    Sweet deal @560Heliport!
    gelkster
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 595
    Don't tell us where this honey hole is or anything...
    😂😂
    560Heliport
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,081
    gelkster said:
    Don't tell us where this honey hole is or anything...
    😂😂
    Your unfiltered desire for 560Heliport's 'honey hole' is unnerving. :p
    Bumblepants560HeliportFizyxKungFuKennyAstrobricksgelkstergmonkey76eMJeeNLMr_Cross
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,602
    @gelkster Antiques Minnesota, in Burnsville, Highway 13 east of 35W. Several dealers there have LEGO, so look around.
    AstrobricksgelksterMr_Cross
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 595
    edited August 2
    Thanks! I wasnt expecting that 😀😀

    I was just in Bunsville for an early morning Lego pickup...you know, the easy kind where they leave the stuff out & I switch it with payment. 😉😉😁
    560Heliport
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 595
    edited August 2
    klinton said:
    Your unfiltered desire for 560Heliport's 'honey hole' is unnerving. :p
    "Named after a beehive for its honey, honey hole is slang for a location that yields a valued commodity or resource.Though you may hear the word honey hole and think that it relates to an actual hole in some foreign location, more often than not there is no hole involved at all."


    😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣
    560Heliport
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 521
    I have #6927, so no big deal... JK! According to Bricklink, the "LL928" bricks for sale now are an average of just under $5 each- used! I haven't even checked prices for the other printed pieces. They're all in pretty good shape. Certainly worth $9.99! I might go back tomorrow and spend the time yo look through all the other bags. It was close to closing time; the "LL928" was visible in that bag on the top of a pile. I could see the 928 and 924 bricks and some of the other old Space parts. 
    I've learnt the hard way, if there's several bags of bricks and they look like they came from the same donor, get them all if you can!

    Coincidentally though, after that learn, I've also found set 928 spread across several bags in a charity shop. 
    560HeliportKungFuKennydatsunrobbie
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,853
    Well, after several weeks of messages back and forth, I finally was able to bring home #7594 Woody's Roundup!. To my surprise, #7595 Army Men on Patrol was also in the box. All for $40. Not an absolutely groundbreaking deal, but more than enough for me! It checks off two more original Toy Story sets that I wanted in my collection.

    As an aside, if you happen to have an extra #7597 Western Train Chase or #7598 Pizza Planet Truck Rescue that you're wanting to sell, perhaps we could work a deal out?
    560Heliportlkliment2FizyxKungFuKennypxchrisgelkster
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 971
    My middle daughter came back from a friends house with a bag of free LEGO.


    560HeliportFizyxdehnehsuBumblepantsKungFuKennypanchox1Astrobricksgmonkey76pxchris
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,952
    Seeing unopened bags in a second hand lot of Lego always makes me a little sad. 
    560HeliportKungFuKennyFizyxFollowsCloselygmonkey76cozy
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,602
    Or parts that are only a year or two old.
    Astrobricksgmonkey76
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,422
    edited August 3
    If my cousins recieved Lego for xmas, they would end up being around the house and would generally be thrown out by my aunt by new year's. She hated clutter. My mom refused to let us bring any bricks over because they would get tossed as well if we actually left them there. Gotta love my mom. She knew the value of Lego even back in the 1980s and saved all of it. 
    FollowsCloselyOldfanpanchox1datsunrobbie
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,853
    @FollowsClosely, looks like you have most of the Friends Winter sets in there. Ice Rink, Chalet, Hot Chocolate Truck, Ski Slope. Nice find by your daughter!
    andheKungFuKennyFollowsCloselypanchox1
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,602
    ^^ Someone who hates clutter that much should not have children.
    Fizyxgmonkey76cozyAstrobricksOldfanFollowsCloselydatsunrobbie
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,952
    “My kids just keep leaving $100 bills everywhere, so I throw them out.” 🙄
    BumblepantsKungFuKenny560HeliportpxchrisFizyx
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 971
    ^^ Someone who hates clutter that much should not have children.
    You made me laugh out loud. I do hate clutter. I am blessed with five children, four in the house still.
  • panchox1panchox1 The Outer RimMember Posts: 406
    so far we've put together the Ghostly Hideout set #1596, only missing the minifigure shield, and the Black Knight's Boat #1547.  also got a good start on Majisto's Tower #1906. so far that is missing a dragon wing and the wizards magic wand. Can't wait to figure out what else is in there. there are minifigs from castle, pirates, space and I even found a stormtrooper torso in there.
    FollowsCloselyKungFuKenny
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,602
    "Treasure Chest" indeed! Awesome score!
    panchox1KungFuKennygelkster
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,602
    I see parts for #6352 Pizza To Go, Aquazone, Ice Planet 2002, Pirates Islanders... So much good stuff! I'd consider driving to Colorado for all that, even though I have a lot of those sets.
    panchox1KungFuKennygelkster
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