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  • LordHarrierLordHarrier Member Posts: 21
    So here's an update on my Craigslist haul from last week 200$ for 108lbs. Its been a crazy week sorting and I'm still not done.

    Some pictures are HERE

    Sets that look mostly complete so far:

    7662 MTT
    10184 Town Plan
    10185 Green Grocer
    10190 Market street
    10182 Cafe Corner
    4078 Hogwarts Express
    7641 City Corner
    7041 Troll Battle Wheel
    7029 Skeleton ship attack
    7018 Viking ship vs midgard serpent
    7691 ETX alien mothership
    7256 Jedi Starfighter and Vulture Droid
    7257 Ultimate Lightsaber Duel
    6207 A-Wing fighter
    6600 Highway construction
    7106 Droid Escape
    7250 Clone Scout Walker x 2
    7255 Gen. Grievous chase
    7623 Temple Escape
    7737 Coast Guard 4wd
    7739 Coast Guard patrol boat and tower
    7885 Robin's Scuba jet
    8104 Shadow Crawler
    8631 Jetpack escape
    7743 Police Command center
    4970 Chrome Crusher
    4604 Police Copter
    7639-1 Camper
    7741-1 Police Helicopter
    7991-1 Recycle Truck
    4608-1 Bank Breakout
    3409-1 Championship Challenge
    6434-1 Roadside Repair
    8657-1 ATR 4
    6977-1 Arachnoid Star Base
    3830-1 The Bikini Bottom Express
    7657-1 AT-ST
    7942-1 Off Road Fire Rescue
    7094 King's Castle Siege
    6478 Fire Fighters' HQ
    6433-1 Coast Watch
    7637-1 Farm
    8375-1 Ferrari F1 Pit Set
    8894-1 Piraka Stronghold
    3825-1 Krusty Krab
    7036-1 Dwarves' Mine
    8494-1: Ring of Fire
    4726-1 Quidditch Practice
    4982-1 Mrs. Puff's Boating School
    7695-1 MX-11 Astro Fighter
    7886-1 The Batcycle: Harley Quinn's Hammer Truck
    7993-1 Service Station
    4603-1 Res-Q Wrecker


    partially complete so far:
    4980 Tunnel Transport
    7704 Sonic Phantom
    7990 Cement mixer
    7894 Airport
    10193-1 Medieval Market Village
    Rapid River Village (not sure which one yet)
    8957-1 Mine Mech
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,261
    edited July 2012

    200$ for 108lbs.


    7662 MTT
    10184 Town Plan
    10185 Green Grocer
    10190 Market street
    10182 Cafe Corner

    Speechless right there. INCREDIBLE find!

  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    @LordHarrier WOW!! That is awesome!! Gratz!!! Maybe one day I will get as lucky :)
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,910
    ^^^ Oh, it's you again. Do you have to brag on multiple forums to make me even more jealous? ;-) Just kidding.

    Enjoy your builds!
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    ^ LMAO Awww maybe we will once have his kind of luck @LegobrandonCP
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,910
    ^ and guess what? I found 76 cent series 6 minifigures today at Target. Only picked up 15, I needed a few to complete my collection and got 3 roman soldiers.
  • Ma1234Ma1234 Member Posts: 693
    Lego Technic Air Tech Claw Rig #8868 for a ridiculously cheap $99.99 on eBay. All pieces still sealed, it's simply missing the battery box and motor, which I can get on Bricklink for $15 or so.
  • lulwutlulwut Member Posts: 416
    @Lordharrier

    How did you make those sets out from all of those? Partially built sets?
  • LordHarrierLordHarrier Member Posts: 21
    lulwut said:

    @Lordharrier

    How did you make those sets out from all of those? Partially built sets?

    Yup, most of them were just broken up, so I'd find identifying pieces .. go to Bricklink and get their inventory... its taking forever but so much fun (it helps that I've been on staycation so I've got some extra free time). If you look at the pictures I've posted up thread you can see the top of one bin with what is obviously an MTT and a Troll Battle Wheel. The rest of the bins weren't as obvious but when you find a complete sign with a sticker that says "Cinema" that is an obvious clue that you might indeed have Town Plan. You then check the inventory and yes you have the minifigs, yes you have the plates, yes you have x number of light blue bricks, yes you have the movie screen, billboards, sign that says Lego Town. Same for the Modular buildings, the seller told me he had the old ones so when I start to find pieces of the Hotel sign from CC, the black 6 pane door, the right door, the dark red slopes, the tan arches..

    You dig?

  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 857
    ^ why do I get the feeling there is some upset AFOL out there that is saying "You did WHAT with my LEGOs????!!!!"
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    Not so much a brag find as a happy find. Airport drama = unexpected extra day in Basel. Switzerland was the last place I expected to find cheap Lego but passed a toy shop and lo there was Meteor Strike game for £9.80, very nice considering it's beyond EOL now. Always wanted it but never got round to it. Also got a Ghost polybag at £2.60 even though they may be free in The Sun in October. As a treat, my little Swiss Ghost :0)
  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    Just to let you know, my brag earlier fell out, just went over everything, and someone brought that lot!
    Anyway, this time it's all confirmed and I managed to get the Alpha Team 4744 for a fiver, well happy with that
  • USMCYodzUSMCYodz Member Posts: 93

    So here's an update on my Craigslist haul from last week 200$ for 108lbs. Its been a crazy week sorting and I'm still not done.

    Some pictures are HERE

    I am so jealous. It is like you won the Lego Lottery...If I found a group like that I feel like I would have a lot more money in my bank account...
  • dehnehsudehnehsu Bay Area, Calif.Member Posts: 170
    Found a Red Bucket 4105 (487 Assorted Pieces) at Goodwill for $9.99 (no tax) All the bags were sealed and it included the Idea Booklet. I thought It probaby cost that much when it came out in 2006. Looked it up and it did cost that much! Oh well maybe with inflation it's worth a bit more. Plus it's all for charity after all.
  • pricey73pricey73 UKMember Posts: 352
    edited July 2012
    Came across-
    #3181 Passenger plane
    #7596 Trash compactor escape
    #3182 Airport
    #3661 Bank & money transfer
    All in need of a clean, but all for free!
  • SkeggaSkegga Member Posts: 8
    Two circa 1970s trees with the glued on granuals off Ebay. £2 plus postage - bargain. Happy Skegga
  • josecafejosecafe Member Posts: 29
    Got a huge lot of shopgoodwill for $40. So far I have pieced out:
    10134 UCS Y-Wing Attack Starfighter
    7661 Jedi Starfighter with Hyperdrive Booster Ring
    10131 TIE Collection
    4479 TIE Bomber
    A partial 7659 Imperial Landing Craft
    And at least one or two more TIE Fighters

  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    ^Wow. That is impressive. If you've got an extra Kit Fisto I can give him a good home...
  • josecafejosecafe Member Posts: 29
    Unfortunately this goodwill has a habit of removing all mini figures during their sorting. Out of all I only found 3 minis 2 TIE pilots and Darth Maul.
  • berniebondberniebond AustriaMember Posts: 137
    Enchantee!

    Was the highest bidder on ebay for a 10181 Eiffel Tower with 295GBP excl. shipping!

    I don't even like Paris :-p

    Best bit: I am going to lend the thing to my employer (publishing) before xmas to promote a new publication about paris and recoup half the buying price this way...

    I ll probably also put 10214 in the shop window (as last years book title was about London but the idea came to me too late)

    Hmmm- maybe next year they are going for NY ... or Tatooine...
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,953
    I thought getting Tower Bridge for £104 was going to be my bargain of the month, but I think I'm more chuffed with this other find, as they seem pretty rare - two brand new 9324 Micro Building sets, still sealed not only in their sturdy plastic LEGO Education boxes, but also in the LEGO cardboard shipping boxes.

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    They worked out at about £37 each, which is not bad considering there's 1641 parts in each box, but wow, what a delightful set!
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,910
    ^ I've always wanted those sets. Great find!
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,261
    Snagged a Cloud City Boba Fett for $142.50+ship off feebay. A good day! :-)
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,953
    samiam391 said:

    Snagged a Cloud City Boba Fett for $142.50+ship off feebay. A good day! :-)

    I guess it is worth more than that to others, but I don't think I could ever bring myself to spend more than $/£100 on a single minifig!
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,953
    Talking of minifigs, that reminds me of another good deal I got earlier this year (well, I think it was good). 1800 brand new city minifigs with assorted tools and headpieces for about £0.17 each. It seemed a good idea at the time, but I'm not entirely sure what to do with them now :-/
  • dimefielddimefield Edmonton Alberta CanadaMember Posts: 314
    Picked up Public Transport Station 8404 for 83 dollars at TRU today... almost 60 dollars off! Canadian...
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,261

    samiam391 said:

    Snagged a Cloud City Boba Fett for $142.50+ship off feebay. A good day! :-)

    I guess it is worth more than that to others, but I don't think I could ever bring myself to spend more than $/£100 on a single minifig!
    If you convert your 100 GBP to USD, you get $155 (more than what I paid)! ;-)
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,910
    dimefield said:

    Picked up Public Transport Station 8404 for 83 dollars at TRU today... almost 60 dollars off! Canadian...

    I'm still waiting for that to go on sale. Was it on clearance?
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    @Paul_merton you could bring them to visit my City layout and see how many liked California so well they chose to stay! 8^}
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,953
    @AFFOL_Shellz_Bellz I see what you did there :) The second time I ever went to a Lego shop, I got about 200 minifig chairs from the PAB wall. Trying to pack those efficiently is "interesting" to say the least, but I was inspired by one of the shop displays, which was a load on minifigs sat in front of a cinema screen. Still not sure what to do with the other 1600, though :)
  • dimefielddimefield Edmonton Alberta CanadaMember Posts: 314
    @LegobrandonCP TRU Express had it on clearance.
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    Alot of the Targets in my area marked down the remaining clearance items from 30-50% to 70%. Got a couple of SW battle packs for $3 as well as Minotaurs and one Heroica game for $4 each. That was all they had left at the particular Target I went to.
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    I bought a used 8450 "The Mission" set for .99 cents on Ebay last year with $6 shipping. There are 2 pieces in that set that are like Gold right now... The guy that sold it was a brand new member and I was more than happy to leave him his first feedback after I received it...
  • cynthilinacynthilina Member Posts: 188
    edited July 2012
    so I think I hit a major score last night. I was cruising Craigs list and came accross a guy selling his entire lego collection for 500 USD. This amazingly is what he had. None had boxes though all the original instructions. Ill post pictures today. I want to try and dust them of some.

    10189-1: Taj Mahal (Complete)
    10196-1: Grand Carousel (Complete)
    10024-1: Red Baron (Complete)
    10124-1: Wright Flyer (Complete)
    10181-1: Eiffel Tower (Complete)
    10152-1: Maersk Sealand Container Ship (Complete)
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    ^No. Way. Madness.
  • LordHarrierLordHarrier Member Posts: 21
    AMAZING utterly AMAZING you hit the Lego Lottery
  • cynthilinacynthilina Member Posts: 188
    So these are the pics that I promised. I also talked to the guy and he has more of the hard to find and rare stuff like this that he is willing to sell Ill add a list below of what the next haul will be. This one was 500 and the next one is 400. Not as good of stuff but cool none the less.
  • LordHarrierLordHarrier Member Posts: 21
    I just hit another Lego Lottery: 550$ for a teenager's entire Lego collection, pix are here http://www.flickr.com/photos/lordharrier/sets/72157630671996582/.

    There has been an ad for some Star Wars ships on Craigslist that I've seen but they were asking for alot .. I think they wanted 300$ for 7676 Republic Gunship. I checked again and they had dropped their price to 125$ so I emailed them and asked them what they had available. I offered and they accepted 300$ for 7676, CTT, Republic attack Shuttle and a about 5 other ships all with boxes, figs and instructions. I've learned my lesson from the last time, this time I asked if they had any more Lego they wanted to sell. They said they had some bins, but it was all mixed. I said "let me see them" and I see an AT-AT, Venator, Republic Cruiser, Twilight ... I say "How much?" and they say "250$" SOLD!! went to an atm, came back and loaded the car up.

    It wasn't until I got home that I spotted the Jabba and some sails... no way! yes way.. there is a complete Sail Barge, 7675 AT-TE,..its crazy I have to start documenting and cleaning..loads of dust. I still haven't finished my last haul but this was too good to pass up!

    550$ Craigslist Haul
    7676 Republic Gunship
    Jabba's sail barge
    7675 AT-TE
    Venator
    Republic Cruiser
    CTT
    AT-AT (not sure which one yet)
    7965 MF
    Ashsoka's fighter
    Anakin's fighter
    seperatist shuttle
    AAT
    Dooku's solar sailor
    Tie Interceptor
    Home one
    Pirate speeder
    Y-wing
    ARC-170
    still sorting......

  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,910
    edited July 2012
    ^^ <3 YOU LUCKY BASTARD.
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Could we please not use that term? It's offensive imho.
  • DmsmithDmsmith Member Posts: 26
    Dang! thats a good haul.
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,910

    Could we please not use that term? It's offensive imho.

    @AFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Ahhh... I apologize for that. A few people said it on here so I thought it was okay. Again, sorry. I will not use that term ever again.

    Mods, can you please update my post with a term that is better suited for my jealousy? :) Thank you.
  • aimlesspursuitsaimlesspursuits USMember Posts: 207
    Wow, a lot of great hauls last few days.

    I was just happy I was able to pick up an AT-TE and a Republic Attack Shuttle for $50 today. Now I'm only a Republic Gunship away from getting all the sets I want from the Clone Wars theme. Woo hoo!
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    edited July 2012
    Finally sat down and sorted the latest "lot of....." box I got for $5 in auction. Not sure how much I am missing, but it is positively identified as set #7140 :) Nothing as great as SOME people keep finding (JK ya'll ) but a nice oldie one
  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 UKMember Posts: 360
    Got this today from an auction. Never seen a box like this before and had to look it up. It dates from the early 1970's came with 40 mini-figures cost £20.00
    003.JPG 326.8K
    004.JPG 344.1K
    kekeke
  • SpiderManSpiderMan Member Posts: 47
    Wow thats a cool box! Never seen one before either but it beats the heck out of those new project cases!
  • T_LarsT_Lars USAMember Posts: 104
    Happy find for me today: I was just about to leave an antique store when out of the corner of my eye I spotted three yellow "LEGOLAND" boxes on the bottom shelf by the door. 6941 for $40, 6923 for $30, and 6955 for $45. Fair pricing for mint boxes with instructions. I ended up only buying 6941 since rent is due next week and I was always a fan of the Blacktron sets but the original Blacktron was released just a few years before my time (Blacktron 2 was my era of Lego space.) Any way, I finally got myself a sweet original Blacktron set in almost new condition. Yay!
  • brickriverbrickriver Member Posts: 27
    I bid on a small lot of legos off ebay for 15.00 dollars needless to say I won it boy did I make out it was a really nice lot. I ended up with a bunch of light pink pieces. from paridisa, some bellville a really cool pink lamp post and 30 some mini figs. also a couple of animals too a white shark and polar bear and a grey shark. there was also 3 half baseplates two in green and one in blue. I was really happy with the lot. there was also a lot of differant mixed bricks I dont think the lady knew what she had it was definatly worth more the the 15.00 dollars I got it for. peace Brickriver.
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    Bought the new in sealed bag Movie Theater from the Town Plan for $85 shipped.
  • cavegodcavegod Member Posts: 806
    Thought i would join in,

    Back in 2007 I got a BNIB 10179 for £300 delivered! ;-)
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