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

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  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,272
    ^ stone cold bargain!
  • roxioroxio UKMember Posts: 1,334
    ^^back to 87eu :(

    but my recent bargain is a boxed complete as new 2556 Model Team Ferrari for £8
  • TyoSoloTyoSolo Member Posts: 539
    Not the best deal in the world, but I was very happy to find #7189 MVR on the shelf in a smaller Toy Shop in Doncaster. It was RRP.

    I know it can be gotten cheaper on Bricklink, but once Shipping is factored in, it's not that far off, and I had the pleasure of picking it off the shelf.

  • TyoSoloTyoSolo Member Posts: 539

    If I wanted an MMV, I'd get one from Amazon.it for €71.80. Including shipping to the UK should be not much over £60.

    I plan on picking this up from the Sheffield Lego Store during the AFOL Shopping event, which should also bag me the Promo Store Set as well for not much over £60

  • mountebankmountebank Member Posts: 1,237
    Sounds like an excellent deal. Bargain hunting on the Internet is one thing but being geographically handy can really get those bargains.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,240
    Just picked up a NISB #10177 Dreamliner for $200.
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,909
    ^ Oh wow, the original price was only $80? I thought it was way higher. But you got a pretty good deal.
  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 327

    If I wanted an MMV, I'd get one from Amazon.it for €71.80. Including shipping to the UK should be not much over £60.

    Amazon, now there's a good idea I didn't think of, Lego VIP points are Ok if you buy stuff from S&H. The last thing I got from S&H was a 10030 UCS ISD, that says how much & how frequently I buy direct from Lego.

  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,240
    Found 2 more BP's for $69 on my way home from getting my Dreamliner.
  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 UKMember Posts: 360
    No a massive find but in my #9470 I had three one rings an extra sword and 5 other spare pieces.
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,701
    ^ So does everyone else that buys that set ...

    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemInv.asp?S=9470-1
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,949
    Just bought 3 boxes of 6912 Super Soarer and 2 boxes of 7235 Police Motorcycle for a total of £11.35 in my local Sainsbury's. Result!
  • JezzatheshedJezzatheshed Member Posts: 153
    Had a great find yesterday, No I had a great miss. Local Boot Sale and a lady has a box of mixed toys on her table 20p an item, I spot a shelf unit with jars and bottles from the Harry Potter baggie, and this brown cupboard with silver studs which looks like the vanishing cabinet from the room of requirement (4842)- Looks like it because it is! She sold the rest for £3.00 earlier!.
    well at least I got some silver studs for 20p.
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 818
    @Jezzatheshed ,I know how you feel, I go to the boot sales every Sunday aswell and one day there was a box of Lego with probably 50 figs and a lot of sets in it and the silly idiot had sold it just before I got there to see how much it was and it was only £3 and I had literally missed that great cheap find by about ten seconds, but last week I got a massive box of Lego for £30 which was a great find which had very old 1960's sets still with some of the original boxes
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 473
    Garage sale yesterday- scored approx. 6 gallons of LEGO for $50, talked down from $60 w/ unknown Bionicle figure thrown in. Sellers priced against PAB wall & hardly budgedl. Fair mix of most themes, no full sets but nice pieces from 487(!), umbrella from 4996 Beach House (sadly no more signs of it), Quidditch Match, dolphin panels from Scuba Squad, 90% of 8057 Wreck Raider, partial 4970, partial 7641, much more.

    Surprised my kids when they walked in the door. In the midst of it all, 6195 arrived in the mail, & they went crazy! Unofficial LEGO Day!

    Great thing is, seller's younger daughter saw all the $$$ exchanging hands & decided to sell some of hers- which is to be held for me this morning!
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 473
    3 more gallon bags waiting for me at the garage sale. More pieces from Quidditch Match, tons of 1x1 round plates from PAB, more of the same. The kids are ecstatic.
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 473
    Slow going but so far found (2) Monster Crab Clash, Crystal King, & 100% Wreck Raider. :)
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,240
    Not amazing finds but a good LEGO day overall today. Made a trip to pick up a NISB #4561 Railway Express for $140 and on the drive did some Walmart clearance checking and found a Helms Deeps for $89. Pretty beat up box but was still sealed and is for me so I didn't care. Also got a $13 Cube Escape and $35 Hulk Breakout. Visted the Toys R US that time forgot as well. They don't get rid of anything it seems. Still had Atlantis, PoP, Toy Story and all sorts of other stuff no one has. They had a box of CMF 6, 7 and 8 out. 8 was empty so I took the box and I bought a few of CMF 6 that I thought were good ones.
  • berniebondberniebond AustriaMember Posts: 137
    While on vacation in the Austrian countryside I browsed through a toy store and found sealed Mars Mission sets 7690 and 7644 with some wear on the box reduced -50%.

    I played to the "desperation" of the shopowner to sell these old sets and got an additional discount. I am not into the Mars Mission theme at all, but I paid 72 Euro for both (750+pcs) sets on the spot and it only took one week to sell on ebay for 255 GBP.
  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 327
    I went to the Rotary Club annual bank holiday car boot sale at Wilton house today all I managed to get was a small bundle of Lego consisting of a old plane, a small microlight & 72 mini-figs. The lady was selling the figures 5 for £1, £2 for the microlight & £8 for the plane, I got the lot for £10, (check out the pics, sorry they are a bit blurry). I did see a lady selling a 1352 Explosion Studio which was very incomplete & had M*** B*** figures & bricks in the box....she wanted £30,(!!!!!), for it, I did say that it wasn't right but she was insistent she wanted "her £30"..... she didn't get it.
  • unkthebarbarianunkthebarbarian Member Posts: 27
    Well it was'nt a recent purchase, but man it was a good one. Several years ago i got a droid developer kit @ kay bee toys for $50.00. Must have been a going out of business sale. Best deal i've ever gotten. Lol!
  • theayeshaveittheayeshaveit Member Posts: 48

    I went to the Rotary Club annual bank holiday car boot sale at Wilton house today all I managed to get was a small bundle of Lego consisting of a old plane, a small microlight & 72 mini-figs. The lady was selling the figures 5 for £1, £2 for the microlight & £8 for the plane, I got the lot for £10, (check out the pics, sorry they are a bit blurry). I did see a lady selling a 1352 Explosion Studio which was very incomplete & had M*** B*** figures & bricks in the box....she wanted £30,(!!!!!), for it, I did say that it wasn't right but she was insistent she wanted "her £30"..... she didn't get it.

    I also went to the Wilton House car boot! You beat me to those minifigures and when I got to the lady with the 1352 the price was only £15, she told me it was complete but I still passed on her offer as too time consuming to even check seriously with all the other bits in there! But managed to get 8010 for £15 and some Olympic minifigures for £1 each so a good day.
  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 327


    I went to the Rotary Club annual bank holiday car boot sale at Wilton house today all I managed to get was a small bundle of Lego consisting of a old plane, a small microlight & 72 mini-figs. The lady was selling the figures 5 for £1, £2 for the microlight & £8 for the plane, I got the lot for £10, (check out the pics, sorry they are a bit blurry). I did see a lady selling a 1352 Explosion Studio which was very incomplete & had M*** B*** figures & bricks in the box....she wanted £30,(!!!!!), for it, I did say that it wasn't right but she was insistent she wanted "her £30"..... she didn't get it.

    I also went to the Wilton House car boot! You beat me to those minifigures and when I got to the lady with the 1352 the price was only £15, she told me it was complete but I still passed on her offer as too time consuming to even check seriously with all the other bits in there! But managed to get 8010 for £15 and some Olympic minifigures for £1 each so a good day.
    I didn't see the Darth Vader & trust me even at £15 you did yourself a favour walking away from the 1352, like I said there were M*** B*** figs in there. I did see a plywood box with a sectioned tray inside with a fair few bits of basic 2x4 white lego brick and some basic red lego windows, (nothing special but looked old), inside but the lid had Lego badly scribbled on top in pencil !, didn't even bother asking how much. Off topic I thought that this year the Rotary car boot was pretty poor compared to the previous ones, I over heard 1 woman saying that she wished she had gone to the car boot in Yeovil !.
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    Have the opportunity to buy Grand Carousel and Taj Mahal for $1800 NIB. Any thoughts on future price moves for these? Grand Carousel would be opened and built this long weekend, Taj will be kept sealed for 10 years or so.
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 949
    edited August 2012

    I just bought a UCS Falcon (10179) used for $180. According to the seller, incomplete and supposedly some glued pieces but it was a deal too good to pass up. Just picked it up and it seems to be most of the model -- the "incomplete" comes from anything that fell off over time. I'll have to inventory and see what's missing. Definitely saw the special yellow Technic pieces and at least a couple of grey levers. Seemed to also include at least three of the five figures. I didn't see the radar dish, though - could be in the bag but my guess is that it fell off and is missing. No manual.

    I'm cautiously optimistic that this is "mostly" complete and that whatever is missing will be relatively easy to fix (other than the radar dish). Seemed like a very good deal - depending on the condition and extent of the glued pieces, I'll have to debate whether I keep or sell this one.

    Was this from washingtondc.craigslist.org ? I saw that post, I was too slow on the reply button. Glad it worked out well for you.

  • hoyatableshoyatables Northern Virginia, USAMember Posts: 862

    Was this from washingtondc.craigslist.org ? I saw that post, I was too slow on the reply button. Glad it worked out well for you.

    Yep, that was me. Total luck. I was sitting at the office reading Brickset tales of good deals and impulsively decided to check craigslist. Literally did a spit-take when I saw the ad. I'm not usually lucky so I guess I was due!

    It has overall worked out well. The set was basically 100% complete -- I chose to replace the glued parts but no complaints here. Definitely worth the deal and the followup work to sort through and determine what pieces were missing and the building to, you know "check that it was complete." Probably spent another $100 or so on replacement parts for the glued pieces (much of that was the shipping from multiple sellers, not actual pieces).


  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,949
    Well, I thought I'd stumbled upon a pretty good deal when I saw a sealed #7196 Indiana Jones Chauchilla Cemetery Battle in fine condition for only £12 on eBay ... but unfortunately it didn't arrive in that condition :-(

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    What would you do?
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    I'd personally sell the sealed bags or build it. :)
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    My best find was waiting for me when I was checking out at local TRU. The manager knows I am REALLY into Legos :) so he had this brought up front while I was shopping and gave it to me when I checked out!
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,240
    ^ nice. I wish any manager at any of the stores I'm at multiple times a week even took an interest in customers.
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,909
    ^^ Gave or bought? :)
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    Gave @LegobrandonCP My 2 managers at the local TRU are actually awesome guys! They know I don't care which lego displays, I will take any and all they want to let me have lol. They know that I use them to help me (and now others) with PTSD. Yeah I got my 2 NCOs into Legos now, since they came back from Afghanistan. I am corrupting everyone around me!!! :)
  • mountebankmountebank Member Posts: 1,237
    That's a really lovely post jadedanc. It's brightened my day just reading it.
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,949
    Awesome
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,909
    Great managers!
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 779
    Service is really bad at my TRU. You can't even tell the manager from the new employee. I would be luck to even find someone like that in my area.

    Really cool for them to give you that display jadedanc.
  • bsiu922bsiu922 SF Bay Area, CAMember Posts: 439
    My local TRU is really bad too, don't even know how to manage their stuff and keep giving out wrong information! At least their store Manager called me back and listen to my complain after I called their corporate office. but the Asst Manager is a JackA$$!!!!
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    Purchased 10196 Grand Carousel and 10189 Taj Mahal MISB. Will be building 10196 this weekend. Taj can simmer for a decade or so.
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    My mom went and tried to talk to the TRU managers at the stores near her. They were mean to her too. I hate that so many AFOL have such aweful TRU experiences. I guess I am really lucky! Both my managers know when I walk it the one area I am going to lol. I shocked them one time when I came up to the cash reister with a Monster High dolls lol. The all grey one that was an exclusive at TRU. Had to get one each for my two youngest daughters.

    I guess that is one reason I don't mind going there and paying that extra $5 on the smaller sets. I went in and used my 20% email last week and that was when they gave me the display. The employees there are all nice and very friendly.
    And since the LEGO stores are an hour north of me, sometimes I just run in there and grab a small set or 2.
  • voyanui12voyanui12 Member Posts: 15
    edited August 2012
    I was at the Sunday carboot-sale in Chichester the other week and stumbled across a seller who was offering up set #8855 Propeller Plane, complete and with the original box for just £12! All the pieces were in great condition as well, you would have thought it had never been taken from the box before!
    He was also selling a bag of 700 great quality mixed bricks, also for £12 but didn't have enough cash in my pocket for that too ;)
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  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,949

    Well, I thought I'd stumbled upon a pretty good deal when I saw a sealed #7196 Indiana Jones Chauchilla Cemetery Battle in fine condition for only £12 on eBay ... but unfortunately it didn't arrive in that condition :-(

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    What would you do?

    The seller has just given me a partial refund, so I've effectively paid £6.50 for this including postage. Even with a trashed box, I think I'm happy with that :)
  • ChoochChooch Member Posts: 148
    Just left Fred Meyers and using a coupon code from the Toys N Bricks blog and the 2 coupons in this week's circular, I walked out with a new #9468 & Series 8 CMF for $59 including tax.. WOOT!
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 779
    @Chooch
    You were allowed to combine them?
  • ChoochChooch Member Posts: 148
    @Penkid11 Yes, I asked the clerk prior to my purchase and told her if it didn't work could she void it; she said yes. She was very helpful and typed in the coupon code first then scanned the coupons.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    My second bulk buy ever and its for over 16lbs of bricks including minifigs, a whole Creator Stegosaurus and all parts in good condition. All for... $62 shipped!
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 779
    Chooch said:

    @Penkid11 Yes, I asked the clerk prior to my purchase and told her if it didn't work could she void it; she said yes. She was very helpful and typed in the coupon code first then scanned the coupons.

    I thought I'd just try and give them the code, but they said they needed the coupon. Any idea where I could find one?
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 473
    More sets found in my garage sale haul!

    Beach Buggy
    Scarab Attack
    4181 POTC Isla de Muerta
    4182 POTC Cannibal Escape (no cage)
    6558 Shark Cage Cove

    The daughters mustve liked the Rock Raider/Power Miners themes!
    8957 Mine Mech
    8958 Granite Grinder (partial)
    8962 Crystal King (no head)
    8188 Fire Blaster
    4940 partial Granite Grinder (Rock Raiders)
    4970 Chrome Crusher (partial)

    & several pieces from Rock Raiders HQ! A visit to Bricklink yesterday will help me to build the partial sets above. Luckily the unique HQ baseplate is right in my area. I really cant wait to build this!
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 473
    6558 Shark Cage Cove- no sharks, no cage. Do I have the Cove? The boat was buildable!
  • ShatteredGnomeShatteredGnome Docking Bay 94, Mos Eisley, TatooineMember Posts: 31
    edited August 2012
    My best find was two nearly complete sets at a garage sale two years back, the Star Wars Rogue Shadow (2008) and Vader's TIE Fighter (2009) - both for $10 each.
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 779
    Just bought #9474 The Battle of Helms Deep for only $79.
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