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

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  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    For $95 shipped, I won this nice bulk lot of sand green pieces. Some are still in the original sealed bag. I'm pretty sure this is the famed Statue of Liberty #3450. Any guesses as to how complete (% of 2,882 pieces) before I start counting?
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,141
    Not sure this qualifies but I just used my Ebay bucks and bought 3 Saesee Tiin's starfighters. Ended up costing me only $5 each and the shipping was free.
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    @BrickDancer look for the macaroni pcs http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3063 , if you don't have those it will cost you a pretty penny to get all 4.

    Bought about 20lbs of bulk off CL, after cleaning out the MB and miscellaneous toys, for $50. Looks to have complete 8069, or near complete.
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    edited October 2012
    I'm new to Brickset but thought this recent score is worth Bragging about, Meet a guy at a Trash & Tressure Market (Flea Market or Boot sale) selling of his collection to make the wife happy. I got the following all new in sealed boxes (except the last 6 sets). Cost was $4000 AUD.

    Item No. Name
    7191 Star Wars UCS X-Wing Fighter
    10019 Star Wars UCS Rebel Blockade Runner
    10030 Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer
    7163 Star Wars Republic Gunship
    4504 Star Wars Millennium Falcon
    7166 Star Wars Imperial Shuttle
    7184 Star Wars Trade Federation MTT
    7143 Star Wars Jedi Starfighter
    7153 Star Wars Jango Fett's Slave 1
    7133 Star Wars Bounty Hunter Pursuit
    7146 Star Wars Tie Fighter
    8009 Star Wars R2-D2
    8010 Star Wars Darth Vader
    7200 Star Wars Final Duel 1
    7201 Star Wars Final Duel 2
    7203 Star Wars Jedi Defense 1
    7204 Star Wars Jedi Defense 2
    7103 Star Wars Jedi Duel
    7113 Star Wars Tusken Raider Encounter
    7467 International Space Station
    7468 Saturn V Moon Mission
    7469 Mission to Mars
    7470 Space Shuttle Discovery
    8375 Ferrari F1 Pit Set
    8386 Ferrari F1 Racer 1:10
    8652 Enzo Ferrari 1:17
    8654 Scuderia Ferrari Truck
    8672 Ferrari Finish Line
    4954 Model Town House
    3451 Sopwith Camel
    10024 Red Baron
    7779 The Batman Dragster: Catwoman Pursuit
    7780 The Batboat: Hunt for Killer Croc
    7781 The Batmobile: Two-Face's Escape
    7782 The Batwing: The Joker's Aerial Assault
    7783 The Batcave: The Penguin and Mr. Freeze's Invasion
    7784 The Batmobile Ultimate Collectors' Edition
    7785 Batman Arkham Asylum
    7888 The Tumbler: Joker's Ice Cream Surprise
    8292 Technic Cherry Picker
    8295 Technic Telescopic Handler
    8431 Technic Pneumatic Crane Truck
    8436 Technic Truck
    8275 Technic Motorized Bulldozer
    4867 Harry Potter: Hogwarts
    66116 City Emergency Services Vehicles (6 Multipack)
    7890 Ambulance
    7902 Doctor's Car
    7903 Helicopter Rescue
    7236 Police Car – Black/Green Sticker Version
    7235 Police Motorcycle – Black/Green Sticker Version
    7245 Prisoner Transport – Black/Green Sticker Version
    4957 Ferris Wheel
    4956 House
    4956 House
    4956 House
    4956 House
    7140 Star Wars X-wing Fighter

    Pretty good deal for some harder to find sets (e.g. Batman & Star Wars UCS)
  • maquesmaques HungaryMember Posts: 96
    Holy goat...

    I rather would have chosen to divorce... :-)
  • dino_girldino_girl LondonMember Posts: 107
    ^ I would get rid of hubby before my lego lol
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639

    @BrickDancer look for the macaroni pcs http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3063 , if you don't have those it will cost you a pretty penny to get all 4.

    Bought about 20lbs of bulk off CL, after cleaning out the MB and miscellaneous toys, for $50. Looks to have complete 8069, or near complete.

    Its a negative on the macaroni pieces. Turns out its only 40% complete for the SoL. A quick price analysis showed its too expensive to bricklink the rest. So now trying to figure out what I'm going to do with a lot of sand green bricks =(
  • brickmaticbrickmatic Member Posts: 1,071
    ^ A MOC of the end scene of the original Planet of the Apes.
  • ACWWGal2011ACWWGal2011 Member Posts: 534
    dino_girl said:

    ^ I would get rid of hubby before my lego lol

    Agreed!

    @BrickDancer look for the macaroni pcs http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3063 , if you don't have those it will cost you a pretty penny to get all 4.

    Bought about 20lbs of bulk off CL, after cleaning out the MB and miscellaneous toys, for $50. Looks to have complete 8069, or near complete.

    Its a negative on the macaroni pieces. Turns out its only 40% complete for the SoL. A quick price analysis showed its too expensive to bricklink the rest. So now trying to figure out what I'm going to do with a lot of sand green bricks =(
    If you have a bricklink store, it'd be a good money maker, for a collection item, it'd add some really cool colors to the collection.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    edited October 2012
    ^^I think you might be on to something @brickmatic!

    ^I do have a BL store, but haven't done much selling through it aside from a few sets. Haven't sold any loose parts before. But looking up the prices of the pieces, I definitely agree these can be hefty in value. I have over 300 of the 2x2 Corner brick alone, which goes for over $1 a piece and quite low in number, globally even. Guess it'll help somebody somewhere if I put up all these sand green bricks for sale.
  • ErnstErnst Member Posts: 133
    Not sure if it's a worth a brag but I thought a nice deal. Since I like Castle's I was looking for one of the Hogwarts Castle's and not sure which one I wanted. I ended up making a deal with another Dutch Lowlug member who wanted to sell the buildings but keep the minifigures. So today I was happy to receive :

    4736 Freeing Dobey
    4840 The Burrow
    4867 Hogwarts
    4842 Hogwarts Castle

    I got the lot including instructions but without the minifigures for € 130,00. Considering the value (new and used) of these sets not too bad I guess. In time I can always try to find the minifigures.
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    @BrickDancer you could always build it multi-colored. We saw one built like that and now hubby wants to build one from bulk.
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,909
    Got the #7346 Seaside House today at a local toy store for $27 CDN.
  • ErnstErnst Member Posts: 133
    A great addition today to my collection. Very hard to find normally and if you find this set it goes for top price. I was very lucky to get it in great condition including instructions and box as good as new !

    3739-1: Blacksmith Shop delivered at home for €86,50 !!
  • JT32JT32 BasingstokeMember Posts: 124
    I picked up the Blacksmith shop 3739 for £25 Inc postage off ebay this week. It was missing 1 1x1 brick and the female minifig. I then picked up the female minifig for £5 on ebay a few days later. Absolute bargain, great set as well.
  • ErnstErnst Member Posts: 133
    @ JT32 That's almost theft, but good find indeed. Doesn't make me jealouse though, still very happy with mine for that price.
  • hissingsid99hissingsid99 Member Posts: 10
    I just received a NISB 7065 Alien Conquest mothership from ebay. It cost a grand total of £13 including shipping. My little boy will be very happy christmas morning. :-)
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    I picked up a 10177 (box not mint) at BrickCon for $100. Also got 7194 for $100 as well (no box there) still happy to add to collection :)
  • mdellemanmdelleman Vancouver CanadaMember Posts: 274
    I've had some awesome deals off of Craigslist and sometimes eBay.

    This is my most recent deal. All of it used but clean in good condition. My time was worth some money but I came out WAY ahead on this one!

    For $1000 CAD:

    10182 - Cafe Corner
    10185 - Green Grocer
    10152 - Maersk Sealand Container Ship

    4513 - Grand Central Station
    7898 - Cargo Train Deluxe with track
    10015 - Green Passenger Wagon
    10015 - Green Passenger Wagon
    10020 - Sante Fe Super Chief
    10025 - Sante Fe Cars Set I
    10127 - Train Shed
    10128 - Level Crossing

    3x 9V motors + transformer etc
    3 each left/right switch track
    40+ pieces of 9V straight
    50+ pieces of 9V corners

    10176 - King Leo's Castle
    10159 - Airport
    4956 - House
    4956 - House
    7237 - Police Station
    7892 - Hospital
    7899 - Police Boat
    7903 - Rescue Helicopter
    7240 - Fire Station
    7992 - Container Stacker

    40+ city/road baseplates

    40lbs of bulk left over after putting all the sets together
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,909
    ^ WOW! All those train trans and baseplates. Enjoy the CC, GG, and Santa Fe.
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 779
    ^^Please tell me that you intend to keep them all! I would kill for that kind of a haul!
  • MarkeyMarkey Member Posts: 69
    Amazing finds Mdelleman and Basta!
  • Lego2012Lego2012 Member Posts: 60
    Just picked up the last 4841 Hogwarts Express from TRU for £50, box is slightly damaged at the back but still pretty happy with myself! Just need to stumble on an affordable The Burrow and I can finally be happy with my HP collection! :)
  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 327
    I got a Lego Racers 8671 Ferrari F430 Spider, used & complete, no box but with the instructions & stickers on a plastic sheet, (looks like they have been applied and then taken off, luckily there are none missing).
    Total cost = £8.00.
    I'm not into cars as such, so I may put this on ebay near Christmas.
  • mdellemanmdelleman Vancouver CanadaMember Posts: 274
    @Penkid11 Yes I am keeping everything "great" which is pretty much everything I listed there. I am purging a little after this buy though. I sold most of my smaller Star Wars sets and will be selling some of the bulk and incomplete sets that were in that lot. So far I have made about $500 back from extra's. Not bad for a Craigslist ad!

    @LegobrandonCP I went to buy a box of random train stuff from someone that looked like a great deal but when I walked in to the room where the LEGO was I was blown away! GG and CC basically complete just sitting there, Maersk ship right in front of me. LEGO everywhere! I made them an offer of $1000 for everything in the room right there. I could not get all of the LEGO in my truck fast enough!!
  • ErnstErnst Member Posts: 133
    A great deal/steal on Dutch Marktplaats :

    6062-1: Battering Ram
    6103-1: Castle Mini Figures
    1480-1: King's Catapult
    1491-1: Dual Defender
    1695-1: Treasure Chest

    All together for only €45.00, which is already a great deal for just 6062 which has an average on Bricklink of € 75,00
  • MarkeyMarkey Member Posts: 69
    edited October 2012
    I found these two sets on a boot sale last month. €15 each :)


  • MarkeyMarkey Member Posts: 69
    Oops, attachement
  • Nadana86Nadana86 Member Posts: 65
    Nice!! Are they new?
  • MarkeyMarkey Member Posts: 69
    ^ No, used, but in very good condition.
  • Nadana86Nadana86 Member Posts: 65
    Still a great find! I am never sure with the old sets when I see them in a garage sale because I just don't know that much about them. And standing there with my smartphone checking bricklink looks stupid ;-)
    Brickarmor
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    ^Oh man, been there!!

    Seller: "What, uh, what're you doing there, we have a deal or not?!"
    Me: "Mmph, just a sec..."
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 779
    Thanks to some coupons and a LOT of stacking, I just got:
    #10211 Grand Emporium
    #10222 WV Post Office
    a free PAB cup and
    A free exclusive minifigure pack all for
    $144 AT A BRAND STORE!!! In other words, I just bought the Grand Emporium for $6 off and and the post office FOR FREE!

    This is going to be a great next 24 hours.
  • cbaker1974cbaker1974 Member Posts: 150
    Bought a mixed lot of bricks off eBay, 20lbs for $145. There was only one picture and it had a deep container with an older Jabba minifig sitting on top and nothing else really memorable or identifiable.

    So far I've found the following complete sets inside:
    #10024 - Red Baron
    #7662 - MTT
    #6210 - Jabba's Sail Barge
    #6211 - Imperial Star Destroyer
    #7661 - Jedi Starfighter with Hyperdrive Booster Ring
    #7249 - XXL Mobile Crane
    #7243 - Construction Site

    Lots more to uncover (and some Megablocks to remove) but thrilled so far!
  • JosephJoseph Member Posts: 651
    ^^Wow! And how did you manage that?
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 779
    2 $10 off $50 coupons and the 10% coupon in the newest product catalog along with $30 in VIP points and a $10 gift card. The PAB cup and the minifigure pack were both free with a $35 purchase.
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844
    Just opened a parcel containing a brand new and sealed #10224. Only paid £70!

    :)
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,700
    ^ Congrats. Dare I ask how that came about?
  • PhoneboothPhonebooth USMember Posts: 1,422
    flump said:

    ^ Congrats. Dare I ask how that came about?

    Ditto!

  • mdellemanmdelleman Vancouver CanadaMember Posts: 274
    Well I didn't find a new sealed Town Hall but I did have a pretty good find tonight.

    Used Emerald Night with box and instructions - $60

    It was missing a few pieces that I had extra laying around and one minifig that I will order for $2 off of BrickLink! Can't wait to build it with my son!
  • HaenkHaenk Member Posts: 3
    Just received my latest ebay buy, 23kg for about 280EUR.
    A quick picking of rarer parts revealed more than 30 sets (I expect it to be more like 50 to 60 sets). Including 8297, 7783, 4512, 8275, 7894, 7780 and a lot of Star Wars sets.
    Judging by the parts, probably a 10221 is in there as well.
    Unfortunately this will take up hours of sorting but might hold more surprises :)
  • mdellemanmdelleman Vancouver CanadaMember Posts: 274
    ^ Wow nice find!

    I'm a sucker for those big lots. Always so many awesome surprises in there and I seem to get lucky. Thrill of the chase almost lol. So much work but i'd like to think I have a pretty good method down now. Best of luck!
  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 327
    Had 2 good "finds" this week, 1st was on Wednesday and consisted of #5585, #7635 & #7639, all 3 are complete. There is a bucket of mixed Duplo bricks as well. Total cost £8.00.
    The second "find" I picked up today, (Friday), was from a Lady who I work with, her grandson has outgrown his Lego collection. Turned out to be 3 large tubs full & a smaller tub with mostly mini-figs in it. Total cost £200, (I have seen 2 different Lego train sets mixed in with all the rest of the bricks). I can see myself being very busy for quite a while sorting it all out.......
    Bluefox1966
  • MarkeyMarkey Member Posts: 69
    That's a steal for only $200.
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 779
    And with power functions no less. Absolute steal.
  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 327
    Markey said:

    That's a steal for only $200.

    I paid £200 GBP which is about $322 USD when converted. I still can't believe what a bargain I got :)....

  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    I really appreciate the value in these mixed lot bargains but seeing it all and knowing it needs sorting would be an invitation to hell for me.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,253

    Markey said:

    That's a steal for only $200.

    I paid £200 GBP which is about $322 USD when converted. I still can't believe what a bargain I got :)....

    Fantastic grab. Congrats on the buy!
  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 327
    kevbags said:

    I really appreciate the value in these mixed lot bargains but seeing it all and knowing it needs sorting would be an invitation to hell for me.

    "May God Have Mercy On My Sole". This is the biggest bulk lot I have ever had but nothing I can't handle. Its quite funny because the smaller lot I got on Wednesday had a #7635 & a #7639 in it and the big lot I got today has the same 2 sets as well.

  • acedogg77acedogg77 Member Posts: 110
    On wednesday at a car boot picked up 7261 clone turbo tank without the figs sadly, as well as a selection of star wars and ninjago minifigs and a series 1 zombie figure for the grand total of £13.
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