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



  • bchowbchow Member Posts: 44
    4 crates of legos from the 1970's...paid 30 bucks :)
  • PlasticDotsPlasticDots Member Posts: 80
    Well I scored 3 Lego star wars sets from my local ads the sets are all mint, complete with boxes, all the Minifigs and instructions, got all 3 for 40$ Canadian!
    Sets are:
    4501 Mos Eisley Cantina 30$
    4475 Jabba's Message 5$
    4476 Jabba's Prize
  • sidersddsidersdd Member Posts: 2,432
    Good condition 10182 Cafe Corner instruction books and a small container of misc parts from that set, for $10.
  • PerryMakesPerryMakes Member Posts: 73
    I consider this fairly brag-worthy. In the past few days I've picked up the following 4 flagship sets:

    World Racers: 8864 Desert of Destruction (Wal-Mart toy clearance)
    Toy Story: 7597 Western Train Chase (Wal-Mart toy clearance)
    Space Police 3: 5974 Galactic Enforcer (TRU $25 off coupon)
    Pirates of the Caribbean: 4195 Queen Anne's Revenge (discounted)

    I put this ship together this evening - it's my first ship, and it's beautiful. Can't wait for The Pearl!
  • LusiferSamLusiferSam Member Posts: 574
    edited August 2011
    I think my all time best find was 30 lbs (13.6 kg) of Samsonite era bricks for $90. It's very strange lot of miscellaneous and random stuff.

    My most recent great find was nearly complete 905 Doll Set with box, instructions and enough extra part for other nearly complete Doll Set and 605 Wheel Toy for $22. The box is in very good shape and the instructions are perfect. The real kicker is that many for the CA bricks are like new and with little to no warping. I would have paid a lot more for this and I feel a bit bad for the seller because it should have gone for more.
  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 Member Posts: 360
    Bought this today out of the local rag £80
    001.JPG 431.5K
  • HobHob Member Posts: 223
    ^you lucky swine where abouts are you in the UK?
  • mackrelmackrel Member Posts: 75
    TRU BOGO + $5 off coupon Yesterday:

    Both retired sets. Both for less than $20.

  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Member Posts: 2,140
    I got this for £62 off ebay the other day.
    although it hasnt shipped yet so knowing my luck this will never arrive
  • bmwlegobmwlego Member Posts: 820
    Picked up SW Turbo Tank today at Wal-Mart for $30! Also bought Minotaurus for less than $5, The Burrow for $15 and a Seabed Stride from Target for $3.30. Not a bad haul for 1 day of hunting.

    Recently picked up PoP Battle of Alamut for $13.48 or so from Target. Thanks to a flickr post from Rob of PENNLUG I was alerted of sales at Kmart and picked up several Power Miners Claw Catchers for $3 as well as the SP3 Undercover Police Cruiser for $3!

    I go all around over town and through yard sales so I am always coming across ridiculous deals. You've got to create your own luck I guess.
  • vortexdragonvortexdragon Member Posts: 24
    Just got this sweet auction yesterday. Paid a dollar a fig in the end. Nice addition to my Pirates and Castle addictions:
  • NealybealyNealybealy Member Posts: 6
    My grandparents buy me all sorts of LEGOs from yard sales, and here are what they got me for $10.
    6991: Monorail Transport Base
    6959: Lunar Launch Site
    7029: Skeleton Ship Attack
    4768: The Drumstrang Ship
    7621: Indiana Jones and the Lost Tomb
    A good deal!
  • OdinduskOdindusk Member Posts: 763
    Stumbled into a Sears/Kmart store yesterday and wasn't even aware they were going out of business. They had a relatively small remaining toy section and on first glance I saw no Lego. But hiding on the bottom for some reason were 5x Prison Tower Rescue (7947 - MSRP $50). Toys were marked 75% off! Walked out with those five boxes for just under $70 after tax.

    That's the only Lego they had. Was odd.
  • OdinduskOdindusk Member Posts: 763
    Couldn't resist sharing this one. I don't have a LegoFanTexas-sized budget ("What?? Emerald Night is being retired?? *buys 17x*) lol, so my acquisition of sets occurs at a very slow pace. When one of those purchases is a knockout, I get really pumped about it.

    I placed a nominal bid on a sealed 8417 the other day on eBay, and no one cared to bid higher. $11.50 for 315 pieces of new Technic from 1998. And I didn't know it at the time, but the set was just large enough to feature one of those awesome fliptop box lids. I just love being able to get a preview of the pieces inside the box. It was an obvious cost-saving measure by Lego to move away from that but I really do miss those boxes.

    The box condition is far from perfect, but who can complain at that cost?

  • Rollo_TomassiRollo_Tomassi Member Posts: 113
    A recent find I'm proud of is 10191 - Star Justice Factory set I picked up on eBay for $12.50. No box, but complete w/instructions.
  • brickscapebrickscape Member Posts: 18
    I found a brand new in box 4643 Power Boat Transporter this weekend at a thrift shop for $12. I never planned on buying that set but couldn't pass it up at that price. I'm in the process of modifying it into an ADU transport truck for Alien Conquest.
  • MattPetersenMattPetersen Member Posts: 282
    I teach 4th grade and I have little Lego minifigs on my desk so my students know I love Lego.
    Well, just yesterday one of my students brought me all his minifigs and Lego sets his mom was going to give away. The sets are all mixed together, BUT he told me Avatar and Batman sets are in it (and yes I found the minifigs to those sets in the pile already).

    Super excited because I missed out on a lot of the Batman stuff and always put off buying the Avatar stuff until it was too late and too expensive!
    Now I just have the fun of sorting the sets out!
  • Rollo_TomassiRollo_Tomassi Member Posts: 113
    That's kinda sad that kid's mom is making him get rid of his Legos. What's her problem?
  • LambringoLambringo Member Posts: 104
    ^^ vote for worst mother of the year. Sure they may have gone to a charity, but a kids entire LEGO collection!!!
  • MattPetersenMattPetersen Member Posts: 282
    He told me he never played with them.
    He would rather have more video games and those stupid Bakugan things.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas Member Posts: 8,404
    He doesn't now, he will in 10 years... He'll wish he had kept that collection. But then in the 80s I had the entire Star Wars plastic toy line, including the Falcon, loved that dumb thing, sold it in a garage sale because it never occurred to either me or my mother that we should keep it.

    Oh well...
  • Rollo_TomassiRollo_Tomassi Member Posts: 113
    Thankfully, ive held onto most of my childhood toys. My dad's mother gave all his vintage 45 records and baseball cards away when he was in the army, so he's never had a problem with me holding onto my stuff. He knows whats its like to regret. We're all borderline hoarders in my family.
  • pcironepcirone Member Posts: 346
    I am forever trying to make up for that grave error I committed at 17 or so when I gave away my Technic collection (948,952,954,956,960,961,8858,8860,etc,etc) because I thought "what will I ever need these for again?"...
  • AScaryOctopusAScaryOctopus Member Posts: 57
    Well there is this medium sized hobby store that had some really old LEGO in it. Some gems I've found are:

    Most of the old Batman line

    The Avatar stuff

    Power Miners

    All the minifig series

    There is also a little collectors shop that has a counter with a glass window above it, and there are minifigs in it. I have seen Santa Yoda, Voodoo Jack, Chrome 3P0, and White Boba in there.
  • datkiddedatkidde Member Posts: 108
    I lucked into 10040-1: Black Seas Barracuda at my son's school charity event. Brand new and sealed for $60.
  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 286
    I got a 7899 Police Boat off EBay for $21.10 ($50 with international shipping charges).
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    10182 Cafe Corner- All SEALED LEGO bags plus original manuals for $406+$15 shipping. I know it's not the greatest deal, but $421 for a new Cafe Corner (without) box) is good for me.
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Member Posts: 2,728
    ^ Now I know why you asked how many bags are in 10182. Sounds like a good deal on the price. Happy building.
  • jocappyjocappy Member Posts: 207
    Scored a at least 80% complete have rocket and stickers. (still building) 7690 Mars Mission with box and instructions for $20 bucks on craigslist.
  • LegoboyLegoboy Member Posts: 8,827
    edited December 2011
    Well, having had to endure your scores for several months, I guess my turn had to come sooner or later! Thanks to a tip-off from @princedraven, I managed to score this lot a couple of hours ago - £110.

    One day Rodney....
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation Member Posts: 5,572
    That is quite a haul Flump :) Congrats!
  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,258
    ^^ wow great price for those sets James !
  • LegoboyLegoboy Member Posts: 8,827
    Thanks. Just wondering what the bloody hell I'm supposed to do with it all now? They're neither UCS or modular!?
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation Member Posts: 5,572
    ^ I'm sure, should you wish to offload some of them, there would be some takers on here ... ;-)
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    Yeah... real good price if the pieces and manuals are in good condition!
  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 286
    Just scored 4999 Vestas Wind Turbine on Ebay for $300 plus $20 shipping. Surprised I was the only bidder for a sealed in mint condition set.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ Member Posts: 4,179
    ^wasnt from china was it? theres been a glut from there, too many from one seller to be legit IMO
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas Member Posts: 8,404
    Just picked up a MISB 10181 from eBay for $650 delivered...

    Very minor creasing on the box, but nothing you can see from a few feet away. I could be wrong, but that strikes me as a good price.
  • brickupdatebrickupdate Member Posts: 1,020
    @LegoFanTexas that is indeed a good price for a sealed box set. Though... I never liked the look of the set itself. I know that shouldn't affect it's investment value, but still.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas Member Posts: 8,404
    edited December 2011
    The post office just delivered 10143... Wow, nice condition for the price... I'll let you guess what I paid for it. :)

    This picture also shows the 10181 I just received in the mail the other day, along with the 10196 and 10189.

    My better half said I could keep 2 of those 4, so long as I sell the other 2.

    The question becomes, which 2 do I sell, and which two do I keep? :)
  • hleonffuhleonffu Member Posts: 247
    I would try to keep these 3 - 10196 (have it), 10181 and 10189. Don't have the last 2. I am sure you already have 10143.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas Member Posts: 8,404
    The boss said 2, I'll stick with 2. :) Besides, at some point we'll just run out of room, and I do have to pay for all this silliness. :)

    I'm pretty sure I want to keep 10181, it is tall and impressive and will look great anywhere.

    I'm leaning towards 10196 because it is colorful and moves, but the reviews on Brickset say it is fragile and doesn't work well.

    10143 is nice because it would look good sitting next to 10188. Speaking of which, why doesn't 10188 have a display stand like the other UCS series and 10143 for that matter?

    10189 is probably getting sold, it has never been out of that box, it is as mint as it gets. Besides, the reviews say it is really just a 6,000 brick 4x build, so it is four 1,500 piece sets, is it not?
  • MatthewMatthew Administrator Posts: 3,714
    ^ Nah, you really don't want 10196, just send it my way, I'll store it for free, with no threat of divorce :o)
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas Member Posts: 8,404
    My wife loves me, she would never leave me, thankfully... :)
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas Member Posts: 8,404
    She figures the lego is better than me being out drinking, or having a girl on the side...
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Member Posts: 10,836
    ^---- Aye LEGO, She be a harsh Mistress.....
  • brickupdatebrickupdate Member Posts: 1,020
    I picked up 5 LEGO Target gift cards today, plus one Clone Walker Battle Pack at TRU for $10. Not amazing, but all welcome finds. I posted photos on my blog:
  • clowndiscuslegoclowndiscuslego Member Posts: 97
    i bought from craigslist yesterday 160 pounds of legos and 3/4 of it was star wars!
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    All sealed bags plus original manuals for 7994 City Harbor. $78 and $10 shipping. Same seller for my Cafe Corner deal. I love him!
  • starfire2starfire2 Member Posts: 1,335
    Alien Conquest tripod for $4.95 after coupons/ before tax using $10 off $19.95 toy or game coupon and $5 kids club reward.
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