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



  • gifinimgifinim Member Posts: 174
    I got the clubcard points for free, so it'll do for me!
  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 341
    Got another Lego haul today thanks to my darling wife and her friend who both do charity volunteering work at the Trussel Trust.
    This lot looks to be from the early 90's onwards, at the moment all the boxes are empty as my wife went through it all to remove a quantity of Knex that was mixed in with the Lego.
    I do hope that all of the parts for the sets are in the tub as the sorting out will have to wait as I am in the process of redecorating my Lego room and I have had to put the sorting from my last lego buy on hold as well......
    Have a look at the pic's of the Lego that I got today & my empty Lego room.
    Our main bedroom looks like it should be on one of them real life hoarding programs on the telly because all my Lego is boxed and stacked up leaving a small bit of room to get to the bed!.
    Oh BTW this latest lego haul cost me £10.00
  • pricey73pricey73 Member Posts: 352
    Nice one @theclonetrooper all that for a tenner!
    I got 6 1/2 kg of Lego last week inc 6282 cherry picker (with batteries!), all for free.
  • iancam33iancam33 Member Posts: 407
    picked up vol one of the vintage mini figs from tru last night for $0. It completed my bricktober vintage collection so i was very happy.
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526

    They're not really great finds if you're still paying for them, even with vouchers. I used £50 of argos vouchers at the weekend, but it doesn't make my purchases free.

    Agreed. I've got RRP stuff for free from ... using VIP points.

    It's not really a brag, since I could have got anything at RRP and used the VIP points.

  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Over 100 instruction books to many different themes and two boxes (unopened) flex track for $25. Not a bad deal at all!
  • littlerobinlittlerobin Member Posts: 17
    2 extra elves #5000202-1 with my wii game today :)
  • graphitegraphite Member Posts: 3,275
    Found a $50 Vampire Castle at WM tonight!
  • ErnstErnst Member Posts: 133
    Nice deal on Dutch Marktplaats again : the rare 7029-1: Skeleton Ship Attack delivered at home for € 71,25. Not a bad deal I guess.
  • BrickbaseBrickbase Member Posts: 100
    This seems to be the right thread to ask this. Just found a MISB 4841 Hogwarts Express for about 70 Euro. Is this a good deal?
  • graphitegraphite Member Posts: 3,275
    ^ lowest sealed on bricklink is ~90 Euro so I'd say thats a good deal.
  • BrickbaseBrickbase Member Posts: 100
    Strange how fast it can go. One minute you see it, next minute it's already sold.:-) Thanks for sharing this info.
  • JoeCrispJoeCrisp Member Posts: 26
    Not sure how good a find this is, don't really know much about this but picked up this vintage train track for £3 today from a charity shop.
  • EnglishbobEnglishbob Member Posts: 24
    4193 The London Escape for $20 at Walmart yesterday. Think it will fit in well with MMV.
  • BrianBrian Guest Posts: 87
    I got 4208 Fire Truck 30% off from B&N and 10 Chase McCain minifigs from Target.
  • cynthilinacynthilina Member Posts: 188
    scored a tower bridge 30% off, 20% for damaged box and then the 10% for being over 150 on BF.
  • MaximillionMaximillion Member Posts: 3
    7662 Trade Federation Tank for $15 at the neighborhood flea market.
  • Nadana86Nadana86 Member Posts: 65
    edited November 2012

    7662 Trade Federation Tank for $15 at the neighborhood flea market.

    O_O Probably best deal I've seen here so far.

  • kezkez Member Posts: 831
    I got my #7662 a couple of years ago for £40 but not as good a deal for $15, I got mine from a toy store that had tons of lego and everything was half price, sadly I wasn't too crazy about lego back then but I wish I had liked the batman sets because I could have had the batcave for half price and killer crocs boat for £7.50 I am now kicking myself :(
  • LegoboyLegoboy Member Posts: 8,825
    edited November 2012
    kez said:

    I got my #7662 a couple of years ago for £40 but not as good a deal for $15,

    And I was given mine, yes 'given' by a fellow Bricksetter a couple of weeks ago. I won't embarrass him. ;-)
  • jadedancjadedanc Member Posts: 1,302

    THAT is a very good deal (and VERY nice Bricksetter) Congrats!! Yet another reason why I love this website :)
  • crazycarlcrazycarl Member Posts: 392
    Two weeks ago I got a MISB Hogwarts Express 4841 for $60 off local craigslist add! About a month ago got a 4841 and 4842 open box both complete w/box and instructions for $140 on local craigslist add. I love my craigslist!!!
  • TockoTocko Member Posts: 24
    I found #5891 for 17€ at my local grocery store. Bought four!
  • plantmanplantman Member Posts: 97
    I bought a bucket of Legos from a kid through a friend (he knew I liked Legos and his nephew wanted to sell his collection). He wanted $40 for the bucket - I thought it was worth it just for parts. It turned out he had complete sets covering Agents, Exo-Force, Rock Raiders, Atlantis and had the Robin/Penguin sub set and the Indy temple escape as well as some creator sets. The bad part was his mother said he had several Indy sets (including Temple of Doom) that he hated and never even opened. Since they were sealed she took them all to Goodwill. I went hoping to find them, but they were gone.... After I put all the sets together I was so overcome with guilt I went back and gave him another $100.... Still a good deal at though.
  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    I just managed to snag 6989-1: Mega Core Magnetizer for a tenner off Gumtree, everything is there except the box, the lady is selling a few other things...
  • Nadana86Nadana86 Member Posts: 65
    My mom bid 36€ on a #6211 Star Destroyer on ebay yesterday and got it! It was more or less an accident that she bid at all so at some point she called me and told me "I think I just got a star destroyer for 36€, can you check please?" because she couldn't believe it.
    Now let's hope it arrives.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 Administrator Posts: 2,364
    I managed to get my hands on four Lord of the Rings Ringwraiths and two of their horses for £9.50 (and free postage) yesterday from eBay. Pretty good given that most individual figures sell for around £8.00 on Bricklink and eBay without the black horse. Very happy indeed!
  • LegoboyLegoboy Member Posts: 8,825
    ^ Blimey. There are a few on here now reading this thinking, "Why couldn't that be me?" Well done. :-)
  • ShpadoinkleShpadoinkle Member Posts: 420
    The other day I bought a lot from an older couple who had purchased several SW sets for their grandkids to play with when they were visiting. Kids grew up, time to sell off the old toys. I got:

    #7669 Anakin's Jedi Starfighter
    #7748 Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
    #7753 Pirate Tank
    #8014 Clone Walker battle pack
    #8015 Assassin Droids Battle pack
    #8018 AAT
    #8019 Republic Attack Shuttle
    #8036 Separatist Shuttle
    #20007 Republic Attack Cruiser
    #20010 Republic Gunship
    #8083 Rebel trooper battle pack
    #8084 Snowtrooper battle pack

    Some NIB, all with minifigs, most with boxes, and in all about 40 pieces missing (10 that I'll have to order.)

    The price tag: $30! I couldn't believe it was true until I was driving away with the sets in my trunk!
  • LegoboyLegoboy Member Posts: 8,825
    ^ A worthwhile trip then!? :-)
  • ShpadoinkleShpadoinkle Member Posts: 420
    And that was more than they had originally been asking! I tried to offer them more but they wouldn't take it!!!
  • graphitegraphite Member Posts: 3,275
    Found a few #4867 Hogwarts sets at WM for $20 when I went looking for Hobbit sets.
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Member Posts: 844
    Managed to get a Cafe Corner for £275. Not too bad I don't think?
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Picked up #10152-1 for $115 from a Craigslist ad. Missing just a couple of minor detail pieces I'm sure we have in our bulk. Been watching the price of these so am totally excited to find it at such a great price. No instructions or box, but wouldn't expect them at the price we paid.
  • KangojackKangojack Member Posts: 38
    Death Star 10188 - $130 AUD ($125 USD)

    This is what started my collection. I perfect condition Death Star sat on the top shelf of my local KMart Store.

    Dam YOU Death Star!
  • dehnehsudehnehsu Member Posts: 206
    Found 2 stray 5749 "Creative Building" boxes at Walmart still priced at $15 (Black Friday Lego deal) 5 days after Thanksgiving. I passed on trying to find it on Black Friday, avoiding the madness. There were 2 on the shelf, One was resealed so I left it behind.
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Found the few missing parts to #10152 in our bulk!
  • GuroooGurooo Member Posts: 268
    We have too much Duplo already, but I could not resist 7880 Big Pirate Ship for about $25... One figure and perhaps some pieces missing, but still qualifies for a great find, I think!
  • TheCultLeaderTheCultLeader Member Posts: 48
    Found a 7597 Western Train Chase at Walmart yesterday for $40. They also had 7596 for $25.
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton Member Posts: 2,967
    Not exactly a brag, as I didn't actually buy one, but I was mightily surprised to see my local toy shop selling two sealed boxes of #4548 Transformer and Speed Regulator. That set was first released over twenty years ago!
  • ShpadoinkleShpadoinkle Member Posts: 420
    Just found X3 QAR on clearance for $80/each at a local department store. Wife used her new store card and got 15% off on top of 10% off they were running for the day, so it worked out to $61.20 for each one! Now to put them away for a rainy day...this set is WAY too cool not to go up in value!
  • UTtoyfanUTtoyfan Member Posts: 14
    I went to the Toys R Us by work this week, and saw a city set I had not seen at any other store. It was set #8404, the Transport System. I bought the two they had, which was buy one get one 50% this week. Turns out it is a retired set, (I didn't know this, but you guys probably all do, lol!!) and I was happy to get the two for retail. I plan on building a nice train town, and these will fit in perfectly! They also weren't at the TRU markup, so were at the retail price of $99.99 each.
  • graphitegraphite Member Posts: 3,275
    ^ nice find. $75 a piece is not bad for that set. It is great for a city setup.
  • TyoSoloTyoSolo Member Posts: 539
    Quite happy with my find today. Went to a discount outlet that sells Argos and shop returns and managed to pick up a new #9516 without minifigs for £20.

    Box was battered, but what a bargain for the brick count. Could have had Gungan Sub in a damaged box for £22.50 too, but passed on that.
  • Nadana86Nadana86 Member Posts: 65
    Nadana86 said:

    My mom bid 36€ on a #6211 Star Destroyer on ebay yesterday and got it! It was more or less an accident that she bid at all so at some point she called me and told me "I think I just got a star destroyer for 36€, can you check please?" because she couldn't believe it.
    Now let's hope it arrives.

    It's here! Can't believe it! Good condition, all minifigs there...
  • mrtonytjmrtonytj Guest Posts: 214
    About two weeks ago i found a listing on Gumtree(AUS) for "A bunch of lego" I contacted them and they said they didn't have instructions but sent me a photo of what they had..

    I got the photo.. opened it.. and almost had a heart attack!
    In it was:
    8098 (clone turbo tank)
    7676 (republic Attack Gunship)
    7675 (At-te)
    8096 (emperor palp shuttle)
    8097 (slave 1)
    7673 (magnaguard)
    8018 (aat)
    8088 (arc-170)
    8036 (sep shuttle)
    7656 (old grievous ship)
    7748 (corp alliance tank)
    8083 (rebel trooper)

    a 7498 police station and another 3 police sets incl helicopter etc..

    2 Pharaohs sets incl the scorpion pyramid..
    AND a bag chock full of about 150 mini figs and about another 2kg of random bits n pieces..

    And for all of this they wanted the princely sum of $200AUS!!! And they ended up throwing in shipping which ended up being $60 as it totaled about 13kg!

    Greatest score i have ever had.

  • tmgm528tmgm528 Member Posts: 457
    My two best. 1. Grand soccer stadium complete with box at a flea market for 10.00! 2. 13 bionicle sets all with boxes including metra nui. For 5.00! Beat that! Lol
  • T_LarsT_Lars Member Posts: 104
    edited December 2012
    Went to the Goodwill today, didn't score any sets, but I picked this up for 53 cents...

    ...Now I just need to remember whers my vhs player is.
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