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

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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,707

    CCC said:

    I've actually made it into the brag thread , I'm made up, I bought a smooth haired leia including free p+p for £7.99 buy it now on freebay...result

    Is it a genuine one, or a dipped in acetone one?
    Im hoping genuine but anyway to tell to be sure ?
    You might see very faint pitting on the surface if dipped in acetone, it depends how well it is done. The best way is to compare with other smooth versions preferably in person, if not then online.
  • legofanfromleedslegofanfromleeds legoland...England Member Posts: 368
    Thanks for the advice, it looks ultra smooth, looks the same as a previous one I sold but hadn't realised there where fakes floating around.. seller sold it listed has just the normal version totally unaware of its rearaty, he/she had lots of figures listed but I don't think Lego was his/her thing, not looking at other listings or feedback. I bought it with 3 hours of listing starting
  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 327
    Got back from Smyth's earlier, here is the update on the SSD #10221-1 's that were priced at £239.99.
    They were wrongly priced at £239.99 and should have been priced at the RRP of £349.99 but they said did I want them ?' if so they would honor the stickered price... so I brought both of them, they put the "discount" through as a gift card so the grand total I paid was £479.98 for both SSD's.
    I am so chuffed !.
    They say "a picture paints a thousand words"....
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  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,950
    I never knew there was a Smyths in Wiltshire! I thought they were all oop north :)
    GentlyBenevolent
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^Innocent of all charges. You do indeed have a Smooth Hair Leia. Congrats!
  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 327

    I never knew there was a Smyths in Wiltshire! I thought they were all oop north :)

    I thought they were all in Ireland until the one in Salisbury opened a couple of years ago. LOL :-)
  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 327
    Oh forgot to say also got a #3841-1 Minotaurus game today.
    No box, no dice & no cardboard template but otherwise complete for £1.00.
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,950
    Worth it just for the baseplate!
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Picked up 15 or so lbs of Lego for $50 USD, the best part is there are close to 200 mini figs in the lot. Would have felt bad getting it that cheap but I know the seller got them for free from a 3rd party who was going to put them in the garbage.
  • hoyatableshoyatables Northern Virginia, USAMember Posts: 862
    ^ Did you pick these up from Craigslist in Northern Virginia? I saw the ad. You beat me to the punch on MS and CC. I couldn't believe the price - though without instructions, I wondered whether they were bricklinked and maybe missing some of the rare parts . . . . Anyway, well done!
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 949
    ^ Yep. All original and complete. I chated for a while as we packed. He purchased ms for $300 on eBay and the rest at the Tyson's store. He tossed the boxes and instructions as "they are online".
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    I was at the mall with my daughters today and we just had to visit the Disney store and to my suprise they had a pile of Lone Ranger LEGO sets for %50 off. I was super happy that the Disney store has those nice super sized bags for checkout.
  • BoiseStateBoiseState Member Posts: 804
    Nothing big, but got 2 Vampyre Hearses for $13.50 each.
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 949
    I would not say great, but I found #3818 Bikini Bottom Undersea Party for $15 today in Reston VA. I purchased 3.
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    edited August 2013
    Just got 2 x Hillside Houses #5771 for $29.83 each at Target (Aus)



    Must have been returns, or they found them out the back. I love finding these 70% off (AU RRP) clearance items.
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  • mterr1mterr1 Member Posts: 14
    TLR Train -$29.98 and 3x Cavalry Builder $3.98 @ Target.
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  • timmertimmer Member Posts: 1
    just by pure curiosity i searched 'lego lbs' on ebay within 75 miles of home and some guy was selling a dozen lots of meticiously separated lego totalling 53lbs. i paid $200 for it and at pickup, i scored a dozen various raised baseplates from him for $40. he forgot to list them and just offerred it to me. i still haven't gone thru all the boxes yet.
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  • not12fallnot12fall Member Posts: 65
    Garage sale find for $15. Scored some classic space sets: #6987 and #6876 with most pieces in the sets still there including the minifigs and building instructions. With it also got some other space sets still need to figure out which ones they are with 15 other space minifigures from the same era. I was just hunting for minifigures to trade when I go to Legoland.
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    Was at an out of the way department store (Big W) and found a Mill Village Raid #7189 which i bought. It scanned at $78 but had a big hole in the front, still a good price though ($120AUD was our retail from memory and it is close to what they are currently selling for on bricklink etc). I asked and got $10 extra off. $68 sounded good to me & it will go well with the Medieval Market Village.
  • GuroooGurooo Member Posts: 268
    not12fall said:

    I was just hunting for minifigures to trade when I go to Legoland.

    I have not heard of this before. Is Florida the only park doing this?

  • not12fallnot12fall Member Posts: 65
    Gurooo said:

    not12fall said:

    I was just hunting for minifigures to trade when I go to Legoland.

    I have not heard of this before. Is Florida the only park doing this?

    http://www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/chicago/plan-your-visit/minifigure-trading.aspx

  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,359
    edited August 2013
    Just picked up a NISB #8066 for - wait for it - 50p at the local boot sale!

    Box is crushed, but it's factory sealed. Whoever thought you could get any set for 50p NISB, especially an EOL'ed set?

    I'm not a collector of Technic, but I couldn't pass on a bargain like that :-)
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  • kyrotekkyrotek Southampton, UKMember Posts: 212
    The Book People came to where I work and I picked up the Yoda Chronicles book with the Clone Trooper on the front for £4.00.
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622
    Visited an auction house today and found the following sets coming up for sale:

    370
    373
    364
    365

    Quite a bit of loose bricks aswell :)

    All the sets are virtually mint, with all original packing, anything there worth having?
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Got the book "A Million Little Bricks" by Sarah Herman as a gift from my daughter!
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 949
    edited August 2013
    I picked up a 30 pound lot off from cl last week. The kids have sorted and started to pull sets out that are 99% complete. So far they have completed:

    #4842 Hogwarts Castle
    #4737 Quidditch Match
    #4736 Freeing Dobby

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    List of manuals here. It has been over a year since we have purchased a used lot. I have forgotten how much fun the kids have sorting out sets. According to bs, that's over 9,000 pieces and $950 in RRP.
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  • adukaduk Member Posts: 155
    someone just nabbed a star wars dropship on ebay for £50. ..... and it wasn't me :(
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  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 327
    I won some Atlantis mini-figs, (6 mini-figs for £10.62), off a seller that lives about 15mile's from my house so I asked if I could "cash on collect, local pick-up" they said yes.
    While talking to the very nice lady, named Sarah, she told me that her 2 sons were Lego mad but had lost interest so were selling there collection and would I like to have a look, naturally I said yes and she took me to a spare room where there were boxes & boxes of mixed Lego & mini-figs & it was all for sale. So I asked the Question "How much do you want for it ?", Sarah said she didn't know and to make an offer, we finally agreed on £250.00, (after her phoning her husband & him agreeing to my price). We shook hands & the 2 boys started reeling off the Lego that was there, "Harry Potter, Atlantis, Castle, Agents, Toy Story, Batman....(I did spy a Joker mini-fig), Indiana Jones, lots of those mini-figs in the little packets...CMF's).
    I will post some pictures later.
    So far the only bad thing is that due to a house move she had thrown away all the instruction books ;-(...........
    I did thank her for filling the back of my car with Lego and for keeping me busy for the next 6-8 months.....let the sorting begin, (again !).
    Piccies to follow
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  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,701
    aduk said:

    someone just nabbed a star wars dropship on ebay for £50. ..... and it wasn't me :(

    I wouldn't lose too much sleep. Was listed at 4.11am Monday, a single bid at 4.36 and was ended at 16.36. I suspect the seller was made an offer to end early.

    Lol, only 10 minutes down the road too.
  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 327

    I won some Atlantis mini-figs, (6 mini-figs for £10.62), off a seller that lives about 15mile's from my house so I asked if I could "cash on collect, local pick-up" they said yes.
    While talking to the very nice lady, named Sarah, she told me that her 2 sons were Lego mad but had lost interest so were selling there collection and would I like to have a look, naturally I said yes and she took me to a spare room where there were boxes & boxes of mixed Lego & mini-figs & it was all for sale. So I asked the Question "How much do you want for it ?", Sarah said she didn't know and to make an offer, we finally agreed on £250.00, (after her phoning her husband & him agreeing to my price). We shook hands & the 2 boys started reeling off the Lego that was there, "Harry Potter, Atlantis, Castle, Agents, Toy Story, Batman....(I did spy a Joker mini-fig), Indiana Jones, lots of those mini-figs in the little packets...CMF's).
    I will post some pictures later.
    So far the only bad thing is that due to a house move she had thrown away all the instruction books ;-(...........
    I did thank her for filling the back of my car with Lego and for keeping me busy for the next 6-8 months.....let the sorting begin, (again !).
    Piccies to follow

    Here are the pictures as promised

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  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,271
    @theclonetrooper - Evidently there is a #10211 in there. Looks like a great haul!
  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 327
    edited August 2013

    @theclonetrooper - Evidently there is a #10211 in there. Looks like a great haul!

    Sweet...., on having a quick rummage through I have also found pieces from #6211-1 & #6210-1.
    I have had a look at the lady's "completed listings" on ebay and she has sold a few "lots" of different mini-figs, (probably because they are easy to list & sell), so I will have to see what mini-figs I have & don't have.

  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,271
    @theclonetrooper - The awning in the second photo is from #10223.

    I reckon you are going to have a fun 6-8 months :o)
  • tsitsi Member Posts: 34
    * Bought 50kg of used LEGO, mainly technic, castle and starwars for 350€ - including 5kg of non-punchholed instructions in good condition.
    I was very happy to find an unexpected complete monorail 6399 in that lot - including all sticker parts :-)
    * in a small toy shop I found all 2012th Lord of the Ring sets reduced for 50%
  • exciter1exciter1 Member Posts: 211
    Basta said:

    Just got 2 x Hillside Houses #5771 for $29.83 each at Target (Aus)



    Must have been returns, or they found them out the back. I love finding these 70% off (AU RRP) clearance items.


    That's impressive!
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,226
    edited August 2013
    Not as good as most others, but finally my first great find! I bought several lots from an eBay seller, who broke the lots up into bricks (or brick-like), plates, and special pieces, for a total of about $50. Putting them together, it looks like I have nearly complete (just minus a few bits) 2010 versions of the big Hogwarts Castle, 2x Quidditch Match and Knight Bus. No figs for Quidditch and Hogwarts Castle, but Knight Bus is all there and I'm ecstatic!
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  • Steve_J_OMSteve_J_OM Cork, IrelandMember Posts: 939
    Picked up #9476 Orc Forge on clearance in Tesco for €25.99. Delighted!
  • BrixyBrixy United statesMember Posts: 57
    Found my first set at a thrift store, spongebob #3834 for $3. Complete with instructions. I don't collect that theme but couldn't pass it up. Also got two used in the box duplo sets, Dora and Bob the builder which I gave to my niece. for 7 for the pair.
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 818
    Not much of a brag but I bought 6 Star Wars figures for £6, a harry potter basilisk snake for 50pence all from my local car boot sale, there was this guy who also had an NBA basketball set for £16 but I passed on that and there were lots more lego items. :-D
  • fizicystfizicyst Member Posts: 72
    OK, I am not quite sure if this is a brag or belongs in some sort of wall of the weird type thing. I was at Target and found a MISB 7676 just a few minutes ago! OK, if you look at the attached pic, you will see that they have the new version already out for sale (along with the MF that was clearanced out ages ago and now seems to be back at every Target).

    Now for the REALLY strange part. This target only opened about 2 yrs after the 7676 went out of production! So it was definitely not sitting in the back for years...was it a return from someone?

    Anyway, for $60 I decided it would be mine.
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  • DadsAFOLDadsAFOL USAMember Posts: 615
    ^probably a return. If you are in the bay area, there was a post in another thread that a large amount of sets stolen/scammed by someone a couple years ago that got caught and recently convicted of theft are slowly being returned to the stores that got product taken from them.
  • greekmickgreekmick UKMember Posts: 710
    Picked up a mint #9467 for £24 in toysrus of all places. It was sat on a table with a reduced sticker. Also got a Geoffrey polybag and chima keychain thrown in as well.
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  • jdylakjdylak Member Posts: 281
    $580 got me a Café Corner and 50 pounds of pieces. The Café Corner box is crushed and ripped up but all the bags are still sealed. Never thought I'd own one and it took pooling every piece of money I had to get but I figure that set alone was worth the price of the whole lot.
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  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^Wowsers!!! Those are great %'s off! Congrats on the haul.
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    Ok, now that's just free Lego. Really.
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432

    ^Wowsers!!! Those are great %'s off! Congrats on the haul.

    Thanks. Yep, I had some good karma. :)
    indigobox
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,624
    I didn't find anything, but I did sell the following below for £85.50:
    -Star Wars, Republic Attack Gunship, 7676 (Used, with no box, no minifigures, no speeder, no stickers, some missing pieces)
    -Star Wars, Clone Trooper Battle Pack, 7913 (Used 100% complete)
    -Star Wars, Clone Walker Battle Pack, 8014 (Used 100% complete)
    -Star Wars, V-19 Torret, 8031 (Used, 100% complete)
    -Star Wars, General Grievios' Starfighter, 8033 (Used, no instructions)
    -Star Wars, AT-ST, 30054 (New)

    I will be purchasing more Lego with this £85.50.
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    ^ It's actually the buyer of that lot that should post this here, not you. :)
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