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

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  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,625
    @vitreolum, I bought that lot for £36.
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    Adzbadboy said:

    @vitreolum, I bought that lot for £36.

    Well that is what you should have posted here.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,625
    @vitreolum, Do you think I could have got more money for the sets?
  • MatthewMatthew Cheshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 3,734
    @Adzbadboy That's hardly community spirit is it? Selling a lot to a forum member and then openly boasting how much you have profited on it...
    Adzbadboy
  • indigoboxindigobox Member Posts: 470
    Not a massive saving i know but I found another two LEGO Series 8 figures in Tesco for 40p each.
    TheBrickLaddLegobutterflyandhe
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    edited August 2013
    @Adzbadboy

    ^^^ Maybe. maybe not. Actually, I didn't noticed the first time that the last couple of sets were minis. Still, this is a place to post your "great finds" not your profits.

    And if you sold them here, you really shouldn't have posted that...
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty CanadaMember Posts: 547
    Found a series 6 "Statue of Liberty" at a local toy store last night. I always wanted one but didn't want to pay to get one shipped from bricklink. I put that one down as a small win.
    indigobox
  • goshe7goshe7 Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 515
    In what is surely an unprecedented triumph, I found a #9473 Mines of Moria clearanced at $20 at a Wal-Mart. Pretty good price.

    But here is what makes this a "great find". Upon inspecting it at home, I found there was a piece of tape with a bit of wrapping paper stuck to the front. So this set has been in someone's house.

    Standard banter would tell you that a set you purchase in Wal-Mart that has been in someone's house has more than likely been compromised. At a minimum the minifigs should be missing. More likely the entire contents will have been replaced with junk.

    Opened it up and I was pleased to find all the parts present and accounted for.
  • adukaduk Member Posts: 155
    A near perfect #10178 for approx £25 as part of a bigger lot of star wars sets on ebay. since I'm new to collecting Lego didn't realise it was a #10178 until it arrived thought it was an older version of the at-at. very happy indeed
    hoyatablesBumblepantsbricknation
  • jdylakjdylak Member Posts: 281
  • JessyDooDahJessyDooDah UK Member Posts: 228
    ^ This link doesn't work :(
  • hoyatableshoyatables Northern Virginia, USAMember Posts: 863
    Was it buy it now? If so even better as you didn't have to worry about sniping.
  • jdylakjdylak Member Posts: 281

    Was it buy it now? If so even better as you didn't have to worry about sniping.

    It was. It just got posted right as I was heading out to work. I messaged him asking if he could end it and about the Café Corner, and I would pay as soon as I got home. I got on an hour after I said I would and he messaged me twice asking if I was still interested. The second message he knocked the shipping in half.
    margotaduk
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 822
    I got 9 lego minifigures from my local car boot for £3, I also spotted a lego knights kingdoms fortress for £25 but sadly I had spent most of my money by then but it looked well worth the money :-D
  • DougoutDougout Member Posts: 888
    Cafe Corner, Market Street and Green Grocer for $500? Holy crap, it's stories like this that make me want to sit on eBay and just search around all day.
    AdzbadboyTheBrickLaddTrenthJoseph
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,261
    jdylak said:

    The heck was that??

    Here we go:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lego-Lot-/330989262092?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&nma=true&si=ZZHg2u1iWbpeQuXfvyJ1CkjPl5M%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

    Got that for $580. I could see the Café Corner well enough. The mystery was in the two boxes on the side opened. I could tell the one has a raised baseplate in it and wasn't sure what it was. I only asked about the Café Corner. I asked if the pieces were in the box. He replied telling me "all the pieces for the big buildings will be there either sealed bags or for some they may be in the tub". I guess I didn't pick up on the plural word BUILDINGS as the two other boxes are Market Street and Green Grocer. I'm just blown away right now.

    Congrats on that fantastic find @jdylak.

    I don't know if you'll believe me, but I was going to bid on that auction. Had it saved in my watch list, but completely forgot about it until about an hour after the auction had ended.

    A great haul, glad one of our own was able to score it! :o)
  • ACWWGal2011ACWWGal2011 Member Posts: 534
    scored at WM. Forest city police station for $25! SCORE!
    FollowsCloselyjust2goodgelkster
  • LegoMom1LegoMom1 Member Posts: 652
    Dougout said:

    Cafe Corner, Market Street and Green Grocer for $500?

    Lego heaven....................................................

  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    Any LOTR fans in Grand forks ND? Target has the battle of Helms deep for $85! There was still 1 left after I took mine which was just a few minutes ago.
  • gifinimgifinim UKMember Posts: 174
    Not a hugely reduced price but I did pick up the new #859839 Pirate minifigure pack yesterday with 10% off. 4 pirates with brilliant facial expressions and some accessories (and a parrot!) - going to have to dig the rest of the pirates out of the loft :-)
  • flowerpotgirlflowerpotgirl ScotlandMember Posts: 147
    I just aquired a Homemaker Bungalow 232 for less than the price of one of the two old brown 32 x 32 baseboards included in the set. Happy Bunny
    andhe
  • EKSamEKSam Member Posts: 349
    Not exactly brag worthy but found #9444 cole's tread assualt for $19 and #9441 kai's blade cycle for $7 a couple days ago at Target. My LO was ecstatic, I overheard her bragging about it to our baby so I thought I should report the 'bragging' :-)
    margot
  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092
    gifinim said:

    Not a hugely reduced price but I did pick up the new #859839 Pirate minifigure pack yesterday with 10% off. 4 pirates with brilliant facial expressions and some accessories (and a parrot!) - going to have to dig the rest of the pirates out of the loft :-)

    How did you manage to get the set at 10% off? Isn't it new?
  • ACWWGal2011ACWWGal2011 Member Posts: 534
    yys4u said:

    gifinim said:

    Not a hugely reduced price but I did pick up the new #859839 Pirate minifigure pack yesterday with 10% off. 4 pirates with brilliant facial expressions and some accessories (and a parrot!) - going to have to dig the rest of the pirates out of the loft :-)

    How did you manage to get the set at 10% off? Isn't it new?
    Could be that the package was damaged and there was a discount on it as a result.
  • byucougsbyucougs Member Posts: 38
    So, I can finally post in this thread. My boy and I were wondering around our local Target and found a sidekick full of series 9 minifigs. We thought that was a cool enough find, until I looked closer and saw a handful of series 6 mixed in. I finally scored myself a statue of liberty and genie, along with a few others.
    greenwithenvymargotLegoMom1EKSamAdzbadboy
  • LegoMom1LegoMom1 Member Posts: 652
    Tucked in a corner in the 30% off clearance section at Target, The Ghost Train #9467. Rang up for $40. A decent addition to my Halloween display.
  • TrenthTrenth Member Posts: 162
    edited September 2013
    I've had a few decent finds in the past two days:

    $12- #9470 Shelob Attacks
    $6.50- #9469 Gandalf Arrives
    $15- #9471 Uruk-Hai Army
    $6- #6858 Catwoman Catcycle City Chase
    $6- #6865 Captain America's Avenging Cycle
    $15- #6868 Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout
    $6- #9462 The Mummy
    $6.50- #75001 Republic Troopers vs. Sith Troopers
    $5- #75007 Republic Assault Ship & Coruscant
    $5- #9676 TIE Interceptor & Death Star
    $6.50- #9489 Endor Rebel Trooper & Imperial Trooper Battle Pack
    $12- #3187 Butterfly Beauty Shop
    $3- several series 6 minifigs
  • byucougsbyucougs Member Posts: 38
    Did you find series 6 at Target too? Mwere they mixed with series 9?
  • gifinimgifinim UKMember Posts: 174

    yys4u said:

    gifinim said:

    Not a hugely reduced price but I did pick up the new #859839 Pirate minifigure pack yesterday with 10% off. 4 pirates with brilliant facial expressions and some accessories (and a parrot!) - going to have to dig the rest of the pirates out of the loft :-)

    How did you manage to get the set at 10% off? Isn't it new?
    Could be that the package was damaged and there was a discount on it as a result.
    I bought a set that was damaged (not the pirates) and they mucked up knocking 10% off just that by taking it off the whole lot, large PAB cup included :-)
  • cardgeniuscardgenius Member Posts: 153
    Found a #10198 complete with box for $60 on Craigslist. Had high hopes it would have a smooth hair Leia but it didn't.
  • TrenthTrenth Member Posts: 162
    edited September 2013
    So on Sunday afternoon I responded to a Craigslist posting. The listing was very short, modestly titled "Bin full of LEGO". Usually this type of thing is a bust with all of the MB, crayons, and toy cars mixed in, but I figured I'd give it a shot. From the pictures I could tell this lot had potential. So over the next few days I'll be chronicling what I was able to suss from the haul. Oh by the way I only paid $35 dollars plus gas, which cost me $30 so $65 total. (yes I am that obsessed, that I drove two hours to pick it up) I hope it was worth it!
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member Posts: 4,401
    @Trenth - As this appears to be the beginning of a personal blog, I feel I should remind you that the forum is not the best home for such. That being said, I can go ahead and move this to an existing, related thread if you so wish. Let me know. Thanks.
  • TrenthTrenth Member Posts: 162
    Day 1: Fit for a king

    So I've picked up the haul and the whole 2-hour trip my mind is racing guessing at what I might have. I have some idea based on my preliminary inspection. The LEGO bricks were packed to the top of one of those gray plastic bins. The guy meet me at a storage center, and I was a little late so I didn't want to take up more of his time by going through all of the stuff in front of him. I made the long trip so I was going home with the bin either way. I was able to peek inside of a blue LEGO case that looked to be from the early 90s. It was packed with vintage castle instructions! At this point I started to get pretty excited. I threw everything in the back of the Jeep and headed home. The first thing I did when I got home is inventoried the instructions I had. They aren't in great condition, but really for what they are I am thrilled. Here is what was in the blue case:

    Horse Cart #6022

    Twin Arm Launcher #6039

    Blacksmith shop #6040

    Armor Shop #6041:

    Battering Ram #6062

    Black Monarch's Castle #6085

    Stunt 'Coper N' Truck #6357

    Family Car #6633

    Highway Maintenance Truck #6653

    Camouflaged Outpost #6066

    Forestmen's River Fortress #6077

    Turbo Prop #6687

    Police Rescue Boat #4010

    Rescue Helicopter #6697

    Knight's Castle #6073

    Forestmen's Hideout #6054

    King Kahuka's Throne #6262

    Inter-Planetary Shuttle #6848

    Renegade Runner #6268

    Barnacle Bay Value Pack #1729

    Airport #6392

    Kings Castle #6080

    As you can imagine I was at this point trying to temper my excitement, because realistically I knew it would be a miracle if all of the pieces were in the bucket. Still, I had about 45 IBS of something.

    I had to decide which set to build first. The Armor Shop #6041 was the only set that looked to be intact so that only took a bit to finish up.

    The Armor Shop #6041 -99.9% complete
    missing: the knight's banner flag

    Next I decided to go big! I figured there might be a good bit of set cannibalism as the building goes on so, I decided to start with my favorite of the bunch; Kings Castle #6080. It....took....hours..... plus the air isn't working up stairs so It was like a sauna in the bathroom. I had poured all the pieces in the tub. My original plan was to clean all of the pieces, then put them together, but I decided to build first, then individually clean the sets. This is messy I know, but I was ready to build! I am happy to say the first day of building went well. I found most of the pieces, and think the ones I missed are just hiding really well. Two sets down!

    Kings Castle #6080 98-99% complete
    Missing:
    white helmet flare thingy (what's this called?)
    white saddle
    Black Saddle
    3x flat black sqaures
    black axe

  • TrenthTrenth Member Posts: 162

    @Trenth - As this appears to be the beginning of a personal blog, I feel I should remind you that the forum is not the best home for such. That being said, I can go ahead and move this to an existing, related thread if you so wish. Let me know. Thanks.

    Well yes, but I was hoping to start a discussion about how to go about rebuilding a haul such as this, and also discuss some great classic sets. I thought it might appeal to fans of LEGO especially those in the 25-35 range. Is it ok to keep posting?
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,385
    @Yellowcastle, take it easy on him. He has been drinking ;)
    LegoMom1
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,385
    Nice haul. Love the Classic Castle sets.
  • TrenthTrenth Member Posts: 162
    ^Is that why these sets look so good? ha
    Pitfall69
  • LegoMom1LegoMom1 Member Posts: 652
    @Pitfall69 said- @Yellowcastle, take it easy on him. He has been drinking ;)

    May I use this excuse the next time I get into hot water? ;)



    margotThanos75
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,957
    Trenth said:

    @Trenth - As this appears to be the beginning of a personal blog, I feel I should remind you that the forum is not the best home for such. That being said, I can go ahead and move this to an existing, related thread if you so wish. Let me know. Thanks.

    Well yes, but I was hoping to start a discussion about how to go about rebuilding a haul such as this, and also discuss some great classic sets. I thought it might appeal to fans of LEGO especially those in the 25-35 range. Is it ok to keep posting?
    There is the brag thread, and the sorting thread, which cover it.
  • beegeedeebeegeedee Galway, IrelandMember Posts: 380
    edited September 2013
    My latest best find was the Coast Guard Helicopter #60013 when I was in Scotland a month ago. Considering it's selling in the local Tesco for 37 euro, grossly overpriced, it was a steal. I must've visited 3 Asdas and a few other toy shops looking for bargains but I picked that up for £10 which I figure is about 40% of the RRP - unfortunately the shark was the old design but can't complain. I also got an A-Wing which I wanted for Admiral Ackbar at 1/2 price.
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member Posts: 4,401
    @Trenth - please note that I have merged your great find into our Brag thread. Please keep us updated on your progress. Thanks!
  • TrenthTrenth Member Posts: 162
    Thanks Yellowcastle!
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    My 8 year old just said "what if they actually had Skylanders in Lego, I mean not in Mega Blocks, but in Lego, that would be SO COOL!"
  • EKSamEKSam Member Posts: 349
    byucougs said:

    Did you find series 6 at Target too? Mwere they mixed with series 9?

    Same thing happened, found series 6 mixed with series 9, you are now looking at a proud owner of Genie, Statue of Liberty, Surgeon, Leprachaun...everyone except the butcher. :-))
    margot
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    edited September 2013
    Just found a bunch of Series 8 at Kmart!!! Conquistador, dj, Lederhosen guy, Cowgirl, football player, businessman, football player, serveral fairies, and bat guy. Thrilled (but still no SANTA!)
    EKSam
  • TrenthTrenth Member Posts: 162
    Day 2: Desertion of Troops in the Black Monarch's Castle

    So on day two of my reconstruction project I was able to pretty much complete the Black Monarch's Castle #6085 . It did take several hours, and some of the pieces were very hard to locate. Sadly, it is missing a couple of the unique pieces. So if any of you can point me in the right direction to buy them I'd appreciate it.

    99% complete
    Missing:
    blue and red horse skirts
    red cape
    broken dragon banner
    one spearmen
    two axemen

    I'll post a picture when I get home
    Yellowcastle
  • TrenthTrenth Member Posts: 162
    Update: Kings Castle #6080 99% complete
    I found a few pieces
    Missing:
    Black Saddle
    flat black sqaure
    black axe
    FollowsClosely
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