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The postage itself being 1st class tracked and signed for delivery cost the sender £6.80 After messaging the sender seeing if there would be anyway I could compensate them, they insisted that I won fair and square even admitting that they they had lost out on the auction. What a great person although I do feel kind of bad that they paid the postage which cost more than I paid for that and the item... :-D
8.3 pounds of new bricks! That in and of itself is an excellent deal, but then the lot included these:
Zooming in a bit closer:
The space dudes look so happy! They probably have been cooped up in storage somewhere, for almost 4 decades...
All in all, the lot yielded 13 brand-new 70- & 80-something era space men: 6 red, 4 white, 2 yellow, and 1 black. Alas no blue, but not complaining. :-)
As a huge fan of Classic Space, I'm very jealous of all your mint minifigs! :-) Most of mine are a little worn, having been played with by an 8 - 10 year old Judge Chuck many years ago... ;-)
(Having said that, I'm not sure if I have the guts to let them out of the bags myself, knowing how rare it is to find them like that these days.)
Some brand new ones to add to the team would be great though! ;-)
I'm not a big fan of the buildable figures in general, but I do like Captain America.
On the other hand, the bag full of red and yellow spacemen shown in the 2nd photo is from set #6930 Space Supply Station, released in 1983, and you can clearly see it came in a newer type of plastic: it's clearer, crinklier and with perforation.
Strangely enough, though, one of the four bags I found for #6970 came in the newer-type plastic bag. I don't think I misidentified it (I double checked). It could be LEGO was switching production at this time, or it could be that the original owner of this lot had multiple copies of the same set produced a year or two later. (The lot does contain multiple copies of some sets.)
With a couple of exceptions, all bags from late 1970's -- 1981 do come in the older type plastic, probably polyethylene as you said: #600 (1978), #590 (1978), #928 (1979), #6375 (1980), #6927 (1981) etc.
here is my barging of the month.
so #70605 for £33.91 a 52% off.
Judge Chuck - Your Friendly AFOL Relationship Advisor
"Dear Judge Chuck,
My wife won't let me buy any LEGO because she thinks it is getting in the way of us time. But I am trying to convince her that it actually gives us an opportunity to bond. She won't relent. I haven't bought LEGO in months! Please help me! - Brickless in Bakersfield" :)
I am sorry to hear that you are suffering from a lack of LEGO engagement and understand your frustration. It can be a very distressing time for both of you, if you feel that your needs are not being met.
I suggest that you talk openly and honestly to her about your needs, but if all else fails, you could always try some Mega Blocks or LEPIN instead. I know that the sensations wouldn't be the same and you would feel guilty about doing so, but sometimes you just have to do what makes you happy.
Hope this helps!
Actually, I still like to play with my Classic Space sets now and then. Though I am more careful doing it than I used to be ;-P
By the way, one of my best finds was a 920 Rocket Launch Pad a couple of years ago on ebay. The seller hadn't written a lot about it and only uploaded a generic picture of the front of the box. Could have been a scan or just taken off the web somewhere. So not many people seemed to be interested. I won the auction for 15 Euro including postage. How surprised was I when the set arrived. In its original box (mint condition), opened but probably never built, as all the pieces were in absolute pristine condition, as was the instruction manual. That really made my day back then. :-)
And, yep, I love ebayers who don't know their goods. That's one reason to still shop at ebay, alongside brinklink of course... I have a script that filter out power LEGO sellers in my ebay searches.
Sorted through most of it this morning and the boats are mostly those AWFUL pirate ships from about 15 years ago (seriously, those things were terrible!) However, I am now flush with at least 4 of the LBG barrels so I think that is the final push I needed to commit to Cavegod's UCS AT-AT!
Plus there is a near complete Jango Fett's Slave I which is missing the figs, and I think that's a sign that I need to do a UCS Slave I in the Jango color scheme...so many projects!
Not bad for $150!