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Requesting Valuation: Large LotR/Hobbit lot - Mostly Used

y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
So, between my growing lack of space and my own perception that LEGO basically bungled this line, I'm looking to sell off all of my LotR/Hobbit sets (save for Orthanc, which I remain quite impressed with). The problem I'm having in determining what this would be worth is twofold. First, some of the sets (Mines of Moria in particular) are one complete set supplemented by maybe 80% of the pieces from an identical set or two. The second issue is that any duplicate main characters were sold off immediately, so while the sets have all their pieces, most of them aren't 100% complete.

Used:
9469 - Gandalf Arrives
9470 - Shelob Attacks
9471 - Uruk-Hai Army (2 complete sets combined with about 90% of 2 additional sets)
9472 - Attack on Weathertop
9473 - The Mines of Moria (1 complete set combined with about 80% of 2 additional sets)
9474 - The Battle of Helm's Deep
9476 - The Orc Forge
30212 - Mirkwood Elf Guard
30216 - Lake-town Guard
79000 - Riddles for the Ring
79001 - Escape from Mirkwood Spiders
79002 - Attack of the Wargs
79003 - An Unexpected Gathering
79004 - Barrel Escape
79005 - The Wizard Battle
79006 - The Council of Elrond (1 complete set combined with roughly 95% of an additional set)
79007 - Battle at the Black Gate
79008 - Pirate Ship Ambush
79010 - The Goblin King Battle

New, but with a box I ripped open for some reason:
9471 - Uruk-Hai Army

New:
9469 - Gandalf Arrives
9471 - Uruk-Hai Army (x5)
9476 - The Orc Forge

The minifigures are as pictured (as I said, space is becoming a real issue, so pardon the clutter), though it should be noted that the additional Riders of Rohan are cobbled together from bits of Eomer and various soldiers.

With the exception of the seven unopened sets and one with the ripped open box, none of the sets have their boxes, but all have their instructions (though, for Mines of Moria, I only retained one set of instructions). Stickers have all been applied.

I realize selling the new sets separately will probably be the better idea, but given the state of the minifigs, I'm assuming moving the rest as a lot would be a better idea. That said, is there a certain amount you guys would be looking to get out of this, or would you just throw it up at auction and be done with it? Any feedback is appreciated.

Comments

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,582
    Do you MOC? If so sell just the minifigs on ebay and keep the parts for non LOTR builds. It might be an idea to group them, such as the Fellowship as one group, the Ringwraiths, the Uruks, etc.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    I do the occasional MOC here and there, but I'm more prone to 'modifying' existing models. Nothing really that would require this much grey.
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 894
    Put them in the marketplace and listen to offers. This will be the quickest and you don't have to worry about dealing with ebay, fees etc. There should be some takers, particularly for the minifigures. You'll have to consider that after ebay and PayPal fees you'll take 86% (minus 20pence per transaction) so you can pass these costs onto fellow bricksetters.
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