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Bricklinking 10018 Darth Maul?

ShpadoinkleShpadoinkle 13 hours West of BillundMember Posts: 420
So I'm looking into getting the #10018 Darth Maul bust to help complete my UCS collection, but I feel like I am missing something. The cheapest set available on BL is $600, with eBay being $375. Yet looking at the part list I'm not really seeing any rare or hard to find parts, mostly blacks and reds.

So I'm thinking of piecing one together. I have around 40 pounds of loose black parts alone, to say nothing of red, etc. Looking at that list I'm thinking I may have somewhere in the range of 70-80% of the parts in my spares.

My question is are there any pitfalls or barriers to bricklinking this set? Expensive parts I should watch out for? Everything seems pretty common and straightforward, and honestly has me scratching my head as to why the set is worth as much as it is (I can understand Yoda with his sand green and tan, but this is black and red.)

Any advice or pointers would be awesome.

Comments

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,296
    Are you a BL seller? If so, part it out using past prices but don't go further than verifying it. You can then see what expensive parts there are quite quickly.
    Shpadoinkle
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,923
    #30562 Black Quarter Panel is the biggest nightmare for that set.
    Pitfall69
  • ShpadoinkleShpadoinkle 13 hours West of BillundMember Posts: 420
    Thanks! I never knew how that worked!
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,676
    There are some expensive part, the Black Cylinder Quarter are $27 (new) and you need 4, the black 4x10 (need 7) and 4x18 (need 2) are also pricey at about $4 and $8 each.
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    Looks pretty doable, BL part out value of the entire set with new parts is only $382USD. Pretty cheap considering Yoda is $497USD and is only 1000 pieces compared to Darth Maul at over 1800.

    The price of a retired boxed set doesn't have a whole lot to do with its partout value. Partly due to different markets, those who don't want to piece a set together and those who don't even know you can, add to that those who wouldn't consider a BL set as actually owning a set, looking at you @Pitfall69 :p

    It really just comes down to how rare and popular a retired set is. Darth Maul is not overly popular but is probably pretty rare.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,296
    Yeah, those are the worst by far. There are a few large black bricks too, and £100 / $150 or so for instructions. I'd be tempted to dye those cylinders, skip the instructions and if the larger bricks are necessary, make them from plates.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,923
    ^Is there anything overly expensive to complete Yoda?
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    edited February 2015
    Looking at the instructions the quarter panels are for the stand which are for the most part covered from the front. I'd just use that part in Trans black as they only cost a $1 each. I'm sure you will be able to substitute some of the bricks with different size ones (2 x 2x4's instead of 1 x 2x8 as an example) if any are too expensive.
    prevere
  • monkyby87monkyby87 Member Posts: 316
    prevere said:

    ^Is there anything overly expensive to complete Yoda?

    I don't believe so, it's just the green bricks, as they are similar to the sand green I believe, much like the Statue of Liberty set. Otherwise I don't know of any really expensive pieces...but I certainly may be wrong.
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    I was thinking of making this one as well a while ago, it's almost cheaper to buy 4x 6776 that the 4 cylinder sets... if you can find auctions on ebay it will definitely be cheaper. Then you can sell the parts. and get the 4 panels cheap. A bit of work involved, but might be preferable to paying 100+ for 4 parts.
  • woony2woony2 UKMember Posts: 336
    The quarter panels can be seen when displayed except from a straight on view. They are so expensive because they only ever appeared in Darth mauls bust (qty 4) and a single one in a rather obscure alpha team set.
    I have to say a lot if people hate this set but it looks great in the flesh (brick?). I have mine on display in the kitchen and we have a few neighbours who get really creeped out by him.
    @Shpadoinkle , what country are you in as I'm sure I have one spare quarter panel if you decide to go the bricklink route. I'll have to have a hunt for it though.
    On a side note I've always been meaning to illuminate his eyes somehow so he'd look even creepier in the dark.
    Also have a search for a moc called Darth Mall. I think I saw it on mocpages, they have taken that set and made it hinge open to reveal a shopping mall inside populated with star wars characters. Its quite something.
  • ShpadoinkleShpadoinkle 13 hours West of BillundMember Posts: 420
    I'm located in the US, Michigan to be precise. I'm guessing from your spelling of "neighbors" you are in the the UK. ;-) Thank you for your willingness to help, though likely shipping would be a killer on a single part.

    I've actually had another bricksetter contact me saying he has two of the black corners, which is incredibly generous. I suppose once I secure all four there's no going back on this project! ;-)
    Pitfall69
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 936
    I'm thinking gift baskets are in order for those members willing to help you out ;).

    As far as it goes, it does look good in the brick. I doubt I would ever build it considering that money could go to a lot of other projects.

    Best of luck!
  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman UKMember Posts: 1,525
    This was the one, it says it has some different bricks, which i think means its missing the expensive ones.

    http://www.gumtree.com/p/hobbies-collectibles/lego-10018-darth-maul-bust-ultimate-collectors-series/1099359158
  • woony2woony2 UKMember Posts: 336
    Found the 'Darth Mall' link
    http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/6961

    @Shpadoinkle well the offer is there should you be stuck for the last one. Assuming I can find it. Oh yes I am UK based.
    Shpadoinklechuckp
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