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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    SumoLego said:
    Not sure what that is, but if you find a modular, let us know.  (Awesome find, by the way.)
    It's #10190, Market Street, which Brickset lists as being the "second" Modular building.
    I believe @SumoLego was making a sarcastic reference to the debate on whether or not this set is a modular. Well done, sir. 
    Congrats on your great deal! The story of how it had to be sold is very sad indeed. 
    it don't mater if it is or is not a modular, people will pay for it any how. and pay well.

    this is a good find @TheMaker37,
    without reading all of the post i dont know what you payed. but dam that a lot of good set's and the fun just going over them to work out what what.
    Jackad7kiki180703
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 476
    can someone help me with these three? No instructions. Thanks

  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 476
    This looks like the top of an airport tower, It was in with a mix of loose stuff, but I cant find a match in the airport sets I found.

  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,790
    @TheMaker37 It's from this: http://brickset.com/sets/7894-1/Airport but I can't find any reference to the individual set having been available on its own, which might explain why there are no larger photos - I had to look at it three times to be sure it was the same thing! 
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 476
    Thanks @catwrangler it was with a bunch of stuff that I think is a fire dept. Might not be able to salvage the set.

    catwrangler
  • gratefulnatgratefulnat SwitzerlandMember Posts: 266
    can someone help me with these three? No instructions. Thanks


    all three star wars sets:
    8086
    7915
    75039
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 476
    Whew! This is alot of work. Disassembling sets cleaning off the dust, re-assembling sets to verify it is all there. At least my semi-large lot of loose Legos is paying off for that occasional missing piece.

    MattDawsonkiki180703
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    Wow! Looks like you hit a homer. Glad it turned out well and that you appreciate what you are getting. (I may be in Norfolk next Sunday; holler if you need another pair of eyes to ogle the goods!)

    Tough for the seller. (We are in the process of selling my late brother in law's condo which we made accessible last summer and his wheelchair van, and realize how fortunate we are to be alive and able to walk.) Count your blessings each day!
    Jackad7kiki180703
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,876
    I just wanted to say that I never realized how much of an asset Brickset was until now. Invaluable, thanks to all the people who contribute and maintain it.
    Yeah, extensive cataloging makes sorting somewhat less of a pain in the butt.
    Thanks legogal it's like a gift that keeps on giving, but it is a lot of work. Just found [#10193], its not all there ... but it looks like about half the set. I will keep my eye out for the other half.
    Score! That's an awesome set.
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 476
    looking for a little advice.  I have been through about 20 sets so far, for the most part I have found all the pieces or had replacements of my own, if the missing pieces are fairly common is it in my best interests to BL the piece or list it as an incomplete set. I have kept detailed lists of the missing pieces and would list them as missing when posting to sell these sets. I rarely buy "incomplete sets" precisely bc I don't know what is missing, so I thought I would remedy this for others by listing the pieces. I am not talking about missing 20-50 pcs, more on the order of 1-5pcs. I would appreciate any thought on this. Thanks.
    LEGO_Dad77
  • danstraindepotdanstraindepot Member Posts: 170
    Congrats on this collection, its a pretty amazing feeling when you score a lot like this.  Enjoy it!
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,833
    ^^
    I would make an extensive list of all the parts missing in Excel and then make a few Bricklink orders to collect them all after going through all the sets. Then sell them as complete. You will get many more interested buyers and much more profit at 100% than 97-99% complete. 

    MattDawsonOldfannatro220kiki180703SumoLego
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    looking for a little advice.  I have been through about 20 sets so far, for the most part I have found all the pieces or had replacements of my own, if the missing pieces are fairly common is it in my best interests to BL the piece or list it as an incomplete set. I have kept detailed lists of the missing pieces and would list them as missing when posting to sell these sets. I rarely buy "incomplete sets" precisely bc I don't know what is missing, so I thought I would remedy this for others by listing the pieces. I am not talking about missing 20-50 pcs, more on the order of 1-5pcs. I would appreciate any thought on this. Thanks.
    Keep a list, and wait until the end of the lot. If you don't find the parts by then, buy them from BL. Don't sell incomplete sets- they sell way slower, and for much less.
    MattDawsonkiki180703SumoLego
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 476
    Same question with a twist. How about mini-figures, for instance when I broke down the Death Star to make sure it was all there the only thing I was missing was one MF it was one of the empire workman, not one of the main characters. I may find him as I have probablyh only been through 15% of the collection. I am missing MF from almost 50% of the sets I have been through. They may turn up but wondering what I should do if I don't. Is there a dollar amount I subtract from each MF, say $5? 
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    Depends on the fig. A generic like that is usually cheap.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,876
    I'd say so =)
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    great collection    


  • caterham7caterham7 UkMember Posts: 385
    Set 8404! :)
  • ThoughtsonblocksThoughtsonblocks United StatesMember Posts: 178
    Sweet fancy brick-jesus, you done well!
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,929
    Same question with a twist. How about mini-figures, for instance when I broke down the Death Star to make sure it was all there the only thing I was missing was one MF it was one of the empire workman, not one of the main characters. I may find him as I have probablyh only been through 15% of the collection. I am missing MF from almost 50% of the sets I have been through. They may turn up but wondering what I should do if I don't. Is there a dollar amount I subtract from each MF, say $5? 
    You're probably better off BL'ing the less-expensive minifigures so you can sell the entire set as 100% complete.

    There is a monetary line where re-acquiring the figures may be more expensive than what would will get for a 100% complete set.  I would expect the minifigure-less sets to sit much longer.
    sklamb
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 476
    Does anyone have a clue as to what this is? Looked through all the directions and found nothing, The MF looks like an alien.

  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    That's #7316 from the Life On Mars range. I know the theme from the alien fig. 
    SumoLegokiki180703Oldfan
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 476
    Thank you so much @MattDawson
    MattDawson
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 897
    Any latest pic of all the sets in this lot? Interested to see what other gems are in there. :) 
    pharmjodkiki180703bandit778MattDawsoncatwrangler
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,790
    Yeah, I get a lot of vicarious enjoyment from seeing other people's Lego hauls! :D
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    These are great sets full of figs. It used to be very hard to collect the figures because there were so few in sets. At one time in the 90's, LEGO made five figure sets for many themes, and that was how we built up our population. Now there are several in most sets, so collecting figs is much easier. 
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 476
    Any help? Doesn't go with any of the kingdom sets I have found.

    SumoLego
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,936
    The sand green makes me think Lord of the Rings or maybe Hobbit?
    gmonkey76
  • mmozzanommozzano UKMember Posts: 413
    I'd say Lord of the Rings Urak Hai Army #9471
    MattDawsongmonkey76samiam391kiki180703
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,929
    ^ Most likely a part of a LotR set - Helm's Deep or Uruk-Hai Army.

    There is an awesome amount of dust on that set!
    gmonkey76
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 476
    ^^ I bought a whole box of swiffers to clean them as I break them down. Its amazing how shiny they look after looking at the starting point.
    MattDawsonSumoLegokiki180703catwranglersamiam391LEGO_Dad77
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 476
    Correct @mmozzano I have that wagon too, thanks for solving two riddles at once
  • mmozzanommozzano UKMember Posts: 413
    TheMaker37 said:
    Correct @mmozzano I have that wagon too, thanks for solving two riddles at once
    Gandalf Arrives? Funny, I ordered that set of eBay earlier, it's one of two Lots I didn't have (Orc Forge is the last)
  • caterham7caterham7 UkMember Posts: 385
    Just found about 8 unopened LOTR / Hobbit sets unopened in my garage a few minutes ago, 9471 and 9472 are amongst them.
    catwranglerkiki180703
  • mmozzanommozzano UKMember Posts: 413
    I really wish I was out of my dark age for LoTR, I would have gone crazy on sets, as it is I've had to pick them all up on the aftermarket. Nice find @caterham7
    LEGO_Dad77
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 476
    Found lots of this theme and have instructions to many more of them.

    Bumblepantskiki180703SprinkleOttercatwranglerchuckp
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 476
    Can't seem to identify this one. Thought it was Atlantis but I look through the Brickset list of them and didn't see this chunk. Can anyone help?

  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,833
    That is from Space Police III
    SumoLego
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 476
    Thanks @Bumblepants . Found the directions.
    SumoLego
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 532
    #5980 Squidman's Pit stop. You got a good deal on that lot. Pm me is you want to get rid of the Power Miners and Atlantis sets. :-)
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,876
    I dust LEGO with a vacuum cleaner dust attachment, might be hard to get the nooks and crannies with a cloth.
    Dedgecko
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
    mmozzano said:
    I'd say Lord of the Rings Urak Hai Army #9471
    Correct @mmozzano I have that wagon too, thanks for solving two riddles at once
    Let me know if you find the figures for it ;)
    bobabricks
  • karmajaykarmajay NCMember Posts: 38
    Wow is that a 10213 Space Shuttle? One of my dream sets for sure. Grats!
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 476
    Now I am getting somewhere. Found several quart sized bags of SW figs while taking a few sets out of a new box, looks like hoth base, can't find the directions though.

    catwranglerkiki180703
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    Echo base.
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 476
    Is there a thread out there for specifically cleaning yellowing white pcs?
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