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Anyone got a spare €80,000?

thebeermonkeythebeermonkey GlasgowMember Posts: 390
edited May 2016 in Shopping Elsewhere
A Lego collection weighing more than a ton and covering the years 1978 through to 2014 is up for grabs.

Yours for just €80,000

Story here - http://www.2ememain.be/jouets-jeux/jouets/legos/lego-collection-1978-2014-2000-293405293.html?top_zoekertje=1

Translation here - http://minifigpriceguide.com/wordpress/80000-euro-1-ton-lego-collection-from-1978-to-2014-selling-on-www-2ememain-be/

Having read the contents list: Wow, just wow!
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  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,821
    Awesome! Looks like a lot for a wealthy expanding bricklink seller to me.
  • thebeermonkeythebeermonkey GlasgowMember Posts: 390
    Impressive. Just spent a few minutes zooming on the pics. Those trains, those sets. Wow!
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,096
    Jaw well and truly dropped...
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    edited May 2016
    That's nothing special - my store room looks like that.

    Okay, one rack of that. I can't imagine keeping all of that.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
    Maybe if we started a Brickset pool with each of our life savings we could purchase it...
    kiki180703bobabricks
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    Looks like it is located in Belgium, so they may have paid European prices for the collection. Wow! That is too much to take in at one viewing. 

    If a few sellers with collections like this decide to dump them at the same time, it could have a serious impact on Bricklink set prices all over the world. Would make me a bit worried if my collection was in that league or if I had a BL store with many of the same sets. 
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    That is quite the collection!

  • legomentallegomental UkMember Posts: 309
    Brickset road trip?
    kiki180703tallblocktooMattDawson
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    Come'on Euromillions!
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    samiam391 said:
    Maybe if we started a Brickset pool with each of our life savings we could purchase it...
    Ha ha, yeah I'm sure if you got about 80 people to pool in 1k each, everybody could walk away with some cool stuff.
  • thebeermonkeythebeermonkey GlasgowMember Posts: 390
    ^ I'm in!

    It would be a very interesting meeting when 80 people stake their claim on what they each want for their one thousand euros.
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Montreal, CanadaMember Posts: 1,031
    @bobabricks Well, now, it's at 40k so you would only need 40 people to pool 1k or 80 people to pool in 500 euros...  ;)
    MattDawsonbandit778bobabricks
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    Bagsy a Maersk train! :P
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,943
    edited June 2016
    ^being a generous soul, for the 500 euros buy in I'd only take the 1 box, as long as it had the numbers 10179 (in that order) on it somewhere. 
    MattDawsonkiki180703SprinkleOtter
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,821
    samiam391 said:
    Maybe if we started a Brickset pool with each of our life savings we could purchase it...
    What a great idea. Crowd fund it!
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,295
    and then a second pool for all the shipping costs?
    bobabricksMattDawsonkiki180703
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    Fauch said:
    and then a second pool for all the shipping costs?
    Sod that, I'd collect my prize in person. Must protect the preciouses! 
    bandit778kiki180703AdzbadboySumoLego
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,857
    Got to disappoint you, He's still after 80 grand but he allowed bidding from 40. It's a website like Gumtree.

    Funny he says you will need a week to pack it up and the buyer has to do it himself.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839

    snowhitie said:

    Funny he says you will need a week to pack it up and the buyer has to do it himself.


    "[UK/Europe] The next AFOL Shopping Day is at €80k auction guy's house"

    ;P
    SprinkleOtterMattDawsonkiki180703samiam391snowhitie
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,857
    ^ and you're all welcome for tea and cakes afterwards at mine ;)
    SprinkleOtterbobabrickssamiam391
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    @snowhitie
    After an entry fee, I'm assuming? Or would it be first pickings? :P
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,857
    edited June 2016
    @MattDawson well, it was just because it's in the same country - but I guess it's only polite to bring a present to the hostess and flowers wilt ;)
    JessyDooDahkiki180703MattDawsonSprinkleOtterbobabricksbandit778LostInTranslation
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    snowhitie said:
    well, it was just because it's in the same country 
    Funny, that could mean 4000 miles away over here. Your countries are so small! ;P
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    bandit778 said:
    ^being a generous soul, for the 500 euros buy in I'd only take the 1 box, as long as it had the numbers 10179 (in that order) on it somewhere. 
    You'd take the shipping box only?!  Psh, I'll take the set please!
    MattDawsonbobabrickskiki180703Rainstorm26
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,943
    @MattsWhat
    As I said, I am a generous soul.
    I already have the parts to put the set together so they are not necessary & according to numerous threads on here, the box must be worth loads as so many people just want a copy of it to look at without building what's inside, so I reckon I'm on to a winner.
    MattsWhatToc13kiki180703
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    Better yet, buy some cheap creator sets, and re-fill the box and apply some new seals. Then there's the illusion of it being sealed and having the set inside...
  • legomentallegomental UkMember Posts: 309
    samiam391 said:
    Maybe if we started a Brickset pool with each of our life savings we could purchase it...
    Can you imagine explaining that one to the other half? 'Honey I've just pooled our life savings with a bunch of AFOL'S I've never met to take a trip to Belgium for a week of packing and dividing up lego, you don't mind do you?'

    I suspect a cast iron saucepan might connect with my head 

    I'm still game it's an amazing collection 
    SprinkleOtterMattDawsonbobabrickskiki180703Rainstorm26
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
    edited June 2016
    samiam391 said:
    Maybe if we started a Brickset pool with each of our life savings we could purchase it...
    Can you imagine explaining that one to the other half? 'Honey I've just pooled our life savings with a bunch of AFOL'S I've never met to take a trip to Belgium for a week of packing and dividing up lego, you don't mind do you?'

    Considering how LEGO crazy we are, that explanation might actually sound pretty normal.
    MattDawsonToc13SumoLegokiki180703Rainstorm26brumey
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    I'd be in...
    MattDawsonDaraghkiki180703
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    Tell your SO you're making an investment in the future... :P
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,943
    I can picture the newspapers story now.
    "Police are baffled by sudden increase in domestic violence as 80 adult fans of Lego returning from Belgium are all hospitalized on the same day after all being  beaten severely with what seems to be old Lego sets"
    SprinkleOtterbobabricksMattDawsonDaraghkiki180703snowhitieBumblepantsRainstorm26Goldchains
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,933
    ^ Galidor?!?  That's mine!
    SprinkleOtterbobabrickskiki180703Goldchains
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    @SumoLego Who said the blurb wasn't you? You have been known to be late on certain occasions. ;P
    SumoLegokiki180703bandit778Goldchains
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,933
    Always.  Always...
    bobabrickskiki180703bandit778Goldchains
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,943
    @samiam391
    you mean they don't question my sanity now?? 
    I feel happier already.
    MattDawsonbobabrickssnowhitiekiki180703SprinkleOtterlegomentalGoldchains
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    @samiam391 I can see book coming, dare I say a movie trilogy.

    A band of AFOLs set out to a far away land. They find refuge at a Belgian lady's house after being hunted by a woman with a saucepan and a 'different view' on this hobby. When the travellers finally arrive at the house, all of the loot has been stolen!

    dun dun duuuuu...

    The Lord of The Lego

    Not coming to a theatre near you.
    bandit778Daraghsnowhitiekiki180703brumeyGoldchains
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,857
    There is afwul flooding in this guy's city so at the moment we'll need to have a hovercraft or a dinghy.

    I just really hope his basement is waterproof - can you imagine that collection getting soaked?
    bobabrickskiki180703
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    Get the sand bags! Form a perimeter! Protect the Lego at all costs!
    sklambMattDawsonkiki180703
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    edited June 2016
    Gadzukes men! Send in the army! :P
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,933
    Nobody's sending me to jail.  I'll get a medal.

    BTW, that diagram starts the Ocean's 11 theme in my head.  And, I think we need one more.


    bandit778MattDawsonsnowhitiekiki180703LostInTranslationGoldchains
  • bendybadgerbendybadger 127.0.0.1 ::1Member Posts: 1,141
    Get the sand bags! Form a perimeter! Protect the Lego at all costs!
    Could you not just build a protective perimeter out of Lego?  Pass me  another box it's still raining!
    bandit778snowhitiebobabrickskiki180703Goldchains
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    @legomental Why did you let your wife bring her saucepan?!?
    @bobabricks I like where this plan is going - I appear to be getting dibs on a #10221 also.
    In other news, do you think the police would be suspicious on discovering a gang of 80 people travelling abroad with large amounts of cash and empty suitcases?
    bandit778MattDawsonbobabrickskiki180703Goldchains
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    ^ surely we'd be keeping the cash IN the suitcases? :S
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    ^ surely we'd be keeping the cash IN the suitcases? :S
    I ain't trusting my money in the undercarriage of the plane.
    MattDawsonkiki180703Goldchains
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    Get the sand bags! Form a perimeter! Protect the Lego at all costs!
    Could you not just build a protective perimeter out of Lego?  Pass me  another box it's still raining!

    Sounds a tad redundant that we protect the Lego... By using the Lego, I definitely don't want no flood water on my prize. ;)
    SprinkleOtterbendybadgerkiki180703
  • ImABrickManNowImABrickManNow BrickyMcBrickMember Posts: 270
    I would gladly contribute my last $20 to the cause but alas I'm all the way in the U.S.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,295
    that may cover the shipping costs for the 10179 shipping box.
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