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Bricklinked Taj Mahal

As some of you might know, I have been bricklinking a Taj Mahal. So finally, after about $950CAD (without shipping) and about 10 months of ordering and saving up, I present the fruit of my work:

It's very gorgeous and it's HUGE!

I know that buying a used set would've cost about the same thing as this project, but at least the process was fun. It has no substitutions except maybe a few errors.


  • bandit778bandit778 Member Posts: 2,379
    edited June 2016
    That is an impressive job.
    Bricklinking a large retired set over a period of time is an achievement and a half.
    The satisfaction from doing it yourself is worth the extra hassle of trying to find the right parts at the right cost and keeping track of it all. Congrats.
    My only question is.... what's next?    :)

  • kiki180703kiki180703 Member Posts: 1,063
    Thanks @bandit778!

    What's next? Maybe the retired modulars or other interesting retired sets like the Boeing and the Eiffel Tower.
  • TechnicNickTechnicNick Member Posts: 279
    That is so beautiful - never ever take it apart!
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Member Posts: 1,063
    I won't @TechnicNick ;)
  • ProtProt Member Posts: 22
    I can assure you, the boeing is woth it! I did it for my dad, and it is absolutely gorgeous. I got it together with the old VW beatle, but in a different colour (white with red chairs). I think we got it cheaper compared to buying it second hand, and with all new pieces.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,229
    ^ Just realized you can buy one for $30.00.  Probably not worth the Bricklink challenge...
  • AustinPowersAustinPowers Member Posts: 278
    edited July 2016

    Probably not even worth the $30.00 ;-)

    Hideous looking set. Plus no exclusive or particularly rare parts.

    Anyway, congrats on that Taj Mahal. Quite an achievement indeed.

  • kiki180703kiki180703 Member Posts: 1,063
    Thanks @AustinPowers!

    @SumoLego Yeah, I saw that ;)
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 Member Posts: 1,181
    edited July 2016
    Thanks @bandit778!

    What's next? Maybe the retired modulars or other interesting retired sets like the Boeing and the Eiffel Tower...

    We are working on the Eiffel Tower right now. Not too bad. Most of the parts are pretty common. You just need lots of them. That damn shark from the Creator Sea Creatures set keeps tempting me! F---ing Lego !!
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Member Posts: 1,063
    @Legopassion8 Yeah, for example, you need 304 DBG Brick 2x2 Corners and 268 DBG 1x1 Bricks.
  • graphitegraphite Member Posts: 3,275
    ^ I have both in my bricklink store =)
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,779
    graphite said:
    ^ I have both in my bricklink store =)
  • monstblitzmonstblitz Member Posts: 653
    Bricklinking is a lot of fun.  There's something about it that's just very satisfying even with all the hardships, like smoky bricks!  (see my ghetto Cafe Corner thread...)

    Next up for me is a part bricklink / part Pick a Brick Market Street.  I'm switching the colors up a bit to see if I can't make the ugliest modular a little less ugly. 
  • natro220natro220 Member Posts: 545
    I bricklinked Market Street in around 2010 or 2011.  I learned from that venture to look at all the parts needed and price them out.   It looks like a lot of the dark blue pieces have come down in price since then...not sure what colors you're thinking of.
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo Member Posts: 497
    Thats a beauty!  Not sure I would have the patience to go through the whole process of brick linking one!  Well done!  
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Member Posts: 1,063
    Thank you @tallblocktoo!
  • koshkakoshka Member Posts: 193
    Congraulations. I'm part way through the same project. About 500 bricks left to buy and lots of partly built sections because I couldn't wait to start.
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Member Posts: 1,063
    Good luck @koshka!
  • legogallegogal Member Posts: 754
    Wow! This looks wonderful! It took my family 3 days to build the original new set when it first came out. Can't imagine how long bricklinking took. Congratulations on a huge job well done!
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Member Posts: 1,063
    edited July 2016
    Thanks @legogal! It did take a long time to bricklink it though.
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