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BendyBadger's Brickset BonusBall Bonanza - SumoLego Edition XI (October 5, 2018)

SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,586
edited October 2018 in Everything else LEGO
Greetings Bricksetters...

Because it is Friday, and a splendid Fall day in New York - I have returned to preside over another BonusBall.

The first fifty nine (59) unique posts get a numbered entry for tomorrow's UK BonusBall.

Please try avoid double-posts, and I am easily confused and don't count so well.

As I have a wide variety of extra sets, polys, figures and Lego-related whatnot in my inventory, the prize will be a bit of a "winner's choice".  The only condition will be that whatever prize the lucky winner chooses - it will be revealed further below in thread.

The question for your consideration:  What is the LEGO related item that you just couldn't keep and either had to donate or toss out?

My answer is a pair of TRU display / buildable tables that although interesting, took up way too much space and had little function.  One I donated to my dentist's waiting room, and the other went to the waiting room at my office.

Good luck!


  • hoodaddyhoodaddy USMember Posts: 287
    only things I can think of have been sets or polybags that I got because they were cheap or on sale, but really didn’t have much interest in. Have sold or traded most of them away at this point. Donated some non-lego sets to my nephew that I got in a lot with two old UCS sets, if that counts. 
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 676
    Wow, good question.  I've only been back in the game a few years (since I graduated from college and started working), but I am currently offloading a few sets I've been holding onto. However, I am selling them, so that's the closest sort of answer that I think I can offer at this time.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,589
    I recycled a bunch of creator expert boxes recently. I know, wild stuff. I have also reluctantly tossed out a few bent or broken bricks that weren't useable. 
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,384
    Being a bit of a pack-rat by nature, I have a difficult time throwing out anything. I recently let go of a number of Lego boxes and bins. The boxes weren't as difficult. The bins were (even though they were broken. Man I'm weird...)
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,430
    All my Lego was left with cousins when I relocated in 1987. Some of that actually came back to me earlier this year after decades spent in an attic. More recent donations have mainly been non-Lego stuff culled from thrift store bags, which gets sorted out and taken back to Savers.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 741
    Boxes! I've saved a few, mainly Star Wars, but I sure wish I'd saved all the boxes (or at least the back side) of all my boxes from back when there were alternate models there- some of them were really neat!
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,579
    My huge stack of Lego boxes I had been saving for when I got around to reviewing the sets. Had to chuck them, but only after I had photographed all of them. XD
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 441
    Most of my Lego sets that I had as a kid when my family moved out of my childhood home many, many years ago.  Moving is a great chance to purge and declutter but that stung a little.  =/
  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 353
    I can say boxes, bags that the pieces come in, frames of the sticker sheets etc.
    I would not throw lego bricks for anything, only adjacent stuff
  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa USMember Posts: 212
    Sets from when I was a kid and we had to move. Trying my best to buy back or BrickLink some of them.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,084
    I gave away a few custom minifigures that I bought when I was new to collecting, the more my genuine minifigure collection grew the less I liked having customs that served no purpose 
  • VgangVgang CyprusMember Posts: 36
    It was the Mixels Dentist which I had to give tonmybdentistvwife who has it in her office!
  • DB361DB361 UKMember Posts: 194
    My childhood collection when I was around 16. Was going through my dark ages at the time (as I think a lot of people were through the early 2000's), was going through that typical teenage stage of "I've grown out of it", and was starting to save for driving lessons and a car. So down to the car boot it went - still one of the biggest regrets of my life so far.
  • RogerKirkRogerKirk BrightonMember Posts: 331
    I haven't really got rid of anything Lego related, other than the boxes of my sets. I initially set out keeping them, but didn't have anywhere to store them. So after a while I decided to put them in the recycling and since then all boxes go the same way after I've built the set.
  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 OH, USAMember Posts: 254
    While I would love to keep every box from every set I’ve bought, they simply take up too much room so I have to burn them once in a while. I keep a select few that either are old or are from sets that have special memories. 
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,023
    edited October 2018
    I've got a couple of medium ziplocs of yellow minifigs that I need to get around to clearing out/finding a new home for.
    It's taken me a bit of time but I've figured out what sort of sets I like building/using & that I vastly prefer fleshies

    Other than that- boxes. They go, along with any instructions for small sets.

    And thank you for hosting once again. 
    We need more hosts- any volunteers?
  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 279
    Nothing so far...
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,143
    Nothing yet, but due to space constraints I will have get rid of some.

    The catalogs might need to go first, if only because we have duplicates of some.
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 585
    As some have said above, some worse condition boxes have had to be thrown out, and I get rid of any non Lego I come across too.
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 348
    I had several Lesters (the £5 ones, not the original), and just had to give 2 away to people gifting me bricks for MOCs before.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,719
    Lame, I know, but the map from a target-exclusive King Mathias figure back in the early 2000's. It just got too torn.
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 295
    I've had to pass on a load of Architecture sets purely because I don't have the room to display them, and we have very little room to store them either!

    Maybe in the future one or other of those will change...

    Thanks for hosting!
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 354
    I get the Lego Star Wars mag, which has duplicate sets as "extras" every few months to offload the excess and bump the price up a couple of quid. I've tried selling them, but haven't had much luck yet. I probably need to update my Marketplace post...but if anyone wants a little Jango's Slave 1, probe droid, Flash Speeder, TIE Advanced or weapons rack, let me know.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,778
    A few boxes from sets I have bought for parts and sold the minifigs/vehicles  including 5 x 66 Batnan Batcave sets - I still need to build that Wayne Manor to sit on top. I'm pretty happy with the cave itself .
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 347
    The monster fighters vampire castle - I needed a good prize to give for a raffle. 
  • teal93mr2teal93mr2 USAMember Posts: 922
    Ninjago Dareth polybags - had to just donate them!
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,771
    Boxes. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,129
    From time to time I buy the Lego Star Wars magazine if I want the vehicle/minifig in the accompanying foil pack.
    I have not much interest in the comics/games in the actual magazine though. So once I have removed the foil bag and taken out the building instructions, my wife takes the magazine to the office and leaves it in their kitchen/social room. Within a couple of hours somebody will have picked it up to give to their kids who ARE interested in those comics and games :)

    Thanks for hosting again @SumoLego!
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Northumbria UKMember Posts: 253
    I’m sorry ... get rid of LEGO? Is that a thing? Actually as it’s current, I’m now trying to give away all my spare Sainsbury’s Lego cards having completed my sets. And like others, I suppose one day I’ll have to something with the many, many boxes in my garage roof.
    Thanks for hosting @SumoLego. Another good question that needs a bit of thinking.
  • iliketoastiliketoast AustraliaMember Posts: 254
    I have a bunch of extra CMFs that I should sell off...
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 928
    I can't seem to part with anything. If I buy something LEGO or acquire it, I'm loathe to get rid of it. I've got various non-consecutive club magazines from 2004 onwards until about 2010, [email protected] catalogs from the same timeframe and more from recent years again. I even have the bags from most of my visits to Legoland Windsor circa '04-'06... I think I might be a hoarder.

    Thanks for hosting.
  • alldarkeralldarker NetherlandsMember Posts: 209
    edited October 2018
    It’s got to be the empty cardboard boxes that the smaller sets come in. I keep the big boxes (folded up), but I have way too little space to keep each and every box. 
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,804
    edited October 2018
    Hmh, had to think on this one. I've got some Chima figs I'm planning to get rid of (bought the sets for bricks). Did sell the friends airport set after we'd build it. It was pretty big and a bit too purple for me.
    Thanks for hosting again!
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,409
    Anything Friends, even the colours make me queasy. Perhaps bionicle too and technic figures... Oh and duplo. Curses on duplo.
  • norm103norm103 Member Posts: 278
    #6456 Mission Control was the only one tossed that I've had. Battery's were left in it and they leaked all over the bricks and not one wanted to clean it when I was a kid. 
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,194
    Tough question. There's nothing I've got rid of, but I donate a few polybags to the local school Christmas kids raffle each year. Usually the left over DM giveaways!
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Montreal, CanadaMember Posts: 1,027
    I don’t think I’ve ever thrown away any Lego!
  • M_BossM_Boss Houston, TexasMember Posts: 228
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,391
    Have to go with boxes. No room and they have no use for me. I used to get rid of busted LEGO pieces, but now I save them for the junk yard moc I want to build.
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 1,912
    Thanks for hosting @SumoLego.

    Throw away LEGO? Sacrilege!!!!!

    On the other thing though, the first rule of the Secret Donation Club is...well, shhhhhhhhh! :o)
  • COOLEGOCOOLEGO B'ham/SolihullMember Posts: 181
    Thanks for hosting. 

    For or me it’s all the Lego magazines and books that somehow accumulate and take up way to much space. They all get given to children in the family or down the charity shop
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 517
    I only throw away broken LEGO pieces and I never keep the boxes. 
  • Muftak1Muftak1 Somewhere cold, probably raining (aka Ireland)Member Posts: 453
    Chrome Gold C-3P0.

    Bills were mounting up and just had to let him go.
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 756
    Unlike many here, I dump all my boxes.  Just don't have the space.
  • vernapplevernapple United KingdomMember Posts: 12
    Before I got my own place I ended up clearing out my childhood Lego from my parents house. It went to an overjoyed charity shop, but pains me now knowing some of the sets that were in there
  • cmrt1014cmrt1014 Member Posts: 396
    Still working on thinning out all the catalogs in this house.  At one point there were 4 of us on their mailing lists.  Ouch!  

    Thanks for hosting @SumoLego.  Hope @bendybadger is doing well.
  • thenateraterthenaterater UtahMember Posts: 10
    I also get rid of the boxes. I just don't have the space to keep them!
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,541
    Being ever vigilant to avoid catching an unwanted collectors bug, I gave away the first series of sainsburys collectors cards whenever I acquired any.

    Being the ever suffering victim of an unwanted collectors bug, I have accidentally acquired three quarters of the second series of sainsburys collectors cards.

    The next few weeks may be critical to my recovery. Prognosis is not good - I have the album to put them in.

  • SirBenSirBen In the Hall of the Mountain KingMember Posts: 548
    Gnawed on and broken pieces from a bulk lot.
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