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McDonalds

dlm820dlm820 TexasMember Posts: 4
My dad's friend said I can purchase this McDonalds lego set.  Was this part of a set from Lego or MOC?  I'm not even sure how much this would be worth?  Any ideas? Thanks for your help!!!
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 16,700
    Probably a MOC, maybe designed as a one-off for a particular restaurant? That is the 1950s logo (and presumably price too).
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,249
    Looks like a model of the first store, if my memory of The Founder film serves.
  • dlm820dlm820 TexasMember Posts: 4
    So I guess my dad's friend is asking me to give him a "nice" offer.  Any suggestions on what would be fair?

  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 1,728
    Do you like it? It looks like it has a lot of yellowed white pieces in it. Does that bother you? Don’t offer more than what it’s worth to you.
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 958
    dlm....quick question....how old are you?   Not to be too personal, but it has a lot to do with how I'd make the offer.  If i was a kid, I'd tell him to give it to you, if i was college age....$20.....working adult, lil bit different story, and I'd get him to say what he wants for it....tell him it's cool, but is awkward and might just be in the way.  Plus it goes with nothing you have....so at the right price you might be willing to take it off his hands.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO USMember Posts: 8,916
    edited November 22
    ryjay said:
    dlm....quick question....how old are you?   Not to be too personal, but it has a lot to do with how I'd make the offer.  If i was a kid, I'd tell him to give it to you, if i was college age....$20.....working adult, lil bit different story, and I'd get him to say what he wants for it....tell him it's cool, but is awkward and might just be in the way.  Plus it goes with nothing you have....so at the right price you might be willing to take it off his hands.
    "Tell him to give it to you"? Wow...
    It looks nicely done, and old (at least judging by some of the parts) I wonder if there is more info on this set (like it was a promo set assembled by LEGO for McDonalds at some point) .. paging @Istokg , hate to drag someone to the thread, but the set has me curious
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 16,700
    How much do you want it? That will determine your offer.

    Also check if it is glued.
    Astrobricks
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 958

    "Tell him to give it to you"? Wow...

    Yep, that's why I asked how old he was.  I'd never dream of charging one of my friends kids for a lego set if he wanted it and I was willing to part with it.  Plus the guy put it on him to tell him what he is willing to pay, I'd low ball the guy big time.  But I dont know the age of the poster, I just read it as a younger person posting.
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 782
    I'd probably want money to take it away. It's yellowed, dusty and it's huge.
    Even if it was the sort of thing I wanted, I'd still only want to pay £25-£30. Less if it's glued. That's just me though, I happen to think people expect too much money for their secondhand LEGO.
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  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,068
    edited November 22
    If it's glued together it's likely a TLG model, and if it's not, it's likely a MOC.

    The 1x2x1 white windows in the back doors date to before circa 1980 (if it was a TLG display item).

    P.S.  It would be worth more if it was glued.
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  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 324
    Glued at one point or not, it's coming apart, as you can see in the arches over the building.
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,068
    Glued at one point or not, it's coming apart, as you can see in the arches over the building.
    That doesn't matter to glued diplay model collectors... who repair and restore glued models... using more glue... ;-)










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  • dlm820dlm820 TexasMember Posts: 4
    All your comments are great and I really appreciate it.  and btw RYJAY, I am a 58 year-old grandma who loves Legos! :) Never thought about being glued.  This one is intriguing because it does remind me of what McDonald's looked like in "my time". :)
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,357
    I've seen a model like this before. It was at a McDonald's in Middleton, WI. One of the "Rock'n'Roll" locations.
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  • PolyphemusPolyphemus Sydney, AustraliaMember Posts: 57
    Huw said:
    Looks like a model of the first store, if my memory of The Founder film serves.
    There's a McDonald's in Downey, California that looks like that too. Third one ever built I think, oldest one still operating.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 1,728
    dlm820 said:
    All your comments are great and I really appreciate it.  and btw RYJAY, I am a 58 year-old grandma who loves Legos! :) Never thought about being glued.  This one is intriguing because it does remind me of what McDonald's looked like in "my time". :)
    Hey, cut that out! I’m almost 56 and McDonald’s never looked like that in “my day” ;-)
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  • dlm820dlm820 TexasMember Posts: 4
    dlm820 said:
    All your comments are great and I really appreciate it.  and btw RYJAY, I am a 58 year-old grandma who loves Legos! :) Never thought about being glued.  This one is intriguing because it does remind me of what McDonald's looked like in "my time". :)
    Hey, cut that out! I’m almost 56 and McDonald’s never looked like that in “my day” ;-)
    :)))))))

    Astrobricks
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