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Box of Treasures at the Lego Store

LegolisLegolis Leeds, UKMember Posts: 223
So we were at the Lego store today filling a pick-a-brick cup and there was an AFOL on the floor digging through a rather exciting looking box full of random parts. It had wheels and plates and all kinds of things. He looked like he was searching for something in particular so I didn’t like to distract him. I was going to ask the staff when paying but I completely forgot by the time we got to the tills. So I was wondering if anyone here knew the answer. How do you get access to the super special parts box? 


  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,640
    It was probably spills cleaned up off the PaB wall plus extra stuff from the play area. Frankfurt has a box like that behind the registers and I have seen similar in some U.S. stores.
  • thenosthenos Twin Cities, MNMember Posts: 385
    Mall of America has/had a PAB bin that was like this - looked mostly like floor Lego, but some little parts weren't on the wall at the present, so you can find things that were there. 
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,413
    It's probably just left overs from the PAB wall that aren't enough to fill a bin. Most LEGO that falls on the floor, the building tables, or damaged/desplay sets get sent off for recycling when done.
  • LegolisLegolis Leeds, UKMember Posts: 223
    Thanks for all the replies! So if I understand correctly you could ask for a look through the box and purchase pieces using a PAB cup?
  • PeteMPeteM Gallifrey (near Bristol)Member Posts: 397
    Cardiff has one too and staff have previously said that we can include bricks from there in our PAB cups. I have picked up bricks in there that have never appeared on the wall so not sure if their provenance - I assumed that it included the broken up remains of the display sets though I’ve never been able to specifically identify any...
  • blade_guyblade_guy Member Posts: 191
    Manchester has one. It’s ex display models, parts from build and play promotions, spills from pick a brick. It’s an interesting box actually!
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 889
    ^ Ex-display models... How many cups would be needed for the MF?
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,710
    edited March 3
    LuLego said:
    ^ Ex-display models... How many cups would be needed for the MF?
    Only forty-nine (49) PaB cups, and three (3) stops at the minifigure bar.

    That sounds like a winning proposition!

    (And you'd have to fight with @Pitfall69.)
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,073
    From what i remember working at a Lego Store a couple years ago,this box mainly consists of Parts,from Sets that have had a damaged Box,which was to damaged to sell (ripped open),so the Minifigures get removed and the parts gets in these Boxes! Not really leftover from PaB! It‘s usually upon request to get to pick through this Box,or when you‘re a known AFOL in the Store you‘re visting!
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 893
    At the Lyon store they have a similar box which consists of ex-display models. I picked up some good parts in the past. 
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,874
    I remember random bags of new parts years back. Loved those dearly. I still have about 50 new old brown color plain heads that came in one bag! 
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 368
    Sounds delicious. Have there been Technic bits in these bins?
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