UK - Round Robin minifigure box

CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,790
edited June 12 in Community and Events
I frequently buy minifigures to use one or two parts and I often end up with complete or semi-complete CMFs or other minifigures that I don't want. I have a box of bits that I will probably never use and someone else might find them useful. So I'm thinking of doing another UK Round Robin box, this time with minifigures and minifigure parts. Obviously this is not going to be loads of rare minifigures, but random parts of minifigures and some complete minifigures.

If you want to join, sign up here.

The rules will be

- UK only.

- Real forum members only - arbitrarily set as a Brickset member for at least six months, a regular poster and made 100 posts before today.

- Each person can take what they want, as much or as little as wanted, and should replace the removed items with other LEGO minifigure items of similar value. You don't need to check exact values on bricklink and do it to the penny, but just use some common sense here.

- Parts added should be new or very good used condition. Don't put in parts that are in a condition that you would not be pleased to receive.

- Minifigure parts and minifigures only. Heads, torsos, legs, arms, hands, hair, headgear, armour, etc, it's all fine. Yellow skins, fleshie, zombie, any other skins, all fine. Accessories like printed tiles, books, claws, etc are also fine so long as not adding in loads. But don't fill it up with brooms and walkie talkies.

- If you want part of a complete minifigure, take it and return the unwanted minifigure parts.

- Genuine LEGO items only. No exceptions.

- No painted, dyed, cut, or otherwise manipulated parts.

- When you receive the box, privately PM the next person for their address and also comment here that you have received the box and/or posted it on again. At least one post so we know roughly how far round it has gone.

- When posting it, get a proof of posting.

- You should idealy post it within three days of receiving it. If you are going to be away, you can be skipped and added back in later. Similarly if you want to drop out, then make a note here.

- If you want to, you can post images of things you have taken out here, but don't post images of things put in as it should be a surprise for the next (and the next next ...) person.

- It is free to join in but you will need to pay postage for sending it on. I will probably use a large letter PiP box, so costs will be under £2 - I doubt it will be more than 500g.


Lego_StarMr_Cross
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Comments

  • Th1nDieselTh1nDiesel UKMember Posts: 546
    Ooh, sign me up please. Always nice to get some different minifig parts and I've got a fair few spares too.
    Lego_Star
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Derby, UKMember Posts: 435
    always interested in minifig parts! count me in!
    Lego_Star
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,000
    If there's space on the list, I'd be very interested in taking part in this one too.
    Lego_Star
  • BOBJACK_JACKBOBBOBJACK_JACKBOB ScotlandMember Posts: 504
    I'd like to be included please. I just posted the round robin part box that you started today. That was great to have a prowl through, would love to do it again.
    Lego_Star
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 737
    Yes please.
    Lego_Star
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,790
    OK, it will be enough to make it worthwhile so I'll start getting some parts together. And a suitable box for them to go in.

    Let's say another week for sign-ups to give me some time to get ready.


    Lego_Star
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,474
    YES PLEASE! Hopefully I will find all the mono parts I need to finish my collection as well as a good smattering of Indiana Jones bits. :-)
    Lego_Star
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Derby, UKMember Posts: 435
    Just hope whoever gets the box immediately prior to me puts a sealed Mr Gold in for me!
    andheLego_Star
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 353
    Yes please! I would love to take part. 
    Lego_Star
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 704
    Me
    Lego_Star
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,750
    Me too please. If you still have spare Green lantern parts I'm after a pair of legs :-D 
    Lego_Star
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,125
    Me aswell please. Since a couple of people have listed something they are after, here's my dream finds for the minifig box:

    red & blue jester hats and tan beards
               





    I have some good swaps on standby already if by some fluke these show up!

    Thanks for setting this up CCC. Looking forward to some fun finds.












  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    I'll join too, if that's ok. Been a while since I've done anything Lego-y.


    Lego_Star
  • brickedinbrickedin London, UKMember Posts: 449
    I'd love to take part too
    Lego_Star
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,764
    Ah count me in again as well please. 
    Lego_Star
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,790

    random.org tells me this is the order:

    1. legomatt
    2. andhe
    3. TheFew
    4. Mr_Cross
    5. redarmy
    6. PJ76uk
    7. Lego_Star
    8. brickedin
    9. BOBJACK_JACKBOB
    10. historyman
    11. Th1nDiesel
    12. Redbullgivesuwind
    13. dmcc0

    Mr_CrossbrickedinTheFew
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,474
    Great news. Hopefully Mr Gold will still be in there by the time it hits my door mat.
    SprinkleOtter
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,790
    I'll get the spray paint out.

    TheFewandhe
  • brickedinbrickedin London, UKMember Posts: 449
    - No painted, dyed, cut, or otherwise manipulated parts.

    Ahem. 
    Lego_StarSprinkleOtterandhe
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,790
    The box started its journey today. I only had an A5 PiP box, and it is quite a tight fit in that but it does help it go as a large letter. Hopefully it will last at least a few uses if opened carefully. Feel free to replace with a similar box if you have a better one.
    Lego_Starbrickedin
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,125
    edited June 21
    Oooooh exciting! :o)

    What does PiP stand for?
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,520
    I missed the sign up for this as I've not been very active on the forum lately. May I please also join in @CCC
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,790
    ^^ PiP = Pricing in Proportion (in this case, Royal Mail speak for a large letter box).

    ^ Sure, I'll add you to the end.

    1. legomatt
    2. andhe
    3. TheFew
    4. Mr_Cross
    5. redarmy
    6. PJ76uk
    7. Lego_Star
    8. brickedin
    9. BOBJACK_JACKBOB
    10. historyman
    11. Th1nDiesel
    12. Redbullgivesuwind
    13. dmcc0
    14. LostInTranslation
    As we are now at 15 including me it will probably be a three month trip, so we'll end it there.


    LostInTranslation
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,790
    Postage was about £1.30ish. Can you make sure that you get at least proof of posting in case it goes missing or recorded delivery (an extra £1 or so).
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,567
    @CCC, may I ask what the dimensions of the parcel you used are? I'm interested in putting something together for our US members and wanted to run some numbers. From the sound of it, it's not a large box?
    gmonkey76KungFuKenny
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,790
    The box is about 15 cm x 21 cm by 2.5cm thick. You can fit quite a lot of minfiigure parts in it - there was about 200g of them with room for a little more.

    Mr_CrossSwitchfoot55gmonkey76
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,520
    edited June 21
    Thank you @CCC
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    edited June 22
    @CCC, may I ask what the dimensions of the parcel you used are? I'm interested in putting something together for our US members and wanted to run some numbers. From the sound of it, it's not a large box?
    We'd be looking at $4 a trip for the box, minimum. $5-6 is more likely.

    As some wise person once said, "size matters not."
    Switchfoot55gmonkey76
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,750
    Seems that I'm destined to always be at the top (1st in the round robin, 2nd in this one). Don't know whether it's good to get first dibs or whether it's better to wait for more variety! Guess I'll never know.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,790
    When I saw you were second I put in something you are after. Maybe it will still be there!
    Lego_StarHugeYellowBrickandhe
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,567
    We'd be looking at $4 a trip for the box, minimum. $5-6 is more likely.

    As some wise person once said, "size matters not."

    I was thinking it would likely be around $5-6. Could potentially be worth it depending on what went into it and what you were able to pass onto the next person.

    Maybe I'll pull the trigger and set something up (assuming I have worthwhile items to start a box with...)

  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    Box arrived yesterday (Monday). 
    BOBJACK_JACKBOBLego_Star
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    Selections made. Any requests for what goes in?

    Don't say Mr. Gold - the four already in there is enough.
    (I thought about taking one, but decided against it. I mean, he's worth at least three figs back in, which would just mess up the whole box size).

    ;0)
    Lego_Stardmcc0Th1nDieselredarmyBaby_Yodamsandersbrickedin
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,474
    Indy figs and a batzarro would be nice :-)
    Lego_Star
  • Th1nDieselTh1nDiesel UKMember Posts: 546
    And a NY Toy Fair Iron Man.

    In all seriousness, I'd like to see some hairpieces, so my Speed Champions drivers don't all look like they're at a track day. And most of my older figures are from a time when the men all wore baseball caps.
    Lego_Stargmonkey76
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,125
    edited June 26
    In addition to the delight of finding any quantity of the 8 red & blue jester hats and 8 tan beards I need, I'm also after 2 of this head...

    He's in a few older things: a City police helicopter poly, Cargo Train, an advent calendar, and a brick bucket amongst other things. Biggest list of sets he is in is here if anyone wants a look.
    https://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemIn.asp?P=3626bpx130&in=S

    Besides that, I'm just looking forward to a variety of options, you never know when suddenly one part will inspire a whole story/obsession or simply just a fun picture! :o)
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,474
    @Lego_Star I have one. I will put it in the box with a note it it for you. Hopefully it will last until the box gets to you...


    Lego_StarMr_CrossBOBJACK_JACKBOB
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,125
    Aww wow, that's awesome, thanks @TheFew!
    :o)
    Mr_Cross
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 737
    @Lego_Star I have an incomplete #7893 i picked up in a lot ages ago.  The minifigs weren't all there, but that head looks familiar, I'll have a look when I get home.

    Lego_Star
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,125
    Yay! Thanks for looking into it @dmcc0. :o)
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 737
    @Lego_Star Nope, sorry.  The head on that fig has been replaced with a guy wearing sunglasses.
    Lego_Star
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,125
    Thank you for looking though @dmcc0 much appreciated. :o)
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,790
    Is this one still moving OK?
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,474
    I have not heard anything as No3 in the list...
    andhe
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,750
    edited July 4
    That's because it hasn't reached number 2 quite yet. It's on it's way. If it arrives before the weekend I'll have it turned around by Monday.
    TheFewLego_Star
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,474
    andhe said:
    That's because it hasn't reached number 2 quite yet. It's on it's way. If it arrives before the weekend I'll have it turned around by Monday.
    No rush from my point of view, just trying to help @CCC locate it.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,790
    No problem, I was just updating the other thread so thought I'd check on this one too. Hopefully this one fits through letter boxes so no going to sorting offices to collect!

  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,750
    Was waiting for me when I got home. Will try and get posted tomorrow if I can, otherwise it will be Monday.
    Lego_StarBOBJACK_JACKBOB
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,750
    Taken all the good pieces and filled it with walkie-talkies and brooms. Now on its was to @TheFew
    Mr_CrossLego_Star
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,474
    andhe said:
    Taken all the good pieces and filled it with walkie-talkies and brooms. Now on its was to @TheFew
    Excellent! My pile of mega-blocks is waiting!
    Mr_Cross
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