Most unusual / expensive non-lego item found in a mixed Lego lot

Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 UKMember Posts: 360
edited April 2011 in Collecting
I bought a 5Kg lot last year at a garage sale for £20.00. When I got it home and sorted through it I found two Matchbox motorbike and sidecars which I sold on ebay for £25.00. Free Lego and £5 profit not bad.

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  • PaulTRPaulTR Member Posts: 115
    After sorting through a massive pile of LEGO pieces that I got (for free!) from a friend, I realized there were parts for two Mega Blok warships in the tub, as well as instructions and around 300 other stray Mega Bloks. I spent nearly a week repairing the ships while I watched the 2010 Winter Olympics. One of the ships was a destroyer, and the other was a USS Kittyhawk aircraft carrier set. Despite myself, I actully rather liked the Kittyhawk set; it was nearly 2 feet long, had 1,400 pieces, and looked good as a display model. However, I hated having it around my LEGO collection, so I decided to sell it. I tried listing it on Craigslist and then eBay, but no one wanted it. A few months later, I sold the Mega Bloks to a wheel-chair enabled kid in my homeschool group. I only got $25 for the whole lot, but when I saw that kid's face light up at the sight of all those pieces, those exhausting days spent re-building the sets seemed totally worth it :)
  • Coder_XCoder_X Member Posts: 29
    @PaulTR Hilarious how you say no one wanted a 1400 pieces Mega Bloks set! If it was Lego it would be a totally different story... :-)
  • PaulTRPaulTR Member Posts: 115
    edited May 2011
    @PaulTR Hilarious how you say no one wanted a 1400 pieces Mega Bloks set! If it was Lego it would be a totally different story... :-)
    Ain't that the truth! I was trying to sell those Mega Bloks for over a month, and at an insanely reduced price; by my own estimation, the Kittyhawk set was worth an easy $50 alone. Isn't it great to own something that is functional AND doesn't go down in value? ;)
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,349
    edited May 2011
    I bought a 5Kg lot last year at a garage sale for £20.00. When I got it home and sorted through it I found two Matchbox motorbike and sidecars which I sold on ebay for £25.00. Free Lego and £5 profit not bad.
    NICE, The most I have gotten is some change....
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