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Do sprues represent any value?

GalidorneveragainGalidorneveragain Member Posts: 89
edited February 2012 in Buying & Selling Topics
Just to let you know what a sprue is, they are used to attach some small pieces with a another piece, when a set is in MISB condition.
Heres a link, incase of you do not understand by what I mean :
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?q=sprue

So I have had these for a long time and do not know if they have any value to them once they are disassembled.
They were built by Lego, but they cannot be connected to any pieces of Lego except the pieces they were made to fit together, if that makes sense!

I have these in my possession and would like to know if I am able to sell these as Lego?
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3742c01
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=4073sprue
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=40359

Comments

  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716
    Absolutely worthless. Chuck them in the trash.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,334
    I can't believe I am reading this! They are absolutely worthless lumps of waste plastic.
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    ^ They're just saying that to make the value of their countless stashes of sprues go up. ;)
  • collect_thatcollect_that Kidderminster, EnglandMember Posts: 1,312
    *Shakes Head* I can see a lot of mocking coming your way!
  • ThegoThego UKMember Posts: 258
    I only buy sets for the sprues. I throw away the Lego.
  • jgadgetjgadget Member Posts: 181
    The flower sprues have some value, but only while still attached to all 4 flower pieces.
    I don't have any links to hand, but I've see some rather nice trees/shrubs produced using these.
  • streekerstreeker FranceMember Posts: 299
    Spruesneveragain!
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member Posts: 4,401
    edited February 2012
    Speculation about Sets: Tedious
    Speculation about Bricks: Maddening
    Speculation about Non-Bricks: Priceless
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,630
    edited February 2012
    Derfel Cadarn over at eurobricks has actually used sprues in very clever and creative ways in his MOCs and as shown in his building guide here
    http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=60907 its post number 7.
    So while I doubt you could sell them, it turns out nothing lego is truly worthless to an innovative MOCer!

    Edit: But having looked at your links, yeah they're junk.
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member Posts: 4,401
    ^ I leave the chrome ones in with the gold pieces in my treasure chests. :o)
  • akunthitaakunthita USAMember Posts: 1,025
    Guys, the sprues do in fact have value! I have seen threads on the BrickLink forum several times when people were asking for them! I'm not sure about the one with the keys, but the flower sprue and the 1x1 round plate sprue have definitely been asked for. Both customizers and regular builders use them. It is LEGO, after all! If you have a good quantity, just post on the BrickLink Forum and on Flickr. Looks like LEGO fans over there are more creative then here. Just sayin'...(c;
  • moietymoiety Member Posts: 3
    @Yellowcastle
    I always kept the gold ones too. I pretended they were big gold nuggets, "worth more" than the coins.
  • LeelaLeela Member Posts: 53
    I keep the flower sprues. Yellow ones - I put them on the frying pan pretending they're scrambled eggs, red ones - they're tomates :D

    Other sprues I keep as well. I put them in rubbish bins. After I buy the 4206 Recycling Truck I'll even be able to sort them :D

    I'd never pay for them.
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