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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,021
    ^ I thought this was an Alpha Team reference.  But it makes no sense backwards, either.
  • PDelahantyPDelahanty Petaluma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 225
    Um… what?


    I want that as a legitimate Lego set.  ...but a train, not a "Deloian" and from Back to the Future, not...whatever that says.
    560Heliport
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 405
    The auction itself wasn’t ridiculous, but sellers should know better than to ship loose bricks in a reused Amazon box. It arrived with two holes, and surprise surprise, missing parts.


    FizyxSumoLego560HeliportMarshallmario
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,021
    edited April 9
    ... ship loose bricks...
    How expensive is a plastic bag?  Or some plastic wrap?  Or a burlap sack?  Or one of those handkerchief sticks that hobos use to ride the rails? 

    (It's called a bindle, but 'hobo handkerchief stick' is funnier to write.)
    560HeliportPJ76ukjmeninnoWesterBricksiwybsgmonkey76Toc13
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 405
    edited April 11
    SumoLego said:
    How expensive is a plastic bag?  Or some plastic wrap?  Or a burlap sack?  Or one of those handkerchief sticks that hobos use to ride the rails? 
    I've had bulk lots arrive in plastic wrap. It was weird... but it worked.
    560HeliportSumoLego
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 405
    Alright class, let’s see how many red flags we can identify here.






    SumoLegoBumblepants
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,021
    I guess my money is on the 'more than 10 available'...
    BumblepantsFizyxgmonkey76Mynatt
  • 12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,092
    A total of 100 sets listed with 7 sold so far. Hurry, 93 sets remaining. What could go wrong?
  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Madison WIMember Posts: 281
    edited May 2
    So I'm not a train guy but other than "If it sounds too good to be true it usually is" I don't see any big problems and I would be glad to be educated. Yes, he has no selling history and the train is way too cheap but he has been on ebay since 2014 and has good feedback as a buyer. It would be covered by ebay if he sent you something incomplete or not real Lego so.....? I also don't see 100 sets listed?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,307
    ^ "hey buyer, if you pay by bank transfer / western union, you don't need to pay the sales tax!"

    They don't need many to fall for it.
    gmonkey76SumoLego
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,295
    A thing of pure beauty and joy.
    SumoLegogmonkey76datsunrobbie
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,021
    A thing of pure beauty and joy.
    And fear and loathing... but spectacular.
    Bumblepantsgmonkey76datsunrobbie
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,307
    It really should have come with a yellow hand, as those fleshie ones match the feet. Then vary the second hand so they are all unique and one-off rare figures so that someone feels the need to collect them all.
    SumoLego
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 405
    What kind of monster breaks down six modular buildings and blends them up, to sell in bulk lots on eBay so no one can have a complete set?

    - Green Grocer
    - Pet Shop
    - Detective’s Office
    - Grand Emporium
    - Palace Cinema
    - Assembly Square


    SumoLegoandhe
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,307
    Someone that used to build MOCs. Or someone that knocks them off the shelf.

    andheWesterBricks
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,760
    At Savers that would be a dozen bags of parts. 11 bags would be for available today, the last bag would show up a month later.
    Switchfoot55
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 405
    Not eBay, but ridiculous… 



    560HeliportMarshallmario
  • JRBricksJRBricks HoustonMember Posts: 52
    Wow. Cannot unsee that. 
    Bumblepantsandhe
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 405
    JRBricks said:
    Wow. Cannot unsee that. 
    I know, it’s bad enough when people say “Legos”, but “Lego’s” is a whole new level.
    JRBricksFizyxSumoLegogmonkey76andheSwitchfoot55Cyberdragon
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 2,262
    At least he's wearing underwear...
    WesterBricksbandit778SumoLegogmonkey76andheCyberdragon
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,021
    edited May 30
    I think that grimace is genuine.  
    Also, that's not cat hair on those bricks.
    WesterBricks said:
    ...but “Lego’s” is a whole new level.
    Maybe his name is 'Lego', they are his?  I don't know, I'm stretching here.
    Switchfoot55im2cre8iv
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 405
    edited May 31
    SumoLego said:
    I don't know, I'm stretching here.
    So is he. 😦
    SumoLegogmonkey76
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,704
    At least he's wearing underwear...
    I'm glad you confirmed that, I didn't dare check. 
    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,021
    Brick-built underwear...
    andhe
  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Madison WIMember Posts: 281
    Never buying bulk lego again! Not sure I'm ever going to open this thread again!
    andhegmonkey76WesterBricks
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,307
    He's not even a "real" fan. All those tattoos and none of them are LEGO.

    daewooSumoLego
  • PDelahantyPDelahanty Petaluma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 225
    After seeing that photo, I don't know if I'd want those Lego even if he paid me $250.
    560Heliportdaewoo
  • daewoodaewoo DFWMember Posts: 731
    Meh, I've got four kids.  They've done far worse to Lego than that.
    Switchfoot55560HeliportSumoLego
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,926
    I'm scarred for life and feel like I need a long scalding hot shower now.
    560HeliportSumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,021
    That seems impractical.  And stratchy.

    And would make for a bizarre tan line.
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,702
    ...although, she seems to be enjoying both the impracticality and scratchiness of it?
    SumoLego
  • 12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,092
    We need some color for it to POP!!

    Marshallmariogmonkey76
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,326
    edited June 5
    ^ She must be wearing a different "outfit"... no blue stripes on the b/w image.... 

    No I take that back... her hair/expressions are identical... must be early LEGO "photoshop"!!
    1265
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,080
    ^ If you zoom in on the black and white image, the stripes are there. 
    1265jason1976gmonkey76
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,080
    During WW2, U.S. military vehicles had serial numbers, etc. painted in a light blue-grey color, similar to Lego sand blue, because in b&w photos, it looked the same as the olive drab of the vehicle. 
    SumoLegojason1976Marshallmariogmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,021
    During WW2, U.S. military vehicles had serial numbers, etc. painted in a light blue-grey color, similar to Lego sand blue, because in b&w photos, it looked the same as the olive drab of the vehicle. 
    This also applied to serial numbers for underwear.  

    I read it on the internet, so it must be true.  Even though I am the one who made it up.
    560Heliportgmonkey76
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,307
    edited June 5
    I wonder if they've done an updated photo in the same pose like LEGO did with the little girl pics from the 70s.
    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,021
    CCC said:
    I wonder if they've done an updated photo in the same pose like LEGO did with the little girl pics from the 70s.
    Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen doesn't fit in the outfit.
    PDelahanty
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,326
    edited June 6
    The first time TLG ever did a photo reshoot of the same design was in 1959 and 1961 for the 1960s 200/200B Continental EU Town Plan Board.  The photo on the right is the mid 1959 photo shoot of a younger KKK and girl in blue dress.  Then about 2 years later (circa mid 1961), they got KKK and that girl back into the same (?) outfits... and did a re-shoot to use for the updated board (left) and the new (1961) 810 EU Town Plan Set box top.


    canon03560Heliportjason1976pxchrisSwitchfoot55WesterBricksiwybsPDelahanty
  • itsnotmeitsnotme Member Posts: 124


    I don't know what to say... other than these listings went quick!
  • daewoodaewoo DFWMember Posts: 731
    Priced to sell!
    itsnotme
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,307
    They are all auctions, so the market decides on the price. They all went for the opening bid, suggesting nobody wanted them enough to outbid the first bidder.

    "Used, might be missing some parts, no box" keeps the price down on things like that.

  • itsnotmeitsnotme Member Posts: 124
    No, these weren’t actual auction results. They were auctions with a starting bid of $105 and a Buy it Now price of $150 ($170 for Fire Brigade). The Buy it Now price got hit almost immediately for all of them. eBay confusingly reflects that as “1 bid”, but it’s effectively the same as a fixed price listing. Several of these would have gone for $300-$500 despite being pre-owned and potentially missing a couple pieces. 
    WesterBricksMarshallmariodaewooandhe
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,021
    Some people are LEGO people... some are not.



    Fascinating.
    Wookie2jmeninnoMarshallmario
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 405
    ^ Mickey has had a rough time in his later years.
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 405
    Ah yes, the critically acclaimed film where Myrtle Baggins and Harry Gamgee help Gandalf throw the One Ring into the Goblet of Fire.


  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,021
    edited June 29
    I remember when Voldemort forged the Rings of Power.  And when Theoden defended Hogwarts Deep from the onslaught of Orcs and Dementors...
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