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IIIJRFIII: Hey Guys, Old Lego Fan, Introducing myself and some questions
Hey guys, Glad I found this fourm. In short Im 24 year old, took my old legos down from the attic and now hooked on them once again lol. I was always a lego fan, but sadly I stopped playing with them around the year 2000. Mostly becuase of the non-old school vibe I got from playing with them. They would give you one piece that would do that job of 10 pieces 5 years before. But I still have my old Lego so Im happy. In short I didnt know Legos had such a following like its does. I am looking to buy new Legos but, the sets from when I was a Kid, from the late 80's early 90's: Castle Sets. I been looking on the web the past few weeks and found some of the sets I wanted but some of them brand new are close or over $1000. The others went from being $60 back when the came out to $250. I mean I dont know if these people are ripping us off or what. So is there any good sites I should know about when looking to buy new old legos? I'm looking for all castle froms back in the day. They only castle I cant find is the Black Knight's Castle 6086 . I saw the Black Monarch's Castle 6085 for a whopping $850 dollors on one set. Id be willing to pay the money, I really would becuase it makes me so happy but, I want to ask you guys the pro's what to do before I go ahead and buy anything. Thanks guys cant wait to show you my sets!
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There are plenty of bargains to be had on ebay, but plenty of ripoffs too. In general, the more patient you are, the more likely you are to get a bargain - just set up loads of saved searches with price limits.
I'd highly recommend you try the latest castle though, especially as it's reduced in many places at the moment (in the UK at least) - the last couple of castles are much closer to the old aesthetic, and I think you'll be very very pleased with some of the details in the castles right now.
Good choice on 6086, I love that set! A lot more minifigs than you get in today's sets.
In this case, Bricklink would be more dependable than eBay in finding the highest quality used sets since many Bricklink sellers are fellow hobbyists that understand quality demands. Don't be shy about putting a seller to the task of proving their set is in "excellent used" condition by asking for follow up photos. You may also have noticed by now that you can purchase individual pieces on Bricklink, which is a good way of swapping out pieces in a set that aren't up to snuff.