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Looking for a new home for my lifetime collection!

sitluxsitlux Member Posts: 3
edited October 2012 in Marketplace
Hey guys--I'm looking to find a happy home for my large collection. I know this is a great community of actually dedicated enthusiasts, so I though you might be interested to have a look--
Here's the link to the auction, with about 3 days left. I went all out on the description, huge set list, and all the pics, but please let me know if anything sparks your interest and I'll fill in any gaps.
Thanks and have a good weekend!

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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,655
    The collection contains 71 total verified sets. Verified means the correct pieces are more than 90% present and the original instructions for the model can be followed exactly.


    How can you follow them exactly if you only state that 90% minimum of the pieces are there?
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    edited October 2012
    If it stays low-ish, this will be great for anyone that's looking for ~70 pounds of random LEGO, but probably won't entice a lot of people looking for any of those specific sets, as you're basically selling them a (massive) chore.
    LegoFanTexas
  • sitluxsitlux Member Posts: 3
    Yeah that's the crux of the problem, I didn't have time to actually fully complete every set to sell individually--
    @CCC I chose my wording precisely; aside from there being no opportunity to ever have pieces of any set somehow disappear (let's also consider losing 10%+ of 70 sets is 5-10lbs of legos) I went through everything thoroughly enough to advertise 90%. I would have said 100% but no one would believe me--but the pieces are there.
    Also, and most importantly, because of the incredibly large amount of overlap between all space, star wars, and aqua sets, you can in fact build multiples of single sets. So even if there were only 50% of all parts, for all sets, you would be able to randomly choose a set and complete it perfectly, only because the quantity of similar part sets.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    y2josh said:

    If it stays low-ish, this will be great for anyone that's looking for ~70 pounds of random LEGO, but probably won't entice a lot of people looking for any of those specific sets, as you're basically selling them a (massive) chore.

    This...

    With respect to the OP, while you may have done a lot of work here, it didn't increase the value of the bulk lot any. Having a few manuals is nice, but this is just a headache and a half, and there is almost no way anyone buying this could actually sort it in the amount of time they have to file a claim if it turns out to be wrong.

    The price is $500ish right now with 2 days to go, I think it is near the top of what it should reach, but you never know with eBay. If you get more than $700 including shipping, I'll be shocked.

    My 2 cents worth. I wish you luck anyway! :)
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,829
    ^ With respect to you Tex, if ever there was a post to discourage other members from bidding further on a listing, that was it.
    Phonebooth
  • sitluxsitlux Member Posts: 3
    haha this is interesting. Expected a different community response.
    I'm actually most surprised by how few free-builders there seem to be out in the wild. If I bought this, I would literally not build a single one of the original models. Doesn't anyone experiment with their own designs anymore??
    thanks for the luck though Tex--I hope more people see this as an opportunity to provide a great parts stockpile for a family, or augment their collection, rather than a chore, or something that needs to be sorted meticulously. Lego's = toys = fun in my book, sorting or otherwise.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ Yes, I can see that... I wish we could edit for more than 6 minutes, I'd shorted my post if I could...
    Legoboy
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    edited October 2012
    Using "2 cents" as a disclaimer doesn't exempt the unsolicited valuation and opinions that we've asked people to curb in marketplace threads. @LFT and @y2josh, you should know better.

    I'm not going to remove the comments as if the goal is to pull the wool over anyone's eyes. Instead, I would like to offer an opposing view:

    1. The OP's claim that there's really little chance that pieces went missing (I can say the same for my 30 year old collection) serves as a basis for discovery. An interested buyer might ask for higher res photos to confirm some key elements. If this can be reasonably established, building just 10019 and 6990 from this lot would already cover the value of the current bid price.

    2. While some may view this as a chore, there are others that find it rewarding, including many on this forum that have expressed the practice as "fun", "exciting", "therapeutic", etc.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    All very good points... I would edit out my price comments if the forum let me, you are correct on that...
  • momof2boys99momof2boys99 Member Posts: 322
    sitlux said:

    haha this is interesting. Expected a different community response.
    I'm actually most surprised by how few free-builders there seem to be out in the wild. If I bought this, I would literally not build a single one of the original models. Doesn't anyone experiment with their own designs anymore??
    thanks for the luck though Tex--I hope more people see this as an opportunity to provide a great parts stockpile for a family, or augment their collection, rather than a chore, or something that needs to be sorted meticulously. Lego's = toys = fun in my book, sorting or otherwise.

    There are a ton of free-builders. My son is one of them. Just go to any Brickworld or Lego convention and you will find plenty of people creating with brick. I wish you luck!!
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    sitlux said:

    haha this is interesting. Expected a different community response.
    I'm actually most surprised by how few free-builders there seem to be out in the wild. If I bought this, I would literally not build a single one of the original models. Doesn't anyone experiment with their own designs anymore??
    thanks for the luck though Tex--I hope more people see this as an opportunity to provide a great parts stockpile for a family, or augment their collection, rather than a chore, or something that needs to be sorted meticulously. Lego's = toys = fun in my book, sorting or otherwise.

    Your auction listing and what you've posted here don't match, and I think that is why the first three replies you received were not cheerleading you on.

    I do hope you do well, because I hope everyone does well, but I think that you're being a bit disingenuous when you talk about free builders here, yet focus so hard on the 71 sets that this is supposed to build in the listing.

    Your auction listing suggests a price based on the value of the 71 sets that it builds, then here you say this is a lot for free builders. It feels a bit like you're trying to have it both ways, and that is never a good idea.

    If that wasn't intentional, fair enough, but that is how it came across to me.
  • stoneboistoneboi Member Posts: 42
    sorting lego, chore or therapeutic hobby?
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Both?
    momof2boys99Penkid11
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    I actually already had this on my Watch List. Very interested to see what happens.
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