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Bricklinking 10196 Grand Carousel

LegoZombiesLegoZombies Member Posts: 25
edited November 2012 in Buying & Selling Topics
I was looking for the #10196 and though would it be easier to BL all the parts or just buy the set. Wanted to see if anyone has done this since this was one set I was unable to get. Also if this is on the wrong category admins please move to the right one

Thanks

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  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,898
    It's definitely possible. But it is 3,227 parts.

    You're gonna spend $200 alone in cloth canopies unless you do those yourself or change colors/modify boat sails.

    http://www.bricklink.com/search.asp?itemID=86603&colorID=1
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    Ouch! I was thinking of doing this too but.... Lol maybe I can do a "clothless" one :)
  • LegoZombiesLegoZombies Member Posts: 25
    Ouch indeed. The only other part that I could think that could replace it would be the sail for the Imperial Flag Ship. Obviously they would need to be modified
    http://www.bricklink.com/search.asp?itemID=91374&colorID=1

    What do you think of the price after that since it would obviously save a lot of money just on those alone. Still worth it?
  • DwarfSleepyDwarfSleepy Member Posts: 20
    I've done it, and if you're not a purist (which I think you are not, since you are even considering bricklinking a set...) why not just make the cloth parts yourself? I've never considered cloth parts as "real lego" anyway.

    The other thing I've gone without is the sound brick. EUR50 for that alone is too much.
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    Yeah I would agree with you @DwarfSleepy on the sound brick :) I bet I can rig up one of the sound pieces from Build a Bear though maybe lol. They have one that you can record something short on.
  • SiESiE Member Posts: 238
    or you could buy a boxed set off ebay for a grand
  • bricksanbricksan Member Posts: 566
    I have considered doing the same and do plan on doing it once I have Bricklinked Cafe Corner. I for one don't care about the box or instructions as I have no intention of ever re-selling so sets I want I will buy the cheapest and cafe corner is cheaper being Bricklinked, not sure about the Carousel but even if certain parts are dear, surely it will be cheaper then buying a MISB?
  • SiESiE Member Posts: 238
    Its certainly an amazing set. The sound block is essential though. Looks great running.
  • jpczjpcz Member Posts: 95
    bricksan said:

    I have considered doing the same and do plan on doing it once I have Bricklinked Cafe Corner. I for one don't care about the box or instructions as I have no intention of ever re-selling so sets I want I will buy the cheapest and cafe corner is cheaper being Bricklinked, not sure about the Carousel but even if certain parts are dear, surely it will be cheaper then buying a MISB?

    I would BL them both together if you plan to do them both at some time. For sure, it will be cheaper since you can get parts for both from the same sellers and cut down on shipping fees and stuff.
  • bricksanbricksan Member Posts: 566
    ^Good point, I might do that but with the Green Grocer :-)
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,289
    ^^ I think the money you would save on shipping wouldn't justify the complexity of ordering and then separating the pieces for such large builds.
  • EricEric Queensland, AustraliaMember Posts: 376
    ^^^ I have actually disconnected mine, hated the stupid noise. That's just me though.
    tk79
  • LegoZombiesLegoZombies Member Posts: 25
    I just remebred a while back one of my friend had went to a lego store and ended up finding a discountiued set there, obviously it was in a bad shape. So this bring up the question do you think if i called my nearest Lego Store and ask if they had this they might have one of the 10196?
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,766
    ^ There's no harm in asking but if the staff have any clue at all about the sets they are selling, one of them ought to have snapped it up by now.
  • DaddyDeuceDaddyDeuce Member Posts: 272
    I've done the math for this same question. If your intention is to have an "exact" replica (including the canopies) then just buy a good-condition used set. At current market values the complete set will cost less and be far less aggravation then trying to bricklink all those parts.
  • DwarfSleepyDwarfSleepy Member Posts: 20
    rocao said:

    ^^ I think the money you would save on shipping wouldn't justify the complexity of ordering and then separating the pieces for such large builds.

    Unless you like it. I actually find the whole process of bricklinking large sets quite satisfying. It's like as a kid saving up for months for something you wanted to buy. The anticipation adds to the enjoyment :-)

    bricksan
  • jonboy2000jonboy2000 Member Posts: 239
    Has anyone ever found a like for like copy of the material lego use for sails/canopies in a craft store or somewhere?
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