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The "brag" thread: Post your recent great finds!

rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
edited April 2011 in Buying & Selling Topics
This is akin to my previous "most triumphant purchase" thread. Feel free to post (brag) about some recent scores on Lego deals. I want to live vicariously through you! ;)


  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Administrator Posts: 6,756
    edited April 2011
    OK, how about Set 10170 TTX Intermodal Double-Stack Car, sealed in its box, in mint condition, bought via an eBay auction a couple of months back, for £38.09. My max bid was more than twice that.

    I could play this game all night...... Viva eBay & Amazon for amazing deals !

  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    edited April 2011
    Here is an eBay auction I snagged last week via "Buy it Now":

    Link to eBay auction listing

    $325 + $28 shipping for MISB of:

    6212 X-Wing Fighter
    6242 Soldiers' Fort
    7620 Indiana Jones Motorcycle Chase
    7621 Indiana Jones and the Lost Tomb
    7627 Temple of Crystal Skull
    7654 Droids Battle Pack x 2
    7655 Clone Troopers Battle Pack
    7668 Rebel Scout Speeder x 3
    8038 Battle of Endor
    8630 Gold Hunt
    8631 Jetpack Pursuit
    8635 Mobile Command Center
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    I could play this game all night...... Viva eBay & Amazon for amazing deals !
    Haha... I have a feeling you and I could keep this thread going forever :P

    My sister is always on the lookout for Lego deals for me, and she has a season pass to Disneyland in Southern CA which she uses often. She frequently stops by the Lego store at Downtown Disney, and she bought 10170 TTX Intermodal Double-Stack Car for me on clearance. As great as it is to find Lego on clearance right before the production ends, it's even sweeter when you think you missed out on it and then come to find out that your sister was vigilant for you ;)

  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Administrator Posts: 6,756
    I certainly wish my sister had snagged a few 10170 for me.......a BNSF loco pulling just 2 double stack cars looks faintly ridiculous so I could do with some multiples. Expensive set now, though, which is why it was so nice to get one at a decent price on eBay.
  • nadnerb112nadnerb112 Member Posts: 2
    I bought 3 Hazmats! And got the last Mobile Command Center! 2 years ago...
  • PaulTRPaulTR Member Posts: 115
    I bought the newer version of Ogel's Ice Fortress, in mint condition, for my brother a year ago. Price on eBay?
    A slick $35 dollars! Booyah!
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ Member Posts: 4,179
    1.5kg of Harry Potter for £5, including most of a hogwart's castle and about 5 other sets.
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca Member Posts: 619
    Two years ago on eBay, I managed to get the Cyber Strikers (a set from 1998's Technic Cyber Slam sub-theme) at a Buy-It-Now option for $19.99. Even with shipping, it was quite a steal for a MISB Technic set that had an MSRP of $49.99.

    I got the BIONICLE Nui-Rama set, also MISB, at around the same time. Some may not call it a deal since I bought it for $20, but considering how old and coveted it is by BIONICLE collectors, I'm glad I took advantage of that price. Now I see MISB Nui-Ramas go for around $50 on eBay. Ouch.
  • EricEric Member Posts: 376
    Scored a MISB Shuttle Adventure for AU$130 incl. shipping from the US. Lego AU wanted $159 + $50 shipping. I was chuffed.
  • PacotheDuckNinjaPacotheDuckNinja Member Posts: 5
    71 minifigs for $36, including an Explorien, 3 M-Trons, an original Lion Knight, and a villager for Classic Castle.
  • aplbomr79aplbomr79 Member Posts: 159
    A little over a year ago I walked into a local Walmart and they had much of their 'old LEGO stock' for 60% off. I picked up BBB (6243) for $40.00 and the Crawler Crane (7632) for $24.00.

    I still regret not picking up more of each as there were two more BBB and 4 more Crawlers left... Oh well. The Crawler is in storage and BBB is still MIB in my basement joists.
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Member Posts: 2,728
    Ok, you want to brag. I picked up a buy it now 10001 and 10002 in very good condition and complete plus 10lbs loose legos for 50.00 plus 18.00 to ship. I also bought 5 lbs of loose minfig parts for 80.00 that made roughly 500 complete minfigs plus extra parts all in very good condition and the kicker is it included a complete purple jango that is worth more than I paid for the whole thing in the first place.
  • bb15080bb15080 Member Posts: 4
    I bought the 8263 and the 8264 for just € 20 both where in mint condition incl box
    here in the Netherlands is marktplaats the place to be
  • LegoCity578LegoCity578 Banned Posts: 3
    I bought the 7642 City Garage without the vehicles and minifigs, on eBay for $30!
  • brickmattbrickmatt Member Posts: 103
    edited April 2011
    A few days ago I bought Atlantis set 8076 at Aldi (leftover from their Christmas stock) for $8 (MSRP $20). Today I bought the last three for the same price, $8 each. Even if I don't sell the extras, it's still a good deal for the parts. They generally have only seasonal stock of Lego (as in near a major holiday); I would recommend checking in there after major holidays, because they've had some decent discounts on what they didn't sell.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    I picked up a buy it now 10001 and 10002 in very good condition and complete plus 10lbs loose legos for 50.00 plus 18.00 to ship.
    Very nice... it's purchases like this that make my week and make the countless hours pouring over listings worth it.

  • TalasAntaresTalasAntares Member Posts: 124
    edited April 2011
    A few days ago I bought Atlantis set 8076 at Aldi
    Interesting, we have an Aldi here in town but never suspected they may carry Lego...will check that out, thanks for the tip!
  • brickmattbrickmatt Member Posts: 103
    ^I didn't either for a while. They don't carry a stock all the time, and from what I can tell it's seasonal. Right now, their stock is an Easter display with tiny turbos cars and the similarly packaged creator sets. This past Christmas they had their biggest stock, with the Atlantis set, the passenger plane, the most recent fire boat, the smallest Kingdoms set, and a Star Wars battle pack. I'm not a Star Wars fan myself, but given the popularity of the Star Wars line I was mildly surprised that the battle pack was one of the two that they had plenty of left over after the holidays (the other being the Atlantis set I bought). They had both sets for quite a while afterwards.
  • gold682gold682 Member Posts: 257
    About 9 months ago I managed to get a 10129 snowspeeder and a 10134 y-wing, both complete and boxed for £110.
  • icey117icey117 Member Posts: 510
    My wife found this one for me at a french fleemarket. Just build once, with all instructions... she asked for the price and they guy said €1!!!!

    He also sold these (build once) with instructions.

    Total price €5!
  • MatthewMatthew Administrator Posts: 3,714
    edited April 2011

    He also sold these (build once) with instructions.

    Total price €5!
    Did you buy these? Is he still selling them?
    You got a good deal anyway
  • CrankinCrankin Member Posts: 17're killing me.

    Nice grab!!
  • romdamromdam Member Posts: 136
    Just got Fort Legorado off ebay for $60 shipped. I was pretty happy being the only bidder. Plus the seller was new and had 0 feedback so I figured that was why no one bid. Some other good ebay buys was 50 lbs for $100 shipped. Right place at right time for a buy it now as he had 5 10 pound lots just listed so I snagged them. Another was the seaport with the 2 ships I grabbed for $35 with buy it now. Said it wasn't complete but by looking at the pic he posted I saw nothing. Ended up just missing the gray plates connecting the bases.
  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 Member Posts: 360
    edited April 2011
    Got this lot from an advert out of my local paper this weekend.imageimage
    There is 70kg plus of Lego including a Train, Harry Potter and Star Wars Lego

    In the with instruction manuals are

    I've wanted the Dreamliner for a while

    Must over 200 minifigures

    Did cost £350(don't tell the wife :-))

    But very happy
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  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    @Bluefox1966: Bravo! This is exactly the type of post I was hoping for in this thread :)
    Assuming they are complete or near complete, 10152 and 10177 have a value above $100 USD each; 10159 City Airport and 4563 Load & Haul Railroad (which I can identify from the pics) are around $100 each. That means you are well on your way to justifying what you paid, and that is just a tiny portion of 70kg.
  • MatthewMatthew Administrator Posts: 3,714
    edited April 2011
    That's a really great find!
    Are you keeping it all? Or selling on what you don't want.
    You could justify the price then if you sold what you're not interested in. (If you're not interested in the HP then I would be)
  • LunchieLunchie Member Posts: 7
    edited April 2011
    My wife came up trumps a while ago at a local charity shop.
    Hogwarts Castle (4709), Chamber of Secrets (4730) and Scuderia Ferrari Truck (8654) for £6 each. She asked me if she should get them, "YES!". Ferrari set hadn't even been made up - stickers still in their packets.
  • MatthewMatthew Administrator Posts: 3,714
    I'm in the process of buying the first Hogwarts Castle, Gringotts Bank, The Shrieking Shack and a mixed lot of HP parts/sets/minifigs off gumtree for £50!
  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 Member Posts: 360
    @Matthew, sorry I don't normally sale any Lego just Trade it for more Lego I want.
  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 Member Posts: 360
    @rocao Yes, nice lot but it's going to take an age to sort out, but on the upside I have already found 277 minifigs :-)
  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 Member Posts: 360
    Found this over the weekend 6 sets of 7572 Prince of Persia plus an extra bag 1( set of figures) and bag 3. Boxes beat up real bad I think they were shop returns or shop soiled stock. Also the red box with about 5kg of Lego. Persia was £50 and red box £13.imageimageimage
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  • Matej_EmperorMatej_Emperor Member Posts: 2
    Few days ago I bought 7419 Dragon Fortress for 60 dollars, with shipping. Includes box, instructions, playing board and cards, and bricks in FULL MINT condition... and that's a great deal...

  • mackrelmackrel Member Posts: 75
    Just picked up 2 6754 Family Home at TRU BOGO sale. Sill one left!
  • TalasAntaresTalasAntares Member Posts: 124
    While it certainly pales in comparison to what has been posted prior in this thread, I was pretty stoked to get 2 copies of 4195 (Queen Anne's Revenge) at the TRU bogo sale. Even if I did have to take a 45-minute ride up to Green Bay's TRU to get them. The Appleton store was already out of them...
    Looks like I will have to start hitting resale shops for Lego deals.
  • pookiepookie Member Posts: 158
    I found The Family Home 6754 and Space Police Central Station 5985 at Walmart in the clearance area for $60.+tax on both.
  • CrackseedCrackseed Member Posts: 90
    While I haven't quite nailed down some of the awesome finds posted above, I am very happy to have found and purchased a Blacktron Renegade for sub 80 dollars and finally nabbing an Mega Core Magnetizer from the M-tron line for 45. Ahh eBay, I love you and hate you all at the same time haha :)
  • birgoylebirgoyle Member Posts: 6
    edited April 2011
    Last year on eBay I randomly found a used bulk lot mere minutes away from ending... Included they had:

    Knights Kingdom:
    8877 Vladek's Dark Fortress
    8777 Vladek Encounter
    8780 Citadel of Orlan
    8875 King's Siege Tower

    7569 Desert Attack

    10193 Medieval Market Village
    7048 Troll Warship

    And a whole lot of other Knight's Kingdom goodies.

    2 minutes til the end, I placed a bid of $480 Australian, and to my surprise I won the whole lot for $220 Australian!!!!

    The whole lot was worth thousands, and best yet they were in mint condition!!!

    A few weeks after receiving all this, out of the blue they send a huge bag of weapons, armour, minifigs, accessories etc, with just a note saying "Found these while cleaning up and realised they probably go to the sets you won" - they were all parts to even more KK sets, and nothing to do with my lot....

    I almost had a heart attack... Most would just sell them for more!

    My best mate is still terribly bitter about this... I remind him every chance I get :-)
  • MatthewMatthew Administrator Posts: 3,714
    ^ That is very cruel to read, I wish I'd found all that.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Member Posts: 10,835
    I have been staying away from eBay in lieu of saving for a home, but stil hitting the TRU BOGO's and such which everyone gets.
  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 Member Posts: 360
    edited April 2011
    I found this at my local church fete on Saturday. Some bits are damaged. Not a massive find but good for 50pimage
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  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Member Posts: 2,728
    @Bluefox1966 That's an awsome find! Especially the box!!
  • VithVith Member Posts: 31
    I might have to check out the local Saturday morning market next week. Hope to find some stuff there! Gonna check out an old friend's house today. ^^
  • HobHob Member Posts: 223
    I went car booting yesterday and found a large plastic tub of Lego minifigs (around 50) all priced up at around 80p to a £! so i asked for a price for the lot and his GF said £3 but he said that was too low so i quickly said £5 and it was accepted. Also added a load of horses and a bundle of Instructions sheets, Got a loads of Knights minfigs and horses plus some Star wars minifig and a dewback, plus a bona fett head piece. He also had a few bionicle set which i got for 50p.

    Not had much time to look through it properly yet.

    This has renewed my interest in car boots.
  • TalasAntaresTalasAntares Member Posts: 124
    Found two 5974's on clearance 50% off at my local Target...I was kinda happy about it. lol
  • pookiepookie Member Posts: 158
    Just received a Green Grocer that I found late at night on Amazon for 149. with free shipping. Still can't believe my luck and timing on this find.
  • pchoplegopchoplego Member Posts: 3
    My mom works at a store on the night shift and found two prince of Persia desert battle scene for $1 dollar each... one of my best finds from an actual store.
  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 Member Posts: 360
    @oldtodd33 Thanks I though so too. Just missed out on a yellow castle though, a small child was wandering around with it under his arm (saw a sticker on it saying £2. Gutted)
  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 Member Posts: 360
    A friend of my turn up this today. Says it was in his mums loft. I paid £25 for the lot.image
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  • GardenomGardenom Member Posts: 4
    i got a huge lot of 2004-2005 bionicle - bits and pieces, no boxes, no instructions, but it was all for 25 bucks. im still in the process of trying to ID everything. this makes up for missing the "35pounds of lego for $100 - includes star wars and castle" listing on craigslist a few months back.

    my boys have discovered bionicles and these are for xmas and birthdays.
  • HobHob Member Posts: 223
    Just picked up for much cheapness

    6243-1: Brickbeard's Bounty
    7734-1: Cargo Plane

    Also in the process of getting (waiting for the guy to contact me) lots of castel stuff and old train set plus a techin big rig set.

    Can't wait. Lego crazy for the last couple of weekends.
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