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

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  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 432
    Garage sale score today!

    #3971 (w/ box & inst)
    #8095 (w/ inst)
    Large bin random assortment
    Free unmarked medium Ziploc bag

    No minifigs except for one built of random body parts & a TIE pilot helmet. Also found short brown legs & a Ron Weasley hair. Several non-LEGO pieces, slowly being offset by interesting unfamiliar LEGO pieces. It's fun hunting them down to see what sets they go to.
  • scarecrow2400scarecrow2400 USAMember Posts: 99
    Extremely happy - picked up Attack of the Wargs for $18.00, as well as another Republic Striker-class starfighter for $17.00. Kmart is doing an additional 50% off all clearance toys, and boy did I get lucky!
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 432
    Sorry, supposed to be #7931- T-6 Jedi Shuttle
  • sweetness34sweetness34 San Diego, CA.Member Posts: 321
    edited May 2013
    Got a nice lot off CL yesterday

    POTC BP and QAR ships
    Slave 1
    6 10"x10" base plates
    2 tubs of misc pieces
    A Lego book set with $40 retail price

    All for $80
    Renny
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 432
    Seller was a LEGO Star Wars fan. Lots of parts for Yodas house from #4502 & may try to Bricklink #6209 (Slave I) as I got the brown slopes, large windscreen, & most sand green parts. In anticipation my son already made reasonable facsimilies of IG88 & the Bespin Guard.
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 432
    Downside: pulled a shoebox-full of MegaBlechs, BTR, & another brand. Good thing I talked him down $10.
  • meiklelewismeiklelewis Member Posts: 53
    Brought six massive boxes of mixed lego last week £150 for the lot. Sorting through it there's 20 different Harry Potter sets with all the figures, #7780, #7781, #7782 all with figures, a big black technic car, droid kit, Spielberg movie maker kit boxed and then loads of other stuff.
    indigoboxPenkid11
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,707
    edited June 2013
    Went to a garage sale for a family leaving Cameroon this morning. Saw a big chunk of the AT-OT dropship on top of a box of random Lego. Grabbed all 8 boxes for 20,000cfa ($40). No idea what all I have or what is complete but saw a hull for a Viking ship, baseplates for the Temple of the Crystal Skull, some Batman 1, baseplate for Orient Expedition fortress, and all sorts of things. Will post a complete list once I have a chance to go through it. Super excited to have so much to build with, Lego is not exactly easy to come by in Africa.
    AFFOL_Shellz_BellzCapnRex101Bluefox1966bricknationandheFollowsCloselyMorkMan
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,359
    I remember a couple of months bagging myself the major parts to a HP Hungarian Horntail dragon for £15. BrickLinked the missing parts for another £6 (from Germany), then sold it all for £50. Couldn't believe it when somebody bought it for that much!
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    What I thought was a good deal at $6.00 a lb for bulk has hubby grinding his teeth and doing everything in his power not to strangle me! Out of the 40 lbs of bulk at least half is Bionicle and ExoForce. Neither of us have any interest in these, so I pretty much paid a minimum of $12 a lb. My brag: He loves me enough not to let this become an issue. There are a LOT of instruction books, but some aren't good condition at all.
    BumblepantsgreekmickLegobutterfly
  • not12fallnot12fall Member Posts: 65
    Just picked up temple of doom #7199 and peril in peru #7628 for $20. Came with 11 out of the 12 minifigures. Don't know if the rest of the sets are complete. Busy washing it. Kids are happy, but still convincing the spouse it was a good deal.
    crainboandhe
  • ISDAvengerISDAvenger Member Posts: 204
    edited June 2013
    That is a steal, should'nt too hard to convince her.
    not12fall said:

    Just picked up temple of doom #7199 and peril in peru #7628 for $20. Came with 11 out of the 12 minifigures. Don't know if the rest of the sets are complete. Busy washing it. Kids are happy, but still convincing the spouse it was a good deal.

  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 432
    "Still convincing the spouse"??? Just show HER (I'll assume) the MSRP, thats all the proof you need.
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 432
    Done Bricklinking the remainder of #6209, spent less than $5 for the parts I needed. Also built Yoda's house from #4502. Kids happy. They'll be happier when I surprise them w/ the Boba Fett minifig I secretly ordered!
  • CoviCovi BelgiumMember Posts: 286
    Just picked up 4 sets of Ramses Pyramid for € 10 each, which is a real bargain imo only already since it has a nice baseplate in it with some usefull bricks for MOC'ing.
    indigobox
  • purple_hazepurple_haze Member Posts: 95
    Just found a Jays storm fighter #9442 in sainsburys for £3.34! It was on half price, then reduced by 50% because the end of the box was crushed, then reduced by 50% again! I couldn't leave it sat there all sad and alone!!
    Legobutterfly
  • HobHob My Lego houseMember Posts: 223
    Picked up Helms Deep, alien mothership, the yellow city lorry, 2 battle packs of Hoth Star wars (minus figures) and the brand new A wing Star wars set Plus some Halo Megablocks stuff. All for 50quid. I have noticed that a couple of figures are missing from Helms deep but the guys gonna look for them.

    Gotta love gumtree.
    Legobutterfly
  • joeejoee Member Posts: 42
    edited June 2013
    I bought the XT Starship #6780 on kijiji for $20 in it's original box. It was from an estate and I doubt was ever built as the white pieces had no fading even the hoses were straight, all the red/green lights were there plus extras. It even had the plastic top display insert. The other weird thing is that it was also the euro version of the set (I'm in Canada) so the piece count wasn't on the box. Oh yes and once i put in a battery the whole ship lit up.
  • GeddesGeddes Member Posts: 574
    Bought the sdcc 2011 batman. The last exclusive i was missing :) !!!
    BrickDancersamiam391DrmnezMorkMan
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    Cannot believe I can actually brag on this thread....but just got my hands on a bricks lot in a local garage sale, wasnt able to look through the lot of bricks in detail BUT found out it has almost full #7744 along with a Technics set (still need to identify) and a Star Wars sets, need to identify a piece which is from #7778 Mid scale Mill Falcon....paid about $50 for this lot...
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,366
    Found an independent toy store today with a huge amount of CMF in stock. The best part is, an employee apparently has gone through and already labeled all the bags with a sticker to ID the fig. And, amazingly, they didn't go through and pick out all the good ones! Managed to find several between S5 and S10 on my want list, all at RRP. Not a "steal" by any means, but I was happy to pick up several in one go instead of paying for shipping on individuals figs.
    indigoboxkezandhe
  • DrmnezDrmnez USA, Planet earth Member Posts: 852
    Geddes said:

    Bought the sdcc 2011 batman. The last exclusive i was missing :) !!!

    Good for you!! I'm missing the most expensive for my super heroes collection (NYTF mfs)
  • DrmnezDrmnez USA, Planet earth Member Posts: 852
    I just bought the NY I <3 yoda for under $70
    Legobutterflysamiam391
  • GeddesGeddes Member Posts: 574
    Drmnez said:

    Geddes said:

    Bought the sdcc 2011 batman. The last exclusive i was missing :) !!!

    Good for you!! I'm missing the most expensive for my super heroes collection (NYTF mfs)
    They seem to be selling at there lowest recently. Especially if you pick them up individually. Look how I used lowest rather than cheapest lol
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,407
    edited June 2013
    I won an auction on Ebay a couple of weeks ago that I took a gamble on. Mixed in with a bunch of Mega and Knex pieces with misc. Lego was a #721 box with the lid closed. I got it yesterday and inside the box was a completely unused complete 721 inside, totally mint set for 78.00 w/shipping. Along with it were 2 each of straight, curved and standard base plates.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,707

    Went to a garage sale for a family leaving Cameroon this morning. Saw a big chunk of the AT-OT dropship on top of a box of random Lego. Grabbed all 8 boxes for 20,000cfa ($40). No idea what all I have or what is complete but saw a hull for a Viking ship, baseplates for the Temple of the Crystal Skull, some Batman 1, baseplate for Orient Expedition fortress, and all sorts of things. Will post a complete list once I have a chance to go through it. Super excited to have so much to build with, Lego is not exactly easy to come by in Africa.

    While still a great buy, I am rather frustrated by many aspects of this buy. Turns out someone got a couple boxes before I did so I think they have the bottom half of the AT-OT Dropship along with most of the minifigures to everything. Also have exciting/frustrating bits like the sails to Jabbas Sail Barge but not the whole thing, one wheel to the UCS Batmobile, the tractor and jeep from Peril In Peru etc. Best thing so far is I have 99% of a #10174 UCS AT-ST built from the lot, just missing a bit of greebling here and there which should be replaced easily.
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    But its still a lot of bricks for $40 @Bumblepants :P looking to dump the bricks my way :P drop me a message :D
    Bumblepants
  • DrmnezDrmnez USA, Planet earth Member Posts: 852
    Geddes said:

    Drmnez said:

    Geddes said:

    Bought the sdcc 2011 batman. The last exclusive i was missing :) !!!

    Good for you!! I'm missing the most expensive for my super heroes collection (NYTF mfs)
    They seem to be selling at there lowest recently. Especially if you pick them up individually. Look how I used lowest rather than cheapest lol
    Lol
    True but it's finding them that's the issue now
  • lluisgiblluisgib Barcelona (Spain)Member Posts: 221
    Found a #3420 in a Flew Market with the box in perfect condition, all parts new and all stickers perfectly applied without scratches for 10€ :)
  • GeddesGeddes Member Posts: 574
    @drmnez too right, I think most owners cashed in. Thinking the prices have peaked.
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 871
    Managed to pick up a #10214 Tower Bridge for £75 from eBay. It was sold in five separate lots of tan bricks, grey bricks, white bricks etc! There were about 15 bits missing, but not unhappy... :-)
    indigoboxLostInTranslation
  • brickedinbrickedin London, UKMember Posts: 442
    Found a sealed box of series 6 cmf, didn't take too long to pluck the Romans from the rest! Always need more Romans.
    indigobox
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,359
    edited June 2013
    A little late, but I found a #3843 at my local (and when I say local, it's 200 yards from my house) boot sale last Sunday. Got it for £1.50! Just 1 small part missing, that was it! Parts looked pretty mint too. The baseplate's worth that alone, the bricks are a bonus!
    Thinking of using that tan baseplate for an upcoming Lone Ranger display...
  • brickriverbrickriver Member Posts: 27
    we bought a lot of legos at a flea market. and started to sort. we found 4 boston red sox promo mini figs from 1999. and a duplo block with boston red sox on it. I was like holy cow.; they are uber rare. and to find four of them holy crap. I was really happy.
    indigoboxBeavdavee123
  • I was happy to pick up 4 orc forges at one of the new targets in canada for 40$ each.
  • LegoMom1LegoMom1 Member Posts: 652
    @ brickriver said:

    we bought a lot of legos at a flea market. and started to sort. we found 4 boston red sox promo mini figs from 1999. and a duplo block with boston red sox on it. I was like holy cow.; they are uber rare. and to find four of them holy crap. I was really happy.

    As a New Yorker, I really can't give you a 'like' on this, but as a Lego fan, with a special fondness for minifigs and duplo block commemoratives, I must say, what a score!

  • 91stlegotrooper91stlegotrooper Member Posts: 92
    1999 Darth Maul for $1 and a 2002 Jango Fett for $6
    samiam391DrmnezPenkid11
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,252

    2002 Jango Fett for $6

    Color me jealous. ;o)
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,240
    Found a WM with a bunch of stuff on clearance on my way home from Brickworld.
    4x #6868 Hulk breakout (boxes crushed) $25 each
    3x #3848 Pirate plank game $5 each
    3x #9464 Vampire hearse $15 each
    1x #6864 Batmobile/Two face $15
    10x #6858 Catwoman cycle $5 each
    44 total between #30222 #30240 #30213 and #30230 for $1 each.

    And at another WM I grabbed 3 #76009 Superman Black Zero for $15 each.
  • sjerakatsjerakat Member Posts: 27
    I found a Lego collector shop an hour away from my house and I traded the owner 16 or so minifig scale Star Wars sets for both the UCS Imperial Shuttle and Super Star Destroyer misb! The only hard to find sets of my collection were Jango Fetts Slave 1 and Bounty Hunter pursuit, I couldn't believe he went for it!
    Im so in love with the Shuttle!
  • jdylakjdylak Member Posts: 281
    This has got to be one of my best finds yet!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lego-Castle-9-sets-and-at-least-85-characters-4-bags-of-castle-legos-/221231581094?pt=Building_Toys_US&amp;hash=item33826e07a6&amp;nma=true&amp;si=ZZHg2u1iWbpeQuXfvyJ1CkjPl5M%3D&amp;orig_cvip=true&amp;rt=nc&amp;_trksid=p2047675.l2557

    I figured, heck for $80 the figures alone would be worth it. The box came and I just yesterday got everything sorted and I ended up with:

    #7952 KINGDOMS ADVENT CALENDAR
    #7947PRISON TOWER RESCUE
    #7950KNIGHTS SHOWDOWN
    #7955WIZARD
    #7949 PRISON CARRIAGE RESCUE
    #7187 ESCAPE FROM THE DRAGONS PRISON
    #7953 COURT JESTER
  • jdylakjdylak Member Posts: 281
    Ok, I have no idea why my post above cut most of what I said off but, I will try again

    This has got to be one of my best finds yet!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lego-Castle-9-sets-and-at-least-85-characters-4-bags-of-castle-legos-/221231581094?pt=Building_Toys_US&amp;hash=item33826e07a6&amp;nma=true&amp;si=ZZHg2u1iWbpeQuXfvyJ1CkjPl5M%3D&amp;orig_cvip=true&amp;rt=nc&amp;_trksid=p2047675.l2557

    I figured, heck for $80 the figures alone would be worth it. The box came and I just yesterday got everything sorted and I ended up with:

    #7952 KINGDOMS ADVENT CALENDAR
    #7947PRISON TOWER RESCUE
    #7950KNIGHTS SHOWDOWN
    #7955WIZARD
    #7949 PRISON CARRIAGE RESCUE
    #7187 ESCAPE FROM THE DRAGONS PRISON
    #7953 COURT JESTER
    #7188 KING'S CARRIAGE AMBUSH
    #7948 OUTPOST ATTACK
    #7946 KING'S CASTLE
    #852922 BATTLE PACK
    #852921 BATTLE PACK
    #6016 KNIGHT'S ARSENAL
    #6049 VIKING VOYAGER
    #6039 TWIN ARM LAUNCHER
    #1974 SMUGGLERS HAYRIDE
    #6061 SEIGE TOWER
    #6066 CAMOUFLAGED OUTPOST
    #6077 FORESTMANS RIVER FORTRESS
    #6080 KING'S CASTLE

    No instructions but I grabbed the ones for the newer sets of Bl really cheap. All the sets had all the minifigures for them. Most of the classic castle sets were a bonus to me as I did not see them in the picture. It was a Buy It Now at 3:30 in the morning and I grabbed it just by seeing the figures. It pays to be on ebay at 3:30 am!

    I am hoping another auction I won comes thru as well. I have done great with auctions where all you have is a picture of a box of Lego. Just one picture, nothing else. I can make out certain pieces from that. This is how I scored my Airport Shuttle. I could see an end of a monorail track and the red motor cover. Sure enough, complete set. Anyways, I just picked one up yesterday of 18 pounds. $160. All older space and city sets with instructions. I got a message from the guy saying he just found another box of 18 pounds that is pretty much all road plates and he was going to send them AT NO EXTRA CHARGE!
    Bumblepants
  • LegoMom1LegoMom1 Member Posts: 652
    ^That is a great haul and you got very, very lucky this time, but don't let that Lego high you're on cloud you judgement and wait for early morning deals. The time was just coincidence or just plain luck. After all, Ebay is worldwide, therefore your 3:30 am is someone else's lunch time so you can't rely on that logic. Still, you did great, enjoy.
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,052
    Well I had a bonus of points added to my credit card account which I could use on amazon. Just bought the Haunted House for free...
    LegoMom1
  • cardgeniuscardgenius Member Posts: 153
    Found an #6086 on Craigslist for $50. It's 100% complete with original box and instructions.
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    Got 100% complete #4483 AT-AT and #7163 republic gunship with boxes and original instructions for $165. :)
  • ludzikludzik US (SoCal)Member Posts: 430

    Found an #6086 on Craigslist for $50. It's 100% complete with original box and instructions.

    wow !!!
    Why can't I find a deal like that !!
    cardgenius
  • sandtherapysandtherapy Member Posts: 108
    I picked up a mint 7093 last week from a facebook goodies group. Box is in great shape, instructions included and the set is 100% complete. Not bad for $40.
  • pricey73pricey73 UKMember Posts: 352
    A work colleague was having a clear out of his loft and gave (for free) me all of these, complete with instructions:-

    #6285-Black Seas Barracuda
    #6274-Governors Ship "Sea Hawk"
    #6271-Admirals Ship "Sea Lion"
    #6273-Port Jamaica
    #6276-Governors Fort Sabre
    #6270-Shark Island/Pirates nest
    #1599-Britannia plane
    #6385-Fire Station
    #6613-Telephone Booth
    #6833-Beacon Tracer
    #6687-Turbo Prop
    #6523-Ambulance
    #6645-Street Sweeper
    #6850-Auxiliary Patroller

    Just need to wash it all to get rid of that "loft" smell now.
    I did offer to pay him but he really didn't want anything, he said I was doing him a favour by taking it.
    Couldn't really argue with that!
    Legoboybrickedingreekmick
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,698
    Dear Lord, I wish I had work colleagues like that.

    That is a great find.
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