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^^^ Maybe. maybe not. Actually, I didn't noticed the first time that the last couple of sets were minis. Still, this is a place to post your "great finds" not your profits.
And if you sold them here, you really shouldn't have posted that...
Your juvenile (and just plain strange) posts and general forum etiquette are found irritating by many. Several users have offered up constructive feedback on how to become a respected member of this community, yet you continue to rub people up the wrong way.
I suggest that you spend some time reading existing discussions on the forum in order to gain a sense of how things are done here, as I for one feel my patience waning...
But here is what makes this a "great find". Upon inspecting it at home, I found there was a piece of tape with a bit of wrapping paper stuck to the front. So this set has been in someone's house.
Standard banter would tell you that a set you purchase in Wal-Mart that has been in someone's house has more than likely been compromised. At a minimum the minifigs should be missing. More likely the entire contents will have been replaced with junk.
Opened it up and I was pleased to find all the parts present and accounted for.
Here we go:
Got that for $580. I could see the Café Corner well enough. The mystery was in the two boxes on the side opened. I could tell the one has a raised baseplate in it and wasn't sure what it was. I only asked about the Café Corner. I asked if the pieces were in the box. He replied telling me "all the pieces for the big buildings will be there either sealed bags or for some they may be in the tub". I guess I didn't pick up on the plural word BUILDINGS as the two other boxes are Market Street and Green Grocer. I'm just blown away right now.
I don't know if you'll believe me, but I was going to bid on that auction. Had it saved in my watch list, but completely forgot about it until about an hour after the auction had ended.
A great haul, glad one of our own was able to score it! :o)
$12- #9470 Shelob Attacks
$6.50- #9469 Gandalf Arrives
$15- #9471 Uruk-Hai Army
$6- #6858 Catwoman Catcycle City Chase
$6- #6865 Captain America's Avenging Cycle
$15- #6868 Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout
$6- #9462 The Mummy
$6.50- #75001 Republic Troopers vs. Sith Troopers
$5- #75007 Republic Assault Ship & Coruscant
$5- #9676 TIE Interceptor & Death Star
$6.50- #9489 Endor Rebel Trooper & Imperial Trooper Battle Pack
$12- #3187 Butterfly Beauty Shop
$3- several series 6 minifigs
So I've picked up the haul and the whole 2-hour trip my mind is racing guessing at what I might have. I have some idea based on my preliminary inspection. The LEGO bricks were packed to the top of one of those gray plastic bins. The guy meet me at a storage center, and I was a little late so I didn't want to take up more of his time by going through all of the stuff in front of him. I made the long trip so I was going home with the bin either way. I was able to peek inside of a blue LEGO case that looked to be from the early 90s. It was packed with vintage castle instructions! At this point I started to get pretty excited. I threw everything in the back of the Jeep and headed home. The first thing I did when I got home is inventoried the instructions I had. They aren't in great condition, but really for what they are I am thrilled. Here is what was in the blue case:
Horse Cart #6022
Twin Arm Launcher #6039
Blacksmith shop #6040
Armor Shop #6041:
Battering Ram #6062
Black Monarch's Castle #6085
Stunt 'Coper N' Truck #6357
Family Car #6633
Highway Maintenance Truck #6653
Camouflaged Outpost #6066
Forestmen's River Fortress #6077
Turbo Prop #6687
Police Rescue Boat #4010
Rescue Helicopter #6697
Knight's Castle #6073
Forestmen's Hideout #6054
King Kahuka's Throne #6262
Inter-Planetary Shuttle #6848
Renegade Runner #6268
Barnacle Bay Value Pack #1729
Kings Castle #6080
As you can imagine I was at this point trying to temper my excitement, because realistically I knew it would be a miracle if all of the pieces were in the bucket. Still, I had about 45 IBS of something.
I had to decide which set to build first. The Armor Shop #6041 was the only set that looked to be intact so that only took a bit to finish up.
The Armor Shop #6041 -99.9% complete
missing: the knight's banner flag
Next I decided to go big! I figured there might be a good bit of set cannibalism as the building goes on so, I decided to start with my favorite of the bunch; Kings Castle #6080. It....took....hours..... plus the air isn't working up stairs so It was like a sauna in the bathroom. I had poured all the pieces in the tub. My original plan was to clean all of the pieces, then put them together, but I decided to build first, then individually clean the sets. This is messy I know, but I was ready to build! I am happy to say the first day of building went well. I found most of the pieces, and think the ones I missed are just hiding really well. Two sets down!
Kings Castle #6080 98-99% complete
white helmet flare thingy (what's this called?)
3x flat black sqaures
May I use this excuse the next time I get into hot water? ;)
So on day two of my reconstruction project I was able to pretty much complete the Black Monarch's Castle #6085 . It did take several hours, and some of the pieces were very hard to locate. Sadly, it is missing a couple of the unique pieces. So if any of you can point me in the right direction to buy them I'd appreciate it.
blue and red horse skirts
broken dragon banner
I'll post a picture when I get home
I found a few pieces
flat black sqaure