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Cafe Corner redesigned

Nine months ago I start my project: Get my own Cafe Corner. The price for a new one was insane so... bricklink it!

In the process I saw that the back corner was a waste of space IMHO. So I made a redesign. I post my design here as a dream.

The changes was:
1) Add a back door with some details
2) Add a kitchen on the wasted space under the stairs on the 1st floor
3) Replace the stairs of the 1st floor with mobile stairs on it like in the PS
4) Redesign the stairs in each floor to fit on the new design.

The space of the stairs in the roof, the 1st floor and second floor are excactly the same for a better symmetry.

At that time I doesnt has the money. But with a little of patience, work and time I got a 99% of the original parts new from [email protected] and bricklink and 1% like new or a replacement with very similiar ones (the original windows frames add $75 to the project so I use a good replacement with new pieces).

Here is my MOC...

But now I need to pay some bills again and need to sell it. The price to make it real was $395 only the parts (no time included). Now I need an advice for a suggested price before list it on ebay. It was built only once and then packaged by level on zip-bags to store it. Include all the minifigs and utensils (new), add doors, archs and other details, replaced the windows (frames and windows with equivalent ones) and grey parrots (used the old grey color). Initially I think to replace the front doors, blue arch and other expensive pieces but was not the same look so I get the original ones and really looks awesome.

Any thoughts?

Comments

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,318
    It is not CC so be careful if you list it calling it that. If you have the rare parts, you might want to sell them individually. Or try selling it as a MOC.

    The important thing is to be honest about what it is - and what it isn't.

    You may have bought the parts new, but they are now used.

    Say that you don't have genuine instructions or box, if that is the case.
  • fjknowfjknow Member Posts: 8
    CCC said:

    It is not CC so be careful if you list it calling it that. If you have the rare parts, you might want to sell them individually. Or try selling it as a MOC.

    The important thing is to be honest about what it is - and what it isn't.

    You may have bought the parts new, but they are now used.

    Say that you don't have genuine instructions or box, if that is the case.

    I will list as a MOC it isnt an Original Cafe Corner. And really is not new because I built it once, as you say. But is not really 'used' (played with), was not on display for a long time (just for a couple of weeks), the pieces was never washed and doesnt collect dust on the display period.

    I will be really honest, thats the reason why I am looking for your advice for a final price or for a start price if listed as an auction.

    But I dont know how much it really cost and dont want to underestimate it. I dont have the original box or instructions, obviously. But the buyer will get my own design in LDD as an extra, a good improvement IMHO.
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    fjknow said:

    And really is not new because I built it once, as you say. But is not really 'used' (played with), was not on display for a long time (just for a couple of weeks), the pieces was never washed and doesnt collect dust on the display period.

    If it isn't new, it's used. You can say it's "used in excellent condition", but claiming it's "new" would be bending the truth.
  • GIR3691GIR3691 Member Posts: 654
    "Custom Cafe Corner
    Very close to the official set except for a few modifications and part substitutions.
    Used condition: Built once, kept on display, stored in ziplock bags."

    Just make it clear that it's not the official set but it's very similar. I've seen built Cafe Corners with no instructions or boxes go for $500 on eBay. Just see what they're currently selling at in similar condition and go a bit lower.
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,379
    Nice job. I was thinking of squaring mine off too.
  • philiptoysphiliptoys Member Posts: 31
    Like it ,PM send .
  • StuBoyStuBoy New ZealandMember Posts: 623
    GIR3691 said:

    "Just see what they're currently selling at in similar condition and go a bit lower.

    I agree - price it a little lower than what a complete bricklinked set is going for (minus instructions). A buyer could be interested in getting it to obtain 99% of the parts for the official CC, then obtain the rarer ones from bricklink.
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