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Hobbit Brick On Ebay

SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
Its up on ebay folks. Feel free to speculate on value, I've no idea. Obviously I would like high!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LEGO-TT-Games-Exclusive-Hobbit-Brick-/331354521480?
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  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,450
    I'll put this on the home page shortly...
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    Why thank you :-)
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,450
    If I may say, though, the presentation of the auction leaves a lot to be desired: the background kitchen clutter will not help sell it.

    Don't you have a sheet of paper you can photograph it against?
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited October 2014
    WHAT?! The spatula isn't included? Well, that's me out. ;oP

    Oh, wait, i geddit... the distant spatula was for size comparison. It's a new take on the banana.

    (This post is going to make no sense to so many people). :oP

    (Gotta' say though, that that is one AMAY-ZING donation, those things are totally unheard of outside of the industry. Well done Greatrix and Kevbags).
    andheAndormadforLEGOGothamConstructionCo
  • LegoKipLegoKip A cottage by the sea, California, US Member Posts: 259
    ^^Got it! ;)

    And, good luck Kev & Fairy Bricks!
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty CanadaMember Posts: 547
    edited October 2014
    Shhh nobody tell @samiam391
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
    edited October 2014
    @SirKevbags‌ - I think I want to win this more than anyone, so the less competition the better...

    ... but in the name of charity.... that title leaves a lot to be desired and you should change it to increase views. Right now you have very few key words.

    Perhaps something like: "LEGO The Hobbit Bard the Bowman TT games Exclusive Video Game Brick RARE".

    Also, @Huw‌ is right on those pictures... get a few more, and get a nice clean, white background. The spatula is a bit deterring if I do say so myself. Get rid of that second one in there... these things are rare. Having 2 in the first picture isn't going to show that considering how little people know about these things. They're less likely to believe it's rare if they see one and then half of another.

    That being said... I'm going to win it. ;o)
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,217
    I'd say don't put RARE in the title, these days i think more people filter out the word rare than search for it.

    I've shared this around facebook and twitter, seeing as I'm toi skint to bid, so hopefully that'll help at least a little.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,450
    edited October 2014
    All good points. @sirkevbags, get the listing sorted and it's on the home page... :-)
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,705
    Want it but I am sure it will be out of my price range and I hope it is by some way too.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    It appears I can't change things now that bids have been received.

    What you're all missing is that the picture was taken in Carls kitchen, adding to its authenticity ; -)
    Shib
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    But I do promise that if this auction goes well and we are lucky enough to secure more bricks in the future I'll do better pictures. Could be one of these next.........
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  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    ^ Oh-Em-Gee!!!

    @SirKevbags If you really are in possession of that awesome pile of TTbrickness, and have freedom to auction/raffle off as you choose, then PLEEEEEEEEASE consider holding a couple of them back for the next Fairy-Raffle, so that folks without oodles of dough have a slim chance of winning one (or two, or three).

    OR better yet, maybe you could give one or two their own separate raffle. I'm sure hundreds of singular donated raffle pounds all added together will amount to just as much as one rich b*gger out-bidding everyone on ebay. :o)

    If i could choose, my personal fave would be LotR Frodo... or Indiana... or Iron man... or... *trails off, dreaming of splendiferous things*
    Andor
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,936
    ^Yup. What this man said. :-)
    Andor
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    I think Sam just had a heart attack from that pic
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  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    edited October 2014
    Probably did lol. I know I did :)
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
    Oh my.... heart.....................
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  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
    I must admit, I'm surprised by the high price this item is commanding.

    I am also somewhat concerned over a 0 feedback new bidder that is placing an abnormally large amount of bids on the item, it may be in your best interest to cancel it @SirKevbags‌ . I typically tolerate them, but certainly not on an item that is trending towards $1k.
  • kempo81kempo81 Wiltshire, UKMember Posts: 961
    edited October 2014
    ^ worth pointing out the seller is (0) feedback also... That's fine for us on here but to an outside party they might wonder how genuine the seller is with such a rare item??

    I'm pretty sure the current price will be toppled and the zero feedback bidder will be a distant memory but it's a bridge @SirKevbags‌ will cross when he comes to it I'm sure.

    As for the price the item is commanding, just imagine how high it would be with a better description and some decent pics ;oP
    sidersddSirKevbagsLegoKipsamiam391
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty CanadaMember Posts: 547
    It's feels just like Yesterday I was winning the auction with my, what appears now as a meager, bid of £101.01 . But in the end, I'm glad it's more than I can afford since it's going to a great cause! good luck with the rest of the auction Kev.
    kempo81SirKevbagsLegoKip
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,450
    edited October 2014
    It's on Gizmodo now, hence the big jump in price today.

    They often republish stuff from Brickset so I'll take half the credit still :-)
    ShibSirKevbagsLegoKipkempo81
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702

    It's feels just like Yesterday I was winning the auction with my, what appears now as a meager, bid of £101.01 .

    And to think I nearly placed the opening bid but was fearful of being out £50 and getting lumbered with it!
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,143
    Really nice cause but I had to tap out midway through the bidding :) Good luck to the bidders still involved, it will definitely be a well earned reward.
    SirKevbags
  • morezonemorezone Member Posts: 207
    Auction seems to be going really well. At least it seems as though I didn't vastly over pay when I acquired mine last year.
    SirKevbags
  • LegoKipLegoKip A cottage by the sea, California, US Member Posts: 259
    Woohooo, it's topped $1000/£620 !!
    SirKevbagslegomattBasta
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    Is there just this one available? Seems pretty expensive!
    Andor
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,217
    @TarDomo‌ - did you read the description, these are usually only given to employees at TT games, it's a very rare and unique item. Plus as it's an auction the price is being set by the buyers not the seller.
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    edited October 2014
    @Shib yes I got that this is VERY rare but I was still thinking if there may be another avaiblable somewhere but it seems there is not and maybe won't be. And I understood that the price was a result from the current bid. I meant it is expensive to get it, not that seller wants too much of money.
    Andor
  • BrickaholicBrickaholic UKMember Posts: 342
    T- 10 minutes, good luck Kev
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    Nice work Kev, $1200AUD is a decent price.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,520
    Congrats Kev!!! Great amount raised :-)
  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 590
    Congrats!
    SirKevbags
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    gone with 692£. Kids are gonna get a lot of Legos to hospital that is nice.
    SirKevbagsAndor
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    ^ That is a great sum. Excellent job.

    Right!
    692... So if 139 forum users each donated a fiver... (Just thinking out loud, here)... ;oP

    Well done Carl, Kev, and the TT people.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    @legomatt‌ We needed to establish an open market value for one of these and that has been done now.

    It's possible a raffle could have generated a similar amount, it could have exceeded it BUT it is also a lot more work to manage. Again it's possible for the future if we are lucky enough to secure more bricks and a decision on that will be made as and when the opportunity comes up.
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  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited November 2014
    ^ @SirKevbags Oh yes, I totally agree. Didn't mean to sound like i was challenging the auction - far from it. Auction was a must. Market values to be established, and all that.
    (My last post was written more in jest, as a follow up to my earlier one, than any serious next-step type suggestion; i'm not even sure a raffle would match this, £700 a high benchmark for anything to follow).

    :o)
  • TLGTLG Member Posts: 125
    1106.89 US Dollars, that's pretty good for considering how small our community is:) Little too rich for my blood though...
    Andor
  • LegoKipLegoKip A cottage by the sea, California, US Member Posts: 259
    Congratulations on your successful fundraiser with the Hobbit brick.
    Brilliant shopping!

    The Fairy Bricks stickers on each box are a nice touch, too. I really like those.
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    ^^ Great you got sets from different themes and with different sizes. The one who bought the Hobbit brick must be happy and proud of himself.
  • pricey73pricey73 UKMember Posts: 352
    @TarDomo‌, we were merely the couriers as we live down the road from the hospice. @SirKevbags‌ should have all the credit for organising it all.
    LegoKip
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    @pricey73 Yes of course. Great job. But also the one who bought the brick did great charity. Anyway the most important was that the kids in the hospital got those legos.
  • monkeymonkey Member Posts: 234
    edited December 2014
    I couldn't find a general Fairy bricks thread, so thought I'd ask here: do you have and if so why don't you display pictures of children actually enjoying the lego?

    All the pictures I see here and on the website are somewhat "sterile": brand new boxes carefully stacked around posing people. It looks odd and insufficient as the charity's aim is to deliver the joy to children through playing with lego, but there is no evidence of joy of playing taking place in those photos.

    This is not a criticism just seems odd hence the question why, as normally charities display pictures of their aim being achieved (food aid - children eating, medicine supply - people receiving care, and so on). They do that for obvious reason as people like to see results of their actions (i.e. results of their giving), and so it encourages further contribution.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    More than happy to answer that question and it's a very fair one.

    I can only speak for the UK but taking pictures of children is very difficult. If you ever see donation ones without children it's because parents have been unwilling to offer consent for their children to be part of them on donation day. Or parents do consent and children don't want to be involved.

    We would love to see more pictures of the sets in action, we do request them and some have arrived but with instructions that they are not to be published. I agree it's a shame and it's an issue that could probably be pushed harder and those shots may increase revenue but it's also something else for the massively over worked play teams to have to do and quite honestly it would end up so far down their priority list it would never happen.

    monkeysidersddTarDomoLostInTranslationpricey73Shibsnowhitieoldtodd33Daragh
  • monkeymonkey Member Posts: 234
    Thanks Kev that makes sense.
    TarDomoSirKevbags
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310

    I can only speak for the UK but taking pictures of children is very difficult.

    I think you can speak for the US as well.... where they absolutely don't allow the kids to be photographed.

  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman UKMember Posts: 1,510
    margot said:

    I can only speak for the UK but taking pictures of children is very difficult.

    I think you can speak for the US as well.... where they absolutely don't allow the kids to be photographed.

    Its kind of ironic, when they turn 16 they will probably have been plastering their face all over twitters equivalent at the time for the last 4 years.

    Don't try to take a picture of your kid playing football for the school team though, other parents go mental at that.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,217
    ^ I actually had someone complain about me taking pictures of my friends at an ice rink because they thought I might be taking pictures of children. The staff were great, just asked me to sign a paper saying I wasn't and agreed the parent who complained was being overly protective. I could have understood if it was a swimming pool or the beach, but at an ice rink where people are wrapped up in layers just seemed ridiculous.
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