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  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Member Posts: 2,729
    ^ That's a large change from when I was buying bulk lots. Still, I don't think the figs are worth the $300 he wants for them, not even close. 
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 651
    ^You're absolutely right about his price for the figs. Sure, he has a bunch of sought-after spacemen and castle figs, but not $300 worth. But considering that you would probably have to pay at least $60 total to get that trans-yellow dome and the three crater baseplates elsewhere, I think that justifies the price of the parts lot. Oh well, I'll post my results once I finish working on it. 
  • Russell844Russell844 Member Posts: 2,482
    I was at a TRU tonight. They had the largest Jurassic World set, the one with Dr. Wu, "as-is" for 50% off at $69.90. The box was taped closed. It felt really full and heavy. Debating on going back for it. Should I?
  • novicebuilder101novicebuilder101 Member Posts: 130
    Will they let you inspect the contents before buying? I once bought a advanced tie fighter set from Kmart and it was taped shut with a random bootleg set inside. Luckily they let me return it.
  • Russell844Russell844 Member Posts: 2,482
    I doubt it. It has a big red as-is sticker on the front with the price on it.
  • novicebuilder101novicebuilder101 Member Posts: 130
    Hmm, buy it and inspect it in front of the customer service desk. If it's full of junk, you can raise a stink and they would probably let you exchange it.

    As for what I would personally do, I'd bring along my postage/food scale and weigh the box. You could look up the weight on Amazon. 

    ^ Not a bad idea! Mind you 500g of LEGO does weigh the same as 500g of dog kibble...
  • novicebuilder101novicebuilder101 Member Posts: 130
    Hah I'm picturing the crook now rubbing his chin a la Indiana Jones. Grabbing a small handful of kibble and tossing it aside before taping shut the Lego box. 
  • djhirokundjhirokun Member Posts: 1
    Was at Wal-Mart and saw a cart full of Lego.  All the boxes were covered in heavy dust.  I was able to find Star Wars Rancor and Millenium Falcon for 40 each.  I could only take once since I did have to buy groceries.  I purchased the Falcon.  I have to go back and see if they have anything else left.
  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 343

    Yesterday I managed to pick up the following:-

    #4726 Quidditch Practice - 95% complete with instructions, no box

    #4714 Gringotts Bank - 90% complete with instructions, no box

    #4707 Hagrids Hut - 95% complete with instructions, no box

    #4768 Durmstrang Ship- 100% complete, no instructions or box

    The incomplete sets are missing only minor bricks, the #4768 Durmstrang ship parts are in mint condition, looks like it has only been built once and has a set of printed instruction with it.

    There was also a small amount of spare parts & mini-figs included as well.

    Paid £60 in total

    I went to the same place where I got the above "haul" last Saturday and came a way with this "haul of just over 7kg of Harry Potter spares.

    I have identified parts from the following sets:- #4701 #4702 #4704 #4705 #4706 #4709 x2 #4728 #4731 #4721 #4722 #4723 #4752 4762 #4733 #4756 #4750

    none of them are complete, there are a few mini-figs & parts.

    Looks like I will be spending a while completing the sets.

    I paid £60 again for all these parts :)

  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 343
    For some reason, (probably my fault), the pictures have embedded themselves in my earlier post that I quoted last week :(
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 651
    $15 Minifig haul on I would be thrilled to have gotten Samwise at that price, let alone about 40 other minifigures. 
  • The_IveysThe_Iveys Member Posts: 64
    Picked up 79117 at Wal-Mart the other day for $34, and 70808 at a different Wal-Mart for$25...
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks Member Posts: 1,367
    @matticus_bricks I did not realize Samwise was worth that much. Cheapest US copy on Bricklink is $35.95!
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 651
    iccarus said:
    @matticus_bricks I did not realize Samwise was worth that much. Cheapest US copy on Bricklink is $35.95!
    It snuck up on me too! Not too long ago, the value was around $20, and I kept putting off getting one until the price started to soar. When I saw him in this lot, I jumped at the opportunity. But I wouldn't be surprised if more turn up in the coming years as kids start to sell their childhood Lego. 
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu Member Posts: 2,318
    @Roberto_R, 6970, a great set. It was one of the first big space sets I got, like all my old sets, its currently dismantled for cleaning.
  • Roberto_RRoberto_R Member Posts: 17
    edited July 2015
    VorpalRyu said:
    @Roberto_R, 6970, a great set. It was one of the first big space sets I got, like all my old sets, its currently dismantled for cleaning.
    VorpalRyu i should do the same with mines (cleaning), but I like to see them displayed, from time to time I dismantle one, wash it then mount it again... but there are too much!

    These ones are the firsts that I buy used, all my classic space collection sets were given to me as a gift when I was a kid: those ones were packed in boxes for almost 10 years, and I haven't finished mounting everything (fun with the kids now :smile: ).
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu Member Posts: 2,318
    @Roberto_R, all my sets were in storage at our family's workshop for something like the last 15-20 years, after some arguments with my parents, I finally got the ok to repossess them recently. Having children is great ammunition in those situations...

    I had most of the old stuff cleaned, but with the school holidays comes extra kids & so all that work got undone, so clean, clean again... :(
  • lordzaraklordzarak Member Posts: 329
    Earlier today, I picked up a #6086 Black Knights Dungeon Master's Castle for $60. Came with box and instructions. Parts were nicely bagged and I spent an hour or so putting it together. 
  • jadedancjadedanc Member Posts: 1,302
    edited July 2015
    Got a HP#4756 99% complete for $60  only missing animals, candy bar, lollipop decoration, came also with Harry & Peter Pedigrew only need to find Lupin and Sirius :) happy dance!!
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 4,002
    edited July 2015
    iccarus said:
    @matticus_bricks I did not realize Samwise was worth that much. Cheapest US copy on Bricklink is $35.95!
     Which is madness when you can buy the entire set on bricklink for only slightly more.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,729
    Not terribly exciting but found a Microfighter Star Destroyer at Kroger for $5.99. They were clearing out those as well as some small Creator sets. Thought I would share in case anyone else might want to check their store
  • AdelecAdelec Member Posts: 171
    I found this little lot stuffed in a money bag in a local charity shop. I nearly passed on it seeing the monster things, then I noticed the bunny head, so not bad for £5!
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca Member Posts: 619
    I wanted to post a picture, but for some reason, I can't see the buttons to attach images or other HTML formatting from my mobile phone, so I suppose text will have to suffice for now. I came across a remarkable find on eBay earlier this month. It was basically a complete 9V train layout, but still MISB from 1992! Included was the 4564 Load N Haul Railroad, the 4554 Metro Station, a set of the switching rails (points), two of the 8-piece straight rail sets, two of the 8-piece curve rail sets, and finally, the coup d'grace, the 4558 Metroliner! Pictures of the boxes were all I had to go on, and they (for the most part) looked to be in cruddy shape. Only the accessory rail boxes and the Metroliner box (thank goodness!!) were in great condition. However, I was willing to take a gamble. The asking price was high, but I always wanted a Lego Train from the 9V years, and my Emerald Night needed some proper track!

    I actually made the seller some lower offers, and eventually, I managed to make a deal with her for lower than the listed price. Anxiously, I awaited the arrival. Sure enough, I opened the large box to find all the sets still sealed (the points were opened, but the track inside was clearly unused; 4563 had a broken seal, too) and in the crap condition that I expected them to be in. However, that was only on the outside. Inside, all the bags and pieces were in immaculate, sealed shape. The instructions and 1992 set catalogs were as smooth and shiny as the day they were printed. Truly, it was worth the price, and I have suddenly burst onto the 9V scene a decade too late, but in this condition, the motors, track, and regulator will last me a long time.

    So far, I've only built the diesel from Load N Haul Railroad for testing purposes. I'm saving the Metroliner for a special building occasion. My plan is to take that diesel's 9V motor and find a way to convert the Emerald Night to 9V without resorting to the conventional "stick it under the tender" approach.
  • Roberto_RRoberto_R Member Posts: 17
    edited July 2015
    Just bought #6441 and #6520 on the local ads, some missing pieces that can easily be found in BL!

    Seller also has 6454 but the astronaut and the lower half of the meteor are missing, not sure if I'll go for it.

  • kioko21kioko21 Member Posts: 77
    Picked up a copy of #4867 Hogwarts, the other day for £35 100% complete with all the minifigures. Just needed a bit of a clean! Very happy! ...though wish I could find some more of the hp bargains that people have posted bout finding on here recently! 
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt Member Posts: 778
    #7961, #75004, #9460, 2x#9488, #8086, #8015, #8014, #7914, #75041, #7964, #9515. All complete with minifigures and apart from a layer of dust in Ming condition. Also some extra prequel minifigs Inc mace windy and Darth Christopher Lee.
    Wife found it on Facebook today and asked me if it was worth £80. Yes and went straight round to collect!
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 454
    Just snagged the Unitron Monorail Transport base off eBay. $175, but considering they go for typically double that, I'm overall pleased. Only missing a handful of easily-replicable pieces. Motor is in good shape, all track is present and accounted for. Now that begs the question: do I rebuild the set as original, or stick with my plan and simply use the pieces for the monorail I'm building in my Lego cit?
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,241
    I like things in Ming condition.
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 4,002
    SumoLego said:
    I like things in Ming condition.
    Things always get a bit ming when Mace Windy is involved.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu Member Posts: 2,318
    I am Merciless when it comes to Lego, it must be Ming condition! :wink: 
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 651

    I got all of these for $20 at a flea market. All of the gold on the classic space logos are near mint! I bought it from this older guy who had boxes of Lego he was sifting through to pull out the cool stuff (a lot of old space) and he had a bin filled with individually bagged minifigs with prices and he let me pick stuff out of a tray: I parted together the black spaceman this way. He had $12 on the blue spaceman alone and $3-4 on the other minifigs but he was very nice and said I could have all of this for $20 so I was very happy! He also complemented by Benny the Spaceman T-shirt. :)
  • DuchessaDuchessa Member Posts: 287
    The green forestman to the right on the lower row - where is he from? What a great looking guy! :)
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 651
    @Duchessa The torso and legs are from the Actor CMF (I can't remember which series he was from off the top of my head) and the head and helmet are from various Castle minifigs in the 90's. I think the body would function well for a forestman though!
  • DuchessaDuchessa Member Posts: 287
    @matticus_bricks Thanks! I'll check the CMF-series. Could use one or two of those for a MOC :) 
  • YodaliciousYodalicious Member Posts: 1,366
    Duchessa said:
    @matticus_bricks Thanks! I'll check the CMF-series. Could use one or two of those for a MOC :) 

    Series 8.
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 651
    @Duchessa I can see a lot of MOC potential with them! They've become kind of expensive though. It also pairs well with the Shakespeare minifig from The Lego Movie. 
  • Legoist61Legoist61 Member Posts: 27

     Two weeks ago bought at a thrift shop a box with 9 kilograms of Lego and an almost complete #8674 :)

    Now the hard job to build all the sets hidden in the lot.

  • 3stackshs3stackshs Member Posts: 299
    Grabbed a collection with these for $80:

    75002 Police Patrol
    9465 Monster Fighters The Zombies
    4431 Ambulance
    7946 Kings Castle
    7639 Camper
    60036 Arctic Base Camp
    4202 Mining Truck
    8404 Public Transportation
    31005 Custom Hauler
    60047 Police Station
    21118 Minecraft The Mine
    60045 Police Patrol
    60014 Coast Guard Patrol
    70807 Metalbeards Duel
    70812 Creative Ambush
    60002 Fire Truck
    60007 High Speed Chase
    60033 Arctic Ice Crawler
    60000 Fire Motorcycle
    60018 Cement Mixer
    4432 Garbage Truck
    75016 The Homing Spider Droid
    75015 Coporate Alliance Tank Droid
    10244 Fairground Mixer
    60041 Police Crook Pursuit
    76026 Gorilla Grodd Goes Bananas
    3181 Passenger Plane
    60016 Tanker Truck

    There are defitely more as I have a large pile left, but these ones are the ones I am certain of.
  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman Member Posts: 1,524
    That's alot of LEGO for $80.
  • VenunderVenunder Member Posts: 2,667
    I see these huge hauls of lego and think they must be stolen from somewhere and dumped in your Thrift shops by the crooks. :)
    Anyone who bought these sets must know they are worth 10x what you paid for them?
    Fair Ground Mixer alone would have cost more than $80.

    Is lego just another tool for money laundering in the USA? :)

  • pharmjodpharmjod Member Posts: 2,916
    @3stackshs thanks for your service and congrats on the haul :)
  • rdflegordflego Member Posts: 324
    Picked up some local sales recently and got some Ninjago, Chima and a Disney Princess set. Around 1000 pieces for £18 which isn't bad
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Member Posts: 3,639
    ^Like candy...
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