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Do accessories usually come with minifigs bought on Bricklink?

PurpleLegoPurpleLego Member Posts: 8
edited December 2011 in Buying & Selling Topics
I'm thinking about collecting Star Wars and / or Harry Potter minifigs.

I was looking at Bricklink and was wondering do things like lightsabers, blasters and wands come with the minifig? Occasionally I see "with blaster" but usually there is no indication. I noticed on Amazon and eBay the accessories usually come with it.

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  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,062
    edited December 2011
    You can ask questions to sellers on BL.

    It is whatever they describe.. I guess the pics may show something but do not assume for BL.
    If you have questions, you should definitely ask the seller before purchase.
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    Always a good idea to ask the Seller as too many will surprise you sending only the mini figures. The price could get a bit high but its always ask first :P
  • LegogeekLegogeek Orange County, CaliforniaMember Posts: 711
    As others have said, if you don't see it listed with accessories, make sure to ask.
    First time I bought some I did not pay attention to the listings, and I did not ask, and thus I was a bit disappointed when I got some CMFs without their accessories (fortunately for me it was a very small order).
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,922
    It depends on the vendor. But generally no. And I say that with confidence, as a BL seller and buyer myself.

    Here's why and it's not to screw the buyer.

    Based on how BL organizes their information by set, minifig accessories are usually linked with the set's content of parts (bricks, plates, tiles, etc). Minifigs are broken out separately (headgear, head, body wear, torso, legs). For example, a random Indiana Jones set - the whip and gun are listed with the set's parts, not with the fig.

    So if were to list Indiana by his minifig ID#, BL would automatically post just the fig to my store. If the whip and gun were included - you would see it noted in the comments of the listing. Otherwise it's assumed that it's not included.

    I hope this makes sense.

  • GIR3691GIR3691 Member Posts: 671
    It will be the minifig as pictured unless otherwise specified. See Mr. Freeze from the old Batman line, for example. He had an accessory that attached to him, so there are two listings, one with just the minifig, helmet, and neck bracket, and another with the complete assembly. Look at the picture and the description, it's usually clear what it includes.
  • MatthewMatthew Cheshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 3,735
    As a general rule - no. There has been a lot of confusion on this, especially with the CMs. In my store, I sell the figures on there own in the minifigure category, and with their accessories as a set. If I'm including the stand with one in the minifigure category, I'll always add a comment. Some sellers list the figure with accessories as a minifigure though, and don't say anything, which may skew up the price guide and seem expensive, when it's actually a bargain. Example, just the figure http://www.bricklink.com/storeDetail.asp?b=-6158749&h=223791&itemIDseq=100116 and figure with accessories http://www.bricklink.com/storeDetail.asp?b=-6158749&h=223791&itemIDseq=99804

    In the case of HP/SW, unless the seller is including it as a freebie, don't expect anything else than is pictured.

    Hope this helps
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    A lot of times is WYSIWYG :P but then their are other sellers who do not bother to write a proper description to the item. Something funny happened with me few months back. I made a small order on BL for 3 CMF's. My mistake was I did not pay attention for the accessories and the seller did not mention it in description or the picture (you can say I was busy going Omg Omg for the price of the CMF's) so got them without the accessories, but upon emailing, the seller turned out to be a really nice person and he shipped me the accessories along with 2 more CMF's!! So to make things even, I paid the remaining money :)
  • PurpleLegoPurpleLego Member Posts: 8
    Thanks for all the replies!

    I kinda figured the accessories would be separate, but when I looked at sellers who had the minifigures for sale I couldn't find things like lightsabers and wands.

    Still trying to decide Star Wars or Harry Potter...
  • akunthitaakunthita USAMember Posts: 1,038
    PurpleLEGO, just as others have said; on BrickLink minifigures and accessories are listed separately, unless the seller specifically states otherwise. If you don't see the accessories separately listed, it means that the seller has already sold them, or that the seller never listed them for sale.

    Many BrickLink sellers are LEGO-fans themselves, and they may only sell parts, minifigs and accessories they don't want. I do this often myself. I buy a set, keep the parts/minifigs or whatever I want, and sell the rest. It is a way to recoup some of your money as a LEGO fan.

    If you would like to have all the minifigs you are planning to buy with accessories, I would suggest that you create a BrickLink wanted list, then use the feature to show you which store has everything (or at least most things) in their shop, so you can buy them all at once.

    Hope this helps some!...(c;
  • PurpleLegoPurpleLego Member Posts: 8
    That is a really good idea, thanks! :)
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    @akunthita, totally agree with you on the Bricklink Wanted list. I love that feature about BL. Due to that I was able to grab some really good deals, recent being the Batman Killer Croc set which me and my 8 year old been after for months. We got it for a $60 with shipping to me :D

    @PurpleLego, just give the Wanted list a try, you are going to enjoy it :) And we can easily customize it. Hope you get what you are planning for :)
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    edited December 2011
    I got stung here, and it really annoyed me at the time! I ordered 3 of the Cavalier/Musketeers that were in one of the recent lego minifig series. When it came I just got the minifigs, even though the picture on BL showed the sword/rapier in the pic.
    The seller was really good though, and when I ordered a few more bits she gave me a discount.
    A good resolution.
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    @richo, good job and BL really does rock. But, all depends on who you are dealing with :)
  • PurpleLegoPurpleLego Member Posts: 8
    I've been thinking about getting sets and building them instead of just minifigs.

    Not sure why I am so enamored with Harry Potter when the Death Star is a must have, lol.
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    @PurpleLego, always a good option to go for sets rather than just the minifigs :P

    Are you interested in some HP sets, I might have a few of those but older models in Used but great condition.
  • PurpleLegoPurpleLego Member Posts: 8
    Thanks Coolspash! I figure the minfigs probably look better with a world around them than to make a display box and line them up in it. I'm building my first lego model ever, I never knew it was this much fun.

    For now I'm going to stick to the new Hogwarts Castle (4842 & 4867) and expand to the grounds with the current Hagrid's hut, Quidditch Match and Forbidden Forest.

    I've been looking at the past Harry Potter lego sets. I know for sure I would like the greenhouse (and mandrakes, etc) from 5378-1: Hogwarts Castle.

    I'm interested in these sets:
    4753-1: Sirius Black's Escape
    4751-1: Harry and the Marauder's Map
    4752-1: Professor Lupin's Classroom
    4750-1: Draco's Encounter with Buckbeak

    4730-1: The Chamber of Secrets
    4733-1: The Dueling Club
    4729-1: Dumbledore's Office
    4735-1: Slytherin
    4705-1: Snape's Class
    4701-1: Sorting Hat
    4726-1: Quidditch Practice
    4711-1: Flying Lesson

    4720-1: Knockturn Alley
    4719-1: Quality Quidditch Supplies
    4714-1: Gringott's bank
    4723-1: Diagon Alley Shops
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    edited December 2011
    @PurpleLego, Niceeeee!!! Hope you have lots of fun with your Lego creation. Wish I had the space, as I want to do SO much!

    I have these with me:

    4705 Snape's Class (but the Snape minifig is missing)
    4726 Quidditch Practice
    4707 Hagrids Hut
    4727 Aragog in the Forest
    4711 Flying Lesson

    The sets are 100% complete, only the Snape mini fig is missing, Hagrids Hut Box is torn badly, Flying Lesson Box is lost. Otherwise they are in very good condition as I always pack up Lego in Ziplock bags and store them nice and secure.
  • PurpleLegoPurpleLego Member Posts: 8
    Space is an issue. When I read Hogwarts isn't on the same scale as the Star Wars UCS that kinda swung me over to Harry Potter. I am seriously drooling over the Death Star.

    Tonight I was at dinner with a toy collector and he was like "stop and don't go down the Lego path". He said to enjoy the Howarts sets and leave it at that and whatever I do don't buy anything Star Wars. :)

    Nice sets! I'll get back to you on them when I have a better idea where I am heading with all this.
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    @PurpleLego, you are so right about the space being an issue. From collecting point of view, Harry Potter is a much easier, cheaper and manageable theme then Star Wars. Like the sets I have mentioned, their prices are not steep but quite decent and in range. Star Wars is something meant for pure collectors who would never look at their pockets before buying. That is why your toy collector friend warned you :P

    My collection is mainly of City which is one of the best in my eyes, easier to collect and cheaper to manage.

    Do let me know whatever is on your mind. I do not sell Lego just for profits. Whatever I make goes into buying more Lego :)
  • PurpleLegoPurpleLego Member Posts: 8
    Yeah, I was thinking when all is said and done with Harry Potter I could have just bought the Death Star... but it wouldn't end with the Death Star. Falcon, Tie Fighter, X-Wing, Star Destroyer, gotta have those. And the Sandcrawler with lots of jawas. And for some reason I want to build up Hoth... that would take a lot of sets and minifigs. Of course I would just stick with the Original Trilogy, nothing else... except that Darth Maul with his duel lightsaber is calling my name. Oh, and I kinda dig Sebulba and they have his podracer...

    I don't have the space or endless cash; it probably is for the best to just not even start Star Wars.

    I just looked at City, they're cool. Which one is your favorite?
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    In City, what I am trying to do is slowly and gradually add more and more sets to my collection. As my plan is to make my very own Layout which will have everything. For now, I am targeting the Police Station, Airport, Harbor, Marina, Fire House, Pet Shop...the rest I have managed :P

    The new City sets are cool, actually its a sub theme called Forest Police. Really amazing sets. Going to get all of those :) Didn't like the Forest Fire sets though :(

    Personally I think you should stick to Harry Potter since you have some sets in that theme.
  • PurpleLegoPurpleLego Member Posts: 8
    I'll have to get Darth Vader. I can see him taking in a Quidditch match. : D
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    edited December 2011
    :D

    Where are you from PurpleLego?
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 4,866
    @coolsplash and @purplego - as this has devolved into a private discussion, I'm going to close the thread. Please feel free to continue via PM. Thanks
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