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The "brag" thread: Post your recent great finds!

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  • ethanjwallethanjwall United StatesMember Posts: 118
    edited May 2016
    Scored a pristine Wookie Warrior from the same friend who gave me the free Greedo. Convincing him at the moment to trade COD: Ghosts for the UCS Slave I :) Also scored the Wookie Warrior for free.
  • Jackad7Jackad7 Wisconsin Member Posts: 490
    Wait you traded your cod ghosts for a ucs slave I
  • ethanjwallethanjwall United StatesMember Posts: 118
    @Jackad7: Not yet, but probably :)
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,865
    cod ghosts, as in the x-box/PlayStation game? RRP about £50?
    for a £170 lego set?
    words fail me.
  • ethanjwallethanjwall United StatesMember Posts: 118
    @chrisalddin: I know, I don't get it either. :-P
  • William_TownsleyWilliam_Townsley Perth, Scotland Member Posts: 880
    It isn't even a £50 game.
  • mmozzanommozzano UKMember Posts: 413
    Scored a pristine Wookie Warrior from the same friend who gave me the free Greedo. Convincing him at the moment to trade COD: Ghosts for the UCS Slave I :) Also scored the Wookie Warrior for free.

    You sound like a wonderful friend. 
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  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 939
    I think I can beat everyone tonight! Have just spent hours cleaning it up but this was found in a skip!
    its far from complete but not bad for 'rubbish.'

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  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 939
    Don't suppose anyone can give me a rough estimate as to how much to stick it on eBay for? I'm in two minds what to do with my skip set.
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,525
    Why not make a project  of it?
    MattDawson
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 939
    That's the other option I'm entertaining. But I could do with some cash to buy some of the summer sets.
    i can't see anything comparable on eBay past or present so not sure on ££££. Hopefully I'll get enough for possibly the spiderman bridge set!
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,736
    ^ Count the parts, find out what percentage of the set you have, and then take another 20% off that number, multiply that by the value of a used DS, and that is your price.
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 949
    A skip (UK English) or dumpster (US and Canadian English) is a large open-topped waste container designed for loading onto a special type of lorry.
    --https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skip_(container)

    AllBrick
  • Davian07Davian07 Member Posts: 19
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,483
    I would start by breaking it down completely and inventorying the parts. It is tedious, but it the only way to really know what is missing from the set, and you can certainly get more money for it if you can answer the inevitable question "What parts will I need to complete the set?"
    BuriedinBricksMattDawsonkiki180703rd1899
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 939
    My skip Death Star find was sadly disappointing: only 60% complete (2300 pieces found) and 12 minifigures. Took several hours to clean and sort and I was very excited until I realised so much was missing.
    must have been much more at the bottom of the skip but I wasn't going in!
    bandit778MattDawsonkiki180703catwrangler
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    @LuLego kinda sad that somebody would just throw that set out like that. I'm sure you still got 2300 useful pieces which is always great! ;)
    andhe
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    Nice find @LuLego but you have some way to go before you challenge the king of the skip rats @pricey73 I recall a Haunted House with nearly all bags sealed. 
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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,865
    Nice find @LuLego but you have some way to go before you challenge the king of the skip rats @pricey73 I recall a Haunted House with nearly all bags sealed. 
    omg.....
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 888

    Finally I get to post in the brag thread!

    Managed to get 6 x #60077, 2 x #70599, 2 x #40121, 1x #70310, 1x #70311.

     Total cost £16.50.Thank you Tesco!

  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    ^ The King
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  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 482
    One of the many gems found in a large lot I bought.

    SprinkleOtterpharmjodFollowsClosely
  • Thecollector123Thecollector123 United States Member Posts: 67

    I got this ho scale car for $8.27 in an auction on eBay!
    catwranglerchuckp
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,886
    pricey73 said:
    Thanks @SirKevbags, only in the last two weeks I've found:
    plus I did find a 98% complete Death Star two years ago that started the friends star off!
    it still baffles me as to what some people chuck out.

    Wait, you found this stuff in dumpsters? Recently? 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,179
    Slaps forehead.

    @Pitfall69 - maybe it isn't so weird to hist strangers at your house to build Lego.

    Fancy a skip dive?
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,910
    edited June 2016
    Thoughts on a #10241 and #10155 (2010 and 2014 Maersk Ships) for $175 CAD each? Complete with instructions but no box. 

    Usually my local CL is filled with overpriced resellers, but today I actually saw some reasonable prices. I already have the 2014 version, but this seems like a good price. 
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 648
    @LuLego kinda sad that somebody would just throw that set out like that. I'm sure you still got 2300 useful pieces which is always great! ;)
    Maybe this guy's Death Star ended up in the trash after a fight with his wife?
    bobabricks
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 939
    As a husband myself I totally get that hypothesis! 
    bobabricks
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,179
    Thoughts on a #10241 and #10155 (2010 and 2014 Maersk Ships) for $175 CAD each? Complete with instructions but no box. 

    Usually my local CL is filled with overpriced resellers, but today I actually saw some reasonable prices. I already have the 2014 version, but this seems like a good price. 
    I've been sitting on the Triple-E for awhile, without much interest.
  • Lewis88Lewis88 UKMember Posts: 29
    Got me a Queen Amidala minifigure for £1 and #3412 and #3413 complete sets with boxes, hardly used for 50p each from the car boot today. Not the greatest sets but I couldn't say no for that price!
    catwranglerMattDawsonJackad7
  • Davian07Davian07 Member Posts: 19
    Mystery Lot

    Purchased this AM from Craigslist.  $60USD. A quick glance through revealed a few Arctic sets and some other City themes. Approx 12lbs of bricks. Will be great for my MOCing.  Will have to figure it all out later as we have Sunday plans but now all I want to do is Lego...


    catwrangler
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    edited June 2016

    Usually my local CL is filled with overpriced resellers, but today I actually saw some reasonable prices. I already have the 2014 version, but this seems like a good price. 
    @LegobrandonCP That's the same for my local CL, but once in a while a good deal like that #6399 pops up. I also see a LOT of resellers who are selling new sets for well bellow RRP, so I'm not sure how they acquire them. :/
  • pricey73pricey73 UKMember Posts: 352
    @pharmjod all in the last two weeks and yes all thrown away.
    sometimes it's a case of right place, right time.
    the fire breathing castle also had the dragon wagon, magic shop and one other castle related set.
    tge black seas barracuda had six crew missing and one other part (that I haven't got!) was missing. 
    The ninjago set had the bags open but all complete!
    catwranglersonsofscevasnowhitie
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,910
    edited June 2016

    Usually my local CL is filled with overpriced resellers, but today I actually saw some reasonable prices. I already have the 2014 version, but this seems like a good price. 
    @LegobrandonCP That's the same for my local CL, but once in a while a good deal like that #6399 pops up. I also see a LOT of resellers who are selling new sets for well bellow RRP, so I'm not sure how they acquire them. :/
    We have the same local CL. ;) 

    Anyways, wow an Airport Shuttle is crazy, I've always dreamed of owning one! Lucky you. How much was it?
    bobabricks
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    @LegobrandonCP oh do we now??? For some reason I thought you were in Toronto. Are you in the VLC as well?

    Anyway, I payed $400 I think. A pretty proud find if I do say so myself.
  • floridabrickfloridabrick Central FLMember Posts: 158

    Although not as great as most other people report here – it has been more than a year now since I’ve seen anything worth buying at my local Target.  Not 1 good sale, nothing on clearance, no hard to find sets I couldn’t find somewhere else at a cheaper price. 

    But while I was leaving the store I noticed they put out Series 13 CMF in several of the checkout lanes.  Although these aren’t super old, they definitely hadn’t been for sale at this store since very early 2015.  I grabbed the first pack and to my further surprise it was a Unicorn Girl.  So I spent the next 30 minutes feeling up packs in every lane.  It’s obvious they just found 2 boxes that were sitting somewhere very hot for a long time because packs with rubbery stuff (i.e. the snake from Snake Charmer) were stuck to the inside of the packets.  But I walked away with 6 Unicorn Girls, 6 Hot Dog Men, and a few other singles.  Something OOS, NOT already picked through, at THIS Target?  Still don’t believe it.

    catwranglerMattDawsonpharmjodsnowhitie
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,814
    *weeps at the beauty of @slappy's Forestmen set*

    That is an amazing haul!!
    pharmjodBumblepants
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    Metroliner currently at £62! I don't need it, but maybe one of you lot would be interested... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-1991-LEGO-System-Trains-Metroliner-4558-/291783512974?hash=item43efa7138e:g:VgEAAOSwuhhXVBk1
  • BACbrixBACbrix AmericaMember Posts: 655
    22 vintage forestmen with quivers and bows and hats all with varying torsos for $28 shipped? Might as well have given them away.

    And I checked with the seller 100% lego 
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  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684
    edited June 2016
    ^ I wish I could come up with something more eloquent, but all I can think of right now is wow!
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  • AustinPowersAustinPowers GermanyMember Posts: 278
    pricey73 said:
    @pharmjod all in the last two weeks and yes all thrown away.
    sometimes it's a case of right place, right time.
    the fire breathing castle also had the dragon wagon, magic shop and one other castle related set.
    tge black seas barracuda had six crew missing and one other part (that I haven't got!) was missing. 
    The ninjago set had the bags open but all complete!


    Sorry but I still don't get it. People throw Lego away? In the trash just like that? And even unopened stuff? I have never heard of such a thing. What kind of neighbourhood do you live in?

    Over here, when people don't want or need their Lego anymore, they either put it on ebay, offer it via newspaper/local ads or if they have no monetary interest in it they give it away for charity like kindergarten/school raffles/oxfam style sales.

    And how do you get that stuff? Do you go around on collecting day actively searching through people's bins? On the small chance that there might be Lego stuff in them?

    I just can't wrap my head around it.

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  • monstblitzmonstblitz Alexandria, VAMember Posts: 591
    pricey73 said:
    @pharmjod all in the last two weeks and yes all thrown away.
    sometimes it's a case of right place, right time.
    the fire breathing castle also had the dragon wagon, magic shop and one other castle related set.
    tge black seas barracuda had six crew missing and one other part (that I haven't got!) was missing. 
    The ninjago set had the bags open but all complete!


    Sorry but I still don't get it. People throw Lego away? In the trash just like that? And even unopened stuff? I have never heard of such a thing. What kind of neighbourhood do you live in?

    Over here, when people don't want or need their Lego anymore, they either put it on ebay, offer it via newspaper/local ads or if they have no monetary interest in it they give it away for charity like kindergarten/school raffles/oxfam style sales.

    And how do you get that stuff? Do you go around on collecting day actively searching through people's bins? On the small chance that there might be Lego stuff in them?

    I just can't wrap my head around it.

    I've been wondering about this too.  I can't imagine just going through general dumpsters or "skips" looking for Lego.  My guess is maybe they somehow found a store or stores that toss badly damaged boxes and check back from time to time?
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,736
    pricey73 said:
    @pharmjod all in the last two weeks and yes all thrown away.
    sometimes it's a case of right place, right time.
    the fire breathing castle also had the dragon wagon, magic shop and one other castle related set.
    tge black seas barracuda had six crew missing and one other part (that I haven't got!) was missing. 
    The ninjago set had the bags open but all complete!


    Sorry but I still don't get it. People throw Lego away? In the trash just like that? And even unopened stuff? I have never heard of such a thing. What kind of neighbourhood do you live in?

    Over here, when people don't want or need their Lego anymore, they either put it on ebay, offer it via newspaper/local ads or if they have no monetary interest in it they give it away for charity like kindergarten/school raffles/oxfam style sales.

    And how do you get that stuff? Do you go around on collecting day actively searching through people's bins? On the small chance that there might be Lego stuff in them?

    I just can't wrap my head around it.

    I've been wondering about this too.  I can't imagine just going through general dumpsters or "skips" looking for Lego.  My guess is maybe they somehow found a store or stores that toss badly damaged boxes and check back from time to time?
    Doesn't explain the old sets.
  • AustinPowersAustinPowers GermanyMember Posts: 278
    edited June 2016

    And over here in Germany you wouldn't get that anyway. We have separate bins for different kinds of waste: one bin for paper/cardboard (which is where you would throw the boxes and instructions), another for plastics (which is where all the pieces would go), a bio bin for organic (garden) waste (no meat etc.) and finally the bin for the unrecycleable rest (diapers, food like meat etc., and all over basically "dirty" stuff that will get burned at the incineration plant).

    Now you could say "I don't care about waste separation" and throw everything in the "rest" bin, but you pay for that by weight, so people try to minimize the amount of "rest" waste they produce. Works quite well actually. Especially as most of the trash can actually be recycled.

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  • JBallzJBallz New ZealandMember Posts: 12
    I have always wanted to add to this discussion but never found a deal good enough to brag about. Until now!!

    $47 NZD (£23) for these 3 Ninjago Sets...

    Take that Lego!!! I win (for once)...

    ;-)
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