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Huge Police Seizure Auction in Langley, Canada

BombTecBombTec In the MountainsMember Posts: 110
Just seen this. Anyone in the area going to give it a go? They're estimating $40k retail price on these. Individual and small lot auctions.

https://www.ableauctions.ca/auction?aAuctionId=b0479cf4-10b9-4618-854d-5e6ac17c129e


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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,057
    Crap, that's a lot of Lego.  If its in Alberta, that's a bit of a jaunt for me...
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 783
    Were these confiscated stolen stuff and such? Man I want that castle.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,840
    I will be attending. If anybody is interested in anything I might be able to bid for them, as long as of course I don't want it. ;)
    77ncaachampsthedingman5kiki180703madforLEGOLEGO_Dad77Omastar
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,242
    Awww man, if I were still there I'd so attend, but I left a few weeks ago :(
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,419
    edited October 2016
    Were these confiscated stolen stuff and such? Man I want that castle.
    Probably stolen, I reckon they were seized as items relating to POC (proceeds of crime).

    Whatever it is, I want some.
    Pumpkin_3CK5
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    They did a good job displaying the sets, though I wonder what's in the bins.
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,129
    So many retired sets. That video was like watching a big chunk of my wish list flash by with a big sign saying "this is what you missed" from before I came to my senses and reinstated myself with the hobby. 
    It's a really nice collection of sets that someone is going to be very happy with. Just a shame that someone had to have it go missing in the first place.
    legomental
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    I"ll take the Town hall, the Yoda statue, The Haunted House and #10027 Train Engine Shed!

    It's very possible that the sets were not stolen but were confiscated as part of a drug bust. 

    Also on the video the announcer said "Lego" vice "Legos". Must be a fan!
    77ncaachampsmadforLEGOkiki180703
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    Nevermind the auction...I wanna hear the back story here. Nerdy Canadian Drug Baron Busted ?!?
    SprinkleOtterstarwars4everkiki180703Bennett
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Montreal, CanadaMember Posts: 1,045
    So many sets that I want! Sad that I don't have the money for them right now :(
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Montreal, CanadaMember Posts: 1,045
    @bobabricks If we choose to bid online, could we arrange shipping with you?
    LEGO_Dad77bobabricks
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 781
    I'm in MA...DRAT!!!  And what kiki said LOL  I can't imagine what the shipping prices would be, then again, I've spent way too much on Lego recently so I probably shouldn't be bidding, period...
  • ludzikludzik US (SoCal)Member Posts: 430
    Castle.... The castle... Pretty please!
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,473
    the kingdom castle? what's so special about it? I don't remember it being particularly pricy on the secondary market.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,840
    edited October 2016
    @bobabricks If we choose to bid online, could we arrange shipping with you?
    Yeah i forgot about the online bit, but I can most definitely arrange shipping. @kiki180703 @kwkw
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,912
    I sincerely doubt any of the desirable  ones will go cheap online. It will be interesting to watch. 
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 565
    Wow, what a haul! If only I was in Canada to check it out. Nothing really jumps out to me as a "must have" aside from the Republic Dropship & AT-OT, but it is still impressive.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,840
    pharmjod said:
    I sincerely doubt any of the desirable  ones will go cheap online. It will be interesting to watch. 
    Yeah, especially since Vancouver has a very large materialistic population. Lots of people willing to spend a lot of money on stuff. Ever since the Lego Movie came out, I've found a lot of people buying large Lego sets just for the sake of spending money.

    Langley is also quite a commute from Vancouver, so there may be a few good deals if not a lot of people are willing to go there, ha ha.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,840
    After looking through the video I've come up with a list of sets worth mentioning with lowest BL price to get a sense of what to bid. From what the guy in the video said, these should all be new sets. I am willing to do bids for folks who are not in the area, though I may need to charge some sort of packing fee for my time if a bunch of people want in.

    Also if bidders could please pay me asap if/when you win as its a lot of cash I'll be handing over, and obviously I would like to be getting that back, ha ha.

    PM me with what sets you want with max bid and if you would like shipping quotes, message me with your country and state/province (Canadians, I need postal code).

    Please note for when converting dollar value, all values are in CANADIAN dollars.

    set#  | Lowest BL $CAD

    #10188  | 532

    #10240 x2 | 368

    #75059 | 382

    #75105 x2 | 127

    #10236 x3 | 294

    #7965 | 184

    #10227 | 373

    #75060 x2 | 222

    #75095 | 187

    #6210 | 293

    #75020 | 126

    #10225 x2 | 402

    #75058 | 109

    #10195 (seems to be open) | 795 if new, 491 if used

    #7194 | 600

    #8017 | 135

    #76042 | 331

    #10937 | 233

    #76023 x2 | 360

    #6860 | 100

    #76000 | 32

    #10237 x2 | 301

    #79008 x2 | 119

    #79003 | 127

    #79006 | 33

    #9472 | 85

    #79010 x2 | 107

    #79018 | 200

    #70751 x2 | 200

    CMF series 12 box of 60 | 255

    series 13 box | 204

    series 14 box x2 | 192 

    #70810 | 400

    #21108 | 60

    #79111 | 130

    #10248 | 100

    #10228 | 495

    #40138 x2 | 30

    #10219 | 363

    #10241 | 254

    #10027 | 515

    #10235 | 136

    #10251 x3 | 200

    #10224 | 515

    #10223 | 171

    #60051 x2 | 111

    #60052 | 178

    # 10218 | 182

    #10232 x2 | 154

    #10197 x3 | 433

    #10234 | 368

    #10247 | 210

    #10214 | 245

    #42043 | 191

    #71006 x2 | 239 

    #75919 | 132


    DedgeckoAllBrick
  • SweepyDSweepyD USMember Posts: 78
    edited October 2016
    I'm always up in the air about online auctions (non-ebay), people seem to blast the price up and ignore the Auction % charge that gets tacked on as well.

    Couple that with any shipping and you suddenly have your wallet stabbing you violently.

    Woo, just looked at the bidding increments they posted. Gets crazy quick it seems.
    pharmjod
  • wagnerml2wagnerml2 Belleville, IllinoisMember Posts: 1,376
    @bobabricks - I'm signed up and got approved to bid online.  If I win anything would you be willing to pick it up and arrange shipping for me?  I'd of course be willing to make sure you are compensated for the effort!  :)
    bobabrickskiki180703
  • Bluepilgrim3Bluepilgrim3 N.H.Member Posts: 15
    Aawww, Town Hall and Fire Brigade. *sigh*
  • wagnerml2wagnerml2 Belleville, IllinoisMember Posts: 1,376
    I signed up.  The lady called me all the way from BC to confirm my identity.  There is a 17% buyers premium and sales tax on top of the sale price plus shipping.  I'll be logged in an monitoring but I'm not sure with all the add-ons there will be much a deal to be had.
    SumoLegokiki180703
  • krklintkrklint Member Posts: 503
    world city train depot. Oh man :D

  • kiki180703kiki180703 Montreal, CanadaMember Posts: 1,045
    @bobabricks Did you get any deals?
  • BennettBennett LangleyMember Posts: 2
    That was actually about half of my Lego Collection which was seized and comes with quite the story as well
  • BennettBennett LangleyMember Posts: 2
    Legopassion8 said: That was my Lego a collection which the Police seized!
    Nevermind the auction...I wanna hear the back story here. Nerdy Canadian Drug Baron Busted ?!?

  • DadsAFOLDadsAFOL USAMember Posts: 617
    Wow, care to share the story?
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,118
    Wow. And I thought the guy who steals minifigs from my local antique mall was bad!
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    Let off some steam, Bennett.

    Muhahahahahaha


    AllBrickkiki180703
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    Oh...I'm the Cow lover so I mean....

    Moohahahaha
    AllBrickkiki180703
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    Man, I clicked on this in excitement thinking @Bennett was gonna give us the story!
    SprinkleOtterAllBrickkiki180703
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    I wouldn't be surprised if some (a fair bit?) Lego on eBay is stolen, sadly.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,901
    Let off some steam, Bennett.

    Muhahahahahaha


    That makes me laugh. If Matrix were here, he'd laugh too.
    Legopassion8
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,514
    Bennett said:
    That was actually about half of my Lego Collection which was seized and comes with quite the story as well
       You mean it was ALL someone else's collection. 
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,419
    edited January 2017
    @Legopassion8 - Poor Bennett, such a nice moustache. Could've been a Freddy Mercury lookalike.
    preverekiki180703
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,215
    Does anyone know the actual full story? This whole thread is like a book with the last chapter missing!!! 
    SprinkleOtter
  • JodyJody Eastern USAMember Posts: 104
    Pretty ballsy for a serial thief to come on here and brag they they only got half...
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    edited January 2017
    I thought the US authorities were tough on thiefs? Surely that's worth jail time??!!!
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    ^ I think the theft happened in Canada. 

  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    edited January 2017
    @bookmum - Based on some Google searching, it appears Mr. Smith was arrested as part of a drug investigation.

    In the course of that investigation, a large amount of LEGO and other collectibles were uncovered in his home and at a storage facility. It was then determined those products had been stolen from a number of local retailers, who had reported a spike in LEGO-related thefts.

    I don't know how Canadian police seizure laws work, but in the U.S. law enforcement is often allowed to seize and auction off items obtained in the commission of a crime. Usually it's vehicles and electronics. In this case, they are selling off a LEGO collection taken from a drug-dealing, shoplifting AFOL.
    daurgo2001
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,215
    But did he join brickset just to literally brag about his crime? And he hadn't even built the sets! If you're going to nick lego (don't obviously) at least build it!! 
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    That part does baffle me. Not sure if it was really him, or just some troll doing a hit and run. 
    pharmjodSprinkleOtter
  • floridabrickfloridabrick Central FLMember Posts: 158
    a drug-dealing, shoplifting AFOL.

    Sounds like a bad mother bricker.
    77ncaachampsSumoLegoBuriedinBricksdaurgo2001
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,215
    Do you think this will end up as an episode of Law and Order? I don't watch much on TV these days - but I'd watch that! 
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,118
    Law and Order: Special Lego Unit
    bookmumBillyBricks84gmonkey76BombTeckiki180703SprinkleOtterGoldchainsdspigelSumoLego
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,742
    It's blue, though.
    Goldchainspreverekiki180703
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