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

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  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    What a confusing array of sets...
    Bobflip
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 462
    Well, all the games were from one seller, the two Batman ones were from another.
  • skip12skip12 canadaMember Posts: 6
    i bought this at a online auction for 95.00 but i know nothing about it.  I would love to tear it apart and give it to my son for christmas but i can't fondness that either.

    i googled everything and nothing.  the marking you see are the markings it has.

    All i know isnit was an estate online sale and he said it was pretty old.  It is three feel long. Does anyone know anything about it. 


  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    Well, it is not LEGO, I can tell you that.
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  • skip12skip12 canadaMember Posts: 6
    ok thank you. that's what i thought though they look exactly like it. they font have the lego name on them but i wasn't sure what the older ones had 

    thanks again 
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    edited November 2016
    complete used #7947 for 20€
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  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 397
    Well, it is not LEGO, I can tell you that.
    You know you're a LEGO fan when you can tell just by looking at a picture. ;)
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  • monstblitzmonstblitz Alexandria, VAMember Posts: 591
    The way that thing is positioned on that table sending anyone else OCD off the charts?
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  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    The way that thing is positioned on that table sending anyone else OCD off the charts?
    Not so much my OCD as my
    "STOP!!!!! WHATAREYOUDOING?!?!?!? ONE BUMP AND THAT WHOLE THING WILL FALL TO THE FLOOR AND SHATTER!!!!!" sense.
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  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    Dangit, now I want to build some LEGO warships...
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  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,436
    The way that thing is positioned on that table sending anyone else OCD off the charts?
    Not so much my OCD as my
    "STOP!!!!! WHATAREYOUDOING?!?!?!? ONE BUMP AND THAT WHOLE THING WILL FALL TO THE FLOOR AND SHATTER!!!!!" sense.
    Not to worry, there's no LEGO on that table :)
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  • monstblitzmonstblitz Alexandria, VAMember Posts: 591
    edited November 2016
    The way that thing is positioned on that table sending anyone else OCD off the charts?
    Not so much my OCD as my
    "STOP!!!!! WHATAREYOUDOING?!?!?!? ONE BUMP AND THAT WHOLE THING WILL FALL TO THE FLOOR AND SHATTER!!!!!" sense.


    ^About the 1:12 mark
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  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    Just got #7126 sealed for $15. That's only $5 more than it originally sold for back in 2001!


    And $35 less than it sells for these days!
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  • skip12skip12 canadaMember Posts: 6
    The way that thing is positioned on that table sending anyone else OCD off the charts?

    With The weight of that thing there was no way it was falling off the table sitting that far over.   I was surprised when i first picked it up. 

    I will i'll just have to find a box big enough for it and tell him no assembly required lol 
  • monstblitzmonstblitz Alexandria, VAMember Posts: 591
    skip12 said:
    The way that thing is positioned on that table sending anyone else OCD off the charts?

    With The weight of that thing there was no way it was falling off the table sitting that far over.   I was surprised when i first picked it up. 

    I will i'll just have to find a box big enough for it and tell him no assembly required lol 
    I'm sure those fake gross blocks are safe.  But the question remains...WHY????  Why leave almost half hanging off the edge?  Is it because you secretly want to see it plummet to it's doom? 
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  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    It looks so much better without the figures...
  • skip12skip12 canadaMember Posts: 6
    skip12 said:
    I'm sure those fake gross blocks are safe.  But the question remains...WHY????  Why leave almost half hanging off the edge?  Is it because you secretly want to see it plummet to it's doom?  
    i carried it in from the garage to the table. there was a couple boxes i moved them to take the picture.  

    And thank you very much  datsunrobbie i really apreaciate that.  i will see what i can do about thto instructions not.  

    and for the tecord cord it's off the table and in a box i found in the garage
    safe n sound lol.

    and your right sprinkleotter it does look better without the men  
  • skip12skip12 canadaMember Posts: 6
    wow autocorrect was a little off there lol 
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  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,085
    Uh-oh! Hate it when you find out you paid too much for your prize!
    SprinkleOtter
  • skip12skip12 canadaMember Posts: 6
    ecmo47 said:
    Uh-oh! Hate it when you find out you paid too much for your prize!


    with the exchange rate ( being canadian) -' and shipping it's all good.   

    no regrats 

  • babblingbrickbabblingbrick Member Posts: 2
    Just bought #75101 brand new unopened for €35 from a seller on adverts.ie.
    When I arrived at his house to collect he offered me #75105 ( half built but complete) for €25.
    A decent day.
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  • dehnehsudehnehsu Bay Area, Calif.Member Posts: 168
    Found a sealed LEGO, "Life of George" set 21201 Bricks with APPS for $1.99 at a Goodwill. I just purchased it for the included Bricks. Lots of 1x1's 1x2's... up to 1x6's 
  • AustinPowersAustinPowers GermanyMember Posts: 278
    All I ever find at yard sales is filthy Duplo that looks like the child spent more time trying to eat the bricks rather than play with them.
    What's a yard sale anyway? Whose "yard"? Is this a private person selling things at his home? Have never seen something like this over here. All you see are fleamarkets, but those are pestered by semi-professional sellers of various junk items. Never anything even remotely interesting, let alone any usable Lego.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,640
    edited November 2016
    All I ever find at yard sales is filthy Duplo that looks like the child spent more time trying to eat the bricks rather than play with them.
    Is this a private person selling things at his home? 
    Yes, exactly that. (this is a USA thing and I speak of my experiences there, not Bulgaria)
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    @AustinPowers in my experience, a 'yard sale' is basically a sale that occurs at a person's 'yard' (in front of his house) instead of the garage driveway (which would be a garage sale).

    Source: Have lived in a white suburb in North Texas. 
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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,422
    I found a bin full of 4.5v track pieces and train cars, monorail track, and a monorail motor (among other random bits and pieces) yesterday at a second hand store for $50. I did some quick math and realized I could at least double my money just on the monorail pieces. In the end, I'll end up with some new tracks and free cash in my pocket for the next purchase. 
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  • AustinPowersAustinPowers GermanyMember Posts: 278
    Is this a private person selling things at his home? 
    Yes, exactly that. (this is a USA thing and I speak of my experiences there, not Bulgaria)
    Thanks for the info. That's indeed an interesting concept that was new to me. I can't think of anyone doing something like that over here. Strange, it's a cool idea. Perhaps in Germany, as with many things, you would need an official permit to do something like this, which in turn might hold people off from trying.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,225
    @AustinPowers, yard sales & garage sales happen in Australia too, no permits needed, it's usually done by people trying to get rid of a number of things cluttering up the house, garage, etc. It's not like a regular shop, most people might have a garage or yard sale ten or more years after their previous one.
    SprinkleOtter
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,225
    Trip to the Noarlunga Myer store proved to be fruitful, they had the #10577 Big Royal Castle Duplo set for $43 (over 50% off). Seems this one may have got misplaced when they had it on clearance during the mid-year sale in 2015.
  • LittleLoriLittleLori CanadaMember Posts: 122
    Found Series 15 and Disney Minifigures at Walmart for $2.00 each.
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  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    VorpalRyu said:
    Trip to the Noarlunga Myer store proved to be fruitful, they had the #10577 Big Royal Castle Duplo set for $43 (over 50% off). Seems this one may have got misplaced when they had it on clearance during the mid-year sale in 2015.
    How much is the markup in Australia? Because that's normally a $60 set.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,225
    edited November 2016
    @SprinkleOtter, RRP for the set in AU$ was 89.99, with current exchange rate to US$ its around 66, so that AU$43 translates to US$31 approximately. While we do tend to pay a bit more for Lego (that set is the exception rather than the rule for pricing), we don't have it as bad as some, like the UK.

    Btw, have you checked out the new function on the Brickset database? We're pretty close in rank at the moment, though I'll probably drop a bit when I remove a few sets I bought for MOCs. Kind of found it a little trippy I ranked so high & that there was someone who's name I recognised.
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  • Jackad7Jackad7 Wisconsin Member Posts: 486
    edited November 2016
    Got this for 31. I'm going to be able to knock 3 jedi off my list as well as the parts for a fourth custom jedi, three star wars villans, add to my collection of clones and should be able to make money on the rest of the stuff. My weekend has been made :D
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  • beachbumbeachbum usaMember Posts: 33
    First time posting in this brag thread...picked up a few (50+) of the Ninjango polys from a Lego promo/demo for FREE! 
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  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    VorpalRyu said:
    @SprinkleOtter, RRP for the set in AU$ was 89.99, with current exchange rate to US$ its around 66, so that AU$43 translates to US$31 approximately. While we do tend to pay a bit more for Lego (that set is the exception rather than the rule for pricing), we don't have it as bad as some, like the UK.

    Btw, have you checked out the new function on the Brickset database? We're pretty close in rank at the moment, though I'll probably drop a bit when I remove a few sets I bought for MOCs. Kind of found it a little trippy I ranked so high & that there was someone who's name I recognised.
    Ah, I see. Yeah, we're pretty lucky here in the US. Prices are pretty much standard, even if we don't get a lot of sets/polys.

    I'm shocked. My collection isn't that big- I get less than $300 of sets a year usually.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,225
    Prices can be a little wonky for us when we convert the prices to US$. Take all the sets around US$19.99, in AU$ they can vary from 24.99 to 39.99. What really gets me is #75141, I know it's a SW set so expect a bit of mark up, but this takes the cake, TLG's RRP for us is AU$59.99...

    As for polys at local retailers, you guys are doing better than us, we've had two Marvel polys, both connected to Lego Marvel game pre-orders, the red arms C-3PO was like the third or fourth SW polybag give away not connected to a Lego SW game. Most people in Australia get their polys one of three ways; [email protected] promos, Bricklink purchase or local speciality toy sellers who tend charge big mark ups for them (average is around AU$12-15 for City, etc polys & AU$15-30 for SW/Marvel/DC, etc).

    Keep in mind that it's based on unique sets, which includes CMFs, polybags, etc. I was originally figuring when I first saw the forum post I would be able to say to @xiahna, "see we're not that bad, we're not even in the top....100,000, 50,000, etc." Then I went to check & almost died, inside of the top 2,000 already. Unless TLG starts making less sets or a lot of sets we have no interest in, we will probably keep climbing. The other strategy is to hope enough members continue purchasing at similar rates to us, so we effectively don't move up in the rankings, (you all love Lego, so keep buying, PLEASE!).
    SprinkleOtter
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    Rank? How do you find that out? What am I missing? :(
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  • NickF22NickF22 United KingdomMember Posts: 408
    Just go to "My Sets" and it shows you where you sit, and there's a link to the league table...
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  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    4668th, eh? Not too shabby...
    VorpalRyu
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,871
    724th. That is sobering.
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  • jedivalkyriejedivalkyrie Member Posts: 171
    edited November 2016
    764th.........dang.  I could build a small house with all those bricks........

    Interesting feature though.  
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  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,460
    I think I have a Lego Problem.
    99th... 

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  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    edited November 2016
    Maybe if I start spending all of the already small amount of my disposable income I'll go over the 24,454th place...

    EDIT: By the way, GREAT job on all the stats for all the collection info! Nice tables and graphs.
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  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 462
    So... who's got 1st place? :-)
  • AustinPowersAustinPowers GermanyMember Posts: 278
    edited November 2016

    Wow, I am in 4,834th place. Yeah. But it is ranked by number of distinct sets. Perhaps there should be other rank formats as well (pieces, value, most "classic" sets, ...) :-)

    In effect, I have got 444 distinct sets (more actually, but I haven't had time to update my set list recently), 610 including duplicates, with some 150K pieces. So someone who owned say 500 Polybags and CMFs would rank higher, even though his piececount would be substantially lower. Come to think of it, there is an error in the piececount somewhere anyway. In the headline it tells me I have got 150,921 pieces, on the My Sets page it tells me it is 163,734 pieces - and that is only for the sets that BrickSet has the piececount of, which exludes most of the older part of my collection.

    But back on topic, my greatest find recently was the Dimensions Starter Pack for the PS3, which I had been pondering about getting for months now. Finally got it on Amazon pre-Black-Friday offer yesterday. 39.97 Euro was too hard to pass up :-)

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