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

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  • 3stackshs3stackshs Member Posts: 292
    So our local store here has had the same 8 star wars advents and 5 or 6 city advents on the shelf for the past month for $20 ea.  Today I walk in to see over 100 star wars and about 60 city.  If history repeats itself in 2 weeks they will all be marked down to $5.
    Jackad7catwrangler
  • xiahnaxiahna Member Posts: 154
    Oh man I love the family clean out that happens to hoarders just before Christmas. <3 'You don't need two of the same sets! We're adding these to the sell pile!!'
    Sees post...
    HELL YEAH!!! <3 James is going to be blown away this Christmas. 
    #70312 Lance's Mecha Horse $11.34
    #70313 Moltor's Lava Smasher $11.34
    #70314 Beast Master's Chaos Chariot $16.24
    #70319 Macy's Thunder Mace $11.34
    #70327 The King's Mech $19.74
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  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,239
    3stackshs said:
    So our local store here has had the same 8 star wars advents and 5 or 6 city advents on the shelf for the past month for $20 ea.  Today I walk in to see over 100 star wars and about 60 city.  If history repeats itself in 2 weeks they will all be marked down to $5.
    I wish something like would happen at one of our local retailers, wanting a few more for some of the minifigures & parts.
  • dspigeldspigel Seoul, KoreaMember Posts: 427
    3stackshs said:
    So our local store here has had the same 8 star wars advents and 5 or 6 city advents on the shelf for the past month for $20 ea.  Today I walk in to see over 100 star wars and about 60 city.  If history repeats itself in 2 weeks they will all be marked down to $5.
    That's awesome.
  • TrikkyrTrikkyr YorkshireMember Posts: 14
    Been looking for some Monster Fighters Sets and got #9463 The Werewolf, #9466 The Crazy Scientist and #9465 The Zombies for £90 the lot which I'm stoked at as haven't been able to find The Zombies for under £100 on its own. Just hope everything is as claimed when arrives.
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  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,444
    Dropped by my favorite local thrift store yesterday, was initially disappointed to only find #4115 Creator All That Drives Bucket for $15 with some extra stuff shoved in the tub.  Got it home and found that it was only missing two small plates, but also had #3423 Freekick Frenzy, #3424 Target Practice, and #8134 Racers Night Crusher, all complete with instructions. 
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  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 353
    edited December 2016
    got #75155, #75156, #75151, #75152, #76057, #76055, #76046, #76047, #76048 - all at 50% off each
     #70595, #70588, #70589, #75147, #75145, #75140, #75135, #75091 at 60% off each.

    These were done in 2 hauls.

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  • kizkizkizkiz londonMember Posts: 95
    #9473 mines of Moria. No box, half the instructions and only 8 basic tiles missing....£25. gumtree bargain!
    catwrangler
  • BrickCreatorBrickCreator Cheesehead, Born and BredMember Posts: 137
    Found MISB Wall-E at my local Target. Obviously an online return, but for $41.96 and factory seals, I'll take it!
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  • Robbzy88Robbzy88 Member Posts: 20
    Managed to pick up a brand new Santa's Visit #40125 from Argos, Quite pleased as I'm in a festive mood.
  • Wookie2Wookie2 Leeds, UKMember Posts: 184
    Managed to get this small lot from eBay for £7.70. The highlight for me was the 40109-1: MINI Cooper Mini Model that was included.


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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,782
    edited December 2016
    Just picked up this sealed Islanders set #6256 from 1994 for £10. Love it!! - The dilemma now is whether to open it or not :)
    Open it!

    (Gasp!  Did I just say that?!??)
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  • All_That_RocksAll_That_Rocks UKMember Posts: 641
    ^ maybe later - When my Lego room is finished. I'm in total disarray at the moment.
  • All_That_RocksAll_That_Rocks UKMember Posts: 641
    Just bought #10214 London Tower Bridge sealed for £80 - BARGAIN OF THE YEAR!! - Private seller.
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  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty CanadaMember Posts: 547
    SumoLego said:
    Just picked up this sealed Islanders set #6256 from 1994 for £10. Love it!! - The dilemma now is whether to open it or not :)
    Open it!

    (Gasp!  Did I just say that?!??)
    I agree, open it! and record the crinkly sound those perforated bags make. Sigh, the nostalgia of my childhood :D 
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  • MrKettleMrKettle OxfordshireMember Posts: 136
    Just bought #10214 London Tower Bridge sealed for £80 - BARGAIN OF THE YEAR!! - Private seller.
    I've been looking at one near me for £80 as well. I cannot imagine there are two of them. If I didn't have other priorities I would have snapped that up sooner. Enjoy your build. 
    VorpalRyu
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,145
    I snagged the last Millennium Falcon in my area for $119.00. 

    The box is beat up, and truthfully it may come back later and at a better price, but I was happy to get one at 25% off. 
    Bumblepants
  • NeilJamNeilJam USAMember Posts: 269
    Not a super deal, but I picked up a lone copy of #70228 Vultrix's Sky Scavenger at TJ Maxx for $23.99. It was one of the few Chima sets I missed and includes the only character I needed to complete that roster.
    Legogramcatwrangler
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 746
    Mrs Briking was just dropping off some stuff at the charity shop.  And then spotted a sealed #10693 for £5.  Thank you Mrs B :-)
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  • herbyderbyherbyderby CaliforniaMember Posts: 54
    Found a NISB #10217 Diagon Alley for retail ($150) on Craigslist. Unfortunately just missed out on a NISB #10210 Imperial Flagship from the same seller, also for retail ($175). So I am simultaneously ecstatic and distraught.
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  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    For the measly sum of £50, I've managed to procure a smorgasbord of train stuff via a Lego selling group on FB: 3 9V switches, 8 straight 9V track pieces, 8 train related figs, and a variety of parts & pieces including a train base, several wheel sets, and parts from the Santa Fe loco and TTX container car.

    The seller also says there's some more train stuff (including windows, probably for the Santa Fe loco) so who knows what else will be arriving. :3
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  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 316
    Walked into my local Ross today and found a #70146 marked down to $35 bucks couldn't believe it and I didn't realize how many pieces were in that set  (1,301)!!!
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  • urieluriel CroatiaMember Posts: 186
    edited January 2017
    bought 20 sealed #76028 for circa 22 euro each :)
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  • myrntmyrnt Member Posts: 5
    Walked into my local Walmart today and found a #10697 for $19. At Target store found 40 packs Batman polybag #30522 for $3.99, a few Star Wars polybags # 30279 and 1 Joker bumper car polybag #30303 for $3.49


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  • urieluriel CroatiaMember Posts: 186
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10251045/?query=helmer#/80296125

    got 6 of these for sorting lego for circa 80$ total :)
  • kioko21kioko21 United KingdomMember Posts: 77
    Had some lego donated to my school today which I was having a look through and came across #7594 set (Woodys roundup!) box open but all bags sealed! Very happy! Asked my boss and she didn't mind me taking it! (I will be taking some lego in to replace it for the kids!) :-D
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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,462
    ^Considering BL has this set anywhere from $136 used to $345 new, I think you made a solid purchase!
    Astrobricks
  • MrKettleMrKettle OxfordshireMember Posts: 136
    Just bought some Lego from a friend who's son is selling his collection that was passed down to him. 14 years worth for £250 and the thing that caught my eye in amongst the whole lot was #10198 which I am assured is all there. Sadly as I am moving house soon I won't get a chance to test it out for ages but fingers crossed. 
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  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,380
    MrKettle said:
    Just bought some Lego from a friend who's son is selling his collection that was passed down to him. 14 years worth for £250 and the thing that caught my eye in amongst the whole lot was #10198 which I am assured is all there. Sadly as I am moving house soon I won't get a chance to test it out for ages but fingers crossed. 
    Oooohhhhhh, so jealous!
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,380
    Just got home from a trip to Wally World where I found #75103 FO Transporter for $21! It pays to scan everything :-)
  • BoomstickBoomstick IndianaMember Posts: 244
    I just he got home from meijer and found the force awakens millimium Falcon for $90. So bought it. I felt it was a good deal.
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,404
    edited January 2017
    Looked on Gumtree at approximately 13:40, #10243 and #10251 from the same seller, built, complete + spares, books, no boxes but only displayed for less than 4 weeks by a Chinese student TFOL who is returning home and couldn't send them back for some reason.

    They are now in my possession for £200. Its almost BOGOF and I have now popped my modular cherry, feels good too (physically and visually, not financially, worth it).
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  • jpczjpcz Member Posts: 95
    I dont normally go outside my realm of modulars, winter, and carnival themed sets but stumbled across a used Statue of Liberty labeled as incomplete...pictured half built with one side faded.  Picked it up for 200 after looking closely at pictures and counting how many bricks made up the large put together main torso piece.

    Took it all apart last night and sorted into various groups and counted all the 2x2 corner bricks.  504 as needed.  All 4 macaroni pieces.  Counting others later tonight but very excited so far.

    Have some cleaning (dust) and attempts at peroxide treatment, but majority of bricks are great considering how many are "inside" and were not subjected to light.  I think I will make out alright!
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  • starfailurestarfailure Member Posts: 138
    Wifey found 4 of the 76058 (Spider-Man, Ghost Rider) sets at Wegman's with the Christmas clearance... $5 each. 
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  • ditchoramaditchorama EarthMember Posts: 23
    Found an Ultron Sentry minifigure on the ground yesterday :P
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  • jpczjpcz Member Posts: 95
    jpcz said:
    I dont normally go outside my realm of modulars, winter, and carnival themed sets but stumbled across a used Statue of Liberty labeled as incomplete...pictured half built with one side faded.  Picked it up for 200 after looking closely at pictures and counting how many bricks made up the large put together main torso piece.

    Took it all apart last night and sorted into various groups and counted all the 2x2 corner bricks.  504 as needed.  All 4 macaroni pieces.  Counting others later tonight but very excited so far.

    Have some cleaning (dust) and attempts at peroxide treatment, but majority of bricks are great considering how many are "inside" and were not subjected to light.  I think I will make out alright!
    Set was complete except for 4 yellow and 5 sand green pieces in my inventory!  :) 
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  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    Just picked up this sealed Islanders set #6256 from 1994 for £10. Love it!! - The dilemma now is whether to open it or not :)
    I used to have that!!! Unfortunately the only thing I have is the female figure and the front shield. Great buy!
  • myrntmyrnt Member Posts: 5
    Walked into my local Kroger today and found 7 box #75146 for $12, 2 box #60133 for $12 and 2 box #41131 for $9. 
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,444
    I got a $6 bag at the local thrift store containing the helicopter from #60014, a nearly complete #60059 logging truck, and #21002 Empire State Building, and some loose parts I have not tracked down yet. Also picked up a tub of K'nex for $5 - and was happy to find a #7052 Alien Abduction set mixed in the tub, only missing the light brick and a few purple parts, which I remember seeing in a bag from a couple of weeks ago.

    I'm convinced there is a sadistic AFOL in the sorting room, because I keep getting partial sets that get filled in a week or two later. I found the stern of the ship in #60014 a couple of weeks ago, got the helicopter last night, hoping the rest will show up soon.


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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,462
    ^That's awesome you're piecing things together at least for such a good price. My main thrift store I frequent for Lego seems to be feast or famine. And they usually way over price stuff. So I have to hope I can snag it on a discount day for it to actually be worth it. 

    I found a #21003 Space Needle this week...for $50! I politely told the worker who was helping me (as it was barricaded in their "nice things" displays) that they may want to reconsider how they're pricing things. If I can get it on a Dollar Day, then I'll do it. 

    I did find one of the cars for the Hogwarts Express once upon a time and desperately hoped the other cars would turn up. I must have visited that store 30 times that week and the new few weeks just in case. 
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,444
    ^The shop I get most of mine from usually has great prices, if you're not worried about having a complete set, but they get "confused" too. I've bought 5 complete Creationary sets from them for $5 or $6 each. Last night they had one in the "nice things" section for $40.
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 468
    ^The shop I get most of mine from usually has great prices, if you're not worried about having a complete set, but they get "confused" too. I've bought 5 complete Creationary sets from them for $5 or $6 each. Last night they had one in the "nice things" section for $40.
    In that instance they might have finally found out what it was worth!
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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,462
    I just made a quick lunch run over to my thrift store and found a complete #7158 Furno Bike for $5 (bike and Furno only). I don't have any hero factory stuff, so I picked it up as I know my son will love it!
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