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

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  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,437
    Awhile ago I found the old Creator game for a buck at my Goodwill. This one, only the English version: https://www.bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?G=00745&ColorID=0
    Nice catch! I paid $6 for one at the local thrift shop, have only seen one there for sale. 
    FowlerBricks
  • jedijason1138jedijason1138 Member Posts: 145
    I stopped by Walmart while taking a break from a stressful day. I looked in the Lego aisles and found nothing marked as clearance or with a reduced price. I was about to give up, but then I noticed the clearance aisle at this particular store had been moved. On the middle shelf, I found 2 #75099-1 sets. They were marked down to $9. I picked them up for my sons. When I paid, they ran up for $5 each!
    BumblepantssonsofscevacatwranglerLEGO_Dad77
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,588
    Nice!
  • MiniBricks1MiniBricks1 USMember Posts: 98
    This happened several months ago, after searching for Aqua Raiders on eBay I found a listing for #7775 Aquabase Invasion & #7697 MT-51 Claw-Tank Ambush at $60 (incl. shipping). However, when looking at the pictures, I saw instructions to several other Aqua Raiders and Mars Mission sets. I went ahead and bought it, and after receiving it ended up with:
    #7775
    #7771
    #7772
    #7773
    #7697
    #7694
    #7695

    All about 99% complete with instructions, one small BL order for about $5 got me the missing pieces. Turned out pretty good, $65 got me about $180 worth of sets.
    Oh, forgot to mention- the lot included the door from Cafe Corner, which I sold for $20 on bricklink, making back 1/3 of what I paid for the lot!
    FowlerBricksIceCreamCloneSwitchfoot55catwrangler
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 711
    Recent Wal-Mart visits yielded 2 90% off sets: #75114 First Order Stormtrooper for $2, and #60124 Volcano Exploration Base for $11!
    IceCreamClonepharmjodBumblepantssonsofscevaSwitchfoot55stluxKerreMynatt
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,588
    WHAT!?!? I wish my Walmart had deals like that.
  • UberbrickUberbrick OregonMember Posts: 83
    WHAT!?!? I wish my Walmart had deals like that.
    Guess what? My Wal-mart had NO deals! :P
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,588
    Oh. Well, just wait awhile. With all the new sets coming out, there's a good chance that the old ones will go on sale.
  • Th1nDieselTh1nDiesel UKMember Posts: 515
    Just bought a bag full of Duplo bricks from a car boot sale for £2.
  • MiyagawaMiyagawa LondonMember Posts: 4
    So my wife looks up on Gumtree for Lego for the very first time, and actually finds an awesome deal (I'd been checking a lot, but hadn't seen anything).

    It was the 10253 Big Ben set, which retails for £179.99 in the UK. I messaged the seller and asked if it was avaliable, it was and I headed to South London to pick it up. Because I could get it that day, it was £80.

    So I'm quite excited, and message my wife a photo of it as I'm waiting for the train back to central London... I post the photo and the phrase "Gumtree swag!". Except I'd been texting back and forth with the seller's partner, who I picked it up from... and yes, I sent it to him instead of my wife.

    He thought it was funny at least.
    Jackad7IceCreamClonericecakeBumblepantsstluxYodaliciousDaraghcatwrangler
  • DB361DB361 UKMember Posts: 194
    Popped into B&M in Barnstaple for a couple of camping bits and saw that they had #70225 down to £14.99 from £19.99 (which itself is down from the RRP of £34.99). So I picked it up, and this is what it scanned through at...
    BumblepantsMegtheCatcatwranglercalifrsh78
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,654
    ^I am just excited for your new Rubber Mallet! Have fun smacking stakes and things on your future camping trip! Chima set is a steal too though
    SprinkleOtterIceCreamClonecatwrangler
  • ajm390ajm390 Nelsons own CountyMember Posts: 38
    The Brickbin online store had a stall at a local toy fair to me and I was pleased with what I got.

    #050 Basic Building set (1964)
    #7207 Fire Boat (2010)
    #8840 Rally Shock & Roll Racer (1990)
    #260-2 VW Beetle 1-87 car (1 tan & 1 red)

    Loose parts 

    7 x flags 
    1 x road sign
    2 x named beams (1 x 8)
    2 x named beams (1 x 6)







  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,735
    For $40.00 in trade, I now have two semi-built Ferris Wheels.  (No place to put them!)

    Pardon the bad lighting.  The carnival part of my Lego City is currently covered in Millennium Falcon parts.  And random helicopters and polybags.
    SprinkleOtterstluxYodaliciousSwitchfoot55MynattsonsofscevaIceCreamClonecalifrsh78
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    so had a good day today.
    last week we got a letter from Sainsburys with 2 coupons in it.
    the 2 coupons was for £15 off a £100 spend. 1 for this week 1 for next week.
    well our normal food shop is about £75. or there about. so it would not get used if i did not buy a lego set. there for the £15 off. could all go to the lego set.
    so i planned to buy the #60154 Bus Station Priced at £40. would have made it £25.
    however i go in to the store today and there it is, price down to £32.
    that right you lot.
    i just picked up #60154 Bus Station for £17. you can Hate me now.
    Mahahahahahah
    DaraghMattDawsonBumblepantscatwrangler
  • KeilupKeilup Frisco, TXMember Posts: 114
    Other day I saw a sale post with following:
    All NISB.  Did a double-take and eyes jumped out of head.  Long story short. Thank goodness I must have seen the post shortly after it went up.  I sent message to take all.  In the end I did get 10194 for $30.  However when I met up to pick it up she said she didn't realize what they were worth and sold the others for $1000.  Not sure how that went down, but apparently she was nice to let me have the EE for $30 which I definitely wanted as I'm trying to collect the trains.  Incredible deal and just shy of spectacular deal.
    MynattSumoLegoYodaliciousIceCreamCloneUberbrickBumblepantsRsa33LEGO_Dad77josekalel
  • UberbrickUberbrick OregonMember Posts: 83
    Keilup said:
    Other day I saw a sale post with following:
    All NISB.  Did a double-take and eyes jumped out of head.  Long story short. Thank goodness I must have seen the post shortly after it went up.  I sent message to take all.  In the end I did get 10194 for $30.  However when I met up to pick it up she said she didn't realize what they were worth and sold the others for $1000.  Not sure how that went down, but apparently she was nice to let me have the EE for $30 which I definitely wanted as I'm trying to collect the trains.  Incredible deal and just shy of spectacular deal.
    Bummer! I had a similar case recently, when someone on Craigslist was selling an NISB Hogwarts Express (2011 version) for $65. I offered $90 for it, only to receive a reply saying the lowest they would go was $250!!
    SprinkleOtter
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 977
    ^ You know we all hate you right now don't you?  :)
    Switchfoot55
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    ^ You know we all hate you right now don't you?  :)
    I know it. :)
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,654
    edited June 2017
    Gotta say... This is the best Star Wars deal I've found. :)
    Were they marked as clearance? Walmart is so weird.
    Yodalicious
  • LEGOCollector2504LEGOCollector2504 Member Posts: 30
    Scored a couple Rex AT-TE's over the past few weeks for $35-$54 each. Made a totally accidental awesome score this week when I won an ebay auction for a complete 6212 X-Wing for $45, and found that the seller had included a smooth-haired Leia in the set! 
    BumblepantsIceCreamCloneCaptainRogers
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 711
    Gotta say... This is the best Star Wars deal I've found. :)
    Were they marked as clearance? Walmart is so weird.
    No, they were just sitting unmarked with other clearanced toys. But I scanned 'em with the Wal-Mart app (which will show you in store prices), then grabbed them and didn't set them down until I was at the register. 
    BillyBricks84Jackad7
  • BoomstickBoomstick IndianaMember Posts: 243
    Grabbed Obi-Wans star fighter with hyper ring and pelta class cruiser for $173. The cruiser was 30% off and I had a $10 coupon and $5 reward to use so feeling good.
  • UberbrickUberbrick OregonMember Posts: 83
    edited June 2017
    Can we have more "brags" that are non-Walmart related? I feel more and more jealous every time I check this thread…
    SprinkleOtterJackad7
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,437
    ^Walmart just seems to be on a roll recently for deals - are there none that you can get to, or are they just not marking stuff down? The ones near me seem to be taking turns randomly marking stuff down 
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,231
    @Uberbrick, you feel jealous? We don't even have Walmart here, or any store like it... Deals like that just don't happen here, the TIE Striker retails for AU$109.99, the cheapest I've seen it is $89.99, but at the equivalent of $9.30 in our currency, it would would be a no-brainer, I'd grab a couple just for MOC parts. @CaptainRogers, enjoy that build, you lucky dog you... ;)
    CaptainRogersIceCreamCloneUberbrickMAGNINOMINISUMBRAxiahna
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 711
    It is a good build, @VorpalRyu! I had snagged one at about half price a while ago, but I would have been a fool to leave this one sitting. Maybe I'll start a fleet...
    VorpalRyu
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,431
    You guys are talking Walmart...I'm still trying to decide how much I hate or envy @SprinkleOtter
    SprinkleOtterIceCreamCloneHugeYellowBrickgmonkey76
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    Let's see if this helps your decision.
    Also in the lot (all with instructions, most with boxes)
    Diagon Alley
    Maersk Train
    Batman I Batcave
    Batman I Tumber
    Fort Legoredo
    Last-wave Harry Potter:
    Hogwarts Castle
    Hogwarts
    Hogwarts Express
    Quiditch
    Hagrid's Hut
    Freeing Dobby


    All for a little of $1000.
    And those are just some highlights :)
    IceCreamClonesonsofsceva
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,404
    ^ I don't live in your area so there's no possibility I could have gotten in on this deal therefore I don't hate you. Congratulations on the find!
    SprinkleOtter
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    oldtodd33 said:
    ^ I don't live in your area so there's no possibility I could have gotten in on this deal therefore I don't hate you. Congratulations on the find!
    Thank you!
    I guess I only have to worry about @SumoLego and @KingAlanI hating me then.
    SumoLegoKingAlanI
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 588
    Nothing mind-blowing,but I was happy to find an (albeit used) #21108 Ecto-1 for $45, #21303 WALL*E for $25, and Super Cycle Chase and Trash Chomper from the Lego Movie for $30 from a local seller. Sure, I have an extra garbage truck now, but the other sets were ones that I'd missed out on the first time so was happy to get another chance. 
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,431
    ^^Okay @SprinkleOtter, I'll choose to envy you instead of hate you. 

    Nice find without a doubt!
    SprinkleOtterIceCreamClone
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 671
    A friend got me 10 CMF from S1-S5 for £2 each they came across in a charity shop.
    samiam391sonsofscevaandhecalifrsh78
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 977
    oldtodd33 said:
    ^ I don't live in your area so there's no possibility I could have gotten in on this deal therefore I don't hate you. Congratulations on the find!
    Thank you!
    I guess I only have to worry about @SumoLego and @KingAlanI hating me then.
    I live on the other side of the PLANET, but I'm going to stick with hate for a bit longer...
    pharmjodSprinkleOtterOnebricktoomanyIceCreamCloneVorpalRyuKingAlanI
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,692
    dmcc0 said:
    A friend got me 10 CMF from S1-S5 for £2 each they came across in a charity shop.
    What figures?
    califrsh78SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,735
    ^ All Sumo Wrestlers.
    UberbrickIceCreamCloneandheSprinkleOtter
  • SlicksonSlickson Member Posts: 10
    Sorry ... another Walmart post.  

    Rey's speeder 75099 for 5$ sitting unmarked on the shelf
    Angry bird Piggy plane attack 75822 for 5$ --> 3 of them
    and I saw a lot of the Encounter-on-Jakku 75148 for 30$.  I picked up one because of the walking beast.
    FowlerBricks
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 671
    andhe said:
    dmcc0 said:
    A friend got me 10 CMF from S1-S5 for £2 each they came across in a charity shop.
    What figures?
    Turns out 1 was S6;

    S1 wrestler, cheerleader and cowboy
    S2 traffic cop, skiier
    S3 mummy, space alien
    S4 sailor
    S5 detective
    S6 genie

    A couple also didn't have accessories (or the wrong accessories). Still not a bad deal though
    SumoLegoMAGNINOMINISUMBRAIceCreamCloneandhe
  • Th1nDieselTh1nDiesel UKMember Posts: 515
    Not quite bargain of the year, but today I picked up the Star Wars Character Encyclopedia and Batman Visual Dictionary, complete with minifigs (#sw356 and #sh046), from a charity shop, for two pence short of a fiver.
    FowlerBricksSumoLegoIceCreamClone
  • sonsofscevasonsofsceva 1904 World's FairMember Posts: 537
    Found #21127  Minecraft The Fortress for $25!
    CaptainRogersBumblepantsOnebricktoomany
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,588
    Found #21127  Minecraft The Fortress for $25!
    WHAT!!! That is just...too good to be true! Where did you find it?
  • sonsofscevasonsofsceva 1904 World's FairMember Posts: 537
    Wal-Mart
  • OnebricktoomanyOnebricktoomany United StatesMember Posts: 280
    Found #21127  Minecraft The Fortress for $25!
    WHAT!!! That is just...too good to be true! Where did you find it?
    Yep, I found two at that price!  And picked up two Capt Rex at-te for $45 each.  Not as good as the fortress but still a great deal!
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 711
    I saw Brickseek report that price on The Fortress, but when I checked again the next day before venturing out... They had been snatched! I'm not super bummed, since I'm not a Minecraft collector, but it's always great finding a fantastic deal on any theme. Good find.
  • RedMarkRedMark UKMember Posts: 75
    edited July 2017
    #75106 for £55 and #75112 for £16.50 from Hamleys Trafford Centre both half price which dispite  Hamleys usual high prices is a great find. They had a few of each left.
    bandit778MaffyDcatwranglerandhestarwars4everFowlerBricks
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,455
    ^ Well done! I normally go to Hamleys in the Trafford Centre to laugh at the prices... and you bagged a deal? Kudos!
    andhebricknation
  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 315
    Soooo today i picked up #76052 for 20% off then proceeded to go to Meijer and grab 2 #60132 for $27, a #60102 for $20, and a #60119 for $12..... I regret nothing!!!
    LittleLoriFowlerBricksTyresOFlaherty
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