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

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  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 325
    alaskaguy said:
    I am 20 steps in and no missing pieces so far. I thought these things would come with a  parts list...but nope (I know, I could probably find one on-line).  It seems I have to build it to see if it is missing anything...which is fine, I've never built a Technic model before - it's interesting.
    Well, I built it.  It was missing a few parts. Some of which are common enough that I was able to pick them out of other bulk boxes I have sitting here pretty easily. A couple of which I PROBABLY have here somewhere, if I look hard enough.  But one is a $5 part that I will have to order, which kinda sucks. It's not CRITICAL...but I want the set to be complete.

    This was a pretty satisfying build for my first Technic build.  The steering mechanism is poorly designed though. And there are a couple of things I wonder what it is for, or why they did it that way.



  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 353
    got the 75095 Tie Fighter at 40% off. Me = Happy.
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  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 353
    Also noticed the Caterham at 40% on the same site, so placed a second order.
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,406
    arathemis said:
    Also noticed the Caterham at 40% on the same site, so placed a second order.
    What site? And are there any more?
  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 353
    it`s a Romanian website. Yes, there are more.
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,406
    arathemis said:
    it`s a Romanian website. Yes, there are more.
    Any chance of a link?
  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 353
    sent to your PM
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  • BoomstickBoomstick IndianaMember Posts: 238
    Just got a heavy assault walker off eBay for $80 shipped. I’m pumped.
  • BoomstickBoomstick IndianaMember Posts: 238
    ^
    Sigh seller canceled on me and said wrong price was listed. Only wish my 6 year old daughter wouldn' have been excited when I told her because she wanted it for her birthday. Why life, why?
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,423
    Good finds at local thrift store this past weekend
    #71173 Dimensions Starter Pack - X Box 360 - missing minifigures
    #41150 Moana's Ocean Voyage - missing minifigures
    #7949 Prison Carriage Rescue - New in Box
    #60011 Surfer Rescue  - New in Box
    #41022 Bunny's Hutch - New
    #41020 Hedgehog's Hideaway - New
    #41021 Poodle's Little Palace - New
    #3621 Polar Animals - missing playmat and tent
    #9719 Robotics Invention System - Complete in box
    #8527 Mindstorms NXT - missing box, controller makes sounds but no display, otherwise complete
    #9847 Bluetooth Dongle
    #9798 Rechargeable Battery for NXT
    #9833 Transformer for #9798
    #5380 Duplo Large Brick Box
    #70733 Blaster Bike - just the bike, no minifigures or dragon
    #70004 Wakz' Pack Tracker - no minifigures, around 80% complete
    and two gallon bags of unsorted parts
    all for $150

    Also found Dimensions Unikitty, Emmet, and Bart for $3 each at local Walmart.
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  • justintartejustintarte MissouriMember Posts: 33
    Not sure how long this price was available as I received an alert via Slickdeals... but I was able to snag (delivered today) a Palace Cinema for a discounted price via Amazon prior to retirement. Though some aren't fans of this set, it looks pretty impressive in person. 
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  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,017
    Not sure if a brag or lament - Dropped into a local charity shop on my way to play some games & they had 3 bags of Lego, decent amount, for £4.99. I tried to see what minifigs were in each one & grabbed the one with more Star Wars. While I was walking, I decided to look into the minifigs from the other bags- I'd apparently passed up on Nova & Dr Doom plus I saw Impy guard & a Darth Vader helmet in the other two. I phoned to store intending to ask them to hold them until I could get back but they had sold pretty much the same time as I was there.
    On the plus side, I did get Most of the helicopter, Spidey & Beetle from the Daily Bugle set, Luke from #9493 (I could tell it was that owing to two part wings from the X-wing). Riddler & Catwoman made an appearance as well as a couple of Snowtroopers & some as yet unidentified. There was also stuff from a Ninjago shrine set.
    Now, if only the person who bought the other two bags is on here & we can sort out completing sets between us :-)
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  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,423
    ^That's where I run into problems at the local thrift stores. More often than not they are selling bags of LEGO that contain parts from multiple sets, rather than having parts sorted by set. The only way to complete a set is to buy all the bags they have for sale.

    The ones that really drive me nuts are when I come up a few pieces short, and then find a bag 3 months later with the missing parts in the same store. One of the bags I got last weekend contained parts I was missing for four different sets.
  • MiniBricks1MiniBricks1 USMember Posts: 96
    Just found a 10lb lot on eBay for $60. Pretty decent $/lb. However, it appears to have most of a UCS R2-D2, which is worth ~$225-250. Fingers crossed that most of the pieces are there.
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  • M_BossM_Boss Houston, TexasMember Posts: 223
    Picked up a used Krennic’s shuttle #75156 for $40. Seems to be mostly complete.
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  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 325
    ^That's where I run into problems at the local thrift stores.
    Hey, at least your thirft stores HAVE Legos.

    In other news - I got a 8297 Technic set, in unopened box, for $100. That's a 2008 set that originally sold for $120 retail - so I think I did OK.


     

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  • justintartejustintarte MissouriMember Posts: 33
    Went to my local LEGO store today... picked up Creator Ferrari F40 for $79.99 (last one) and a couple other sets and scored 3 giveaways... gingerbread, Master Wu, and a nutcracker. I then stopped by B&N and picked up a few sets at 50% off. With a little hair dryer magic, each of the B&N stickers came off without a problem. Not bad for a Sunday.




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  • monstblitzmonstblitz Alexandria, VAMember Posts: 589
    Is the nutcracker promo still going on?  Tyson's corner store told me it was over yesterday and I don't see it showing up in cart on website.
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,377
    ^Your thrift shops beat my thrift shops!
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  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 325
    For $112, I got the 

    LEGO Education Three Seat Playtable, Solid Hardwood 6099591

    Table and chairs! Hell, the three large colored base planes alone are $45 retail.
  • dspigeldspigel HonoluluMember Posts: 427
    My local Lego store had one Palace Cinema left. I know others have found it cheaper, but I'm pretty happy with it.
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  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 353
    got ninjago movie temple, 4xcreator #31067 (which will get built into a mock house), bounty hunter battlepack, and battle on naboo. All fot 60% off. me happy.
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  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 640
    dspigel said:
    My local Lego store had one Palace Cinema left. I know others have found it cheaper, but I'm pretty happy with it.

    I am so jealous.  Missed the online sale, and ended up buying it for 160 on BL before it starts skyrocketing ;_;
    dspigel
  • HarrymattpotterHarrymattpotter UKMember Posts: 46
    Not much of a deal but found 10739 for £3  at a local ASDA
  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 325

    $26 for everything pictured (except yellow and red base plates). There are four or five pilot minifigs in the aircrafts, one the police station, plus the four plainly visible.
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  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 325
    edited December 2017
    ^^^^
    Oh, plus the fully built police dog van from 4441, that I forgot to put in above photo and a prisoner minifig, in the back of one of the vehicles that you can't see.

     http://ibrickcity.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Lego-4441-Van.jpg

  • MynattMynatt OH/NYMember Posts: 561
    @alaskaguy I think you found the guy that is helping convince lego that there is a very large market for people who want helicopters. 
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  • seba25seba25 ManchesterMember Posts: 5
    edited December 2017
    Just bought 60161 Jungle Exploration Site with 39% discount and free delivery & got 70902 Batwoman Cyclechase for FREE on Amazon. Just because I wanted to have that Leopard but additional set is always welcome. Nice purchase for upcoming birthday
  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 325
    Mynatt said:
    @alaskaguy I think you found the guy that is helping convince lego that there is a very large market for people who want helicopters. 
    No kidding, eh?  I gotta figure out what at least one of them is from so I can get the missing parts.
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,377
    alaskaguy said:
    No kidding, eh?  I gotta figure out what at least one of them is from so I can get the missing parts.
    I would start with #4439 :)

    The middle blue one on the right with "Air Taxi" printed on it is from #3222
  • seba25seba25 ManchesterMember Posts: 5
    alaskaguy said:
    No kidding, eh?  I gotta figure out what at least one of them is from so I can get the missing parts.
    Ambulance helicopter is from #4429 :)
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 341
    Weird, it looks to me like you have two (on top of 4439 & second from the bottom on the left) partial ones that came with the 4440 police station!
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    edited December 2017
    Not the best find, but couldn't pass this up at 50% off (I'm sure it could go lower, but as always, with my luck, I wouldn't find any).



    Edit: the boxes available all were beaten up, but I don't mind it. 
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  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 325
    edited December 2017
    Yeah yeah smart guys - I wasn't talking about the ones with identifiable markings (:

    M1J0E said:
    Weird, it looks to me like you have two (on top of 4439 & second from the bottom on the left) partial ones that came with the 4440 police station!
    OK - that's helpful. Those two are ones I was talking about. 

    Plus the one in the far lower left, and the uppermost one on the yellow plate.

    That little building is some kind of Sheriff's shack. Looks like he is tracking some kind of outdoor criminal based on the markings inside. No idea what the thing in the upper right is from.

    Also, I put the engine in the lower right of the red plate on the HD helicopter. Now it needs one more engine (:

    Update: Looking at set 4440, it looks like some of the large "chunks" I have may be from that set.  Yeah...seems like it. I have the assembled roof over the jail cells, and the center section with the police sign part of the roof (no radar tower though), with the windows. No whole left side, gate, baseplates, tree, bear, ATV, etc.


  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 341
    alaskaguy said:
    Yeah yeah smart guys - I wasn't talking about the ones with identifiable markings (:

    M1J0E said:
    Weird, it looks to me like you have two (on top of 4439 & second from the bottom on the left) partial ones that came with the 4440 police station!
    OK - that's helpful. Those two are ones I was talking about. 

    Plus the one in the far lower left, and the uppermost one on the yellow plate.

    That little building is some kind of Sheriff's shack. Looks like he is tracking some kind of outdoor criminal based on the markings inside. No idea what the thing in the upper right is from.

    Also, I put the engine in the lower right of the red plate on the HD helicopter. Now it needs one more engine (:


    The Sheriff’s shack is set #4440, the Forest Police Station, from 2012.  It doesn’t look like there’s a lot of it left, but that was what clued me into the two smaller helicopters (they do both look the same to me).  Nice police station, with 1 every year, you’d think my city would b over policed, but 4440 is the only one I have.  I just liked the way the building looks.  
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 341
    Oops sorry, didn’t see the update.  
  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 325
    Looking at other police sets from that vintage...I see one of my mystery aircraft is from 4473. Looks like I am missing a fair amount of it. My other mystery is from 3658.  Well, that closes it out (:

    I think I did pretty decently on this buy (:
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 341

    If you get all the pieces together to rebuild 4440, it fits nicely over a road baseplate.  
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  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 325
    edited December 2017
    Oh, good to know. Thanks!  Maybe by the time my kid gets old enough to play with it, I will have a house with room for a nice layout like you've got there (:

    Kid will have to dedicate half of it to a police heliport though (:
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 341
    Thanks!  I had to take it all down though when I moved, & haven’t set it all up again!  I’d started to take it down, then remembered I’d better take a pic to remember how to set most of it up again!
  • rd1899rd1899 U.S.A.Member Posts: 141
    I got a nice little surprise today from an odd lot I found on eBay.


    Box front and backs for #462, #6901, and #6870.

    They weren't mentioned in the listing or in any of its photos.
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  • calumheathcalumheath Member Posts: 24
    I found a shelf-full of Creator Fountain 40221in Poundland (of all places) in Meadowhall, Sheffield UK.
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  • calumheathcalumheath Member Posts: 24
    I found a shelf-full of Creator Fountain 40221in Poundland (of all places) in Meadowhall, Sheffield UK.
    £5 each - I meant to say.
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  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,566
    ^Nice!!
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 640
    I found a shelf-full of Creator Fountain 40221in Poundland (of all places) in Meadowhall, Sheffield UK.
    £5 each - I meant to say.

    That's an awesome price for a really nice set.  Great find!
  • ravendragonwingravendragonwing Member Posts: 132
    Just picked up 70592 for $24.99 at TJ Maxx, it was opened and retaped. Got it home, it was complete and had Laval Dimensions set inside. Not too bad.
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  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    I picked this up off of Facebook. The display screen is fantastic. Lots of inputs and controls. I think I'm going to figure out a way for it to play the Lego movie and Batman Lego movie depending on which button you press.
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