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

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  • Brixfan02Brixfan02 USAMember Posts: 162
    edited January 2018
    How about this for $100
    not the stuff under the desk.
    datsunrobbieFizyxFowlerBricksBumblepantskiki180703
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,601
    ^Yup. That's good. Now I'm jealous. :)
    Brixfan02
  • mak0137mak0137 VirginiaMember Posts: 258
    Yes if you like the themes and sets
    Brixfan02
  • Brixfan02Brixfan02 USAMember Posts: 162
    mak0137 said:
    Yes if you like the themes and sets
    well, I don't like friends, but there was a few good sets in that box like #75004 Z-95 headhunter, the #4182 cannibal escape, and pretty much all those ones on the desk
  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 353
    Got a Takodana battle for 15$ (equivalent). I passed on it when it was 24$, but now I just couldn`t. The pieces are good for what I usually build, and at least I have Maz now, and a Kylo with a face, as opposed to faceless Kylo from 75104.
    BumblepantsFizyxMegtheCatBrixfan02kiki180703
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,700
    arathemis said:
    Got a Takodana battle for 15$ (equivalent). I passed on it when it was 24$, but now I just couldn`t. The pieces are good for what I usually build, and at least I have Maz now, and a Kylo with a face, as opposed to faceless Kylo from 75104.
    That set is a great parts pack. I grabbed a couple for cheap clearance too.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,375
    edited January 2018
    Nice find! What is the set number? It should be on one end of the box, if I’ve learned anything from @Istokg ’s posts.
    MorkMan
  • PebblesPebbles EnglandMember Posts: 173
    Nice find! What is the set number? It should be on one end of the box, if I’ve learned anything from @Istokg ’s posts.
    Lego set 810, no box unfortunately it's just the large baseboard. Would have loved to find the whole set but I doubt it would have been £3.99, and if it had of been I might have died on the spot and not had the chance to buy it. :) I'm thinking it will make a great wall display piece as it looks so vintage. :)
    Astrobrickslady_brickercatwranglerstluxLittleLorikiki180703
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,375
    edited January 2018
    Nice find! What is the set number? It should be on one end of the box, if I’ve learned anything from @Istokg ’s posts.
    Lego set 810, no box unfortunately it's just the large baseboard. Would have loved to find the whole set but I doubt it would have been £3.99, and if it had of been I might have died on the spot and not had the chance to buy it. :) I'm thinking it will make a great wall display piece as it looks so vintage. :)
    Oh, ok. I thought the back side of the baseboard was the box top and back.
  • PebblesPebbles EnglandMember Posts: 173
    Nice find! What is the set number? It should be on one end of the box, if I’ve learned anything from @Istokg ’s posts.
    Lego set 810, no box unfortunately it's just the large baseboard. Would have loved to find the whole set but I doubt it would have been £3.99, and if it had of been I might have died on the spot and not had the chance to buy it. :) I'm thinking it will make a great wall display piece as it looks so vintage. :)
    Oh, ok. I thought the back side of the baseboard was the box top and back.
    I can only dream :D Shame it's not the real deal but looking at the pictures is close enough... honest :D
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,088
    edited January 2018
    Very nice find @Lego_Minon ....  worth at least 40 Quid... :D

    That is the UK/Ireland/Australia left driving version of the 200 LEGO Town Plan board of 1962-68.  It was included as part of the British 810 Town Plan set, and also sold standalone under the 200 number.

    Perhaps you could donate the images to the Brickset database!  :-)

    https://brickset.com/sets/200-5/LEGO-Town-Plan-Board-UK-Australian-Cardboard-Version

    This board was subcontracted out and made by Waddington's... a UK game board maker.

    You have the later (1965-68) version where it just had "LEGO" on the board top.

    This is the (1962-64) earlier version... identical to yours, except it had "LEGO System" on the board top.  Otherwise they were identical.  Huw... I was not aware that you didn't have a Town Plan board image.  You are welcome to this older version image.  :-)



    That is Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen (current LEGO owner) on the board top).

    From my Unofficial LEGO Sets/Parts Collectors Guide computer desktop 2800 page reference.

    FizyxMr_Crosscatwranglerstluxkiki180703MorkMan
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,375
    @Huw, see @Istokg ’s suggestion just above.
  • PebblesPebbles EnglandMember Posts: 173
    Wow thank you @Istokg that was super informative. How very kind of you to take the time to share you knowledge. :)

    However i'm slightly confused by the comments to @Huw ; did he post? I can't see a comment from him?
  • PebblesPebbles EnglandMember Posts: 173
    edited January 2018
    Istokg said:
    Very nice find @Lego_Minon ....  worth at least 40 Quid... :D


    P.S Sorry to be that person but my name has 2 underscores Lego _ _ Minon, I didn't get the notification of your super helpful comment and i'm glad I checked the thread as it really was helpful to me. :)
    Brixfan02
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    However i'm slightly confused by the comments to @Huw ; did he post? I can't see a comment from him?
    Huw runs the Brickset site :)
    Astrobricks
  • PebblesPebbles EnglandMember Posts: 173
    ricecake said:

    Huw runs the Brickset site :)
    Ah I see :) You learn something new every day, thank you.

    P.S @Istokg thanks for the cool fact about it being the current Lego owner i've just impressed my family with that knowledge :D
    LittleLoriMorkMan
  • LegoTTLegoTT Member Posts: 479
    Very happy to have found a Fire Brigade with mint box and instruction booklets for $250 on Craigslist!   
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  • RedMarkRedMark UKMember Posts: 75
    Polybag haul from Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester today.
    snowhitie
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,873
    I like the foam sails. Looks good!
    LegoboySumoLegoFizyx
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,036
    Just over 2 years ago, I picked up #41015 in a Black Friday deal for £24 & it's been in the present cupboard until a few days ago as it was my daughter's 5th birthday & I thought she could handle building it.
    Today, I check charity shops in the next city over & find a bagged copy - possibly complete - for £3

    So, that's two I need to find space for now. Not that I'm really complaining
    mak0137
  • nmualumninmualumni Michigan, USAMember Posts: 46
    edited January 2018
    Wife found a huge (maybe 5 lb.) random bag of Duplo, regular LEGO and other parts at a Thrift Store today. What caught her eye was parts she knew were from #268 . I had about 50% of this set (including the original box) and her find completed it. Now I have a 100% complete set.

    There were a lot of parts that aren't LEGO, but some stood out. A lot of them had a logo that looks something like and anchor, or a smiley face on the studs. Anyone know what these are? I attached a picture, but it's not the best.

    catwranglerLEGO_Dad77
  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 343
    ^I have a fair amount of these, too. From some digging, I think they are from a company called Tandem. If this is correct, there really isn't a ton of information about them other than they were a company in the 80s that tried to compete with LEGO. 
  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 353
    just received the Ewok village I found, at around 150$(equivalent). looks as (almost) good as new. I know what I`ll be doing this weekend :)
    FowlerBricks
  • nmualumninmualumni Michigan, USAMember Posts: 46
    ^I have a fair amount of these, too. From some digging, I think they are from a company called Tandem. If this is correct, there really isn't a ton of information about them other than they were a company in the 80s that tried to compete with LEGO. 
    Interesting, thanks. I noticed the clutch power is way over the top. Hard to get plates apart even with a brick separator.
  • truck730truck730 Member Posts: 203
    Got scarecrow delivery for [email protected] tesco Ireland ,half price ...good enough 4 me
    FowlerBricks
  • sweetness34sweetness34 San Diego, CA.Member Posts: 321
    Today I found Palace cinema sets for 89.99 at TRU. they also had some Big Bang Theory sets for 29.99

    Also some #40236 Valentines day sets from last year at full price.
    samiam391Bumblepantsmak0137catwranglerstluxFowlerBrickskiki180703Mr_Cross
  • Kokkie20Kokkie20 NetherlandsMember Posts: 38
    edited February 2018
    Well my greatdst find yesterday was 2 2 green arrow lego dimensions polybag for 0,02 cent at a local toy store :D:
    FizyxFowlerBricksBrixfan02kiki180703
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,873
    Oh, and as a side note, the ultimate batmobile is now down to $10 at that store and the phantom stock has dropped from 2 to 1... so somebody's hiding something.
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,777
    - whistles -

    Don't check behind the board games...

    - whistles -
    Fizyxstarwars4everkiki180703Mr_Cross
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,873
    I've looked a bunch of places. I guess you could put a set that big behind the board games, but I doubt it. Especially for the DB.
    SumoLegoFizyxkiki180703
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,777
    It's probably sitting next to the phantom unopened cases of TLBM S2 at my local Target.
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  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    Batmobiles are between $10 and $35 in my area, but also nowhere to be found. I’ve been on the hunt too and nothing. That’s the last one I’m really hoping for. 
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 695
    20 TLNM minifig bags at 59 pence each from Tesco...deliberately didn't collect them before but 14 unique out of 20 means i have to now..
    catwranglerFowlerBricks
  • calumheathcalumheath Member Posts: 24
    Just bought the following from ASDA in Langley Mill, Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border:

    2 x LEGO Star Wars Resistance Transport Pod 75176 £10 each (75% discount)
    1 x LEGO Batman Movie The Batmobile 7090 £12.99 (76.4% discount)

    Which I think are great finds.




    Brixfan02Bumblepants
  • Spaceship11Spaceship11 ItalyMember Posts: 5
    Just managed to buy Destiny's Bounty (70618) on amazon for 84€ which is a huge 50% save on the italian RRp of 169.99 €. Can't wait to build this awesome vessel!
    pharmjodFowlerBricks
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,873
    pharmjod said:
    Oh, and as a side note, the ultimate batmobile is now down to $10 at that store and the phantom stock has dropped from 2 to 1... so somebody's hiding something.
    Phantom stock dropped to 0. =\
  • JRLJRL UKMember Posts: 86
    Parisian Restaurant for £119 at John Lewis - £30 off isn’t bad I thought. 
    FowlerBricksFizyxAstrobrickskiki180703mak0137
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 691
    JRL said:
    Parisian Restaurant for £119 at John Lewis - £30 off isn’t bad I thought. 

    Especially for the modulars, which I haven't seen go on sale that much.  Although a lot of that is likely due to the fact that I rarely see US stores stocking them much at all.
    JRL
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,462
    I missed an open, but complete Parisian Restaurant for $50 last week...I'm still crying about it.
    FowlerBricksAstrobrickskiki180703
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,375
    I missed an open, but complete Parisian Restaurant for $50 last week...I'm still crying about it.
    Ouch. That would go great in the One that Got Away thread: 
    http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/20863/the-one-that-got-away-thread#latest
    FizyxBrixfan02mak0137Switchfoot55kiki180703
  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 353
    Got the London Bus at 30% off. Pretty happy with that.
    FowlerBricksAstrobrickskiki180703
  • LEGO_Dad77LEGO_Dad77 Northeastern CaliforniaMember Posts: 243
    pharmjod said:
    pharmjod said:
    Oh, and as a side note, the ultimate batmobile is now down to $10 at that store and the phantom stock has dropped from 2 to 1... so somebody's hiding something.
    Phantom stock dropped to 0. =\
    I used to work at my local Walmart... they can track sales of a particular item AND see who bought it; whether it was an associate or not.

    i wouldn’t want anyone to get fired, but that’s waaaaaaaaaaay against the rules, and people HAVE gotten fired for buying cheap shit after marking it down, especially if they’re the one who completed the markdown.
    Oubird
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,873
    pharmjod said:
    pharmjod said:
    Oh, and as a side note, the ultimate batmobile is now down to $10 at that store and the phantom stock has dropped from 2 to 1... so somebody's hiding something.
    Phantom stock dropped to 0. =\
    I used to work at my local Walmart... they can track sales of a particular item AND see who bought it; whether it was an associate or not.

    i wouldn’t want anyone to get fired, but that’s waaaaaaaaaaay against the rules, and people HAVE gotten fired for buying cheap shit after marking it down, especially if they’re the one who completed the markdown.
    I figured as much. I'm migh to talk to a manager about it. I don't like having my time wasted and I think a lot of this phantom stock has been shenanigans. I don't want anyone to get fired either. I fully expect the bounty to go to zero next markdown if there is one. 
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,443
    Picked up 2 road baseplates for $2.99 at local thrift store, like the ones in #302
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  • BlueBen1111BlueBen1111 United StatesMember Posts: 7
    I got 75190 First Order Star Destroyer for $70 on LetGo. Apparently the seller has other LEGO sets they are willing to sell for significantly reduced prices.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,251
    I got 75190 First Order Star Destroyer for $70 on LetGo. Apparently the seller has other LEGO sets they are willing to sell for significantly reduced prices.
    Buyer beware- that's often (almost always) stolen merchandise. I would not recommend purchasing anything else from that seller.
    pharmjodkiki180703
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