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I've obviously opened it to check it's not full of rebagged second hand LEGO, used bandages or worse, megabloks!
I saw someone here who'd opened their boxes this way, and I have to say, I think I'm now fully converted to this method. So, if I got the idea from you, thank you :-).
Pretty god deals :-)
INSERT "I don't think that word means what you think it means" meme here...
May I suggest - hack, maim, half destroy as appropriate words to use?
That's how I've always opened the boxes for the smaller sets. Honestly, I thought that was how you were meant to do it, so you end up with a convenient lidded tray for the pieces.
Then I've got a whole box (at least 20 pounds, maybe 30) of blocks, curved pieces, plates, doors/windows, specialty pieces, etc. Plus the pirate boat hull. At least $100 in stuff, conservatively.
I found nine bags of vintage Lego while thrift shopping. There were quite a few classic space pieces, and I saw one old classic castle helmet. Can't wait to sort through everything to see what I have!
- 10 classic space torsos: 4 red, 3 yellow, and 3 white. Some still have really nice prints.
- 3 old minifig legs (2 black, 1 red)
- assorted parts from 6882 Walking Astro Grappler
- the flag from 6970 Beta Command Base (with one sticker placed upside down)
- some parts from unknown 4.5V train sets
- four light grey 2x2x2 support stands (!!!)
- assorted parts from 6980 Galaxy Commander
- many pieces from '70s Basic or universal building sets
- some big wheels and treads from '70s sets
- a blue epaulette
- a few modern pieces, like the dark red scorpion from CMF series 3's mummy
- ...and one vest (and a few parts) from 375/6075, the yellow castle!
In my exhaustion and from the heat of the day (it was 40°C), I left behind one bag at the store that had one of the old '70s Basic bricks/baseplates, what looked like newer 2x4 bricks, and a handful of common classic space parts (smaller wings and tires). Now I'm haunted by the fact that there could have been x105 visors lurking in there.
Found Lizard Man, Gorilla Suit Guy and Bumblebee Girl (!!) on Facebook Marketplace... these five figures for £20, making them £4 each!
The seller originally asked for £2 each but upped it after 'a quick Google'... the only disappointment is that the DJ is missing his record, but I can't really complain!
#6866 Wolverine's Chopper Showdown
#7936 Level Crossing
#60020 Cargo Truck
#76015 Doc Ock Truck Heist (truck half built already)
Picked up #40234 Year of The Rooster in a charity shop for £4.99. Current value on the set page is £11 so I'm happy with that. Seal had been cut and the box is a bit bashed but all contents still bagged up, sticker sheet untouched etc.
2075 Prop Plane Polybag
6866 Wolverine's Chopper Showdown
7936 Level Crossing
9558 Training Set
60020 Cargo Truck
76015 Doc Ock Truck Heist
Pieces are in excellent state, very clean and no scratches. #60091 and #60088 are totally complete, extra pieces included, but the latter one doesn't have its manual.
Other pieces were also in the mix, like that thing that looks like a boat hull - can someone tell from which set is it? I wasn't able to find it in Brickset or Bricklink...
Together with these were also... 2 large boxes filled with DUPLO. The girls barely use it nowadays but it may be useful to build displays for Brickheadz.
And finally, I also managed to get #76097 - Lex Luthor Mech Takedown, new and sealed, for 13.19€ instead of the 44.99€ RRP in Portugal (a 71% discount!).
Not a bad LEGO day!
He also had lots of knock off minifigs. He got very offended when I turned him down as I didn't want to buy "fake Lego" he had a massive melt down stating that it wasn't crap plastic. I just said thanks and left with a smile on my face.
I did find a few over priced Lego items on the island but also found some really cheap items. I think its just the Lego effect everyone thinks Lego needs to be sold for a massive amount.