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My husband's vintage Lego sets

KD47KD47 Member Posts: 1
When cleaning out my in-laws house, we found all my husband's old toys, including tons of legos from his childhood (70s-80s).  Is there a forum to talk about the value of vintage legos?  Some of the lego sets were somewhat kept together in their boxes, but there was also two large storage containers full of baseboards, empty lego boxes, lego directions and 1000s of legos.  I started to lay everything out to get pictures, and quickly ran out of floor space.  I uploaded the pictures I took so hopefully you can click on the link and see them. My in laws didn't throw anything away so I assume we have most if not all of the pieces for the sets.  Not sure if it is worth my time to go through and find all the pieces for the right set, etc.  Thanks for any input you can provide.


  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,555
    You can check recent prices for sets on
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda Member Posts: 1,295
    That's also a decent place to sell them, as well as on this forum and of course eBay. You're far more likely to attract collectors and therefore sell them for their real value, as opposed to, say, a yard sale.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,728
    The Classic Space sets will be worth a decent amount if they are complete and in good condition.
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross Member Posts: 1,713
    Looks like nice quality stuff. I would say it is worth the investment in time to sort the sets out. You have for example a #918 classic spaceship with box, the LEGO spacemen and bricks look to have the 'gold' intact (a big thing for some collectors) so that one set should sell for anything north of $75. You also look to have the large #928 ship and the #6970 command base too, which should net you $90 each, at the very least, on a bad day.
    Selling for bulk you'll get a fraction of the value, because there is a lot of sorting to do, $200-$300 is the sort of mark I've seen lots like this go for. If there was a lot near me like this I would fight for it because the chance to avoid paying the full value by putting a bit of work in is too good to pass up.
    Don't give it away. Even if you have to box it up to sort another day.

    Alternatively, ignore all that and just give it to me ;-) might cost a bit to ship though.
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,555
    It is also best that you spend the time doing it. If the original owner does it, nostalgia will kick in and not only will you keep it all, you will end up spending loads more on extra classic space sets.
  • LuLegoLuLego Member Posts: 1,010
    ^ so true!
  • LusiferSamLusiferSam Member Posts: 574
    The trouble is there's just so much there. What I'd do is sort all of these and figure out what you have.  Starting with anything you instructions and boxes for, I'd get an inventory of and pull the pieces out of the pile.  I'd prioritize Classic Space over Town, Town over the mid-70s sets.  Then you can see if any reminds that can be picked out.  One of the items that jumped out at me was the JAL 727, #698

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