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

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  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 496
    ^ Moses' DVD collection

  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,069
    edited December 2018
    ^ Moses' DVD collection
    Pfffwth... that's not a real thing. 
    (Moses collected laserdiscs.)
    SprinkleOtterVorpalRyugmonkey76
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 892
    No, Betamax!
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 478
    Well I had a great find yesterday, but sadly wan’t able to get it.  The ad said “Vintage Lego” & the text said starting at $10, potentially some pieces missing.  What followed was 4 pics of totes of shelfworn boxes.  All early to mid 80s town sets including #6391 and incredibly #106.  If those are even $20 or $40 he’d have a sale.  

    However he was a block away from where I used to live a couple years back, now a 2hr drive, so I couldn’t just pop over garage sale style.  SO I messaged him politely asking for prices but calling them out by set number (perhaps a smarter way to do it would’ve been just to say I’ll take what’s left even with a high cost & sort it out later).  

    That was enough to prompt the guy to look up what he actually had & how much it was worth, and pull the ad before he sold any more.  Oops.  No deals for me.  But maybe a good deed for the day if he goes through & lays out what he has at prices closer to what it’s worth.
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 489
    Ugh, bad move. Always keep your interest as vague as possible. Wear a poker face.

    Get excited AFTER the exchange when you're in your car driving away ;)
    M1J0ESprinkleOtterMegtheCatBaby_Yoda
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 489
    That said, here's this A.M.'S $40 pickup.
    With all minifigs & 99.9% of the pieces, the seller said. I haven't had time to verify.
    Switchfoot55Astrobricks
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 489
    edited December 2018
    @M1JOE- I just looked up #6391 & #106. I had a hunch #6391 was what it is.

    Double ouch!

    #learningexperience 
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 478
    gelkster said:
    Ugh, bad move. Always keep your interest as vague as possible. Wear a poker face.

    Get excited AFTER the exchange when you're in your car driving away ;)
    Yep, agreed, had I been vague about what I wanted, and just met with him in person rather than asking for prices on the sets I knew I didn’t have, I might have been successful.  Good learning if nothing else.  THanks for the tips, I’ll know better for next time now, even if most ads aren’t nearly that appealing looking here.  
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 478
    gelkster said:
    @M1JOE- I just looked up #6391 & #106. I had a hunch #6391 was what it is.

    Double ouch!

    #learningexperience 
    Yep a definite learning experience.  Had I not let it be known that I was interested in the specific rarest sets I maybe could’ve offered a low amount for what was left even if I already have the more common ones & driven away with a great lot.  But maybe not, after all I’m not the only one watching ads either.  He claims to have an offer of $1,000 for #106 (I couldn’t come to a tenth of that, even if it’s rare enough to be worth that), and claims to have 2 of them.  Somebody is going to get all their Christmas bills paid apparently!
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 478
    gelkster said:
    That said, here's this A.M.'S $40 pickup.
    With all minifigs & 99.9% of the pieces, the seller said. I haven't had time to verify.
    Wow even if there’s a few missing, looks like you found a great haul this morning!
    gelkster
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,502
    M1J0E said:
    Well I had a great find yesterday, but sadly wan’t able to get it.  The ad said “Vintage Lego” & the text said starting at $10, potentially some pieces missing.  What followed was 4 pics of totes of shelfworn boxes.  All early to mid 80s town sets including #6391 and incredibly #106.  If those are even $20 or $40 he’d have a sale.  

    However he was a block away from where I used to live a couple years back, now a 2hr drive, so I couldn’t just pop over garage sale style.  SO I messaged him politely asking for prices but calling them out by set number (perhaps a smarter way to do it would’ve been just to say I’ll take what’s left even with a high cost & sort it out later).  

    That was enough to prompt the guy to look up what he actually had & how much it was worth, and pull the ad before he sold any more.  Oops.  No deals for me.  But maybe a good deed for the day if he goes through & lays out what he has at prices closer to what it’s worth.
    Great fodder for waking up this sleepy thread: 
    https://forum.brickset.com/discussion/20863/the-one-that-got-away-thread
    gelkster
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 478
    Thanks Astro!  I thought we had a thread like that here, but didn’t find it.  Posted there.  Mods feel free to delete my posts here that go better over in that thread.
    Astrobricks
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,473


    $8 for #75139 Battle on Takodana at Savers. No manual or minifigures, wrong color shrubbery but all the other pieces are there. Also included the plastic tub, a bunch of Millennium Falcon parts, and a little tower with a stud shooter that reminds me of a Dalek. 
    FowlerBricksSwitchfoot55
  • tmgm528tmgm528 Member Posts: 454
    @datsunrobbie Your dalek tower is from the First Order Battle Pack I believe
    gmonkey76datsunrobbie
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,502
    tmgm528 said:
    @datsunrobbie Your dalek tower is from the First Order Battle Pack I believe
    #75132
    datsunrobbie
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,473
    Thanks for the help on the "Dalek"!
    Astrobricks
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 949
    I should have clarified. I paid $100 as the guy appeared honest, even though he was  ignorant of what he had. 
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 892
    I got #10254 Winter Holiday Train Monday at the Mall of America LEGO store. Mid-December, I got a nice bonus and decided I would get the Christmas- er, I mean, "Winter Holiday" train... then I realized, oh, yeah, it's mid-December: it's probably sold out! And it was. Oh, well, it wasn't a "must-have", or I would have bought it already. But when I saw it Monday, I figured this could be the last chance, so I grabbed it.   
    gelkster
  • CommanderJigglypuffCommanderJigglypuff NetherlandsMember Posts: 63


    Got this at local toy stores for €85,- in total. 15 Brickheadz, 1 two-pack Brickheadz, 2 battlepacks and 1 bigger Microfighters set. 

    They were all 50% off and buy 2 get 1 free. I always part these things out anyway, but this was one of my first good deals in a while. 
    FowlerBricksBumblepantsAstrobricksbandit778MegtheCatMynattmak0137Baby_Yoda
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,614
    I'm anxiously awaiting to hear back on what will hopefully be my first great deal of the year. #6866 Wolverine's Chopper Showdown for $12 (all figs included in like-new condition). 

    I've arranged to meet in a couple of hours. Something just seems off enough that I won't be confident until I'm leaving with the set in hand. 
    BumblepantsFowlerBricks
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,502
    I'm anxiously awaiting to hear back on what will hopefully be my first great deal of the year. #6866 Wolverine's Chopper Showdown for $12 (all figs included in like-new condition). 

    I've arranged to meet in a couple of hours. Something just seems off enough that I won't be confident until I'm leaving with the set in hand. 
    Take a friend and meet at a police station :)
    Switchfoot55FollowsCloselyBaby_YodaLEGOFan2andheMr_Cross
  • BastyBasty LondonMember Posts: 227
    Just managed to get  1077 Creator Modular Sweet Surprises Building Set for £26 off amazon. On [email protected] its £34.99

    LEGOFan2
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,398
    One of our local police stations has two parking spots reserved for meet up transactions.
    Astrobricksgelksterdmcc0Pitfall69
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 489
    @GentlyBenevolent- trade for your Interceptor if you're in the CONUS?
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 489
    $40 haul from last Monday AM
    All figs & manuals included
    Missing ~10 parts total

    #3169  Repair Truck
    #3180  Tank Truck
    #3365  Space Moon Buggy
    #3367  Space Shuttle
    #4643  Power Boat Transporter
    #4900  Fire Helicopter polybag
    #5762  Mini Plane
    #5765  Transport Truck
    #6166  Large Brick Box
    #6858  Catwoman Catcycle City Chase
    #6865  Capt America's Avenging Cycle
    #6914  Prehistoric Hunters
    #7279  Police Minifigure Collection x2
    #7292  Propeller Adventures
    #7639  Camper
    #7741  Police Helicopter
    #7914  Mandalorian Battle Pack
    #7942  Off Road Fire Rescue
    #8083  Rebel Trooper Battle pack
    #9488  Elite Clone Trpr/Comm.
    Droid Battle Pack
    #30008  Snowman polybag
    #60027  Monster Truck Transporter
    #70000  Razcal's Glider
    #76006  Iron Man 3 Extremis Seaport Battle

    FowlerBricksdatsunrobbieLittleLori
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 489
    Oops forgot #7590- Woody & Buzz to the Rescue. Small set but soooo cool! Pullback motor still super strong for a 2010 set 
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 489
    edited January 5
    Editor's messed up :(
    FowlerBricksLittleLoriSwitchfoot55
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 489
    @LEGO Fan- did you change your name?
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,502
    edited January 5
    Also, just for future reference, it appears the script that handles # doesn’t work when it’s the first character on the line, or if the number is followed by a ‘-‘, unless you add the ‘1’, a la #7590-1
    gelkster
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,502
    gelkster said:
    @LEGO Fan- did you change your name?
    He used to be Desinger.
    gelksterKing_JPitfall69
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 489
    Also, just for future reference, it appears the script that handles # doesn’t work when it’s the first character on the line, or if the number is followed by a ‘-‘, unless you add the ‘1’, a la #7590-1
    Yeh, for some reason it was a battle posting 2nite.
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,247
    Also, it looks the @ shortcut doesn't work on names with spaces. I'm pretty sure you can't actually use spaces when creating a new account, but I guess the moderators were able to override that rule when changing Desinger's name to LEGO Fan. It seems that they've got a very unique username, in that case.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,502
    Baby_Yoda said:
    Also, it looks the @ shortcut doesn't work on names with spaces. I'm pretty sure you can't actually use spaces when creating a new account, but I guess the moderators were able to override that rule when changing Desinger's name to LEGO Fan. It seems that they've got a very unique username, in that case.
    How are we supposed to page him now?!
    Baby_YodaPitfall69
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 375
    Manage to buy a used #41075 for 15€. It's only missing a few pieces, the hardest to get being the trans-purple chain. The set is in pretty good state.
    MegtheCat
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 478
    jnscoelho said:
    Manage to buy a used #41075 for 15€. It's only missing a few pieces, the hardest to get being the trans-purple chain. The set is in pretty good state.
    If that’s the hardest part to get, that’s not bad at all.  It goes cheap enough on BL thanks to also being in #76082.  
  • CommanderJigglypuffCommanderJigglypuff NetherlandsMember Posts: 63
    Went on a buying spree last week and this is the result:



    Got all the above Duplo for €10,- at a local thrift shop. Does anyone see something of a set and/or 'rare' parts? There's probably a Circus train and something with the animals, but I have no clue about Duplo. The rabbit looks special but I can't tell if it's real Duplo. 

    All I wanted them for is the fact that I can use them if I want to build something tall with Lego :P 

    I also got the Dimensions Starter Pack for XONE for €11, some Brickheadz for €5 and 3 75931 Jurassic World Dilophosaurus Outpost Attack for €60,- (€30 each and buy 2 get 3) and 2 Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Stygimoloch Breakout for €40 (€20 each). 

    Quite a big haul. 

    BumblepantsLittleLori
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,473
    ^Nice haul. I sold off most of the Duplo I had a few months ago, but kept a big tub of 2x2 and 2x4 Duplo bricks for setting up minifigure displays.
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 489
    Which one of you lucky Minnesota stiffs got the $150 2018 NIB Cloud City posted on FB Marketplace last week?
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,788
    @CommanderJigglypuff the animals look to be from https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=2659-1

    And the rabbit looks like Miffy to me, the only construction blocks that came up were Dutch which would match with your location.
  • brickventuresbrickventures New YorkMember Posts: 32
    edited January 9
    I was at my local Walmart yesterday and saw #17101 for $124, it's a good discount but did not pick it up.  Last night,  I saw a post in the WM shopping section that they are getting it at 50% off, so checked brickseek first thing in the morning and sure enough the price has been reduced.  So hurriedly went back to WM on my way to work and got one for $79!  I now know which WM location to monitor :)
    theLEGOman
  • brickventuresbrickventures New YorkMember Posts: 32
    Also got #41188 at Target for $27.
  • dehnehsudehnehsu Bay Area, Calif.Member Posts: 170
    edited January 10

    Our local library got this brand new book in. Free to borrow! I was surprised the exclusive brick was included. So hard to stay honest and not swap it out or steal it. We all know it's gonna get snagged sooner or later. 



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