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Estimate of LEGO Lot

PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 395
Hey guys.  Long time no see.


I really need help assessing the value of a LEGO lot for sale and was wondering if anyone could help me out.  7 totes full of LEGO.  They said probably 100lbs for $500.  I usually don't go after used lots, but my mother sent me this and it looks
good.





I see a falcon, a y wing, cool baseplate, and a star destroyer.  Looks super neatly stored, great condition, looks like a really good deal.




FowlerBricksLEGOFan2

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  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 637
    5$/lb is pretty good.  Usually don't see less than 8-10$/lb on ebay anymore.  If you're confident it's all LEGO (no imposter bricks), it's even better.  And there's some good parts/sets in there... I would say it's a worthwhile deal to take if you're looking to expand your collection.
    LEGOFan2
  • MiniBricks1MiniBricks1 USMember Posts: 96
    ^well that last pic has a bunch of fake figs so it’s not all LEGO ;)

    In all seriousness that looks like a very good deal, especially if those boxed sets are new & sealed.
    LEGOFan2
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 723
    I'm not sure if the minifigs are fake or not, but they all seem to be completely dismantled, so even if they're real LEGO, they'll probably be really loose when reassembled. But overall, I'd say it still looks like a good deal.
    LEGOFan2
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 887
    ^well that last pic has a bunch of fake figs so it’s not all LEGO ;)

    In all seriousness that looks like a very good deal, especially if those boxed sets are new & sealed.
    Agreed. I would say all minifigures are fake in that last picture - all bagged and disassembled (all body pieces separate including arms and hands). 
    LEGOFan2
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 604
    Not disagreeing with anyone re the fake/not fake figs, but why are they more likely to be fake if they are all disassembled? Genuinely curious 
    LEGOFan2
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,239
    edited March 22
    ^ A lot of the fake figs come with the torso's disassembled like that.  It isn't that common to see lego figs that way even when used.  Plus if they are new in bags like that, it isn't a way LEGO packages figs.  So the likelihood of them being genuine LEGO is low.
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,300
    They don't look necessarily fake to me; it just looks like they put each minifigure into those tiny zip loc baggies. I have a few that are "ribbed" like that at the top...obviously for the minifigure's pleasure ;)

    Too much Bionicle and old Mindstorms for my liking, but here does look to be a BSB in there, but probably the re-release due to the era these Lego sets are from. 
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,490
    Although the photos are clear, the faces on a few of those visible figures look suspect to me.

    I'd ask for some up-close photos of the top of the neck of a torso, and of the heads.  Or I'd be looking for the figs to the LotR ship.  
    Fizyxgmonkey76LEGOFan2
  • monkyby87monkyby87 Member Posts: 299

    As it is, it's rather hard to tell how much is genuine and how much isn't.  The figure are suspect like most people said, and it's too hard to tell with the other pictures.  Depending on what else is in the lot, getting a few fake pieces wouldn't worry me, but I'd still do more research before jumping on it.


    And if you aren't able to get additional pictures or additional information, or if they refuse, you should pass it up unless you're fine gambling with $500 :)

    Fizyxgmonkey76LEGOFan2
  • 7BS7BS CaliforniaMember Posts: 42
    Beyond the question of the minifigures, I don't see any glaring evidence of non-LEGO among the boxes of parts. It looks like there are indeed many sets that might easily be reassembled, but even if there were none, I'd still be in for a large lot at $5/lb. any day.
    SumoLegoFizyxLEGOFan2LittleLori
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,305
    That is exactly how some companies fake figures come - totally dismantled in those sealed crinkly polybags. Others come with the torso and legs assembled but arms off. I'm 95% certain they are fake - and yes, they do fake minifigures worth $1.
    gmonkey76LEGOFan2dmcc0
  • MiniBricks1MiniBricks1 USMember Posts: 96
    Yeah I’m almost certain they are fake. A lot of cheap off brand figs are packaged like that, & LEGO never has (as far as I’m aware). I wouldn’t be too worried about the rest of the lot, as those appear to be figures only not figures from fake sets. If you look on eBay there are many listings for cheap “city” figs like that.
    gmonkey76LEGOFan2
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 395
    Thanks for your input guys.  It does look like a good deal, especially with the totes.  I might go inspect it to see what is actually there.
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,300
    ^I would; especially because $500 is quite a bit to gamble with. Hopefully, the actual minifigures from all of the sets are there as well as the "fakes". Just hand out the fake minifigures at Halloween :)
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  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 364
    Pitfall69 said:
    They don't look necessarily fake to me; it just looks like they put each minifigure into those tiny zip loc baggies. I have a few that are "ribbed" like that at the top...obviously for the minifigure's pleasure ;)

    Too much Bionicle and old Mindstorms for my liking, but here does look to be a BSB in there, but probably the re-release due to the era these Lego sets are from. 
    There's original Mindstorms in there? Where? If I had the money, you would definately be able to sell that to me. (complete large kits are worth over $200)
    SumoLego
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,300
    ^Yeah, I believe there is a Droid Developer Kit in there. I have a Mindstorms set, what's the draw? It is just a computer and a bunch of Technic parts and gears right? 
    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,490
    Pitfall69 said:
    It is just a computer and a bunch of Technic parts and gears right? 
    LEGO is just a bag or plastic, a few stickers and an instruction sheet.
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  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 637
    SumoLego said:
    Pitfall69 said:
    It is just a computer and a bunch of Technic parts and gears right? 
    LEGO is just a bag or plastic, a few stickers and an instruction sheet.
    Shhhhh!  We try not to think about that!
    SumoLegogmonkey76Cyberdragonmak0137
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