Shopping at LEGO or Amazon?
Please use our links: LEGO.comAmazon
As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

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

1115116117118120

Comments

  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,461
    You'll want to be sitting down for this one:

    Two more in the back row as well!
    Sorry? I guess this one went over my head :-/
    It was sarcasm. Just having a laugh at finding 6 Jyn Erso Constaction sets for full price 5 years later.
    I figured that might be the case, but I couldn’t read the price. Where was it?
    KungFuKenny
  • browny333browny333 USAMember Posts: 49
    klinton said:
    Nah, KFK still looks normal. It's just you, Ghosty-McGhost.

    Yes, exactly everything seems quite right
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 1,425
    You'll want to be sitting down for this one:

    Two more in the back row as well!
    Sorry? I guess this one went over my head :-/
    It was sarcasm. Just having a laugh at finding 6 Jyn Erso Constaction sets for full price 5 years later.
    You better snap those up - they could have the same resale value as #7591 (Construct-a-Zurg)!
    veyniacBumblepantsGibbo1959
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,977
    Someday, someone's gonna do a MOC using a bunch of those purple 3x6x6 wall panels. It'll be so awesome we'll all want to copy it. And whoever has all those Construct-a-Zurgswill have the last laugh!
    veyniacAstrobricksgmonkey76Speedman29KungFuKenny
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,552
    I figured that might be the case, but I couldn’t read the price. Where was it?
    A mall here in Sofia at a chain called Hippoland. 
    andheAstrobricks
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,977
    I figured that might be the case, but I couldn’t read the price. Where was it?
    A mall here in Sofia at a chain called Hippoland. 
    When I need a hippo, that's where I go! :)
    AstrobricksKungFuKennygmonkey76
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,552
    I figured that might be the case, but I couldn’t read the price. Where was it?
    A mall here in Sofia at a chain called Hippoland. 
    When I need a hippo, that's where I go! :)
    The best thing they have going is the "HEEEEEEEppOOOOOlannndd HE-POH-Luh-AND" poppy theme song that repeats endlessly in the store. Surprised any of the staff can handle it.
    560HeliportKungFuKennygmonkey76
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,461
    They still have malls in Bulgaria?
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,552
    They still have malls in Bulgaria?
    Malls are where it's at here. You can do anything at a mall. Carwash, groceries, clothes, fast food, fancy food, rock climbing, movies, pay bills
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,642
    Someday, someone's gonna do a MOC using a bunch of those purple 3x6x6 wall panels. 
    I made a Cadbury chocolate tanker wagon from four of them for our cargo train!
    560HeliportBumblepantsMr_CrossRussell844SAMAEL64Astrobricks
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,962
    ^ Got a pic?
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,247
    When I need a hippo, that's where I go! :)
    Silly, that's where hippos buy their toys. 

    Nobody buys hippos.  They eat too much and have excessive flatulence.
    gmonkey76
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,461
    edited September 11
    SumoLego said:
    When I need a hippo, that's where I go! :)
    Silly, that's where hippos buy their toys. 

    Nobody buys hippos.  They eat too much and have excessive flatulence.
    Apparently Pablo Escobar did, and they are still living in a lake in Colombia.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27905743
    andheSumoLegogmonkey76
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 546
    SumoLego said:
    When I need a hippo, that's where I go! :)
    Silly, that's where hippos buy their toys. 

    Nobody buys hippos.  They eat too much and have excessive flatulence.
    Apparently Pablo Escobar did, and they are still living in a lake in Colombia.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27905743
    Of course they are. Would you want to ask them to leave?
    SAMAEL64Astrobricksgmonkey76
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Northumbria UKMember Posts: 372
    SumoLego said:
    When I need a hippo, that's where I go! :)
    Silly, that's where hippos buy their toys. 

    Nobody buys hippos.  They eat too much and have excessive flatulence.
    Apparently Pablo Escobar did, and they are still living in a lake in Colombia.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27905743
    Don’t let anyone say this forum isn’t educational. I’ve learnt something new today!
    560HeliportSumoLegoSAMAEL64Astrobricksgmonkey76andheKungFuKennyReesesPieces
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,642
    Mrs Speedy got a free tub of bricks from a FB buy nothing group. Turned out to be about 15 Friends sets of various sizes with the instructions. Going to work our way through to see of everything is there
    560Heliportpanchox1Switchfoot55Fizyxvanvonfull
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 729
    #60014
    #60036
    #60051
    #60080
    #60102
    #21117
    #70654

    All sealed apart from damage to 60051 box, all for an average of £42 each..best deal I've had...
    560Heliportvanvonfull
  • HenkdeVriesHenkdeVries NetherlandsMember Posts: 82
    #10248 for 70€ on marktplaats (market place app/site for NL), used but still in excellent shape. Prices in the Netherlands for a second-hand one are much higher so I half expected to be scammed but it arrived quickly, safely and complete. 
    560HeliportFizyxKungFuKenny
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,026
    Well, I have a shot at a #75979 Hedwig for $20 on Facebook Marketplace. I have a feeling somethings going to fall through, but I'm hoping it materializes. I was going to buy it in November anyway, so saving $20 + tax would be a great deal. 
    KungFuKennyFizyx
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,004
    $0.25 for both. 

    560HeliportFizyxKungFuKennySwitchfoot55gmonkey76dpa1mak0137FowlerBricks
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,583
    Picked up an unopened #75957 The Knight Bus for $24 at Savers this weekend
    560HeliportAstrobricksKungFuKenny
  • Legoist61Legoist61 NetherlandsMember Posts: 26
    Bought 42024 + 8293 complete in a second hand shop for € 50,00
    dpa1
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,600
    Was able to find #60233 Donut Shop Opening for $45 a Walmart.
    BumblepantsFizyxAstrobricksdpa1KungFuKenny
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 567
    4 quid? One piece of track is worth more than that! Congratz on your find! Where did you get so lucky?
    GentlyBenevolentandheJackad7
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 546
    Wow, that is truly a great deal!
    GentlyBenevolent
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 1,438
    Just replaced the old Duracell battery, (dated "MAR 97" 😮), a little clean of the contacts in the battery box & a fresh 9V battery and the motor is working good & strong..... the day just gets better.
    You probabky also got lucky in that they used Duracells. I'd  have thought the majority of brands would have leaked all over the place by then and ruined the connections.
    GentlyBenevolentandhe
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 949
    Believe it or not, my wife found it in a charity shop and when she asked how much?, they said £4, so she bought it for me there & then. God I love my wife  💖
    You are a lucky guy.  If this was mine, my wife would have been the one to donate it to the charity shop.
    GentlyBenevolent560HeliportAstrobricksOldfaneMJeeNLFollowsCloselypxchrisJackad7mak0137
  • legobodlegobod CA USAMember Posts: 280
    ATM my Lego days are pretty dark having liquidated 99.9% of my Lego collection due to downsizing, then this comes along #6399 for the princely sum of £4.00... yes 4 quid

    Impressive controls for that set, twin grill I see
    KungFuKennySumoLegoJackad7
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,461
    Shhhh! We don’t talk about the twins ;-)
    KungFuKenny
  • Tom79Tom79 Member Posts: 20
    Not truly a bargain as this just will invite another spending spree at bricklink to replace missing pieces but still...
    I noticed a few (fairly expensive at ~€15) bags of lego at the local second-hand shop: late nineties Town, pass; more late nineties Town and Jack Stone, pass, more Jack Stone, pass - hang on, there's a few Black Falcon minifigures in there, I'll try my luck with that one!
    Turns out to contain, in varying degrees of completeness (ranging between two-thirds there and just missing one piece):
    #6010 Supply Wagon
    #6011 Black Knight's Treasure
    #6021 Jousting Knights
    #6022 Horse Cart
    #6040 Blacksmith
    #6073 Knight's Castle
    plus assorted Jack Stone figures and pieces as a 'bonus'.
    Too  bad all those round shields are missing... still some happy kids here as Castle is one of the themes from my childhood they like most (ok, Forestmen really, but any Castle will do ;-)
    Bumblepantsandhe560Heliportdatsunrobbiejason1976MCNwakeboardMr_CrossFowlerBricks
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,143
    @Tom79 if it had the Blacksmith's Cape then that's your money right there :-)

    How much of 6073 was there? 
  • Tom79Tom79 Member Posts: 20
    andhe said:
    @Tom79 if it had the Blacksmith's Cape then that's your money right there :-)

    How much of 6073 was there? 

    Unfortunately there's just one minifigure missing and that's the blacksmith. That still leaves me with 5 Black Falcons, 4 mounted knights, 1 peasant and 3 lion knights with the crossed axes (+ another one loose) so I'm not *too* upset :-)
    #6073 was about two-thirds complete: the curtain wall is all there, missing the two towers on top and the top of the gatehouse but I can fix most of it with loose parts I have lying around. The red winch will have to be replaced by a grey one in the short run though, plus half of the shields there were missing, but for €15 I still think that was ok ;-)
    560Heliportandhe
  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 336
    Just picked this #76105 The Hulkbuster Ultron Edition from the same charity shop my wife found the #6399 for £4.
    I haven't checked it yet to see if it is complete, the Ironman figure is missing and there was a Clonetrooper inside.
    There were also some parts from the  Elves set #41186 Azari & The Goblin Forest Escape in a small plastic bag.
    Oh, and I paid the princely sum of........... £4, yes 4 quid again, (I did offer more but they said "No thank you, £4 will be fine").

    My Lego darkness is becoming a little brighter. 😎

    veyniacpxchrisFizyxSwitchfoot55560Heliportgmonkey76stluxMr_Crossmadejp86
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 955
    Just picked this #76105 The Hulkbuster Ultron Edition from the same charity shop my wife found the #6399 for £4.
    I haven't checked it yet to see if it is complete, the Ironman figure is missing and there was a Clonetrooper inside.
    There were also some parts from the  Elves set #41186 Azari & The Goblin Forest Escape in a small plastic bag.
    Oh, and I paid the princely sum of........... £4, yes 4 quid again, (I did offer more but they said "No thank you, £4 will be fine").

    My Lego darkness is becoming a little brighter. 😎


    You really are killing it.  From what I can see that's probably around £700 in the two sets together (and that's likely a low estimate depending on #6399's state of completeness) for only £8... I would definitely keep my eye on that shop and be making regular visits there  O.o


    Switchfoot55GentlyBenevolent560Heliportgmonkey76Jackad7Mr_Cross
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,461
    Looks like @GentlyBenevolent officially has a “honey hole” :)
    GentlyBenevolent560Heliportgmonkey76
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,143
    edited October 22
    Firstly, who gives a hulk buster to a charity shop (it's understandable perhaps when people don't know the value of Old lego, but sets from recent years?...). Secondly, what charity shop isn't marking up any random bag of lego as gold dust? Thirdly, please pm the address of this charity shop... 
    AstrobricksSwitchfoot55jason1976KungFuKennygmonkey76Jackad7Mr_Cross
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,461
    Remember, it is a charity shop. Maybe they wanted to give more to the charity. But then the shop screwed up because they don’t have anyone who knows the value of lego. 
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,026
    ^It could be. But, I have a working theory for at least some people who donate to charity shops. 

    There are a lot of people (maybe not the majority? maybe so?) who donate to charity shops simply to get rid of stuff they no longer want. Whether or not the charity shop makes money in any way is likely not even on their mind. It's a means of clearing house. 

    Perhaps I'm completely off base and that theory represents only a small fraction of the population which donates. Again, just a working theory...

    As a second to @andhe, my local shops will mark a bag with 100 random pieces in it (various off-brand bricks) at $20+. They eventually stock up on 10-15 bags worth as no one is buying them, then they'll all just disappear from the shelf only to reappear a week or two later, bricks resorted into new bags.  
    Astrobricksandhegmonkey76Jackad7Mr_Cross
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,642
    ^ Got a pic?
    Sorry, I must have missed your comment.

    same basic design as the Octan version from a previous cargo train, used Mrs Speedys vinyl cutter for the stickers
    datsunrobbiejason1976560HeliportRussell844KungFuKennygmonkey76Jackad7Redbullgivesuwind
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,461
    edited October 22
    ^It could be. But, I have a working theory for at least some people who donate to charity shops. 

    There are a lot of people (maybe not the majority? maybe so?) who donate to charity shops simply to get rid of stuff they no longer want. Whether or not the charity shop makes money in any way is likely not even on their mind. It's a means of clearing house. 

    Perhaps I'm completely off base and that theory represents only a small fraction of the population which donates. Again, just a working theory...

    As a second to @andhe, my local shops will mark a bag with 100 random pieces in it (various off-brand bricks) at $20+. They eventually stock up on 10-15 bags worth as no one is buying them, then they'll all just disappear from the shelf only to reappear a week or two later, bricks resorted into new bags.  
    I have no doubt you’re correct that mostly people just want to get rid of stuff. 

    My experience with local thrift stores (which are all “charity shops”), is that some have a lego expert (so they have told me) who prices things for maximum income, and some obviously have no such person.
    560Heliport
  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 336
    From my experience with charity shops in the UK, a lot of them are staffed by volunteers with a salaried manager & maybe a "supervisor" as well. With all the donations coming into the charity shop, which has to be, now, left for up to 72 hours before it is sorted due to Covid 19, once sellable items are sorted from the items that cannot be sold for 1 reason or another which then have to go into the bin, (which the charity is charged "business" rates for its disposal), some items are sent/sold for salvage.

    Some times there is no time to start checking the likes of eBay, etc to determine what an item is worth or what it sold for on the internet with a large backlog of stock with more being donated daily, they basically have to get it sold quickly to get more stock out onto the shop floor.

    So, yes I got a couple of very good scores on the Lego monorail & the Hulkbuster but it is not just Lego that goes"for a song", recently on a Facebook reselling group a member said he found a watch in a charity shop that he paid £3.00 for and sold it for £150.00 as it turned out to be a special limited edition anniversary Mazda MX5 timepiece, so it is not only Lego, just imagine all the antiques, designer clothes, vintage & retro-tech, etc that gets donated because people just want to get rid of stuff.
    AstrobricksFizyxandheJackad7Mr_Cross
Sign In or Register to comment.

Shopping at LEGO.com or Amazon?

Please use our links: LEGO.com Amazon

Recent discussions Categories Privacy Policy Brickset.com

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Brickset.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, the Amazon.com.ca, Inc. Associates Program and the Amazon EU Associates Programme, which are affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.