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Solid (14K) Gold C3PO

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  • collect_thatcollect_that Kidderminster, EnglandMember Posts: 1,327
    ^^ read from the beginning! :)
  • fyrmedhattfyrmedhatt Member Posts: 128
    edited February 2012
    Ooops... I see what you mean. Disregard my post...

    My apologies for my rashness.
  • LegogeekLegogeek Orange County, CaliforniaMember Posts: 711
    Cool.
    @JimH - seems like you received plenty of sdvice over on Eurobricks at the time, but all I can suggest is before you are ready to sell:
    1) have it appraised by a reliable jeweler for actual gold value, and then by an auction house
    2) contact Steven Sansweet the Star Wars Ambassador.... http://www.facebook.com/Sansweet#!/Sansweet?sk=info - if he isn't interested himself, I'm sure he could advise you better than we can.
  • Delta14Delta14 Member Posts: 2
    i have 1 but hes not 4 sale
  • collect_thatcollect_that Kidderminster, EnglandMember Posts: 1,327
    Here we go again.......
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    edited February 2012
    I have seven (yawn)
    bobabricks
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,885
    @anselthecat you dont know a James Cummins and his dad they work at woking?

    I have three and they arent for sale you can see from my picture that they are real and realistic.
  • julian977julian977 UKMember Posts: 65
    You are all fakerz of the worst kind.
    This is my tru and authentic gold threepio, and he is tucked up all safe in my Swiss safety deposit box in Lausanne, innit.
    image
    bobabricksBumblepantsKungFuKennyJackad7Cyberdragon
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    ^That's fantastic.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,529
    Ha, losers - I have all five. And so does my wife.
    BumblepantsKungFuKenny
  • EricEric Queensland, AustraliaMember Posts: 376
    ^^^Bahahahaha, please, please don't close this ridiculous thread. :D
  • JimHJimH Member Posts: 3
    Cool.
    @JimH - seems like you received plenty of sdvice over on Eurobricks at the time, but all I can suggest is before you are ready to sell:
    1) have it appraised by a reliable jeweler for actual gold value, and then by an auction house
    2) contact Steven Sansweet the Star Wars Ambassador.... http://www.facebook.com/Sansweet#!/Sansweet?sk=info - if he isn't interested himself, I'm sure he could advise you better than we can.
    thanks for the link.

  • LegogeekLegogeek Orange County, CaliforniaMember Posts: 711
    You're welcome @JimH.
    I got in touch with Steve once in regards to a Toyota Celica that was a SW promo. Not much came of it other than I wound up getting my letter published in the Star Wars Insider, and both of us are still looking for the car.
    BTW, I wouldn't outright ask him if he's interested in it, but instead explain your situation and plans and ask if he has any advice or recommendations. Then who knows, maybe he'll make you an offer....
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Also, as for the comment about Pawn Stars over on EB...

    Seriously, send the producers an e-mail, they might want to feature you. Most of the items you see there are not walk-ins, they are prior arrangements with the production company. Reality TV is, well, pretty scripted... :)

    That being said, if you appear, you should get an appearance fee, your travel expenses covered, and they might just buy it from you... (that part is real, they really do buy stuff you see on the show, but you'll get the appearance fee and exposure regardless.)
  • BoiseStateBoiseState Member Posts: 804
    I have 5 plus the 24kt gold one Lego gives you once you collect all 5.
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,885
    Ha thats nothing I have all 5 plus all 6 24kt ones and the 65kt gold one they give you once you get them all
  • greekmickgreekmick UKMember Posts: 710
    I would like to add that I was the lucky winner of the 9kt white gold R2-D2, which was available through a Japanese Pepsi promo.
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    ^Picture?
  • greekmickgreekmick UKMember Posts: 710
    image

    Damn, someone has nicked it! :)
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    :(
  • mressinmressin Lego City... erm LondonMember Posts: 843
    @JimH: Nice! I'm curious as to whether the arms, legs and hands actually move, and if the torso separates from the legs?
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,347
    @mressin, the solid gold C-3PO is within a glass case, with a certificate behind it. To get to the arms and legs to check whether the items you asked are true, would mean removing the figure from the case and possibly damaging it which really would just not be worth it. It's also gold, so just touching it, messing with it alone might damage it.
    SumoLego
  • JimHJimH Member Posts: 3
    I can't be 100% sure but I thought the arms did move.
    the head is a separate piece that much I know for sure.
  • sstoroesstoroe Member Posts: 156
    Has anyone seen a real pic of what this figure looks like in the case? I would like to update my information if possible. Let me know. Here is everything that I know about these figures. I have to collect this one on paper since I cannot get it for my collection.

    http://minifigpriceguide.com/wordpress/details-about-the-5-solid-gold-lego-c-3po-minifigures-given-away-by-lego-where-did-they-go/
  • legomasonlegomason Member Posts: 190
    edited January 2015
    I read your post and am thinking maybe the "find the solid gold C-3PO" is a Jedi mind trick to go along with Obi-Wan saying "These aren't the droids you are looking for." He was referring to C-3PO and this image is of different droids.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,940
    Solid or 14k gold? Pah, i've got a solid platinum Han Hoth (and still no one is interested in it on ebay). :smiley:
  • thehornedratthehornedrat Member Posts: 86
    edited January 2015
    hey SStore, that group of 4 picutres with the droid army with c3po hiding in it? you can 'clearly' make out a blurry c3po in the top right image, hiding in that clump of bots in the centre of the page a little up and to the left of centre. Good luck in your quest mate!
    1265
  • legomasonlegomason Member Posts: 190
    @thehornedrat Good catch. Wow that is really hidden nicely!
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,848
    Meh, nothing special.

    Now if it had been a plain minifig...
    Astrobricksgmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,238
    (Or had a white rangefinder!)
    Astrobricksgmonkey76KungFuKennyCyberdragon
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,445
    I have a bronze Boba with a white rangefinder. I would totally post a picture, but I can’t find the charger for my digital camera from 2002 and my mom won’t upgrade my internet from dialup to DSL :(
    560HeliportSumoLegomadforLEGOgmonkey76davetheoxygenmanKungFuKennypxchrisCyberdragon
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,090
    The shiniest of LEGO figures and no reflectoporn? He's wasted on you.

    SumoLegogmonkey76KungFuKenny
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 1,310
    Not made out of plastic - pass ;)
    560HeliportKungFuKenny
  • cody6268cody6268 Member Posts: 286
    I have a chrome silver Stormtrooper from a TRU promotion years ago. I actually made the two-hour trip (we never had a TRU here) to get it, due to my weird obsession with chromed parts, and the fact LEGO wasn't doing them at that time.
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 952
    My kid has the chrome Vader... the value of this thing, even in the heavily used condition that it is in, is absolutely bonkers.
    KungFuKennyBumblepantscody6268Jackad7
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,543
    pxchris said:
    My kid has the chrome Vader... the value of this thing, even in the heavily used condition that it is in, is absolutely bonkers.
    well dang. maybe I should sell mine :)
    KungFuKennypxchris
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 1,310
    edited October 19
    Well the chrome Vader and Stormie are plastic so they’re definitely in the higher tiers of value for ABS SW minifigs. I’ve wondered about selling my MISP Chrome Vader before because I have another one opened and on display in a cabinet. Could take a chunk off the price of buying a Cloud City Boba Fett or plastic Gold C-3P0, which are probably the only high value plastic SW minifigs I don’t have* However, I feel like it’s a good memento in terms of both value and the classic Vader helmet mould!


    *I’m not including that bizarre George Lucas fig - he’s not a ‘character’ in Star Wars anyway!
    pxchrisSumoLego
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 501
    That was the best necro ever, this thread was a hoot to read.

    mressin said:
    @JimH: Nice! I'm curious as to whether the arms, legs and hands actually move, and if the torso separates from the legs?
    I highly doubt it, this would require the parts to be seperate molds and fitted together. Since Lego relies on friction/interferance fittings and the elasticity of ABS plastic to move and be removable, AFAIK, 14K gold would not have enough elasticity and would either break or permanently deform if you tried to fit parts together.
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,347
    That was the best necro ever, this thread was a hoot to read.

    mressin said:
    @JimH: Nice! I'm curious as to whether the arms, legs and hands actually move, and if the torso separates from the legs?
    I highly doubt it, this would require the parts to be seperate molds and fitted together. Since Lego relies on friction/interferance fittings and the elasticity of ABS plastic to move and be removable, AFAIK, 14K gold would not have enough elasticity and would either break or permanently deform if you tried to fit parts together.
    I'm too much of a chicken to check. Curiosity has yet to overwhelm the fear of damage. 
    FizyxSumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,238
    I'd definitely doubt separate molds.  Not to sound goofy, but a solid gold (or otherwise molded) minifigure is not LEGO - it's more like jewelry.
    KungFuKennygmonkey76pharmjod
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,090
    Cuff links and tie pins are not jewellery, they are mens' accessories. :-)

  • veyniacveyniac U.S.Member Posts: 129
    Suddenly, I want a Lego tie clip.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,238
    I want those cufflinks.
  • panchox1panchox1 The Outer RimMember Posts: 482
     
    *I’m not including that bizarre George Lucas fig - he’s not a ‘character’ in Star Wars anyway!
    He's actually the Control Room Operator at the end of the original Star Tours ride. Just saying....
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 1,310
    panchox1 said:
     
    *I’m not including that bizarre George Lucas fig - he’s not a ‘character’ in Star Wars anyway!
    He's actually the Control Room Operator at the end of the original Star Tours ride. Just saying....
    Does he have a Data Bank or Wookieepedia entry? Trivial but interested!
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 1,310
    Found 2 entries on Wookieepedia! One for Egroeg Sacul and one for Jorg Sacul, both Lucas it would seem. They are Legends though and the second one is wearing a Rebel pilot outfit, unlike the George Lucas minifig who wears a tartan style shirt.

    https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Jorg_Sacul
    https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Egroeg_Sacul
    KungFuKennyMr_Cross
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,090
    They are tihs names.
    KungFuKenny560HeliportThe_RancorSumoLegoMr_Crossbandit778
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