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  • Blockwork_OrangeBlockwork_Orange Member Posts: 189
    I surprised the standy figure on top is still there and hasn't already "walked" off.
    Lo1sJessalzambaMarshallmario
  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Member Posts: 366
    edited February 17
       That was my first thought on seeing the photo! How is that guy still there? Things must be way different in Italian airports.
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks Member Posts: 844
    I picked up #42138 locally for $12 this evening. The seller made it to step 12 and gave up. I gladly finished it. Not worth the $50 msrp in my opinion.


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  • gelkstergelkster Member Posts: 927
    I picked up #42138 locally for $12 this evening. The seller made it to step 12 and gave up. I gladly finished it. Not worth the $50 msrp in my opinion.

    Seller charged $1 per step 🤣
    WesterBricks
  • evanceltevancelt Member Posts: 287
    Recently got some transparent 2x4 bricks from a German seller


    Lo1sJessSwitchfoot55WesterBricks560HeliportYo_dA
  • Lo1sJessLo1sJess Member Posts: 668
    @evancelt I haven’t seen 2x4 bricks in transparent in a really long time - good find.  The couple I have are really old and yellowed.
    evancelt560Heliport
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks Member Posts: 844
    I found a transparent 2x2 plate in a bulk lot once, it's now one of my prized possessions.
    Switchfoot55560Heliport
  • evanceltevancelt Member Posts: 287
    Hoping to use them for some "thick" water builds
    Switchfoot55Cymbeline560HeliportLo1sJess
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,329
    This is the opposite of a good find, but it completed four of my childhood sets.

    560HeliporteMJeeNLWesterBrickspxchrisjason1976Redbullgivesuwind
  • Lo1sJessLo1sJess Member Posts: 668
    @FollowsClosely completing the sets, especially childhood sets, qualifies as great!
    Switchfoot55560HeliportCymbelineeMJeeNLiwybspxchrisjason1976
  • gelkstergelkster Member Posts: 927
    edited February 25
    Finally settled up with my pusher on the nearly 2-month-long sort & build haul- for $150 I came away with: (all sets at least 85% complete)

    #1580
    #1793
    #6246
    #6259
    #6266
    #6345
    #6553
    #6615
    #6860
    #6863
    #6883
    #6898
    #8810
    #31126
    #60025
    #60055
    #60058
    #60083
    #70422
    #76120
    #92177

    Fizyx560HeliportWesterBrickskarritdatsunrobbieSwitchfoot55
  • gelkstergelkster Member Posts: 927
    Whoops also got #6465 & a half-gallon of mixed Technic 
    Switchfoot55
  • gelkstergelkster Member Posts: 927
    edited March 8
    No sooner do I give back the sorted haul to my dealer, then he throws another (smaller) one my way 😄😄😲

    Preliminary surveillance indicates the following sets are present:

    #31047 Propeller Plane
    #42092 Rescue Helicopter (finally some Technic!)
    #60110 Fire Station
    #60130 Prison Island
    #60144 Race Plane
    #60164 Sea Rescue Plane
    #60179 Ambulance Helicopter
    #75099 Rey's Speeder


    WesterBricks560HeliportSwitchfoot55Fizyxdatsunrobbie
  • Lo1sJessLo1sJess Member Posts: 668
    @gelkster where are you?  I think I just saw this bulk set on eBay being sold by the Salvation Army in northern Virginia.
  • gelkstergelkster Member Posts: 927
    Lo1sJess said:
    @gelkster where are you?  I think I just saw this bulk set on eBay being sold by the Salvation Army in northern Virginia.
    St Paul MN SE suburb. Salvation Army is involved but my Lego guy picked it up there in person $20
  • Russell844Russell844 Member Posts: 2,417
    Found a few #76831 at Walmart last night for $21.
    Lo1sJessWesterBricks560HeliportSwitchfoot55
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks Member Posts: 844
    edited March 12
    Not a Lego brag, but I picked up a CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4B starter kit for $25 through Facebook Marketplace, never used. Right now, new SBCs are backordered everywhere, and used Pis are absurdly expensive. I’m planning to install OctoPrint and use it with my 3D printer.
    Fizyxcanon03
  • PowderfingerPowderfinger Member Posts: 74
    edited March 15
    got #79003 complete with box for $90  
    Fizyx560HeliportLo1sJessWesterBricksCymbelinejason1976gelksterMarshallmario
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks Member Posts: 844
    edited March 15
    Found a “bulk lot” on eBay a few days ago for $30 that was actually a nearly complete #21017 Imperial Hotel. Six missing parts later, it’s done.

    Lo1sJessCymbeline560HeliportFizyxvanvonfulldatsunrobbieSwitchfoot55MarshallmarioSumoLego
  • gelkstergelkster Member Posts: 927
    edited March 16
    So I'm keeping:

    #42092 Rescue Helicopter
    #60144 Race Plane
    #60179 Ambulance Helicopter
    #75099 Rey's Speeder
    #60149 4x4 w/ Catamaran (Catamaran sail being delivered today)
    #31070 Turbo Track Racer

    & returning all other sets this weekend.  Fire Station wasn't in there, just its vehicles were. #75099 isnt complete but it's darn close.
    WesterBricks
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 3,940
    ...Raspberry Pi ... used Pis are absurdly expensive...
    Did not understand a single word! :)
      And who would want a used pie?

    oldtodd33MarshallmarioSumoLego
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,329
    Four more Falcons at $3 each.

    Wal*Mart

    560HeliportWesterBricksYo_dA
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,352
    Don't forget that King Size PayDay too!
    560HeliportWesterBricksYo_dAMarshallmarioFollowsClosely
  • gelkstergelkster Member Posts: 927
    gelkster said:
    So I'm keeping:

    #42092 Rescue Helicopter
    #60144 Race Plane
    #60179 Ambulance Helicopter
    #75099 Rey's Speeder
    #60149 4x4 w/ Catamaran (Catamaran sail being delivered today)
    #31070 Turbo Track Racer


    Day of reckoning today...$100+ value but all sets were FREE!! 😃😃👍🏻
    Lo1sJess560HeliportWesterBricksSwitchfoot55
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,352
    I know I'm jinxing it just by typing this out, but I have a lead on a potential bulk lot. It has at least the Disney Castle, Disney Train Station, new UCS Style R2D2, Hogwarts Clock Tower, Jurassic Park T-Rex Rampage, and potentially some LOTR sets. All for a price that nearly has me in tears already if it falls through. 

    *standby for moving this to the "One that got away" thread...*
    560HeliportWesterBricksFollowsCloselyFizyx
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,352
    WELL, this won't be one for either the Brag thread or the One that got away thread. The seller was very forthcoming with information (thankfully!) and let me know that almost all of the sets are Lepin or some other knockoff brand. Only the Harry Potter set was real. 

    Beyond thankful for the honesty of this person as I was about to coordinate local pickup with a family member nearby the seller who would have had no idea what to look for. 

    I knew it was too good to be true!  My white whale continues to be elusive. 
    560HeliportWesterBricksiwybsCymbelineBumblepantsFizyxpxchrisjason1976Keilup
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 3,872
    @Switchfoot55 YOU are the one that got away! :)
    Switchfoot55WesterBricksiwybsandheFizyxMarshallmario
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,352
    Indeed! 

    Well, as if the LEGO luck decided I was due good news after the above bust, I just connected with someone locally on a bulk lot. We'll be meeting on Friday afternoon. $40 for a half full sterilite bin. I'm guessing maybe ~10-15lbs worth. So far I can identify #7263 TIE Fighter, #6206 TIE Interceptor, and #7252 Droid Tri-Fighter. 

    There is at least one part from an older Harry Potter set and then several other bits I'll have to work to ID. According to the seller, they should all be complete with minifigs. I won't count it as a done deal until it's in my hands. But SUPER excited about this one!
    WesterBricks560HeliportCymbelineandheMarshallmarioKeilup
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,329
    I secured a decent tub for $50 a couple days back.

    I contacted the seller to see if they want the Honda key.

    We sorted out a decent amount of non-LEGO, bonus Chucky Cheese token!

    560HeliportWesterBricksBumblepantsSwitchfoot55Yo_dAMarshallmarioKeilupMr_Cross
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,352
    Still don't have my hands on the bulk lot yet (Trying to coordinate sooner so it doesn't get sold elsewhere). However, I spent more time looking through the single picture and identified parts from #7261 Clone Turbo Tank and #4757 Hogwarts Castle (2nd Edition). 

    I'm not sure if there is enough in the bin to complete all of these sets. I'm certainly hoping so. And, if I somehow end up with the figs from the Clone Turbo Tank, I'll be thrilled!

    2.5 days to wait!

    Pretty sure this is the definition of counting my chickens before they hatch. 
    560HeliportWesterBricksLo1sJessFollowsCloselyMarshallmario
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,329
    ^ Let's see a picture so we can be as let down as you will be! 
    Switchfoot55Yo_dA
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,352
    Clearly some non-LEGO items in there (and potentially some non-LEGO bricks). I finally figured out what the technic bricks in the top center are for. #7260 Wookiee Catamaran. 

    I think that represents all of the sets I can potentially identify as all the other bits I'm seeing are related to one of the other sets listed above. The only thing I can't tell is the instruction booklet in the bottom middle. Part of me think's it's a non-LEGO booklet, but not 100% sure on that. 

    Also, the more I look at the picture, the less convinced I am that any of these sets will be complete...unless it's a super deep bin? They are also going to check for any minifigs as they think they're in there, but not sure. Honestly, even if there was a couple of figs from each of the identified sets, that would more than cover my costs. 

    Still, the price is right for it if only for some more pieces into the collection. 
    560Heliportpxchris
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,352
    Has anyone spotted anything I've missed? It's been awhile since I've tried to ID sets from a bulk lot picture, so felt pretty good about the ones I figured out. 

    Any chance that weird plane and "hoth-esque" DF.9 Laser Tower in the lower left are worth money? lol
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Member Posts: 974
    There looks to be part of #4842 in there? At least the rocket step 3x3x2 part in same green only comes in that set - I needed 3 of these some time back for a Boba Fett moc and ended up having to order from the US as at the time none were available new or used in UK on BL.
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,352
    ^I was thinking that was a 4x4x2 instead of the 3x3x2. That would make it the Hogwarts Castle (2nd Edition). As a few of the other parts I'm seeing match, that's what led me to think it was the larger Cone/rocket piece?
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 3,872
    That's definitely a 4x4x2 cone.
    Switchfoot55
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Member Posts: 974
    You might be right, I was looking at the grey tiles on the left side of that "build" and it looks like a 1x8 and 1x2 making up that side but now I look at the bottom I see there are 3 rows of studs between the sand green slope and the grey tile.

    My bad! 
    560Heliport
  • arathemisarathemis Member Posts: 604
    Saw a bulk lot of minifigs randomly thrown together. Asking price 15 euro (equivalent). Bought the lot, today I received it. There are about 130 minifigs :o. Initially I thought there might be 50 tops
    Sorting through, found a jango (version with a smile) with jetpack, but no helmet. That figure alone is about 25 euros. In total found about 30 sw figs (mostly OT in the sw400 range), a couple castle figs from the 2014 wave, the rest the usual robbers/city/firemen/ninjago. 
    All in all a good haul. 

    Switchfoot55FizyxWesterBricks560HeliportBobflipdatsunrobbieBumblepantseMJeeNLKeilup
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,352
    No pics, no proof. :)
    560HeliportMarshallmario
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,352
    That's an interesting packing methodology. I think I would have been shocked at just seeing the size of the box that arrived! 

    Looks to have been a solid purchase!
    Fizyx560HeliportLo1sJess
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,352
    Looks like I've lucked into #4766 Graveyard Duel as well with most of the figs!
    WesterBricksLo1sJess560HeliportkarritMarshallmarioWookie2KeilupFollowsClosely
  • Lo1sJessLo1sJess Member Posts: 668
    @FollowsClosely I think a couple of those goats want to graze over here in mount vernon…..just saying they heard we were building a barn😁
    iwybskarrit560HeliportpxchrisSwitchfoot55MarshallmarioKeilupModeltrainmanWookie2
  • KeilupKeilup Member Posts: 235
    ^^ 4 goats!  You only showed 2 in the other thread.  I think I feel a tear in the corner of my eye and a sniffle.  Must be allergies...
    MarshallmarioSwitchfoot55iwybsYo_dA
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Member Posts: 2,694
    @FollowsClosely You got pretty lucky finding all of the white dragon plumes with the set. Mine is missing both miniplumes and I can't stomach paying the $25 to $30 EACH to replace them.
    FizyxiwybsWesterBricksMarshallmarioandheFollowsCloselylkliment2
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