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  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,859
    I just got set 6080 very happy with it
  • Silber334Silber334 Member Posts: 147
    Maybe not even close to rare. But I do have the lego mini sets that came with a bottle of coke I bought in Japan back in 2002.

    http://homepage2.nifty.com/long-river/regosa.htm
  • Ethanf210Ethanf210 Member Posts: 18
    Wow. I guess I do own one of those briefcases. It is blue, and it does date back to 1985, Denmark. Would anyone by chance happen to know the price? It was sitting in my grandmas closet for years, and I always thought of it as trash. I also own the Castle classic, Yellow castle, complete. Would anyone know the worth of the briefcase? Thanks.
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    Limited Edition (x out of 10,000) Santa Fe Super Chief 10020. Still in sealed box. :)
  • Ethanf210Ethanf210 Member Posts: 18
    edited January 2012
    I own a blue, large, lego briefcase. It dates back to 1985, and was made in Denmark. I have never ever seen a picture on the web of it, but then again, I did not exactly try that hard. Does anyone own this?
    Would anyone want to purchase it? Perhaps work on a price?

    I found it in my grandmas closet about 2 months ago. I remember it for at least 5 years, but I always thought it was a piece of trash.
    Below is a picture of it
    Sorry for the crappy quality, it was taken with my webcam...
  • bor2112bor2112 Member Posts: 289
    ^Probably not the greatest idea to mention you thought it a piece of trash while trying to sell it. Just saying...
  • Ethanf210Ethanf210 Member Posts: 18
    ^Probably not the greatest idea to mention you thought it a piece of trash while trying to sell it. Just saying...
    Well now I dont. Back then, I thought it was.
  • bor2112bor2112 Member Posts: 289

    ^Fair enough. There is a thread about "Your rarest LEGO item" that discusses cases Maybe the same as yours, hard to tell from your pic...take a look.
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    Following are 3 of my rarest but I have other Technic stuff with me dating back to 1977 or so. Also have lots of LEGO City/System sets, LEGO Space sets, and lots of old parts which are all unsorted and kept in a big box. Here are the 3 which came to mind for now:

    853 Auto Chassis - http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?S=853-1
    855 Mobile Crane - http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?S=855-1
    870 Power Pack - http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?S=870-1

  • Ethanf210Ethanf210 Member Posts: 18

    ^Fair enough. There is a thread about "Your rarest LEGO item" that discusses cases Maybe the same as yours, hard to tell from your pic...take a look.
    The red one is the EXACT same. Except mine is blue. I have never found a price for one, and I am willing to sell it. For the right price.
  • Youtheotube2Youtheotube2 Member Posts: 1
    I own a red briefcase a large black baseplate with a large dip in it, an old 9v fiber optic piece, and and some 9v monorail pieces.
  • streekerstreeker FranceMember Posts: 299
    I hate to say it but I am older than any of the LEGO bricks I own, so nothing from me.
  • JP3804JP3804 Member Posts: 332

    ^ LOL Same here!
  • HaydenB3605HaydenB3605 Member Posts: 1
    edited February 2012
    My rarest legos that I have are one of the first lego heads ever made and the original boba fett. I had them for a while.
  • romdamromdam Member Posts: 136
    I have that black briefcase. Didn't know it was rare but since seeing this, I can't find any info from google or any on ebay. Does anyone have any info?
  • snowtygersnowtyger Member Posts: 47
    lego 8062, from a secondhand shop, before they started charging outrageous prices for Lego. I still haven't determined if all the pieces are present (but at least I know I have most of the pieces)
  • OdinduskOdindusk Member Posts: 763
    I don't have anything truly rare, but I'm quite proud of my sealed 6987 and 6086. Easily the monetary gems of my small collection.
  • roxioroxio UKMember Posts: 1,345
    Don't think its worth a bucketload but my sealed (and shrinkwrapped, did Lego do that?) Set 200 is my pride and joy
  • makmak Member Posts: 300
    Found these in my LEGO Collection last night
    Football_Game FloodLight
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    edited February 2012
    @mak,

    I used to have those football sets!, and also, if I remember correctly, a police van with riot police chasing a hooligan of all things. Must go down as one of the strangest sets ever. Can't remember the set number though, maybe there is an image on the database.

    Not sure if it's rare, but I do have a Sandcrawler that I still havn't got around to opening.

    richo

  • romdamromdam Member Posts: 136
    Any idea how to get ahold of that guy who posted the pic of the black briefcase? I have it and have been looking for days for info on it and nothing.
  • toochwoodtoochwood Member Posts: 1
    my rearest lego has gor to be lego batman sets:
    jokers copter and the batwing (no bombs),
    Harley quinns monster truck with batcycle,
    Jokers ice cream suprise with tumbeler,
    Batcave with penguins sub (no batskie),
    two face escape with batmobile (but no stickers) and last but not least,
    Arkham Assylum with ambalence, Nightwing bike and bat jet, all with minifigures :D
    bit of a nerd for batman, but i only collect batman and superman now.
  • ChompersChompers Member Posts: 658
    My rarest Lego is 2 x http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3308 in Dark Blue
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,144
    Probably the rarest LEGO item that was a "regular released" LEGO item.... was only for the Faroe Islands... an island chain between Norway, Iceland and Scotland. The islands have a population of 50,000.

    From 1966-69 TLG produced a wavy flag that was only found in Faroe Island flag part packs. Since there are so few people on the island archipelago, it is likely that perhaps only as few as 1 thousand of these were produced... (from my LEGO DVD)...
    sonsofsceva
  • zjygkmattzjygkmatt Member Posts: 75
    I suppose Classic Space set 483, and a few others from that era, or my Jango Fett minifigure.
  • LusiferSamLusiferSam MontanaMember Posts: 509
    edited May 2012
    I've got a number of rare items. I don't know which is the rarest. But here's my list.

    Elements and bricks:
    red Esso oil can
    Esso gas pumps
    2x10 clear bricks
    green CA 2x3 and 2x2 plates
    white waffle bottom without LEGO logo on studs
    "Anno 1762" 1x8 brick (I think it's Anno and not AD)
    50's lightbricks
    Granular Fruit Tree
    A number of mistake bricks including shortshots, flame colored, and melted bricks.

    Sets:
    Velveeta Set 4
    502
    214 Dealer box
    Sears and JC Penney Samsonite catalog sets
    A couple of Samsonite Tubes (I can't remember which one is rare off hand)
    6270 with US shooting cannon
    6086 as Dungeon Master's Castle
    Kabaya Ninja and KK I sets

    I'm sure there's other stuff I've got that should be on this list, but this is what comes to mind. And there maybe some stuff that shouldn't be as it may not be that rare.
  • AvengerDrAvengerDr Member Posts: 453
    At the moment I'd say a UCS MF radar dish and light bluish grey mast riggings :D
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,144
    @LuciferSam .... you made my heart skip a beat...

    Most valuable parts... per my LEGO DVD...

    1) Red Esso Oil Can... in great condition $100 each. These were only ever produced from 1955-57, and only in Danish #1247 Esso Pumps/Sign pack (the Norwegian and Swedish #1247 sets did not have them). Per my LEGO DVD they come in 4 varieties... red 1x1 round with black background, red 1x1 round with blue background, red 1x1 with gold background, white 1x1 round with black back ground. Last 2 maybe $150 each.
    2) #1309/#309 Church Set printed bricks... either "AD 1762", "1762" or "ANNO 1762"... in good condition about $50 each... with red lettering $80.
    3) Esso Oil Pumps... with full decals and non-rusty poles and both red lamps... $35... UK variety... $50.

    I'll get back to the sets later...
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Using the Brickset inventory set 107, the reversible Power unit is my rarest, as only 9 people own it. Set 005 which isn't listed on brickset is probably my most rare. I'm still trying to get an acceptable picture of this set for Huw, so it can be listed. It is a combo set with a tray of gears and a tray of bricks. All gears are present, but the rubber tires are no longer present, and some of the bricks are not from the original set.
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,144
    ^ The #005 Discovery Set was a double stacked Samsonite LEGO set that was a combination of a 285 piece single stack #285 Basic Set + a 43 piece single stack #001 Gear Set... for a total of 328 pieces. So there were 2 trays... a 285 and a 001 tray that were combined to make the 005 set.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,285
    I have one of the old moustached heads but it is printed upside down. I am not sure how rare that is, but it is interesting to have. I have lots of older Star Wars Minifigures, some of which are somewhat rare and I now have a Comic-Con Batman, which is in theory limited to 1000 worldwide, thanks to @Fizzlemesexy for that!
  • Brewer51Brewer51 Member Posts: 248
    I've only just come out of my dark ages, and rifling through my old Lego at my parents house the rarest thing I found was probably a Quicky the Nesquik Bunny.

    Unimpressive, I know >_>
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    ^ The #005 Discovery Set was a double stacked Samsonite LEGO set that was a combination of a 285 piece single stack #285 Basic Set + a 43 piece single stack #001 Gear Set... for a total of 328 pieces. So there were 2 trays... a 285 and a 001 tray that were combined to make the 005 set.
    @Istokg Thank you, i could not recall the number of the Basic set when I posted that. Is it a fairly rare set?

    @Brewer51. Not unimpressive at all! Quicky is cute. Wish I had him!
  • LusiferSamLusiferSam MontanaMember Posts: 509
    @Istokg

    It's called dump luck. The Esso oil pumps were part of a massive 30 lb. lot of Samsonite era bricks I bought. It's one of the strangest items I've ever bought. Not only for the fact that I bought it, but also the price and for what I found in there. I don't know what condition the poles are in, but both lamps are there. The decals aren't great, but are readable. All have some flaking, but the blue pump is pretty bad. Later pumps I've bought are part of sets, like 725.

    The Esso oil can was also part of a lot off eBay. It was a small only about 50 pieces. I don't remember seeing the part in the photo. But there were some other pieces I wanted in there and that's why I bought. My jaw dropped when I found the Esso can in there. There's a small fleck on the back missing, so I'd say it's pretty good, but great. It's got a blue background.

    Another piece I forgot about is a 'VW SALG VW' 1x8 piece. Came in the same lot as the Esso oil can, but I knew this piece was in there before I bought it.
  • BJ21BJ21 Hampshire, UKMember Posts: 32
    As an older TFOL, most of my sets and pieces aren't that old or rare. I do have some Lego from my Mum and Aunt though (it's split with my cousin, which is only fair, he is 7). It has quite a few sets from the 'Building Sets with People' theme, such as #210 and #215.
    I also have #612 Tipper Truck which I picked up at a Jumble sale. I don't know whether it's rare or not but the simple Legoey design just appeals to me.
  • BigOnBricksBigOnBricks Member Posts: 23
    I have one of those red briefcases. One of the little pegs that holds the cover in broke off. I've had it since the early 80's.
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622
    This set belongs to my Dad :)

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  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^Wow @LFS, that set is such excellent condition for its age! Love how sparkling clean those VW's, trucks and Cyclists look. Not too mention how nice those older trees look in a layout.
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622
    ^Wow @LFS, that set is such excellent condition for its age! Love how sparkling clean those VW's, trucks and Cyclists look. Not too mention how nice those older trees look in a layout.
    Thank you BrickDancer, my dad won it at a local auction sale for around £280 it certainly doesn't look like its ever been played with, the VW's and trucks still have the "Made in Germany". Label on their undersides, the board which you sit the buildings on is there to, my dad collects allsorts of old toys so he was extremely happy to find this ;)
  • FizzlemesexyFizzlemesexy Member Posts: 123
    edited June 2012
    I have one of the old moustached heads but it is printed upside down. I am not sure how rare that is, but it is interesting to have. I have lots of older Star Wars Minifigures, some of which are somewhat rare and I now have a Comic-Con Batman, which is in theory limited to 1000 worldwide, thanks to @Fizzlemesexy for that!
    Thanks for the shout out @CapnRex101 ! Glad Batman is in a good home.
    ----
    I'm sure it's not the rarest set I have -it's just the most mysterious [to me]. Its from the mid 80s. It's blue bucket #1615. I don't see why it's rare but it's not even listed here and it's almost impossible to find on bricklink. The internet says that they remade the set as 1638 but even that set is hard to come across [it is here though]. I just stare at the big blue 1615 box.

    As far as small things, it's the NYCC minis or a Duplo Promo brick.
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,144
    @Legofanscott Very nice UK version of the 810 set that your father has... still has the wrapper that the Town Plan board comes in (with the stud pattern on the plastic). This set is easy to date... the trees/bushes have hollow bottoms (attach to studs)... those were introduced in 1964. The 1:87 trucks (lorries) are Mercedes... introduced in November 1964... and telltale sign is the UK catalog... which dates to 1966. So this set dates to 1966 (although it was in production from 1961-67).

    Could you confirm something for me. Those 1:87 Mercedes trucks and VW Beetles... can you double check that they say "Made in Germany" (and not "Made in Denmark")... and if so maybe try to get an image of that gold/red foil label?

    If it does indeed say "Made in Germany"... it would be a major bombshell for old time LEGO collectors, which I'll discuss further once confirmation is presented.

    Thanks!
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622
    ^^^Wooops :D yes i meant to say Denmark, sorry about that!

    He's also got a wooden set aswell but its not really as interesting as the town plan one :)
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,144
    Thanks Legofanscott... they were all made in Billund... but a 2004 magazine article incorrectly states that the 1:87 vehicles were made in Germany... and some of us have been debating this ever since! ;-D

    Also, you father's wooden box set... if it's British... it's one of these 4....
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622
    Thanks Legofanscott... they were all made in Billund... but a 2004 magazine article incorrectly states that the 1:87 vehicles were made in Germany... and some of us have been debating this ever since! ;-D

    Also, you father's wooden box set... if it's British... it's one of these 4....
    Its the box at the bottom in the first pic Istokg :)
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,144
    Thanks... that would date it to 1962-65. The contents would look a lot like this image below... except if there are LEGO wheels, then there would likely be fewer (or no) specialty parts, such as LEGO road signs and Esso Service accessories...

  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,144
    Also... with the 810 Town Plan sets... TLG discontinued Esso as the LEGO Service Station of choice in favor of Shell (with the 325 Shell Station replacing the 310 Esso Station). This happened in 1966. By 1967 the supply of remaining Esso accessories available for the 810 Town Plan sets became exhausted (for the most part). So British LEGO took the remaining supply of Town Plan boxes and boards... and parts... and made a British Kellogg's promotional set using Shell accessories. There were 2,250 of these sets that were put together (with the remaining Town Plan inventory) and used in this very interesting promotion...

    Also, the Town Plan boards and 810 boxes were produced for British LEGO Ltd. (Wrexham Wales) by Waddington's, a UK game board maker.

    (Note: all my images were from my LEGO DVD... Chapter 3 (Town Plans), Chapter 14 (Wooden Box sets.), and Chapter 17 (Promotional Sets).)
  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 330
    My rarest Lego is 2 x http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3308 in Dark Blue
    I have 12 of these + 1 in the Cafe Corner that I am "Brick-linking", (is that a word ?).
    I also have 3 of the Hailfire droid wheels from 4481, I also have 1 Sand Green Round Corner 2x2 Macaroni brick from the 3450 Statue of Liberty & 8 2546 dark blueish grey birds from Cafe Corner & Harry Potter sets

  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,242
    edited June 2012
    The pieces aren't rare or anything and the instructions are printed on plain paper from a colour printer (which is how it came) but I have this from the Calgary Lego store opening:

    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=Calgary-1

    Brickset only has 10 people owning it, so I guess that's pretty rare although probably easily recreated. I drove 12 hours from Vancouver to Calgary to get it :D. Well, not ONLY, but it did form part of the reason.

    I also have this set which I think was a promotional thing from Lufthansa from before I was even born:

    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=1562-2

    My ex's dad was going to throw it away when he moved house a few years ago. Throw out Lego! I was horrified. I also rescued a three in one Creator mini Crane thing that came in a plastic green case. It's at home in Vancouver and I can't remember the number, but it was also a promotional thing - from some mining company. So nothing terribly exciting but still they're kinda neat.
  • sstoroesstoroe Member Posts: 156
    andhe said:

    @Duchessa, I got them off someone on eBay. They had a range of rare items (including a bright orange c-3po prototype!). Was pretty excited about the ponies as they're the only ones of their kind I've ever seen.

    Did you buy the orange c-3p0? I have one here and I have been trying to find out how many of them exist?

    http://www.minifigpriceguide.com/detailPages/STARWARS_sw010a.html

    Any ideas how many he had for sale?
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,405
    edited January 2015

    How can a mass produced Lego set be rare?

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