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Most expensive PIECES on the secondary market

jamiewjamiew Member Posts: 165
edited July 2012 in Buying & Selling Topics
Weve had a thread on minifigures that break the bank so how about rare, discontinued, unusual individual pieces that command a hefty price on their own?

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  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    What about the UCS Falcon's dish? very expensive
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    This cute little guy is 200 euros
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  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    What is so special bout him
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    @Sherlockbones Well, he's bright orange. Try finding an orange ghost in a set.
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,145
    My money is on the 10179 UCS Millenium Falcon Mast Rigging (2 are needed for the Falcon). Best bet at this point is to just buy a different color for a couple dollars and spray paint them light blue grey if you can.

    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?P=47996&colorID=86
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,145
    edited July 2012
    ^hehe, I don't think that auction will ever end ;) I wonder how many of those 22 offers the seller has received are legit or just people messing with him/her.
  • technicaltacticstechnicaltactics Member Posts: 47
    This definitely.
    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemIn.asp?P=3308&colorID=63&in=A
    i get a good laugh out of how expensive it is, given the fact I'd thought I wasted my money buying 8893-1 Lava chamber gate :P.
  • fy222fy222 Member Posts: 197
    ^ err, i just bought one of this arch...
  • AvengerDrAvengerDr Member Posts: 453
    Or you could buy these: ;-)

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEGO-Star-Wars-10179-Light-Bluish-Gray-Boat-Mast-Rigging-Lattice-MF-UCS-/110825162683?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19cdb1c7bb#ht_500wt_1406
    That guy is the one who sold me my lbg mast riggings at 100$ for both to have them shipped here in the UK... Wow.. they surely have increased in price. Cheapest one on BL goes for €100...

  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,145
    Those have definitely shot up. I bought 2 for $50 each only a few months back.
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    If you decide to bricklink the #3450 Statue of Liberty the corner round 2x2 macaroni in sand green, 4 required, will cost you a few bucks;
    http://www.bricklink.com/search.asp?itemID=446&colorID=48

    When I bought that piece to complete ours I found one for $22.50, and I only needed one.
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,431
    @AFFOL_Shellz_Bellz- Curious, how much does it cost to BL the Statue of Liberty?
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    We didn't bl the whole thing. We picked the statue at a garage sale with about 30 pieces missing, no box, or instructions. We paid FedEx/Kinko about $70 to laser print the instructions and bought the missing pieces from TLG and bricklink and total we have about $150 into it at most. At the garage sale we got 3450, Yoda7194, SpongeBob 3826, and A tie fighter we think is 7146 that isn't quite complete all for $40.00
  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 656
    Pricing can be relative to the size of the piece as well. I would rather like to see what is the rarest piece. There are some pieces that only ever same with one set. Thus being expensive and elusive.

    Here is one that I found to be rather expensive for what it was, elusive too.

    http://www.bricklink.com/search.asp?itemID=1116&colorID=12
  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 656
    edited July 2012
    @AFFOL_Shellz_Bellz- Curious, how much does it cost to BL the Statue of Liberty?
    http://www.bricklink.com/search.asp?pg=1&q=3450&shipCountryID=CA&sz=25&searchSort=P

    3,000 to 6,000 for these 2. But I have seen them go over 10,000
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Wow! As for rarity of pieces, 3450 is the only set to use the corner roung 2x2 in sand green. When we purchased our replacement piece there were only 5 available world wide. There are considerably more right now.
  • LusiferSamLusiferSam MontanaMember Posts: 559
    edited July 2012
    I'd say the Esso oil cans are among the upper echelons of valuable pieces. They're much rare than almost any other regularly released piece and historically have always demanded has premium price. Ones with fully intact stickers can sell easily sell for over $150.
  • jadeirenejadeirene US, CaliforniaMember Posts: 474
    This is amongst the most expensive and rarest pieces available. It's used in the UCS Snowspeeder.

    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?P=4474&colorID=13
  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 656
    This is amongst the most expensive and rarest pieces available. It's used in the UCS Snowspeeder.

    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?P=4474&colorID=13
    That's true, but you could substitute it out for some of the other glasses that look like it.

    The one for the X-Wing 7191 is the only one ever made in that shape, no other color available as far as I can tell.

  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,431
    We didn't bl the whole thing. We picked the statue at a garage sale with about 30 pieces missing, no box, or instructions. We paid FedEx/Kinko about $70 to laser print the instructions and bought the missing pieces from TLG and bricklink and total we have about $150 into it at most. At the garage sale we got 3450, Yoda7194, SpongeBob 3826, and A tie fighter we think is 7146 that isn't quite complete all for $40.00
    Congrats on such an outstanding find! Wish I could get one for that cheap sometime!
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,923
    That is an amazing grab.
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    @samiam and @prevere, Thank you! My hubby couldn't get the money out of his pocket fast enough! We were very surprised and pleased to get such a great deal, so we splurged and bought the fan designed base for it http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEGO-Statue-of-Liberty-3450-Base-Pedestal-FULL-SET-/250837606899?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a671621f3#ht_626wt_1185
    We've found a few really good deals, but they are few and far between usually.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,404
    ^ There are some great members here, that is for sure... I'm still thankful to several who have helped me put my collection together for fair prices... :)
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    ^ I agree!
  • JBricks27JBricks27 Member Posts: 678
    Does anyone know if the green slopes with the gold stripe prints from the Emerald Night are in demand? I have a few spares
  • JBricks27JBricks27 Member Posts: 678
    This is the piece:
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  • leemcgleemcg Member Posts: 607
    I'm parting together Darth Maul (#10018) at the moment, and have discovered the most expensive piece is a quarter cylinder black panel (BrickLink. They are around £10 each, but only 4 have sold this year and only one is for sale now (set needs 4).

    There are a couple of other rare pieces - particuarly very large bricks, but I expect to be able to make those with plates - so this panel is going to prove the tricky one.

    However, it looks like these are just for the stand, rather than any of the actual sculpture, so I will either brick build an alternative, or use a different colour.

  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716

    Does anyone know if the green slopes with the gold stripe prints from the Emerald Night are in demand? I have a few spares

    Bricklink price guide says "no, not particularly" :-)
    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?P=61068pb001&colorID=80
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 872
    edited July 2012
    bluemoose said:

    Does anyone know if the green slopes with the gold stripe prints from the Emerald Night are in demand? I have a few spares

    Bricklink price guide says "no, not particularly" :-)
    They are rarer, but still not scarce, with bottom tubes...

    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?P=88930pb001&colorID=80
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,404
    So, what does everyone think a fair price for 60 of those light bley levers for UCS Falcon are worth?

    $210 including shipping? $180? $240? Nothing at all? :)

    I see only a single reasonably priced seller on Bricklink who actually has 60 in stick, for $3.38 each. I may be buying 60 of these in the near future, curious as to what others are paying, or think is fair...
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    Not sure what anyone else feels, but my price point was $2 max to keep it reasonable. But an optimum price may be $1.25-$1.50 depending on the amount of people Bricklinking the MF. Fast forward even 1-2 years and that audience will be much less for the simple fact that it will be near impossible to BL the MF anymore without substitutions. And if one is to substitute, the levers would be first candidate before the dish and riggings.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    What is the functional difference between having and not-having the bottom tubes on the EN piece? Why were 2 types produced for one set?
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,404
    ^ Where do you find them for that price? The lowest price on BL for anyone with any qty is a seller with 30 of them for over $3 each.

    How visible are these things, anyway? If they are used for greebling, I'd think that using black would stand out quite a bit...
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,145
    Having just built it a couple days ago, quite a few of the bases are visible along the top of the falcon along the back near the mast rigging.
  • squidzillasquidzilla Member Posts: 3

    What is the functional difference between having and not-having the bottom tubes on the EN piece? Why were 2 types produced for one set?

    The original version of the piece didn't have the tubes; they were quickly replaced with the version with the tubes, which has much better 'clutch'. If you have an early Emerald Night, it will have the version without the tubes. If you got a later one, it will (probably) have the version with the tubes.

  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    edited July 2012
    ^^Strategy of buying #4495 and selling as incomplete or substituted was how I got it down that low for the levers. Laborous for sure, but it kept the $ number on the excel sheet low =) But yes all sellers of it right now have it at insane levels of >$3 each.

    Using a light bley base with black levers is quite distracting visually on the top near the back as @renny mentioned since they are used in pairs and also a couple are used on top of the cockpit area. The best sub is using old gray levers and most folks would never be able to tell a difference.
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 872
    I didn't make all the sessions at AFOLCON UK this year, but wasn't there a mention of the more expensive parts and some element of encouragement to Lego Group designers to try to use these in new sets to meet demand?

    I know some of the moulds have gone (Cafe Corner doors, for example) but the light bley levers would seem to be a good example of this - they obviously have a mould to make the black ones, although not sure if they follow the same process for parts that small.

    How about a grey ghost ship with some appropriate rigging, too!
  • fitzyfitzfitzyfitz ManchesterMember Posts: 94
    ^Yes, it was Mark Stafford that said he circulates something like a top-10 list so designers could try and incorporate them.
  • brickmaticbrickmatic Member Posts: 1,071
    ^ That's awesome.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,274
    ^^^ The flying dutchman would've been a good candidate for grey rigging.
  • Short_RoundShort_Round Member Posts: 161

    This definitely.
    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemIn.asp?P=3308&colorID=63&in=A
    i get a good laugh out of how expensive it is, given the fact I'd thought I wasted my money buying 8893-1 Lava chamber gate :P.

    Do they really sell for that much though? I read on these forums that bricklink prices get skewed by sellers. I have seven of those arches that I'm not particularly attached to.



  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,415
    ^ The price guide is a good indicator. They sell regularly for $13-14. New and used seem to fetch roughly the same price.

    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?P=3308&colorID=63
  • Short_RoundShort_Round Member Posts: 161
    Cheers CCC

    I'm in the UK, if anyone's interested in them.
  • hoyatableshoyatables Northern Virginia, USAMember Posts: 873
    Those blue arches are like 1/4 of the value of Market Street. Wow.
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