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#91 The Nephilim

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:56 PM

link to coupon is dead? no valid google results so far. just expired stuff.

#92 The Green Giant

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:23 AM

Think this is worth $50?
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I would say no unless you really want those pieces. To me, it's a ripoff.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:35 PM

I would say no unless you really want those pieces. To me, it's a ripoff.


Agree. I see those pieces on the PAB wall all the time, unless you really want them, I'd pass.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:58 PM

Went to Kmart. They had most of the sets listed here, none were on clearance. Of course if they were on clearance they probably would have been all gone anyway. Ah well.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:27 PM

Was able to pick up POTC The Mill for $20 at Walmart today

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:14 AM

I got the mill for about the same price on Amazon last year. Really nice piece pack with cool minifigures. I wouldn't pay more for it than $20 though.

Agree. I see those pieces on the PAB wall all the time, unless you really want them, I'd pass.


Yeah, to me you probably can get the same amount of pieces from the PaB wall new than what this guy is selling them for.

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For $160 I'd buy one of the big exclusive town sets before I buy this wall looking set.

#97 skiizim

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:13 AM

That set is actually pretty cool, I have a feeling it's going to be $150 plus.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:31 AM

The set is $160 and might only have 1361 pieces and not 1619. FBTB.net had a press release.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:39 AM

WOW! I never thought we'd get another Arkham Asylum--the last one got complaints from parenting groups for looking like a "torture chamber." I think the gate is my favorite part. I wonder how those new wing pieces work.

I say buy one and keep it MISB for a decade, then sell it for major $$$. The first Arkham set MISB goes for around $500 now.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:43 AM

I say buy one and keep it MISB for a decade, then sell it for major $$$. The first Arkham set MISB goes for around $500 now.


Damn, I bought mine for $50. People are just stupid. :lol:

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:49 AM

I sold mine two years ago for $250, thought I was making big bucks. Granted, I bought it for $24. That first Batman line must have sold poorly, I was able to get nearly every set on deep clearance. Got the UCS Batmobile for $20.

I'm not a big reseller, but when things get crazy high, I've got to sell (recharge the LEGO funds.)

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:10 PM

Looking forward to that Arkham set
After what I thought was a good deal on the Mill my wife found an even better deal and picked me up Hulks Hellicarrier break out for $17!

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:22 PM

Prices on the old Batman sets fluctuate wildly -- they were really up at the beginning of the year, then they lost a lot of value, and now they're going back up.

I think they sold well enough at the time -- when they were eventually cleared, they went quickly. I picked up my Batcave at Wal-Mart (still have it) and my Asylum at TRU on a sale with a coupon (sold it).

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:23 PM

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:21 PM

how did you get the hulk break out for 17!!!!!
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 04:00 AM

More K-Mart clearance found this morning:
SW 7915 V-Wing Starfighter $7.50 (unmarked, but there was only one so I scanned it)
Games Pirate Plank $6.50
Not clearance but the Castle Fortaan game is currently on sale for $20

Walmarts have started to remove their clearance items from Garden areas, replaced by Christmas stuff. Either they deeply reduced prices and sold out, or put them in the back, but most stores I checked only had a handful of items mixed back in with the regular toys and no clearance LEGOs left. However, at one store I lucked out and found one HP 4867 Hogwarts and one Creator Lighthouse Island each for $20.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 09:58 AM

Grabbed two of the Marina sets for $18.50 each.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:24 AM

Walmarts have started to remove their clearance items from Garden areas, replaced by Christmas stuff. Either they deeply reduced prices and sold out, or put them in the back, but most stores I checked only had a handful of items mixed back in with the regular toys and no clearance LEGOs left. However, at one store I lucked out and found one HP 4867 Hogwarts and one Creator Lighthouse Island each for $20.


I don't think they dropped any further. At least at mine, they put them in the "return for credit" boxes. They have been at the same price when I've taken them out to scan it.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:31 AM

Amazon has an insane sale going on. Matching a whole bunch of Star Wars 20% off prices from Target. The so called train "station" (That's a bus stop on a platform) is $31, the MF is down to $102. The forest police station is $55, and the mine set is $80, and the space station is $51, while the big space shuttle is $78. PotC Whitecap Bay is $50.50.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:32 PM

Amazon has an insane sale going on. Matching a whole bunch of Star Wars 20% off prices from Target. The so called train "station" (That's a bus stop on a platform) is $31, the MF is down to $102. The forest police station is $55, and the mine set is $80, and the space station is $51, while the big space shuttle is $78. PotC Whitecap Bay is $50.50.


Yeah, I grabbed a Jabba's Palace for $96. Seemed like the best/easiest way to grab that, especially since I had $65 of reward points. Still hate that they have tax now though.
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:46 PM

Oh man those new Hobbit movie sets posted on Brickset are awesome. I'm gonna have to pick up the whole LOTR collection soon, because who knows how long their shelf life will be?

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:27 PM

Oh man those new Hobbit movie sets posted on Brickset are awesome. I'm gonna have to pick up the whole LOTR collection soon, because who knows how long their shelf life will be?


There will be new sets every year in 2013 and 2014 for the new Hobbit Trilogy. The sets are nice, but way way too expensive.

However i didn't buy the $32 Apple Tree House because i don't have room.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:26 AM

Deals and discussion all in one thread here.


In that case, I'm having a hard time right now finding a focus.

I'm a longtime Transformers collector and I'm fed up with that scene. I also have plenty of Lego, and dealing with moving/selling all my crap made me get back into them. But all the choices are overwhelming. How do you choose what to collect? How do you display it?

I like the minifigures, so that's in process. Dunno what I'm going to do about Series 1 (ouch), but the rest are easy and doable.

From there, I just don't know what to do. Thanks to my son, we have plenty of sets around, both built (and on display) and unopened (and stored in the closet).

But, again, focus. I feel like I need to have focus because I don't want to just buy a bunch of stuff. I feel like I need to get out of the habit of buying stuff I'm only tangentially interested in just because it's cheap. I have too many videogames and too many Transformers that I don't really need. I'm going to be spending lots of time paring them down to focused collections (and, of course, funneling the proceeds into Lego)

I like Lego Star Wars. I was really drawn to the B-Wing at the local Lego store. Price is ouch and no minifigures, but I like the larger class and the original trilogy vehicles. That would put me on an expensive path of large-scale vehicles, and I could do that. We've got the Star Destroyer and the smaller Falcon, the Tantive, the Sail Barge, the AT-AT. The only thing I don't like about them is they tend to be fragile and look better than they play. Most of them look nifty, but they're not a whole lot you can do with them, and they really don't handle well.

I definitely like the little mini-vehicle/planet sets. First time I saw them I was all WTF, but I picked up a couple and they're great. I like the size, like that they come with minifigures and display stands. The thought has also entered my head that they would make great Chrismas tree decorations. These guys would fit in a Lego SW collection.

I like buildings. I could see myself getting into the whole Lego town thing or the Monster Haunted Mansion. Issue with this would be storage and display. I don't have lots of space, nor do I want to do a lot of disassemble-to-store. We just moved and I've been doing a lot of rebuilding and I don't really want to sign up for that as a regular thing.

While I like the Monster Haunted Mansion, the rest of the Monster line is just okay to me. I like the minifigs and the ideas are great. I just don't need a bunch of vehicles, and the Vampyre Castle is just so-so to me.

We've got some HP sets -- the older Hogwarts, Knight Bus, Hagrid's Hut. I'm torn with this, though, because while I like them, I don't feel compelled to get every last HP figure (maybe that's a good thing?) and after awhile, the buildings all seem very similar. I could totally do Diagon Alley, though.

I thought I'd be all over the LotR stuff, but the sets seem expensive for what you get, and the large sets seem very ad hoc -- it's a battle or a scene instead of, say, a castle. I find that I like concrete things -- a shop, a house, a fire station -- better than what I think of as movie sets -- staged areas that are incomplete or full of little partial areas.

I love the Marvel/DC minifigs, but could do without all the playsets and vehicles. I desperately want the Batman Fun House minifigs, and even though the set looks neat, I don't really have a need for it. I am really torn with these, because I don't need to say more than Lego Deadpool! But focus -- the sets without the minifigures do nothing for me. And I don't want to buy the sets just for the minifigs, though I'm tempted. I've got the old Batcave unopened in the closet (I was going to sell it) but I'm wondering if I should keep it and add on to it. The new Arkham looks great.

I like the large vehicles. I've got the convertible and that's just great. I could see myself getting the VW Bus or the Sopwith Camel. But that's 180 degrees from the other stuff. There is zero overlap here -- these sets don't come with minifigures and the scale is completely different. I'm thinking I should just pass on those even though I think they do what they do better than the Lego Star Wars sets.

While I could also see myself doing ALL of these things, I don't want to do that. There's some fun in mixing and matching, and I think I could be okay with Jabba's Palace connecting to Diagon Alley near the spaceport. How do you all organize and display your stuff?
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:21 AM

In that case, I'm having a hard time right now finding a focus.

I'm a longtime Transformers collector and I'm fed up with that scene. I also have plenty of Lego, and dealing with moving/selling all my crap made me get back into them. But all the choices are overwhelming. How do you choose what to collect? How do you display it?

I like the minifigures, so that's in process. Dunno what I'm going to do about Series 1 (ouch), but the rest are easy and doable.

From there, I just don't know what to do. Thanks to my son, we have plenty of sets around, both built (and on display) and unopened (and stored in the closet).

But, again, focus. I feel like I need to have focus because I don't want to just buy a bunch of stuff. I feel like I need to get out of the habit of buying stuff I'm only tangentially interested in just because it's cheap. I have too many videogames and too many Transformers that I don't really need. I'm going to be spending lots of time paring them down to focused collections (and, of course, funneling the proceeds into Lego)

I like Lego Star Wars. I was really drawn to the B-Wing at the local Lego store. Price is ouch and no minifigures, but I like the larger class and the original trilogy vehicles. That would put me on an expensive path of large-scale vehicles, and I could do that. We've got the Star Destroyer and the smaller Falcon, the Tantive, the Sail Barge, the AT-AT. The only thing I don't like about them is they tend to be fragile and look better than they play. Most of them look nifty, but they're not a whole lot you can do with them, and they really don't handle well.

I definitely like the little mini-vehicle/planet sets. First time I saw them I was all WTF, but I picked up a couple and they're great. I like the size, like that they come with minifigures and display stands. The thought has also entered my head that they would make great Chrismas tree decorations. These guys would fit in a Lego SW collection.

I like buildings. I could see myself getting into the whole Lego town thing or the Monster Haunted Mansion. Issue with this would be storage and display. I don't have lots of space, nor do I want to do a lot of disassemble-to-store. We just moved and I've been doing a lot of rebuilding and I don't really want to sign up for that as a regular thing.

While I like the Monster Haunted Mansion, the rest of the Monster line is just okay to me. I like the minifigs and the ideas are great. I just don't need a bunch of vehicles, and the Vampyre Castle is just so-so to me.

We've got some HP sets -- the older Hogwarts, Knight Bus, Hagrid's Hut. I'm torn with this, though, because while I like them, I don't feel compelled to get every last HP figure (maybe that's a good thing?) and after awhile, the buildings all seem very similar. I could totally do Diagon Alley, though.

I thought I'd be all over the LotR stuff, but the sets seem expensive for what you get, and the large sets seem very ad hoc -- it's a battle or a scene instead of, say, a castle. I find that I like concrete things -- a shop, a house, a fire station -- better than what I think of as movie sets -- staged areas that are incomplete or full of little partial areas.

I love the Marvel/DC minifigs, but could do without all the playsets and vehicles. I desperately want the Batman Fun House minifigs, and even though the set looks neat, I don't really have a need for it. I am really torn with these, because I don't need to say more than Lego Deadpool! But focus -- the sets without the minifigures do nothing for me. And I don't want to buy the sets just for the minifigs, though I'm tempted. I've got the old Batcave unopened in the closet (I was going to sell it) but I'm wondering if I should keep it and add on to it. The new Arkham looks great.

I like the large vehicles. I've got the convertible and that's just great. I could see myself getting the VW Bus or the Sopwith Camel. But that's 180 degrees from the other stuff. There is zero overlap here -- these sets don't come with minifigures and the scale is completely different. I'm thinking I should just pass on those even though I think they do what they do better than the Lego Star Wars sets.

While I could also see myself doing ALL of these things, I don't want to do that. There's some fun in mixing and matching, and I think I could be okay with Jabba's Palace connecting to Diagon Alley near the spaceport. How do you all organize and display your stuff?

If all of the above is not an option to you, you should walk away from this thread, and never return.
A little more seriously I have focused mostly on the Kingdoms/Castle sets (which it seems LotR replaced, both for LEGO and me personally). Most of my stuff is displayed in a book case, which is woefully inadequate for my LEGO storage needs.
I have run into trouble recently though with the Monster Fighters and the Superhero sets. After selling off a lot of my City and SW sets and deciding to try to focus on Kingdoms they had to go and cancel the line which apparently just meant a return to lack of focus for me. And none of this is even mentioning that my wife and I got into Dr Who this summer and she thinks if we are going to have so many LEGOs we should at least have some of the Dr Who sets that Character Building makes (hard to say no to LEGOish sets the wife wants).
Throw in that I can't say no to any set at 50% off and my LEGO collection just continues to expand and expand.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:55 PM

I'm actually done... almost.

I'm not a big on SW at all so that's half the line. I'm not a City person, but those sets are cheap. Creators are fun but they all turned into crap with wheels. Any of the licensed sets seem far to expensive... LotR, Hobbit, and such.

I'm mainly a Kingdoms person, but with that line faded away, I went to Dino, Monster fighters. I did like Exo-Force, and PQ.

Ninjago was nice in the beginning but it's all about vehicles and I think Chima is going the same route.

I still collect the minifig series, which are great, but that is somewhat small.

I don't know what Lego will have for me next year... plus I'm running out of room!

#117 cassidyarch

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:17 PM

Yeah, walk away. If you are worried about having a focused collection, RUN. This thread will have you filling carts with UCS Maters and Town Marinas--because they are CHEAP! You will find yourself running out to check Walmarts and Kmarts constantly--not to fine tune your carefully maintained collection, but to bulk up on PARTS.

As far as I'm concerned, this is one of the best brick deals spots on the web. No kids, no Slickdeal soccer moms, no bulk resellers (I hope) just a small group of dedicated brick buyers. My collection has really bulked up since following these threads--lots of good deals. But trust me, no focus.

Oh, and if you want a good minifig display case, look into a shot glass display case. I've got two of these and they hold the complete collectable minifigs with three more rows to spare.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:36 PM

How do you all organize and display your stuff?

For the most part, I collect SW (typicially no repeats unless big improvement), Modulars, and Castle. I also dabble with other licenses like currently DC/Marvel (missed on Batman earlier) and LOTR. Depending on the look of a set, I will go outside those to grab it (typicially on a 50%+ off). If a set hit 70%, I will buy pretty much any set and piece it out.

As for organization...
With my main lines, I organize by sets in individual plastic containers (those random sized ones found at Walmart/Target/etc) when it comes off display. Make it easier to find if I want to rebuild.

All other lines I typicially piece out, which I currently use cases I got from Home Depot (the one for nails, screws, etc) for all flats and smaller blocks. The bigger blocks I use ziplocks and throw in a big plastic container. I organize by piece, not by color.

My display unit I got from IKEA. It is a furniture piece that has 6 display bays (3 rows by 2 columns). Each bay is large enough for the sets/creations I want in there, only the Death Star I haven't been able to put in it.

My boxes I keep in tact, which will soon cause room issues. I am afraid if I fold them up or toss them it would hurt resell. What do you guys do with your boxes after you open them?

#119 xycury

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:17 PM

What do you guys do with your boxes after you open them?



Toss them. Lego is an investment for me to keep, and I'd never resell.

I plan on handing down my epic collection. It'll what make my will pretty unique.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:50 PM

My current focus as an adult LEGO collector goes all the way back to my childhood: the 3 Legoland themes of Castle, Space, and Town. I got back into LEGOs around 1998/1999, but had to stop buying between 2004-2007 during graduate school. Anyways, for Castle, I've bought a lot of Kingdoms and Castle sets since the Dark Forest theme, including some Harry Potter here and there. I plan on getting all the LOTR eventually. For Space, I've been buying mostly SW but only if the ship or alien (or pieces) would fit into a generic space scene, plus some recent Space Police and Mars sets. However, I do plan on doing a few displays of actual SW scenes too: Tatooine Mos Eisley Cantina, Hoth battle, Ewok Village/ Endor battle. For Town, I've bought a ton of City sets and Creators and Modulars and Trains, as long as they look cool (in my opinion of course, haha). I also buy cheap sets I wouldn't normally buy, just for the pieces to fill out my planned scenes. I also collect one other theme: Adventure, which consists of Indiana Jones, Adventurers, Orient Expedition, Pirates, plus various licensed themes just for some of the pieces and minifigs. For example, Prince of Persia has great pieces for joining with the Indiana Jones Cairo sets. Now displaying them is another story. I have a small place and I'm not permanently settled in my location. Once I move into a permanent home, I plan on setting up all my planned LEGO displays in a special room. For now, everything is in storage and unbuilt. It may seem like I've spent too much money, but my rule is 30% off or more when buying LEGO, unless its a Shop/Store exclusive that I can't get that cheaply. Most that I have was purchased at 50% off, thanks to forums like this. :)