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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby Lom » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:54 pm

What's your definition of sealed? :lol:
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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby robpmarsh » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:19 pm

Lol.......didn't look at the other pics!
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Postby robpmarsh » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:21 pm

A few new bits........

First 12 stand......still need a Tusken to complete if anyone has one

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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:53 pm

Lom wrote:Do vintage Lego sets sell for a premium if still factory sealed? The reason I ask is that I have an unopened set from late 70s early 80s and could do with generating some funds to help with an engine rebuild.

If the set in question (375) goes for £130'ish complete and boxed on eBay, what do you think I might be able to expect when I eBay my sealed one?

Can't imagine too many people would want a Lego set they can't build but I suppose most people can't imagine buying Star Wars toys they can't play with!


All sealed sets attract a premium, mate. The newer one's not so much: for example an open Sandcrawler is £250 where as a sealed one will be around £275. However, the further you go back the bigger the premium in terms of % of the price. So your castle set, if it's selling for £130 complete with box but used I would think should be well north of £250 and I'd put it up for £300 BIN and see what happens. Even sealed sets in squashed boxed get a decent premium if they're 70s and 80s.

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Postby Lom » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:15 pm

Cheers Si, might start at £300 and see what happens; not desperate to get rid as I like it but could do with the cash!

Another Lego question: I have a few sets which are open such as old technics sets which have the flip top box. When the removal men packed out stuff they put 3 or 4 sets at a time in large bags which have then been tipped on their sides and bricks have leaked out of each into a communal puddle of Lego at the bottom of the bags.

Aside from now having to build the sets to ensure completeness (looking forward to that bit!), I will be looking for a way to store them in the future where bricks don't fall out but I can place them on their sides in large boxes. Thinking of wrapping them in a clingfilmesque type of clear wrap - do you think this will be an ok way to store them or do you think the wrap might do bad things to the boxes?
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Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:53 pm

Lom wrote:Cheers Si, might start at £300 and see what happens; not desperate to get rid as I like it but could do with the cash!

Another Lego question: I have a few sets which are open such as old technics sets which have the flip top box. When the removal men packed out stuff they put 3 or 4 sets at a time in large bags which have then been tipped on their sides and bricks have leaked out of each into a communal puddle of Lego at the bottom of the bags.

Aside from now having to build the sets to ensure completeness (looking forward to that bit!), I will be looking for a way to store them in the future where bricks don't fall out but I can place them on their sides in large boxes. Thinking of wrapping them in a clingfilmesque type of clear wrap - do you think this will be an ok way to store them or do you think the wrap might do bad things to the boxes?


Depends. If they're like the 8860 and come with quite a few compartments then the cling film may be an option, but if they're smaller sets with just all parts in one box area I'd back them then put them inside the box. If you can avoid wrapping them in cling film I would. You never can tell how it will react to the card and ink in years to come. Also, there is always moisture in absorbent materials. No matter how dry you think they are. Seal those up in clingfilm and you could get mould growing in there.

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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby Lom » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:39 pm

Cheers mate - yep one of them is an 8860 another a 956 plus others of similar size. I wasn't too sure about plastic wrapping them - if I don't have the room to store them flat then I might wrap them up in brown paper.
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Postby monkey_roo » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:21 pm

Images of the new UCS falcon are all over the net this morning, romour is Lego are pulling their official press release forward to 4pm today while they can still surprise people with detail. Won't post links but a quick search on Reddit will show you the front and back of the new box.

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Postby Palifan » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:51 pm

monkey_roo wrote:Images of the new UCS falcon are all over the net this morning, romour is Lego are pulling their official press release forward to 4pm today while they can still surprise people with detail. Won't post links but a quick search on Reddit will show you the front and back of the new box.

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The official release has just dropped on lego.com - https://shop.lego.com/en-US/Millennium- ... =133373610

The vid I found slightly awkward but at $800 here in the US I don't think it'll be joining my collection :(

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Postby monkey_roo » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:12 pm

Day 1 purchase for me. It will become the Grail of Lego Star Wars sets quickly. the detail and finish is so fine, it really puts the original to shame. This will be the centre peice of the Star Wars room :)
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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby Mr-shifter » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:09 am

At £649 it is a little cheaper than the other Star Wars sets per brick as well. It's still a big chunk to lay out though.

I will have to be smart with this one. What's the most efficient way to buy it? I guess quidco and hope they do a triple points offer. Also, how many vip points will I get back as I want the bb8 set and the old fishing shop as well.
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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby Mrleemur » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:25 am

monkey_roo wrote:Day 1 purchase for me. It will become the Grail of Lego Star Wars sets quickly. the detail and finish is so fine, it really puts the original to shame. This will be the centre peice of the Star Wars room :)


Will you build it, or keep it sealed??

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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby TEEBO1979 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:04 pm

Mrleemur wrote:
monkey_roo wrote:Day 1 purchase for me. It will become the Grail of Lego Star Wars sets quickly. the detail and finish is so fine, it really puts the original to shame. This will be the centre peice of the Star Wars room :)


Will you build it, or keep it sealed??


There was one on display in my local lego store. Very impressive.
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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby monkey_roo » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:34 pm

The plan is to build it, I'm not a sealed Lego collector by nature, that said I never got around to building the last UCS Falcon, so I stil have that sealed in a box

I have learned that there is a special midnight signing at the Leicester sq store on the 13th so will consider going to that. Meanwhile hit up the Westfield store today and bought the Snowspeeder on impuls, and triple points. They also had a falcon on display.
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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby monkey_roo » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:37 pm

Not sure when I will find the time to build this for a while, but a great updated UCS, vastly better than the first (obviously). Actually, while others may complain about rereleases and updates, the red five X-wing, the Snowspeeder, and the upcoming falcon have all been significantly better than their predecessors, while not strictly an UCS the Death Star update has been the only real let down on the reissue front (I am ignoring the Hoth base totally, which wasn't really an update)

Anyway, one Snowspeeder, triple VIP points on the purchase and roll on the 13th/14th when that big bad falcon comes around...
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