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  1. Check you local Sam's Clubs. My daughter just called and asked if I wanted these. She performed an excellent arm sweep and came away with nine of them. I trained her well.
    10 points
  2. Craigslist for the win! $350 total. I have purchased from the seller in the past and he meticulously puts the pieces back in the original bags and tapes them shut when disassembling. I never thought I would get the Technic supercars, but I couldn't pass this up.
    8 points
  3. They added a “Lego Sets” catagory.
    7 points
  4. Well, I just got outed for buying a full-price C*ty set...
    7 points
  5. I like the Funwhole solution. Use real common batteries (CR2032?) and DON'T include them. It may cause a little belly-aching at first but City builders and builder of battery sets will just get used to having the batteries on hand. A 10-pack of CR2032s are $5.99 at Amazon.
    6 points
  6. I'm not a slave to the retirement list. While I stay mindful of it, I have a really large storage space and my house and car are paid for so I can afford to take advantage of a decent deal without worrying whether it will sell in 6 months or 4 years from now. At 63, all I have to worry about is father time catching up with me. But, if he does, I won't be in any position to care.
    6 points
  7. Just need them for some YouTube videos: 1. Going to Sam’s Club on Memorial Day! 2. Massive Haul! 3. Unpacking and unboxing 4. Speed Build 5. Set Review 6. “Investment” plan CB/FFM I am sure I am missing something but the views from these alone plus my Patreon subscribers will guarantee $1 per set profit, before taxes of course because nobody mentions that, and that is better than the nickel most are used to.
    6 points
  8. Our Sam’s Club doesn’t have any, they just clearanced out Scooby Doo sets.
    6 points
  9. Another classic to add to the collection ... 7740+7815+7819+7820, plus an original 12V transformer and track. 10yr old me would have been impressed .... Sent from my SM-A326U1 using Tapatalk
    5 points
  10. More sets have been added to the "Cash-Back" event at WalMart. They aren't killer deals but does allow you to save a little $$ on what I call "staple sets." A few that caught my eye: 332nd Battle Pack - $2.50 cash back from $15.99 price Clone Trooper and Battle Droid Battle pack - $4 back from $29.97 Duplo Steam Train - $11 back from $64.99 Many other sets, including Jurassic World ones. Some can be stacked (i.e. $7.50 back on three battle packs) and some can't. All should reset after your order ships so that you can order again. https://www.walmart.com/search?q=lego&facet=reward_eligible%3AWalmart+Cash+eligible
    5 points
  11. A couple small deals at WalMart: 75345 501st BP (Yeah, I know) Regular $15.99 sell price plus get $2.50 WalMart cash back. https://www.walmart.com/ip/LEGO-Star-Wars-501st-Clone-Troopers-Battle-Pack-75345-Toy-Set-Buildable-AV-7-Anti-Vehicle-Cannon-4-Minifigures-Squadron-Collection-Great-Gift-Kids-Ag/1520961263 75361 Spider Tank. $39.99 regular sale price plus get 6.25 WalMart Cash back. https://www.walmart.com/ip/seort/1366923373 Cash back works only once per order on the Spider Tank but works 3x on the Battle Pack.
    5 points
  12. 7. SUrPriSiNg my gIrLfRiEnD with 500 Lego plants!!!!
    5 points
  13. Thanks I got 3 cases of 8. The 4th case had four left and as soon as people started seeing me load my cart they came swarming like flies. I got a “these must go for a lot on Amazon” a few “is this a good deal” and “call Mary and see if she wants one”, so I just left the other 4. Price was a little lower.
    5 points
  14. Check your Sam’s, decent price as marked but rung up as $23. Grabbed a few since seems like a good price at over 50% off
    5 points
  15. Went to a newer Legoland. Didn't buy anything too interesting but love the bag.
    5 points
  16. The LAPD have unimpressive box stacking skills.
    4 points
  17. Link to all the sets: https://www.bricklink.com/v3/designer-program/main.page. Links once the pages are live: Logging Railway: https://www.lego.com/cart?product=910035 The Ocean House: https://www.lego.com/cart?product=910036 Mushroom House: https://www.lego.com/cart?product=910037 Brick Cross Train Station: https://www.lego.com/cart?product=910034 Ominous Isle: https://www.lego.com/cart?product=910038
    4 points
  18. LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander 10266 Building Toy Set for Ages 16+ (1087 Pieces) 20% off at $79.99 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07W4M54CJ Limit 60.
    4 points
  19. McLaren Senna: I knew about all of the “issues” with this set prior to purchasing it: no Marlboro or Goodyear branding, the back wheels/ tires being too narrow (both of which can be corrected by an aftermarket kit) and the poorly printed white over red nose piece. But I really wanted to build this set to the best of my abilities, hiding all the mold injection points where possible and attempting to align the stickers to display well. What I got was a glorified Speed Champions set, there is no way this set should be 18+ and cost $80 more like 12+ and $60. Perhaps if they ditched the display stand and the trophy stand they would have decreased the piece count and the cost. I had a missing piece that was critical to the build so I had to borrow one from another set, the Medieval Blacksmith, while I await the replacement for the 1X2 trans blue plate that isn’t even used in this set but was included instead of a dark grey headlight brick. This is 3 out of the last 7 sets that have had this issue of wrong pieces not to be confused with missing pieces which apparently never happens. The build is straightforward, fast, and enjoyable but nothing above or beyond what you would get with a SC set. Some of the prints look great like the Tag Heuer on the windshield and the MacLaren overlap on the rear spoiler. The tires/wheels are solid one piece and not the usual rubber material, really premium, but would have been better if the rears were wider and all 4 had the Goodyear logo on them. The engine has several silver elements that look great when exposed. The minifigure looks great with detailed printing and helmet and fits in the drivers seat but there are no studs to attach it. If you can get it for 20% off or more I would recommend it to build and display, not sure how fragile it would be to play with for a child. Build: 6 Play: 6 Display: 8 Value: 7 Next up the “Limited Edition” Blue Bolide
    4 points
  20. You are right. I’ve been selling on eBay for 25 years. They have made hundreds of thousands of dollars from my sales. With tens of thousands of happy customers. Yet, as a seller, I’m the one that eBay needs to protect the buyer from and has continuously stacked the odds against us. They don’t want sellers to question the transactions. Doing so puts your metrics in jeopardy. They make a good chunk of money off fees. Part of that money should be making the platform secure. They could hire a fraud team that you could submit issues to. If they spend it elsewhere, that’s on them. When PayPal was collecting payments, they did a decent job of identifying fraudulent transactions. When eBay divested them and started their own payment gateway, they seem to have lost that technology. But you’re right. I don’t care anymore. I’m not going to go out of my way to take advantage of these scams by mailing an empty box, but I’m going to fulfill my mission that eBay has dictated I do if I don’t want to end up in the penalty box. I’ve called and spent dozens of hours over my selling career with eBay customer support only to get the runaround. If that’s how they want to treat their money makers, then why waste my time any further? I’ll fulfill my obligations, follow their rules precisely, and let them deal with the consequences of the environment they’ve created. And don’t get me started on bogus FedEx charges on ebay shipping after the shipment has gone through claiming that you didn’t figure out the shipping costs correctly, that you owe more, that they’ll automatically deduct it, and you can’t even challenge it. Or when you get multiple items on an order and eBay just assumes you can fit two items in the same size box you gave them for calculating shipping on one item — making you eat the shipping costs for their horrible algorithm. Ya, not gonna get much sympathy here Rant over. I’ve gotta go yell at some kids to get off my lawn.
    4 points
  21. https://www.disneystore.com/lego-disney-princess-ultimate-adventure-castle-43205-673419355605.html 60% off for those interested.
    4 points
  22. Space Diner GWP is live, with $100 purchase.
    4 points
  23. Dear Lego (since I know you are lurking) The Acolyte up to Ep3 has been lackluster, a few minutes on Youtube will find more criticism than fandom clips. The characters have not been developed enough for me to care about any of them. The plot and story is poor at best (ep2 perfect example). Yes, the scenery and costumes are well done but play sets never do as well as ships in SW's lego sales and so far the ships are not notable enough to want to collect, buy, build or even hold to resell in 10 years. Maybe you can do a Jedi temple in mini scale with a few Jedi where shiny gold and bright white robes along with an antagonist or two and call it a day. Get back to some Andor or Ahsoka content.
    3 points
  24. And it's not like this set could linger on Amazon indefinitely. No history of that . . .
    3 points
  25. It’s some nice island components for the pirates to boat around and add texture. When you compare this to Eldorado Fortress for just $25 less seems like a reasonable value. I like it.
    3 points
  26. I think it's due to the Mushroom's price point?
    3 points
  27. Yes, they will sell for $75, $60, and $55 respectively.
    3 points
  28. One day. But I usually pack and ship at 8am anything that has come in. Well we are brickpickers and it is the slow season
    3 points
  29. Bright bluish green (teal I think?) and Krakens for me. The warm pearl gold and dark azure are nice as well.
    3 points
  30. Limit of 20. Go wild https://www.disneystore.com/lego-ashas-cottage-43231-wish-673419381338.html (50%) https://www.disneystore.com/lego-star-wars-the-crimson-firehawk-75384- star-wars-young-jedi-adventures-673419389549.html (30%) https://www.disneystore.com/lego-disney-princess-ultimate-adventure-castle-43205-673419355605.html (60%) https://www.disneystore.com/lego-king-magnificos-castle-43224-wish-673419378260.html (60%) https://www.disneystore.com/lego-the-hoopty-76232-the-marvels-673419365604.html (30%) https://www.disneystore.com/lego-avengers-endgame-final-battle-76266-the-infinity-saga-673419376778.html (30%) https://www.disneystore.com/lego-emperors-throne-room-diorama-75352-star-wars-return-of-the-jedi-673419376952.html (30%) https://www.disneystore.com/lego-captain-americas-shield-76262-the-infinity-saga-673419376730.html (30%) https://www.disneystore.com/lego-hulkbuster-76210-marvels-avengers-age-of-ultron-673419356473.html (30%)
    3 points
  31. Best Buy has 25% off 42156 the Peugeot Le Mans Hypercar - $149.99 They also have a bunch of the space sets for, what looks like, about 20% off.
    3 points
  32. People over on funwholepicker are not gonna be happy for stealing funwhole IP
    3 points
  33. The “lifestyle” photo of the guy looking at the carriage in a vest and tie has me cracking up. I don’t always play with LEGO but when I do I dress up before I do it.
    3 points
  34. Castle of lego Sword by Yujie Jiang
    3 points
  35. Shipping now if you missed out. https://www.target.com/p/lego-star-wars-75391/-/A-90127344 Mr Rex
    2 points
  36. I picked up the train station within 5min of going live as it was the only one I was planning to pick up. But then I went back to get Ominous Isle a little later. I was 50/50 on the pirate island...but FOMO flinched.
    2 points
  37. It's the only I really like out of the lot. And my son wants it 👍🏼
    2 points
  38. It sounded like his main issue was trying to move the bridge for photos while in the middle of building it. That's more of a HE problem than a bridge problem.
    2 points
  39. Yep. I was initially all in on a day one purchase, then I decided to wait - I don't think the Fell Beast looks all that great - but then we happened to swing by the mall tonight and I popped over to the LEGO store and saw Barad Dur in person. I'll admit, if Fell Beast was still in stock tonight, I would have ordered as soon as I got home. Now I'll just wait, it's not like I have space for for the completed build anyways, but still, they had me hooked for an impulse buy for a bit there, but without the Beast, I'll wait...
    2 points
  40. There's no point in reporting it. Ebay makes you out to be the bad guy if you don't ship every order promptly to the buyer without question. And any reporting will fall on deaf ears and will certainly not see a response before you get dinged for late shipping. I have had an insane number of fraudulent orders since the beginning of the year. Probably around 10%. Ebay is losing all of their FVF's from me because of their negligence to do anything about it -- the pattern of the scam is so obvious. Definitely don't lose any sleep over it.
    2 points
  41. Silly me. I always think too small.
    2 points
  42. This guy is nearly delusional and totally unwatchable another Patreon hero. He says no way to loose money with all of the discounts, GWP, CB and points. He sells on eBay and went deep on this set that he says he is still making money on. 1 sold 59 available: https://www.ebay.com/itm/276475735276?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=Cd-UKxTCQAu&sssrc=4429486&ssuid=Kogj7Ln_Twa&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY You used to be able to get unlimited BHZ including retired sets from LL NY but have per order limits and shipping. You can hit up multiple Lego stores daily if you live in the correct area, do this full time, and/or have no life while still making those purchases on your account. If a BHZ set has a limit of 5 and goes on sale it looks like you can get 15 that the price change down and back up resets the limit which also resets in time around 10 months IME. Some special people still have access to quantity and backroom deals. One eBay seller on here was able to get a large quantity of those D&D Mimic Box GWPs all miraculously damaged somehow. But online only from Lego proper to get the super stack you have to use F&F or risk orders being cancelled or being banned. All of that BHZ money adds up and would have been better going towards getting more 80039 instead of 40549.
    2 points
  43. After my experience with the Bakery, I'm buying this one, no questions asked. I'll build it on a LEGO Mils plate and add it to my city without a moment of guilt or regret. I am officially an ex-LEGO Snob.
    2 points
  44. The Golden Crown Inn by Ids de Jong
    2 points
  45. that's what they should have cost in the first place.
    2 points
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