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by BID0 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:43 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:What did you order?

Part numbers are in bold...

BID0 wrote:I looked up the power functions myself, the Canadian listing for the train gives a bit more detail. These are the parts you need:
To motorize the engine, purchase items 8879, 8884, 88000, and 88002. Instructions can be found in the back of your building instructions.

https://shop.lego.com/en-CA/Winter-Holiday-Train-10254
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by Yoshimi » Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:14 am

Frank wrote:How much are you looking for for each of them? :shifty:


They seem to be going for £250-£300 on ebay. I'd take £200 each inc delivery.
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by Poser » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:02 am

BID0 wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:What did you order?

Part numbers are in bold...

BID0 wrote:I looked up the power functions myself, the Canadian listing for the train gives a bit more detail. These are the parts you need:
To motorize the engine, purchase items 8879, 8884, 88000, and 88002. Instructions can be found in the back of your building instructions.

https://shop.lego.com/en-CA/Winter-Holiday-Train-10254


I wanted all four parts, which is why it would have come to so much. The City Train arrived yesterday, looks good. Not really my personal taste (bit clean and modern) so it'll probably be used for spares.
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by Shadow » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:59 am

TigaSefi wrote:You know that Lego Milly falcon I never built? It's worth £5,600!! Crikey... I think I'll keep it a little longer in the box!


If yours is sealed you should sell it. Here's why:

If they re-release, the value of your will crash. Still be valuable, but you'd probably lose around £4k.

If you ever wanted to actually build it (which I assume is unlikely because you haven't built it yet), you could buy a used one for dramaticaly less than your sealed one will sell for.

£5600 is silly money, cash in.
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by Green Gecko » Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:34 pm

There is so much people could do with 5k, you owe it to grcade.
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by TigaSefi » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:13 pm

Where would I start?
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by Green Gecko » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:41 pm

Really good photos, sorted in photoshop, and convincing copy. Ebay, with a reserve (it will sell so don't worry about the fee) and a 14 day action, maybe even 30 days. Or gumtree to snag a good chunk in fees otherwise and avoid a scam. Very scam worthy item :dread: and obviously you want to package it like mad and use UPS.

Aren't there a few big adult fan lego forums, you could try selling in a trade folder there? This is the sort of thing that should probably be sold face to face, it's worth more than a car. :lol:

I think there is also some kind of dedicated lego auction site?
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by Rex Kramer » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:44 pm

What about going along to the Brick Live show at the NEC in a couple of weeks? Maybe talk to some of the traders there.
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by Green Gecko » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:45 pm

Oh is that on again? That was nuts.

I'm thinking you need to put the effort in to get a good, safe deal. But ebay might be fine to pull in a lot of punters. Automated bidding war etc.
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by Frank » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:45 pm

Ebay's a dreadful hassle and they'll take far too large a cut. I'd just sell it on here.

I'll have it for retail price :shifty:
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by Green Gecko » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:48 pm

I think I agree. You would get the same or better deal private selling.
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by Rex Kramer » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:00 pm

Green Gecko wrote:Oh is that on again? That was nuts.

In what way? Asking as I'm taking my 6 year along and haven't been before.
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by IAmTheSaladMan » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:56 pm

I just put this together yesterday (spoilered for big image),

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I picked it up after buying one of the smaller sets in the same range a little while ago. It took me bloody ages, around 6-7 hours I think and despite the series being marketed more at kids I think younger kids would have struggled with this as there are a lot of small parts and even elements of what would have been reserved for Lego Technic in days gone by for many of the mechanisms.
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by BID0 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:57 pm

Introducing LEGO® Ideas 21306 Yellow Submarine
Let’s all live in a Yellow Submarine with The Beatles! After spending months submerged the Yellow Submarine has re-surfaced and it has brought along the first official images of the LEGO® Ideas 21306 Yellow Submarine.

You can find this iconic submarine and its legendary passengers in stores from the 1st of November, 2016 for a recommended retail price of USD 59.99 / EUR 59,99 / GBP 49.99. The set consists of over 550 LEGO bricks including the 4 minifigures representing John, Paul, George and Ringo, as well as a Jeremy figure, and is an ideal gift for fans of LEGO building and The Beatles alike, with great opportunities for role play or as a colorful, retro display piece


Here is the official description:

Take a surreal trip under the seas in the LEGO® version of the Yellow Submarine from the iconic 1968 animated musical fantasy film inspired by The Beatles. Ideal for display or role-play fun, the Yellow Submarine features loads of cool, authentic details including a cockpit for the included minifigures of John, Paul, George and Ringo.


Kevin Szeto's motivation for creating the Yellow Submarine

"As an amateur musician and songwriter, I have always been drawn to the music of The Beatles. The creation of the Yellow Submarine model was really my way of showing my affection for The Beatles, as well as trying to pay a small tribute to The Beatles phenomenon. The Yellow Submarine is bright, fun, and colourful, which also made it a good subject to translate into LEGO form", Kevin said as he shared his motivations for building the Yellow Submarine.

Justin Ramsden's (LEGO designer) motivations were also very much centred around his love for the iconic band, as he was given the opportunity to refine Kevin's initial model. “I€ watched€ the€ film€ when€ I€ was€ younger€ and€ was €really €inspired€ by €how €it €oozed€ so€ much€ imagination€ –€ comparable€ to€ how€ I€ view€ LEGO€ elements.Š €I’m €also €a €massive €fan €of €The€ Beatles ˆ€having €grown€ up€ with €their €music€ all€ my €life ˆ€so €to €see €The €Beatles €in €LEGO €form €is€ a €dream €come €true.”



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I'm all over this :oops: I used to make the blue meanie characters out of Lego when I was a kid
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by Green Gecko » Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:27 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:
Green Gecko wrote:Oh is that on again? That was nuts.

In what way? Asking as I'm taking my 6 year along and haven't been before.

The live stuff was horrid cringe stuff, "lets get ready to leGO!! Let's get ready to leGO!!" but the models are exceptional.
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by Octoroc » Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:26 am

BID0 wrote:Image
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I'm all over this :oops: I used to make the blue meanie characters out of Lego when I was a kid


This'll be the first Lego set I've bought for myself in, oooh... fifteen years or so.
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by Shadow » Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:39 am

TigaSefi wrote:Where would I start?


You can sell it on Bricklink (this is the dedicated Lego sales site GG was talking about). The fact that the pound has crashed could make it an even better time to sell if you can get an overseas buyer as it will be much cheaper for them to buy one from the UK at the moment.

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/ca ... %5D#T=S&O={"st":"2"}

New&Sealed sets can sell for between £3.5k and £9k. This is where you get into the nitty gritty of just how "mint condition" yours is. Does the box have any dings or scuffs? Has the print faded at all? And so on. Take as many high quality photos as you can and list it on there.
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by Green Gecko » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:58 am

Yes, and edit them, check the levels, to get vivid colour and a strong black in the photos. It makes things look much more new, and real, and is exactly what product shots do.

Good shout on the USD, yes US customers think things are a good deal when they see the price in $ so you can actually aim higher with your price and make more money.
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by Lime » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:19 am

Just had an e-mail - it's double VIP points at the Lego Shop until the end of the month.
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by Frank » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:11 pm

Thanks for the heads up :wub: I'm going to spend far too much :fp: Think they'll do early orders for the Yellow Submarine?
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