Solscud007

Blast from the Past '05 SDCC Venator

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I forgot I took these pics at San Diego Comic Con back in 2005.

Does anyone know what happens to models like these?

I wonder if they have something like this at SW Lego Land exhibit?

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The Varszegi Venator I believe was auctioned online for charity.

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That's one mightily impressive Venator creation alright, considering the time it was built back in '05. It's actually the first time I've seen this, so thanks for sharing this Solscud! :thumbup:

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I forgot I took these pics at San Diego Comic Con back in 2005.

You only took three photos!?! You tease! :laugh:

Thanks for sharing!

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You only took three photos!?! You tease! :laugh:

Thanks for sharing!

That is such a beautiful build.

I remember seeing pics of this thing being hoisted onto the stand that you see in the pics, holding it up.

I could use a UCS of this. :)

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The Varszegi Venator I believe was auctioned online for charity.

it must be the one of the most expensive LEGO auctions up-to-date then!

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About $30,000.

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About $30,000.

Yes, I remember seeing the official LEGO auction on Ebay. It did sell for close to $30K.

I saw this in person at LEGOLand California Star Wars Days and it was quite impressive. Amazing model with lots of details.

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About $30,000.

I wish I had 30k for Legos. I wonder if it went to some type of movie collection/museum memorabilia type deal or a private collector? Nonetheless this is one heck of a Venator.

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I wish I had 30k for Legos. I wonder if it went to some type of movie collection/museum memorabilia type deal or a private collector? Nonetheless this is one heck of a Venator.

Wasn't this the one where the buyer refused to pay as a bit fell off during transit and he tried to claim it was damaged artwork and thus worth less? There was some speculation that he had in fact bid a large amount he couldn't afford and thus was looking for any excuse not to pay.

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Wasn't this the one where the buyer refused to pay as a bit fell off during transit and he tried to claim it was damaged artwork and thus worth less? There was some speculation that he had in fact bid a large amount he couldn't afford and thus was looking for any excuse not to pay.

And *Click* "There you go sir, one fixed artwork, lets try see you do that with a painting :laugh:."

So petty considering it was for charity.

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