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#1 Skipper 24

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 05:16 PM

I found these a little while back while I was at my grandparents in north wales. In ASDA there was a bucket full of technic set 1259, a small yellow motorbike. Seaming as they were only an amazing 30 pence which is 60 cents or something for 1 I bought about 30 or so for the parts. I have kept about 10 unopened for the future. Does anyone think this is a good find heres the set on brickset
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#2 Dr. Brick

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 05:34 PM

Well it's nearly ten years old now so I suppose it is quite special.
Not a set I would buy straight away. But then again, 60 cents is really cheap.
So yes, a nice found and wise to buy.
Were there any other sets dating back to 1999?
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#3 Skipper 24

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 05:39 PM

There were some more technic sets and a whole load of original star wars sets £2 wich is $4 i think for a gungan patrol thing and £7 $14 for a Gungan sub. Amazingly there were ewok sets from episode 6 :cry_happy:
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 06:03 PM

See, now this is where Bionicle becomes important to me.
I used to see ads in comic books for Lego Technic sets... and they were all as minimally designed as that.

It was because of Technic sets like this and wretched Happy Meal System sets that looked like nothing which made me think I'd never get into Lego.  

Yet a few action figure-type ball joints later, and...

(NOTE: The above text was in no way meant to call people who liked 1259 "wrong".)
If fluoride isn't dangerous, why was it added to the water in the Russian gulags and by the Germans during world war 2 to make the prisoners "apathetic" to what was going on around them?
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#5 Skipper 24

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 07:34 PM

I think mini sets are actually quite cool if you get them often like in the advent calenders because you can join them together to make cooler creations
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 05:48 AM

Oh, heck yeah! Lego's all about getting multiple sets and going crazy.
Especially on such sweet discounts.  :grin:
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 09:34 AM

View PostSkipper 24, on May 26 2008, 06:16 PM, said:

Does anyone think this is a good find heres the set on brickset

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There were some more technic sets and a whole load of original star wars sets £2 wich is $4 i think for a gungan patrol thing and £7 $14 for a Gungan sub. Amazingly there were ewok sets from episode 6

I think that the Star Wars sets you mentioned were much more of a find. 1259 for 30p is okay but the pieces aren't that useful on their own. Star Wars on the other hand is very collectable and £7 for a new Gungan Sub is a great price. Out of interest , how long ago are you talking? I haven't seen any older Star Wars stuff for a couple of years now.
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#8 Skipper 24

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 10:50 AM

I found all the sets about mid april 2008. I reckon they were old stock hanging around in ASDA's warehouse and they just put em out

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 01:02 PM

View PostSkipper 24, on May 27 2008, 11:50 AM, said:

I found all the sets about mid april 2008. I reckon they were old stock hanging around in ASDA's warehouse and they just put em out

Shame they didn't do the same in my local ASDA  :hmpf_bad:    

No doubt someone got some bargains... :thumbup:
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 05:34 PM

:oh3:
A Gungan Sub for £7????
wow
Now that's a special find.
So is the Gungan Patrol. Correct me if I'm wrong but those animal thingies are worth quite a lot.
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 06:08 PM

I have a very similar set that was part of the newer Shell line, 2554 I think. It's actually pretty neat that they put in any functionality at all (suspension) on such a small model.

#12 Skipper 24

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 07:17 AM

my friend has a whole load of the gungan animals (20 or so) as far as i no they are not that expensive. however i belive ewoks are. can people in the uk use bricklink? or is it all in dollars because i really want to get some more gungans.

special note to brickbitz... if you didnt know i am the guy that lives in woodbridge,suffolk who emailed you
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#13 brickbitz

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:53 AM

View PostSkipper 24, on May 28 2008, 08:17 AM, said:

my friend has a whole load of the gungan animals (20 or so) as far as i no they are not that expensive. however i belive ewoks are. can people in the uk use bricklink? or is it all in dollars because i really want to get some more gungans.

special note to brickbitz... if you didnt know i am the guy that lives in woodbridge,suffolk who emailed you

I did recognise the name  :classic:

Anyone can use Bricklink, there are a lot of UK based stores on there, if you want to email me I can give you a list of one's I'd recommend.

All the prices are in dollars but UK sellers normally accept payment in GBP, it's converted using either a fixed rate set by the seller or based on a site like www.xe.com.

Currently a rough guide is $1 = 50p
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#14 Skipper 24

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 01:12 PM

Thanks I will check out Bricklink. what stores do you suggest????

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