Oh my god ... just saw how many posts this topic have gotten. Dont know where to begin. To start with, sorry if i dont get to answer you all. :)
AndyC, on 02 May 2012 - 08:49 PM, said:
Lovely collection, great to see it still pretty much all in reasonable shape. Alas my parents appear to have got rid of all my childhood Lego sets (I was gutted when I found out).
BTW the yellow astronaut from 6823 appears to have swiped the grey 'metal detector' piece that's missing from the back of 6844. He's supposed to have a black one. :-)
First of. Auch, i would have cried if my LEGO was gone.
And yeah, i noticed the grey part .... That was what i had to do with, so the poor fig shouldnt get "shot" barehanded. :P
NiceMarmot, on 02 May 2012 - 09:08 PM, said:
Fun! I rescued a bunch of my old sets from my parents' basement a few weeks ago when I was visiting them. Included some of the original Space sets like 483 Alpha-1 Rocket Base and 487 Space Cruiser. Plus some early Town stuff I haven't identified, and a few Technic sets, like 960 Technic Motor, and 954 Sky Copter (I think). Unfortunately I didn't find any instructions.
After cleaning them, I was amazed at how most of the pieces are in fine condition. Most of the old wheels (3482
) were cracked, and a bunch of small gears (3647
) were broken, but other than that, most of it was in great shape.
I can only hope that i will find the rest of the instructions. But i feel blessed that at least i found some of them. Sorry for your lose though mate :(
We have just begun cleaning all the "sets" today. Reason that we didnt do that yet was because i wouldnt by accident put any stickers to wash. To save as many decals and stickers as possible was a high priority .... And i must admit, all the pictures above look somewhat lovely, but the bricks turns out even fresher now after having been washed and left for drying.
Darth Dino, on 02 May 2012 - 09:22 PM, said:
gratulation! It was so exciting to see most of the sets i had. That was pure DejaVu, but with a 25+ years lag ;) I can not say how i miss those "more realistic" classic space set in pure grey or white. Even the box layout with a real moon background is sooo cool! The new colorful space stuff today can not mess with that old classic!
And even those forgetable set like the snackbar comes hard back into my mind when i saw those "ice on a stick" bricks that i had and loved too.
EDIT: WOOOHAAAAA! Did you took a lok how much they take for the Maersk truck? Up to 500€...
You found a treasure for yourself and your wallet :)
Oh yes all those retro space sets are awesome, to me even the smallest of the sets. Brings back so many memories.
The snackbar did exactly the same to me. I had forgotten all about it. When i saw the instruction for it it brought back sweet memories. :D
Indeed i knew that a lot of the sets are worth a lot of money, but those money aint worth the memories they bring back to me. And the special pieces are very valuable also. I have tons of plans for what a lot of them can be used for in MOCs to come.
Thanks for the reply. :)
fyrmedhatt, on 02 May 2012 - 09:24 PM, said:
It's easy to see that you're Danish, as most kids around the world would never have had access to the 1651 Maersk Truck and that Sterling plane. Awesome collection that seems to be in great condition, the Maersk Truck is such a gem, your instructions look fresh and I barely see discoloration of the Maersk blue bricks (a very big problem for the color). Savor it!
I also see some figures that you appear to have liberated from the key chain they came with, that Falck minifigiure and the Legoland figure. Are they glued together? In any case I could only see four of those Falck keychains on Bricklink, so that is a very rare item...
Thanks for the comment. :)
Indeed i will save every brick of my childhood collection. Nothing is gonna be sold as written above. :)
And to answer your question about the figs. Nothing have been glued, thats probably why i cant find the keychain for them :P
Lego Otaku, on 02 May 2012 - 10:20 PM, said:
Looks like I may need to do the same. I still have stuff from late 70's to late 80's including a number of classic Space, 7722 train set, Forestmen sets, etc. Many with instruction and boxes. I've kept them separate from newer stuff when I got back from the first dark age late 90's so it should be easy to find and reassemble most of them.
It would have been a mess for me if i had saved the boxes also due to the flood. :P
Then again, i would have loved to have had all the boxes also. But im pretty sure that i as a kid, tared them apart totally craving to build every set :D :D
Cant wait to se what you find of treaures there dude. :)
Legocrazy81, on 02 May 2012 - 10:33 PM, said:
Nice find indeed. That's like finding the lost city of Atlantis!
ok...maybe not. I really like that old snack bar set. Perfect for a beach in a city layout. And all that leftover LEGO, who knows what's to be found in there.
Hehe ... It actually felt something like finding the holy grail. My heart stopped for several seconds.
And indeed i so hope that the rest of the instructions and LEGO will pop up soonish so we can build the rest of the sets. Would be awesome !! :D