Blakbird

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  1. I actually intend to do this. I need to put a picture of each MOC for sale to make it more obvious to everyone what we are talking about. I'll also put a few notes about each one.
  2. Hi blackbird where can I get PDF instructions for the gbc factory please

  3. Way over. Average price would be well over $500 even without 42056 (which I don't think I'm going to sell yet). You can PM once you reach 10 posts. By the way, anything is over $500 if you offer over $500.
  4. I am not selling individual sets one by one. Please see my clarification earlier in this topic. That has been brought up before and discussed at some length. If you check out the primary Technicopedia topic on this forum you can read about it. I pretty sure Maico Arts in Europe also has them. Never talked to him directly though. I've thought about that. If no one buys the sets then that's what will end up happening! Yes, I've thought about that. In fact, I just did exactly that with my Star Wars UCS sets. If I get desperate enough, I may go that route. That's not a bad idea either. Of course, that only works if Technicopedia is up to date, which it isn't. I've only documented up through 2000, so if I want to continue the site I'd have to keep all sets newer than that for now. Update: I've updated the first post in this topic with the MOC list so it will be easy to find. I also added Sheepo's VW Bus which I thought I had torn down but I didn't so it is available too. I will scratch things off the list when they sell.
  5. Technic models would never sell at BrickCon. There is too little interest in Technic in the USA.
  6. Yes, most of the GBCs are already gone. Luckily I found good homes for most of them. The RoscoPC models actually don't belong to me. I built and stored them for another AFOL in a somewhat unconventional gentleman's agreement. It's fascinating to see how much other people know about my collection, surmising what is missing from my list!
  7. I have temporary instructions that were never released. Sadly, it looks like Sheo has dropped off the Earth since all his media have been taken down, so I don't know if it is possible to get his permission to share them.
  8. Thanks for your thoughts. Given that in all the years I've had a "donate" button on Technicopedia I've collected less than $50, it is hard to imagine anyone contributing anything toward maintaining my collection in return for ..... nothing. The main payback I've gotten from Technicopedia is all the comments from people who enjoyed it. Those mean a lot to me, but they don't pay the bills. I've amassed a lot of knowledge from having built all those sets, but it had to end somewhere. I can't keep buying every new set year after year and just pack them into my garage forever. It would be cool to keep adding to Technicopedia as new sets come out, but it just doesn't seem feasible. Of course, it wasn't feasible for me to do what I've already done, but reality had to catch up with me sooner or later. In the back of my mind I always imagined someday renting a large retail space and just setting up every set and MOC and calling it a museum. Realistically, I would never have time for such a thing unless I quit my job, and even then it would never make enough to even pay the rent in the USA. It was a good dream though. I'm glad that I was able to share my passion for this hobby to the extent that I have and I won't forget all the like minded people around the world with which I was able to share.
  9. Looks like I've opened Pandora's box here. You should see my PM inbox. Some of the confusion is my own fault for not putting more information in the original post. To clarify, I am NOT looking to sell individual sets one by one here on Eurobricks. That would be a lot more work than selling them on Bricklink and I'm trying to save effort here, not add more. What I was looking for was a buyer for some considerable chunk of sets (at least $500), or for the MOCs which can't really be sold on Bricklink. With that in mind, I'll put a list below of all the MOCs that I have currently available for sale along with the designer of each to help you understand which is which. The "Value" column is just a straight export from a Brickstore parts list of the average Bricklink price of the parts alone. This serves as a good starting point for negotiation. Please feel free to make an offer on any of these MOCs. If you are interested in sets, please choose a group of sets worth at least $500. I wouldn't be surprised if there isn't a single person actually interested in that number of sets, but it can't hurt to try. Model Designer Parts Value US Truck 2Legoornot2Lego 1,783 $507 Train Module Akiyuki 6,480 $720 Ball Factory Akiyuki 4,428 $475 Invisible Lift Akiyuki 3,197 $320 Pegasus Amida 480 $50 Avatar Scorpion Barman 1,823 $194 Ferrari 458 BrunoJJ 2,046 $760 BMW M4 DTM BrunoJJ 2,027 $441 Mercedes C63 DTM BrunoJJ 2,210 $424 Phantasm GT Crowkillers 2,003 $283 Vampire Crowkillers 1,925 $378 Muscle Car Crowkillers 1,887 $279 Deluxe supercar Crowkillers 1,850 $382 Porsche Crowkillers 1,841 $335 Assassin Crowkillers 1,827 $291 Swingloader D3K 1,483 $471 Feller buncher desert752 4,510 $1,346 Prinoth Leitwolf Designer Han 2,912 $577 Dump Truck Designer Han 2,439 $467 Dragline Excavator Designer Han 2,167 $650 6x6 hauler Designer Han 2,140 $512 Low Loader Truck Designer Han 2,054 $386 Lowboy Trailer Designer Han 1,656 $220 Snow Speeder Drakmin 2,191 $180 Zonda Erik Leppen 1,615 $258 Audi R8 Fanylover 1,839 $367 GMK6400 Crane Gerger 3,504 $919 Tow Truck 5571 Grazi 3,969 $1,173 Wheel Excavator GuiliuG 1,997 $501 GG001 GuiliuG 1,294 $403 LS160 Jennifer Clark 471 $106 Aston Martin DB11 Jeroen Ottens 2,929 $443 Alfa Romeo 4C Jeroen Ottens 2,134 $509 Black Dragon Jovel 1,641 $328 Telehandler Jurgen Krooshoo 3,383 $700 Kenworth Jurgen Krooshoo 2,594 $506 Sunbeam Jurgen Krooshoo 2,177 $419 Backhoe Loader Jurgen Krooshoo 1,972 $711 Koeniggsegg CCX Jurgen Krooshoo 1,967 $303 Link Belt Excavator Jurgen Krooshoo 1,849 $487 Forklift Kevin Moo 1,768 $408 Cement Truck LasseD 1,520 $245 Simple Supercar Lipko 2,336 $300 Telehandler Lipko 2,250 $339 V12 Coupe Lipko 2,113 $277 MAN TGS M_longer 2,415 $366 Liebherr L580 M_longer 1,604 $397 Wing Body Truck Madoca 4,126 $959 Tatra 813 Madoca 2,527 $759 Icarus Madoca 1,906 $493 Shaman Madoca 2,574 $676 Predator Nathanael Kuipe 1,797 $325 Jeep Hurricane Nathanael Kuipe 1,724 $373 Concept Car Nathanael Kuipe 1,458 $340 Pony Car Nathanael Kuipe 1,299 $156 Braiding Machine Nico71 1,929 $227 CVT Truck Nico71 1,121 $267 Spirograph PG52 764 $109 Koeniggsegg One:1 Pvdb 3,021 $388 Defender 110 Sheepo 3,437 $566 Jeep Wrangler Sheepo 2,461 $400 Kamov KA-32 Sheepo 2,059 $334 Terex Shovel Sheo 4,325 $1,100 Aventador AnniversarStefan Pendula 2,575 $436
  10. I have the boxes for more than half of them, and certainly for anything newer than 2005. For the older sets I collected them whether they had a box or not, so I kept the boxes when I had them. Probably 50 or so have no box. In most cases people do not want to pay to ship the boxes so they will end up getting thrown out. I am in the Seattle, Washington area. There are a couple of problems with an exhibition idea. First, at least half of the sets are boxed and not available for display anyway. That also means I can't take photos of everything, but if you go to my Bricksafe you can see pictures of everything I have. Second, hardly anyone in the USA cares about Technic so no one would come. I'm not sure. Without the sets I can't take pictures. I could go 100% digital, but a lot of the commentary can only come from building the model first. I will at least leave the web site up in its current state. That's actually a very interesting idea. I have found a museum and I am discussing the matter with the curator. However, I'm not sure I would get much of any money for them this way, but it would be a pleasant way to preserve everything. Sadly, it is looking like it will be difficult to sell these sets at all, much less make a killing. I had to import almost everything from Europe and there is very low interest here. I already have a Bricklink shop but the sets are not getting any interest. The Konghead is awesome! Have fun with it. Check out my RC site to see the upgrades I made to it which really helped the handling.
  11. Well, I don't have multiple rooms actually. Back in about 2000 I had some land and built an out-building with the lower floor for woodworking and the upper floor for LEGO. So there I had dedicated space but it was not in the house. In my next house I had a much smaller room, and only the one room. In the 3rd house I had a room about the same size, still only one. In my current house I don't have any dedicated display or building space in the house, I just use the garage. I hope so too. There is still quite a lot rattling around in my brain. Websites don't take up any space, and digital models don't cost anything.
  12. Yeah, I mean like half a million parts. So I think that counts as significant. Bricksafe is a pretty good start. It shows almost everything I have. Coming up with prices for MOCs is hard. I have parts lists for everything so I can say the average value of the raw parts, but the process of collecting them all was massive in many cases, especially when rare parts were involved. I am not really looking to make any profit, I just want to recover my investment. I am not selling anyone's IP so that means you are on your own for instructions. If free instructions are available, just download them. If instructions are for sale, you would have to buy them from the owner. In a few cases, there are no instructions so if I took the MOC apart it might be nearly impossible to put it back together. I can post a list of MOCs, but honestly I am not sure how to price them. My fingers are already weeping at the thought of trying to take these all apart for shipping. Ideally I'd find a local buyer but the odds of that are about the same as me dating Kate Upton. OK, but not great.
  13. Both of these are about right. The collection is totally out of control. It fills many rooms in my house and also my garage and attic. I need to make some space and recover some money from my large investment. I am not totally getting out of LEGO, just getting out of the "historical collector" market and into something more reasonable, just keeping a few of my favorites. I spent about 15 years putting this collection together, and I'm a bit burned out. My hobbies have ebbed and flowed over the years. About 15 years ago I had a business making custom telescope kits. I was also heavily into high power rocketry for a while. I did the RC airplane thing, and then helicopters. Then I was building Pocher models. At the moment I'm into scale RC trucks. Way back I even used to rebuild my own car engines. I did woodworking for a while too. It is too expensive and takes too much space to do them all at once, so I am backing down on LEGO for a while. I'm sure the pendulum will swing back in time. You can see a common thread here, and it is building things. One way or another, I need to be making mechanical things work.
  14. The time has come for me to part with a major portion of my collection. As many of you know, I have every Technic set from the beginning in 1977 up until 2017. I also have around 100 MOCs built averaging about 2000 parts each. There's a significant investment here, but actually getting anything out of it is a daunting thought. Bricklinking everything could take me several years. So I thought I would create a post here (with Jim's permission) to see if anyone is interested in a significant portion. I can post a list of available MOCs if necessary. Update, including the MOC list and average part price in the first post. Model Designer Parts Value US Truck 2Legoornot2Lego 1,783 $507 Train Module Akiyuki 6,480 $720 Ball Factory Akiyuki 4,428 $475 Invisible Lift Akiyuki 3,197 $320 Pegasus Amida 480 $50 Avatar Scorpion Barman 1,823 $194 Ferrari 458 BrunoJJ 2,046 $760 BMW M4 DTM BrunoJJ 2,027 $441 Mercedes C63 DTM BrunoJJ 2,210 $424 Phantasm GT Crowkillers 2,003 $283 Vampire Crowkillers 1,925 $378 Muscle Car Crowkillers 1,887 $279 Deluxe supercar Crowkillers 1,850 $382 Porsche Crowkillers 1,841 $335 Assassin Crowkillers 1,827 $291 Swingloader D3K 1,483 $471 Feller buncher desert752 4,510 $1,346 Prinoth Leitwolf Designer Han 2,912 $577 Dump Truck Designer Han 2,439 $467 Dragline Excavator Designer Han 2,167 $650 6x6 hauler Designer Han 2,140 $512 Low Loader Truck Designer Han 2,054 $386 Lowboy Trailer Designer Han 1,656 $220 Snow Speeder Drakmin 2,191 $180 Zonda Erik Leppen 1,615 $258 Audi R8 Fanylover 1,839 $367 GMK6400 Crane Gerger 3,504 $919 Tow Truck 5571 Grazi 3,969 $1,173 Wheel Excavator GuiliuG 1,997 $501 GG001 GuiliuG 1,294 $403 LS160 Jennifer Clark 471 $106 Aston Martin DB11 Jeroen Ottens 2,929 $443 Alfa Romeo 4C Jeroen Ottens 2,134 $509 Black Dragon Jovel 1,641 $328 Telehandler Jurgen Krooshoo 3,383 $700 Kenworth Jurgen Krooshoo 2,594 $506 Sunbeam Jurgen Krooshoo 2,177 $419 Backhoe Loader Jurgen Krooshoo 1,972 $711 Koeniggsegg CCX Jurgen Krooshoo 1,967 $303 Link Belt Excavator Jurgen Krooshoo 1,849 $487 Forklift Kevin Moo 1,768 $408 Cement Truck LasseD 1,520 $245 Simple Supercar Lipko 2,336 $300 Telehandler Lipko 2,250 $339 V12 Coupe Lipko 2,113 $277 MAN TGS M_longer 2,415 $366 Liebherr L580 M_longer 1,604 $397 Wing Body Truck Madoca 4,126 $959 Tatra 813 Madoca 2,527 $759 Icarus Madoca 1,906 $493 Shaman Madoca 2,574 $676 Predator Nathanael Kuipe 1,797 $325 Jeep Hurricane Nathanael Kuipe 1,724 $373 Concept Car Nathanael Kuipe 1,458 $340 Pony Car Nathanael Kuipe 1,299 $156 Braiding Machine Nico71 1,929 $227 CVT Truck Nico71 1,121 $267 Spirograph PG52 764 $109 Koeniggsegg One:1 Pvdb 3,021 $388 Volkswagen Bus Sheepo 3,527 $409 Defender 110 Sheepo 3,437 $566 Jeep Wrangler Sheepo 2,461 $400 Kamov KA-32 Sheepo 2,059 $334 Terex Shovel Sheo 4,325 $1,100 Aventador AnniversarStefan Pendula 2,575 $436
  15. [GBC] The Akiyuki Project

    You should absolutely feel free to cut a rib or two off of a 12L hose to make them fit properly.