paul_delahaye

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About paul_delahaye

  • Birthday 03/03/1978

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    <p> I'm a Technic fan, and trains, and City ;-)   </p> <p> Last set I purchased was the Technic Crane 42082 and the Technic Zeus loader </p> <p>   </p>

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  1. paul_delahaye

    42113 Reconstruction Guide

    Just shows how successful lego were at taking Lepin to court only a few months back. Appears lepin really don't care.
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    42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    ebay, from a seller in Germany the day before Lego announced the set was cancelled.......
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    42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    You sometimes see crazy auction prices like this and I do wonder whether the buyer completes the transaction. I can't see how anyone can seriously pay that sort of amount of hard earned money (unless it was not hard earned). Especially when cheaper ones are available. Earlier in the week they were listed at 130 euro buy it now. now look at it. I still think in a few weeks time after the official launch date we may see that more are available and hopefully the price comes down to a more sensible £200 level
  4. Around 10 - 15 years ago it used to be considered £10 gbp per kilo in the UK when buying new bricks in bulk was a good deal. in some places like Legoland those price per kgs started rising rapidly to nearer £45 per kg. Obviously they caught on that buying bulk Lego Was like buying loose sweets at the cinema. for used bricks, I guess it depends on the sets which might be in the mixed lot. If I was a seller i would think $20 a kg was about right, especially if I remembered what I’d originally paid for the sets. i’d take a look and make the seller an offer if you are interested. Paul
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    42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    I'm unfortunately not one of those people, and I'm still on the lookout. It requires a shop that has no clue what they have, and I'm hoping they just put them out on the shelf next week. But there definately seems a lot on ebay in the UK. I'm wondering if some shop owners are taking the opportunity to make some revenue back that they lost during COVID lockdown by selling them on eBay. I guess that letter from Lego telling them they won't get any more has probably made them realise their worth.
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    Dumper Tractor 2in1 Racing Kart

    Loving the dumper, probably would look best in all blue or yellow and black could be a real set
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    42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    So I just popped into my local toyshop this morning after hearing the news that Lego will let them sell the stock they have received. Turns out they had 3 delivered and they were were all sold on Thursday (Pre Order) as they can't sell them until the 1st. I just know at least 2 of them will be on ebay at an nice profit for someone. It did make me think about how many might be in the UK market? assuming that single toy shop were able to buy 3 units. there could be up to 1500 in the country, assuming some argos stores get stock, maybe these will be availble on the ebay market for around £200 in a few weeks time if there are more available than we realise? Obvioulsy at the moment due to the limited availability, people are paying upwards of £500 for the set. But hopefully it will come down.
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    42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    These peace protesters have just made this the most desirable set for Lego Technic collectors in the world. More rare than a limited release crawler set....... What a shame
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    42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    I would expect most of these are already in the retailers hands by now. Getting them back, will be a challenge. It will also make them quite desirable on the aftermarket I would think. I contemplated buying one this morning on ebay from a German retailer, but they appear to have all by disappeared from ebay today. Whether they have been removed or sold remains to be seen. Would make a nice rare collectors model if they do simply rebox/rebrand.
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    42112 Concrete Mixer Truck

    Looking again, I think you are right
  11. I think it would be a lovely end to the story if Lego were to buy these back from you and put them on display in the Lego house for all to see with other prototype parts ;-) So much "non work" happens in factories during overtime....... Thank you for the interesting back story, Paul
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    42112 Concrete Mixer Truck

    I just was looking at the high res image on brickset and too noticed the lack of wing mirrors? Maybe it's meant to be like these new Merc Trucks which have cameras all around? It does look like in lieu of the wing mirrors is a new 1 x 1/2 stud bush?
  13. I think the more important part of this story is the history behind these, what over 20+ years since these were discontinued, and I've never seen these discussed before in any topic. These things are rarer than rare. Very cool item, but does bare the question how did you come by these? I sometimes wonder if even Lego still has proptotype parts like these in their archives?
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    I'm really disapointed about the aquarium. It was the only one that made sense to me, but there you go. Instead we get a typewriter which would have been apt 40 years ago. I just don't see who will buy it unless it's a good parts pack. Potentially every letter of the alphabet on printed tiles might be the only good thing?
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    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    There is something ironic that Lego annouce they will stop promotion of Police sets for the time being, due to all the current goings on........Three days later....a new police set leaks.......