It’s been a whereas and I’ve bought a backlog of requested units to research for Bricklinking. This analyzing stuff is enjoyable. I additionally do it for the readers of my book, Insider Secrets to Funding your LEGO Hobby. I evaluation units for half out worth. Get the guide and get on the checklist!
For these of you not acquainted with BrickStock, discover a tutorial in the beginning of this popular post after which come take the walkthrough of this set. I will be doing it in actual time that means that at the same time as I am typing this I do not know the way a lot we will shave off of the invoice.
A model new one can nonetheless be had for $900. Not close to the costs of the Millennium Falcon so my first intestine intuition is that you simply may as nicely purchase new. Fire up the gerbils and Ctrl-A, Ctrl-G to get the common costs of the entire components. Once you’ve got performed this toggle the standing to get all of the variants on the backside. Go by every one and strike the costliest model. There aren’t a complete lot of doozies apart from the 3×6 cylinder piece and even that is not horrible. My pc reveals me ~$650 of components worth.
As normal, I’ll strike the minifigures from BrickStock. That takes off $100. The sticker is one other $32. Now toggle the worth to get the costliest items on the prime. The yellow proper angle technic brick poses a downside. Almost $12 every? Change it to black for $1.25 every. Total worth for six of this half goes from about $70 to $7.50. Part costs shortly fall to cheap from there. Toggle the Total Price column now.
We wish to watch out about altering out too many colours since this construct may be very drab and wishes to remain that approach, What we’re in search of are variants that is likely to be a little extra obscure or have been up to date after this set was retired. But there are critically no variants to be discovered right here!
The solely issues I can discover that will make a lick of distinction are issues just like the tan 1×8 plate. Forty-one of a piece you do not see at 20c every will be swapped for another colour, even medium lavender. Whee, we simply saved $four. The blue hinge plate may very well be swapped for inexperienced to save lots of one other $three. But these sorts of minimal financial savings can simply be gained or misplaced relying on the customer you select.
At this level I’ll anti-climatically shut down the remainder of this research. I am right down to $450 for brand spanking new components. Add one other 12% for transport and also you’re at about $500. Not even half off. What if we modify the situation to used? Now at $350 for items and $420 delivered. Considering all of the orders you’d make, the time spent checking them, in addition to organizing all of the items and chances are you’ll determine to skip it and purchase new.
Coming quickly, the Grand Carousel!