Monday, July 11, 2011

Thrift Share Monday - Lego love

I haven't done much thrifting these past several weeks, but on the way to our family reunion over the Independence Day holiday we happened to drive past a yard sale with a lot of toys so we hooked a U-turn and went back to see if they were selling any Legos.  I didn't see any out with the masses of other toys, but I asked the gentleman running the sale if he had any and he proceeded to pull two big bags out of the back of his truck.  As I mentioned in this post, ours is a family of Lego fans - Running Man and E2B especially - and the vast majority of Lego bricks that we own have been thrifted.  Although this often means purchasing incomplete sets or sets without building directions, the beauty of Lego is that you can easily find instructions for any set packed back to 2002 online.  Also, with enough random bricks and partial sets, it is fairly easy to find most missing pieces that you might need.

It was clear when I was first looking at the Legos - which the seller dumped into a box for me to get a better look at - that there was at least one set of Star Wars Legos in the mix (it turns out that there are significant portions of three sets) along with some plates and pieces from an Indiana Jones set.  The seller offered the lot for $25.  I gladly paid the asking price and loaded them into our vehicle.  In the week and a half since then, E2B has been feverishly building every chance that he's had.  That, my friends, is $25 well spent!

I'm linking up to Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday.

Happy thrifting, friends!

"There are all sorts of things embodied in the LEGO brick - geometry and mathematics and truth and proportion and shape and colour...It is a faintly spiritual activity that everybody connects with."  ~James May


  1. What an awesome deal! My son loves Legos too and builds spaceships and Beyblade knock-offs every chance he gets.

    Thanks for the tip on finding instructions online! I grab a lot of odds-and-ends bags at the thrift stores too :-)

  2. well i know nothing about lego pricing, but if you're happy and your child is happy, why not! that is a big boxload! good find!

  3. I hit the Lego jackpot this weekend too! My boys build and destroy all day long.

    BTW, your "about me" sounds so much like me. Glad I'm not the only one.

  4. Lego are the greatest toys ever made! I'm 45 and have a room in my home just for my Lego. I have them sorted by size, shape and colour into drawered cabinets because I wouldn't be able to find what I need any other way. BTW- bulk, unsorted Lego usually sell for about $5.00 to $8.00 a pound on Ebay. I think you got a good deal, no matter what.