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Can you buy Lego Cheaply Anywhere?

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CDMforever Tue 23-Aug-11 19:42:16

DS2 aged 4 has recently got really interested in Lego Pharaoh's Quest.

Was very bizarre trying to explain what a mummy was.......!

Anyway, can't believe the prices of some of the larger boxes. Is my only hope ebay?

bumpybecky Tue 23-Aug-11 19:45:35

boots normally have some sets in the 3 for 2 offer at Christmas, only it's not alwasy the sets you want

if you buy it in a lego shop they have a loyalty stamp scheme that give you money off eventually

moonbells Tue 23-Aug-11 19:49:31

at the moment the co-op near my parents has 25% off. About 6 weeks ago I got some from Sainsbury's at similar reduction.
However, if you want certain things, I can recommend Bricklink.com which is the hobbyists' site, with sellers based all over the world. You can search on just UK sites. You can buy individual bricks if you are desperate for, say, 20 orange roof tiles!!!

(I have a 3.10yo lego maniac)

OddBoots Tue 23-Aug-11 19:51:41

I still would't call it cheap but Amazon is often below RRP for Lego, at this time of year anyway.

link

CDMforever Tue 23-Aug-11 20:09:44

Thanx loads OddBoots.
Have just ordered 2 boxes from Amazon, the prices were very good.
I never think to order toys from Amazon, only books. Will definitely have a gander come christmas.

myBOYSareBONKERS Wed 24-Aug-11 07:05:35

moonbells - is the bricklink.com a good site? had a look at it and it does seem to have really cheap Lego but I am worried about being scammed and not receiving my items or having payment details cloned!

bumpybecky Wed 24-Aug-11 21:57:23

we've ordered many times from bricklink and never had a problem

there are loads of sellers on there, all have ratings (like ebay feedback), you can chose sellers based in the uk if you prefer

you can also pay by paypal so they wouldn't see your card details

myBOYSareBONKERS Wed 24-Aug-11 22:25:25

many thanks. Do you find it much cheaper on there?

UsingMainlySpoons Wed 24-Aug-11 22:26:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

bumpybecky Thu 25-Aug-11 11:40:37

we've used bricklink to replace missing bits, either from very old sets DH has a a boy, or from second hand sets on eBay. There are sites online that list the complete parts needed for each set, so you can work out what you need to order. Also we've bought things like roof tiles and animals from bricklink as sometimes the sellers have a minimum order value.

moonbells Thu 25-Aug-11 23:12:09

myBOYSareBONKERS I think bumpybecky has covered it all (sorry didn't reply yesterday - hectic day!)
I found a couple of good sellers after a few goes and look at them first if I want anything in particular. (abrickormore is a good one - run by a lady in Nottingham, if you order first thing, and pay the invoice by paypal ASAP after it arrives, she's invariably got it in the post by mid-afternoon with reasonable postage too.)
I had quite a lot of lego as a child though there weren't the sets there are now. Though things like the cogs were fun, the tiny axles to hold them in the wheel bricks had all gone AWOL. I got six new ones for a few pence...

On ebay, there's a chap who sells bags of 500 random pieces for about £18; postage is supposedly free but he used to sell them at £11.99 plus £2.99 so he's jammed prices right up. I bought two bags like this - they really are random! But good if you want stuff to just build with. We're up to 4 celebrations plastic boxes now. I also bought a bag of wheels off ebay because I think DS builds in the grand tradition of Gerry Anderson smile and puts silly numbers of wheels on everything!

TinyPawz Thu 25-Aug-11 23:53:58

Moonbells do you know the sellars name on ebay?

TheDetective Thu 25-Aug-11 23:55:47

You can have mine, for free, if it stops me finding little tiny bits of lego scattered around the god damn house.....grrrrrrrrrrrr.

moonbells Mon 29-Aug-11 22:40:35

er, for the 500 pieces? It was jgenterprises09 (and the prices are even higher than when I got mine, sadly)

moonbells Mon 29-Aug-11 22:42:02

(Hope I am allowed to give the name - if not, sorry and please delete!)

Bohica Tue 30-Aug-11 18:31:06

Can someone link to the lego website sale part?

I can't find it sad

moonbells Wed 31-Aug-11 09:57:17

bricklink

ebay bloke

lego UK website

myBOYSareBONKERS Sun 18-Sep-11 12:37:48

Hi. Just to let others know I tried Bricklink and it was great. No problems. Will definitely use again

oldraver Mon 19-Sep-11 12:11:59

I've had a good and bad experience with a Bricklink seller (the same one) who then noted my order has having 'arrived' when it didnt ...

My Mum has recently got buy one secong half price from W H Smiths but the choice was better in the shop than online. You could also wait for the Sainsburys half price sale. I want to get the Police station but its currently showing as out of stock ..... ooh that was last week just going off to check

zipzap Thu 22-Sep-11 19:34:16

Last couple of years sainsburys has had a half price toy week offer when everything is half price.

If you can fight your way through the scrum and get there good and early/when they are restocking they certainly had Lego kits although I don't know how many of the big ones, more of the small and medium size ones. Also check on their website to see if you can order or reserve half price toys through it.

Last year it was in oct/nov half term (pain trying to Xmas shop with a 5 yr old watching intently!) but definitely worth it. Also good for stocking fillers, things like little cars, small Lego sets, bath toys, dragons, bouncy balls etc. Lots of pink/girl stuff too but I didn't need to get any of that!

fantus Thu 22-Sep-11 19:42:13

Play.com have some really good deals on at the minute, not just on lego, plus it is free delivery on everything too (or at least it was last week!)

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