Lego 76042 The Shield Helicarrier - £249.99 @ Toys r Us
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Lego 76042 The Shield Helicarrier - £249.99 @ Toys r Us

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Found 24th Aug 2015
Not many stores sell this set and if they do its for the RRP of £269.99 or more, use code 8087839999 on Toys R Us to get £20 off and free delivery.

It really is a massive set, if your not interested in building it, might be worth getting one and hiding it away as Lego is apparently a better investement than shares or gold - telegraph.co.uk/fin…tml

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No where to even store that thing its that big

Man I loved that article. I'd been half joking with my wife for years about my Lego being an 'investment' lol.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/11817380/Lego-a-better-investment-than-shares-and-gold.html

haydenx360a

Not many stores sell this set and if they do its for the RRP of … Not many stores sell this set and if they do its for the RRP of £269.99 or more, use code 8087839999 on Toys R Us to get £20 off and free delivery.It really is a massive set, if your not interested in building it, might be worth getting one and hiding it away as Lego is apparently a better investement than shares or gold - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/11817380/Lego-a-better-investment-than-shares-and-gold.html



Interesting. But I wonder if the sets with the greatest investment potential were from a time when most people bought them to make, and not to invest? I can imagine that it wouldn't take that many people to tuck them away as investments to mean that they never become particularly rare, so dont ever increase much in value. But, if you can store them safely, and like Lego anyway - it doesn't seem like you will lose money. I suppose its a bit like whisky as an investment? You can always drink the stuff if it doesnt ever become rare and valuable.

Don't forget VIP points at Lego.com - gives about £13.45 back. Plus if you get double VIP points or a free set / polybag, it could be better than £20 off (Winter promo sets coming up shortly).

I saw the Telegraph article too so I'm thinking of taking a punt and grabbing one if these.

How much do you have to spend to use the £20 off code please?

Banned

worth buying and never opening will be worth double in a few years

What is the discount code? I can't see it x

Dragonlover

What is the discount code? I can't see it x


sorry, have got it

Original Poster

CHEEPSTUFFRULES!

How much do you have to spend to use the £20 off code please?


£150 I believe

manicmidlander

I saw the Telegraph article too so I'm thinking of taking a punt and … I saw the Telegraph article too so I'm thinking of taking a punt and grabbing one if these.



What the article fails to mention is that:

There are more and more investors which are slowly creating a bubble and limiting profits
Selling for profit requires paying taxes
eBay take 10% of sales
Paypal take 4% of sales
Packaging, cardbaord boxes, tape printers for labels all cost money
Packing takes time (lots of time)
Posting takes time
On top of this there is fierce competition with some serious big players. Some stockpiling sets in their hundreds and thousands. The person who is referenced in the Telegraph article is not a 'pro' as stated. He is a collector who to my understanding has never sold a single one of his sets. The days of £1000+ sales are long gone. Back when the UCS Millennium Falcon and UCS Death Star were released there was simply not the competition which is why they warrant large fees. These days there are huge numbers of people worldwide spending thousands and even tens of thousands on stock. Supply far exceeds demand and this will always be the case from this day on

Crustybeaver

What the article fails to mention is that:There are more and more … What the article fails to mention is that:There are more and more investors which are slowly creating a bubble and limiting profitsSelling for profit requires paying taxes eBay take 10% of salesPaypal take 4% of salesPackaging, cardbaord boxes, tape printers for labels all cost moneyPacking takes time (lots of time)Posting takes timeOn top of this there is fierce competition with some serious big players. Some stockpiling sets in their hundreds and thousands. The person who is referenced in the Telegraph article is not a 'pro' as stated. He is a collector who to my understanding has never sold a single one of his sets. The days of £1000+ sales are long gone. Back when the UCS Millennium Falcon and UCS Death Star were released there was simply not the competition which is why they warrant large fees. These days there are huge numbers of people worldwide spending thousands and even tens of thousands on stock. Supply far exceeds demand and this will always be the case from this day on



​Thanks for the information.

Crustybeaver

What the article fails to mention is that:There are more and more … What the article fails to mention is that:There are more and more investors which are slowly creating a bubble and limiting profitsSelling for profit requires paying taxes eBay take 10% of salesPaypal take 4% of salesPackaging, cardbaord boxes, tape printers for labels all cost moneyPacking takes time (lots of time)Posting takes timeOn top of this there is fierce competition with some serious big players. Some stockpiling sets in their hundreds and thousands. The person who is referenced in the Telegraph article is not a 'pro' as stated. He is a collector who to my understanding has never sold a single one of his sets. The days of £1000+ sales are long gone. Back when the UCS Millennium Falcon and UCS Death Star were released there was simply not the competition which is why they warrant large fees. These days there are huge numbers of people worldwide spending thousands and even tens of thousands on stock. Supply far exceeds demand and this will always be the case from this day on



Obviously they picked the top gains just like any article - isn't that expected?
But there are still gains to be made, e.g. I am looking to get some ships (e.g. Pirates of Caribbean) that were ~75 and now sell for well over 300-400 and they're not that old. Isn't that a good gain?
Perhaps not 10-20x gain as with those top examples - but 4-5x for a 2-3 year old investment is not bad?

yankyg

I keepThink of all those that "invested" in one (or more) Star Wars Death … I keepThink of all those that "invested" in one (or more) Star Wars Death Star set 10188 in 2008. A huge set at £274.99 was a no brainer for some.7 years later, still selling at £274.99http://www.smythstoys.com/uk/en-gb/toys/lego-bricks/c-775/lego-star-wars/p-2/lego-star-wars-death-star-10188/



But look on Amazon - a few sellers want 1k. Unlucky for them Smyths still has stock...

Realistically you can buy from amazon Italy/ France/ Germany/ Spain at cheaper prices than the UK Amazon - I myself sold a modular house for £600 that was £500 profit - there is a market out there for the exclusive stuff

good spot.. perfect time to sell one of my kidneys.. lol

Crustybeaver

What the article fails to mention is that:There are more and more … What the article fails to mention is that:There are more and more investors which are slowly creating a bubble and limiting profitsSelling for profit requires paying taxes eBay take 10% of salesPaypal take 4% of salesPackaging, cardbaord boxes, tape printers for labels all cost moneyPacking takes time (lots of time)Posting takes timeOn top of this there is fierce competition with some serious big players. Some stockpiling sets in their hundreds and thousands. The person who is referenced in the Telegraph article is not a 'pro' as stated. He is a collector who to my understanding has never sold a single one of his sets. The days of £1000+ sales are long gone. Back when the UCS Millennium Falcon and UCS Death Star were released there was simply not the competition which is why they warrant large fees. These days there are huge numbers of people worldwide spending thousands and even tens of thousands on stock. Supply far exceeds demand and this will always be the case from this day on



Given your avatar, could this information be coming from a Lego investor who doesn't want to see lots of new competition...? (_;)

Sometimes it's a matter of getting the right price to begin with. Managed to buy the Death Star at £150 and free P&P from Hamleys - wanted to hang onto it for the investment but the car failed it's MOT so forced to sell but got £300 two weeks later. I've got a couple of modulars namely the Fire Station now deleted and paid £75 for it, selling for £400 now roughly, Town Hall bought for £65 and selling for £££'s, the Millenium Falcon I paid £65 for and it's now deleted. So I've bought well, I do worry I should declare them separately under high value items on the house insurance tho. Lego is an expensive investment but it's a lottery on how it'll increase in value. I do think the creator modular buildings and the larger Star Wars sets are a safer investment though

I want one mrs won't let me

We make a few quid every now and again by picking up highly discounted sets, waiting for the discount to end and then putting them on the market and slightly less discounted price.
Generally we work on needing 50% off bigger sets and selling them at 85% market value, that 35% has to cover time, fees and tied up income.
Nothing like a pro seller and so far this year have probable only made just a few hundred pounds.

You can make a bit of extra pin money this way, we combine offers at TrU/Argos 3-4-2 and as stated buy bigger sets, don't understimate other sellers and be prepared for sitting on stock for a while, it can be pretty unnerving having 4 falcons, a couple of gunships and a few malevolence sets all in the cupboard while you wait for the offers to end and other more desperate sellers to bail out before the ebay price comes back up.
You also have to pounce immediately if a good offer comes up, we made a pretty penny from Argos R2D2 but had to buy 3 sets to score the offer.
Some you win some you lose but I wouldn't be looking at long term investment this way, if the market is talking about something, the smart money has already bailed out!

It's £250 for some Lego though...

rubytuesday0203

Sometimes it's a matter of getting the right price to begin with. Managed … Sometimes it's a matter of getting the right price to begin with. Managed to buy the Death Star at £150 and free P&P from Hamleys - wanted to hang onto it for the investment but the car failed it's MOT so forced to sell but got £300 two weeks later. I've got a couple of modulars namely the Fire Station now deleted and paid £75 for it, selling for £400 now roughly, Town Hall bought for £65 and selling for £££'s, the Millenium Falcon I paid £65 for and it's now deleted. So I've bought well, I do worry I should declare them separately under high value items on the house insurance tho. Lego is an expensive investment but it's a lottery on how it'll increase in value. I do think the creator modular buildings and the larger Star Wars sets are a safer investment though


Uh, just a quick one on the Falcon, if it's not the UCS version you may want to consider selling it very quickly as there's almost certainly a 'new' version coming for The Force Awakens line in a couple of weeks. More or less identical except for the minifigures, a bit of detail and a new communication dish.

pali13

I want one mrs won't let me



Just do it

Ah no its not that version.

I buy Lego cos it's great and I like it, clearly I've been doing it wrong lmao

rubytuesday0203

Sometimes it's a matter of getting the right price to begin with. Managed … Sometimes it's a matter of getting the right price to begin with. Managed to buy the Death Star at £150 and free P&P from Hamleys - wanted to hang onto it for the investment but the car failed it's MOT so forced to sell but got £300 two weeks later. I've got a couple of modulars namely the Fire Station now deleted and paid £75 for it, selling for £400 now roughly, Town Hall bought for £65 and selling for £££'s, the Millenium Falcon I paid £65 for and it's now deleted. So I've bought well, I do worry I should declare them separately under high value items on the house insurance tho. Lego is an expensive investment but it's a lottery on how it'll increase in value. I do think the creator modular buildings and the larger Star Wars sets are a safer investment though


Buying any Star Wars Lego sets from the original 3 films is an extremely safe bet imho. The other films, well maybe.
I would imagine any set will be worth more in time, but like you say some sets are rocketing.
No way my death star was ever staying boxed though, built it over the last 2 weekends - but now where the hell do I put it?!? oO
I did source a case if anyone needs one CASE

I bought two, my little lad was over the moon with his 8 hour build. Tbh I thought it was a price glitch at £150 and didn't expect it to be despatched. I still can't believe my luck at getting it at that price. One sold and one built, still kept the box and instructions can't imagine him wanting to sell it

I could be wrong but the Ferris Wheel looks the best investment at the moment!

geckostocks

I could be wrong but the Ferris Wheel looks the best investment at the … I could be wrong but the Ferris Wheel looks the best investment at the moment!



​The modular Creator Pet Shop. Going deleted soon £119 in the Lego shop but worth shopping around or using voucher codes or cashback from other retailers. Modulars tend to double/treble in value within weeks of being deleted

Yep the modulars are always well worth purchasing, lovely sets too always possible to find the older sets for a while after been deleted though if lucky!

rubytuesday0203

​The modular Creator Pet Shop. Going deleted soon £119 in the Lego shop bu … ​The modular Creator Pet Shop. Going deleted soon £119 in the Lego shop but worth shopping around or using voucher codes or cashback from other retailers. Modulars tend to double/treble in value within weeks of being deleted


How do you know which ones are going to be deleted?

3 year shelf life generally. Pet Shop is the oldest. A new modular will be likely released on the 1st January (maybe, usually is).

the thing is, the newer modulars are produced in far greater numbers than the greengrocer, fire station, market st etc were. The newer ones seem to be released longer and now sold in smyths too so readily available. They probably will increase a bit but not like older ones. Plus a chunk of the rare sets would've been parted out on bricklink etc so less out there.
I just buy the sets I like and want to build, boxes opened as soon as it enters the house.
One week until Walle!

How can Lego Justify this kit when they refused to run the Serenity firefly kit due to violence in the show?

Mistakenly showed this to my kid as I want it... Now I may have to give in

kilboy

Man I loved that article. I'd been half joking with my wife for years … Man I loved that article. I'd been half joking with my wife for years about my Lego being an 'investment' lol.



Its no joke , it is an investment, buy the Ship. Don't open the box, leave it 2 years or longer maybe after Avengers 3 part 2, you double your money.... Only do this , if really really really really....did I say " really"SAD.....
Edited by: "Jacob_Kreed" 24th Aug 2015

nippykev

How can Lego Justify this kit when they refused to run the Serenity … How can Lego Justify this kit when they refused to run the Serenity firefly kit due to violence in the show?



​You can get Serenity Firefly instructions and brick list online. I looked into it and it was going to be about £300 though, but that's not much more than this and it is incredibly rare. You would definitely be able to sell one of those.

Spod

Given your avatar, could this information be coming from a Lego investor … Given your avatar, could this information be coming from a Lego investor who doesn't want to see lots of new competition...? (_;)



Yep

And having been selling for the past two years I can tell you the market has changed considerably. My point is many seem to thinks it's easy money. What most will fail to tell you is for every money maker there's more than enough stinkers, people conveniently forget to mention those.

...and the plot to the second LEGO movie unfolds before my eyes! X)

Even at this price £250 for Lego set is madness
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