Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Good Sets for Parts #5

60017 Flatbed Truck, $19.99 for 212 pieces. Maroon and orange pieces, and considering how poorly priced the latest crop of City sets are, this is a godsend.

10662 Lego Creative Bucket, $29.99 for 606 pieces.  A nice range of colors with a decent amount of SNOT and Technic bricks.

10657 My First Lego Set,  $14.99 for 148 pieces.  For a "first" set there are a fair amount of the fiddly bits that we love in here.  You can even build on the box lid!

700000 Razcal's Glider, $11.99 for 109 pieces.  The price point might be a little off  -- $0.11-- but there are a ton of little fiddly bits, and a new piece, that are great for building mechs with.  If you can grab it on sale, do.

21013 Big Ben, $29.99 for 346 pieces.  Here's a first, an Architecture set being recommended for parts.  The secret?  It has nine Travis bricks, three 1x1 w/2 Stud bricks, five "new headlight" bricks, and a ton of tan plates and bricks.

76004 Spider-Man: Spider-Cycle Chase, $19.99 for 237 pieces.  Two new Technic pieces, Cheese Slopes, Travis bricks, some nice green pieces, some tan, and a PpP of $0.08 for a licensed set?  Deal!

60018 Cement Mixer, $19.99 for 221 pieces.  A large amount of hinges, clip plates, plates w/handles, brackets, and other fun bits make this another good city set.

70003 Eris' Eagle Interceptor, $34.99 for 348 pieces.  Right on the $0.10 Price per piece sweet spot, this one is a little larger than I generally recommend.  There are a lot of great parts in neat colors, and it looks like  a ship from the old Buck Rogers tv show.  Sold!


  1. It's worth noting that the Venom minifig in set 60018 also contains this technic piece, bringing the total to 3 new technic pieces on a $20.00 set.
    Bricklink doesn't have a breakdown of the Venom minifig yet so I thought this might be useful info considering it's not obvious.

    1. It's not a new piece. It's been around for two years. Nice to know that it's in the set though.

  2. I don't know if it's only here in California, but at Target, Razcal's Glider was dropped down to $9.99 permanently.