Bargain Bricks: Episode 9 – Droid Escape
Welcome back for Bargain Bricks: Episode 9. This week, I continue to part out sets from the 13.6 kg of bricks I shared in Episode 3. The bin included a number of Star Wars sets, including the topic of today’s video: Droid Escape (9490). This kit was on store shelves from 2012 through 2013. Interestingly, it contains two unique stormtroopers. Did I get a deal on this set? Not really.
If I look at just the bricks, Droid Escape cost me $6.63, which is pretty good. However, all the Minifigures were missing from my bulk bin. Being a stickler for completion, I ordered them off Bricklink. Three minifigs cost me $25.90. While my kit is now 100% complete, I did not save much based on Bricklink prices. The average for a used copy of Droid Escape is around $23. However, sets that are 100% complete (including Minifigure pauldrons) are more like $35. I paid $32.53 including Bricklink orders. Find out more in the episode below!
Until next time,
ORIGINAL SET DETAILS
- NAME: Droid Escape
- SET #: 9490
- THEME: Star Wars
- COST: $24.99 CAD
- BRICK COUNT: 137
- MINIFIGURES: 4
- RELEASE: January 1, 20212
- RETIRED: December 31, 2013
- COST/BRICK: $0.18 (passable)
- BRICK-TO-FIG RATIO: 34 bricks/fig (excellent)
APRIL 2022 SET DETAILS
- BIN COST: $280.00 CAD
- MASS OF LEGO® IN BIN: 13.6 kg
- $/GRAM OF LEGO® IN BIN: $0.02 CAD
- SET MASS FROM BIN: 96.10g
- COST OF PARTS FROM BIN: $1.92 CAD
- % COMPLETE: 85%
- $ TO COMPLETE: $30.61 CAD
- TOTAL $ FOR SET: $32.53 CAD
- AVERAGE USED VALUE ON BRICKLINK: $23.12 CAD
- I SAVED: Nothing 🙁
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