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,

-Tom

Bargain Bricks: Episode 9 – Droid Escape

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 🙁
Bargain Bricks: Episode 9 - Droid Escape
Droid Escape box art (sourced from Bricklink). ©2012 The LEGO® Group.

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