Bargain Bricks: Episode 10 – Anakin’s Podracer

To celebrate May the Fourth 2022, we’ve been posting Star Wars content all week here at True North Bricks. Consequently, it is only fitting that Bargain Bricks: Episode 10 also delves into the theme once more. This week, we have a throwback all the way to 1999 and the original LEGO® Star Wars sets. We’re talking back when even Star Wars minifigs were yellow! That was still in the early years of my dark age, when The Phantom Menace hit movie theaters. My friends and I were getting our drivers licenses at the time, so I was more interested in skipping school to see the movie than collecting the LEGO® sets. I know, what was I thinking? In any case, this set hails from the 13.6 kg bin seen in episode three. Catch the new episode below and see if I actually got a bargain on this set or not.

Until next time,

-Tom

Bargain Bricks: Episode 10 – Anakin’s Podracer

ORIGINAL SET DETAILS

  • NAME: Anakin’s Podracer
  • SET #: 7131
  • THEME: Star Wars
  • COST: $15.00 USD (Canadian pricing not known)
  • BRICK COUNT: 108
  • MINIFIGURES: 2
  • RELEASED: April 1, 1999
  • RETIRED: December 31, 2000
  • COST/BRICK: $0.14 USD (on the expensive side)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG RATIO: 54 bricks/fig (excellent)

MAY 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: 105.19 g
  • COST OF PARTS FROM BIN: $2.10 CAD
  • % COMPLETE: 81%
  • $ TO COMPLETE: $30.48 CAD
  • TOTAL $ FOR SET: $32.58 CAD
  • AVERAGE USED VALUE ON BRICKLINK: $25.45 CAD
  • I SAVED: Nothing 🙁
Bargain Bricks: Episode 10 - Anakin's Pdracer
Anakin’s Podracer box art, ©1999 The LEGO® Group.

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