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Jul 22, 2018

Second hand Lego in Japan

Hi, does anyone know where you can find second hand Lego in Japan. Ebay and other flea market sites seem to have slim pickings. A friend suggests that most Japanese throw the Lego away because they assume other Japanese won't touch it due to hygiene concerns. Thanks :)

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  • genkidesu

    on Jul 22

    I don't know about Lego specifically, but I had friends who scored a bunch of MegaBloks at Hard Off, so maybe check there first. Otherwise, there's a good Facebook group that often has kids items for sale called "Japan Facebook Garage Sale - All Things Kids" where people are often getting rid of toys etc. I can't recall if I've seen Legos specifically on there but it might be worth a look. It's also a handy site to be subscribed to anyway if you ever need to sell kids stuff, whether that be clothes, toys etc.

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  • helloalissa

    on Jul 22

    I've seen sets like Star Wars or Harry Potter themed LEGO at Hobby Off before if that's what you want. Any local classifieds where foreigners list sayonara sales would also be a good place to check. It might take a while to find the sets you want and I'm not sure how much cheaper used ones sell for.

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  • Eli

    on Jul 23

    I have seen lego sets at the Mandarake in Nakano Broadway but it was rather rare sets that were sold at pretty high prices. Store like hobby off might sell some as well. Online you could check the Amazon marketplace.

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  • Jackson

    on Jul 24

    Going to 2nd hand shops with toys like GEO might net you boxes of them for decent prices :) So GEO, Hobby Off, and any other 2nd hand toy shops are definitely worth checking out!

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  • irriizzzzzzzzz

    on Jul 25

    You can try to check out secondhand stores like Hard Off and GEO but I rarely see legos in there. You might wanna check out Yahoo Auction, Amazon Japan or Rakuten. Some people sell used items in there and if you can't find any, I'm pretty sure they have great deals for brand new legos.

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  • edthethe

    on Jul 31

    recycle shops really are your best bet.

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