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Rare white foal...

Postby andhe » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:14 pm

I recently acquired a white and a black pony/foal, as well as a black polar bear on a well known internet auction site.
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I had been concerned that maybe they were painted, but after reassurances from the seller and additional photos (including the backstory of how they came to own them - short story is, they used to work in Billund HQ) I put in a bid, and now that I have them in my possession I can confirm that they are NOT painted, but are in fact moulded in black and white plastic.

Now obviously these parts where never in full scale production, and I know prototypes tend to be in black, red and white (which added to my assurance that they were potentially genuine before bidding) but my question is - Has anyone ever seen a pony/foal or bear in this colour before? I've had a search of various lego sites but haven't found anything else like it! :D

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Re: Rare white foal...

Postby Tedward » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:50 pm

I don't recall ever seeing a pony/foal before.
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Re: Rare white foal...

Postby andhe » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:34 pm

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Re: Rare white foal...

Postby Kosh » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:33 pm

Nice! I especially like the black polar bear.
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Re: Rare white foal...

Postby krzyzak » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:19 pm

I think the Lego ponies were sold in some of the Lego Paradisa sets for girls.
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Re: Rare white foal...

Postby Hoboman » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:26 pm

I would say that was a great find. Well Done. :D
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Re: Rare white foal...

Postby Blueandwhite » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:42 pm

The brown pony (or foal) is quite rare. It only came in two paridisa sets; Country Club and Carriage Ride. These things go for about $10 - $25 on Bricklink. The black and white foals were never released in a set and could be prototypes or molds from one of the LEGOland parks. There is also the possibility that these are simply knockoffs produced by a clone brand. Look for markings which indicate that the pony is made by LEGO.
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Re: Rare white foal...

Postby andhe » Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:34 pm

Blueandwhite wrote:The black and white foals were never released in a set and could be prototypes or molds from one of the LEGOland parks. There is also the possibility that these are simply knockoffs produced by a clone brand. Look for markings which indicate that the pony is made by LEGO.


Yeah I made sure of that... they have the same markings of the regular brown pony. The short story is the seller use to work for TLG in Billund so I'm guessing they're prototypes (as red, white and black tend to be the prototype colours).
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Re: Rare white foal...

Postby Blueandwhite » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:12 pm

andhe wrote:
Blueandwhite wrote:The black and white foals were never released in a set and could be prototypes or molds from one of the LEGOland parks. There is also the possibility that these are simply knockoffs produced by a clone brand. Look for markings which indicate that the pony is made by LEGO.


Yeah I made sure of that... they have the same markings of the regular brown pony. The short story is the seller use to work for TLG in Billund so I'm guessing they're prototypes (as red, white and black tend to be the prototype colours).


If that's the case; congrats! This is an incredible find. You now have what I consider to be possibly three of the coolest non-production pieces I've ever seen. Unlike the red, and black ghosts, these actually can be used quite well in MOCs and displays. The fact that as far as I know, nobody else has these elements makes them incredibly cool IMO. Even if you had to spend a small fortune to get them, they were definitely worth it.
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Re: Rare white foal...

Postby Tower of Iron Will » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:30 am

I'll add my congrats, that is a rare find. Thanks for sharing, some here (myself included) might not have known about these treasures.
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Re: Rare white foal...

Postby JoshWedin » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:50 am

Wow, I'm jealous. Good find!

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Re: Rare white foal...

Postby andhe » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:17 am

Thanks guys! Glad you like them.

Blueandwhite wrote: The fact that as far as I know, nobody else has these elements makes them incredibly cool IMO. Even if you had to spend a small fortune to get them, they were definitely worth it.


It wasn't extortionate... But I figure i'll always be able to make my money back if I decided to sell them because, to my knowledge, they are so rare. Assuming TLG doesn't do a Batman on me...!

(The seller, just for interest, was also selling a white scorpion, an orange dalmatian, an orange c-3po and a green dragon with green wings! Amongst other legoey things).
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Re: Rare white foal...

Postby Athos » Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:01 pm

I wish I could snag even a regular brown pony... And don't get me started on how cool a black bear would be.

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