A few people have expressed interest in an online parts draft of a small set. (If you are unsure of what a "draft" is, read more here
Everyone would send me money for the sets, I'd purchase all of them, sort all of the parts, and photograph all of the piles, assigning each a number. A draft order would be generated and then either we'd take turns commenting on what our picks were, or to run it faster, everyone would submit a priority list and then parts would be drawn in order based on what you had ranked highest that was still remaining (this might be easiest, though not as interactive).
I'd then mail everyone their "loot"
We'd do a small set for the first trial run, maybe one in the $10-$15 range.
I'm going to probably limit this first run to 6 people, since we will be doing a small set and the individual element count most likely won't be very high (ie, limited number of piles to choose from). Costs involved will be the price of the set, applicable sales tax, and probably $2-$3 for shipping. If you are not in the USA and want to play, keep in mind that minimum shipping is $6.55 for up to 2 oz.
I'm also going to limit this to people who are well-established CC members (at least 100 posts).
Payment will need to be made up-front via PayPal. People who are late to pay will be replaced by an alternate.
If you're interested, please sign up here, and include a suggestion for what set to draft. Once we have a full roster, we can make a final decision on what set to draft and the various particulars (draft order, how to split up minifigs, etc).Participants:
1. AK_Brickster - Paid
2. Soccerkid6 - Paid
3. Eklund - Paid
4. Forestboy - Paid
5. SSchmidt - Paid
6. RichardAM - Paid
7. StrongBad - Paid
8. Bronx - PaidSuggested Rules:1
- Snake style draft (1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1-1-2-3....until the last lot has been picked)2
- Fig parts are split up (all of "Fig A"s torsos in one pile, all of "Fig B"'s hair in another pile, etc)3
- After everything is split out into lots, if there are any piles that seem unfairly large, we will vote on splitting them up. Not a big deal if there are 100 technic pins, but for example last draft I did split this part: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=6106
into two lots because there were 64 of them. When I drafted "Weathertop" with 13 people, we split the black horses into 3 lots. However, just because a part is large, it doesn't always need to be split. The main thing is that everyone is happy with the distribution and that people are open to compromise until the group is happy.4
- Keep in mind that this is supposed to be fun! Don't bicker or be overly obstinate if the group votes differently than you'd like. We have a good group here so I'm not too worried about it though