Should You Invest in Lego?
I love Lego’s and I know I am not alone. But I know what you are thinking…Josh, what are you talking about? Investing in Legos? Yes. As a personal property appraiser with an expertise (and fondness) in Toys and Games, I am often asked, "what should I collected now, for the future." I often suggest an easy one. LEGO.
They are multi-generational and loved by millions. So, they have similar attributes to other proven toy franchises. Your Star Wars, Disney, Transformers, GI Joe, Barbie, Pokemon and others. But the genius of Lego is they have partnered with the biggest brands and movie franchises, making them a cross collectible. So, they are Lego and Star Wars, Lego and Disney, Lego and Harry Potter. Plus, they will be here for as long as we have hands to build with.
I say if you can afford to buy a set for the kid to play with and one to put away for their college fund, you won't go wrong. The people that did this with Star Wars Toys know it paid off in dividends and Lego seems to be on the same track. I am just saying...
2007 LEGO Ultimate Collector’s Series Millennium Falcon #10179
Did you know a 2007 LEGO Ultimate Collector’s Series Millennium Falcon #10179 just sold for $15000. It was $499 new, and that’s a 3000% profit.
BIG MONEY SETS
Here’s some of the other Most Valuable LEGO Sets to keep an eye out for and to illustrate their demand. These are their average current resale values based on eBay and Toy Auction Data.
#10189 LEGO Taj Mahal, First Edition $3500
#6080 LEGO King’s Castle $2500
#10030 LEGO Ultimate Collector’s Series Imperial Star Destroyer $2300
#6399 LEGO Airport Shuttle $2400
#10190 LEGO Market Street $2100
#1952 LEGO Milk Truck $2000
#10196 LEGO Grand Carousel $1500
#3450 LEGO Statue of Liberty $1500
#10018 LEGO Darth Maul $1300
#6081 LEGO King’s Mountain Fortress $1300
I have created a link below to my current “buy” suggestions and there are many others. I say, buy what you like, what your kids like and lets me know 10 years from now if I was right.
MY CURRENT RECOMMENDED SETS:
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