The Most Valuable LEGO Sets and Minifigures Ever Released

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The Most Valuable LEGO Sets and Minifigures Ever Released

LEGO pieces are some of the most iconic children's toys in history, but certain LEGO sets and LEGO Minifigures are crazy valuable. Why is this? Well, some of the most expensive Lego sets (e.g. massive Star Wars sets or the Taj Mahal) are worth a lot because they're expansive, challenging to put together, and/or particularly impressive in their finished form. Other original LEGO sets are worth a lot of dough because they're hard to find, contain rare LEGO Minifigures, or feature branding or collaboration with other franchises (again, Star Wars) that make them appeal to an even broader collector base. These was only exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic, when collectibles of all stripes jumped in value as the world stayed indoors and began shopping online even more.To get more news about kopf Minifigures, you can visit minifigureonline.com official website.
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"Demand is the primary factor," says Chris Malloy, managing editor for The Brothers Brick and co-author of Ultimate LEGO Star Wars. "For most of the company's history, LEGO was viewed as exclusively a children's toy. So, in the early 2000s, when LEGO began to explore the adult market in a serious way, they began developing a lot of massive sets with high price tags."
Gerben van IJken, a full-time LEGO investor and appraiser with the E.U.-based auction platform Catawiki, cites rarity, detail, and demand as reasons for increased value in some LEGO collectibles.
"Most high-priced sets are recent, but not that recent," van IJken says. "Properties such as Star Wars, for example, benefited from the restart of the movie franchise and the fact that people who loved Star Wars as kids - but didn't have the money to buy sets that cost hundreds of dollars - are now buying them."So we set out to find and share the most valuable and rare LEGO sets and minifigures ever made. LEGO lore (get used to that term) tells of employee exclusives, such as a solid-gold 14k Lego brick, which is valued somewhere between $9,000 and $14,000. But we've eliminated such ephemera to narrow the list to models, sets, and minifigures that are, or once were, available to the general public. If you're a collector and are willing to pay, you can find these on the secondary market at a premium. But if you're a fan who just wants something similar, we've found current products LEGO makes for a quick - and affordable - fix.
The out-of-this-world sale price for this Star Wars set is a bit misleading, because it was a one-time thing influenced by some extraordinary factors. "This sale involved a first edition set, sold in an airtight case," says Gerben van IJken. "It was also sold in Las Vegas, which influenced the markup."
Despite the galactic inflation, a first edition Millennium Falcon is one of the most - if not the most -valuable LEGO set ever produced. "We've sold these sets for prices ranging from $3,400 to $5,700," Ijken says. However, a pre-released version that came out in 2017 has devalued the set, according to Malloy. "Since the new Millennium Falcon came out, the more recent value is about $1,679, with only one sold in the last six months." That said, with an original price of about $450, even the more modest sale price still represents a nearly 300 percent increase, making this set a true smuggler's treasure.

Posted 18 Nov 2021

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