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Old 24-12-2016, 12:12 AM   #1
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Default Lego as an investment?

I was quite surprised by this>

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/con...s-stockmarket/

Apart from the VW Beetle Lego set which now goes for silly money if not opened it seems like some other sets are worth money.

But only if Lego stop making them of course.

any thoughts about potential money makers (include the lego site link if you can)?

What about this slightly ropey looking Porker? https://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Porsche-911-GT3-RS-42056

I'm thinking the sub-100 products have a better chance of a healthier increase.
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Lego is only worth what someone wants to pay for it like any investment. I have Lego based on what interests me.

The Lego Town Hall is a modular no,longer made, it is now worth (according to eBay) double what I paid for it. The Lego Tumbler hasn't got there even though that too is no longer available.

I'd hold out on the the Porsche, I picked one on Wednesday via John Lewis for 100 less than Lego Store. At that price I don't care what happens to it!

I'd say look out for deals and buy what interests you.
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Interesting thoughts, thank you mate.

I see the Porker is currently 174 in JL, so if you got it for 150 you did very well.

Judging when items are on the way out is the tough part, its a bit like stocks and shares!
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Sets only last X time, some longer than others. I'm fortunate I can afford some of the kits. If I ask for them as presents though, I make them.

At the moment, Lego seems better than the bank. Keep an eye out for Argos 3 for 2 offers too.
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At the moment, Lego seems better than the bank. Keep an eye out for Argos 3 for 2 offers too.
I like your thinking with the 3 for 2, nice one!

I feel a comparison spreadsheet coming on containing Star Wars, technic, and town.

Bigger seems better from my limited perusings so far
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I still have mine from when I was small and the kids played with it too but we kept it all. Some is worth stupid money, the Mono rail we have is 200+, but it was rare when new.
I thought of buying this years Christmas train when in Germany as it was about 60 so a bit cheaper than here I think, but it might go up it might not so I didn't bother.
I must admit I bought a lego train box for the box not the contents as some people will pay a fortune for boxes, I was once at a car boot and bought a train box with about 30% of the bits in it, a couple of the plastic bags were still sealed, it went for about 80 on Ebay and the bloke asked me not to open the bags as he wanted them sealed for his collection and the box for another train he had?
Its all very fickle and might be worth a punt, if it looses money just play with it.
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You have to keep the box, the original Lego Millennium Falcon 10179 fetches silly money. I have just spent 4 years collecting all the parts for it and am about 1/3 of the way through the build, when it's done i will sell it on for over 1000 even with no box

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/32244...7297426&crdt=0

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^ Just been looking at that link and each time it gets relisted due to not selling the price is going up $2k! Craziness
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Ive still got my lego trainset which santa bought me in 1978 box is a bit tatty. its the battery operated one with the black steam engine two carriges and car on flat bed. No idea what its worth.
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Just had a look at the box its set 182 and the instructions dated 1975 so i must have been before 1978 when i got it. Remember best holiday ive ever had was my parents taking me to Denmark to legoland in 76.
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