Monday, 6 February 2017

The Five Best LEGO Investments

You may have all seen the report from The Telegraph in December 2015 with the headline: "Lego: a better investment than shares and gold" and while it's not strictly true for all LEGO sets, for some it really is. Now in 2017, prices continue to rocket.

Since the turn of the millennium, some LEGO fans forked out hundreds of pounds on 'collectors' LEGO sets but then also had the mental strength to refrain from opening the box and building the LEGO masterpieces. I would find this incredibly hard to do, but some people have been clued up on what will be the next big collectable. In just ten years, from 2007 to 2017, some sets have sky-rocketed in value and with LEGO now being named the most powerful brand in the world, this trend doesn't look to end anytime soon.

So, without further ado, here are five LEGO sets worth looking out for:

1. Ultimate Collector's Edition Millenium Falcon - Model 10179
Back in 2007, this set cost a massive £342.49, but now on auction site eBay, the most recent one sold for £2,556!

LEGO Millenium Falcon - 10179
Probably the  most expensive Star Wars LEGO set you can buy second-hand

2. Cafe Corner - Model 10182
Like the Falcon, this too was released in 2007 at a respectable price of just £89.99. This month (February 2017), one has just sold for £1,719.

Cafe Corner is a massively sought after LEGO set

3. Taj Mahal - Model 10189
The iconic Taj Mahal was released in 2008 and retailed for £199.99. Today, you would need to fork out £1,499 for a sealed one on auction sites.

LEGO Taj Mahal - 10189
The LEGO Taj Mahal is one of the finest sets you can buy

4. Death Star II - Model 10143
From 2005, this 12 year old set from LEGO cost £249.99 to buy but now sells for up to £1,750!

LEGO Death Star II - 10143
The LEGO Death Star is less of a toy and more of a serious model 

5. Imperial Star Destroyer - Model 10030
Another Star Wars LEGO set, which retailed for £249.99 back in 2002 and now sells for around £1,200.

LEGO Star Destroyer - 10030
The detail on the Star Destroyer is totally amazing 

These are five obvious sets to look out for on your travels, but which new sets do you think will be the collectable of the future? I don't know about you, but I'm thinking about taking a punt on a few!

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