Lego as an Investment?

If you have ever thought of Lego as an investment, read on this article. I’m going to mention in it how Lego investing works and what I think about it.

Firstly, I’d like to say that Lego sets can be a good investment. Some articles on the internet even say that Lego is a better investment than gold.

I will start with an example of mine. I bought the Lego Racers 8145 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano 1:10 set 10 years ago. I bought it for $300 and now (in 2020) it is being sold for $2,000. You won’t find it cheaper than that. So I can say that I got lucky with this purchase, as the return of my investment could be 600% if I managed to sell it now.

Lego Ferrari Investment Set

Another example that I can mention is the Lego Technic 42063 BMW Motorbike set that my brother bought me as a Christmas gift in 2017. He bought it for $55, but now since this set is retired, you won’t get it for less than $110. So, in just 2 years, the price of this set has doubled.

Lego BMW Motorbike

The third example that I can mention will be my most recent experience. I’m sure you know the famous 2016 set, the Lego Technic 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS. You could purchase this set for around $300, but since April 2020, this set got officially retired. This means that you can no longer buy it as a current Lego set. Yes, you can still buy it, but since April I haven’t found it for less than $480. I searched on both Amazon and eBay.

Lego Porsche Investing Set

How to Invest in Lego

My bet for best Lego investments are the premium Lego Technic car sets (yes, I’m a big cars fan), but you can get lucky with any other Lego set as well. From what I have seen, I can say that the price of most Lego sets usually doubles after it was discontinued by Lego. And as the time passes, it can multiply by 3 or more times (like my Ferrari set mentioned at the beginning of this article).

Also, in my opinion, you will have more success with selling your Legos stored in a not-opened, not-damaged and sealed box. It needs to be in its original packaging. So, my advice would be to not open the box, so that you can always sell the set as new. Another advice would be to find a good place to store it in your home so that it doesn’t lose value and keeps great condition.

And if you wonder which Lego sets to invest in currently, you can get inspired by me. I’m planning to definitely buy the Dom’s Dodge Charger Technic set by the end of this year. Overall, I would say that the wisest thing to do if you want to make a Lego investment, would be the following: You should buy a current Lego set that is not retired yet. Because these sets are always the cheapest ones. After buying it, just wait until it becomes retired and increases its value.

Other examples on how to make money selling Legos include investments into the Lego Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) sets. These include, for example, some large Lego Star Wars spaceships collectible sets.

Or another option are Lego Seasonal sets. These are sets that are on sale only during a special season, for example, on Christmas or Valentine’s day.

You can check other article on my blog to view all current Lego sets to invest in 2020, selected from various categories.

Also, is a great website with resources dedicated to the economics of Lego. On this website, you will find even graphs of the expected annual growth of the price of all Lego sets.

Lastly, I’d like to say that I cannot predict how the Lego prices will evolve, so please don’t blame me in the future for wrong advice from this article. πŸ™‚ I’ve just summarized my own thoughts here. Also, the disadvantage of investing in Lego is that it can be quite difficult to find a buyer willing to pay $2,000 for a Lego set, so consider this as well.

Best Lego Sets to Invest in 2020

Lego is becoming more popular in these days than ever before. Its building kits are getting better and better and especially those from Lego Technic collection are well made and funny to build. But have you ever thought about investing in Lego when buying it as a toy for your children? Specially Lego Technic sets are good to invest in. Let’s have a look at different Lego building kits which are excellent for investment.

Lego Technic 42111 Dom’s Dodge Charger

Lego Sets to Invest

This Lego building kit was inspired by worldwide favorite Fast & Furious movies. It contains Dodge Charger R/T from 1970s which was used in movies Fast & Furious by Dominic Toretto (Dom) – one of the main protagonists of this movies. The car is perfect replica as it has sophisticated details like moving pistons, steering system and air blower. Furthermore, in the front part of the car, you can see the iconic V8 engine! It is perfect kit even for adults as it contains 1077 pieces. The built model is 15” long, 6” wide and 4” high. It is fun to play with it and represents the classic old-time muscle car.

Lego Ideas 21320 Dinosaur Fossils

Lego Ideas Dinosaur Fossils

All of us were sometime in our lives fascinated by old dinosaurs which lived on this planet millions of years ago. This building kit contains three amazing skeletons of these dinosaurs: Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops and Pteranodon. As a bonus you will get one paleontologist minifigure with accessories to play with and to recreate stories. The sizes of the dinosaurs are the following: T. rex is 6,7” Γ— 15,4”, Triceratops is 5,3” Γ— 10,6” and Pteranodon is 5,1” Γ— 5,1” big. This building kit has 910 particles and it is recommended from age 16. These fossils will entertain you for long hours and it is amazing experience building them and then playing with them.

Lego Harry Potter 75948 Hogwarts Clock Tower

Lego Harry Potter to Invest in

For all fans of Harry Potter, there is a building kit inspired by Harry Potter Movies. This kit has 922 parts and it is perfect even for smaller kids. The clock tower has inside well-known rooms from the movies and the rooms are perfectly detailed. After building, you can enjoy playing with the minifigures in rooms such as the Dumbledore’s office or the classroom. This building kit includes eight famous minifigures from the movie: Harry Potter TM, Ron Weasley TM, Hermione Granger TM, Fleur Delacour, Cedric Diggory, Viktor Krum, Albus Dumbledore TM and Madame Maxime. It has also parts which can be moving – you can set the time on the clock tower or you can rotate the dancing plate at the Yule Ball. This makes the building kit even more exciting for all children.

Lego Star Wars 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer

Lego Star Wars to Invest in

This building kit inspired by Star Wars is one of the most exclusive building kits and it is definitely among the best Lego investment sets. It is the most amazing, beautiful, fascinating, giant replica of the starship which appeared in the movie Star Wars: A New Hope. This building kit is not for the beginners. It contains 4784 pieces, so it is a challenge to build it. It is a perfect model for your collection as the fact plaque and the stand is part of the building kit. The model is 3 foot long and 2 foot wide – actually one of the largest Lego models you can get. It is well detailed with the authentic details from the movie. The model has giant rotatable guns, radar, huge motor exhausts and other details. In the package you will also get two Star Wars minifigures.

Lego Architecture 21052 Dubai

Lego Architecture Dubai Set

Dubai is a fascinating destination for many of us. So why don’t to build a small Dubai model in your house? This building kit is from Lego Architecture collection and it has 740 pieces. After building you will get the most iconic skyline of Dubai, the largest city of United Arab Emirates. The building kit contains models of these landmarks: Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Hotel, the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, The Dubai Fountain and The Dubai Frame. This building kit is easy to build, although it is recommended from 16 years. The models of all landmarks are well-detailed. The whole model is 12” high, 10” wide and 2” deep. This collection is perfect even as a gift for the people admiring architecture or it is perfect home decoration.

Lego Technic 42109 App-Controlled Top Gear Rally Car

Lego Technic Set to Invest

Are you fan of the BBC Top Gear series? If yes, then this building kit is perfect for you! This kit has 463 pieces and it is easy to build for almost everyone. It is 10” long, 3” high and 5” wide and it is a great car to play with as it can be perfectly controlled via an app on your phone. With this app you can race with the car however you want, and you can become the famous Stig from Top Gear for a while. Furthermore, the app is accompanied by the sound so it will get you the real racing feeling. This kit is the perfect gift for your children!

Now you know the best investment collections. All of them are amazingly done, perfectly detailed and they are worth having them at home even as a decoration. You will be fascinated by all these kits and like to build them and play with them!