Lego collecting has really taken off in recent years, partly because of nostalgia partly because of the genius of Lego branding. This has led to whopping prices for Lego items. Here are the most expensive Lego brick, Lego Minifigure, Lego Minifigurine set and Lego set. Hold on to your wallet!
Most expensive Lego Brick
From 1979 to 1981 Lego gave away 14k solid golden bricks to employees that worked at the company for 25 years. The bricks have the same size and shape as a standard 2×4 brickand weighs 25.65g. It was presented in a plastic box with the original logo.Because of the rarity and of the increasing popularity of Lego among collectors the prize of this golden brick has rocketed over the years.
On February 2017 the online auction house Catawiki sold of the brick of a family member of an Italian business partner of LEGO. He had received the brick in 1980, for his work on building the LEGO market in Italy. This copy became the most expensive lego brick ever, selling at € 18,000.
Most expensive Lego figurine
Contrary to the most expensive Lego brick, the most expensive Lego figurine isn’t made out of pure gold. Although the figure is called Mr Gold, it ‘s just from plastic. It was part of the series 10 gold bags from the year 2013. Only 5000 were randomly inserted in the bags, so you had to be lucky to get one (about 1 in every 10,000 minifigure in that series)
At this moment Mr Gold is available
Most expensive Lego Figurine set
The most expensive Lego figurine set only consists of 2 minifigures: captain America and Iron Man. Only 125 sets were handed out at the New York Lego Toy fair in 2012. The minifigs came packaged together and most collectors refuse to break up the set and sell them together. A few wise Toy Fair attendees have even included the badge and promotional flyer adding even more value: Although the final price wasn’t made public, one set sold on eBay in 2017, while it was for sale for $15,000.
Most expensive Lego Set
Star Wars has a huge fan and Lego has a huge fan base. The 2 brands combined let to the most expensive Lego set ever LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon. A whopping 5,174 pieces make up this set (the second largest set available) and it is considered the ultimate set for every collector. Inside you will find Lego minifigures of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. It ‘s for sale in new state for around $5,000.