Aussies Are Flogging Their Unused Lego Sets For More Than $10,000 On eBay
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Some people will have a room in their apartment, house or parent's home that has stuff from their childhood.
Whether it's a stuffed bear you couldn't get to sleep without, old school uniforms or the games you used to play with, many can't face throwing these things out. And for good reason: they're memories from days gone by.
But it seems as though some of those games you played with can fetch an incredibly high price - but only under the right circumstances.
Aussies have been flogging their unopened, special edition Lego sets on eBay and attracting prices more than $10,000.
Take this listing of a still sealed Lego Star Wars 10179 Millennium Falcon UCS set that's on the auction site for a whopping $11,437.
How about this Star Wars 75060 The Empire Strikes Back SLAVE I. BF set that's up for $9,999?
In the past a solid gold 14-karat Lego set of Star Wars Figurine C3PO sold for $8,507. Not too shabby at all.
It's understandable to see some listings of completely finished cities that would look like a part of The Lego Movie set - but these unopened, unfinished sets are fetching ridiculous prices.
eBay Australia Trendwatcher Sophie Onikul told the Courier Mail: "If you've got unused Lego in the back of a cupboard, now's the time to dust it off and cash in. Complete sets are where the real money lies with rare sets fetching thousands."
Sales of Lego stuff have surged in the past week thanks to Channel 9's Lego Masters, which is kind of like MasterChef but instead of food, it's Lego they're creating.
eBay has told nine.com.au that two Lego products were being sold every second in the time when Lego Masters was on TV.
Jay Ong, founder of Jay's Brick Blog, has been building his collection for more than a decade and he owes it to eBay for some of his pieces.
"With the ever-growing market of Lego, it's no surprise that more of us are becoming savvier about the value of our collections," he said.
So, if you dig through your attic or basement and find that Lego set that you just had to have when you were a kid (but never ended up even opening the box) you could be sitting on a gold mine.
Obviously if it's damaged or broken you may as well build it yourself, donate it to someone or toss it because it's not worth much.