LEGO® Competes with Stocks and Bonds as a Valuable Investment Option

Did you know that LEGOs are outperforming many traditional investments? A recent study found that they yield an annual return of 10-11% — often more than stocks, bonds, and gold. Factors that contribute to value are rarity, condition, and age. Limited edition sets often increase in value when introduced to the secondary market, while sets older than 20 years produce a sense of nostalgia. Medium sets tend not to perform as well as large and small sets.

Secondary market prices for LEGOs start growing just two or three years after a set is retired. Among the most expensive sets are the Millennium Falcon, Café on the Corner, Taj Mahal, Death Star II, and the Imperial Star Destroyer. A great example of exponential growth in value of a LEGO set is that of the Millennium Falcon. This was originally a limited edition set, and it sold out quickly when first introduced to the primary market. On the secondary market, the price jumped from $500 to over $5,000.

The LEGO Group smartly changes its product line on an annual basis to generate scarcity around the LEGO sets they release. That said, they do take notice when a set is popular and will capitalize on that popularity by introducing a similar set.

Much like Funko POPS! and other collectibles, LEGO sets that are unopened and kept in pristine condition are valued higher than sets that have been opened.

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