Discontinued Lego sets yield ‘high collectible value’: Study

The most expensive models include the Taj Mahal, Millennium Falcon and Imperial Star Destroyer

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Time to start stocking up on Lego.

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According to a new study, the value of Lego sets that have been taken off store shelves went up 11% annually between 1987 and 2015, as reported by the New York Post .

Researchers with the Higher School of Economics in Moscow note the plastic brick toys have a “high collectible value” and diminished supply — with most Lego sets discontinued after a few years on the market.

The study suggested Lego prices aren’t really affected by the stock market and even increased during the financial crisis of 2008.

Researchers said Lego could be a great investment opportunity, noting one set produced a 2,230% return over an eight-year period.

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, the price of Lego skyrocketed as children and adults alike spent time building sets while under lockdown at home.

Lego products making the best investment include famous buildings and licensed franchises such as Star Wars. The authors noted that the most expensive models include the Taj Mahal, and the Millennium Falcon and Imperial Star Destroyer from Star Wars.


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