Investing money in Lego sets is more profitable than in bonds and goldBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/investing-money-in-lego-sets-is-more-profitable-than-in-bonds-and-gold
Discontinued Lego constructors are a more profitable investment than stocks of large companies, bonds and even precious metals. Experts of the Higher School of Economics came to this conclusion after examining the price dynamics of Lego sets from 1987 to 2015. The price of toys is steadily growing and at the same time there are practically no risks.
Economists have determined that the average return on Lego sets in the form of investments is 11 percent, and in real terms 8 percent. Investments are long-term and begin to bring profit 2-3 years after the release of the set is discontinued.
The reason for the price increase is that the number of old constructors is decreasing. At the same time, their value as collectibles remains unchanged. Because of this, Lego constructors have a high appeal in the secondary market. Another positive aspect is that the kits are not subject to market factors. Even serious shocks do not affect their price and market demand.
The most attractive for investment are considered to be constructors created based on the plots of popular films. In second place in demand are sets dedicated to historical events. Interestingly, Lego products with a small or, conversely, a large number of parts are considered the most valuable. Medium-sized kits are less interesting for collectors and their price is not growing so rapidly.
So if you still have old sets of Danish designers, do not rush to throw them away or give them to the neighborhood children. It is quite possible that after some time you will be able to make very good money on them.