This week at Catawiki

Posted by ,

This week's Catawiki LEGO auction comes to an end this evening. As usual, there are plenty of interesting lots available and these include:

You can view every lot in the auction on our Catawiki page and if you have items to sell, take a look at the guide to selling LEGO at Catawiki to find out how to get your items listed.

 

Sponsored content

9 comments on this article

Gravatar
By in France,

A new wind turbine pushes the older off the shelves - before it's too late!

Gravatar
By in United States,

Yup the selloff is coming. Several new auctions on ebay, be interesting to see how the price holds. Had been $500 or so for a few years.... I'm excited for the new one, day one purchase.

Gravatar
By in Australia,

I bought the original Vestas, it’s great and I encourage anyone slightly interested to take the plunge on the new one. Along with 7905 Building Crane they are my favourite LEGO City structures.

Gravatar
By in United States,

This is why, when I worked at Lego, and people would ask me which sets they should "invest in", my answer was always "None; find a good stock broker or actual money manager." All it takes is a rerelease to tank thousands of dollars worth of "investments". Someone had an original Taj Mahal for sale at like $3k; I'd have loved to see the look on the person's face when they saw the November calendar with the rerelease of the Taj.

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

^^ I picked up 7905 Building Crane at the weekend, with the intention of flipping it, but now I've built it I can't bring myself to sell it on again!

Gravatar
By in United States,

@MrJackson as someone who is a financial advisor and who tried investing in Legos as a youngster, I wholeheartedly agree. Commodities are pretty much the most volatile investment you could ask for. Sometimes they shoot up and you feel great: then, they tank and you feel awful. If you want to invest in a few sets, go right ahead! But don't bet your retirement or any other solid goal on it. That would be a fool's errand.

Gravatar
By in United States,

@MrJackson If a person is asking an exorbitant amount of $3k I feel no sadness for them. Unless they were foolish enough to buy it second hand above RRP then a $3k price is just throwing out a ridiculous number and seeing if anyone bites. In these cases, I'm glad TLG is bringing these kinds of sets back.

Gravatar
By in Germany,

Absolutely. Scalpers deserve to get hit where it hurts the most.

LEGO sets are meant to be built, played with and enjoyed, or at least built and put in a cabinet to be marvelled at and enjoyed.
They are definitely not meant to be stuffed away in the attic in the hopes of making a fortune by selling them on in the future.

Gravatar
By in United States,

I think that people who use the term scalper to refer to someone who sells retired sets clearly does not even know what the word scalper means, and are typically calling them that because they are jealous of not being able to do something like it.

I share no love for large resellers, but if it were not for these guys these old sets would not even be around new in box (which, believe it or not, people like to buy in new condition). Part of the reason LEGO wants to do these sets is due to the fact that they are in such demand that they can see it partly by aftermarket prices.

People pay 3K for the set; it is not the reseller doing this. A reseller could take a 10 dollar set, post it for 1K and it will sit there. Unless someone is foolish enough to pay that amount for the item.

Guess what? At the end of the day it is all supply and demand. You WANT the set; you do not NEED the set. Be mad (or envious, or both) at those who throw 3K at a plastic toy set instead.

Return to home page »