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BBC article on lego investment

threepwood1138threepwood1138 United KingdomMember Posts: 38
http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20150204-why-collectors-love-this-toy

Interesting that it was written for BBC Worldwide.

Comments

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,296
    So the hard core collector / investor is 20-50, male (with a growing number of females), and located in the western hemisphere and Australia (with increasing interest in Asia).

    That's narrowed it down.
    LostInTranslationNorlego
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,923
    I love the focus on Market Street and USC MF as "examples" of high profit margins. Such entry-level writing with no depth. Reading just a few articles on Brickset or Brickpicker about today's investment is such a different story.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,477
    So.. Does this mean LEGO 'investing' is getting on step closer to 'jumping the shark'?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,296
    They will always use MS and the UCS MF as examples, it gets more traffic to brickpicker, and hence more ad revenue. If they used Construct-a-Zurg, then probably not so much.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,923
    ^What, the Death Star is still available? I need to buy a hundred of those!
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,594
    I like how the guy featured has "about 172" sets :-)
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,594
    edited February 2015
    Ugh. "about 172 sets of Legos" :-(
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,477
    ^ I got that far and lost the will to read any more.
    LostInTranslationCapnRex101monkeythenos
  • WookiePajamasWookiePajamas Member Posts: 26
    ^ but could you imagine if they sent in the article here to proof... they just wouldn’t be prepared for that onslaught...
  • mountebankmountebank Member Posts: 1,237
    To be fair, I have never seen an article in the mainstream media covering any of my areas of knowledge that wasn't completely full of howlers. I'm not entirely convinced it was that different in the past either.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    You never invest on anything new unless it's really limited or you flip it immediately after buying low.

    Otherwise, like most hobbies, the iconic and older sets will always hold value.
  • NorlegoNorlego ScotlandMember Posts: 449

    I'm not entirely convinced it was that different in the past either.

    This reason for this is that articles get republish again and again. I read a magazine from the 1930s and it contained an article that was published in a magazine in the 80s. The only thing that was different was the article in the 80s was modernized.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,446
    edited February 2015
    ^Wow, you actually got your Lego DeLorean Time machine to work?
    ReesesPiecesmatticus_bricks
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 872
    ^ 1880s? How old are you?
    ReesesPieces
  • NorlegoNorlego ScotlandMember Posts: 449
    A clue for @Pitfall69 age is in his username...
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 772
    Side note and off topic:
    I was walking thru Barnes and Noble today and out on one of the aisle display stands was Popular Science magazine with a picture of the Lego Hazmat Guy on the cover from Series 4. Was in a hurry so I didn't look for any related article.
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 651
    ^In the hallway outside my college's photography classrooms, where student photos are hung, is a really nice photo of that Hazmat guy. I would like to know the student that took that photo. This comment is now entirely irrelevant. Sorry.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    Norlego said:

    A clue for @Pitfall69 age is in his username...

    Ohhhh, his age. How wrong was I?
    cheshirecat
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    edited February 2015
    I figured it was something to with his love of my little ponies
    Legoboy
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,296

    You never invest on anything new unless it's really limited or you flip it immediately after buying low.

    Otherwise, like most hobbies, the iconic and older sets will always hold value.

    But then how do you get hold of older sets? You buy them new and hold them.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837

    I figured it was something to with his love of my little ponies

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    SirKevbags
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    That's just what lego investment needed, more advertising.
    drdavewatfordBrickarmormadforLEGO
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