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LEGO George Lucas Minifigure- A Rare Moment to Watch History

samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
As a rare minifigure collector, I thought I would share a rare auction that will either thrill and/or nauseate you.

LEGO-Minifigure-GEORGE-LUCAS-Star-Wars-Version-2009-original

A very rare George Lucas minifigure is currently up for auction (no reserve) in Germany, currently as of this writing at $2,300:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/192173587679?_trksid=p2471758.m4704

The last one to be sold went for approximately $5,000 3 or so years ago. It is unknown how many of these figures exist, but what is certain is that the numbers are incredibly low. 

It first appeared in roughly 2009, making a cameo in the first LEGO visual character dictionary guide listed under the "prototype" heading in the back pages.

Very neat!


However, perhaps the most fascinating part about this minifigure is how common most of it is...


The torso? Winter Village Bakery, in addition to several other sets:
https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=973pb0086c01&idColor=63#T=I&C=63


The legs? Sand blue, easy enough to come by:
https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=970c00&idColor=55&name=Sand Blue Hips and Legs&category=[Minifig, Legs Assembly]#T=S&C=55&O={"color":55}


The hair? Just ask an aging (and graying) Lockhart or Robin!
https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=43751&idColor=11#T=S&C=86&O={"color":86}


So what is exclusive about ol' George?
His head! The face printing is completely exclusive to Mr. Lucas and cannot be purchased anywhere. Although, several minifigure heads can get you awfully close to the design of George's head.


What else is exclusive?

Absolutely, nothing.


So what's the end story?

People are currently paying $2,300+ (my guess for the final price will be roughly $8,000+!!) for a minifigure head. While paying a large some of money for anything plastic is somewhat crazy, paying that type of money for essentially just a head is truly mind boggling. In this day and age, it is all too easy to create your own custom head matching the current listing perfectly. Truthfully, we don't even know if this one is real... scary right?

I hope you enjoyed this little adventure into the craziness of rare minifigure collecting :)
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  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,876
    I'm laughing at people paying vast sums of money for a head that looks pretty much like all those ads I see for making your own custom minifig. PT Barnum would be proud.
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,802
    Why is he wearing a yellow T-shirt?

    In such a rare figure, they could at least make the skin colours match.
    TheBigLegoski
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    So I'm sitting here looking at this photo of this possibly $8,000 minifig thinking wow! I cannot believe this guy would not even dust off the figure before photographing it. Like come on bud, if your gonna sell for $8,000 at least put like $8 of effort into it.
    KerremadforLEGO
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    That's Space dust!
    SumoLegomithridate
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,345
    Wow! That is just reee dick you less.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,927
    And as an aside, the fact that this figure was jettisoned into the upper atmosphere in a ping-pong ball has nothing to do with whether this is a real George Lucas minifigure.
    pharmjodKingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    @bandit778 beat me to it. I was thinking of saying he should let other people write his dialogue.
    5th print makes the 3rd seem better by comparison
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
    To add more kindling to the flames of would you really want to spend $3,000+ for a head...

    Hmmm....


    LegoboySumoLego77ncaachamps
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    ^ I have to confess, I've actually been considering it these past 24hrs.  :/
    SumoLego77ncaachampsPitfall69
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,927
    (The picture link is broken?  What is the magical $3000.00 head?)
    Lego_StarDeMontes
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374

    Legoboy said:

    ^ I have to confess, I've actually been considering it these past 24hrs.  :/


    Interesting...since you were such a cheapskate in Florida ;)
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,927
    Didn't spring for the $250.00 Kylo Ren Lightsaber?  Stuck with the $35.00 el-cheapo version?
    Pitfall69
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374

    SumoLego said:

    Didn't spring for the $250.00 Kylo Ren Lightsaber?  Stuck with the $35.00 el-cheapo version?


    Actually, he went with the free ones that were given to him by the resort ;)
    SumoLego
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    @Pitfall69 - ^^^ Wow, just wow!!

    @SumoLego - Sam's $200 spending money didn't stretch that far and Dad didnt want a third 'cheap' version at home.  He was lucky he was trusted with the unexpected handouts we had.  Usually he draws blood.
    MattDawsonSumoLegoYodaliciousPitfall69GothamConstructionCocatwrangler
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,927
    A lightsaber is also problematic as a carry-on item.
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  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731

    SumoLego said:

    A lightsaber is also problematic as a carry-on item.


    There are worse things to have.


    Pitfall69
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702

    SumoLego said:

    A lightsaber is also problematic as a carry-on item.



    Oh I dont know.  Straight down the trouser leg usually works.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731

    Legoboy said:



    SumoLego said:


    A lightsaber is also problematic as a carry-on item.





    Oh I dont know.  Straight down the trouser leg usually works.


    "Wow, that guy must be really, really happy to see me!"
    KingAlanI
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,469

    SumoLego said:

    (The picture link is broken?  What is the magical $3000.00 head?)


    Same problem here. In other threads I've seen the picture show up later, but it's just an empty little square right now.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    ^ I had that but then put it back into desktop mode and all was clear.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,927
    edited May 2017
    Legoboy said:
    Oh I dont know.  Straight down the trouser leg usually works.

    Cough... cough... no room in my pants... cough cough.
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    ^
    *facepalm
    SumoLegoSprinkleOtter
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,927
    I'm talking about skinny jeans - what are you talking about?
    SprinkleOtter
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    Pants that are like a cheap hotel?
    .
    .
    .
    No ball room
    SumoLegosid3windrSprinkleOtterYodaliciousGoldchains
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,536
    edited May 2017
    This thread took an odd turn - down @SumoLego's pants?! And to say I get harangued for going off-topic! :-)
  • Stvoyager04Stvoyager04 Member Posts: 117
    Looks like the listing has been removed?
  • drdesignzdrdesignz USMember Posts: 104
    Yup.  It just happened.  I was trying to show a friend.  All of a sudden it was removed.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    Here are some of the pictures.




    bandit778
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
    And it's back!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/192182559766?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    Explanation from the seller:
    !!! Attention, this is an auction, which had already begun a few days ago. Unfortunately, I accidentally had an Amazon link in the description, which violates the ebay guidelines, so the auction from ebay was terminated. I have removed the link and set the auction live again !!!

    I don't recall an Amazon link being in the description, but perhaps I'm wrong.

    10 more days... history takes time.
    SumoLegoLegoboyGoldchainsYodalicious
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    ^ I dont either.  Strange.
    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,927
    edited May 2017
    Legoboy said:
    ^ I dont either.  Strange.


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  • DrmnezDrmnez USA, Planet earth Member Posts: 853
    I gotta look at mine now. I just might have an expensive head
    77ncaachamps
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
    Did anyone besides me watch the exciting finale?

    In a matter of 3 bids and 10 seconds the final price went from $4,300 USD to a whopping $11,300 USD!

    Not bad for a plastic head.
    MynattYodaliciousBuriedinBricks
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,876
    There's likely a more than 50% chance this gets relisted because the buyer backs out, having realized while high on coke, meth or shear Star Wars bliss he just bankrupted himself.
    SumoLegoYodaliciousBumblepants
  • 1x11x1 Member Posts: 122
    It's not exactly the moon landing or the Berlin Wall coming down is it?
    i wonder if the highest bidder will actually pay?
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,835
    edited May 2017



    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,927
    edited May 2017
    Here's the completed listing...


    Nuts, if you ask me!
    @samiam391 - 28%
    SprinkleOtter77ncaachamps
  • caterham7caterham7 UkMember Posts: 385
    Why €5 shipping?  Surely it can be included free with the amount bid.
    Johnyk668BuriedinBricksAllBrickYodalicious
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,366
    I also seriously hope the seller spends more than that amount to ship it, given the price tag of the item.
    sid3windrstlux
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    ^ Just put a stamp on it.
    sid3windrRainstorm26
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,876
    Beanie babies... Haha. Suckers. My parents did well with them back in the day. Fortunately they didn't bet the farm.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,802
    Sean Connery as George Lucas.



    I think it looks awful having a yellow neck torso with a fleshie head. I know the auction above had the same thing, yet in the other promotional pictures as posted by legoboy, the neck was fleshie...


    sid3windr
  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 316
    3000 easily the most i would pay for head..^a
    Eelesy
  • mithridatemithridate HawaiiMember Posts: 51
    CCC said:

    I think it looks awful having a yellow neck torso with a fleshie head. I know the auction above had the same thing, yet in the other promotional pictures as posted by legoboy, the neck was fleshie...


    Agree about mismatched components being less appealing, but I think this is a prototype. And re some pics have flesh torso, some don’t: I think that’s lighting/distance playing a trick here.
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 815
    mh3490 said:
    3000 easily the most i would pay for head..^a
    Umm...but you can get it for $50 right around the street corner.....oh...nevermind.
    77ncaachampssid3windr
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 863
    Umm...but you can get it for $50 right around the street corner.....oh...nevermind.
    £5 and a bag of Revels or I'm out.
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