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Money? Anyone’s guess. There’s a great thread here https://forum.brickset.com/discussion/1958/predictions-on-discontinuing-sets-and-their-secondary-market-value#latest
which might offer some advice.
Small, commonly available sets are usually not good investments. Maybe the TRON set has some potential as it is a limited run LEGO Ideas set. Although LEGO has been getting much better at making enough of the LEGO Ideas sets so that everybody who wants them can get them before they get retired. So, you would either have to hold it for a very long time before it might produce some marginal profit (I'm talking about 5-10 years as you are competing against lots of other resellers), or you would have to find it for some crazy good price like $5 per set. Personally, I wouldn't consider any of these sets for investment at full price or even half price.
Investing in LEGO is a lot harder than it used to be. Gone are the days when you could make 1k on a set you bought for $100 just a few years prior. Now, lots of people are holding on to LEGO sets as an investment. They continue to trickle their stock to the secondary market, thus keeping prices close to the original retail price, or maybe little higher even years after the retirement of the set. So, unless you got your investment well below market value, you won't be turning a profit for a long time, or ever. LEGO usually holds its value though, so you should be able to recoup your money if you decide to dump your stock.
In addition, LEGO has been making better and nicer versions of old favorites, and thus there is no incentive for people to buy an old set when they can just get a newer version for a better price. Starting last year, LEGO even began re-releasing retired large exclusive sets like the Taj Mahal and the Death Star, which completely shattered the resale value of the originals, and is making people who invest in large sets nervous.
There are still good LEGO investments though. Region-specific sets can still turn a nice profit, like the Asia-specific Lunar New Year sets, the Marina Bay Sands, etc. Creator Expert trains also have a good potential, but I would stay away from regular City trains. I do see an opportunity with the PF1 system, as I know many people don't like PF2 and are stocking up on PF1 components while they are still available. The change is not as drastic as from 12V to PF as the tracks for PF1 and PF2 are the same, but still the components of PF1 could sell well once they are no longer available from LEGO directly.
As I said, investing in LEGO takes a lot more thought, research, and a good deal of luck to actually be profitable these day. But even 10 years ago I would have not invested in small to medium commonly available sets. The only exception would be LEGO Ideas, as those sets used to run in very limited quantities. But that's no longer the case, so that opportunity is pretty much gone as well.
Let's say it's £40. Let's also say that it will increase in value, and that you buy 100 of them (£4k) now, to sell in five years for maybe £50 each. Only you won't sell them all straight away, otherwise you'll single-handedly kill the resale price. So let's say you sell one per week. So it takes you two years to make a profit of £1k. In theory. But that's before ebay and paypal fees, which would take about 15 - 20% of that, and before you consider where you're going to store 100 of them for 5-7 years.
Alternatively, you could stick £4k in a bank account earning 2% interest per year, and by the end of year 7 you'd have about £4,600, for doing nothing - no hassle, no storage needed, no angry buyers, no stress.
Basically, once you take inflation into account, what you'd be doing is making about £200 for a load of work and hassle, over the course of 6 or 7 years.
It's a mug's game.
Lego's an expensive thing to take a gamble on, so at the very least you've got to be clued up on how to actually make any money from it. If you're having to come on here to ask what sets might be worth money, then you're in the wrong game!
It's just that PF2 is not compatible with PF1. Those who heavily invested in the PF1 system don't want to switch over to PF2. Of course, you can run both types of trains on the same tracks, but still, the components are not compatible, so you can't just mix and match for custom trains. There are some other features that are limiting. Like that the plugs can't be stacked, the limitations of the remote, the distance from witch the remote can operate, etc. It's not that PF2 is bad, it has some cool features too, but it's different, and again, not compatible with PF1. If someone is new to LEGO trains, PF2 is perfectly fine. There are a number of compatibility reviews on the two systems which goes into more detail. I like this one by Sariel:
I’ve still never seen Architecture at a Target around here, so I hope clearance deals show up online.
As far as those particular Lego sets; there isn't anything in that group that stands out as a great investment, although, as others have said; it is all about your buy-in cost.
I bet you that most Americans wouldn't know what "Burj Khalifa" is; in fact, most Americans still call the Tower Bridge the "London" Bridge.
What you hear in the news about investing or see on eBay and Bricklink is simply a ruse that AFOL created to trade amongst themselves and also to create an inflated market that only AFOL can term as sustainable.
But - with any market - sustainability is great until it isn't. Beanie Babies.
Bloomberg has a new article up to keep the "invest in Lego" idea going.
Ebay can be a decent indicator of what a set might sell for, but also think about this; all of those sets you see listed for triple their price, are they actually selling for that price? Just because someone lists a set for a ton of money doesn't mean it's going to sell for that. The sets you listed above might make you a bit of money, but you'll by no means making a huge profit. And honestly, I probably wouldn't bother holding on to those sets and making space for them I hopes of breaking even down the road.
Lego is a good investment until everyone starts investing in it, lol.
Quickly, everyone! Gather your sausages and your sand-green 1x8s! Don your white rangefinders! We must all unite to defend our motherland!
I'm kinda in the same boat. I have an 9 x 25 area filled with Lego and I never had any intention to sell anything in the beginning, but now I want most of it gone. I did the same thing with the Modulars; I would buy multiples to expand my city, but never got around to building the extra sets or even some of the Modulars I only had one copy of.