It’s no surprise to discover that some old toys are worth a bit of money but you may want to check your collection as some old Lego sets are selling for thousands of pounds.
It’s not just the rare stuff either – buyers are eager to snap up sets that were around not too long ago, with their value increasing rapidly.
Collectors are even in the market for bags of Lego bricks that don’t form part of any particular set.
Star Wars Lego features prominently in the most valuable sets – with the Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon going for an astonishing £3,964 on Amazon.
That is a huge increase from the £342.49 it sold for when it was originally released just eight years ago in 2007.
There is one condition to being able to sell your old sets for a tonne of money – they will have to be in mint condition and unopened.
So that means if you had the nerve to rip open your box and build your kit, you won’t be having a Christmas windfall this year.
However, you cold still pocket a few pounds with your fully complete model – as long as all the pieces are there.
Bev Channell, event director for Lego event BRICK 2015, said: “With the soar in popularity of Lego with both adults and children, the effect on the values of both rare, hard to find sets and new releases has been incredible.”
“It’s well worth searching through your old sets to see what treasures are hiding there.”
Here are the most valuable sets, based on Amazon prices:
1. £3,964 – Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon (2007). Original price: £342.49
2. £3,480 – Taj Mahal (2008). Original price: £199.99
Lego Taj Mahal
3. £2,450 – Death Star II (2005). Original price: £249.99
Lego Death Star II
4. £1,865 – Cafe Corner (2007). Original price: £89.99
5. £1,849 – Imperial Star Destroyer (2002). Original price: £249.99