LEGO is a toy franchise with a rich history as one of the most popular kids' products ever created. Enthusiasts and sharp entrepreneurs dedicated parks, museums, and video games to the LEGO theme.
LEGO introduced its Minifigures products in 1978. They were novel collectibles for LEGO enthusiasts and kids around the world. The value wasn't high initially, but adults who enjoyed LEGO products may discover that some of their treasures from yesteryear have a high dollar value.
Some of the older LEGO Minifigures are worth thousands of dollars, depending on their condition. They've evolved through time from kids' toys to collectible items on the collector's market.
If you have a trove of these collectible items in your attic, you may want to take a second look at them. You may have valuable items collecting dust. Here are the five most expensive LEGO Minifigures that money can buy.
The Series 10, Mr. Gold LEGO Minifigure, has a value of $1,786 in mint condition. It's a rare piece because just 5,000 examples were ever made, according to Nerdable.
It cost $2.99 at the time of production in 2013. The 14K gold C-3PO, released in 2007, is worth $15,000 if not in mint condition. Other versions will appear in our list of the most expensive.
These are valuable treasures, and many others are in the hundreds to the low thousands in value. Some LEGO Minifigures have a much higher value. These are the honorable mentions. If you're interested in the high-dollar collectibles, read on.
5. Solid Silver C-3PO LEGO Minifigure Highest value: $34,485.95
Ranker explains that the Solid Silver C-3PO LEGO Minifigure is the fifth most valuable in the world today. This Minifigure was made as a prize and given to the winner of a Star Wars Celebration IV exclusive contest.
It's a rare piece that is one of a kind. It is pure sterling silver, which increases its value. When you combine the value of the rare metal and the fact that it has a Star Wars theme, it's easier to understand why so many collectors are anxious to get their hands on this piece.
The value could be higher at a well-advertised auction.
4. 2010 Comic-Con Gold and Silver Boba Fett Shadow Box Highest value: $36,575.95
This Shadow Box is not an individual figure. It's a set of three. We included it in our list because it combines the three into one item. There are only two of these exclusive sets in existence today.
The Minifigures were give-aways. They were distributed to winners at the San Diego Comic-Con held in 2010 and at Star Wars Celebration V. It takes the three figures to complete the set.
The Shadow Box includes a Boba Fett in all white, one in 14k gold, and another in Sterling Silver. Only two of the gold and silver Minifigures exist.
3. 18k White Gold R2-D2 Highest value: $39,188.45
Minifigure Price Guide confirms that the third most expensive LEGO Minifigure in the world is the 18k White Gold R2-D2. What makes this figure so valuable? It's one of the rarest Minifigures in the world today.
It was made for a Millenium Falcon Black VIP Cardholders contest. Only one of them was ever made. It's one of the rarest and most expensive LEGO Minifigures in the world today, but there are two more that will blow your mind.
2. LEGO Official Ninjago Movie Wooden Wu Movie Prop Value: $104,500.95
This LEGO Minifigure is just one of four made for troops in the "Lego Ninjago Movie." It's a rare piece that was handmade of wood material. It is listed as one of the rarest LEGO Minifigures on the planet.
The figure is at the top of the Minifigure Price Guide top 100 most expensive LEGO Minifigures of all time. The odds of finding one of the four are exceptionally slim. If you come across one of them in pristine condition, it's going to cost over a hundred thousand dollars, but on the bright side, the value is likely to go up in the years to come.
The Wooden Wu prop is currently owned by the creator of the "LEGO Official Ninjago Movie," Simon Lucas.
1. 14K Gold C-3PO (2007) Highest value: $300,000
The 14k Gold C-3PO LEGO Minifigure was released in 2007. This is an ultra-rare Minifigure because just five examples were ever made. A few of them have been sold at auctions.
Some went for a low price of $26,125.95 but the most expensive was sold on an eBay auction for a bid of $300,000. This goes to show you what collectors are willing to pay. You may wonder why the value is so high for the figure.
It was made for a LEGO Magazine contest giveaway with a limited production run. The rarity of the piece drives its value up. The second factor is the materials it's made from. This Minifigure is made out of pure 14k gold metal, according to Kids In The House.
The most expensive LEGO Minifigures you can't buy Value: $2.2 billion
The most expensive LEGO Minifigures in the world are a set of three figures, according to Minifigure Price Guide. No other Minifigures have reached this collectible value.
The historical significance of the set is the reason for its high valuation. the Minifigures were included on a Jupiter-bound spacecraft launched by NASA in August of 2011.
They were made for space flight. the cost to fly to Jupiter and retrieve the figurines is estimated at $2.2 billion if you could acquire a spaceship and reach them before you turned old and gray.
The figures are special. They're made from Space Grade Aluminum with a production cost of $5,000 each. they were mounted in the spaceship and sent to Jupiter, under thermal blankets. These figures will never make it back to the Earth and you won't be able to buy them at any price.
Who knew LEGO Minifigures could collect such value? Another children's toy that surprisingly rose in the markets was Beanie Babies.
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