1,000 Pounds of Lego Pieces on eBay for $20 a Pound
eBay user harpel is willing to part with an entire trailer full of sorted Lego pieces for a minimum of $20,000. From his listing:
Let’s cover what is here in this lot. Well, first of all every theme you could ask for. And pretty much every piece Lego has made. I spent years separating and organizing 1000’s of lbs of Lego. I weighed everything in their containers and it all came to around 1158 lbs not including the metal cabinet with Lego instructions.
Yes, you heard that right. He even kept the instructions.
If you’re within 500 miles of Frontenac, Kansas, he’ll even drive it to you. Otherwise, you’ll have to pay the shipping. Of course, if you’d like to pick it up yourself, he’s also willing to part with the trailer that houses the lot of them, for a mere $2,000 more, if that makes your life easier.
Now, $20 per pound is a bit steep, considering that Lego offers its basic brick sets at $30 for two and a half pounds, but we’re guessing the extra $8 or so is due to the fact that this lot is full of minifigures and modern non-rectangular pieces from licensed sets like Star Wars, Batman, and Harry Potter. Also, Lego does not offer pieces in bulk in the US. Also, did we mention that he kept the instructions.
While we don’t currently have the means (in the sense of either money, or storage, or motivation) to take advantage of harpel’s offer, we can still appreciate some of the gems in his listing:
I am also currently going through the lot putting sets together by inventory. These will be bagged and set aside for ease of construction. I am doing this for fun while I am on vacation.
I stopped counting mini-figures at 2358. There are more here, I just got tired of counting.
We also highly recommend checking out the extensive photos of his collection.