If you’re a local LEGO fan and you’ve been wanting to invest in some timeless pieces, now is the time to do so.
Even though the famous toy brick items are expensive, they’re often considered much cheaper in South Africa than in other countries.
Some of South Africa’s most expensive sets include a retired model of a Porsche 911 in perfect condition for R18,000. If you bought the identical set abroad, you would have paid closer to R21,000.
The Eiffel Tower, a fan favourite across the world, sells for R11,000 locally while the Lord of the Rings Rivendell is sold for almost R1,000 less in South Africa than direct from LEGO.
News24 reports that the LEGO Eiffel Tower is massive – it consists of 10,001 pieces and reaches a height of 149cm when built. Its complexity – and the iconic nature of the building – give this a premium price. It also forms part of LEGO’s Exclusives collection, typically only available through official LEGO outlets.
Some of the sets aren’t available to buy in South Africa. This includes Hogwarts Castle. The rare set taps into the Harry Potter fandom and often sells for up to R8,000 on Amazon. The set features a lot of detail including more than 6,000 pieces, four minifigures and 27 micro figures.
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