The current state of LEGO is in an interesting spot. LEGO has been one of the world’s most popular toys for decades, but in the last two years the act of being a LEGO enthusiast has shifted immensely. In 2020, many new builders of all ages either came back to the LEGO hobby or got into it for the first time, and that influx of new interest kept store shelves bare for a brief time and gradually rose the price of retired LEGO sets to all-time record highs. For example, a sealed copy of the illusive 2003 Star Wars set 10123 Cloud City rose from an average sales price of $1,100 in 2020 to nearly $6,000 at the time of this writing- quite the jump considering its MSRP of just $99.99 some 20 years ago!
With so much activity in the LEGO collecting and investing hobby, I wanted to give a brief state of the union and talk about what to anticipate in the back half of 2022 (and beyond)