You want to build up a Lego® investment portfolio, but don't know which sets are suitable? Then we have just the thing for you: In this guide, we present our €500 sample portfolio.
When building the portfolio, we made sure that it is diversified and covers the most important themes. As of today (August 2022), the included sets are still available and can be bought cheaply on offer or in combination with GWPs or VIP points. According to the current status, all Lego sets of the sample portfolio will go EOL (End of Life) in 2022.
Building a Lego® Portfolio: Instruction
Before we present our Lego® sample portfolio to you, we will show you which factors are important when building a portfolio. This is interesting, for example, if you want to expand your Lego portfolio further or adapt our proposal to your requirements.
One of the most important factors is diversification. As with a stock portfolio, individual Lego sets should not have too high a value in relation to the overall portfolio. In a 500€ Lego portfolio, for example, it should be avoided that 1 set accounts for half of the total value.
Furthermore, it is advisable to divide the Lego sets into different and relevant themes in order to diversify further. We have listed which Lego themes are particularly suitable for investments in our Lego Investment Guide.
Finally, the purchase price is important for a successful investment. It is important to buy Lego sets cheaply in order to achieve a good performance. We have also summarised how to buy Lego sets cheaply in a guide for you.
In the following, we present our 500€ Lego sample portfolio and briefly discuss the investment potential.
Lego® Ideas 21324 123 Sesame Street
123 Sesame Street is one of the most popular television series for children. The fan community is correspondingly large. With the 21324 Sesame Street Lego® set of the same name, the cult series is now also available in miniature format for the living room. The 21324 Sesame Street set was released in November 2020 at an RRP of €119.99 and is particularly popular with AFOLs (Adult Fans of Lego).
The highlight of the 21324 Sesame Street is the 6 exclusive minifigures included, which are Sesame Street characters. According to the BrickLink marketplace, they are worth about €50 ⅖ of the RRP. The RRP of 119.99€ is very good in relation to the POV (part out value).
The 21324 Sesame Street is rarely available for purchase at deep discounts because it is distributed by Lego as a D2C (Direct to Customer) set. D2C sets are initially only distributed by Lego itself. After a few months, they are also offered at exclusive partners such as Amazon or Galeria. In combination with VIP points or GWPs, the 21324 Sesame Street can still be bought cheaply.
Lego® Ideas 21321 International Space Station
The International Space Station represents a milestone in space history. The Danish brick manufacturer Lego® releases sets on the theme of space travel and space at regular intervals: The 21321 International Space Station was released in February 2020 at a price of 69.99€.
The 21321 International Space Station has good key data, the POV of just under 125€ is in good proportion to the RRP with a factor of 1.9. The past has proven the investment suitability of space sets. The 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V can be cited as an example. After EOL in December 2019, the value of the rocket increased by about 70% relative to RRP within 6 months. Shortly after, a re-release of the Saturn V was announced and the price dropped back to the RRP level. It should be noted that reissues are rare.
The price of ISS is already rising. This suggests that the EOL date is near. Brickfact price comparison allows you to buy Lego sets at the best price and choose from a list of suppliers.
Lego® Star Wars 75319 The Armorer’s Mandalorian Forge
A diversified Lego® investment portfolio also includes sets from the Star Wars saga. The fan base as well as the corresponding sales market are large. 75319 The Armorer’s Mandalorian Forge was released in September 2021 and will most likely go EOL in 2022.
The Lego Star Wars Set 75319 The Armorer’s Mandalorian Forge is available at a fair RRP of €29.99 relative to the POV. According to the Lego marketplace BrickLink, the 3 minifigures included in the set make up more than ⅔ of the RRP, which is a good value. Of the 3 minifigures, 2 are exclusive to the set.
Lego® Star Wars 75296 Darth Vader Meditation Chamber
Also offering exclusive minifigures and good investment potential is the 75296 Darth Vader Meditation Chamber, which was released in August 2021 at an RRP of €69.99.
With the 75296 Darth Vader Meditation Chamber, the included minifigures also make up a significant portion of the RRP, with a value of approx. 45€. The RRP of 69.99€ is acceptable in terms of POV.
It should be noted that exclusive minifigures can theoretically be reissued in new sets. This would lead to a reduction in value. From an investment point of view, it is interesting that the Meditation Chamber is considered the first set of the Diorama Collection.
Lego® Harry Potter sets: Investments with good minifigures
The Harry Potter film series enjoys worldwide popularity and inspires young and old fans alike. Lego® regularly releases Harry Potter sets to play with and collect. The target group includes children, film fans and collectors. In the following, we present 2 Harry Potter sets that are interesting from an investment point of view.
Lego® Harry Potter 75980 Attack on the Burrow
The 75980 Attack on the Burrow was released in summer 2021 at an RRP of €99.99. The highlights of the Harry Potter set include the included minifigures, which, according to BrickLink, are worth just under €35, more than ⅔ of the RRP.
The RRP of the 75980 Attack on the Foxhole is cheap in relation to the part out value.
Lego® BrickHeadz 40496 Voldemort, Nagini & Bellatrix
The 40496 Voldemort, Nagini & Bellatrix BrickHeadz was released in June 2021 at an RRP of €24.99 and will leave us after a short market run later in 2022.
The Lego 40496 Voldemort, Nagini & Bellatrix BrickHeadz appeals to Harry Potter fans as well as collectors of the BrickHeadz theme . The BrickHeadz is distributed exclusively by Lego and can rarely be bought below the RRP. From an investment point of view, it is positive that the BrickHeadz has a Harry Potter licence.
The prices of the Attack on the Burrow and 40496 Voldemort, Nagini & Bellatrix BrickHeadz are also already increasing. In combination with VIP points or GWPs, the Lego sets can be bought at good prices.
Architecture skyline sets: High returns in the past
Lego® sets from the Architecture theme are particularly popular with AFOLs. The sets represent the world's most famous skylines and landmarks in miniature format. The Architecture 21051 Tokyo Skyline was released in early 2020 at an RRP of €59.99.
Exclusive Lego® BrickHeadz
Exclusive Lego® BrickHeadz are well suited for low-cost diversification of the investment portfolio. As already mentioned, BrickHeadz are particularly popular with collectors. The BrickHeadz that are exclusively distributed by Lego and have a licence are suitable for investment, as is the case with the 40496 Voldemort, Nagini & Bellatrix BrickHeadz.
The 40367 Lady Liberty was released in June 2019 and represents one of the most famous landmarks in the world.
Toy Story was first broadcast in 1995 and is one of the most popular children's films ever. The 40552 Buzz Lightyear BrickHeadz has a Disney licence and is interesting for both young and adult fans of the film. Buzz Lightyear is one of the main characters of the film.
The 40549 Demogorgon & Eleven BrickHeadz features two well-known movie characters from the Netflix series Strangers Things. The worldwide fan base suggests a good performance after EOL.
The exclusive BrickHeadz are best bought in combination with double VIP points or GWPs.
You shouldn't wait too long to buy the Lego sets mentioned above. Prices are already on the rise. We have prepared further investment tips for under €200 for you in a separate investment guide.
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