LEGO Ghostbusters 75827 Firehouse Headquarters £249.98 @ John Lewis
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LEGO Ghostbusters 75827 Firehouse Headquarters £249.98 @ John Lewis

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Found 3rd Oct
Lego ghostbusters firehouse, cheapest its been for a while, normally £284.99

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It will never go anywhere near £1,000. Those days are long gone my friend. Every man and his dog is storing Lego in their attic (me included) but I have more realistic expectations of price growth. If you get £300 for it once retired, consider that you've done well as it will represent a 20% increase.

I'm not looking to get into arguments with anyone. I am a professional toy investor (not just Lego). If you think you can make these kind of sums, then good luck to you! But I feel I have a duty to point out the facts of the current market, so that anyone casually stumbling on these comments doesn't feel that they can simply buy some expensive Lego sets and quadruple their money in a few years. It simply will not happen.

Yes, but that is exactly my point. That set is the Taj Mahal of which relatively few were made, and many many less put into storage for investment purposes. That set retired before the thousands of hoarders started to invest in Lego. There is therefore a shortage of supply for that particular set. Besides, anyone can list a product for as many thousands of pounds as they wish - doesn't mean that anyone will buy it at that price level. There are thousands of Ghostbusters HQs sitting in people's attics.

I had this in my loft since it was released originally. Decided to build it last week as life's too short to keep Lego sets in the loft, when in reality they will sell for no more than a couple of hundred pounds profit...if that! There's too many sets being made at the moment. Great set to build though!
Edited by: "Fatmessjess" 3rd Oct
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Why must I been a k'nex kid!

AWESOME!!

Cheers purchased

Bought a couple for the attic. This will go upwards of 1k in a few years.

tempt11 m ago

Bought a couple for the attic. This will go upwards of 1k in a few years.

If you don’t tempt yourself to open it

It will never go anywhere near £1,000. Those days are long gone my friend. Every man and his dog is storing Lego in their attic (me included) but I have more realistic expectations of price growth. If you get £300 for it once retired, consider that you've done well as it will represent a 20% increase.

Marchaco6 m ago

It will never go anywhere near £1,000. Those days are long gone my friend. …It will never go anywhere near £1,000. Those days are long gone my friend. Every man and his dog is storing Lego in their attic (me included) but I have more realistic expectations of price growth. If you get £300 for it once retired, consider that you've done well as it will represent a 20% increase.

I just sold my millennium falcon 2017 model for over £2000. Days are far from over. And it’s not even released

But that is only because there is a current shortage of supply. The same can not be said for the Ghostbusters HQ.

Once it’s peaked 1 year of retirement prices will peak pass 1-2k sealed

Not a chance in hell. It used to be that way because 5 years ago Lego did not manufacture so many of each set, but as Lego popularity grew over the last few years, they started making more and more of each set. That combined with the fact that there are now thousands of people hoarding sets in their attics, means that there will never be sufficient shortage of supply to drive prices up to that sort of level.

......and the Ghostusters is a lot prettier and less ghoulish.

Yes, but that is exactly my point. That set is the Taj Mahal of which relatively few were made, and many many less put into storage for investment purposes. That set retired before the thousands of hoarders started to invest in Lego. There is therefore a shortage of supply for that particular set. Besides, anyone can list a product for as many thousands of pounds as they wish - doesn't mean that anyone will buy it at that price level. There are thousands of Ghostbusters HQs sitting in people's attics.

And over £300 on eBay already which I don’t get why

Marchaco4 m ago

Yes, but that is exactly my point. That set is the Taj Mahal of which …Yes, but that is exactly my point. That set is the Taj Mahal of which relatively few were made, and many many less put into storage for investment purposes. That set retired before the thousands of hoarders started to invest in Lego. There is therefore a shortage of supply for that particular set. Besides, anyone can list a product for as many thousands of pounds as they wish - doesn't mean that anyone will buy it at that price level. There are thousands of Ghostbusters HQs sitting in people's attics.

Are you suggesting Lego has produced far more of these Lego sets than any other large sets ?

I'm not looking to get into arguments with anyone. I am a professional toy investor (not just Lego). If you think you can make these kind of sums, then good luck to you! But I feel I have a duty to point out the facts of the current market, so that anyone casually stumbling on these comments doesn't feel that they can simply buy some expensive Lego sets and quadruple their money in a few years. It simply will not happen.

Argument. no far from it. Interesting debate really.

Ha ha over £1000 - I think nowadays that rarely happens - especially on items that people
Expect to rise in value - the logic behind people wanting items and paying over the odd is when nobody collected them and then threw them
Away - today I can imagine everyone is storing toys for the big pay day - and then realize that it was the PJ mask collection that brings in the big bucks -

I can't be sure - no investment is ever a sure thing. But I study market trends, economic conditions, historic data etc and analyse the likelihood of making a decent return on any particular product. One factor that often leads to a Lego set rising spectacularly in value is the length of time that set was available to purchase. If a set had a short shelf life, then it may be a candidate for making a decent return (as less people had the opportunity to buy it whilst on the shelves, and so resort to the secondary market once the set has retired). The Ghostbusters HQ doesn't even get off thr starting grid (for investment purposes) in my view as it has been in the shops for at least two years already.

I had this in my loft since it was released originally. Decided to build it last week as life's too short to keep Lego sets in the loft, when in reality they will sell for no more than a couple of hundred pounds profit...if that! There's too many sets being made at the moment. Great set to build though!
Edited by: "Fatmessjess" 3rd Oct

LOL... this monstrosity won’t even reach £350 on eBay, let alone £1,000+.

Those buying too many will be stuck with them for years and eventually sell at a loss after fees.

It needs to be reduced to under £150 for me to bite.

May I just say, what kind of bafoons exist that would buy a Lego set for 2k upwards.
If your wealthy enough to have tens of thousands of pounds spare and yet you choose to buy Lego with it then something has gone severely wrong with your life.

ruiabreu2 h, 21 m ago

I just sold my millennium falcon 2017 model for over £2000. Days are far …I just sold my millennium falcon 2017 model for over £2000. Days are far from over. And it’s not even released


Just wait for it to be returned to you or you’re hit with a chargeback. eBay is VERY unsafe for sellers of big sets!

Cheer up misery guts.
Fireman1 Do you think that way for everything, I suppose the rare stamp collectors are buffoons, the people who buy art also,
lego is just a thing, and if it's really rare and some has that kind of money then they are not a Buffon because they seem to be getting the thing they want.
Edited by: "syne209" 3rd Oct

I wouldn’t be surprised if this hits the £1000000 in about 30 years.

Marchaco2 h, 2 m ago

I'm not looking to get into arguments with anyone. I am a professional toy …I'm not looking to get into arguments with anyone. I am a professional toy investor (not just Lego). If you think you can make these kind of sums, then good luck to you! But I feel I have a duty to point out the facts of the current market, so that anyone casually stumbling on these comments doesn't feel that they can simply buy some expensive Lego sets and quadruple their money in a few years. It simply will not happen.


But then... you could say that the more people that are discouraged from doing this... say, from random posts on a forum, the better the return would be for those that do.

perhaps it'll get retired and then in 50 years ghostbusters gets popular again (new film release, ghosts confirmed real in the future etc); some people want this "vintage" set. Sure there are 100000 sets hidden in peoples attics but they won't last forever. Unless lego start re-releasing, that'd be the only thing to stop the lego bubble imo. It's all speculation.

I don't actually think buying this set at the far below average price of £249.98 can be considered a bad "investment" if you have the spare cash and space.

Theres little chance it's gonna go down in price and history says it will probably increase when it's retired. It's a particularly well designed set and will always be in demand. Nobody investing in this expects an original millenium falcon/taj mahal situation every time. But, if people have the cash and storage space to take a punt on 100 random lego sets over a few years, one or two of them are probably gonna fly and the rest will (eventually) break even... or just bank with Santander 1.5% interest and be boring. F*k... lego investors sound like nutters on the surface but in the 22nd century we will be buying our sandwiches with plastic bricks i tells ya!
Edited by: "Schmutz" 3rd Oct

Wellbetr2 m ago

But then... you could say that the more people that are discouraged from …But then... you could say that the more people that are discouraged from doing this... say, from random posts on a forum, the better the return would be for those that do.


He's a true "professional" he knows what he is doing with his scare stories! BUY OUT ALL THE STOCK, GUYS. LEGO IS THE FUTURE CURRENCY.

Your point on shelf life is very valid though so be careful of investing in warm snow folks!

This has just been £235.00 at Smyths with there offer last weekend.

A lot of dumb people around this evening

thegr8colino13 m ago

This has just been £235.00 at Smyths with there offer last weekend.

Pretty much get it for that price if you sign up to Zeek

TabbyBoy1 h, 24 m ago

Just wait for it to be returned to you or you’re hit with a chargeback. e …Just wait for it to be returned to you or you’re hit with a chargeback. eBay is VERY unsafe for sellers of big sets!

I didn’t sell through Ebay. And the transaction has gone smoothly. I was quite lucky

If anyone is trying to make money off of LEGO nowadays, you also have to bear in mind that a lot of people are buying the cheap knock-off Lepin sets on AliExpress- if you look on the LEGO forums, you'll find that even "hardcore collectors" are buying the KO sets to plug gaps in their collections at a non-extortionate price. Having build a few of these sets myself, I can say that they aren't as good a fit as official LEGO, but they're not terrible, either

I had 8 very rare annuals one alone was worth £65 10 years ago. Then ebay killed the value I got £15 for all 8

vanozmond9 h, 26 m ago

Ha ha over £1000 - I think nowadays that rarely happens - especially on …Ha ha over £1000 - I think nowadays that rarely happens - especially on items that peopleExpect to rise in value - the logic behind people wanting items and paying over the odd is when nobody collected them and then threw themAway - today I can imagine everyone is storing toys for the big pay day - and then realize that it was the PJ mask collection that brings in the big bucks -

Just look at the scooby doo lego range selling up for more than double the price on ebay and that was only sold released in 2015 and these lego sets are very small compare to larger ones

Can anybody confirm how well John Lewis packs Lego sets for postage?

Robot_Rooster12 h, 30 m ago

Why must I been a k'nex kid!

Disowned as a child. Too late to call childline?

schaf42 m ago

Can anybody confirm how well John Lewis packs Lego sets for postage?


I bought an AT-AT through them a year ago and they were spot on.

Solid price for the set, picked it up at the weekend at Smyths for £235 myself.
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