Before you curse those little Lego pieces that pierce your bare foot at night, know that your little one’s love for the tiny brick building sets might one day help pay for their college.
Maybe college tuition is too far to go, but those old Lego sets may be more valuable than you think.
Greg Williams learned that lesson with his children and grandchildren.
He knows the aftermarket of Legos so well that he opened a business devoted to Legos called Brick City Bricks.
“It actually started as an investment. I saw you can hold on to Legos for a couple of years and sell them for a decent price,” shared Williams.
He was collecting the sets and holding them until they were retired. He flipped the products on a website dedicated to the resale of discontinued sets.
“I started an online store out of my house,” Williams recalled, but his website got so popular that inventory was taking over. “I had three choices, open a store, sell everything or get a divorce. You can see what we did here. We opened a store.”
What sets are the best for the resale marketplace?
Williams answered that very simply, “Theme ones do really well. Ships do well. Star Wars stuff does great!”
It’s a family-run business and Williams is grateful for the support of his wife Sandi and his son Jordan. They have more than 1000 items in inventory including hard-to-find mini-figures, seasonal sets, and themed sets.
For the uninitiated, every Saturday the store holds ‘build breakfasts’ at 10 a.m. Experts will help you or your child build your own Lego set, or they will help you create something from scratch. And, ultimately, they will buy your unwanted Legos.
“If it’s a lot of stuff, give us a phone call,” said Williams, “You can drop it off. We take a day or two and go through the collection and we’ll call you back with a price.”
If you have all of the pieces and, most important, you have the directions, you might have something valuable.News Source: Fox News