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What would total cost of the LEGO® Star Wars collection be in MSRP to date? [Dec 2015]

According to data collected from Brickset, the total MSRP of all Star Wars sets to date is $18,933.76 USD. This includes a total of 508 sets. I simply used the CSV export feature on Brickset to put ...
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Does the value of LEGO increase over a period of time?

Generally speaking, yes. But there are many factors that determine how a given set will be priced over the years. Sets that have rare, more sought after pieces tend to cost more (think monorails), so ...
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Why do LEGO bricks keep their value even though they are still being produced?

Banknotes and coins tend to have very little physical value relative to their face value. LEGO bricks usually are valued more for their function rather than the material value. In most cases it would ...
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Selling complete sets, Assembled or Disassembled?

A good part of the LEGO experience is building the set. There is little joy in buying a LEGO set that was already built by someone else. So you are right, that a disassembled set is usually viewed as ...
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Is there a rule of thumb for the decrease in value of complete sets without instructions?

If it's a newer set, missing instructions will usually just knock a few dollars off the price, even for larger sets. There are usually enough adult fans buying sets for parts that it's easy to pickup ...
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What is the selling rate per pound for individual colors?

Colour seperation matters more in which audience will be interested (AFOL's knowing they used some colour(s) more than others vs. parents wanting a pile for their kids) than for price. Lots of things ...
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What to do with old LEGO Magazines

You might consider donating them to your local library, or an after-school program. Kids love to flip through them!
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Selling complete sets, Assembled or Disassembled?

Let me add another perspective to TheBrickBlogger’s answer: when I buy a used set on EBay, I like to have some sort of a visual guarantee that the set is complete and as described. The only way to get ...
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What's partial set 45100 - Education Story Starter worth?

Does anyone have an idea about what it might be worth? And what if it were complete? According to Bricklink, a new, unopened version of this set goes for somewhere between 160€ and 200€, although ...
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Is this minifigure with a white shirt showing a little orange monster worth anything?

The whole minifig assembly reminds me of of those services that allow you to print your own image on a torso piece such as Minifigs.me. I wouldn't be surprised if this minifig was made using the same ...
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I have a vintage set box with the kids on it. Should I continue collecting era appropriate pieces to refill it?

Given the quality of LEGO bricks, I would argue that an original box filled with the correct amount of the correct bricks from the same time period as the box is INDISTINGUISHABLE from an opened box ...
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How much do you think these Lego pieces are worth?

My answer to this kind of question is always "it's worth exactly as much as someone is willing to give you for it." That said, one could look up prices on BrickLink (assuming there are any for sale ...
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Do extra parts add to set's resell value?

Generally, I think it doesn't add much value. But it depends. Some sets, like US version of 8284, have extra parts crucial for alternative model (aka B-model). So unless you include them, you are ...
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What's partial set 45100 - Education Story Starter worth?

According to Bricklink, the value of all the pieces of set 45100 is currently $201.85 (March 2020). Subtract the value of one 16 x 16 baseplate and you have an idea of the value of all the individual ...
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How to sell built Lego sets?

If the sets are indeed complete with all parts, minifigs, instructions and even boxes then I'd recommend Bricklink, as the collector community there would be more appreciative of these features. ...
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Why are LEGO minifigures getting more and more expensive?

I live in the U.S. so I cannot comment on the German Lego market. That being said, the answer to your question must lie at least in part to the European market for CMFs and not in the inherent price ...
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What would make these store display Star Wars sets particularly valuable?

These displays are indeed rare, because LEGO demands that retailers destroy them after use, and most of them oblige. The sets inside are unfortunately glued together, so they don't have much value. ...
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How much is Sheriff's Lockup #6755 worth?

Set 6755 is basically an older version of set 6764. There are several listings on that page missing all the minifigs - they seem to go for ~$40 (or at least those are the current asking prices).
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How can I find the value of a LEGO set over several years?

Yes, you can see the price development of sets on the Brickfact website. The prices are calculated daily by sales on Ebay and Bricklink. If you want to keep track of the price development of all your ...
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Is there a rule of thumb for the decrease in value of complete sets without instructions?

The value of the set is indeed greater if it comes with instructions (and even greater when the set comes with a box, but the increase in value is not as big as with the instructions). Especially with ...
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Does the value of LEGO increase over a period of time?

If sets are popular amongst collectors and AFOLs and not very easy to substitute by other newer sets then yes, generally speaking they increase in value. The increase in value depends on multiple ...
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How much are large retail LEGO Minifigures worth?

I have been making a list of these over the past few months. I have about 43 and I think that another 50 or so exists. You can see the full list here. http://www.minifigpriceguide.com/MAXIFIGS.0....
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How can you estimate the value of a LEGO collection?

You can enter the collection in the Brickfact app and see the value of the collection easily. The app calculates the prices of each set daily based on actual sales on ebay and Bricklink. From what I ...
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How much is Sheriff's Lockup #6755 worth?

BrickLink has a price guide that will give you both the current prices people are asking for sets as well as any details on those sets sold in the last six months. If you can't find your specific set,...
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Why are LEGO minifigures getting more and more expensive?

Annual inflation in Euro zone has been -1-4 % the latest decade. Meanwhile EUR/USD exchange rate has been non-volatile. So that wouldn't account for much. If you've witnessed a price increase my ...
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I have a vintage set box with the kids on it. Should I continue collecting era appropriate pieces to refill it?

If I were you, I would start by looking at the price the full set is selling because I have been surprised recently to see box I was expecting to be vintage treasures selling at very reasonable prices....
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Why do LEGO bricks keep their value even though they are still being produced?

I feel it necessary to point out that I think the durability of LEGO is a bit romanticized. When coming out of my dark ages, there was very little I could do with my old LEGO, the pieces were ...
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Determining the age and value of old NIB Lego sets

I would suggest going to Bricklink and entering the set numbers in. You will find the information on the sets you have and, if it isn't extremely rare, a price guide with information on how much the ...
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What to do with old LEGO Magazines

They are listed on bricklink, they seem to be sold from time to time. I estimate for about 30 cent each on average... https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?pg=1&catString=462&catType=B&...
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