I am considering selling my entire collection of Lego, most of which is broken down into towers of drawers. Shipping it would be impossible. I could potentially open up a BL store, but part of my problem is I don't have anywhere near the time it would take to build any of these sets back. I have a lot of stuff that is rare and worth a decent amount of coin.
Just going through Brickset and checking off the sets that I know I own since 2005, it gives me a $6700 US retail price, of which many sets were surely missed, some sets were multiples, and excluding my entire childhood collection from 1990-2005 (oh, and the other entire collection I bought off a man who grew up with classic space in the 70s and 80s). There's also my extensive minifigure part collection, and the probably $2000 I've spent on BL orders (~300 orders) and third party elements.
If I had to give a rough estimate of what everything is worth, I'd say $15,000-$20,000. Hard to say. Some of it is very sorted, while some is loose in bins that could use a hose down (old sets in there are dusty). Obviously I'd like to sell it all in one shot, but I highly doubt anyone has the means or the money to do so. I know some of you have bought/sold entire collections in the past. Care to share some insight/experience? Something tells me the local classifieds won't get me any serious offers.
I'd probably be looking for at least $5,000 for everything, which I can't see anyone in this community having disposable.
My brickset inventory
Am I insane? Just thinking out loud here. I haven't had the time for the stuff in the last few years, and I don't see myself regretting it if I got out of the hobby altogether. But I'm in my early 20s, and I know many of you will say to sit on it for 10 years, and then I will be glad to have kept them when my career is more settled. Such a dilemma.
Can you guys direct me to threads of others who have wrestled with this (I couldn't find much with a search)?
Thanks for your support.
Edited by Maegnus, 09 March 2011 - 06:07 AM.