Even if you’re a true sports car enthusiast, the Lego Techic replica of the Porsche GT3 RS road-going race-car would appear a delightful challenge as it has over 2.5000 pieces, including 6-cylinder engine complete with moving pistons and working gearbox.
Moreover, the list of details includes not only the drivetrain components, though. This beauty also features red suspension springs, adjustable rear wing and four original-design rims bearing the RS emblem.
Not surprisingly, the two men who came up with the idea to create the Lego Technic GT3 RS replica, Andy Woodman and Uwe Wabra, are both Porsche and motor-racing fans.
If you’re looking to get your hands on one, the kit goes on sale June 1st and is priced at $299.99. Although it’s hardly cheap, it’s certainly less expensive than the real thing, which starts at $175,900.
In case you still in doubts whether to buy the amazing replica or to save money, you should definitely know that investors were able to secure a better return buying Lego sets over the past 15 years than from the stock market, gold or bank accounts.
“Savers who invested in gold received a 9.6 per cent annual gain over the past decade and a half, while those who went with a savings account or Isa generated 2.8 per cent, according to investment company Hargreaves Lansdown,” The Telegraph writes.
“Some Lego sets that once sold for less than £100 now fetch thousands on the secondary market.”
According to the publication, the largest percentage rise in price for any Lego set has been on “Cafe Corner”, a model of a hotel which was sold 9 years ago.
The set, which featured 2,056 pieces, was originally sold for £89.99 but the price had risen to £2,096 since it went out of production – a return for investors of 2,230 per cent.
Ed Maciorowski, founder of BrickPicker.com, explained that the top deal can be reached only if the toy has been kept in its box, in perfect condition.
“The neat thing is that all sets are retired at some point, and several hundred are retired each year a movie run ends, a licence expires or the Lego company wants to refresh its range,” he said.
“That means anyone with a set at home – large or small, it doesn’t matter – could have quite an investment on their hands if it’s in good condition, as this stuff appreciates very well in value.”
Maciorowski went on, adding that thousands of investors across the world were pushing up prices of rarer sets.
He said the growth rates would continue. “Lego investing is not hitting bubble-like status,” he said. “That is partly because the Lego company doesn’t promote the secondary market, it wants to sell direct to customers.”
Laith Khalaf, an analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: “The returns from Lego look pretty awesome, but investors need to beware that the value of collectables can be vulnerable to fads.
“There’s absolutely no harm in buying some pieces as a hobby, and you may well make some money, but as a main building clock for your retirement I would suggest sticking to more traditional shares and bonds.”