It’s no secret that Lego is one of the most popular toys in the world. You may already know that Lego minifigures fetch big bucks (Think solid-gold 14k Lego brick minifig).
But what many people don’t know is that Lego boxes can be worth a lot of money. I must admit even as a full-time LEGO investor, that I never considered the secondary market myself until recently.
If you have Lego set boxes that are in good condition, you can expect to get a decent amount of money for them instead of ditching them to the recycling bin.
The key is to find the right buyer who is willing to pay a modest sale price. But what happens when someone throws away those boxes? Do they still hold value?
Here’s a guide on how to get the most money for your Lego boxes.
Are LEGO Set Boxes Worth Any Money?
The short answer to this question, according to BrickLink LEGO sets boxes pricing data, is yes.
A few years ago, LEGO boxes could go for anywhere from $10-$20 each on eBay, and some people even paid up to $50 per box.
But now, the value of a box depends on how much demand there is for the particular set inside.
If a set is very popular, like the Ninjago City (70620), then the box might be worth more than you think.
On the other hand, if it is a rarer set, like the Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon (75192), then the box will likely fetch more money for an excellent box condition.
Selling LEGO sets with their original boxes and stickers intact can dramatically increase their value and get the buyer more money, but maybe you already opened the box and don’t want it.
Some people will regret throwing away their boxes and will try to find a way to buy a new one.
If you don’t need your boxes or the boxes are damaged (or less than mint condition), you might be able to make a couple of hundred dollars off by helping someone else looking to complete their collection.
There are plenty of collectors who want to keep everything together. In fact, one collector paid over $1,200 for his entire collection of LEGO boxes.
If you’re already trying to sell your LEGO sets, you might consider selling the boxes too. They can be very valuable if you know how to market them properly.
How To Sell Your LEGO Boxes To Make Some Money
If you want to make money selling empty LEGO box sets, here are some tips to help you succeed and get top resale value.
1. Listing on BrickLink
The best place to list your boxes is on BrickLink. This site allows sellers to list their products for free and connect LEGO buyers with sellers.
You’ll also find lots of great deals on individual sets, loose bricks, and other Lego related items on Bricklink. Just be aware of shipping costs and the fees that are associated with selling.
2. Consider eBay To Sell Your Boxes
You might think that eBay is just a place to buy stuff, but it is also a great place to sell LEGO. List the box as a Buy It now vs auction.
eBay also offers additional ways to promote your listings.
For example, you could use eBay promoted ads to advertise your boxes for a minimal amount to pay that only costs you if the item sells.
3. Sell Locally On Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist
Facebook marketplace is great to posts ads for free or a very minimal amount to advertise. Check out our tips for selling on FB here.
On Craigslist, you can also try posting ads for free. However, keep in mind that many people do not always respond to posts on Craigslist.
If you decide to post on Facebook marketplace or Craigslist, make sure that you carefully research each marketplace before starting your campaign.
Do Old LEGO Boxes Have Any Value?
So you might look at some boxes that you recently purchased or are only a few years old. What about the older Lego set boxes?
The average price of a new LEGO set is $130-$150, while the average value of an old one can be 2-3 times more. If you want to sell your collection, there are some things you need to know.
First, what makes an old box valuable?
For starters, it could have been used in sets that are hard to find today. Second, it could be part of a rare set or theme. Third, it could be missing piece for a die hard collector. And fourth, it could be an exclusive set.
So are my older LEGO boxes worth some money?
This is a question that often plagues LEGO fans. While some believe that older boxes may be worth something due to their rarity, others believe that they are simply taking up space. You must decide if willing to store them.
Honestly, the boxes don’t have a huge demand, so it may take time to sell them.
There are many ways to resell these boxes. You can sell them online through sites like eBay, Facebook, and others. Or you can sell them at a local flea market or garage sale.
To Keep Or Get Rid Of | What Should I Do With My LEGO Boxes?
If you’re like most people, you probably have boxes full of old toys, games, books, and other childhood memorabilia sitting around somewhere.
But what about those old LEGO boxes?
Do you throw them away? Sell them online? Or just keep them in storage? We asked some experts to weigh in on how best to handle your collection.
The answer may depend on who you ask, but ultimately it is up to you to decide what you believe. If you think that an old box of a LEGO set has value, then look it up for its current value.
However, if you believe that it is simply taking up space, then it may be time to get rid of it.
Only you can decide what old LEGO boxes are worth to you.
So, ask yourself this question: do you want to keep them around or let them go?
Find Their Value | How Much Are My LEGO Boxes Worth?
We all know that the value of Lego sets has go up over the years due to higher costs. The good thing is that the demand for Lego has outpaced or kept up with inflation.
Here is how to find out the value of a particular Lego set box.
1. Head To Bricklink pricing guide found here
2. Under “All Item types”, select “Original Boxes”
3. Enter your set number in the search box and click Search.
You will find what the boxes are currently for sale. You can click the Price Guide to get the average sold costs. These are guides for what you may be able to get. Once the supply goes down, the prices tend to go up.
The Bottom line is Lego boxes can be worth a lot of money if you keep the boxes and sell them. It depends how much in demand a particular set is and solving the expensive shipping problem.
In general, if you have Lego boxes that are in good condition, you should be able to sell them for a good price and make a little bit of cash to buy more Lego bricks.