Lego My Wallet, Legos

I admit my posts have been boring, so now seems like a good time for a rant.
Okay, see ya.
Maybe the next one will have rainbows.

Adding to the never-ending long list of Things I Just Don't Get is: 
Lego sets.
Specifically, the price.
Let me walk you through how I came to lose yet more faith in Humanity.

I saw on the news that Lego can't keep up with overseas orders, so I took to eBay to see what Legos are selling for. 
It's been awhile since I've priced Legos new, the last time I was going to get a Star Wars set for my husband but I didn't pass the credit check.
If you think Legos are stupid expensive NEW, you should check out how much sets have sold on eBay. 

Or not. 
It made me a little angry actually. 

I usually don't deny anyone a hobby, collections, guilty pleasures if they can afford them, or even just complete indulgences. Something about this made me very sad. Probably just because most of the toys my kids have belonged to at least one other kid. I don't know. Whatever it is, it's MY problem, but you should see some of the things I found.

There are SO MANY over $5,000. Many for $10,000 

I don't get it. Am I missing something?
When you actually invest the time to put a set together, does it morph to life and become an actual COOL toy? 

Do they become cyborgs that will do your bidding?

Or do people on my same planet actually just have enough money to spend OVER ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS on a puzzle shaped like a train?

Maybe some kids just really love them. My son tuned out completely right about the time he advanced to cool things like pirate ships and Death Stars. He couldn't sit still that long. He also didn't love Star Wars or Harry Potter, so I feel your pain sports fan dads whose kids hate sports. I FEEL YOU, MAN.

If he would have, maybe it would be worth spending half a year's worth of college, who knows? All we ever made were various stairs and rectangle buildings at about Kindergarten level. And Boxball only cost us a cardboard box. So we played that.

I guess I really just want to know about the buyers
What do they do for a living?
Are they hiring??

Wait, are there Game of Thrones sets?

I would also like to acknowledge that at no time did I revert to the tired jokes about stepping on Legos. You're welcome.

That's all I've got time for today, we're crashing a visit at my daughter's preschool from the town firefighters. 

The headaches are all but gone, just a little pressure and dizziness now and then. And I couldn't even drink so the irony is unreal. I can drink now, I can handle the pressure with mostly peppermint oil, so my liver is clear for booze. I love a happy ending.