2015-10-26

Lego My Wallet, Legos

I admit my posts have been boring, so now seems like a good time for a rant.
No?
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. 
BAD IDEA.
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 
YES FOR LEGOS.

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 TAKE IT ALL BACK!


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. 

Note:
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.

10 comments:

  1. And we as comedy writers appreciate you not making the lazy jokes about stepping on Legos. That takes true talent.

    Also, it's true, the prices are ridiculous. I have a friend who has an 8 year old kid, and the kid loves Legos. That's what we get him for his birthday, Christmas, etc, and it just crushes me to go pretty much to any store and have to spend $20 just to get some dinky little set with like 1 car, 1 guy, a handful of tiny accessories that the kid will invariably lose, and some generic backdrop piece to place it on.

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    1. It's crazy. And I'm sure the kits cost about a dollar to make.

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  2. Not having kids personally or really even much in my life, I have been spared. Surely those outrageous priced on eBay etc are due to adult collectors? Once something becomes collectible, the prices go sky high.

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    1. I think so. And Star Wars stuff gets pretty high. It may also go up at this time of year for all I know.
      CrAzY!

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  3. I'm so so glad the headaches are better xo

    Annnnnd now I'm thinking I should put my Legos on ebay, not take them to a car boot sale! OW!

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    1. Thank you, m'Lady. I had a bad one last week so I'm starting a new preventative medication. Hopefully it'll work really well.
      YES. Try it! I hope you make a MILLION!

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  4. To heck with the headaches, I am happy to hear you can drink! :)

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    1. Thank you, my friend. You really get me.

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  5. I never really got the Lego thing. I was into always being ouside and playing even as a small kid. Lego's were boring. Plus, I was horrible at building anything with them. Those prices are a joke.

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    1. I hear you. I LIKE the idea of like, the Harry Potter ones but they take so long to put together and then when they're all together you don't want anyone to TOUCH THEM! They just don't seem like all that much fun for the money.
      But what do I know? I do like regular puzzles and they're kind of the same thing. They're just a LOT cheaper!

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