To open LEGO, or not to open

2 September 2015

I see a lot of messages on LEGO forums and Facebook groups from AFOLs (Adult Fans Of LEGO) asking whether they should open a box, or save it to sell on.

LEGO does retain – and gain – value fairly well, so on the face of it not opening the box can be appealing as a choice, but if you have LEGO as a hobby, enjoy what you’ve bought. If all else fails, you can still break up and sell the set on eBay or Bricklink to find your next LEGO set!


LEGO is meant to be opened; it is meant to be built; it is meant to be played with.

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