The value of Lego is currently increasing in value at a higher rate than gold

If you're looking to build your financial portfolio, it might be time to consider Lego

The value of Lego is currently increasing in value at a higher rate than gold

A competitor picks up Lego bricks inside the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition in central London | Image: Laura Lean / PA Archive/Press Association Images

The savvy investor out there is either thinking about putting their money into property or gold, but those in the know are opting for Lego.

Some Lego sets are increasing in value at a rate of 12% per annum since the turn of the millennium, compared to gold which has risen at an average of 9.6% a year.

As an example, the Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon was on sale for £342.49 in 2007, but is going for as much as £2,712 on today's market.

Similarly the Cafe Corner model retailed for £89 when it first went on sale in the same year, but is now being sold for £2,096. 

The website Brick Picker will help you keep track of the costs of certain sets, and where you should be investing your money if you prefer the small coloured plastic bricks to the gold variety.

However, getting the best price for your set means that you need to keep it in mint condition and never remove it from its box, so there's no need to pour out your container full of Lego that you've been storing in the attic shouting "I'm rich, I'm rich" just yet.

Via The Metro