Forget Blockchain — investors might want to consider putting their money into LEGO blocks, which appreciate faster than even gold, according to a recent study.
Researchers at Moscow’s Higher School of Economics found retired LEGO sets appreciated in value 11 percent annually from 1987 to 2015 — more than gold, stocks or bonds.
LEGO sets get pricier over time thanks to “high collectible value” combined with diminishing supply, the report said. Most LEGO sets are discontinued after a few years.
LEGO prices are relatively unaffected by the stock market, the study found, and increased during the 2008 financial crisis.
The study’s author said LEGO bricks could be as worthwhile an investment as jewelry, antiques or other artwork. One large set netted a 2,230 percent return over eight years, the study said.
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